Home Base Body Balm
A thick, whipped body balm formulated to nourish our skin and ground us in our senses. Scented with organic cedarwood, bergamot and bitter red orange, this woodsy balm is designed for all skin types -- especially soothing to dry, itchy, and sensitive skin.
Use Home Base as your all-purpose moisturizer by taking a dime sized amount, melting it between your hands and massaging it into your skin.
Home Base can be used all over your body - hands, feet, lips, legs, back - even on your face as a night-time facial moisturizer (because it has citrus essential oils, we recommend only using on your face at night).
Can be used daily after the shower/bath or in the evening before bed for supple and rejuvenated skin.
organic butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, organic mangifera indica (mango) butter, cera alba (beeswax), organic cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) oil, organic olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, organic camellia oleifera (camellia) seed oil, organic adansonia digitata (baobab) oil, organic cedrus atalantica (cedarwood) oil, organic citrus aurantium (bitter red orange) oil, organic bergaptene-free citrus bergamia (bergamot) oil, sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, organic rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract and organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil
Read our Beauty Glossary here to dive deeper into our specialty ingredients.
Q: What's your return policy?
A: First and foremost, thank you so much for supporting a small, woman-owned business! Due to the fresh nature of our products, we cannot accept returns or exchanges at this time.
We do everything in our power to make sure you are so informed and in love with our products and their results, that you wanna shout it from the mountaintops.
If this is not the case, we would love your feedback so that we can really hear you out and learn to make the best product possible.
Please email hello@natscibeauty with any concerns and we will chat it up!
(May we also recommend gifting it to your bestie if our products, for some reason, aren't right for you?)
Q: How do you source your ingredients?
A: Our ingredients go through a rigorous screening process to ensure that we're only using the best raw/cold-pressed, unrefined, organic, and wildcrafted ingredients. We "just say no" to expeller-pressed, refined, deodorized, and conventional oils altogether because these production methods rob the ingredients of their nutritional value.
We source our materials from top tier, USA-based companies for the sake of exceptional quality and unmatched efficacy. This is not the “cheap and easy” option, but we wouldn’t have it any other way! Quality and efficacy over everything, always.
Q: Are your products made in the U.S.?
A: Why, yes they are! All of our products are crafted in our studio in Portland, Oregon.
Q: How long until my order arrives?
A: As we are a handmade, small-batch skincare line, we craft and label our products made-to-order. This way, you receive the freshest and most potent skincare product possible.
Allow 2-3 business days after purchase for crafting your order. Once your order has shipped, we will send you tracking information. Shipping will take 3-7 days, depending on your location.
Q: I live outside the U.S. Can you ship these magical products my way?
A: At this time we are only able to ship inside the U.S. But stay tuned! We are working on finding ways to ship outside of the U.S.
Q: What is the shelf life of my Nat Sci products?
A: Since we use only the finest cold-pressed, unfiltered, organic, and wildcrafted ingredients without the use of any unnatural preservatives, we recommend using your products within 5-9 months of purchase for full potency.
For the utmost longevity, we recommend using freshly-washed hands (or a clean spoon) to scoop your product out and keeping the lid on the jar when not in use; this will keep the fresh essences in and water/bacteria out. Store your products in a cool, dry place for best results.
Q: What do I do when my jar is empty?
A: Re-order! Hehehe.
No, but really — our jars are recyclable so please wash it out when you're done and recycle or reuse them!
Common reuses include: extra-small succulent planter, hair tie/bobby pin holder, mini-sized snack storage, paperclip protector.
Q: Do you test on animals? Are your products cruelty-free?
A: No, we do not test on animals— never, ever! It's mega important for us to uphold completely cruelty-free practices, so we have real-deal humans gladly and willingly test our products before they are released into the world.
Q: Are your products vegan?
A: Not completely; we have carefully and respectfully chosen to use life-giving honey and beeswax in our products for their immense healing properties to skin and our environment (we work with farmers who are working to save these fuzzy little plant pollinators).
In regard to our non-vegan ingredients: sourcing is of the utmost importance to us at Nat Sci, so we have chosen to use USA-produced, “untreated” beeswax meaning no pesticides, miticides, or medications are used inside the hive (or on the bees) unlike the majority of hives out there. This is for the health of the bees, our environment and the benefits for your skin.
We have also chosen to source a raw, Oregon honey to ensure ethical beekeeping and a topnotch, vitamin-rich honey.
Q: Are your products gluten-free?
A: Yes, all of our products are gluten free and do not come in any contact with gluten during production.
Q: My body balm has melted under the sun’s sweltering heat! What do I do?
Fear not! Just place in your refrigerator for a half hour or so. This will help re-solidify your moisturizer. (Also always keep your lid tight on your jar, so any melting stays contained.)
Q: My skin is sensitive and has been known to display photosensitivity in the sun. What can I do to keep myself protected from irritation?
A: Wear your sunscreen daily and patch test! Nat Sci utilizes the power of essential oils like lime, bergamot (bergaptene-free), and bitter orange for their myriad of benefits; we recommend patch testing a small part of your skin with the product to make sure you two are compatible. A good rule of thumb is to put your balm on, then apply sunscreen and wait some time before going into the sun. This way the oils have some time to soak into your skin.
Questions unanswered? Email us any other curiosities at firstname.lastname@example.org day or night and we promise to get back to you as soon as possible.