We use only the highest quality, premium raw ingredients and prioritize virgin, unrefined organic or wildcraft ingredients. We use minimally processed raw ingredients whenever possible for maximum nutrient retention. Using ingredients in their unrefined or minimally processed state retains vitamins and nutrients and they are more effective for your skin.
Many butters and oils are processed using high heat (which destroys molecules) and solvents such as hexane (which can leave behind nasty chemical residues) because it is fast and cost-effective.
We think it's worth it to source only the best ingredients for our products. When purchasing good olive oil, you might look for extra-virgin cold pressed oil. Creating good quality oil is an art form. The process takes longer and you pay more for better quality oil. The same is true for the butters and oils that we use in our products. Our raw butters and oils are extracted using the gentlest processes and we never use anything that is solvent extracted.
Our products have been awarded scores of 1 by EWG Skin Deep, which is the BEST score and indicates that a product's ingredients have the lowest hazard potential.