Shea Butter Production

  • From nut to jar, shea butter is produced locally by Toukoro Women Circle, and sold in nearest villages and towns, as well as shippped abroad. All benefits are sent directly to the ladies hereunder. Their only charges are the price of the jars and the shipment costs.
  • You can order here: karitetoukoro@gmail.com
  • Here are some pictures of the various steps involved

    final product
    Final product

    Circle of women to produce shea butter
    Circle of women to produce shea butter

    Shea tree of Toukoro
    Shea tree of Toukoro

    shea whole nuts
    shea whole nuts

    piling the nuts
    piling the nuts

    sorting shells and almonds
    sorting shells and almonds

    smashing almonds
    smashing almonds

    roasting almonds
    roasting almonds

    squashing...
    squashing...

    water supply for last cooking
    water supply for last cooking

    Creaming the top
    Creaming the top

    filtering
    filtering

    Tools
    tools

    Shea butter jars, end poduct!
    Shea butter jars, end poduct!