NEW Retail Catalog

2015 Personal Care Catalog

More choices for customers means more sales for you! Find lots of new products, along with your old favorites! Give this catalog to your customers with your contact information. Attach small free samples with the catalog and they will come back for more.
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- New products not shown anywhere else.
- 64 pages of full color images of products.
- Printed with retail pricing
- No company name

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Get extra copies for just 59¢ each here

I sell a lot of different merchandise but, after receipt of my order, I have decided to sell a complete line of African items. The merchandise is excellent quality and unique. I’ve been trying for a long time to decide what I want to specialize in. Now, I have found it. Thanks to you!”
- Jacquelyn in MI

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Meet Faida

Your purchases with Africa Imports pay for the support of a number of orphanages in Congo and Senegal; a school in Zambia; and for help to a number of very poor children who are not in an orphanage. Some of these kids are shown here.

There were 87 children who were given food packages that were purchased through your orders last week. Some of them do not look very excited here, while they are waiting to get their packs of groceries. This food makes a huge difference in the lives of these kids though. All of the children shown are among the poorest of the poor children in Congo.

One new child this week is Faida Boyemo, whose photo is shown here also. His father died recently, and his mother earns a small income by selling bread. Your purchases pay for the groceries given to Faida and his mother. It was very hot when his photo was taken. Don’t mistake the perspiration for tears. Faida is a little nervous, but not sad.

Thank you for all that you do.

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NEW from Desired Diva

Natural Beauty Creams
Experience a pure approach to beautiful, glowing skin for a lifetime! Desired Diva’s two new creams, Tea Tree Night Cream and Jojoba Cream, naturally replenish, repair, and rejuvenate to keep your skin looking and feeling young.

The Jojoba Cream seals in moisture to make your skin silky smooth to the touch.
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Using the Tea Tree Night Cream before bedtime will give you clearer looking, more even toned skin. DD-115open
Desired Diva celebrates the beauty of the human spirit. Treat yourself and your skin with ingredients that bring out your best!
-Vegan
-Paraben free
-Organic content 66%

Click here to get your Desired Diva products now!

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50 Everyday Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is well-known for its effectiveness on the skin and its health benefits in the kitchen. But did you know that besides the more common usages, there actually are hundreds of ways to utilize coconut oil in your day-to-day life? Here are just a few great uses:
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1.Skin Moisturizer
2.Hair Conditioner
3.Homemade Soap
4.Weight Loss
5.Treat Cold Sores
6.Coffee Creamer
7.Natural Wood Polish
8.Lower Cholesterol
9.Reduce Risk (or effects) of Alzheimer’s
10.Butter/Oil Replacement
11.Lip Balm
12.Weight Loss
13.Body Scrub
14.Treat Fungal Infections
15.Make-up Remover
16.Diaper Rash Ointment
17.Natural Leather Polish
18.Massage Oil
19.Cuticle Treatment
20.Removing Soap Scrum
21.Shaving Cream
22.Bath Oil
23.Rash Soother
24.Small Motor Lubricant
25.Removing Chewing Gum
26.Reducing Cat Hair Balls
27.Reducing Hair Frizz
28.Dry Nostrils
29.Reducing Eye Puffiness
30.Bee Sting Soother
31.Natural Metal Polish
32.Reduce Arthritis Pain
33.Treat Athlete’s Foot
34.Stretch Marks
35.Interior Car Detailing
36.Hair De-tangler
37.Cradle Cap
38.Osteoporosis
39.Removing Rust
40.Repair Split Ends
41.Removing Tupperware/Plastic Container Stains
42.Tattoo Healer
43.Ringworm Treatment
44.Cleaning Make-up Brushes
45.Removing Tree Sap
46.Cheekbone Highlighter
47.Bicycle Chain Lubricant
48.Eczema and Psoriasis
49.Heartburn
50.Dandruff

…and there are so many more ways to use coconut oil!
From beauty aids…to health remedies…to home maintenance, this versatile oil goes a very long way. Every home should keep a supply handy!

Click here to get your coconut oil now

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Natural Black Soap

The natural black soap from Africa is all hand made in different locations in Africa. The bars of this soap vary somewhat because of this. This comes in different shades of color: from brown to almost black. This soap also differs slightly in moisture content between different bars. The color and moisture content are close enough that we consider the soap bars to be the same. Most customers for this soap feel the same way and the soap is exceptionally effective and popular. We are not able to guarantee true uniformity of color and moisture though.

If you want to, the soap can be softened or moistened fairly easily though. If a small amount of water is sprayed or otherwise applied to the soap, it will become softer and more pliable this way. Lightly wetting the soap will often (but not always) darken the color of the soap also. You can also temporarily store the soap in a plastic bag with a little bit of water. The moisture will then soak into the soap so that the soap becomes darker and more pliable by just being stored this way for a day or so.

Natural Black Soap (Many different sizes) Premium Raw Black Soap
Natural Black Soap: Cucumber Melon Natural Black Soap: Lemongrass
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New Spring Flier!

Spring is right around the corner!
See what others want most for March and view the newest 8 page flier before it is printed.

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See the Easy Page Turning version here!

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Free Jamaican Castor Oil

Try it for FREE!
Experience the difference Jamaican castor oil can make on your skin and hair! The powerful blend of soothing essential oils and Jamaican castor beans helps repair and strengthen hair, nourishes to promote healthy growth, and rejuvenates both dry skin and hair. Also perfect for hot oil treatments!
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Click here to see the full size product to purchase!

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How to remove paper labels from fabric

Sometimes there is a company label on the fabric that needs to be removed. This paper normally comes off fairly easily when it is heated lightly with an iron. Other times, the paper needs to be lightly wetted before it comes off easily. If this still does not work, the next step is to apply a product like Googone to loosen the glue. The paper normally comes off without this last step; but it always comes off somehow.

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Cutting oils

Normally our customers sell the oils  uncut. This is what most customers want most of the time. Cutting or watering down the oils can also hurt your reputation, and lose the trust of your customers.There are times when oils need to be cut however. You can make your oils last longer or work better in different ways when you do. Most colognes and perfumes are only 10-15% oil because the uncut oils can be too strong for a lot of people. When oils are used in an oil burner, the uncut oils can make a fragrance that is too powerful.

A common question that people ask is what to use as a cutting oil to properly dilute oils. There are a lot of different cutting oils: DPG, Grapeseed oil, Jojoba oil,  and more. There are a lot of factors that some people think about for this; and different people have different opinions on what is best. Here is a basic bit of information to help you decide what to do if you want to lighten the scent of an oil. DPG  is a petroleum based product (kind of like gasoline) is normally the least expensive option. DPG is normally mixed with oils when they are being used in an oil burner or in making incense.

If a person is wanting to wear the oils on their skin, you would want to use one of the more natural products. Grapeseed oil is probably the most popular for this because of the price. There are a lot of other options.

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Black History Month and the Mardi Gras Indians

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February marks the annual Black History Month celebrations around the country, and it is also a great time of celebration during Mardi Gras.

What does Black History Month Have to do with Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. It has rich cultural significance to many different cultures; while its origins are nearly ancient, it is an important holiday for nearly all cultures. In 1882 the famous Mardi Gras symbol Krewe of Proteus debuted with a glittering parade that saluted Egyptian mythology. Symbols of Egypt, Rome, and Greece are prevalent throughout Mardi Gras.

Who are the Mardi Gras Indians?

An important group of people to remember during Mardi Gras are the Mardi Gras Indians. The Mardi Gras Indians are comprised, in large part, of the African-American communities of New Orleans’s inner city. While these Indians have paraded for well over a century, their parade is perhaps the least recognized Mardi Gras tradition.
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