Tuesday, March 10, 2015

What Is Natural?

We just returned from an inspiring weekend at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, CA! Seeing so many natural, organic, and good-for-you products under one roof got us thinking about the term natural. What does it really mean?

Walking the aisles of your average store, you're bound to see a variety of products labeled as "natural." Did you know that it is currently an unregulated term in the USA? Technically, anyone can label their product as "natural" without having to back it up with actual proof!

We're pleased to say that LaviShea lotion bars are truly natural: they are made using 100% Unrefined Shea Butter which is handcrafted in Togo, West Africa and produced under organic standards. We have made a conscious choice to source a high-quality, unrefined product to use in our lotion bars for three main reasons: First, the process of refining shea butter removes many of the beneficial properties and vitamins which nourish skin; second, it also requires the use of harsh chemicals which are damaging to the environment; lastly, refined Shea Butter often has preservatives added to it.

Only pure, unrefined Shea Butter has the true healing and moisturizing properties which make our bars so special. We blend our Shea with 100% pure soy, then add botanical oils, essential oils, and/or fragrances. The result is a bar that nourishes skin, smells great, travels well - and you can pronounce all of the ingredients, too!

Our Lavender Lotion Bar is just one of several options featuring pure essential oils.

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