The exceptional qualities of Lulu
Most shea butter comes from the West African shea trees (Vitelleria paradoxa), exported as nuts largely to Europe and Japan where it is then industrially processed usually eliminating fragrances and bleaching the oil of its naturally restorative properties.
The nuts from our trees (Vitellaria paradoxa nilotica) are collected, cracked, sorted, dried, ground by hand and then cold-pressed avoiding even the slightest trace of chemical contamination. Our lulu is unrefined and organic (awaiting certification). Some oil is used for cooking and making soap. Only the very highest quality and most pure is used to make Lulu Life Body Butter.
Lulu is one of very few commercially available nilotic shea butters. These come from the Vitellaria nilotica tree which grows only in east Africa, mainly in northern Uganda and South Sudan. Chemical testing by ProKarite demonstrates that it is higher in triterpenes - which have proven attributes such as anti-inflammatory and even cancer-preventing properties. Learn more about shea butter at these websites:Global Shea Project 2010, the Shea Project, and ProKarite.
Producing all natural Lulu