Great ingredients are crucial components of each product made by Kind & Simple. Each ingredient has been hand-selected for its beneficial properties -- only the essentials, nothing extra, no fluff, just the good stuff.*
Coconut oil is an oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). Its high content of fatty-acids makes it an excellent moisturizer that absorbs quickly leaving skin silky smooth. Unlike many oils, it is solid at room temperature and melts at 76 F, making it a unique oil to work with.
Shea butter is a nut butter extracted from the fruit seeds of the shea tree. It is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F, maintains UV properties (SPF ~6), and provides skin with the essential fatty acids and nutrients. It's high concentration of vitamins, and oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids make it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for the skin.
Olive oil contains hydroxytyrosol and major antioxidants (vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols), and its high content of hydrating squalene makes it superb for hair, skin, and nails. Plus, it's delicious!
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E Oil is an antioxidant helps protect skin from environmental exposures. Vitamin E's heavy emollient properties make it a fantastic skin softener and moisturizer.
Safflower Seed Oil
Safflower seed oil contains an abundance of linoleic acid. When applied topically, it combines with the sebum in human skin to promote clear, smooth, and soft skin.
Sugar (table sugar) is derived from the stems of sugarcane and roots of sugar beet. It is great in skin care because it is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin, and it's small particle size make it an excellent topical exfoliant. Sugar is also a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the “glue” that bonds skin cells, encouraging cell turnover.
Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honeybees for honey-storage and larval and pupal protection, and, although edible, the wax provides little nutritional value to mammals. When used topically, beeswax creates a barrier which helps to seal moisture into the skin while protecting it from environmental toxins and irritants, and unlike petroleum jelly, it accomplishes this without suffocating the skin. Beeswax also contains Vitamin A, which improves hydration to the skin and promotes cell regeneration.
Natural Soy Wax
Soy wax is a renewable plant-based wax derived from the oil of soybean plants. When used in candles, soy wax burns cleaner, slower, and at a lower temperature than other candle waxes.
Flowers & Leaves
Calendula - The antibacterial and immunostimulant properties promote the production of collagen at wound sites.
Cornflower - Cornflower buds contain essential nutrients that include biotin (vitamin B7) and calcium, as well as the antioxidants Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and folate.
Lavender - Due to its linalool and linalyl acetate components, lavender buds promote relaxation, improved mood, and restful sleep.
Rosemary - Rosemary contains antioxidants and has anti-inflammation, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. Rosemary also contains iron, fiber, copper, calcium, magnesium, and an abundance of B vitamins.