Authentic African

Black Soap 非洲黒皂

ALL-IN-ONE・BODY WASH・SHAMPOO・

SHAVING SOAP・GENERAL HOUSEHOLD CLEANSER

FAIR TRADE SHEA BUTTER

FOR ALL SKIN & HAIR TYPES

GO TO → AUTHENTIC BLACK SOAP EVERYDAY SHEA BABIES & UP TRIPLE MILLED SOAP HANDCRAFTED SOAP

♡ No synthetic fragrance

 人造香精 

♡ No animal testing

 動物試験 

♡ Gluten free

 穀膠(麥麩) 

♡ No parabens

 防腐劑 

♡ No SLS

 起泡劑 

♡ Non-GMO

 基因改造 

♡ Safe for babies

 嬰兒使用安全 ✔️

♡ Biodegradable

 生物分解 ✔️

Tangerine Citrus

柑橘

16 fl oz (475 ml) HK$158

Promotion period HK$138/pc

Ingredients:

Ocimum canum (African Mint) Aqueous Extract, Lauryl Glucoside, Saponified Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter* and Elaeis guineensis (Palm Kernel) Oil*†, Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Citrus tangerina (Tangerine) Oil, Cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass) Oil, Litsea cubeba (Litsea) Oil.

 

*Fair for Life Fair Trade certified ingredient

†ORANGUTAN SAFE

 

In West Africa, authentic black soap is known by its Yoruba name, Ossé Dudu. “Dudu” means the colour black, which comes from extensive “cooking” of the soap to the point of charcoal. Many cultures in West Africa use charcoal to detoxify & purify the skin. This is an integral aspect of our true African black soap. Alaffia’s Authentic Black Soap is made from a centuries-old recipe of handcrafted shea butter and West African palm oil †. Saponification is provided by adding ashes to the hot oils, then cooking the soap for six hours. The last step is drying and curing the soap in the sun for three weeks, resulting in a gentle hand & body wash.

Eucalyptus Tea Tree

尤加利茶樹

16 fl oz (475 ml) HK$158

Promotion period HK$138/pc

Ingredients:

Azadirachta indica (Neem) Leaf* Aqueous Extract, Lauryl Glucoside, Saponified Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter* and Elaeis guineensis (Palm Kernel) Oil*†, Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil.

 

*Fair for Life Fair Trade certified ingredient

†ORANGUTAN SAFE

Unscented

原味

16 fl oz (475 ml) HK$158

Promotion period HK$138/pc

Ingredients:

Ocimum canum (African Mint) Aqueous Extract, Lauryl Glucoside, Saponified Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter* and Elaeis guineensis (Palm Kernel) Oil*†.

 

*Fair for Life Fair Trade certified ingredient

†ORANGUTAN SAFE

74% of all ingredients are Fair Trade Certified.

Hademade by Alaffia in Olympia, WA, USA from ingredients made by cooperatives in Togo, Africa.

Made with ingredients that are not known or suspected to cause human health harm.

Lavender Ylang Ylang

薫衣草依蘭依蘭

16 fl oz (475 ml) HK$158

Promotion period HK$138/pc

Ingredients:

Azadirachta indica (Neem) Leaf* Aqueous Extract, Lauryl Glucoside, Saponified Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter* and Elaeis guineensis (Palm Kernel) Oil*†, Lavandula hybrida (Lavender) Oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) Extract.

 

*Fair for Life Fair Trade certified ingredient

†ORANGUTAN SAFE

購買方法 Buying Information

ALAFFIA AUTHENTIC AFRICAN BLACK SOAP

HK$158/pc 16 fl oz (475 ml)

Promotion period HK$138/pc

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送貨服務 Delivery Service

AXIS COLLECTIONS

G/F, 116 Queen's Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

香港西營盤皇后大道西116號地下(雀仔橋)

Tel: 2858 6919

E-Mail: axis@axiscollections.com

① 香港郵政「易送遞」服務。送到住宅或公司地址$28,郵局自取每$21。
② 速遞到公司地址或7-11、Circle K 自取 $22。

 

① HK Smart Post Service to residence or office address $28;

    self pickup at post office counter $21.

② Courier to your office or pick up at 7-11, Circle K $22.

Alaffia's Mission

Empowerment Projects are Alaffia’s mission in action, funded by the sales of Alaffia products. Alaffia invests in local communities to ensure African resources empower African communities. The goal is to alleviate poverty and encourage gender equality. Alaffia's Empowerment Projects include several Education-Based Projects, Maternal Health, FGM Eradication, Eyeglasses and Reforestation. All of Alaffia’s projects empower Togolese communities to provide their skills and knowledge to the rest of the world and rise out of poverty.

••• 4,142 BIRTHS FUNDED •••

Each year in West Africa, 160,000 women die due to complications with pregnancy and childbirth. Over her lifetime, an African woman has a 1 in 32 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth, compared to 1 in 2,400 in Europe (UNICEF, 2012). There are several reasons for the high maternal mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa, including extreme poverty and inadequate infrastructure.

While the problem seems insurmountable, it is possible to save lives with basic health care and gender equality. In 2006, Alaffia started Maternal Health Project following the World Health Organization’s recommendations for reducing maternal death rates. The Maternal Health Project has two parts; The first is a direct approach to the immediate problem. Each year, Alaffia funds full pre- and post-delivery care, including special and urgent needs, to women in rural Togo. Alaffia product sales have paid for the births of 3,558 babies in rural Togolese communities through the Togo Health Clinic system.

The Alaffia Women’s Clinic Project is the second part of Alaffia women’s health efforts. In 2007, Alaffia began to partner with local Togolese health clinics  to provide information and training on all women’s health issues, including nutrition, preventing female genital mutilation, and much more. Alaffia believes saving mothers is a necessary step in reducing poverty. When a mother dies, her surviving children’s nutrition & health suffer, and they are more likely to drop out of school, reducing their ability to rise out of poverty.

EDUCATION PROJECTS

••• 7,100 BIKES DISTRIBUTED •••

••• 23,700 SCHOOL SUPPLY RECIPIENTS •••

••• 1,855 SCHOOL BENCHES BUILT •••

••• 10 SCHOOLS CONSTRUCTED •••

 

REFORESTATION PROJECT

••• 53,125 TREES PLANTED •••

 

EYEGLASSES PROJECT

••• 14,200 EYEGLASSES DONATED •••

As part of our Maternal Health Initiatives, Alaffia aims to educate women about the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), or excision. FGM includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. The procedure can result in severe bleeding, infections, life-threatening complications in childbirth, and increased risk of newborn deaths. (World Health Organization)

Abidé Awesso, Alaffia's Maternal Health & FGM Eradication Coordinator in the Bassar region of Togo, has been working with Alaffia since 2012. Hodalo Katakouna was one of Abidé’s first patients and one of the first women to be supported as part of our Maternal Health and FGM Eradication project. Following, Abidé recounts Hodalo’s story: “

I had just started in my position with Alaffia’s Maternal Health Project, and was on one of my very first village field visits. I was headed to the health clinic in Tchatchaminadé, a small village along the rocky road from Bassar to Bafilo through the Chain du Togo mountain range. I was going to Tchatchaminadé for a meeting with village officials and maternal health participants on the adverse consequences of female genital mutilation.

While driving my motorcycle along the one lane path to the village, I saw a pregnant woman sitting on a rock writhing in pain. I stopped to see what was wrong. She explained since the beginning of her pregnancy, she had not been feeling well. She had not been to see a doctor because she couldn’t afford it, but seeing how her health was declining more and more each day, she decided that morning to go to the clinic in the nearby village. Sadly, she didn’t even have someone to come with her, and after walking 5 miles, was too tired and ill to continue her journey. I decided to bring her with me on my motorcycle even though it would make me late to my meeting. We travelled to the Tchatchaminadé clinic together where she received medical attention and was able to rest.

After she rested and was feeling more comfortable, with the permission of the clinic’s doctor, I examined her myself (I am a trained midwife). During my examination, I noted that Hodalo had undergone female genital mutilation as a child, and had a serious chronic pelvic infection as a result. Her infection was so advanced that it made me concerned for her pregnancy and even her life. The infection, resulting pain, and physical stress were the source of her sickness. Together, the clinic’s nurse practitioner and I decided to refer her to the Regional Hospital of Bassar where she would receive better care.

Hodalo’s infection was so serious she required intravenous antibiotics. Because of this, and that we were worried for the health of the baby, she remained hospitalized for two weeks. All medical expenses were covered by Alaffia for the entire stay. During her stay at the hospital, Hodalo received more information about Alaffia’s program which she had benefited from. She accepted the offer to join the program, and began taking part in the meetings with Alaffia and other women who were participating. All Alaffia maternal health participants meet regularly to discuss hygiene, nutrition, and how to end FGM practices in their communities. Three months after Hodalo’s hospitalization, she gave birth to a little girl. Thankfully, she had a complication-free birth, and I was able to deliver her child easily and safely. Afterwards, she presented the child to me as a sign of gratitude and said, “This child is ours now because without the help of Alaffia, neither myself nor this child would have survived. I will call her Alaffia.”