Alaffia is a company that is focused on producing fairtraded, sustainably grown, unrefined shea butter. Shea butter is the oil from the nuts of wild shea trees scattered throughout the wooded savanna of West and Central Africa. It has become a popular skin care ingredient. Alaffia has direct involvement in the entire process – from gathering the wild shea nuts and crafting the butter, to distribution locally and abroad - their employees receive fair and steady incomes.The are also part of the Empowerment Alliance, which means that 10% of sales will go directly back to our community in the form of community enhancement projects. Besides unrefined shea butters, Alaffia offers soaps, lotions and cream made with it.