The Shea tree grows only in the African savannah, one of the poorest regions in the world. It is a wild tree that cannot be planted. But it is very resistant to drought and fires and lives several hundred years. Its name means “life” and is considered sacred. It bears fruit only in the 25th year, once every 3 seasons. Its walnuts contain nuts, which are extracted from the famous Shea butter. Walnuts are harvested and processed mainly by African women, often organized in a cooperative for the production and trade of this oil. About 16 million African women today live (or survive) from this harvest! production, handmade and absolutely true to tradition. Here’s how to perform the production of oil trucks in Burkinabe (Burkina Faso): once dialed, nuts from trucks are kept by a group of women from the surrounding villages. Once the entire crop has been harvested, it is sent to a production center, where the nuts are washed and dried using traditional technology before being ground in the mill. The resulting slurry was then compressed and filtered several times. The result is a high-quality organic Shea butter, naturally released from its characteristic sour smell and retaining the maximum of its assets, vitamins and virtues.