You may have noticed that most of our products fall into 3 lines, The Black Gold, The Flower Child, and The Happy Hippy. We'd like to tell you what makes these lines special, and this blog post is all about our Happy Hippy line and why we use the very specific ingredients in that line.
Each of our main product lines currently contains 4 products that cover all of your skincare essentials. An Oil Cleanser, a Clay Mask, a Scrub, and an all over body moisturizer in the form of a solid Lotion Bar. The Happy Hippy line as a whole is made from lighter oils that cater to oily skin-types, as well as people with skin sensitivities and conditions such as eczema.
The two main ingredients that set the Happy Hippy products apart from the others are Hempseed Oil, and Avocado Oil, as well as the unique essential oil scent blend of Tea Tree, Lavender, and Patchouli that gives the Happy Hippy it's signature fresh, earthy feel.
As with all of our lines we strive to source as many ingredients organically as possible, with the goal towards producing 100% organic products in the future, as well as investing in more and more fair-trade options, to promote sustainable farming and manufacturing practices in the industries that produce our myriad range of ingredients.
Hempseed oil comes from the cannabis plant, but contains no THC. Hempseed oil is extracted from the edible hemp seed after the seed is hulled and either processed with solvents or pressed to release the oil. Hempseed oil is NOT the same as CBD oil, which is a cannabinoid compound and derived from the cannabis plant using different methods and containing different properties. Hempseed oil is believed by many to reduce redness in the skin, soothe irritation from conditions like eczema, and is incredibly lightweight and easily absorbed by the skin, making it ideal for those with oily, acne prone skin.
Hemp seeds and Hempseed oil are also edible, and have lots of great culinary uses. The food quality oil is more often refined to withstand high cooking temps, but because we want your skin to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients from the oil, we source organic, unrefined, and cold-pressed hempseed oil for our products.
Unlike most plant oils, avocado oil is actually extracted from the flesh of the avocado fruit, not the seed. The flesh is peeled, dried, and then pressed or exposed to solvents to extract the oil. Just like hempseed oil, avocado oil is edible and becoming ever more well known in the culinary world. The avocado oil available in most grocery stores however, is heavily refined and retains almost no green color or avocado flavor. The avocado oil we use is organic, unrefined, and cold-pressed, just like our hempseed oil, so that it retains it's signature deep green color, as well as all the heavy hitting fatty acids and nutrients that make it such a skin-loving oil. Avocado oil is thicker and heavier than hempseed oil, so we've left it out of our Cleansing oils, but you'll find it in our Happy Hippy scrubs and body bars.
The Happy Hippy Cleansing Oil
Each cleansing oil contains (in differing amounts) a blend of argan, jojoba, or apricot kernel oil, and then additional oils are added to create a lighter or heavier finished product. The Happy Hippy is the lightest and driest oil blend, containing more than 50% hempseed oil, and with regular use as a cleanser, keeps oily skin-types from over producing sebum, thereby reducing the appearance of breakouts and blackheads.
The Happy Hippy Clay Mask
As a dry clay mix none of our masks contain oils or liquids of any kind. This allows us to offer you a product completely free of preservatives with an indefinite shelf-life as long as it's kept away from moisture. The Happy Hippy clay mask is mostly French Green Clay, which is absorbent and very fine, assisting in drawing bacterias and even heavy metals to the surface of the skin. We add organic aloe vera leaf powder to promote hydration in the skin, as well as organic green tea powder to give your skin a healthy kick of antioxidants for a refreshing, brightening, and toning facial mask.
The Happy Hippy Body Scrub
All of our scrubs begin with organic, fair-trade cane sugar as the primary exfoliant. In the Happy Hippy we add coarsely ground organic green tea leaves and organic lavender flowers to infuse the oils in the scrub with antioxidants and skin soothing properties. Our organic hempseed and avocado oils give this scrub a lightweight yet deeply nourishing quality for one exceptional body polish.
The Happy Hippy Body Bar
The Body Bar is a solid lotion or body butter that melts on contact with skin, leaving a light layer of the oils and beeswax behind. The Happy Hippy Body Bar contains hempseed, avocado, and coconut oils, as well as USA-sourced beeswax, all of which are organic. This highly moisturizing bar is a customer favorite and we routinely sell out, so don't miss your chance to get one if you see us at our pop-up events. We also stock these bars year-round at Vintage Emporium in Idaho Falls, ID or Market 1023 in Bryan, TX.