No Need for Toxic Body Care Ingredients by Sara Tuminello Founder of Take Haven

June 05, 2023

No Need for Toxic Body Care Ingredients by Sara Tuminello Founder of Take Haven


The Beneficial Power of Herbs, Essential Oils, and Organic Oils in Body Care


At this point, most of us know that what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in our bodies. Luckily, there is no need to use toxic, carcinogenic ingredients because nature has always provided us with a rich array of ingredients that offer incredible benefits. Herbs, essential oils, and organic oils have been utilized for centuries, and their scientifically proven properties make them indispensable in modern body care products. From their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to their soothing and nourishing effects, these natural ingredients offer a multitude of benefits for our skin and overall well-being.


The Benefits of Herbs in Body Care

Herbs in body care serve as nature's gift to our skin, offering numerous benefits. They provide a natural defense against environmental stressors, soothe inflammation, and promote healing and rejuvenation. Used intelligently, they are an invaluable addition to any body care routine, contributing to healthier, more radiant skin. 


Highlighted below are some herbal benefits.


- Anti-oxidant Rich: Many herbs are packed with antioxidants that help neutralize harmful free radicals, protecting the skin from oxidative stress and premature aging. Calendula, chamomile, turmeric, ginger and green tea offer anti-oxidant-rich protection.


- Anti-Inflammatory: Herbs are also known to offer anti-inflammatory effects that calm and soothe the skin, and reduce redness and irritation. Lavender, rosemary, and chamomile are well-recognized for their anti-inflammatory benefits.


- Healing and Regeneration: Herbs also have healing properties that support tissue repair and aid in wound healing, making them beneficial for various skin conditions. Aloe vera, comfrey, and calendula are popular choices.


- Skin Rejuvenation: Certain herbs can promote collagen synthesis, improve skin elasticity, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ginseng, rosehip, and licorice root are among them.


The Magic of Essential Oils

Essential oils, often referred to as the "soul of the plant," offer potent properties and enchanting aromas that have the power to transform our mood, enhance our well-being, and benefit our skin. From their role in aromatherapy to their antimicrobial properties and skin purification abilities, essential oils serve as a versatile and valuable component in the realm of natural body care.


- Aromatherapy and Mood Enhancement: Essential oils have been shown to positively impact mood, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and improve overall well-being. Lavender, peppermint, and citrus oils are a few popular choices.


- Antimicrobial Properties: Some essential oils possess powerful antimicrobial properties that can help combat bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms, making them useful in addressing acne and other skin conditions. Eucalyptus, and thyme are two great options.


- Skin Purification: Some essential oils may help purify the skin by regulating sebum production, minimizing pores, and promoting a clearer complexion.


The Wonders of Organic Oils

Organic oils are like nature's elixir for the skin. They offer a myriad of benefits that contribute to healthier, more radiant skin. Their rich composition of fatty acids and vitamins offers deep hydration, while their natural antioxidants provide protection and restoration. Organic oils not only soothe the skin but also can combat signs of aging, making them remarkable ingredients in natural body care.


- Deep Hydration: Cold-pressed organic oils, such as coconut, avocado, and olive oil, are rich in fatty acids and vitamins that penetrate deeply into the skin, providing long-lasting hydration and nourishment while keeping it soft and supple.


- Protection and Restoration: Organic oils contain natural antioxidants, such as vitamin E, that protect the skin against free radicals and environmental damage while supporting its natural barrier function.


- Calming: Organic oils can have soothing properties that alleviate inflammation, redness, and irritation, making them beneficial for sensitive or reactive skin.


- Anti-Aging Effects: Many organic oils are abundant in antioxidants, helping to combat the signs of aging, improve skin elasticity, and promote a youthful complexion. Rosehip, and pomegranate seed oils are two great options.


You can make a conscious choice and steer clear of hazardous ingredients found in conventional products by opting for body care products that prioritize all-natural, non-toxic ingredients. Take Haven makes this easy to do by offering a wholistic body care line strategically formulated in alignment with the healing properties offered by nature. Make a conscious choice for a healthier, more vibrant you.


About Take Haven

Take Haven is a modern artisan wellness brand that goes beyond conventional body care by incorporating ancient wisdom and holistic approaches into their formulations. Inspired by the 5-Element Theory, Ayurvedic science, and herbalism, Take Haven embraces a comprehensive approach to create products that promote balance and well-being. By blending these practices, Take Haven taps into the profound benefits nature has to offer. Made right here on Bainbridge Island. 



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