With the raw food movement becoming more popular, many new companies are emerging with beauty and healthcare products made from raw and living ingredients. Raw foodists in the movement eat a diet that partially or completely consists of unprocessed raw food; usually vegan. They believe that cooking food above 115 degrees Fahrenheit destroys all of the natural enzymes in the food, thus causing it to lose its nutritional value.
Along those lines comes beauty lines using raw and living ingredients. The benefits of this is that you are not only putting active ingredients on your body, you are also ensuring that you are not putting nasty and harmful chemicals on your skin. Enter Raw Gaia, a company that provides natural & organic skincare products. Like ingredients in a raw food diet, Raw Gaia ensures that their products are only processed through low temperatures so that they retain all of their essential vitamin, mineral and antioxidant value. All of the ingredients that go into their products are organic, vegan and cruelty free.
You can order products by skin type: normal, dry, oily and combination. They also have products for targeted issues such as a jojoba oil and lavender treatment for rosacea, a borage oil, tea tree and green clay treatment for acne, and a healing combination pack for skin inflammations that contains hemp oil, juniper water and rhassoul clay.
If you are looking for moisturizers, they have a line with a base of raw cacao butter which has rich moisturizing benefits. The moisture creams are available for adults, containing either frankincense and myrrh, or hemp, as well as for babies, containing calendula and St. John’s wort.
If you are looking to relax in a luxurious bath, they offer a lovely little line of yummy bath treats. If you are in a dessert mood, they offer “Raw Chocolate Orange Bath Melts,” small bath treats that melt in your bath and nourish your skin. If sea salts are more your style, they offer a Grapefruit & Lime Sea Salt Bath Soak, as well as a Palmarosa & Chamomile Sea Salt Bath Soak.
To learn more about Raw Gaia, check out their website: http://www.rawgaia.com/