Our customers have asked that we create a lotion that has a long shelf life and is stable. There are ingredients in this formula we have not used before, as we only use organic ingredients as a rule. We have steered clear of formulating body lotions, as we have not wanted to include any preservatives since there are no true organic preservatives that will keep a long shelf life and allow it to be sold to consumers. Vitamin E and Rosemary (Extract) are both excellent antioxidants that will slow down rancidity in oils, but they won’t kill the germs or prevent bacteria growth in lotion. Bacteria and mold will form, as lotions are water-based products.
Therefore, we have chosen Dehydroacetic Acid and Benzyl Alcohol as preservatives, both of which are organic compounds and are accepted for use in natural cosmetics, offering a broad spectrum of stability at a wide range of pH. The organic preservative compound is a non-paraben, non-formaldehyde, non isothiazolone based preservative system. Phenoxyethanol is used as an antibacterial and/or a preservative to prevent products from losing their potency or spoiling. An expert panel from The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) first reviewed all available data on this chemical in 1990. They deemed it safe when applied topically in concentrations of 1 percent or lower. In 2007, the panel reviewed newly available data, then confirmed their former decision that it’s safe for adults to use topically in this low concentration. Cetearyl alcohol is used to thicken and stabilize cosmetic products, such as lotions and hair products. Not only is it considered safe and nontoxic for use on the skin and hair, but it’s also not drying or irritating like other types of alcohol and is gentle on the eyes. Secondly, since there are no bad chemicals used in the manufacture of this surfactant, there are no chemical residues. Coco Glucoside is used to emulsify formulations and increase viscosity, contributing to a creamier texture. It helps soothe and condition the skin and helps it retain water. Hydrating and softening the skin helps to reduce irritated, cracked, dry skin. All that said, we offer this as a body lotion, not a face cream.
We recommend our organic CannaBliss CBD Facial Serum and our organic Ageless Facial Serum for use on face.
Ingredients: Aqua (Purified water), Cocos nucifera* (Coconut) oil, Helianthus Annuus* (Sunflower) seed oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco-Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii* (Shea Nut) butter, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Prunus Armeniaca* (Apricot) Kernel oil, Aloe Barbadensis * (Aloe Vera) leaf juice powder, * (Pomegranate) oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Lactic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, essential oils of Boswellia serrata* (Frankincense), Pelargonium graveolens* (Geranium), Matricaria recutita* (German Chamomile), Cananga odorata* (Ylang Ylang). (*Certified organic ingredient.) Certification status lotion base: Soil Association, 89.66% organic Ingredients. Additionally, the essential oils are organic.
Caution: For external use only. Keep away from eyes. As with all topical herbal and essential oil products, test a small skin area first. You never know if you may be allergic to something, until it happens. In the event of an allergic reaction, discontinue use and see a doctor, pharmacist, or allergist immediately for a health assessment and appropriate remedial action. Store away from children. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner without consulting them first.