Almond Oil, Sweet (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) – Sweet Almond Oil is obtained form the dried kernels of the Almond Tree, which is native to Asia and the Mediterranean. With no scent, almond oil is a great emollient, softening and conditioning skin, while balancing its loss and absorption of moisture. has been known to relieve itchy, dry and inflamed skin.
Aloe Vera Gel (Aloe Barbadensis) – Commonly called the ‘first aid’ plant, aloe gel comes from the inner part of aloe vera leaves. Aloe gel is renowned for its anti-inflammatory, soothing and healing properties to the skin.
Alpha-hydroxy Acid – Promotes smoother skin by increasing the rate of cell turnover. Also enhances the penetration of moisturizing emollients and water into upper skin layers.
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate – A mild and gentle foaming agent derived from coconut oil.
Angelica Extract (Angelica Archangelica) – Extracts from the root and leaves of angelica have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that make it useful in skin healing.
Angelica Oil (Angelica Archangelica) – An essential oil extracted from the roots and seeds of angelica. It has a fresh green and slightly spicy character that imparts a velvety tone to the fragrance. Angelica oil beats fatigue and stress-related tension while clarifying and soothing the skin.
Anise Oil (Pimpinella Anisum) – Native to Egypt and the Mediterranean region, this herb and its seeds have been valued since ancient times for its fragrance, flavor and medicinal properties. Anise is prized for its stimulating properties that improve digestion and benefit circulation. Its essential oil has warm, spicy, and sweet characteristics.
Antioxidant – Ingredients which inhibit reactions with oxygen and some free radical species. Oxygen and free radical reactions have been shown to cause premature aging of the skin and cellular decay.
Apricot Kernel (Prunus armeniaca) – Apricot Kernel Oil has moisturizing, nourishing, and revitalizing properties. With its high Vitamin A content, Apricot Kernel Oil is particularly helpful for dehydrated, delicate, mature, and sensitive skin.
Arnica (Arnica Montana) – The large orange flowers of this mountain botanical contain henalin, a strong anti-inflammatory agent that also increases blood circulation to help build healthy skin tissue.
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) – Helps to reverse the visible signs of aging by stimulating collagen synthesis in skin. When applied to skin, Vitamin C is believed to aid skin cells in repairing and reproducing themselves.
Avocado (Persea americana) – Avocado oil is highly therapeutic oil rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E. Skin problems, especially eczema, are reputed to respond well to it high vitamin content.
Basil Oil (Ocimum basilicum) – This essential oil is has a stimulating effect on the skin and is used to refresh tired, congested skin. In aromatherapy, it’s used to relieve intellectual fatigue and treat nervous disorders and depression. Its aroma is uplifting, clarifying, and strengthening.
Beeswax – With the sweet smell of honey, Beeswax is extracted from the hies with no harm to the bees. Used in candles, salves and soaps.
Borage Oil (Borago Officinalis) – Borage leaves and flowering tops contain a high amount of mucilage, a soothing emollient for the skin. It is also used to remove impurities from clogged pores. The seeds of borage are rich in rejuvenating gamma-linolenic acid, a heavyweight emollient that helps prevent trans-epidermal moisture loss.
Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5) – An essential vitamin for healthy metabolism, and well known for its conditioning benefits for skin and hair.
Calendula – Also known as Pot Marigold, this yellow blossom is a soothing anti-inflammatory herb, well-known for its amazing ability to sooth and heal skin ailments.
Cardamom Oil (Elettaria Cardamomum) – Extracted from the seeds of the cardamom plant, this essential oil is uplifting, refreshing and stimulating and is traditionally used to stimulate digestion.
Carrageenan (Chondrus Crispus) – Also known as Irish moss, this red seaweed offers soothing benefits to the skin and is also a natural thickener and stabilizer in cosmetic and food products.
Carrot Extract (Daucus Carota Sativa) – An extract from the carrot root containing vitamins A, E and beta-carotene that works to protect tissues from damage caused by free radicals, moisturize and condition the skin.
Castor Oil (Ricinus communis) – Derived from the castor bean and obtained by cold pressure, Castor Oil is rich in fatty acids that are very moisturizing to the skin. This oil acts as a humectant, attracting moisture to skin. Edgar Cayce received amazing healing results by using Castor Oil packs on his patients.
Cedar Oil (Juniperus Virginiana) – This oil is a gentle astringent and provides stimulatory effects to skin while reducing stress and tension. Cedarwood essential oil is used for its stress-relieving, meditative, and harmonizing qualities.
Cetyl Alcohol – A natural emulsifier derived from plants.
Chamomile Extract (Anthemis Nobilis) – A widely used botanical renowned for its medicinal benefits. This extract from the flower heads is prized for its anti-inflammatory, soothing, and healing properties to the skin.
Chamomile Oil (Anthemis Nobilis) – This essential oil is extracted from the flowers of Roman chamomile and contains azulene and alpha-bisabolol, effective anti-inflammatory and healing compounds. Chamomile oil has calming and relaxing effects on the mind and body as well as soothing, restorative, and healing benefits to the skin.
Cinnamon Oil (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) – Provides stimulating, antiseptic and invigorating properties to the body; also a circulatory stimulant. Should not be used by pregnant women.
Citric Acid – This natural powder is derived from citrus fruit. Often Citric Acid is used to adjust pH balance in body care products. Citric Acid also has astringent qualities making it useful for natural bath and body preparations and skin fresheners.
Clary Sage Oil (Salvia Sclarea) – Extracted from the flowering tops, this essential oil is used in treating oily or inflamed skin with its gentle antiseptic, vitalizing and soothing activity. Its scent is euphoric and relaxing, discouraging nervous tension. Also used to relieve menstrual cramping in women.
Clove Oil (Eugenia Caryophyllus) – Extracted from clove buds, this oil offers clarity to the mind and antiseptic, and pain-relieving benefits to the skin.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine – A naturally derived mild foaming agent that stabilizes viscosity and acts as a conditioner.
Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao) – Originating from the tropical rain forests of the Amazon and Africa, in its natural state, the Cocoa Tree can grow to 35 to 40 feet in height and bears flowers and fruits all year long. Inside these fruits are the raw seeds called cocoa beans. Cocoa Butter is obtained using pressure to extract the moisturizing substance from cocoa beans. Cocoa Butter is a rich emollient with excellent skin softening and conditioning properties.
Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) – Coconut Oil is obtained from the”copra,” or dried meat of coconut. The copra is separated from the hull of the coconut. It is dried, crushed and then expressed to remove the oil. Coconut Oil is a vital ingredient in our natural soap formulas, lending hardness and lather to the soap.
Comfrey Extract (Symphytum Officinale) – An extract from comfrey leaves that has anti-inflammatory activity and contains allantoin, a powerful healing agent that stimulates cell proliferation.
Coriander Oil (Coriandrum Sativum) – This oil from crushed coriander seeds offers stimulating and revitalizing properties that clear toxins and increase circulation and digestion.
Dead Sea Salt – The Dead Sea is actually a lake that borders Egypt and Jordan. Because it is landlocked, the salt in the Dead Sea is concentrated with minerals. Dead Sea Salts are used externally to open pores and detoxify the body while absorbing valuable minerals back into the skin.
Decyl Glucoside – A corn-derived mild surfactant for gentle cleansing of the skin.
Dimethicone – An excellent emollient that imparts a dry, smooth feel.
Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate – A very mild surfactant that is gentle on skin.
Echinacea Extract (Echinacea Angustifolia) – Also know as Coneflower, this native American prairie plant is well known among herbalists for its wide-spectrum benefits, which include boosting the immune system, antiseptic properties, and healing and restoring the skin.
Elder Flower Extract (Sambucus Nigra) – Often called the ‘cosmetic tree’ by herbalists, extracts from the elder tree flowers will aid in complexion beauty by reducing swelling and softening the skin.
Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalptus Globulus) – This oil obtained from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree is known for its strong antiseptic and healing effect. Its fresh aromatic fragrance is stimulating and cleansing for the senses. Eucalyptus is often used as an antiseptic and decongestant and is believed to relieve cold and flu symptoms. In skincare, Eucalyptus Essential Oil is used for its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.
Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera Biennis) – This oil, rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), is an excellent moisturizer to help maintain a soft, pliable and youthful appearance of skin. This plant has been used for many years by North American Indian shamans to make infusions for the healing of wounds. Evening Primrose Oil has superb moisturizing properties and is believed to be effective in helping with eczema and psoriasis.
Fennel Extract – Topically used, this herb purifies, tones, and refreshes the skin by smoothing out wrinkles and closing pores. Its aromatherapeutic value is in its ability to energize and renew the spirit.
Geranium Oil (Geranium Maculatum) – The essential oil from geranium leaves is antiseptic, toning, anti-inflammatory, cleansing, stimulating and recommended for most skin types. In aromatherapy, it is used to help relieve nervous tension and prevent insomnia.
Ginger Extract (Zingiber Officinale) – A stimulating and energizing herb that both strengthens and enlivens the body with its tonic properties. It is also known to stimulate circulation and has anti-inflammatory properties that work to restore the skin’s natural radiance.
Ginseng Extract (Panax Ginseng) – A revitalizing botanical extract from ginseng root. Panax ginseng is an ancient Taoist tonic herb that imparts tone and elasticity to the skin.
Glycerin – An odorless, colorless, syrupy derivative of olive oil, Glycerin is sweet tasting, warming to the skin, and edible. A humectant derived from vegetable fatty acids that draws vital moisture to the skin to make it more flexible and pliable.
Grapefruit Oil, Pink & Regular (Citrus Paradisi) – Grapefruit Essential Oil is pressure extracted from the rinds of the fruit of the tree and used in aromatherapy for its invigorating, uplifting, and stimulating properties. Grapefruit is also often used in cellulite treatments.
Grapefruit Extract (Citrus Paradisi) – An extract from the fruit of Citrus paradisi, it is known for its tonic, cleansing and exfoliating benefits to skin.
Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera) – This carrier oil is an ecologically sound product, making good use of the seeds of grapes after the wine is pressed. Grapeseed Oil is high in Vitamin E and Omega 6 fatty acids. This oil is very rich in vitamins and minerals, including natural chlorophyll and valuable antioxidants. Grapeseed is especially useful for skin types that do not absorb oils too well, and it does not leave a greasy feeling. Wonderful for those with skin sensitivities, because of its natural non-allergenic properties. Grapeseed Oil does not last long on its own, usually going rancid within a year or less.
Green Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis) – Rich in antioxidants, including vitamins C, E, and polyphenols, this extract helps to neutralize tissue-damaging free radicals and soothes irritated skin.
Hazelnut Oil (Corylus Avellana) – Hazelnut oil is known for its astringent qualities and because of this, it is best used for those who have oily skin but do want to abstain from using oils.
Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa) Exceptionally rich oil high in essential omega fatty acids and proteins. This oil has a pleasant nutty smell, deep green color, and absorbs well into the skin.
Hibiscus Extract (Hibiscus Sabdariffa) – A botanical extract from the bright red hibiscus flower, rich in anthocyanins, vitamin C and other alpha-hydroxy acids. This extract acts as a refreshing exfoliant and soothes skin.
Honey – Enriched with minerals, vitamins and amino acids, Honey is believed to be moisturizing, softening, and healing for the skin. Honey is also used in natural remedies for its antibacterial properties. Rich in many essential nutrients including vitamins C, D and E, honey is also a natural humectant that draws moisture to the skin. Honey is the only “food” that does not go rancid.J
Jojoba Oil (Buxus Chinensis) – Jojoba Pronounced,”Ho-ho-ba.” Jojoba Oil is an excellent moisturizer and is ideal for all skin types. Jojoba contains myristic acid, which has anti-inflammatory qualities. In reality, Jojoba Oil is not oil at all, but rather a liquid wax. Since it is comprised of wax esters, it is an extremely stable substance, naturally resisting rancidity. In most cases, Jojoba Oil can be used on acne skin without any problems and may even help control the acne. Jojoba Oil is also a good choice for use on mature, aging skin and wrinkles because it has absorption properties similar to our skin’s own sebum.
Juniper (Juniperis Communis) – The Juniper is a thorny bush with long dark needles and produces a brownish-black berry. Its Essential Oil as well as dried Juniper berries are used for their purifying and astringent qualities.
Kukui Nut Oil (Aleurites moluccans) – The Kukui nut tree is the official tree of Hawaii and has been used by natives of this island for hundreds of years. Kukui nut oil contains very high levels of the essential fatty acids linoleic and alpha-linolenic. This oil is readily absorbed into the skin, providing tissues the essential elements that it needs and is particularly good for use in helping sooth sunburns and chapped skin, dry skin, psoriasis, acne and eczema.
Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia) – An essential oil extracted from the fragrant lavender flowers and buds. Regarded as the most versatile and favorite essence in aromatherapy, it is well known for its calming and relaxing action. It is also believed to have healing and disinfecting qualities.
Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) – Also called sweet balm, the oil from this plant has a fragrant lemon scent with a hint of mint, and has properties that soothe and tone the skin.
Lemon Oil (Citrus Limonum) – This oil expressed from fresh lemon peel has astringent, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties that clean, tone and rejuvenate the skin. It has a high Vitamin C content with stimulating, refreshing, and purifying properties. Its fragrance is uplifting and refreshing.
Lemon Verbena (Aloysia Triphylla) – The small Verbena tree is traditionally cultivated in Provence and harvested between May and July. The bright lemony fragrance comes from the leaves. One of nature’s richest treasures, Verbena is considered a symbol of good fortune.
Lemongrass Extract (Cymbopogon Schoenanthus) – An extract from the leaves of a tall aromatic perennial grass, it has analgesic properties and improves muscle and skin tone. This leafy plant grows rapidly and has large striped leaves with a jagged edge. It produces small blue flowers, but the toning and antiseptic properties of Lemongrass Essential oil are extracted from the plants leaves. Lemongrass is also believed to be a natural mosquito repellant.
Lemongrass Oil (Cymbopogon Schoenanthus) – This oil refreshes and tones the skin and is valuable for all skin types. Its antimicrobial and analgesic properties are useful in treating minor infections. In aromatherapy, its fresh grassy-citrus scent is used for its invigorating and uplifting properties.
Linden (Tilia Cordata) – Known as Tilleul in France, the tonic made from the leaves of this graceful tree are well regarded in Europe as a support for overall health and a tea is made to reduce cold and flu symptoms. It is also a mild astringent and emollient.
Macadamia Nut oil (Macadamia Integrifolia) – This fine oil comes from the pressed nuts of the Macadamia tree. It is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, and closely resembles sebum (the oil naturally produced by ones skin to help protect it). Macadamia oil is a fabulous, protective oil with a high absorption rate and has been successfully used as a healing oil for scars, sunburns, minor wounds and other irritations.
Mallow Extract (Malva Sylvestris) – Extracts from the flowers and leaves are excellent for soothing and softening the skin. It is a perfect emollient for sensitive skin. It relieves itching, reduces blotchiness and is protective.
Mandarin Oil (Citrus Reticulata) – Mandarin essential oil is cold pressed from mandarin peels, and is used to relieve skin conditions and is an excellent toner. It has also been used to relieve nervous tension, insomnia and restlessness. Mandarin Red Essential Oil is rich in Vitamin C.
Mango Butter (Mangifera indica Origin) – Mango Butter is extracted from the seed kernels of the fruit of the tropical Mango Tree, native to India and the Tropics. Mango Butter is known for its emollient, hydrating, and healing properties. It softens and protects dry skin, and is especially useful for renewing skin suffering from the effects of sun or wind.
Marjoram Extract (Origanum Majorana) – An aromatic herb used traditionally in cosmetics and medicines prized for its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, fortifying and warming effects.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil (Limnanthes Alba) – A unique emollient that supports healthy moisture balance in the skin and provides superior conditioning.
Meadowsweet Extract (Spiraea Ulmaria) – The shoots, leaves and flowers of this meadow perennial are rich in vitamin C which stimulates skin collagen synthesis and is a powerful antioxidant. In addition, meadowsweet contains salicylic acid, which promotes cellular renewal of the skin.
Mica – Natural minerals that are found in crystallized thin elastic sheets that can be easily separated. Colors may vary from light green to brown to colorless. Ground mica is used in color cosmetics to give a shimmery iridescent effect.
Milk – Goat’s Milk and Cow’s Milk have long been known as a rejuvenator and a moisturizer of human skin. Both contain lactic acid , a member of the family of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which breaks down dead skin cells thereby allowing the skin to rejuvenate itself more quickly. AHAs also act as moisturizers by taking humidity from the air and helping skin absorb this moisture. This results in younger and healthier looking skin. Goat’s milk is the only milk containing capric-capryllic triglyceride which also helps moisturize the skin, contributing to its softness.
Mint (Mentha Piperita) – The refreshing aromas of Peppermint and Spearmint are believed to improve concentration, relieve headaches, and reduce mental fatigue.
Neroli Oil (Citrus Aurantium) – Extracted from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, this essential oil benefits all skin types. It acts on a cellular level, stimulating the elimination of old cells and the regeneration of new ones.
Oatmeal (Avena Sativa) – These edible grains of a widely grown cereal grass are reputed for soothing, anti-inflammatory properties when used in skincare. In addition to relieving skin irritations, these highly absorptive, hypoallergenic grains are also believed to help soften skin.
Olive Leaf Extract (Olea Europaea ) – Contains oleuropein, a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from environmental free radical damage. This protection can prevent skin from premature aging and cellular decay thereby working to improve skin appearance. Olive leaf also has anti-microbial activity that acts as a safe and natural preservative.
Olive Oil (Olea Europaea) – Obtained by pressing the ripe olive fruit, this is one of the most important and ancient oils. The derived oil, known for its moisturizing, softening, and regenerating properties, contains skin-nourishing vitamins and minerals. Its essential fatty acids and vitamin E make it an excellent emollient, skin conditioner, and moisturizer with superior penetrating power.
Orange Oil (Citrus Aurantium) – Expressed from fresh orange peel, this essential oil has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties that clean and rejuvenate the skin. Its fragrance has uplifting yet calming aromatherapeutic properties.
Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) – Panthenol acts as a deep-penetrating moisturizer and aids in tissue repair.
Parsley Extract (Carum Petroselinum) – Its high chlorophyll content makes it an excellent natural deodorizer and is soothing and cleansing to the skin. Parsley is also rich in vitamins A and C, several B vitamins, calcium and iron.
Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon Cablin) – This essential oil has anti-inflammatory and toning properties and is recommended for use in caring for mature or chapped skin.
Pistachio Nut Oil (Pistacia Vera) – Mineral-rich oil that helps maintain hydration and minimizes signs of aging.
Pomegranate Extract (Punica Granatum) – The pomegranate is traditionally considered to be a symbol of beauty and fertility. This extract from the ripe scarlet pomegranate fruit contains iron and high amounts of vitamin C which promote skin cell renewal and protection.
Poppy Seeds – These little blue round seeds are derived from the Poppy plant and provide extra gentle exfoliation in our Milk & Honey “Shaman’s Dream” soap bars.
Red Clover Extract (Trifolium Pratense) – Highly valued by herbalists for treatment of skin disorders, red clover has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties that calm and condition the skin.
Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A) – Vitamin A penetrates the skin to help increase skin elasticity and to normalize dry, parched skin. It is also a critical vitamin and antioxidant.
Rhassoul Clay – A reddish-brown clay found only deep beneath the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and has been used for over 1,400 years as a natural beauty treatment for skin and hair. Rhassoul clay contains higher percentages of silica, magnesium, potassium, calcium and other trace minerals than other clays. These minerals make the clay highly detoxifying as they can actually exchange themselves for toxic compounds like metals in the skin, so the clay not only works to remove impurities from your skin but also replaces them with nourishing trace minerals.
Rose Hips Extract (Rosa Canina) – An extract from the small red fruits and seeds of Rosa Canina. It is one of the best natural and freely available sources of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that protects the skin from premature aging and also promotes cell renewal.
Rose Oil (Rosa Damascena) – Extracted from the queen of flowers, the rose, this fragrant oil has soothing and calming properties, which makes it especially good for dry or sensitive skin.
Rosemary Essential Oil (Rosmarinus Officinalis) – A small, fragrant, pine-looking plant that has bright blue flowers and was originally grown near the Mediterranean Sea. Rosemary Essential Oil banishes tiredness with its refreshing, uplifting, and purifying qualities.
Rosemary Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis) – This stimulating and warming extract has astringent and antiseptic properties and stimulates tissue circulation and skin rejuvenation.
Rosewood Oil (Aniba Rosaeodora) – This gentle oil has a calming and steadying effect on nerves. Due to its mildness, it may be used in treatments for all skin types.
Safflower Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius) – A highly moisturizing oil with an exceptionally high amount of Oleic acids and great for all skin types, including babies. This oil has nourishing qualities and is thought to be beneficial in applications for bruises, sprains, and painful arthritis.
Sandalwood Oil (Santalum Album) – A cousin of the mistletoe, Sandalwood has been used in perfumes and incense for its aphrodisiac properties. Dry, cracked and tender skin benefits from the use of sandalwood oil as an emollient and anti-inflammatory. It is becoming very rare to harvest, thereby making the cost of the essential oil extremely expensive.
Sea Buckthorn Oil (Hippophae Rhamnoides) – A useful, highly prized, and specific oil typically used to treat damaged skin, ulcerations, scar tissue, wrinkles, eczema, burns, etc. This oil is exceptionally rich in essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols, and phytosterols.
Sea Salt – Obtained from the evaporation of sea water, sea salt contains minerals that soothe tired muscles and leave skin soft, smooth and nourished.
Seaweed – Seaweed nourishes the skin and fortifies the body’s natural detoxification powers. Seaweed is particularly beneficial for those experiencing water retention and cellulite problems.
Sesame Oil (Sesamum Indicum) – This nutrient-rich oil, derived from sesame seeds, nourishes, protects and soothes the skin while helping to preserve skin’s moisture balance. Sesame oil is naturally active in vitamins A and E and essential proteins. ~~~ Caution: Sesame Oil has been known to cause allergic reactions.
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) – This luscious butter is extracted from the seeds of the African Karite Tree, also called the Shea Nut Tree. Shea Butter has been used in Africa as a healing balm for rheumatism, muscle aches, burns, and light wounds. Shea Butter softens and nourishes skin and is believed to have antioxidant, regenerative and protective properties.
Shea Nut oil (Butyrospermum parkii) – A beautiful oil with a deep golden color from cold pressing the nut seed of the Shea (Karite) Tree. Shea oil is a byproduct of Shea butter production where the pressing of the seeds produces a fractionated oil. This oil leaves a smooth and healthy feel to the skin and offers benefits for numerous skin problems including dermatitis, eczema, burns, cutaneous dryness and other irritations.
Silk Protein – This natural protein increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture, thereby reducing roughness and helping minimize wrinkles.
Sodium Bicarbonate – A natural water softener, known commonly as baking soda.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate – A mild skin and hair cleanser derived from natural sources.
Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate – An excellent mild foaming surfactant.
Sodium PCA – Part of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor, it works as a humectant binding moisture to the skin.
Soybean Oil (Glycine Soya) – High in natural sources of lecithin, sterolins, and vitamin E, this light-weight, deep penetrating oil makes a great base for products which are being created for outer epidermal healing.
Stearic Acid – This naturally occurring rich fatty acid is vegetable based, which can be derived from either palm or coconut.
Stearyl Alcohol – A naturally derived emulsifying wax that contributes to product aesthetics.
Sugar – Sugar has antibacterial properties and the ability to speed the skin’s healing process. These sweet granules also offer excellent exfoliation in our body scrubs.
Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus) – An oil high in Oleic acids with significant amounts of Vitamins A, C, D, and E. This deeply nourishing oil has beneficial amounts of lecithin and unsaturated fatty acids which are especially helpful for delicate and dry skin. Sunflower Oil has a protective effect on the skin and is believed to have healing properties when applied to bruises and skin diseases.
Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) – A natural emollient that is easily absorbed into the skin, making it a prized moisturizing ingredient. Obtained form the dried kernels of the Almond Tree, native to Asia and the Mediterranean, almond oil is a great emollient, while balancing its loss and absorption of moisture. It is also known to relieve itchy, dry and inflamed skin.
Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum Tacamahaca) – The Oil of Tamanu is extracted by a cold pressed method from the whole nut of the Polynesian Tamanu tree. Tamanu oil has been thoroughly researched, and the conclusive evidence on its ability to heal damaged skin is overwhelming. Its benefits are notable for the treatment of scarring, stretch marks, minor cuts and abrasions, rashes and sores and can be used directly on the skin.
Tangerine Oil (Citrus Tangerina) – Derived from the skin of tangerines, this essential oil refreshes dull or oily skin. Also known among aromatherapists for its ability to ward off seasonal mood imbalances and uplift the spirits.
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia) – Extracted from leaves of the tea tree, this oil has strong disinfectant, fungicidal and anti-microbial properties. It has a cleansing and clearing effect on the skin. It is thought to be useful in treating acne and cold sores. It is often used as a natural disinfectant and deodorizer.
Thyme Oil (Thymus Vularis) – Generally used for its antibacterial properties, in aromatherapy it is useful in creating positive effects on stress-related complaints.
Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate – As an antioxidant, tocopheryl acetate protects body cells and tissues from damage caused by free radicals. It helps to moisturize the skin from within, enhance skin smoothness, and promote tissue repair and is also used as a natural preservative and anti-oxidant in creams, lotions, baby products, cosmetics and more. Vitamin E is believed to penetrate below the skin’s surface to heal and rejuvenate damaged skin cells and promote healthy regeneration of scarred skin. Vitamin E is also believed to help the skin overcome the harmful effects of the sun.
Valerian Oil (Valeriana Officinalis) – It is generally used for its antiseptic properties. In aromatherapy, it is often used for its positive effects on stress-related complaints, insomnia and restlessness.
Vanilla – The Vanilla plant is a rapidly growing vine, indigenous to Central and South America that bears long, brown, waxy pods, which contain tiny Vanilla seeds. The fragrance of Vanilla is soothing, sensual, and warm.
Vetiver – In India and Nepal, Vetiver is planted to protect hillsides from erosion during the monsoon. The grass’s tangled root system holds the soil together and is also the part of the plant that yields Vetiver essential oil. With an aroma of the deepest earth and a hint of woody, smoky undertones, this deeply calming oil is known as the “oil of tranquility”. This oil is also extremely helpful in easing rheumatism and stiff joints.
Violet Leaf Oil (Viola Odorata) – From the leaves of the beautiful Violet, this oil imparts conditioning and healing properties to the skin and capillaries. Its slight analgesic action comforts the body.
Vitamins C and E – These well-known antioxidants help neutralize tissue-damaging free radicals, helping to minimize the effects of aging.
Wheat Germ oil (Triticum Vulgare) – Ultra rich and unrefined, Wheat Germ oil is a great ingredient high in natural Vitamin E, A, D, proteins, Lecithin, and Squalene. Wheat germ has been applied externally for numerous irritations including roughness of the skin, cracking, chaffing and helps reverse the effects of wrinkling.
White Ginger Extract (Hedychium Coronarium) – Extracts from the root of Hawaiian white ginger are known to stimulate peripheral circulation as well as soothe muscle cramps.
White Willow Bark Extract (Salix Alba) – With its valued moisturizing properties, and known as Witch Hazel, it helps to hydrate skin and promote a smooth appearance. It contains salicylic acid (aspirin), a natural pain reliever that also reduces inflammation.
Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata) – This precious oil from the blossoms of this tree has a balancing and toning effect suitable for all skin types. Its heavy, sweet, aphrodisiac fragrance soothes frustration. The Ylang Ylang tree is native to the Philippines and has fragrant greenish-yellow flowers with unusually long and straight petals that almost look like leaves. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is extracted from the blossoms and is known for its uplifting, balancing, and stimulating properties.
Zinc Oxide – a sunscreen ingredient that is used to protect skin from UV-A and UV-B rays.