Ivy Garden’s Essential Balms
are organically handmade products made in small batches with carefully chosen ingredients such as :
Solid butters (shea & mango), liquid oils (coconut, argan, sweet almond & vitamin E) and the last-but-not-least essential oils (lemongrass & bergamot).
Each of these ingredients are masters of their own, so they target precisely their own individual categories: dry skin, tired muscles or hurting joints and in combination create a wonderful synergy of its own.
Shea Butter-Refined also called karite or shea-nut butter is a phenomenal moisturiser. We use only organic, grade A butter, refined version so the distinctive scent is dropped. Shea butter contains vitamins A, E, K, and F.
Mango Butter-Refined – soft fat extracted from the seeds of mango fruit. Mango butter is nutrient dense, rich in antioxidants, vitamins A & E and essential fatty acids. This butter is extremely nourishing and compliments all skin types.
(Please note that mango butter melts at 35 degree Celsius so it may start to soften in hotter environment and the re-cooled balm may start to feel gritty. All you need to try is heat the balm in its container in a hot water bath, keep melted for few minutes and then chill it for few more minutes in the fridge or freezer to room temperature)
Coconut Oil– Fractioned (Liquidized) also called MCT (medium chain try-glycerides). This oil has a positive effect on elasticity of skin, spreads readily and evenly on the skin, sinks quickly and helps to retain moisture.
Argan Oil– One of the most prized oils by cosmetics industry in recent years this oil 100% pure and natural is effective for dry skin, stretch marks, scars and even good for different skin conditions.
Vitamin E oil – has antioxidant properties, fights inflammation and is super moisturising.
Lemongrass essential oil– has a powerful lemony smell, is great for muscle aches and pains, but also relieving for overworked-nervous exhaustion.
Bergamot essential oil- is a light, uplifting fragrance, also valuable for depression, anxiety and skin care.
(Please note: all citrus essential oils are photosensitive, meaning they can irritate skin when exposed to direct sun. It is advised to avoid direct sun when using products containing them)
CBD paste – organic hemp whole-plant extract applied topically kick starts the skin/body’s endocannabinoid system.
Sweet Almond oil – used here as a carrier oil in a very small amount to dilute the CBD paste to make it more liquid.