Bars, Balms, and Butters: What are they?
Lotion bars are ultra-concentrated bars of lotion as they do not contain any water. Our lotion bars (and body butter) are unique in that they contain colloidal oatmeal. Colloidal oatmeal is oatmeal ground so fine it dissolves in liquid. We believe it adds a creamy texture when the bar (or butter) is rubbed into damp skin. Plus, colloidal oatmeal is known to soothe irritated skin. In addition, we use both mango butter and shea butter as both butters share similar beneficial properties, but raw shea butter is greasy and mango butter is fairly dry. Together they make a lotion bar that is moisturizing and not overly greasy. The rest of the bar is beeswax, which makes the bar a solid and seals in moisture; avocado oil and grapeseed oil, vitamin E, and essential oils for scent. Lotion bars are are great to rub on heels at night to soften callused skin.
Balms are similar to lotion bars, but they have herbal-infused olive oil. Our Arnica Balm includes olive oil infused with arnica, comfrey, plantain, and St. John's wort. It is for rubbing into sore muscles, joints, bruises, and even varicose veins. The essential oils also make it good to rub on your chest or back when fighting chest congestion. Be very careful, however, not to get it near eyes.
Body butter (like lotion bars) is an ultra-moisturizing alternative to lotion. Since there is no water, body butter does not require a preservative making it great for people with skin sensitivities or who want a truly all "natural" product. A little goes a long way because it is so rich. Our body butter includes a combination of raw shea butter and mango butter as the greasiness of shea butter is tempered by the dryness of the mango butter. Like our lotion bars, out body butter also includes colloidal oatmeal to soothe skin irritations and provide a creamy texture when rubbed into damp skin. It makes a great hand lotion!
The 3 B's: Bars, Balms, Butters
Lip Balm - Flavored
Our lip balms feature two moisturizing butters: raw shea butter and cocoa butter. Both butters are super moisturizing. Raw shea butter is a soft butter and cocoa butter is very hard. The cocoa butter add a creamy feeling to the lip balm while "hardening" the formula so it does not melt as easily in summer heat. This is because cocoa butter ...
Lotion Bar - Take A Hike / Fresh Mountain Air
Lotion bars are a great way to moisturize on the run! They are solid and melt as they are rubbed onto your warm skin. We call them "heel savers" because they are great for rubbing on heels to prevent cracking. They are also great to massage into cuticles. Our lotion bars are unique in that they include colloidal oatmeal. I've never seen co...