Updated: Dec 11, 2020
B.O.E PEOPLE'S AWARD NOMINEE
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”.
We take great pride in ethically sourcing high-quality ingredients directly from farmers/producers or through community projects.