My name is Melissa and I set out in search of products that would not only work, but be free of harmful ingredients. This was hard to find! Even the more natural products out there still had questionable ingredients that I would prefer not to use on my family or myself.
We are constantly exposed to toxins in our environment. Some are unavoidable. However, we do have control over what we use on our body. The skin is our largest organ and what we use on our skin ends up inside our body. This is why it is so important to pay close attention to the ingredients we are using in our skin care products. The majority of conventional body products are just a cocktail of carcinogenic chemicals, allergens, and irritants.
Furthermore, I noticed that a lot of the natural products available now contain lesser quality ingredients, or ingredients that have more potential to cause allergic reactions. For example, coconut oil, though it has many benefits, can be very drying for many people. Some people may even be allergic to it (like myself and my son). For this reason, you will never find coconut oil in my body butters or lotion bars. Instead, I use the much higher quality Jojoba oil, which is similar to sebum, our skin’s natural oil.
It is because I couldn’t find what I wanted, that I set out to make my own body butter. After many trials, I finally perfected the recipe. The consistency resembles a thick buttercream frosting, but melts very easily into the skin, leaving it feeling silky and soft. This body butter is perfect for skin that is dry or in need of a little extra nourishment, and with continued use, you will see it transform your skin!
As much as I loved using the body butter, I still was in great need of a hand lotion. Every single conventional hand lotion that I bought always left my hands feeling dry within about 5 minutes. These products have a lot of water in them and absorb very quickly, but unfortunately that means that they are not very nourishing, protecting or long lasting. Enter the lotion bar! These fun little bars are convenient to carry and not only will they moisturize your skin, but they offer long-lasting protection and nourishment! Because they are chockfull of healing and skin-loving ingredients, you will find that you don’t need to keep reapplying it, as you would conventional lotion. A little goes a long way, and one application will last even through a hand wash or two. The beauty of this bar is that you can use it on any part of your body that needs a little extra help. (My mom swears by using it on her cuticles!).
My goal is simple. To use only the most simple and pure ingredients to create luxurious and healing body care products that are free from harmful ingredients. After making these products for myself and my family for some time now, I am finally ready and excited to share them with you!