Thursday, September 24, 2020

Dear Breonna...We failed you!


Dear Breonna, Ms. Taylor,

I am so sorry sis that you're not here with us

Laughing with us

High-fiving with us

Dancing with us 

Standing with us 

Riding with us

Just US

I'm beyond hurt like how could this possibly be? How can 167 days go by and the only thing we have is still NO JUSTICE. What I realized is words hold no truth only action and although I want to say so much more, it will not bring you back and the system won't change their minds about giving you the justice you deserve.

I'm sorry we failed you.


Monday, June 29, 2020

Ditch The Plastic Bottle & Wash Your Hair.

A good wash day consist of an all day event that you literally have to plan for the night before or is that just me? I have to get all of my favorite products & tools I want to use including my favorite Herbal Shampoo Bar. What I love about this shampoo bar, is that it's eco-friendly and zero waste. It's a hard bar of soap ditching the plastic bottle. No more trying to use a quarter size of shampoo because who does that anyway?!? You simply wet your hair and massage the bar all over your hair and rinse and add your favorite conditioner.

Let's get into this video to see how I use it and how well it works.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Hey Lovelies! It’s  been a minute since I made a post so first, let me start off by saying THANK YOU for all of your support and checking in on me thru my little hiatus. My family and I have been well even with the most recent current event.

 I don’t want to hold you up on this post so let me get right to the point, DO WE REALLY NEED TO TELL PEOPLE TO WASH THEIR HANDS??? I mean all of this time,  people are really out here spreading “cooties” and mess because they’re not using proper hygiene practices when it comes to making sure your hands are clean!!! I’m here to tell you that I will call you out on it too, “Aye, I know you’re just not going to walk out of this bathroom without washing your hands right?” I’m talking about in public restrooms because people in my household know to wash their hands. To all my Lovelies that I know that are washing their hands, keep it up because you’re  the real MVP’s. 

Recent current events (and if  you’re wondering why I’m not saying the “C” word, it because I’m tired of hearing about it already oh and the algorithm too) has people stocking piling on tissue, Lysol and hand sanitizer. I’m hear you tell you that you most definitely need to choose washing your hands first before using a hand sanitizer.  Don’t let that be your only form of keeping your hands clean. Speaking of keeping your hands clean, let’s talk about keeping those hands moisturized. Some hands soaps including the ones in public restrooms, don’t include a moisturizer in them or like those really high-end places, include a dispenser with hand lotion. Well you know Bariki Body Care got your back right?  Yeah we most definitely got your back in that department.

We offer a high quality all over body butter that is also the game changer for keeping  those freshly washed hands, MOISTURIZED! Our triple action body butters are made with moisturizing ingredients such as SHEA BUTTER, MANGO BUTER and COCOA BUTTER! These butters will hydrate, heal and protect your skin from becoming dry which can cause your skin to crack giving bacteria a gateway into something that you were trying to prevent in the first place.

Choose from our Lovelies all time favorites: Pineapple Passion, Yaaass Girl Yaass, Jamaican Punch and Black Girl Magic! These body butters are so scrumptious and keep your hands soft all day and...AND THEY ARE ON SALE till Friday 3/20 @ 11:59 pm CST.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Give Thanks

Well, it's that time of year again where the holidays sneak up on you like a thief in the night. Although, we should celebrate our family, friends & loved ones everyday, Thanksgiving is extra special because this is the day besides Christmas, when family get together the most to celebrate their time with each other. It is also good to remember those who have lost loved ones, reach out to them and show them some love as well, this time of year can be extra hard for them.

This year, I get to kinda free up my hands for doing a lot of cooking and to also incorporate some of my vegan soul food dishes to the table for all to enjoy. I won’t just be eating sides but my mother-in-law bought me a Gardein Holiday Roast  and I’m making potato salad, peach cobbler & cranberry sauce (you haven’t had real cranberry sauce if you haven’t made your own), I’ll provide a simple recipe after this post. 

Instead of feeling overwhelmed with all the cooking I thought I was going to have to do, I’m actually relieved and excited that I don’t have to do it this year so Yaaassss for me! I’m coming in the door smelling all kinds of good and my skin super soft from exfoliating with our Bariki Body Care’s new Brown Sugar Vanilla Orange  Scrub.

Brown Sugar Scrub Orange Vanilla

I pray you Lovelies have a wonderful time with your friends, family & loved ones. A heartfelt thank you to you all for your love and support, I am truly honored to be blessed by you!

Recipe for Cranberry Sauce


  •  1 cup sugar
  •  1/2 cup water
  •  1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  •  12-ounces fresh cranberries (frozen may be substituted)
  •  1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Bring to sugar, water and orange juice to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add cranberries and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer and cook stirring occasionally for about 10-15 minutes, until sauce thickens.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Buy-A-Soap Give-A-Soap My Story of Homelessness

Buy-A-Soap Give-A-Soap

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Buy-A-Soap Give-A-Soap

Hi, Lovelies! It's been a minute since I've posted on our Bariki Body Care Blog but there is something very important and near and dear to my heart that I wanted to talk about and that is homeless women & personal hygiene products.

Before I go into statistics, let me give you a little back story about my family and I being homeless. When I was in the 4th or 5th grade I remember that all of sudden my family and I was going to the park to go wash up in the bathroom before having to take my mom to work. We slept in the car until my mom got off and then went on our way from there. I'm not sure how long we did this but we ended up finding a women's shelter that provided us with a room no bigger than a walk in closet, food and a community area where everybody could eat together, play games and watch T.V. One of things that stood out the most to me was my mom not having enough money to get everything we needed including personal hygiene products such as soaps & whatnot. Here it is my mother, working to save money to get a place to live, couldn't even afford the bare necessities.

It was so rough. I wanted to be a lot of things in my life, and one of them is to be a giver. I wanted to do and still want to do a lot of philanthropy work in any capacity that I can. I kept telling myself when I started Bariki Body Care that I wanted my company to be more than just a company that made & sold stuff, more than just a brand but a company that would make a difference and impact people in the best way I knew how and with the tools I already have. Truth is, I started this project last year but with everything in life, there was some setbacks and I couldn't put my all into this project like I wanted to. I reconnected with myself and asked God within me and my ancestors before me, the direction I should go with this project and I received my answers. Some days I still question how am I'm going to make this possible, what if people don't have any faith in me to do it, what if people don't buy soap to make this dream possible? So you know what I did with all of those voices in my head saying "what if", I talked myself over those voices and said, I can and will no matter what, make my Dec. 11th deadline and two dozen soaps will be donated to my local community women's shelter.

An unidentified mother with child

An unidentified homeless mother with her child

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development show women represent more than 40 percent of homeless Americans.

Being and active advocate for change in the needs of women is my primary goal on the other side of running my business.

I hope you embark on this journey of philanthropy with me as we make a difference in homeless women lives.

Every soap that you buy, we will donate a bar, so the more soap you purchase, the more soap we can donate.