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ACTIVATED COCONUT CHARCOAL

 

Activated charcoal is well known as an antidote as it adsorbs most organic toxins, chemicals and poisons before they can harm the body.  It also has extensive skin health benefits as it draws out oil, dirt and other harmful substances from clogged pores due to its adsorption powers.  In fact, activated charcoal powder is proven to adsorb thousands of times its own mass in harmful substances, which makes it a fantastic skin care product.  It is important to know that not all activated charcoal is created equal – the wrong type of charcoal can actually cause damage to delicate pores.   We use activated coconut charcoal, which is the finest grade available, and is the only type of charcoal that is activated using heat instead of solvents (which can leave a chemical residue).   Do you know the type of charcoal that is in your cleanser?
 

 

ALOE VERA

 

Aloe Vera has been used for a host of purposes since the ancient Egyptians called it the “plant of immortality.”  This solid material contains over 75 different nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid.  Aloe moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so it`s perfect for anyone with an oily skin complexion.  Because of its abilities to speeds up skin cell reproduction, fight inflammation and reduce redness, Aloe Vera is a great natural treatment for acne scars and stretch marks.  Aloe leaves contain a plethora of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated.

AVOCADO OIL

 

The benefits of cold pressed avocado oil depend a whole lot on the presence of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and Vitamin E.  They are found to be effective in smoothening up the skin stature thereby maintaining a silky skin tone. It is the high level of Vitamin E that prevents the skin from inflammations and itchiness thereby helping skin to maintain its health and softness.  Avocado oil is capable of penetrating deep into the skin unlike other oils and this helps in achieving quicker results and is a humectant, which prevents the skin from drying. While avocado oil work for all kind of skins, those with dry skin is likely to gain best results.

BAKING SODA

 

Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, a natural substance that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. This alkaline substance has antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.  The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of this kitchen staple help treat the cause as well as reduce the symptoms of acne and other breakouts.  In addition, it helps balance the skin’s pH, which helps reduce the occurrence of skin breakouts.  If you want a brighter and even skin tone, baking soda is an easy and inexpensive solution.

Ingredient can be found in:

BATH BOMBS
HAND & BODY LOTION
 

 

BEESWAX

 

Known mostly for its conditioning properties, beeswax also has numerous other benefits for the skin, including an action that helps to calm and soothe.  Beeswax is a natural and non-toxic emulsifier and thickening agent.  When applied to the skin, beeswax forms a protective barrier that helps protect it from environmental assaults, while also holding in moisture and reducing dryness. This is one of the reasons beeswax is often used in lip balms. Unlike ingredients made from petroleum, however, beeswax doesn’t “suffocate” the skin, and won’t clog pores.

Ingredient can be found in:

BYE-BYE BUGS INSECT LOTION BAR
JOINT SALVE
LIP BALM

 

 

BENZOIN OIL EO

 

Benzoin essential oil comes from the Styrax Benzoin Tree, but not from its little white flowers. Instead, the tree is tapped for sap, and the residual gummy resin from the bark is used to make benzoin products via the process of solvent extraction.  It has astringent properties, which tone up the muscles and the skin.   This astringent property is very helpful for face-lifting and for the reduction of wrinkles on the skin.  It encourages renewal of the skin and assists in repairing damage.  Benzoin essential oil can also be used to relieve stiffness, aches, and inflammation and to improve circulation.
 

Ingredient can be found in:

JOINT SALVE
 

 

BENZYLALCOHOL-DHA

 

Broad-spectrum preservative blend consisting of Benzylalcohol (aromatic alcohol) (87%), Dehydroacetic Acid (8%) & water (5%). Effective alternative to parabens. Clear to light colored liquid, mild odor. Soluble in water, alcohols and glycols. Eco-certified (classified as ecologically friendly raw material based on EU regulations, accepted by Whole Foods).

Ingredient can be found in:

ALL PRODUCTS CONTAINING FREERANGE EGG
 

 

BILBERRY HERB (EXTRACT)

 

Bilberry has been used for centuries, both medicinally and as a food in jams and pies. It is a perennial shrub that is found in various climates in damp woodlands. Bilberry fruit contains chemicals known as anthocyanosides, plant pigments with excellent antioxidant properties that help to prevent or reverse damage to cells caused by free radicals. Antioxidants are also known to fight a number of long-term illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and an eye disorder called macular degeneration. Bilberry also contains vitamin C, which is another antioxidant.
 

Ingredient can be found in:

VOLCANIC ASH TREATMENT CREAM
 

 

CALENDULA HERB (EXTRACT)

 

Calendula is an annual flower native to the northern Mediterranean countries. Calendula, a plant extract, has been used throughout history in skin preparations. Calendula is beneficial for dry or damaged skin and, also, promotes the fast healing and regeneration of the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Its natural restorative properties infuse the skin with a youthful glow. Calendula oil is also used to protect skin from premature aging and thinning of the skin and is safe enough to be used on the delicate skin under the eyes to help prevent crow’s feet.

CAMPHOR EO

 

The cooling and penetrating effects of camphor oil make it an anti-inflammatory and sedative agent.  It is very helpful in curing nearly all types of inflammation, both internal and external. It also relaxes the body and mind while giving a feeling of peace and freshness. Being a detoxifier and a stimulant for circulatory system, camphor oil excites blood circulation and gives relief to rheumatic diseases, arthritis, and gout. It is also considered an antiphlogistic, that is, it reduces the swelling of body parts. While camphor oil used properly is extremely beneficial, it can have some narcotic effects, as it temporarily desensitizes the nerves and relaxes the brain.  While we use camphor carefully in our products, it is important to understand that excessive sniffing or consuming of camphor oil can potentially be addictive, so be careful if using the oil as a stand-alone product!

CARROT OIL

 

Carrot seed essential oil can help you retain your youth and look refreshingly young. Antioxidants in this essential oil repair a lot of the damages done to your tissues by oxidants (free radicals) and stop them from doing further harm. These antioxidants protect your skin from wrinkles, your joints from stiffening, and your muscles from weakening,  It is also extremely effective in curing skin conditions and irritation.

Ingredient can be found in:

HERBAL DAY CREAM
REVIVIFY AGE DEFYING CREAM

CASTOR OIL

 

As an unsaturated fatty acid, ricinoleic acid found in castor oil has many healing abilities that can help in increasing circulation, preventing the growth of viruses, bacteria, yeasts and molds, fighting skin disorders and infections, helping to kill ringworm, keratosis, skin inflammation, abrasions and fungal infections, healing acne, improving hair growth, reducing itching and swelling on the skin, fighting toenail fungus, hydrating chapped lips and reducing painful sunburns

Ingredient can be found in:

ALL BAR SOAPS
JOINT COMFORT CARE SALVE

CAYENNE POWDER

 

A single teaspoon of cayenne pepper imparts 15 percent of the daily recommended value in vitamin A and 3% of the vitamin.  Red peppers also tend to have a higher carotenoid content – especially lycopene and astaxanthin, which some believe to be the most powerful antioxidant in nature!  Cayenne peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, which provides collagen synthesis to retain healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and organs, and helps boost your immunity.  It also contains, capsaicin, which has powerful pain-relieving properties – research has revealed a long list of maladies it has helped to alleviate, which include lower back pain, pain in the extremities causes by damaged nerves, osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis, pain from fibromyalgia, and nerve pain from shingles.

Ingredient can be found in:

JOINT SALVE

CHAMOMILE HERB (EXTRACT)

 

Most of us are familiar with the calming properties of chamomile tea, but there are also numerous health benefits from applying it topically.  Chamomile applied topically can effectively eliminate oxidative stress and enhances immune response.  Aromatherapy with this herb, raises your serotonin and melatonin levels, eliminating feelings of stress and worry, slowing down the mind and combatting anxiety symptoms. Chamomile also relieves scalp irritation, builds better hair strands, eliminates dandruff and gives your hair a silkier appearance.

CHERRY (WILD)

 

Wild cherry has expectorant, antitussive, astringent, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, bitter, and nervine actions.  The cooling and anti-inflammatory action of wild cherry also recommends it as an external wash for sores, ulcers, herpes (cold sores), and shingles.

Ingredient can be found in:

CHERRY BOMB LIP SCRUB
CHERRY BOMB LIP BALM
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL & CHERRY SOAP BAR

CITRIC ACID

 

Citric acid can be obtained both naturally (in plants) and artificially (in human tissues and body fluids).  It’s present in large quantities in juicy fruits such as limes, oranges, grapefruits, kiwis, strawberries, apples, pears, cherries and raspberries and vegetables such as mushrooms, potatoes, tomatoes, peas and asparagus.  As an antioxidant, citric acid can neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals, which are unstable compounds that trigger the growth of cancerous tumors.  It also enhances the activity of many other beneficial antioxidants, offering a wide range of health benefits.  Citric acid is a common ingredient in face packs and skin products. It helps in the regeneration of skin tissue, slowing down the aging process. Creams rich in citric acid can have a depigmenting effect and can lighten freckles.

Ingredient can be found in:

BATH BOMBS

COCOA BUTTER

 

Cocoa butter makes an excellent skin moisturizer, plus it does more than just hydrate the skin — it helps heal it from the inside out too. It’s a great source of natural antioxidants that are found in cocoa beans (the same kinds found in real, dark chocolate that are tied to benefits like heart health and improved cognitive functioning). Saturated fats are especially beneficial for healing dry, cracked skin because they’re easily absorbed and remain on the skin for hours.

Ingredient can be found in:

LIP BALM
LIP SCRUB

COCONUT OIL

 

Coconut Oil is composed of saturated fats, capric/caprylic/lauric acids, vitamin E, and many beneficial proteins.  Saturated fats are predominately medium chain fatty acids or triglycerides. When applied on the skin, they keep it smooth to the touch. Due to the presence of these fats, coconut oil also retains the moisture content of the skin, as the fats eliminate moisture loss through the pores on skin. Capric/caprylic/lauric acids are not very different from the medium chain fatty acids, but it is still important to mention them separately here, since they have their own contributions. These three fatty acids have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties.  Vitamin E contributions towards skin care are well known. It is essential for healthy skin growth, repair of wear & tear on the skin, keeping skin smooth and protecting against cracking. Above all, it prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin.  Proteins keep skin healthy and rejuvenated, and contribute to cellular health and tissue repair.
 

COFFEE ESSENTIAL OIL

 

Coffee essential oil is highly effective in treating various disorders related to the nervous system, such as stress, anxiety, and depression.  It improves concentration and ability to focus. Additionally, the antioxidant properties of coffee essential oil are highly beneficial in helping neutralize the harmful free radicals and prevent the risk of cell damage significantly. Coffee essential oil is also highly effective in preventing cellulite. It accomplishes this by targeting fat cells and dehydrating them, resulting in smoother skin appearance.
 

CUCUMBER EXTRACT

 

Cucumbers are made up of 95 percent water, making them ideal for hydrating and cooling.  Well known for hydrating and soothing properties, cucumber extract has been used in skincare products for years.  Cucumbers are rich in vitamins, minerals, polyphenols and many other nutrients.  In addition to their astringent properties, which are helpful to oily skin, cucumber oil helps reduce inflammation, in part by inhibiting the activity of pro-inflammatory enzymes. Cucumber oil also contains polysaccharides, which give it that gel-like feel and work to attract and lock moisture into your skin.
 

DEAD SEA CLAY

 

Dead sea clay boasts high concentrations of magnesium, sodium, phosphates, bromides and other minerals believed to improve skin. Studies indicate that Dead Sea minerals can help improve psoriasis, hydrate the skin and reduce inflammation. Our Dead Sea Clay Mask helps deliver healthier skin tone, while removing layers of dead cells, thus promoting regeneration of younger and healthier looking skin. You will feel your face get warmer as blood circulation is increased causing toxins and acne-causing bacteria to absorbed into the clay. The mask also creates a seal over the face which increases its ability to absorb minerals and proteins.
 

Ingredient can be found in:

DEAD SEA CLAY MASK

DEIONIZED WATER

 

Deionized water has gone through a purification process that removes chlorine, sulphates, and various metal/mineral ions that could interfere with a product’s stability and performance. Deionized water is theoretically up to 1000 times more soluble than common tap water and is a wonderful natural solvent in skin care products.
 

Ingredient can be found in:

FOUND IN MOST PRODUCTS

EMULSIFYING WAX-NF

 

Plant-derived, eco- and kosher certified and gluten free emulsifying wax NF is used to combine oils and waters for the creating of lotions, creams and butters.  It is mild, provides excellent stability, and is very easy to use making it the perfect alternative to chemical emulsifiers that can have harmful or counterproductive effects.

EPSOM SALT

 

Epsom salt has been long known to relieve pain and muscle cramps. An epsom salt bath is a commonly used to ease pain and relieve inflammation, making it beneficial in the treatment of sore muscles, bronchial asthma, and migraine headaches. Epsom salt also softens skin and neutralizes body odors.
 

Ingredient can be found in:

BATH BOMBS

EUCALYPTUS EO

 

The health benefits of eucalyptus oil are well-known and wide ranging.  Its properties include analgesic, antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiviral agent, antispasmodic, insecticidal and expectorant.  Its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties make it great in the treatment of cuts, minor wounds, blisters, and bruises, as well as healing skin irritation and insect bites. It is also helpful in addressing skin eruptions and balancing oily skin and as such can be used to treat herpes (cold sores), acne, and chicken pox.  In addition, it is also great for your hair as it restrains residue build-up and clogging of pores on the head, stimulates hair follicles, and improves shine, thickness, and overall hair health.  As an aromatherapy, eucalyptus oil has a calming effect that helps relax the mind and the body (especially sore muscles).

FRANKINCENSE

 

The health benefits of frankincense oil are mostly attributed to its anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, disinfectant, digestive, diuretic and expectorant properties. Among its many healing properties, are skin concerns such as acne, wrinkles, chapped skin, stretch marks, acne scars, oily skin and blemishes. As an astringent, frankincense oil helps protect skin cells and is useful in helping reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, prevent wrinkles, and lifting and tightening skin to naturally slow signs of aging.  It also can assist in wound healing and may decrease the appearance of scars, dark spots caused from acne blemishes, stretch marks, eczema and healing of wounds.  In aromatherapy, Frankincense oil induces the feeling of calm and relaxation and can help alleviate anxiety.

Ingredient can be found in:

HERBAL DAY CREAM

FRENCH GREEN CLAY

 

Illite, most commonly known as French green clay, is a type of mineral clay valued for its highly absorbent properties.  known for its detoxifying skin care benefits, French Green Clay has been used for years as a beauty treatment to detoxify, gently exfoliate and clarify skin.
 

Ingredient can be found in:

DEAD SEA CLAY MASK

GERANIUM OIL

 

Geranium oil is an astringent, and can tighten facial skin as well as tightening and contracting muscles.  Helping both muscles and skin elastic, it can help give you a more toned abdominal section. The powerful cicatrisant properties increase blood circulation right below the surface of the skin which further helps healing.  The antibacterial properties found in geranium oil can block bacteria from growing on the skin and can help fade the look of scars and other spots on the skin. Geranium oil also promotes cell growth by helping to recycle dead cells and support new cell regeneration.  In addition to being an anti-inflammatory agent, developing research suggests geranium oil has the power to help reduce nerve pain when applied topically, which can reduce pain from shingles as well as joint pain.  Its aromatherapy powers can improve mental functioning and uplift your spirits.  However, do you know who doesn’t like the smell of geranium oil… Bugs and insects!  Geranium oil is also a natural bug repellent and bug bite healer.
 

GINGER EO

 

Of the 115 different chemical components found in ginger root, the therapeutic benefits come from gingerols, the oily resin from the root that acts as a highly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. When used topically, ginger oil can help relieve aches and pain, as well as promote blood circulation.  Ginger oil also has soothing and warming aromatherapy qualities to help address, you guessed it, digestive problems including nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, gas, and even morning sickness.
 

Ingredient can be found in:

JOINT SALVE
VOLCANIC ASH TREATMENT CREAM

GLYCERIN

 

Glycerin can be applied directly to the skin and acts as a very effective moisturizer on the skin. It helps hydrate your skin by absorbing water from air reducing the dry and dull patches on your skin, as well as filling the cracks in dryer skin. It’s therefore very useful in winters as well. It adds hydration and health to your skin, while creating a layer that is critically needed to work as a natural barrier to protect your skin from pollutants and skin disease causing bacteria.

GOAT MILK POWDER

 

Goat milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids such as lactic acid which help remove dead skin cells from your skin’s surface. This leaves new cells on the surface of your skin that are smoother and younger looking. The alpha-hydroxy acids are so effective because they break down the bonds that hold the dead skin cells together. Removing dead skin cells will help many skin conditions by removing irritation. Water-based soaps may use harsh chemical acids to accomplish this, frequently with skin-damaging results. Particularly high in Vitamin A, goat milk is effective in repairing damaged skin tissue, and maintain healthy skin. It also contains important minerals for the skin such as selenium. Selenium can also help prevent damage to the skin from excessive time in the sun and is also believed by scientists to have an important role in preventing skin cancer.
 

GRAPESEED OIL

 

Grapeseed oil is an emollient with powerful antioxidant properties minimize damage caused by free radicals and reduce skin aging. It can offer protection against sun damage, and has astringent properties which help tighten the skin. Grapeseed oil also contains linoleic acid which benefits a variety of skin problems, including acne, eczema and dermatitis by nourishing and soothing while aiding in the repair of the skin.

HELICHRYSUM HERB

 

Research has found that helichrysum oil reduces muscle, joint, and nerve pain by improving circulation and lowering inflammation and swelling. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties make it an effective pain reliever for symptoms of exercise-related injuries, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. Helichrysum essential oil is also helpful in treating scars, wrinkles, bruises, burns, hives, eczema, and psoriasis.  Potent antimicrobial and antibiotic properties of helichrysum oil helping to treat acne without the unwanted side effects.  Helichrysum can also help relieve pain after sunburns, and hydrate burnt skin and is also thought to block UV-light damage that may lead to skin cancer.

Ingredient can be found in:

JOINT SALVE

HEMP SEED OIL

 

Hemp oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help to renew and heal your skin when you apply it. It also acts as a wonderful moisturizer for your face. Hemp oil is helpful in treating acne because it contains high levels of the same compound as your skin oil, linoleic acid. Applying this acid on your face can help your body calm down its own over-production, reducing the risk of clogs.  Hemp seed oil is best used with an oil cleansing method or as a facial moisturizer.
 

Ingredient can be found in:

FRESH FACE MOISTURIZER
JOINT COMFORT CARE SALVE

HONEY

 

Honey has long been used as a wound treatment and is known to contain antibacterial properties.  For eczema sufferers, honey can help relieve the itchy symptoms of the disease.  Users typically see significant improvement in treating their eczema symptoms when honey is introduced as part of a holistic remedy.
 

HYALURONIC ACID

 

As we age, skin moisture can drop significantly, which makes the skin lose elasticity and expose the signs of aging on the skin. Hyaluronic acid plays a critical role in skin health with its unique ability to hold in moisture.  Hyaluronic acid is also a “smart nutrient” as it can adjust its moisture absorption rate based on the humidity—relative to the season and the climate.  Researchers have found hyaluronic acid supplementation to be directly correlated to measured increases in skin moisture and increased skin smoothness, and amelioration of wrinkles.
 

JOJOBA OIL

 

Jojoba oil is the liquid that comes from the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) plant, which is a shrub native to southern Arizona, southern California and northwestern Mexico. Although called an oil, it’s actually a liquid plant wax and has been used in folk medicine for a number of ailments. A key benefit of jojoba oil is that it plays the role of sebum and moisturizes our skin and hair when our body stops doing it naturally.  Jojoba oil also helps removes sticky buildup or excess oil too and keeps your skin balanced.  Jojoba oil is also an emollient and traps moisture in the skin by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the skin.

KAOLIN CLAY

 

Kaolin clay has been traditionally used in caring, nourishing, and soothing different skin types for centuries.  The clay can be effectively used to care for oily skin.  Kaolin clay works by reducing the production of sebum which helps oily skin remain smooth and dry.

KUKUI NUT OIL

 

Kukui nut oil is a natural moisturizer that has been used for centuries in Hawaii. It is produced by pressing oil from the kukui nut (or candlenut) tree, and it contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that help to soothe dry skin and heal wounds.  The restorative properties of Kukui nut miracle oil promotes elasticity to the deeper epidermal tissue layers. Wrinkles causes by sunburn is easily treated when using Kukui, with 42% linoleic acid and 29% alpha-linoleic acid in Kukui oil will give a protective barrier to the skin while healing and naturally replenishing moisture going straight to the deep layers in skin tissue. The restorative benefits of Kukui oil creates visible difference to the skin and promotes age-defying benefits.
 

Ingredient can be found in:

HERBAL DAY CREAM
REVIVIFY AGE DEFYING CREAM

LAVENDER EO

 

Lavender oil is one of the mildest oils on Earth, and one of only two essential oils suitable for use on newborn skin.  The oil’s antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties benefit mild cases of eczema (atopic dermatitis), as well as create a sense of stability for balanced skin. Lavender oil has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for skin conditions, as it brings circulation to skin cells that suffer from irritants and stress.  Lavender oil can provide a broader spectrum of relief to eczema sufferers. Unlike the common antibiotic and steroid creams that can be addictive for people with eczema, lavender oil addresses the skin from the inside out.  It is especially rich in aromatic molecules called esters, which have a calming, destressing effect.  Lavender oil’s treatment of stress is especially vital as stress is one of the primary causes of eczema skin flare-ups.
 

LEMON EO

 

Lemon oil is well known for increasing the luster of dull skin and it’s calming affects help in removing mental fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness and nervous tension.  It is also contains limolene considered especially effective in protecting against flea and other insect bites.

Ingredient can be found in:

BYE-BYE BUGS INSECT LOTION BAR

LEMON MYRTLE EO

 

Myrtle oil gained its popularity because of its antimicrobial, astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, decongestant, and stimulant properties.  Lemon Myrtle essential oil is excellent for treating acne and oily skin and has been proven effective in treating Molluscum Contagiosum, a common viral disorder that affect the skin of children and adults

LEMONGRASS EO

 

Citral, a major component present in lemongrass oil is effective in treating fungal and bacterial skin infections.  It is an excellent choice for acne prone skin due to its antibacterial properties and natural astringent qualities, which help in minimizing pores and cleansing the skin without over drying.  It is also a popular remedy for eliminating blackheads and cleansing pores.  In addition to being great for you skin, it is wonderful for your scalp and hair.  Lemongrass oil helps reduce dandruff by fighting against

Malassezia furfur, a yeast associated with dandruff and helps soothe dry, itchy scalp. It also penetrates easily to strengthen hair follicles leading to shinier, thicker and healthier hair.

LYE (SODIUM HYDROXIDE)

 

Lye soap has the great benefit of being good at breaking down dirt, an essential element for soap. Many consider it to be a better soap when it comes to actually cleaning the skin.

Ingredient can be found in:

LATHERING BODY SCRUB
ALL SOAP BARS

MAGNESIUM

 

Every cell in our body needs magnesium in some way, and it is vital for bone, tooth, muscle and joint health as well as for optimal sleep and stress control.  Magnesium oil can help relieve psoriasis, eczema, acne, burns and wounds.  It is also capable of maintaining youthful skin, relaxing your body and aiding general healing.  When applied topically, magnesium enhances skin barrier function, decreases inflammation, speeds wound healing, and promotes skin cell hydration health and vitality.

MALLOW ROOT

 

“Marshmallow” is a plant that has been in use since ancient Egyptian times.  It has healing, moisturizing and soothing properties that make it highly effective for revitalizing both skin and hair.  There are significant differences between extract from the plant and its root.  FRSC products use the root in our healing line, which is significantly different than the plant’s.  The root is high in mucilages, which are used to coat and prevent irritation, as well as bind to the proteins to make strands look thicker.  Marshmallow root, specifically, also has low concentrations of ceramide precursors, a natural hydrator and helps with repairing the skin barrier. For hair, mucilage binds to the proteins to make strands look thicker.
 

MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL

 

Meadowfoam seed oil is moisturizing and antioxidant rich.  Like jojoba oil, meadowfoam seed oil is slightly waxy and closely resembles human sebum. When used in skin care, it naturally helps your skin to effectively form a barrier to lock in moisture and deliver nutrients deep into your epidermis.
 

Ingredient can be found in:

JOINT SALVE

MENTHOL EO

 

Because of its powerful cooling effect, menthol essential oil is often applied topically to reduce the perception of heat to the skin as it helps to ease the burning feeling caused by muscle exertion and strain or sunburns.  Although it does not actually change the temperature of the skin, it provides a cooling effect which may act as a numbing agent.

MICA

 

Mica is the name of a group of natural occurring earth minerals.  When purified and crushed,it gives the color, silky texture, and sheen, that we all love so much in mineral makeup.

NEEM OIL

 

Neem Tree usually primarily comes from India.  Neem oil has been used in traditional folk medicine and as a home remedy for acne because of the aspirin-like compound that helps rid the skin of bacteria. It also helps reduce redness and inflammation. The high fatty-acid content in neem oil is said to prevent and treat scars from acne and is non-comedogenic.
 

Ingredient can be found in:

JOINT COMFORT CARE SALVE

OLIVE OIL

 

Olive oil is rich in vitamins, minerals and natural fatty acids. Being an staple in anti-aging skin care products, it is rich in antioxidants which, help prevent skin aging, reduce fine line and wrinkles, and nourish, rejuvenate and protect the skin.  Additionally, if you suffer from problems like dry, flaky scalp or dandruff, adding olive oil to a herbal shampoo is good idea as it will help alleviate symptoms and is very light and does not make your hair too greasy.

ORANGE EO

 

Sweet orange oil finds a wide range of use supporting the body and mind. Applied topically, it can promote detoxification. It is an excellent skin tonic to help support a clear and bright complexion.  It is also a favorite in aromatherapy as it is well known for its positive balancing effects to mood.

PALM OIL

Palm oil is high in beta carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant that kills off the free radicals that can lead to premature aging by destroying your body cells, including those of your skin. Palm oil is also a natural source of vitamins A, C, and E, which also have antioxidant properties.  In addition the cellular benefits to your skin, palm oil is also a wonderful moisturizer, and promotes softer and smoother skin.

PALO SANTO EO

 

Palo santo essential oil is known for it anti-inflammatory properties making it a great natural solution to help lower pain from arthritis, injuries, chronic neck or back pain, and sore muscles.  It is also commonly used as a natural remedy for muscle, bone and joint pain.  In addition to soothing your aches and pains, palo santo oil can also soothe your mind – it’s aromatherapy effects are said to be grounding and centering, which help to alleviate anxiety.

Ingredient can be found in:

JOINT SALVE
VOLCANIC ASH TREATMENT CREAM

 

PEPPERMINT EO

 

Peppermint oil is known to have astringent properties.  A few drops into your daily beauty regimen is an easy and effective way to achieve healthy and radiant skin. It also contains menthol which has cooling effect and helps to brighten dull skin.  Peppermint oil is also amazing for your scalp as it helps to normalize the sebum secretion and cools the scalp.  Its moisturizing properties help heal dry scalp and dandruff resulting beautiful hair and a itch and flake-free scalp.

RHASSOUL CLAY

 

As you age, minerals deplete from your body.  Rhassoul clay helps to restore those as it very rich in them.  Rhassoul clay plays a very important role in replenishing the depleted stores of these minerals which deliver numerous skin benefits.  It also has natural antimicrobial properties making it a wonderful natural detoxifier for clearing harmful substances from the surface of skin and improving smoothness and tone.  Rhassoul clay is a natural emulsifier and contains silica mineral which helps diminish wrinkles, moisturize, and maintain skin elasticity.

RICE BRAN OIL

 

Rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids, rice bran oil penetrates deep into the skin to nourish it from within.  It is known to improve skin’s elasticity and texture.  It can also boost the skin’s natural regeneration process thus improving skin surface and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.  Rice bran oil nourishes skin cells with vitamins and antioxidants, slowing down and preventing aging process, while improving your complexion and helping to even out skin tone.  It does not clog pores and protect the skin from sun damage.
 

ROSEHIP OIL

 

Rosehip oil offers many benefits when applied externally. It contains numerous antioxidants which help fight free radicals including vitamins E, C, D and B-carotene (a form of vitamin A). These vitamins help protects the skin and increases cell turnover. Rosehip oil is also known for its healing properties due to its rich content of essential fatty acids, including oleic, palmitic, linoleic and gamma linolenic acid (GLA), as well as polyunsaturated fatty acids (vitamin F). When absorbed through the skin, these fatty acids convert to prostaglandins, which play an active role in cellular membrane and tissue regeneration.
 

ROSEMARY EO

 

Rosemary essential oil has an antioxidant ORAC value of 3,300 – the same free radical fighting power as goji berries! It contains carnosol, which in addition to being a rich antioxidant, is known for its anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Rosemary essential oil also great for your hair as it helps stimulate growth. Many claim it helps prevent baldness, slows graying, and helps treat dandruff/dry scalp. It is also a powerful aromatic, and has been used in aromatherapy to improve memory and even to help treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
 

SAFFLOWER OIL

 

Safflower oil contains an abundance of linoleic acid and sebum which are known to improve the quality and texture of skin. The linoleic acid combines with the sebum in human skin to unclog the pores and reduce rashes and acne. They also work together to facilitate the regeneration of new skin cells, helping skin look younger and healthier. Also, a rich source of Vitamin E, safflower oil is a known antioxidant and moisturizer. It can also be used for hair growth as it helps prevents the loss of proteins. Specifically, vitamin E, a known alpha-tocopherol, helps keep the scalp hydrated while antioxidants prevent the hair from getting attacked by free radicals.
 

SEA BUCKTHORNE OIL

 

Both sea buckthorn seed and fruit oil are rich in nutrients, including carotenoids, tocotrienols, and tocopherols. They are loaded with antioxidants like phenols, terpenes, and glucosides; vitamins A, C, and E; beta-carotene; plant sterols; and trace elements such as copper, iron, selenium, and manganese. Extracts from its fruit (also known as seaberries) have been shown to be effective in treating skin conditions such as acne and eczema.
 

Ingredient can be found in:

VOLCANIC ASH TREATMENT CREAM

SHEA BUTTER

 

Shea butter is one of the best moisturizing, anti-aging regenerating and protecting natural products in the World! It helps protect your skin from UV rays, harsh climate, dehydration and pollution. It stimulates the production of collagen, making your skin more supple, nourished and radiant. It is known to reduce the look of wrinkles, fine lines and crow feet as well as dry, damaged skin.

SODIUM LACTATE (SUGAR BASED)

 

Sodium lactate is used as a buffering agent, an exfoliant, and skin-conditioning agent. In powder form, sodium lactate is used in cosmetics due to its strong antimicrobial and humectant properties. It is also used to harden bar soaps, increase retention of moisture, and reduce cracking.

Ingredient can be found in:

ALL SOAP BARS

STEARIC ACID

 

Stearic acid is a white, waxy, natural acid found in animal and vegetable fats. Our stearic acid has vegetable origins (palm) and act as an emulsifying agent in creams, lotions, deodorants, and most natural body care recipes. Stearic acid is best known for the “pearly” and “waxy” feel that it adds to your body care products, which ultimately has a cooling effect when applied to the skin.

SUGAR

 

Sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. So, when you apply products with sugar or sugar derivatives, they will actually help hydrate your skin and hold in moisture. Sugar is also a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that penetrates the skin and help remove dead skin cells, thus encouraging cell turnover and regeneration. Sugar’s small particles make an excellent natural topical exfoliant, and are used in a number of body scrubs to exfoliate dead surface skin cells and reveal glowing, healthy-looking skin. We prefer sugar over salt scrubs as the small sugar granules more gentle and thus less likely to cause microscopic tears in the skin, as well as its humectants properties, which help hydrate the skin versus stripping it of natural oils.
 

SWEET ALMOND OIL

 

Almond oil is well known for its ability to keep skin and hair looking amazing! As a mild, hypoallergenic oil, it’s safe for even sensitive infant skin. Sweet almond oil also is known for its antioxidative properties and ability to protect skin against UV damage to keep skin soft and supple. Its light texture and ability to easily absorb into skin make it an ideal moisturizer. It can be used help cleans pores and follicles, and has a high vitamin A content, making it helpful in preventing acne.

TAMANU OIL EO

 

Tamanu oil is one of the best kept secrets… until now that is. It has amazing benefits for both skin and hair. As a highly-effective natural anti-aging compound, it easily penetrates deep into the skin to repair and revive damaged cells which helps improve the look and health of aging skin. It is also known to heal sunburns and blisters quickly through its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help decrease skin redness, inflammation and soreness while working to cure the affected areas. Its antibacterial properties also make it a great treatment for acne as it drives out acne-causing bacteria. In addition to its many skin benefits, tamanu oil is known to promote the growth and prevent hair loss. Many believe that regular use of this miracle oil will deliver longer and stronger locks.
 

VOLCANIC ASH CLAY

 

Volcanic Ash Clay is a unique due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated.  Upon contact with fluid, its electrical components change, giving it the ability to absorb toxins.  Volcanic Ash Clay is negatively-charged and known for its ability to absorb and remove positively-charged toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals.  Also known as Bentonite, it is a swelling clay and when mixed with water it swells open like a highly porous sponge, absorbing toxins through electrical attraction and binding them in the clay.  As it absorbs toxins, it releases minerals back into the skin.  It also helps oxygenate cells as it pulls excess hydrogen from them and replacing it with oxygen.
 

WITCH HAZEL

 

Witch hazel extract is a popular component in skin care. It has a cooling effect and is a powerful astringent, antimicrobial, vulnerary, analgesic, and quite useful at shrinking enlarged blood vessels. This makes it a fantastic treatment for acne and varicose veins, as well as an excellent ingredient in in your anti-aging skincare products. We use witch hazel in our bath bombs as well as it known to help to relax swollen muscles and joints.