For centuries shea butter has been called “women’s gold”, not only for its rich golden color but also because it provides employment and income to millions of women across the continent. Using traditional methods, women often organized in cooperatives, harvest karité fruits. They then crush the nuts inside to extract the precious butter, which is boiled, cleaned, packaged, and sold at the local markets or exported. Shea butter is a non-toxic, versatile ingredient that can be used for cooking, cosmetics, and hair products alike. Its main use, however, is for cosmetic purposes.
The UN Development Program (UNDP) estimates that an average of three million African women works directly or indirectly with shea butter. When you buy our Shea butter you are empowering women from the Northern Area of Ghana, Tamale, to live with dignity and comfort, allowing them to invest in their communities, families, & environment.
In our endeavor to provide the best possible personal care from both worlds, we have created the perfect balance of the unique combination of Pure Oils whipped into Shea Butter.
Mitchell brands pride itself, on utilizing Ghanaian shea butter in almost every one of its formulations…
Our body washes contain as much as 30% shea butter & our face bars are saponified in ancient Levantine methods to contain 85% shea & 15% coconut oil. These Shea-rich blends result in a high-quality personal care product well worth the patience, effort, and cost.
Our newest line comes from the most ancient city of Tripoli in Lebanon and brings with it the story of its people’s struggle and a tradition dating back to the times of Adonis. It was said that Adonis used to offer soaps scented with herbs to his lover Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess of love. These unique handmade soap blends were considered prized gifts all over Europe.
On August 4, one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history wreaked havoc on Beirut. Nearly 200 lives were lost, and more than 6,000 people were injured. An estimated 300,000 people were instantly left homeless. The blast obliterated homes, schools, medical facilities, and the port of Beirut, which supplies nearly 85 percent of the country’s food. Humanitarian relief efforts are already underway, but the longer-term reconstruction will take years.
All the profits from our Tripoli made products go to help the victims and entrepreneurs who in turn are able to hire more to work with them. It is our main belief that by empowering others, we empower the world. By being a light to others, we can bring light to ourselves. These products will not only leave your skin feeling nourished and clean but will help families get on to their feet and live better lives.