Stories from the Field

Which Whip is Which?

How to Choose the Whip for You
Our newest creation, Whipped Soap + Scrub, is handcrafted with a base of creamy whipped soap and a blend of natural exfoliants, including pumice, volcanic ash and organic, fair trade sugar. Each of our six scents has it’s own unique blend of essential oils and an added ingredient with special benefits for your skin. Here comes the hard part. How do you decide which whip is best for you? Which blend will you try first?

Let’s take a look at each blend and what makes it different from the rest.

 

Charcoal Lemongrass
Beneficial Ingredient: Activated Charcoal
Charcoal powder has antibacterial and antifungal properties. This powder rids skin of dirt, toxins, and environmental pollutants, while also helping to pull excess oils from skin. This helps your skin fight off acne causing germs, reducing inflammation, and keeping pores clean. Reducing inflammation also makes charcoal powder great for soothing bug bites, bee/wasp stings, and relieves itching. Charcoal powder has a slightly abrasive texture which helps to remove dead skin cells and reduce the appearance of acne scarring.

 

Coconut Papaya
Beneficial Ingredient: Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
This oil is good for you inside and out. It is rich in saturated fats which helps to keep skin smooth and retain moisture content of skin by eliminating the loss of moisture through your pores. Some of these fatty acids do even more, capric, caprylic, and lauric acids have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. Coconut oil is also very high in vitamin E, which is very good for skin. Vitamin E helps to repair wear and tear on skin, keep skin smooth, protect against cracking, and prevent premature aging.

 

Cucumber Seaweed
Beneficial Ingredient: Arnica Extract
Arnica oil is what gives cucumber seaweed whip is added benefits. This oil made from a flower (Arnica Montana) and can help with a number of skin conditions including: eczema, skin infections, and frostbite. Its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties help heal sunburns, wounds, acne, chapped lips, ulcers, and insect bites. Arnica oil can also be helpful soothing stressed skin and muscle soreness because of its nourishing qualities.

 

French Lavender
Beneficial Ingredient: Unrefined Shea Butter
For the benefit of French Lavender whip, we will start with the essential oils that give it its name. Lavender essential oils have many great benefits for our bodies. It helps produce the body’s three most powerful antioxidants: glutathione, catalase, and SOD. Lavender essential oil has antimicrobial properties which helps prevent various infections and combats bacterial/fungal disorders. The antimicrobial properties also help speed up the healing of burns, cuts, scrapes, and wounds. Lavender also has a lot of calming effects, the essential oils can improve your mood, alleviate anxiety and depression, and help battle disruptive sleep. Our lavender whip also has shea butter, which is full of natural fatty acids and vitamins. These acids and vitamins help nourish and moisturize skin, making it a remedy for dry skin and helps protect the skin’s natural oils. Shea butter has anti-inflammatory properties because it contains cinnamic acid, which reduces skin inflammation and can be helpful with acne. Shea butter has a combination of acids (oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic) which help aid our skin’s natural collagen production, this helps reduce wrinkles and keep skin soft.

 

Honeysuckle Rose
Beneficial Ingredient: French Rose Clay
We added two different kinds of rose clay because of their wonderful benefits for your skin. Rose clay and french rose clay are both Kaolin Clays, meaning they are naturally occurring clays. Clays in general have very good absorbency, aiding skin by absorbing impurities, like dirt, makeup, or oil. The difference between clays is the amount of absorbency they have. These clays are both great for skin because they don’t rob your skin of all its natural oils that it needs. They are gentle cleansers and are good for sensitive skin because they are effective exfoliators without the irritation other exfoliators can cause.

 

Vanilla Almond
Beneficial Ingredient: Manuka Honey
This whip has the benefits of two different kinds of honey: wildflower and manuka. Wildflower honey is antibacterial which means it helps treat against acne. It’s also full of antioxidants which helps slow down signs of aging. Honey is extremely moisturizing and soothing for skin but also clarifying by opening up pores and making them easier to unclog. While all honeys have these benefits, Manuka honey, which gains its name from the shrub the bees feed on, contains some extra benefits because its raw. Raw honey is packed with vitamins B, C, and live enzyme. Manuka honey has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness and eczema. It’s a humectant, so it pulls moisture from the air while also helping add more moisture to skin. Manuka honey helps promote skin regeneration, repairing cellular damage, and lessening scarring.

 

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