Cold-pressed oils are oils that have been extracted at cool temperature in a screw-pressed process which protects the oil from rancidity, trans-fat or toxic chemicals. This process of extraction helps the oils to retain its nutrients, antioxidants, aroma, texture and all its natural qualities. This is why cold-pressed oils are the best for the skin because they provide the skin with the best nourishment. We advise against heat-pressed oil because of the external heat that is applied in the process of extraction. Because the oil loses vital natural qualities, you find that heat-pressed oils go rancid faster than cold-pressed oils. Compare cold-pressed coconut oil with heat-pressed coconut oil – they not only differ in colour but in aroma and quality as well. So to take better care of your skin, use only cold-pressed oils.
Water is essential for the body to absorb oils into our skin because water locks in moisture and traps the oil thereby making it impossible for the oil to escape from the skin. And this act alone translates to better hydration and moisturizing of the skin. This is why we advise that you do the following to get the best out of your oils:
1. Apply oils on damp skin and allow your skin to dry naturally without toweling dry.
2. Add a few drops of oil to your bath water at the rinsing stage and allow your skin to dry naturally.
3. If your skin is already dry, add a little water to your palm and add a few drops of oil and apply on your skin.
4. Make an oil and water mist spray and spray on your skin when needed and allow to dry naturally.
5. Add oil to water-based lotions and apply to the skin.
VITAL INFO: Oils are vital for cell regeneration, healing, collagen production and skin health which is why oils are fantastic anti-aging agents and responsible for your skin’s suppleness. Oils are not bad unless they are heat-presses which means what you are putting on your skin is cholesterol-filled oil so always use cold-pressed oils. Combining oils with water won’t cause your skin to be greasy at all or cause you to sweat if you live in tropical regions. And bear this in mind: some oils are heavier and greasier than others so always ask an expert before you mix oils.
When it comes to formulating skin care products for babies, we take utmost care because we know that babies need gentle, tender products for their soft skin. You can count on us to use only plant extracts in all our skincare products for babies.
Our organic baby products include:
- The very gentle moisturizing baby wash made from African black soap and enriched with aloe vera, chamomile oil and lavender for baby’s gentle skin.
- The very gentle and mild organic moisturizing baby lotion also made with aloe vera, chamomile oil and lavender oil.
- The very moisturizing organic baby oil for supple and soft skin.
You can purchase any of these products from our store and we will be happy to hear your reviews.
Skin Renew Anti aging body oil is an anti-aging body oil made from a concentration of roses and is formulated with high performance oils that boost collagen, cell renewal as such fights wrinkles, signs of aging and age spots. By using this high performance body oil, your skin will be hydrated and plumped up to reveal a youthful, brighter skin.
This concentrated formula contains plant extracts of rose, Rosehip, rosemary and frankincense.
TO USE, apply to damp skin after bathing and do not towel dry. Allow the after bath water pellets to combine with our high performance oils to lock in moisture and to hydrate the skin. Allow the body to dry naturally. You can use alone from face to body or use with an anti-aging lotion or cream. To order, you can purchase from our Store
Rosehip essential oil rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, lycopene and beta carotene, is known by many for its anti-acne and anti-aging properties. Beyond that, this hydrating oil gives the skin moisture combined with its collagen boosting power to help your cells to regenerate as such fantastic for fighting wrinkles. Rosehip essential oil also reliefs back pain and arthritis because it is anti-inflammatory. It’s used in the treatment of ulcer, diabetes, constipation, urinary track infection, amongst others. PLS DO NOT INGEST THIS OIL. Rosehip oil is available in ingestible capsules while the oil can be added to carrier oils, organic butters and lotions to be applied topically.
Are you stressed out? Fatigued? Are you mentally exhausted and burnt out? Then now is the time for self-care
I know the spas are not open yet due to the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus outbreak but don’t let it deter you. With chamomile essential oil and lavender essential oil, you can de-stress and experience calm and tranquility.
Here are a few things you can do to de-stress:
FOOT SOAK WITH FOOT MASSAGE:
Try soaking your feet in warm water for twenty minutes. Add a few drops of lavender and chamomile essential oils to the warm water with a few sea salt and let your feet soak. After twenty minutes, add a few drops of lavender and chamomile essential oils to a carrier oil like say coconut oil and massage your feet starting with your toes and moving upwards to your knees. This will help improve circulation and relax your nerves.
HOT WATER STEAMING
TO relieve stress, add a few drops of chamomile and lavender essential oils to hot water, move your face closer to the steam and cover your head with a towel. Inhale the steam for ten to fifteen minutes. You can also add rose essential oil as well. You will find your head calm down and the head ache float away. Your nerves will be relaxed and your body calmer.
USE OILS AS DIFFUSER WHILE MEDITATING
Meditating is a great way to calm the mind so find a quite spot and add lavender and chamomile essential oils to an oil burner or to your diffuser and keep company with yourself while you inhale the fragrant scents.
USE OILS FOR DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Massage is one of the easiest ways to relief stress so combine chamomile and lavender essential oils with a carrier oil or organic butter like Shea butter and massage your body with it. You will feel relaxed and refreshed at the same time.
To buy any of these essential oil, please visit our Store
Water is an essential part of our products and as a solvent, it is very important to us when we formulate organic skincare products because of its many benefits to our skin health.
Water is a hydrating solvent that is rich in minerals. Naturally, water hydrates the skin and helps the skin to retain its moisture and by doing this, it helps to keep the skin renewed as such water is integral to keeping the skin supple and youthful.
Water helps the skin to get rid of toxins which is why it is particularly good in giving brighter, clearer skin that is free of acne.
Water soothes the skin same way it is good in soothing itching and reducing puffiness.
Having said that, it is important that we use hydrating skincare products to help retain the moisture in our skin that gives the skin its suppleness and soft texture. Besides using hydrating skincare products, it is important that we consume a great amount of water ourselves to benefit from the richness that water provides.
Do take care of your skin by drinking lots of water and eating healthy.
It is now so much easier to make your own African black soap at home! Which is why we created the African black soap making kit that contains the ingredients that you need to make a moisturizing black soap that is gentle enough for everyone to use.
In the African black soap making kit, you will find:
1. Raw African black soap
2. Turmeric powder
3. Camwood (African sandalwood) powder
4. Pure glycerine
5. Essential oil
6. An empty tub to dispense from.
In the kit, you will find instructions about how to make the black soap and a few beauty tips.
To purchase this kit, please visit our store and when you use it, please let us know how much you loved it!
Lemon essential oil is an aromatic oil used in aromatherapy. With its invigorating and exciting scent, lemon oil is known to possess anti-viral properties as well as relieve stress as such is used in relieving anxiety. It also enhances one’s mood and has a calming effect on the body. To benefit, use lemon essential oil as a diffuser or vaporizer. You can also add a few drops on a handkerchief and inhale. To use lemon oil for deep tissue massage, add a few drops to butters or oils and massage to the skin. You feel your stress melt away. Lemon oil is also known to treat acne and dark spots and while it is not advised to apply directly to the skin, you can add it to carrier oils before applying to the skin. Pls DO NOT INJEST lemon essential oil and do remember not to use it during the day if your skin will be exposed to the sun as it can cause conditions like sunburn due to the fact that lemon oil makes the skin sensitive to ultraviolet light. When used in skincare products for day use, lemon essential oil is accompanied by sunscreen.
Eucalyptus oil does the following:
It serves to relief cough and nasal congestion. To benefit, add a few drops to moderate hot water and steam with your head under a towel. You can also spray it on handkerchiefs to inhale rather than buying an inhaler.
It helps as an allergy support so I usually mix it with peppermint oil and some water to spray my beddings and my rooms as it also purifies the air.
It also functions as insect repellent and you can make a spray with water to sprinkle on your body when you are outdoor.
Other functions include its ability to heal wounds, cold sores, joint pain and to freshen the breathe. To benefit, you can add eucalyptus oil to carrier oils or butters and use to massage into the skin.
To apply eucalyptus oil on the skin, add it to carrier oils rather than applying directly. AND DO NOT DRINK eucalyptus oil rather you can make a mouth wash of 1 drop of oil mixed with water and gargle to freshen your breath, treat gum disease, tooth decay and cold sores.