Good pure unrefined and fresh shea butter ideally keeps for up to 2 to 3 years on average.
Like all quality vegetable fats, unrefined and pure shea butter can be stored for several months without using the cold chain.
The repairing active ingredients in unrefined shea butter are lost over time and as the product is used. This is why it is not recommended to keep it for more than 36 months. However, it is “enough” to know some secrets of homemade butter, keep it away from light and master the skilful dosage of unrefined shea butter with vegetable oils, to preserve all its restorative properties.