Shea butter is extracted from the nuts that grow on Shea-Karite tree, which grows exclusively in the tropics of Africa. The Shea tree does not flower before it is 20 years old and can live up to 200 years. It is considered sacred because of the bounty of goodness it can do for your skin, hair, beauty and health. Shea Butter nourishes the skin with Vitamins A, E and F, which helps to moisturize the skin and helps fight the effects of aging and wrinkles. It is also commonly used as a moisturizer, relieving dry, irritated skin.