Avocado Oil: Derived from the fruit and is rich in vitamin E and high in sterolins. Sterolins help reduce age spots and relieves dry itchy skin. It is also rich in omega-3’s; which have been shown to be a highly effective protector from UV solar radiation, thus decreasing chances for sunburn and skin cancer risk.
Coconut Oil (Organic – Extra Virgin): Coconut adds to hardness of soap and creates big bubbles in soap. A little goes a long way, but it is the main reason our soap is so bubbly! We also love it in our lotions, salves and balms because it helps keep connective tissue strong an supple so skin doesn’t sag and wrinkle.
Jojoba Oil (Organic): Derived from the seeds of the desert shrub jojoba. This oil is an antioxidant, high in essential fatty acids & nutrients and is an emollient.
Kokum Butter (Organic, Fair Trade): Derived from the Garcinia tree in India. This naturally white and smooth butter helps regenerate tired and worn skin cells and further supports elasticity and general flexibility of the skin wall. We add it to healing lotions, creams, balms and salves.
Mango Butter (Organic, Fair Trade): Derived from the seed kernel of the Mango fruit, this butter has beneficial moisturizing properties and acts as a mild lubricant for the skin. Great source of essential fatty acids.
Olive Oil: Derived from the fruit, this is a powerful anti-aging benefits; beneficial for circulation; has healing qualities while deeply moisturizing and softening skin. This is a traditional emollient used in soap because it is mild and makes a moisturizing soap. Most of our olive oil comes from a small family farm in Paso Robles, California.
Pumpkin Seed Oil: Derived from the seeds of the Cucurbita Pepo (Styrian Pumpkin). It is rich in vitamins A, E, C, K, zinc, omega 3 and omega 6 and minerals phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and calcium. It is rich in antioxidants, making it a great addition to our anti aging regimen.
Rice Bran Oil: This oil is rich in antioxidants and squalene. Squalene is know for its anti- wrinkle properties. It promotes collagen production and even offers a small degree of natural sun protection.
Safflower Oil: Derived from the seeds and is high in Vitamin E and Omega-6. This oil may also reduce the visible signs of skin damage, like the creation of wrinkles.
Shea Butter (Organic- Unrefined): This butter is derived from the nut of the Karite Tree. This butter forms a breathable, water-resistant film and is the leading natural product for moisturizing. Our shea butter is hand harvested, certified organic, expeller pressed, and is imported from Ghana. We only use unrefined shea butter that has been produced in Africa. The product is sustainable because it is hand harvested and hand produced. The shea nuts are not over-harvested, and local people are in control of their resources. We get our Shea Butter from Ghana where Shea butter production helps provide money to advance gender equality and alleviate poverty. Virtually anyone can gather and sell the shea nuts, since no equipment is needed. But it’s not easy work, gathering shea nuts is very labor intensive. Many women walk about 10 miles a day collecting shea nuts. The gathering involves a lot of bending and almost all of the nuts are transported by the gatherers themselves – up to 100 lbs of shea nuts on thier head. Then begins the laborious process of drying and cracking the nuts. This is why is so important to pay the gatherers a fair price for their efforts and hard work- which is why Laughing Devil Designs supports fair trade.
Sunflower Oil: Derived from the seeds and is a rich source of Vitamin E. It is an emollient, moisturizing, nourishing, softening, protects. It is similar to olive with a lighter feel to it. It can make soap too soft if added in large amounts.
Witch Hazel (Organic – Wild Harvest): Using witch hazel for skin problems is a tradition that goes back centuries and has been cure for a range of skin conditions and blemishes in my family for generations. This herb is a naturally soothing and healing ingredient. Our family secret was to use only pure alcohol-free witch hazel distillate, because other wise the alcohol dries skin and can make skin problems worse. Most store brands are full of alcohol which is why we use a company that hand-harvests the witch hazel from the wild at it’s peek and steam distills it. They are paid fairly and never over harvest, which makes Laughing Devil Designs love them even more.
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