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Why is there WATER in my BODY butter?

Why is there WATER in my BODY butter?

No, this is not you paying top dollar for mostly water! There is a very good reason why many body butters have water as well as oil. Let's take a closer look at what makes a delightful, rich, body butter. Pure butters vs. emulsified body butters It is possible to buy raw shea, mango or cacao butt...
What does water-safe skincare mean?

What does water-safe skincare mean?

Water-safe skincare means that the onus of research is on us! This means we are keeping up with the latest studies to ensure we avoid ingredients that show ANY sign of being detrimental to water systems. We do this work, so you don't have to be an INCI-reading detective deciphering every ingredient!
5 Things you Should know about Exfoliating

5 Things you Should know about Exfoliating

Chemical exfoliants are acids that penetrate the skin to breakdown the “glue” that holds dead skin cells together. They are not just working at the surface of the skin. There is no better pathway to dewy, clear skin than regular chemical exfoliation in your skincare routine. I personally did not ...
Where does Shea Butter come from?

Where does Shea Butter come from?

The shea tree, or karité in French, is found in dry savannas, forests and parklands of the Sudan zone of Africa. Evidence suggests widespread use of this natural resource dating back over 5000 years, in food and in beauty.[1] Its popularity has grown throughout the world in the cosmetic industrie...
Is Oil Good for Your Skin?

Is Oil Good for Your Skin?

We get into the slippery goodness of oils. Why do they matter and why you should considering adding an oil phase to your skincare routine.
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Solstice 2020 ~ Conjunction Reflection

This year has been about losing lots, reflecting more. Yesterday Jupiter and Saturn were conjunct in the canvass of space in a composition of proximity unseen since 1623. In a non-sequitur, purely coincidental revelation, 1623 was also the year the term insomnia appeared in the dictionary. In thi...

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