Booming Bob is based on the principle of sustainability, from cultivation of ingedient to the production of the final product. We strive to reduce our climate footprint through sustainable measures and we opt out of using ingredients that put a strain on our planet, such as palm oil. The ingredients we use come from organic crops that meet extensive environmental standards. We keep abreast of our producers’ environmental work, such as using renewable energy through solar cells. We minimize the use of plastic and the one we use is made entirely or partially of recycled material. In addition, it is 100% recyclable. So are our glass bottles and our outer packaging consists of 100% recycled paper.
Did you know that water is one of the most common ingredients in skincare? Sometimes it is necessary to activate other ingredients, but unfortunately it is also used as a cheap filler. This leaves less room for the potent ingredients that actually make a difference to your skin. Water also makes bacteria feel better, which then makes it necessary to add preservatives.
Booming Bob’s oils are natural, pure and undiluted. Water is never used, only oil, wax and plant extract. To ensure durability in our oil blends, organic rosemary extract and natural Vitamin E are added.
All ingredients used in each product are clearly printed on the front of each pack and you can find a useful guide to the properties of each oil and how to use them here.
Your skin needs both moisture and oils to be healthy. Generally, the skin needs about 70% moisture and 30% oil. Oil protects the skin from external stress and helps maintain moisture content. Oily skin also needs oil for this reason.
A facial oil can be used as a single skin care product, but is advantageously integrated as a step in a skin care routine that also includes moisturizing products, such as serum and moisturizer. To get the most out of your skin care, you can usually apply all water-soluble (moisturizing) products first and then oil-based, to lock in the moisture. Feel free to let each product sink into the skin before applying the next one. If you prefer a simpler routine, you can use oil at night and a moisturizer during the day, or mix a few drops of oil into your moisturizer.
Base oils are so-called “carrier oils” that have been given their name for transporting essential oils, as these should not be used undiluted on the skin. Base oils are also used just as they are, for their oilyt and protective properties. They are usually extracted from nuts, seeds and grains. Base oils have different properties and are mainly selected based on the degree of dryness, fatty acid profile, absorption and skin type. The oils also have other properties, such as vitamin content and antioxidants, which vary depending on the nut, kernel from which the oil is extracted. You can advantageously mix two or more base oils to tailor the oil to your own skin.
An oil is classified in different degrees of dryness: dry, semi-dry and oily. The degree of dryness in an oil is mainly affected by the appearance of the fatty acid profile, or the distribution between saturated, unsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. An oil with very saturated fat (such as coconut oil) becomes fatter and may even be solid in texture. The drier an oil, the faster it is absorbed by the skin.
Our blended oils are designed to fit a specific skin type and purpose. They consist of a number of base oils, essential oils and natural extracts. The ingredients are selected for their functions and to create a complete oil for those who do not want to mix their own. When building a mixed oil, factors such as fatty acid profile, antioxidants, vitamins, dryness and absorbency are taken into account.
If oils are stored properly, they often last much longer than their best before dates. Booming Bob’s oils are presented in dark glass bottles, which protect them from light that might otherwise cause the oil to oxidize faster. The oils should be kept dark and cool, or at normal room temperature.
It can be difficult to know what type of skin you have and often you have a combination. It is good to remember that a dry skin type can look glossy and a oily skin type can look dry, so it is important to distinguish between a temporary condition and long term skin type. The skin’s needs may also vary depending on the season or where you are in your hormonal cycle.
To give the skin what it needs, one can create an “oil wardrobe” with a number of oils to meet individual needs. Many people want fatter oils during the winter and at night, while a drier oil is often enough during the day and the summer.
The six most common skin types
The skin feels soft and comfortable, neither tight, nor oily. It is balanced and has an even production of sebum and moisture. For normal skin, skin care is recommended, which maintains a good moisture level and protects the skin from external influences, such as cold. Do not opt for heavy products that clog the pores, but base your routine on the slogan “right is best”.
The skin has reduced tension and luster and fine lines or wrinkles have occurred. This is because cell turnover and collagen formation decrease with age. For mature skin, skin care is recommended with a maximum of moisture and repairing properties. To regain luster one should choose antioxidant and vitamin rich products.
The skin responds to active ingredients or scents and is prone to blush. It can feel tight and irritated. In fact, sensitive skin is a long-lasting or temporary condition rather than a skin type, and one is often even dry. For sensitive skin, gentle, fragrance-free and soothing skin care is recommended, which provides both moisture and oil. Avoid to many changes in your skin care routine.
The skin is both oily and dry and is often characterized by a oily T-zone (forehead, nose and chin). This is a very common skin type, which requires more complex skin care. For combined skin, balancing skin care is recommended and a good idea is to have a basic skin care routine, to which you add specific products for spot treatment of the T-zone or dry areas.
The skin has an overproduction of sebum and becomes slightly glossy. The pores are often large and the skin may be more prone to pimples or blackheads. For oily skin, moisturizing skin care is recommended, which is easy for the skin to absorb. A common mistake is to use dehydrating products, which can have the opposite effect and increase the skin’s sebum production.
The skin is moist and greasy and feels tight, especially after cleaning. The pores are often small and there may be scaly parts. Dry skin is often sensitive and can itch. This type of skin is recommended for moisture and oil rich skin care that works in depth and protects against sun and wind. Avoid products containing water.
Essential oils are highly concentrated, fragrant oils that are extracted from various plant parts where they appear pre-formed. An essential oil is the very essence of the plant it comes from, in which it performs a natural function by deterring pests and attracting pollinators. The word ethereal means “volatile” and describes the scent of the oil, which easily evaporates and spreads in the air. Essential oils have many uses, the most common of which are in aromatherapy, skin care and cleaning products.
Aromatherapy is defined as an alternative medicine therapy form, where essential oils are used to affect our state of mind and physical health. How we react to scents is individual and our sense of smell is closely connected to our emotions. Different essential oils are said to stimulate different emotions, both by inhalation and by application to the skin. Aromatherapy involves several methods, such as massage, bath and room scent.
The concept of fragrance notes is often recognized by the perfume world, when a perfume is made up of a top note, a middle note and a base note. Essential oils are categorized based on which fragrance note they belong to and when they are scented e.g. in a body oil, it is advisable to use all three notes to create a more complete and long lasting scent.
The three fragrance notes:
The top note is the first scent you sense. It is often intense at first, but disappears rather quickly. The top note often finds a fresh, light and fruity tone. The molecules in the top note are generally smaller and are therefore more volatile than the heavier notes.
The middle note appears a little later in a fragrance combination, when the top note has begun to evaporate. The middle note is often floral or spicy and complements the top and base notes. The base note delays further before it appears and is not as intense as the top note, but all the more important when it is based on this one you build a fragrance combination.
The bass note is often soft, woody or spicy. On the packaging of Booming Bob’s essential oils you will find which fragrance note and oil you have, as well as recommended fragrance combinations.
The guidelines are general and we recommend that you try and increase the dose gradually. In products that are washed by 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)
About 10 drops
First mixed with something water-soluble, e.g. honey or bath salts.
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