All of our skin scrubs are made with 100% organic ingredients. Over 90% of our ingredients are also Fair Trade Certified and most are food-grade quality. In our humble opinion, if you would not eat it, then why put it on your skin??
According to the Environmental Working Group…
Personal care products are manufactured with 10,500 unique chemical ingredients, some of which are known or suspected carcinogens, toxic to the reproductive system or known to disrupt the endocrine system. Though some companies make products that are safe to eat, others choose to use dangerous ingredients like coal tar and formaldehyde, both human carcinogens, and lead acetate, a developmental toxin. Reference: www.ewg.org
Sugar is a natural exfoliant that has a fine texture which will gently remove dead skin cells without leaving harmful residue that can clog your pores. Sugar also has natural moisturizing properties that prevent skin from drying out. One of the major benefits of sugar for your skin is that it maintains the skin’s natural oil balance. Sugar contains two important components – glycolic acid and alpha-hydroxy acid. These components help to maintain the perfect oil balance in the skin. They will not allow your skin to become too dry or too oily. So all you are left with is a healthy and radiant glow. Sugar also has a natural anti-aging effect on the skin. Sugar scrubs cleanse your skin and do not allow toxins to attack your skin cells. This, in the long run, slows down the aging process and helps to keep your skin youthful much beyond your years. Reference: www.boldsky.com
Organic Olive Oil
You may think of olive oil as a staple for your pantry, but it can also be a staple in your skin care as well. This vitamin E-rich beauty powerhouse can help you look younger, keep your skin feeling supple, and even calm irritation. Olive oil has the same healthy fats as avocado, and plumps and moisturizes the skin with a combination of vitamin E and vitamin A. Dry, itchy and inflamed skin is usually the sign of skin irritations, such as eczema and psoriasis. Instead of turning to prescription creams and home remedies, reach for some olive oil to relieve discomfort and irritation. Free radicals, sun and pollution can all take a toll on your skin. A study performed by dermatologist, Leslie Baumann, and published in a 2007 issue of “The Journal of Pathology” found that vitamin E was successful in fighting free radicals, photo aging and damage to maintain younger looking skin. Apply olive oil directly to aging and damaged skin to help maintain a youthful appearance and reduce the toll free radicals take on your skin. Reference: www.livestrong.com
Organic Coconut Oil
Using coconut oil on your skin can be the difference between flaky, dry skin, and soft, glowing skin, as this oil is known for its moisturizing benefits. Widely used in skin creams, soaps and lotions for its effectiveness in fighting dry skin, coconut oil also helps to sooth various other types of skin conditions. Unlike your average moisturizer that contains a lot of water and likely synthetic ingredients, coconut oil helps to strengthen skin tissue more deeply and eliminate dead skin cells while absorbing quickly into your skin.
Coconut oil also helps to delay the occurrence of wrinkles because it contains antioxidant Vitamin E, known to protect skin cells from damage over time. The Vitamin E found in coconut oil soothes eczema, sunburn and psoriasis, and its antiviral and antifungal benefits even help to treat bug bites.
Coconut oil contains 3 fatty acids: capric acid, lauric acid and caprylic acid. Each of these acids kill candida, a common cause of fungal infection on your skin. Reference: www.livestrong.com
Raw honey is an amazing natural beauty solution for all skin types because of its healing skin benefits. With its natural pH level of 4.5, raw honey falls within skin’s naturally healthy pH range. Its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties make it great for healing minor cuts and burns by killing bacteria and fungus. Raw honey also contains gluconic acid, a mild alpha hydroxy acid that brightens the complexion, evens out skin tone, and lightens scars and age spots. Depending on where the honey is collected, it contains many nutrients and minerals excellent for skin health such as vitamin B, iron, manganese, copper, potassium and calcium. It also acts as a humectant, drawing moisture to the skin and is perfect as a gentle cleansing solution for even very sensitive skin. When mixed with water, honey releases peroxide properties which helps heal acne and impede bacterial growth causing more acne. Reference: www.hibeautiful.net
Organic Avocado Oil
As the name implies, avocado oil comes from the avocado fruit. Avocado oil is a hidden treasure. Unlike other well known oils, avocado oil has yet to be discovered by many people for its great variety of health benefits. Among other things, avocado oil can be used as a beneficial skin care product, for special scalp treatments and medicinal purposes.
- Moisturize the Skin. Avocado oil applied topically helps relieve dry and itchy skin. Once applied, avocado oil is deeply absorbed by the skin, thus making it an ideal moisturizer and skin care agent.
- Boost Scalp Health. In addition to helping clear scaly skin, it can also relieve itchy scalp symptoms. Avocado oil, when regularly applied to the scalp, can stimulate hair growth.
- Increase Collagen Production. When applied, avocado oil increases the production of collagen, which helps keep the skin plump and decreases the effects of aging.
- Treat Skin Conditions. Avocado oil is useful in the treatment of a variety of skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis.
- Others. Avocado oil facilitates the healing of wounds and burns to the skin. It also helps to relieve and heal diaper rash.