Natural Ingredient

NATURAL BASE OILS AND BUTTERS

The science of formulating wholesome skin care products lies in the selection of the base oils and butters used to create each recipe. Each natural oil and butter lends unique properties to the finished product.
A great deal of experimentation has gone into finding just the right combinations of oils and butters to create Greenviv natural skin and hair care products.
We use unrefined oils and butters whenever available. Unrefined oils retain their natural scent, color and nutritional benefits. It does not make sense to create "all natural" products with plant based oils and butters that are grown using toxic pesticides, that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs),or that use solvents or other toxic chemical in their processing. How is this "natural?"

NATURAL BOTANICALS

It does not make sense to create "all natural" products with herbs and botanicals that are sprayed with pesticides, irradiated and fumigated. Since botanicals are not processed, these toxic chemicals remain on the leaves, flowers and fruits. So when you make an oil infusion with non-organic botanicals, it is also infused with the pesticide residue. How is this "natural?"
We purchase only organic fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs and grains when available.
Some botanicals are not available as certified organic, in that case we purchase botanicals that are ethically wildcrafted in a pesticide free environment.

NATURAL ESSENTIAL OILS

We use only the purest natural plant essential oils!         

Although synthetic fragrances or "nature identical" oils are available in a wider selection and at a much lower cost, we use only the purest natural plant essential oils, not those cut or adulterated with inferior oils or chemicals. We have chosen specific oils not only for their skin care benefits, but also for the aromatherapy they offer. Essential oils have an immediate impact on our sense of smell. Only natural botanical essential oils can cause various neurochemicals to be released in the brain which can affect the body, mind and spirit. Skin care products are only as good as the ingredients used to create them. It does not make sense to  "all natural" products with plant essential oils that are grown using toxic pesticides, that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or that use solvents or other toxic chemical in their processing. How is this "natural?" The essential oils we use are steam distilled except for the citrus oils which are cold pressed. We do not use absolutes that are chemically extracted using petroleum solvents like hexane

NATURAL & HERBAL ADDITIVES

We individualize our handmade soaps and skin care products by including natural additives. 
Natural additives lend their own special qualities by adding natures own nutrients and providing a unique look, color, texture and aroma. Skin care products are only as good as the ingredients used to create them. It does not make sense to create "all natural" products using ingredients that are grown using toxic pesticides, that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or that use solvents or other toxic chemicals in their processing.

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