(Depiction of Oshun- River Orisha associated with water, purity, fertility & love)
Oshun Organics was created as a way to pay homage to the vibrant and eclectic culture that is OUR world. A dedication to those who enjoy expanding their knowledge of nature and divinity. Oshun Organics is dedicated to providing you with uniquely-crafted and quality products, that speak to the free-spirit in you.
The name Oshun originates from the Yoruba and Ifa religions. Oshun is an orisha, a spirit or deity. Located in the Southern region of West Africa in Angola, there lived a culture of people known as Yoruba. These people were united by a shared geography, history, religion and language. From the late 1500's to the late 1800's, millions of Yoruba people were forcibly removed from their home and taken to areas of the Caribbean and North America. During these centuries of slavery, the Yoruba people were forced to practice the religion of their captors. Despite being so far away from the comfort of their homes they risked their safety and continued to strive to carry out their native forms of worship by disguising them under Catholicism and Protestantism believes.
The modern day Yoruba religion combines beliefs from original Yoruba speaking peoples of West and Central Africa, and it includes with elements of Catholicism, Anglicanism, Christianity and Hinduism, as well as subtle Kabbalistic influences. Basic Yoruba belief involves ritual practices such as: singing, dancing, drumming, spirit possession, ritual healing, respect for divination and ancestors. These ritual healing beliefs involve with use of Botanicals, Herbs, Crystals and many other physical manifestations of Mother Earth. One of the most common Yoruba traditional religious concepts has been the concept of Orishas. Orishas are various godly forms, that reflect the various manifestations / avatars of Gods or Goddesses in the Yoruba spiritual or religious system.
The encompassing nature of Yoruba culture, is the pillar of what makes our brand unique. Inspired by culture, our mission is to provide education regarding to beliefs of all people. This includes Yoruba culture and the other cultures that have entwined together during the Diaspora of people. Our products are named in other languages such as Yoruba and Igbo, after Crystals and herbs which many believe harness healing powers and a slew of other culturally relevant artifacts and practices. We encourage our consumers, collaborators and Brand affiliates to educate themselves about culture and consciousness every chance we get.