100% Natural Ingredients
At Wunder Budder we use natural ingredients. Not just a few natural ingredients added to synthetics, fillers, perfumes, and colors. We use ONLY natural ingredients, always. Take a look at what goes into Wunder Budder:
* Carrier Oils + Butters + Waxes *
Apricot Kernel (Prunus armeniaca): Pressed from the inner kernels of apricot pits, this medium weight oil, rich in fatty acids, has a silky feel and absorbs well into skin. This light golden virgin oil has a pleasant aroma remarkably similar to almonds, which fades after application. Apricot kernel oil is suitable for all ages and all skin types.
Beeswax: Made by our tiny superhero friends, beeswax is used in skincare as a natural emulsifier to bind oils and waters, and because it is a humectant (pulls water from the air). This nourishing and protective wax locks in moisture but won't clog pores.
Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera): This deep green oil with a fruity herbaceous scent is pressed and filtered from grapeseeds after winemaking. Grapeseed oil is one of the lightest of all oils used in skincare, is easily absorbed into skin leaving no greasy residue behind, and is ideal for people new to oil-based skincare and for those with oily skin.
Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis): This liquid wax extracted from jojoba seeds is similar to human sebum (oil our skin produces). This medium-weight rich "oil" spreads and absorbs easily into the skin and won't clog pores. An excellent skin and scalp conditioner, jojoba is used to balance skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Jojoba is suitable for all skin types.
Mango Butter (Mangifera indica): This emollient (softening) butter is pressed from the seeds of mango fruit. A solid a room temperature, mango butter softens at body temperature to condition dry, damaged, or ageing skin, and may help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. stretch marks, and scars. Mango butter is a semi-dry butter, conditioning skin without leaving it greasy.
Rosehip Seed (Rosa rubiginosa): This prized oil is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and in first-aid for minor cuts and burns to reduce the appearance of damaged skin and scars. Rosehip seed oil is heavy, and may be greasy. It may be used on all skin types as spot treatment, but all-over use should be avoided by those with oily or acne-prone skin.
* Herbs + Botanicals*
Calendula Flowers (Calendula officinalis): Calendula soothes "hot" skin that has been burned, bitten, or bruised, and helps to heal cuts and scrapes faster by stimulating the growth of granulation tissue to fill the wound. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, calendula oil is often used to soothe symptoms of chronic conditions like dermatitis, cold sores, and acne. Read more about calendula.
Chaparral Leaf (Larrea tridentata): With antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties, chaparral takes an active role in the healing process to relieve symptoms of painful conditions such as minor wounds, bites, bruises and burns. A chaparral salve makes a great addition to any first-aid kit. Read more about chaparral.
Honey: With natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, honey can calm the skin and defend against inflammation and acne. In the past, it was used to treat wounds and various skin ailments. Now, honey is used in cosmetics as a humectant to bring moisture from the air to the skin, and to brighten dull skin.
Soy Glycerin (Glycine max): In saponification (soap making), a fat and an alkali are mixed, and two products are created: soap and glycerin. Glycerin is an emollient and humectant, making it ideal for keeping skin soft and conditioned.
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana): This versatile astringent is known for its ability to tone skin, by reducing the appearance of pores and inflammed blood vessels. Often used on itchy or swollen skin, the anti-inflammatory witch hazel calms bug bites, acne, dermatitis, poison ivy and poison oak rashes, and it helps to reduce the visibility of bruises.
* Minerals *
Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate): Baking soda is a multipurpose natural mineral salt used for cooking, cleaning, and skincare. Though it appears to be a fine powder to the naked eye, baking soda is actually crystalline in structure. When applied topically, baking soda acts as a revitalizing exfoliant capable of washing away oil and neutralizing acids on the skin. When used on the hands, it can soften rough skin and absorb odors.
Bentonite Clay (sodium bentonite): A light grey-cream-colored naturally occurring clay formed from volcanic ash. Bentonite expands to several times its mass when wet and binds toxins to be easily washed away. Because it readily absorbs oil, bentonite clay is best used for normal to oily complexions, and may deplete already dry skin.
Kaolin Clay (aluminum silicate): This pure white clay will pull toxins from the skin to be easily washed away, but does not absorb oil, and won't make your face feel tight. Gentle kaolin is ideal for cleansing dry or sensitive skin.
* Essential Oils + Extracts *
Cardamom Essential Oil (Elettaria cardamomum): Cardamom is the third most valuable spice in the world, after saffron and vanilla. This exotic oil has a warm and spicy aroma with a lemony note. Cardamom is used mostly for scent, but may also be used in times of stress, tension, and nervous exhaustion.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil (Daucus carota): Wild carrot seed oil has a strong earthy, woody aroma. Though not commonly used in aromatherapy, this oil is popular for use in skincare for its high antioxidant content, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and to rejuvenate skin.
Cedarwood Essential Oil (Juniperus virginiana), Virginian: Commonly called "red cedar", this tree is actually a juniper, with a woody scent close to true cedars. This oil is used to help calm anger, anxiety, and stress after a particularly trying day, and can also be useful to ease an over-active mind. Topically, it may be beneficial for different skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, and acne.
Chamomile Essential Oil (Anthemis nobilis), Roman: Chamomile is a potent sedative that relaxes both the mind and the body, with a strong green-floral aroma with notes of apple. It's used to calm nervous afflictions such as anxiety, tension, nervous exhaustion, and insomnia, as well as red, irritated, and inflamed skin conditions.
Cinnamon Essential Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum): This essential oil has the familiar spicy aroma you love, but is taken from the leaves of the cinnamon tree. It is sometimes used as a mental stimulant and to stimulate digestion.
Clove Essential Oil (Eugenia carophyllata): Spicy, earthy, comforting, and familiar, clove essential oil smells just like dried clove buds. With antispasmodic and expectorant properties, clove is a trusted remedy for colds and other bronchial conditions, and to ease digestive issues.
Cocoa Extract (Theobroma cacao): Widely used in the food industry, this seductively sweet oil can also be added to perfumes and cosmetics. The warm and comforting aroma of cocoa is balancing to the body and the mind. This soothing oil relieves stress and anxiety for greater mental well-being. Loved by many, the mouth watering scent of cocoa may also be an aphrodisiac.
Cypress Essential Oil (Cupressus sempervirens): The relaxing scent is calming yet uplifting, and may be helpful in clearing stress and anxious energy. When used topically, cypress can increase circulation and decrease inflammation and swelling, and acts as a balancing tonic for oily skin. Known for its antispasmodic and expectorant properties, this essential oil may be helpful with chest and lung conditions.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus globulus): Eucalyptus can relieve coughs and nasal congestion, and reduces excess mucus related to catarrhal conditions (inflamed mucus membranes in the airways). Inhaling the revitalizing aroma of eucalyptus essential oil can stimulate and clear the mind. With antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral qualities, the use of this essential oil may help prevent colds and flus.
Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia spp.): This complex oil has a fresh, bright top note with a hint of citrus, that fades into a balsamic, earthy, and lightly peppery undertone. Calming to an overactive mind, frankincense can help relieve stress and anxiety without being sedating. It's balancing, and can simultaneously reduce tension while boosting focus and concentration.
Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum sambac): Used widely in perfumes for many years, this exotic aphrodisiac imparts a general sense of well-being by reducing anxiety and balancing strong emotions. Jasmine may also calm spasmodic conditions such as coughing and menstrual cramps. Known for easing complaints like PMS and post-nasal depression, jasmine is often thought of as a woman's oil, but plenty of men also enjoy the aroma.
Juniper Essential Oil (Juniperus communis): This is the same familiar conifer that produces the tiny, hard, bluish berries that are used to flavor gin. Juniper is an energetically cleansing oil, and is relaxing. The combination makes it a nice oil for stress and anxiety, when you're overworked, and when you have that tight, exhausted feeling but can't fall asleep.
Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia): With antibacterial and antifungal properties, this essential oil is great for skin ailments, especially minor infections like acne and boils, and is excellent for use on minor burns. The aroma is relaxing, so it's often recommended for emotionally charged times, such as in PMS, insomnia, tension headaches, anxiety, irritability, and stress.
Lemongrass Essential Oil (Cymbopogon flexuosus): With a bright, fresh, lemon-like scent, this essential oil is both calming and uplifting, helping to relax and refresh the mind. Mild anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties make this oil suitable for soothing symptoms of nasal, throat, and upper respiratory inflammations.
Neroli Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium): Neroli oil is distilled from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree. Its intensely sweet, floral, and even slightly earthy citrus aroma is used as a mild sedative for those suffering from nervous disorders and insomnia. Both relaxing and uplifting, neroli can be helpful to people suffering from PMS, PMD, nervous palpitations, insomnia, or mild/temporary depression.
Oregano Essential Oil (Origanum vulgare): Oregano essential oil has a strong, unique scent, just like the herb itself. Best known for its antimicrobial properties, oregano oil is believed to have analgesic and antispasmodic capabilities, among many others. It is used as an expectorant and decongestant, helping to ease lung, sinus, and respiratory tract ailments.
Patchouli Essential Oil (Pogostemon cablin): Earthy and rich, this highly grounding oil can be either stimulating or relaxing to the nervous system, depending on the need, and may be comforting in times of depression or anxiety. Patchouli essential oil can also be used topically to help damaged or inflamed skin, and is traditionally used for facial irritations such as acne and puffy skin around the eyes, as well as mature skin.
Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha piperita): The scent of peppermint is a refreshing pick-me-up that aids concentration by stimulating the mind. When inhaled, peppermint oil can soothe nasal and respiratory congestion. It also helps to relieve indigestion, morning sickness, and many other stomach and gastrointestinal complains.
Rose Extract (Rosa damascena): It takes 2-3kg of fresh flowers to produce 1g of precious rose oil. Traditionally used for mature skin, this heavy aromatic "heart" oil is considered to be a woman's oil. With pleasant floral notes true to fresh rose flowers, it is relaxing, on the edge of being sedating. Emotionally and spiritually soothing, rose oil has also been credited with reducing nasal inflammation, suppressing bacterial growth, and helping the body and mind recover from illness.
Rosemary Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis): With a pleasant fragrance that awakens and revives the mind, rosemary boosts alertness and concentration, and may help to tame out-of-control emotions for better focus. Inhaled treatments are good for relieving coughs, colds, and general congestion. Additionally, the antimicrobial effects of rosemary oil may even reduce the presence of airborne pathogens when used as a room fragrance. When massaged into the skin, rosemary oil stimulates circulation while soothing sore muscles and stiff joints. Rosemary extract is used as an anti-oxidant in skin care preparations.
Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia): This powerful oil is often used to soothe nasal congestion and catarrhal colds. When used topically, tea tree oil can inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi, making it a great remedy for athlete's foot, and it can be applied to many different types of wounds, including cuts, blisters, insect bites, and minor burns. If massaged into the skin, tea tree oil can help alleviate muscle aches and pains.
Vetiver Essential Oil (Vetiveria zizanioides): Vetiver essential oil is steam distilled from the tangled roots after they have been cut and dried, and historically used in perfumes and cosmetics. Often referred to as the Oil of Tranquility, this complex, warm, earthy oil is calming without being sedating, good for use in meditation or in times of stress. Vetiver is a thick oil, reminiscent of a fertile forest floor with notes of moss, and has a lasting aroma.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga odorata): With a spicy floral aroma that both men and women find appealing and aphrodisiac, ylang ylang is used mainly in perfume and cosmetic production. Additionally, a gentle sedative quality makes this essential oil perfect for calming stress-induced ailments such as anxiety and emotional tension.