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Ingredient Insights: Castor Oil

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Castor oil comes from seeds of the ricinus communis plant, which is native to tropical areas of Africa and Asia, and has been used in India for years due to its healing properties. It absorbs deeper than any other natural oil as it most closely resembles our skin’s own sebum, which makes it a great choice for moisturizing and healing chapped skin.
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Ingredient Insights: Olive Oil

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We all know the health benefits of eating extra virgin olive oil but what about its benefits for our skin?
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Ingredient Insights: Jojoba Oil

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Commonly referred to as an oil, Jojoba (ho-HO-ba) is actually a liquid wax that comes from the beans of a shrub native to southern Arizona, California, and northwestern Mexico. Unlike other traditional oils used on the skin, Jojoba is very similar to our skin’s natural oil or sebum...
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Ingredient Insights ~ Beeswax

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From the mummification of pharaohs and protecting art in ancient Egypt, to an adhesive to join surfaces together and make cooling ointments in ancient Greece, and even to treating wounds and enhancing skin in China, beeswax has been used for a variety of purposes throughout history... 
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Ingredient Insights ~ Raw Shea Butter

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Shea butter has been used to moisturize, repair and beautify skin for thousands of years. Its history dates back to Ancient Egypt with rumors of caravans bearing clay jars filled with the magnificent butter for Cleopatra herself! 
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