Oil/Butter Benefits

Canola Oil

Canola oil is a great first step in making my luxurious soaps. Not only does this oil provide a creamy, moisturizing lather, but it contains many beneficial nutrients for healthier skin.

Benefits of Canola Oil

 

  • Anti-oxidants, including vitamin E

  • Known to face dark spots and help reduce the appearance of fine lines

  • High level of essential fatty acids

  • Moisturizes and conditions skin

Castor Oil

In addition to providing wonderful moisturization to the skin, castor oil is full of nutrients like vitamin E and omega 6 fatty acids. The humectant properties of this seed-based oil create a magnetic effect for your skin to retain all the moisture and beneficial oils found in your soap. This oil also provides an extra-luxurious lather, making for a rich bubbles.

 

Benefits of Castor Oil

 

  • Humectant- draws moisture into the skin, providing extended moisturizing

  • 6 essential fatty acids, and Vitamin E

  • Anti-inflammatory and famed wound healing properties

  • Improved nutrient absorption

Cocoa Butter

The moisturizing properties of cocoa butter are famous for helping naturally restore dry, delicate skin to a more balanced state. Those with acne-scarred and sun-damaged skin benefit greatly from this miracle seed being added to their skincare routine.

Benefits of Cocoa Butter

 

  • Anti-oxidants neutralize free radicals in skin cells, maintaining youthful skin

  • Known to encourage new cell growth, healing acne, dark spots, and scarring

  • Locks in moisture and beneficial oils to your skin

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has gained popularity recently for its eco-friendly production, as coconut trees provide many products. The oil of the coconut is especially famous for its beauty-producing qualities, as well as usefulness for our sensitive skin- it is known to fight infection, yet is gentle enough to soothe inflamed skin. I use cold-pressed coconut oil in my soaps and bath products, as the lower amount of processing means a higher amount of nutrients available for your skin.

Benefits of Coconut Oil

 

  • Moisturizing

  • Vitamin-rich

  • Antibacterial and anti-fungal

  • Skin soothing

 

Shea Butter

Shea butter is often used in belly butter and other stretch-mark remedies, because of it’s reputed ability to improve the elasticity of the skin. This butter clings to you once you lather up, and helps the essential oils and other beneficial ingredients absorb into your skin. While the shea nut is a tree nut, reported allergic reactions to shea butter are very rare, even among people with tree nut allergies.

 

Benefits of Shea Butter

 

  • Reduce the appearance of scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles

  • Improves elasticity in the skin, helping stretch marks

  • Can naturally block UV rays

  • Anti-inflammatory

Sweet Almond Oil

Almond oil provides a wealth of benefits for dry, irritated, and sensitive skin. 

 

Benefits of Sweet Almond Oil

 

  • Many essential fatty acids can help the skin to reduce the appearance of scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles

  • Rich yet lightweight conditioning lather that leaves skin moisturized for hours

  • High in vitamins A, D, and E, as well as oleic and linoleic fatty acids​​​

Mango Butter

This butter is highly nourishing when used in soap, as it provides a rich lather with humectant properties that draw moisture to the skin and lock in any beneficial ingredients found in your soap. Mango butter is loved in skincare for its neutral properties- sensitive skin loves mango butter because it makes for a rich soap that doesn’t irritate, but soothes with creamy moisture and a wealth of minerals that skin is often left longing for after a wash with store-bought soap.

 

Benefits of Mango Butter

 

  • Soothing to sensitive skin

  • Provides natural UV protection

  • High emollient properties provide long-wearing moisture

Olive Oil

Olive oil has been used by lovers of beauty and luxury since Egypt, where it was added to baths and used as a hair treatment. This oil also has many restorative properties- some acne sufferers find that the use of olive oil in their skincare routine helps regulate the skin enough to soothe and even prevent acne and eczema breakouts.

 

Benefits of Olive Oil

 

  • Accelerates healing and provides anti-aging benefits with numerous anti-oxidants

  • Leaves skin extra smooth and soft

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