The first step for great skin care is to protect it from the chemicals and preservatives that may cause reactions that can trigger consequences later in life.
Local herbalists' understanding of the natural healing properties of certain flowers and herbs has always been carefully studied and taught to following generations. Today we are lucky to live in a connected world where we have access to these healing traditions from climates and regions near and far.
Aloe Vera from the desert, Copaiba oil from shrubs in the Andes, and Shea Butter, native to Africa, are all examples of plants that heal, protect and moisturize as nature intended. These are what I look to when formulating my skin care products - and used in this lovely salve.