Over the years, the cosmetic industry in Ghana has grown massively and is among the top producers of beauty and health products in Africa. The hype about Ghanaian beauty and healthcare products is because it is natural. Most of these products are plant-based, and there are no chemicals added to purify or preserve it.
Below are some health and beauty products that you might want to look for while in Ghana.
Shea butter is by far the most famous product known from Ghana to the outside world. This product of the nut of the African shea tree contains a lot of unsaturated fats, which makes it a far better lotion than the more famous cocoa butter. The high measures of unsaturated fats make shea butter top notch in regard to restoring skin. It shields the skin from wind, cold, and sun, battles effects of aging, helps in healing harmed skin when applied as a balm to mend wounds. This is highly effective during harmattan. In the northern part of Ghana, it is used in cooking and it is far better than other normally used oils, and it is starting to pick up prominence in chocolate-production as a base for dessert shops. In cosmetics, you can discover it in cleansers, hair products, and refined into oil for skin and hair benefits. Nothing beats shea butter, which melts at body temperature. On the off chance that you are taking it to colder atmospheres, however, try to get a whipped variety that is more malleable, as it will harden when out of the African warmth.
Locally made coconut oil is cheap and plentiful. Because there are no added chemicals, it stays in its natural form and has no side effects when used. Coconut oil is a multi-purpose oil that can be used in cosmetics as well as cooking and for dental health. High in fatty acids, it helps in the breakdown of oil, which reduces cholesterol levels and even protects the brain. In cosmetics, it protects the hair against damage and protects the scalp, and keeps the skin moisturized. It is also used to prevent tooth decay and in whitening teeth. When you have the chance to visit Ghana, make sure you buy some coconut oil, as it will be useful not only in this climate.
African Black soap
The African black soap has been used by West African women, especially Ghana, for many years. This vegetable-based cleanser is made by the local women using ingredients, for example, plantain skins, cocoa pods, shea tree bark, and palm tree leaves. The ingredients are dried and cooked, at that point ground into debris and got back to water while common emollients, like coconut oil, shea oil, shea margarine, and palm oil are blended in. After more warming, the soap then is left to solidify for about fourteen days. The final product is a solid antibacterial soap that is extraordinary for appearance, but it battles skin inflammation and dermatitis, and is good for exfoliating and cleansing. It can also be used on the hair and scalp as an antifungal treatment.
The moringa tree has become life savior for the locals. The plant has incredible medically proven health benefits. It is a great superfood. The leaves of the moringa plant can be boiled and consumed as tea or dried and processed into a highly potent powder. It contains high levels of antioxidants, lowers blood sugar, cholesterol, and reduces inflammation.
These are a few of the health and beauty products that you can bring from Ghana. Ask your vendor if there is a whipped variety of the product, as some natural creams could harden if taken to a cooler temperatures.