Ingredient Glossary

In the spirit of transparency, we’ve listed out a glossary containing details on the key ingredients found within our products.

Shea Butter

Plant science has proven the power of the shea-nut through its composition of Vitamins A, E & K in addition to fatty acids and phenolics. Shea butter is a powerful source of healing for: anti-inflammatory care, improving skin elasticity, hair loss prevention, baby skin care, and deep skin hydration. Our raw shea butter is ethically sourced from Ghana, where women-led co-operatives are responsible for collecting and refining the shea nut to its silky-buttery form.

Baobab Oil

The baobab tree is often referenced in African folklore and poetry. This special plant can live up to 6000 years and is called the ‘tree of life’ due to the healing properties of the nutrients it carries. From oil cleansing to the rejuvenation of skin cells, baobab oil works on the restoration of collagen to ensure your skin feels nourished.

Moringa Oil

The natural vitamin C in moringa oil elevates the presence of collagen, helping to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Thanks to its antioxidants, antibacterial, and nourishing properties - this ingredient is the perfect source of soothing care for irritated skin.

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter is a type of fat that comes from cocoa beans. It’s been found that the phytochemicals in cocoa can help you maintain the health of both your body and skin. This butter is a decent source of vitamin E and fatty acids, making it well suited as a primary ingredient in skincare products.

Vanilla Planifolia Fruit

This extract is a natural ingredient that offers antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-aging properties. Benefits include fighting premature aging, soothing irritated skin, reducing infections, and healing acne.

ArrowRoot Powder

Arrowroot contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals such as zinc, iron, potassium, and Vitamin B6. It’s known to provide relief to skin irritations, absorb excess oil, and promote healing.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil ​is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and highly moisturizing. ​It​ is composed primarily of nourishing fatty acids and is especially high in lauric acid, vitamin E, and healthy fats - all properties that work to smooth the skin.

Rosemary Extract

The anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary extract help to reduce swelling and puffiness, as well as to heal burns. This herb’s medicinal qualities make rosemary a powerful cure for chronic skin conditions including dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.


Lavender is an ultra-calming essential oil and natural ingredient found in a variety of skincare products. It not only contains antioxidants to nourish the skin, it’s also been known to lessen acne, even skin tone, and reduce wrinkles.

We provide fair trade deals that are traceable to the women who pick the shea nuts and other raw ingredients in the wild bushes of Ghana that help make the beautiful Mimaami Organics products we all enjoy.

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