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DIY Fizzy Bath Bomb Recipe with Coconut Oil

[POSTED ON: 31st October 2019]

Bath Bombtastic – Make your own fizzy bath bombs with this simple recipe that creates a ton of bubbles in the tub coupled with conditioning the water and aromatherapy for your next bath time retreat. Ingredients: 2 Cups Baking Soda1 Cup Citric Acid1/2 Cup Cornstarch10 grams Coconut oil1 tablespoon Water30 drops of Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil Visit our Facebook page… [read more]

DIY: Coconut and Shea Butter Soap Bars

[POSTED ON: 24th October 2019]

Coco Shea Soap – This soap creates a nourishing cleanse for the skin. It’s packed with Shea Butter to which is full of vitamins that moisturize the skin while providing relief to itchy dry skin. Be sure to wear your safety equipment and have fun with this Coco Shea recipe. Ingredients Sodium Hydroxide – 87 gramsDistilled Water – 203 gramsBaraka Shea… [read more]

Pumpkin Skincare: Pumpkin Is Not Just for Eating

[POSTED ON: 21st October 2019]

It’s that time of the year again… pumpkin season! The true mark of fall is… Pumpkin spice and everything nice, please. We thought it would be fun to share a few pumpkin-inspired skincare DIYs!  Pumpkin Spice Face Mask Ingredients: 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree 1 tablespoon ground coffee 1 teaspoon Baraka Shea Butter Directions: … [read more]

Cup O’ Joe Face Mask

[POSTED ON: 18th September 2019]

This simple 2 ingredient recipe is packed with antioxidants and will help to increase blood circulation contributing to a natural glow.   Ingredients:   Ground Coffee – 2 tablespoons Organic Honey – 2 tablespoons   Instructions: 1. Mix the ground coffee and honey in a small bowl. 2. Apply the mask to your face in a circular motion and let… [read more]

Building the Perfect Night Skincare Routine

[POSTED ON: 14th September 2019]

After a long busy day, you might be tempted to just skip any form of skincare and simply rely on some beauty rest instead. However, you might want to think twice before heading straight to bed, as leading dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner stresses that your nighttime facial routine is more important than your morning regimen. Here’s why and how you should practice… [read more]

DIY Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 25th August 2019]

This DIY Body Butter is the perfect anti-scarring potion, helping to reduce scars left behind from acne, chicken pox and other skin conditions. Ingredients 1-2 cups of Baraka Shea Butter 3-4 drops each of rosehip oil, seabuckthorn oil, coconut oil, and Vitamin E oil Directions Melt 1-2 cups of shea butter in a double broiler. Place it in the fridge… [read more]

Mango Shea Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 19th August 2019]

Mangoes are tropical and perfect for summer. Keep your skin happy and hydrated with this body butter. Ingredients: 4 oz mango butter 1oz Baraka Shea Butter 2.75 oz jojoba oil 30 drops of your favorite essential oil blend Directions: Cut the mango butter in small cubes and put them in a bowl. Smash the mango butter until you have a… [read more]

DIY Eye Cream with Frankincense & Shea Butter

[POSTED ON: 5th August 2019]

We can’t make any promises about no crow’s feet. What we do know is that protecting and nourishing the delicate eye area is essential. Enjoy the benefits of this eye cream. And, enjoy making it. Ingredients: 10 drops frankincense essential oil 1 ounce pure aloe vera gel 1 ounce Baraka Shea Butter 1 ounce Baraka Virgin Coconut Oil ½ teaspoon… [read more]

Orange Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 22nd July 2019]

Orange you glad (at least we try to be funny) you take care of your skin year round? Your skin sure is – loves these simple, pure, healing creations you treat it with!  And your nose will love the orange/citrus aroma as your skin repairs, rejuvenates and rejoices. Another body butter that reminds you of summer! Lather it on and… [read more]

Happy Soles (and toes) Moisturizing Foot Scrub

[POSTED ON: 18th July 2019]

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]

Whipped Strawberry Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 4th July 2019]

Whipped Strawberry Butter, with Shea & Cocoa Butter. Treat my tastebuds?  Or my skin?  Enjoy this fruity and nourishing body butter for summer hydration! Ingredients: 1/2 cup Baraka Shea Butter 1/4 cup cocoa butter 2 tbsp almond oil 2 tbsp coconut oil 15 drops strawberry fragrance oil 10 drops strawberry seed essential oil Directions: In a double boiler, melt the… [read more]

Whipped Aloe Vera Butter

[POSTED ON: 27th June 2019]

During the summer months, Aloe Vera can easily become a must have in your daily skincare routine. Aloe Vera has alkalizing properties which help to balance your skin’s PH levels. Here at Baraka Shea Butter, we naturally believe that Shea Butter needs to be added to that list! SO, with this dynamic duo, your skin will thank you this summer!… [read more]

Green Tea Detoxifying Night Cream

[POSTED ON: 20th June 2019]

Nighttime magic!  Our skin deserves to be treated like gold, so why not give it a boost overnight with this DIY Green Tea Detoxifying Night Cream? Green tea is known for its antioxidant properties, the perfect ingredient to work on your skin overnight, don’t you think? Ingredients: 1 tablespoon beeswax 1 tablespoon almond oil 1 tablespoon aloe vera juice 1… [read more]

Summer Soothing Cream

[POSTED ON: 10th June 2019]

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]

Yummy Apple Night Cream

[POSTED ON: 30th May 2019]

They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away ~ what can apples do for our skin? Apples are so rich in many different vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. Ingredients:  2 apples 4 tablespoons rose water 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 Tbsp Baraka Shea Butter (optional) Preparation: Cut up apples and remove seeds. Blend with olive oil and shea… [read more]

Incorporate Veggies Into Your Skincare

[POSTED ON: 29th May 2019]

‘Sit down and eat your veggies.  Your skin will be healthy and happy!’ That’s what my mom would always tell me.  Well, maybe she didn’t mention happy skin, but it is true – veggies are a great addition to DIY skincare.   Veggies aren’t just healthy to ingest? They are also incredibly powerful for your skin. I’ve gathered a few of… [read more]

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]

Valentines Day DIY Skincare

[POSTED ON: 6th February 2019]

Love is for life and so is your skin. Try these DIY Shea Butter gifts for your Valentine this year. Easy to make, great for their skin, and great for the hard-working women who make Baraka Shea Butter.

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Shea Butter for Chapped Skin This Winter

[POSTED ON: 9th January 2019]

Winter weather is bad! Winter skin doesn’t have to be. Shea butter won’t keep you warm, but it can help to keep your skin happy and healthy. Alright, for most of us it’s officially winter. It’s either snowing, extremely windy, or the air is dry and chilly or raining and ugly. The first thing I notice when fall leaves (no… [read more]

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]

Treat Yourself to a Natural Pedicure

[POSTED ON: 16th November 2018]

Happy Feet connect to Happy Body. Learn to pamper your foundation and get your feet dancing for joy! Our feet hold us up all day long every day, no wonder they get tired and sore! Taking care of your feet should be a priority. They deserve to be pampered, don’t you think? One way that you can take care of… [read more]

Benefits Of Using Raw Shea Butter On Dry Skin

[POSTED ON: 17th October 2018]

Raw, Unrefined Shea Butter to the rescue!  Dry skin can be uncomfortable and at times painful. Not only is it annoying, frustrating and irritating to deal with, but it can have a long term impact, such as the early appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Natural, unrefined Shea Butter, with its abundance of natural goodness, is an excellent way to combat… [read more]

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]

Some Favorite Shea Butter DIYs

[POSTED ON: 22nd August 2018]

By now, you have probably heard of Shea Butter: the hair and skin superfood. Anyone who has ever incorporated it into their skincare routine will tell you the results are incredible! Besides its ultra-nourishing and moisturizing advantages, it can also help with skin inflammation, skin disorders, stretch marks, scars, sunburns, crows feet, fine lines, and more! The list is endless… [read more]

10-Minute “Rawmazing” DIY Shea Butter Lotions

[POSTED ON: 27th June 2018]

Alright, I don’t have too much spare time in my average day anymore. However, one thing I do make time for is making DIY skincare products. I find that the chemicals and parabens in store-bought creams and lotions make my skin super irritated (yes, I am a sensitive gal). I also love a minimalist lifestyle, so I refuse to add… [read more]

Naturally Diminish Stretch Marks with Shea Butter

[POSTED ON: 31st May 2018]

Stretch marks. Whether you are a teenager who grew five inches in a summer or a mama-to-be in her last trimester of pregnancy, you may wind up finding a few on your stomach, legs, or back. While they aren’t harmful to your health, many people will seek out treatments to diminish or get rid of them altogether. So, you may… [read more]

Treat Yourself to a Natural Manicure

[POSTED ON: 17th May 2018]

We use our hands for so many jobs throughout the day; we wash, we work, we cook, we craft, we create, we carry, we drive, you get the picture! If you are tired just reading that list, imagine how your hands feel! Taking care of your hands should be a priority. One way that you can take care of your… [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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