The Spoils of Oils


I absolutely love buying new skincare products! I love perusing the aisles of my local co-op, shopping online, and reading all the amazing and varied ways Mother Earth can nourish and heal our skin.

As much as I love finding new products, I must admit that I sometimes get a tad overwhelmed when I can’t identify all or even most of the ingredients.  I start to wonder what exactly does each ingredient do and how does it specifically help my skin?

In case any of you Gems have felt this way ~ I thought I could help you by demystifying some of the lesser known oils we use in our Gemstone Organic Face Crémes.

You will find Cupuacu Butter, Babassu Oil, Borage Oil, and Black Cumin Seed Oil in all of our Face Crémes (Rose Quartz, Jade, Moonstone, Gold, and Ruby). These four powerhouse oils help to nourish, repair, and balance all skin types.

Lets begin with Cupuacu Butter and Babassu Oil. Both of these luscious oils come from seeds of trees found in the Amazon rainforest.

Organic Cupuacu Butter:

Cupuacu butter is derived from the seeds of the Cupuacu tree. We source our Organic Cupuacu Butter from Brazil. This butter has a high water absorption capacity, which helps restore elasticity and is great for improving the overall appearance of your skin.


  • Natural Sun Protection ~ absorbs UV rays
  • Improves Elasticity ~ rich in phytosterol
  • Anti-Inflammatory

Organic Babassu Oil:
Babassu Oil is extracted from the seeds of the babassu palm tree. Our Babassu Oil is also sourced from Brazil. This oil is nourishing, soothing and balancing. It is lightweight and absorbs easily making it great at moisturizing both dry and oily skin.


  • Non-Comedogenic ~ meaning it doesn’t clog pores
  • Anti-Microbial and Anti-Fungal ~ helps fight acne and heal scars
  • Brings relief to dry and itchy skin conditions ~ ex: eczema or psoriasis
  • Absorbs quickly into the skin

Now lets dive into the other two oils found in all our Face Cremes ~ Organic Borage Oil and Organic Black Cumin Seed Oil. These oils come from the seeds of two different flowering plants.

Organic Borage Oil:
It is no wonder this flower is also called the Starflower!  Borage Oil is great at treating all types of skin conditions. This oil restores, moisturizes, and soothes dry or damaged skin.


  • Anti-inflammatory ~ richest known source of GLA fatty acid
  • Natural remedy for arthritis ~ known to lessen joint pain
  • Helps reduce menstrual symptoms ~ eases cramping and pain

Organic Black Cumin Seed Oil:
Black Cumin Seed Oil is a great beauty tonic for both your hair and skin and has been used since Ancient Egyptian Times.  contains anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties for treating skin conditions.


  • Anti-inflammatory ~ can help with burns, bug bites, bruises
  • Anti- bacterial ~ helps fight bacteria causing acne
  • Helps lessen respiratory problems

As you can see ~ these four oils help a myriad of skin issues and even a few beneath the surface :). They work together to fight off infection and inflammation and deliver moisture, healing, and nourishment to our largest organ. They help keep us healthy so we can glow from the inside out and tackle each day with our best face forward.

With Love,
Meagan ~ Gemstone Sorceress

2 Responses


May 20, 2017

I agree with Kimberly! I always react badly to coconut.


May 20, 2017

My only wish is that you guys didn’t use coconut oil in your cremes. I can’t use it at all in products that stay on my face because it breaks me out every time. Otherwise, I love your products!

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