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almond oil

suitable for all skin types, softens skin and soothes dryness.

aloe vera

has remarkable antiseptic and healing properties and promotes the growth of healthy skin cells; it can also significantly increase soluble collagen levels on skin giving it an anti-ageing effect.

amazonian nut oil (aka brazil nut)

is extremely hydrating for the skin, it provides an antioxidant benefit when applied to the skin, which makes it a useful oil for the prevention of ageing.

apricot kernel oil

is rich in vitamin a and e, it helps skin retain elasticity and suppleness therefore making it good for the treatment of mature, dry, sensitive skin.

apricot seed powder

grounded from the apricot kernel hence having the same vitamin rich properties as the oil. gently exfoliating lifting off dead skin while replenishing the skin with vitamins and antioxidants.

avocado oil

 derived from avocado kernels, it nourishes, smoothes and softens skin making it ideal for dry, mature skin and assists in the treatment of climate damaged, undernourished or ageing skin.


acts as a base and thickener in creams, balms, ointments and lipsticks.

benzoin essential oil

is well known as a powerful skin healer.

bergamot essential oil

it’s sedative and yet uplifting characteristics make it an ideal oil to use an oil burner, bath or in massage for anxiety, depression or nervous tension.

bitter orange essential oil

derived from cold pressing the peel, the oil is beneficial and soothing to dry, irritated or acne prone skin conditions. has antidepressant, antiseptic and carminative properties.

blood orange essential oil

derived from the rind of the orange, considered the most uplifting of all the citrus oils.  more intensely aromatic than sweet orange.

brown rice (organic)

soothing and nourishing to the skin.

calendula essential oil

calendula is healing and soothing to the skin. good for rashes and inflamed skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis, for wound healing and to reduce scarring.

calendula extract

obtained from the whole flower blossom, which has a high carotenoid content (vitamin a) giving it its rejuvenative properties.

calendula infused oil

has the same properties as calendula extract except plant has been infused with a carrier oil.

candelilla wax

derived from the candelilla shrub; used to harden waxes for lip balms, moisturises and protects.

candlenut (ground)

candlenut is found in tropical southeast asia, it contains very high levels of essential fatty acids that are readily absorbed by the skin, making it excellent for dry skin. using it grounded gives it a gentle and emulsifying quality as an exfoliator.

caprylic triglycerides

a natural coconut derived emulsifier/thickening agent.

carrot seed oil

rich in carotene, which stimulates cell regeneration making it of great benefit to mature and dry skin.

castor oil

derived from the castor bean, has soothing and moisturizing properties.

cellouse gum

the primary fiber component of plants, used as a thickening agent and to bind other ingredients together.

cetearyl alcohol

 an emulsifier derived naturally from coconut.

cetyl esters

derived from palm oil. an emollient and has moisturising qualities.

citric acid (aka vitamin c)

see vitamin c.

chamomile extract

roman chamomile – derived from the flower – used to reduce inflammation and sedative and calming properties.

german chamomile – derived from the flower, soothing, anti inflammatory, regenerating and antibacterial properties.

cocoa butter

softens and protects dry skins.  A natural cosmetic thickener, which means we can avoid using chemical thickeners.

coco glucoside

used as a surfactant, gentle cleansing agent

cucumber extract

cooling and calming, it is excellent for chaffing, or dry flaking skin.

decyl glucoside

a gentle cleansing and foaming agent derived from sugar.

elemi essential oil

rejuvenating and is good for aged skin, infected cuts and wounds, inflammations and wrinkles.

epsom salt

helps relax sore muscles and is detoxifying.

evening primrose oil

contains high amounts of gamma linolenic acid, which has been shown to balance

skin problems and accelerate wound healing.

frankincense essential oil

its cytophylactic properties make it ideal oil for mature, wrinkled skin in need of a lift.

frangipani essential oil

aphrodisiac; harmonizing to ones mood.

geranium essential oil

useful for all skin conditions as it balances sebum, the fatty secretion in sebaceous glands and keeps the skin supple.

glycerin (plant derived)

a moisturiser and skin softener.

glycerol monostearate (plant derived)

see glycerol stearate

glycerol stearate (plant derived)

an emulsifier derived from vegetable fatty acids, it absorbs moisture from the air and helps keep moisture in creams.

grapefruit essential oil

it has an overall uplifting and reviving effect making it valuable in states of stress, depression and nervous exhaustion.

grapefruit seed extract

derived from seeds of the grapefruit; anti bacterial and cleansing.

grape seed oil

expressed from grape seeds, used as a natural antioxidant.

green clay

 draws impurities from your skin, with a toning action which stimulates the skin by bringing fresh blood to damaged skin cells.

green tea extract

has been noted to be rich in potent antioxidants called catechins and may provide anti-aging benefits if used with regularity.

hydroxy- methyl-glycinate (plant derived)

a naturally occurring amino acid that acts as a preservative.

jasmine essential oil

it is particularly useful in skin care and is used to treat dry, aggravated skin. it is also used to treat dermatitis and eczema.

jasmine sambac essential oil

see jasmine.

jojoba oil

the quality that has made it most desirable is its ability to be absorbed readily through several layers of skin providing softness without greasiness. jojoba’s resistance

to oxidation means that it does not require additional chemical preservatives.

juniper essential oil

clears, stimulates and strengthens the nerves.

kaolin (aka kaolin clay)

an earth mineral, has oil absorbing, deep cleansing and purifying properties.


rich in silica, tightens and tones skin preventing wrinkles and sagging.

lavender essential oil

its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties have a balancing effect on the skin. it can also be used for the treatment of dermatitis and eczema.

lavender hydrosol (certified organic)

cleansing, balancing, soothing and healing.  hydrosol is pure distillate collected after passing steam through the whole flower and cooling the vapour that contains the plant extract and essential oil.

lecithin (non gmo)

 a natural anti-oxidant and emulsifier derived from soybeans.

lemon essential oil

its antiseptic properties make it useful for treating cuts and boils.

lemongrass essential oil

its invigorating properties stimulate, revive and energise, useful for treating symptoms of jet lag, clearing the head and relieving fatigue.

lime essential oil

its astringent, toning and refreshing properties help clear congested skin.


the skeleton of a gourd plant, used as an exfoliating tool.

macadamia nut oil

highly nourishing, recommended for dry skin.

mandarin essential oil

its refreshing aroma has an uplifting quality often used to eliminate depression and anxiety.


 a plant derived sugar.

manuka honey

high in antibacterial properties; a natural healer, rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals that help to slow down the ageing process.

marshmallow extract

anti-inflammatory and soothing properties for skin due to its content of mucilage, flavonoids, and anthocyanidins.

may chang essential oil

very uplifting and stimulating.

mel (aka honey)

 a by-product of bees concentrating plant nectars; nutrient rich emollient and humectant.

mint extract

clearing, cleansing and purifying.

monoi oil

monoi oil results from the steeping of tiare flowers (a tahitian gardenia) in coconut oil. It is renowned for protecting skin and hair from the effects of the sun and sea.

myrrh gum

 a tree resin that’s anti-Inflammatory, healing and antiseptic.

neroli essential oil

neroli oil is suitable for all skin types. since it does not irritate, it may be used for the care and treatment of sensitive skin and inflamed skin. the essential oil is also useful for the treatment of broken capillaries under the skin’s surface. it is excellent oil which stimulates cellular activity and growth.

neroli absolute essential oil

see neroli. same properties as neroli except more concentrated.

nutmeg essential oil

invigorates and stimulates the mind.


 avena sativa is a natural emulsifier, which blends vegetable oils and vegetable glycerins together as well as being very soothing to the skin relieving irritation of dry and itchy skin.

orange essential oil

is beneficial and soothing to dry, irritated or acne prone skin.

palm oil

obtained from the fruit or seed of the palm tree.


derived from rice husks, deeply moisturises.

patchouli essential oil

patchouli is used as a tissue regenerator helping stimulate regrowth of skin cells and forming scar tissue. assists healing rough, cracked skin, sores and wounds. also useful for treating acne, eczema and fungal infections.

paw paw extract

has natural antiseptic qualities, is vitamin rich and emollient making It cleansing as well as nurturing for the skin.

petitgrain essential oil

a tonic effect on the skin and helpful for clearing up skin blemishes and pimples.

 pineapple extract

contains bromelain, a protein-digestive enzyme which helps rid the skin of dead cells and dirt.

potassium cetyl phosphate

an emollient derived from palm that softens and moisturises skin.

potassium sorbate

 a plant derived preservative.

raspberry extract

contains vitamins a, b, c and e and is an astringent making it great tonic for the skin.

red clay

australian organic red clay, is a naturally moist clay with a gentle absorbing action perfect for dehydrated skin.

retinol palmitate (vitamin a)

see vitamin a.

rice milk

soothing and nurturing qualities, derived from whole grain rice.

roman chamomile essential oil

roman chamomile has anti- inflammatory properties.

rose geranium essential oil

distressing and hormonal balancing.

rose maroc essential oil

rose oil has excellent hydrating properties, which, accompanied by their stimulating and antiseptic qualities, make it ideal for all skin care, especially for mature, dry or sensitive skin.

rose maroc absolute essential oil

see rose maroc. same as rose maroc except more concentrated.

rosewood essential oil

regarded as a cell stimulant and tissue regenerator, which makes it useful for treating aged skin. it is also ideal for people with dry, sensitive and inflamed skin.

rose petals

dried petals from the rose flower.

rosehip oil

oil extracted from the seeds of the rosehip bush, rubiginosa, and native to chile. is high in linoleic and linolenic fatty acids, which are believed to be responsible for its ability to encourage regeneration and repair of skin tissue.

rose hydrosol (certified organic)

soothing, gentle cleansing properties that have a softening and refining effect on the skin. hydrosol is pure distillate collected after passing steam through the whole flower and cooling the vapour that contains the plant extract and essential oil.

safflower oil

derived from safflower seeds, an emollient high in oleic acid, nourishes, protect and firms.

sandalwood essential oil

sandalwood oil is very useful in skincare for dehydrated skin. it also relieves itching and inflammation of the skin.

sandalwood powder

grounded from sandalwood (santalum album) bark. used for it’s antiseptic qualities and heavenly woody scent as well as being a good thickening agent for our face exfoliant.

saponified coconut

derived from coconut cocos, a surfactant.

sea salt

helps exfoliate and promote circulation of the skin and helps stimulate the skin’s natural repair process.

sesame seed oil

high in vitamin e, b complex, vitamins and the minerals, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.

shea butter

extracted from crushing the root of the karite tree grown in west africa, it protects the skin, improves its suppleness and elasticity and promotes skin healing.

sodium cocoyl sarconsinate

coconut-based surfactant.

sodium hydroxy methyl glycinate

derived from amino acid, preservative.

sodium stearate (plant derived)

a fatty acid that occurs naturally in butter acids, tallow, cascarilla bark and other oils.

sphingo lipids

vegetable derived fatty acid, used as a thickening agent.

squalene (plant derived)

derived from olives, protects, rejuventates and moisturises, an emollient.

st johns wort (aka hypericum)

is widely known for its calming, toning and healing properties.

sweet almond oil

derived from almonds, smoothes, softens and protects.

sweet orange essential oil

see orange.

tangerine essential oil

it is a relaxant and is helpful in alleviating stress and tension due to its soothing action on the nervous system.

tocopherol (aka vitamin e)

see vitamin e.

tocopherol d- alpha (aka vitamin e)

see vitamin e.

vanilla extract

derived from the vanilla bean, scent is known for its aphrodisiac qualities.

vanilla essential oil

has sensual aphrodisiac, comforting and relaxing and properties.


is a clay-based thickener.

vitamin a

retinyl palmitate- derived from retinol, antioxidant and stimulates skin rejuvenation.

vitamin c

citric acid - a natural alpha hydroxy acid found in citrus fruits and is a gentle exfoliator for the skin.

ascorbyl palmitate -derived from citrus fruits, allows cellular uptake of vitamin C within dermal layers.

vitamin e

tocopherol d-alpha -derived from distillation of vegetable oils, used as an natural anti-oxidant guarding against rancidity. valued for its regenerating properties.

tocopherol - derived from vegetables oils, heals, rejuvenates, softens, soothes and protects.

tocopheryl acetate - derived from tocopherol; stabiliser and emulsifier.

volcanic sand

sand derived from volcanic rocks, known for it exfoliating properties.

witch hazel extract

is an antiseptic and astringent herb, which is both soothing and refreshing.

wheat amino acid

derived from the wheat germ; emollient, strengthens and protects.

white clay

australian organic white clay is a very fine clay recommended for sensitive skin, it has mild cleansing detoxifying properties.

white tea extract

has been found to have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties protecting skin from cell damage; contains high concentration of catechins, an anti-oxidant.

xanthan gum

also known as corn sugar gum. it is a thickener, an emulsifier and a stabiliser.

ylang ylang essential oil

it has a balancing effect on sebum making it effective on both oily and dry skin.

yellow clay

australian organic yellow clay has a tonic effect on the skin and is excellent for all skin types.

yucca extract

 a natural foaming extract from the native american herb yucca schidigera, used for various skin conditions, especially in reducing inflammation. 

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