Saturday, October 27, 2007

Help Purely Shea Save The Planet

This week, Purely Shea partnered with 1% For The Planet which is an alliance of businesses committed to leveraging their resources to create a healthier planet. As a member, we recognize our responsibility to and dependence on a healthy environment and donate at least 1% of their annual sales to environmental organizations worldwide.

So everytime you make a purchase at Purely Shea, you will be contributing to hundreds of environmental groups who are focused on saving our planet!

By joining 1% For The Planet, we have the satisfaction of knowing that we are part of the solution, rather than just part of the problem. Visit their link below to learn more:

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Fair Trade and Your Skin Care Products - PART II

Welcome back to PART II of Fair Trade and Your Skin Care Products! October is Fair Trade Month and to commemorate it we are offering 20% off all Purely Shea products. Just type in the discount code saveonshea at check out.

Consumers should check their products and try to buy products from companies who pay fair prices for the production and work that goes into gathering and preparing the product. How would you feel to know that your favorite Shea Butter product was brought to you by the sweat and grueling work of a family in another country? Most of them are. In fact, how would you feel to know that the same family gets paid little to nothing for their work, but they have to continue working because their very lives depend on that little bit of money? You would probably feel pretty bad. It can make you really think when you are rubbing on a premium lotion or shampoo.

That's why some Shea Butter companies in the US specifically work with groups that gather the ingredients, or make the products. They realize that it's important to pay a fair amount so that these farmers and workers get paid fairly for what they do. It reduces poverty, and allows those families to have more than just the basic survival needs. Fair Trade also allows communities to grow and flourish, the promotion of democratic organizations, fair labor conditions, direct trade opportunities, and environmental sustainability. Purchase your Shea Butter from a company that ensures that their producers are getting paid fairly, and check your labels on other products for the Fair Trade Certified seal. For more information about Shea Butter please visit Purely Shea.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Fair Trade and Your Skin Care Products - Part I

Did you know that October is FAIR TRADE MONTH?
If you've never heard of Fair Trade, what it does is allow farmers and workers around the world to be paid better for their work. Many of the products you use are produced by farmers and other workers who work from sun up until sun down to produce the products, or the things that are in many products. They are often in poverty, and are unable to have even the basic necessities, although they work so hard.

Fair Trade is helping those farmers and workers earn more money. They are able to get out of poverty and earn a decent living for themselves and their families. There are now 'Fair Trade' products. You will see a Fair Trade seal on products that are produced by workers and farmers who are being paid better earnings for their labor. Currently, in the United States, there is only one third party certifier of Fair Trade products, and that is Transfair USA. They certify products like coffee, tea, herbs, sugar, fresh fruit, and rice.

Shea Butter comes from workers who also work very hard to produce it. While some companies take advantage of the low prices for such hard work, some companies like Purely Shea work with several women's cooperative groups. These groups provide excellent quality unrefined Shea Butter for the company at competitive and fair prices. Unfortunately, Transfair USA doesn't certify Shea Butter as of yet, but there have been many, many requests that they start.

Check back next time for PART II of Fair Trade and Your Skin Care Products.
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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Winter Shea Butter Skin Care

Winter-proof your skin with Purely Shea shea butter. Here are the Top ten reasons to use Purely Shea shea butter for the upcoming winter months. Enjoy!

1. Deep Conditioning Treatment for Hair
2. Chapped Lips
3. Cracked Feet
4. Dry Hands and Cuticles
5. Moisture Therapy for Face
6. Treat rough areas like Elbows, Knees
7. Protect Baby’s delicate skin
8. Stuffed-up nose
9. Cold-weather muscle aches
10. Rashes and irritation from winter wool clothing

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