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, their South Sudanese friends introduced them 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 they bought an oil press and made their first batch of this amazing oil. Now they 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.