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So what's so great about shea butter?
The skincare industry loves to remind us that they're using it, but what exactly IS shea butter? And why is it so great?
So, what's so great about coconuts?
You're stranded on a deserted island and there's very little to eat. What is the first thing you grab to make a meal (besides, hopefully, your friends)? Coconuts. A Thai-food favorite, a somewhat misnamed fruit, the object of a Tom Hanks love-hate relationship - the coconut (and its oil) has been utilized in the beauty industry, food, textiles and more for a very long time. (The picture at right was taken in 1938 in Key West, Florida. Photo courtesy Library of Congress) The coconut tree, or cocos nucifera, has been called the "Tree of Life" because you can use just about every part of it. Versatility...
So what's the deal with colloidal oats?
Colloidal oatmeal. It's in everything. From lotions to bath soaks, if you've got eczema, psoriasis, a sunburn or just dry, itchy skin, you've probably used it in your bath.
Do what you're good at? Nah, do what you love
Cold-process will always be my true "boo". But, my dear bath bombs, who says I can't have a side chick?