Tuesday, March 10, 2009
MOISTURIZING BALM HEALS AND BENEFITS BOTH SIDES OF THE OCEAN
A PARTNERSHIP YIELDS BENEFITS FOR GHANA CO-OPERATIVES & VERMONT SOAP ORGANICS
March 9th, 2009
It’s always A PLEASURE to learn about entrepreneurial do gooders who are inspired to give back in a win win way.
Organic soap pioneer, Larry Plesent (of Vermont Soap Organics) reached back to his volunteer days in rural Ghana teaching sustainable agribusiness to conjure up a healing balm using the West African handcrafted natural shea nut butter.
Offered in a handy tin (2oz $9.99 or a whopping 64oz container), the creamy, easy to apply and very absorbable, non greasy (we tried!!!) PURE AFRICAN SHEA NUT BUTTER moisturizer begins it journey to North American consumers from wild shea fruit trees in the dry hot savannah to tribal women working on the shea nuts in Ghana based village co-ops ---to a final certified organic processing facility in Middlebury, Vermont.
What we love…the Vermont Soap Organics pays the womens' groups in Ghana double the prevailing nut butter price to support fair trade and ensure optimal quality.
Plus, "…the handcrafting process used to make Pure African Shea Nut Butter is chemical-free and leaves all of the natural botanical goodies in there," notes Plesent. Unlike cheap industrial processed shea butter.
For beauty mavens, this means that the non-irritating (ideal for super sensitive skin) Pure African Shea Nut Butter is naturally blessed with anti-oxidants and vitamins, and “significantly increases the hydration of superficial layers of epidermis,” forms a smooth barrier to insulate skin moisture from the sun, wind and cold, and heals cracked skin.
An excellent multi-use product.
INFO: Online at VERMONT SOAP ORGANICS or 1-866-SOAP4U2.
Words, Judith Ecochard, Images courtesy of Vermont Soap Organics