Shea Butter is obtained by cold pressing of the fruits (seeds) of the karite tree. During the pressing of the butter, a liquid fraction appears as Shea Oil. Shea Oil offers an elegant feel, but also promotes anti-inflammatory properties due to its natural phytosterol content. Due to its high content of unsaponifiables, Shea offers protection of the skin against weather, sun and aging, elimination and superficial irritations. Shea is well known to assist dryness, dermatitis and eczema, and burns.