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Astrida Naturals was born from one goal — to create simple, yet sophisticated, eco-chic skin care featuring unrefined shea butter.

My name is Maia and I am the founder of Astrida Naturals.

I wasn't always a natural skin care enthusiast. For years, I used mainstream body and skin care, not giving too much thought to the ingredients, until I personally came across some lovely, raw, unrefined shea. I started researching and learned that unrefined shea butter had a multitude of wonderful benefits for skin superior to the refined variety. It was amazing stuff!

Shea was the spark. It got me to ask myself about what I was putting on my skin. I started researching other ingredients and teaching myself how skin care was made, then a funny thing happened. The more I paid attention to it, the more I…

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  • Joined March 19, 2008

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unrefined shea butter, sweet almond oil, lavender oil, bergamot oil, jojoba oil, beeswax

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About

Astrida Naturals was born from one goal — to create simple, yet sophisticated, eco-chic skin care featuring unrefined shea butter.

My name is Maia and I am the founder of Astrida Naturals.

I wasn't always a natural skin care enthusiast. For years, I used mainstream body and skin care, not giving too much thought to the ingredients, until I personally came across some lovely, raw, unrefined shea. I started researching and learned that unrefined shea butter had a multitude of wonderful benefits for skin superior to the refined variety. It was amazing stuff!

Shea was the spark. It got me to ask myself about what I was putting on my skin. I started researching other ingredients and teaching myself how skin care was made, then a funny thing happened. The more I paid attention to it, the more I realized that many mainstream products were complicated. Some had insanely long ingredient lists and the actual active ingredients of the formula were way down at the bottom of those long lists. Why? I've always believed in the beauty of simplicity. They also weren't very natural and that didn't feel right to me either. I knew better. I knew natural products could work.

Now that I was enlightened, I was curious. Curiosity lead me to start experimenting with making skincare. Could I do it? ... and how?

I could.

From my kitchen, I created my own products using shea its most natural, purest form. I obtained a diploma in Advanced Organic Skincare Science taught by expert formulators. Using all I learned, I was inspired to create a sustainable line with my growing awareness of nature, wellness, the environment and minimalism as my guides. Astrida Naturals was born.

I truly hope you enjoy our products! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

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