A simple blend of our unrefined organic shea butter with organic cocoa butter and absolutely nothing else. Adding the organic cocoa butter makes the shea butter lighter and more easy to apply to the skin, it absorbs easier than our pure refined shea butter and also brings a slight cocoa aroma to the balm. It is a wonderful natural balm that is bursting with vitamins A, E and F and oleic, stearic and linoleic acids that protect and nourish skin. Note that our Shea butter is unrefined which means it has the smell of natural shea without added scents. However, this means it has all the highest amounts of fatty acids, vitamins and minerals for your skin.
Our Shea Butter is handcrafted by local women’s co-operatives in Ghana. This specific Shea butter is called “Hippo Shea” as it comes from the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary, a hippo conservation area in the Upper West Region of Ghana. This initiative to organically harvest Sheanuts is in collaboration with the Calgary Zoo (CZ), the Nature Conservation Research Centre (NCRC) and the Sanctuary Management Board (SMB) of the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary (WCHS). The success of the initiative relies on education, eco-tourism and increased benefits reaching communities in the area, who in turn learn to better understand and respect biodiversity conservation and to protect the last remaining natural population of hippos on the Ghanaian stretch of the Black Volta River.
Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter (90%), Organic Natural Cocoa Butter (10%)