This is raw organic Shea Butter from Western Africa (Ghana). Shea Butter has been used for thousands of years throughout africa and at one time was a highly valued commodity like frankinsense or myrrh. The fatty acids in it along with many other nutrients allow for a natural form of skin moisturizer. No additives or presenvatives, just nature's very own form of skin protection. Read more about the benefits of Shea Butter here.