The Body Shop doesn’t just have good products, it supports good causes, and has helped to support developing countries’ by sourcing native ingredients, and making sure that people are paid fair wages with safe working conditions, through it’s Community Trade Program.
One of the worthy causes that The Body Shop products help promote and support is HIV/AIDS awareness. Last April I blogged twice about the MTV’s Move Your Lips Campaign, and I reviewed a Limited Edition Guarana Lip Butter ($8.00) on sale at The Body Shop to support a campaign raising HIV and AIDS awareness, targeting under-25 year-olds.
This April, the Body Shop and MTV have linked up to launch an exclusive Tantalizing Lip Butter $8.00 funding HIV/ AIDS awareness and prevention. Approximately $5 from every purchase of this silky lip butter will benefit the Staying Alive Foundation, a charity empowering young people around the world to prevent themselves and their communities against HIV/AIDS. You can see from the photo that the little pot of seriously tasty (could it be mango that’s won my heart and tempted my lips?) lip balm that the cover says “Oui Oui Oui!” (Yes, Yes, Yes!). It’s inexpensive, and it is delicious, but it’s also a seriously good lip balm that soothes and moisturizes with Shea Butter from Ghana, and organic beeswax. If you’re a parent of a young person, why not give them one of these lip balms, and have a discussion about safe sex, or direct them to the Staying Alive Foundation, online? If you’re not a parent, you’ll still want one of these eye catching, conversation starting pots of luscious balm for yourself.
Today, April 14th, The Body Shop and MTV Networks International are having a press event to announce actress, singer, songwriter and model, Solange Knowles as the Ambassador for their ““Yes, Yes, Yes to Safe Sex” campaign, that targets girls and boys under age 25 to support HIV/AIDS awareness and promote safe sex! Sexpert Dr. Sari Locker will be on hand to answer questions about sex, and The Naked Cowboy will be making a separate appearance later in the day giving out Durex condoms!
Educating young people about safe sex practices is an essential and powerful way to stop the spread of aids. And, alas, nearly half of all new HIV/ AIDS cases are among 15 – 24 year olds. Safe sex saves lives, and it’s important to get young people to understand how important a bit of prevention is! MTV and The Body Shop have raised more than $1.6 million for the Staying Alive Foundation, to offer grants to young people to work on HIV prevention on a local, peer-to-peer level.