All of our hero products housed in a gorgeous handmade bag, in our second exclusive collaboration with AAKS. Akousa set up AAKS after studying fashion in London and returning to Ghana. There she had a lightbulb moment that empowered local cooperatives of women weavers and introduced the world to her beautiful and unique creations. A very limited number of these ultra-special bags are available containing full-size versions of all our most popular product offerings.
AAKS Clutch bag handcrafted in Ghana with LIHA logo accents
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.
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Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Flower Parfum (Fragrance), Polianthes Tuberosa (Tuberose) Flower, *Benzyl Benzoate, *Linalool, *Cinnamal, *Benzyl Alcohol. *Naturally occurring in the fragrance.
QUEEN IDIA, African Moss - 30cl
Our candle is made from clean-burning sustainable coconut wax blend with base notes of Geranium and Frankincense, top notes of Lavender, and hibiscus invoking the fragrance of soft African Moss. We use cotton wicks and recyclable and reusable containers.
Our inspiration was the famous Yoruba Queen Idia, a symbol of female empowerment and proof of ancient matriarchal societies. The myth tells of two medicine-filled incisions on her forehead that were the source of her metaphysical power.
How To Use: 30cl is approximately 60-65 hours burn time.
Ritual: You need the Queen Idia candle on the side of your bath at all times in case of an emergency! Light the candle and sit back on relax.
IVORY SHEA BUTTER (120ml)
Raw. One ingredient. Ethically sourced. Fragrance-Free. Vegan
Our Ghanaian 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. Ivory Shea is from Ghana and has a light crumbly texture and is slightly lighter in colour. It has a natural nutty, vanilla honey-like fragrance.
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.
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Butyrospermum Parkii ( Shea Butter)
We create beauty products that are, like us, a mixture of natural African roots and a quintessentially British attitude. The duality of our community is rooted in African diaspora and travels throughout the world to share the power of 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.