Butters & Waxes
Rich antioxidant and fatty acids blend make cocoa butter an ideal agent for soothing and nourishing the skin. It reduces the signs of aging and scars, creating a barrier on the skin prevents irritation or damage to the skin.
Mango Butter is a product of youth, with high amounts of antioxidants. It encourages collagen production due to high content of Vitamins C & A and fatty, helping skin to regenerate. It also soothes and increases elasticity, giving the skin an overall youthful look.
Naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F, shea butter 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 unique fatty acids found in shea butter have the 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 protective 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. And being full of vitamin A, beeswax helps rejuvenate your skin, giving it a healthy glow!
Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot oil is highly emollient, making it a brilliant moisturizer. 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 a moisturizer and a protector. It stays put when applied and penetrates deep into the skin tissues, nourishing it with fatty acids and giving it a glossy look. It is safe to apply directly onto the skin, and a little oil goes a long way, as it is rather sticky. 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. The proteins it contains 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 closely resembles our skins natural oils. 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 wound closure 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, providing the much-craved moisture and smoothness. Olive Oil contains antioxidants, such as Vitamins A & E, helping repair skin damage from sun exposure and pollutants.
Safflower use dates back to Ancient Egypt. It is highly oleic, meaning it 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. It also 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 oil has been cosmetically used for centuries for its ability to add a natural glow to the skin.
This oil comes from bergamot oranges, and has a bitter-sweet citrus aroma. It is highly valued for its rejuvenating properties and for emotional health benefits. Its deep notes enrich the widely popular Earl Grey tea with an earthy fragrance. Not only is it a natural stimulant and antidepressant, Bergamot Oil reduces the feeling of pain!
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 with is warm, musky scent. 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 skin that is strained or unhealthy. 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 putting you in the mood to have some fun.
This oil is an extremely effective at healing wounds, 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, stimulating mental activity and 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 for its uplifting tonic properties, and 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 radical. 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!
Lavender is highly valued for its aroma and its ability to soothe the spirit. English farmers have been known to place lavender flowers in their hats to prevent headache and sunstroke. Lavender oil is easily absorbed onto the skin, where it goes to work with its full antiseptic properties. 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, it ensures good sleep and provides a relief from stress, alleviating mental exhaustion, anxiety and nervous tension. You can find this sweet smelling oil in Lilac Harmonylip balm and Confidence lotion bar.
This 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 bleeding and wards off infections. The best thing is that it boosts the immune system and greatly aids in relieving stress. Experience its full power for yourself in our Enchanted Solitude lip balm!
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 and cooling properties. The leaves and stems of peppermint have relatively high oil content and are the part of the plant used medicinally. It 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.
This oil is full of overall benefits for the immune system, skin, and your emotions. It uplifts the mood and can enhance creative flow. When applied directly to the wound, it reduces swelling and redness. It also helps increase playfulness and happiness, inspiring a more light hearted approach to life. Experience its uplifting effect when you apply our Attitude lip butter!
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.