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About Us

Our Story

Okwuma Originals was founded out of a desire to create all natural, holistic, hair and skin care alternatives that positively affect one’s overall well-being. I quickly became passionate about what I was creating and that passion evolved into a commitment to helping others.

In the summer of 2018, I suffered a horrible bout of shingles on my scalp, face, and body. Portions of my hair fell out and I had angry, itchy, painful, purplish-red blotches. I had been making all natural Shea-based (both butter and oil) hair and skin care products enhanced with therapeutic grade essential oils for myself, family, and friends for over ten years. With this in mind, I decided to research natural ways of treating the debilitating shingles pain, itching, hair loss, and overall malaise I felt instead of taking the opioids I was prescribed.

I combined the wonderful anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties of raw, unrefined Shea and organic, virgin coconut and grape seed oils, with the healing power of pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. I made numerous botanical formulations - whipped butters, hydrosols, oils, and bath products - and used them to treat the shingles outbreak instead of using the prescription opioid. Through the use of these organic preparations, I was able to drastically reduce the pain and shorten the duration of the shingles, as well as the subsequent postherpetic neuralgia. My skin recovered with no lingering scars or discoloration and my hair grew back strong and healthy.

My family and friends then encouraged me to start a business so that others could benefit from my various, highly effective, all natural hair and skin care creations. Around this same time I took a DNA test and found I was a descendent of a West African tribe called the Igbo who refer to Shea as “Okwuma”. Thus, “Okwuma Originals” was born! 

Our all natural products are lovingly made in the USA and are carefully hand-crafted in small batches to ensure the freshest user experience.

Our Mission
We want to share our distinct, high-quality, all natural skin and hair care creations to enhance the well-being of every customer we serve. We hope you enjoy using our products as much as we enjoy making them.

Try Okwuma Originals today and "Feel the Aroma!"