About Us

Senegalese Entrepreneur Marianne Ndiaye takes pride on using only Organic Fair Trade soap, shea butter from Ghana and Mali.


All the products are handmade by Marianne using an old family recipe to soften the shea butter. All Scents are natural extracts from fruits and flowers.

She has been selling shea butter since she launched Body Butter Lady in 2003 and has found a growing clientele at annual events such as the Pan African Film Festival and the UCLA Jazz and Reggae festival.

She used to sell her original line of shea butter products at weekly Los Angeles events such as the Culver City Farmer’s Market and the Crenshaw Farmer’s Market.

“Nowadays more people are aware of shea butter since more people are interested in using natural products. Women have been my main customers since the beginning, but I have noticed more male customers recently,” said Marianne, who comes from a city in west-central Senegal called Kaolack.

Marianne believes that in addition to her customers sharing information about her products, transparency and originality are the main reasons she has gained the support of Angelenos. “I noticed a drastic increase in sales ever since I started offering samples of my shea butter to potential customers instead of only offering prepackaged products,” said Marianne, who provides special scents for certain seasons and others throughout the year.

“I sell my signature scents Mingle, Lavish, Tango all the time and I offer three seasonal scents, including one available from February until May called Cherry Blossom,” said Ndiaye. “I don’t use a microwave to soften the shea butter because this method removes all of the vitamins and nutrients. Instead, I use a natural method which I learned from my family as a young child.”

Wanna Find Us?


We are operating in Los Angeles and Inglewood CA


Our store is located at:

Body Butter Lady (Inglewood CA)

320 S. Market St.

Inglewood, CA 90301

Store Hours:

11am - 6pm PT Mon - Sun

PHONE : (310) 910-0775




For our Los Angeles Area Customers

You can find our products at:

Simply Wholesome (Los Angeles, California)

4508 W. Slauson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90043 USA

Store Hours: 
8am - 10pm PT Mon - Sat
10am - 9pm PT Sunday



Jollof Hair Salon ( Los angeles, Ca)

Hair Food Only

1027 South La Brea Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90019

Mon - Sat 10 Am to 7Pm

PHONE : (213) 536-3566

Every Sunday:

Fairfax High School

Melrose trading post

Corner of Fairfax & Melrose

Booth Y44

From 9am till 5pm