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Our Fair Trade Policy

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​ Q. What is Fair Trade? A. Fair trade means that farmers, workers, and artisans: 1. receive a sufficient price under direct long-term contracts 2. are small-scale producers in democratic co-ops (coffee, cocoa, bananas, fruits, crafts) or workers on larger farms who receive a living wage and can bargain collectively (tea, bananas, fruits) 3. don't use abusive child labour or forced labour, and 4. use ecologically sustainable methods. Africology is part of the global fair trade awareness movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities ..

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Certification Organisations

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Why Africology has chosen not to be affiliated with any certification body By Renchia Droganis, CEO When I started formulating my own cosmetic recipes, my raw materials came from local farmers. Most of these farmers were passionate about what they grew and did so without the use of chemicals. Most used moon phases to plant and harvest, and they knew the value in biodynamic principles. My eyes were opened to the world of cosmetics and its excessive use of chemicals when I started to manufacture on a larger scale than my kitchen could accommodate. The use of a cosmetic chemist and a lab..

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Preservatives and How to Avoid Them

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In a world that values cheap and fast, that values the destructive over the beautiful, there is a desperate need for companies to modify their ethos and behaviour in order to fight against the ruin of the planet by the selfish. One only has to look at the blatant disregard for consumer health by many multinationals to be aware of the great potential companies have to change the situation. Africology chooses to fight against this destructive trend by using all-natural preservatives in our products. Where many companies use to use parabens, we choose to use lacto perioxidase, the beautiful pr..

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Aromatherapy

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Aromatherapy has been used for centuries for spiritual and medicinal purposes by healers, mothers and religious leaders. Essential oils are the fragrant parts of a plant which have properties that can help us physically and emotionally. The most popular way to apply these oils is through massage, and this increases the effects of the oils by greatly relaxing body and mind. Essential oils can also be used in a number of other ways and still produce great benefits, such as in the bath or in a vaporiser. Africology uses this concept and creates formulations that contain natural plant extracts..

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Pregnancy and Africology

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The Value of Aromatherapy during pregnancy With careful use, aromatherapy is a natural therapy that’s great to use during pregnancy, throughout labour and also in the months following the birth. First of all, what exactly is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is basically the therapeutic use of essential oils. Essential oils are the fragrant parts of a plant which have properties that can help us physically and emotionally. The most popular way to apply these oils is through massage, and this increases the effects of the oils by greatly relaxing body and mind. Essential oils can also be used..

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I adore the Tissue Oil. The smell is amazing and uplifting and it leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised.

I use the Aloe Ferox serum morning and evening and it leaves my skin feel silky and smooth.

The Neroli Body Balm is a phenomenal product! Absolutley love the smell and the way it makes my skin look and feel.

The first time I used the Disinfectant Hand Wash, I was blown away by the wonderful pine scent. It lathers beautifully and leaves a clean, fresh smell. Brilliant product, no other handwash brand comes close.

I use the Cleansing Gel, the Anti-Reactive Toner and the Balancing Serum. Products I normally use do not always react with my skin type, which is blemished and dry. Since using Africology, my skin is clear, smooth, soft and bright.

The Exfoliator Cream and the Clay Masque work wonders with breakouts and keeps them at bay. I would highly recommend these amazing products to anyone.

The Cleansing Gel is the best I have ever used. It washes away imputities without drying my skin.

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