Now that we’re dealing with the heat and humidity in the dog days of summer, we’re on the search for something that not only soothes, but helps prevent irritated skin. Luckily, we already have the essentials!
Covered in mosquito bites? Skin peeling from a gnarly burn? We've got your summer-bummer skincare solutions to soothe sticky, sweaty, sensitized skin — without any of the chemical fillers. We like to keep it au naturale.
Multipurpose Skincare for Every Season
All Momotaro Apotheca Products are made with certified organic ingredients that are gentle enough on your skin all over your body. All of our products are free from fillers and harsh chemicals that can irritate skin including sulfates, silicone, parabens, phthalates, fragrance, artificial dyes, alcohol, and animal byproducts.
We take sourcing seriously, tracing raw ingredients to their origins and ensuring that their cultivation and production are sustainable for the environment and for your skin. Every ingredient we use is responsibly sourced to preserve the health of the soil, certified organic, and minimally processed to retain as many nutrients, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids found in nature.We're not just a vaginal wellness company — we're a mind-body wellness company that helps your body heal itself.
Soothe Sunburned Skin with Salve
So you played in the sun just a little too long? Hey, it happens to the best of us! If you overdosed on the Vitamin D and are left with itchy, peeling lobster skin, reach for the Salve.
Tea tree oil offers an immediate cooling effect to soothe the fiery hotness your burnt shoulders/back/cheeks are begging for while the rich coconut and jojoba oil base delivers a dose of Omega fatty acids that moisturize inflamed, sunburned skin. With ample amounts of Vitamin E, a strong antioxidant, the Salve can help reduce inflammation and speed up cell regeneration to comfort and help heal sunburns fast(er). Just remember to reapply the SPF next time—set an alarm if you have to! We also recommend a wide brimmed hat, or staking out in the shade.
Treat Itchy Bug Bites with Tonic
Dab on a few drops of Tonic on your pulse points to keep bugs at bay as a natural bug repellant. Tea tree oil has been shown to be effective against mosquitoes, bush flies, and biting midges (but it won’t protect you against ticks!). Your pulse points can be found on the inner wrists, knees, and elbows, behind the earlobes, at the base of the throat, and along your sternum. They’re the areas on your body where the blood vessels are closest to your skin and emanate heat to help “diffuse” the oil as it reacts with your body to emit a scent you’ll love, but the bugs will hate. You just need a few drops of the body oil concentrate, so you’ll have plenty left over help prevent and eradicate stubborn ingrown hairs — should you choose to remove your body hair, of course.
Balance Sweaty Skin with Hydrosol
Summer = sweat. If you haven’t got time to shower after sweating, we recommend a few spritzes of our super fine, super refreshing Hydrosol toning mist over your hairline, neck, and body and wiping away excess sweat (and possibly grime) with a towel. The pH balancing face and body mist is formulated with sweet Orange (a gentle, natural AHA) and rose water that’s a natural antiseptic to help rebalance sebum production. Hydrosol is a refreshing toning spray that acts as a natural antimicrobial on skin (or your yoga mat, or workout equipment) to help prevent skin irritation or body breakouts you might get from sitting around in sweaty summer clothes.
Soothe Chafing with Body Oil
Chafing is caused by friction between either your skin or your skin and irritating fabrics. The best solution is to rinse chafed skin with regular water, moisturize, and resist movement for as long as possible to avoid further irritation. Just keep an eye on the ingredients you put on your sensitized skin — a lot of moisturizers contain filler ingredients that can further irritate your skin. Opt for our natural Body Oil instead! A generous layer of this luxurious blend of cold pressed Argan, Jojoba, and Sweet Almond oils and steam distilled essential oils packs in a healthy helping of vitamins, minerals, and nourishing fatty acids, without the fake fragrance or irritants. If you must get up and walk/run/dance again, another layer of Body Oil can also act as a lubricant between your skin and whatever’s irritating it. Go ahead and dance it out.
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