An ancient African beauty secret: Shea butter. Obtained from the nuts of Vitellaria paradoxa, also known as the “Tree of Youth”. The butter is extracted between mid-June and mid-September and processed manually according to tradition. Given the presence of sterols, tocopherols, vitamins A, B, E & F, it protects the skin against climatic aggressions, ensuring nourishment and hydration. It has renowned emollient and antioxidant properties and is one of the anti-aging elixirs par excellence.
We at L’Erbolario respect this sacred tree and the importance its processing has in African society. The butter used in this Shea Butter line comes from sustainable supplies and is produced by local communities in Burkina Faso. Thousands of women are involved in the harvesting and processing of the nuts, who not only protect this sacred plant, but their work actively contributes to maintaining the needs of their families.
The fair trade of Shea Butter generates a positive impact on the whole society involved and thereby reducing poverty and ensuring a better future for everyone.