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Bath Bomb Cupcakes

Bath bomb Cupcakes are a unique spin on the wildly popular bath time treat. Turn your bath into an oasis of aromatherapy and bubbles wrapped in everyone’s favorite…cupcakes! Most of the ingredients can be found around your house. With a few small tweaks you can use these ingredients for the bath. Turn your bath into a bubbly aroma therapy escape… [read more]

Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Foot Scrub

Ingredients: 2 Cups Baking Soda1 Cup Citric Acid1/2 Cup Cornstarch10 gramsCoconut oil1 tablespoon Water30 drops of Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil Visit our Facebook page to view the instructions: Baraka Shea Butter Facebook and tune in for more LIVE Soap School Livestream videos!  7pm EST on Thursdays. Recipe Source: Zakia @ LiveSoapSchool.com For Zakia Ringgold, magic happens when motherhood collides with… [read more]

Packing Shea Butter from our hands to yours

Packing Hand-Crafted Shea Butter: From Our Hands to Yours Watch as Barak Shea Butter is hand-packed, with every handful inspected, for quality. Baraka Shea Butter is 100% hand-crafted using traditional methods and processes passed down through generations. When it is finished and ready for packing into the cartons that will ship to Canada and then to our customers, every handful… [read more]

Traditional Shea Butter Soap

Shea Butter has been used for making soap for centuries. Women living in the Shea Forest on the edge of the Sahara have learned how to make it from their mothers and grandmothers and, in turn, have taught their daughters and granddaughters. Techniques and learning, passed down through generations. In this video Amina Yussif, discussed traditional Shea Butter Soap, how… [read more]

Picking Shea: A shortie from the Shea Forest

Picking Shea: A shortie from the Shea Forest Join us live from the Shea Forest as we watch women and families from Tabiasu (a community near Wa in northern Ghana) picking and eating shea fruit, a first step in turning this natural treasure into Baraka Shea Butter. Listen as @Alfred Akolgo, Baraka’s Country Manger describes the work they are doing… [read more]

Fruit Happens: Story of Shea Butter

Fruit Happens! Every year. Shea trees blossom in January and fruits start to form and by late April they are ripening and falling from the trees. Great fun, great treat and great for the women and the local economy. This video is the second in an ongoing series that Wayne Dunn of Baraka Shea Butter is putting together to help… [read more]

Introduction to the Story of Shea Butter

Shea Butter. You’ve heard of it. Maybe you use it and work with it. But, do you know the story? How it is made? The women, children, families and communities that make it (and depend on it). How they live. This video introduces an ongoing series that Wayne Dunn of Baraka Shea Butter is putting together to help people learn… [read more]

Moisturizing Bath Truffles

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

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]

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

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]

Supple Soap made with Turmeric

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]

Sea Salt Spa Escape Bar

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]

Bubble Scoops

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

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]

Asungtaaba Basket Group Sharing Fund

Women self-organize into work and support groups at the community level throughout northern Ghana and, indeed, in many other areas of the world. These groups fulfill important social, economic and community functions and have evolved a way or working, organizing and collaborating over generations. Unfortunately, they are too often ‘improved’ by well-meaning outsiders and formal structures and procedures put in… [read more]

Coconut Sustainability: waste to organic planting pots

Baraka and its partner Ava Virgin Coconut take great care to bring as much sustainability, as little waste and as much impact as possible to their work. This video shows how the traditional coconut industry leaves piles of husks in the growing area, taking land away from food, making an eyesore and providing a breeding ground for snakes.

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Tabiasu Women’s Enterprise Centre

A live walkthrough of the Tabiasu Women’s Enterprise Centre with Alfred Akolgo, Baraka’s Country Manager. You can see the women using the facility for the preparation of Shea Nuts (seeds) as we discuss the centre, why we built it, how it will be used and the impact it is already having.

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Summer Soothing Cream

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]

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