We are incredibly blessed to have access to the finest ingredients nature has to offer in order to create handcrafted products especially for you.
The Butter Wax & Oil Company wants you to experience just how beautiful natures ingredients really are, and formally introduce you to some of our favourites …..
Shea Butter is one of our foundation ingredients and features in our moisturisers, lip balms and deodorants. Shea Butter is high in Vitamin A (inhibits UV damage and repairs skin cells), Vitamin E (a potent antioxidant reducing free radical damage) and also very high in essential fatty acids, making it exceptionally nourishing and protecting to the skin and it prevents dryness. Shea Butter is anti-inflammatory has a natural SPF rating of 6, and is often used as a sun protector in its country of origin.
Coconut Oil is high in Vitamin E and Vitamin K (helps to heal wounds, bruises and stretch marks, and also choline (improves skin tone and elasticity). Coconut Oil is extremely high in medium chain fatty acids, similar to that produced in our own natural sebum, which are antimicrobial and antifungal and can assist in the treatment of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Coconut Oil has a natural SPF rating of 10.
Jojoba Oil is technically a wax ester derived from the jojoba bean rather than an actual oil. Jojoba is non oily and easily absorbed by our skin as the wax esters are identical to those found in our own natural sebum and assists in balancing oil production in both hair and skin. Jojoba is also rich in iodine making it a potent antibacterial. Jojoba is also naturally high in Vitamin E and B Complex, is antifungal and anti-inflammatory. Jojoba has a natural SPF rating of 4.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond Oil is rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin A, monounsaturated fatty acids, potassium, magnesium, zinc and calcium. Sweet Almond Oil is very mild and hypoallergenic making it suitable for use on the young and elderly alike. Sweet Almond Oil reduces oxidative stress and assists in the repair of damage to collagen. Sweet Almond Oil has a natural SPF rating of 5.
Avocado Oil has a high sterol content, making it an excellent oil for restructuring fragile skin and improving elasticity. Avocado Oil is particularly rich in Vitamin A, B Complex, lecithin (a phospholipid that hydrates and repairs skin) and essential fatty acids. Avocado Oil has a natural SPF of 4-10, sometimes as high as 15.
Red Raspberry Seed Oil
Red Raspberry Seed Oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids reducing oxidative damage in skin and contains both Vitamin A and Vitamin E, preventing premature aging and skin problems. Red Raspberry Seed Oil is far superior to other oils such as Avocado, Wheatgerm and Grapeseed in its anti-inflammatory properties. Red Raspberry Seed Oil has a natural SPF of 28-50 and is featured in our ‘Sun Lovers’ moisturiser.
Natural Beeswax is a powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Beeswax locks in moisture and helps to protect skin from harsh, drying environments. Beeswax is rich in Vitamin A as assists with the healthy development of skin cells. We only source our Beeswax from ethical suppliers who remove the wax via smoking and without killing the bees.
Arrowroot Starch is rich in Vitamin B, potassium, copper, iron and calcium. It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and possesses gentle skin soothing qualities. Arrowroot also assists the skin in the absorption of oils and gives a soft silky touch to the skin when used in our moisturisers and deodorants.
Herbs and Essential Oils
The Butter Wax & Oil Company do not make any therapeutic claims for our products. The herbs and essential oils included have many benefits which are well documented in herbal and aroma therapeutic literature. We use certified organic herbs in our balms which are carefully selected for their benefits, these herbs are infused for a minimum of 6 weeks. We source only pure essential oils, organic where possible.