African Black Soap - Comes from plantain skins & mixed with palm oil to form a soap that is high in vitamins A, E & iron. Gives our products their lather, relieves scarring, acne, clears blemishes, eliminates skin irritations, relieves eczema & psoriasis. Gentle enough to use on baby’s skin.
Alfalfa – Highly moisturizing and anti-inflammatory. Helps treat itchy skin and scalp, and is a strengthening herb for fine hair, due to its high protein content. Alfalfa is also naturally deodorizing and helps prevent skin infections of all types.
Almond extract – Beneficial for normal or dry skin and scalp. Values for their cleansing and softening properties, almonds (and their essential oil) are excellent when trying to remove dead or dry skin. Almond is extremely nourishing to the hair, skin, bones, and nails due to high levels of absorbable calcium, beta-carotene, and protein.
Aloe Vera - Historically known for it’s healing properties; perfect for sunburn & skin irritations & makes an excellent moisturizer for hair
Apricot Oil - Makes hair soft & shiny, moisturizes & nourishes hair root as well strand, promotes hair growth
Avocado Oil - Increases hair growth, thickens hair & helps prevent hair loss, prevents dandruff, easily penetrates making it a great moisturizer for dry hair, has natural sunscreen properties that can protect the hair and scalp from the damage caused by the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun
Bay – Valued for its antifungal, antiseptic, and stimulating properties. When used in shampoos & conditioners, bay helps treat dandruff and remedy dry scalp.
Burdock Root – Can be used externally or internally for skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and dandruff. It is extremely cleansing, helping to detoxify the liver and remove toxins from the body. Burdock softens the skins and is especially beneficial for dandruff and hair loss.
Calendula – Calendula flowers are used for their antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties. It helps refine pores and renew skin cells, and is ideal for sensitive skin. It is moisturizing and nourishing when used on hair and is especially beneficial for those with blonde hair.
Cardamom – Warming and stimulating when used on the scalp and skin. Very beneficial when used as a massage oil, and helps to generate a general sense of well-being. It is also a regularly-used insect repellent.
Chamomile – These flowers are noted for their anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Often used in dry skin and scalp formulas and as a calming agent to promote relaxation. Chamomile brings out natural highlights when added to hair products and is a definite favorite among blondes.
Chickweed – Extremely nutritive and is often used to strengthen fine, brittle, and damaged hair. It is often used as a bath herb to soothe dry skin, itchiness, psoriasis, varicose veins, and diaper rash.
Cinnamon – Anti-fungal and antiseptic, cinnamon is often used in cleansers, facial masks, lotions, soaps, and scrubs. It is excellent for brunettes and also helps prevent baldness. As a bath herb, it soothes, warms, chills, and relieves sore muscles. Cinnamon gives a naturally rosy complexion to the skin and helps scalp stimulation for better hair growth.
Castor Oil - Increases hair growth, thickens hair, reduces and prevents hair damage, eliminates dry hair, makes the hair fuller and shinier, deeply conditions and moisturizes hair and scalp, prevents dry scalp
Coconut Oil - Keeps the hair strong, shiny, vitalized, nourished & protected. Prevents hair loss, has antimicrobial properties, keeps the scalp healthy, keeps hair moisturized & soft, prevents hair breakage, anti-dandruff, may prevent hair from turning grey.
Evening Primrose Oil - High in essential fatty acids, nourishes the scalp, prevents hair loss, prevents dandruff & eczema
Grape seed Oil - Anti-oxidant rich, light, non-greasy oil, absorbs quickly, makes hair shiny, reducing breakage, prevents dandruff, promotes hair growth, strengthens hair, smooths the hair cuticles, sealing in the moisture and making each hair strand strong, heat protectant as it resists temperatures to 450° F
Hemp Oil Protein - Adds luster to hair, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, balances dry skin, fights skin inflammations, helps heal skin lesions, has anti-oxidants, and contains moisture balancing properties. The oil is non-greasy, readily absorbs into the pores, is an emollient, and has rejuvenating and moisturizing properties for the skin. Provides rich omega-3 nutrients proven to help maintain beautiful and healthy hair, restores moisture & manageability to hair, contain essential amino acids which can help individuals who suffer from excess sebum production known as seborrhea.
Jojoba Oil - Balances natural hair oil production, especially good for brittle and dry hair, humectant, creates a protective film over hair shaft that helps seal in moisture, great fro split ends.
Neem Leaf – Valued for its antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. Neem is often used in lotions, soaps, and salves that are used to treat skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rashes, athlete’s foot, and wounds. The oil from the neem leaf is used to condition hair, treat dandruff, and deter head lice. Neem can also be a natural preservative when added to cosmetics and body care products.
Nettle – Nettle is a nutritive plant that is antifungal and astringent. It is known as an “internal beauty herb” and is often used to strengthen hair, skin, and nails due to its high content of nutrients such as calcium, iron, silica, sulfur, and beta-carotene. It is also a fantastic tonic for the face, body, scalp, and hair due to its mineral-rich and astringent characteristics. Nettle is especially beneficial for those with overly oily skin and hair, and is touted as a “detox” herb.
Nutmeg – Nutmeg is a circulatory stimulant. Incorporated into salves, nutmeg can restore skin damaged from eczema, ringworm, and scars. When added to hair rinses, nutmeg helps stimulate hair growth as it invigorates the scalp. The essential oil of nutmeg is added to massage oils and lotions to ease muscular pain and cramping.
Oats – Oats are a tremendous addition when added to facial masks and scrubs to help eliminate blackheads, and remedy dry, oily, or wrinkled skin. It helps soften the skin and can be used instead of soap as a cleansing agent for very sensitive skin. Oats are often used in soaps, lotions, and sunscreens for their anti-inflammatory properties, and can also help itchy skin resulting from eczema or hives.
Orange – Orange oil is anti-inflammatory and sedative, and can help stimulate new skin cell growth. It is also known to help restore visibly broken capillaries and dry skin conditions. The oil from an orange peel can also help the body release toxic build-up through the pores and sweat glands, thus creating healthier, smoother skin.
Olive Oil - Highly beneficial to the skin, used for thousands to years for its softening & smoothing properties. Makes hair silky & shiny.
Patchouli leaves – The essential oil from patchouli is deodorant, antifungal, and rejuvenative. It is used in cleansers, moisturizers, and soaps to treat acne, eczema, and dry skin. In shampoos and conditioners, it can help with dry and itchy scalp and dandruff problems. Patchouli calms anxiety, stimulates the nervous system, improves clarity, and uplifts the spirit.
Pine – Pine is aromatic and antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and stimulating. It is valued as a bath herb for sore muscles, and is commonly used in lotions and aftershave. Pine helps heal psoriasis, eczema, and acne. It is very exfoliating for the skin, helping to diminish wrinkles, scars, and warts.
Palm Oil - Imparts incredible softness to the hair, high in vitamin E which is extremely anti-aging, good for a healthy scalp, helps prevent hair loss
Peppermint Extract - Hair growth enhancer, acts like an astringent and helps remove excess sebum from the scalp.
Rose petals – Rose petals are often used in body care for their hydrating, rejuvenative, and soothing properties. It is a beneficial ingredient for dry, mature skin in facial steams, cleansers, lotions, toners, moisturizers, and bath products. Rose is considered a cell rejuvenator. For dry hair, roses can be included in shampoos, conditioners, and hair rinses. They are also used in various cosmetics to sooth and soften wrinkled skin. Due to its high content of essential fatty acids, rose essential oil is excellent for skin rejuvenation, scar prevention, and wrinkle reduction.
Rosemary – The leaves of rosemary are antioxidant, rejuventaive and stimulating. When use don the skin, it helps to strengthen capillaries and improve mature, wrinkled skin. It is widely used in facial masks, cleansers, toners, lotions, and moisturizers. Rosemary is also poplar in hair products like shampoos and conditioners to help darken graying hair, remove excess oils, treat dandruff, and deter hair loss. Rosemary oil also adds a lustrous shine to hair of any type.
Sage – The leaves and flowers of sage are antibacterial, antiseptic, and are included in skin care products such as soaps, cleansers, and toners. It is especially beneficial for acne and oily skin. It is a common ingredient for hair products that are designed for oily hair, hair loss, and brunette hair, as it helps to eliminate graying. Sage helps to stimulate the scalp and add body to dull, lifeless hair.
Sandalwood – Sandalwood calms skin irritations in conditions such as eczema and severely chapped skin. Its essential oil has been valued through history for its exotic perfume fragrance, and is currently added to soaps, lotions, and aftershaves to uplift depression and reduce anxiety. It is especially beneficial when used in male-specific body care products.
Sesame – Sesame and its oil is good for normal, dry, or oily skin types, and is often used in sunscreen preparations. Sesame seeds contain Vitamin E, calcium, iron and sesamin, which is a powerful antioxidant. Healing properties include the strengthening of hair, nails, bones, and teeth, and have sometimes been known to prevent hair from graying.
Shea Butter – This butter is rich in beta-carotene and Vitamin E, increasing circulation and skin moisturizing. Typically included in soaps and lotions, Shea butter is beneficial for eczema, psoriasis, stretch marks, age spots, and wound healing. It is also included in creams and massage oils to help arthritic joints. In addition to all of this, Shea butter contains a natural SPF 6, rendering it perfectly suited as an ingredient in natural sunscreen.
Star Anise – This is valued for its aromatic and circulatory-stimulating properties. The essential oil is often used in hand soaps, hair products, and perfume.
Structured Vitamin Water Concentrate - This product is created using a proprietary methodology of vitamin enhancement supporting anti-virus functions. Blueberry extract, blackcurrents, beet root & kham thai (annatto) give this concentrate the “energy” that makes this product so effective.
Sunflower – Sunflower seeds and their oils are considered antioxidant, nutritive, and warming. They strengthen fingernails due to their high nutrient content. Rich in vitamin E, fatty acids, lecithin, and linoleic acid, sunflower oil can be used as a massage oil, and as a healing agent for dry skin and rheumatic symptoms.
Tea Tree – Tea Tree oil is an excellent antiseptic agent. The oil is added to facial cleansers, soaps, lotions, and moisturizers, and helps skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It can also fight fungal infection and remedy diaper rash. Tea Tree is also a natural insect repellent and can be used in shampoos to help treat and prevent head lice.
Thyme – Thyme leaves and flowers are antiseptic, aromatic, astringent, and stimulating. Thyme is included in facial steams, masks, cleansers, toners, deodorants, and aftershaves, and can help to treat acne, psoriasis, eczema, and excessive oily skin. In shampoos and conditioners, thyme helps to heal dandruff, and keep hair shiny and silky.
Tumeric Root – Tumeric promotes a softer and healthier complexion. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant, and can be sprinkled on a wound to stop the bloodflow. One teaspoon added to one cup of hot water creates a rinse to help highlight blonde or light brown hair!
Vanilla Bean – Vanilla is valued in cosmetics for its aromatic qualities. The bean is often included in lotions, moisturizers, soaps, and perfumes.
Vegetable Glycerin - Cleanses & moisturizes, lubricates & softens, returns moisture back to dry hair, scalp or skin, alleviates irritation, helps to strengthen the hair, which leads to less breakage of the hair, and less formation of split ends
Vinegar (Apple Cider) - Apple cider vinegar is astringent, deodorizing, and antifungal. Vinegar improves circulation and helps fight oily or flaky scalp. Vinegar is an excellent exfoliating agent, but should not typically be used with very sensitive skin.
Violet – Violet leaves and flowers are nutritive and astringent, helping to clear the skin of acne, boils, rashes, and psoriasis. Topically, violet is excellent for dry, normal, and oily skin, and is often included in toners and cleansers.
Vitamin C – Vitamin C is often added to skin creams as a healing antioxidant, anti-aging nutrient, and preservative. In the body, vitamin C is necessary for collagen production and to boost natural immunity.
Vitamin E – Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant and is often added to cosmetics and beauty products to preserve natural plant oils. Topically, it also helps tremendously to minimize scarring, hasten wound healing, and protects the skin from free radical damage.
Wintergreen – Wintergreen leaves and essential oil are both used for their antiseptic, aromatic, and stimulant properties. The essential oil is often added to massage oils to treat cellulite, and is often added to lotions to remedy joint and muscle soreness.
Witch Hazel – With hazel is valued for its anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties. It is topically used to treat acne, blemishes, oily skin, insect bites, poison oak, poison ivy, and sunburn. It is also excellent for dandruff and oily hair conditions.
Yarrow – Yarrow is values for being antifungal, and anti-inflammatory. Useful for oily skin, yarrow is often used in cleansers and toners. It can treat rashes and wounds, and is also used commonly in aftershaves.
Yellow Dock Root – This plant is extremely useful in helping promote the body’s natural cleansing processes. It is rich in iron, and helps to fortify the body while it cleanses. It can improve conditions like ringworm, eczema, hives, boils, and itchy skin.
Ylang-ylang – The name Ylang-ylang means “flower of flowers”, and is usually used for its delightful fragrance. It is also used in skin products for oily and problematic skin, and is used in hair products, as well, as it stimulates the senses, and enhances feelings of calmness and serenity.
Yucca – Yucca root is used for its anti-inflammatory qualities, and contains saponins which, when combined with water, form a natural lather. It is an excellent biodegradable and cleansing agent in shampoos, facial cleansers, and soaps. It is used to treat dandruff and hair loss, and also to soften hair and bring out natural highlights.