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April
30
,
2024

Is African Black Soap Good for Acne? (Solved)

February
29
,
2024

The 9 Best DIY Shea Butter Products To Make At Home

Shea butter is a natural fat that comes from the nuts of the shea tree, which grows in Africa. It has been used for centuries as a cosmetic ingredient for its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Shea butter is also edible and has been used as a cooking oil and a medicinal remedy for various conditions
Should You Use Coconut Oil For Stretch Marks? (Solved)
November
9
,
2023

Should You Use Coconut Oil For Stretch Marks? (Solved)

Coconut oil, often hailed as a versatile elixir, is a natural wonder derived from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts. It is cherished for its myriad of applications in various aspects of daily life. Composed primarily of saturated fats, with lauric acid being its major component, coconut oil is a staple in culinary traditions worldwide.
October
9
,
2023

CHRISTMAS FROM THE HEART: Save your wallet and give gifts with meaning

People who make their own Gifts feel much more fulfillment and satisfaction, and their recipients value the gifts infinitely more. DIY skincare and cosmetics are ideal for this.
September
28
,
2023

How To Make Body Butter (Beginner Friendly Guide)

What Is Body Butter? Body butter is a thick, creamy skincare product that is designed to moisturize and nourish the skin. It is typically made from a combination of natural oils, such as shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, or other plant-based oils, and may also contain ingredients like essential oils, vitamins,
August
8
,
2023

Cocoa Butter vs Coconut Oil: Benefits & Uses Compared

Cocoa Butter vs Coconut Oil Compared A Detailed Breakdown Of Cocoa Butter What Is Cocoa Butter? Cocoa butter, also known as theobroma oil, is a natural fat extracted from cocoa beans, which are the seeds of the cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao). It is a key ingredient in chocolate production and is widely used in various in
August
2
,
2023

Does African Black Soap Lighten Skin? (Answered)

What Is African Black Soap? African Black Soap, also known as Alata Samina, is a traditional soap that originates from West Africa. It has been used for centuries by various African communities for its natural and beneficial properties. This soap is made from a combination of locally harvested plants and ingredients
April
21
,
2023

Is Shea Butter A Heat Protectant? (Solved)

Shea butter is a natural heat protectant that can be used to protect the hair from damage caused by heat styling tools. Its unique combination of vitamins, essential fatty acids, and natural oils make it an effective way to nourish and strengthen hair strands, reduce breakage, and promote healthy hair growth.
February
16
,
2023

Can You Put Shea Butter On Tattoos?

The short answer is yes, you can use shea butter on tattoos. Shea Butter's anti-inflammatory and healing properties make it a great option for healing and keeping tattooed skin hydrated.
January
13
,
2023

December Impact & Donations Recap

Every order and every tip made an impact. Your purchases & contributions, and your customers purchases, impacted the lives of over 1,000 rural women and their families in December. Read on for some of the highlights.
January
4
,
2023

New Shea Roasters Interview

New Eco-Ergonomic Shea Roasters are a big hit with the hard-working women in Konjeihi. Hear from local leader, “Aunty” Gifty as her and Jeremy discuss how they are easier, faster, safer and can reduce environmental impact and deforestation by up to 90%. Recent Topic: How To Use Shea Butter For Acne Scars and Skin Blemishes Much excitement with the women at Konjeihi and the Baraka team as Jeremy and Abdul from Burn Design Lab arrived with three new custom-designed shea roasters, sponsored by long-time Baraka customer evanhealy. Recent Topic: Second Grind: Releasing the Oils
January
1
,
2023

10 Leadership Thoughts from the Trenches

Let me share a few Leadership Thoughts from the Trenches that I will be trying to apply in 2023. 2022 and the years before have been full of blessings, adventures, learnings and challenges - all of which I have tried to use as fodder for learning and fuel for growth (but, certainly not always successfully).
December
28
,
2022

How to Know Your Shea Butter!

Shea Butter is shea butter is shea butter, right? WRONG! Not all shea butter is created equal. Read and learn more about color, smell, refined/unrefined, and some information that may surprise you.
October
13
,
2022

Carbon Free Shipping & Supporting Hard-Working Rural Women

All Baraka orders are now shipped carbon free, and benefit rural women in Ghana and Kenya Every Baraka Shipment to our customers is now shipped carbon neutral, with the support going towards a project in Kenya, providing hard-working rural women with stoves that reduce cooking time, conserve fuel, combat climate change and deforestation and reduce the fuel cost for the women. This only happened because of the support and encouragement of our customers.
October
8
,
2022

Why is African Black Soap called Black Soap?

We are often asked, Why is African Black Soap called Black Soap?The most common answer is that it is because of the dark colour given from the ash of locally harvested plants and peels that are used to create natural sodium hydroxide, which breaks the molecules of the oils and butters apart and bonds with them to create a new compound called Soap!
October
6
,
2022

Baraka: What is in the Name?

What is the story behind the name Baraka? We often get that question. In truth, it is an interesting question and the answer links tradition, historic cultural interaction and Baraka’s brand purpose.
September
29
,
2022

Update: Konjiehi Women's Enterprise Centre

The hard-working women of Konjiehi are getting a new enterprise center and the community is getting a new well thanks to Baraka's customers and their purchases of Baraka butters and oils. Every purchase makes a difference
September
27
,
2022

2022 Sod-Cutting Ceremony at the Konjiehi Women Enterprise Centre

The women of Konjiehi are getting a new Women's Enterprise Centre and Community Water Well thanks to you and others who purchase Baraka Shea Butter and other ingredients.
September
13
,
2022

Red Palm Body Butters and More! Seriously

Red Palm Oil is great in body butters and skin and hair formulations, bringing many benefits and so easy to work with. And no, using it doesn’t mean you are destroying rainforest and obliterating Orangutans, especially when you use Baraka Red Palm Oil, sustainably produced and sourced from small scale farmers in Ghana. Check this blog if you want more detail: Why Baraka Palm Oil is Sustainable.
September
13
,
2022

Red Palm Oil: A Red Well Full of Skin & Hair-Care Benefits

September
13
,
2022

Effective Health and Exercises for Women

September
2
,
2022

Konjei Women's Enterprise Centre and Community Water Project

July
25
,
2022

The Story of Baraka Kombo Butter - Why Did it Launch & Why Does it Matter?

May
2
,
2022

Is Shea Butter Good for my Face?

April
28
,
2022

The Ultimate Guide to Using Baraka Black Soap

April
18
,
2022

How is Handcrafted Shea Butter Made?

March
16
,
2022

The Wonders of Cocoa Butter

March
10
,
2022

COVID and Baraka Inventory

October
27
,
2021

Visit the Shea Forests in Ghana

February
11
,
2019

More for All | Less for None:

January
23
,
2019

2019, a New Year. A New Opportunity?

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