Why Out Of Africa

Why Out of Africa Shea butter

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At Out of Africa, we are focused on educational enrichment for school-aged children in Benin, West Africa by bringing the skin-enriching properties of their native shea butter to America. Proceeds from all of our natural shea butter products go directly to School Children Unite in an effort to provide children an education.


We work with women’s cooperatives in West Africa to harvest and crush only the richest shea nuts. Our shea butter is made by hand in order to maintain maximum healing properties.

Out of Africa Shea Butter products contain the highest concentration of pure unrefined shea butter, providing the ultimate in skin hydration and healing.

We use 100% natural ingredients; no parabens or sulfates; our products are vegan and eco-friendly. Be aware – there are many distributors of shea butter in various sizes, containers, prices, and types, but not all shea butter products are created equal. Some products contain a significant amount of potentially irritating additives and very little real shea butter. Shea butter should be a creamy color; shea that is pure white is highly refined and may no longer contain maximum healing properties. Shea butter should never be green, extremely hard or greasy.

Out Of Africa shea butter products contain 100% pure, unrefined shea butter from West Africa.
Unrefined shea butter is superior because it retains all its natural nutrients, especially vitamins A and E. Compared to other natural butters or oils, shea butter contains far more of the vitamins and other valuable phytonutrients essential for healing.

• Provides exceptional hydration and elasticity, benefits that keep skin looking youthful and healthy.
• Absorbs quickly into skin without the greasy residue of beeswax or mineral oil-based products.
• Excellent for treating dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.

Out of Africa® is in partnership with a number of women’s cooperatives in Benin, West Africa to harvest the finest shea butter each year by hand selecting shea nuts with the lowest acidity levels to provide the best healing and nourishment your skin deserves.

The job opportunities provided to the local women’s cooperatives through our factory in West Africa allows these coops to in turn provide income, health benefits and education to families in the community.

Out of Africa® further supports the Benin community thru its School Children Unite program. 5¢ to 30¢ from each product sold is contributed to help provide medical care and education to the children in West Africa.