Natural ingredient glossary

Apricot Kernel Oil

Prunus Armeniaca Oil

Apricot oil or apricot kernel oil is a carrier oil that is pressed from the kernels of the prunus armeniaca (apricot). Apricot oil has been proven to cure many skin diseases such as dandruff, furuncle, and acne vulgaris. These fatty acids act as emollients to nourish dry skin and its vitamins rejuvenate skin’s softness and elasticity.

 

Avocado Oil

Persea Americana Oil

Cold pressed avocado oil is one of the richest sources of beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids. It’s also very high in vitamin E that enhances the recovery of damaged skin.

Avocado oil is great at hydrating and softening the skin. It is an effective treatment for acne and blackheads, eczema and other forms of skin inflammation.

 

Avocado Butter

Persea Americana Butter

Avocado butter is produced from the flesh of the fruit, not from the extracted oil.

It helps to reduce dark marks, reduces/prevents wrinkles, helps to prevent breakouts and leaves your skin nourished and silky smooth.

This natural extract of avocado is rich in vitamins A, D, and E, unsaturated fatty acids, and lecithin, all of which are beneficial to your general health and your skin.

 

Adzuki Bean Powder

Vigna Angularis Powder

Powdered adzuki beans are by far one of the most effective exfoliators for gently buffing away dry skin and giving your face a bright and healthy glow.

Adzuki beans contain saponin, a natural foaming agent, that helps cleanse pores by absorbing excess oils, unclogging pores, removing dead skin and promoting circulation.

 

Baobab oil

Adansonia Digitata Oil

Baobab oil is extracted by cold-pressing the seeds from the fruit of the tree. Also known as the ‘tree of life’ due to its nutrient-dense fruit that serves as a very nourishing food during the dry season.

Baobab oil is very rich in nutrients – contains all three omega fatty acids: omega-3, -6 and -9, as well as containing some rare fatty acids and a host of vitamins. It’s an excellent skin moisturiser, promotes healing of damaged skin and prevents the skin from free radical damage. The presence of fatty acids gives it an anti-inflammatory trait.

Beeswax

Cera Alba

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees of the genus apis. Chemically, beeswax consists mainly of esters of fatty acids and various long-chain alcohols. Beeswax also acts as a natural thickener for creams and balms. Beeswax forms a protective barrier that helps to protect the skin from environmental damage, retains moisture in the skin and reduces dryness. Because beeswax is anti-allergenic, it soothes an otherwise reactive skin.

 

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay also called montmorillonite. This clay contains minerals such as iron, sodium, calcium, potassium and magnesium, formed from volcanic ash. The name of the clay (bentonite) comes from the biggest deposit of bentonite clay that is located in Fort Benton, Wyoming.

Adding water to the clay gives it a negative electric charge, which in turn, removes toxins from the body. It works both externally and internally.

Clay works on your skin to help detox and clarify, unclog and reduce pore size, to make the skin softer. It also serves as a gentle exfoliator.

Black Pepper Oil

Piper Nigrum Oil

Black pepper oil is extracted from unripe red fruit of the piper nigrum plant.

The potent antioxidants in black pepper offer excellent anti-ageing benefits. The pepper cleanses the skin and helps treat acne and other skin diseases like vitiligo.

It contains the essential oil piperine, which, when used in aromatherapy, helps ease aching muscles, digestive issues, and even inflammatory arthritis.

Bilberry Powder

Vaccinium Myrtillus Powder

Bilberry powder is produced of whole dried bilberries. Bilberry powder is rich in vitamins E and K as well as copper and manganese.

Bilberry fruit contains chemicals known as anthocyanosides, plant pigments with excellent antioxidant properties that help to prevent or reverse damage to cells caused by free radicals. In addition, it contains vitamin C, which is another antioxidant. As such, bilberries are often used as a tonic or in skin care products to prevent infections and skin diseases.

Calendula Oil

Calendula Officinalis Oil

The oil extracted from the flowers of the calendula or pot marigold. Calendula is a herbal plant, of which the flowers are used to prepare medicines and especially homeopathic medicine. Commonly known as the marigold, it possesses anti-inflammatory properties to naturally heal cuts, wounds and other inflammatory skin diseases.

Calendula oil is often used to hydrate the scalp and get rid of dandruff.

 

Camwood Powder

Baphia Nitida Powder

The core of the camwood tree beneath the bark is ground into a  powder which has a very gentle exfoliating effect. It is traditionally used as an antiseptic treatment for skin conditions like acne, eczema, wrinkles, blemishes, blackheads, and sunburns. 

 

Caraway Essential Oil

Carum Carvi Essential Oil

Caraway oil is extracted from the seeds of the caraway plant. Being a good source of various nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc. It has been known to reduce puffiness, skin inflammation and wrinkles. It’s known to regenerate skin cells, thus lightening scars due to acne or pigmentation.

Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Daucus Carota Essential Oil

Carrot seed oil is the essential oil extract of the seed from the carrot plant, daucus carota. The high concentration of antioxidants reduces premature ageing of the skin and protects your skin from environmental damage.

The oil has moisturizing vitamin E and protective vitamin C, which work together to help bring new life to skin.

Carrot seed oil has the ability to balance both dry or oily skin by providing the skin with just enough moisture without clogging pores, making it perfect for all skin types.

Charcoal (Activated)

Activated Carbon

Activated charcoal is a form of carbon processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the available surface area, thus it has amazing absorption properties.

For this reason activated charcoal can draw bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt, and other micro-particles to the surface of the skin, helping you achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. Charcoal is not metabolised or absorbed by the body, but it can be used to treat certain poisonous bites and disinfect wounds.

 

Chamomile Essential Oil (Roman)

Chamaemelum Nobile Essential Oil

Chamomile oil is an essential oil extracted from the chamomile flower. These blossoms contain volatile oils (including bisabolol, bisabolol oxides A and B, and matricin) as well as flavonoids (particularly a compound called apigenin) and other therapeutic substances.

One of the best-documented uses is for relaxation. The oil has antibacterial properties and can help to clean and protect wounds from infections.

Cinnamon Powder

Cinnamomum Verum Powder

Cinnamon powder is extracted from the bark of the cinnamon tree. As an antioxidant, cinnamon helps shield cells from oxidative damage.

It is beneficial to the skin because it brings blood and nutrients to the skin surface while also helping to dry skin. Cinnamon can also be used to help dry acne and relieve an itchy scalp.

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

Cinnamomum Verum Essential Oil

Cinnamon leaf oil is obtained by steam distillation of cinnamon leaves. Cinnamon leaf oil has anesthetic, antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties.
Cinnamon leaf contains eugenol and may also irritate the skin. Thus we advise to patch test any products containing this oil before application.

Coconut Oil

Cocos Nucifera Oil

Coconut oil, or copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. The fruit’s oil is predominantly made up of saturated fats, with a high amount of medium chain fatty acids and a good percentage of the fatty acid being lauric acid. It contains vitamin E, which is known to protect the skin from free radical damage.

Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal and it’s an excellent moisturizer.

Cocoa Butter

Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter

Cocoa butter, also called theobroma oil, is a pale-yellow, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean.

The natural antioxidants found in cocoa beans fights premature ageing. The saturated fats are especially beneficial for healing dry, cracked skin because they’re easily absorbed and remain on the skin for hours.

Cocoa butter is a natural emollient, meaning it forms a protective barrier on the skin’s surface. This temporarily protects injured or exposed skin from harmful or annoying stimuli and may provide relief to the skin. This protective layer also slows the loss of water from the skin and keeps it hydrated for longer.

 

Clove Bud Powder

Syzygium Aromaticum Powder

Clove powder is obtained by grinding of the unopened and dried buds of the clove tree.

Clove is rich in minerals such as calcium, hydrochloric acid, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and vitamin A and C.

Due to its antiseptic properties, it is an ideal treatment for acne-prone skin.

 

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

The leaves from the eucalyptus tree are steam distilled to extract eucalyptus oil. It’s an antiseptic and remedial agent. The oil is largely used for first-aid purposes due to its vast remedial and healing properties. It is used for the treatment of cuts, minor wounds, blisters, and bruises. Topical application of the oil also heals skin irritation and insect bites.

Epsom Salt

Magnesium Sulfate

Epsom salt is an inorganic salt containing magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. It is different from table salt as it is made up of magnesium sulfate, a mineral that many of us are lacking, and table salt being sodium chloride. Epsom salt absorbed through the skin relieves muscle tension, pain, and inflammation in joints. It’s also a natural anti-inflammatory and exfoliant.

 

Evening Primrose Oil

Oenothera Oil

Evening primrose oil is extracted by pressing the seeds of the evening primrose plant. The oil is very high in essential fatty acids — which provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormone-like substances.

 

 

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense Carteri Essential Oil

Frankincense oil is extracted from the gum or resin of frankincense or olibanum tree. The main components of this essential oil are alpha-pinene, actanol, borneyl acetate, linalool, octyl acetate, incensole, and incensole acetate.

Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, prevent wrinkles, and it even helps lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of ageing.

Green Clay

Green Clay (African)

Extracted straight from the earth and refined to a powder form that ensures the skin’s maximum exposure to its minerals. It contains trace minerals such as calcium, aluminum, magnesium, silica, phosphorous, copper and zinc.

Green clay extracts impurities from the body through the skin as well as removes dead skin from the surface, leaving the skin soft, silky and tender.

Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil

The oil is made by distilling the green parts of the plant, especially the leaves.

In aromatherapy, geranium oil is used to help treat acne, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It has beneficial effects on menstruation and menopause symptoms. The essential oil can also aid in uplifting mood, lessening fatigue and promoting emotional wellness.

Geranium oil also assists in pain reduction and inflammation. 

 

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Citrus Paradisi Essential Oil

Grapefruit essential oil is present in the peel of the fruit and is extracted by compression. This essential oil is mainly composed of limonene, alpha-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, and terpinenol.

When applied topically to the skin in small amounts, grapefruit essential oil is an excellent diuretic and lymphatic stimulant. it promotes healthy cleansing and detoxification of the skin. It soothes the skin and is known to eliminate bad odours. It also improves blood circulation and helps fights against cellulite.

 

Grape Seed Oil

Vitis Vinifera Oil

Grape seed oil is pressed from the seeds of grapes. Grapeseed oil is ideal for sensitive, mature, and oily skin types, due to its non-comedogenic fatty acid composition. It is easily absorbed into the skin without leaving an oily residue.

It has a great amount of vitamin E, which means it provides antioxidants for your skin. Grapeseed oil is high in linoleic acid, which may reduce clogged pores.

Ginger Essential Oil

Zingiber Officinale Essential Oil

Ginger essential oil is extracted from the underground root of the ginger plant. Applying it topically have major anti-ageing benefits. It contains around 40 antioxidant properties that prevent free radical damage and protect against ageing. It also evens skin tone and improves elasticity. Ginger increases blood circulation to your scalp, which is essential for stimulating hair growth. The plethora of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids also strengthen strands and combat hair loss.

Hemp Seed Oil

Cannabis Sativa Oil

Hemp oil or hemp seed oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds.

There are many essential fatty acids found in hemp seed oil, however the acids most similar to our skin’s lipids are omega-3, -6 and -9. Omega-3 has great anti-inflammatory benefits that can therapeutically heal skin conditions. Omega-6 is essential for the healthy functioning of skin and coats the outer layer to seal in essential moisture for longer.

Himalayan Salt

85% Sodium Chloride, 15% Trace Minerals

Pink himalayan salt is made from rock crystals of salt that have been mined from areas close to the Himalayas. It gets its rosy colour from trace minerals in the salt, like magnesium, potassium and calcium.

Himalayan salt has detoxifying qualities as it draws out heavy metals and toxins from the body. Himalayan pink salt is also a natural antiseptic.

Hibiscus Powder

Hibiscus Powder

Hibiscus powder is made from the dried, ground sepals of the hibiscus plant. Often mistaken for flowers themselves, they are actually fleshy, trumpet-shaped, deep burgundy fruits that grow after the hibiscus flowers bloom.

Hibiscus is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs). These natural sources can help exfoliate and control oily skin, and unclog pores, all of which can encourage fresher, younger, and smoother looking skin. Rich in antioxidants, these not only protect the skin from environmental stressors but have properties that help pores to appear smaller. The plant has a high mucilage content, which makes it a great skin moisturizer.

 

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Juniper Essential Oil

Juniperi Aetheroleum Essential Oil

Juniper essential oil is a steam-distilled oil from the berries and needles of the juniper plant. Juniper essential oil contains strong antioxidants, antibacterials, and antifungal properties. It has strong free radical scavenging abilities. It is also a natural antiseptic.

Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasminum Officinale Essential Oil

Jasmine essential oil is extracted from the flowers of jasmine. It is a very good antiseptic and disinfectant. It contains very effective germicidal, bactericidal, fungicidal, and antiviral properties. It can help fade scars and help eliminate stretch marks.

Jasmine oil is associated with treating dry, brittle, or dehydrated skin.

Jojoba Oil

Simmondsia Chinensis Oil

Jojoba oil is extracted from the seed of the jojoba plant. Jojoba oil is actually a liquid plant wax, and not an oil, which is often mistaken for. Jojoba oil is rich in important vitamins and minerals.

It is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, non-toxic, and comedogenic. This makes it extremely beneficial for the hair, skin, and the entire body.

Kaolin Clay

Kaolin Clay

Rocks that are rich in kaolinite are known as kaolin or china clay. It is a soft, earthy, usually white, mineral, produced by the chemical weathering of aluminium silicate minerals like feldspar.

Kaolin clay is a fine and light clay that has natural absorbency properties. It has the ability to soak up excess oils and stale sebum on the skin and within the pores. Since it has detoxifying effects, kaolin clay sucks out impurities such as grime, dirt, pollution and germs from the pores. It soothes easily irritable skin and skin prone to breakouts, rashes and redness. With its slight abrasive texture, kaolin clay makes a good exfoliant.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavandula Angustifolia Essential Oil

Lavender oil is an essential oil obtained by distillation from the flower spikes of the lavender plant.

It is used to treat skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions. Lavender oil is one of the most universal oils, which means it can be used for a number of skin conditions, such as speeding up the healing of wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburn because it improves the formation of scar tissues. It has also been shown to reduce the signs of fine lines and wrinkles and premature ageing.

 

Litsea Essential Oil

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

Litsea essential oil is extracted from the ripened and dried fruits of the litsea cubeba tree through steam distillation. Its gentle astringent properties work to cleanse pores, its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory actions minimises and heals existing flare-ups.

Lemon Essential Oil

Citrus Limonum Essential Oil

Extractions of the oil are obtained by cold expression of the peels of the unripe fruit of the lemon tree.

 When the skin becomes oily, lemon oil works as a natural toner, balancing and rejuvenating the skin. Compounds called polyphenols are found in lemon oil that provides impressive anti-viral effects. It is also known to be one of the leading anti-ageing oils and can also reduce uneven skin tone.

 

Lime Essential Oil

Citrus Aurantiifolia Oil

Lime essential oil is extracted by cold expression of the peels of the unripe fruit of the lime tree.

Lime provides antioxidants to the skin, which may reduce dark spots due to ageing and acts as an insect deterrent. Lime essential oil can cure infections, protect against their development, and also has antiseptic properties.

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Cymbopogon Citratus Essential Oil

Lemongrass essential oil is distilled from the leaves and woody stalks of the lemongrass plant. Lemongrass essential oil is a source of essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and vitamin C. It also provides essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron. The compounds that make up lemongrass essential oil are known to have anti-fungal, insecticidal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Macadamia Nut Oil

Macadamia Integrifolia Oil

Macadamia oil (or macadamia nut oil) is the non-volatile oil expressed from the nutmeat of the macadamia tree. It’s high in monounsaturated fatty acids, including oleic acid (omega 9), which are very moisturising, regenerating and softening on the skin. These fatty acids also have anti-inflammatory properties. The linoleic acid (omega 6) in Macadamia nut oil helps to restore the skin’s barrier function and reduce water loss.

Marula Oil

Sclerocarya Birrea Oil

Marula oil is extracted from the kernels (nuts) of the fruits of the marula trees. Marula oil is rich in essential fatty acids omega-9 (oleic) and omega-6 (linoleic) that deeply hydrate and reduces redness while nourishing, healing, moisturising and improving skin elasticity. Marula oil helps reduce transepidermal water loss and increases the smoothness of skin.

Matcha Powder

Camellia Sinensis Powder

Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Matcha powder has many anti-inflammatory properties, especially EGCG, that reduces the redness associated with chronic skin conditions such as rosacea and even acne. It is gentle enough for all skin types and brings soothing relief from these issues. Matcha stimulates elastin production to add volume to the skin. It also protects the skin against free radicals that reduces the effects sun damage, age spots, dry skin and wrinkles. The tannins in matcha actually shrink pores and reduce the production of oil associated with acne.

Melissa Essential Oil

Melissa Officinalis Essential Oil

Melissa essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowers of melissa plant, a herb most commonly referred to as lemon balm and sometimes as bee balm. Melissa oil is known for its antibacterial, antiviral, antispasmodic and antidepressant properties. It has a delicate and lemony aroma that promotes emotional balance and boosts skin health. One of the main benefits of melissa oil is its antioxidant properties.

Myrrh Essential Oil

Commiphora Myrrha Essential Oil

Myrrh essential oil is made from the the resin (or tree sap) of the commiphora myrrha plant via steam distillation. Two primary active compounds are found in myrrh, called terpenoids and sesquiterpenes, both of which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

Sesquiterpenes specifically also has an effect on our emotional center in the hypothalamus, helping us remain calm and balanced.

Neroli Essential Oil

Citrus Aurantium Essential Oil

Neroli essential oil is steam distilled from the fragrant flowering blossoms of the orange tree. Neroli oil is popular for its anti-ageing, hydrating and even healing abilities, as well as having antibacterial and antiseptic properties that make it the ideal beauty oil for oily, acne-prone skin.

Neem Oil

Azadirachta Indica Oil

Neem oil is a vegetable oil pressed from the fruits and seeds of the neem tree. Neem oil has been used in traditional folk medicine and as a home remedy for acne because of the aspirin-like compound that helps rid the skin of bacteria. It also helps reduce redness and inflammation. The high fatty-acid content in neem oil is said to prevent and treat scars from acne and is non-comedogenic.

Nutmeg Essential Oil

Myristica Fragrans Essential Oil

The essential oil of nutmeg is extracted from the dried seeds of the nutmeg fruit through steam distillation. It’s antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and has antioxidant benefits. These attributes help with issues like acne, eczema, and ageing skin, nutmeg itself can tackle all of these concerns.

Nutmeg Powder

Myristica Fragrans Powder

Nutmeg powder is the ground form of the dried seeds from the nutmeg fruit. It’s antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and has antioxidant benefits. These attributes help with issues like acne, eczema, and ageing skin, nutmeg itself can tackle all of these concerns. Though these properties are of a higher concentration in the essential oil. The only other property the powder would have is that it serves as a gentle exfoliant.

Olive Oil

Olea Europaea Oil

Olive oil is a liquid fat obtained from cold pressing olives. Naturally, olive oil is packed with anti-ageing antioxidants and hydrating squalene, making it superb for healthy hair, skin, and nails.

Orange Peel Powder

Citrus Reticulata Powder

Orange peel power is made from dried and ground orange peels. The nutritional values of the powder provides a variety of benefits to your skin. Vitamin C fights acne and promotes healthy looking skin. Calcium renews dead skin, while potassium, moisturises and hydrates the skin. Magnesium promotes a healthy, glowing and a youthful complexion.

Orange (Sweet) Essential Oil

Citrus Sinensis Essential Oil

Orange oil is extracted from the citrus sinensis plant via cold pressing. Orange essential oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which makes it an ideal ingredient in your skin and hair routine. This oil isn’t just for acne-prone skin though, it’s been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for slowing the ageing process of your skin.

Palmarosa Essential Oil

Cymbopogon Martinii Essential Oil

Palmarosa oil is extracted via steam distillation, from the dried grass, harvested before it flowers. Offering cell renewal benefits, palmarosa essential oil nourishes and restores skin health and harmony. It is known for its ability to rejuvenate tired, sore feet, so it makes a great foot soak. Having both calming and uplifting effects, it is a tonic for the heart and mind.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Mentha Piperita Essential Oil

Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. The leaves of the peppermint plant is what the essential oil is extracted from. Peppermint oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, iron, magnesium, calcium, vitamins A and C, minerals, potassium, manganese and copper. It contains menthol, an organic compound with in-house anesthetic properties, that helps soothe skin discomforts.

Aditionally peppermint oil has antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and carminative properties.

Patchouli Essential Oil

Pogostemon Cablin Essential Oil

Extracted from the leaves of the patchouli plant, a bushy herb from the mint family. Patchouli essential oil is unique in that it improves with age. The oil has been a staple in the perfume industry for a very long time and has a history of being used as a natural insect repellent. The oil is astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant and mildly sedative.

It has been found to be effective in relieving anxiety and depression, by producing a positive mental state. It can treat a number of skin problems, including wounds and infections. It has fungicidal and insecticidal properties too.

Pumpkin Seed Oil

Cucurbita Pepo Oil

Cold pressed for pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seed oil is rich in vitamin E, zinc, omega-3- and -6 fatty acids as well as antioxidants. Therefore it has tremendous benefits for the skin in terms of retaining moisture, fighting free radicals and maintaining a youthful appearance.

Pomegranate Seed Oil

Punica Granatum Oil

Pomegranate seed oil is made by cold pressing the seeds of the pomegranate fruit. Pomegranate seed oil contains a unique polyunsaturated oil called “punicic acid”, an omega-5 fatty acid, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties. The oil fends off free radicals to keep skin ageing at bay. It also provides protection against sun damage.

Paprika Powder

Capsicum Annuum Powder

Paprika is a ground spice made from red air-dried fruits of the larger and sweeter varieties of the plant, called the bell pepper or sweet pepper. Paprika is rich in beta-carotene, which gets converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A plays a crucial role in the maintenance of healthy skin.

It prevents the occurrence of wrinkles and promotes a bright complexion. It is also rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, which limits free radical damage, that breaks down collagen in the skin.

Papaya Powder

Carica Papaya Powder

Papaya power is extracted from the dried pulp of the unripe papaya fruit.
Papaya contains vitamin A, which helps to reveal the next layer of the skin and exposes a radiant complexion. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant with wonderful qualities that helps to smooth and soften the skin.

Pink Orchid Clay

Pink Orchid Clay

Pink orchid clay is a fine and light clay that has natural absorbency properties. When applied on skin, mixed with a little warm water, it will soak up excess oils and stale sebum on the skin and within the pores. Since it has detoxifying effects, pink orchid clay sucks out impurities such as grime, dirt, pollution and germs from the pores. This cleanses out the pores and prevents them from clogging up and causing breakouts.

Being the mildest of all clays, it is suitable for sensitive skin types. With its slight abrasive texture, this clay makes for a gentle exfoliant.

Propolis

Propolis

Propolis or bee glue is a resinous mixture that honey bees produce by mixing saliva and beeswax with exudate gathered from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. Propolis is commonly used for its healing, antiseptic and restorative capabilities. Propolis will assist in balancing, healing and soothing problematic skin. It also accelerates the rate of cell growth and decongests pores. Propolis protects against bacteria and functions as a great anti-inflammatory agent.

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Rose Essential Oil

Rosa Essential Oil

Rose oil is the essential oil extracted from the petals of various types of roses. Containing a complex array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, rose essential oil has excellent emollient properties for moisturizing dry skin. It possesses, antiseptic and astringent properties the helps with treating acneic skin, including anti-inflammatory properties that reduces inflammation.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosmarinus Officinalis Essential Oil

The essential oil is steam extracted from fresh or dried rosemary biomass. Rosemary essential oil has antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities that make it beneficial in the treatment of eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne.

Rosehip Seed Oil

Rosa Canina Essential Oil

Harvested from the seeds of rose bushes, rosehip seed oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. These ingredients are known to treat dark spots and hydrate dry skin. Its also helps to reduce the appearance for scars and fine wrinkles.

Sandalwood Essential Oil

Santalum Album / Santalum Spicatum Essential Oil

Sandalwood essential oil obtained from the steam distillation of chips and billets from the heartwood of a variety of species of the sandalwood tree. Known within the skincare industry, as it tones skin, relieves itching, and alleviates inflammation and dehydrated skin. It is know to assist with rashes, scar tissue, eczema, psoriasis, acne and dandruff.

Spearmint Essential Oil

Mentha Spicata Essential Oil

Spearmint essential oil is derived from the floral parts of the mentha spicata or spearmint plant via steam distillation. Spearmint has many medicinal properties which include being antiseptic, antibacterial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, digestive and antidepressant.

Sweet Almond Oil

Prunus Dulcis Oil

The sweet almond oil is pressed almonds that are selectively cultivated for their sweet taste. The oil is rich in vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc, besides a number of other minerals and vitamins.

Sunflower Oil

Helianthus Annuus Oil

Sunflower oil is rich in essential fatty acids, that includes omega-6, which aids in eliminating skin infections like dermatitis and treating sun burnt skin. Additionally, it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Spirulina Powder

Arthrospira Platensis / Arthrospira Maxima Powder

Spirulina is a type of oceanic algae that contains a wide array of nutrients. It contains high-quality protein and large concentrations of vitamins and minerals, including: B complex vitamins, calcium, iron and amino acids. Spirulina is also high in a rare type of fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid that is found in very few substances on earth.

Spirulina has the ablility to help the body in many ways, including the provision of energy, warding off free radicals, eliminating toxins, increasing skin metabolism to speed up healing, as well as aiding in the prevention of candida bacteria overgrowth that causes acne.

Safflower Oil

Carthamus Tinctorius Oil

Safflower oil is obtained from the plant’s seeds by means of cold pressing. One of its major benefits is that it has the highest linoleic acid content (approx. 80%) of all vegetable oils. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty that cannot be synthesized by the human body, and can only be obtained from an external source.

This makes safflower oil a powerful treatment for skin issues like eczema, psoriasis and acne. It also hydrates the skin and promotes its elasticity, while helping to reduce the signs of wrinkles.

Sea salt

Sodium Chloride (and other minerals)

Sea salt is produced from the evaporation of sea water. It offers numerous benefits for the health, skin and hair. Salt helps to deeply cleanse pores, balance oil production and kill bacteria that can cause breakouts and acne.

Sugar

Sucrose

Sucrose is common table sugar. Sugar scrubs have a few benefits over salt scrubs: small sugar granules are generally gentler than salt, which can cause microscopic tears in the skin; because of sugar’s natural humectants properties, they are more hydrating than salt scrubs, which can strip skin of natural oils.

Shea Butter

Vitellaria Paradoxa Butter

Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. The high concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids found in shea butter makes it ideal for nourishing and moisturizing skin. It’s most commonly used ot treat dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils. Lupeol cinnamate, a compound found within shea butter, has been known to reduce skin inflammation and help avoid skin mutations.

Shea butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin. With long term use, it provides skin softening and strengthening, as well as a reduction in wrinkles.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Melaleuca Alternifolia Essential Oil

Extracted from the leaves of the melaleuca quinquenervia, commonly known as the broad-leaved paperbark tree. Tea tree oil helps to remove dry, dead skin cells that cause psoriasis. Its antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties relieves itching, redness, and burning.

Turmeric Powder

Curcuma Longa Powder

Turmeric powder is a bright yellow powder made by the dry grinding of mature turmeric rhizomes (underground stems). Curcumin – one of the most important active compounds found in turmeric – is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral.

Turmeric has powerful antioxidant and healing properties, making it ideal for treating skin disorders.

It has been scientifically proven to be effective in treating acne, eczema, rashes, inflammation, cancer and bruising.

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Vanilla Essential Oil

Vanilla Planifolia Essential Oil

Extracted from the cured pods of the vanilla plant. Vanilla is a great source of natural antioxidants, which help protect your skin against environmental stressors. It also contains a number of B vitamins, including niacin, which is a key nutrient for healthy skin. Thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid are also found in this natural extract.

Wintergreen Essential Oil

Gaultheria Procumbens Essential Oil

Wintergreen essential oil is distilled from the leaves of gaultheria procumbens, native to North America. Wintergreen oil contains the active ingredient methyl salicylate, which makes up about 85-99 percent of this oil. Research has shown that wintergreen oil has the ability to act like a natural analgesic (pain reducer), antiarthritic, antiseptic and astringent.

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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Cananga Odorata Essential Oil

Ylang ylang essential oil is extracted from the freshly picked flowers via water or steam distillation. The health benefits associated with ylang ylang essential oil are related to the ability to reduce tension and anxiety which then leads to an improvement in blood pressure. Aditionally this also contains properties that will disinfect wounds, prohibit microbial growth, and protect you from bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.

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Our products are great not only because of the natural ingredients they contain, but also what ingredients they exclude…

NO SLS or SLES

Studies have shown that SLS and SLES are often contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, a byproduct of the manufacturing process that is “possibly carcinogenic to humans” and may also cause negatives effects in the kidneys, liver and central nervous system, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

NO Parabens

Parabens are a common type of preservative used in personal care products. Research indicates that they are potentially endocrine disruptors – meaning they have an effect on the normal functioning of hormones within your body.

NO Artificial Colours

According to scientific research, artificial colouring and dyes present many risks to consumers. Reports note that many commonly used artificial food colours have been found to cause damage to DNA or genotoxicity.

NO Synthetic Fragrances

For people with skin sensitivities and allergies, synthetic perfumes can be a big trigger.

NO EDTA

Tetrasodium EDTA is a penetration enhancer, meaning that it breaks down the skin’s protective barrier.

NO PEG’s

PEGs are emulsifiers or thickeners that can reduce the skin’s natural moisture.

NO Petrochemicals

Petrochemicals are chemicals made from crude oil and natural gas. They are not good for you, or the environment!

NO Propylene Glycol

Skin irritation can be seen at even very low levels of propylene glycol.

NO Silicones

Silicones are commonly used in personal care products to help improve their feel and to help lock in moisture. However, they can also lock in dirt and bacteria too, causing skin irritations, break outs and clogging of the pores.