We are committed to supporting sustainable fair trade partners and recognize the Women behind so many of the ingredients found in skin care products. Below are the fair trade cold pressed oils that we purchase for use in our blends.
Cold Pressed Argan Oil: Argania Spinosa
Source: Fair trade, purchased directly from a Women’s cooperatives in southwest Morocco
USDA certified organic 100% pure virgin cold-pressed argan oil (Argania Spinosa tree nut oil), free of perfumes, dyes, preservatives and other additives. Sustainably produced to protect the argan tree and its vital role ecologically.
Benefits: Rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, helps restore elasticity, minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
Coconut Oil: Cocos Nucifera
Source: Fair Trade, India. Coconut oil is extracted from copra, making it an important agricultural commodity for many coconut-producing countries.
Benefits: Antioxidant properties of Coconut oil come from its saturated fats Capric Acid, Caprylic Acid, Caproic Acid, and Myristic Acid, helps restore elasticity, and lipid hydration.
Cold Pressed Shea Butter: Butyrospermum Parkii
Source: Wild crafted, fair trade Ghana shea butter
Benefits: Rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, helps restore elasticity, minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Shea trees bear fruit once annually after they are approximately 20 years old. Africans have traditionally referred to the trees as “Gods gift to Africa” because of their long 300-year lifespan.
Cold Pressed Marula Oil: Sclerocarya birrea
Source: Fair Trade, Native to southern and western regions of Africa, Our procurement methods help support the economic growth of the region. A labor intensive process, performed primarily by women of the region.
Benefits: A rich source of Vitamin C, contains 60-70 percent Oleic Acid (omega-9 fatty acid), the fruits, and the nourishing oil pressed from the kernels, have been used for centuries by the people of southern Africa for their remarkable therapeutic, benefits.
Cold Pressed Moringa Oil: Moringa pterygosperma
Source: This tree is native to the Himalayan foothills. This tree grows long pods which contain seeds.
Benefits: A rich source of B and Vitamin C. Helps nourish and repair dry, damaged skin.
Cold Pressed Coco Butter: theobroma cacao
Source: Fair Trade Peru.
Benefits: Unrefined, cocoa butter is made by pressing ground, milled cacao nibs to make a cacao paste. This process separates the thick and creamy butter from the fibrous powder. Natural cocoa butter is known for its high oxidative stability, as a result of it being naturally rich in antioxidants and vitamin E.
Cold Pressed Avocado Oil: Persea americana
Source: Fair Trade Kenya.
Benefits: Our unrefined, certified organic avocado oil is cold pressed from the soft green flesh that surrounds the pit of an avocado. This smooth, nutty oil is more than 50% monounsaturated fatty acids.