When we have product photography done, it's just as important to us to feature the products as it is to feature the ingredients we use. Having strong ingredients means we have strong products, so it is of the highest priority to choose wisely.
This Wednesday we are taking a look at one of our most used and most favorite ingredients: Shea Butter. For those of you who are label readers, you may find this listed as Butyrospermum Parkii. I know, it sounds crazy, but it's just Shea Butter.
So why is it one of our favorites? For starters, this butter helps to naturally re-balance the pH of your skin. It does this by protected the skin's natural oils, allowing the body to create it's own moisture, naturally. Shea Butter is simply a nice little boost to what the body does best.
In addition, Shea Butter helps to reduce inflammation. This means that if you have a skin condition, or simply oily or dry patches, shea butter will help to even out and even repair some of that damage. It's excellent for soothing eczema and, in some cases, psoriasis. Keep in mind: Shea Butter is NOT a cure and doesn't heal. However, it does aid and soothe skin.
We use Shea Butter in a LOT of our products, including:
Whipped Sugar Scrubs
Whipped Body Butters
Naked Cream Cleanser
Kinda almost everything. That's how much we love it.
So where do we get it? Well, it comes from Ghana. It is certified Vegan and Kosher. In addition, the company is a member of the Global Shea Alliance. This is a wonderful nonprofit organization that works to promote "industry sustainability, quality practices and standars, and demand for shea in food and cosmetics."
I highly encourage you to learn more about the GSA at their website: www.globalshea.com
And, of course, if you have any other questions about Shea Butter, how we use it or what it can do for you, please don't hesitate to contact us!
We say quite frequently that we get as many of our ingredients as locally sourced as possible. So isn't it about time YOU, our super-awesome customers, learn exactly what that means? Yeah, we thought so, too.
Meet Farmer Greg, owner at Tratebas Farm Produce!
Clearly, he doesn't really enjoy having his picture taken. What he does enjoy is farming with his grandkids (he has more than a bushel of those!). He mostly grows produce for his road side stand as well as local farm auctions. For us, though, he raises loofahs. We also get our lard and tallow for our soaps from his farm....all hand-rendered, might I add.
Mostly, he farms by himself, but he also has plenty of little hands to help when the pickin' gets good. Here...enjoy some baby animal pictures!
This is a farm where animals are free-range, kids climb hay bales, and crops are growing all around. The farm is located in Chesterton, IN. You can check out their facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Tratebas-Road-Farm-Produce
We couldn't be prouder to support small farms with our small business and it's you, Awesome Customers, who make shopping small have a really big impact.
So, thanks! From us and from Farmer Greg!