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]

Featured … from our hands … Greenpetal Soapworks

[POSTED ON: 1st April 2019]

This week’s 🤲🏾 …from our hands…🤲🏾 feature is Greenpetal Soapworks. Their products are 100% Natural. Featured today: GARDEN PARTY – GARDEN HANDS – is a nourishing, creamy, scrubby bar that leaves hands soft. Organic Calendula, Chamomile & Dandelion infused in Olive Oil for 8 weeks. Local Honey, Colloidal Oatmeal, Cornmeal, Fine Pumice, Himalayan & Mineral Sea Salts. Everyone loves the… [read more]

4 Skincare Changes for Spring

[POSTED ON: 27th March 2019]

Spring your skincare forward with these practical tips.  Leave winter behind and embrace spring and summer with health, happy skin.

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Featured … from our hands to yours … Kiss Kiss Lipbalm for Kids

[POSTED ON: 25th March 2019]

This week’s 🤲🏾 …from our hands…🤲🏾 feature is Kiss Kiss. Featured today: All natural lip balm for kids using fun flavours and bright colourful packaging. The majority of the artwork on the Kiss Kiss labels have been hand-drawn by a local artist. I like to think that Kiss Kiss has brought the fun + natural together. TIP for other Skincare… [read more]

Guided Tour of the new Baraka Website

[POSTED ON: 20th March 2019]

We are marching into March with a new website!  So exciting. Thanks to all of you that beta-tested it and thanks to our team who made it happen. It was the encouragement from many of you that led us to totally redoing the website.  So many of you said that our old site just wasn’t telling the story of Baraka… [read more]

Shea Butter Smells (and colours)

[POSTED ON: 11th March 2019]

Unrefined shea butter has natural colors and smells.  Learn more.  And beware any that promise consistent yellow color! There are two main causes of odor in shea butter.  The first is the smoky smell that some shea butter has.  In general, that means it is very fresh as the smoke comes from the open fires that traditional shea butter is… [read more]

Featured … from our hands to yours … Terrah Essentials

[POSTED ON: 11th March 2019]

This week’s 🤲🏾 …from our hands…🤲🏾 feature is Terrah Essentials. From Bhie, the owner and founder…”My major influence growing up was my mother, she was a lover of beautiful things and the sole person who taught me about entrepreneurship. Growing up in a third world country, you learn to do a lot of things yourself and truly make use of… [read more]

Packaging that works

[POSTED ON: 6th March 2019]

Packaging has to work:  Looking good, informative, functional and helps sales. Don’t forget the environment!  Critical keys to packaging success. These are things to consider when creating packaging for your skincare products. You want the packaging to be appealing and informative. That beautiful container or bright label is the first thing that skin-care lovers will see, so you don’t want… [read more]

…from our hands to yours… Love Your Suds

[POSTED ON: 4th March 2019]

Love Your Suds was featured in one of our very first …from our hands to yours… features. That was a LONG time ago, so we wanted to be sure to feature them again. Their artisan creations are so beautiful, aren’t they? At Love Your Suds, their soaps are handmade in small batches using classic cold process techniques. Each batch is… [read more]

Sonia’s Self-Care Rituals for 2019

[POSTED ON: 27th February 2019]

Self-care is such a hot topic in 2019, and so important for our well-being. Whether it is physically, mentally, or spiritually, self-care is an important part of being the best you. Taking time out of your day or your week for yourself and putting the needs of YOU before anyone else will rejuvenate and recharge your soul. So take a… [read more]

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