Layering is key in the colder months to stay warm and stylish and this applies to your skin too. Our two hero products will have your skin feeling summer soft throughout the harshest winters.
An amazing evening ritual is to take a warm shower or bath and melt the Idan oil in the warm water. Enjoy the warming aphrodisiac qualities of the Tuberose as you massage into clean damp skin, head to toe. (Skin absorbs more moisture when it is not fully dry.) When skin is dry take a small scoop of Shea butter and massage into problem areas like feet, cracked heels, elbows and knees. Wrap yourself in a fluffy robe and some cotton socks and you will wake up feeling brand new. Repeat weekly.
Raw. Organic. One ingredient. 100% ethically sourced. Fragrance Free. Vegan
Shea butter is the ultimate African beauty secret. Used for centuries by women to protect and regenerate the skin, its potency lies in its naturally high concentration of A and E.
A multi-purpose moisturiser for all skin types, it can be used on dry areas, stretch marks, scars, as a nappy balm, or as a base for making your own natural cosmetics.
Shea Butter is known for its high content of fatty acids and its naturally occurring content of Vitamins A and E. Traditionally used as a “cure all” balm and with women in Africa using it on everything from stretch marks and scars to babies' bums. An excellent natural alternative to petroleum jelly. All you need is a small amount, let it melt between your hands and apply everywhere - body, face, feet and hands.
Idan is the Yoruba word for magic, which is the only word to describe our sublime moisturising oil. Made with natural, cold pressed coconut oil into which a Tuberose flower has been immersed, ensuring the wonderful scent of this night blooming flower is absorbed naturally into the oil by a traditional African process of enfleurage.
As well as smelling divine, Tuberose has naturally warming and aphrodisiac qualities. We love to use this for absolutely everything from facial oil to leave in hair conditioner, or if we are feeling really indulgent, slathering it head to toe before bed and rinsing off in the morning for truly silky fragranced skin. Some customers have even been known to decant it and use as a solid perfume. Let us know what you new uses you discover!
We create beauty products that are, like us, a mixture of natural African roots and a quintessentially British attitude.
Like the diaspora that we take inspiration from, our community is rooted in Yoruba culture and spreads throughout the world to share the power of Asé, wellness, slow-living and self care.
LIHA was born from the desire to create an innovative, luxe natural, organic and vegan skincare brand that blends the rich botanical life of West Africa with traditional English aromatherapy and folk remedies.
All our packaging and materials are made, designed and produced in the UK by other family run businesses. All our packaging is recyclable and reusable.