We began our business in a search for a product that we wanted to use to improve our skin and hair. In the search for a quality product, we met people that introduced us to Shea Butter and its wonderful effects. The more we learned about Shea Butter, the more we found there was little quality control in the manufacturing process.
From street vendors to multinational corporations, we found little quality control in the Shea Butter industry. We also found most people in the Shea Butter industry were more concerned with the profit side than the quality side of the business and that they had very little knowledge about the product. In our discussions with them, they will tell you things like, “…..our Shea Butter comes from Africa…..”; duhh, all Shea Butter comes from Africa. Or, “….our Shea Butter is processed by women cooperatives the traditional way..”; most Shea Butter is processed this way. Or, …”my Shea Butter came from the shell…”; Shea Butter is extracted from seeds, not large gourds, one of the many ways some vendors use to display and sell their Shea Butter, thus exposing it to air and various other contaminants.