The shea tree, also called the karite tree, grows in the savannahs of the Sudan zone between Senegal and Uganda. Communities of women living in the North of Ghana gather the nuts from the shea trees growing there in the wild and process them. The shea butter is made based precisely on tried and trusted traditional rituals. No additives of any kind are used. After the shea fruit has been gathered in (100% from the wild) the nuts are removed. They are stored until perfectly ripe and then carefully washed and crushed. The valuable healing and nurturing ingredients of the pure shea butter are all retained. This fair trade organic project serves to preserve biodiversity and helps the local women’s communities to maintain their independence.