At Tire Swing Naturals, we keep our recipes pure and simple. We source our ingredients very carefully and work to ensure that we buy local when possible, buy certified organic when it’s available and when it’s not we make sure the ingredient is pesticide-free, preservative-free and free of anything else that’s potentially harmful. We also believe that we have a responsibility to make sure the way people, animals, plants and the greater environment involved in acquiring these ingredients are respected and research suppliers’ practices in these regards before making purchases.
When developing our recipes we carefully select ingredients that will have offer the most benefit and research their properties (and precautions) before arriving at our formulas. Here, we provide some basic background on some of the main ingredients you’ll find in Tire Swing Naturals products. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us.
*If you are pregnant, have asthma, allergies, epilepsy or other condition, please consult with your health care provider about the safety of ingredients used in your skin care products.
Olive Oil (Olea Europaea)
Olive Oil is one of our favourite, and most used, oils at Tire Swing Naturals. Its conditioning properties, low comedogenic rating and stable shelf life make it a good choice for products ranging from lip balms to skin salves. We only use cold-pressed, extra-virgin, organic olive oil in our skin care recipes.
Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera)
Not only is Coconut Oil a great natural moisturizer, it contains a number of other beneficial properties. It has been shown to be an effective antifungal oil as well as helpful in promoting healing and reducing inflammation. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17651080)
Check out the Tire Swing Naturals blog, The Dirt , for info on April’s ‘Ingredient of the Month’!