Shea butter (Karite) is revered in Africa for its almost mystical skin-nourishing properties. It's cold pressed from the Karite nut of the Mangifolia tree, which is exclusive to Africa and can live for 300 years. The high content of fatty acids and vitamins A, E, and F make shea butter a rich and powerful moisturizer. Popular in nourishing body butter, moisturizer and soap products. This ancient compound was even mentioned in Cleopatra's Egypt, with caravans carrying clay jars filled with the valuable treasure.