The protective and emollient properties of Shea Butter have been appreciated for centuries by West African natives seeking refuge from the harsh desert sun.  The Shea Tree, which grows wild in the African Savannah, produces oil-rich Shea nuts from which Shea Butter is extracted.  Capable of moisturizing skin subjected to the African desert heat, Shea Butter is an indispensable tool in fighting off sun damage in our own, less extreme climes.