Learn about the pure ingredients we choose

Learn about the pure ingredients we choose

Your body is a temple. Treat it with respect. We love our skin, and our bodies, so the ingredients we use for our products are carefully curated to take care of your body.

Our Pure Ingredients: 

Shea Butter 

  Used for centuries to heal dry and damaged skin, shea butter is a hero ingredient and staple in many natural products for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. It is also particularly great for sensitive skin because it is non-comedogenic (less likely to make blackheads), and even though it is a fat extracted from the shea nut it is low in nut proteins that usually cause allergic reactions in those with nut allergies.  

  Shea Butter contains high concentrations of vitamins (Vitamin A and Vitamin E) and fatty acids that help to rebuild disrupted skin barriers. When your skin is dry and damaged, your skin barrier is compromised and is sensitive to more damage. Shea’s fatty acids: linoleic, oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids absorb into skin and quickly work to repair your barrier to reduce moisture loss and damage. Vitamin A and Vitamin E lend antioxidant power for anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits while the plant esters also calm inflammatory cell production. Therefore, Shea Butter is also useful for inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. Shea butter also contains triterpenes which disrupt collagen breakdown, keeping your skin more elastic.

  All of these anti-inflammatory and skin barrier repairing qualities make Shea Butter particularly great at rebuilding skin cells for wound healing, sunburns, and skin irritations, which is why we use a potent concentration in our Healing Balm. 

  If that isn’t enough, Shea Butter is also anti-fungal. It is specifically known to kill the fungi that leads to athlete’s foot and ringworm. The fatty acids listed above are also oil balancing, making it great for acne and oily skin. It is also great for reducing the appearance of scarring and stretch marks because it is thought to promote new cell growth and inhibit fibroids that create scar tissue.

  Now, if only Shea Butter was tall, dark, and gorgeous.


Jojoba Seed Oil -- 

  From the Jojoba plant native to the southwestern US and northern Mexico, Jojoba is widely used for psoriasis, sunburn, chapped skin, and acne. It is also known to unclog hair follicles, and for this reason is often used in hair products to help re-grow thinning hair.

  Jojoba oil is a deeply hydrating emollient that has been used by native americans for centuries to aid in skin healing. It contains vitamins (B and E) and minerals to nourish skin and protect it from the environment. It penetrates deeply to provide the greatest healing and nourishing benefits and helps rebuild the barrier to protect your skin from damage, making it useful for wound healing, sunburn healing, and any other skin barrier repair. The antioxidants are not only soothing but also protect skin from environmental stress, and encourage skin cell repair.

  Jojoba oil also acts as a natural preservative by inhibiting bacterial microbe growth, which makes it great for acne-prone skin as well. What also makes it great for acne-prone skin is that it balances natural skin oil production because it mimics your skin’s own oils, keeping them from overproducing. It is also non-comedogenic and hypo-allergenic, so rest assured sensitive skin friends, you can slather this golden elixir all over you and not worry about negative reactions or breakouts.


Sunflower Seed Oil -- With anti-inflammatory properties that help heal redness, this oil is high in omega-6 (linoleic) fatty acid,  and oleic acid which helps decrease skin inflammation and aids in the development of new skin cells to repair a damaged skin barrier, making it great for inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. This also makes it great for healing wounds and other types of skin damage. It has been proven in tests for increasing skin hydration. The linoleic acid makes Sunflower Seed Oil effective in protecting skin against bacteria, which has been proven in studies to aid against infections. 

Native to the southwestern U.S., Sunflower Seed Oil is also high in the antioxidant Vitamin E which aids in defending against free radicals and helps minimize the appearance of aging. It is also non comedogenic so it doesn’t clog pores and is great for all skin types. 

The best part, there have been no adverse reactions reported, even in studies with young infants to prevent infections like sepsis. So the conclusion to draw is that if it is good enough to protect a most precious tiny little human, it is gentle enough for your sensitive skin too.


Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil -- Native to Australia, this oil contains high levels of oleic acid which is highly moisturizing and anti-inflammatory which aids in repairing skin cells. It is highly emollient and therefore super moisturizing and great for dry skin. Also, it contains a rare fatty acid called palmitoleic acid (Omega-7) which makes skin soft and supple because the oil absorbs into skin easily, and this naturally occurring fatty acid is vital to skin repair and cell renewal. Macadamia Seed Oil has the highest concentration of palmitoleic acid than any other naturally occurring oil, and it mimics the skin’s natural oils.

Worry not, because Macadamia is not a nut at all, it is a seed and is not known to cause any allergies even for those with typical nut allergies. 


Vitamin E Oil -- A potent antioxidant that fights free radicals and inflammation, Vitamin E oil can also aid in wound healing. It is highly moisturizing and reduces itching. It has been proven in at least one study to reduce the physical symptoms of psoriasis, and with no adverse reactions. 

 As a supplement, Vitamin E Oil is touted as an anti-inflammatory and can even prevent heart disease, support your immune system, possibly prevent skin cancer, and aid in eye health. These benefits are when taken orally, and are not proven topically. If the next study says it can bring inner peace and summon fairies then I’m going to start taking Vitamin E supplements.


Lavender Oil -- Reduces inflammation, soothes and repairs dry skin, has antifungal properties, antibacterial properties and smells like a royal. The scent is heavenly, known to be calming, soothing, restorative, and even muscle relaxing.

 Because of the anti-inflammatory nature of lavender oil it is often used to treat inflammatory conditions like psoriasis and eczema. It is also shown to be effective in killing the bacteria that causes acne, so it is often used in treatments/toners/cleansers made to reduce acne. It is also known to reduce redness.

Lavender oil is not only soothing because of the scent, it is also pain relieving. So it is often used to treat burns, sunburns and rashes. It contains powerful antioxidants that aid in healing and protecting skin from free radicals and damage. Studies have shown lavender oil can promote skin tissue healing, proving its use in helping heal small wounds. It’s also been used to treat insect bites, poison ivy, and skin reactions. 

 One of the most popular uses for lavender is in gardens and insect repellents because insects don’t like the plant (known in gardens all over the South, including my mama’s).

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