Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Making Shea Butter

In our village the women make lots of Shea Butter.

First we gather the nuts, wash them, let them out to dry, and then roast them in these big kilns. This is a picture of them roasting.

The women in our village then will work the butter for a few hours each day. Soon the oil and butter will separate and after some more proccesses the butter will turn white and sold in markets in big balls.

This little girl shows how the women turn the butter over and over again for a few hours.
We use Shea Butter for our skin, cooking, and water proofing different things.

Do you know of things that Shea Butter is used in?

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