Aloe Vera Extract: A mild anesthetic, antibacterial which helps to keep skin smooth and soft. Used to ease the affects of sunburn and minor skin irritations, it is a favorite ingredient in skin care formulations that are intended to promote healing, or impart moisturizing and skin-soothing properties.
Chamomile: An herb is widely used in a number of product formulations – in everything from herbal teas and tisanes to bath and body products. It is most commonly employed to impart soothing and calming properties, and is said to promote healing in minor skin irritations, scrapes, and the like.
Cocoa Butter:An active ingredient and great for softening and lubricating skin. A natural source of antioxidants.
Dead Sea Salts: Known worldwide, Dead Sea Salt is a natural source of over 25 skin preserving minerals, and is a popular ingredient for high-end spa therapy products. The salt is regaled for its abilities to draw toxins and impurities from the skin, promoting more rapid cellular regeneration and repair. The salts also offer skin softening properties – and are a perfect bath additive.Epsom Salt: This widely used salt is a common ingredient in therapeutic, as well as spa applications. It is reported to help reduce swelling, improve circulation, and soften the skin. Pure mineral compound, and is also known as magnesium sulfate in a crystal form. Gently exfoliates skin and smoothes rough patches. Magnesium has been shown to detoxify, ease stress, relax muscles, relieve soreness and lower blood pressure.
Grape Seed Oil: Glides well on the skin, has moisturizing properties, and appears to assist with skin repair. It has mild astringent and antiseptic qualities.
Himalayan Salt: Himalayan Crystal Salt is one of the purest forms of salt available, and has been sought for its therapeutic properties for centuries. Hand-mined in the mountain regions of India, it continues its popularity today – boasting of 84 hydrating minerals, and the ability to assist in the replenishing of electrolytes, improve circulation, and draw toxins from the body.
Jojoba Oil: Soothes and restores elasticity to dry skin, conditions and softens it.Softens and hydrates. Has been know to be the closest thing to our own sebum. An effective cleanser/conditioner. It's odorless and has been used to relieve skin conditions for centuries. Jojoba oil is sometimes referred to as "liquid gold'. Good for all skin types.
Lemongrass Essential Oil: Lemongrass oil has a sweet lemony citrus scent, and is effective at a mood enhancer – revitalizing and uplifting a tired mind and body.
Mango Butter: Has emollient properties and melts on contact with the skin.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Leaves a long-lasting, silky feel to the skin.
Has emollient and astringent properties. It's also packed with vitamins like A, B, B2, E, K and P too!
Sea Salt: Mineral rich and contains marine extracts that neutralize the skin. Provides the "graininess" needed to polish the skin and is more exfoliating than sugar. Polishing the skin increases blood circulation while stimulating and eliminating toxins.
Shea Butter: Contains natural fatty acids and high content of vitamins A, E, and F work at the cellular level to contribute to the regeneration process of skin. Contains a natural latex, people with latex allergies should avoid this. Widely used as a body lotion by itself or added to lotions. Been found to be one of the best moisturizer because of its soothing and protective properties.
Raw Sugars (white and brown Turbinado): A gentler exfoliant than sea salt and is ideal for sensitive skin. Soothes and moisturizes.
Sweet Almond Oil: Feels light and non-greasy, locks in moisture and helps skin to balance oil loss.
Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender is often lauded for its relaxing properties. The fresh, floral aroma of Lavender is a popular choice for aromatherapy and spa products because it is said to calm the mind and body, alleviate stress, and help induce sleep. Ancient Romans recognized lavender for its healing and antiseptic qualities. An aromatic flower that aids in stress relief. Lavender has a calming effect, great for multiple skin conditions, headaches and migraines. Used for acne, athletes foot comforting the stomach, used as a disinfectant, helps heal burns and insect bites, and works great on stiff joints and achy muscles. These are just a few of lavender's benefits, the list goes on!
Olive Oil: A wonderful moisturizing oil, high in essential fatty acids.
Vitamin E: Helps restore elasticity, soothes dry and rough skin.Tea Tree Oil:
Native to Australia, Tea Tree Oil comes from the leaves of the Melaleuca tree. Unlike most essential oils, Tea Tree may be used directly on the skin without the use of a carrier oil. It is widely lauded for it natural antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, making it a popular additive to a wide assortment of topical treatments, facial cleansers and formulations. It is known to be an effective treatment for minor skin irritations and acne.
A Note to our expecting mothers:
There are certain essential oils that should be avoided during pregnancy: Angelica, Aniseed, Basil, Bay, Camphor, Carrot seed, Cedarwood, Celery, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Cumin, Cypress, Dill, Fennel, Galbanum, Geranium, Guaiacwood, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lavender Spike, Marjoram, Melissa, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Origanum, Parsley, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sage, Santolina, Spearmint, Tarragon, Thyme, and Yarrow.