Sweet and Salty Exfoliants

23 Jun 2015

Sugar | exfoliants | Salt

We choose natural sources of exfoliating agents like sugar and salt in our scrubs.

Just as well, as some skin care companies have got into trouble recently for putting small plastic beads in their exfoliating products that later turn up in shellfish and other sea life - poor old prawns!

 

Sugar:

Sugar has hidden benefits when used on skin - not only does it work to remove old dead or sun damaged cells and encourages the production of new cells - it also increases your circulation and increases collagen production. Team sugar up with a great oil like Sweet Almond or Jojoba and we think you’ll be laughing all the way to a well moisturised glow!

Body, elbows, feet and lips are all target areas but we use a finer grain of sugar in our potted lip scrub Minted, which is very effective at preparing a pout and perking you up with is peppermint fragrance.

 

 

Salts:

We use the following types of salt.

  •  Sea Salt - from that brilliant blue briney sea itself.
  •  Noirmoutier Atlantic Gros Sea Salt - Where they rake it up in the sunshine. We enjoy the natural process,including the ingenious irrigation of sea water beds to use the power of sunshine to make salt. This traditional method of making salt is one of the things that attracted us the most to using it. Anything that involves a rake and a wheelbarrow for cosmetic production is a great idea we reckon!
  •  Himalayan Pink Rock Salt - not only is it a pretty addition but it contains many minerals.

 

You can find our natural exfoliants in Scrub, Sweet Feet Salty Foot Scrub & Minted Lip Buff.

 

Natural Enterprise

29 Sep 2014

Salt | Travels and Tours

Well my goodness what a summer of inspiration it was.

 

 We explored the island of Noirmoutier, France with its salt flats, oyster fishing huts and abundant shellfish that are collected every low tide by an army of folk with baskets - and cooked on the beach accompanied by lots of chat and satisfied faces.

The hordes of collectors reminded me a little of Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ figures on their Liverpool beach.

 We took a trip out to the local salt harvesters who are all based in wooden shack shops next to pans of salt, barrows and rakes. The salt is filtered three times from open water through large dug out pans until it becomes baked in the hot sun of the shallowest pan and ultimately skimmed off (the ‘Fleur’ or finest salt ) and raked up into piles (Gros Sel).

We soaked up the atmosphere of wooden shacks, grasses and people's enterprising ways of making the most of natural wonders like harvesting moules and salt.

We use Noirmoutier Gros Sea Salt in: Sweet Feet Foot Scrub...and other products that are in the inventing room but will make an appearence in time for next summer!

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