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 What you will find in our products and why it is there

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Additives Essential Oil Base Oil Additive Why is it used
Alkanet  X Color, anti-Inflammatory
Allspice  X  Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, general stimulant
Almond Oil  X  Softens, smooths, conditions skin, rich in protein, emollient, nourishing, helps relieve itching from Eczema, slow to go rancid.
Aloe Vera Gel  X  Healing
Arnica  X  Enhances the healing of bruised skin and black and blue marks
Avocado Oil  X  Therapeutic, healing; contains protein, amino acids and large amounts of vitamins A, B, D, and E, and the glycerides of many fatty acids. It is easily absorbed by the skin, regenerates skin cells and softens tissues.  It is the most nourishing oil (along with wheat germ oil) and the most penetrating (along with hazelnut oil).
Basil  X  Soothes mental fatigue
Bay  X  Used for muscular aches and pains, including arthritis
Bay Rum  X  See Bay
Beeswax (local & unrefined)  X  Nourishes skin with honey residue.
Bergamot  X  Calming, anti-inflammatory, treats skin conditions
Bitter Orange  X   Calming, sedative, anti-spasmodic, anti-infectious
Black Pepper  X
Stimulant, helps muscle aches and pains; reputed aphrodisiac; avoid during pregnancy
Bois de Rose  X
 Controls pimples and sores, anti-infectious, also known as rosewood
Buttermilk  X  Adds richness and nourishment
Calendula Petals  X  Healing properties for the skin
Canola oil  X  Adds mildness and clarity to liquid soap
Cassia  X  Anti-infectious, anti-spasmodic
Castor Oil  X  Deeply penetrating, anti-inflammatory
Chamomile  X  Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, nervine, stomachic, tonic, vasodilatory. The anti-inflammatory properties make it good for rheumatism, arthritis, and other painful swellings
Chickweed  X  Used externally to treat rheumatic pains, wounds and ulcers. It can be applied as a medicinal poultice and will relieve any kind of roseola and is effective wherever there are fragile superficial veins or itching skin conditions
Cinnamon  X  Anti-spasmodic, anti-infectious
Clary Sage   X  Relaxing, anti-spasmodic
Clove Bud  X  Anti-infectious and anti-fungal
Cocoa Butter  X  Conditioning, skin softener, lays down protective layer that holds moisture to the skin.
Coconut Oil  X  Moisturizing, cleansing, in soap it creates lather
Comfrey  X   Contains allantoin which has been shown to heal cells.  Note that comfrey leaf contains no pyralizidine alkaloids.
Coriander  X  Anti-inflammatory
Elder Flower  X  Smoothes and softens skin, anti-inflammatory, heals wounds; eases cracked and chapped skin and sunburn
Emu oil  X  Used historically by the Australian aborigines for the treatment of burns, wounds, bruises, and as a pain reliever for bone, muscle, and joint disorders.
Epsom Salts  X  Eases muscle Stress
Fir Essential  X  Antispasmodic
Frankincense  X  Anti-depressant
French Green Clay  X  Healing
Galbanum  X Anti-infectious, stimulant, said to resolve old emotional or spiritual problems
Ginger  X Digestive,  aphrodisiac
Ginger Root  X Creates heat on the skin
Glycerine (vegetable)  X  A humectant, penetrant, and softening agent
Grapefruit  X Disinfectant
Hawaiian Sea salts  X Eases stressed muscles
Hemp Oil  X
Hemp seed oil softens, soothes and promotes flexibility by working between surface cells, helping to lubricate, reduce flaking and revive the skin’s intercellular lipids. The oil contains 50%-60% linoleic acid and is the only high EFA oil that also contains GLA. Because its EFA profile so closely resembles the skin’s natural lipids, hemp seed oil instantly counteracts the effects of degreasing and dehydration, conditions that produce dry skin. It is able to quickly moisturize and condition.
Honey (local)  X Nourishes the skin
Hot Peppers  X Brings blood to the surface of the skin
Jojoba  X Is really a wax.  It is indigestible to bacteria (and humans).  It is good for acne because it dissolves sebum and makes the skin feel satin-y smooth.
Juniper Berry   X  Relaxes muscles
Juniper Needle  X Enhances cleaning, antiseptic
Kaolin Clay  X Very mild, improves blood circulation to the skin, exfoliates and cleanses
Lanolin  X Moisturizing
Lavender  X Analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, healing, relaxes muscles
Lavender Absolute  X Relaxes muscles, anti-spasmodic
Lavender Buds  X Exfoliates, uplifts the spirit
Lemon  X Disinfects, anti-bacterial
Lemon Eucalyptus  X Analgesic, calming
Lemongrass  X Sedates the central nervous system, relaxes
Lime  X Sweet, spicy, scent; anti-inflammatory, stress reliever
Litsea  X Calming, sedating
Loofah  X Exfoliates
Mullein  X Anti-inflammatory
Nutmeg  X  Spicy, sweet scent; said to relieve fatigue and muscle aches
Oatmeal  X Soothes irritated skin
Olive Oil  X Is a calming emollient, nourishing, healing and a good moisturizer because it attracts external moisture and holds the moisture close to the skin and forms a breathable film to prevent internal moisture loss.  It is good for arthritis and relieves the itching of skin ailments.
Orange Peel  X Exfoliant
Palm Kernel Oil  X Moisturizes, enhances lather
Palm Oil  X Cleansing, increases hardness of the soap bar, enhances lather
Patchouli  X  Often used in tiny amounts with other scents to prolong the fragrance. Antidepressant, analgesic, antimicrobial, healing, good for aging skin
Peppermint  X Stimulating, particularly to the heart, brain, and pancreas
Perfumers alcohol  X Preservative
Peru Balsam  X Anti-inflammatory, promotes growth of epithelial cells
Pink Grapefruit  X Disinfectant
Plantain  X Relieves insect stings and burns; draws
Pumice  X Exfoliating
Raspberry Seed Oil  X
Very expensive, contains essential fatty acids (EFA), can protect against sunburn. Raspberry has particularly good anti-inflammatory actions making it good for irritated & inflamed skin conditions especially if there is scaling as in eczema & psoriasis. This oil is excellent for reducing oxidative stress within the skin & perfect for skin repair & conditioning
Rose Absolute  X Stunning aroma – floral, dry with a fruity finish. Cleaning, anti-depressive, good for all aspects of skin care for mature, dry, or sensitive skin.
Rose Geranium  X Astringent, relaxant, anti-inflammatory
Rose Petals  X  Softens skin
Rosehip Seed Oil, Organic  X It is unique among vegetable oils in containing retinol (Vitamin A). Rose hip seed oil is high in the essential fatty acids – linoleic acid or omega-3, and linolenic acid or omega-6. It is helpful for a variety of skin conditions, including dermatitis, acne and eczema, for mature and sun burnt skin as well as brittle nails. Promotes tissue regeneration; good for scars, burns, and wrinkles
Rosemary  X Exfoliating
Rosemary  X Tonic for hair and skin; stimulates mind and body
Rosewater  X Softens skin
Safflower Oil  X Mild and cleansing in liquid soap
Shea Butter  X Nourishes with vitamins A, E, & F
Spearmint   X Anti-inflammatory, calming, can create feelings of joy and happiness
Sweet Orange  X Calming
Tarragon  X Neuromuscular antispasmodic, anti-viral, anti-allergenic. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY
Thyme  X  A powerful germicide
Turmeric  X Ancient Aryuvedic  approach to easing arthritis and joint pain, soothes aches, Used by women in India to make their skin glow
Vetiver  X Helps oily skin
Violet Leaf Absolute  X Herbal, green scent. Good for acne, excema, and refining pores
Vitamin E  X A natural preservative for oil
Wheat Germ Oil  X A natural anti oxidant, vitamin rich – it has high levels of vitamin E plus carotene and vegetable lecithin which nourishes skin cells and hinders moisture loss. It is especially good for dry skin, helps healing, and reduces scarring from wounds and acne.
Whole Milk, Organic  X Nourishing, moisturizing
Willow Bark  X Analgesic, relieves pain
Wintergreen  X Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory; good for any muscular pain. SOME PEPLE ARE SENSITIVE TO THIS OIL