Avocado Oil

Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
Persea gratissima is native to Central and South America. It was used by the Aztecs, Incas and Mayans as food but they also spread the fruit pulp on their skin like a modern day face mask. Most avocado oil used in cosmetics in the late twentieth century was refined, bleached and deodorised. However, vibrant green, cold-pressed, unrefined, unfiltered, certified organic, extra virgin avocado oil we use is obtained via the strictest guidelines set forth by the American Oil Chemists' Society. This artisan-produced avocado oil is highly nutritive and rich in mono-unsaturated fats, vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E and K. It also is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, and oleic acid. It is one of the most penetrating oils known, thus serving as a “carrier” for other valuable oils which might lack such penetrative power. Clinical studies have proven its ability to increase collagen production via topical application. 

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Patchouli Oil

Organic Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil
Uplifting patchouli oil is extracted from the leaves of the pogostemon cablin plant, which is native to the tropical regions of Asia. It is from the labiatae family which includes lavender, mint and sage. In addition to having a wide array of health benefits, there are many benefits specifically for skin. It is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, astringent and even helps with tissue regeneration. This means it can help wounds heal faster and reduce the appearance of scars.

Blue Tansy Oil

Tanacetum Annum (Blue Tansy) Leaf Oil
The blue tansy oil we use is distilled from the leaves of a plant with similar properties to chamomile and is native to Morocco. It's high chamazulene content is what gives the oil it's vivid sapphire blue color. It offers a plethora of curative properties helpful for healing minor skin irritations. What makes blue tansy oil ultra-soothing and regenerating are its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. As applied for use in skincare, the word tansy is very appropriately derived from the greek word “athanasia” which means “immortality”.

Arrowroot Powder

Organic Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Powder
Arrowroot is a naturally gluten-free, nutritionally dense starch extracted from several rhizomes of the Marantaceae family of plants. It is soothing to skin and has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it perfect for minor irritations such as burns, rashes and sores. It is extracted from the roots by a process of soaking them in hot water, peeling to remove their fibrous covers, then mashing them into a pulp before washing to separate the starch. This starch is then filtered and ground into a fine, silky powder we know as arrowroot. Adulteration with cheap substances such as cornstarch, potato powder, tapioca, etc., is a common practice therefore using certified organic arrowroot is of utmost importance to assure purity. 

Shea Butter

Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit 
Shea butter is laboriously cold press extracted by hand from the tree nuts of the sacred Karite tree which grows wild in the African Savannah. High quality shea butter has been proven to be anti-inflammatory and supportive of collagen production which makes it a very worthwhile skincare ingredient. The moisturizers present in shea butter are some of the same moisturizers that the sebaceous glands produce. It is also anti-fungal, high in vitamins A and E and essential fatty acids which are indispensable for retaining elasticity of the skin. Regular use can result in clearer, brighter and smoother skin.

Clovebud Oil

Organic Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clovebud) Oil
Native to Southeast Asia, clovebud oil is distilled from an evergreen tree of the Myrtaceae family. Because the oils produced from the leaves and stems of the same tree have stronger chemical compositions than the buds, and can easily cause skin irritations, it is important differentiate. Studies have shown clovebud oil's antibacterial activity exerts considerable control over staph aureus, which is a cause of acne. It is also anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antiviral, antifungal and particularly effective against candida. It can also reduce cellular oxidation, inflammation and in some cases the appearance of scars. 

Pumpkin Seed Oil

Organic Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil
Soothing pumpkin seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamin E which helps protect skin by combating free radicals. It is a hydrating oil that aids with skin renewal and healing without being greasy, making it perfect for acne prone skin. Its high vitamin C content helps to tone and maintain a youthful appearance while supporting collagen production. And, another benefit is its antiparasitic activity which makes it quite a powerhouse.

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Tea Tree Oil

Organic Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil
Native to Australia, the tea tree shrub is part of the myrtaceae family which contains approximately 230 plant species. Oil steam distilled from it's leaves has been used for medicinal purposes there for a long time, before gaining popularity worldwide. It is capable of killing many strains of bacteria, viruses and fungi while simultaneously calming inflammation, which makes it ideal for acne prone skin. The composition of tea tree oils sold are regulated by an international standard, which sets minimum and maximum standards, for 14 active components of the oil. It is especially important to choose organically sourced tea tree oil which ensures it’s been tested, meets all criteria and is free from chemical toxins, fillers and solvents.

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Myrrh Oil

Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil
Myrrh oil is made by steam distilling the dried sap, or resin, of the Commiphora Myrrha tree which is native to Africa and the Middle East and botanically related to frankincense. Historically this anti-bacterial, anti-fungal yet fragrant oil was used to treat wounds and prevent infections while helping to reduce inflammation. It also has potent antioxidant properties. Soothing, protective, calming and rejuvenating myrrh oil is an excellent choice for acne-prone skin and mature skin types alike.

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Lavender Oil

Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
The organic lavender essential oil we use is steam distilled in Bulgaria from the beautiful purple flowers of the lavandula angustifolia plant. It is both calming and uplifting due to its high linalol content. Lavender oil is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and can even help facilitate the healing of burns and wounds, which might be why it's been used cosmetically for centuries. More recent studies show it can help reduce oxidative stress by supporting the body's own powerful antioxidant activity, as well as further enhancing the complexion via support of liver and kidney function.

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