Store your 100% shea butter and oils away from harsh lighting or sun, in a cool dark area away from heat. You may keep refrigerated to extend shelf life. Raw, unrefined 100% shea butter has an average shelf life of 12 to 24 months without the addition of preservatives. The life of the 100% shea butter can be prolonged when stored under proper conditions as outlined below:
Keep the unrefined 100% pure shea butter in a cool area, below 50 degrees F,
Store unrefined 100 % shea butter in a dark area, away from direct sunlight
Do not over heat the 100% pure shea butter when melting and avoid repeat melting
Do not leave the 100% shea butter in your car with the windows closed.
You can also add natural preservatives, such as vitamin E to extend the shelf life of your 100% pure shea butter. 100%Shea butter must be stored and transported in cool conditions and in airtight containers to avoid the butter becoming rancid.