60% of what goes on your skin is absorbed into your body and therefore into your bloodstream.
This is why we will only use organic and natural ingredients in our products. Many skin care products contain harmful chemicals that are not only absorbed into our bodies but also rinsed down the drains and enter our water system. They may initially feel like they are soothing and nourishing our bodies but are actually simply coating the skin and drying it out underneath whilst giving our bodies extra strain of attempting to eradicate the various chemicals they have just been loaded with. Nausea, dizzines and skin irritations such as eczema can all be caused by using chemical laden toiletries.
We only use 100% vegan ingredients and ones that you would otherwise be able to eat, wherever possible. Our philosophy is "if you wouldn't eat it, why put it on your skin?" (would you eat petroleum?). Our ingredients have naturally occurring vitamins and minerals in them.
Our main ingredients are (organic of course):
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Salt & Essential Oils.
Shea butter is the African treatment for skin conditions such as eczema, sunburn, itching, insect bites & skin blemishes. It contains naturally occurring vitamins A, E & F which makes is wonderfully healing for your skin
Cocoa butter is another amazingly healing butter containing vitamin E as well as polyphenol CMP, which has been found to suppress active oxygen, a factor in cancer, and to inhibit the production of an immuno globulin that aggravate dermatitis and asthma. Cocoa butter is well known for helping to prevent stretch marks and for its excellent moisturising properties. It contains a large proportion of minerals including calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper and iron. It also contains tryptophan, involved in the formation of serotonin, the 'feel good' neurotransmitter, and also dopamine & phenylethylamine.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains a good fatty acid (high density lipoproteins, HDLs) which protect against bad cholesterol, or low density lipoproteins (LDLs). It contains at least four different types of antioxidant: vitamins A and E, polyphenols, phytosterols and avenasterol. Antioxidants neutralize damaging free radicals that can lead to skin aging and skin cancer. They work to neutralize free radicals and repair cell membranes. Chlorophyll is also present in olive oil - a photosynthetic pigment found in plants and algae. It is an anti-aging substance that promotes the healing of skin conditions and wounds.
Essential oils have such a wide range of benefits for the body and mind. Check out our 'Essential Oils' page for more information.
Our products generally have a shelf life of approximately one year from date of being made but they are so heavenly you are bound to use them up much quicker than that! Other skincare products that you can buy may have a longer shelf life but that is due to the synthetic chemicals added. We try to keep stock levels low and make to order so that our products are as fresh as possible. Our current line of products all have nature's vitamins and preservatives in anyway!
The list below is of ingredients we 100% refuse to put in any of our products.
Not only because we believe they are harmful but also totally unnecessary.
Artificial colours & fragrances
SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate)
DEA or TEA (di- or tri-ethanolamine)