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Work With Me Wednesday: Mongongo Oil

Welcome back to Work With Me Wednesday. I love it when you join me in the lab. Today, I'm making body butters. I want to introduce you to mongongo oil, an ingredient used in our body butters. Watch the short video (2:34) to learn more about this plant-based, healing African oil. Thank you for tagging along to Work With Me Wednesday. Be sure to 'like' and share this video. Sign up for our newsletter below to receive these videos and more direct to your inbox. See you next week.  

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Work With Me Wednesday: Whipped Body Butter

Welcome back to another day in the lab. I'm glad you can tag along to Work With Me Wednesday. In October, I began experimenting with Mafura butter. Mafura butter is found in Mozambique and Southern Africa. In rural Southern Africa, it's used as a skin and hair moisturizer. Mafura butter is traditionally used for healing, moisturizing, treating acne blemishes, and skin problems. Mafura butter: absorbs quickly into the skin, spreads easily, is non-drying, strengthens and softens natural hair, and alleviates dry itchy scalp. Last week I made a lavender-infused organic Mongongo oil. Mongongo trees are found in Zambia. It's also known as manketti in other African countries. The locals use it in personal care products for its healing and nurturing...

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Work With Me Wednesday: Lavender Infused Oil, Part 2

Welcome back! Thank you for tagging along with me to work in the lab. Last Wednesday, I worked on a lavender infused oil. You can check it out here. The last step I completed was hydrating the lavender with the grain alcohol. Did you think I was planning a party in the lab? Unfortunately, the only party was in the jar with the lavender and the alcohol. Before and after (on left) of oil. Once the lavender/grain alcohol party is over, I add organic Mongongo oil. Mongongo oil is a cleanser, moisturizer, and emollient all rolled into one. It's a thin oil with a light texture that easily absorbs into skin. Mongongo oil contains fatty acids like linoleic, oleic, palmitic, linolenic,...

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Pro Tip: Dry Hands Solution

Are your hands overly dry like mine from all of the washing and hand sanitizers? Here's an easy dry hands solution for you. Body scrub. Yep! Body scrub exfoliates the dead, dry skin cells that are making your hands look downright ashy. Infused with moisturizing Mongongo Seed oil, your hands will be smooth and moisturized in no time.

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Beauty Ingredients Matter

Photo credit: Dwayne Turner   We take our mission statement, “…committed to using the purest plant-based ingredients for healthy skin care,” seriously. That’s why we’re adamant that beauty ingredients matter. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible. We want you to rest assured that we source the purest, organic and/or wild-harvested, ingredients we can find. We research wholesalers, read every page on their website, request samples, and call them with additional questions. We vet them thoroughly before we place an order. Click here to read about the plant-based ingredients we use to formulate our collections. And we added a little fun fact about each ingredient.

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