Below we disclose all the ingredients you can find among our entire product line, what they are and what they are used for.
Organic Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf) Juice: The Aloe Vera plant is used for it's gentle, soothing and healing properties. We use this remarkable humectant as the base for our emulsions and cleansers.
Organic Mangifera Indica (Mango) Butter: Cold pressed from the seeds of the mango fruit, it is used as an effective emollient which lends a slightly dryer (non greasy) feel than most butters. Mango Butter can help to provide relief from the dryness of eczema and psoriasis.
Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter: Cold pressed oil from the nuts of the Shea tree, it is used for its ability to moisturize and retain the elasticity of the skin. Shea butter has also been known to help protect the skin against the damaging effects of the sun while repairing cellular degeneration. Our shea butter is refined and deodorized without the use of harsh chemicals.
Organic Cacao (Cocoa) Butter: Fair trade, refined and gently deodorized to remove that famous (strong) chocolate smell and caffeine. It is derived from cocoa beans and used for its moisturizing and skin protectant properties.
Organic Vitis vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil: This light oil is rich in vitamins and minerals which makes it a nourishing addition to any product, especially massage oils, intended for dry, damaged or irritated skin.
Organic Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil: Cold Pressed sesame oil helps to maintain integrity of the skin tissue while restructuring and moisturizing. Besides making a wonderful massage oil, it can help to prevent bacterial infections as it has anti-inflammatory properties and may alleviate certain skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Organic Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil: Cold pressed apricot oil is is a light, yet emollient oil which absorbs readily in to the skin but provides great slip for massage oils. It is recommended for sensitive skin that is inflamed, irritated or dry.
Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil: This cold pressed oils acts as a superb humectant by attracting external moisture to the skin. Perfect for massage and as a treatment for inflamed skin.
Organic Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil: Cold pressed from 100% organic safflower seeds, this oil helps to moisturize, nourish and restructure the skin.
Organic Kosher Vegetable Glycerin: Derived from vegetable oil, it is used for its moisturizing properties.
Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Extract: Derived from the flowers of the marigold, this extract is used for its exceptional anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties.
Organic Plantago Major (Plantain) Extract: The plantain herb is well known for it's skin soothing properties and is recommended as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and emollient . It is especially useful in anti-aging formulations or formulations
for sensitive skin.
Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate extract): This
wonderful antioxidant is used for its abilities to speed wound healing,
and prevent cell damage. It is also cold pressed to retain all of those
skin loving qualities.
Organic Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil: This light oil has a high level of antioxidants which can inhibit bacterial growth and allow our body to defend against
infection and inflammation. It is also highly
recommended for dry skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis.
Organic Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil: The cold pressed oil from the seeds of the meadowfoam plant contains high levels of naturally occurring tocopherols (Vitamin E) and has exceptional emollient properties.
Organic Melaleua Alternifolia (TeaTree) Oil: You'll immediately recognize the unique herbaceous fragrance of this essential oil derived from the leaves of the Tea Tree plant. But, many are unaware of its incredible number of medicinal properties such as healing, antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic.
Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Extract/Oil): Besides the incredible flavor this herb can lend to otherwise bland meals. It's adored in the cosmetics industry. This wonderful extract is derived from the leaves of the Rosemary plant and is used for it's superb natural antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
Organic Chamaemelum Nobile (Roman Chamomile) Oil: This essential oil
is traditionally used in formulations to help promote sleep, relaxation
and calmness. It is also a noteworthy anti-inflammatory.
Organic Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil: Cold pressed from the peel of the bitter orange, this extract is popular for its wonderful fresh smelling aroma which is known amongst aromatherapists to help with fatigue, anxiety and stress.
Organic (Vanilla) Planifolia: This ever popular extract is a favorite among many natural products for it gorgeous, sweet fragrance.
Organic Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Oil: Known to help relax and relieve stress and headaches, help reduce high blood pressure, heal burns and
wounds. It can kills germs and may help to reduce the spread of colds and
viruses. This organic Bulgarian lavender essential oil is considered the
safest oil to use for babies and children.
Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil): Cold pressed from the Jojoba plant, it is used for it's wonderful moisturizing properties and acts in a very similar nature to that of human sebum.
Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax): This remarkable natural wax is well known for it's
emollient, softening and barrier properties. We use beeswax that has been fully
filtered to remove any impurities or potential allergens.
Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5): Used for it's strengthening, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein: Derived from Quinoa, this wonderful extract is used for its ability to attract and retain moisture, protecting the hair from environmental stresses and for improving manageability, luster and smoothness of the hair.
Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids: This fabulous cleanser derived from apple juice essential amino acids provides an ultra gentle, luscious soft lather. It is non-irritating (even when used on the face) and will not strip skin or hair of natural oils.
Coco Glucoside: Ultra mild and gentle surfactant derived from coconuts provides a beautiful, softening lather to thoroughly cleanse without stripping the body of essential natural oils.
Cetearyl Olivate/Sorbitan Olivate: Natural and super mild, these non-toxic emulsifiers derived from olive oil help to mix oil and water based ingredients.
Xanthan Gum: A natural sugar derived from non GMO corn, it is used as a thickening agent to give cleansers a more substantial gel form, and of course, help prevent waste!
Stearic Acid: A naturally occurring, essential saturated fatty acid derived from vegetables, it is used for it's skin softening properties and as a thickening agent.
Cetyl Alcohol: Derived from Coconuts, so not the kind of drying alcohol you may have been thinking! This ingredient is used as an emulsifier/thickener to help mix oil and water based ingredients, provide a smooth creamy texture to the formula and also lovely moisture for the skin.
Potassium Sorbate: This safe, food grade ingredient is used as a preservative and for it's antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. Please note that preservatives are absolutely essential to skin care products. If there were no preservatives added to the formulas, the products would spoil very quickly and be hazardous to your health by the time you took them home from the store!
Gluconolactone: Part of our natural preservative system, this Ecocert™ approved ingredient is a natural substance derived from gluconic acid. With water-water loving and mild anti-bacterial properties, it helps to keep skin soft and the products free of harmful bacteria.