We offer choices of face creams: Argan, Emu or Tamanu oil nestled among other incredible delights such as cocoa butter, almond, jojoba and apricot. Depending on the cream, you might also find lemon, evening primrose, palmorosa or the captivating camellia.
We make our face creams from scratch, not a pre-made mix.
Let’s compare it to making a basic white cake. You can create a cake batter the conventional way by mixing the flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and then adding the butter, the milk the eggs, vanilla or by the convenient and modern way; buying a readily available cake mix and adding only the perishables.
When something is made from scratch you have control over ingredient selection. When you buy a mix, you do not know the ingredient source. You can almost be sure that if salt is in the mix, it is the undesirable bleached regular table salt (NaCl) and not the nutritious sea salt that you might have chosen. If the premix contains baking soda, you can almost be sure it is not the preferable aluminum free variety. Also, consider how many chemical additives have been added to preserve and/or guarantee an almost no fail cake?
We are comparing something you consume, the cake, to something worn on the skin, a face cream. Skin care products are food for the skin. So when you wear a cream, think of the skin consuming it, because it does.
It is easier to make a cake from scratch than to make a face cream base. The base mix is a little tricky as you are mixing oils and water, thus an emulsifier* is required. Making your own base does require some cooking skills. We make ours in a blender and warm the oils on a stovetop. The blending takes a little practice. But the beauty is, you are the chef and you can choose what goes into it.
Today, a premixed base for face creams is available for purchase. Add whatever you like. Perhaps aloe, or patchouli or lavender or rose. The pre-mixed base still might contain such ingredients as mineral oil, propylene glycol, dimethicone, phenoxyethanol, carbomer, sodium citrate and several alcohols. In making your own, you do have control over the chosen emulsifier and additives and any natural preservative.
If you like the idea of a truly homemade facial cream, blended from scratch, you will love our creams.
* When water and oil are mixed together and vigorously shaken, a dispersion of oil droplets in water - and vice versa - is formed. When shaking stops, the phases start to separate. However, when an emulsifier is added to the system, the droplets remain dispersed, and a stable emulsion is obtained.
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