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Scars No More, Thanks to Shea Butter!

[POSTED ON: 28th August 2019]

One of the most common ailments as a child (and even as an adult) is chicken pox. While it is a somewhat harmless virus (thanks to modern medicine), it can in fact have long-lasting effects… specifically, the scars it leaves behind. The biggest tip we can offer is don’t scratch or itch the rash. This can cause irritation, bleeding, and… [read more]

5 Reasons to Use Baraka Shea Butter

[POSTED ON: 10th July 2019]

Baraka Shea Butter Rocks!  Yes, we are totally biased, but see why we think you and your customers will benefit from using Baraka.   Fair Trade All Baraka Shea Butter is community certified fair trade. Yes, you heard that right. This means we hold fairness to the highest of standards. The women who make Baraka meet annually to review their… [read more]

Uses of Shea Butter

[POSTED ON: 3rd July 2019]

Skincare, Haircare, Medicinal, Food, Personal Lubricant, Overall Health, Lantern Fuel and more.  Shea Butter has so many uses… We recently landed on one of our friend’s blogs (Shea Yeah) where she highlights the uses and benefits of shea butter. We loved it! We loved it SO much that it inspired us to write an updated post on the uses of… [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]

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]

Using Baraka Shea Butter in My 60’s

[POSTED ON: 31st October 2018]

Smooth, supple skin well into your 60’s? Sign us up! Kathleen Chopra shares her story with us about how Baraka Shea Butter has given new life and energy to her 60-year old skin. Hi fellow Baraka lovers! Kathie, here. It’s apparent that this magic butter does wonders to prevent youthful skin from aging, and that’s great! But, what about skin… [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]

Colours of Baraka Shea Butter

[POSTED ON: 10th October 2018]

Shea Butter ranges in colour from gray/white through to buttery yellow. The properties of the shea butter are not affected by colouration. The colours are caused by several factors; the mineral content of the soil where the shea tree it came from grows, the time of the crop (seeds from early shea fruit seem to produce more yellowish coloured shea… [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]

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]

The Perfect Facial Care Routine

[POSTED ON: 19th September 2018]

Is there really such thing as the perfect  Facial Care Routine? Perhaps not. However, we definitely believe that it is important to care for your skin and especially the skin on your face daily. Some professionals recommend different regimes according to your skin type, however the key elements that should be a part of almost everyone’s routine are: cleanse tone exfoliate… [read more]

The True Meaning of ‘Natural’ … and More!

[POSTED ON: 12th September 2018]

We hear so many terms thrown around the skincare industry, the most popular and ‘trendy’ being NATURAL. But what exactly does it mean, and how regulated are these ‘natural’ skincare products? The term natural is NOT actually regulated, and in fact, can have a multitude of definitions. Both companies and consumers have different standards of what natural means to them and… [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]

How to Soothe a Sunburn with Shea Butter

[POSTED ON: 14th August 2018]

While fall is quickly approaching, summer still lingers and so do beach-goers who head towards the coast to surf the waves, snorkel the depths, and tan on the most gorgeous beaches. I was recently in San Diego, where the sun was flaming hot and gave me an unappealing farmers tan. Along with that farmers tan, I was unlucky enough to experience the… [read more]

Shea Butter, Oil, and Cream – OH MY!

[POSTED ON: 25th July 2018]

Did you know that Shea can actually be experienced in three different forms? Shea Butter, Shea Oil, and Shea Cream. I, personally, had no idea even though I am a long time Shea Butter enthusiast. The three forms are NOT created equal, they are great for DIFFERENT purposes. But don’t worry, I’m going to break it down for you, so… [read more]

Using Shea Butter to Care For Your Hair

[POSTED ON: 17th July 2018]

Do you have unmanageable hair? Using Shea Butter in hair care products is becoming more and more popular. Why? One of the top reasons is that it has been known for its ability to soften frizzy hair and make it more manageable. Shea Butter applied to the hair helps to prevent the hair from drying out and becoming brittle, a common problem… [read more]

Benefits of Natural Skincare Products

[POSTED ON: 20th June 2018]

People have been concerned with beauty since the beginning of time. Using natural ingredients such as Shea Butter and honey to achieve a flawless look is not a new concept. With the passage of time and advanced technology, we now have a variety of options to choose from. And, while many stores are filled with products that contain synthetic based… [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]

Shea Butter: The Benefits of this Skin Superfood

[POSTED ON: 23rd May 2018]

Shea Butter. Even the name sounds luxurious and rejuvenating! This creamy, rich superfood originates from the nuts of the Shea Tree and is packed with Vitamin A, E, and F, and provides moderate UV protection. Similar to Argan Oil, Shea Butter was originally used by African woman to keep their skin supple, moisturized, and healthy. Since then, it is included… [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]

REFINED VS UNREFINED SHEA BUTTER: WHAT’S IN A LABEL?

[POSTED ON: 21st June 2014]

Imagine: two pots of face cream, identical but for the wording on the labels. One says “raw, unrefined, natural” and the other says “refined, de-odorized, pure white and with a subtle floral fragrance”.   Which one would YOU trust for your delicate skin?  Refined vs Unrefined Shea Butter   The truth is that the “raw, unrefined” Shea Butter is superior – no contest!… [read more]

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