It may seem like a strange concept, but using oil in daily skin regimens was once considered a faux-pas! Now, oil reigns as one of the greenest beauty ingredients and to good reason.
Making the switch to body oils from conventional lotions can feel overwhelming but it is more than worth trading up. Natural body oils absorb more deeply into the skin than lotions and keep your skin nourished for much longer. Wynnya’s new line of body oils will change the way you take care of your skin. Now you can choose from three different delicious fragrances – Camelot, You & Me = Us, Turkish Delight Nights.
Body oils also contain powerful nutrients to firm and improve the condition of your skin. Keeping your skin moisturized and nourished is paramount to your skincare routine. Once you’ve tried our natural body oils, your lotions will become a thing of the past. Here are more reasons why you should swap your lotion for our body oils.
Essential Oils: Formulated with 100% pure therapeutic essential oils, Wynnya’s body oils can help repair, heal and tone your skin. Most conventional lotions and some body oils include synthetic fragrances that can be harmful to your health.
Carrier Oils: Wynnya is using natural dry oils. This might sound to you a bit like an oxymoron and you are not alone. Something liquid, wet and moisturising can be dry??? Dry refers to the rate at which the oil is absorbed into the skin and hair
Non-Toxic Ingredients: A massive number of lotions include synthetic chemicals that can enter your bloodstream. Many, if not most, conventional lotions contain mineral oil which is a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. Yuck! It can also lead to premature aging of the skin and clogged pores. Toxic chemicals, like parabens, are also commonly added to lotions. Parabens can disrupt your hormone receptors and possibly cause breast cancer. Wynnya’s body oils are made from pure, natural ingredients so you can moisturize without worry.
Natural Beauty: Because our body oils are entirely pure, the whole family can benefit from this liquid gold. To help increase the look of healthy skin, use the oil at night before bed and enjoy glowing skin in the morning. After massaging the dry body oil gently into your skin, wipe your hands through the tips of your hair, for extra nourishment and added shine and style.
Therapeutic Aroma: Again, essential oils make all the difference when it comes to skincare. In addition to deeply nourishing your skin, the body oil will make you radiate a natural perfume with complexity and softness. Essential oils have more high-end, elegant aromas than chemical fragrances used in traditional lotions. Once you go with essential oils, you will never go back.
The largest and heaviest internal organ is the liver and the largest external organ is the skin. Adults carry about 3.5kg and 2sqm of it around and without our skin, we would literally evaporate. This versatile organ allows us to move around freely, shields us from harm of all sorts, manufactures vitamin D to convert calcium into healthy bones and it is packed with nerves, which keeps us connected to the outside world. Best of all – it comes in many different shades to add true beauty to our world.
So please, keep looking after your skin by nourishing it with the right kind of products. Nature loves nature.
We absorb many chemicals from pollution on a daily base through our skin, through to our blood, to be processed or excreted as waste. To certain elements we are exposed unvoluntery, however when it comes to skin care, we have beautiful and amazing natural options available out there.
As we are approaching the last month of really cold days and nights, keep protecting yourself, by nourishing your skin with the best out there – Butters and Oils!
Are you in desperate need to turn that leathery lizardy skin into glowing softness? Combine Wynnya’s Body Butter with Wynnya’s Body Oils to get a healthy super kick into those 3.5kg/2sqm organ.
Avocado Butter, Kalahari Melon Seed Oil, Rosehip Oil – just to mention a few for now of the powerhouses – They are rich in vitamins A, D, and E, unsaturated fatty acids, and lecithin, linoleic acid, omega 6, all of which are beneficial to your general health and that of your skin.
Wynnya Combo Special from now until end of August
220ml Body Butter in Weck Jar
50ml Body Oil
Our Face Serum is packed with a number of fantastic ingredients, but the main ingredient is the Kalahari Melon Seed Oil.
The Kalahari Melon is a prehistoric, evolutionary ancestor of the common watermelon. It is native to the Kalahari desert – one of the driest places on earth – and serves as a vital lifeline for the local San people who rely on this fruit to be a crucial source of water. In fact, the San only cross the Kalahari in melon season, as they know that without it they won’t survive.
The oil pressed from the Kalahari Melon seeds contains one of the highest concentrations of Linoleic Acid, an omega-6 essential fatty acid with well known benefits for healthy living. It is a natural component of the skin barrier, and is well known to have exceptional skincare benefits. It promotes healing, is anti-inflammatory, and is proven to improve senile dryness and skin atrophy (thinness). KMS oil is an incredibly user friendly oil. It is one of the least greasy oils and therefore doesn’t clog pores as it penetrates the skin exceptionally quickly.
Other Ingredients include:
Rosehip Oil – corrects dark spots, reduces scars and fine lines, hydrates dry and itchy skin
Jojoba Oil – moisturizer, removes excess oil, keeps oil levels balanced, prevents irritation
Sweet Almond Oil – mild, hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin, antioxidant, protective
Evening Primrose Oil – rich in Vitamin A, D, E and K, anti-inflammatory
Rose Oil – antibacterial, aromatherapy benefits
Calendula – anti-inflammatory, relaxant, promotes skin healing, improves skin firmness
Chamomile – antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, natural eczema remedy
Elderflower – improves complexion, skin tonic, fades freckles,
Lavender – heals burns and wounds, restores skin complexion, reduces acne, slows ageing
Frankincense – helps protect the skin cells, reduce acne blemishes, prevent wrinkles, helps lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of ageing
Carrot Seed – antiseptic, disinfectant, stimulant, aids healing, nourishes, tightens, rejuvenates
Lavender – disinfect skin, enhance blood circulation
Cedarwood – anti-inflammatory, reduces skin irritation
Geranium – radiant skin, treats acne, reduces inflammation
Helichrysum – antibiotic, antifungal, anti-inflammatiory, relief of sunburn
Sandalwood – cures skin infection and itching, bright and flawless skin, anti-ageing
Rosemary – increased circulation, clears up acne
Myrrh – antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, soothes chapped and cracked skin, moisturizer, prevents ageing
From 40 onwards, our serum can give a firmer, smoother texture to your skin. It makes pores appear smaller, increases moisture levels, increases hydration and nourishment. It also brightens skin, has acne prevention qualities, all while strengthening skin cells.
So…why would you choose a wooden wick over a traditional cotton wick? Oh, let me count the reasons!
Our candles using wooden wicks create a truly unique visual AND audible experience. That’s right – you’re getting a beautiful flickering flame and a soft crackling sound that’s reminiscent of cozy nights by a fireplace. What’s not to love?
Wooden wicks also produce a distinctive flat horizontal flame, which give a modern and uncommon quality to your candle. I love the shape of this flame compared to the normal run-of-the-mill flame of a cotton wick. Been there, done that! Also, wooden wicks don’t ‘mushroom’ the way cotton wicks do! That means minimal carbon buildup and minimal debris and sooting.
So, aside from a beautiful and unique appearance, a soothing crackling sound, and an excellent burn, you might think “done deal, I’m sold!” but wait, there’s more! As a candlemaker, wooden wicks are also easier to use. Since wooden wicks are rigid, they require no setting with a wick bar, no straightening or fidgeting with. Set-up is super simple, requiring only setting them in the wick sustainer and placing them in the vessel with a glue dot. Easy-peasy!
It’s a Fact, You Planted a Tree
Here is a wooden wick fact we can all get excited about… For every $100 spent by using wooden wicks, our supplier plants a tree through Trees for the Future. You’ve helped them plant well over 50,000 trees to date!
If you are like us, you might be thinking “how nice, we can help make the world a little greener.” While that is true, planting trees does make the world a little bit greener, what we did not realize at first glance was the true significance of what this simple gesture can help accomplish. Planting trees through Trees for the Future is changing people’s lives forever.
Trees for the Future currently has 14 projects underway in five countries. Through their Forest Garden Program, planting specific types of trees and crops in a systematic manner, families are provided with sustainable food sources, livestock feed, products to sell, fuel wood and up to a 500% increase in their annual income.
When you plant trees through Trees for the Future:
- You create educational opportunities for children.
- You empower women.
- You build strong communities.
- You permanently increase the income of poor farmers.
- You help families to feed themselves.
- You provide permanent and seasonal employment.
- You provide fuel wood so villagers don’t need to cut down trees.
- You create fodder to feed livestock.
- You give the world a way to end the battle between farms and forests to revitalize and improve soil quality.
- You reverse environmental degradation, restore biodiversity and remove megatons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
- You change people’s lives for the better. Forever.
So using candles with wooden wicks helps our world in more ways than one.
Say yes to wooden wick candles. Click here to see our wooden wick candles. we’ll be launching a whole new range in ceramic dishes shortly.
Beeswax Candles—the light in Eskom’s darkness
I love my quiet weekends melting, pouring and rolling beeswax candles for you. I deeply inhaled the thick, honey-fragranced air in my kitchen, as I meditatively poured the golden, molten beeswax. Besides mastering the rare art of beeswax candle making, I also learned along the way some important chemistry and health lessons from my craft. Namely, the toxic effects of paraffin candles and the unique air -purifying properties of 100% beeswax candles. Hundreds of years ago, most candles were made of beeswax. But over the centuries, beeswax candles were gradually replaced by animal fat candles, and then in the last century by paraffin candles.
Paraffin candles are probably the kind you have in your home right now. It sounds innocent enough, but paraffin is made from the sludge at the bottom of barrels of crude oil, which is then treated and bleached with benzene and other chemical solvents to “clean it up” for use in candles. Since burning petrochemical paraffin smells bad, synthetic fragrance oils are added, many of which are irritating and even toxic themselves when they’re burned. Breathing what paraffin candles give off has been compared to breathing diesel fumes.
Did you know that beeswax candles clean the air when they burn?
Beeswax releases negative ions when it burns. Pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and any other junk in the air all carry a positive charge and that is how they can be suspended in the air. The negative ions released from burning beeswax negate the positive charge of air contaminants, and the neutralized ions are sucked back into the burning candle or fall to the ground. Many air purifiers and water filters harness this effective negative ion technology. Because beeswax candles clean the air and reduce indoor pollutants, they can effectively reduce asthma, allergies, and hay fever. Plus, beeswax candles actually burn slower, so you’ll get more for your money than if you opted for the cheaper versions. There’s not much hard evidence on beeswax’s health benefits, but if it’s possible that something as simple as burning a candle might be able to help your respiratory problems, it’s at least worth a try. During loadshedding, you can makes sure you and your loved ones are getting healthier AND saving money.
Comparison between Beeswax and Paraffin Candles
- Beeswax costs about 10 times more than paraffin.
- It is rare as it is estimated that the bees must fly 150,000 miles to collect enough nectar to produce six pounds of honey just to secrete one pound of wax. And for every 100 pounds of honey harvested, the beekeeper can only obtain about 1-2 pounds of the beeswax.
- . Environmentally friendly, safe and non-toxic.
- Beeswax candles burn very clean and emit very little smoke. This is because it is not oil based and is 100% beeswax and undergoes no chemical processing. Even better, they are biodegradable!
- Beeswax candles smell great as they are naturally scented by the honey and floral nectar in the honeycomb, furthermore they are carbon-neutral.
- They have a high melting point (in fact the highest among all known waxes) which results in a significantly longer (2-5 times) burn time and drip very little, if any at all. This offsets their higher cost.
- They burn stronger and brighter and emit naturally bright light of the same light spectrum as the sun. They are a gift from nature!
- The only candle that emits negative ions to purify, cleanse, improve air quality, and invigorate the body. A natural ionizer!
- Hypo-allergenic, benefit those with environmental allergies, sensitivities, and asthma. Paraffin: Are to be avoided by those with allergies or asthma conditions
- Easily available and cheap, paraffin candles make up 95% of the world’s candle production.
- An oil-based, highly refined petroleum by-product that contains up to 11 toxic compounds and chemicals such as benzene and toluene.
- Emit toxic diesel exhaust-like fumes.
- A black sludge that is treated with 100% industrial strength bleach to change its colour to white, creating toxic dioxins.
- Contain artificial dyes and synthetic fragrances which also produce toxins and stains when burned, adding to the environmental damage. Some paraffin candles contain lead wicks.
- Short burning and drip excessively, which means that they may not be that economical after all. Additional chemicals can be added to reduce dripping.
- The flame that paraffin candles produce a flame pales in comparison to the beeswax candle.
- They produce harmful black soot that leaves streaks of black residue and stains home interior surfaces
Be careful, there are no regulations on disclosing candle ingredients. Candles labelled as “beeswax” may be predominantly made of paraffin and contain as little as 5% beeswax. At least you know with your Wynnya Beeswax candle that it is created by the bees. Wynnya candles are 100% natural and completely chemical-free. It is the oldest candle known to man and prized since ancient times.
Choose Knowledge. Choose Wynnya.
Wynnya’s “Heel & Cuticle Balm” should soon be renamed to “Heal & Heel Balm” or “Heal the rough spots” or ….
This amazing and interesting product surprised me and my customers on many different occasions. Cracked, painful heels are a condition of the past and so are rough cuticles. However does this versatile product heal burns, scars and rough skin conditions in no time.
The powerful healing properties of Pomegranate Seed Oil and Kombo Butter give this oily balm not only the earthy colour but also an interesting smell.
An absolute must have in every home and a fabulous present for the ones you care for.
The coconut is one of the true wonder plants in the world. Everything from coconut water, to oil, to the actual coconut meat has some great health benefits. Its an amazing natural product, which is very beneficial for health and superb for the skin.
What are the benefits of coconut oil soap? Lauric, Capric, and Caprylic Acid – These fatty acids from the coconut are antimicrobial agents. In ‘plain English’ this means that they help fight against nasty things like viruses, bacteria, fungi, and yeast. Who needs anti-bacterial soap when you can just use coconut oil!
Abundant micro”NUT”rients – Including calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, iron, selenium, and vitamins C and E.
Saponified coconut oil can be used in soap or other bath products to bring some of the benefits of eating the coconut to your skin. Saponified oils are those that are transformed to a hardened state during the soap making process. As one of the main ingredients, it is a fatty acid that will provide your skin with great benefits. The numerous minerals and nutrients in coconut are great for your skin. The oil can also work to help remove dirt and dead cells from the skin. The nutrients are also great for moisturizing your hair. By purchasing a bar soap with saponified coconut oil you can also be sure you are getting great ingredients instead of a watered down product that may dry your skin out
Acne treating – The aforementioned acids in coconut oil (lactic, capric, etc) can also have benefits when it comes to acne treatment. The antimicrobial properties of these fats can act to prevent or help reduce current acne breakouts. Why use a product chock full of chemicals when it could be as simple as coconut oil.
Skin Firming – Wrinkled skin can be caused from the elasticity in your skin breaking down as you age. The antioxidants from the coconut oil described above work to stop this both preventing and helping to reduce skin aging.
I think Coconut Oil products can benefit a great number of men. Coconut Oil and soap have been used by many with skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne to treat and clear up skin. Even if you don’t have these conditions, you may suffer from occasional dry skin, especially during those winter months, and coconut oil can help.
To Celebrate Earth Day we thought we’d share a little bit about something thats very close to our Wynnya hearts: Our Zero Waste range.
While all Wynnya products are 100% natural and carefully crafted by Monika Rowe our Zero Waste range contains exactly that: Zero Waste.
Armed with a passionate resolve to avoid the harmful chemicals found in other toiletries, and combining her knowledge of aromatherapy and herbalism, the purely natural Wynnya range was birthed.
These products contain wholesome ingredients, which have been tried and trusted for many years. Not only are these purely natural products better for your skin and your well being, they are environmentally friendly as they contain no chemicals which will damage our delicate ecosystem, and they are light and easy to transport as you embark on your adventures. In your Travel Pack you will find the Wynnya Shampoo Bar, Wynnya Conditioning Bar and Body Butter, Wynnya Coconut Soap, and two of our unique roll-on products, Sleep and Insect Repellent.
The Shampoo Bar is made of Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil and Butter, Jojoba Oil, Ylang Ylang EO, Rosemary EO, Lavender EO, Peppermint EO, Tea Tree EO, and Sandalwood EO.
The Conditioning Bar and Body Butter contains Avocado Oil and Butter, Mango Butter, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter, Frankincense EO, Geranium EO, Lavender EO, Steric Acid and Eco E-Wax.
The Coconut Soap is simply made of Saponified Coconut Oil.
The Sleep roll-on will relieve anxiety and stress and keep depression and tension away. After a long day there is nothing better than a good night’s sleep to allow your body and mind to recharge. With its tranquil aroma, Sleep will help you ease into these peaceful times of serenity with ease.
Our insect repellent roll-on is a purely natural alternative to chemically based products.
The African Outdoors are filled with nature’s beauty. We inhale fresh air in wide open spaces. To keep the air you breathe pure and free of toxins, use the Wynnya repellent to ward off bugs without harming the environment
or upsetting the ecosystem.