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!
Coffee Peppermint bath soap
Moringa and Tea Tree Bath Soap
Hibiscus and Geranium Bath Soap
Fragrance Free Bath Soap
Bath Soaps and Scrubs
Oats and Lavander bath soap
Pep Me Up Body Butter
Whipped Shea Butter + Turmeric
Whipped Cocoa Butter - 45g
Hemp Body Butter
Hands Solo - Refreshing Hand Spray
Healing Salve - Travel tin
Hot Cocoa whipped Body Butter
9ine to 5ive Natural deodorant
9 to 5 Deodorant - Lavender
Its the pits - Natural deodorant
9ine to 5ive Natural deodorant - Unscented
Buds and Bees - Lip Balm
Foot Loose Foot Scrub
Dip a Toe Foot Soak
Gift box for Mothers day
Scrubs & Masks
Sugar Rush Body Scrub
"In the Pink" Himalayan salt scrub