What is Shea butter? Shea butter which has it origins in Central and Western Africa is extracted from the karite tree fruit. Shea butter has long been used by Africans for centuries and it is now among the most sought after skin care and hair products.
To obtain Shea Butter the Shea fruits are picked, par boiled and later they are sun dried for about one week. This is meant to dehydrate the nut. The fruit is then crushed to obtain the butter.