Soapmaker Man said:I actually buy both. I mix 35% unrefined to 65% refined shea. This percentage kills the unrefined odor, while giving it a slight yellowish overcast. You can use this mixture in body butters, either emulsified or just whipped butters. By mixing at this rate, the unrefined does add back some of the qualities the refining removes from the butter. I also only buy refined through natural processing like through clay and without chemicals. Tell me how you guys like this combo if you try it. I make up about a gallon at a time when I melt the 2 together and let solidify until ready for use.