Avocado oil (Persea gratissima) contains a wealth of vitamins and is deeply penetrating, making it ideal for massage. It is known to benefit dry skin and dry hair as well as ameliorating conditions such as eczema.
Of course the majestic and ancient Baobab tree (Adansonia digitata) produces an oil that is high in Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids which we know are great for keeping the skin hydrated and supple even if we have no idea what a triglyceride is! Baobab oil also boosts collagen production making it a not-to-be-missed ingredient for our lip balm.
“The Nectar of the Gods”, honey is a natural antiseptic, cleanser and healer with anti-oxidant properties to delay ageing which is also great for sunburn and skin damage. Why resist? Beeswax is a rejuvenating humectant which attracts moisture
to our skin and provides a protective barrier whilst not clogging the pores. Perfect for lip balms.
Shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii) has been used for centuries because of its highly beneficial properties for both the skin and hair. We source our Shea butter from a Women’s Group in an impoverished part of northern Uganda where the sustainable and profitable use of the seeds protects those trees in an area desperate for wood as an instant source of income.