07 Sep What Is In Our Product Formulations: An Interview With Our Product Formulator-Part 2 of 3
ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS
Which other Botanics, in addition to CBD hemp extract, are in the products you make?
There are so many amazing benefits that come from using ingredients from the earth. I like to use all-natural ingredients in our products. Some of my favorites to use are butter such as shea and mango. I also use a lot of oils like coconut, jojoba, almond, mct, and argan. And for yummy smells and other benefits, a variety of essential oils.
How do you determine what ingredients to include?
I have done a lot of research on natural ingredients and their benefits. I choose the ingredients that I think will work best alongside our hemp extract, and then put them all together in a way that they can combine to create the most effective outcome. Whether it’s an ingestible, or a topical, every ingredient is chosen for a reason, and each one of them does a specific job.
What is your favorite botanic, and why?
My absolute favorite ingredient to use is Shea Butter. It is so versatile. It’s an antioxidant, it can be used on the body, face, and hair, and can be used on all skin types. It’s moisturizing and healing and naturally protects against the sun’s rays. I always use Fair Trade Organic Shea Butter. The Shea Tree only grows in Africa, and the local women turn the shea nuts into butter using a cold process technique in order to preserve its all-natural benefits. It’s a valuable source of income for many women in Africa. I love sourcing items from places where the local people, especially women, can benefit from our purchases.