Most of us have (or remember fondly) that one grandmother who was the keeper of secret family recipes handed down from generation to generation. Maybe it’s your Danish nana’s butter cookies, or your German grandma’s wiener schnitzel, or the challah your “bubbie” always made.
The family behind the company SheaMoisture has their grandmother Sofi Tucker to thank for sharing her special recipes, but these recipes aren’t for food. They’re Sofi’s natural body-care remedies like handmade shea butter, African black soap, and other products,which she sold in local villages in Sierra Leone to help support her familyafter she was widowed at age 19. Four generations later, and a world away, SheaMoisture formulates products that harness the incredible healing powers of shea butter and other certified organic ingredients, and everything is eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and organic.
The company continues to give back, too, and every purchase helps support their important missions. The shea butter they use is ethically sourced from women’s co-ops in Northern Ghana, helping to support the communities by allowing the women toearn a fair wage. The company’s Sofi Tucker Foundation further supports the empowerment of women and donates to other charitable organizations around the world, including the Liberian Education Fund for the Todee Mission, which helps impoverished children in Africa realize their dreams of going to school. Infact, more than 10% of SheaMoisture sales go to these important causes.
So open up the SheaMoisture Hand Cream that came in your summer Yuzen box, enjoy its healing benefits, and know you’re also helping others. Learn more about SheaMoisture’s important work by visiting their website: www.sheamoisture.com. While you’re there, check out the other products in their line, including hair and bath formulations, soothing face treatments, and products just for men.