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Making Black Soap

[POSTED ON: 23rd April 2020]

Black Soap is an incredible product that is just starting to be known and used in North America Ghanaian women have been making black soap with shea butter for generations.  Taught by their mothers and grandmothers as they were growing up, Ghanaian women make and use black soap. Follow along in this video as we interview Amina Yussif and she… [read more]

Palm & Cocoa Butter Soap Sensation

[POSTED ON: 27th March 2020]

Palm Kernel Oil combined with Cocoa Butter creates a cleansing bar of handmade soap that lathers extremely wel and lasts for a long timel. Try this recipe to create a long lasting bar of luxurious soap. Palm Kernel Oil – 122 gramsOlive Oil – 238 gramsCocoa Butter – 102 gramsCastor Oil – 68 gramsCoconut Oil – 102 gramsShea Butter –… [read more]

Coconut and Oat Milk Soap

[POSTED ON: 13th February 2020]

What makes the ingredients special? Most people use oatmeal as a healthy food and it is also fantastic for skincare. The combination of Oat milk and coconut milk is truly a luxurious bath experience. What do you use it for? A very mild and gentle exfoliating soap. Why should someone totally try this? Create your own luxurious skincare with healthy… [read more]

Coconut Oil & Sea Salt Soap

[POSTED ON: 6th February 2020]

Baraka offers coconut oil that is of the highest quality. Coconut Oil provides an extra punch of cleansing and can be moisturizing at the same time in handmade soap. What makes this bar so special? Virgin Coconut oil has a distinct smell that is naturally intoxicating while at the same time beneficial to the skin. What can you use it… [read more]

Shea Butter, Coconut & Mango Soap Recipe

[POSTED ON: 12th December 2019]

Shea Coconut will create a long last bar packed with nutrients that moisturize and cleanse the skin naturally. Shea Butter is full of vitamins A, E and F which all contribute to it’s ability to absorb in the skin and make the skin appear smooth and supple. Coconut oil adds the cleansing factor to this recipe for a truly luxurious… [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]

Moisturizing Bath Truffles

[POSTED ON: 4th September 2019]

Bath Truffles are a self-care treat for the tub. With this simple homemade DIY you can experience a luxurious bath time treat that leaves your skin nourished. Ingredients: Mango Butter 125 grams Shea Butter – 60 grams Coconut Oil – 20 grams Emulsifying Wax – 20 grams Lavender Essential Oil – 3 grams Instructions: 1. Measure each of the ingredients…. [read more]

French Green Facial Soap

[POSTED ON: 29th August 2019]

This recipe comes from the New Vegan Soap Cookbook. It creates an amazing lather that naturally cleanses the skin. By incorporating French Green Clay it gently detoxifies the skin while giving it an extra dose of moisture. This is a great recipe to try for problematic skin or as a weekly skin ritual for a deep cleanse. Ingredients: Rice Bran… [read more]

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

[POSTED ON: 23rd August 2019]

This recipe makes a conditioning and naturally cleansing batch of soap. Activated charcoal is known for naturally pulling toxins from the skin and Tea Tree essential oil is a great anti-septic. The combination of these ingredients along with Shea Butter, Hemp Seed oil and Olive Oil make it an ideal bar for a conditioning cleanse. Ingredients Sodium Hydroxide – 106… [read more]

Supple Soap made with Turmeric

[POSTED ON: 8th August 2019]

This all natural soap is the elixir for radiant skin. This DIY recipe is packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients and antioxidants to gently exfoliate and cleanse the skin. To make this recipe, follow soap safety procedures by donning gloves and goggles. Ingredients Distilled Water – 196 grams Sodium Hydroxide- 77 grams Avocado Oil – 136 grams Coconut Oil – 169 grams… [read more]

Sea Salt Spa Escape Bar

[POSTED ON: 25th July 2019]

Sea Salt Spa Bar:  A spa-like treat from a hard, exfoliating bar.  Watch, read, learn and try it.  Fun and a treat to use when you are done. Since this batch contains a high amount of Salt we will use individual cavity molds to make it easier to release. Remember that Sodium Hydroxide is a caustic and therefore we must… [read more]

Bubble Scoops

[POSTED ON: 19th July 2019]

Scoopy Doo fun with Bubble Scoops.  Fun to use.  Fun to make – and video and written instructions.  Check it out! Bubble Scoops are a unique spin on creating a luxuriously conditioning bath experience. To use them, you will crumble under running water and watch your tub get filled with bubbles and an intoxicating scent. For this recipe you will… [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]

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]

Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion Bars

[POSTED ON: 9th February 2019]

These romantic and moisturizing Valentine themed lotion bars are perfect gifts for your loved ones; on Valentine’s Day or anytime.  Easy to make and they work so well Ingredients: 5 oz. beeswax 3 oz. Baraka shea butter 3 oz. hemp seed butter (or any other semi-solid butter at room temp such as shea butter) 1 oz. illipe butter (or you… [read more]

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