Essential Body Butter Ingredient Benefits

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang ylang oil is steam-distilled from the blossoms.  It is credited with antiseptic, softening, rejuvenating, and calming properties.  It is good at balancing skin, and addressing skin disorders aggravated by stress.  It is an excellent daily skincare oil for all skin types.  Above and beyond its skincare benefits, ylang ylang is primarily lauded for its fragrance.  It has a rich, heavy, sweet floral scent, which is known for alleviating stress and encouraging harmony of the body and mind.

INCI:  cananga odorata (ylang ylang) oil

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Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is a hybrid, perennial mint known for uplifting the spirit and alleviating stress.  Some say that inhaling its fragrance can aid digestion and relieve headaches.  It cools skin while promoting blood circulation.

Motto's peppermint oil is certified organic.

INCI:  mentha arvensis (peppermint) leaf oil

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Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium, a gorgeous flower popular in gardens around the world, has an herbaceous yet rosy fragrance.  It loves all skin types.  Its cell-regenerating properties make it an excellent choice for dry or aging skin, but it is also an anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory, making it healing for those with damaged skin.  It works well in fighting acne and overall skin balancing - a true skin-loving ingredient.  From an aromatherapy perspective, it is uplifting and soothing, with its cheery and fresh scent.

Motto's geranium oil is certified organic.

INCI:  pelargonium graveolens (geranium) oil

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Petitgrain Essential Oil

Petitgrain Essential Oil

The bigarade orange tree is native to southern China and was later introduced to other parts of the world.  The essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves and/or twigs and has a fresh, invigorating and slightly floral scent.  It is regenerating, firming, anti-inflammatory, and healing.

INCI:  citrus aurantium amara (petitgrain) oil

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