Our Unrefined Shea Butter is 100% natural and produced from an edible nut of a fruit from the Shea Tree (Karite). This tree is commonly found in parts of West Africa including: Ghana, Mali, and Burkina Faso. The cream-colored butter offers a soft, natural smell and still retains medicinal properties, as it is unrefined. This Shea Butter also has a long shelf life of 12 to 24 months if stored in a cool, dry environment. The rich, creamy texture and high content of non-saponifibale fats (Vitamin F) in the Shea Butter make it an ideal moisturizer. It can be added to skin care formulations or used by itself to assist with aging skin, eczema, dryness and relief from irritation. Shea Butter can also be used on the hair to moisturize a dry scalp and stimulate hair growth. In accordance with the guidelines of Fair Trade, the manufacturer of our Shea Butter pays higher prices for this product by providing the women of the northern region of Ghative societies with interest free loans, credit facilities, training in packaging, labeling and quality control services and thus justifies the higher price. When purchasing Fair Trade Shea Butter, you enable the Tamale and Wa women that work hard to live with dignity and invest in their families, communities and environment. DISCLAIMER: ORDERS MAY VARY SLIGHTLY IN COLOR AND APPEARANCE DUE TO BEING AN ALL NATURAL PRODUCT.