Abyssinian Oil is a natural seed oil with an ultra light feel on the skin. It has a unique molecular structure not found in any other naturally occurring substance- it contains a high percentage of unsaturated C22 fatty acids, making it highly resistant to oxidation.
We use it as anti-ageing oil cleanser and as a makeup remover. Our recipe is extremely simple and super effective.
You will need a small bottle of abyssinian oil and a few drops of rose essential oil..that’s it!
Why use a botanical oil as a makeup remover?
Oil-based cleansers work differently than foaming cleansers.
Oils, thanks to their hydrophobic state, literally grab dirt and product/makeup residue before water washes them away. This ensures your skin and pores are perfectly clear of makeup, dirt and pollution at the end of each day whilst preserving your skin’s natural oil/sebum barrier.
Foaming cleansers, on the other hand, contain detergents that dissolve your skin’s natural oil and pulls out essential lipids from skin cells.
Cleansing botanical oils are much better for dry skin than foaming cleansers because they protect the lipids and as we all know, dry skin needs to remain hydrated and moisturised. Little tip for a perfectly cleansed skin (especially if you are wearing heavy makeup), do a double cleanse: apply the botanical oil, rub on your skin in circular motion and rinse with warm water. Repeat and finish with a flower water toner before applying your evening skincare.
Any questions or comments please let us know below.
The Spoiled Bee Team Xx
The Spoiled Bee was created in 2017 by a mother/daughter combo who are passionate about home made natural cosmetics. After numerous travels to all corners of the globe, they have jointly accumulated a wealth of knowledge and first hand experiences in a wide variety of natural cosmetic and beauty ingredients. From the well-kept beauty secrets of the Pacific Islands to ancient French beauty remedies.
We believe nature and beauty is not one size fits all and that is why The Spoiled Bee brings you only the very best of these natural ingredients to create your own custom made cosmetic at home. Ranging from skincare, haircare and mineral makeup ingredients to reusable accessories, we believe nature has provided us with everything we need to be naturally gorgeous! Free of any harsh chemicals, 100% cruelty free, never tested on animals, environmentally friendly and ethical, what more could you ask for?
Through our blog and social medias pages, we will also aim to bring you the very best recipes and advice to help you and inspire you every step of the way.
A little about our name, the Spoiled Bee comes from the desire of protecting our beautiful bees and of course spoiling them! Did you know scientists agree that if all bees were to disappear from the face of the earth, humanity only has about 4 years left to live due to the lack of pollination? That is why we have decided to offer among many other products and ingredients, a range of bee products which also happen to have amazing properties for your body, skin and hair.
Now we know you are probably wondering how encouraging the commerce of bee products will help the bee population? Well, over the last few decades, bee products have unfortunately and often rightly been associated with harsh harvesting and mass production to keep up with the growing demand. We will never be doing that in a million (or trillion) years! We make sure that all our bee products are harvested in a sustainable and respectful manner by carefully selecting trusted bee keepers.
All the hives are located in flowery fields and forests, away from all modern pollution and chemicals and the beekeepers always make sure our bees have more than enough honey left for winter. The more hives, the more the bee population of the world will thrive once again so please help us help them!
Lots of Love
The Spoiled Bee Team Xx
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