Our Ingredients

487298313Our range of ingredients include; herbs, plant oils, butters, waxes, aloe vera, and pure essential oils.  We source only the purest, most natural, organic, and wildcrafted ingredients available to us.  We do not cut corners and we take the time to research every ingredient so that we know for sure our products are the very best.  

GLOSSARY OF OUR INGREDIENTS

ALOE VERA

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice;  contains over 75 vitamins and nutrients and is readily absorbed into the skin.  It is well known for its soothing and calming effects on inflammation, and as such is an excellent ingredient for use in our natural skin care products.

COCOA BUTTER

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter;  generally referred to as the ultimate moisturizer, it is rich in antioxidants and natural emollients, helping to keep skin soft and supple and protect it from drying out. 

MANGO BUTTER

Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter;  highly emollient, softening and soothing to the skin, it can help protect skin during harsh winter weather as well as nourish sun-damaged skin.  It is a wonderful addition to any skin care line.   

SHEA BUTTER

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter;  the most well known and a favorite to use in natural skin care products. Rich in fatty acids and vitamins A,D and E, shea butter protects the skin and locks in moisture.  Not only used as a moisturizer it can help to soothe skin irritation and inflammation.

APRICOT KERNEL OIL

Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil;  is a very light but still incredibly nourishing oil that absorbs easily into the skin, leaving it soft with no greasy feel.  High in gamma linoleic acid (GLA), it can help to maintain moisture balance as well as with firming and toning the skin.

186607445COCONUT OIL

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil;  anti-fungal, anti-microbial, multi-nutrient, antioxidant and an amazing moisturizer, coconut oil is most definitely one of the favorites in natural skin care and an obvious choice for our deodorant cream. 

JOJOBA OIL

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil;  a botanical extract, technically it is not an oil, but rather what is called a wax ester and is similar to human skin oil (sebum), making it a rich moisturizer for dry skin and a fabulous balancer for oily skin.

ROSEHIP OIL

Rosa Mosqueta (Rosehip) Fruit Oil;  nutrient-rich, rosehip oil contains vitamins A, C and betacarotene, EFAS’s, and powerful antioxidants.  It is considered a dry oil, doesn’t feel greasy and absorbs easily into the skin, making it a valuable ingredient in our face care line.

SWEET ALMOND OIL

Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil;  a non-greasy, light and easily absorbed oil with reported benefits ranging from moisturizing to calming irritation and easing itchiness.  Once again, abundant in vitamins and antioxidants it is easily combined with any of the other oils.

DEAD SEA MINERAL SALT

The balance of the salts in Dead Sea water are magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride and bromides.  These minerals help to revitalize the skin and body in a variety of ways, giving a feeling of relaxation, nourishing the skin, activating the blood systems and easing rheumatic discomfort. An especially balancing and restorative salt.

SUGAR

Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the “glue” that bonds skin cells, encouraging cell turnover.  Because of sugar’s exfoliating abilities and natural humectant properties it can create a glowing, supple and hydrated appearance to the skin.

493250317BEESWAX

Cera Alba (Beeswax); offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral benefits.  Contains vitamin A, a known support for cell turnover.  And, when added to natural skin care products, beeswax acts as an emollient and a humectant, drawing moisture to the skin and conditioning it while also protecting it. 

VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

Our pure vegetable glycerin is derived from palm or coconut oil, and is GMO and allergen-free.  Beneficial for softening the skin, it is also a strong humectant, which helps the skin retain moisture and appear more supple and hydrated.  Because of its hypoallergenic nature it is ideal for those with sensitive or irritated skin.

VITAMIN E

Tocopherol (Vitamin E);  it is an extremely versatile oil that is used as both an antioxidant and a skin-conditioning active.  We use it in all of our formulations to help slow the oxidation process and extend the shelf life of our products, while also enjoying the beneficial effects it has on the skin.

OLIVEM 1000

Cetearyl Olivate & Sorbitan Olivate (Olivem®1000);  this innovative and emollient emulsifying wax is naturally derived from olive oil and approved for use in natural products.  Rich in a combination of fatty acids, that are chemically similar to the lipid composition of the skin surface, it offers a silky smooth feel to lotions and creams.

LEUCIDAL LIQUID

Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (Leucidal Liquid);  a natural, plant based preservative accepted by ECOCERT for use in natural products.  Derived from radishes fermented with Leuconostoc kimchii, this product consists of an isolated peptide that is secreted from the bacteria during the fermentation process that has been shown to have antimicrobial benefits.

453540257VANILLA BEAN

Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Bean;  universally known and loved for its delicious and exotic aroma, it has been reported to have many benefits for the skin as well.  Rich in antioxidants and B vitamins, it also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties helping to soothe, hydrate and nourish the skin.  We infuse some of our oils with vanilla, it is a cherished addition to our skin care line.  

ARNICA

Arnica Montana (Arnica) Flowers;  it is reputed to have anti-inflammatory properties and has been used in liniment and ointment preparations for sprains, bruises, arthritis, insect bites, aches and pains.  It is said to help ease pain and provide an overall soothing experience.  Infused into some of our oils for use in our Sore Muscle Balm.

ST JOHN’S WORT

Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Flowers;  thought to have anti-inflammatory properties as well as antiseptic, antiviral and astringent properties, may help ease pain and muscular irritation.  Infused into some of our oils for use in our Sore Muscle Balm.