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Ingredients Dictionary

Here is a comprehensive listing of ingredients found in our handmade products. Included in each description is valuable information about what each ingredient is and what it will do to beautify and pamper your body.

Carrier Oils

Carrier Oils

Oils used to dilute essential oils and "carry" them to your skin. Most carrier oils are unscented or lightly scented and don't interfere with an essential oil's therapeutic properties. They may be used alone or with other oils to nourish your skin.

Avocado Oil

This full-bodied, light-green base oil is derived from the fatty pulp and seed of the fruit. Both oil and fruit pulp are rich in nutritive and conditioning components such as vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E that are especially helpful to dry, dull skin and hair. Due to its heavy emollient texture, the oil takes a bit longer than other base oils to penetrate the top layer of the skin. It's especially good to use in outdoor extreme sports or after-bath message oils. Avocado oil leaves a protective barrier on the skin to help prevent moisture evaporation.

Castor Oil (Ricinus  Communis)

It is a slightly yellow, shiny viscous base oil processed from the seeds of an annual shrub. It's highly emollient and provides staying power and shine to lip balms. It's perfect for softening rough, dry heels, knees, elbows, and patches of eczema and psoriasis. Some benefits of castor on the skin are preventing wrinkles, fighting acne, reducing puffiness, soothing sunburn and promoting overall skin health. 

Coconut Oil

Use only organically grown, unrefined coconut oil. Its sweet, exotic fragrance and smooth flavor are reminiscent of a tropical paradise. Refined coconut oil is void of both sweet fragrance and flavor. Coconut oil is a highly emollient base derived from the fruit of the coconut palm and is solid at temperatures below 76 F. It's an excellent oil for all-over use,  and some swear by it as the ultimate skin softner, hair conditioner, and after-sun treatment.

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

This green, rich, moderately heavy base oil with a strong aroma is derived from the first pressing of ripe olives and is high in beneficial vitamins and minerals, monosaturated fats and antioxidants. Some skin benefits include moisturizing the skin, reducing the signs of aging, helping cleanse the skin, and promoting wound healing with its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

Glycerin, Vegatable

Derived from vegetable fats, this is clear, slippery, moisturizing, and sweet-tasting and acts as a humectant (it draws moisture from the air to the skin) and helps the skin retain moisture even when exposed to damaging environmental aggressors like pollution. 

Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil comes from the pressed seed of grapes. The oil is a by-product of the process of making wine. Grapeseed oil is high in linoleic acid which helps to strengthen the skin's barrier reducing redness and inflammation caused by breakouts. Grapeseed oil contains vitamin E, which is an amazing ingredient that reduces inflammation and hydrates  the skin to plump fines lines and wrinkles.

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil balances skin's sebum production to reduce the shine, which can prevent breakouts and acne. Hemp seed oil contains vitamin F and fatty acids such as oleic and linoleic acids. These acids play an important role in preventing the signs of aging on the skin and treat fine lines and wrinkles. Some studies have even linked hemp seed oil with lowering blood pressure with it being abundant in Omega-3 fatty acids.

Jojoba Oil

A medium-textured base oil (technically a liquid wax ester) derived from pressed plant seeds or beans and chemically similar to our own moisturizing sebum, jojoba penetrates well, leaving no oily residue. Jojoba Oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help to tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable.

Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Dulcis)

Derived from the ripened, pressed kernel, this is an all-purpose, pale golden, nutritious, lightweight or medium-weight base oil that can be used in a wide range of products from lotions and massage oils to body butters. It has a high fatty acid content and penetrates well. Recommended for all skin types, especially dry, inflamed, or itchy skin.



Bentonite Clay

A natural clay with a fine, soft texture that comes from volcanic ash. It forms a paste when mixed with water. It removes impurities on the skin, such as oil and toxins from the body. Bentonite clay contains natural minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron.

Brazilian Purple Clay

Stunning purple clay mineral rich in magnesium and potassium. Benefits include removing impurities, promoting skin and hair balance without dehydrating and anti-aging. Magnesium helps ensure healthy skin cells, which 

French Green Clay

Know as Montmorillonite or Illite Clay, is considered by many a healing clay. It has a high concentration of chromium, nickle, and copper. It's best suited for oily and combination skin because it aids in reducing sebum production. It also works well on acneic skin, which often can't tolerate irritating chemical peels and harsh, granular exfoliants.

Moroccan Clay

An extremely gentle clay that is known to exhibit amazing drawing powers. This clay draws oils from the skin which makes it a fantastic astringent for oily hair and skin. Furthermore, it stimulates skin circulation and because of its gentleness, it is suitable for even the most sensitive skin. This clay is recommended for acne, posion oak ivy and skin rashes.

Pink Kaolin Clay

Stunning pink clay mineral rich in copper, selenium, manganese magnesium, and zinc. Kaolin clay absorbs extra oil from your skin's surface, thereby keeping your pores unclogged. It has anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, that can soothe and calm the skin

Essential Oils


Cardamon Essential Oil

This oil has a sweet, spicy, woody, citrus fragrance derived from the cardamon pod. Use this stimulating and warming oil as an exotic perfume addition  to milk bath, bath oil, and message oil recipes. It blends well with other essential oils such as neroli, orange, cedar, and ylang ylang. For an intoxicating romantic combination mix it with rose and vanilla essential oils.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus Radiata)

Also known as narrow-leaved peppermint eucalyptus, this essential oil has powerful antiviral and antiseptic capacities and can decongest and open sinuses. Cooling to the skin, it also helps relieve sore muscles and feet. Multiple varieties of eucalyptus are available; E. globulus is common, but  E. radiata is gentler.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the most gentle, universally useful essential oils, with an old-fashioned, soft, floral and herbal scent. It is sedative, antispasmodic, and antiseptic and can be used to relieve sunburns, insect bites, cuts, blemishes, headaches, muscular aches, painful sinuses, colds, flu, and menstrual cramps and induce sleep in the most chronic insomniac. 

Peppermint Essential Oil

Used to soothe inflammation, irritation and itchiness on the scalp.  Peppermint oil has properties that facilitate oil secretion, making it an effective component against acne. It promotes wound-healing and is touted as a natural remedy for soothing bug bites. 

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