What is it good for?
Ever had Earl Grey Tea?! Then you have likely had Bergamot! A citrus fruit, grown in Italy and receiving its name from the city of "Bergamo" in Lombardy, Italy...Bergamot is the oil that flavors Early Grey Tea. It comes from the skin of the Bergamot Orange said to be a hybrid of a sour orange and lemon. It has a lovely citrus scent that mixes well with other scents. This Oil is featured in Buttered Roots Paradise & Sunshine Hair Growth Oil.
We've all heard about Essential Oils and the great things they do for us and their many uses. It's time we talk safety, especially when it comes to the little ones. Yes, essential oils are natural and come from flowers, herbs, fruits, seeds, wood etc but, even though they're natural, they are still very strong and highly concentrated chemicals that should always be used with caution. All oils are NOT created equally and should only be introduced to children at certain ages. Here is a helpful infographic with the oils listed and safe ages to use them.
NOTE: Always patch test when using a new oil/product before applying to large areas of the body.
Sources: Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.
Rosehips have been used as a natural remedy by the ancient Egyptians, Mayan, and Native Americans due to its amazing healing properties. Rosehip Oil comes specifically from the Rosa aff. Rubiginosa or Rosa moschata rose variety. This is the fruit left behind after the rose has flowered and dropped its petals. This oil, with all of its vitamins and antioxidants is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes grown in Chile.
This awesome Carrier Oil is featured in all of Buttered Roots Body Butters!
Everyone loves lemon in their tea but do you know about Lemon Essential Oil?! It is cold pressed from the peel of the lemon. Added to the properties above, it can also
-Soften the hardened skin of calluses and bunions.
-Lighten skin by removing dead skin cells to create a clear fresh complexion.
-Soften cuticles to restore nail health
Lemon Essential Oil is featured in Buttered Roots Healing Body Butter and the Lemon Kisses Lip Balm.
Lavender Essential Oil is one of the most commonly used essential oils today. This oil is extracted from the leaves of the Lavender via steam distillation. With so many benefits, it's hard not use it in everything. My favorite way to use it is in my Diffuser for headaches or when I'm sick. It is also featured in all of Buttered Roots products!⠀
Shea Butter is extracted from the nuts from the Shea Tree. The Shea Tree naturally grows in the dry Savannah region of West Africa, and the area of Northern Uganda, and Southern Sudan. The nuts are washed, crushed, roasted, purified, boiled, then the fat and oil is separated, and the oil then solidifies into what we know and love as Shea Butter! When using Grade A Unrefined Shea Butter, it should be beige to yellow in color and has smoky/nutty aroma. Pure white Shea Butter is refined and stripped of its benefits. Here at Buttered Roots we ensure that we only use quality Grade A Shea Butter that is ethically sourced.
Shea Butter is used all of Buttered Roots Body Butters!
Apricot Kernel Oil is a Carrier Oil, pressed from the seeds of Apricots. This is a non-irritating oil that has several skin benefits as well as hair. It quickly absorbs deep into the skin providing moisture and nourishment. It is a safe alternative for those allergic to nut based oils like Almond Oil. Apricot Kernel Oil is one of the star ingredients in Buttered Roots Daily Moisturizer, that will give your skin an all day hydration.
Lotions are water-based products making water the main ingredient. If you're a label-checker like me, you know that it's often the first ingredient listed. Since lotions are water-based, they require preservatives to prevent mold and bacteria from forming. All products that contain water MUST have a preservative. These preservatives can have harmful effects on our skin.
Lotions are typically comprised of water and oils mixed together using an emulsifier to bind the ingredients. The water in lotion allows it to be hydrating to the skin, which is good because our bodies need water. Due to its lightness, it absorbs into the skin quickly. The oils and other moisturizing agents are what provide your skin with the moisture it needs. Unfortunately, most people who use lotion know that moisture does not last very long (even shorter for those with dry skin) and may find themselves applying more throughout the day.
On the other hand, body butters are made with natural butters such as Shea, Cocoa, Mango, and Kokum. They are often combined with carrier oils like Olive Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Essential Oils like Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Eucalyptus. Never water. The absence of water also means the absence of preservatives, as they are not needed to sustain blends. Body butters will typically last 6 to 9 months. They are carefully whipped to create a light and airy consistency that melts upon contact with the skin. While it might look like icing, please do not eat it! Even as a natural product, it is not meant for consumption. Once the butters are whipped, the oils are added to help seal and lock in moisture. Body butters are thicker than lotion and because of the natural ingredients used, they also promote healing to the applied areas.
The butters and oils used in body butters penetrate deep into the skin to provide nourishment and moisture that lasts much longer than lotions leaving the skin softer and smoother. This is especially beneficial during winter months when the skin becomes very dry and needs added hydration. People with dryer skin find that body butters provide that nourishment and conditioning their skin needs that lasts all day.
Is your lotion is leaving you and your skin high and dry no matter how many times you apply it? Are you looking for something to keeps your skin moisturized and silky all day? Try Buttered Roots Daily Moisturizer. It’s custom blend of natural butters and essential oils are nature's answer to dry skin. Use it on your face and body right out of the shower before drying to experience hydration like never before. You won’t regret adding Buttered Roots Daily Moisturizer to your skin care regimen. Your skin will shine with love for it!
Need something a bit stronger? If you have Eczema or very dry, rough, patchy skin, try Buttered Roots Eczema Butter!
Don't forget your lips! No more dry, chapped lips…Let Buttered Roots Lip Balms keep your lips soft and kissable this winter! The light scents are great for men too!
Our products are created without the use of preservatives, chemicals or stabilizers. As a result, the butters and lip balms are sensitive to temperature changes and risk arriving softened or melted during warm months, while sitting in mail trucks, mail boxes or on front porches. Please know this does not change the quality or healing properties of the products. It is best to refrigerate your butter for about 1 or 2 hours BEFORE opening in order to allow it harden again.
Buttered Roots Body Butters/Lip Balms
Place your butters in the refrigerator. The melting will not affect the quality of the whipped butter as a great moisturizer, but the whipped consistency will change. It will become more like a body balm.
Buttered Roots Oils
Oils are not a concern for melting as they are liquid. These can be enjoyed upon arrival!