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]

REBATCH Magic! Save Soap, Save Money, Save Planet

[POSTED ON: 12th December 2018]

Rebatch can be magic, saving soap, saving you money and saving landfill and waste.  Learn more from the experience of Jaena Moynihan. Trial and error. This has been the journey of creating a new formulation for a “Perfect Skin” luxury face bar. But, who wants to toss perfectly good ingredients away? Not me! Butter-heavy soap bars are too valuable to… [read more]

Grainy Shea Ain’t Great: Let’s Fix Pronto!

[POSTED ON: 28th November 2018]

Grainy Sh*a Happens! Nobody likes it! But there is something we can do!

Why does grainy shea happen? It’s a cooling off thing – too slowly and it can crystalize. No big deal though. Simply remelt and recool (faster!)

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Spread Holiday Cheer with These Skincare DIY’s

[POSTED ON: 3rd October 2018]

IY skin care products are a great way to share love and energy over Christmas. You get the fun of making something healthy and useful that makes a totally personalized gift. And, when you use Baraka Shea Butter you give a gift to the women and families who make too. A really Holiday win win win! The holidays are right… [read more]

The Chemistry of Shea Butter

[POSTED ON: 26th September 2018]

Interested in learning more about the science behind what gives Shea Butter its  sun protection qualities? Thanks to Amanda from Realize Beauty, you can learn right here. So, here we go! Shea Butter Butters by definition melt at somewhere around 40C and in Shea Butter, the chemical that helps keep what would otherwise be an oil buttery is Stearic acid. Stearic… [read more]

How to Use Shea Butter

[POSTED ON: 10th May 2018]

Shea Butter has a number of properties that make it beneficial for your skin and hair. It has become a popular ingredient of choice in many beauty, skincare, hair and cosmetic products because of it’s healing, soothing and nourishing properties.   Shea Butter can be used in variety of ways: Dry Skin For some of us, dry skin is a massive… [read more]

6 Ways To Use African Shea Butter – How to use it in beauty or other areas

[POSTED ON: 21st November 2016]

African Shea butter is a miraculous natural product. It is full of many amazing propertiesthat help us in multiple ways inclueing beautiful skin and hair plus good health. This butter with versatile qualities is edible also and is a major ingredient in many confectionery items. The African Shea butter is derived from the nuts of karate trees that are found in… [read more]

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