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Akua Wood of Sheabutter Cottage founded her toiletry brand Cioccolatina in November 2002 in response to her frustration in trying to find a natural range of toiletries to moisturise her skin, as well as to fulfil her need to work at home. “The British cold, damp winters and raw winds came as a shock when I moved to England” – especially to her skin.
A Ghanaian native who had spent a year studying in Italy, she was used to kinder climes… and better moisturisers. So she made a virtue out of necessity and started concocting her own, using an ingredient native to her country of birth: shea butter.
The birth of multi award-winning Sheabutter Cottage in 2004 was in response to the growth of the need for more natural ethical ingredients including exotic butters + supplies. Sheabutter Cottage is a company true to their ideals – “we are striving for the finest quality at all times.”
As a native of Ghana (West Africa), Akua have grown up using natural products such as shea butter – the passion of which originates from experiencing its moisturising and healing properties. She believe’s that it is quite simply a unique natural ingredient in skin care. Akua now offers you the chance to share in this experience. They take great pride in ethically sourcing high-quality ingredients which means most of their products are purchased directly from farmer co-operatives worldwide and are of the finest quality – this is what she believes in most.