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Ingredients We Use

Almond Glycerides: A vegetable derived cleanser derived from almond triglycerides that is used as an emulsifier and anti-irritant. It contributes conditioning to skin and hair.

Almond Oil (sweet): Is finely textured and easily absorbed, helping to leave the skin soft and smooth. Known to be especially suitable for eczema and dry itchy skin as it helps relieve irritation.

Aloe Vera (aloe Barbensis): The benefits of Aloe Vera are endless. A concentration derived from one of the oldest medicinal plants known. Its main skin benefits is its emollient, moisturising and softening effect.

Apple Extract: Apples are rich in organic acids, vitamins and minerals and have a high anti-oxidant capacity. Apple Extract contains alpha-hydroxy acid that refines and rejuvenates the skin. It also has exceptional elastase inhibition activity, making it suitable for treatments aimed at maintaining the skin's youthful elasticity.

Avocado Oil: Nourishes and restores dry dehydrated skin. This therapeutic oil is rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and panothenic acid (B5)

Bees Wax: We use bees wax only in our lip balm where it is an essential ingredient to form an effective barrier to protect your lips from environmental conditions. Bees wax is taken from the hive without any harm whatsoever to the bees.

Bentonite Clay: A sedimentary clay from volcanic ash. Bentonite is a swelling clay. (this is imperceptible to the naked eye) The clay's structure assists in attracting and soaking up toxins, impurities and other contaminants, which are drawn into the clay through electrical attraction, then bound to the clay molecules to be washed away.

Calendula: From the common garden variety of Marigolds. A most useful healing herb, it is well known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

Cantalope Extract: Contains Vitamin A, which benefits skin repair through increasing the rate of new cell formation. It has skin softening and moisturising properties and is capable of restoring the skin's capacity to retain moisture.

Carrot Oil: Is rich in beta-carotene as well as vitamins B, C, D and E and is most useful as a skin rejuvenator and extremely effective for dry and sun damaged skin.

Castor Oil: Derived from the castor bean, is rich in fatty acids. Is very helpful in moisturising dry skin as it is easily absorbed. We like it as it contributes to the rich creamy lather in our natural soap range.

Cetearyl Alcohol: This waxy substance is derived from Palm oil. An emulsifier, skin softener, conditioner and thickener, it provides emollience and lubrication to lotions and face creams, whilst feeling great on the skin.

Chamomile Extract: Known to have anti-inflammatory and healing properties. It has a soothing and calming effect to all skin types.

Cocoa Butter: Cocoa butter is the solid fat expressed from the roasted seed of the cocoa beans. It is highly protective and acts as a water repellant. It contains about 5 IU of vitamin E per ounce. Cocoa Butter softens and lubricates the skin.

Coco Betaine: Derived from Coconut oil, this surfactant (surface activating agent) is considered to be high foaming and sufficiently mild and gentle to be used in baby care products.

Coconut Oil: Is obtained from copra, the dried meat of coconut. It is a gift to soap makers as it has wonderful moisturising and lathering qualities.

Comfrey Extract: The extract of the Comfrey plant is anti-inflammatory, astringent and emollient. It contains a compound called allantoin which is a cell rejuvenator and promotes healing. It is known for its regenerating and soothing properties.

Conditioning Emulsifier: Derived from the natural plant oil Colza (Canola), and a fatty alcohol (Cetearyl Alcohol). It is a self emulsifying wax which provides conditioning properties to both skin and hair products.

Crodasinic: A vegetable derived extremely mild cleanser with gentle but effective cleansing properties. Suitable for leave-on products and an effective bacteriostat. Provides lubricity and conditioning, leaving skin/hair soft and silky smooth.

Crothix: A waxy, vegetable derived thickener and conditioning agent. Often contributes to a 'conditioned' feel in rinse-off products.

Decyl Glucoside: This extremely mild and gentle surfactant (surface activating agent) is naturally derived from sugar and readily bio-degradable. Adds good foaming quality to cleansing products and is recommended for sensitive skin and facial products.

Emulsifying Wax: This vegetable based emulsifying wax conforms to the specification of the National Formulary for Emulsifying Wax. Allows non-compatible ingredients such as water and oils to blend and is perfect for improving consistency and stability of emulsions.

Evening Primrose Oil: A unique oil rich in GLA and polysaturated omega 6 fatty acids. Has moisturising and softening effect on the skin

Essential Oils: We use 100% pure essential oils in our products where the application of the plant properties are appropriate.

Fractionated Coconut Oil: This is an exceptionally low-viscosity emollient and lubricant that penetrates the skin easily, leaving it soft and non-greasy.

Fragrant Oils: We use high quality fragrant oils where the application of essential oils is either too expensive, the plant properties are not a concern, or where fragrant oils are better served to the product.

Grapeseed Oil: Derived from the seeds of grapes after the wine is pressedVery rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins. Contains natural chlorophyll and antioxidants. It tightens and tones the skin, will not aggravate acne.

Guar Conditioner: This is a derivative of guar gum and is THE key ingredient in conditioning shampoos to leave the hair soft, shiny and silky.

Honey Powder: Dehydrated powdered natural honey powder is a natural antiseptic and anti-oxidant. I attracts dirt from skin pores and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It is a natural skin cleanser and softener.

Horsetail Herbs: The latin name for horsetail is 'Equisetum arvense' and is grown mostly in the northrn hemisphere. It is very popular as a tea infusion for a number of treatments. Its cosmetic qualities have been employed here in the care of lifeless hair.

Hydrosols: Also known as floral water. It is the by-product of steam distillation and includes some of the water-soluable elements of the plant not included in essential oil. In addition, hydrosol has many of the same properties as the essential oil in lower concentrations.

Hydrolised Oat Protein: Naturally derived from whole oats. Adds protein and conditioning properties to hair care products.

Hydrolised Wheat Protein: Naturally derived, contains wheat carbohydrates and constitutes a unique hydrating complex offering a combination of moisture-balancing and film-forming properties that work to give hair better body control and skin a smoother softer feel.

Jojoba Oil: Extract of the seeds produced by the jojoba plant. It is very similar in composition to human natural skin oils. Penetrates the skin rapidly, nourishing, softening, moisturising and restoring elasticity. Helps to heal inflamed skin conditions.

Kaolin Clay: Extremely mild clay. Helps to stimulate circulation. Suitable for dry skin as it does not draw oils from the skin.

Macadamia Nut Oil: This cold pressed oil is high in Palmitoleic acid, a mono-unsaturated fatty acid that acts as an anti-oxidant, preventing deterioration of cell membranes. It's a skin lubricant and is easily absorbed by the skin.

Mango Butter: Mango Butter is extracted from the seed kernels of the fruit of the tropical Mango Tree. Mango Butter is known for its emollient, hydrating, and healing properties. It softens and protects dry skin, and is especially useful for renewing skin suffering from the effects of sun or wind.

Mango Fruit Extract: High in Vitamins A, C and Beta Carotene. It is said to prevent drying of the skin and formation of wrinkles by reducing degeneration of skin cells and restoring flexibility.

Mango Lip Flavour: We use micas approved for cosmetic use. This means they are safe for skin and approved by the Australian Government for use in Cosmetic Products.

Mint Lip Flavour: We use micas approved for cosmetic use. This means they are safe for skin and approved by the Australian Government for use in Cosmetic Products.

Oatmilk: Has a gentle, softening and protective effect on both skin and hair.

Olive Oil: Is slightly green owing to the retention of trace amounts of chlorophyll and contains protein, minerals and vitamins. Olive oil is an excellent moisturiser because it attracts external moisture, holds the moisture close to the skin and forms a breathable film to prevent loss of internal moisture.

Optiphen Plus: A unique preservative formulation which provides protection against microbial growth from bacteria and yeast. Developed for paraben-free and formaldehyde-free preservation in personal care preparations.

Palm Oil: Produced from the pulp or flesh of the fruit of the oil palm. Palm oil is a natural source of vitamin E, A and Betacarotine. Used in soap creation, produces a hard bar with luxurious creamy lather.

Polysorbate: Solubiliser and dispersant. Allows oil to disperse and fully incorporate with water.

Papaya Fruit Extract: Contains Vitamin A which helps to increase new cell formation. Vitamin C as an anti-oxidant and proteins to smooth and soften the skin. Papaya is often used in skin products to give a natural lift and for rejuvenation of the skin.

Potassium Sorbate: Is the potassium salt of sorbic acid and is used to inhibit moulds, yeasts and fungi in foods as well as skin care preparations.

Rice Bran Oil: A very gentle and emollient oil, particularly suited to dry and sensitive skin types. It is a good source of vitamin E and antioxidants

Rice Powder: Natural gentle exfoliation for smooth, soft skin. Rice powder is said to prevent wrinkles, quickly heal blemishes, absorb the dirt and oil from the pores, balance the natural oils in the skin, and moisturize.

Rooibos Herbs: Grown in South Africa and commonly known as RED TEA, the most notable effect is that it has proven to be an antioxidant and anti-aging agent. The antioxidant effect is 50 times more potent than green tea, limiting the damaging effects of free radicals.

Rose Hip Herbs: A natural source of vitamins and high in anti-oxidants. Has all the properties of Rosehip oil, but in the form of a herbal infusion.

Rosehip Oil: A natural source of vitamins, has anti-ageing properties to nourish your skin and repairs damaged skin cells. also acts as a powerful anti-oxidant for your skin.

Sclerotium Gum: is a natural gum that produces an instant gel base when combined with water. It is a polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process of Sclerotium rolfsii on a glucose-based medium. Sclerotium Gum has natural skin smoothing as well as soothing properties.

Shea Butter: Expressed from the pits of the fruit of the African butter tree is smooth, creamy and extremely gentle to all skin types including babies and people with sensitive skin. It soothes, softens, nourishes and moisturises.

Silicon Gel: Provides a hair conditioning system which detangles and adds shine, while improving hair condition and manageability.

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate: Derived from Coconut, a mild cleanser which creates a dense, creamy foam. It is smooth and mild on the skin, non-drying and conditioning.

Stearine Wax: Vegetable derived, cosmetic grade. A waxy natural fatty acid widely used to thicken skin care preparations.

Structure XL: Naturally derived , starch based maize powder. Used to thicken and build viscosity in skin care preparations bringing a conditioning and satiny feel to the product.

Sunflower Oil: contains vitamins A, C, D and E, minerals, lecithin and inulin. This oil is easily absorbed and can be used on all skin types. Its high vitamin E content makes it especially helpful for dry and sensitive skin types.

Vegetable Glycerine: Derived entirely from vegetable oil and pure, it is hypoallergenic and safe for skin care preparations. It is invaluable as a natural source ingredient with emollient like properties which can soften and soothe the skin. It is a humectant, drawing water to the skin and assisting the outer epidermis in retaining moisture.

Vitamin A: Used to reduce scaly skin and add moisture to dry skin. Vitamin A normalizes dry skin, improves the texture of damaged skin and enhances the elasticity of the skin.

Vitamin B5: Deep penetrating moisturiser for skin & hair, potent moisturiser & softener of the skin. Makes the skin more elastic and soothes irritated dry skin. Promotes lustre and long lasting moisture to the hair , reduces spilt ends.

Vitamin E: Cools and soothes dry irritated skin. Its strong anti-oxidant effect protects the skin from damage and ageing effects of reactive oxygen radicals and UV rays.

Water: We use only purified water, either distilled or de-ionised.