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BAKING SODA

 

Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, a natural substance that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. This alkaline substance has antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.  The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of this kitchen staple help treat the cause as well as reduce the symptoms of acne and other breakouts.  In addition, it helps balance the skin’s pH, which helps reduce the occurrence of skin breakouts.  If you want a brighter and even skin tone, baking soda is an easy and inexpensive solution.

Ingredient can be found in:

BATH BOMBS
HAND & BODY LOTION
 

 

BEESWAX

 

Known mostly for its conditioning properties, beeswax also has numerous other benefits for the skin, including an action that helps to calm and soothe.  Beeswax is a natural and non-toxic emulsifier and thickening agent.  When applied to the skin, beeswax forms a protective barrier that helps protect it from environmental assaults, while also holding in moisture and reducing dryness. This is one of the reasons beeswax is often used in lip balms. Unlike ingredients made from petroleum, however, beeswax doesn’t “suffocate” the skin, and won’t clog pores.

Ingredient can be found in:

BYE-BYE BUGS INSECT LOTION BAR
JOINT SALVE
LIP BALM

 

 

BENZOIN OIL EO

 

Benzoin essential oil comes from the Styrax Benzoin Tree, but not from its little white flowers. Instead, the tree is tapped for sap, and the residual gummy resin from the bark is used to make benzoin products via the process of solvent extraction.  It has astringent properties, which tone up the muscles and the skin.   This astringent property is very helpful for face-lifting and for the reduction of wrinkles on the skin.  It encourages renewal of the skin and assists in repairing damage.  Benzoin essential oil can also be used to relieve stiffness, aches, and inflammation and to improve circulation.
 

Ingredient can be found in:

JOINT SALVE
 

 

BENZYLALCOHOL-DHA

 

Broad-spectrum preservative blend consisting of Benzylalcohol (aromatic alcohol) (87%), Dehydroacetic Acid (8%) & water (5%). Effective alternative to parabens. Clear to light colored liquid, mild odor. Soluble in water, alcohols and glycols. Eco-certified (classified as ecologically friendly raw material based on EU regulations, accepted by Whole Foods).

Ingredient can be found in:

ALL PRODUCTS CONTAINING FREERANGE EGG
 

 

BILBERRY HERB (EXTRACT)

 

Bilberry has been used for centuries, both medicinally and as a food in jams and pies. It is a perennial shrub that is found in various climates in damp woodlands. Bilberry fruit contains chemicals known as anthocyanosides, plant pigments with excellent antioxidant properties that help to prevent or reverse damage to cells caused by free radicals. Antioxidants are also known to fight a number of long-term illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and an eye disorder called macular degeneration. Bilberry also contains vitamin C, which is another antioxidant.
 

Ingredient can be found in:

VOLCANIC ASH TREATMENT CREAM