Here at Hippy Pits, we have hand-picked the grooviest ingredients just for you! We stand behind all of these magical natural ingredients that will keep you feeling confident about your body and mind. Have a look!
All natural shea butter comes from the nuts of karite trees that grow across the continent of Africa. This luscious wound healing amazingness is an off-white cream that is rich in vitamins E & A. Shea's moisturizers imitate skin's sebaceous glands, which makes it great for dry skin, safe for those with eczema and for use after shaving. It also contains anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor promoting compounds. The United Nations notes that shea butter provides employment and income to millions of women across Africa.
Coconuts grow and thrive in tropical climates and can be found across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific region. It boasts antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral properties which help to balance hormones while killing candida yeast and moisturizing skin. It's vitamin E intensity makes it beneficial for skin growth and repair. When applied topically, saturated fats eliminate moisture loss from the skin making it an underarm wrinkle fighter.
Arrowroot is a powder extracted from the roots of a tropical South American plant. It is gluten-free and contains calcium, which helps to regulate the acid and alkali balance in the body. When applied to a wound, the rhizomes that are present in arrowroot can draw out poisons that are introduced to the body from insect, spider or scorpion bites… for all you hippies in the desert. Containing potassium and folate, this moisture-absorbing powder has a silky smooth texture when applied topically.
Tapioca is a starch extract that is derived from the cassava plant which is native to Northeastern Brazil, but is now also cultivated throughout the West Indies, Africa and Asia. Rich in protein, iron, copper, vitamins K, B-complex and potassium, tapioca is know to help prevent birth defects, reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, improve blood circulation and it's gluten-free.
The health benefits of are endless. But what is it? Well.. diatomaceous earth is the fossilized remains of diatoms (hard-shelled algae) that are millions of years old. Deposits can be found all over the world, where it is mined and processed. The soft and light colored powder, can be applied topically as an exfoliant to slough off dead skin and promote regeneration. It is made up of 85% silica, a chemical compound which promotes healthy blood vessels, bones, cartilage, skin and hair. Almost every vital organ requires silica. Taken internally it acts as a mild abrasive, removing harmful organisms from the intestinal tract. Safe for use in personal skin care products, it is also a natural insect fighter which means you'll never have to worry about critters in your tender armpits.
Everyone is familiar with baking soda, whether used in baking up yummy treats, left in the fridge to absorb smells or added to water as an ingredient to clean your home. It is pure white, has a mild gritty feel and is always aluminum free - we use it to eliminate the bacteria that is on the skin's surface, and to free you from embarrassing body odor.
Canadian Marine Glacial Clay
Untouched for thousands of years, this mineral and micronutrient rich clay is carefully hand harvested and only found in beautiful British Columbia. Over time, glacial movement transformed volcanic ash and rock into green montmorillonite clay. It is the very fine particles made up of minerals and elements that give the glacial waters of this area its blue-green color. Processed to the size of pollen, clay draws harmful toxins out of the skin. Positively charged bacteria is drawn to the negative ions in the clay, resulting in detoxification from environmental pollutants. It re-hydrates the skin and stimulates blood circulation.
Rose Clay & White Kaolin Clay
Grapefruit seed Oil