Body Butter Ingredients


Organic Grass-fed Tallow

Tallow is high in the fat-soluble vitamins A,D,E,K. It is rich in the fatty acids that form the skin's lipid barrier which is used for protection and moisture retention. Tallow's composition is very similar to the sebum our skin makes, which allows it to readily absorb into the deeper layers of the skin where it can hydrate and nourish. Due to these properties, tallow has been used for centuries as the main ingredient in skin balms, moisturizers, and ointments.


Organic Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil serves as the perfect complimentary oil to tallow due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Studies have shown jojoba oil to be an excellent emollient agent, meaning it increases the softness and suppleness of skin without leaving it feeling oily or greasy. Jojoba oil also shares a similar composition to skin sebum, which allows it to easily absorb and seamlessly integrate into the skin.


Organic Castor Oil

Castor oil is an oil extracted from the Ricinus communis (castor bean) plant which originates in the southeastern Mediterranean Basin, East Africa, and India. Castor oil has a wide array of therapeutic and medicinal properties and has been used traditionally by ancient civilizations to treat skin inflammation, irritation, and detoxification. Castor beans have been found in Egyptian tombs dating back to 4000 BC, and it is even said that Cleopatra would use castor oil for her beauty treatments. This oil’s timeless popularity is no doubt due to its unique fatty acid composition, which makes it extremely stable and difficult to oxidize. Because of this, castor oil can hydrate, heal, and protect the skin without degrading in various conditions.


Organic Shea Butter

Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree which grows naturally in the Savannah Desert. Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants called triterpenes, shea butter has been shown to aid in collagen production, enhance tissue repair, and facilitate wound healing. Because of this, shea butter is frequently used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis.


Organic Cacao Butter

Cacao butter or “Theobroma oil” is a pastel yellow fat extracted from the cocoa bean. This oil serves to deeply moisturize the skin due to its rich content of fatty acids. Cacao butter is mainly composed of palmitic acid, stearic acid, and oleic acid; these fatty acids are known for hydrating the skin by creating a protective barrier to hold in moisture and prevent the skin from drying. Cacao butter is also rich in phytochemicals which have been proven to protect the skin from sun damage. Because of these and many other skin benefits, cacao butter has been considered a prized medicinal among many different cultures for centuries.


Organic German Chamomile (matricaria recutita)

Matricaria recutita commonly known as German Chamomile or blue chamomile is a plant that originates in southern and western Europe. The Chamomile plant contains many skin nourishing nutrients such as flavonoids, terpenoids, and coumarins which all exhibit antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. The oil from German Chamomile has been shown in studies to aid in the healing of many ailments from depression and anxiety to inflammatory skin conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis. Because of these healing and nourishing traits, Chamomile has been utilized for thousands of years in Greece, Rome and ancient Egypt.


Organic Frankincense Frereana (boswellia frereana)

Frankincense has been considered a prized and sacred oil among many cultures for thousands of years, and was even presented to the Christ-child as a gift to symbolize His deity. This powerhouse oil possesses unique anti-inflammatory compounds that procure a wide range of benefits for the skin, including strengthening skin, soothing skin, and reducing hyperpigmentation. The earthy, warm and sweet aroma of Frankincense has even been shown to reduce stress and anxiety when inhaled.