*Our organic and natural moisturizers are handcrafted from meticulously developed recipes. Our products are handmade in small batches.
Below is a list of the ingredients we use in our body butter and sugar scrub recipe:
Shea Butter: We get our refined Shea butter from Bulk Apothecary (http://www.bulkapothecary.com/raw-ingredients/waxes-and-butters/pure-shea-butter-bulk/). The brand is from Nature’s Oil (http://naturesoil.com/product/butters/shea-butter/).
After Shea butter is extracted from the Shea nut the natural butter is filtered to remove any impurities, resulting in a creamy off white color and an ultra high quality pure product. This product comes from Burkina Faso, Africa.
Benefits: Pure Sea Butter first became popular in Africa where it is widely used in cooking and medicinal purposes. Eventually it made its way to the west as more people discovered its amazing emollient qualities. Shea Butter has a high level of non-saponifiables and other qualities that makes it a popular ingredient in many cosmetic supplies, lotions, and other skin care products. Shea Butter can improve skin elasticity, which has made it popular with both men and women. Today it is used as an essential ingredient for belly butters and stretch mark creams. More than that, though, Shea Butter can also block the sun’s ultraviolet rays, so you will often find it as a major ingredient in sun block products, lip balms, and lip gloss. It can also be used as an anti-inflammatory and humectants which makes it very useful in medicinal ointments and creams.
Mango Seed Butter: We also get our Mango butter from Bulk Apothecary (http://www.bulkapothecary.com/raw-ingredients/waxes-and-butters/mango-butter/). The brand is from Nature’s Oil (http://naturesoil.com/product/butters/mango-butter/).
Mango Butter is commonly used in the cosmetic and food industries because of it’s high oxidative stability. The unique properties of Bulk Mango Butter along with the butters high level of non-saponifiables make it a very effective emollient. Mango Butter is a great for all skin types. It is a soft, solid butter, with a slight sweet scent. It has emollient properties, high oxidative ability,wound healing, and regenerative activity. Because it is rich in Vitamin C, Mango Butter can help encourage the production of collagen, which helps give skin it’s shape and strength. Stretch marks, acne scars, and other old scars become more pliable and less noticeable when exposed to all the goodies in mango butter: moisturizers, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and skin regenerators. Gently refined and a medium/hard butter.
Natures Oil gets their butters, oils, waxes and ingredients from ethical producers around the world to ensure the best quality for their customers. They screen all of their suppliers to ensure quality and consistency.
EVOO: The extra virgin olive oil we use is the Kirkland brand. We get it from Costco. The oil has been certified USDA Organic.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil certified organic by the USDA. Made from the first cold pressing of the olives, this oil will impart a wonderful flavor to your foods, both hot or cold.
Coconut Oil: The coconut oil we use is the Kirkland brand. We get it from Costco. The coconut oil has been certified USDA Organic.
Kirkland Signature Organic Coconut Oil is cold pressed and never chemically treated during production. Because it is processed in this gentle and low low heat manner, all the natural flavor, aroma and health benefits are retained. Coconut oil works wonderfully as a moisturizing body butter. Due to its chemical makeup, it is readily absorbed into the skin and has a naturally sweet and clean aroma.
Sugar: The sugar we use is Zulka Morena.
Zulka Morena Pure Cane sugar is never refined, which helps preserve the fresh, real flavor and natural properties of the sugar cane plant, resulting in a better tasting and less processed sugar. They also never use any beet sugar.
Zulka products have the Non-GMO Project Verification seal, which means they have passed the rigorous testing process established by the Non-GMO Project for GMO avoidance.
Zulka is never refined and does not use animal products in any part of production.
Links to products:
Coconut Oil: https://www.amazon.com/Kirkland-Signature-Organic-Coconut-Unrefined/dp/B00J4VYCSC?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0
doTerra Grapefruit: http://doterra.com/US/en/p/grapefruit-oil
Tea Tree: https://www.auracacia.com/dspCmnPrd.php?p=t&cn=Tea+Tree&ct=anpceoeo&i=y#
Coconut Shavings: http://www.bulkapothecary.com/coconut-shavings-fragrance-oil/
Citrus Peel and Pine: http://www.bulkapothecary.com/citrus-peel-pine-fragrance-oil/
Apple Cinnamon: http://www.bulkapothecary.com/product/raw-ingredients/fragrance-flavor/fragrances/apple-cinnamon-fragrance-oil/
Pineapple Slices: http://www.bulkapothecary.com/pineapple-slices-fragrance-oil/
Sandalwood 2: http://www.bulkapothecary.com/sandalwood-2-fragrance-oil/
Sandalwood and Amber: http://www.bulkapothecary.com/sandalwood-and-amber-fragrance-oil/
**NOTICE: If you have a nut allergy please use caution using the body butter, it does contain Shea butter which comes from a nut which may inflame a nut allergy.
***The melting point of shea and mango butter is around 89-100*F and coconut oil is 76*F. Because the mixture of soft oils and butters, when left in the heat, they can melt back to their natural state. Please keep your body butter in a cool place out of the sun. If it does it’s ok, just put it in the refrigerator to reset. After about 30 minutes you can whip it back up to it’s fluffiness.
****For external use only. This product has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please do your own research on herbal remedies if you have questions about uses and safety.