This certified Fair Trade, authentic African, pure unrefined shea butter is handmade with traditional methods in West Africa. The unrefined nature of it leaves its healing benefits intact to keep your skin deeply hydrated and nourished. Gentle enough for the most sensitive of skin, this product is suitable for all skin types.
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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)
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.
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.
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, put it in the fridge to solidify. This doesn't affect the efficacy or performance of the product.
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.