This nourishing salve contains rich emollient butters, organic vegetable oils, and therapeutic extracts to restore moisture and soothe dry and cracked skin. Healing extracts of organic chamomile and calendula provide relief against harsh environmental elements. Organic fair trade shea butter provides exceptional softness to the skin.
Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil
Our virgin cold-pressed olive oil is rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is soothing oil for inflamed skin and is therapeutic for acne, bruises, sprains, and insect bites. An excellent oil for nail and hair care.
Mangifera indica (mango) nut butter
Mangos are grown organically in the wild and are hand collected then cold expeller pressed to create a delicate butter. Mango butter is a soft emollient that exhibits excellent moisturizing properties and good lubricity.
Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil
Pressed from the seed of the jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) plant, the oil is un-refined, expeller pressed, and cultivated without the use of pesticides. Jojoba seeds contain significant quantities of liquid wax esters that are most similar to the natural esters produced by human sebaceous glands; thereby making the oil an excellent moisturizer. Due to the purity of extraction, all of the natural tocopherols remain in the oil and it provides excellent conditioning to the skin and scalp.
Apis mellifera (beeswax) wax
An ancient raw material for cosmetics, beeswax is made when beekeepers melt down honeycomb after honey is harvested. A natural emulsifier traditionally used to thicken oil and water emulsions, such as lotions, it is also excellent for creating a firmer consistency in salves and other solid or paste products. Said to have anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties, it creates a network on the skin’s surface, softening skin texture but allowing respiration. Beeswax is non-comedogenic but most sources consider it an animal product, so it is not vegan. Our organic beeswax is dark and fragrant and contains propolis, a phytonutrient-rich component of beeswax said to have healing and sun protective benefits excellent for problem skin.
Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter
Also known in West Africa and Europe as karite, this pure high quality butter is organically grown and is indigenous to the savannah lands south of the Sahel, extending from Senegal to eastern Uganda. Ours is a pure, unrefined product processed manually and without the use of chemicals or bleaching agents. Because of the unique qualities of this variety, as well as the use of chemical-free processing methods, it is naturally high in shea olein and therapeutic unsaponifiables, absorbing more readily into the skin. Shea butter is a remarkable, all-purpose moisturizer and skin protector, particularly useful for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. It leaves the skin feeling soft and well-moisturized yet not greasy.
Citrus sinensis (orange) peel oil
Our organic orange oil is cold pressed from California Valencia citrus orchards.
Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil
Our lavender oil is organically farmed in the mountainous Auvergne region of France. Lavender essential oil is an effective ingredient for treating dry, sensitive skin, acne, and eczema. It inhibits acne-causing bacteria while soothing and helping to balance the over-secretion of sebum. It is also a natural antibiotic and antiseptic, which helps to reduce acne scarring and stimulates the growth of new cells to help rejuvenate the skin. Lavandula vera, also known as Lavandula angustifolia, is the most sought after oil for treatment. It is known to regenerate skin, minimizing scarring, and reduce inflammation.