Meet the Founder

I am just a girl who stumbled upon a magical ingredient from the West Africa….This is the story of how shea&i was born.
Welcome to the world of shea&i, where nature's goodness meets the passion of Claudia Manhique, the visionary founder hailing from the enchanting landscapes of Mozambique.
In this blog post, I'll delve into the roots of shea&i and the journey that led me to create a line of natural bath and body care products that celebrate the beauty of simplicity and the power of nature.
What does shea&i mean?
Shea&i embodies a commitment to providing all-natural bath and body care solutions crafted specifically for dry skin. Our name, ‘shea&i’, encapsulates the essence of our brand. It symbolises the fusion between the nourishing properties of shea butter and the individuality of each person’s skincare needs.
We believe in harnessing the power of nature to create products that celebrate the unique beauty of every skin type, offering luxurious carethat feels tailor-made for you. 

'Growing up, I was no stranger to the holistic approach of crafting everything from scratch, where nature provided the foundation for daily living.'

Origins in Nature
My story began in Mozambique, a place where the rhythm of life is intertwined with the natural world. Growing up, I was no stranger to the holistic approach of crafting everything from scratch, where nature provided the foundation for daily living. However, I faced a personal challenge – dry skin issues that persisted into my adulthood.
'My exploration led me to a remarkable discovery – shea butter.'


A Personal Mission
Driven by a desire to find sustainable and natural solutions for my skin concerns, I embarked on a mission. My exploration led me to a remarkable discovery – shea butter. Originating from the shea tree native to Africa, shea butter has been a traditional remedy for skin nourishment for centuries. It was this natural treasure that became the cornerstone of my journey to healthier, more radiant skin.

The Birth of shea&i
Inspired by the transformative effects of shea butter on my own skin, I envisioned a brand that would share the beauty of natural skincare with the world. In 2021, shea&i was born – a manifestation of my commitment to providing high-quality, natural bath and body care products.

The Scientific Backing
I believe in the power of nature backed by science. Careful and thorough research have gone into development of each product.
From moisturizing properties to antioxidant benefits, shea&i products are crafted with a meticulous blend of nature and science.

Embracing Natural Beauty
My mission is simple yet profound – to help you nurture your natural beauty and achieve transformative results. The shea&i product line is a testament to this commitment, offering a range of natural solutions that cater to different skin types and concerns. From nourishing body butters to invigorating bath scrubs, each product is carefully crafted to elevate your skincare routine.

Join the shea&i Movement
As you explore the world of shea&i, I invite you to join me on a journey towards healthier, happier skin. Our products are not just skincare; they are an embodiment of my passion for natural beauty and my dedication to providing you with the best that nature has to offer.
Claudia Manhique x
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