Skip to content
Free standard shipping in North America over $100 USD (*LEARN MORE)
Free standard shipping in North America over $100 USD (*LEARN MORE)

Top 5 Benefits of Obakki’s Nilotica Shea Butter

Nilotica Shea Butter by Obakki

Shea butter is one of the best known natural commodities that has been used for centuries in Africa for its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Africans refer to shea trees as God's gift to Africa because of their 300-year lifespan and the nourishing, rich butter they produce.

But not all shea butters are created equal. Nilotica shea butter is native to East Africa (South Sudan and Northern Uganda) and contains higher therapeutic and conditioning properties than the West African variant. Here’s a breakdown of why Nilotica shea butter is the best for your skin.

1. Obakki’s Nilotica Shea Butter Absorbs Easily With Higher Olein Content

While both West African and East African (Nilotica) shea butters offer impressive benefits, Nilotica Shea Butter possesses a higher olein content (a naturally occurring glyceride of oleic acid) and is softer, creamier and sweeter in aroma than West African Shea Butter. This means your skin will soak up Nilotica shea like a sponge.

Shea seeds

2. The Vitamins and Fatty Acids of Nilotica Shea Enrich and Fortify Your Skin

The essential fatty acid content of Nilotica shea is 25% higher than the more common shea butter from West Africa, and it contains high levels of vitamins A, E and K. Nilotica shea will hydrate, brighten, and even out your skin tone as a single organic ingredient (it’s one of the only substances found in nature that can be cold-pressed into a buttery texture).

Nilotica Shea Butter by Obakki

3. Enjoy the Luxurious Feel and Gentle Scent of Obakki’s Nilotica Shea

Nilotica Shea feels like a high-tech emulsified formula and is so luxurious in its natural state that your skin gets to enjoy all the positives without the negatives. Pure Nilotica has a faint, gentle scent and dissolves at body temperature, allowing it to absorb into the skin or hair easily and quickly. 

Nilotica Shea Butter by Obakki

4. Obakki’s Nilotica Shea is Harvested Using Traditional Techniques Making It the Sustainable Choice

Nilotica shea is only harvested in Northern Uganda and South Sudan, supporting the sustainability of the environment and centuries-old practice of cultivating shea. Our programs ensure that the shea trees are protected rather than cut down for other purposes.

Our shea is sustainably sourced from women in Northern Uganda

5. Obakki Partners With Women in Northern Uganda to Produce Nilotica Shea Butter

When you buy Obakki’s Nilotica shea butter, you’re also contributing to better the lives of women in Northern Uganda who we have partnered with in the harvesting and production of this product. By using Northern Ugandan shea, the environment and local traditions are preserved and women are able to support their families in a sustainable way.

Our shea is sustainably sourced from women in Northern Uganda
Shea Nilotica Shea Butter | 50 mL | Obakki
Shea Nilotica Shea Butter | 50 mL | Obakki
 Nilotica Shea Butter | 50 mL | Obakki
 Nilotica Shea Butter | 50 mL | Obakki
 Nilotica Shea Butter | 50 mL | Obakki
 Nilotica Shea Butter | 50 mL | Obakki

Nilotica Shea Butter | 50 mL

$49.00
Shea Nilotica Shea Butter | 100 mL | Obakki
Shea Nilotica Shea Butter | 100 mL | Obakki
 Nilotica Shea Butter | 100 mL | Obakki
 Nilotica Shea Butter | 100 mL | Obakki
 Nilotica Shea Butter | 100 mL | Obakki
 Nilotica Shea Butter | 100 mL | Obakki

Nilotica Shea Butter | 100 mL

$89.00

Related Posts

MOLCAJETE MAGIC: THE MEXICAN MORTAR AND PESTLE

Ultimately, it’s a mortar and pestle made from lava rock. But in reality – it is much more. This utensil has been used by pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican cultures, including the Aztec and Maya, for thousands of years.

Notes from the Field: Kenya 

It was a time of great reflection and planning in 2020 when the world shut down. Before we knew it, it was the autumn of 2021. Time to get back into the field. After 24 hours of travel, we landed in Nairobi, Kenya. And just like that, I was back in Africa.

Obakki Gift Guide: Gifts That Give Back

Gifting with intention is on everyone’s mind these days and Obakki has been leading the way for over a decade. Our Holiday Gift Guide makes it easy to choose ethical, eco-friendly Christmas presents that will feel just as good giving as they do receiving.