| Almond Latte Collection: Good For You, Good For Them
At Escents Aromatherapy's head office, CEO, Jacqui MacNeill, is always looking for ways to create beautiful, healing products that make people feel good. As an Escents employee, you can often find yourself being pulled into a circle with Jacqui, to smell and discuss a new Aroma Blend that she's been working on. So when Jacqui told the Escents team about her idea for a line that uses 20% shea butter, we were all thrilled! This summer, we're launching a product that is not only natural and luxurious, it also gives back to the world.
The Almond Latte Collection is of one Jacqui's greatest creations. Made with up to 20% shea butter; harvested by the women of the Léo Co-op in Burkina Faso, Africa. The Léo CO-OP is a fair trade organization that makes sure that the Léo Union workers are able to earn more money for their hard work, giving them the ability to reinvest in as well as improve their communities. The Léo Co-op stands by their moto, "Good For You, Good For Them" by helping to increase the revenue the Burkina Faso women make from the production of the shea butter.
The Almond Latte Collection consists of a shea butter créme shower cream, an ultra rich handmade soap and hydrating shea body butter. The collection is extremely moisturizing and contains carrot seed and orange essential oils. The carrot seed oil works to relieve stress, while stimulating and rejuvenating the skin, and the orange oil has an anti-ageing, skin softening effect. Each product contains aloe vera and up to 20% shea butter, which helps to heal and strengthen dry, damaged skin. The handmade soap contains coffee grounds from Oso Negro and Kicking Horse coffee, which are both local British Columbian fair trade coffee producers. The coffee grounds help to exfoliate skin as the soap moisturizes and nourishes it. To top it off, these products are scented with all natural almond extract, creating a smell that is simply divine! The Almond Latte Collection not only makes you feel great on the the outside, but also makes you feel great on the inside.
Check back next week for more information about the history and origins of shea butter.