Soaps for you
Babassu Oil (Attalea speciosa): Babassu, it comes from a Brazilian tree, it treats chapped lips, mild burns, shallow cuts, cracked heels and can soften your cuticles and strengthen your nails. Also, it can cure bug bites, stings, plant rashes, and other issues. As well as, reduce and/or eliminate skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or rosacea. Soften your cuticles and strengthen your nails
Castor Oil (Ricinus communis): The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of castor oil make it useful in reducing acne. Castor oil is also rich in other fatty acids. These can enhance smoothness and softness when applied to facial skin.
Coconut Oil (Copra oil): Coconut oil reduces inflammation, keeping skin moisturized and helps heal wounds. The medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil also possess antimicrobial properties that can help treat acne and protect the skin from harmful bacteria.
Olive Oil (Olea europaea): Olive Oil is naturally high in squalene, an oil that mimics your skin's natural sebum, so it'll leave your skin barrier extra smooth and soft, and it's also full of antioxidants that work to fight environmental skin damage.
Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO): To protect the natural rainforest, it’s super important to use sustainable growing, harvesting, and milling methods to protect the fragile and diverse ecosystem in which palm trees grow. In order to be certified sustainable, palm oil growers and millers must meet criteria including:
Environmental responsibility and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity
Commitment to transparency, long-term viability, and continuous improvement
Compliance with laws and regulations
Use of appropriate best practices by growers and millers
Responsible consideration of communities affected by growers and mills
Responsible development of new plantings
Palm Oil has cleansing properties that help remove impurities like dirt and oil more effectively and naturally than traditional soap without stripping skin of its natural oils or using animal-derived cleansers like tallow and lanolin. Plus, it’s rich in antioxidants (it has TONS of vitamin E), which gives palm oil a longer shelf life than most other vegetable-based fats. That means it helps your products stay fresher longer.
Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis): Thanks to the Vitamin E, sweet almond oil keeps your skin cells healthy, protects your skin from UV radiation damage, and helps your skin look smooth, soft, and free of fine lines. The fatty acids help your skin retain moisture and can heal chapped and irritated skin. Plus, the vitamin A can help reduce acne.
Shea Butter (Vitellaria paradoxa): Shea butter is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production.
- Moisturizing: The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for skin. It is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils.
- Reduces Inflammation: A 2010 study found that due to its cinnamic acid and other natural properties, shea butter was anti-inflammatory. One compound in particular, lupeol cinnamate, was found to reduce skin inflammation and even potentially help avoid skin mutations. This also makes it beneficial for some people with acne.
- Skin Smoothing: Shea butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying. With long-term use, many people report skin softening and strengthening as well as wrinkle reduction.