A few weeks ago I discovered a wonderful Lotion called EveryDay Shea Moisturizing Body Lotion. EveryDay Shea has a complete body care line which includes, Hand Soap, Bubble Bath, Shampoo & Conditioner, Baby Lotion & Body Bath. This line of body care is....
- Certified Fair Trade
- Made w/ a base of Unrefined Shea Butter
- Made w/ nutrient-rich Water rather than plain H20
- Paraban free
- Contains NO synthetic Fragance
- Cruelty fee with NO Animal Testing
- Petroleum Free
Their website is www.everydayshea.com
During the past few months, Alaffia has been working on a few short videos, with the hope of providing you with a deeper knowledge of Alaffia and their products. The following are links to YouTube videos, including an overview of their Shea Butter Cooperative, the celebration and inauguration of the first high school they constructed, an introduction to their new Authentic African Black Soap (which has the most positive reception of any product Alaffia has introduced!) and an overview of our Beautiful Curls line. ENJOY!
I would love for you to take a brief moment to watch these short films – no more than 4 minutes each. This is a way for you to realize your contribution when you purchase Alaffia and the positive impact that it has on the lives of disadvantaged individuals in Togo.
Alaffia Fair Trade Shea Butter Cooperative
Alaffia's Kouloumi School Construction Poject
Alaffia's Authentic African Black Soap
Alaffia's Discover Beautiful Curls
Not Only are you making a positive impact when you purchase Alaffia Skin Care Products, you are using a product with amazing health benefits. Here are some of the ingredients:
- Wild Harvested Baobab
- West African Neem
- Virgin Coconut Oil
- Red Palm Oil
- Extra Vigin Cocoa Butter
- African Wild Honey
- BASE OF SHEA BUTTER
The Benefitz of Shea ButterThis comes direct from Alaffia's web-site (www.alaffia.com) about SHEA BUTTER and itz healing powers:
Indigenous Knowledge for Skin Care
Shea Butter has been used for centuries in Africa as a decongestant, an anti-inflammatory for sprains and arthritis, healing salve, lotion for hair and skin care, and cooking oil. However, the protective and emollient properties of Shea Butter are most valued for skin care. In recent clinical trials, Shea Butter was found to help to protect skin against climate and UV aggressions, prevent wrinkle formation, soothe irritated and chapped skin, and moisturize the epidermis. Shea Butter also enhances cell regeneration and capillary circulation, which helps prevent and minimize stretch marks, inflammations, and scarring.
Unrefined Shea Butter
Only pure, unrefined Shea Butter contains its full healing and moisturizing properties. Most Shea Butter available to the general public outside West Africa is white and odorless: in other words, it has been “refined” to remove the natural scent and color of natural Shea Butter. In the process, the majority of the effective agents are also removed.
In addition, refined Shea Butter has usually been extracted from the shea kernels with hexane or other petroleum solvents. The extracted oil is boiled to drive off the toxic solvents, and then refined, bleached, and deodorized, which involves heating it to over 400 deg F and the use of harsh chemicals like sodium hydroxide.
Shea Butter extracted in this manner still contains some undesirable solvent residues, and its healing values are significantly reduced. Antioxidants or preservatives such as BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) or BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) may be added as well. The end result is an odorless, white butter that may be aesthetically appealing, but lacks the true moisturizing, healing, and nutritive properties of true traditional Shea Butter
In summary, I highly recommend Alaffia Skin Care Products. It will not only make your skin look and feel better, it will give you peace of mind knowing you are making a positive impact on the people in Togo, West Africa and supporting a sustainable product that is good for our planet.