Organic & Fairtrade Shea Butter
Processed from nuts gathered from the karite tree grown in Bolgatanga Upper East Region, Ghana, our shea butter is incredibly soothing and moisturising. It is a key ingredient in our Bumfluff nappy balm as it contains vitamin A and E which gets to work deep in the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. Our raw shea butter has been certified organic by the Soil Association and certified Fairtrade by the Fairtrade Foundation.
Organic & Fairtrade Olive Oil
Olive oil’s nourishing, softening and protecting properties make it perfect to use on baby’s skin (and mummies). It is also an anti-inflammatory and so great to use when treating skin irritations. Sourced from a community interest company in Palestine, our olive oil has been certified organic by the Soil Association and certified Fairtrade by the Fairtrade Foundation.
Organic Sweet Almond oil
This is our favourite and the most widely used oil in our range due to the fact that it is fantastic for sensitive skin particularly well suited for babies’ skin as it is so gentle, mild and nourishing. With the number of babies and children suffering from eczema rising we wanted to select a quality oil suitable oil rich in vitamin E, easily absorbable and leaves skin soft, smooth and supple making it an excellent natural moisturiser.
Organic Starflower oil
We love this oil! It is a great source of Omega 6 fatty acids and is also known for its anti-inflammatory and balsamic properties. Starflower oil is thought to help lock in moisture and retain the smoothness of the skin. It can also be used to treat conditions such as eczema and other skin rashes, due to its innate healing properties. We have done our best to obtain the very best quality to ensure your monkeys skin gains all the benefits of this special oil.
Organic Coconut oil
Yum Yum. OK, we have to say a little more than just that. It’s the loveliest smelling oil we use and is a key ingredient in our Rock the Cradle cradle cap oil for its ability to heal and regenerate the skin. The scientific name for coconut is Cocos nucifera. Early Spanish explorers called it coco, which means “monkey face” because the three indentations (eyes) on the hairy nut resembles the head and face of a monkey so ties in nicely with our brand too!
Organic Apricot Kernel oil
So soft and smooth, Apricot Kernel oil is wonderful for nourishing the skin because of its high content of A, B & E vitamins. Extracted from the soft fleshy centre of the apricot stone, this oil is a brilliant moisturiser. It is excellent for skin protection, as it is both emollient and nourishing, is beneficial in relieving the itchiness caused by eczema and is perfect for sensitive, dry skin. This naturally uxurious oil is very mild, a perfect ingredient for our Hello Mellow massage oil because of its fine, gentle nature.
Organic Arnica Oil
We have been using Arnica oil for bumps and bruises for years. . It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities that help with pain and swelling so thought it would be the perfect ingredient for our Cheeky Monkey Cheek Rub for helping to relieve the symptoms of teething.
Organic Sunflower oil
Sunflower oil has a light texture and is easily absorbed by the skin making it great for use on babies. Sunflower oil contains a nutritious blend of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E and has the ability to help the skin retain moisture.
We have sourced a wonderful, natural, unrefined beeswax from a fair trade project in Ethiopia for our nappy balm. It creates a great protective barrier for the skin with soothing and softening properties and helps the skin retain moisture. Thank you bees!
Organic Safflower oil (thistle)
Sometimes known as thistle oil, safflower oil is an excellent source of essential fatty acids and is good for all skin conditions. We have used it for its moisturising properties in our tummy and cradle cap oils and for its ability to act as a protective barrier in our nappy balm.
This enriching oil energises and enhances the skin’s natural regenerative processes. Suitable for all skin types it is incredibly nourishing and nutritive and is vital in protecting skin cells from pollution, UV light and elements that produce cell damaging free radicals.
Chia Seed oil
Another great oil with a high omega 3 content. It is a soft and silky oil so wonderful for delicate and sensitive skin. Currently we are unable to source this oil organically but are working on it and will convert as soon as an organic supplier has been found.
Organic Lavender essential oil
Sourced from the fields of Provence, Lavender has been one of our favourite ingredients on our journey of creating our products. It is calming for body and mind and helps to get our little ones to sleep. We have added it to nearly all of our products because as well as its ability to soothe and relax it also has antibacterial and healing properties making it the perfect ingredient for even the most sensitive of skins and is well known for helping alleviate the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.
Organic Roman Chamomile essential oil
We have used this essential oil extensively in our range as its properties are so beneficial. Roman Chamomile is the gentlest form of chamomile making it especially suited for use in baby products. It has been used for centuries to encourage relaxation and serenity as well as possessing pain relieving properties, perfect for calming the most stressful of little monkeys. We truly love it.
Organic Sweet Orange essential oil
This sunny and radiant oil brings happiness and warmth to the mind and also aids relaxation, helping our little monkeys to sleep at night. Sweet orange is a great skin tonic and is ideal for use on dry skin and dermatitis.
Organic Spearmint essential oil
Spearmint essential oil has antiseptic properties so is great for our Cheeky Monkey Cheek Rub teething oil as well as having stimulating properties which helps to uplift and reduce stress. The result…….. much happier little monkeys and mummies all around.
Organic Geranium Essential oil
This uplifting oil helps to create a balance between oily and dry skin. We have added it to our scalp oil because of its ability to balance the production of sebum in the skin while keeping it supple. It also helps to relieve feelings of stress and anxiety so is great for aiding calmness and relaxation too.
Organic Neroli Essential oil
We love neroli, not only for its great antispasmodic, digestive and relaxing therapeutic properties but this oil, also known as orange blossom, smells incredible too. We have used neroli essential oil in our Belly Better Tummy Oil to help relieve tummy aches whilst aiding calm and restfulness. We need mummy sized versions of this stuff!