Shea Butter

Protection from the Elements

Shea trees dot the landscape in Burkina Faso, where hot winds blow sand and dust daily across the Savannah. To protect their skin from the harsh conditions, women have used shea butter for generations. Organized into cooperatives, they use traditional methods to harvest and extract the butter.

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Traceability

In the early 1980's, L’OCCITANE set up a joint-development program with the women of Burkina Faso. The number of women producing shea butter has gone from an initial group of less than 100 to over 15,000 today.

Did You Know?

L’OCCITANE wants to go further than a trade business. It ensures that the women of Burkina Faso reap the full benefits of their work by purchasing the butter directly from them in situ.

Effectiveness

Shea butter is a beauty balm ideal for dry to very dry skin. It restores hydrolipid film for skin that is softer, more supple and more comfortable.