Alaffia Shea Butter Unscented Description
Traditional West African Ingredient • Made with Authentic Shea Butter • Empowering Communities
Ethical Body Care • Everyday Shea • For All Skin Types
Ethical Trade • Handcrafted • No Synthetic Fragrance • Vegan
No Animal Testing • Paraben Free • Biodegradable Ingredients
The Ethically Traded unrefined shea butter is made at our cooperative in Togo, West Africa. Deeply moisturizing and protective fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals leave skin soft and smooth. Unscented for sensitive skin.
Beauty • Equality • Empowerment
Alaffia pays fair wages, empowers mothers and families, and utilizes sustainable wildcrafted ingredients. Funds from product sales help conduct the following empowerment projects in Togo, West Africa:
Maternal Care 4,463 Births Funded
Bicycles For Education 7,482 Bikes Distributed
School Supplies 32,842 Student Recipients
School Construction 10 Schools Built As of 1/19/2017
To Use: Warm a small amount in palm and apply to sin or hair as desired. May also be used for massage. Works best when applied just after bathing. For eternal use only.
Synthetic fragrance, animal ingredients, animal testing and paraben.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*. *Fair for Life Fair Trade certified ingredient
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This DIY Body Butter Can be Custom Scented With Your Favorite Essential Oils
Body butter is a real beauty treat. Not only does it feel luxurious and moisturize like a dream, it smells so good. Instead of buying it premade from the mall, whip up a batch at home using all-natural ingredients and whatever essential oil you prefer. The scent possibilities are endless!
4 oz. raw shea butter
4 oz. raw cacao butter
4 oz. raw coconut butter
Essential oil of choice (lavender, pink grapefruit, lemon, etc.)
Other Materials You’ll Need
- Heat source
- 16-ounce mason jar
- Wooden spoon
- Blender or stand mixer
- In double boiler, melt shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut butter. (Note: Watch carefully and stir occasionally with wooden spoon to prevent sticking or burning.)
- Remove pot from heat and let mixture cool slightly (2 to 3 minutes). Transfer mixture to a blender or mixing bowl (if using stand mixer or handheld mixer).
- Add several drops of essential oil and blend or whip the mixture until smooth and fluffy.
- Transfer mixture to jar. Store in a cool, dry place. (Note: Body butter may melt at temperatures of 76 degrees F or above, so be sure to store it in a cool area as far away from heat as possible.)
Use this body butter right after showering and/or right before you go to bed to keep your skin moisturized and feeling silky smooth every day!