How Shea butter is made in our cooperative

Making Handcrafted Natural Shea Butter

Welcome to our Shea butter cooperative in Northern Ghana. Let’s pause for a moment to truly appreciate the artistry of handcrafted Shea butter – the most precious form of this natural gem! If you have ever wondered how Shea butter is made, we are happy to share the process with you.

How it is made? Let’s start from the very beginning

Let’s start from the basics. Village women harvest our Shea nuts from the wild African savannah region in the remote corners of Northern Ghana. This means that our Shea butter arrives at your doorstep free from preservatives, chemical fragrances, or any additives. This detail matters because, like you, we too love only natural skincare!

The Heartbeat of Shea Butter’s Quality: Nuts, Drying, and Sorting

Once we gather the nuts, the next critical step involves drying them thoroughly. We rely on the traditional sun-drying method. Moving ahead to what truly matters – kernel sorting, the most crucial step. During this phase, skilled hands separate the black and flawed nuts from the good ones. It might not appear glamorous, but trust us, this step is an essential cornerstone in creating top-notch Shea butter. One misguided nut could tarnish the quality of the entire batch!

Transitioning to kernel crushing – a pivotal step before the roasting process. In the days of old, mortars and pestles did the work. However, to cater to the needs of our expanding customer base, we’ve embraced modernity with a mechanical sheller, preserving tradition while ensuring quality and efficiency.

Ever wondered about the smoky scent of raw Shea butter?

Here’s the scoop: after the nuts undergo their crushing journey, they experience a roasting session in large pots right over open wood fires. This roasting takes its time, lasting about 45 to 75 minutes. To ensure perfection, those pots require constant stirring during the process. This is a vital move to prevent the nuts from absorbing a burnt flavor. This is exactly where the iconic smoky aroma of traditional Shea butter originates. Read more about the smoky scent here. 

From Roasted Nuts to Luxurious Paste: The Grinding Stage

After roasting, Shea nuts journey to the grinder, transforming into a rich, luxurious, dark brown paste. Then, skilled hands (yes, the village women!) take the lead. In this phase, women knead the paste within spacious basins, coaxing the separation of Shea butter oil. As these oil curds rise to the surface, the women carefully skim them off, liberating them from any excess water. Then the Shea butter oil curds are melted in large open pots over a low fire. During this slow-boil period, all remaining water evaporates.

From Pot to Package: Shea Butter’s Journey to You May Start

Now, the women carefully place the pots in cool spots where the Shea oil solidifies overnight and transforms into golden-yellow butter. The next day, it’s ready for packaging, and the journey to your doorstep may begin.

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Behind the Scenes: Click Here & See How Shea Butter Is Made In Our Cooperative!

Have you ever looked at the back of your favorite skincare product and marveled at the list of ingredients, wishing you could personalize it a little more? Well, you’re in luck. Raw Shea butter, the wonder ingredient from Africa, is not just a fantastic moisturizer on its own, but also a versatile base for numerous DIY skincare recipes. From natural sunscreen to skincare solutions that support healthy aging, there’s a Shea butter recipe for everyone! Here are a few of our favorites:

Mix up a nourishing Shea butter wrinkle cream for healthy, radiant skin

We already know that raw Shea butter is a powerhouse moisturizer for your skin. When combined with Baobab oil, rich in Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids known for promoting healthy tissue regeneration, and vitamin E, an antioxidant superstar, this Shea butter mixture can stop the time and help your skin stay healthy and radiant!


  • Raw Shea butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Baobab oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Vitamin E oil: ½ teaspoon
  • Essential oil of your choice: few drops (optional)


  • Place all the ingredients in a glass jar.
  • Fill a pot with 4-5 inches of water and heat it to near boiling.
  • Place the jar, without the lid, into the pot and stir occasionally until all ingredients have melted and mixed.
  • Pour the mixture into a small glass jar and allow it to cool and harden in the fridge.

Voila! Store it in the room temperature and apply it every morning and night after washing your face.

Prepare to whip up a wonderfully simple yet incredibly luxurious DIY body butter cream without even melting your Shea butter!

Yes, you heard it right! No need to fuss over melting your Shea butter! The secret weapon? An immersion blender! This nifty kitchen gadget is your ticket to creating the most lavish whipped Shea butter – a genuine skincare revolution!

The beauty of this recipe is its versatility. You can keep it straightforward by using just two ingredients, or go the extra mile and personalize it with your favorites. One of my personal go-tos is carrot seed oil, not only for its SPF protection but also its skin-enhancing radiance.

Here’s your step-by-step guide to this skincare magic:


  • 1 cup Raw Shea butter 🧈
  • Baobab oil: 1/4 cup


  • Place 1 cup of room temperature raw Shea butter into a bowl.
  • Add Baobab oil and your other favorites if you like.
  • With your immersion blender, whip the Shea butter until it transforms into a light, fluffy, and creamy masterpiece. Takes only a minute or two.

That’s it! Your DIY Whipped Shea butter body cream is now primed to pamper your skin.

And here’s a valuable tip: A little goes a long way with this ultra-moisturizing butter. 🌿

Safeguard Your Skin: DIY Shea Butter Sunscreen 

Although unrefined Shea butter has a natural SPF of 4-6,  it’s not strong enough to provide complete protection against harmful UV rays for everyone. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. By adding specific essential oils with higher SPF levels, you can boost the sun protection factor of your Shea butter.

Take a look at the SPF levels of these natural essential oils and ingredients:

  • Red Raspberry Seed Oil: SPF between 30 and 50
  • Carrot Seed Oil: SPF 30
  • Wheat Germ Oil: SPF 20
  • Hazelnut Oil: SPF 15
  • Coconut Oil: SPF 10
  • Soybean Oil: SPF 10
  • Macadamia Oil: SPF 6
  • Jojoba Oil: SPF 4
  • Rice Bran Oil: SPF 4
  • Sesame Oil, Hemp Oil, Avocado Oil, Peanut Oil: SPF between 4 and 10

Moreover, adding vitamin E not only gives your skin a nutritional boost, but it also helps protect against UV damage and making your sunscreen long-lasting.

Creating your Shea butter sunscreen is simple

Start with raw Shea butter as your base and mix in any of the above-mentioned ingredients according to your desired SPF level.


  • Shea butter: Base
  • Essential oils of choice: For added SPF and fragrance
  • Vitamin E: To boost skin health and UV protection


  • Place your Shea butter in a bowl.
  • Whip it up with an immersion (stick) blender.
  • Mix in your selected essential oils, vitamin E, and mineral powders, if desired.
  • Stir until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.

And just like that, your personalized, natural sunscreen is ready to safeguard your skin. Enjoy the sun safely with your homemade Shea butter sunscreen. Remember, as with all sunscreens, reapplication is key, especially after swimming or excessive sweating. It’s essential to ensure your skin stays protected and comfortable in the sun. Keep in mind that while homemade sunscreens offer natural protection, they may not be strong enough for all skin types, so be mindful of your skin’s needs. Now, go out and bask in the sun responsibly!

Soothing Relief: Shea butter sunburn cream

Sunburns can be painfully uncomfortable, but there’s a simple and soothing solution waiting in your kitchen – a Shea butter-based sunburn cream. This natural remedy offers respite from sunburn’s fiery sting and accelerates the healing process.

While Shea butter takes the lead in this recipe, the addition of aloe vera gel brings an extra layer of soothing relief. Organic rose water, while optional, is also a fantastic inclusion. It possesses the ability to calm the skin, diminish redness, and even act as an anti-aging agent, reducing the appearance of fine lines. In fact, you can easily craft your own rose water at home with guidance from the multitude of DIY tutorials available on YouTube.

Now, let’s create this soothing sunburn solution:


  • Shea butter: 3 to 4 tablespoons
  • Aloe vera gel: 1 to 2 tablespoon
  • Organic rose water: 2 tablespoons (optional)


  • Start by gently warming the Shea butter in a double boiler. This softens it and makes it easier to blend with the other ingredients. Be cautious not to overheat the butter; it only needs to be soft enough for mixing.
  • In a medium-sized container, combine the softened Shea butter, aloe vera gel, and organic rose water if you opt for it.
  • Stir diligently until all the ingredients meld together seamlessly.

Voila! Your sunburn cream is ready to soothe. Simply apply this cooling mixture to sunburned skin for instant relief. It not only alleviates the discomfort of sunburn but also initiates the healing process. Keep in mind that sunburns indicate significant UV damage to your skin, so safeguarding and moisturizing it is crucial. This cream offers both effective sunburn relief and much-needed hydration.

Final Takeaways: 

As we wrap up, it’s clear that raw Shea butter is more than just an ingredient; it truly is a skincare superstar. With its exceptional hydrating, healing, and anti-aging properties, raw Shea butter has solidified its place as a key player in natural skincare. The best part? You don’t need to wait. You can try these easy homemade favorites right away! Keep in mind that the suggested amounts are just a starting point; you can adjust them to achieve your desired consistency. For instance, in Nordic countries, you might prefer a softer version, while in Ghana, where Shea butter naturally softens in the heat, your preferences may differ.

Ready to experience the benefits of Shea butter for yourself? Grab your Shea butter from the closest store for you from our LinkTree🌳

Want a peek behind the scenes? We invite you to watch a video of our cooperative in Northern Ghana. Witness the care and dedication that goes into every batch of our Shea butter. You can find the video on our Facebook or YouTube page.

Understanding the Uncommon Graininess of Shea Butter 

If you’ve been using Shea butter, you might have noticed an oddity. Sometimes, it gets a crystal-like texture. This raises some questions. “Why is my Shea butter grainy?” “What causes it to turn grainy?” “Can I fix grainy Shea butter?” Let’s explore together. We’ll discover why this happens and how to resolve it.

Why is My Shea Butter Grainy?

The answer lies in the complex composition of Shea butter. Shea butter is made up of various fatty acids, each with its own melting point. When Shea butter is heated and then cools down slowly, the different fats can solidify at different rates, leading to a grainy texture. It’s important to note that graininess doesn’t indicate that your Shea butter has gone bad. It’s purely a textural change that can impact the feel of the product but doesn’t affect its beneficial properties.

What Makes Shea Butter Grainy?

Answering to your question takes us into the process of melting and cooling Shea butter. Graininess can often be attributed to rapid temperature changes. For example if you leave your Shea butter in a hot car,  or storing it in a warm bathroom, then moving it to a cooler environment. This can cause the fats to crystallize, leading to a grainy texture.

How to Fix Grainy Shea Butter?

If you find yourself wondering how to restore the smooth texture of your Shea butter: worry not! Here’s an easy method you can follow at home:

  • Melting: Melt your Shea butter in a double boiler until it’s completely liquid. Make sure not to overheat it, as this can degrade some of its beneficial properties.
  • Cooling: Once your Shea butter is fully melted, remove it from the heat source and let it cool down for a few minutes.
  • Quick Set: Place the slightly cooled, still liquid Shea butter in the fridge. This rapid cooling process will prevent the fatty acids from crystallizing separately, ensuring a smoother texture when it solidifies.

So, the next time you notice your Shea butter taking on a grainy texture, remember, it’s a completely natural occurrence due to its complex fatty acid composition! While it may alter the feel of your Shea butter, it doesn’t impact the wonderful nourishing benefits it provides to your skin. And with the method we shared above, you can swiftly restore your Shea butter’s creamy smoothness! 

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Natural raw Shea butter benefits are countless!  For a start, Shea butter contains vitamins A, E and F, all of which help fight off premature wrinkles and facial lines. Vitamins A and E are particularly beneficial in keeping your skin healthy.  Vitamin F protects your skin and helps it heal. Shea butter truly is “Magic In The Nutshell”!

The list of raw Shea butter benefits is basically endless, the most  famous are here: 

  • Shea butter is highly moisturizing. You can forget dry skin for good!
  • Shea butter fights wrinkles, it is also called vegan wrinkle remover;)
  • protects your skin from the environmental damage and calms irritated skin.
  • Shea butter softens skin, it heals cracked heels and softens dry cuticles. 
  • Shea butter prevents and cures stretch marks and also restores skin elasticity
  • has anti-inflammatory properties, therefor relieves the symptoms caused by various microbes. 
  • Shea butter is the moisturizer for babies! In fact it is the only thing you need to hydrate your baby’s skin. It’s gentle, nourishing and effective! Shea butter beats all the diaper rash creams out there;)
  • In its natural state Shea butter contains moisturizing fatty acids and cinnamic acid, which provides a small amount of UV protection, equivalent to (sun protection factor) SPF 6.

Not all Shea butters are made equal

Keep in mind that not all Shea butters are made equal when it comes to their quality and efficiency. You have probably heard of refined and unrefined Shea butter. Only unrefined (raw) Shea butter retains all its legendary skin care properties!

Good to know: 

People sometimes tend to confuse the label “100% Shea butter” for a raw or unrefined Shea butter. They are actually far from being the same! A product can be 100% Shea butter if no other products were used in its making, but still be ultra-refined and/or include chemical additives.

It’s the raw Shea butter that’s the purest and the best moisturizer. Just as you keep your foods away from harmful ingredients, you wouldn’t want your moisturizer to be full of toxic chemicals either.

Unrefined Shea butter is particularly valuable since it is a result of a time-consuming, manual process. We only carry raw and unrefined Shea butter at FairTale GHANA. For us, quality is a must. Do you want to see how our Shea butter is made? Check it  out from here: FairTale GHANA Shea butter production !

Grab your pouch of raw Shea butter from our store! 

Magic of Shea Butter: A Guide to Usage Shea butter.

Shea butter, known for its nourishing properties, has a rich history dating back to ancient times. For thousands of years, the women of Africa have possessed a secret weapon in their beauty arsenal – Shea butter. Famed for its rich, nourishing properties, this versatile gift from nature has been in use since the days of Cleopatra. Yes, you heard right – Cleopatra herself was known for her love of Shea butter. Now, let’s dive into the many wonders of Shea butter and demystify how you can use it too!

With its rich nourishing properties, raw Shea butter is a versatile and beneficial addition to any skincare routine. But how exactly to you use raw Shea butter? Can it be used on the face? Is it safe for pregnant women and babies? Let’s explore these questions to unveil the potential of this natural wonder.

How to Use Raw Shea Butter?

Shea butter has been a staple in African skincare routines for generations, with every woman knowing the power it holds for maintaining beautiful skin. Its use is introduced early in life, with newborn babies receiving Shea butter massages from the day they’re born.

Using Shea butter is as easy as ABC. Just scoop a small amount, rub it between your palms, and as it warms up, it melts, ready for application. But remember, a smidgen goes a long way with this superfood for your skin.

Here are some popular uses:

Skin Superhero: After you shower, apply Shea butter to your skin, and its powerhouse of nutrients will lock in the moisture, leaving your skin soft and hydrated all day.

Hair’s Best Friend: Give your hair a Shea butter mask. Wait for 30 minutes and then wash it off. Voila! Your hair is now deeply conditioned, shiny, and full of life.

Lip Saver: Swap your regular lip balm for Shea butter. It’s a natural way to keep your lips hydrated and save them from chapping.

Foot Healer: Want to have baby soft feet? Shea butter does a great job at healing cracked heels and softening dry cuticles. For heels that are particularly bad, apply Shea butter before bed and slip into cotton socks for the night. Baby soft feet guaranteed!

Answering Your Top Query: Can I, and How Do I, Use Shea Butter on My Face?

Yes, you can indeed use Shea butter on your face! The beauty of Shea butter is its non-comedogenic nature, meaning it won’t clog your pores or lead to breakouts. This makes it a safe and effective option even for those with acne-prone skin.

In fact, using Shea butter on your face is an excellent way to reap its hydrating and anti-aging benefits. Its deep moisturizing properties can nourish your skin without leaving any greasy residue behind. Just cleanse your face, warm up a small amount of Shea butter in your hands, and gently massage it onto your face. It’s best to do this at night, letting Shea butter work its magic while you sleep.

If you have particularly sensitive skin, it’s always wise to conduct a patch test before applying it to your entire face. This way, you can be sure that your skin loves Shea butter as much as Cleopatra did!

How to Use Shea Butter When Pregnant?

Absolutely, you can! Shea butter is a popular choice for expecting mothers, and for good reason. As a natural and vitamin-rich product, Shea butter brings gentle and effective care for your changing skin.

Particularly noteworthy is Shea butter’s effectiveness in preventing and reducing stretch marks. Regular application to the belly, thighs, and breasts can work wonders. As your body changes during this beautiful phase of life, Shea butter supports your skin by maintaining its elasticity and preventing the formation of stretch marks.

Moreover, the hydrating properties of Shea butter provide much-needed relief from the itchiness that can come as your skin stretches. By keeping your skin supple and moisturized, Shea butter not only helps you feel more comfortable but also maintains the health and vitality of your skin during pregnancy.

So, if you’re an expecting mom wondering if you can use Shea butter, the answer is a resounding yes!

Shea Butter Baby Skin Care: The Gentle Touch for Your Baby’s Tender Skin

Shea butter, with its gentle and nourishing properties, is a wonderful choice for baby skin care. Did you know that in Ghana, babies are usually introduced to Shea butter massages from birth? This centuries-old tradition testifies to the trust and love this natural product has earned.

High in vitamins and essential fatty acids, Shea butter is perfect for keeping your little one’s tender skin soft and well-hydrated. It’s also a natural remedy for soothing diaper rash and other common skin irritations that babies may face.

To use Shea butter on your baby, simply warm a small amount in your hands and gently massage it onto your baby’s skin. It strikes the right balance – offering deep moisturizing properties without being too oily.

In Chillier Climates:

In colder climates, Shea butter may feel a bit hard, but don’t worry! It melts instantly upon contact with your skin. If you want it softer, you can play around by mixing it with your favorite oil. Check out some of the easy recipes from here. Feel free to experiment until you find the consistency and mixture that works best for you!

In conclusion, Shea butter is safe and beneficial for everyone – whether you’re a mom-to-be, a new mother, grandparent, even a pet parent or simply someone looking to up their skincare game.

To get started on your Shea butter journey, simply click here to grab your Shea butter. Choose the most convenient store for you from our LinkTree.

Happy Shea butter adventures!

Can I use Shea butter to prevent stretch marks?

Absolutely! We have good news for you! It is easy to prevent and cure stretch marks! And there is absolutely no need to purchase expensive creams or lotions filled with chemicals! Simply because nothing prevents stretch marks better than raw African Shea butter.

Shea butter is a powerful moisturizer but the most important thing while you are expecting is the fact that it is 100% natural! ☝️ Because we know that skin is our biggest organ and that everything we put on our skin goes directly into our system. Nobody wants to digest chemicals while the little miracle is growing inside your belly. Unfortunately most store bought lotions are filled with nasty ingredients. Not all of course but be careful out there, read the labels carefully. 

What makes Shea butter so good?

Shea butter is rich with vitamins A, E and F. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant, and it plays a critical role in maintaining healthy skin. Vitamin E, as an antioxidant, fights a host of conditions, wrinkles, and even reverse age-related skin damage. And vitamin F is essential to the growth and maintenance of healthy skin, nails and hair

regeneration. It also provides anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and healing support,helps fight acne, softens the skin, and keeps it young! True miracle! Isn’t it? Keep in mind that only raw Shea butter has truly retained all its precious skin moisturizing,  and healing properties.

How to use it?

Gently massage raw Shea butter on your baby belly to moisturize the growing skin and keep away stretch marks. The most important part – be consistent, remember to treat your skin daily! The goal is  to keep stretch marks away. Pampering your skin after showering or bath is essential! Pure unrefined Shea butter leaves you moisturized, soft, and supple. 

If the nutty smell of raw Shea butter bothers you, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the product. If you want to make it softer you can check out some of our DIY body butters.

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Shea butter, a nourishing fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree, has been used for centuries in Africa for its multitude of skincare benefits. But is Shea butter good for the face? Let’s dive deep into the world of Shea butter and find out.

Raw Shea Butter Benefits for Face

Raw Shea butter is packed with vitamins A, E, and F, which means it is not just a moisturizer but a superfood for your skin. It wraps your skin in velvety hydration while feeding it with vital nutrients.

But the magic of Shea doesn’t stop there! Imagine a single ingredient that not only moisturizes your skin but also promotes youthful suppleness. Shea butter boosts collagen production, your skin’s natural way of staying young and vibrant. It also encourages cell regeneration, turning back the clock every time you apply it.

That is not it! Raw Shea butter also provides natural protection against UV rays, making it a potent ally against sun damage. But, remember, while Shea butter is mighty, it is not strong enough for everyone. You might want to mix some other natural sun protection oils into your natural SPF lotion, we have few recipes for you ;)

You may be thinking, “That sounds complicated…” Well, we’re here to put your mind at ease. Crafting your own personalized sun protection doesn’t have to be a complicated chemistry experiment. In fact, it can be as simple and enjoyable as mixing your favorite smoothie.

Click here and you’ll find a collection of simple, easy-to-follow recipes using natural ingredients that enhance the sun protection factor.

These tried-and-true blends are not just effective, but also a treat for your skin. So, don’t let the sun scare you! With the right ingredients and a little guidance, you can face the sun confidently with your natural, home-made SPF lotion!

Does Shea Butter Clog Pores?

Let’s address a common concern. Will Shea butter clog your pores? Absolutely not! Shea butter is 100% non-comedogenic, which means it has zero pore-clogging potential. So, you can rest easy knowing your skincare routine won’t cause breakouts, clogged pores, or pesky pimples.

Shea Butter as Face Moisturizer

Shea butter is a fantastic face moisturizer because of its high concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids. Its creamy consistency helps to sink into the skin, providing deep hydration without leaving an oily residue. It is especially beneficial for dry or sensitive skin types, soothing inflammation and smoothing rough patches.

Raw Shea Butter Face Cream with Baobab Oil – An Easy Recipe

Looking to spice up your skincare routine? Try creating a homemade Shea butter and Baobab oil face cream! Baobab oil is known for its rejuvenating properties, high Vitamin C content and its ability to improve skin elasticity. Mixed with Shea butter, it makes an extraordinary moisturizer that is beneficial for all skin types.

Here’s a simple recipe to get you started:


  • 100g Raw Shea butter
  • 30ml Baobab Oil


  • Melt the Shea butter gently in a double boiler or whip warm temperature Shea butter with immersion blender and skip few next steps;)
  • Once melted, remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Add the Baobab oil and mix well.
  • Let the mixture cool until it starts to solidify, then whip it using a hand mixer until you achieve a creamy consistency.
  • Transfer your homemade cream to a clean jar and store in a cool, dry place.

Shea Butter Face and Body Cream

One of the most appealing aspects of Shea butter is its versatility. The same face cream you’ve made can be used all over your body if you simply make a larger quantity. It’s an excellent moisturizer for hands, feet, and even as a lip balm. So go ahead, whip up a larger batch and pamper your skin from head to toe with this natural wonder!

In conclusion, raw Shea butter is not just good for the face, it’s fantastic! With its multitude of benefits and easy adaptability, it’s time to make Shea butter the superstar of your skincare routine.

You can grab your pouch of Shea butter right here!

And remember, we’re all about bringing the magic of Shea butter straight from our village to your doorstep. Choose the closest store to you from our LinkTree. 🌿

The spark that ignited FairTale GHANA didn’t come from a boardroom strategy session, the journey began unexpectedly with some truly great friends from Ghana I met in New York City. Their stories painted such an enchanting picture of their homeland that my curiosity was sparked.  I decided to trade the chill of Estonian winter for a trip to sunny Ghana, a beautiful country in West Africa. 

Little did I know, I was heading towards a life-changing adventure.

Two Faces of Ghana: From Accra to Kongo Village

Ghana was a land of contrasts. In Accra, the city was pulsating with life – trendy restaurants, glamorous events, and a modern lifestyle. But a different side of Ghana was waiting 500 miles away in the Kongo village. Life there was simple, and basic amenities like electricity or running water were a luxury. 

What struck me though, was their community spirit, and their belief in Ubuntu – an African philosophy which translates to “I am because we are”. It hit me then – our actions can make a big impact, even when made from halfway across the globe.

Back to Estonia and Then Ghana. A Coincidence, or More? 

Back in Estonia, Ghana never really left my thoughts. It felt like something was pulling me back. Then, as if fate itself had planned it, I ran into Diana from an Estonian NGO, Mondo. Now, you should know that Estonia is a small country, and bumping into another Estonian who’s also involved in Ghana – that had to be more than a coincidence. It felt like a sign, a pointer in a direction I hadn’t considered before.

Mondo had been assisting women in Kongo to kickstart a Shea butter cooperative. They had everything in place, except they lacked one crucial element: clients. The challenge was partly due to Kongo’s remoteness. Its location was so isolated that just the logistics of reaching there could discourage any conventional businessman, not to mention the exorbitant transportation costs.

This, right there, was my light bulb moment! I could start a business to bridge that gap, a venture dedicated to ‘Empowering Women Through Ethical Business.’ It wasn’t just a business idea, but a proof that ethical businesses are possible and can ensure producers a fair livelihood! I knew consumers cared about the origins of their products. And just like that, FairTale GHANA was born.

The Uncharted Journey: Shaping FairTale GHANA

Believe me, shaping FairTale GHANA hasn’t been easy! The path hasn’t been a walk in the park, but every challenge was a step forward. Only forward – quitting is not an option because we’re on a mission to demonstrate that ethical businesses can thrive. The coincidences, the twists and turns of this journey, have all pointed to one thing: this venture was meant to be.

A Note of Gratitude: You Make This Possible

I can’t express enough gratitude for this journey and your invaluable support. Your contributions help us continue making a difference in Kongo village and empowering women through ethical business. So, thank you for being a part of our story and mission. Your presence makes all the difference. ❤️

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Kai-Liis Lepik,

Founder of FairTale GHANA

You probably already have proof of the amazing skin care powers of Shea butter. But did you know that Africa has another magical product in store for your skin? Get acquainted with Baobab oil!

It probably comes as no news that oils are the food that your skin craves the most. Be it coconut oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil – they are all fantastic! And basically make your skin feel like a baby’s bottom. But do they have the superpowers granted by God himself?

Baobab oil has TREEmendous superpowers!

Legend has it that when Baobab trees appeared on Earth, they felt sad about the way they looked. You know, as if their roots were growing upwards, while the other trees stood there all pretty and green. (If you haven’t seen a Baobab, do google it. They look amazing!) To make up for their strange appearance, God decided to give the Baobabs some extraordinary powers.

And what superpowers are we talking about? Let’s just say that the Baobab fruit is the unofficial super fruit of Africa. It contains high levels of vitamins, calcium, magnesium, potassium and fibers. And these are not just fancy buzzwords. These are all minerals that give your health and vitality a vital boost.

Get happy-drunk on nutrients

When we say that Baobab oil helps to rejuvenate your skin, we can also offer you proof. This oil is rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids that enable healthy tissue regeneration. If applied regularly, the oil will stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis under your skin. In other words, Baobab oil is the superfood your skin thirsts for! Fun fact: it contains 20 times more antioxidants than green tea. Add a high consistency of vitamin C into the mix and voilà! You’ve got yourself an astonishing botanic cocktail that makes your skin happy-drunk with nutrients.

Still Not Convinced About Baobab Oil Yet? Let’s Dive Deeper!

It is a lightweight, fast-absorbing oil that leaves your skin feeling soft and supple. Thanks to its high content of essential fatty acids, like oleic and linoleic acids, it helps restore your skin’s natural barrier. This is especially beneficial if your skin has been exposed to harsh environmental factors, such as the sun or extreme weather conditions. Baobab oil is also your ally if you have sensitive skin. Its calming properties reduce redness and inflammation, making it gentle enough for all skin types. Baobab oil is a true gem in the world of beauty.

Baobab Oil for Hair

Now, let’s shift our focus to your hair. Baobab oil works wonders here too, providing much-needed moisture to your locks and scalp, promoting overall hair health. It also reduces breakage and split ends, leaving your hair soft, shiny, and oh-so-healthy.

Make Baobab Oil Your Beauty Essential

In summary, Baobab oil is a multitasking wonder that should be a part of your daily beauty regimen. Whether you’re looking to hydrate your skin, keep it healthy, or pamper your hair, Baobab oil is the answer.

Mother Nature at Your Fingertips

Our Baobab oil is cold-pressed from seeds and then filtered, ensuring the highest and purest quality. It is completely natural and does not contain any added preservatives or unwanted chemicals.

Ready to pamper your skin and hair? Explore the beauty benefits of Baobab oil in our web store by clicking [here]. If you’re interested in crafting homemade body butters, we’ve got some easy recipes for you right [here]!

The Smoky Scent of Shea Butter: A Natural Delight

Raw Shea butter carries a unique smoky scent, a result of its traditional production methods. Furthermore, the nutty essence intertwined with the smokiness creates an earthy fragrance that’s both authentic and captivating.

Does Shea Butter Have a Strong Scent?

Although not overwhelmingly strong, this aroma can be a tad off-putting for those encountering it for the first time. Nevertheless, this very scent stands as a testament to the authenticity and pure, unrefined nature of the butter. As you witness the healthy glow your skin acquires, an affection for this unique fragrance is likely to develop.

If you’re not an instant fan, don’t worry; your skin absorbs Shea butter within 30 minutes, leaving no lingering aroma behind. On the other hand, for an added boost, consider applying Shea butter before bedtime. This gives the butter ample time to work its magic, gently nourishing and softening your skin while you enjoy your beauty sleep.

Why Shea Butter Has a Smoky Scent? 

Have you ever wondered why Shea butter has a smoky scent? This distinctive aroma is a result of its traditional production methods. Shea nuts are roasted over open flames, infusing the butter with a distinct smokiness. This centuries-old practice not only imparts a unique fragrance but also signifies the authenticity of unrefined Shea butter. The duration of roasting influences the intensity of the smoky scent, ranging from subtle to robust, creating distinct batches that reflect time-honored craftsmanship.

Shea Butter Without Smell: The Refined Alternative

Shea butter exists in two distinctive variations – one exuding a smoky scent and the other has no scent at all. Consequently, Shea butter becomes odorless through a refining process, it’s essential to note that during the refining journey, up to 95% of the essential vitamins are stripped away. This highlights the difference between raw and refined Shea butter. Raw Shea butter preserves its natural goodness, packing in vitamins and benefits that processed versions might lack. 

Which Shea Butter Is Best For Skin? 

Our answer is always raw! No questions about that! First, beyond its captivating scent, raw Shea butter is a treasure trove of benefits for your skin. Next, packed with natural vitamins and essential fatty acids, unrefined Shea butter deeply nourishes and moisturizes your skin.
Right from the start, we made a promise: our Shea butter remains untouched by refinement. We continue to honor tradition by shipping our butter precisely as it has been prepared for centuries.And it remains that way – a testament to our commitment to providing you with the finest, unadulterated Shea butter.

What Scent Goes Well With Shea Butter? 

In case the scent of Shea butter isn’t your cup of tea, there’s a simple solution – personalize it with your favorite scents. Mixing in scented aroma oils can transform your Shea butter experience. Among the popular choices, vanilla adds a soothing touch, while bergamot, peppermint, or citrus bring invigorating vibes. Lemongrass for example, is a common favorite, but use it sparingly as a little goes a long way. Beware of overdoing it, as too much can result in an overly sweet scent. If you’re looking for a solid base, consider spicy scents. Take this as a starting point, and as you experiment with scents for your raw Shea butter, you’ll discover endless possibilities. Need ideas? We’ve got some suggestions for beginners right here! 

Ready to Get Started?

Eager to embark on your scent-customization journey? Now’s the perfect time! Secure your pouch of raw Shea butter conveniently from your nearest shop. Whether you’re searching for raw Shea butter on Amazon or looking for Shea butter near me, you can simply click here to start your experimentation.

Join the Conversation!

We’re genuinely excited to hear about your body butter creations. Don’t hesitate to keep us posted and share your Shea butter adventures. Tag us in your posts, and we’ll be thrilled to showcase your creative mixes on our Instagram page! Your imagination is what fuels us – let’s continue this aromatic journey together!