‘Welcome, our dear SFMs’

Sankofa Forest Natural Deodorant on display at the launch
The Big Day – Our Sankofa Forest Launch Party
July 24, 2018
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So...I’m working on some stuff from the kitchen bench, where we’ve set up the computer, then a message comes through from the person designing the website asking ‘brother, can you prepare a blog for me to post on the website by tomorrow? I don’t want to leave it blank, or as coming soon.’ I’m thinking, huh? This is a very short notice but then, I didn’t have much choice given I wasn’t very familiar with WordPress and certainly didn’t know my way around posting a blog in it.

I became a little nervous while in deep thought and reflecting on what to include in my first blog post. I tried coming up with excuses to shift the task onto Sonje but, nah, she wouldn’t budge. However, out of nowhere, somehow, my nervousness dissipated leaving me with utter excitement. I found myself jumping up and yelling out to Sonje, ‘Hiya, fun times!’ I decided I was going to use the opportunity to connect with our ‘Sankofa family’ members (SFMs). For this reason, I decided I was going to dedicate a substantial part of whatever I’d write to our SFMs. We prefer to call anyone who uses the website’s services and/or uses, or expresses an interest in, Sankofa products a SFM. Yes, you’re a ‘family’ member. We don’t care which part of the world you come from: Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Burkina Faso, Syria, Somaliland, Ghana, Canada, or the USA. More importantly, we don’t care what the color of your skin is, i.e. whether it’s blue, white, green, indigo, purple, pink, black, yellow, or pale. And, for sure, we care less about the type and condition of your skin, be it sensitive, normal, dry, oily, combination, sun damaged/hyperpigmented, mature, or youthful.

 

Whoever you’re, we so treasure you and value your diverse contributions for there’s no way we would’ve created Sankofa beyond our immediate, little family if it wasn’t because of you. For this, we say thank you. We also thank you for helping to make this website a reality - it doesn’t matter whether you feel you contributed or not. The mere fact that we thought of you as future users of our services and products encouraged us to come up with a superior product; a deodorant spray whose effectiveness surpasses many, many natural and mainstream deodorants currently on the market.

 

As I was drafting this post, it was pouring outside and the kids were having a good time playing soccer in our little lounge. All of a sudden, I heard our seven-year old son berating his little sister for leaving and interrupting the play. As she returned, I watched as her brother began scolding her, asking why she’d left without saying anything to which she replied, ‘I was smelly so I went and sprayed my underarms.’ I looked at her with an immense sense of pride, and felt utterly relieved that we’ve been able to create a product which even our five-year old believes in it. More importantly, we’ve got a peace of mind knowing very well that anytime they choose to use the product, they’ll be safe from dangerous chemicals such as MIT, SLES, aluminum, denatured alcohol, parabens, phthalates, and PEG.

In one review we received, a SFM by the name of Sylvie from Hamilton Hill, Western Australia, recounted that:

I have been using Sankofa Forest over the past year. I absolutely love the smell and also find it very effective in fighting body odor. Not only do I use it as an underarm deodorant, I have also used it effectively on my 4-year old daughter’s bad foot odor. It works wonders! The best part is that it is natural and it doesn’t come off on my shirt.


Sonje and I have done the best we can to come up with a smell that most SFMs would like, nonetheless we acknowledge that people do react to smells in many different ways so not everyone may appreciate it. However, the one thing we have in our control is Sankofa’s effectiveness. We’re quite sure that virtually everyone who uses Sankofa will find it extremely effective as a natural product.

In addition to your contribution to Sankofa’s creation, you and other SFMs also invigorated us in our collation and presentation of information for the website, including those that discussed the consequences of hazardous chemical contents of the many antiperspirants and mainstream deodorants most people use on a daily basis. We believe that some of the information can guide you in your quest for conducive personal care products. And guess what: this is only the starting point! We hope to expand our discussion in the future into other facets of healthy living, including fitness, and sharing experiences about raising kids in the best and healthy possible way we can. The great news is that I won’t be the only person sharing this information with you; you’ll also be hearing from the one and only Sonje as well. But until then, it’d always be our pleasure if you would share whatever errors you find on the website with us.

It’s been a long road. We know we’re not there yet but, hey, we’re inching closer. Your Sankofa is fully ready and your Dr. Kwasi’ O. website is up and running, albeit there’re some modifications we may have to do in the future. Thus, there’s not very much to worry about now. So with a fist pump, join us and let’s all celebrate with an emphatic HURRAH!

So…I’m working on some stuff from the kitchen bench, where we’ve set up the computer, then a message comes through from the person designing the website asking ‘brother, can you prepare a blog for me to post on the website by tomorrow? I don’t want to leave it blank, or as coming soon.’ I’m thinking, huh? This is a very short notice but then, I didn’t have much choice given I wasn’t very familiar with WordPress and certainly didn’t know my way around posting a blog in it.

I became a little nervous while in deep thought and reflecting on what to include in my first blog post. I tried coming up with excuses to shift the task onto Sonje but, nah, she wouldn’t budge. However, out of nowhere, somehow, my nervousness dissipated leaving me with utter excitement. I found myself jumping up and yelling out to Sonje, ‘Hiya, fun times!’ I decided I was going to use the opportunity to connect with our ‘Sankofa family’ members (SFMs). For this reason, I decided I was going to dedicate a substantial part of whatever I’d write to our SFMs. We prefer to call anyone who uses the website’s services and/or uses, or expresses an interest in, Sankofa products a SFM. Yes, you’re a ‘family’ member. We don’t care which part of the world you come from: Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Burkina Faso, Syria, Somaliland, Ghana, Canada, or the USA. More importantly, we don’t care what the color of your skin is, i.e. whether it’s blue, white, green, indigo, purple, pink, black, yellow, or pale. And, for sure, we care less about the type and condition of your skin, be it sensitive, normal, dry, oily, combination, sun damaged/hyperpigmented, mature, or youthful.

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Whoever you’re, we so treasure you and value your diverse contributions for there’s no way we would’ve created Sankofa beyond our immediate, little family if it wasn’t because of you. For this, we say thank you. We also thank you for helping to make this website a reality – it doesn’t matter whether you feel you contributed or not. The mere fact that we thought of you as future users of our services and products encouraged us to come up with a superior product; a deodorant spray whose effectiveness surpasses many, many natural and mainstream deodorants currently on the market.

no-repeat;center top;;

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As I was drafting this post, it was pouring outside and the kids were having a good time playing soccer in our little lounge. All of a sudden, I heard our seven-year old son berating his little sister for leaving and interrupting the play. As she returned, I watched as her brother began scolding her, asking why she’d left without saying anything to which she replied, ‘I was smelly so I went and sprayed my underarms.’ I looked at her with an immense sense of pride, and felt utterly relieved that we’ve been able to create a product which even our five-year old believes in it. More importantly, we’ve got a peace of mind knowing very well that anytime they choose to use the product, they’ll be safe from dangerous chemicals such as MIT, SLES, aluminum, denatured alcohol, parabens, phthalates, and PEG.

In one review we received, a SFM by the name of Sylvie from Hamilton Hill, Western Australia, recounted that:

I have been using Sankofa Forest over the past year. I absolutely love the smell and also find it very effective in fighting body odor. Not only do I use it as an underarm deodorant, I have also used it effectively on my 4-year old daughter’s bad foot odor. It works wonders! The best part is that it is natural and it doesn’t come off on my shirt.



Sonje and I have done the best we can to come up with a smell that most SFMs would like, nonetheless we acknowledge that people do react to smells in many different ways so not everyone may appreciate it. However, the one thing we have in our control is Sankofa’s effectiveness. We’re quite sure that virtually everyone who uses Sankofa will find it extremely effective as a natural product.

In addition to your contribution to Sankofa’s creation, you and other SFMs also invigorated us in our collation and presentation of information for the website, including those that discussed the consequences of hazardous chemical contents of the many antiperspirants and mainstream deodorants most people use on a daily basis. We believe that some of the information can guide you in your quest for conducive personal care products. And guess what: this is only the starting point! We hope to expand our discussion in the future into other facets of healthy living, including fitness, and sharing experiences about raising kids in the best and healthy possible way we can. The great news is that I won’t be the only person sharing this information with you; you’ll also be hearing from the one and only Sonje as well. But until then, it’d always be our pleasure if you would share whatever errors you find on the website with us.

It’s been a long road. We know we’re not there yet but, hey, we’re inching closer. Your Sankofa is fully ready and your Dr. Kwasi’ O. website is up and running, albeit there’re some modifications we may have to do in the future. Thus, there’s not very much to worry about now. So with a fist pump, join us and let’s all celebrate with an emphatic HURRAH!

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