You all know that I love to make my own body lotion from coconut oil. However, every so often I like to get something from the store and splurge. Most of the lotions at the store are full of nasty parabens and sulfates and chemicals, so I always go straight for the organic/natural section at Target. I’m used to seeing the usual brands there, but a new bottle caught my eye a few days ago – Alaffia Everyday Coconut lotion. Not going to lie, I was super excited because it was cheaper than the other brands, plus I love coconut, so I decided to give it a try.
After my shower, I tried the new lotion out. First off, the smell is amazing. Also, the lotion soaked in super fast without a greasy feeling, which I love. My skin felt hydrated without being overloaded.
I read some really interesting facts about the Alaffia company on the lotion bottle, so of course I decided to dig deeper. I found that Alaffia is an amazing company. They source their fair trade ingredients from West Africa, and advocate for fair wages and gender equality. The company donates bicycles to communities, provides maternal health, supports education, and fights deforestation in West Africa. The company is a superhero!
I am so happy to support this company with my purchase. The lotion is also available at Amazon.