Shea Butter should be kept as fresh as possible inorder to get the best therapeutic qualities for your skin. Keep your Shea Butter product at room temperature. You don’t want to leave it at extremely warm temperatures because this can cause it to go rancid. You should be just fine if you keep it in your bathroom or bedroom, as long as you keep the lid tightly closed.
You also want to make sure that it comes to you in an opaque container. This means that the container is impenetrable by light. Light can break down the Shea Butter, and degrade the healing properties.
Also, make sure that you keep the container lid on tight. If the Shea Butter is exposed to air for a long period of time, auto-oxidation will occur. This is the chief cause of product break down, and you won't want to use products that aren't fresh. Making sure of all of these things will help keep your organic, unrefined Shea Butter fresh and ready for your use. Shea Butter is a truly amazing gift that Mother Nature has given us. Make sure yours stays fresh so it will provide maximum healing for your skin every time you use it.