Find Genuine Virgin Coconut Body Care from Africa ~
Alaffia is an organization born from the determination to make a difference in West Africa. Their founders, Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde, opened the first cooperative in 2003 with just a few women making shea butter. Now, Alaffia has over 700 cooperative members handcrafting raw materials such as shea butter, coconut oil, and black soap, using traditional methods that have been passed down for generations. These raw materials are then shipped to Olympia, WA, where they create the finish products.
Coconut Oil Gifts
This month we’re featuring coconut oil body care products at a great price. Coconut oil skin care products make the perfect holiday gift for loved ones with normal to dry skin. What could be better than Fair Trade coconut lotion and wash?
Everyday Coconut Lotion & Wash
Alaffia offers Everyday Coconut and a new option, Coconut Pineapple in an 8 oz size. These are available in Body Wash and Lotion. This is an amazing, affordable option that is available at Martindale’s on sale this month. These are the ultimate in Fair Trade body care products.
Hydrating Body Lotion – Purely Coconut or Coconut Pineapple
Alaffia’s body lotion is prepared with Ethically Traded virgin coconut oil and antioxidant-rich coffee berries for gentle moisturizing and protection. It works well as a daily lotion on normal to dry skin.
Apply this rich lotion to elbows, knees, heels and all over your body to soften rough patches and hydrate skin everywhere. With authentic coconut oil as a main ingredient, your skin will be healthier and more comfortable in the winter season and drier indoor air conditions.
Pineapple enhances the body lotion with the powerful enzyme ‘bromelain’ which has natural anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains antioxidants and alpha-hydroxy acids, which fight skin-damaging free radicals.
Hydrating Body Wash – Purely Coconut or Coconut Pineapple
Alafifa’s body wash is prepared with Ethically Traded virgin coconut oil and antioxidant-rich coffee berries to gently cleanse away pollutants and grime. It is wonderful for every day use on normal to dry skin.
Use pure coconut oil body wash to cleanse without stripping your skin. Use it in the shower or tub; apply with a loofah, washcloth, or not. You’ll feel and be clean, while protecting your skin with antioxidants.
The enzyme bromelain, found in pineapples, helps to break down dead skin cells so you can gently wash them away.
Virgin Coconut Oil
Virgin coconut oil is traditionally extracted oil from the fresh fruit of the coconut palm, Cocos nucifera. Coconuts have been cultivated in coastal West Africa and has been part of the diet and skin care for centuries. Virgin coconut oil is an important food oil and is applied to skin and hair directly to protect it from sun and wind damage.
Virgin coconut oil is high in natural antioxidants and protects skin from damaging free-radicals. It also helps keep skin looking firm, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Repeated use of virgin coconut oil helps keep skin smoother and more evenly textured by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells. Alaffia extracts its virgin coconut oil by hand, using traditional fermentation methods in Togo, West Africa from fresh coconuts grown organically on small farms. They use their virgin coconut oil in its natural, unrefined state for maximum effectiveness.
Donations from Sales: Africa
Funds from the sales of these new products along with the wide variety of skin and hair care products Alaffia offers help conduct their Empowerment Projects. To date, Alaffia has distributed 7,482 bicycles to Togolese students, provided school supplies to 32,842 students, built 2,261 school benches, and built 10 schools in Togo. Through the incredible support of their partners and the consumers, they empower these students to continue their education and become leaders of their communities. Alaffia has donated 57,575 fruit and forage trees to farmers in rural Togo to reduce the impact of global climate change and desertification. The Maternal Health Project provides pre- and postnatal health care for women in Togo; through the program they have funded 4,463 births. Not only have they provided an immediate answer to help lower the mortality rate, but have also educated them about women’s health issues, nutrition, and preventing female genital mutilation.
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