“You can be assured that what we use is 100% Vegan & natural.  NO Parabens, NO petroleum, NO Alcohol, NO additives, NO colourings, or steroid type substance has been used in the making/ final ingredients of any product that bares the Bandale name, also we do not produce or align ourselves with ingredients or companies with association to animal testing.  If we cannot source an ingredient ourselves, we acquire ingredients from ethical sources.”

Unrefined Shea Butter

Unrefined Shea Butter (Vitellaria Paradoxa)

Shea butter is the natural oils in the nut from the fruit grown on the karite tree which grows wild on the Savannah belt in Africa. The process is long but all good natural produce takes time to materialize. The original extraction method involves roasting and crushing the nut but now unrefined Shea butter is cold pressed allowing the Shea butter to retain all of its benefits of which some can be lost with the old method through high heat.   Its appearance is butter like but can vary in shade between ivory and deep yellow.  

Shea butter is naturally enriched with vitamins A, E & F and Cinnamic acid which provides natural protection against the very damaging UV rays of the sun.

coconut raw

Pure Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera)

Coconut oil is an excellent oil for the skin. It acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skins including dry skin. The benefit of coconut oil on the skin is comparable to that of mineral oil. Further, unlike mineral oil, there is no chance of having any adverse side effects on the skin with the application of coconut oil. Coconut oil therefore is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.  It also tastes and smells great too.
sweet almonds

Sweet almond Oil (Prunus Dulcis)

Sweet almond oil is obtained from the dried kernels of the almond tree and it is an excellent emollient (softening and soothing to the skin) and also helps the skin to balance its loss and absorption of moisture. It is further a great moisturizer suitable for all skin types, helps relieve irritation, inflammation and itching, and is greatly lubricating and because it is not an overly fast penetrating oil, it is a good massage medium to use to help spread the oil and essential oil mixture, while still allowing you time to do a good massage before it is absorbed by the skin. 

Extra Virgin Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa L)

Argan oil is widely known as a cosmetic oil for skin and hair.   Otherwise known as Morrocan Gold,  it is famed for its effect on  juvenile acne and flaking of the skin as well as for nourishing the hair.  Externally, argan oil is used in hair to fortify, moisturise and condition, for use on the skin, it is often used in the treatment of wrinkled or scaly dry skin.
Citronella plant

Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella oil helps to clear the mind and has a general toning and tonic effect on the body. It is helpful with colds, flu and minor infections.  It also has deodorizing qualities as well as being a natural insect repellant.
Rosemary Oil

Rosemary Oil

On the skin, it helps to ease congestion, puffiness and swelling and can also be used for acne, dermatitis and eczema, but a very popular use of this oil is the use in hair care products, as it has a pronounced positive effect on the health of the hair and scalp. It increases the circulation to the scalp and is therefore also effective for promoting hair growth.

Other ingredients.

Oils (Natural/Organic). Grapeseed oil, Apricot (kernel)oil, Jojoba Oil (Golden), Avocado Oil, Hemp oil, Castor Oil. Essential Oils (Natural/Organic). Neroli, Grapefruit, wintergreen, Sandalwood, Tea tree, Patchouli, Vanilla, Lavender, Cinnamon leaf, Geranium and more… Waxes (plant based). Candelilla, Jojoba.