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June
7
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2024

DIY Body Scrub: How To Make Your Own Body Scrub

April
5
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2024

Shea Butter Tour of Ghana

March
7
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2024

5 Essential DIY Skincare Ingredients You'll Need

Skincare products are formulated with various ingredients that serve different purposes for your skin. In this article we highlight how common ingredients work with our skin.
March
7
,
2024

DIY Shea Butter Face Cream Recipe (Beginner Friendly)

If you are looking for a natural and effective way to take care of your skin and hair, you need to know about shea butter. It is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fatty acids that nourish, hydrate, and protect your skin and hair.
February
29
,
2024

How To Make Homemade DIY Skincare Products (Detailed Guide)

Making your own skincare products can be a fun, rewarding, and cost-effective way to pamper your skin and customize your routine. However, it is not as simple as mixing random ingredients in your kitchen. You need to understand some basic principles of skincare formulation to create safe, effective, and stable products. In this article, we will help you master the basics of DIY skincare and unleash your creativity.
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
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,
July
26
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2023

Should You Use Shea Butter Under Your Eyes?

What Is Shea Butter Shea butter is a natural skincare ingredient derived from the nuts of the shea tree. It is known for its moisturizing and nourishing properties. Rich in fatty acids, vitamins A and E, and antioxidants, shea butter deeply hydrates and softens the skin. It forms a protective barrier, preventing moistu
July
19
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2023

How to Use Body Butter (Beginner Friendly Guide)

April
28
,
2023

Avocado Butter VS Shea Butter: Which One Is Better?

Avocado butter is a creamy, soft, and nourishing substance made from the flesh of ripe avocados. It is created by blending avocado oil with other natural ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, or cocoa butter to create a smooth and spreadable texture. Avocado butter has a mild avocado scent and is rich in nutrients, including vitamins A, D, and E, as well as healthy fatty acids.
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.
April
13
,
2023

Can Men Use Body Butter? Everything You Need to Know

Yes, men can and should use body butter as part of their skincare routine. Body butter is a rich, nourishing moisturizer that can help hydrate and soothe dry skin. It can be particularly beneficial for men who have dry or rough skin on their hands, feet, or other areas of the body.
April
6
,
2023

Is Shea Butter Good For Cracked Heels? (Solved)

Shea butter is generally considered beneficial for cracked skin. It has a high concentration of fatty acids and vitamins, including vitamins A and E, which can nourish and moisturize the skin. Shea butter also contains anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce redness and irritation in cracked skin. When applied topically, shea butter can form a protective barrier over the skin, helping to prevent further moisture loss and protect the skin from external irritants. This can be especially helpful for cracked skin, which is often more vulnerable to infection and damage. Overall, shea butter can be a great natural remedy for dry, cracked skin.
March
30
,
2023

Is Shea Butter Good For Hyperpigmentation?

Shea butter is known to have moisturizing and skin-healing properties that can help improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation. However, it's important to note that results may vary and using shea butter alone may not be enough to fully treat hyperpigmentation.
March
23
,
2023

Does Shea Butter Affect Hair Growth? (Beginners Guide)

Can I Put Shea Butter In My Hair? Yes, you can put both raw and refined shea butter in your hair. Shea butter is a highly moisturizing substance that can help to nourish and protect the hair and scalp, making it a popular ingredient in many hair care products.
March
15
,
2023

Does Shea Butter Clog Pores?

Can Shea Butter Clog Pores? Shea butter itself does not typically clog pores, but it is important to use it in moderation and choose a high-quality, unrefined shea butter.
March
9
,
2023

Natural Vaseline Alternatives: Is Shea Butter The Answer?

Compare Shea Butter and Vaseline: Petroleum jelly has come under criticism in recent years for its petroleum-based ingredients, which some people may prefer to avoid for environmental or health reasons. Shea butter is a natural alternative to Vaseline in that it provides many of the same benefits as petroleum jelly, but is made from natural ingredients rather than petroleum.
March
2
,
2023

Is Shea Butter Edible? Health Benefits & Common Uses

Shea butter is generally considered safe to eat. It is a natural product that has been used in African cuisine for centuries. However, not all shea butter is edible. Some shea butter is refined and processed, making it less suitable for consumption. Unrefined, raw shea butter is the best option for food preparation as it has not been treated with any chemicals and retains its natural properties.
February
23
,
2023

Kokum Butter vs Shea Butter: Benefits & Uses Compared

Many people can't really tell the difference between Kokum and Shea Butter. It is true that they have a lot of similarities both in benefits and in the way they are used, but still differ in some details. So, let's dive in and learn more about both of them and understand their similarities and differences.
February
23
,
2023

Waste to Energy: Circular Economy Fuels Shea Butter Processing

Baraka Impact is pioneering a closed loop, waste to energy process that provides 100% of the fuel energy for processing shea butter, while mitigating climate change, supporting biodiversity and ecosystem health and providing local employment.
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.
February
8
,
2023

Shea Butter for Lips: Is it safe? What are the benefits?

Shea butter is a great ingredient for lip care because it is rich in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and fatty acids. These nutrients are essential for keeping the lips healthy and soft. Shea butter is also a natural antioxidant, which means it can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
February
2
,
2023

How Do You Whip Handmade Shea Butter?

Before you can whip shea to make body butters it is whipped vigorously by hand to coagulate the oils. Much like churning cream to make butter.
January
24
,
2023

How Do You Roast Shea Butter?

Roasted Shea Butter? Seriously? How do you Roast Shea Butter? Fact: All handmade shea butter is roasted to help release the oils. Factory made shea butter uses chemicals and toxins to release the oils.
January
11
,
2023

Top Ten Reasons to Use Handmade Shea Butter

Handmade. Small Batch. What do they really mean when it comes to Shea Butter? They mean a lot, when you realize that the alternative to handmade shea butter is mechanically processed and chemically extracted! Yuck!
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
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.
December
3
,
2022

5 Reasons Recipe Kits Make a Great Gift

Baraka Recipe Kits come with pure, natural, handmade ingredients and recipes for simple, quick to make, all natural skincare and cosmetic products. These kits make the best gifts, especially at Christmas time.. read along to find our why! As we approach Christmas many of us are wondering what to get our loved ones. We want to give a gift to show we care, but we don’t want some tawdry thing for the sake of giving a gift (something that likely won’t be used or appreciated and simply contributes to the consumerism driven environmental impact on our planet).
November
8
,
2022

The New Shea Roasters Are Here!

Safer, more productive, much more environmentally efficient (up to 90% less deforestation impact) and designed for more comfortable working posture. The new shea roasters are a game changer.
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

Effective Health and Exercises for Women

May
2
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2022

Is Shea Butter Good for my Face?

April
18
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2022

How is Handcrafted Shea Butter Made?

February
11
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2022

Is Shea Butter Good for Face (Sunburn, Wrinkles, Aging & More)

hair growth plateau
January
27
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2022

How to Overcome Hair Growth Plateau

does black soap help with acne
January
27
,
2022

Does Black Soap Help with Acne?

Coconut Oil vs. Shea Butter
January
26
,
2022

Coconut Oil vs. Shea Butter - Which one is better?

where to buy shea butter
January
26
,
2022

Where to Buy Shea Butter - Baraka Shea Butter is the Best Place!

Shea butter for curly hairs
January
25
,
2022

How to Lock Moisture & Nourish Your Hair Using Shea Butter

shea butter for babies
January
25
,
2022

Shea Butter for Babies - Uses of Shea Butter for Babies

Shea Butter for Acne Scars and Skin Blemishes
January
17
,
2022

How To Use Shea Butter For Acne Scars and Skin Blemishes

January
17
,
2022

Does Shea Butter Expire? Top Tips to Increase its Shelf Life

January
17
,
2022

How Long Does It Take for Shea Butter to Work?

January
17
,
2022

Is Shea Butter Comedogenic: Key Findings About Comedogenic Butters

January
17
,
2022

Shea Butter for Eczema - Best Body Butter for Eczema

January
17
,
2022

Mango Butter vs. Shea Butter – Which One Is The Best?

November
1
,
2021

Cocoa Butter vs Shea Butter – All You Need to Know About Them

Shea butter and cocoa butter have their own unique benefits and features that make them stand out. If you’re wondering what those differences are, then keep reading to find out more about them.
October
27
,
2021

Visit the Shea Forests in Ghana

June
9
,
2021

FAQs About Baraka’s Kombo Butter

Learn the story behind Kombo Butter, how it is made and how it is traditionally used for pain relief
February
19
,
2021

How to Prevent Shea Butter from Stinking

February
17
,
2021

Know Your Shea

May
1
,
2020

Shea Forests Efficiently Sequester Carbon

February
27
,
2020

Whipping the Shea

January
30
,
2020

How Hand-Crafted Shea Butter is Made

Watch, listen and learn how Baraka Shea Butter is made. This video takes you through the entire process, starting in the wild shea forest and finishing with beautiful, hand-crafted shea butter.
December
5
,
2019

Traditional Shea Butter Soap

December
5
,
2019

Fruit Happens: Story of Shea Butter

December
5
,
2019

Introduction to the Story of Shea Butter

November
10
,
2019

Second Grind: Releasing the Oils

One of the most amazing, mind-blowing parts of how shea butter is made. Dry, mealy material goes into a grinder and comes out as an oily, viscous substance, nearly ready to release the magic of shea butter.
August
28
,
2019

Scars No More, Thanks to Shea Butter!

August
21
,
2019

Healthy Skin Starts From Within!

August
14
,
2019

What's That in My Shea?

July
3
,
2019

Uses of Shea Butter

June
26
,
2019

Why use Shea Butter?

June
25
,
2019

Baraka Shea Butter Producers

June
20
,
2019

From the Shea Forest: Picking Shea nuts (seeds)

June
20
,
2019

From the Shea Forest - Lilian Mwintoma Interview

June
10
,
2019

…from our hands to yours… Wild for Nature

May
7
,
2019

Unrefined and Raw Doesn?t Always Mean Pure

April
2
,
2019

Shea Tree Regeneration and Conservation

March
16
,
2019

Baraka TV: Zenabo Interview

March
11
,
2019

Shea Butter Smells (and colours)

March
6
,
2019

Shea Nut Roasters: Safer, Healthier, Easier

March
6
,
2019

Baraka TV: Interview with Amina and Lillian

March
6
,
2019

Baraka TV: Kperisi Naa (Chief) Interview

February
20
,
2019

From Shea Trees to Baraka Shea Butter

February
19
,
2019

Shea Butter Lamps light it up

February
17
,
2019

Baraka TV Show w-subtitles

February
9
,
2019

Shea Butter for Chapped Skin This Winter

February
5
,
2019

Packing Shea Butter from our hands to yours

February
5
,
2019

Cultural Display at Global Day to Combat Desertification, Wechiau, Ghana

February
5
,
2019

Using everything- Fuel from Shea Butter residue

February
5
,
2019

From Our Hands: The Baraka Shea Butter Song and Dance

January
24
,
2019

Community Certified Fair Trade Interview

January
20
,
2019

The Story of Baraka Shea Butter

January
16
,
2019

2019 Skincare Goals (Happy Skin – Happy Year!)

January
8
,
2019

Baraka Shea Butter: No waste from making it

November
8
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2018

Shea Butter is Doubly Amazing!

October
31
,
2018

Using Baraka Shea Butter in My 60?s

October
24
,
2018

Why Use Shea Butter in Soap ? Tips and More!

October
17
,
2018

Benefits Of Using Raw Shea Butter On Dry Skin

October
10
,
2018

Colours of Baraka Shea Butter

September
26
,
2018

The Chemistry of Shea Butter

August
22
,
2018

Some Favorite Shea Butter DIYs

August
14
,
2018

How to Soothe a Sunburn with Shea Butter

July
25
,
2018

Shea Butter, Oil, and Cream - OH MY!

July
17
,
2018

Using Shea Butter to Care For Your Hair

May
31
,
2018

Naturally Diminish Stretch Marks with Shea Butter

May
23
,
2018

Shea Butter: The Benefits of this Skin Superfood

May
17
,
2018

Treat Yourself to a Natural Manicure

May
10
,
2018

How to Use Shea Butter

November
21
,
2016

6 Ways To Use African Shea Butter - How to use it in beauty or other areas

October
7
,
2014

Shea Nuts: Picking the Pits!

June
23
,
2014

SHEA FRUIT ? A DELICIOUS TREAT!

refined vs unrefined shea butter
June
21
,
2014

REFINED VS UNREFINED SHEA BUTTER: WHAT'S IN A LABEL?

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