The intensely nourishing properties of Shea Butter lie in its rich texture and high fat content. This is why Ghanaian women have used Shea Butter to nourish and protect their face, body, hair and lips from dry Saharan winds for generations. Our founder, Dame Anita Roddick, discovered the beauty secrets of Shea Butter when she first visited Ghana in 1992 and met the inspirational women who treasure it. These are the experts who put the she in every Shea.
We’ve sustainably sourced our Community Trade Shea Butter from the Tungteiya Women’s Association in northern Ghana since 1994. 640 women from 11 villages handcraft 390 tons of Shea Butter for us every year using an 18-stage process passed from mother to daughter for generations. Each woman takes two days to expertly produce our Shea in 55 lb batches using traditional techniques to ensure the highest quality. As well as paying a fair price, we pay a premium to help empower these women and help them to achieve an independent income, increased confidence and respect. This premium also helps fund community projects that positively impact the lives of 49,000 people across 11 villages every year. These community projects include building 7 schools that educate 1,200 students and enabling access for the community to safe water and health centers.