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10 reasons why you need Aloe Vera Gel in your life

Aloe Vera has been known to have powerful healing properties since ancient times. The magical gel found in the leaves of the aloe plant has many benefits for skin, hair, and even digestive health.

Here are 10 reasons you need aloe vera in your life:

1. Burns and wounds: Use aloe vera gel on cuts, burns, and wounds for quick healing. Aloe Vera also helps minimize the formation of scars. The soothing power of aloe vera gel is especially helpful due to its cooling effect.

2. Skin Conditioner: Rub aloe vera gel anywhere on your skin as a conditioner. Leave it on till it dries, then take your bath or shower. This practice will leave you with flawless skin.

3. Anti-inflammatory: Aloe vera gel taken internally is known to act as an anti-inflammatory and to aid digestion. 

4. Anti-oxidant action: Aloe vera is full of antioxidants which strengthen the immune system and fights various illnesses.

5. Hair conditioner: Rub some aloe vera gel into your hair to moisturize, soften, and promote hair growth. It also makes for a great styling gel and leave in conditioner.

6. Make up remover: Aloe vera gel mixed with coconut oil makes a great make-up remover. Put this mixture on a cotton pad and use to remove makeup. It is safe for use around the eyes.

7. Dry, Cracked heels: Use aloe vera on dry skin and cracked heels. Mixing aloe vera gel with melted shea butter and using this on dry cracked skin delivers amazing results.

8.  As a laxative: Aloe vera gel taken in certain doses will have a laxative effect on the body. Done under safe supervision, this can be helpful in detox and weight loss programs.

9. For stretch marks: Rub aloe vera gel regularly over stretch marks to significantly improve their appearance. Mix aloe vera gel with melted cocoa butter and rub over stretch marks regularly for best results.

10. To prevent and treat dandruff: Use aloe vera gel on your scalp regularly to prevent the growth of dandruff. To treat dandruff, mix a small cup of aloe vera gel with about 30drops of lavender oil. Mix well and use this mixture everyday in your hair to remove dandruff completely.

We are serious about aloe vera! And we grow it organically in the Green Butterfly permaculture gardens located in the Aburi mountains of Ghana. Visit our store to purchase baby plants to grow yourself at home, or buy the gel already processed in jars. 

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E-mail us gogreenbutterfly@gmail.com to order or call (233) 247900791

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Posted in Eco friendly lifestyle, Ghanaian products, green lifestyle, Organic Food, Organic Soap, Vegan food, Vegetarian Food

Organic Wednesdays at Green Butterfly πŸ’š


At Green Butterfly we take pride in our handmade, organic, natural and ecofriendly lifestyle. At our store in North Dzorwulu,  Accra,  just behind the Fiesta Royale hotel,  one can choose from a variety of oils,  soaps, body butters, massage products, hair products and baby products.

We are blessed to have Roots and Soul Cafe come in once a week with great tasting vegetarian and vegan recipes. We also have some of our organic farmers come in with a variety of vegetables and fruits.

Going organic is the choice we need to make to improve our lives and well being. If you live in Accra you are invited to join us every Wednesday! 

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October’s first Eco Market

The Open Air Stock Exchange is a community development project that has improve the lives of many Ghanaian families side it’s inception in 2011. The project supports small,  local businesses with special emphasis on marginalized artisans,  women and children. 

Last Saturday at the Goethe Institut saw yet another successful event with one of the largest turnouts we’ve ever had at the event. 

The atmosphere was bubbly and exciting.  Colored by beautiful people from different places and different walks of life.

Everything available at this market is from a local business. Here,  you will find Ghana’s most beautiful handicrafts, paintings,  clothing,  accessories, handmade toiletries,  fresh produce and lots more. 

The Open Air stock Exchange is held twice a month. On the first Saturday of every month at the Goethe Institut (German cultural center),  and on the second Saturday of every month in Airport residential area near D Deli and Koala supermarket.

Click here to join this Saturday’s Open Air Stock Exchange in Airport residential area !

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JULY ECO MARKETS IN ACCRA

“The Open Air Stock Exchange” eco markets happen in Accra on the first and second Saturdays of every month. Local artisans, eco friendly makers and innovators gather to showcase products and services including clothing, accessories, natural foods, organic fresh produce, toiletries and more.

On the first Saturday of every month, we are at the Goethe Institut.

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Thanks Majid Michel for passing by to shop!

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Majid Michel and Yasmeen (founder of Green Butterfly)

On the Second Saturday of every month we are in airport residential area near Koala supermarket and GIZ.

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The next market will be happening on the 6th of August at the Goethe Institut, and then on the 13th of August in Airport residential area.

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Learn a new skill today

Green Butterfly works with a group of highly skilled artisans, farmers, craftsmen /women of various disciplines, soap and toiletries manufacturers and more, in a series of skills training programs. Beneficiaries of our programs are mostly mothers and small children.

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Programs such as the beading course, led by a seasoned bead craftsman – Prosper, teaches participants beading techniques for bags, belts, footwear, and various accessories such as this lizard keychain:

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Or this necklace:

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We have soap making workshops to teach liquid soapmaking as well as solid soap making.  Fulera leads our liquid soapmaking workshops and Yasmeen leads the solid soapmaking workshops.

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Everything we need to create amazing natural and organic soaps are right here in Ghana. We have amazing butters, oils, herbs, clays and additives. Learn with us! (Call or WhatsApp 0264799143)

Peter leads our beekeeping and honey production workshop; and this summer, Yasmeen will be keeping the kids busy in our special music workshops for small children one year and up!

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Spread the word to all your friends. You never know who needs a way out. Our program “the open air stock exchange” eco market has helped grow over 50 small businesses in the areas of Arts, Crafts, clothing, fresh produce, toiletries and cosmetics, personal care and more. The eco market offers a great platform for our skills training beneficiaries to move on into doing business for themselves.

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Where does your money go?

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Every day we spend money on various things ranging from things we absolutely need to things that are for pleasure or considered luxury items. Whatever the case may be, we spend money on products everyday but have you thought carefully about where your money is going and what sort of impact your spending makes on your community, your country, and the world? This is very important so take a few minutes to think about it.

There are mighty multinationals like NestlΓ©, Unilever, and the like. There are medium to large manufacturing companies some of whom employ the use of chemicals and dangerous substances in their products. Then there are the small to medium companies run by members of our very own communities some of whom are making (or growing) quality eco friendly  products without the use of dangerous chemicals or harming animals. Where would you rather spend your money?
The billions of dollars earned everyday by multinationals may not be impacted severely by your individual decision to patronise and support a local, handmade product but your decision to support that small local business means the world to a mother who desperately needs to make ends meet. You could be helping her put meals on her table, to clothe her children and to put them through school.

Here at Green Butterfly we support such women through capacity building and various retail platforms. Find out about the next eco market happening near you. If you live in Accra it’s happening on the first Saturday of every month at the Goethe Institut in East Cantonments (next to NAFTI) and on the second Saturday of every month in Airport residential area  (near GIZ) and Koala supermarket. Products you can find at the eco market include:

●Locally grown, Organic herbs and vegetables
● handicrafts
● beads and accessories
● natural handmade soaps
● natural handmade cosmetics
● Oils
● natural health foods
● fabric and clothing
● footwear
● art
● local music
● thrift items

Support local ecofriendly business and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing how your spending impacts people in your community. Your money is not going towards funding toxic chemical products, or enriching an already rich group of people. Your money goes back into your community and the people who live there.

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