I have perpetually dry hands and cuticles—I am always doing house projects, gardening, working with tools, cleaning paint…). And I rarely go anywhere without some sort of lip balm. I have created these items with concentrated amounts of luxurious oils and butters, scents and have also researched like crazy to avoid more and more products that have synthetic chemicals.
Luxe butters are a more indulgent version of whipped body butter. Amazing, skin-loving butters and oils that are quickly absorbed. IN THE JAR: VEGAN | Mango butter*, kokum butter*, coconut oil*, apricot kernel oil, safflower oil*, jojoba*, meadowfoam seed oil*, arrowroot powder, vitamin E, [essential or fragrance oils] *Organic
Lotion bars are portable, smell amazing, long-lasting and can be placed in carry-on bags when flying! These are pretty popular, and I am always making new scents. IN THE TIN: Coconut oil*, beeswax*, cocoa butter, mango butter*, arrowroot, [essential or fragrance oils] *Organic
Salves are another one that takes some time, because I infuse sweet almond oil with traditional dried herbs. I use this on my cuticles, lips and heels. IN THE TIN: Herb-infused sweet almond oil (calendula, plaintain leaf, comfrey leaf, lavender), shea butter*, coconut oil*, beeswax*, castor oil, essential oils of lavender, cedarwood & tea tree *Organic
Deodorant without any chemicals or aluminum—AND IT WORKS! Studies have shown that commercial aluminum-based antiperspirant is really not a good thing, particularly for women since aluminum swells and blocks the sweat glands, and the location of lymph nodes is right there by the pits! Some of the aluminum gets absorbed into the body, also. Yuck. Natural deodorant incorporates absorbent and antibacterial ingredients—such as fractionated coconut oil, magnesium hydroxide (inorganic mineral compound, food grade) and essential oils—to kill odor-causing bacteria and neutralize odor. And my formulation does NOT include baking soda, which can cause irritation, and NO clay. CONTAINS: Coconut oil*, beeswax*, shea butter, arrowroot powder, fractionated coconut oil*, magnesium hydroxide, jojoba*, tamanu oil*, [essential oils] , vitamin E *Organic
Get the Bug Outta Here is my take on a DEET-free, natural insect repellent. This moisturizing balm is in a roll-up container (similar to deodorant), so it’s easy to apply. Essential oils naturally repel predators/bugs via the chemicals stored inside the plants. And I recently discovered soybean oil can inhibit mosquitoes and some other insects. Recommend on ages 10 and up due to the essential oils used. CONTAINS: Soybean oil, beeswax, babassu oil*, kokum butter*, coconut oil*, essential oils of cedarwood, lavender, lemon eucalyptus, rosemary, citronella *Organic [SEASONAL—will make more in the spring]
Belly whip is a special whipped body butter that absorbs into skin, helping to not only moisturize but alleviate the itch of stretching skin during pregnancy. IN THE JAR: VEGAN | Mango butter, coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado oil, rosehip seed oil, apricot kernel oil, vitamin E, essential oils of lavender and frankincense. These are made to order and are in larger 8-oz jars.
Scrubs are made either with Himalayan sea salt or with sugars (which dissolve quicker and are a bit more gentle). I include a small wooden spatula to scoop some of the scrub out of the jar—ensuring moisture doesn’t compromise what’s inside. IN THE JAR: VEGAN | Pink Himalayan salt (or sugars), mango butter, coconut oil, jojoba, emulsifying wax, stearic acid, [essential or fragrance oils].
I make three varieties of lip balms:
– The Basic Simplí + Soft, which is a little bit firm in texture and has organic coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, essential oils (spearmint and lemon is a favorite blend).
– J-Beez Herbal is a bit softer and is my version of a national “natural” brand. Contains Sunflower oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, peppermint essential oil, Vitamin E, rosemary essential oil.
– Vegan Mint Kiss is for those who would rather not use beeswax; I use candelilla wax instead, which is a slick, plant-based wax that provides a nice shine and is nourishing to lips.
COMING SOON: Shower melts, which will contain menthol crystals and essential oils. Place one on the floor of your shower. The heat and water will evaporate the melts, distributing the nose-clearing aromas. Bath Salts, which will take advantage of the wonderful benefits of sea salts, dendritic salts, epsom salts and essential oils. Also working on a version which incorporates dehydrated coconut milk for a nice, creamy feel.
Simplí soaps and salves have helped to clear up our son’s severe eczema. They leave his skin moisturized and soft in addition to smelling amazing. I would not trust any other products on our son!~ Jenn Y.
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