Booming Bob is built on values of sustainability, from cultivation to end product. We constantly strive to reduce our climate footprint through concrete measures. We don’t use ingredients that have a negative impact on our planet, such as palm oil. The ingredients we use come from organic farms that meet extensive environmental requirements. We continuously follow our producers' environmental work, which includes the use of renewable energy from solar cells. We minimize our use of plastic and the one we use is completely or partly made of recycled material. In addition, it is 100% recyclable - and so are our glass bottles. The outer packaging consists of 100% recycled paper.
Did you know that water is one of the most common ingredients in skincare? Sometimes it’s necessary to add, to activate other ingredients, but unfortunately it is also used as a filler. This leaves less room for the potent ingredients that actually makes a difference to the skin. Water also means that bacteria thrive better, which makes it necessary to add preservatives.
Booming Bob's oils are natural, clean, and undiluted. Water is never used, only oils, waxes, and extracts. To ensure that our mixed oils have a long shelf life, organic rosemary extract and natural vitamin E are added. All ingredients are listed on the front of the packaging, and on the side there is a guide with useful information about the properties of each oil and how to use them.
Why use oil?
Our skin needs both moisture and fat to be healthy. Generally, the skin needs about 70% moisture and 30% fat. An oil protects the skin from external stress and helps maintain a healthy moisture level.
Carrier oils have got their name as they transport essential oils, which should never be used undiluted on the skin. Carrier oils are also known as base oils and are commonly used just as they are, for their softening and protective properties. They are usually extracted from nuts, seeds, and grains.
Carrier oils have different properties and are chosen primarily from degree of dryness, fatty acid profile, absorption, and skin type. To that, you may want to take factors such as vitamin and antioxidant content in consideration, which vary depending on which nut, seed etc. the oil is extracted from. Mix two or more carrier oils to customize the oil to your own skin.
Degrees of dryness
Oils have different degrees of dryness, roughly divided into dry, semi-dry, and oily. The degree of dryness depends on the oil’s fatty acid profile, i.e. the distribution between saturated, unsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. An oil with a rich content of saturated fat (such as coconut oil) is fatter and can even have a firm consistency. The drier an oil is, the faster it is generally absorbed by the skin.
Our mixed oils are formulated to suit a certain skin type and purpose. They consist of a blend of carrier oils, essential oils, and natural extracts, selected for their unique properties to create a complete oil for those who do not wish to mix their own. When building a mixed oil, factors such as fatty acid profile, antioxidants, vitamins, degree of dryness, and absorption are taken into consideration.
When oils are stored properly, they usually stay perfectly fresh considerably longer than their expiration date. Booming Bob's oils are tapped on dark glass bottles, protecting them from the light that could otherwise cause the oil to oxidize faster. The oils should be stored dark and cool, or in normal room temperature.
The skin care routine
A facial oil may be used as a single skincare product, but is preferably integrated as a step in a skin care routine that also includes moisturizing products such as serums and moisturizers. To get the most out of your skincare, apply all water-soluble (moisturizing) products first and then the oil-based ones, to lock the moisture in. If possible, let each product sink into the skin a few minutes before applying the next one. If you prefer a simpler routine, you can use an oil at night and a moisturizer during the day - or add a few drops of oil to your moisturizer.
It can be tricky to know which skin type you have and it’s common to have a combination. A dry skin type can look oily and an oily skin type can look dry, therefore it is important to distinguish between a temporary condition and a skin type. The skin's needs may also vary depending on season or, as a woman, where you are in your hormonal cycle. To give the skin what it needs, you can create an “oil wardrobe” with a number of oils that cover your individual needs. Many prefer fatter oils during winter and at night, while a drier and lighter oil is often enough during the day and in summer.
The six most common skin types:
The skin feels soft and comfortable, neither tight nor oily. It appears to be in balance and has an even production of sebum and moisture. For normal skin, skincare that preserves moisture and protects against external stress, such as cold weather, is recommended. Avoid too heavy products that risk clogging the pores.
The skin has lost elasticity and glow, and fine lines or wrinkles are visible. This is because the cell renewal, sebum production, and collagen production decrease with age. For mature skin, products with maximum moisture and repairing properties are recommended. They should work on a deep level and be rich in antioxidants and vitamins to regain glow.
The skin reacts to active ingredients or scents and does easily turn reddish. It may feel tight and irritated. As a matter of fact, sensitive skin is a prolonged or temporary condition rather than a skin type, and is common among those with dry skin. Mild, perfume free, and soothing skincare that provides both moisture and fat is recommended for sensitive skin. Avoid too many changes in the skin care routine.
The skin is both oily and dry and is often characterized by an oily T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin). This is a very common skin type, which requires more complex skincare to balance the skin. It can be a good idea to have a basic skin care routine, to which you add specific products for point-treatment of the T-zone or dry areas.
The skin has an overproduction of sebum and tends to look shiny. The pores are often large and the skin may be prone to pimples or blackheads. To balance oily skin, use lightweight, moisturizing products that are easily absorbed by the skin. A common mistake is to use products that are too strong and dehydrating, which can have an opposite effect and increase the skin's sebum production.
The skin is low in moisture and fat and feels tight, especially after washing the face. The pores are often small and there may be scaly areas. Dry skin is often sensitive and may itch. For this skin type, protective products that work on a deep level and are rich in both moisture and fat are recommended. Avoid products that contain water and perfume.
Essential oils are highly concentrated, fragrant oils that are fully formed in and extracted from various plant parts. An essential oil is the very essence of the plant it is derived from, in which its natural function is to deter pests and attract pollinators. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, referring to their scent which easily evaporates and spreads in the air. Essential oils have many uses, such as aromatherapy, skincare products, and cleaning products.
Aromatherapy is defined as an alternative medicine therapy form, in which essential oils are used to influence our state of mind and physical health. How we react to scents is very individual and our scent memory is closely connected to our feelings. Different essential oils are said to stimulate different emotions, both by inhalation and topical application. Note that they should never be applied undiluted on the skin, as they may cause irritation.
You may recognize the term fragrance notes from the world of perfume, as a perfume consists of top notes, middle notes, and base notes. Essential oils are categorized according to which fragrance note they belong to and when you add fragrance to your own oil we recommend that you use all three notes, as this will result in a more complete and long-lasting scent
The three different fragrance notes:
The top note is the first scent you will notice. It is often intense at first, but disappears quite quickly. In the top note you will find a fresh, light, and fruity tone. The molecules in the top note are generally smaller and therefore more volatile than the heavier notes.
The middle note appears a little later in a scent combination, when the top note has begun to fade. The middle note is often floral or spicy and complements the top and base notes.
The base note is the last scent to appear and even though it’s not as intense as the top note, it’s fair to say that it’s even more important, as it is on this note that a fragrance combination is built. The base note is often soft and woody or spicy.
Dosage table (essential oils)
The guidelines are general and we recommend that you try and increase the dose gradually.
In products that are washed off the skin, the dosage may be slightly higher than in products that are left on. The dosage is also affected by the essential oil used, as they have different biochemical structure.
1 ml = about 20 drops
Dilute max 2: 100 (2% of final product)
Dilute max 1: 100 (1% of final product)
Dilute max 20: 100 (20% of final product)
Dilute max 2: 100 (2% of final product)
Full body bath
About 10 drops
First mix with something water-soluble, e.g. honey or bath salt.
Inhalation via water bath
About 5 drops in a large bowl of hot water
Max 30: 100 (30% of final product)
Dilute max 0.5: 100 (0.5% of final product)
10-20 drops in a bucket of warm water