BOTANICAL BUTTERS, OILS AND EXTRACTS
As all ingredients are drawn from mother earth, these ingredients are more complex than the sum of their parts. This is where the name 'Sangre de Fruta' comes from - blood of fruit - we are drawn to soak in the essences of mother nature - the closer we get to nature, the more we understand.
The Argan Tree, native to Morocco, is an extremely hardy desert plant whose dense fruits contain the kernels from which its precious oils are extracted. Rich in fatty acids and other natural compounds, it is known as a powerful natural skin medicine and cosmetic in its native Morocco. Argan oil has been a staple in the maintenance and nourishment of healthy skin amidst harsh conditions for centuries.
Beeswax is the nutrient-rich material both created and used by bees to construct honeycombs. The industrious bees must consume six to eight pounds of honey just to produce one pound of Beeswax. A natural protectant, Beeswax provides a soothing barrier against the elements while directly providing concentrated nutrients to the skin. We use an organic artisan-made Beeswax from Salt Spring Island, a small island off of Canada's West Coast.
Commonly known as Marigold, you’ll find calendula extract in many organic baby products, and products for irritated or sensitive skin as is is a highly healing, gently on the skin and completely safe as the golden flower is edible.
Calendula, historically known as the flower of the sun, is a flower that has been used since ancient times for it’s healing properties - the Romans and Greeks used Calendula in rituals and ceremonies, and in India the flowers are considered sacred and have decorated statues of deities since early times.
EXTRA VIRGIN ORGANIC OLIVE OIL:
It makes perfect sense that the oils that are so good to eat are also incredibly beneficial and safe for the skin. We use a food-grade olive oil to add a richness to the blend of oils.
Grape Seed Oil:
This light, enriching oil comes from the pressed seeds of grapes. If wine wasn’t a good enough reason to love grapes… This oil is is easily absorbed, gentle on the skin and is extremely rich in beta-carotene and vitamins D, C, E. It also happens to have a concentration of essential fatty acids to enrich the skin.
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil:
Coconut oil really is wonderful for the skin. We use food-grade organic virgin coconut oil to maintain its beneficial properties. It soaks into the skin quickly and adds protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Organic Rose Hip Oil:
Long known for its powerful antioxidant qualities, Rose Hip oil contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and a range of healthy fatty acids. It's a powerful ingredients as it helps regenerate skin cells and repair damaged skin tissue. Our Rose Hip oil comes from the wild rose shrub, Rose Moschat, in Chile.
ORGANIC Jojoba Oil, Golden:
Jojoba is a shrub native to the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of Arizona, California, and Mexico. Jojoba oil is in reality not an oil but a liquid wax which is derived from the jojoba bean. It is used to promote a softer more supple skin, while being non-greasy. Jojoba oil will help to nourish the skin and prevent dryness. It is a good conditioner for all skin types, especially mature skins. It is rich in vitamin E and has antioxidant properties.
The history of Shea as a precious commodity can be traced back to Ancient Egypt, where Shea Butter was and continues to be used to protect the hair and skin against the sun and winds of the deserts.
The Shea Tree, which grows wild in the African Savannah, produces oil-rich Shea nuts from which Shea Butter is extracted. Sangre de Fruta uses this butter as a primary base in the creams for it’s moisturizing & healing properties. It is absolutely healthy for our bodies to absorb, its edible and gentle enough for a baby’s skin. Additionally it's anti-inflammatory, and has natural UVB protection.
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN (NON GMO):
Glycerin is naturally found in all fats (vegetable and animal) and helps the skin with the absorption of moisture. This is the most refined ingredient in the cream, however, it is edible and absolutely safe for consumption through the skin.
Vitamin E (PlANT-BASED & Non GMO):
Our natural Vitamin E oil is obtained by distillation of vegetable fats derived from non-GMO soy sources. This helps with preservation of the cream and is healthy for the skin and body.
There's no room for fillers or toxic preservatives in any of our products as they are filled with active ingredients that feeds your skin and senses honestly.
As we haven’t added any of the harmful preservatives typically found in conventional beauty products, please keep products out of extreme heat and use them within 6 months for best results.