Butters & Waxes
Cocoa butter is made from the beans of the Cacao Tree. The rich blend of fatty acids and antioxidants in cocoa butter make it an ideal choice for people wishing to soothe and nourish their skin. Cocoa butter reduces the signs of aging and scars. It creates a barrier on the skin that helps ward of environmental, internal and external agents that may cause irritation or damage to the skin. It is an important ingredient in high quality chocolates, and has a similar aroma and taste to cocoa.
Mango Butter is a product of youth, containing a high amount of antioxidants. Its high content of Vitamins C & A and fatty acids encourage the production of collagen increasing the skin's ability to regenerate. Mango butter gives your skin a barrier that helps protect it from outside bacteria, microbes, viruses, and inflammation. With its ability to soothe and improve elasticity, Mango Butter increases skin’s overall youthful look.
Shea butter comes from the fruit kernels of the Shea Nut Tree. Naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F, Shea protects skin's natural oils and provides it with nutrients necessary for collagen production. The cosmetic use of Shea butter dates back to Cleopatra's time. The fatty acids found in Shea have the unique ability to soothe and repair dry, rough skin without clogging pores.
Why we still haven’t gone vegan? We love beeswax way too much to give it up! It is an anti-allergenic, non-toxic, natural, golden honey scented magical goodness! Beeswax forms a protec-tive barrier on the skin that holds in moisture, without suffocating your skin or clogging pores. Once applied, it attracts the water molecules in the air around you, helping hydrate your skin over time. Full of vitamin A, beeswax helps rejuvenate your skin, giving it a healthy glow!
Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot kernels have been used for oil extraction since ancient times. It is highly emollient, which makes it a brilliant moisturizing agent. It soothes the skin, giving it a soft silky glow. Apricot Kernel oil provides nutrition and support for the skin, reducing the aging process and preventing damage from free radicals.
This thick oil acts as an excellent moisturizer. It stays put when applied and penetrates deep into the skin tissues, nourishing it with fatty acids. It is safe to apply directly onto the skin, and a little oil goes a long way, as it is sticky at first, but get absorbed quickly without leaving an oily feel. It is also a very strong fighter of common fungal diseases, and is completely non-toxic.
When applied on the skin, Coconut Oil keeps it smooth to the touch. It retains the natural moisture content of the skin, as its fats eliminate moisture loss through the pores on skin. It contains proteins that contribute to cellular health and tissue repair, making it essential for healthy skin growth and protection against cracking. Above all, it prevents premature aging, due to its antioxidant properties and long shelf life.
Jojoba is actually a liquid plant wax and is used to treat a number of ailments. Native Americans used it for treating sores, and today it is still used to treat acne, psoriasis, sunburn, and chapped skin. It unclogs pores, acting as a protectant and cleanser to the skin. Rich in iodine, it is able to fight harmful bacteria growth, and its antioxidant content soothes fine lines & wrinkles, helping slow down the signs of aging. In addition, it can accelerate the wound-healing process, by speeding up wound closures and stimulating collagen production.
Olive Oil has been used as a treatment since Ancient Egyptian times. It promotes elasticity by penetrating deep into the skin. It provides the craved moisture and shields the skin, keeping it smooth. Olive Oil contains antioxidants, such as Vitamins A & E, which help repair skin damage from sun exposure and pollutants.
Safflower use dates back to Ancient Egypt. This highly oleic oil boosts the elasticity and appearance of your skin. It has the ability to unclog pores, while stimulating the regeneration of new skin cells. That means that it has the ability to clear up scars and other blemishes, leaving your skin supple and looking young.
Sesame Seed Oil
Sesame Seed Oil plays a vital role in producing collagen in the skin and giving it more elasticity. It contains a high amount of zinc, which helps repair damaged tissue and soothe dry, irritated skin. To top it off, Sesame Seed Oil contains cancer-fighting properties, in the form of the compound phytate and magnesium.
The Greeks recognized Sunflower Oil for its smoothing properties. The high lipid content strengthens the function of skin as a barrier. Sunflower Oil acts as an anti-oxidant, improving skin health and regenerating cells. This emollient-rich oil has been cosmetically used for centuries for its ability to add a natural glow to the skin.
This oil is extracted from the germ of wheat, and although it only constitutes 3% of the weight of a wheat grain, it contains nearly 25% of the protein, vitamins and minerals. This oil has a very high content of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which makes it a natural antioxidant. It promotes the formation of new skin cells, improves circulation, and helps repair sun damage to the skin. Too heavy to be used on its own, it is a highly nourishing addition to your favourite carrier oil!
Bergamot Essential Oil comes from Bergamot Oranges, and has a sweet citrus aroma. It is highly valued for its skin rejuvenating properties and for emotional health benefits. Its deep notes enrich the widely popular Earl Grey tea with an earthy citrus scent. Not only is it a natural stimulant and antidepressant, Bergamot Oil reduces the feeling of pain in the body by stimulating the production of specific hormones.
Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to man and has been valued since Ancient Egyptian times. Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is light, non-toxic and acts as a natural disinfectant. It works as a wonderful pick-me-up after a long day, providing a soothing and long-lasting relief. This is why we indulge in steaming cups of delicious Chai Lattes.
This strong scented oil lessens the effects of aging and rejuvenates the skin. It contains stimulating properties that increase blood flow to unhealthy skin. Clove Leaf Essential oil contains antioxidants and blood-purifying properties that help it free the body of dangerous free radicals that cause a multitude of diseases. It is also a natural aphrodisiac, making it ideal for fighting stress and uplifting your mood.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil is an effective treatment for a number of respiratory problems, ranging from colds to asthma. It is also an excellent agent for healing wounds, ulcers, burns, cuts, and sores. One very important reason for using Eucalyptus Oil is that it creates a cooling and refreshing feeling. It alleviates sluggishness and rejuvenates the spirit, stimulates mental activity, while increasing the blood flow around the body by relaxing the blood vessels.
This sweet oil is probably the happiest scent we’ve ever used! We love it mostly for its uplifting tonic properties, but it is also known to relieve symptoms of depression, increase appetite, stimulate your senses, and acts as a disinfectant and an antiseptic agent. Just like the fruit itself, grapefruit essential oil is full of antioxidants and Vitamin C, and so it boosts the immune system and fights free radicals that promote aging. If all this wasn’t amazing enough, grapefruit essential oil also alleviates mental and physical sluggishness, by relaxing the mind and inducing positive feelings of hope. So if you need a healthy pick-me-up, grab our Grapefruit Smoothie concoction and enjoy!
Lavender has had a wide use in treating and disinfecting wounds. English farmers have been known to place lavender flowers in their hats to prevent headache and sunstroke. It is easily and quickly absorbed onto the skin, where it acts with full antiseptic properties. Lavender is highly valued for its aroma and its ability to soothe the spirit. The calming scent instantly dissolves stress and puts you at ease.
Lemon improves complexion and leaves your skin soft and supple. Lemon Essential Oil deeply nourishes and rejuvenates tired skin, while detoxifying it. Calming by nature, Lemon Oil ensures good sleep and provides a relief from stress, alleviating mental exhaustion, anxiety and nervous tension. It is even being used to fight depression.
Lime Essential Oil is incredibly effective for healing skin infections and wounds. It has an invigorating scent, just like the real fruit, and is said to encourage creativity and mental clarity. Lime Essential Oil helps stop helps stop bleeding and wards off infections. The best thing about Lime Essential Oil is that it boosts the immune system and greatly aids in relieving stress.
Oranges grow widely across tropical and subtropical climates. They are the most cultivated fruit tree in the world. Naturally acidic, Orange Oil can be used to gently exfoliate the skin’s surface. Its lively scent is also commonly used by aroma therapists to boost the spirit.
The Peppermint herb is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint that was first discovered in 1750 in London, England. Peppermint has a long history of use in folk medicine and aromatherapy because of its soothing properties. The leaves and stems of Peppermint have relatively high oil content and are the part of the plant used medicinally. Peppermint Oil is also used topically to ease muscle tension because of its cooling, relaxing effect on skin.
Rosemary has a woody aroma, and is one of the most powerful herbs and essential oils on the planet. It was considered sacred by ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Hebrews. Recent research shows that Rosemary boosts nerve growth factor and supports brain function. It was believed, for centuries, to improve memory, and relieve muscle aches. It is valued in the cosmetic industry for its antiseptic properties. It also possesses intense antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
Tangerine Essential Oil is full of overall benefits for the immune system, skin, and emotions. It uplifts moods and can enhance creative flow. It also helps increase playfulness and happiness, inspiring a more light hearted approach to life. It also possesses antibacterial and disinfectant properties. Tangerine oil can be applied directly to the wound, and can reduce swelling and redness.
Tea Tree Oil
This magical, fragrant oil is a must have when it comes to skin healing. Native to Australia, the Tea Tree plant cannot be found naturally occurring anywhere else. Tea Tree Oil purifies the skin with its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. This, along with its fresh woody scent makes it an incredible ingredient in skin treatments.