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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]

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]

Why Use Shea Butter in Soap … Tips and More!

[POSTED ON: 24th October 2018]

“Shea Butter makes the best soap!”  We hear that from many soapmakers who love its effect on hardening, curing, lathering and the natural goodness it brings. Shea Butter is also easily absorbed by the human body, moisturizing skin and hair naturally without the need for artificial chemicals.  It adds a creamy, richness to the soap that many of them say they… [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]

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 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]

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]

How to Protect Yourself While Making Soap

[POSTED ON: 8th August 2018]

Making soap is a beautiful and creative process. However, when making your own soap, you must also be extremely careful when using Sodium hydroxide, otherwise known as LYE. We have heard of a few very scary soap-making stories gone wrong, so this article is meant to remind you just how dangerous lye can be as well as some measures to put… [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]

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]

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]

12 Ideas for Better Self Care

[POSTED ON: 12th June 2018]

Awareness of how much (or in many cases, how little) time we are spending on self care is increasing drastically these days. Whether you are a parent, an entrepreneur or perhaps simply living a full time life, self care is important, wouldn’t you agree? Why is self care so important? The foundation of self care begins with your connection to… [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]

Featured Shea Butter Expert: Scent and Sensibility

[POSTED ON: 16th April 2015]

  Name: Jolene Sing Company:  Scent and Sensibility State/Province:Nova Scotia Country:Canada Facebook: www.facebook.com/scentandsensibility       Jolene from Scent and Sensibility creates the following products with our Baraka Shea: Soaps Creams She uses shea butter in all of her soap recipes and loves how the butter makes her soap silkier and creamier.  She finds that the shea butter makes her recipes more luxurious,… [read more]

Featured Shea Butter Expert: Clean Treats Bath & Body

[POSTED ON: 27th February 2015]

  Name: Mellanie Company:  Clean Treats Bath and Body State/Province:Ontario Country:Canada Facebook: www.facebook.com/cleantreatsbath Twitter: www.twitter.com/cleantreatsbath     Mellanie from Clean Treats Bath & Beauty creates the following products with our Baraka Shea: Soaps Creams Deodorants Scrubs Skin care products While experimenting with various soap recipes, Mellanie discovered shea butter. Her favourite product to make using Baraka Shea is her Whipped Body Frostings because her… [read more]

Featured Shea Butter Expert: Chosen Naturals

[POSTED ON: 29th January 2015]

  Name: Cathy Company:  Chosen Naturals State/Province:Ontario Country:Canada Facebook: www.facebook.com/chosennaturals Cathy from Chosen Naturals creates the following products with our Baraka Shea: Soaps Creams Deodorants Barrier Cream Body Butter Skin care products Cathy’s favourite product to make with Baraka Shea Butter is her Cocoa Kiss Body Butter, as there is also a lot of cocoa butter in it and it smells like chocolate…. [read more]

Featured Shea Butter Expert: Moon Lily

[POSTED ON: 19th January 2015]

  Name: Jasmine Company:  Moon Lily State/Province:  Alberta Country:Canada Facebook: www.facebook.com/moonlilywellness       Jasmine from Moon Lily creates the following products with our Baraka Shea: Soaps Ointments balms butters salves Skin care products Moon Lily sells a skin care line for pregnant mama’s and babies, to help them get away from all the store bought chemicals, and keep their sensitive skin natural, just… [read more]

Featured Shea Butter Expert: Apple Island Naturals

[POSTED ON: 7th January 2015]

Name: Kathy Company:  Apple Island Naturals State/Province:BC Country:Canada Facebook: www.facebook.com/appleislandnaturals Twitter: @Appleisland1 Kathy from Apple Island Naturals creates the following products with our Baraka Shea: Soaps Creams Skin care products butter melts for the bath Kathy loves the quality of Baraka Shea Butter, the sustainability, and the way it helps women and children in Ghana. She started off using the shea butter to superfat… [read more]

Baraka Featured Customer….Peaux d’Ange-Angel’s Skins soap company

[POSTED ON: 1st December 2014]

Name: Mylene Company: Peaux d’Ange-Angel’s Skins soap company State/Province:Quebec Country:Canada Facebook: www.facebook.com/peauxdange Twitter: @peauxdange Mylene from the Peaux d’Ange-Angel’s Skins Soap Company creates the following products with our Baraka Shea: Soaps Creams Ointments Skin care products Bath bombs Mylene loves to craft hand cream and face cream with Baraka Shea. She has noticed a very significant difference in her skin care products, particularly in… [read more]

Baraka Featured Customer….Savvy Soap

[POSTED ON: 28th November 2014]

Name: Chris Company: Savvy Soap State/Province: Quebec Country:  Canada Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Savvysoaps Chris from Savvy Soap creates the following products with our Baraka Shea: Soaps His favourite products to make with Baraka Shea is soap for the good quality and moisturizing capabilities.

Baraka Featured Customer….JANMade

[POSTED ON: 18th November 2014]

Name: Jan Company: JANMade State/Province:Ontario Country:Canada Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JanmadeSoapsetc Twitter: @JanMadeSoapsEtc Jan from JANMade creates the following products with our Baraka Shea: Creams Soaps Ointments Skin Care Products Her favourite products to make with Baraka Shea is soap for the ease of production and whipped body butters for the moisturizing properties.  She also enjoys purchasing Baraka Bolga Baskets. Jan feels that Baraka Shea is a valued… [read more]

Baraka Featured Customer… Little One Naturals

[POSTED ON: 4th November 2014]

Name: Alexis Company: Little One Naturals State/Province:Ontario Country:Canada Facebook: www.facebook.com/LittleOneNaturals Instagram: @littleonetreasures Alexis from Little One Naturals creates the following products with our Baraka Shea Creams Ointments Body Butter Her favourite product to make with Baraka Shea is Body Butter because the Shea whips SO well!

Baraka Featured Customer…Boudica

[POSTED ON: 28th October 2014]

Name:Heather Heaman Company: Boudica State/Province:Ontario Country:Canada Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoudicaBodycare Twitter: @boudicabodycare Heather from Boudica found Baraka through some Shea Butter discussions  with other soap makers. She wanted to give our Shea Butter a try because of our focus on the women who make the shea butter and contributing back to their communities. Heather says:  “Baraka  Shea is much creamier than the shea that we… [read more]

Baraka Featured Customer….Brightside Soaps

[POSTED ON: 23rd October 2014]

Name:Kelly Smith Company:Brightside Soaps State/Province:Ontario Country:Canada Twitter: @brightsidesoaps Facebook:  www.facebook.com/brightsidesoaps Kelly from Brightside Soaps creates the following with Baraka Shea Butter: Soaps Creams Skin care products Her favourite thing about Baraka Shea Butter is the smell. Kelly says, “Not any one thing, I love the smell of it, I make a soap that the majority oil/butter is shea, 26%! But shea… [read more]

Baraka Featured Customer…MISSIE

[POSTED ON: 20th October 2014]

Name: Melissa Wooldridge Company Name:  MISSIE State/Province:  Ontario Country: Canada Facebook:  www.facebook.com/missiemoo Melissa uses our Shea Butter to create beautiful: Soaps Creams Skin care products Bath bombs Her favourite product to make with our Shea Butter is Whipped Shea because it is a BEST SELLER! You too can be a featured customer! Just fill out our short survey and we will share your story with… [read more]

YOU ARE THE SHEA BUTTER EXPERTS!

[POSTED ON: 18th June 2014]

We want to see photos and hear stories of how you use Shea Butter. YOU are the Shea Butter EXPERTS! We hope you will help the women and communities of northern Ghana by sharing your stories, photos and information. The more everyone knows about the wonderful products and uses of Baraka Shea Butter made by the women and families of… [read more]

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