SoundBalming with LaMarr Darnell Shields

Medical Student to Shea Butter Mogul with Mary Benson, Owner of Jimmy & Mary's Authentic Body Care

September 10, 2020 Mary Benson
SoundBalming with LaMarr Darnell Shields
Medical Student to Shea Butter Mogul with Mary Benson, Owner of Jimmy & Mary's Authentic Body Care
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SoundBalming with LaMarr Darnell Shields
Medical Student to Shea Butter Mogul with Mary Benson, Owner of Jimmy & Mary's Authentic Body Care
Sep 10, 2020
Mary Benson

Shea Butter has been extracted from the nut of the Shea tree in West Africa and used as cosmetic and therapeutic skin care lotion for thousands of years. It’s origins go as far back as Cleopatra’s Egypt, where it was carried in large clay jars for cosmetic use. Not long after, the healing properties of Shea Butter were discovered and optimized for use throughout the West African wooded savannah.Global trade of shea butter dates not only back to Cleopatra's Egypt, but was a very popular item of trade in the Middle Ages throughout West Africa and into the coastal regions. It was also traded heavily as an oil in European markets. As trade of Shea Butter spread throughout different regions of Africa in particular, it’s various uses began to diversify into things like soap and nasal decongestant. Shea Butter remains a popular substitute for cocoa butter in chocolate, though it still functions primarily as a skin care product as it has since the days of Cleopatra. If you’re interested in starting a bootstrapped business from scratch, or you just want to build a brand that’s completely your own, listen to Mary Benson, who shares how she takes pride in being Nigerian, and creating all-natural, hand-crafted products for your skin and hair. She uses nature's best moisturizer, shea butter, as the main ingredient in all of her products. She provides a variety of shea butter mixes that are blended with moisturizing oils and signature scents.  All products are 100% handmade, vegan, and cruelty free for the entire family BioMary Benson is the owner of Jimmy&Mary's Authentic Body Care. With a lengthy background in the medical field, her motivation has always been to bring health and wholeness to people. That intention shows through in the product line she has crafted and through her own journey of self-care. 

www.jimmyandmarys.com

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Show Notes

Shea Butter has been extracted from the nut of the Shea tree in West Africa and used as cosmetic and therapeutic skin care lotion for thousands of years. It’s origins go as far back as Cleopatra’s Egypt, where it was carried in large clay jars for cosmetic use. Not long after, the healing properties of Shea Butter were discovered and optimized for use throughout the West African wooded savannah.Global trade of shea butter dates not only back to Cleopatra's Egypt, but was a very popular item of trade in the Middle Ages throughout West Africa and into the coastal regions. It was also traded heavily as an oil in European markets. As trade of Shea Butter spread throughout different regions of Africa in particular, it’s various uses began to diversify into things like soap and nasal decongestant. Shea Butter remains a popular substitute for cocoa butter in chocolate, though it still functions primarily as a skin care product as it has since the days of Cleopatra. If you’re interested in starting a bootstrapped business from scratch, or you just want to build a brand that’s completely your own, listen to Mary Benson, who shares how she takes pride in being Nigerian, and creating all-natural, hand-crafted products for your skin and hair. She uses nature's best moisturizer, shea butter, as the main ingredient in all of her products. She provides a variety of shea butter mixes that are blended with moisturizing oils and signature scents.  All products are 100% handmade, vegan, and cruelty free for the entire family BioMary Benson is the owner of Jimmy&Mary's Authentic Body Care. With a lengthy background in the medical field, her motivation has always been to bring health and wholeness to people. That intention shows through in the product line she has crafted and through her own journey of self-care. 

www.jimmyandmarys.com

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SoundBalming)