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Cocoa Butter vs Coconut Oil Compared A Detailed Breakdown Of Cocoa Butter What Is Cocoa Butter? Cocoa butter, also known as theobroma oil, is a natural fat extracted from cocoa beans, which are the seeds of the cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao). It is a key ingredient in chocolate production and is widely used in various in
What Is African Black Soap? African Black Soap, also known as Alata Samina, is a traditional soap that originates from West Africa. It has been used for centuries by various African communities for its natural and beneficial properties. This soap is made from a combination of locally harvested plants and ingredients
Shea butter is a natural heat protectant that can be used to protect the hair from damage caused by heat styling tools. Its unique combination of vitamins, essential fatty acids, and natural oils make it an effective way to nourish and strengthen hair strands, reduce breakage, and promote healthy hair growth.
The short answer is yes, you can use shea butter on tattoos. Shea Butter's anti-inflammatory and healing properties make it a great option for healing and keeping tattooed skin hydrated.

Every order and every tip made an impact.  Your purchases & contributions, and your customers purchases, impacted the lives of over 1,000 rural women and their families in December.  Read on for some of the highlights.

New Eco-Ergonomic Shea Roasters are a big hit with the hard-working women in Konjeihi.

Hear from local leader, “Aunty” Gifty as her and Jeremy discuss how they are easier, faster, safer and can reduce environmental impact and deforestation by up to 90%.

Recent Topic: How To Use Shea Butter For Acne Scars and Skin Blemishes

Much excitement with the women at Konjeihi and the Baraka team as Jeremy and Abdul from Burn Design Lab arrived with three new custom-designed shea roasters, sponsored by long-time Baraka customer evanhealy.

Recent Topic: Second Grind: Releasing the Oils

Let me share a few Leadership Thoughts from the Trenches that I will be trying to apply in 2023.  

2022 and the years before have been full of blessings, adventures, learnings and challenges - all of which I have tried to use as fodder for learning and fuel for growth (but, certainly not always successfully).

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Shea Butter is shea butter is shea butter, right? WRONG!

Not all shea butter is created equal.  Read and learn more about color, smell, refined/unrefined, and some information that may surprise you. 

All Baraka orders are now shipped carbon free, and benefit rural women in Ghana and Kenya

Every Baraka Shipment to our customers is now shipped carbon neutral, with the support going towards a project in Kenya, providing hard-working rural women with stoves that reduce cooking time, conserve fuel, combat climate change and deforestation and reduce the fuel cost for the women.

This only happened because of the support and encouragement of our customers.