Alaffia
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Shea Butter Unrefined
Unscented
312g

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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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.

Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter*. * Fair Trade certified ingredient

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, put 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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great moisture and nutrient for the skin!

once melted on the hands, it's so nice to spread it across the face & body. Its been magic for my son's eczema skin and extra dryness due to the winter weather!

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Leaves me skin feeling incredible, I now use it as my daily moisturiser

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