Independence, KY (PRWEB) May 21, 2008
The African Store is donating 5% of proceeds from the sale of its shea butter and Ghana black soap to Doctors Without Borders, (Médecins Sans Frontières).
Customers will not only be able to buy these wonderful African products but they will be supporting a worthy cause.
About Doctors Without Borders, (Médecins Sans Frontières):
Doctors Without Borders, (Médecins Sans Frontières) is a secular humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic disease.
Médecins Sans Frontières was created in 1971 by a small group of French doctors (including Bernard Kouchner), in the aftermath of the Biafra secession. The organization is known in most of the world by its French name or simply as MSF, but in the United States the name Doctors Without Borders is often used instead. During the Biafran war and early part of the organization's formation, these doctors concluded that a new aid organization was needed that would ignore political/religious boundaries and prioritize the welfare of victims in war-torn and disaster areas.
About Shea Butter:
Shea butter is a slightly yellowish or ivory-colored natural fat extracted from fruit of the shea tree by crushing and boiling. Shea butter is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer and an emollient. Shea butter is also edible. It is used as a cooking oil in West Africa, as well as sometimes being used in the chocolate industry as a substitute for cocoa butter.
It is also a known anti-inflammatory agent. Shea butter is very effective in treating the following conditions: fading scars, eczema, burns, rashes, acne, severely dry skin, blemishes, dark spots, skin discolorations, chapped lips, stretchmarks, wrinkles, and in lessening the irritation of psoriasis. Shea butter provides natural ultraviolet sun protection, up to SPF 6. Sun-sensitive persons should not rely solely on shea butter for protection. Shea butter absorbs rapidly into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling. It is also used in hair conditioners to add and maintain moisture in dry brittle hair, in addition to revitalizing and preventing breakage.
About Ghana Black Soap:
Totally organic, this black soap is the real thing. It is pure, unscented, and traditionally made in Ghana, West Africa. Black Soap is also known as Anago Soap or Alata Soap in Ghana, and as Ose Dudu in Nigeria. Our Black Soap is made from roasted cocoa (chocolate) pods, plantain skins ashes mixed with palm oil. Black Soap is especially recommended for the very young and the elderly, or anyone with tender skin. Raw Black Soap is prized for its quality antiseptic properties and we are glad to bring this to you at the best price.
Active ingredients in our Black Soap:
Water, cocoa pod ashes, plantain skins ashes, and palm oil.
Benefits of Black Soap:
Traditional African Black Soap is centuries old, has numerous benefits and is not scented. For centuries, Africans have used Black Soap to help relieve acne, oily skin, clear blemishes and various other skin issues. Many swear by it for the treatment of skin irritations and conditions such as eczema and psoriasis as well. African Black soap has also been used to achieve quality, beautiful skin. Africans have also used this natural soap for bathing and washing their hair. It's excellent for removing make-up too. Black Soap will leave your skin silky soft and clear. African people also use Black Soap to rid the skin of rashes, ring worm, measles, and body odors.
It is used as a natural shampoo to avoid dry itchy scalp. Black Soap is so highly thought of, it is also used in African spiritual purifications.
African Black Soap can be used in its natural form for the face, body and hair and works in harmony with shea butter.
To learn more about The African Store and their products visit their official website at http://www.theafricanstore.org.
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