5 Healing Skin Oils of West-Africans

Exposure to toxins from the environment can have deleterious effects on our skin. Although there has been increasing interest in natural skin oils in recent times, our ancestors already knew about the inherent healing qualities of natural oils. They ingested it by using it for cooking and applied it topically. As a result, they managed to reap the benefits of these oils. Five healing oils … Continue reading 5 Healing Skin Oils of West-Africans

Is Shea Butter Nature’s Gift to Mankind?

Residents of ¬†West-Africa have been using Shea Butter for centuries. Long before Shea Butter became a household name in the West, it was being used for skin care, hair care cooking and medicinal purposes. It is a complex fat made up of oleic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, linolenic acid and arachidic acid. These complex fats along with its’ anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, … Continue reading Is Shea Butter Nature’s Gift to Mankind?

African Black Soap

African Black Soap, also referred to as “Alata Samina” by Fantis(one of the estimated 100 linguistic and cultural groups in Ghana) has been touted as an effective bath soap. It is also referred to as African Black Soap because it originated from Africa. Despite being called African black soap, this organic cleansing agent can be used by people of different races. Everyone can benefit from … Continue reading African Black Soap