This oil is loaded with vitamins E and A, fatty acids, and antioxidants, which moisturize the skin and help neutralize free radicals. Olive oil also helps calm irritations like eczema, common dandruff, and psoriasis. Because of that Olive Oil is the prime ingredient in most BOSOs soaps.
The coconut is one of the true wonder plants in the world and coconut oil is rich in fatty acids such as capric acid, caprylic acid and lauric acid. The health benefits of coconut oil in cold process soap for skin are amazing; the oil possesses antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties. This oil is wonderfully moisturizing and adds a barrier to the skin protecting it from the elements.
* Organic Coconut Oil
Cocoa beans are good for more than just morsels of chocolate, they also make a glorious butter. Cocoa butter is one of the most highly concentrated and stable fats available and has been used for thousands of years in skin care. The Vitamin E in cocoa butter promotes the skin’s elasticity, minimizing the formation and appearance of scar tissue. For those struggling with eczema, cocoa butter may be worth trying.
* Unrefined Cocoa Butter
Shea butter is rich in fatty acids including oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids that help heal and protect the skin and lock in moisture. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in antioxidant vitamins A and E. It also contains vitamins D and F. Shea butter is not only used as a moisturizer to reduce the appearance of fine lines, scars and stretch marks but also to treat burns, insect bites, diaper rash, eczema and psoriasis.
* Unrefined Organic Shea Butter
Mango butter is a soft, creamy butter that is highly emollient, softening, moisturizing and soothing to the skin. It is rich in antioxidant vitamins A and C that have protective effects against ultraviolet radiation. It helps to treat dryness, itching, sunburn, small wounds, skin rash, eczema, dermatitis, insect bites and blemishes. Mango butter can also help to minimize stretch marks during pregnancy, promote healthy rejuvenated skin, and fight off fine lines and wrinkles.
Beeswax help to keep water out, it also helps keep water in. By acting as a protective, breathable layer on the skin’s surface, beeswax helps to lock in moisture for soft, supple, hydrated skin. Beeswax has also antibacterial properties which help keep your skin clear of blemishes and bacteria free. Honey attracts moisture and keeps it locked in. This is not only beneficial for people with dry skin, but also those with oily skin because it will help retain the skin’s natural moisture without producing and oily film. Honey can also reduce wrinkles and help you skin to retain its elasticity. Honey also speeds healing and prevents infection.
* Raw Honey
Goat milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid which help remove dead skin cells from your skin’s surface. This leaves new cells on the surface of your skin that are smoother and younger looking. Goat milk contains many vitamins, but is particularly high in Vitamin A, which is necessary to repair damaged skin tissue, and maintain healthy skin. There have been several medical studies showing that creams made with Vitamin A reduce lines and wrinkles, control acne, and provide some psoriasis relief.
Essential oils possess a wide range of healing properties that can be used effectively to keep you in the best of health as well as looking good. These health-giving benefits include improving the complexion of your skin by stimulating cellular renewal, easing aches and pains, balancing roller-coaster emotions and fighting bacteria, fungi and other forms of infection. Essential oils have an almost endless list of therapeutic uses, and science continues to discover more about them every year.