Making a Dry Balm

Making a Dry Balm

Above: Uccuba butter melted and solid. I’ve been working on a recipe for a dry balm these past few weeks. My objective was to create a hand balm that felt light on the skin, while also moisturizing and protective. And while it’s true that oils are known to...
Oils for Summer Skincare

Oils for Summer Skincare

When I’m looking for the best carrier oils for summer skincare formulas I look for two qualities. First, I want an carrier oil that feels light on the skin so it will soak in despite heat and humidity that accompanies summer. And second, I look for an carrier oil that...
What would Nefertiti use?

What would Nefertiti use?

Why Moringa oil of course. Or Olive, or perhaps Argan imported from Morocco. With so many fabulous oils to choose from these days deciding on which ones to use is a challenge in itself. Your skin loves oil, it really does and for the most part the cells of the body...
Oils For Winter Skin Care

Oils For Winter Skin Care

Today I want to share three of my favorite cold weather transition oils for skin care. Jojoba, meadowfoam seed oil and Abyssinian oil. Sounds exotic doesn’t it! But what they all have in common are very-long chain fatty acids. Any why you might ask is this important?...