A beautiful blend of organic cocoa and shea butter to deeply and intensively moisturise your hands, with the addition of uplifting, mood boosting, refreshing scented sweet orange and grapefruit organic essential oils. If you love citrus, then you’re on to a winner with this hand balm. As the saying goes ‘all good things come in small packages’, this hand balm will last you a long time too as you only need to use a small amount per application, allowing the balm to slowly melt in contact with the warmth of your skin. What’s more, we offer our whole range of hand balms in refills too so you can pop the refill into your current tin.
Cocoa butter is a solid-at-room-temperature butter, that is extracted from the cacao bean, which grows on the cacao tree. The cacao pod is a large, gourd-shaped fruit; inside the pod are 30 to 40 cocoa seeds. These seeds are dried, roasted, and pressed and the fat is then extracted from the beans giving us this beautiful cocoa butter. That fat is what we know as cocoa ‘butter’. What is left over from this process is ground down to become cacao powder.
We’ve chosen to use cocoa butter in our hand balms as a main ingredient due to its ability to hydrate and nourish the skin and improve elasticity. The fat in cocoa butter forms a protective barrier over skin to hold in moisture. Anti-oxidant rich, free radical fighting & anti-aging vitamin E, cocoa butter is rich in natural plant compounds called phytochemicals. These substances may improve blood flow to the skin and slow skin aging by protecting against damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
It also contains polyphenol CMP, which has been found to suppress active oxygen, a factor in cancer. Polyphenol CMP also inhibits the production of an immuno-globulin that aggravate dermatitis and asthma, which would account for the incredible feedback we’ve had from customers reporting that our hand balms (containing 80% cocoa butter) have helped clear up their skin conditions.
Cocoa butter is well known for helping to prevent stretch marks, heal scarring and for its excellent moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties. Abundant in minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper and iron. It also contains tryptophan, involved in the formation of serotonin, the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter, that makes us feel happier. It’s no wonder we love it so much.
Shea butter is blended with cocoa butter to form the base ingredients of this luxurious hand balm and is the African treatment for skin conditions such as eczema, scarring sunburn, itching, insect bites & skin blemishes.
Shea butter is the fat that is extracted from the nut from the shea (Karite) tree, mainly grown in West Africa. With its creamy texture it is a delight to apply to the skin. Scientific investigations have found that shea nut butter does not pose any known or likely allergy risk to consumers, including those with peanut or tree nut allergies.
We use organic and fair trade shea butter which contains naturally occurring vitamins A, E & F, helping to maintain optimum skin health. Improving elasticity and abundant in fatty acids that help with collagen production, to help maintain youthful skin and with its mild SPF (thought to range from 4-6 SPF, naturally), anti-inflammatory properties and ability to reduce skin irritation shea butter is a true skin healer. Shea butter not only works on the surface of the skin, creating a protective barrier but it also penetrates deeply into the dermal layers of the skin to heal within.
Orange essential oil boosts the mood and is an anti-depressant and even an aphrodisiac. It is excellent for the skin with its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties making it ideal for acne, dermatitis and uncomfortable skin conditions. It even aids the reduction of dark spots, thanks to the vitamin C content. Orange essential oil promotes circulation whilst simultaneously reducing enlarged pores and firming the skin.
Grapefruit Essential oil is mentally uplifting & stimulating citrus oil that is anti-oxidant, antiseptic and anti-microbial which makes it perfect for cleansing the skin. With its anti-viral properties, it boosts the lymphatic system so can help with freeing the body of toxins. Oily skin can benefit from grapefruit as it helps reduce the overproduction of sebum. Excess sebum is oily skin. By aiding the skin to regenerate, grapefruit can help maintain youthful and glowing skin.
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER ORGANIC BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) TREE BUTTER ORGANIC, CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE) PEEL OIL ORGANIC, CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL ORGANIC, CITRAL*, CITRANELLOL*,GERANIOL*, LIMONENE*, LINALOOL*. *OCCURRING NATURALLY IN ESSENTIAL OILS.