Monday, October 12, 2009
Good Morning! It's Monday!!! I love Mondays, it's a fresh start, a chance to start over again if you need to and the beginning of another wonderful week!
I am always looking for new products that not only are good, but also help others in the process. I have found a great company, Alaffia.
Alaffia was founded as a way to empower communities in West Africa through the fair trade of shea butter. Fiar trade is the fundamental foundation of our organization, which is made up of the Alaffia/Agbanga Shea Butter Cooperative in Togo, West Africa and Alaffia Sustainable Skin Care in Olympia WA.
The cooperative handcrafts the indigenous raw ingredients; the Alaffia Team in Olympia creates the finished products. Proceeds from sales of our products are then returned to communities in Togo to fund community empowerment and gender equaltiy projects.
Some of the community projects include: Alaffia School, Reforestation, Bicycles for Education, and Women's Equality and Health Care Projects.
I tried the Vanilla Almond Shea Butter and the unscented Shea Butter Moisturizing Body Lotion.
Both of the lotions made my hands/body very soft. They are a bit greasy when you first put them on, but the result is worth it. I liked the body moisturizer the best! I can't wait to see what this does for my dry heels :)
Please take a moment to check out the great products that go for a great cause at Alaffia!!