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About Heaven Scent

 

Why Choose Heaven Scent

Heaven Scent was founded by Ausar and Tamathia Vandross in 1999 at the Charleston City Market. The vision then was to offer the finest perfume and essential oils from around the world. We also introduced Shea Butter and African Black Soaps to the Market (neither had been sold prior). Today our primary focus is African Shea Butter and Black Soaps. we have since added our own line of aromatherapy bath and beauty soaps made from our imported Shea Butter, olive oil, coconut oil, and palm oil. We use no animal by-products, parabins , or sulfates. only the best will do for us, and for you.

Our goal and mission is to provide the best health and skin care products to the conscious and the enlightened consumer. YOU!

Shea Butter (Vitellaria Paradoxa) is the butter of the Shea or Shi tree from the family of Sapotaceae trees. These tress are indigenous to West Africa only. This tree starts to produce the fruit, resembling a large plum, after 15 years and will produce up till 200 years. Prized for its fatty acid content, Shea Butter is like no other moisturizer. It is high in palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, and arachidic acid; and it is the stearic and oleic that dominates. As stated before, shea butter is an excellent moisturizer; but it it also excellent for use on cuts, burns, and bruises. Shea Butter is also rich in vitamins: A,E, and F.

Shea Butter also has cinnamic acid, which is a natural sunscreen.

All Natural, Organic Products

Treasure your skin, we sure do. Our natural beauty products are just that, 100% natural with no pesky chemicals to fret about.

SEE & FEEL THE DIFFERENCE.

International Fair Trade


Thankfully you wont have to make the 5,276 mile trip to Ghana, Africa. We make available the highest conscious, fair trade beauty products, distributed across the US.

ECO-FRIENDLY, FAIR TRADE PRODUCT LINE.

Family Owned for 20 Years

The power of nature brought to you by a family who cares.  Sourcing the best ingredients and made with LOVE

VIBRANT SKIN, VIBRANT YOU

The benefits of Shea Butter are endless. Experience the wonderful world of shea butter, you will be amazed. Our Shea Butter is cooperatively made in Ghana one of the nineteen countries producing shea butter for export.

We are Fair Trade. Proudly and Emphatically.

Alata Samina; commonly known as African Black Soap is the most beneficial of soaps. Period ! Made from Plantain skins, Palm oil, Palm kernel, and coco pods it is an all natural cleanser that is safe for all skin types and tones. Plantain skins are gingerly dried in the sun and then cooked along with the other ingredients until a dark luscious soap remains.

In the shower or bath this soap makes a creamy, nourishing lather that improves the texture and elasticity of the skin, without drying it. African Black Soap does not stain or leave a film on tubs or tiles. It has no animal by products, no paraffins or sulfates. It simply works well. For acne, eczema, psoriasis, make up removal, and good clean fun try African Black Soap.

Remember cleanliness is next to godliness; and after using African black soap, God will be pleased.

We are Fair Trade. Proudly and Emphatically.

Alata Samina; commonly known as African Black Soap is the most beneficial of soaps. Period ! Made from Plantain skins, Palm oil, Palm kernel, and coco pods it is an all natural cleanser that is safe for all skin types and tones. Plantain skins are gingerly dried in the sun and then cooked along with the other ingredients until a dark luscious soap remains.

In the shower or bath this soap makes a creamy, nourishing lather that improves the texture and elasticity of the skin, without drying it. African Black Soap does not stain or leave a film on tubs or tiles. It has no animal by products, no paraffins or sulfates. It simply works well. For acne, eczema, psoriasis, make up removal, and good clean fun try African Black Soap.

Remember cleanliness is next to godliness; and after using African black soap, God will be pleased.

Our Soaps

Shea Butter

In 1994 when my wife was pregnant with our first child, we were introduced to Shea butter. From the seed of the fruit of the Karite tree, Shea butter is the ultimate moisturizer. It is thick and creamy. Shea butter is rich in vitamins a, e, f, and cinnamic acid ( a natural sunscreen) with an SPF of 8 to 10 it offers some degree of protection. Our shea butter is from the northern region of Ghana. (Tamale) Tamale actually means the town of Shea fruits. Shea butter has 5 classifications:

  • Raw or unrefined
  • Refined
  • Highly refined
  • Lowest
  • With contaminants.

Ours is Class A.

African Black Soap

African black soap is a soap made in your west African countries. Ours is made in Ghana. African black soap is famous for its cleansing and healing properties. We feel to be African black soap it should first be made in Africa, so beware. This simple soap is made from Plantain skins, palm oil, cocoa pod ashes, and potash. We have witnessed first hand the effects of black soap on acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

Our Medicated black soap is doubly effective because of the time-honored tradition of cooking the soap additionally with aged honey, lime juice, and aloe vera. It cannot be duplicated.

African Black Soap Liquid

Imagine all the benefits of African black soap bar with the ease and use of a liquid. Less of a mess, less stress. We cook the solid in distilled water to bring you a body wash that doubles as a shampoo to gently cleanse the hair without harsh chemicals that over strip natural oils. Gentle and effective.

African Black Soap Paste

Now imagine the best of both worlds. African black soap in the bar and liquid combined. The paste is a 6 oz tin packed with African black soap in a paste made by us. Its concentrated and travel ready. Easier to use than the bar plus longer lasting. (a 6 oz. tin is equal to two bars) easily lasts 4 months.

Shea Butter Soap

When I was in Ghana I witness the making of Shea butter soap. This soap was dense and intense. Usually, in a ball, this soap provides great a moist cleansing experience. It was hard to duplicate, but with many attempts, we’ve created our very own Shea butter soap. Much more effective against dry skin this soap is luxurious. It leaves your skin silky soft to the touch. It is like bathing with shea butter.

Shea Butter Scented Soaps

We blend olive oil, Shea butter, Palm oil, and Coconut oil with essential oils and herbs to bring you our MOST luxurious bath soap. Lavender, Lemongrass, Patchouli, or Peppermint for your pleasure. Nothing is finer than our soaps!

Testimonials

Testimonials

My skin
has never felt this soft! Amy S.

Pikesville, MD

No sticky residue left behind, just softer skin…this stuff is AWESOME! Jeanne M.

Charleston, SC

I’m in LOVE
with this store’s products!!! Toby W.

Miami FL

Making Natural African Soaps Since 1996.

You will feel the love in every scrub. Pure African Black Soap, there’s nothing like it. Locally owned and operated by a family who cares.

OUR PRODUCT, YOUR SKIN, PURE BLISS.

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Family Owned and Operated.

Bringing you the highest quality skin and beauty products, worry free, toxin free. Our Heaven Scent Boutique is located in Downtown, Charleston’s Historic Market Place and we ship anywhere in the United States.

  • Heaven Scent

    73-B North Market Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    843.722.6611
    843.478.9945

  • Open Monday-Sunday 10am - 5:30pm EST 
  • 24 HOUR ONLINE ORDERING!!!