Power Couples

Power Couples: 1-Ingredient Packet Edition


So you wanna know how to amp up our single ingredient packets? SWEET. That’s really our favorite thing to hear. Below are some super easy ways to pair them up and get even more bang for your (very few) buck(s).


Shea + Jojoba = Maximum Moisture


If you want a full body dose, mix the full contents of both packets in a bowl, and scoop a small amount at a time until you’re all the way moisturized head to toe. For face only, just squeeze a small amount of each into the palm of your hand, massage your hands together to mix, then apply. Let it soak in if you’re super dry or towel off excess if your skin is more combination or oily. (This doubles as an amazing makeup remover!)

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The 411 on Oil Cleansers

Your skin super food is small yet mighty


Over the past year or two, there’s been a lot of buzz about oil cleansers. Some people swear by them, some think they’re just another fleeting beauty trend, and others gasp when they imagine smearing oil on their skin. If you’re a tried and true S-Dubber, you know that we’ve always been pro oils. If you’re new to S.W. Basics, welcome to the club. We’re here to remove your oil- free training wheels and usher you out into the big, viscous world that’s waiting with open arms. Our new Cleansers are the perfect place to begin your journey.

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hibernation recovery

Come out of Hibernation with These Three S. Dubs Products

After a serious pump fake (read: global warming glitch) in February, it looks like spring is finally making its appearance on the East coast. And if you’ve spent the last 3+ months hibernating, the new season is the perfect reason to finally get outside and do something beyond ducking into your favorite restaurant. With the lighter temperatures and warmer days, spring makes even the most sloth-like of us suddenly feel like lean whippets, ready for adventure and that proverbial ball chase.

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Meet Our Cream Scrub

It’s a scrub… it’s a cream… it’s a cream scrub? Yep! Allow us to formally introduce you to our Cream Scrub, a new addition to the S.W. Basics family. Created using organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, organic olive oil, and organic Demerera sugar, it’s a total dream. And while we could leave it at that, we won’t – because behind every new S.W. product there’s always a story.

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Our New Tube Creams – What’s Different?

Late last year, we launched our Pilot Batch Tube Creams. They were exactly what they sound like: Our best-selling shea butter Cream, packaging up in an aluminum tube, and sold on a trial, test-and-learn basis. While many of you loved them, we did gather some important feedback on how to make them even better. We took note of your recommendations, refined some elements, and we’re psyched to launch our OFFICIAL Tube Creams.

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All About Our Eco Cotton Rounds

Are you a rampant cotton ball user? Well, we have a confession to make: We were at one point, too. That is, until we learned that cotton is one of the most environmentally unfriendly farming industries out there. Get this: It takes 20,000 liters of water to make enough cotton for just one t-shirt. One shirt. ONE!

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#SWFAQ: Our Toner

While we hate to choose favorites, our Toner is arguably one of them. Not only does it help to balance out oil production – making skin less oily and less dry – its acidic nature assists in regulating the skin’s own pH, resulting in less blemishes and a more even-toned complexion. And while we may be biased, we kinda think you guys feel the same way, too – for the most part…

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