Alaffia
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Body Lotion
Unscented
950ml

This handcrafted, certified Fair Trade body lotion is made with indigenous, unrefined shea butter sourced from Alaffia's West African cooperatives. Lemongrass and shea leaf are also added to gently nourish, calm and replenish the skin. Suitable for sensitive to very dry skin.

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The benefits.

  • Helps to repair and nourish skin (omega 3 and 6 fatty acids in shea butter)
  • May help your skin generate healthy new cells (antioxidants in shea butter)
  • May help to ease eczema and minimise irritation (anti-inflammatory properties in shea butter)

What goes in.

Cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass) Aqueous Extract,  Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Leaf* Aqueous Extract, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter*, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol,  Elaeis guineensis (Red Palm) Oil*†, Potassium Sorbate, Ascorbic Acid

What's kept out.

Fragrance, Parabens, Phthalates, SLS, Synthetic Fragrance, Mineral Oil, Synthetic Dyes.

Did you know?

Did you know many shea butter products are made with refined shea butter, which removes the colour and scent, and in the process also removes most of the natural healing properties of shea butter. 

Geography.

Ethically handmade by women, in West Africa. 

Alaffia’s women’s cooperatives and collectives promote gender equality through fair wages and by celebrating the traditional skills and knowledge of West African women.

Hot tip.

Shea butter can be very sensitive to temperature, so if your product has hardened in the cold, warm it between your hands. If it has has melted in the heat, pop it in the fridge to solidify. This doesn't affect the efficacy or performance of the product.

Alaffia

Founder & CEO Olowo-n'djo Tchala was compelled to fight the injustices he faced and witnessed growing up in the small village of Kaboli in Northern Togo, West Africa, including gender inequality and poverty in West Africa through sustainable health, education and environmental initiatives. He founded Alaffia with Prairie Rose Hyde in 2003. He met Rose in his home village of Kaboli, Togo in 1996 where she was invited to serve as an environmental volunteer in the Peace Corp. From the beginning, the two shared a desire to positively impact humankind. They returned to the US determined to make a difference in West Africa. In 2004, armed with his understanding of the value of indigenous West African resources and an understanding of sustainable business ideologies, he launched Alaffia's first collective. Alaffia continues to redefine the natural products industry through its values of beauty, equality and empowerment. Alaffia is a social enterprise on a mission to invest in a more equitable future. Together, we're cultivating beauty, equality, and empowerment in Togo, West Africa. Alaffia aims to alleviate poverty and advance gender equality through the Certified Fair Trade of indigenous resources and community empowerment initiatives.

 

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Very authentic Shea Butter

I love the smell of unprocessed shea butter as it reminds me of my time living in West Africa in the 90’s and purchasing it in big chunks from the market. Be mindful that this lotion does have a certain smell to it, which makes it very authentic. I love how my skin absorbs the lotion and how it makes it very soft and not greasy at all.

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Perfect balance

I love this cream, its thick without feeling too heavy, perfect the colder months and drier skin

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