Bodecare brush bristles are treated with boiling water for 30 minutes and left to dry, this is repeated 4 times.
Wash the bristles before using your brush with a natural Tea Tree Cleansing Soap, and spritz after each use with our Organic Tea Tree Hydrosol.
Mexican fibre or Tampico is extracted from the leaves of certain species of Agave (Agaves Sisalana, Agave Foreyodes), which grows in sub-tropical regions around the world. The fleshy leaf of the Agave plant is cut off and beaten with thick sticks so that the fibres are released. After drying the fibres in the sun, the natural colour develops which can range from green to yellowish-white and also black to brown. The material is used extensively for body brushes, nail brushes and foot brushes.
Sisal is a natural fibre derived from a type of cactus called Agaves. Bodecare Sisal is imported from Mexico. The fleshy leaf of the plant is cut off and beaten with thick sticks so that the fibres are released. After drying the fibres in the sun, the natural colour develops which can range from green to yellowish-white.
Jute bristle is from the Jute plant (Corchorus Olitorius) in Bangladesh. It is a shrub species in the family Malvaceae. It is the primary source of Jute fibre. Jute is only second in production and world wide use to cotton. The leaves and young fruits are used as a vegetable, the dried leaves are used for tea and as a soup thickener, and the seeds are edible. Jute is known as the "golden fibre" and it long soft and shiney. Bodecare uses jute fibre for soft body brushes and our face brush. We prefer this fibre over the option of using an animal hair fibre, such as boar bristle, as we believe in crulety free practices and limiting products containing skin sensitising ingredients.
The tough fibre ropes of the coconut palm (Cocos Nusifera) beard is soaked in water for a month. In order to hasten the process of exposing the bare fibre, the ropes are beaten. After drying, the fibre is dressed and sorted. Coconut fibre is produced from commercial plantation farms in Mexico. The material is soft and not particularly elastic. Its most common use is for body brushes and brooms and can be mixed with other plant fibres.
Nylon perlon are artificial fibres, which exist in various thicknesses and types. Most of these materials do not absorb water, therefore they are easy to maintain and don’t mildew. At Bodecare we are phasing our the use of artifical fibres where we can, and where it is safe to do so for our customers, while keeping to our philosopy of cruelty free beauty products.