The Certified Organic Shea Butter comes from the edge of the Sahara Desert in West Africa where pure shea butter has been used for over 2,000 years. Pure African Shea Butter softens, moisturizes and heals skin damaged by the heat and sun. Ancient African wisdom knew that Shea Butter kept skin healthy and young. Modern science tells us that Pure African Shea Butter is filled with fatty acids to stimulate skin renewal; tocopherols to give shea butter natural antioxidant properties; and cinnamic acid to provide UV protection. Using pure unrefined raw Shea Butter produced by the Kperisi village of northern Ghana, Africa they are able to achieve their goal of operating a business that benefits everyone; the women who make the shea butter, the natural environment and the people who use the product.