BENEFITS OF SHEA BUTTER
Ghanaian women have used shea butter to nourish dry skin and hair for centuries.
Discover the benefits of shea butter and why we’ve sustainably sourced our handcrafted Community Trade shea butter from the Tungteiya Women’s Association in northern Ghana since 1994.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SHEA BUTTER?
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.
WHERE DOES OUR SHEA BUTTER COME FROM?
We’ve sustainably sourced our Community Trade shea butter from the Tungteiya Women’s
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 25kg 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 centres.
EXPLORE OUR SHEA RANGE
Enriched with Community Trade shea butter handcrafted in Ghana, our head-to-toe Shea range nourishes dry skin and hair. Our new, richly textured Shea Butter is 100% natural, 100% vegan and can be applied to dry face, body, lips and hair or used to create your own Shea Butter recipes. You can also richly replenish dry, prone to damage hair with our new, 3-step Shea haircare routine.DISCOVER NOW
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