About Our Ingredients

BOTANICALS

Alkanet Root- Dark red root of a plant in the Borage family used for colorant. 

Ashawaganda- Warming, adaptogen, anti-inflammatory, aids in relaxation, supports anxiety and undesirable effects of stress. 

Bilberry- "European blueberry" used for colorant. 

Calendula- Anti-inflammatory, cooling, drying, tissue healing for bruises, dry skin, and eczema. 

Chamomile- Anti-Inflammatory, reduces swelling, cooling, relaxing, aids in facial redness. 

Cleavers- Cooling, lymphatic support, high in Vitamin C. 

Elderberry- Medicinal berry used for colorant.

Hibiscus Flowers- Tropical flowering plant used for colorant. 

Horsetail- Mineralizer, cooling, silica rich, supports skin elasticity.

Lemon Balm- Calming, relaxing, supports nervous system.

Marshmallow Root- cooling, reduces swelling, soothing for inflamed and irritated skin tissue, over all emollient. 

Motherwort- Cooling, soothing for nervous systems, tension, and anxiety,  lymphatic support.

Nettle- Anti-inflammatory, mineralizer, nutrient-dense, vitamin A, C, and B complex, nourishing. 

Plantain- Cooling, emollient, supports tissue healing, 

Red Clover- Mineralizer, tissue support.

Yarrow- Anti-inflammatory, cooling, aids in tissue healing.

 

BUTTERS

Cocoa Butter-vegetable fat extracted from cocoa beans during the process of separating the powder and liquor from the beans. Well known for its use topically in fighting stretch marks and scars on the body. Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids and antioxidants to combat free-radicals, and deeply hydrate the skin. Cocoa butter is known to comfort dry skin irritated by conditions such as eczema. 

    Shea Butter- Organic butter extracted from the nut of the Shea tree. Excellent for its skin moisturizing and emollient properties. Rich in vitamins and fatty acids, it penetrates deeply leaving a smooth, silky, moisturized finish. 

     

    ESSENTIAL OILS

    Bergamot, Bergaptene Free- Antibacterial, antiseptic, calmative. In this variety, the bergaptene content which causes photosensitivity has been removed. This allows the essential oil to be used in our skin care without worrying about sun exposure after use. 

    Black Pepper- Anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, nerving, restorative

    Bulgarian Rose- Antimicrobial, antiseptic, restorative, stimulant 

    Carrot Seed- Calmative, regenerative. 

    Chamomile, Roman- Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, calming, nervine

    Frankincense- Antibacterial, antidepressant, antimicrobial, calmative, nervine, restorative

    Ginger- Antiseptic, circulatory, fortifying, stimulant

    Howood- Antibacterial, antidepressant, anti fungal, restorative

    Juniper Berry- Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, nervine

    Lavender- Antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, calmative

    Orange, Sweet- Antibacterial, antiseptic, calmative, stimulant

    Patchuli, Dark - Antidepressant, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, calmative, nervine

    Peony Root- high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Known to enhance and revitalize dull, dry and mature skin. Aids skin's complexion, to encourage visibly brighter and youthful looking skin.

    Peppermint, Japanese- Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, circulatory, stimulant

    Vanilla Absolute- Antidepressant, calmative, stimulant 

    Vetiver- Antimicrobial, antiseptic, nervine, restorative

     

    OILS

    Apricot Oil- Cold pressed apricot oil is suitable and beneficial for all skin types. Especially those with dry or mature skin. Apricot oil is incredibly rich in Vitamin A and nourishes the skin by keeping it well hydrated.

    Avocado Oil- Cold pressed, unrefined oil that contains high amounts of Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and Beta carotene. It is well suited and loved for dry and to support the needs of agin skin. 

    Baoboa Oil- Organic, Fair Trade, unrefined, cold pressed oil from the fruit of the Baobab tree known to produce an excellent skin conditioning emollient. This oil contributes excellent hydration to the skin while promoting its strength and elasticity. 

    Castor Bean Oil- Organic, unrefined castor oil is know to provide the skin with a protective barrier to protect against pollutants and other harsh environmental conditions. On the lips, castor bean oil provides a beautiful glossy sheen. This oil is loved for its ability to nourish hair, especially those delicate lashes. 

    Coconut Oil- Organic, cold pressed from the meat of coconuts. Coconut oil is excellent at boosting and retaining moisturize to the body. For softer more comfortable skin. 

    Jojoba Oil- Organic, unrefined, cold pressed, Non GMO oil. This oil in all actuality is a liquid wax and will solidify in cold temperatures. Jojoba oil closely resembles the sebum of the skin so it penetrates deep into the skin quickly. It is rich in vitamin E, and helps to promote a healthy glowing complexion. 

    Macadamia Nut Oil- Oraganic, unrefined, cold pressed oil known to soothe, cool and revitalize the look of the skin. This oil replenishes the skin's moisture barrier with its high mono-unsaturated fatty acids, palmitoleic acid (to promote youthful skin), as well as omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. 

    Olive Squalene- is a luxurious skin moisturizing ingredient. Quickly and easily absorbed deep into the skin due to an oily molecule that occurs naturally in the sebum of human skin. Olive squalene helps to replace the skin's natural squalene that is lost through age. Giving skin renewed hydration, smoothness, and elasticity. Olive Squalane helps to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and dryness, and protects skin against the harsh environmental factors.

    Pomegranate Oil- Cold pressed, well known oil for its anti-inflammatory properties to combat aging and dry skin. High in antioxidants like Vitamin A and C to nourish dry, flaky and mature skin. This oil provides skin with a enhanced soft and smooth feel. 

    Sea Buckthorn Oil- Rich, red, CO2 extracted oil that is given from the berry of the sea buckthorn tree. This high end oil is said to be the single highest vegetal source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, unsaturated fatty acids and essential amino acids, and beta-carotene. 

    Sunflower Oil- Organic, cold pressed sunflower oil absorbs into the skin leaving behind a slight slippery feel. This carrier oil has high amounts of Vitamins A, B, D and E, minerals, and unsaturated fatty acids. 

    Tamanu Oil- Cold pressed, unrefined, virgin oil that is reputed for its powerful skin soothing and repairing benefits. Tamanu oil also works at protecting the skin’s moisture barrier and encourage healthy looking skin.

    Vitamin E- Cosmetic grade, crucial role in protecting skin from enviormental factors, reducing appearance of fine facial lines, andextends shel-life of delicate oils. 

     

    POWDERS

    Coconut Powder- Organic, powdered meat of coconuts. This creamy soft powder aids in softening and soothing dry inflamed skin. Nourishing the skin leaving it comfortable and silky to the touch.

    Kaolin Clay- A soft and gentle clay that helps to tighten pores, and purge excess oil from the skin. Kaolin is used for its safe non-sensitizing properties even for sensitive, dry skin. 

    Matcha- Organic finely ground powder of green tea leaves. Matcha is naturally high in chlorophyll making it an anti-bactierial tool to help remove excess oil from the skin, and eliminate bacteria caused by bacterial acne. Matcha protects the skin against photo-aging, unwanted puffiness, and its cooling properties are known to help reduce facial redness. 

    Mica Powder- Color and odorless powder made from the mineral Muscovite. Cosmetic grade, used for slip and aids in skin adhesion.

    Pineapple Powder- known to contain the fruit enzyme 'bromelain'. It is an effective exfoliant to slough off dead cells and imparting natural skin benefits. Adding a freshly cleansed and invigorating fruit property to our formulas. 

    SCI- a mild, foaming surfactant made from coconut fatty acids. Provides an excellent lathering experience, yet still mild enough for sensitive skin leaving a soft smooth feel after use. 

    Silk Powder- consists of 18 silk amino acids. The silk protein imparts a silky, smooth feel to the skin.

     

    WAXES

    Beeswax- Organic, naturally rendered wax to maintain its beautiful amber color and hint of honey aroma. Beeswax is used to thicken and emulsify our skincare products. Beeswax functions as a humectant to attract moisture to the skin, and create a breathable barrier to protect from environmental toxins and irritants.

    Candelilla Wax- Derived from the leaves of the small candelilla shrub, native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. Candelilla wax holds rich nutrients and skin conditioning properties. This odorless wax provides a wonderful gloss and slip to our balms.

    Lanolin: This waxy, natural substance can hold up to 400 times its weight in moisture, helping to create perfect hydration for lips. Lanolin is able to penetrate the moisture barrier of the lips, and heal from beneath the surface.