**Disclaimer** I am not a medical or healthcare professional and do not claim that the use of my products may have a positive effect on pre-existing physical and/or mental health conditions. The information in this post pertains to the properties of specific ingredients used in the products I create.
Activated Charcoal: Activated Charcoal is meant to adsorb toxins and remove skin impurities and oils on and below the skin. Sometimes it even clears facial marks resulting from acne.
Coffee: The antioxidants, stimulants, and chlorogenic acids found in coffee make it an effective acne-fighting agent. Acne can be exacerbated by excessive oil, dead skin cells and topically applied products that clog the pores. Gently scrubbing the face with a coffee bean infused soap can help to clear away dead skin cells, unclog the pores and fight bacteria.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Eucalyptus oil is said to have analgesic qualities can soothe muscle pain and soreness, so it is perfect for a post-workout shower or bath. The oil can help soothe pain, itching of rashes and other skin irritations.
Grapeseed Oil: Grapeseed oil is high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that can help control acne by decreasing clogged pores. Thanks to its vitamin E and linoleic acid content, grapeseed oil lightens skin discolorations like acne scars and sunspots. Studies have shown that it can help speed up the healing process and decrease the formation of keloid scars: raised, enlarged scarring commonly caused by severe burns, cuts, or acne. Grapeseed oil is rich in many other superior compounds: beta-carotene, vitamins D, C, E, and polyphenols. These compounds have powerful antioxidant abilities, which can prevent your skin from absorbing the full damage of UV rays or other environmental aggressors.
Green European Clay: Green European Clay exfoliates and smooths skin, removes toxins and pollutants as well as stimulates and brightens your skin.
Goat’s Milk: Goat’s milk is packed full of vitamins and minerals that have wonderful effects on the skin. It has a similar pH level to that of human skin, which means that using goat’s milk can help balance skin’s microbiome. In addition, goat’s milk is so gentle that it helps to calm troubled skin, making it a great choice for those with sensitive skin. People with eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions that result in red, itchy, skin patches, often can benefit from using goat’s milk products. The natural nutrients in the milk, which help to moisturize the skin, also aid in reducing redness and itchiness of the skin.
Honey: Honey is primarily known for its humectant—a compound that attracts moisture to itself and helps retain the moisture—and antimicrobial qualities.
Jojoba Oil: Jojoba oil helps retain moisture in the skin thereby keeping the skin hydrated and looking fresh. Jojoba oil helps moisturize the skin, without clogging the pores, allowing for a healthy skin type. In addition, it also prevents the buildup of bacteria in the pores of the face, which tend to cause blackheads and breakout of acne.
Mango Butter: Mango Butter is made from mango seed (a.k.a. the pit). Mango Butter is known to boost skin’s luster and natural radiance while reducing the appearance of dark spots. Along with softening and soothing properties, it cleanses the skin’s surface of impurities and unblocks pores. The anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties of Mango Butter make it an effective soothing agent for skin afflicted by dryness, eczema, and dermatitis.
Natural Hemp Oil: Hemp Oil is one of the world’s richest sources of polyunsaturated fats while also including two of the most important essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6, and gamma-linolenic acid. These fatty acids are essential in helping maintain the natural moisture content in the body. It also provides anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe or calm irritated skin. The acids can also help with breakouts by reducing redness and swelling.
Oatmeal: The avenanthramides in oatmeal work as a skin protectant and protective barrier by restoring the top layer of skin. By helping to heal the outer layer of skin, not only can more moisture can be retained, but also it will keep infection and irritants out.
Peppermint Essential Oil: This oil is said to be beneficial for acne, dermatitis, eczema, headaches, insect bites, mental fatigue, and migraines. It also has anti-depressant, anti-septic, astringent and insect repelling properties
Rosemary Essential Oil: This oil is meant to soothe dry or oily skin, eczema, inflammation, and acne.
Shea Butter: Shea butter is said to be an excellent moisturizer for the face and the body. Its fat content is responsible for its emollient and humectant properties. It can also help to soften the skin on your hands and feet and make it supple. It penetrates the skin easily, without clogging the pores, and is effective for dry skin.
Vanilla: Vanilla has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe and calm irritated skin. Anti-bacterial. Vanilla has been used to reduce skin infections and in wound healing.