shea butter


For decades, women across the African continent have known how good shea butter is for the skin. This is why Ruth Wewura Guribie, the founder of Sava Shea Company Limited in Ghana, is creating a natural skincare brand that celebrates this much-loved local ingredient.

Sava Shea Company Ltd is a female-owned cosmetics company established in 2015 in Ghana to solve the growing need for natural skincare products by manufacturing and distributing high quality skincare products. Their products are made from premium quality unrefined shea butter handcrafted by rural women in the Northern parts of Ghana and infused with oils and other natural ingredients that are purchased locally.

Their products are simple, natural, and portray to the world what Ghana has to offer in skin care. Their products include Body Creams/Butters, African Black Soap Shower Gel, Lip balm, Hair/Beard growth Oil and unrefined shea butter.

She was motivated to start Save Shea when she discovered that most of the skincare products she used were full of synthetic chemicals; some of which were not even listed in the ingredients. Her skin was being soaked in a cocktail of chemicals everyday with unknown long-term effects. So she decided to start listening to her body and stopped using these products.
Thereafter, she began experimenting in the kitchen making products using only natural oils and butters that she knew were safe and could be sourced sustainably.

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Quite simply, if a product is made using organic ingredients, you are guaranteed that it has the environment and sustainable practice at heart. So, she felt producing organic skincare products would be her way of helping the process of slowing down the ever increasing speed at which our world is degrading. She never wanted to be just another company making natural products. She wanted to make sure her customers were enjoying best quality products for the most reasonable price she could sell them at.

“Of course, I started this business with the goal of financial success. However, this company is so much more. Save Shea represents me. It is a manifestation of my passion, dedication, skills, and talents. It’s been 5 years since I started this journey, and like any other start up founder, I have had my shares of highs and lows. I certainly had some interesting learnings along the way, which has helped me become a better person and an entrepreneur. I have learned that I am not capable of doing everything nor knowing everything, so I had to learn to get the right people on my team, ask for help, and say no to things I was incapable of delivering. I knew the journey was going to be both exciting and painful, but just as my mother had always taught me growing up, this was MY journey and both my successes and failures are direct results of ME and by ME! I am ready to walk it through and make it work despite the odds.”

Sava Shea is differentiated from other brands on the basis that we focus on manufacturing products that are safe for all skin types and ages, effective and free of chemicals.



Shea butter is a kind of butter that comes from the seeds of the fruit of Shea (karite) tree and is quite rich in Vitamin A, E, and F. Shea butter is used for many things but we are going to be focusing on some of the ways it can be used to achieve a beautiful and supple skin and hair.

Shea butter as a skin moisturizer: Shea butter contains natural vitamins and fatty acids which nourishes, moisturizes, and make the skin glows. It also restores moisture to dry skin.


Shea butter as a sunscreen and tanning cream: Shea butter contains antioxidant properties and provides UV protection (SPF 6) to prevent and heal sunburns.


Shea butter for eyelashes: Apply shea butter to your eyelashes to make your lashes thick, full, and healthy.


For hair: Shea butter is a natural conditioner for hair. It softens hair, seals in moisture, defines curls, conditions scalp, and alleviate dandruff. Shea butter also enhances hair growth.


Shea butter for healing scars and wounds: Shea butter contains anti-inflammatory properties e.g lupeol cinnate, which prevents the development of tumors. Also, due to its high content of vitamin A, it is effective in promoting healing of skin allergies like rashes, eczema, burns, stretch marks, etc.


For Make-up: Apply shea butter to your face before applying makeup to make it last longer. It can also be used as a lip balm as it nourishes and makes the lip supple and soft. To make your eyeshadow last longer, dab a bit of shea butter on your eyelid before applying eye shadow. Shea butter can also be used as a makeup remover. It is also the best eye wrinkles remover!

So why not incorporate Shea butter to your daily beauty regimen!


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