New Item: Whipped Salt Scrub

New Scent, New Texture

Welcome to tropical hydration! Introducing Whipped Salt Scrub in Blue Ocean. We’ve taken the powerful moisturizing properties from our salt scrub line and have added a new soft foaming whip texture. This new blend is infused with traditionally handmade Philippine certified organic unrefined Coconut Oil, mineral rich Sea Salt, and the invigorating organic scent of Eucalyptus.

Why We Are Different

There are other companies selling coconut oil in the US mass-produced by machines from dried coconut. Not at Black Birch! Our coconut oil is handmade on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts. Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines. Only the highest quality coconuts are hand-picked from each harvest. The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these organic coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world! Testing done in independent laboratories on coconut oil antioxidants reveals higher levels of phenolic antioxidants than other coconut oils.  No chemical or high-heat treatment is used. Never mass-produced. The coconut trees and family producers are certified organic according to strict USDA standards. The families who produce the oil are also trained according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards and re-certified each year.


What's Great about Coconut Oil? 

Since coconut oil contains mostly fats, it acts as an emollient for your skin. It melts into your skin and increases the levels of skin surface lipids, which softens it, providing a softening and soothing effect. The benefit of coconut oil on the skin is comparable to that of mineral oil. Unlike mineral oil (which is a byproduct of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil) there is no chance of having any adverse side effects on the skin.
Pure Coconut Oil based products also provide the following benefits

Antiseptic & AntiMicrobrial
-         The medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) present in coconut oil have been shown to possess antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. These remarkable features provide the added benefit of protecting your skin from all sorts of microbes, and treating various skin conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.
Acne Treatment
-         Its anti microbial properties kill the bacteria which causes acne. Some people say that coconut oil clogs up your pores. The main reason behind this is that they may not be using pure virgin coconut oil.
Antioxidant for Wrinkles
-         Free radicals destroy elastic tissues and cause connective tissues to lose strength. This loosens our skin and results in wrinkles. To provide skin with the necessary free-radical-fighting antioxidants is through the use of coconut oil. It contains ferulic acid and p-coumaric acid which have been proven to be strong natural anti-oxidants.

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