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What's the difference in refined and unrefined sheabutter?

Unrefined Shea Butter has not been chemically altered and retains the nonsaponifiable fractions necessary to provide the healing properties associated with Shea Butter. Refined Shea Butter has been chemically altered and or processed and will not have the nonsaponifiable fractions needed to heal. Both will have moisturizing properties; all oils will moisturize, all oils will NOT heal.

Refined vs. Unrefined

Refined Healing Properties Poor
Unrefined Healing Properties Excellent
Refined Moisturizing Properties Excellent
Unrefined Moisturizing Properties Excellent

on Monday July 04 by Super User
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