The pure sweet aroma of honey is retained in the all-natural beeswax I use in my products. Beeswax locks in moisture, and in most people carries an irritation potential of zero (according to Botanical.com).
Certified-Organic, Unrefined, Food-Grade
Cocoa butter is the natural fat from the cocoa bean and is effective at helping to treat and prevent stretch marks. It is deeply moisturizing, is effective against eczema and dermatitis and gives the skin a healthy glow. It naturally has a wonderful chocolate scent that is both rich and inviting!
Certified-Organic, Grade A, Unrefined, Food-Grade
I use only Grade A, Fair-Trade, Certified-Organic Shea butter from Africa. It is unrefined, meaning none of its’ vitamins or rich fatty acids (which are crucial to rejuvenating and moisturizing the skin) have been removed through bleaching, deodorizing &/or processing. Many companies, in order to make big profit, will slap the word ‘made with Shea butter’ on their lotion or body butter labels but have actually refined it to the point that what is left is nothing but a thinned out, unscented, hexane-tainted substance that has lost its important moisturizing and skin-protecting properties. Not very honest, is it?
This Shea butter, in its’ UNREFINED nature however, is naturally rich in vitamin A (this vitamin has antioxidant properties that protect skin against pollution), vitamin E (this vitamin effectively fights free-radicals and repairs sun damaged skin) and vitamin F (this vitamin generates healthy hair and skin, and an insufficient amount of this vitamin can lead to eczema!). Unlike petroleum-based moisturizers, Shea butter actually restores your skin’s own natural elasticity. Shea butter is a miracle of nature, and there are countless ways you can use it to effectively soothe and condition your skin.
DO NOT USE (or use with caution) if you have nut allergies!
* BUTTERS & WAXES*
The butters and waxes I use in my products are all-natural with no chemical additives. I take pride in creating each recipe from Organic butters and natural waxes to ensure not only the safety of what your skin is absorbing, but also the supreme moisturizing qualities.
I refuse to cut corners in order to make a recipe easier or cheaper, but stand by my commitment of offering products made with the BEST raw ingredients available, and turn away from chemically-laced butters or refined waxes.
* CAUTION: As with any natural ingredient, the potential for an allergic reaction in some is possible. For further information, warnings and disclaimers, please follow the tab below.