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Raw Ingredients - Fats, butters & waxes

If you fancy having a go at making your own products you will need the raw ingredients to make a base. We had great fun making our first lipbalms and salves at home in the kitchen and we hope you will too! If you need any advice please contact us and we will be happy to help.

We only source sustainably produced fats, butters and waxes from suppliers certified by official bodies e.g The Soil Assocation, EcoCert etc. Where possible we choose Fairtrade ingredients.

 


Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera)

This is a plant wax native to North Mexico widely used in lipbalms to give firmness and consistency, and can be used as a vegan alternative to beeswax.

Candelilla wax comes as easy to use beads and can be blended with a vegetable oil/butter of your choice in a bain marie. Add essential oils if you wish and pour into your lipbalm container.

Melting point of candelilla wax: 67-79C.



To find out more about this wonderful wax and the candelilleros who produce it click here.




3.50 for 100g
6.00 for 200g
14.00 for 500g
Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao)

Our organic cocoa butter is cold pressed from the whole cocoa bean which allows it to retain it's amazing chocolaty aroma. Wonderful to use in creams, balms and butters to moisturise and adds consistency and firmness.

Melting point of organic cocoa butter: 38C

Certified by the Soil Assocation.








4.95 for 100g
8.90 for 200g
19.80 for 500g


Organic Coconut Butter (Cocos Nucifera)

"Absolutely gorgeous coconutty aroma!"

Our certified organic virgin coconut butter is like silk on the skin. It melts on contact and is perfect for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. Some coconut butters have their natural aroma stripped during processing and then added back in! That's just crazy and we guarantee our coconut butter has it's natural aroma retained. You can tell the difference! Use it in all variety of recipes to add smoothness, moisturising and easy spreading.

Melting point of organic coconut butter: 25C so must be kept in a cool place.








4.85 for 100g
8.80 for 200g
18.80 for 500g


Unrefined Shea Butter (Butrospermum Parkii)

Our unrefined shea butter (karite butter) is not certified organic but is grown and processed without chemicals or GM products by a fairtrade co-operative in Ghana.

Unrefined shea butter has a distinct natural smoky aroma (if it doesn't it has been refined) and is an creamy colour.

We suggest using it in creams, balms and butters where you need consistency but also superior protective moisturising. Shea butter is reknowned for nourishing dry and damaged skin. We use it as a base in nearly all our creams!

Melting point of shea butter: 40C. Do not heat over 75C or it will become grainy when it cools.






4.95 for 100g
8.90 for 200g
19.80 for 500g











 Use it or lose it! Our products are free from paraben preservatives - yippee! 
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