Unrefined and Raw Doesn’t Always Mean Pure

[POSTED ON: 7th May 2019]

Know your Shea Butter Better: Words are confusing…

Handcrafted and traditionally made. Those words will lead you to shea butter that has all the natural goodness and maximizes the benefits to the hardworking women who make it. Raw and unrefined can lead you to strange places in the shea butter world.

Did you know that raw and unrefined are often used to describe industrially processed and chemically extracted shea butter?

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Community Impact: A Sustainable Approach

[POSTED ON: 24th April 2019]

All community impact is not created equal. Charity and philanthropy are too often one and done, with minimal sustainable impact. Far better to create sustainable and replicable impact by aligning business, social and environmental impact, and by fostering local ownership and engagement. It is often much easier just to give something, bask in the appreciation and adoration of the recipient… [read more]

Guided Tour of the new Baraka Website

[POSTED ON: 20th March 2019]

We are marching into March with a new website!  So exciting. Thanks to all of you that beta-tested it and thanks to our team who made it happen. It was the encouragement from many of you that led us to totally redoing the website.  So many of you said that our old site just wasn’t telling the story of Baraka… [read more]

More for All | Less for None:

[POSTED ON: 11th February 2019]

The Baraka Way More for all, less for none. You can have your cake, and eat it too. The Baraka value chain creates more value for the hard-working women who make Baraka Shea Butter and uses that to create more value for the amazing crafters who turn it into products that are so valuable for their customers. I’m sitting in… [read more]

2019, a New Year. A New Opportunity?

[POSTED ON: 23rd January 2019]

Making 2019 YOUR YEAR OF OPPORTUNITY

Make 2019 your year of opportunity

How will your 2019 end? 
What is important for you this year?  Personally?  For your business?  For your community?  Why is it important? 
What steps can you take to make your important happen?

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MAKE 2019 YOUR YEAR OF PURPOSE

[POSTED ON: 31st December 2018]

Make 2019 Your Year of Purpose

Let #Purpose drive #profit, #impact, #results and sustainable competitive advantage.  And make your business and work more fun and enjoyable; for you, for your customers and your team.

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IT IS MERRY CHRISTMAS

[POSTED ON: 24th December 2018]

It is Christmas Time. Let’s Celebrate it   Merry Christmas from all of us at the Baraka Shea Butter family.  Happy Holidays too, but, to be honest, I believe in calling holidays by their name and enjoying the celebration with respect, tolerance and inclusion.  So, IT IS MERRY CHRISTMAS On Muslim Holy Days I enjoy being greeted by Eid Mubarak… [read more]

Giving Back: Pragmatic Ideas for Impact

[POSTED ON: 5th December 2018]

“How can I support my community and important causes? My business is small, and I can’t afford to constantly donate.”

Those of us in the handcrafted soap and cosmetics space and other small businesses struggle with this all the time. We believe that businesses of all types and sizes should contribute to the community good.

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DIY Dynamo: Fuller Wallet, Healthier Skin, and Fun too!

[POSTED ON: 21st November 2018]

DIY Dynamo is you? Don’t read further if your wallet is too full, your skin too healthy and you never struggle with what gifts to give. OK, so you want more.  DIY skincare products made with pure, unrefined Baraka Shea Butter can save you money and make your skin and hair super happy.  They are easy and fun to create, make… [read more]

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