Pumpkin Spice Cupcake
Made with: *virgin coconut oil, *shea butter, *pumpkin puree, *coconut milk, *extra virgin olive oil, *sunflower oil, sea salt, sodium hydroxide & *essential oils
*indicates organic ingredient
bars weigh approximately 3.5 ounces
Coconut oil’s high fatty-acid content helps it seal in moisture. That makes it’s emollient capabilities even better. Coconut oil has been used for many years in many organic skincare products and for good reason. It has even been shown to have antibacterial properties.
Sunflower oil is rich in vitamin E and vitamin A. This makes it a great choice for moisturizing irritated skin. The antioxidants in this oil help fight acne-causing bacteria.
You may have seen your grandmother applying olive oil to her face or rubbing it into her hands as a moisturizer. Olive oil has been used in skincare for years and rightfully so. It brings to the table many vitamins such as A, D, E, and K as well as antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Pumpkin packs a punch, offering vitamins A, C, and E and antioxidants. These help fight sun damage and wrinkles. Pumpkins also contain fruit enzymes that gently and naturally exfoliate skin, leaving it glowing. Zinc and potassium are also present in pumpkin and are known to reduce redness. Zinc has been called “nature’s best healing agent.”
The fatty acids found in shea butter restore lipids in our skin, rapidly creating moisture and create a barrier between your skin and the outside world protecting it from drying out. Because shea butter contains linoleic acid and oleic acid which balance each other out, the butter will not leave your skin feeling greasy. Shea helps boosts collagen and is also anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and contains antioxidants. To sum it up: WOW! Shea is wonderful for skin.