|Mythology Body is founded in painstakingly researched ancient
herb-lore. Our products are a combination of time-honored natural
wisdom with a smattering of modern science and a lot of deep
old magic. By delving into almost every ancient herb text that
we could find, studying the practices of historical natural
healers and sourcing out the best, purest materials, we've created
very special recipes of body care sorcery that nurture you in
a magically wholesome way.
Although we can't tell you our secret spells and formulas, we
can tell you exactly what goes into our bubbling cauldrons.
Every ingredient that resides in our products is listed here
with a full explanation of the whithers and whyfores. If you
have any other questions, click over to the contact page and
call or email me. I'd be delighted to have a chance to tell
||Not just for eating! Believe it or not,
our loving Mother Nature has given Oatmeal potent properties
that sooth and calm irritated skin. Its creamy soluble
components carry the same pH as human skin (and your pets
too!) so smoothing it on helps with sunburn, rash, poison
ivy, or just plain old chapping. It's a great additive
to our creams, lotions and soaks.
||Put away the frying pan and the catfish,
because when we use Cornmeal, it's for our soap! Cornmeal
is a gentle (yet coarse) scrubbing agent that is best
used on rough body parts like elbows and knees. It's made
from the dried corn that has been steel ground into little
granules. They don't dissolve in water so it's perfect
for washing those body parts that get extra dirty. We
always toss in a handful when making our deep cleaning
||Not just for gravy! Made from ground corn,
it's a delicate white powder that keeps your (and your
baby's) skin smooth and dry by absorbing moisture. All
of our body powders are formulated with a considerable
sum of this silky powder.
Note: We DO NOT use talc in our powers.
We have done lots of checking and talc really isn't very
safe. In our minds, it has some properties that are much
too close to derivatives of asbestos to be put on the
human body. Especially considering that powder is generally
used in some very sensitive areas!
||We do love our powder, and here is another
reason why. The Arrowroot plant is a native of tropical
moist climates. When the roots are dug up and pounded,
they release a liquid, and when that liquid separates,
an insoluble starch sinks to the bottom. Once harvested
and dried in the sun, it makes for the silkiest smoothest
addition to our body powders to help keep you smooth and
||Because of its wonderful scrubby texture,
people often think the loofah is a grain, but it's really
a vegetable. Also known as Chinese Okra, when the fruit
is allowed to mature to its fullest, it becomes inedible
because of the tough viney tendons inside. Chop up the
fruit of the plant and dry it out, and you get a loofah,
a fantastic cleansing instrument! We like it better than
the sea sponge because it's a much more renewable resource.
(Coral Sea sponges can take 50 years or more to grow back.
Can you imagine!?)
||You wouldn't believe how versatile they
are. You can eat the nuts, cook or paint with the oils,
and wash with the shells. That's right! We get our shells
from local farmers ground up fine like gentle beach sand
and stir them into our soaps and cleansing creams. Gentle
enough for the face, the tiny grains slough off dead skin,
leaving behind smooth clean perfection.
||Just as it sounds, essences of different
parts of rose petals that are proven to have strong antibacterial
and antimicrobial abilities. Add a little here and there
and we greatly extend the life of our lotions, creams
and other fun stuff! Safe and all-natural!
||Also known as bathtub booze! Buy yourself some grain,
add water, ferment, boil and let it pass through some
swirly pipes and that's it! A powerful antiseptic and
antibiotic, we put a few drops here and there in some
of our product to act as an antibacterial so that no little
amoeboids and microbes can contaminate you.
||Currently Patent Pending by our friends at Bio-botanicals!
Biopen is a proprietary blend of botanical extracts, and
has been shown to possess both anti-microbial and stabilizing
properties, making it an ideal choice for an all natural
preservative. They took the best all-natural preservatives
out there and blended them together to make one potent
|Imagine this, the Dead Sea has a salinity
8.6% greater than the world's oceans and was the location
of the first historically recorded health resort. The
salts that line the shoreline from evaporation are not
just exfoliates which strip away layers of dirt and oil,
they also have wonderful antiseptic qualities and are
great for killing infections.
||A sweet treat for your delicate parts! We use unrefined
unbleached sugar in some of our scrubs because they are
more gentle than salt for some people. The thing about
salt scrub is that even if it's really refined, the antiseptic
properties can sting very sensitive skin as it draws out
impurities. Sugar, on the other hand doesn't act the same
way. It's simply a great exfoliate. For example, after
shaving you wouldn't want to scrub that skin with salt
because it could sting. By using sugar instead, the skin
is soothed while being cleansed.
||More than for making your muffins puffy, this mineral
is an excellent deodorant and skin soother. It's a light
white dust, like cornstarch, that we put into our powders
to add extra silkiness (and odor control!).
||Everyone knows that you got in trouble for being in
the mud as a kid. But we at Mythology Body take a different
approach. Clay mud is good for you! It smoothes and absorbs
oils and impurities to create a refined finish on your
skin. It's very versatile and we use it in our concoctions
both wet and dry!
No Animals ever harmed or tested upon!
||An amazing substance secreted from the Honeybee.
It helps smooth dry and chapped skin, retains moisture
and coats wounds. It's also a delightful natural thickener
that can be added to a variety of different oils to make
them firm and absorbent, rather than greasy.
||Oh, the luxury of a real milk bath! Its healthy properties
add moisture and elements to the skin that leave it baby-soft,
smooth and protected with no oily residue.
||Not really a butter at all, but rather an
extract from the wonderful Shea nut from Africa. Ground
and worked like dough, it releases a terrific buttery
oil that's really rich and thick and ooey-gooey wonderful
WITHOUT being greasy. We use a hearty helping for both
our creams and our soaps.
||Here's the tricky thing about Jojoba. It's not really
an oil, but more of a wax and what's really special about
it is that it's very close to the type of oil your own
skin produces (called Sebum) so it's non-comodogenic,
non-greasy and is quickly absorbed. It contains a few
special components; but a really magic one is Myristic
acid. This interesting little element is an anti-inflammatory.
So, it's great for skin conditions as well for the healing
||All the brainiacs in modern science labs couldn't have
made anything more amazing. With a delightful tropical
scent, coconut oil is solid when at room temperature,
but when you touch it, your delicate 98.6 degree temperature
melts it on contact. Rich and smooth, it'll glide over
your skin making you feel as soft as a newborn. Many masseuses
like to use our coconut based creams instead of silicone
because they're not messy and last for a very long time
on the skin, requiring almost no reapplication.
|Sweet Almond Oil
||There are two types of almonds in the world, the sweet
and the bitter and we're very careful about which one
we use. The sweet almond, when dried and pressed, releases
a very nutritious oil that can be both eaten and externally
applied. It's a terrific oil to combine with vitamin E
and sunflower oils to create a fat rich all-round skin
Note: NEVER EVER use any product that has used
bitter almond. Bitter almonds are full of cyanide and
believe it or not, can kill you in a relatively small
dose either ingested or applied to the skin.
|Vitamin E Oil
||In my humble opinion, I have never seen any oil on the
market heal the skin as quick as 100% Vitamin E oil. Extracted
from Soy and/or Sunflowers, the oil is as thick as glue
and creates a strong sealant between the skin and the
air, adding and locking in moisturizing emollients. One
absorbed, soap and water can't even cut through it. It's
like a wetsuit! Great for weather-chapped skin and quick
hydration without the sting!
||The earliest and safest spa product in the history of
the world. One of the lightest and gentlest, too! It's
the most versatile oil out there and one of our biggest
base materials. We always have clay jars full of it in
the workshop because it goes into almost all our pure
soaps, lotions, creams, balms and elixirs.
||How do you capture the glory of the sunbeam without
getting burned? By taking it from the Sunflower. This
precious oil is gifted with vitamins A, D and E and has
minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron and phosphorous.
A refreshing and light skin softener, it's quickly and
gently absorbed by even the most sensitive of skin types.
|Rosehip Seed Oil
||Discovered at the roots of the Andes Mountains, the
seeds of this delicate rose bush hold one of the greatest
anti-wrinkle compounds of all time: Retinol! After the
seeds are dried, they're ground and pressed to release
this unusual oil. It's an ideal application for scabs,
acne, dermatitis and sunburn. We use it in our face and
hand creams for healing, soothing and anti-aging.
||We've got almost all of them! Essence of Lavender, Apple
blossoms, Roses, Juniper, Jasmine, Beach Grass, Gladiolus,
Freesia, Cucumber and Pine, just to name a tiny few! I
LOVE opening my fragrance cabinet! Just the swing of the
cabinet door is enough to waft these delicious scents
throughout the entire house. Basically, unless you see
the word "unscented" next to one of our products,
Essential Oils are in everything we craft.
Note: Why no Musk? Because it's made from
the glands of a certain type of deer and we don't do anything
that will harm those sentient beings with whom we share
|A Note on Preservatives
Mythology Body is all-natural, but why not preservative-free?
Toss your old prejudices about preservatives aside and
let me explain! Like it or not, your entire body is covered
in microorganisms. Although our product is shipped to
you clean and sterile, the moment you touch it, if it
doesn't have any antibacterial and antifungal properties,
you contaminate it and it rapidly starts to spoil due
to what you've passed to it. We don't want you putting
anything contaminated on your body, so we use a variety
of all-natural preservatives to protect you. You can see
them in the list above: Grain Alcohol, Rose Essence and
Biopeine are our preservatives of choice because they
are natural, gentle and safe!