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]

The Growing DIY Skincare Movement… Get On Board!

[POSTED ON: 8th May 2019]

Control and knowledge through DIY? YES!   Know what you are putting on your skin and why.  Avoid ingredients you can’t pronounce, and make an impact on Ghanaian mothers and communities at the same time.  And, have fun doing it. You may have noticed that the skincare movement is quickly shifting towards greater transparency. Men and women want to know exactly… [read more]

Choosing the Right Scent for Your Creation

[POSTED ON: 1st May 2019]

Scents make sense and cents! It’s so true.  Scents sell a product. I am the kind of girl, who will smell a product before I actually place it on my skin. And personally, I am on the side of less is more. I like tamer fragrances, vanilla, peppermint, and lavender. What about you? Let’s talk more about scent. Scent is… [read more]

The Best Nipple Creams for Breastfeeding Mamas

[POSTED ON: 17th April 2019]

Breastfeeding is a beautiful experience, a time where mama and baby can truly bond. It is natural and pure (like handmade shea butter) and so important. Thankfully Western society is increasingly embracing it as natural, loving and publicly acceptable.   However, it isn’t always as easy as one may think. It’s a learning process, which can result in cracked, sore,… [read more]

The Importance of Night Creams

[POSTED ON: 10th April 2019]

Night creams are not just for those of us who are worried about ageing. In fact, night creams are essential in keeping skin moisturized, young (yes, I said it), and radiant. But instead of investing in an expensive night cream that promises the moon and back… Why not create your own and reap the same benefits (and without any of… [read more]

4 Skincare Changes for Spring

[POSTED ON: 27th March 2019]

Spring your skincare forward with these practical tips.  Leave winter behind and embrace spring and summer with health, happy skin.

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Shea Butter Smells (and colours)

[POSTED ON: 11th March 2019]

Unrefined shea butter has natural colors and smells.  Learn more.  And beware any that promise consistent yellow color! There are two main causes of odor in shea butter.  The first is the smoky smell that some shea butter has.  In general, that means it is very fresh as the smoke comes from the open fires that traditional shea butter is… [read more]

Packaging that works

[POSTED ON: 6th March 2019]

Packaging has to work:  Looking good, informative, functional and helps sales. Don’t forget the environment!  Critical keys to packaging success. These are things to consider when creating packaging for your skincare products. You want the packaging to be appealing and informative. That beautiful container or bright label is the first thing that skin-care lovers will see, so you don’t want… [read more]

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