I was born in Bolgatanga in the upper east region. I grew up with my siblings, two brothers and a sister with a host of cousins and external family members. A typical day involved going to school, helping out in the gardens, or the numerous business ventures my mum came up with. At some point, I had worked as a chemical shop attendant selling iced creams and water at church and bartending throughout the university.
I have always looked out for affordable and quality options for my personal care needs. This led me to tinker around with all sorts of oils and butter in the kitchen. However, one of my twin sons had extremely sensitive skin and we ended up spending so much on skin ointments. I found myself scrutinizing the ingredients of these ointments and their side effects scared me. This prompted me to consider more natural skincare remedies until I was gifted a bottle of neem in 2013 and got intrigued by its properties. A combination of shea and neem oil completely cleared the rashes and kept them off to date. I started off by sharing samples of body butter packaged in baby food glass jars to friends and family and the feedback was exciting and positive. Hence the decision to make a business out of a craft I have grown to love.
Firstly, I am helping people feel beautiful and confident with their bodies. Every single feedback be it positive or negative urges me to improve the product offerings. Secondly, I have also taken a firm promise to source the majority of my raw materials from women cooperatives. This I expect will provide a reliable source of livelihood for them. Investing in the skincare needs of our families is a basic necessity and we at LaamShea are committed to making this vital component of our daily life convenient and stress-free