Each and every ingredient we choose to use in our products is chosen for its naturally beneficial profile. Essential oils are a staple on our shelves, as are dozens of different dried flowers and herbs such as lavender, calendula, red and pink roses, hibiscus, comfrey, mallow, mint, rosemary, dried beetroot, pumpkin, blueberry and blackberry powders. We source from reputable wholesalers and when in season, we buy locally. Fresh pumpkins, cranberries and strawberries make their way in to face and body sugar scrubs as well as some of our masks and soaps! Watch our blog for our Get It Fresh product posts!
There are more than 90 essential oils, each with its own health profile and distinct benefits. Most essential oil blend well with other essential oils in terms of function and odor, which allows a diverse repertoire of possible aromatic essential oil combinations. We currently stock and use the following, however this is not a complete list as we have new products arriving all the time:
French Lavender, Basil, Rosemary,
Clove, Cinnamon, Fennel, Chamomile,
Carrot Seed, Cilantro, Cedarwood,
Coriander, Eucalyptus, Frankincense,
Geranium, Rose, Lavandin,
Lemongrass, Mandarin, Patchouli,
Vanilla, Bergamot, AniseSeed
Lemon, Lime, Sweet Orange
Neroli, Pink Grapefruit
Ylang-Ylang, Clary Sage
Peppermint, Sage, Sandalwood,
Spearmint, Tea Tree, Vetiver
SOME FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS:
Shea Butter is renowned for its skin moisturizing properties. Shea butter has been used for years to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks. It may also help diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation.
Shea butter also contains cinnamic acid, a substance that helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Shea butter protects the skin from both environmental and free-radical damage. It contains vitamins A and E, and has demonstrated both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
You will find this glorious butter in MANY of our products including bath bombs, lotions, massage bars and more!
HIMALAYAN SEA SALTS:
Pink Himalayan Salt is mined by hand from the ancient salt beds within the Himalayan Mountains. Isolated from impurities, environmental damage and pollution for over 200 million years.
Pink Himalayan salt is believed to be the purest form of salt. It is known for it's stimulating and soothing properties. We love it in salt bars for it's exfoliating and moisturizing abilities, with the course size sprinkled on top for a wow factor. We also use these nourishing salts on our bath bombs, in our bath salts and many of our bath blends.
Why DO SOME products need preservatives?
Preservatives are ingredients you add to your skin care formulas to prevent the growth of bacteria, yeast and fungi. Basically, when a product is made with water or will come in contact with water (like a Sugar Body Scrub), it will need a preservative.
Solid bar soap is an exception. Soap is also made with water but it doesn't need a preservative because the pH level is too high to allow for bacterial growth. Antioxidants like tocopherol (vitamin E), grapefruit seed extract or rosemary oil extract can help to extend the shelf-life of oil-based products by preventing rancidity, but they do not inhibit the growth of bacteria like a true preservative would.
We use anti-oxidants in our oils and we use necessary preservatives in our emulsion products as needed. We use the most gentle and skin friendly ones we can, with a dedicated focus on natural wherever possible.
WHAT ARE BODY BUTTERS?
Body butter is basically super-concentrated lotion. It contains less water and more butters and essential oils than conventional lotions do, so it's extra moisturizing. It is great for people with sensitive skin because it's often made from very simple, all-natural recipes. Does wonders on very dry skin too!
WHAT ARE Lotion BARS or mAssage bars?
Lotion bars and massage bars are amazing! They are 100% naturally rich butters and oils blended to make silky smooth bars that act as lotion! No more packaging, long shelf life and easy to use means more economical in the long run too!
We make several lotion bars for face & body as well as massage and even some theraupetic Arnica Massage Bars for achy muscles and joints. They warm to the skin's temperature and glide smoothly leaving their rich ingredients to be massaged and worked into the skin further.
TOP ANTI-AGING OILS
We use Pomegranate Seed Oil, Grapeseed, Avocado, Jojoba, Evening Primrose, Rosehip to name a few. We stock over 22 different types of carrier oils, each with a specific profile and purpose in our products. Our face serums are rich in anti-oxidants and glide on beautifully, no greasy residue.
Do You DO Custom orders?