There is a tremendous variety of natural plant-based butters and oils available for bath and body blends and it’s sometimes hard to choose which ones are the best for you. We aim to make that decision easier by creating our blends using 100% natural ingredients which are vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly (sustainable and renewable) which are unrefined and often organic.
Cocoa Butter comes from cacao beans which grow on the Theobroma cacao tree, which are the same ones that produce chocolate and cocoa powder.
As well as being high in fatty acids which will hydrate and deeply nourish your skin, cocoa butter is an antioxidant powerhouse, protecting your skin from free-radical damage (aging, dark patches and dull skin) which is crucial to keep it healthy and youthful-looking.
Cocoa butter is also an anti-inflammatory which can reduce stretch marks and relieve skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
Shea Butter is extracted from the nut of the African shea tree and is commonly used as a moisturiser. It is edible and widely used in food preparation.
Having high concentrations of fatty acids, shea butter is ideal for softening skin and is rich in the antioxidant vitamins A, E, and F that promote circulation and healthy skin cell growth. Triglycerides, the fatty part of the shea nut, nourishes and conditions your skin.
Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties and can condition, tone and soothe your skin.
Coconut Oil contains essential amino acids and Vitamin E which helps maintain healthy skin, eyes and immune system, strengthening the body’s natural defence against illness and infection. As rapidly absorbed, it restores damaged skin quickly, locking moisture in your skin without feeling greasy.
Its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties help protect against many types of skin conditions including acne, cellulitis, folliculitis and athlete’s foot. Coconut oil is also an emollient and, in alternative medicine, is a mainstay in burn treatment due to its analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. These same effects can translate to benefits for chapped and cracked hands.
Hemp Oil is well known for reducing anxiety and will also moisturise and soothe your skin. It acts as a natural humectant drawing moisture into your skin, penetrating deep layers to moisturise between cells which gives it excellent anti-aging properties, reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well as preventing signs of aging from developing. It can also help prevent scalp flaking!
There are also anti-inflammatory properties to hemp oil that can contribute to stronger skin that’s more resistant to viral, bacterial and fungal infections. The Omega-3s and Omega-6s in hemp oil may be effective in treating a number of skin conditions, including dermatitis, acne, eczema, psoriasis and lichen planus.
Jojoba Oil is highly recommended for people with sensitive skin (including psoriasis and eczema) because of its gentle nature and anti-inflammatory properties which soothe the skin.
Full of nutrients like Vitamin E and B, as well as antioxidants and minerals like chromium, copper, and zinc, jojoba oil nourishes and protects skin. It is easily absorbed and will add a healthy glow to your skin.
Jojoba balances oil production without promoting acne or other skin problems and naturally deters microbes, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria on skin.
Grapeseed Oil contains astringent which will help to tone and tighten your skin leaving it looking smoother and more radiant. It also contains linoleic acid which is vital to strengthening skin cells and nourishing dry skin.
The antioxidants in grapeseed oil such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E and proanthocyanidins will help prevent and undo UV-induced free radical damage to your skin. It also prevents premature signs of aging by boosting the levels of collagen and elastin in your skin. Regular use can smooth out the appearance of your skin, reducing fine lines. Grapeseed oil also has anti-inflammatory properties which can ease existing acne symptoms.
Vitamin E Oil is found naturally in our bodies and foods and can also be found in many skin-care products and as a supplement. The term vitamin E refers to a group of compounds, a family of oil-soluble antioxidants.
Vitamin E helps in cellular restoration from sun damage to healing support for scars or burns and prevents oxidative damage to cells by helping to remove free radicals. It also has moisturising and healing benefits strengthens your skin and is a natural anti-inflammatory so it can soothe and calm your skin. Basically, it’s an all-rounder of a vitamin good for hydrating your skin and serves as a moderately effective natural barrier to the sun.