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About Us

Black Lavish Essentials

Black Lavish Essentials is a natural cosmetic and beauty brand inspired by the use of essential oils and raw shea butter to handcraft luxury skin and hair care products. Fortunately, my twin brother and I were in the position to travel to Ghana, West Africa in 2018, where we've built relationships in communities that allow us to work together to provide quality natural skin and hair care products.

Josh Learning to Make Shea Butter in Ghana

Our mission is to create a platform for natural skin and hair care that delivers the elegance you want and need from your everyday self-care routine-- without the harsh chemicals or added ingredients.

Why Shop With Black Lavish?

We want our customers to experience the ultimate self-care lifestyle while taking the time to appreciate their own body, skin, and hair. Black Lavish Essentials prides itself in using natural ingredients to formulate healthy, quality, and affordable cosmetic products that embody our motto, "Luxury by Choice, Lavish by Design!"

Black Lavish Essentials Natural Skin and Hair Care Products

We spent 21 days in various regions of Ghana as part of a cultural immersion experience where we gained an understanding of the history and culture of Ghanaian communities, family life, and our Ancestral history that was interrupted due to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. While starting a business was not our original intention, within nine months of returning home, Black Lavish Essentials was born. Shopping with Black Lavish Essentials not only supports Black business in the United States but also families and communities in West Africa.


We're Ethically Sourced

Map of Ghana, West Africa defined by region

Our raw Shea butter is produced directly from the Shea tree nut grown in multiple regions of Ghana, West Africa.

While in Ghana, we witnessed the communal artisan process of transforming the Shea tree nut to organic raw Shea butter. The Shea nut undergoes a multistage process that converts the Shea nut to an oil, where it is then solidified into what is commonly known as Shea butter.

From there, we import our top quality Shea butter to the United States where we formulate our signature Black Lavish Essentials Whipped Body Butter, Scented Body Butter, and Organic 360 Wave Pomade collections. Be sure to check out our new Coco Beauty Butter and African Black Soap! 

Product Development & Review

As alumnus from the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, we understand the importance of continuous research and development.

Joshua Reed, Gies College of Business - UIUC

As we strive to promote growth, we aim to expand our full product line of natural cosmetic beauty products to offer a range of luxury essentials that a truly embrace the Black Lavish lifestyle.

Black Lavish Essentials Product Development - Raw Shea Butter

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Black Star Square, Accra, Ghana -- Celebrating Ghana's independence from Britain

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