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- The price of Vanilla has skyrocketed due to world shortages
- Only 2 bottles left. Waiting on new Vanilla Absolute to come in.
- Carley’s Vanilla Moisturizer
- for Face & Body
- This is lighter, similar to our Cupuaçu
- Comes with 1/2 bar of our natural soap
- FREE USA SHIPPING
- Precious oils of Abyssinian and Jojoba.
- 8 ounce (236 mL) Bottle for Face & Body
- Exotic Madagascar Vanilla Scent
- Improves Elasticity
- Hydrates the skin
- Nothing on the market like it.
- Healthy ingredients
NOTE: We have to use quite a bit of Vanilla Absolute to get the scent right. Since we refuse to use fake Vanilla(mostly what you buy in the stores), we had to raise the price. We just bought a 2 ounce bottle for almost $800. There is a worldwide shortage of Vanilla Beans. Due to crop failures and excess demand. Prices are 4 times what they were just a few years ago.
Our Cupuaçu Butter moisturizer has been one of our most popular products since it was introduced in 2011. As soon as people try it they tell us they don’t want to be without it. The process and ingredients is a bit different from our other moisturizers. So we decided to do a similar lotion, with lighter ingredients. No butters. And with a scent I have come to love. Vanilla absolute is a powerful calming scent.
So does this moisturizer sit on the skin’s surface? No! It still absorbs into the skin, just below the skin’s surface where it can do the most good. Good? Delivering important nutrients into the skin. Almost all moisturizers out there use ingredients of little value to the skin. We took a different direction.
Now keep in mind it is legal in this country to put one drop of an ingredient into a product and name it after that ingredient. WE DON’T EVER DO THAT. It might be legal, but it isn’t moral. Besides in our mind if a product works we will get reorders.
So what is a true moisturizer? We make true moisturizers. Making a true moisturizer is an ‘olde world’ art that was almost lost to history. It took many years of research to resurrect this artisan method. It involves mixing waxes (we use vegetable waxes) and oils/butters and water at a specific temperatures. Too high a temperature and it bruises or destroys the oils/butters. Now before I go into how most moisturizers are made today, let me explain, we use raw or virgin oils and butters. We also use Reverse Osmosis purified water. The gold standard of water. Every product is made in small batches of a few hundred bottles and shipped fresh.
So what are most moisturizers? Thickened oils/butters. Or worse yet, thickened chemicals for oil free products. If you see xanthan gum or algin or sea weed in the ingredients, those are thickeners. Yes they look like real moisturizers. But they don’t act like true moisturizers. Mostly they sit on the skin’s surface. They are easy and cheap to make.
So what makes this so special?
What’s in it? (in order of prominence)
Reverse Osmosis Purified Water: virtually all skin care products ‘say’ they use purified water. But the real deal is reverse osmosis purified water. This mean ZERO contaminants which means the starting point is pure. It’s expensive to do (goes through 5 filters, which have to be changed often), but it is the only water we use. We use the waste water from this purifying process to water our flowers and landscaping. So there is no waste. Don’t some products use distilled water? Yes but distilled water is expensive to make (heat is used to boil the dirty water and stream is collected). the problem we have with distilled water is it has a lower pH due to the extra ions added during the process. We prefer to work with pH neutral water. To me there is no more perfect water than R-O water. I remember the 1st time we made soap with it. As we poured the soap is was so creamy! It looked like home made ice cream right before it gets solid. It’s one of our special secrets to how good our products are.
Oolong Tea is infused into our Reverse Osmosis purified water. We all know how good tea is for you to drink. Well…..the skin drinks it up too.
Emulsifying wax: This is a vegetable wax that is used to combine the oils and water.
Abyssinian Seed Oil: Brassica Abyssinica (Abyssinian) Oil. Abyssinian Oil is a natural seed oil with an ultra light, non-greasy skin feel. It has a unique
molecular structure not found in any other naturally occurring substance. It contains a high percentage of unsaturated C22 fatty acids,
making it highly resistant to oxidation. Liquid at room temperature even though of a high molecular weight, it is most stable against heat breakdown.
It is biodegradable and not-toxic and has not been tested on animals.
Jojoba Oil: (Simmondsia chinensis): is very similar to the oils in our skin. Technically Jojoba is not an oil but a wax ester. If you apply it to your skin it still won’t absorb, but in a moisturizer it absorbs extremely fast into the skin. We use this oil to carry the other butters into the skin. Jojoba is the workhorse. There is a world wide shortage of Jojoba. Not long ago a whole crop (Argentina) was frozen. Not only the harvest but the trees themselves were destroyed. It could take several years for those groves to reestablish. We have our fingers crossed. Our costs have tripled and there is no ceiling in sight. Yet we know how much it makes our other ingredients more effective. It’s why we use it in so many products.
Glycerin (vegetable). What skin care product doesn’t benefit from Glycerin? Problem is most store bought and even high end moisturizers use animal derived Glycerin. You don’t even want to know how they make this glycerin. Unless the label specifically says vegetable it is almost always animal derived. Yuck!
Stearic acid: is not an acid, but another vegetable wax. Adds creaminess.
Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol (vegetable) this is a waxy vegetable ingredient used to give the moisturizers a bit of heft and contact feel.
Germall Plus (4/10’s of 1%) (diazolidinyl Urea, 3-Iodo-2-propylbutylcarbarmate) (a vegetable derived preservative to keep our product fresh) only needs 4/10’s of one percent to keep our product safe. Look before you ask, no totally natural preservative really protects products from bacteria. We don’t like using Parabens. and since we pH balance our moisturizers we are limited in our choice of preservatives. What’s great about this one is so little is needed to afford protection.
Vanilla absolute is a sticky thick viscous liquid. An intense scent.
Best if used within one year of receipt. I’ll bet no skin care product you have bought from a store was made within the last year. Most of the products were made years ago. We find we can better control our quality if we make products as they are used. Fresh just makes for better skin care products. Our families all use our products. We only sell what we would use.
pH neutral: And why is this important? Although we use ingredients that have an acid pH, the finished moisturizer is pH neutral, like all of our moisturizers. We believe the skin is actually stressed by acids. Virtually all moisturizers on the market are acid. We wondered why? If acids are so good for the skin as these products claim, why does it feel so good to take a swim in the ocean? Ocean water pH is very much the opposite of acid. Slightly alkaline. Why is it recommended to keep swimming pool water slightly alkaline? There is a whole line of thinking now that promotes alkalines. We believe the skin and all of nature loves alkaline and hates acids. If the ocean were to all of a sudden become slightly acid, mostly it would be a dead body of water. Forget this nonsense of the ‘acid mantle’. Our bodies when healthy, are pH neutral to slightly alkaline.
No animal ingredients or testing EVER! We also get assurances from our suppliers that all of our raw ingredients are not animal derived or any animal testing done there either.
Most skin care products you buy to use today, were made in large factories years ago and have been in storage. Everything we ship was made in small batches within a few weeks of shipping. Fresh matters! Quality ingredients matter!
Most of our ingredients are as close to natural as possible. We avoid overly processed ingredients. Processing means heat and that destroys the goodness in these precious ingredients we use.
We also include a free 1/2 SIZE bar of our Natural shea butter non-drying soap with each bottle. This Natural soap has to be tried to be believed. It is nothing short of wonderful.
Sorry but we do not ship to Italy (and certain African countries and Maldives) at this time due to difficulties experienced with their customs and post office.
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