Black and woman-owned, small-scale and local Community Foods producer, Safésha—which means “to cleanse” in Swahili—creates moisturizing hand sanitizers using plant-based ingredients. Owner Sylvia Andrews was inspired to develop natural skincare products while running a commercial cleaning business. Leaning on her expertise and commitment to a healthy, environmentally-conscious lifestyle, Sylvia launched Safésha in 2014.
Today, both Seward Co-op’s stores carries Safésha hand sanitizers in sweet orange and lavender scents as well as unscented. The CDC recommends you should use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when you don’t have access to washing your hands. Safésha is a great option that satisfies CDC requirements for effectiveness against COVID-19.