Alaffia Skin Care

I was introduced to Alaffia in my Trade As One subscription box. I love the product so much, I want to introduce it to you!

I’m currently using the Shea Butter on my face, and it is extremely moisturizing. I enjoy using it at night since it’s so heavy, but I also love using it in the morning because I feel moisturized all day. It gives you a balmy look (I know that matte is “in” right now but I think balmy is extremely beautiful – think tropical).

At $8.95 a jar, you could totally gift this to friends and family members. Also keep in mind that this product is Fair Trade, which also means that you’re doing good in the world (see previous post on Fair Trade). With these products, Alaffia donates a minimum of 10% of all sales to community empowerment projects in Togo, while also benefiting the direct cooperative that creates these hand crafted shea butter products.

Look at how buttery this balm is! It’s so thick that I melt it in my palm first before using it.
Alaffia

This is my morning dorky face! I just used the balm on my skin, there is nothing else – glowing right?!?
Alaffia Balm

Random fact:  Did you know that only 9% of girls in rural Togo, West Africa attend secondary school. Alaffia is working to change that. For the entire month of August, Alaffia is donating $1 for every NEW PAGE LIKE ON FACEBOOK towards building schools in Togo in Africa. Check out their Facebook and Like their page here.

Here’s an opportunity to do something little to make a big impact. 

Shea Butter
(Picture from Alaffia.com)

Now go Like the Page,
Jay

  

Live Simply. Buy Ethically.

Poverty… yeah, that’s a scary word. No one really likes to think about it.

It’s an issue that is continually brought up over and over but you feel as though you cannot make a difference. It’s a huge issue, and what can one person do? Am I right?

After attending a seminar that discussed consumerism and the benefits of Fair Trade, I am a strong believer in supporting the the Fair Trade movement. Fair Trade allows producers in developing countries a chance to work their way out of poverty, and it promotes sustainability. Creating dignified jobs is the only long term way to break cycles of poverty. Yes, Fair Trade and Organic products are a bit pricer, but think about it this way.

With Fair Trade products, you are paying for someone else’s dignity and a chance at living a normal life. When you buy these products, you’re making the world a little bit better, sometimes in the poorest and darkest countries in the world.

I’ll admit, not everything in my cabinets and pantry are fair trade or organic (one because I just don’t have the $, and two because it’s not convenient for me since the closest store doesn’t carry Fair Trade products). But Trade As One has helped make it easier for me to get these products. I signed up for their subscription model, which delivers products every 3 months. For $99 (additional $26 with 2 bags of coffee), you are introduced to numerous Fair Trade consumables like soap, lotion, chocolate, grains, olive oil, and a bunch of other things!

When it gets delivered to my door, it feels like Christmas! This is my third box this year. My husband and I enjoy learning about new products and trying ones that we would never have thought to buy. Check it out!

Trade As One Box

Trade As One Box

These are the items that we’re most excited to try!

Trade As One Faves

Trade As One Fave

Now that you know about this issue, how can you sit around and do nothing? What changes can you make in your lives for the sake of other people?

Now go change the world a little bit at a time and tackle the issue of poverty by simply buying Fair Trade.

Not so scary anymore right?
Jay

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