AKWAABA!

WELCOME to our European-Ghanaian
cosmetics manufactory

Body butters and cosmetic oils

We deliver from West Africa the best Shea Butter we have found so far. We select and import it personally. It is used by us, our families, friends and now hundreds of satisfied customers from Poland, Europe and North America.

Natural cosmetics extracted from exotic nuts are subjected to thorough testing, which confirms the beneficial effects on the skin. Our products also have the required laboratory certificate for use on even the most delicate skin.

African soaps

Subtle but wonderfully fragrant fruit and herbal soaps, made using traditional, handmade methods, exclusively from natural ingredients. Unperfumed – 100% nature.

Pictured is one of our clients’ favourite soap – made from papaya fruit, handmade in our Ghanaian manufactory from the juice and fruit pulp.

Lets support the women's labour in Africa

By choosing DUAFE products, you contribute to improving the material situation of women who make their living by collecting nuts for the production of cosmetics. No middlemen or agents – more income for economically excluded women in rural areas.

Pictured is a pretty lady from a village engaged in collecting shea nuts for a local manufactory that produces shea butter. This is where we bring our Butter from. Who knows, perhaps the jar you bought from us contains the Shea Butter she was working with?

Only natural ingredients

In our products, we only use ingredients that can be found in nature. And what is more: ingredients that can be obtained by hand, without any additional processing, from sustainable agriculture (mainly wild). More organic cosmetics simply do not exist any more. And they are also very effective!

A kind gentleman shows me what the root looks like, the extract of which is added to the yellow shea butter.

Did you know...

"Alata Samina" - Where this strange name comes from and why this soap is more suited to our climate

Black soap called Alata Samina is…. strange. It is moderately suitable for tropical climates because it is highly hygroscopic. A week of lying anywhere makes it already soft and muddy. In tropics, many of these soaps are offered in jars in a "muddy" form (often with additives such as aloe vera, essential oils, etc.). In "dry" Europe, on the other hand, the soap dries beautifully and makes a hard bar! This is a soap that nature has definitely "invented" for our market. The name of the soap - "Alata Samina" - means "soap from the hot peppers sellers". In the old days, black soap was brewed by the Yoruba tribes of Nigeria. The women of this tribe used to bring hot peppers called "Alata" to the area of present-day Ghana for trade - and for this they were known. The Akan tribe (Ghana) therefore called these women "traders of peppers" - in the local language "Alata". With time, "Alatas" also started to bring black soap - in the Akan language, soap is "samina". So what did they call them? 'Alata samina', of course.

Time flies differently in Ghana...