Using all natural products on your skin is only the beginning of your journey to better health. In order to choose the proper product for your skin, it helps if you can read and understand the ingredients on your product labels. At Underground Naturals, our goal is to not only provide you with an entire line of great all natural skin care products but also to provide you with valuable knowledge that can empower you to choose better products for you, your family, and your friends.
Mango butter is listed on retail products as Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter. It is extracted from the fruit kernel of the mango tree. It is then refined through heat until it has the perfect consistency while maintaining the slightly sweet scent of the mango fruit. It is considered a semi-solid and melts on contact with your skin.
Triterpenes in mango butter make it excellent for anti-aging creams. Triterpenes are a phytochemical present in the oleic acid. These molecules are also found in honey, garlic, and java apples. They contribute to mango butter being anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. This can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Once applied, mango butter will provide you with the soft, supple skin that you desire. Tropical in nature, mango butter is similar to shea and cocoa butter, but they differ as mango has a slightly different fatty acid content. This slight difference enhances the anti-oxidant properties of mango butter. It leads to a warm and creamy texture that disperses smoothly on skin providing a protective, emollient layer on your skin.
Now you know why we love and use mango butter in our Underground Naturals Body Butters and Face Cream, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Olive oil has long been held as liquid gold. From internal to external benefits, olive oil is one of the healthiest vegetable oils on the planet. That is why it is so popular for use in all natural health and beauty care products.
There are three major antioxidants in olive oil. Vitamin E is responsible of the anti-aging benefits of olive oil. It protects against toxins that attack our bodies every day, prevents healthy cells from environmental damage, helps prevent eye disorders such as cataracts, and helps prevent neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s.
The second antioxidant in olive oil is phytosterols. This is a fancy word for saying that olive oil contains plant sterols that are related to cholesterol. There are over 200 different types of phytosterols, but the highest concentrations are found naturally in vegetable oils like olive oil. Phytosterols help the skin by stopping the slow-down of collagen production, and often has been shown to encourage new collagen production.
The third antioxidant is polyphenols. Polyphenols are from a group of antioxidant compounds known as catechins. Studies have shown that by using polyphenols your skin can better protect itself from ultraviolet radiation and it also enhances new skin cell growth.
Aside from powerful antioxidants, olive oil is a natural choice for skin care because it does not clog pores. Many commercial lotions contain ingredients that are closely related to plastic. These ingredients can clog pores and damage skin. Olive oil can be fully absorbed without blocking the skins ability to function properly.
Olive oil is also readily absorbed, deeply penetrating the skin. This means that your skin will begin to glow from well below the epidermis, giving you deep-down beauty that is rooted in nature.
Olive oil is great for moisturizer, eye makeup removal, nail and cuticle care, face masks, and more. For all natural beauty care, olive oil is a great beginning.
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Yes, it is just about that time. You can feel the love in the air! Couples all around are dreaming about the wonderful plans they are making for February 14th, Valentine's Day.
Are you ready?
One great idea is to set the mood. There are wonderful ways to let your significant other know that you are more than interested. Dinner by candlelight. Your favorite music in the background. Flowers delivered to their door or place of employment. The list goes on and on. The main idea is to let the one you love know that you are thinking about them on this wonderful day when LOVE is a celebration.
One way that is overlooked is the actual scent of love in the air. Scent and touch go hand in hand, and when your senses are overwhelmed with exposure to sensual scents, then touch is inevitable.
When it comes to essential oils, choosing the correct balance can enhance the mood, calm the spirit, and enhance sensation. When you are relaxed, conversation comes easily, and when you are warm, touch will naturally follow. The sense of communication and passion touch base with your natural desires and the rest is up to you.
Essential oils have long been used to encourage sexual passion for centuries, and today they are as powerful as ever. At Underground Naturals we have taken the time to create a list of essential oils that may help you create the mood, set the tone, or complete your perfect Valentine's Day ....evening.
Rose Essential Oil may be hard to come by, but it is essentially the most romantic scent to touch the earth. Rose essential oil is a warm, robust scent that drives every woman to her romantic limits.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil has a sensual, deep, earthy floral tone that takes all of the sweet scent of roses and adds an unbeatable depth to the room. Ylang ylang helps to calm, slowing down a beating heart and has been shown to increase good mood.
Sandalwood Essential Oil has been used in perfumes for the deep, masculine scent of the wild. It has been shown to calm blood pressure and relax muscles.
Clary Sage Essential Oil is a powerful aphrodisiac. Clary Sage essential oil promotes a sense of well being, promotes euphoria, and has been used to encourage deep relaxation.
Cedarwood Essential Oil is great for relaxation and promotes blood flow. It has been used to create an incredible massage effect.
Patchouli Essential Oil is very uplifting, and has been used to create a beautiful sense of well being, peace, harmony, and relaxes the frigid.
Jasmine Essential Oil has a wonderful depth that blends a slight floral with romantic overtones that are truly rooted in nature. Jasmine works on the central nervous system and helps to alleviate symptoms from depression, exhaustion, nervousness, and stress.
Lavender Essential Oil has a true, peppery, herbal floral depth that can only come from pure essential lavender. Lavender sets the tone for calm and is used to promote relaxation in tense situations.
Cinnamon Essential Oil brings the emotional spice of life. Cinnamon adds a wonderful stimulation to any feelings of sensuality.
We hope that you all enjoy your Valentine's Day. Take a moment to celebrate your loved one, and we hope that you feel loved with every fiber of your being.
Underground Naturals is dedicated to providing all natural, safe, pure body care products for you and your family. Read our blog to learn more about why we do what we do, what ingredients you should avoid, and what ingredients we recommend.