Let us look at some of the commonly known ingredients used in beauty care products and their benefits.
Each of our ingredient is meticulously sourced from vendors who use no additives or toxic nasties that are harmful for the environment. Every bottle hold our utmost care, handcrafted and packed in recyclable PET bottles or glass bottles with brown kraft papers.
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1. Pure Essential Oils
Essential oil is typically a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. They are generally extracted by steam distillation or cold pressed technique or CO2 extraction wherein highest quality of essential oil is retained. Essential oils are mostly used in aromatherapy as an alternative form of medicine. But they need to be used in moderation as they can cause allergic reaction in the form of skin irritation or skin sensitization.
Our handcrafted soaps contain Orange and Lemon Essential Oil, Mandarin and Bergamot Essential Oil, Sweet Basil Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil and Vetiver Essential Oil.
Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees of the genus Apis. Chemically Beeswax consists of esters of fatty acids and various long chain alcohols. The three main types of Beeswax products are yellow, white and beeswax absolute. Yellow beeswax is the crude product obtained from honeycomb, white beeswax is bleached or filtered yellow beeswax and beeswax absolute is yellow beeswax treated with alcohol.
Our Lip Balms contain yellow beeswax which impart thickness to the product and is completely safe to use.
3. Neem Oil
Neem or Indian Lilac also known as Nimba in Sanskrit is highly treasured for its anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. Extracted from the seeds of Neem Tree, Neem oil is a dark yellowish brown oil with pungent smell. It cures dry itchy skin and soothes inflammation. It acts as a protective barrier to foreign particles and controls pigmentation.
4. Sandalwood Powder
Used since ancient times Sandalwood powder cures pigmentation and prevents dark spots. It also controls bad odour and keeps oil secretion balanced.
5. Kokum Butter
Unrefined Kokum Butter is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E. It helps to regenerate tired and worn skin cells thereby supporting skin elasticity as well. Due to its emollient properties it heals dry chapped lips and cracked heels.
6. Cocoa Butter
Extracted from cocoa beans, cocoa butter has high stability as compared to other butters. It contains good antioxidant compounds that are beneficial for body and helps to neutralize free radicals. It also has emollient properties that make skin soft and smooth.
Parabens are widely used as preservatives in cosmetics. Chemically they are a series of parahydroxy benzoates or esters of parabhydroxy benzoic acid. They are known to cause skin irritation if used for a longer period of time. We decided to do away with parabens since we have much better and safer alternatives.
2. Mineral Oils
Mineral oils are obtained as byproduct when crude oil is refined to make gasoline and other petroleum products. They are a mixture of complex hydrocarbons comprising of mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons. They create a barrier on hair not allowing hair to penetrate well which is harmful for hair. We don’t add mineral oils in any of our product.
3. Genetically modified ingredients ( GMOs)
GMOs are organisms whose genes have been artificially altered to modify their characteristics. Ingredients potentially derived from GMOs include derivatives of soy, canola, corn and Hawaiian papaya. Our products are free from GMOs.
Historically two primary phthalates are DBP ( Dibutyl Phthlate ) and DEP ( Di-2-ethylhexylphthlate). DBP is widely used in nail products whereas DBP is used in scented products to help the scent linger. Our fragrances are in housed and derived from essential oils. They contain no phthalates or toxic chemical which are harmful for skin in the long run.
5. Testing on animals
Our products are handcrafted and tested on humans never on animals.
Sulphates are used in hair products mainly SLS Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and SLES Sodium Lauryl Ethyl Sulphate. They are very drying for hair and can cause irritation in eyes. We don’t use sulphates in any of our products.
So this was all about ingredients. Did you came across any ingredient to which you are allergic to? Natural products can also cause allergies to senitive skin. What ingredient you normally avoid using in your products?Share with us in comments below.
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