NATURAL AND TRADITIONAL MATERIALS
Our packaging is as equally as important as the product itself, this is why with Africana Skincare we source all of our materials locally in Ghana making use of what nature has already provided us with. All materials we use are natural, most coming from plants, reusable and recyclable.
Elephant grass is a local herb that grows spontaneously in great abundance in many parts of Ghana. You can obtain many different colours by boiling the straws in water and adding powdered dyes.
The raffia fibre is obtained from the raffia palm tree. It is a straw-like fibre that is stripped from the inside of the palm tree leaves. The fibers are found only in a special species of palm tree that grows abundantly across sub-Saharan Africa
The calabash is a fruit that grows both on trees and plant vines. It can be harvested young, and consumed as a vegetable, or mature until it dries out (and changes colour from green to brown) and can be used for a variety of purposes.
Pulp mulberry is a non-indigenous plant that is now a serious invasive growing in various regions of the country. Locals are trained to develop skills as papermakers and in turn be able to use this skill as an additional source of income
What do people say about Africana Skincare
Black soap is wonderful because with a very small amount and a little water, it creates a foam, leaving the skin very clean and soft. The same happens with shea butter, with a very small amount, it spreads very well on the face, leaving the skin very hydrated and especially very luminous.
The soap strips away all impurities and leaves the face natural and ready for use of the shea butter that nourishes the skin, leaving it fully hydrated. The combination of both leaves the skin with a special shine and a very pleasant touch.
I love the presentation of the product and in love with the shea butter. Shea butter has left my skin so smooth! It’s about the details for me, and the basket design lid is beautiful, the calabash is super cute and the fact that it is all sustainable, handmade and natural products, it’s just amazing.