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Let's Talk About Dry & Damaged Hair

Let's Talk About Dry & Damaged Hair
I stopped relaxing my hair in my second year and experimented with everything to stop the dryness. The popular sulphate-free shampoo, deep conditioning, products targeted at helping me retain moisture, and some things work for a while, some did nothing. Continue reading

Why we don't use palm oil

Why we don't use palm oil
I have fond memories of my late Grandma, giving me a thorough wash using palm oil as a little toddler. Palm oil for me does not bring up contention of environmental decline and devastation, rather it was a product that wove its way through my upbringing. I recall the palm oil soup, the palm oil soap and let’s forget palm oil itself. We always used to have a bottle of palm oil in the kitchen that mum would use on occasion. Continue reading

VALENTINE IS HERE

VALENTINE IS HERE

Here comes VALENTINE! It's that time of the month when we all feel the rhythm of love in the air! It is a celebration of love, for your friends, significant other, family or yourself. 

We have come up with a list of 4 Okiki products to gift for Valentine's Day, as nothing says I love you like some handmade products! 

 Morenikeji Scented Candle

“I have found my second half – I’m no longer alone” Another beautiful word native to the Yoruba language. Hearts and minds have been poured out in this to create these flawless scented candles that possess a rich blend mixture of spices such as clove, clementine, and nutmeg, on a base of amber and rose petals for the celebration of love. Its floral and fruit scent, is a marriage of two beautiful scent families, created to submerge you into a state of bliss as you unwind. Enjoying every moment with your dearest is something we will want you to have. It is wonderful to not be alone. If you can't be with your special someone or a loved one this Valentine's Day, gift them this beautiful, fragranced and unique candle.

 Bamidele Scented Candle

A native Yoruba name that interprets to mean 'Follow Me Home', or a loving way to say ' Come home with me'. In this Valentine, we want you to add to your tender and deepest moments with the one you love, dazzling with melodic rhythm and soft lights. What better way is there than our Bamidele Scented candles that give you the perfect atmosphere infused with natural ingredients possessing aroma therapeutic properties. This candle lasts sixty hours and is a great way to tell your special someone or friend that you cherish them. The crackling wood wick is great for putting your mind in a state of calmness and tranquillity. Its luxury scent is a great addition while taking a bath.

Lolu Bath Salt

As one of our best seller with amazing reviews, our Lolu Balt salts offers you a blend of unique premium ingredients such as Himalayan and Red Sea Salt and organic Dead Sea Salt which removes dead skin cells and toxins revealing the healthier skin beneath. Essential oils Lavender, and Ylang-ylang to keep your skin moisturised, revitalised, rejuvenated, and clean. A soak in this is perfect to relieve you during stressful periods and excellent while taking warm baths during the colder months.

Serenity Bath Salt

Also, a great present for that wonderful friend is our Serenity Bath Salt. Immersing yourself in this, will be the perfect substitute for a spa with real rose and blue mallow flowers. Cast off those worries and enjoy the best especially during this period with the Serenity Bath Salt. This bath salt is formulated to not just protect your skin but also to help your skin stay radiant, younger, and healthy. Containing Epsom salt, Blue Mallow petal, Rose oil, and Frankincense oil, you can be sure that you are soaking into nature's goodness feeling relaxed and lighter.

We at Okiki skincare want you to have an amazing and unforgettable experience this Valentine. Also, we want you to know that you can be your Valentine, you can enjoy these goodies with yourself and have that self-care to unleash your radiant self.

 

 

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OUR SELF-CARE TIPS FOR WINTER

OUR SELF-CARE TIPS FOR WINTER

Winter is here! You know how snowflakes cover the streets and trees; how we have colder and darker evenings even though it's not 4 pm. It's at that time. Many things come in winter, like anxiety, low productivity, fatigue, and even stress. We want you to nourish your body and be motivated in this season.

 Self-care is essential for our emotional,  physical, and mental well-being. This is the reason we've compiled seven ways to make you feel relaxed and have positive feelings for yourself and others.

  • Light a scented candle

It would brighten up the room and make it all cosy and warm while you watch your favourite Netflix show with your loved ones. Some scented candles are also used for aromatherapy, i.e., they have healing properties. Our Nana Efua Neneh Candle, which contains bergamot essential oil to alleviate stress Jasmine oil to calm the mind. Our Adeola Candle creates a warm and cosy atmosphere with its fruity scents to soothe the mind and spirit. I keep a candle lit all day since the weather is so dreary

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  •   Get a Journal

Write your thoughts and worries in a journal. This will help you to clear your head. I use my journal to track the highs and lows of my day, I also sometime plan out things like my meals for the week too

 

  • Moisturize and stay hydrated

It's winter, and the skin gets dry and flaky because of the low humidity and cold. Moisturize your skin regularly and drink enough water. Our  Oat & Chamomile Body Lotion is an excellent moisturizer that will leave your beautiful skin soft and silky. Also, use our Oat & Honey Intensive Hand Balm is a deeply hydrating mix that nourishes and prevent cracked hands. A portable balm is great for when your on the move and need to hydrate your hands

  •   Spend time with your loved ones

It is the perfect time to connect with your loved ones. Do an activity together, and if they're not around you, call them or have a video chat with them. W

  •   Exercise

Self-care does not only involve mental health. It also affects physical health. Sign up for the gym, take walks, do yoga, or you could work out at home.  Staying fit is very important to our health. I for one enjoy going on a walk, I sometimes call my friend whilst going on walk. Listen to some music - given that we are at home 24/7 with little change of scenery a walk can do a world of good

  •  Enjoy the Festive Season

Do things you enjoy doing– read a book, learn a skill, go out for events, go shopping, visit loved ones, play games, take pictures – to make this season memorable.

  • Don't overspend

As much as we want you to enjoy this season, we don't want you breaking the banks because this self-care ensures that you're happy during winter and more joyful after. Stay within your budget and enjoy this beautiful season.

 

We at Okiki Skincare want you to radiate positivity and have that self-care to uncover your radiant self.

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Oat And Dry skin: Why You Need To Add Oat To Your Skincare Routine

Oat And Dry skin: Why You Need To Add Oat To Your Skincare Routine

Oat, also known as Avena sativa, does not only make an excellent meal; it is also perfect for your dry skin. Oat has been used for centuries to keep the skin healthy and nourished. 

We added oat into our products to give you that healthy and beautiful skin because of oat's fantastic benefits. These products have 5- star reviews because of the tremendous results it has provided. With these products, you can bid your dry skin farewell.   

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Lateef Saka Okiki Skincare Review


Lateef provides an in-depth review of some of our most popular products and explains the benefit behind some of the ingredients.

Products mentioned: Kwame Face Cream, Al'Kudirat Liquid Soap, Gunpowder Soap, Gin & Tonic Soap

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Black Owned Skincare Brands To Support

We were surprised to find out that Hanna Ibraheem, a Senior Beauty Editor for The Stylist featured us in her list of black-owned brands to support today and always. It was a shock to be featured in such a well-known magazine. Okiki Skincare has been operating for four years predominantly through attending market stalls such as Ally Pally and Wanstead. But due to COVID we had to transition online which was a daunting process and we did not think we would gain much recognition so being featured on a list of brands to follow is very much a big deal to us!

Check out the link below to find some amazing black owned skincare brands to support

https://www.stylist.co.uk/beauty/best-black-owned-skincare-brands-uk/396984

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ITV's This Morning Lust List Feature

Our Nana Yaa Serwah Candle was featured on ITV's This Morning Lust List and we immediately sold out!

Shopping editor Nana Acheampong is back with the Lust List on ITV’s This Morning Britain’s well-loved morning show. Nana gave a great many reasons why this our scented soy wax candle by Okiki skincare should be part of your shopping list and a staple for this summer. Our candles sold out within minutes and were featured amongst well-known businesses such as Jo Loves and Oliver Bonas (a massive feat).

Our Nana Yaa Serwah candle has everyone talking and is a customer favourite. This candle is a blend of caramelised amber, spice pink peppercorn and patchouli making for a gorgeous and entrancing scent. All wrapped in a good for the earth eco-friendly soy wax base with a crackling wood wick. To top it off we donate £1 for every candle sold to One Tree Planted in Ghana

Check out the segment below

 

#ITVLustlist #NanaYaaSerwah

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