In 2004, Vermont Soap Founder and CEO Larry Plesent did a survey of shea butter extraction techniques and marketing methods in Upper Guinea for USAID. He met, and talked with hundreds of people. Every once in a while he would spot a person who looked younger than everyone else. It was hard to place their age. When he singled out these people and asked if they rubbed shea butter into their skin, they would often hesitate and blush - it was their secret!

Fresh shea butter made by traditional methods is full of all kinds of botanical goodies like allantoin (found in aloe and comfrey), and circuminoids (anti-cancer compounds found in cumin) and catechins.
 
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Organic African Shea Nut Butter

Organic African Shea Nut Butter

Recommended for wrinkle smoothing and prevention, and for the treatment of sun damaged skin.
Your Price: $18.00
Organic Shea Butter Pocket Size

Organic Shea Butter Pocket Size

.7oz Similar in size to lip balms or lip gloss. Just throw them in your purse or bag to always have this fantastic shea butter on hand!
Your Price: $3.98
Organic Shea Butter Tins

Organic Shea Butter Tins

Convenient 2oz Personal Tins
Your Price: $12.00
Shea Butter Bar

Shea Butter Bar

Made with shea nut butter - Super moisturizing and no added scent.
Your Price: $4.99
Green Gold Herbal Moisturizer

Green Gold Herbal Moisturizer

The result of years of research into enhancing shea butter. Your face and hands and body will love it and ask for more.
Your Price: $7.98
Unscented Green Gold Herbal Moisturizer

Unscented Green Gold Herbal Moisturizer

The result of years of research into enhancing shea butter. Your face and hands and body will love it and ask for more.
Your Price: $7.98
Bulk Organic Shea Butter 4lb Container

Bulk Organic Shea Butter 4lb Container

This is completely natural, unrefined shea butter and carries USDA NOP organic certification.
Your Price: $79.00
  
 
We recommend applying shea butter at night, so it has time to soak into the skin. Use as lip balm, ointment, salve base, soap additive, and more. Useful for burns, all dry and irritated skin conditions (except for Poison Ivy, Oak etc., which contain irritating oils that need to be removed with Tea Tree Castile Liquid Soap). Recommended for wrinkle smoothing and prevention, and for the treatment of sun damaged skin.

After much trial and tribulations, not to mention innumerable delays, we have established a reliable supply chain from Northern Ghana. This is completely natural, unrefined "raw" shea butter and carries USDA NOP organic certification. This shea butter was produced under the direct supervision of Dr. Lovett PhD., and was processed in the villages in a manner that gives the shea butter extra long shelf life. We do not know the exact shelf life of the product, but we do expect it to be at least double that of market quality shea. We also use a proprietary process to remove the naturally occurring latex, and are the exclusive source for shea butter of this type.

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