nature knows best
Using methods passed down from
generations, families in West Africa have their own traditional methods of extracting shea butter.
The basic process is the same in most families. Shea Nuts, the fruit of the Shea Tree is picked, cracked, roasted and pounded to extract the butter. It is then boiled in water for a number of hours until the fresh shea butter rises to the surface. It is then scooped into gourds and left to cool and set.
This is all done by hand. This process has been done for centuries. Although this process does not produce mass shea butter, it is still the best way to extract because there is no need for chemicals or synthetic agents to be added to extract the butter. This is called Unrefined Shea Butter or Raw Shea Butter.
We use the finest Unrefined Raw Shea Butter in all our products. The women of West Africa.
The butter by hand.
The method used has been passed down through the ages and the product is still as pure, unadulterated and as powerful an anti-inflammatory as it was centuries ago.
Shea Butter is known to maintains a high intensity of fatty acids and vitamins making shea butter a supreme cosmetic ingredient that has been proven over the years to have huge beneficial anti-inflammatory, healing and restorative qualities.
Shea Butter is made from the nut of the Shea Tree. The nut is picked, cracked, roasted and pounded to extract the butter. It is then boiled in water for hours and the fresh shea butter rises to the surface. It is scooped into gourds and left to cool and set.
No additives, preservatives or chemicals are added. This butter typifies the meaning of the word pure meaning, unpolluted, clean, unadulterated, uncontaminated, fresh and as wholesome as nature intended.
We use Coconut oil and Coconut Butter in our products and understand it is really easy to confuse the two, especially when coconut oil solidifies, but these are two different products. ... Coconut oil is is produced when the oil has been extracted from the coconut meat, while Coconut Butter is made from coconut flesh that's been ground into a spreadable paste.
The finest coconuts are grown in Barra, which is amazing. We are in the process of finding out how we can harvest and use them to their fullest potential and opening up opportunities for the young people to start businesses. This is something to work towards so for now we still use the finest coconuts but not harvested in the village.
We use a very high-grade cold-centrifuged process (meaning no heat is used), which guarantees this healing oil to be 100% raw. This process retains all of the oils' natural healing properties and antioxidants, making this an excellent choice for even the most sensitive and irritated skin.
I cannot stress how great Coconut Butter is great for moisturising and protecting the skin. It promotes skin elasticity and fights free radical damage to help maintain a more youthful complexion. It is suitable for all skin types..
It is rich, sensuous and luxurious and it has a high level of slippage, which makes it ideal for massaging.