Our Story

''Bojolar'' is synonymous with Bunmi, the Director and Founder of Bojolar Natural Skincare. From nostalgic Nigerian roots and childhood memories in the bustling city of Lagos, Bunmi fondly recalls her mother using sheabutter on her skin and hair to soften and protect her skin. As far as her mama was concerned, sheabutter was useful for pretty much everything! Sheabutter (aka African gold) is well known and has been used for centuries ( & that's no exaggeration!) in African settings in its purest and unrefined form. In rural Africa, sheabutter is predominantly in the control of women ensuring that they have a source of income.

Now residing in the UK, Dr Bunmi, a researcher, an international development scientist, and a lover of all things naturally based skincare has a vision to empower rural women based in West Africa.

She is inspired by the Science of African Sheabutter and how it retains its structure, and natural composition to directly protect, moisturise and heal the skin. She is also acutely aware of how rural women engaged in shea activity are at the bottom of the gloabl trade chain, which has led her to create her own line of natural skincare and research on the conditions under which women are able to participate fully in sheabutter activities.

Due to the lack of readily available unrefined and natural sheabutter products in mainstream markets, Bunmi was determined to bring sheabutter to the forefront of skincare and create her own line of products using exactly that- unrefined sheabutter processed by the hands of rural African women.

If you did not know, unrefined sheabutter is scientifically proven (https://bojolarskincare.com/pages/the-science-of-shea-butter) to have antioxidant and anti -inflammatory properties, essential fatty acids and Vitamin E content for protecting, soothing, healing and moisturising the skin.

Our aim at Bojolar Natural Skincare is very simple. We want to create effective and natural skincare that show visible results and to source our sheabutter directly from rural women in West Africa so that we can empower them for today and future generations. Ambitious? We think its possible! So why not join us on the journey and browse our skincare range.


Body Care

Our body care collection is the ultimate collection of moisturising butters for... 

Hair Care

Are you looking for a natural hair and scalp remedy for tired,... 

  • Hair and scalp remedy to the rescue

    NOTHING beats this soothing and intensely moisturising hair and scalp cream to nourish and protect your hair, reduce breakages and reveal healthy looking hair. Infused with organic hibiscus oil and argan and coconut oil, indeed this hair remedy will do your hair wonders!

    Hair and scalp remedy 
  • Special gift boxes are available for the different lip balms

    3 for 2 on all lip balms

    Erm, chapped lips are a no no! This is especially true in the different seasons of summer, winter or the wind swept spring time. You have quite a few to choose from our natural selection. Sweet almond, mango, indulgent frangipani, cocorich enriched with coconut oils and cocoabutter all formaulated along side the indomitable shea butter. There is something for every one!

    Lip balms to the rescue 
  • This is my stall at the Summer Market at the Boiler Shop Newcastle!

    North East Markets

    Find us at local markets across the North East if you are interested in trying out our amazing skincare! Testers are available but we think seeing is not only believing so keep an eye on our website and monthly newsletter for up to date information! x

  • Fragrance free sheabutter

    By the time you have tried our products, we know you will love them! However, we appreicate not everyone likes to make a lot of fuss with their skincare... which is why we have this gorgeous butter with no frangrance, nor 'smellies' - the way sheabutter should be (but just whipped to perfection!) Good for intensely dry or sensitive skin, the 'nutty smell ' of the traditional plains of tropical Africa is captured in our fragrance free sheabutter. Ideal for the family.

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