Gaza women create cosmetics from local herbs

These women are creating cosmetics from herbs

Location: Gaza City

They're extracting essential oils from plants

like rosemary, basil, mint, thyme and chamomile

to make shampoos, moisturizers and body wash

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) CHAIRPERSON OF BOARD OF AL-NAJD DEVELOPMENT FORUM, REFQA AL-HAMALAWI, SAYING:

"We’re very proud to be making products here in Gaza like they do in Europe. We hope people support women and develop their careers, because currently those who succeed are knocked down. We hope to help more and more women further develop their futures.”

They sell 17 different products across 50 stores

under the brand 'GG', which stands for 'Green Gold'

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PHARMACIST, NARMIN AL-BANNA, SAYING:"I like these products because they are natural and have no chemicals in them. I tried them with many people, and many customers, and they gave me great feedback."

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