At Senteurs d’Orient, many of our products contain shea butter, used as a beauty product in many cultures for its emollient and anti-inflammatory properties, and also for cooking.

But from the golf ball size nut, up in the shea tree, what is the process to obtain that rich and smooth butter used in a lot of today’s body and hair products? Here is a short documentary by Peace Corps Ghana on the fair-trade process of transforming the shea nuts into butter by women in Ghana. Discover, enjoy and indulge.

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