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We only use natural, plant based ingredients

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you&yours Ingredient Glossary

Why we choose specific ingredients for your body butter

Shea butter can reduce inflammation in skin because it is high in cinnamic acid.
It also contains vitamin A & E which are known to possess anti-inflammatory properties
promote regeneration of skin cells and aid recovery.
High in antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids which have been proven to reduce the appearance of scars and repair skin.
Because of its high oil content, shea butter is an excellent moisturiser that penetrates deep into the skin and therefore helpful for managing dry and eczema prone skin.
Non-comedogenic. Although it is a rich butter, it is readily absorbed by the skin and won’t clog pores

Non-comedogenic (wont clog pores). Macadamia closely mimics the natural sebum of your skin.
Cell regenerator. The squalene and oleic acid (omega 9) in Macadamia work together to renew skin cells. They also soften and hydrate the skin.
Macadamia oil is a light, non-greasy, and penetrating emollient. It is great for dry skin as well as mature skin types that experience a reduced production of natural sebum.
It is full of anti inflammatory properties known as phytosterols. They help calm itchiness and redness.
Has vitamin E, which helps protect and heal the skin.
Has linoleum acid, which restores the skins barrier function and keeps it hydrated.
Overall, macadamia oil helps skin retain a healthy and youthful appearance.

We are adding castor oil to your body butter to prevent water loss through the outer layers of your skin. Castor oil is rich and takes a bit longer to fulling absorb that is one of the reasons why it makes such an excellent moisturiser. The oil prevents your skin from drying out, leaving your skin feeling intensely moisturised, smooth, and with a gentle protective sheen over it. Not only will this oil keep your skin hydrated, it also promotes the growth of healthy skin tissue, making it helpful in restoring uneven skin tones.

Fear not, this is not the Sunflower Oil you will find in the cooking isle at the grocery store. Our sunflower oil is cold pressed, unrefined and organic. All its natural wonders remain in the oil. Sunflower oil is one of the best oils for mature skin and the prevention of premature aging. It provides your skin with the nutrients it needs to for optimal health and elasticity. One of the ways this is achieved is by rejuvenating the outer layers of the dermis. Sunflower oil improves the skin elasticity.

Hemp oil has numerous health benefits and applying it topically can improve the health of your skin. This is due to its nourishing vitamins and moisturising qualities. Damaged skin tends to be inflamed a big reason we chose this oil was because of its powerful anti-inflammatory properties combined with its ability to encourage skin growth and cell regeneration.

Known as the elixir of youth, Marula oil is the perfect addition to your anti ageing skincare routine.
Marula oil is an effective moisturiser for ageing skin. It is easily absorbed, penetrating deep into the skin, smoothening and softening fine lines. It also helps boost your skins natural ability to regenerate and repair itself. The fatty acids and polyphenols in it improve the elasticity of your skin with regular application. Marula oil covers all the bases for graceful ageing.

We are boosting your body butter with one of the hardest working vitamins, Vitamin E. Known for its healing and moisturising properties, this oil is exactly what you need to repair damaged skin. Vitamin E oil helps alleviate the dryness, itching and flaking associated with eczema and also reduces the symptoms of psoriasis.

We have chosen baobab oil to boost the hydration performance of your body butter. Baobab oil supports a healthy skin moisture barrier which plays a key role in maintaining moisturised skin. Healthy skin locks in moisture, preventing dryness and keeping your skin smooth and soft. Baobab oil is a powerhouse of a wide range of nutrients because of this it is able to assist with dry skin brought on by ageing. It helps preserve collagen and keeps fine lines and wrinkles at bay.

Cedarwood symbolises a source of protection, it serves as an all-natural antiseptic that can prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms on the skin. Cedarwood has a warm deep scent that is soothing for your mind and skin. Its anti-inflammatory compounds help calm irritated skin

There is almost nothing lavender essential oil can’t do, a perfect all rounder. We have included it for its amazing healing properties. Lavender soothes inflamed skin, helps in promoting faster healing of scarred and irritated skin. Assists in cell regeneration and has the capability to restore complexion.

Rose essential oil is a no brainer for mature skin. It targets all the problem areas; hydrates dry skin, minimises the appearance of scars, helps heal and protect the surface of the skin. Rose is very nourishing, it will leave your skin appearing lush and luminous.


Chamomile has powerful anti-inflammatory and calming properties. The active elements in chamomile work to renew the skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes. It may also be helpful in alleviating many skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, allergic condition etc.

Neroli is one of the best essential oils for rejuvenating your skin. It has the ability to hydrate and lock in moisture. Neroli re-energises skin and assists in adding glow to the complexion.

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