~ Oils and other ingredients used in our
soaps, body scrubs, and massage oils ~
Our products are never tested on animals and do not contain animal fat or by-products, nor any petroleum-based ingredients.
Hemp seed oil, rich in vitamins, such as the natural anti-oxidant vitamin E, is one of the world's richest sources of polyunsaturated fats, including both of the essential fatty acids (Omega 3 & Omega 6) and gamma linolenic fatty acid (GLA), making it an excellent natural emollient, leaving the skin smooth and moisturized.
A great anti-inflammatory, hemp oil has been used since ancient times in Europe and Asia to heal problem skin. It contains the highest percentage of Essential Fatty Acids in the vegetable kingdom. It improves skin's elasticity, firmness and tone. Aloe, with a pH similar to our own skin, has been prized for its anti-inflammatory properties, its ability to relieve itching, and its skin-moisturizing effects.
Olive oil has been treasured for centuries for its ability to nourish the skin. The chemical structure of olive oil allows it to penetrate pores deeply and to hold in moisture without clogging pores. Olive oil helps your skin regulate its natural moisturizing systems while allowing the skin to breathe. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, it is a highly effective component in neutralizing the free radicals that damage healthy skin.
Grapeseed oil, a moisturizing oil rich in linoleic acid, (also known as Omega 6), is an essential fatty acid beneficial for the skin and the cell membranes. Oils rich in linoleic acid provide the best moisturizing properties. It is also rich in vitamins, nutrients, and proteins. Grapeseed oil is believed to have skin cell regenerative properties and does not aggravate acne.
Apricot kernel oil contains minerals and vitamins, especially Vitamin A, and is rich in GLA. It is very rich and nourishing, and helpful for prematurely aged, sensitive, dry, inflamed, or delicate skin. Both emollient and nourishing, apricot kernel oil is excellent for skin protection. Its light texture causes it to be readily absorbed by the skin. It is suitable for sensitive skin or dry and aging skins, and beneficial in relieving the itchiness caused by eczema.
Our organic stoneground cornmeal naturally helps to unclog pores by gently removing dead skin and dirt. This mild, gently abrasive skin cleanser promotes finer skin texture. Your skin will regain a glowing, refreshed look.
Vegetable glycerin is very thick and smooth, and a wonderful humectant. We use pure, food grade USP vegetable glycerine. It has a unique talent for equalizing the moisture level between two surfaces, so when there’s glycerine in your lotion, the moisture in the air will be attracted to your skin.
Aloe Vera is a highly effective moisturizer and an anti-inflammatory. Helpful applications may include sunburn, shingles, acne, alleviating the effects of radiation treatment, psoriasis, eczema, preventing scarring, rosacea, warts, and wrinkles from aging. It has been proven to be an effective treatment for burns and skin lesions. For thousands of years, Aloe has been used as a "cure-all".
The rapeseed blossom is a major source of nectar for honeybees. It’s low saturated fat and high monounsaturated oil content and beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, as well as the presence of chlorophyll, make it a great oil for the skin.
Dead Sea salts have been used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, reduce the pain and inflammation of arthritis and rheumatism, and generally aid in relaxation. They also contribute to detoxification of the skin (the human body’s largest organ). Mineral rich and less drying than normal sea salt, Dead Sea salts have been used for millennia to nourish the skin and ease aches and pains. The salt derived from the Dead Sea contains at least 21 different minerals, 12 of which are not found in the water of any other ocean or sea. It is one of the highest natural sources of magnesium, said to have amazing skin healing properties. Magnesium is known for accelerating cell metabolism and aids in the skin’s healing process.
Patchouli, (Pogostemon patchouli), is a shrubby plant of the mint family. The patchouli oil, which is steamed distilled from the roots, smells warm and earthy, peppery and spicy. It’s a complex and rich scent that has been used for centuries as a fixitive in perfumes, particularly in the Orient. As an added bonus, it’s a repellant to insects! Aromatherapists use patchouli to treat anxiety and depression. Patchouli can be helpful for psoriasis, and may relieve effects of insect bites and help heal rough cracked skin. Many find it is excellent for controlling acne.
Isn’t nature wonderful?