Butters + Waxes
We are dedicated to using raw butters and waxes in our formulas because of the remarkable advantages they offer for skin nourishment. In their unrefined state, butters and waxes retain their inherent potency, brimming with essential nutrients and natural compounds that benefit the skin. Our choice to use raw butters over refined versions is intentional to ensure that our products offer the most powerful results.
When it comes to our sourcing approach, we prioritize local and direct relationships with farmers. We firmly believe that working closely with farmers enables us to maintain the highest quality butters and waxes. Moreover, our commitment extends to the use of traditional, non-toxic extraction methods, ensuring that the integrity of the ingredients remains unaltered.
Our shea butter is a luxurious, thick emollient obtained from a fair-trade women's cooperative in Senegal. It's sourced in its pure, raw, and unrefined state, meticulously crafted using traditional, hand-processing techniques. The result is a butter that retains its natural, raw essence, with each batch reflecting unique colors due to variations in climate and weather conditions. This exceptional butter is a treasure trove of vitamins, essential fatty acids, and minerals, making it a vital foundation for our Herbal Balm, Hemp Butter, Zen Cream, and Menthol Rub.
Our waxy kokum butter undergoes a gentle expeller-pressing method and is naturally refined using a cold-processed approach to eliminate impurities and sediment. This unique butter, although somewhat firm in texture, boasts an impressive content of up to 80% stearic-oleic-stearic (SOS) triglycerides, renowned for their remarkable ability to stimulate the regeneration of skin cells. This contributes to the restoration of skin elasticity and makes it a fundamental cornerstone ingredient in our Herbal Balm.
Beeswax, a timeless natural ingredient, has been an integral component in skin and personal care products for generations. It has demonstrated remarkable properties, offering soothing relief from inflammation, aiding in the healing of wounds, and exhibiting valuable antibacterial and antifungal characteristics. Our beeswax is sourced locally from Mission Beekeeping in the Ojai Valley. These dedicated beekeepers maintain the well-being of their hives with the utmost expertise and care. They employ meticulous techniques when harvesting and processing the beeswax, ensuring its exceptional quality.