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Botanical Ingredients

How Do We Define Natural?

Any ingredient which is composed of plant, mineral, fruit and/or marine plants which are unrefined, refined or that undergo chemical changes.

At Be You Botanicals, we believe in high quality ingredients, which is why we strive for minimally processed, naturally derived and sustainably sourced ingredients.

We strive to use raw, unrefined, organic and sustainably sourced ingredients, as they provide more health benefits to our skin. Ensuring the highest quality, most potent phytonutrients in our base ingredients is our goal. While we still use refined butters and oils in some products for scent and shelf life purposes, this is avoided when possible.

What does it mean when an ingredient is unrefined?
It refers to an ingredient being unprocessed, untreated or crude – having not been processed to remove all of the ‘impurities’ or ‘elements’.

Raw Unrefined Butters

You will find organic raw unrefined shea, mango and cacao butter in many of our bath bombs. Raw unrefined butters have a high amount of Vitamin A and E, fatty acid and other more skin-beneficial ingredients. When the butter has been refined, it has been stripped of the majority of these beneficial ingredients.

Raw Unrefined Carrier Oils
We source raw, unrefined, extra virgin and cold pressed carrier oils when possible. Sourcing unrefined carrier oils means they are minimally processed, providing you with more skin benefits each time you use our products. Unrefined oils are either cold-pressed or expeller-pressed, which means they are minimally processed using mechanical extraction. They are made using low-temperature controlled conditions to extract the oil from the seed, nut, etc. They can also be referred to as ‘virgin’ or ‘extra virgin’. Unrefined oils are the most desired, since the minimal processing ensures a high quality, nutrient-rich, authentic-to-nature oil.

Organic Unrefined Cold Pressed Cocoa Butter
Organic Raw/Unrefined Cocoa Butter Certified Organic Cocoa Butter natural unrefined is both cosmetic and food grade (PPP) pure prime pressed.

Raw Unrefined Mango Butter
Raw Mango Butter is extracted from the kernel of the mango fruit.

Grade A Cold Pressed Shea Butter
Ivory/white with a scent lighter than traditionally produced shea butter, which is produced by roasting the shea nuts over a wood fire.

Apricot kernel oil unrefined organic virgin cold pressed raw
Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil is good for all skin types and is very rich and nourishing.

Avocado oil extra virgin organic unrefined cold pressed raw
Avocado Carrier Oil contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and Beta carotene. It is classified as a monounsaturated oil and is best for dry skin.

Cacay nut oil unrefined organic carrier cold pressed
Cacay Oil is one of the best and newest anti-aging and anti-wrinkle face oil. This oil is ultimate superfood for the skin and hair from the Amazon forest. It helps to heal dry, chapped and cracked skin, while balancing the moisture in the skin. It also helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Suitable for all skin types, but especially good for dry and aging skin.

Chamomile oil organic carrier cold pressed premium
Chamomile oil is one of the most popular oils. It naturally soothes, is anti-inflammatory, and can help calm physical ailments.

Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil
Fractionated Coconut produces a barrier on the skin, but will not clog pores.

Grapeseed oil organic carrier cold pressed
Grapeseed oil is extracted without solvents or chemical processing. It is cold pressed and then filtered, allowing it to maintain the benefits of the oil.

Jojoba oil golden organic carrier unrefined cold pressed
Organic Jojoba Golden Oil creates a barrier on the skin, but leaves a satin-like finish behind.

Kukui nut oil organic carrier cold pressed
Kukui nuts of the Kukui Nut tree helps heal wounds, reduces wrinkles, soothes excema, reduces inflammation and moisturizes.

Red raspberry seed oil unrefined organic extra virgin
This oil is extracted without solvents or chemical processing, and is an excellent oil used to help carry nutrients to the skin. It contains essential fatty acids, and has high levels of antioxidants, which hydrate the skin.

Rosehip seed oil unrefined organic extra virgin cold pressed
Extra Virgin Rosehip Carrier Oil has a high content of Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and is of the highest quality.

Sea buckthorn oil unrefined organic extra virgin co2 extracted
Sea Buckthorn Carrier Oil is touted to be one of the best sources of natural antioxidants due to its high content of Vitamin C. These antioxidants help fight wrinkles, dry skin, and aging skin.

Squalane oil organic olive-derived anti-aging moisturizer cold press
Squalane Oil is a high purity vegetable Squalane obtained from organic Olives.

Sweet almond oil unrefined organic carrier cold pressed
Sweet Almond Carrier Oil helps to soften, re-condition and nourish the skin. It is rich in proteins, Olein Glyceride Linoleic Acid and Vitamin D.

Watermelon seed oil organic cold pressed
Watermelon oil is very moisturizing and contains high amounts of linoleic acid, making it great for skincare.

Brazilian Yellow Clay
Brazilian Yellow Clay is a mineral rich clay that contains small amounts of Iron Oxide.

Brazilian Purple Clay
Purple Brazilian Clay is a premium cosmetic clay from Brazil that contains unique composition of minerals including Magnesium, Titanium, Silica, and Iron.

White Kaolin Clay
This clay can be used on normal, dry, and sensitive skin because it does not draw oils from the skin.

Russian Blue Cambrian Clay
Russian Cambrian Blue Clay is a healing clay harvested in one of the purest areas of Russia. It is used to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, skin discolorations and also stimulates blood circulation.

Black Volcanic Clay
Black Volcanic Clay is a dense blackish gray to black clay. It energizes, refreshes and removes toxins from the skin. It washes out impurities from the skin.

Moroccan Rhassoul Clay
Rhassoul Clay is mined from ancient deposits deep within the Morocco Atlas Mountains. It is touted as one of the most amazing products of the earth, with an incredible amount of minerals as it contains the highest amount of silica, magnesium, potassium and calcium.

French Pink Clay
French Pink Clay is great for sensitive skin. It is considered to be the mildest of all the clays and works well for normal, sensitive and mature skin types.

Dead Sea Mud/Clay
The Dead Mud Clay (Sea clay) is rich in titanium, which makes it an excellent antioxidant. This clay is anti-inflammatory, rejuvenating, lightens blemishes, relieves stress, reduces acne and helps in activating the metabolism of superficial fats.

French Green Clay
French Green Clay comes from the sedimentation of Silico-aluminum. It includes Iron, Silica, Aluminum, Magnesium, Calcium, Titanium, Sodium and Potassium. It helps to absorb and remove impurities from the skin.

Fullers Earth Clay
This clay is the result of decomposed volcanic ash and is a type of Kaolin clay. This clay deep cleans the pores, and reduces the look of blackheads and whiteheads. It helps to remove impurities and sloughs off dead skin cells.

Zinc Oxide
Zinc Oxide is a non-nano white powder with astringent properties.

Sodium Bicarbonate
Pure Sodium Bicarbonate, Food Grade, ORMI listed, Certified for use in organic products. Typical Particle Analysis: 0% Retained through 100 Mesh (~149 Micron), 31% Retained by 200 Mesh (~74 Micron), 36% retained by 325 Mesh (~44 Micron)

Citric Acid
Pure Food Grade Citric Acid.

Stearic Acid
Derived from coconut and palm oil.

Cane Sugar
Pure granulated cane sugar.

Germall Plus
Broad spectrum preservative.

Cetyl Alcohol
Derived from coconut and palm oil.

Cetearyl Alcohol
Derived from coconut and palm oil.

Organic Carnuba Wax
100% vegan and sustainably harvested from the leaves of the Copernicia prunifera, commonly known as Carnuba Palm, grown on Certified Organic Farms in Brazil.

Raw Kokum Butter
Extracted from the seeds of Garcinia Indica fruit.

Behentrimonium Methosulfate
A non-sulfate, derived from rapeseed oil.

Butylene Glycol
An organic alcohol, or diol, derived from distilled corn and sugarcane.

Raw Cranberry Fiber
Botanical additive.

Activated Charcoal
It comes from high purity coconut shell base char and is produced by a high temperature steam activation process.

Magnesium Chloride
Genuine Zechstein, magnesium chloride flakes

Coconut Milk Powder
Coconut milk powder helps to keep the skin hydrated. It’s also packed with nutrients like potassium, folate, and vitamins C, E, and B.

Polysorbate 80
Polysorbate 80 is a natural vegetable sourced emulsifier which creates solubility between water based ingredients and oil based ingredients.

Colloidal Oatmeal
Colloidal oatmeal helps to soothe and provides a gentle exfoliation, leaving your skin feeling soft.

Methylsulfonylmethane – Sulfur Crystals (MSM)
99.9% Pure, Therapeutic-Grade Methylsulfonylmethane

Seaweed Extract
It’s great for those with sensitive or mature skin.

Epsom Salt
Epsom Salt is a pure mineral compound (Magnesium Sulfate) in crystal form. Soaking in an Epsom Salt bath is one of the most effective means of making the magnesium your body needs readily available. Made in the USA.

Arrowroot Powder
Organic Arrow Root Powder (Also known as Arrowroot Flour) is made from 100% Natural Arrowroot and nothing else. No fillers, no preservatives, etc.

Bentonite Clay
Calcium Bentonite clay consists of aged volcanic ash also known as “Pascalite.” The name comes from the largest known deposit of Calcium bentonite clay located in Big Horn, Montana.

Blue Spirulina
100% Organic Blue Spirulina Extract Powder.

Rosehip Botanical Extract Powder
Rosehip is the fruit of the rose plant, and the extract powder comes from the seeds and shells. It is high in vitamin C, and 32 other minerals and vitamins such as beta carotene, bioflavonoids, calcium, citrates, citric acid, iron malates, malic acid, niacin, phosphorus, and vitamins A, K, B1, B2, E.

Aloe Vera Extract Powder
Aloe Vera moisturizes, nourishes and helps to keep the skin hydrated.

Hibiscus Botanical Extract Powder
Hibiscus flower extract powder helps with age spots and can help the skin feel fresher, smoother and younger.

Carrot Powder
100% organic carrot powder.

Rose Petal Powder
100% organic rose petals.

Red Beet Powder
100% organic red beet powder.

Blue Butterfly Pea Powder
100% organic blue butterfly pea powder.

Freeze Dried Marine Micro Algae
This freeze dried marine micro algae is produced in a lab-grade facility. It uses purified water combined with purified sea salt in order to imitate the ocean, while eliminating heavy metals and other contaminants. Because it is freeze-dried, it has a longer shelf life and maximizes nutrition to the skin. The micro aspect means it helps penetrate the skin to deliver the nutrition to where it’s needed the most.

Pineapple Extract Powder
Pineapple Extract Powder contains the enzyme bromelain and helps to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells.

Papaya Extract Powder
Papaya Extract Powder helps balance the skin, rejuvenate, remove dead skin cells, encourage new skin growth, smoothes, softens and is a great vitamin C supplier.

White Lotus Extract Powder
White Lotus Extract Powder (Nelumbo Nucifera) contains vitamin C, which helps to shield the skin from free radicals and minerals. It contains fatty acids, flavonoids and proteins, which all help strengthen the skins connective tissues, helping to keep the skin looking plump and smooth. It is known to help hydrate, restore the skins natural complexion, wrinkles and skin pigmentation.

Bamboo Extract Powder
Bamboo Extract contains Silica and Biotin, which aids in collagen production. It also hydrates and reduces visible signs of aging.

Tapioca Starch
Helps to remove dead skin cells, dark spots, scars and treats acne. Leaves a smooth finish.

Acacia Gum
Acacia Fiber/Gum provides an instantaneous lifting effect to the skin. It helps improve the skins texture and reduces wrinkles.

Strawberry Fruit Extract Powder
Strawberry Fruit Extract Powder is rich in polyphenols and vitamin C. It helps protect, soothe and is a great toner for the skin.

Elderberry Botanical Extract Powder
Elderberries contain nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants, including – Bioflavonoids, quercetin, Pectin, Omega-3 fatty acids, Choline, Omega-6 fatty acids, Tannins, and vitamins A, B-1, B-2, B-3 complex. These help soften, smooth, reduce inflammation and wrinkles.

Banana Botanical Extract Powder
Banana Botanical Extract Powder is rich in potassium, vitamin A and is a source of fruit alpha hydroxy acids. It’s wonderful for dry skin, sensitive skin and overall all skin types.

Burdock Root Botanical Powder
Burdock Root Extract Powder contains Vitamins B complex, E, potassium, cobalt, phosphorous, chromium, magnesium, silicon, zinc, iron, and sodium.

Passion Fruit Botanical Extract Powder
Passion Fruit Botanical Extract Powder includes vitamin A, C, and essential fatty acids. It helps protect the skin against environmental stressors and helps to keep the skin firm and youthful. It also helps moisturize and plump the skin by reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Rosemary Botanical Extract Powder
Rosemary Botanical Extract Powder helps prevent the signs of premature aging. Rosemarinic acid (the main component in rosemary leaf extract) is the key to calming the skin, making it great for eczema and acne.

Camu Camu Botanical Extract Powder
Camu Camu Botanical Extract Powder contains over 30 times more vitamin C than an orange and is considered the fruit with the highest amount of vitamin C.

Green Tea Extract Powder
Green Tea Extract Powder helps delay signs of aging such as age spots, lines, sagging skin, wrinkles and sun damage.

Arnica Extract Powder
Arnica Extract Powder helps to increase blood circulation, which can help with under eye puffiness and wound healing. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammation properties, which aids in treating acne prone skin and wound/insect bites.

Sprouted Brown Rice Powder
Sprouted Brown Rice Powder has four times the GABA content of regular brown rice, and over ten times the GABA of white rice. GABA helps promote collagen production. Brown Rice Powder helps moisturize and improve elasticity, while containing antioxidants and vitamin E.

Chickpea Powder
Chickpea Powder contains magnesium, which helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles, increases elasticity, and helps prevent premature wrinkles.

Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel is an astringent and helps to calm redness and swelling from acne.

Neem Extract Powder
Neem Extract Powder helps to calm eczema and acne, while providing anti-aging benefits.

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
SCI is a surfactant based on fatty acids from coconut oil and isoethionic acid, a type of sulfonic acid.

Broad spectrum preservative.

Germall Plus
Broad spectrum preservative.