What is Cocoa Butter?

What is Cocoa Butter?

When I think of cocoa butter, the first thing that comes to my mind is chocolate. However, it is widely used in skincare formulations. Cocoa butter has been used as a natural ingredient in many different skin care products for hundreds of years. With some historical...
What is Bentonite Clay?

What is Bentonite Clay?

In order to answer that, we need to go back in time (tens of millions of years!) to Cretaceous Period. After huge surges in volcanic activity, leading to a series of eruptions, most of North America was covered in volcanic ash. A great deal of the ash fell into the...
What is Shea Butter?

What is Shea Butter?

For thousands of years, humans have been using Shea Butter for many different purposes. Shea butter, in its raw form is a fat derived from the nut of the Vitellaria (Shea) tree which is indigenous to Africa. Early accounts of its use date back to Ancient Egypt where...