Nue Body Basics was a journey of discovery for me, a former journalist who found her love for making all-natural skincare by accident. I suffer from sensitive dry skin and most of the commercial skincare products have not been effective in helping my skin heal. Tired of switching skincare products, in search of the perfect body lotion I started reading about skincare products and the ingredients used and realized all is not what it seems. Most skincare products contain 70 to 80% water and very little of the so-called 'active ingredient'. Convinced that I can make my own body butter I started experimenting, and have never stopped since then.
After a whole lot of trial and error, my husband and I launched Nue Body Basics as a brand in October 2019, with four products. An all-natural deodorant, all-natural insect repellent and two cocoa butter-based body butters.
'Nue' stands for naked in French and the circular logo stands for stripping back to basics, finding inspiration from nature and circular economy. We make the products in small batches, with natural preservatives encouraging the concept of fresh, safe skincare. In line with this ethos we encourage our customers to return their glass jars to us to be reused or recycled. We are conscious of our impact on the environment and minimize wastage as much as possible. My husband and I have a hands-on approach in every aspect of the business from manufacturing, creating labels, to packaging and marketing.
The plant-based butters and essential oils used in our skincare products are sourced from organic certified sources from the UK. This helps us with tractability and allows us to maintain the quality and standard of the products. However, some ingredients such as the coconut oil, beeswax and plastic free containers are sourced from Sri Lanka. We do hope to collaborate with micro and small-scale Sri Lankan industries in the future.
Going the extra mile is what we do best!
Bath Soaps and Scrubs
Sugar Rush Body Scrub
Coffee Peppermint bath soap
Turmeric bath soap
Moringa and Tea Tree Bath Soap
Hibiscus and Geranium Bath Soap
Fragrance Free Bath Soap
Goats Milk and Ylang Ylang Bath Soap
Hibiscus and Geranium Bath Soap Mini
Oats and Lavander bath soap mini
Turmeric bath soap mini
Coffee Peppermint bath soap mini
Goats Milk and Ylang Ylang Bath Soap Mini
9ine to 5ive Natural deodorant
9ine to 5ive Natural deodorant - Unscented
Foot Loose Foot Scrub
Dip a Toe Foot Soak
Buds and Bees - Lip Balm
Hands Solo - Refreshing Hand Spray