bamboo

{Bambusa vulgaris}

General: With its fast growth rate and a tensile strength comparable to steel, bamboo has had a remarkable impact on human history. The first gunpowder-based weapons were made of bamboo. Today bamboo scaffolding is used to build skyscrapers in South and SE Asia.

Skin Benefits: Bamboo powder is high in silica and minerals. The finely ground powder acts as a gentle exfoliant, efficiently removing dead skin cells without damaging your delicate tissues. We use bamboo powder in scrubs like our Pacific Grapefruit Exfoliating Shower Cream and Undaria Seaweed & Mint Exfoliating Cleanser.

Source: India | Sustainably grown and harvested

Method of Extraction: 3-year old bamboo is cut, sun-dried, then mechanically ground to a fine powder.

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