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Ingredients 101

April 25, 2019 5 Comments

Ingredients 101

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Activated Charcoal: Made from coconut husks, our activated charcoal acts like a sponge - soaking up oils and toxins from your skin. With an extremely fine texture, it has exfoliating powers, and gets into even the tiniest pores to clean them out. We recommend products containing activated charcoal for oily/acne prone skin. Country of Origin: USA

Alkanet Root Powder: Alkanet root powder is used as a natural dye in our products as it provides a deep red color for our rose lip balm. Wild Harvested. Country of Origin: Pakistan 

Aloe Vera Extract: Aloe vera extract is known for having many benefits to the skin including anti aging, moisturizing, speeding the healing process, cell regeneration, and the treatment of acne. These benefits are concentrated in an extract, so a smaller amount is needed to have bigger benefits. Country of Origin: USA. 

Aloe Vera Liquid:  Aloe vera extract is known for having many benefits to the skin including anti aging, moisturizing, speeding the healing process, cell regeneration, and the treatment of acne. Aloe is very soothing to the skin, and aides with healing sunburns. Country of Origin: USA 

Apricot Kernel/Seed Oil: Apricot Kernels provide a rich, skin soothing oil with the benefits of softening skin, moisturizing dry skin, getting rid of wrinkles and fine lines, and is packed full of rich fatty acids that are effective but leave your skin feeling non-greasy. It is very effective at moisturizing hair follicles as well. Country of Origin: Mediterranean Countries, manufactured in Italy. 

Argan Oil: Argan Oil is a mid range oil in terms of being not too light, and not too heavy, making it suitable for all skin types. It's packed with omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and linoleic acids, all of which work to lightly moisturize your skin, soften dry patches, and reduce acne. Argan oil is also an excellent hair conditioner, and helps add strength and shine, as well as tames frizz and heals split ends. Country of Origin: Morocco 

Arnica Flowers: Arnica is known for it's ability to reduce pain, speed up the healing of bruises, as well as for it's anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Best used as an infusion, we typically steep arnica flowers in a carrier oil, and add to our products after straining out the flowers. Country of Origin: Canada 

Arrowroot Powder: A lightweight starch, arrowroot powder is often used as a substitute to corn starch - which is nearly impossible to find a non-GMO option. Country of Origin: India

Avocado Oil: There are many benefits to using avocado oil on the skin and hair due to the fact that it is packed with anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants to help keep the skin smooth, strong, and elastic. The beta carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, and E found in avocado oil help moisturize and protect your skin from damaging UV rays and also increases collagen production. Country of Origin: Kenya 

Baobab Oil: An amazing oil for hair, skin, and nails, Baobab Oil contains 6 times the Vitamin C of an orange. It is packed full of antioxidants which makes it excellent for aging skin by boosting collagen. Baobab's high protein content is perfect to moisturize and strengthen nails. One of the best baobab benefits is its ability to alleviate irritation from common skin conditions. Baobab is naturally anti-inflammatory and can reduce redness, itchiness, and dryness when applied topically. Country of Origin: Senegal

Basil (sweet) Essential Oil: This pure essential oil has a sweet, smoky, minty, anise-like smell. Country of Origin: India 

Beeswax: We sure do appreciate what the bees do! Beeswax is a MUCH better natural option than petroleum, which has similar properties, but does not allow the skin to breathe. Beeswax is an amazing product, that forms a barrier on the skin, locking in moisture- without clogging pores, and is a humectant, so it helps draw moisture from the air as well. It is high in Vitamin A, and aides the healing process and cell reconstruction. Country of Origin: Argentina or Turkey *The bees and their hives are not harmed in the processing of beeswax.* 

Bentonite Clay: Bentonite Clay is a mineral rich, volcanic ash, that acts as a sponge to the skin - sopping up oils, sebum, and toxins. We recommend that it is used on oily/acne prone skin. Bentonite clay can help reduce pore size, treat skin ailments such as eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis, as well as reduces blemishes and dark spots. It can be drying, so we recommend you always moisturize after using bentonite on your face, or choosing a different clay if you are prone to having dry skin. Country of Origin: USA 

Bergamot Essential Oil: (A personal favorite!) Bergamot is a citrus fruit that is too bitter to eat - though it's what makes earl gray tea so wonderful! It's a bright, fresh, citrusy smelling pure essential oil. Country of Origin: Italy 

Bergamot Mint Essential Oil: While bergamot mint doesn't contain any bergamot, it's a mint plant that has the citrusy aroma of bergamot. A soft, minty, lightly citrusy pure essential oil. It's thought to be uplifting and calming. Country of Origin: USA

Birch Essential Oil: A sweet, minty, wintergreen pure essential oil. Made from the bark of birch trees. Country of Origin: Canada 

Black Currant Oil: Black Currant Oil is rich in GLA or Gamma Linolenic Acid (ours contains around 14%) which is Omega-6 fatty acid, and ALA which is Omega-3 fatty acids which both help to ease inflammation. Country of Origin: China 

Black Pepper Essential Oil: A sharp, spicy essential oil, high in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, which are natural chemicals known for their antioxidant activity. Country of Origin: India 

Blood Orange Essential Oil: A citrusy essential oil with a deep, bright scent. Color can range from clear to very dark orange. Orange oils are anti inflammatory and contain antioxidants.  rich in Vitamin C making it an idea ingredient for your skin and can also help collagen production and increase blood flow that are essential to help prevent and reverse the signs of aging. Country of Origin: Italy

Blueberry Fragrance (natural): While we typically stick to strictly essential oils, we found this naturally derived fragrance that we cannot get enough of. In a lab, from other essential oils, certain parts are separated from others and blended together to create the smells we wish we could get in an essential oil. Country of Origin: USA

Blueberry Powder: A deep purple, antioxidant-rich, high fiber and nutrient-dense powder made from a blend of pure Rubel and Jersey skins. Country of Origin: USA (From our neighbors in Bow, WA! www.bowhillblueberries.com

Blue Yarrow Essential Oil: A top note with a medium aroma, Yarrow is sweet and herbaceous, with spicy tones. It's benefits for the skin include anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, it is also an astringent, so it helps shrink the skin and pores. Country of Origin: Hungary 

Borage Oil: Containing 18% GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) borage oils packed full of antioxidants, and helps keep the elasticity in your skin as well as restores moisture. Country of Origin: Canada or New Zealand

Brown Sugar: Brown sugar gets is rich, dark color from the molasses content that has not been removed. Molasses has a deep, warm smell, and the crystals of the sugar provide an excellent base for exfoliating the skin, while slowly melting away. Country of Origin: Philippines 

Calendula Extract: Calendula has antiseptic properties, which are helpful for treating wounds and preventing acne. As a skin conditioner, Calendula Extract stimulates collagen production and it also reduces the occurrence of dry skin. Calendula is a naturally occurring antioxidant. Country of Origin: Egypt

Calendula Flowers: From the sunflower family, (often confused with marigold - they're from the same family) calendula flowers have been used as a natural dye, as well as for the many benefits to skin. (see above) Country of Origin: Egypt 

Calendula Oil: Wildcrafted calendula blossoms infused in pure olive oil. Country of Origin: Egypt/Portugal

Camelina Seed Oil: Camelina oil has a mild odor and texture, is full of Vitamin E and Omega oils, and helps improve skin tone and prevents free radical damage.  Country of Origin: USA

Camellia Oil: Because of the light nature of camellia oil, it is used in skincare for it's moisturizing properties, without the greasy feeling many oils leave behind. Made from the tea plant's seeds, camellia seed oil can help cultivate a bright and glowing complexion. Country of Origin: Denmark 

Cardamom Essential Oil: Cardamom essential oil has an aroma that is distinctively spicy, fruity, warm and balsamic. Country of Origin: Guatemala 

Carrot Seed Oil:  This oil has a woody-earthy, slightly spicy, strong herbaceous musky scent. Country of Origin: Austria/Hungary

Castor Oil: This oil is rich in ricinoleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fatty acid that not only acts as a humectant to draw moisture from the air and lock it into the skin, but has anti inflammatory properties. Castor oil is known to promote cell growth, helps heal wounds, and contains antimicrobials that help to prevent the bacteria that causes acne. For hair and the scalp, castor oil is specifically helpful in lubricating the hair shaft, preventing breakage, and clearing scalp flakiness. Country of Origin: Africa

Cedarwood (Himalayan) Essential Oil: This essential oil has a rich, earthy and woodsy aroma, with sweeter notes. Country of Origin: USA 

Cetearyl Alcohol: Derived from coconuts, this fatty alcohol is used as a foam stabilizer, and an emollient, and texture enhancer. It is used in cosmetics to add a 'slip' when applied to the skin. This type of alcohol is very different from other alcohol that can dry out the skin. 

Chamomile Distillate: Distillates (or hydrosols) are made during the essential oil distillation process when the oils are separated from the water. Chamomile distillate has a fragrant chamomile aroma, and is a wonderful ingredient for calming rashes, sensitivities, rosacea, acne, heat rash, and redness. It is anti-inflammatory and a good anti-oxidant, anti-irritant, and wound healer. It may also ameliorate the look of UV damaged skin and reduce stinging and irritation. Country of Origin: USA

Chamomile Essential Oil: Please see above for benefits. Country of Origin: USA

Cherry Kernel Oil: Cherry seed oil is rich in vitamin A and E, which helps alleviate psoriasis and eczema. Additionally, the high level of phytosterols is good for reducing inflamed skin and acne. Country of Origin: New Zealand

Chia Seed Oil: The oil extracted from chia seeds has incredible beauty benefits. Not only are chia seeds rich in omega-3 fatty acids, but they're also intensely anti-inflammatory, calming and antioxidant-rich. Chia oil is a great bet for restoring vital moisture, diminishing redness and inhibiting the appearance of wrinkles. Country of Origin: Mexico

Cinnamon (leaf) Essential Oil: This essential oil has a musky, spicy scent. It is more fresh and earthier than it's counterpart of cinnamon bark essential oil. Country of Origin: Sri Lanka

Cinnamon (ground): It's your regular, edible, ground cinnamon! Country of Origin: Sri Lanka 

Citric Acid: Citric Acid is found naturally in citrus fruits, and is what gives citrus fruits their tart, sour taste. It's not only an excellent preservative, but it also acts as a powerful disinfectant in cleaning products. Country of Origin: Mexico 

Clary Sage Essential Oil: This essential oil has earthy, fruity, floral, herbaceous, and nutty notes. Country of Origin: France

Clove (bud) Essential Oil: This essential oil is strong, rich, and spicy. Country of Origin: Indonesia

Coco-betaine: A medium strength surfactant used in personal care products, derived from coconuts, for it's emulsifying and thickening properties, as well as foam booster. Country of Origin: USA

Cocoa Butter: The antioxidant benefits of cocoa butter protect the skin from environmental and external pressures that can lead to irritation or damage to the skin. By reducing the extent of oxidative stress, cocoa butter can help to reduce the signs of aging, especially wrinkles and dark patches. Country of Origin: Africa

Coconut Oil: Studies have shown that coconut oil can improve the moisture and lipid content of the skin. It's chock full of antibacterial properties, and can help with flakiness of the scalp, as well as clear up acne. Coconut oil is also a natural sun protectant, blocking out 20% of UV rays. Coconut oil contains vitamin E hat helps improve skin health. It is claimed that coconut oil is good for several skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. However, scientific research is ongoing in order to prove or deny these claims. Much of the research speaks of its protein content since the replacement of sick or dying cells that can occur with various skin disorders are quickly replaced by new, healthy cells. In this way, coconut oil not only treats the infection by battling the microbial bodies, but they also heal the damage or the visible marks of that skin disorder. Country of Origin: Philippines 

Coffee (ground): Exactly what you would think - it's ground coffee! Coffee is believed to reverse cellulite, by the caffeine working to dilate the blood vessels beneath the skin, improving blood flow. It's also delicious, and an excellent exfoliant. Country of Origin: South America 

Comfrey: Scientists have recently discovered that a compound found in the common comfrey plant can help to keep skin youthful and less susceptible to the formation of wrinkles. In skin care products, allantoin helps to moisturise and soften skin and acts as a keratinolytic. Keratinolytics soften keratin, a tough, inflexible protein found in the outer layer of the skin. By softening keratin, allantoin allows the skin to hold onto water better. This makes it moister, softer, and better hydrated. Keratinolytics also allow the outermost layer of skin cells to shed more easily, leaving soft, moisturized skin. Tannins are the defensive compounds that protect the plant. They and can also protect our skin from bacteria and environmental toxins by drawing out impurities and encouraging healing. Country of Origin: Europe 

Cranberry Powder: While cranberry powder is typically used for culinary purposes, we use cranberry powder for it's bright pink/red color. Country of Origin: USA

Cucumber Hydrosol: Cucumber hydrosol is made right here in the Pacific Northwest with fresh cucumbers, since they have an extremely high water content they are perfect for turning into a hydrosol. It's a light, crisp, refreshing scent that also offers a fresh, cooling sensation when applied to the skin. Country of Origin: USA

Cypress Essential Oil: This essential oil has a fresh, green, evergreen aroma, with balsamic undertones. Country of Origin: Morocco

Dead Sea Salt: Soaking in Dead Sea Salt benefits the body from the inside out treating skin conditions, and improving internal processes. Dead Sea Salt contains  21 different minerals. Magnesium promotes quick healing of skin tissue and provides the skin’s surface with anti-allergic elements, also essential for cell metabolism. Research into general Dead Sea benefits and the minerals found in Dead Sea Salt has shown a 40% reduction in the depth of the wrinkling. The minerals also moisturize, detoxify and soften the skin and enhance relaxation of the body – making us not only look younger, but feel younger as well. Acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, dandruff, and dry skin are all improved with the mineral rich Dead Sea Salt. Country of Origin: Israel 

Decyl Glucoside: A mild non-ionic surfactant used in cosmetics for individuals with sensitive skin. It is plant-derived, biodegradable, and gentle for all hair types- and is even used in baby shampoos. Decyl Glucoside is produced by the reaction of glucose from corn with the fatty acid decanol, which is derived from coconut. Country of Origin: USA

Distilled Water: Distilled water is water that has been boiled into vapor and condensed back into liquid in a separate container. Impurities in the original water that do not boil below or near the boiling point of water remain in the original container. 

Emulsifying Wax: A fatty acid and ester isolation from plant fats. Emulsifying wax has the job of binding oils and water together, and can act as a thickener. Country of Origin: USA

Eucalyptus Citradora Essential Oil: This essential oil has a very fresh, strong, heavy lemon scent, including notes of citronella. It contains high levels of  citronellol which is known to be an extremely effective deterrent to bugs. Country of Origin: Brazil

Eucalyptus Essential Oil: This essential oil has a fresh, sharp, penetrating, woody, camphoraceous aroma. Country of Origin: China

Evening Primrose Extract: Used cosmetically or topically, Evening Primrose Oil soothes and moisturizes the skin, scalp, and hair while enhancing elasticity. Furthermore, it promotes a healthy, clear, rejuvenated complexion with enhanced radiance and addresses roughness, wrinkles, redness, dryness, and irritation. Country of Origin: European Countries

Evening Primrose Oil: Used cosmetically or topically, Evening Primrose Oil soothes and moisturizes the skin, scalp, and hair while enhancing elasticity. Furthermore, it promotes a healthy, clear, rejuvenated complexion with enhanced radiance and addresses roughness, wrinkles, redness, dryness, and irritation. Country of Origin: European Countries

Fennel Essential Oil: This essential oil has a sweet, almost peppery, earthy aroma. Country of Origin: Hungary

Fir Needle Essential Oil: This essential oil has a fresh, green, soft balsamic aroma. Country of Origin: Canada

Fractionated Coconut Oil: Studies have shown that coconut oil can improve the moisture and lipid content of the skin. It's chock full of antibacterial properties, and can help with flakiness of the scalp, as well as clear up acne. Coconut oil is also a natural sun protectant, blocking out 20% of UV rays. Coconut oil contains vitamin E hat helps improve skin health. It is claimed that coconut oil is good for several skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. However, scientific research is ongoing in order to prove or deny these claims. Much of the research speaks of its protein content since the replacement of sick or dying cells that can occur with various skin disorders are quickly replaced by new, healthy cells. In this way, coconut oil not only treats the infection by battling the microbial bodies, but they also heal the damage or the visible marks of that skin disorder. Country of Origin: Philippines 

Frankincense Essential Oil: This essential oil has a fresh, woody, spicy, balsamic aroma with a citrus top note. Country of Origin: France

French Green Clay: French Green clay has enormous absorbent powers due to the constitution of its micro molecules. It literally “drinks” oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your skin. Its toning action stimulates the skin helping to clear blemishes. French Green Clay lends is coloring to the fact that it is made up of plant material, which also means it is packed full of minerals. Country of Origin: France 

Geranium Essential Oil: This essential oil has a heavy, sweet, floral aroma. It is believed that geranium essential oil has skin tightening properties. Country of Origin: Egypt

Ginger Essential Oil: This essential oil is warm, woody, spicy, with hints of lemon and black pepper. Country of Origin: China 

Glycerin: Derived from vegetables, our glycerin is vegan - and a byproduct of the production of biodiesel. Glycerin is known to be moisturizing to the skin, and helps with healthy hair growth. Country of Origin: USA

Grapefruit Essential Oil: Our grapefruit essential oil has a fresh, sweet citrus smell. Country of Origin: Canada

Grapefruit Seed Extract: Rich in antimicrobials, antifungals, and antioxidants grapefruit seed extract has many benefits for the skin. Country of Origin: Canada

Grapeseed Extract: Grapeseed extract is rich in nutrients, improves blood flow, and collagen production, both help with anti aging. It penetrates the deep layers of skin for extra moisturizing. Country of Origin: Italy

Grapeseed Oil: Many of grapeseed oil's beauty benefits may be due to its vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acid content. Free radicals and environmental factors such as sun, wind, and pollution can do a number on your skin. They may increase the signs of aging and cause dry skin and discoloration. Country of Origin: Italy

Green Tea Extract: The primary benefit of Green Tea Extract is as an antioxidant—and it is one of the more powerful antioxidants, helping protect your skin against environmental pollutants. Green tea is an anti-inflammatory agent, so it will soothe your skin and help prevent redness. Country of Origin: China

Hemp Seed Oil: Hemp oil can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as prevent signs of aging from developing. The linoleic acid and oleic acids found in hemp oil can't be produced by the body but can play a crucial role in skin health and anti-aging. Country of Origin: UK

Hibiscus Flower Powder: Hibiscus flowers are beneficial in many ways when ingested, but we primarily use them in a powder form purely as a colorant. Country of Origin: Egypt

Honey: Exactly as it sounds! We love honey for many reasons - not only is it delicious, but honey is naturally antibacterial, so it's great for acne treatment and prevention. To help with anti aging, honey is full of antioxidants, it is great for slowing down aging. It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow. Country of Origin: USA (Camano Island to be exact) 

Hops: Made from the flowers of the Humulus lupulus plant, have powerful anti-inflammatory qualities that help reduce skin scarring. They're also loaded with phytonutrients — plant goodies that are great for toning and softening the skin. Country of Origin: USA (Washington State to be more specific!) 

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein: Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein will greatly increase the hair's ability to retain moisture, add volume, and reduce hair's porosity while improving its smoothness. Without protein, your hair is limp, lifeless, and weak, and can fall out or fall apart very easily. Protein balances the moisture in your hair to keep the hair healthy and strong. Country of Origin: USA

Jasmine Absolute Essential Oil: Jasmine Sambac Absolute has an initial fruity aroma followed by the characteristic floral/honey/tea that becomes sweeter. Like many natural oils, jasmine oil helps treat dry skin and provide natural moisture that won't clog pores. Country of Origin: Egypt

Jasmine Water: Jasmine water can help give a youthful appearance to your skin, as well as help even out skin tone, reducing redness, and the appearance of age spots. Country of Origin: Egypt 

Jojoba Oil: Jojoba is one of our most favorite oils to use. It's actually a liquid wax, and not only moisturizes very well, it coats the insides of your pores, regulating oil production. It softens the skin, reduces signs of aging, and acts as a humectant - so it's moisturizing properties last. Jojoba helps to lessen the appearance of skin ailments such as eczema and psoriasis with it's anti inflammatory and healing properties. Country of Origin: USA

Juniper Berry Essential Oil: Juniper Berry Essential Oil is obtained from the berries of the Juniperus Communis, an evergreen shrub, grown in India, that has blue-green needle-like leaves, small yellow flowers, and the female tree produces a blue/black fruit in the form of a berry. Rich-Balsamic, Woody-Sweet, and Pine Needle-Like. Country of Origin: India

Kaolin Clay: Is the mildest of all clays, and is suitable for people with sensitive skin. It helps stimulate circulation to the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it. It does not draw oils from the skin, so it can be used on dry skin types without negative results. Country of Origin: USA 

Kelp Powder: Kelp Powder is a powerful exfoliant, it helps to add nutrients into the skin to combat aging, dryness, and cellulite. Kelp is known to brighten the skin as well. Country of Origin: Iceland

Kukui Nut Oil: Kukui nut oil contains linoleic and alpha-linolenic fatty acids. This oil is readily absorbed into the skin, providing tissues the essential elements that it needs. Country of Origin: Denmark 

Lanolin: Lanolin is high in lipid content and contributes to hydration levels in the skin. Lanolin is easily absorbed into skin cells, which allows it to help repair barrier function and increase skin moisture. Our Lanolin is derived from Sheep Wool, it is sustainably sourced - and does not harm the sheep. Country of Origin: New Zealand

Lauryl Glucoside: A surfactant used in cosmetics that is produced by glucose and lauryl alcohol - an organic compound derived from coconut oil. Country of Origin: USA

Lavender Essential Oil: Sweet, floral, herbaceous. Country of Origin: France

Lavender Distillate: Lavender hydrosol carries all the cleansing and soothing benefits of lavender flowers in a steam-distilled water that is gentle enough for all skin types. Country of Origin: France

Lemon Essential Oil: Bright, fresh, crisp. Country of Origin: Italy

Lemongrass Essential Oil: Fresh, earthy, citrusy scent. Country of Origin: Guatemala 

Lime Essential Oil: Crisp, Sweet, Fresh, Characteristic of Citrus. Country of Origin: Italy

Litsea Essential Oil: Litsea Cubeba is a small plant found in tropical areas. The leaves are typically a vibrant green with a pleasant, lemon like smell. It produces small, pepper-like fruits from which the essential oil is extracted. Country of Origin: China

Magnesium: Dry skin and eczema can be very common. Magnesium provides excellent relief for sensitive and irritated skin. Magnesium has a tranquilizing effect that will soak away your stress and prepare you for a good night’s rest. Soreness, cramping, and restless legs are common ailments. Magnesium is well known for its ability to sooth the body and relax those sore muscles. Country of Origin: Israel

Mallow Extract: Commonly used in skincare products to reduce inflammation, mallow extract is highly sought after and offers many benefits. It contains a high percentage of mucilage, which has intensive hydrating, softening, and balancing properties. Country of Origin: Africa

Mandarin Essential Oil: Mandarin Essential Oil has an intense, sweet, fresh scent characteristic of citrus fruit. Country of Origin: Italy

Mango Butter: Expeller pressed and refined from the seed kernel of the Mango tree, mango butter has a composition resembling Shea and Cocoa, with a slightly different fatty acid content creating an amazing moisturizer. Country of Origin: Netherlands

Manuka Honey: Manuka Honey is honey that bees have produced using the flowers of the Manuka tree. The Manuka tree grows abundantly throughout New Zealand, often in extremely rugged and remote terrain. When hives are placed in these remote areas where the Manuka trees dominate the landscape, the result is Manuka Honey. Manuka honey contains an extraordinary enzyme called methylglyoxal (MGO). This property is unique to Manuka honey and is not found in any other type of honey. It's antibacterial properties are unlike any other ingredient we use. Country of Origin: New Zealand 

Marshmallow Root Powder:  Commonly used in skincare products to reduce inflammation, mallow extract is highly sought after and offers many benefits. It contains a high percentage of mucilage, which has intensive hydrating, softening, and balancing properties. Country of Origin: USA

Matcha (green tea) Powder:  The primary benefit of Green Tea is as an antioxidant—and it is one of the more powerful antioxidants, helping protect your skin against environmental pollutants. Green tea is an anti-inflammatory agent, so it will soothe your skin and help prevent redness. Country of Origin: China

Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Moisturizing and Antioxidant Rich. Like jojoba oil, meadowfoam seed oil is slightly waxy and closely resembles human sebum. When used in skin care, it naturally helps your skin to effectively form a barrier to lock in moisture and deliver nutrients deep into your epidermis. Country of Origin: USA

Moringa Oil: Moringa oil is deeply nourishing for skin and hair, as it contains oleic acid and assists the skin in retaining moisture. Country of Origin: India

Neroli Distillate: Neroli Distillate (Hydrosol) is the floral water left from the production of Neroli Essential Oil. Neroli flowers are orange blossoms, and have a light, fragrant, sweet smell. Neroli is known to naturally cleanse the skin, balance skin tone, hydrate, reduce inflammation, works as a toner to tighten and close pores, and is excellent for soothing a sunburn. Country of Origin: Morocco

Neroli Absolute Essential Oil: Light, sweet-floral fragrance, with a terpeny top note. Country of Origin: Morocco

Nettle Extract: Because of its nourishing, and anti-inflammatory properties, nettle is a natural beautifier to skin and hair. Nettle extract has been shown to clear acne and eczema as well as encourage thicker, shinier hair and new hair growth. Country of Origin: USA

Niaouli Essential Oil: Sweet, fresh, camphoraceous. We use this essential oil specifically for it's ability to keep fleas away from dogs fur. Country of Origin: Madagascar

Nutmeg Essential Oil: Spicy, warm, and nutty. Country of Origin: Sri Lanka

Oat Oil: This oil absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling hydrated all day long. It's rich in fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E. It is also known to be safe for new baby skin. Country of Origin: Netherlands

Olive Oil: We use olive oil in a multitude of our products due to it's many benefits. Olive oil is known to even out skin tone, discoloration, as well as sunspots. It can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while hydrating and smoothing the skin. It cleanses the pores of dirt and bacteria that cause blemishes, and gives the skin a natural, healthy glow. Country of Origin: Tunisia 

Optiphen ND: Any of our products containing Optiphen ND also contain distilled water, and the Optiphen is a preservative. It is both paraben and formaldehyde free, and protects against mold and bacteria. It is used at a .75-1% dilution in our products. Country of Origin: USA

Orange Valencia Essential Oil: Similar to sweet orange, Valencia Orange essential oil is bright, fresh, and citrusy. Country of Origin: USA

Palm Kernel Oil: As always, we buy from a reputable company that is certified as a sustainable source for palm oil. We use palm in our soaps to create a nice, hard bar of soap that will last a long time. Country of Origin: Indonesia

Passionfruit Seed Oil: It is naturally high in antioxidants, as well as linoleic and oleic essential fatty acids, making this a favorable ingredient in topical skin applications. Passion fruit oil is also a great source of vitamin A in the form of carotenoids, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A high content of fatty acids like linoleic and oleic acids keep your skin smooth and plump looking while helping reduce the appearance of fine lines. Country of Origin: Peru

Peppermint Essential Oil: Peppermint essential oil's aroma is strongly piercing, refreshing, minty and very herbaceous. Country of Origin: Japan or USA 

Peppermint Leaves: It is native to Europe, and is actually a natural hybrid of spearmint and water mint. It's the typical smelling herby peppermint, dried. Country of Origin: USA

Phenoxyethanol: Used as a preservative in less than a 1% dilution. Country of Origin: USA

Pink Clay: Pink Clay is perfect for balancing tired and sensitive skin and creating a youthful appearance with ultimate hydration and skin firmness. Its’ hydrating properties help to reduce fine lines, moisturise and improve the overall texture of the skin. Country of Origin: Australia

Pink Himalayan Sea Salt: Pink Himalayan Sea Salt gets it's pinkish hue from the mineral content. Salts are used as exfoliants, and are also soothing to sore muscles, and relaxing and stress reducing. Pink Himalayan Salt holds an electrical charge which is released when dissolved in water, which helps to cleanse the body energetically. Salt also helps draw toxins out through the skin. Country of Origin: Pakistan

Pink Peppercorn Essential Oil: Sweet, spicy yet fruity, with a dry balsamic peppery back note. Country of Origin: Madagascar 

Polysorbate 20: Derived from apples and coconuts, polysorbate is an emulsifier that allows us to mix oil and water completely - so no oil sits on top. It binds the two together evenly. Country of Origin: USA

Pomegranate Seed Oil: These are cells found in the outer layer of your skin and pomegranate seed oil stimulates them. The reason this is great beauty news is that keratinocytes help rejuvenate your skin and reverse skin damage. Say hello to the natural anti-aging potion for more youthful appearance. Pomegranate seed oil contains a magical compound, a new essential fatty acid to know about – punicic acid. It’s also called omega 5 and it has been found to reduce inflammation, fend off free radicals and show cancer-fighting abilities. It also helps thicken your skin and improve elasticity making it useful for scarring. It also rejuvenates and strengthens hair follicles, leaving it looking and feeling healthy and lustrous. Country of Origin: Turkey

Potassium Citrate: Potassium citrate is a salt form of citric acid. It helps to naturally preserve cosmetics and personal care products by chelating (bonding) metals. Citric acid and its salts are also added to cosmetics to help adjust the acid/base balance. Country of Origin: USA

Potassium Cocoate: Potassium cocoate is a potassium salt that originates from the fatty acids present in coconut oil. While coconut oil is edible, potassium cocoate is not. The substance, also known as potassium coco soap, is a translucent pale-yellow liquid that contains glycerine, a moisturizer. Country of Origin: USA

Potassium Oleate: Potassium oleate is both a salt and a fatty acid. It is a salt because it is the product of an acid and a base. Emulsifiers act like surfactants and reduce the surface tension of a liquid. Potassium oleate prevents the ingredients in these products from separating. Country of Origin: USA

Provitamin B5: Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, is a member of the powerful B-complex vitamin family. Provitamin B5 goes beyond its role as a moisturizer and acts as a natural skin healer and protectant. When applied to the skin, it offers relief from itchiness and pain and reduces redness. For the hair, it helps prevent moisture loss, locks in moisture from other ingredients in your hair products, and deeply penetrates the hair and helps nourish the scalp as well. In addition to deeply penetrating moisture, it has the additional benefit of being a weightless volumizer for the hair since it helps infuse it with moisture. Country of Origin: USA

Pumpkin Seed Oil: Pumpkin seed oil contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and sterols. It contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins A and C, zinc, and other trace minerals and vitamins. It not only thickens hair, it helps to speed up and even restart hair growth. Country of Origin: China

Raspberry Seed Oil: This oil is high in essential fatty acids - Omega-6 fatty acids are typically present at a level of 50-60%. It is naturally high in tocopherols which provide antioxidant activity. Topical application of virgin raspberry seed oil may help maintain skin softness and hydration. Raspberry seed oil is known to have a natural SPF around 50. County of Origin: Chile, Poland

Ravensara Essential Oil: This essential oil has a bright, fresh grassy, camphor's scent, with fruity notes. Country of Origin: Wild Harvested from Madagascar 

Rhassoul Clay: Rhassoul clay is rich in magnesium, silica, potassium, and calcium, which all help to nourish your skin. The molecular structure of Rhassoul clay gives it a unique ability to absorb excess dirt and oil, as well as extract impurities from the skin. It helps immensely with the texture of your skin, tightening fine lines, and smoothing and softening. Rhassoul clay is also known to be good for the hair as well by cleansing, and getting rid of excess dirt and oil, while not stripping your hair of all the nutrients it needs. Country of Origin: Morocco

Rice Bran Oil: Rice bran oil has the potential to promote hydration, reduce pigmentation, even out skin tones, and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These skin benefits of rice bran oil are largely attributed to the high level of vitamin E, vitamin B, omega-9, a rich array of fatty acids. Country of Origin: USA or Mexico 

Rosehip Seed Oil: It helps reduce scars, dark spots, and fine lines. Rosehip oil is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which are integral for tissue and cell regeneration in the skin. Country of Origin: Chile

Rose Distillate: Rose distillate (Hydrosol) is a water based solution that is a by product of essential oil production. While it is not an essential oil, it still contains the benefits of rose - such as it's calming, toning, soothing, and astringent properties. Country of Origin: Lebanon

Rose Absolute Essential Oil: Rose essential is highly sought after, as it's smell is beyond amazing, and just like you've stuck your nose into a fresh rose. We use rose absolute very sparingly, and it is insanely expensive. It takes 60,000 rose petals to make just one single ounce of essential oil. Country of Origin: Bulgaria

Rosemary Essential Oil: A fresh, Strong, Clear, Penetrating, Camphoraceous, and Herbaceous scent. Country of Origin: Spain

Rosemary Powder: The nutrients of rosemary can help protect skin cells from damage often caused by the sun and free radicals. Since rosemary has natural antiseptic properties, it's a superior disinfectant for our skin and hair. In fact, rosemary is known to promote a healthy, moisturized scalp and reverse premature graying. Country of Origin: Italy

Rose Water: While rose hydrosol or distillate are produced as a byproduct of the essential oil distillation process, rosewater is typically made from infusing water with rose petals - leaving a lighter scent, and not as many nutrients and benefits. Country of Origin: Egypt or Morocco

Rosewood Essential Oil: Rosewood Essential Oil has a fantastic warm and woody scent, while at the same time being both floral and fruity. Country of Origin: Canada

Sage (Clary) Essential Oil: This essential oil has earthy, fruity, floral, herbaceous, and nutty notes. Country of Origin: France

Sage (common) Essential Oil: Sage Essential Oil is reputed to eliminate toxins, provide relief to minor skin abrasions, diminish the appearance of blemishes, and address stretch marks, sores, and swelling. Its moisturizing and conditioning properties help soothe dryness and irritation. Country of Origin: Slovenia

Sandalwood Essential Oil: Very rich, sweet, exceptionally smooth, creamy, precious wood aroma, with warm fresh undertones. Country of Origin: Australia

Sea Buckthorn Extract: Due to the moisturizing fatty acids that buckthorn oil contains, it has an innate ability to revive skin cells, and the high content of vitamin E and C reduces the gravity and length of wrinkles while alleviating tough skin. Sea buckthorn contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and C. Country Of Origin: Germany

Sea Buckthorn Pulp: Due to the moisturizing fatty acids that buckthorn oil contains, it has an innate ability to revive skin cells, and the high content of vitamin E and C reduces the gravity and length of wrinkles while alleviating tough skin. Sea buckthorn contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and C. Country of Origin: Germany

Sesame Oil: Sesame oil is high in zinc which is particularly helpful in boosting collagen production. It gives your skin a more elasticity, repairs damage, and reduces wrinkles and fine lines. Due to it's high levels of Vitamin E, sesame oil is a natural sun protectant. Country of Origin: Africa

Shea Butter: Shea Butter can improve skin elasticity, but more than that, though, Shea Butter can also block the sun’s ultraviolet rays, so you will often find it as a major ingredient in sun block products. It can also be used as an anti-inflammatory and humectants which makes it very useful in medicinal ointments and creams. Country of Origin: Africa

Sodium Bicarbonate: Better known as baking soda- It's extremely versatile and can be used as a mild abrasive, scouring agent and deodoriser to dissolve dirt, tackle odours and cut through grime. Country of Origin: USA

Sodium Carbonate: Better knowns as washing soda - is an organic sodium salt and a carbonate salt that is an excellent water softener. Country of Origin: USA

Sodium Hydroxide: Better known as Lye, sodium hydroxide is a caustic soda used in the production of soap. It typically comes from leftover wood ash, and when mixed with a liquid, and added to a fat - soap is produced! Country of Origin: USA

Sodium Lactate: Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid, and has a mild saline taste. It is produced by fermentation of a sugar source, such as corn or beets. It is used for thickening liquid soaps, or hardening bar soaps. Country of Origin: USA

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: http://www.lisabronner.com/there-is-no-cancer-risk-from-sls-sodium-lauryl-sulfate/  

Sodium Laureth Sulfate: 

Sodium Tetraborate: Borax, also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, is an important boron compound, a mineral, and a salt of boric acid. Country of Origin: USA

Soy Wax: The soy wax we use in our candles is vegan, and made from a blend of soy and vegetable waxes. Country of Origin: USA

Spearmint Essential Oil: Spearmint Essential Oil has a minty and herbaceous characteristic aroma. Country of Origin: China

Spruce Essential Oil: Spruce Essential oil has a woodsy, balsamic scent that is sweet with light fruity notes. County of Origin: Canada

Stearalkonium Chloride: Derived from fatty acid found plants, (vegan) it is found to increase luster and improve the condition of wet or dry hair, often serving to de-tangle the hair. Country of Origin: USA

Stearic Acid: Stearic acid is a white, waxy, natural acid found in vegetable fats. (Not from Palm) Country of Origin: Indonesia 

Sugar: Just exactly what it says- sugar! We use organic cane sugar, mostly for it's exfoliating properties. Country of Origin: Paraguay

Sunflower Oil: Sunflower oil is very emollient, but also has a light texture, so it does not leave the skin feeling greasy. It is also packed full of Vitamin E, which helps lock in moisture, and also protects the skin from UV rays. Sunflower Oil has both antioxidants and fatty acids that help with new cell regeneration. Vitamin A helps with the skin's overall health and texture. Country of Origin: Mexico

Sweet Almond Oil: Sweet Almond oil is a very versatile oil that we use in many of our products. It is rich in Vitamin E, fatty acids, potassium, zinc, and many vitamins and minerals, making it a great oil for hair, skin, and nails. It is hypoallergenic, so it is safe for baby skin, and is easily absorbed into the skin completely. It is light, but it penetrates deeply into the skin, softening, while drawing out dirt and debris. It's gentle enough to use around the eyes, and is noncomedogenic, so it will not clog the pores. Sweet Almond Oil is also known to help slow the process of hair loss, reverse the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and treat many skin ailments and rashes. Country of Origin: Italy, Spain, or USA

Sweet Orange Essential Oil: Exactly as it sounds- a fresh, sweet, crisp, citrusy essential oil. Country of Origin: USA

T-50 Vitamin E: T-50 is all natural, low d-alpha mixed tocopherols - a term used to describe the collection of all the tocopherols in Vitamin E that occur naturally in food. Low d-alpha mixed tocopherols are often used to slow the onset of rancidity in fats and oils. Country of Origin: USA

Tamanu Oil: Tamanu oil helps wounds to heal and is soothing for eczema and skin irritations such as burns, rashes and insect bites. It is used as an aid for relieving pain, and healing wounds. It is also said to stimulate cell regeneration and to be good for fragile or broken capillaries. Country of Origin: Madagascar

Tea Tree Essential Oil: Tea Tree, also known as Melaleuca, is known for its antibacterial properties, as well as being an excellent treatment for dry scalps. Tea Tree Essential Oil has a fresh, antiseptic and medicinal scent. It also has characteristic mint and spice back-notes. Country of Origin: Australia

Turmeric Essential Oil: Turmeric essential oil has a huge range of health benefits and uses, including its ability to reduce inflammation, detoxify the body, prevent hair loss, stimulate circulation, and improve the health of the skin. It has an earthy, warm, spicy, woody aroma. Country of Origin: Madagascar

Vetiver Essential Oil: Vetiver is reputed to have a stimulating and soothing effect on the body. It is known to promote the relaxation of muscles, address aches, stiffness, and inflammation, boost circulation, and promote restful sleep. Exceptionally smooth, sweet, and refined aroma with a very light green top note; smoother than our other Vetiver oils and without any smoky or harsh notes, yet has a deep, rich, earthy, and tenacious character and an appealing sweet wood quality. Country of Origin: Haiti

Vinegar: A favorite for natural cleaners, vinegar has a high acidity, that cuts through soap scum, and many other kinds of buildups. While it is not registered as a disinfectant, it is a safer alternative to bleach. In laundry is acts as a deodorizer, and reduces static in the dryer. Country of Origin: USA

Violet Absolute Essential Oil: Violet essential oil is sweet and a little powdery to my nose, yet still very delicate. Country of Origin: Egypt

Vitamin E: Vitamin E oil may help improve fine lines and wrinkles by providing an antioxidant boost that protects from sun damage and encourages the healthy growth of new skin cells. Vitamin E can also work as a natural preservative, extending the life of oils. Country of Origin: Spain

Walnut Oil: Walnut Oil is rich in antioxidants, melatonin, ellagic acid, omega 3, 6 and 9, and phytonutrients. You can use walnut oil for skin to treat wrinkles, infections, inflammatory skinconditions, and dryness. Country of Origin: USA

Walnut Shell Powder: Used as an exfoliant, walnut shell powder adds grit to slough off dead skin cells. Country of Origin: USA

Witch Hazel (Alcohol Free): Witch hazel acts as an astringent to help shrink your pores, soothe your skin and reduce inflammation. We use an alcohol free Witch Hazel, as alcohol is known to dry out the skin. Country of Origin: USA

Witch Hazel Bark Powder: 

Wheat Germ Oil: Wheat germ oil is known to combat hairloss, dandruff, dry skin, wrinkles, treat lice, and premature aging. Country of Origin: Argentina

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: Ylang ylang Essential Oil has a sweet, exotic, floral scent. Country of Origin: Madagascar

Zinc Oxide: Zinc oxide is a topical skin product that is used as a protective coating for mild skin irritations and abrasions. It can promote the healing of chapped skin and diaper rash. Zinc oxide works as a mild astringent and has some antiseptic properties. Zinc Oxide can be added to creams and lotions to add sun protection. It is the best broad spectrum UVA and UVB reflector approved for use as a sunscreen by the Food and Drug Administration. This is because zinc oxide does not absorb into the skin when applied with a lotion. Instead it sits on top of the skin and reflects both UVA and UVB light. Because it isn’t absorbed into the skin, it doesn’t irritate or cause allergic reactions.Country of Origin: USA

 

 

 




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