Origin Story

The founder met several South Sudanese friends at the University of Vermont and traveled to South Sudan with them to meet lost relatives and to also start an education project. While there in 2006, our South Sudanese friends introduced us to a delicious medicinal nut in their home community.   The introduction to the Desert Date tree was curiosity at first site, which was soon followed by love.   The nut is consumed as a staple snack by local communities but all the literature about its benefits were screaming SkinFOOD!   So we bought an oil press and made our first batch of this amazing oil.  Now we are forever dedicated to bringing this gorgeous oil to the world, protecting the medicinal Desert Date tree and providing quality work for women in the communities where the tree grows.


First Desert Date Oil Pressing

Yei, South Sudan 2014