Shea butter is a popular ingredient in many natural skin care products since it is moisturizing and packed with vitamin A. From blemishes to wrinkles, it has so many benefits that your skin will love!
Shea butter comes from nuts found on the Shea (Karite) tree which grows in Africa. The outer shell of the nut is removed and then the nut is crushed and slowly roasted into butter. The butter is kneaded in a basin of water so that the fatty acids are separated (the fatty acids are the good stuff that make shea butter so amazing)! As the oils float to the top, they are removed and boiled to evaporate any excess water. What is left is the shea butter, which is taken from the top of the pot and set aside to cool/harden.
Even though shea butter may seem like a new trend, it is not a new discovery. The skincare and healing properties of this skin superfood have been used for thousands of years tracing back to ancient Egypt where it was used to protect the hair and skin from the sun as well as the from the hot dry winds of the African deserts.
How Ambre Blends Uses Shea Butter
If you can’t tell by now, we love shea butter and its benefits! Our Body Cream is made from shea butter, vitamin E, coconut oil and sweet almond oil…everything yummy your skin adores! We put it in our Natural Deodorant as a soothing ingredient for your skin along with aloe vera. And of course we put shea butter in Ambre Glow! And don’t forget your lips. Ambre Blends Lip Remedy soothes and heals dry, chapped lips with the help of shea butter.
We think you’ll love shea butter as much as we do once you try using it in one of our body products. And you never have to worry about harsh chemicals or synthetic scents since our products are natural and organic!
All soaps are not created equal! That’s why Ambre Blends created Pure Olive Oil Soap to leave your skin feeling silky and clean.
Our Pure Olive Oil Soap is a healthy, rejuvenating bar that is high in antioxidants and packed with natural ingredients that are nutritious for your skin. Although you might associate olive oil with cooking and the kitchen, it has been making its way to skincare and beauty products. And with its naturally nourishing properties, it’s easy to see why!
The Benefits of Pure Olive Oil Soap
Olive oil has been used as a moisturizer for centuries. It penetrates deep into the skin without clogging your pores. Since it is derived from nature, it is free of artificial ingredients. Olive oil helps to relieve your dry skin as well as assist in treating rashes, psoriasis, eczema and acne.
Another ingredient found in our soap is glycerin, a colorless, odorless humectant produced from vegetable oils. Glycerin moisturizes skin by drawing water from the air into the skin’s outer layer. It forms a protective layer locking in that moisture. If you have sensitive skin, glycerin will not irritate it or cause negative reactions like synthetic ingredients would.
To use Ambre Blends Olive Oil Soap, thoroughly work the soap in your hands to form a rich, full lather. Use on your body and face as part of your daily wash. Afterwards, your smooth and hydrated skin will emanate a sensual and alluring aroma of the essence of your choice!
Did you know you can also use our Pure Olive Oil Soap as a moisturizing shave bar? Create a silky lather upon which your razor’s harsh effects are mitigated and replaced with a hydrating, smooth and pleasurable shaving experience that won’t leave any residue behind.
Looking to add another Ambre Blends product to your arsenal? No matter what your skin type, you’ll love Ambre Blends Body Cream. This soft and supple cream is recommended by dermatologists for many common skin ailments. Use Ambre Blends Body Cream simply to hydrate your skin or to heal it from sunburns, eczema and other skin disorders.
Our Body Cream is a gorgeous mix of ingredients with the added bonus of our five essences. At first, you will smell the raw, organic, healing ingredients, such as coconut oil, raw shea butter, sunflower seed oil and sweet almond oil. These ingredients are very strong and potent (raw and organic), but once rubbed and soaked into your skin, our essences come to the top to radiate. As always, our Body Cream is paraben-free so that you know you’re feeding your skin safe, nontoxic ingredients.
Although our essences are one of the main ingredients, you may not smell it out of the jar, simply because they are not synthetic scents. Available in all five essences, you’ll notice that the scent radiates off of your skin. We have found that the Body Cream is a great product to layer with any and all of the other Ambre Blends products. Most times, we just wear the body cream and get tons of compliments!
Ambre Blends Body Cream comes in two sizes, 8 oz or the 2 oz travel size (air travel approved). When you buy the 8 oz jar, you get over a 35% savings and you can use it to refill the travel jar. The 8 oz jars contain nearly 20 ml of oil essence inside!
Please keep in mind that because of the fresh, natural, and organic ingredients (and lack of synthetics, fillers, or preservatives) in our products, the Body Cream will expire after approximately three years. Keep it out of direct sunlight as UV can degrade the Body Cream more rapidly.
How to Apply
For best results apply after shower from neck to toe. You’ll notice that it glides on like silk and provides a great base to layer on other Ambre Blends products. For a power-packed skin smoothie, put some body cream into the palm of your hand, make a well in the middle and add two pumps of Ambre Blends Skin Tonic. Mix together and use on your body all over for protection and to seal the dermal layer in with moisture and nutrients. Watch this video to see how we mix the two products together.
We love the Body Cream, but don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at what some of our customers are saying about Ambre Blends Body Cream:
“This body cream is so hydrating for my skin. I can put it on in the morning and not worry about reapplying lotion for the rest of the day. It works well for layering with the other products for a longer lasting scent. I also love the fact that it comes in a tub which makes it easier to travel with. I will forever be a loyal Ambre Blends customer.” –Haleh, Louisiana
“This stuff feels like absolute SILK on your body! It makes me feel fabulous and it smells delightful! I feel so sexy and beautiful when I wear this lotion. It hydrates deeply, yet dries quickly and doesn’t feel oily on the skin. This will be your new favorite body lotion. A must buy!” –Sarah, New York
“I’ve been using the combination of body cream and skin tonic daily to help with the dryness from the Southern California sun…the body cream is very rich and really is a value – a little goes a long way.” –Christeen, California
Get ready to GLOW! If you want your skin to look luminous without the glitter, we have the perfect product to add to your skincare routine. Get a subtle and radiant shimmer with Ambre Glow.
Ambre Glow is an illuminating moisturizer that not only is incredibly good for the skin but it also leaves a shimmer glow effect that looks amazing on all skin types. Ambre Glow radiates the aroma of Ambre Essence and can be worn in combination with all other Ambre Blends products.
We made Ambre Glow using the finest ingredients including:
You might be wondering about squalane and why we use it. Squalane is a natural ingredient derived from olives. It is an antioxidant-rich age-fighting emollient which occurs naturally in the lipidic layers of the skin. Squalane prevents moisture loss while restoring the skin’s suppleness and flexibility. Using squalane will lock moisture into your skin, help prevent fine lines and ease dry patches all while fighting free radicals. You can see why we love it for soft, healthy skin!
There are so many ways to wear Ambre Glow, it’s all about your personal preference. We love to use Ambre Glow to highlight bone structure, whether on your face, collarbone, legs, shoulders…it’s up to you! Dab it around your eyes or use it as a highlighter for your cheek bones. It makes a great addition to your makeup bag for special occasions, a night out on the town, weddings or any time you want a little extra glow about you.
But you don’t have to ditch your other Ambre Blends products for Ambre Glow. We have some customers that mix Ambre Glow with the Body Cream and Skin Tonic, which makes for a triple power packed skin smoothie!
Ambre Glow comes in a 4 oz. jar and trust us when we say that a little goes a long way. If you’re looking for a subtle shimmer or a new highlighting tool, add Ambre Glow into your beauty routine!
Women do all sorts of things in the name of beauty. We suffer through waxing, tweezing, peeling, injecting and more to stay young, thin, smooth and wrinkle-free. No pain, no gain…right? Wrong!
You shouldn’t hurt yourself or the environment with toxins for beauty because those toxic products can do more harm than help in the long run. Did you know that on a daily basis, you’re exposed to several hundred chemicals? Don’t add to the damage by applying toxic beauty products to your skin, which is absorbed into your bloodstream. Once it’s in your bloodstream, these chemicals can cause allergies, neurotoxicity, irritation, developmental/reproductive toxicity and even cancer.
The best way to safeguard yourself? Know who you’re buying from and what they stand for. For example, you can find out about all of our products and our mission on our website. Our products are 100% natural, handmade and organic. It’s important to ask questions about the products you purchase to help protect your health.
If you’re looking for some new, safe and natural beauty products, let us recommend a few of our favorites! Here’s how to give your beauty regime a green makeover.
SpaRitual Nail Polish: One of the first companies to do a non-toxic polish, SpaRitual nail laquers and nail case essentials are vegan and formulated without DBP, toluene, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin. Find your favorite color here.
Some other nail polish brands we love include Dr.’s Remedy, a line created by two podiatrists that uses a blend of wheat protein, tea tree oil, garlic bulb extract and lavender as an alternative to traditional nail polish. Or check out Deborah Lippman’s line, which includes treatments made with Biotin and green tea extract containing no toluene, formaldehyde, formadehyde resin, camphor or DBP (BiButyl Phthalate).
Physicians Formula: If you have sensitive skin, you need to be using Physicians Formula products! Hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, paraben-free, gluten free, dermatologist approved, non-comedogenic and ophthalmologist approved, this mineral makeup brand was made for people with allergies. We love the tinted moisturizers and blush.
Tarte Cosmetics: Tarte is a leader in healthy, eco-chic beauty products, making cruelty-free cosmetics using ingredients such as plant extracts, vitamins, minerals, essential oils and other naturally-derived ingredients. Try the Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara, because no one wants harsh chemicals near their eyes.
Neuma: Using only renewable, beneficial, plant-based ingredients, Neuma leaves your hair (and the environment) looking beautiful. PETA approved and using certified organic extracts, there’s a shampoo and conditioner for every hair type. You don’t have to worry about the suds washing down your drain and polluting the water when you use an all-natural haircare line.
Ambre Blends Body Cream: Made from shea butter, sunflower seed oil, vitamin E, jojoba oil and green tea, our body cream is recommended by dermatologists for many common skin ailments. Your skin stays silky and hydrated while radiating your favorite essence, and it even comes in a 2 oz. jar that is safe for air travel.
BONUS…DIY natural bug spray for skin: Get ready for the summer with this simple DIY bug spray recipe! Grab a spray bottle and combine one cup of distilled water, 1/8 cup witch hazel, one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 20-30 drops of essential oils to scent. You can use one essential oil or a combination of a few. You can use any essential oil, but a few that work best include lavender, eucalyptus, clove, cinnamon, sandalwood, lemon balm/citronella and lemon. Shake before each use.