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Shea Butter Recipes

DIY Fizzy Bath Bomb Recipe with Coconut Oil

[POSTED ON: 31st October 2019]

Bath Bombtastic – Make your own fizzy bath bombs with this simple recipe that creates a ton of bubbles in the tub coupled with conditioning the water and aromatherapy for your next bath time retreat. Ingredients: 2 Cups Baking Soda1 Cup Citric Acid1/2 Cup Cornstarch10 grams Coconut oil1 tablespoon Water30 drops of Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil Visit our Facebook page… [read more]

DIY: Coconut and Shea Butter Soap Bars

[POSTED ON: 24th October 2019]

Coco Shea Soap – This soap creates a nourishing cleanse for the skin. It’s packed with Shea Butter to which is full of vitamins that moisturize the skin while providing relief to itchy dry skin. Be sure to wear your safety equipment and have fun with this Coco Shea recipe. Ingredients Sodium Hydroxide – 87 gramsDistilled Water – 203 gramsBaraka Shea… [read more]

Pumpkin Skincare: Pumpkin Is Not Just for Eating

[POSTED ON: 21st October 2019]

It’s that time of the year again… pumpkin season! The true mark of fall is… Pumpkin spice and everything nice, please. We thought it would be fun to share a few pumpkin-inspired skincare DIYs!  Pumpkin Spice Face Mask Ingredients: 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree 1 tablespoon ground coffee 1 teaspoon Baraka Shea Butter Directions: … [read more]

Cup O’ Joe Face Mask

[POSTED ON: 18th September 2019]

This simple 2 ingredient recipe is packed with antioxidants and will help to increase blood circulation contributing to a natural glow.   Ingredients:   Ground Coffee – 2 tablespoons Organic Honey – 2 tablespoons   Instructions: 1. Mix the ground coffee and honey in a small bowl. 2. Apply the mask to your face in a circular motion and let… [read more]

Moisturizing Bath Truffles

[POSTED ON: 4th September 2019]

Bath Truffles are a self-care treat for the tub. With this simple homemade DIY you can experience a luxurious bath time treat that leaves your skin nourished.   Ingredients: Mango Butter 125 grams Shea Butter – 60 grams Coconut Oil – 20 grams Emulsifying Wax – 20 grams Lavender Essential Oil – 3 grams Instructions: 1. Measure each of the… [read more]

French Green Facial Soap

[POSTED ON: 29th August 2019]

This recipe comes from the New Vegan Soap Cookbook. It creates an amazing lather that naturally cleanses the skin. By incorporating French Green Clay it gently detoxifies the skin while giving it an extra dose of moisture. This is a great recipe to try for problematic skin or as a weekly skin ritual for a deep cleanse. Ingredients: Rice Bran… [read more]

DIY Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 25th August 2019]

This DIY Body Butter is the perfect anti-scarring potion, helping to reduce scars left behind from acne, chicken pox and other skin conditions. Ingredients 1-2 cups of Baraka Shea Butter 3-4 drops each of rosehip oil, seabuckthorn oil, coconut oil, and Vitamin E oil Directions Melt 1-2 cups of shea butter in a double broiler. Place it in the fridge… [read more]

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

[POSTED ON: 23rd August 2019]

This recipe makes a conditioning and naturally cleansing batch of soap. Activated charcoal is known for naturally pulling toxins from the skin and Tea Tree essential oil is a great anti-septic. The combination of these ingredients along with Shea Butter, Hemp Seed oil and Olive Oil make it an ideal bar for a conditioning cleanse. Ingredients Sodium Hydroxide – 106… [read more]

Mango Shea Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 19th August 2019]

Mangoes are tropical and perfect for summer. Keep your skin happy and hydrated with this body butter. Ingredients: 4 oz mango butter 1oz Baraka Shea Butter 2.75 oz jojoba oil 30 drops of your favorite essential oil blend Directions: Cut the mango butter in small cubes and put them in a bowl. Smash the mango butter until you have a… [read more]

Supple Soap made with Turmeric

[POSTED ON: 8th August 2019]

This all natural soap is the elixir for radiant skin. This DIY recipe is packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients and antioxidants to gently exfoliate and cleanse the skin. To make this recipe, follow soap safety procedures by donning gloves and goggles. Ingredients Distilled Water – 196 grams Sodium Hydroxide- 77 grams Avocado Oil – 136 grams Coconut Oil – 169 grams… [read more]

DIY Eye Cream with Frankincense & Shea Butter

[POSTED ON: 5th August 2019]

We can’t make any promises about no crow’s feet. What we do know is that protecting and nourishing the delicate eye area is essential. Enjoy the benefits of this eye cream. And, enjoy making it. Ingredients: 10 drops frankincense essential oil 1 ounce pure aloe vera gel 1 ounce Baraka Shea Butter 1 ounce Baraka Virgin Coconut Oil ½ teaspoon… [read more]

Sea Salt Spa Escape Bar

[POSTED ON: 25th July 2019]

Sea Salt Spa Bar:  A spa-like treat from a hard, exfoliating bar.  Watch, read, learn and try it.  Fun and a treat to use when you are done. Since this batch contains a high amount of Salt we will use individual cavity molds to make it easier to release. Remember that Sodium Hydroxide is a caustic and therefore we must… [read more]

Orange Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 22nd July 2019]

Orange you glad (at least we try to be funny) you take care of your skin year round? Your skin sure is – loves these simple, pure, healing creations you treat it with!  And your nose will love the orange/citrus aroma as your skin repairs, rejuvenates and rejoices. Another body butter that reminds you of summer! Lather it on and… [read more]

Bubble Scoops

[POSTED ON: 19th July 2019]

Scoopy Doo fun with Bubble Scoops.  Fun to use.  Fun to make – and video and written instructions.  Check it out! Bubble Scoops are a unique spin on creating a luxuriously conditioning bath experience. To use them, you will crumble under running water and watch your tub get filled with bubbles and an intoxicating scent. For this recipe you will… [read more]

Happy Soles (and toes) Moisturizing Foot Scrub

[POSTED ON: 18th July 2019]

Happy Soles (and toes) is all we want! This recipe is perfect for the summer time to help eliminate dry cracked soles.  Simple care for happy soles. Ingredients: 2 ounces of Baraka Shea Butter .5 Ounces of Sweet Almond Oil 2 tablespoons of Ground Pumice Stone 1.5 Ounces of Epsom Salt 5 drops of Peppermint Essential oil </ Instructions: Measure out… [read more]

Whipped Strawberry Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 4th July 2019]

Whipped Strawberry Butter, with Shea & Cocoa Butter. Treat my tastebuds?  Or my skin?  Enjoy this fruity and nourishing body butter for summer hydration! Ingredients: 1/2 cup Baraka Shea Butter 1/4 cup cocoa butter 2 tbsp almond oil 2 tbsp coconut oil 15 drops strawberry fragrance oil 10 drops strawberry seed essential oil Directions: In a double boiler, melt the… [read more]

Whipped Aloe Vera Butter

[POSTED ON: 27th June 2019]

During the summer months, Aloe Vera can easily become a must have in your daily skincare routine. Aloe Vera has alkalizing properties which help to balance your skin’s PH levels. Here at Baraka Shea Butter, we naturally believe that Shea Butter needs to be added to that list! SO, with this dynamic duo, your skin will thank you this summer!… [read more]

Green Tea Detoxifying Night Cream

[POSTED ON: 20th June 2019]

Nighttime magic!  Our skin deserves to be treated like gold, so why not give it a boost overnight with this DIY Green Tea Detoxifying Night Cream? Green tea is known for its antioxidant properties, the perfect ingredient to work on your skin overnight, don’t you think? Ingredients: 1 tablespoon beeswax 1 tablespoon almond oil 1 tablespoon aloe vera juice 1… [read more]

Summer Soothing Cream

[POSTED ON: 10th June 2019]

Easy 4-ingredient / 2-step DIY Soothing Cream.  Make it now.  Summertime is a wonderful season! However, too much sun and lots of bug bites can sometimes be added to the mix, when can make for uncomfortable skin. This Summer Soothing Cream DIY recipe (created by Zakia from Live Soap School can help soothe your skin during those itchy and sore… [read more]

Yummy Apple Night Cream

[POSTED ON: 30th May 2019]

They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away ~ what can apples do for our skin? Apples are so rich in many different vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. Ingredients:  2 apples 4 tablespoons rose water 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 Tbsp Baraka Shea Butter (optional) Preparation: Cut up apples and remove seeds. Blend with olive oil and shea… [read more]

Nourishing Shea and Hand Balm Recipe

[POSTED ON: 23rd May 2019]

Shea butter is an incredibly versatile and nourishing ingredient to keep at home. I love adding it to everything, and I love making my skincare with it! Today, we’re making shea hand balm. The recipe makes a fragrant, vegan, nourishing, and conditioning balm that easily nurtures the skin, feeding it all that good stuff, while protecting it from the environmental… [read more]

Shea Butter Body Wash

[POSTED ON: 15th May 2019]

Clean it up, soften it up and enjoy!  Some of us prefer bar soap and others enjoy a good body wash. Add your favourite essential oil to this DIY Body Wash and enjoy. Ingredients:   1/2 cup Baraka Shea Butter Butter 1/2 cup sunflower oil 1 cup liquid Castile soap Liquid pump dispenser Directions:   Melt shea butter over low… [read more]

Healing Foot Cream

[POSTED ON: 2nd May 2019]

Healed feet are Happy Feet.  Take tired, achy feet, use the cream and feel them smile and come alive.  Ingredients 2 Tbsp Coconut oil (antifungal, antibacterial) 1 Tbsp olive oil (optional) 2 Tbsp Shea Butter (deeply moisturizes skin) 1 Tbsp Sweet almond oil (moisturizes skin) Peppermint essential oil, 7 or 8 drops Directions Combine coconut oil, olive oil (optional), Baraka… [read more]

Chocolatey Minty Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 2nd April 2019]

Chocolatey Minty Body Butter – so smooth, smells so nice and your skin loves the feel and taste.  Great for gifts too Ingredients 1/2 cup of organic cocoa butter 1/2 cup organic Barka Shea Butter 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup of jojoba or a mild olive oil. 1-2 teaspoons peppermint essential oil 2 tablespoons pure cocoa or cacao powder. 2… [read more]

Mom’s Favorite Apricot Sugar Scrub

[POSTED ON: 2nd April 2019]

Ultra-moisturizing, simple to make and oh so wonderful.  Favourite of everyone, not just Mom! Ingredients 1 cup of sugar 2/3 cup almond oil 1/3 cup Baraka Shea Butter 4 ounces of Apricot oil   Instructions Put shea butter in a double boiler and heat until it is just melting Add in sugar, almond oil and apricot oil Mix together to… [read more]

Heart Shaped Lotion Bar

[POSTED ON: 15th March 2019]

A sweet simple and oh so romantic lotion bar.  Easy to make and great to use. Ingredients 5 oz. beeswax 3 oz. Baraka Shea Butter 3 oz. hemp seed butter 1 oz. illipe or cocoa butter 6 oz. soybean or olive oil 1 ml Vitamin E 180 drops (or around 3ml) skin fragrance oil 2 Tablespoons colored mica of choice 6… [read more]

Super Soft Hair Conditioner

[POSTED ON: 17th February 2019]

Silky soft shiny hair that is easy to manage and looks luxurious.  That is what people say happens when the unrefined shea butter in this conditioner revitalizes their hair follicles and fortifies weak hair strands.  Great results, and easy to make. Ingredients Shea Butter Vitamin E oil Aloe vera gel Raw honey Sweet almond oil Coconut milk Vanilla extract Instructions… [read more]

Cardamom Ginger Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 10th February 2019]

Cardamom Ginger – your nose will be as happy as your skin with this luxurious body butter.  Awaken and refresh your skin, your nose and your day. Ingredients:  3/4 cup Shea Butter 1/4 cup Coconut Oil 10 – 15 drops Cardamom Essential Oil 8 – 10 drops Ginger Essential Oil Instructions Melt Shea butter and Coconut oil over low heat… [read more]

Chili and Chocolate Muscle Salve

[POSTED ON: 10th February 2019]

Your muscles will get excited at the name! Chili & Chocolate Muscle Salve.  And wait until they feel the soothing warmth and energy. Ingredients 1 oz. cocoa butter 1 oz. shea butter 1 oz. beeswax .5 oz. macadamia nut oil .5 oz. sesame oil 24 drops. Chili seed essential oil 12 drops cocoa absolute Instructions Melt the shea butter and… [read more]

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Truffle Soap

[POSTED ON: 9th February 2019]

These delicious looking soaps are absolutely skin-delicious and perfect DIY gifts for Valentine’s Day or any day you want to give something special to someone special! Ingredients: 32 oz. Clear Melt & Pour Soap Base 4 oz. White Melt & Pour Soap Base 1 piece Brown Oxide Soap Color Bar 1 teaspoon Brown Sparkle Mica Powder 17.5 ml Chocolate Drizzle… [read more]

Luxury Face Cream

[POSTED ON: 24th December 2018]

It’s like Organic Skin Candy for your face! Super nourishing and packed with the miraculous natural goodness of shea butter and lovely vanilla scents.  Works great for all skin-types including dry, damaged, dehydrated, acne-prone, blemished, or sensitive skin. Unrefined shea butter is rich in fatty acids, natural oils, and vitamin A and vitamin E helping it to keep your skin… [read more]

Lavender Shea Lotion

[POSTED ON: 24th October 2018]

Relaxing, calming and amazing for your skin. Perfect after bath/before bed skin treatment. Lavender scent will help you relax and sleep while the lotion repairs, rejuvenates and moisturizes your skin. You can Ingredients 10 tbs of Baraka Shea Butter 10 tbs of safflower oil 3-4 drops of Lavender essential oil A hand immersion mixer Directions Put Baraka Shea Butter and… [read more]

Coconut Shea Hair Mask

[POSTED ON: 24th October 2018]

Winter is DRY and DRY hair is no fun for anyone!  Get happy, moist, luxurious hair with this simple Coconut Shea Butter Hair Mask Easy to make.  Your hair will thank you! So simple, but what a difference it makes. Ingredients 1 tablespoon Baraka Shea Butter 4 tablespoons coconut oil Directions Let Baraka Shea Butter and coconut oil stand at… [read more]

Pure and Simple Shea Eye Cream

[POSTED ON: 23rd October 2018]

Your Eye Cream should contain more beneficial ingredients than harmful ones. That is why we recommend you try making your own. You need a rich and creamy under-eye cream that can restore elasticity and moisturize effectively. Ingredients 2 tablespoons of Shea Butter 1 teaspoon of beeswax 1 teaspoon of rosehip oil 4 drops of geranium essential oil Directions Put Baraka… [read more]

Shea Butter Hair Milk

[POSTED ON: 23rd October 2018]

Perfect for unmanageable and unruly tresses, this hair milk can be used to calm frizz and prevent split ends, leaving your hair feeling softer and bouncier! Simple to make, incredible results. Ingredients 1 cup Baraka Shea Butter 3 tablespoons coconut milk 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil 1 teaspoon raw honey 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil… [read more]

Coconut Lemon Lip Balm

[POSTED ON: 23rd October 2018]

Do your lips often feel like the Mojave desert … dry and cracked! Give this recipe for Shea Butter Lip Balm a try and feel the results! Happy lips and big smiles Ingredients 1 ounce Baraka Shea Butter 1 ounce beeswax 1 ounce coconut oil 1 teaspoon honey 15 drops of lemon essential oil Directions Put Baraka Shea Butter, beeswax,… [read more]

Vanilla Cookie Face Scrub

[POSTED ON: 23rd October 2018]

Love the name – Vanilla Cookie Face. Feels good, smells good, works great! Easy to make, easy to use. Great for gifts, or for pampering yourself Ingredients ⅔ cup brown sugar 2 tblsp. of Baraka Shea Butter ⅓ cup ground oats 1 tsp. of vanilla extract ½ cup of almond oil Directions Put Baraka Shea Butter into a heat-safe glass… [read more]

Candy Cane Lip Balm

[POSTED ON: 23rd October 2018]

Chapped lips be gone.  Nobody wants chapped lips this winter, right? Banish chapped lips with Candy Cane Lip balm.  Easy Recipe and great for gifts Why not grab a bag of our Shea Butter and this Candy Cane Lip Balm recipe and make some holiday gifts for your friends and family members. Perfect for Christmas (or any time). Gifts or… [read more]

Gingerbread Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 23rd October 2018]

Gingerbread Body Butter!  Deliciously happy and healthy skin.  And easy to make with this simple DIY recipe. Great for the holidays, or anytime you want to treat yourself and your skin Mmmm….delicious gingerbread and this one smells good enough to eat, however, it’s made for your body instead. A delicious body butter that smells good, works amazing and is easy… [read more]

Coconut/Almond Shea Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 22nd October 2018]

Skin candy for your body Ingredients 1 cup Baraka Shea Butter ½ cup coconut oil ½ cup almond oil Optional – 5-10 drops of your favourite essential oil Instructions Put all Baraka Shea Butter and coconut oil into a heat-safe glass bowl and mix together. Place the glass bowl in a saucepan filled with water. Heat on medium and continue… [read more]

Happy Lips Lemon Shea Lip Balm

[POSTED ON: 22nd October 2018]

Happy lips and big smiles! Ingredients 1 ounce Baraka Shea Butter 1 ounce beeswax 1 ounce coconut oil 1 teaspoon honey 15 drops of lemon essential oil (or substitute with your fav) Instructions Put all ingredients (except essential oils and honey) into a heat-safe glass bowl and mix together. Place the glass bowl in a saucepan filled with water. Heat… [read more]

Coconut/Shea Balm

[POSTED ON: 22nd October 2018]

Amazing balm. candy for your skin! Ingredients ½ cup of Baraka Shea Butter ½ cup of Jojoba ¼ cup of Coconut Oil Essential Oil (a few drops of your favourite. Coconut is good but feel free to experiment Instructions Put all ingredients (except essential oils) into a heat-safe glass bowl and mix together. Place the glass bowl in a saucepan… [read more]

Lavender/Shea After Bath Moisturizer

[POSTED ON: 22nd October 2018]

Refreshing, relaxing after bath moisturizing cream. (personalize it with your favourite oils and scents) Ingredients 10 tbs of room temp (or warmer but not melted) Baraka Shea Butter 10 tbs of safflower oil 3-4 drops of Lavender essential oil Instructions Combine Shea Butter and Safflower oil in a glass bowl. Add 3-4 drops of lavender essential oils (or an oil… [read more]

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