THE INGREDIENTS + BENEFITS
Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond) | The almond tree originated in southwest Asia and the Middle East, as far as the Indus River in Pakistan. It is a mild, hypoallergenic oil, which makes it safe for sensitive skin, including baby skin. This oil contains a large amount antioxidants, and is known for protecting skin against UV radiation damage and keeping skin soft and supple. It can be used to gently dislodge debris from deep within skin pores and follicles, and helps to prevent acne because of its vitamin E content. Sweet almond oil is a natural remedy for eczema and psoriasis.
Argania spinosa (Argan) | The Argan tree grows on semi-desert soil in Morocco, North Africa, This oil is rich on vitamin A and vitamin E, and packed with anti-oxidants, Omega-6 fatty acids, and linoleic acid. It eases inflammation while moisturizing the skin and the trocopherol from the Vitamin E, helps to boost cell production while promoting healthy skin and hair. Argan Oil assists in treating skin infections, bug bites, and skin rashes as well.
Organic Raw Cane Sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. Applying sugar to your skin will help hydrate and moisture within. Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that penetrates the skin and breaks down the “glue” that bonds skin cells, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, and younger-looking skin. Glycolic acid is typically used to treat sun-damaged and aging skin. Sugar’s small particles make an excellent topical exfoliant, and remove dead surface skin cells and reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath.
Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil | The Castor Oil Plant, also known as Castorbean, is indigenous to the southeastern Mediterranean region, Eastern Africa, and India. Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the plant. It has natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and is high in Vitamin E, minerals, proteins, and Omega 6 and 9 beneficial fatty acids. It’s unusually high ricinoleic acid ratio makes it beneficial to skin and hair by restoring the skin's natural moisture balance, reducing acne and the growth of bacteria. This oil is highly appropriate for sensitive skin, doesn’t clog pores, prevents the development of blackheads, softens skin, restores uneven skin tones, and promotes the growth of healthy skin tissue.
Anthemis nobilis L (Chamomile Roman) | Roman chamomile has it's origin in northwestern Europe and Northern Ireland. Roman chamomile essential oil is widely celebrated for its anti-inflammatory properties. It also has anti-septic, antidepressant, antibiotic, tonic, bactericidal, and anti-infectious effect. It can help calm or treat acne, rashes, eczema, wounds, dermatitis, and dry and itchy skin.
Carrot Seed Oil
Daucus carota (Carrot Seed) | Carrot is native to Europe and southwestern Asia. Carrot seed oil is known to have antiseptic, anti-parasitic, and detoxifying properties. Carrot Seed oil aids in healing abscesses, boils, and other skin disorders. It nourishes, tightens, and rejuvenates the skin.
Cocos nucifera (Coconut Oil) | The coconut palm tree's natural habitat are the tropics and subtropics. Virgin coconut oil contains three essential fatty acids, capric, caprylic and lauric acid, that possess disinfectant and antimicrobial properties, helping to protect against as well as heal microbial infections. Lauric acid is a powerful virus and bacteria destroyer, and coconut oil contains the most lauric acid of any substance on Earth. Coconut oil improves antioxidant levels and slows aging, keep skin looking healthy and youthful. It's anti-inflammatory properties, assist in treating skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, itchy, flaky, irritated skin. Virgin coconut oil is a powerful natural moisturizer that hydrates, and repairs skin.
Coffea (Coffee) Grinds | The native origin of coffee is thought to have been Ethiopia. The earliest substantiated evidence of either coffee drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree is from the 15th century, in the Sufi monasteries of Yemen. This genius revitalizing ingredient is rich on antioxidants, and known to minimize cellulite. It softens and brightens skin, protects against harsh sun rays, and enhances circulation.
Callitris intratropica (Cypress Australian Blue) | Cypress is a slow-growing tree native to Australia. Cypress essential oil helps to soothe broken skin and varicose veins. It has astringent effects that can help clarify oily and congested skin. The astringent properties cause the tissues in your skin and even hair follicles to contract, which aids in strengthening them and holds them in place, preventing them from falling out. Cypress essential oil also has antiseptic properties that help treat external wounds. Additionally this oil has a calming and sedative effect on your mind and body.
Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium Egypt) | Geranium flowers originated in South Africa, Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco. The essential oil of geranium is used to help treat acne, anxiety, depression and insomnia. It can aid in uplifting mood, lessening fatigue and promoting emotional wellness. Geranium oil also functions to assist in pain reduction and inflammation. Its antiseptic properties help speed up the healing of wounds and treat a variety of skin problems, such as burns, frostbite, fungal infections, athlete's foot and eczema.
Grape Seed Oil
Vitis vinifera (Grape Seed) | Grape vine is native to the Mediterranean region, central Europe, and southwestern Asia, from Morocco and Portugal north to southern Germany and east to northern Iran. Grape seed oil is rich on powerful antioxidants and natural plant compounds called oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes. These compounds demonstrate antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergic actions. This carrier oil doesn't clog pores and is known to treat acne, tighten skin, help diminish dark circles around the eyes, moisturize, reduce scars, restore collagen and fight aging.
Psidium guajava (Guava Fruit) Extract | Guava has it's origin in Mexico and Central America and is distributed throughout tropical America and the Caribbean. The guava fruit is rich in Vitamin A, B and C. These anti-oxidants reduce the effects of free radicals on the skin and control the signs of premature aging including formation of fine lines and wrinkles. The lycopene present in guava protects the skin from the harmful environmental agents and UV radiation, ensuring an overall better skin health. Guava extract assists in treating acne, skin infections, pimples, skin irritations, skin discoloration, and skin allergies.
Hemp Seed Oil
Cannabis sativa (Hemp Seed) | Cannabis plants are believed to have evolved on the steppes of Central Asia, specifically in the regions that are now Mongolia and southern Siberia. Hemp seed oil is an exceptionally rich carrier oil, containing fatty acids, omega-6 to omega-3, oleic acids, gamma linoleic acids, stearidonic acids, saturated oils, antioxidants like vitamin E, carotene, phytosterols, phospholipids, chlorophyll, and minerals like iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium. It assists in treating or reducing the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, and other skin ailments. This oil also detoxifies and gets rid of blotches and lesions on skin, assists in thickening and softening hair, prevents dandruff and hair loss, and strengthens nails.
Himalayan Pink Salt
Himalayan Pink Salt is hand-mined and harvested from ancient salt beds, deep under the Himalayan Mountains. Rich on over 80 minerals and trace elements, some of the most notable being calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron, this salt is considered to be the purest form of salt available. It relaxes body and skin, stimulates circulation, soothes sore muscles, and removes toxins. It is reputed to assist with relief from arthritis, skin rashes and wounds.
Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) | The Lavender plant is native to northern Africa and the mountainous Mediterranean regions. Lavender oil is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial properties. It detoxifies the skin and helps with skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema and wrinkles. It also assists in healing wounds, scar tissues, cuts and burns. Lavender can help to soothe insect bites and itchy skin.
Cymbopogon flexuosus (Lemongrass) | Lemongrass thrives in tropical and subtropical regions, such as in India, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China, and Guatemala. Lemongrass essential oil is one of the top six essential oils with anti-inflammatory properties. Lemongrass can help kill external bacterial and fungal infections, strengthen your hair follicles, and help reduce pain and inflammation.
Olea europaea (Olive) Oil | The Olive tree is native to the Mediterranean, Asia, and Africa. Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: Vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols, as well as Vitamin D and K. This oil has anti-aging benefits, helps to restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. The oil’s nutrients moisturize, hydrate, fight bacteria, decrease acne, cure cracked and dry skin, assist in healing eczema, and soothe irritated and inflamed skin.
Carica papaya (Papaya Fruit) Extract | Papaya is native to the tropical region of America, mainly southern Mexico and Central America. Papaya fruit extract is a beneficial source of antioxidant Vitamin C, Vitamin E and carotenoids, like beta-carotene and lycopene. The high levels of these valuable nutrients can help protect your skin against free radicals known to cause damage that leads to wrinkles. This fruit extract clears blemishes and pigmentation, exfoliates and dissolves dead skin cells, nourishes and softens skin, rejuvenates, hydrates, moisturizes, brightens skin, repairs cracked skin, treats acne and pimples, soothes sensitive skin, and additionally conditions hair and controls dandruff.
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil | Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widely spread and cultivated in many regions of the world. Peppermint has long been known for its medicinal properties. Traditionally, it was used to calm indigestion, and was a popular digestive aid thousands of years ago in Egypt. Peppermint is soothing, but also a stimulator that energizes your mood, promotes blood flow, and livens up your skin. It helps to control and balance the natural oil production of skin, which means fewer clogged pores.
Petitgrain bigarade (Petitgrain) | The orange tree that provides Petitgrain, is native to the western parts of India, Eastern Africa, and the Himalayas. Petitgrain essential oil helps improve skin health by regenerating and keeping your skin elastic, preventing the appearance of stretch marks, banishing acne, reducing the appearance of scars, and helping heal broken capillaries. This essential oil acts as an antiseptic, disinfectant, and bactericidal. Petitgrain works as an antidepressant and has a soothing and calming effect on your mind and body. This oil helps to stimulate the growth of new cells, and supports your skin's renewal process.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Cucurbita pepo L (Pumpkin Seed) | Pumpkins are native to North America and have been used as a food source by Native Americans for centuries. Pumpkin seed oil is one of the most nutritional oils available, and 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. Pumpkin seeds (either the whole seeds or the pressed oil) have been used all around the world for centuries for healing purposes. It has tremendous benefits for the skin in terms of retaining moisture, fighting free radicals and maintaining a youthful appearance. The high amount of zinc and vitamin E improve skin tone, help healing wounds more rapidly, fight acne and help with skin renewal. Many of the minerals and vitamins have anti-aging effects as well.
Rhassoul Clay is mined in the fertile Atlas Mountains of Morocco, North Africa. Rhassoul Clay's most impressive properties in skin improvement are its capacity of absorption due to its high level of ions exchange. It reduces dryness and flakiness, improves skin clarity and elasticity. It is rich in magnesium, Silica, potassium and calcium.
Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) | Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region. Rosemary antioxidant has anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-infection, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. The astringent properties of rosemary oil make it beneficial for the skin. It contains a wide array of nutrients such as iron, calcium and vitamins, which combined assist in promoting strong hair growth, removing dandruff, strengthening skin elasticity and slowing the aging process.
Sandalum album (Sandalwood) | Sandalwood is native to India and a very valuable tree in the Indian culture. It is the second most expensive wood in the world. Sandalwood (East Indian) Floral Water has antiseptic, anti inflammatory, astringent, disinfectant and emollient properties. It is a natural skin tonic.
Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) | The Shea Karité tree, also known as Mangifolia tree, grows naturally in the wild in the Savannah regions of West and Central Africa. Shea butter is derived from the nuts of this sacred tree and one of the world's most sustainable natural resources; a true gift of nature. Raw, pure and cold pressed Shea butter is rich on stearic, oleic acids, palmitic acid, linoleic acid, vitamin A and vitamin E, which make it a very powerful natural moisturizer. Raw Shea butter aids in reducing or healing numerous skin conditions, like dry skin, rashes, peeling skin, blemishes, wrinkles, itchy skin, sunburn, wounds, rough and cracking skin, frost bites, stretch marks, cellulite, insect bites, Muscle fatigue, aches and tension, skin allergies, poison ivy or poison oak, eczema, dermatitis and skin damage from heat or radiation treatments. Shea butter helps tissue cell regeneration and softening of the skin, it boots collagen production. The moisturizing agents in Shea Butter are the same produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin.
Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Oil | The wild sunflower is native to North America. It’s oil is obtained by being compressed from the seeds of the Sunflower plant. Cold pressed Sunflower oil is rich in vitamins A, C and D and healthy carotenoids and waxes, essential fatty acids, including omega-6 which form a protective barrier on the skin. This highly emollient and absorbable oil doesn’t clog pores, hydrates the skin, and assists in treating acne, eczema, dermatitis, skin irritations, prevents wrinkles and damage to skin cells by ultraviolet light or UVA from the sun. Due to it’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Sunflower oil is extremely beneficial and highly moisturizing for hair. It conditions and nourishes hair, controls frizzy hair, and prevents thinning hair and breakage.
Pure Vegetable Glycerine is derived from plant sources such as soy, palm and coconut oils. It naturally draws moisture to the skin and locks it in, eliminating dryness. It softens, cools and soothes skin rashes, calms irritated skin, rejuvenates, cleanses and conditions hair and scalp. Vegetable Glycerine doesn’t clog pores which make it an outstanding cleanser, especially for skin prone to acne.