As a young girl, founder Nyakio Kamoche Grieco spent a lot of time in Africa with her family of medicine men, farmers, and educators. From her grandmother, she learned to crush coffee beans and rub them on her body using a piece of sugarcane to remove dry skin. She realized that cultivated global beauty secrets and traditions like this are brought to you through friends, family, and travel and are shared by women throughout the world. This served as the inspiration for Nyakio. Created without sulfates, phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, petroleum, and formaldehyde, Nyakio’s formulas proudly incorporate Fair Trade Shea Butter with carefully selected, globally sourced ingredients inspired by secrets passed and family traditions.