Our skin absorbs most of what we put on it, whether it’s face creams, body lotions, or skin oils. And we’ve all seen the side effects of products not working well with our skin. Hello, rashes, irritation, and dryness. That’s why we’re fans of using the highest-quality and most natural ingredients possible in the products we use and the products we handcraft.
We are decoding some of our favorite ingredients that we use in our salves, butters, and moisturizers to help you when you are looking for a moisturizer.
Organic Hemp Seed Oil
From local supplier Blue Sky Hemp Ventures, hemp seed oil is grown and processed locally from the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp Seed Oil is produced by cold pressing the plant's seeds, not the flower and leaves. Therefore, Hemp Seed Oil typically contains no THC or CBD (cannabidiol) at all but still possesses various health benefits. Hemp seed oil is a great skin moisturizer because it is easily absorbed by the skin and helps prevent moisture loss. It is the perfect moisturizer for most skin types.
You can find Organic Hemp Seed oil can be found in all of our bar soaps, and there are plans to incorporate it into more Uncle Mike’s products soon.
Beeswax is an important component of balm, salves, and moisturizers because of its unique characteristics. Beeswax gives solidity to emulsified solutions and increases the water-holding capacity of products. Uncle Mike’s is proud to incorporate local beeswax fromThree Foragers Honey.
Find beeswax in Lip Balm, Healing Salve, Face Moisturizer, Muscle Mud, Cold Rub, and Lemon Ginger Poppyseed Soap.
“My skin has been smooth and clearing up since I started using this. My skin discoloration is evening out too. Great stuff. Not greasy and soaks in nicely.”
Organic Shea Butter
Organic Shea butter is a seed fat that comes from the Shea tree. Shea butter is commonly used in moisturizers and cosmetics as an emollient. Emollients are substances that soften and moisturize the skin and decrease itching and flaking while also protecting the surface of your skin from dryness.
You can find organic shea butter in our lavender body butter.
“The lavender body butter is amazing, goes on smoothly, isn't greasy, smells wonderful, and makes my skin soft. I love it!”
Jojoba Seed Oil
Jojoba seed oil is the liquid that comes from the seed of the jojoba tree found in California, Arizona, and Mexico. Jojoba is also an emollient that helps protect chapped skin and is a commonly used oil in moisturizers because it doesn’t clog pores and contains vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that plays a role in improving the moisture and elasticity of your skin.
Find jojoba in our lip balm.
“I have very sensitive skin, and uncle mikes lip balm is the best one I have tried.”
Organic Coconut Oil
Organic coconut oil is used in almost all of our products. Organic coconut oil is great because it contributes to soaps' thick foamy lather and hardening bar soap. Coconut oil is a great cleanser and a great moisturizer, and an excellent substitute for palm oil.
Find coconut oil in deodorant and all our bar soaps and foaming hand soap.
Have you read our ingredient lists? Let us know your favorite products in the comments below!