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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]

Healing Foot Cream

[POSTED ON: 2nd May 2019]

Healed feet are Happy Feet.  Take tired, achy feet, use the cream and feel them smile and come alive.  Ingredients 2 Tbsp Coconut oil (antifungal, antibacterial) 1 Tbsp olive oil (optional) 2 Tbsp Shea Butter (deeply moisturizes skin) 1 Tbsp Sweet almond oil (moisturizes skin) Peppermint essential oil, 7 or 8 drops Directions Combine coconut oil, olive oil (optional), Baraka… [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]

Chocolatey Minty Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 2nd April 2019]

Chocolatey Minty Body Butter – so smooth, smells so nice and your skin loves the feel and taste.  Great for gifts too Ingredients 1/2 cup of organic cocoa butter 1/2 cup organic Barka Shea Butter 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup of jojoba or a mild olive oil. 1-2 teaspoons peppermint essential oil 2 tablespoons pure cocoa or cacao powder. 2… [read more]

Mom’s Favorite Apricot Sugar Scrub

[POSTED ON: 2nd April 2019]

Ultra-moisturizing, simple to make and oh so wonderful.  Favourite of everyone, not just Mom! Ingredients 1 cup of sugar 2/3 cup almond oil 1/3 cup Baraka Shea Butter 4 ounces of Apricot oil   Instructions Put shea butter in a double boiler and heat until it is just melting Add in sugar, almond oil and apricot oil Mix together to… [read more]

Heart Shaped Lotion Bar

[POSTED ON: 15th March 2019]

A sweet simple and oh so romantic lotion bar.  Easy to make and great to use. Ingredients 5 oz. beeswax 3 oz. Baraka Shea Butter 3 oz. hemp seed butter 1 oz. illipe or cocoa butter 6 oz. soybean or olive oil 1 ml Vitamin E 180 drops (or around 3ml) skin fragrance oil 2 Tablespoons colored mica of choice 6… [read more]

Super Soft Hair Conditioner

[POSTED ON: 17th February 2019]

Silky soft shiny hair that is easy to manage and looks luxurious.  That is what people say happens when the unrefined shea butter in this conditioner revitalizes their hair follicles and fortifies weak hair strands.  Great results, and easy to make. Ingredients Shea Butter Vitamin E oil Aloe vera gel Raw honey Sweet almond oil Coconut milk Vanilla extract Instructions… [read more]

Cardamom Ginger Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 10th February 2019]

Cardamom Ginger – your nose will be as happy as your skin with this luxurious body butter.  Awaken and refresh your skin, your nose and your day. Ingredients:  3/4 cup Shea Butter 1/4 cup Coconut Oil 10 – 15 drops Cardamom Essential Oil 8 – 10 drops Ginger Essential Oil Instructions Melt Shea butter and Coconut oil over low heat… [read more]

Chili and Chocolate Muscle Salve

[POSTED ON: 10th February 2019]

Your muscles will get excited at the name! Chili & Chocolate Muscle Salve.  And wait until they feel the soothing warmth and energy. Ingredients 1 oz. cocoa butter 1 oz. shea butter 1 oz. beeswax .5 oz. macadamia nut oil .5 oz. sesame oil 24 drops. Chili seed essential oil 12 drops cocoa absolute Instructions Melt the shea butter and… [read more]

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Truffle Soap

[POSTED ON: 9th February 2019]

These delicious looking soaps are absolutely skin-delicious and perfect DIY gifts for Valentine’s Day or any day you want to give something special to someone special! Ingredients: 32 oz. Clear Melt & Pour Soap Base 4 oz. White Melt & Pour Soap Base 1 piece Brown Oxide Soap Color Bar 1 teaspoon Brown Sparkle Mica Powder 17.5 ml Chocolate Drizzle… [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]

Luxury Face Cream

[POSTED ON: 24th December 2018]

It’s like Organic Skin Candy for your face! Super nourishing and packed with the miraculous natural goodness of shea butter and lovely vanilla scents.  Works great for all skin-types including dry, damaged, dehydrated, acne-prone, blemished, or sensitive skin. Unrefined shea butter is rich in fatty acids, natural oils, and vitamin A and vitamin E helping it to keep your skin… [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]

Lavender Shea Lotion

[POSTED ON: 24th October 2018]

Relaxing, calming and amazing for your skin. Perfect after bath/before bed skin treatment. Lavender scent will help you relax and sleep while the lotion repairs, rejuvenates and moisturizes your skin. You can Ingredients 10 tbs of Baraka Shea Butter 10 tbs of safflower oil 3-4 drops of Lavender essential oil A hand immersion mixer Directions Put Baraka Shea Butter and… [read more]

Coconut Shea Hair Mask

[POSTED ON: 24th October 2018]

Winter is DRY and DRY hair is no fun for anyone!  Get happy, moist, luxurious hair with this simple Coconut Shea Butter Hair Mask Easy to make.  Your hair will thank you! So simple, but what a difference it makes. Ingredients 1 tablespoon Baraka Shea Butter 4 tablespoons coconut oil Directions Let Baraka Shea Butter and coconut oil stand at… [read more]

Pure and Simple Shea Eye Cream

[POSTED ON: 23rd October 2018]

Your Eye Cream should contain more beneficial ingredients than harmful ones. That is why we recommend you try making your own. You need a rich and creamy under-eye cream that can restore elasticity and moisturize effectively. Ingredients 2 tablespoons of Shea Butter 1 teaspoon of beeswax 1 teaspoon of rosehip oil 4 drops of geranium essential oil Directions Put Baraka… [read more]

Shea Butter Hair Milk

[POSTED ON: 23rd October 2018]

Perfect for unmanageable and unruly tresses, this hair milk can be used to calm frizz and prevent split ends, leaving your hair feeling softer and bouncier! Simple to make, incredible results. Ingredients 1 cup Baraka Shea Butter 3 tablespoons coconut milk 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil 1 teaspoon raw honey 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil… [read more]

Coconut Lemon Lip Balm

[POSTED ON: 23rd October 2018]

Do your lips often feel like the Mojave desert … dry and cracked! Give this recipe for Shea Butter Lip Balm a try and feel the results! Happy lips and big smiles Ingredients 1 ounce Baraka Shea Butter 1 ounce beeswax 1 ounce coconut oil 1 teaspoon honey 15 drops of lemon essential oil Directions Put Baraka Shea Butter, beeswax,… [read more]

Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion

[POSTED ON: 23rd October 2018]

Smells as good as it sounds. And applies oh so nicely. Great for autumn, Thanksgiving or any time you want that contented, nesting feeling Ingredients ¼ cup of cocoa butter 2 tblsp. of almond oil 2 tblsp. of coconut oil 2 tblsp. of Baraka Shea Butter 1 tsp. of beeswax ⅛ tsp. of paprika 10 drops of cinnamon essential oil… [read more]

Vanilla Cookie Face Scrub

[POSTED ON: 23rd October 2018]

Love the name – Vanilla Cookie Face. Feels good, smells good, works great! Easy to make, easy to use. Great for gifts, or for pampering yourself Ingredients ⅔ cup brown sugar 2 tblsp. of Baraka Shea Butter ⅓ cup ground oats 1 tsp. of vanilla extract ½ cup of almond oil Directions Put Baraka Shea Butter into a heat-safe glass… [read more]

Candy Cane Lip Balm

[POSTED ON: 23rd October 2018]

Chapped lips be gone.  Nobody wants chapped lips this winter, right? Banish chapped lips with Candy Cane Lip balm.  Easy Recipe and great for gifts Why not grab a bag of our Shea Butter and this Candy Cane Lip Balm recipe and make some holiday gifts for your friends and family members. Perfect for Christmas (or any time). Gifts or… [read more]

Gingerbread Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 23rd October 2018]

Gingerbread Body Butter!  Deliciously happy and healthy skin.  And easy to make with this simple DIY recipe. Great for the holidays, or anytime you want to treat yourself and your skin Mmmm….delicious gingerbread and this one smells good enough to eat, however, it’s made for your body instead. A delicious body butter that smells good, works amazing and is easy… [read more]

Coconut/Almond Shea Body Butter

[POSTED ON: 22nd October 2018]

Skin candy for your body Ingredients 1 cup Baraka Shea Butter ½ cup coconut oil ½ cup almond oil Optional – 5-10 drops of your favourite essential oil Instructions Put all Baraka Shea Butter and coconut oil into a heat-safe glass bowl and mix together. Place the glass bowl in a saucepan filled with water. Heat on medium and continue… [read more]

Happy Lips Lemon Shea Lip Balm

[POSTED ON: 22nd October 2018]

Happy lips and big smiles! Ingredients 1 ounce Baraka Shea Butter 1 ounce beeswax 1 ounce coconut oil 1 teaspoon honey 15 drops of lemon essential oil (or substitute with your fav) Instructions Put all ingredients (except essential oils and honey) into a heat-safe glass bowl and mix together. Place the glass bowl in a saucepan filled with water. Heat… [read more]

Coconut/Shea Balm

[POSTED ON: 22nd October 2018]

Amazing balm. candy for your skin! Ingredients ½ cup of Baraka Shea Butter ½ cup of Jojoba ¼ cup of Coconut Oil Essential Oil (a few drops of your favourite. Coconut is good but feel free to experiment Instructions Put all ingredients (except essential oils) into a heat-safe glass bowl and mix together. Place the glass bowl in a saucepan… [read more]

Lavender/Shea After Bath Moisturizer

[POSTED ON: 22nd October 2018]

Refreshing, relaxing after bath moisturizing cream. (personalize it with your favourite oils and scents) Ingredients 10 tbs of room temp (or warmer but not melted) Baraka Shea Butter 10 tbs of safflower oil 3-4 drops of Lavender essential oil Instructions Combine Shea Butter and Safflower oil in a glass bowl. Add 3-4 drops of lavender essential oils (or an oil… [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]

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]

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]

Shea Butter – The Bliss Today

[POSTED ON: 11th July 2018]

Do we ever buy any beauty or skin product because it has a particular ingredient which is trending these days? Do we actually know the ingredients, the pros/cons? Well, Shea Butter is a trending ingredient these days, and I am going to shed some light on how we can effectively use it. Shea Butter, in its natural, unrefined state, with… [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]

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