We use Eight of the Finest Botanical Oils
Aloe Vera Oil: Aloe Vera has been used for centuries as a natural beauty ingredient. It contains natural anti-inflammatory properties and is hypoallergenic. It is about the same pH balance as skin.
Canola Oil: Canola is a light oil, which penetrates quickly, has an extremely low Erucic acid content and a high content of Linoleic acid. It is chock full of lipids too.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is easily absorbed and thus softens the skin by penetrating into the deeper layers. Used for ages as a fantastic beauty ingredient. It can be applied to every part of the body, most especially the face.
Grapeseed Oil: Grapeseed oil is a light, thin oil. It has mildly astringent qualities. It is rich in Linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid. It is one of our favorite oils, not just in skincare, but in cooking as well!
Jojoba Oil: Jojoba oil is actually made of wax esters whose structure closely resembles that of skins own. It is great for all skin types, and all parts of the body, including extremely dry and mature skin. Jojoba oil can, in most cases, be used on skin that is broken out. It also contains Myristic acid.
Olive Oil: Olive Oil, contains natural Vitamin E and other essential fatty acids. For centuries olive oil has been used on skin for all sorts of things.
Soybean Oil: Soybean Oil contains naturally occurring Phytoestrogen. It has been used for years in treatments for aged skin. It is very emollient, too.
Vitamin E Oil: Topical Vitamin E oil has many skin benefits and is one of the best oils you can use on your skin.
Other ingredients we use and love:
Refined Shea Butter: Used in: Scrubz+, Handz, Feetz, Lipz, Lipz Service, Bye Bye Bugz, Oilz+, Balmz & Bye Bye Bagz. A little goes a long way! Refined Shea Butter is hypoallergenic, non-comediogenic and absorbs easily into the skin. Truly good for all skin types, but there is a small percentage of people who are allergic. Please test on a small area first.
Emu Oil: Used in Scrubz+, Balmz & Bye Bye Bagz. This amazing oil contains about 70% of the essential fatty acids that skin needs to regenerate. It is an effective emollient and is an excellent skin hydrator. It can help plump the skin cells with moisture and smooth out tiny lines. It naturally contains Vitamin A and Vitamin E, Linoleic acid , Sapogens, Terpines, and Oleic acid. This is the GOOD stuff!! nytimes.com – emu-oil
Fine Sugar: Used in ScrubzBody Scrub, Scrubz +, Handz, Feetz, Shavez, Facez, Lipz Service . Refined sugar is an excellent natural exfoliant. It will not burn, irritate or itch like some other exfoliants can. It is non-drying and is safe enough to use daily. When rinsed away, it even leaves traces of Glycolic Acid and AhA, which is a naturally occurring exfoliant.
Essential and/or Fragrance Oils : Our scenting oils meet or exceed all RIFM standards. Some fragrances are pure essential oils. Others pure phthalate free fragrance oils, still others a blend of both. Food Safe Flavor Oils are used for Lipz Service, Beauty Bear and Chocolate Dreamz.
Why All the Fuss About Exfoliation?
Exfoliation is more than just a beauty process. It is truly one of the best things you can do to improve the appearance and health of your skin. Pores get filled with dead skin, oil, external particles, etc. (yuch)! Because of this, there is nothing better than a good, regular, gentle exfoliation to keep skin fresh and healthy.
As we age (and we all do), the process of cell turnover decreases, and skin can start to look dry and less glowing. Since exfoliation increases cell turnover, the skin appears younger and feels tighter and more polished (yay!)
The biggest reason we have so much trouble with commercial skin care products is that they strip the oil out of our skin. Each time we do this, our skin over-compensates, trying to repair itself by replacing the oil that was taken away. This causes the dry/oily syndrome. For many people, the simplest way to clear up acne, blackheads, pimples, blemishes, rashes or outbreaks on your face is simple: STOP using soap & other harsh cleansers & moisturizers, & turn instead to the most natural, time-honored facial trick of all: Cleaning your skin with natural oils.
When you use natural botanical oils to remove grease & dirt you’re employing a cool chemical process called “like dissolves like.” Natural oils are close enough in their basic structure to bind to dirty oils chemically and then to dissolve all the gunk on your skin and face. Pretty cool, huh?
Do not be afraid of applying oil to your face. Oil, alone, will not bring you pimples and blemishes. These are mainly a result of several different factors, which include hormones, bacteria, dead skin & the buildup of all of these. Your skin produces Sebum oil because it is a natural skin softener and moisturizer. Not only does this beneficial oil lubricate skin, it also heals, protects, and moisturizes, so that it may function properly. This results in beautiful, clear, and glowing skin. Working with your skin, and not against it, will make it shine with health, not extra oil.
Our bases contain: No Alcohol, No Preservatives, No Artificial Color, No Parabens, No Petro-Chemicals, No Phthalates and No Gluten.
All products are Vegan, except Balmz, Bye Bye Bagz and Scrubz+
Our products are never tested on animals, unless of course it’s our dogs getting a good “Scrubzing” themselves. (The natural oils are great for their coat.)
Handmade in small batches, since 2006. Even though we use the finest ingredients, we always suggest testing any product on a small area of skin, first.