Citrus Basil Clay Soap Ingredient Benefits

Basil Essential Oil

Basil Essential Oil

Basil oil is stimulating, tonic, purifying and anti-microbial.  It is skin-nourshing - calming and soothing irritated skin and reducing inflammation.  From an aromatherapy perspective, basil is said to help you simultaneously relax and focus. 

Motto's basil oil is a certified organic steam-distilled essential oil.

INCI:  ocimum bascilicum (basil) oil

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    Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

    Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

    Litsea Cubeba, or May Chang, is a tree native to southern China and other southeast Asian regions.  The essential oil is steam-distilled from its small pepper-like fruit.  It has antifungal and antibacterial properties, and has a lovely citrus fragrance that uplifts and invigorates. 

    INCI:  litsea cubeba (may chang) fruit oil

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      Castor Oil

      Castor Oil

      Castor oil is one of a kind.  Cold-pressed from beans that grow on a shrub native to northeast Africa and southeast Asia, castor oil is different.  High in glycerin esters of ricinoleic acid, castor oil has a distinctive feel and the unique ability to clean skin.  

      Motto's castor oil is certified organic.

      INCI:  ricinus communis (castor) seed oil

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        Shea Butter

        Shea Butter

        The tree is native to Africa, and the butter is harvested from the nut.  It is a super rich, emollient treasure, protecting the skin from dehydration and from damage from the elements.  Containing vitamins A & E, it brings suppleness and moisture to dry skin.

        Motto's shea butter is certified organic.

        INCI:  butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter

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