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Shea Butter, Oil, and Cream - OH MY!

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Shea Butter, Oil, and Cream - OH MY!

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 you can use the right form for your needs! It is important to note that Shea Oil is a by-product of the Shea Butter making process and Shea Cream is something that you can make using Shea Butter. Shea Butter...

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Using Shea Butter to Care For Your Hair

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Using Shea Butter to Care For Your Hair

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 in hot, windy conditions. It helps to seal in the moisture. Another common use for Shea Butter is to help alleviate dry scalp, whether it be adult dandruff of infant cradle cap. Remember...a little goes a long way! Our friends over...

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Shea Butter - The Bliss Today

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Shea Butter - The Bliss Today

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 its slightly smoky smell and silky feel on the skin, is extracted from the seeds of a tree (karite tree) native to Africa. Since ancient times people have harvested the nuts of the shea tree, crushed them, and worked them into...

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Value Chains that Create Value: Your Purchase Makes a Difference

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Value Chains that Create Value: Your Purchase Makes a Difference

Baraka was founded on the belief that we could organize a business value chainthat would create benefit all the way along, from the producers through to ourend users, and would do it in a way that would benefit all of us, including thefounders and operators of Baraka. I think we are getting there. Not perfect by a long way – still lots to learn andplenty of room for improvement, but we are making solid progress. Together. With your encouragement, support and feedback, I think we are doing that. Yourpurchases are having a direct impact on the women and families that...

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Benefits of Natural Skincare Products

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Benefits of Natural Skincare Products

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 ingredients, the growing trend finds us seeking out products that use natural, unrefined and raw ingredients: Back to basics and we love it here at Baraka Shea Butter! There are a number of benefits to using skincare products that contain natural ingredients:...

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