Category Archives: Pura Ingredients

Understanding Beauty Standards and Lingo

Thankfully, we live in a society that has slowly become more conscientious and aware of the environment and what surrounds us. Thus, there has been a huge surge in green cosmetics and beauty products. It is safe to say that just about everyone has a natural, organic product that they rave to all their friends about. But, next time before you buy, it is important to know the terms and regulations around products that claim to be natural, organic or … READ MORE

Benefits of Sunflower Oil

The vibrant and beautifully colored sunflower is recognized around the world for its elegance. However, many people don’t immediately think of sunflowers as a perfectly balanced cosmetic oil. Did you know that when applied to the skin, they can be effective against infections and diseases such as acne, eczema, scarring, redness and irritation? That’s why we are proud to use sunflower oil as a top ingredient in our Tea Garden Cleansing Soap Bars. The beauty and health benefits are endless. … READ MORE

Aloe Vera Uses Are Endless… and here’s why

One of our favorite ingredients to use in our products is Aloe Vera. The spiked green plant you see out in your yard has been used for centuries as a treatment for several skin injuries, however, studies have found it to have many other beneficial effects on your health. While Aloe Vera gel is widely known to relieve sunburn and help heal wounds, did you know that your favorite potted plant can actually be used for so much more? Keeps … READ MORE

Eucalyptus Isn’t Just a Plant

Eucalyptus is an oil commonly used in aromatherapy that has become known for its unique aroma and lasting effects on the body. We are proud to use eucalyptus oil as the main ingredient in our Fulfill Mint soy candle. When burned, its soothing and aromatic fragrance will help your body relax and unwind. Since ancient times, eucalyptus has been used to treat common colds and headaches, however,  there are several more benefits to the oil that you may not even … READ MORE

Why You Should Try Vanilla Chai

When it comes to herbal teas, none are quite as popular as Vanilla Chai. In fact, you can even head to your local Starbucks and order this herbal concoction in a variety of different ways. But what’s the big deal about vanilla chai anyway? What makes it so popular? Unlike caffeine, chai has many beneficial properties. To start, the black tea that makes up chai is rich in antioxidants and the spices have been used for thousands of years to … READ MORE

Why Choose Soy Candles?

The majority of today’s candles are made using paraffin wax, however, soy candles are an all-natural, alternative option. While at first glance they may look like their paraffin counterparts, they actually offer many distinct advantages. Because soy candles are made from vegetable oil and soybeans, they are always all-natural. Paraffin candles, on the other hand, are made from petroleum oil, which is terrible for you and will be discussed more shortly. Additionally, Soy wax candles do not increase the carbon … READ MORE

National Rose Month

Americans have always loved flowers, so much so, that June is actually declared National Rose Month! Roses have a long and colorful history and have been symbols of love, beauty, war and politics for hundreds of years. On November 20, 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed a resolution making roses the national floral emblem of the White House Garden. In it he wrote, “The American people have long held such a special place in their hearts for roses. Let us continue … READ MORE

Health Benefits of Mint

Mint. The herb we have all grown to know and love. Mint chocolate chip. Mint tea. Mint chewing gum. Even mint detox water. The well-known mouth and breath freshener scientifically known as Mentha has over two dozen species and hundreds of different varieties. While it has been used for thousands of years as a natural food and drink product, its health benefits deserve some recognition as well. When it comes to digestion, mint is a great palate cleanser or appetizer. It can also soothe … READ MORE

Pura Ingredients: Himalayan Sea Salt

Pass the Salt… Not that PINK stuff! The Himalayan Mountain range stretches across Asia, passing through China, Nepal and India. Although these mountains are often known for Mount Everest, their highest peak, here is something new to think about – salt. Hundreds of years ago, these crystallized salt beds were once covered in lava. Over time, the lava acted as a protection from the elements, leading people to believe this salt is the purest on Earth. Unlike other salts from … READ MORE

Pura Ingredients: Aloe Vera

One key ingredient in our hand cream is aloe vera. The spiked green plant you see out in your yard has been used for centuries as a treatment for several skin conditions. Studies show it heals; wounds, dry skin, minor infections and even sunburn, quicker than the standard dressing. It has been known as the ‘plant of immortality’ since the time of the ancient Egyptians. The tough-skinned plant is cut open to gain access to the clear gel inside which … READ MORE

Pura Ingredients: African Ginger

A key ingredient in our soap bars is African Ginger. This natural root harvested in South Africa is regarded as Africa’s best all natural anti-inflammatory aid. In fact, due to its great medicinal effects, it has been over-harvested and traded and is now rare and almost extinct in the wild. Ginger has a long history of use in African traditional medicine for several different ailments, with the most popular being headaches, influenza and sinus and throat infections. Taking pride in … READ MORE

Mmmm…minty

One of the key ingredients in many of our products is the essential oil of peppermint. Not only is peppermint refreshing, rejuvenating, and cooling but it also has real health benefits, if it is of good quality. Don’t be fooled just because a product smells like peppermint, many companies use artificial peppermint fragrance oil as a way to scent their product, opposed to peppermint essential oil. However, there are no health benefits to peppermint fragrance oil. We only use the … READ MORE