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Jarchem Shea Derivatives

Jarchem™ is a leader in the trend toward natural ingredients. They helped start the phenomenal use of Shea Butter products and have a complete line of Jarplex™ Shea products. Most notable is their Jarplex™ WD technology which allows you to add butters easily to water based systems.

Jarplex SB-WD is an all-natural, completely water-dispersible form of Shea Butter that is also compatible with surfactant-based systems.

Composed of the glycerides of vegetable fat extracted from the fruit of the Shea tree, Jarplex™ SB-WD contains a relatively high amount of unsaponifiable matter. It is processed to have extremely low odor and light color. It is a “patent-pending” versatile, all-natural, green ingredient.

Jarplex™ WD Water Dispersible Technology is a novel approach to dispersing natural butters. Up until now, natural butters could only be dispersed in water with stability by addition of surfactants to the system, ethoxylation of the butter, or proprietary, ultra high-shear processes. Jarchem has developed a method to create water dispersible natural butters which maintains the butter’s properties and is easy to use without the use of surfactants or ethoxylation! Alone in water at 10 – 25%, it produces a luxurious lotion.


  • Body Washes
  • Hair shampoos/conditioners
  • Body butters, lotions, creams, ointments
  • Sunscreen products
  • Massage creams


  • 100% Water Dispersible
  • Derived from natural ingredients
  • Multi-functional
  • Emollient & Emulsifier (HLB 4.5 – 5.5)
  • Rapid absorbing and non-greasy feel
  • Effectively conditions hair
  • Versatile in a wide arrange of personal care systems and formulations
  • Cost efficient