Nautica Unrefined Shea Butter

Nautica Unrefined Shea Butter
Nautica Unrefined Shea Butter
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Nautica’s unrefined Shea butter (250g) is pure, organic and incredibly beneficial for your skin and hair. Extracted without using harmful chemicals, and packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins and fatty acids, this is one natural product you’ll want to keep in your cupboard at all times. Use it to moisturise your face and body, heal small cuts and burns, plump up your lips, condition dry hair and even to whiten your teeth!


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Pamper yourself with this natural butter to enjoy soft skin and beautifully nourished hair:

  • Made from the nut of the West African karite tree
  • Unrefined Shea butter is extracted without using harmful chemicals
  • Rich in minerals, vitamins A, E and F, proteins and essential fatty acids
  • 100% natural (colour of butter will vary depending on what season it was farmed)
  • A wonderful natural antioxidant, it helps reduce the signs of ageing
  • A truly superior moisturiser
  • Restores cells and elasticity of your skin
  • Minimises stretch marks
  • Helps heal cuts and burns
  • Can be used on razor bumps and rashes
  • Ideal for cracked, dry skin
  • Mix with conditioner for a nourishing hair treatment
  • Has a shelf life of 2 years

Working closely with organic and conventional farms, Nautica distributes locally grown and indigenous products all over the world. They’re committed to doing business the green way, which is an important step in keeping the natural product life cycle earth-friendly.


Not suitable for those with allergies to nuts or latex.


100% shea butter

Overall Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars from 102 reviews

96 out of 102 people would recommend this product

17/01/2019, By Pinky
I absolutely love this product, my skin just loves it. I’m sooo ready for winter this year.
14/01/2019, By Rachel
This cream works very well! It does have a waxy feel and leaves a waxy residue; and this can be an inconvenience when you want to hold a pen after rubbing some into your hands. This is why I tend to apply it at night when I go to bed, so that it has all been absorbed by morning.

Don't let the waxy texture deter you! I have found that this cream works so much better than any other cream I have tried and, when nothing else is able to restore my poor dry hands, this brings them back to a healthy, supple condition.
13/01/2019, By lebogang
great moisturizer for my skin and sealant for my hair

I will be buying this again
27/12/2018, By Phia
I buy this for my sister who suffers from severe allergy-related eczema and it does wonders. Would highly recommend.
26/12/2018, By Tamarah
Love this product! Light and incredibly moisturising and very easy to work with. I will definitely be ordering this again!
14/12/2018, By Nonsi
I don't see my life without Shea butter ,totally loving this product
26/11/2018, By Thato
It's a great mosturiser . I use it on my acne prone skin
15/11/2018, By Anonymous
Great base product for adding in any essential and or carrier oils you need to specifically treat areas of concern individually.
04/11/2018, By Michelle
Used this to make some homemade eczema cream for my son. Worked really well.
02/11/2018, By Leoni
A definitely staple
01/11/2018, By Anonymous
I use this on my face at night and on my elbows knees and under my feet. Makes your skin really soft.
14/10/2018, By Ilse
Amazingly thick and buttery. Keeps your skin moisturized all day. Amazing as a treatment for hair. You use less than half a teaspoon for your entire body so it’s economical.
02/10/2018, By Kalinka
Very moisturizing, but the smell wasn't too pleasant. Don't know if it was a bit rancid or if that's just what shea butter always smells like!
29/09/2018, By Aldi
I use this product as the base for my own whipped body butter! Really good stuff!
25/09/2018, By Ivy
This is a very good quality and highly moisturising shea butter. Very long lasting too.
11/08/2018, By Micheline
Amazing! This Shea butter is very moisturizing for my skin I like it alot. My skin observes it really well. Very happy with this product
06/08/2018, By Marissa
Grwat product!
31/07/2018, By Monique
Shea butter rocks. The scent is a bit weird but i got used to it and now i don't mind it at all - in fact i like the natural scent of it. I don't like it as a body cream because it's too thick to apply over the whooooole body but i love it for my hands and will even use it on my face after i soften it in my hand. I've used this to make homemade sunscreen as well. It feels really moisturizing.
25/07/2018, By CHRISTINA
My sons wonder why my skin is so soft and flawless.
my secret is this product. I LOOOOVE IT.
19/07/2018, By River
I use this for my skin and hair care homemade products and it works like a bomb for moisturizer! I can highly recommend it!
15/07/2018, By Anzette
I use this to moisturise my hair and skin and use it in combination with other products. It really works wonders for dry skin and hair and I love that this is organic!
06/07/2018, By Bronwyn
Good quality and a miracle worker for dry skin. Just wish it was sold it in bigger tubs!
29/06/2018, By Susanna
Used Shea butter before and really loved it but was super pricey. Bought this and am very happy...its only thing that helps me not feel like i wanna go mad when I climb in bed after a bath...and it laaaasssttt!
29/06/2018, By Susanna
Used Shea butter before and really loved it but was super pricey. Bought this and am very happy...its only thing that helps me not feel like i wanna go mad when I climb in bed after a bath...and it laaaasssttt!
23/05/2018, By Kimberlee
My whole family enjoys it, at first I thought they would be put off by the smell, but they just love it. We use it daily on hair and skin.
06/05/2018, By Tavinia
Works perfectly for hair and body butters and as an ingredient in my deo. Love it!
06/05/2018, By kay
Absolutely amazing. I use it to make body butters and hair masks.
23/04/2018, By Mathema
It's a great product and I love that it's thick ❤️
06/04/2018, By Getruida
I like this a lot, was just browsing through it now I ordered a one for me !
17/02/2018, By Dr Melo
Amazing product! Saw visible improvement with my hair in terms of thickens!! Also great for the skin!!
17/02/2018, By Wilmarie
Amazing Moisturizer! I love how my skin feels when I use it.
29/01/2018, By Lady Bug
This product lasts forever. Very thick and extra moisturising!
24/01/2018, By Elaine
After a bad hair experience where my hairdresser darkened my hair to much and then had to go back and get it lightened my hair felt dry and course and straw like. Bought this along with Tropical Jamaican Black Castor oil. This combination has made such a difference after only 2 treatments. Also using it at night on my face. Highly recommended.
22/01/2018, By Soso
Leaves my skin soft & helps smooth out the eczema that irritates the hell out of my skin during summertime. I have been using it for a few days only but I'm already seeing the difference.
17/01/2018, By Erin
A little goes a long way! Found this shea butter to be wonderfully moisurising and it's been fantastic on my dry skin. Also, using it to treat troublesome dry patches on both kids and hubby and they love it. No complaints about the natural aroma in my household, just happy skin. Will definitely buy again.
14/01/2018, By Monique
Doesn't smell too great, but doesn't really bother me either. It's a lekker thick butter, i like it...i just use it for my hands or face though, it's too thick to try cream your whole body with this stuff.
08/01/2018, By Fatima
Looks lovely. Will try to make my own body lotion
05/01/2018, By Tshidi
This product mixed with castor oil and coconut oil works like magic on my son's skin,a made a head to toe moisturizer for him using the above ingredients it's amazing
26/12/2017, By Jenna-leigh
Purely nourishing, moisturizing and soothing
19/12/2017, By Aj
Great raw product. Have used in my DIY moisturizers.
11/12/2017, By Amanda
Very rich, soothing and moisturizing.
Great for eczema skin like mine as it reduces the itch a bit.

Good product.
26/11/2017, By Lindo
Read the reviews before purchasing and expected the smell to be unbearable. Honestly,it's not that bad. It's something I would expect from a natural and unperfumed product. Love how the shea butter melts in my hands and makes it easy to apply on my natural hair. Even better that it's all natural! Love the product
17/11/2017, By Susan
Amazing product great for hair and skin. Very gentle and also great for babies.
16/11/2017, By Zakho
dries my skin,
good for hair , lashes, brows and as lipbalm.
09/11/2017, By Hellizma
Love this product. It immediately softened the rough skin on my legs. Mixed it with various oils and it is the best moisturiser for dry skin.
02/11/2017, By Thulisile
Love, love, love it. Did not love the smell at first but now absolutely love it. I use it on my entire body (head to toe) and I couldn't be happier. Have already ordered my second tub.
01/11/2017, By Deborah
This is the real deal, bought another brand of 'unrefined shea butter' from a store and it smelled like a synthetic chemical.The nautica brand smells the way it should and gives great results ; worked really well for my eczema and dry skin in my eyelids. I have used it in homemade lotion and lipbalm too.
08/10/2017, By Thato
The smell is bad but works well in my hair, leaves it feeling super moisturized. I tried it on my face, it felt and looked too oily.
02/10/2017, By J
Very moisturising - works well when making lip balm.
20/09/2017, By Stephanie
I think the product is great - but the smell has really made me not want to use it. I know its natural etc but the smell unfortunately puts me off.
18/09/2017, By Wilna
I bought this product 2 weeks ago and it really stinks bad! I need help here, i did some research and most people say it must smell nutty not off. Help please!
04/09/2017, By Gen
I have used unrefined shea butter before (different supplier), and it was great. I whipped it up along with my oils and it was really long lasting and made a difference. I found that the texture and smell of the Nautica unrefined shea butter is very different. Even after whipping it up etc. it still felt grainy and had that aweful "old/stale" smell. Look, I've been using it for about 5-7 days now and will see how it goes.
22/08/2017, By Phindi
Having to struggle for years to transition from commercial products to natural ones, this one is the crème de la crème.
20/08/2017, By TLW
My absolute favorite beauty cream. I use this on my newborn instead of harsh baby creams. His skin is extra soft. Perfect for winter.
18/08/2017, By Lwazi
This Product Is AMAZING! I mixed it with other oils to make a body lotion for myself and my toddler! I love the texture! I'll be getting more soon!
16/08/2017, By bree
i bought this a year ago and it was the best addition to my life. it works beautifully on my 3c curly hair and makes my skin silky soft. I'm defs buying this on the regular from now onwards
13/08/2017, By Rato
Great moisturizer for 4c textured hair.
11/08/2017, By Lindsey
It's quite tough to use so I ended up whipping mine with a few other ingredients. I didn't get the ratio quite right. I wouldn't recommend using it as is on active eczema as you really have to rub it in and melt it into the skin. It's quite thick so when I make my mixture again I'll have to try a different ratio. Once whipped up it is a good preventative moisturiser for winter.
09/08/2017, By Sesetu
Great Shea butter
07/08/2017, By jiah0911
Although this product has a bit of a rough texture due to not being refined, it is in its natural form so all the benefits of shea butter can be enjoyed.
14/07/2017, By Haanim
Glad I found a big tub of lotion to moisturize my skin but it's not easy to apply.....I prefer the Natroaloe Body Mousse am hoping it will eventually come in 400ml
13/07/2017, By Sizwe
Well, let me say that when I first open the container I smelled it. The smell was quite new to my system and it was kinda weird. I then took a bath and dried myself and rubbed it b/n the palms of my hands and applied it on my damaged dry skin. Two weeks later, my skin is thanking me for it and all the weird stuff that would appear on my skin are gone... Tip: don't scoop too much, a little bit will go a long way. Oh about the smell: you will love it quicker than you can say Nautica! The natural smell doesn't even linger for long and if a moderate quantity is used, it won't leave you greasy.
11/07/2017, By Nolly
I absolutely love this shea butter. I have extremely dry legs and this is my only solution (after melting together with beeswax)... it makes my skin glow and retains moisturise for a long time
07/07/2017, By Sunina
A little goes a long long way, incredible value for money. I use this for my hands and occasionally on my face when it gets dry. It also works well on dry heels and legs after shaving. I recommend over commercial body butters any day.
02/07/2017, By smomondiya
where can i buy this product?
27/06/2017, By Sanet
I've been wanting shea butter for a while, and finally found this one which is affordable and unrefined as a bonus. Yes, it is grainy, but it melts away when you apply it to your skin. It doesn't leave my skin oily, which I like. I personally love the smell and I keep walking back to my cupboard to take another whiff; it has a pleasant earthy scent. I've also used some with coconut oil to whip up some shaving cream. All in all, I'm very pleased with this product.
12/06/2017, By VeeC
The smell not the most appealing, but you get used it. Used it on my 7 year old daughter who suffers from eczema and contact dermatitis, and works almost overnight. Easily absorbed and leaves skin silky soft. Love it!
09/06/2017, By Larisa
Grainy and smells musty. Not for me thanks.
08/06/2017, By Nomfundo
This is a good it surely protect you from the sun you don't get any sun burns .its a good moisturizer for dry skin and especially people with eczema
02/06/2017, By Jo H
This butter is great! It is a bit grainy but I forgot it on the window sill one day, it melted in the sun and solidified again, no longer grainy. It is really moisturising, use it on skin and hair and also does a great job soothing irritated skin. I've had it a few months now and still not even halfway. Definitely worth it. Huge plus is it's unrefined.
25/04/2017, By Faithful
Good, pure, unrefined Shea Butter has a natural nutty and smokey smell. That is due to the shea nuts being roasted to get the butter out. Every brand of unrefined shea butter that I have ever purchased, even from my travels in West Africa has this smell. If shea butter contains no smell and looks whitish, then it has been chemically refined to remove the smell and colour. I think this the nutrients are also less.
21/04/2017, By Zee
I used this to make homemade suncreen and it is amazing! I have also been using it on it's own as a moisturiser and lip balm. It does take a little longer to melt but it's worth the wait!
19/04/2017, By Traci
This brand has a very unpleasant chemical smell! It smells so bad that I can't get myself to use it, it really smells awful. I prefer the PureSimple brand that I purchased last time, which had hardly any smell at all, but I thought I'd give this Nautica a try because the tub was bigger and more cost effective.
05/02/2017, By Naiema
Its too grainy.
14/12/2016, By Anneke
Bought this for my first attempt at a home made body butter, which turned out wonderfully. It does have a rather earthy (nutty) scent, but I don mind it at all and my skin has responded very well to it.
01/10/2016, By Ron
This is hands down my favourite moisturiser. I love using it for my face, body, hair masks, even massaging etc. I have VERY sensitive skin and this is devine. Itl become liquidy when rubbing it between your (warm) palms for a few seconds. Ive even used this to successfully heal scars. It needs a tiny bit more work than the refined, smooth kinds, but the benefits are endless in comparison.
02/09/2016, By Narissa
This is an amazing moisturizer. Its very grainy and hard, but well worth it especially if you suffer from dry skin conditions. I think it would work beautifully on eczema and psoriasis patients as it has no fragrance or additives. I mix it with pure argon oil to help with the consistency, and it’s amazing. My skin is moisturized without the greasy effect that you get with the usual stretchmarks/pregnancy tummy butters. It definitely something I would use on a long term basis.
10/08/2016, By Seriane
Shea butter moisturises my skin better than any creams I have used on the market. Highly recommended for those with dry skin, eczema, stretch marks and dry hair. Love it:)
02/08/2016, By Annelize
I found this butter much harder than the pure simple brand and it also has an unpleasant smell.
27/07/2016, By Jennifer
Although it takes a bit of work to get the butter to soften, the results makes the effort worth it. I suffer from dry, scaly skin on my legs during winter, and so far, this product has been the only one thats eradicated the problem altogether. I use Rosehip oil and sweet orange oil to help soften it. It also gives the butter a lovely scent.
30/05/2016, By Lita
I was utterly amazed at how soft and moisturized my hair was after using this product. I only need to use a small amount every other day. Definitely buying more.
31/03/2016, By Ikho
I mixed the shea butter with coconut oil and jojoba oil, and my hair and scalp thank me for it! Awesome!!
22/03/2016, By Kerry-Ann
I simply love shea butter, I literally use it head to toe and its excellent for eczema too.
02/02/2016, By Idah
I am keeping my hair natural and I tried the whipped shea butter. With my 4c I could finally comb through and left my hair moisturised. Loving it and going to buy more.
25/01/2016, By gontse
Natural stuff are good for my skin and scalp since I suffer from serious eczema... Im relieved of the itch and discomfort
24/01/2016, By Nicole
I bought this a year and a half ago and I will definitely re-purchase this product when I finish it. I use multiple times a day. Like, in my very curly, tangly hair and itchy scalp, my skin, when my tattoos were healing and on my dogs hair after a wash. It has left everything soft and retains moisture very well. I like that it doesn leave an oily residue and a little of the butter can stretch.
17/12/2015, By Nikki
I mix it with some coconut and almond oil and it is totally fantastic.
17/12/2015, By Catherine
I bought this to use as an ingredient in DIY body lotion- which turned out great! The Shea Butter makes my skin feel smooth, hydrated and not greasy... However, its smell is something to get used to. It smells very organic (but not in the greatest way possible) and almost a little sweet. When I make more body lotion, I will use a stronger essential oil!
27/11/2015, By Peter S Williamson
Interesting comparison to Virgin Coconut butter.
Shea butter is BRILLIANT as an after shower / shave face moisturizer. My skin does not feel urnt and, with time many of the natural features [wrinkles] have smoothed out.
On my hands it is far more
elaxing than coconut butter.
Although there is a feeling of oiliness, there is no deposit on fingers, or pillows.
Very good on grandsons delicate skin, and cradle cap.
01/11/2015, By Nokuzola
Im just so glad that you have this product. It is sooo great!
I use it on my and body , and apply on my kids face and body
Wonderful product
Thank you for providing these products for us Naturals!
28/08/2015, By Louise
I adore this Shea butter.

There are a couple comments below about it being a bit grainy and taking effort to melt into ones skin. Of course this is somewhat true in its original - but only an issue if one truly doesn have a minute or two to spare. Plus, comparing it to coconut oil is a little unfair on poor ol Shea.

That said, I will add that I use this as one of my four core body butter ingredients. Once whipped it is soft, smooth and truly divine. I started buying it a year ago and definitely no looking back for moi!

Highly recommend it.
26/07/2015, By Deborah
Used this as a base for my whipped body butter and it turned out great! Will definitely be buying more
24/06/2015, By Rita
It healed my Tattoo in a week and a half!
12/06/2015, By Heila
Thanks for this reliable , genuine product. Love this Shea Butter - truly amazing.
17/11/2014, By Nevashini
i use this in my homemade body butter,soap, lip balm and in hot oil treatments, it is ultra softening and is great on scars.its great, will be buying more soon
27/10/2014, By Glenys
It does take a little bit of work getting it into your skin - you have to soften it in your hands first and really massage it in. Its great for my dry and itchy skin so I give it a thumbs up!
08/08/2014, By Emily
That Shea Butter stuff has been amazing on the scars on my legs, results in a few weeks, compared to YEARS on Bio Oil
05/08/2014, By Busisiwe
The actual product was a surprised as I could not use it straight out the tub. It was too grainy. But it worked amazing well when I melted (in a mixing bowl in a pot of hot water) and added my own oils to the mixture. I use it for my hair and body, mixing almond, castor, coconut or avocado oil depending on my needs at the time. The mixture comes out smooth and very creamy.
06/07/2014, By Amanda
Im loving it! Ive used it on my hair, my face, feet, hands, everywhere. Living in Jhb our winters are so dry and my son always has dry chapped cheeks, this is the first year he hasn . The whole process of putting some in my hands, rubbing them together until it melts and then massaging it on, is so relaxing and soothing.
23/05/2014, By Viana
Im not too impressed. I don know if its because its winter, but this butter takes ages to melt on your skin (coconut oil melts much much faster). It also is very grainy and course and feels almost like you
e exfoliating. This might be nice occasionally, but not everyday... and it takes forever.
It does moisturize well though and is very nice on the hands or feet. Personally I think I prefer the refined shea butter I bought previously from FTN.
06/01/2014, By Racheal
My 2 year old son has very dry skin, I really struggle to find products that work. I wasted no time used it on him immediately. I like the way it feels on his skin. And a little goes a long way. I think Im going to love this product.
10/12/2013, By Rania
I find this Shea Butter to be wholesome and RAW. It doesn have any sorta special smell and that is what I particularly like as it ties in with PURE RAW SHEA BUTTER which is what I was after. It is like using coconut oil on your skin in the consistency - but it leaves your skin with that healthy shine.

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