Not sure where to start? That’s ok, we’re happy to help! You might like to learn how handcrafted shea butter is made, or read more about how we work with women and communities in rural Ghana.
If you’re experimenting with making your own products for the first time, or simply looking for inspiration, discover our library of recipes here.
Of course, if you have any questions or need help making your purchase our friendly customer experience team are here to help. Feel free to contact us.
You can also join the Baraka Clan on Facebook to chat with like-minded makers, share your creations, or ask questions.
Information about each product is available under the ‘Specifications’ tab on the individual product pages. MSDS and Certificates of Analysis are also available to download there.
We have lots of social media content and resources to help educate your customers about the sourcing of the oils and butters in their products. We want to help you share the impact that your customer’s purchases have on hardworking women and families in northern Ghana.
You are welcome to download and use the graphics, images and videos below in any of your marketing materials. If you are sharing them on social media, we would love for you to tag us @barakasheabutter!
Looking for something specific? We have a lot more content available. Please contact us with your requirements.
Baraka carries a select set of oils, butters and products where we can know and engage with the entire supply chain, from the women in rural communities who make the product and all the way to our customers and their customers
Baraka Baobab Powder has more antioxidants than any other known fruit. It has slow energy release, high levels of vitamin C and which has been used naturally for centuries.
Truly a circular economy product, Baraka Black Soap uses by-products from shea butter production, including natural lye sourced from the ashes. Gentle yet effective, black soap has a wide range of uses and benefits.
Baraka Bolga Baskets are hand made by community-based women’s groups in northern Ghana. Using age-old traditional weaving methods and supported by modern training, quality control and microcredit facilities.
Baraka Cocoa Butter is made from pure, community based, sustainably grown and hand-harvested cocoa beans. A high-quality product originating from community based, small-holder farms that use traditional processes and techniques to harvest and prepare the beans.
Kombo Butter is fast-becoming known as a super-butter, helping to make great products even better. It is high in myristoleic acid, which is used to treat all kinds of muscle and joint pain.
Baraka Palm Oils are made from pure, sustainably grown and community harvested palm fruits and processed in a modern RSOP certified facility. Red Palm Oil is made from the fruit of the oil palm tree and palm kernel oil is made from the nut/seed inside the fruit.
Known for its amazing skin-care qualities, traditionally made shea butter can be used as an oil for cooking and is a natural lubricant for personal or other uses.
Pure, 100% natural, community-sourced, hand-crafted, fairly traded, naturally organic, raw, virgin coconut oil. Direct from small holder growers in Ghana to you.
Baraka Shea Butter is a small Canadian/Ghanaian family-owned business located on Vancouver Island in Canada and founded by husband and wife team, Wayne Dunn (Canadian/Irish) and Gifty Serbeh-Dunn (Ghanaian/Canadian).
We have a passion for using business to create meaningful community impact and generate financial returns, while simultaneously respecting our planet and environment.
We do this by creating value chains and human connections to bring high-quality local products to global markets and industries. This supports hardworking local women to generate income and develop their communities and provides ethical and sustainable products to people, businesses and industries in North America and around the world.
Gifty was born and raised in northern Ghana. She moved to Canada in the 1980s but always felt a strong connection to her home community in Wa. When visiting, she used to bring care packages to the women. Upon asking what she could bring them next time, the women said they wanted to work and earn income.
How could Gifty offer work to these women in Ghana when she lived on the other side of the world in Canada? After seeing shea butter grow in popularity in North America, the idea came to her.
Shea butter had been handcrafted in her home community for generations, so perhaps she could provide work for the women by selling their shea butter to the rest of the world.
This formed the beginning of Baraka Shea Butter.
Looking to resell Baraka products, or purchase in bulk quantities? We can meet your inventory and production needs. Please check out our Bulk & Wholesale page for further information.