COSMETIC HERBS AND OILS FOR SKIN CARE AND AROMATHERAPY
Montana Emu Ranch Company
Alkanet (Alkanna tinctoria) INCI Name: ALKANNA TINCTORIA (ALKANET) ROOT- Known to help bruises and wounds as well as its pigmentation properties. Essential coloring matter of the alkanet root is considered to be non-toxic.
Almond Dispersant - all natural. Our dispersant is made from a fraction (segment or piece) containing triglycerides of sweet almond oil from a botanical source.
Almond, Bitter Essential Oil (Prunus amygdalus) - Free from prussic acid (FFPA) - Used only for external medication. Used as almond essence, it is an anesthetic, anti-spasmodic, anti-bacterial. Cleansing and detoxifying properties.
Almond Oil Sweet (Prunus amygdalus) INCI Name: PRUNUS DULCIS (ALMOND) & PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) - Rich in protein, minerals and vitamins, high in oleic, linoleic, and other fatty acids. Used in the treatment of very dry, chapped skin, relieves itching, soreness, and inflammation.
Aloe Oil (Vera barbedensis) -Used medicinally for over 3,000 years. A rich emollient known to promote healing for damaged and burned skin. It works as a local anesthetic to relieve pain both on the surface and deep into the surface. Aloe Vera contains an abundant amount of vitamins, amino acids and minerals. The beneficial actions are a result of synergism involving the many constituents.
Aloe, Organic (Vera barbedensis) INCI Name: ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL - A rich emollient known to promote healing for damaged and burned skin. Used to counteract wrinkles. May be used as a carrying agent for essential oils. A local anesthetic to relieve pain both on the surface and in deeper tissues. Contains an abundant amount of vitamins, amino acids and minerals that support skin functions and stimulates circulation.
Aloe Vera Juice- Anti-microbial, helps in skin inflammations, astringent, anti-biotic, anti-oxidant, analgesic, fungicidal, vermifuge, and moisturizes the skin.
Althea, Organic (Althaea officinalis) -See Mallow
Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus armeniaca) - High in oleic and linoleic acids; contains vitamins and minerals used for prematurely aged, sensitive, inflamed, and dry skin.
Arabic Gum (Acacia) INCI Name: ACACIA SENEGAL GUM - Demulcent to soothe irritations, particularly of the mucous membranes. May cause allergic reactions. Thickening agent.
Arnica (wild crafted) Flower EXTRACT- For use on unbroken skin only. Applied to sprains & bruises, widely used to prevent or treat hemorrhages & hematomas. Great for tender feet. Also used as a deodorant.
Arrowroot (Maranta arundinaceae) - Helps dry pimples, sores, and wounds. Has a silky texture.
Avocado Oil, Organic (Persea gratissima) INCI Name: PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) FRUIT OIL- Very high in oleic fatty acid and sterolins. Contains vitamins A D & C and is penetrating, easily absorbed by the skin. Known to accelerate healing, recommended for chronic eczema as a restorative.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) INCI Name: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) ESSENTIAL OIL- Helps hair grow and reduce tangles and snarls. Avoid during pregnancy.
Bay (Laurus nobilis) - Used for sprains, colds, flu, insomnia and rheumatism. Astringent. Avoid during pregnancy.
Beeswax (Montana) (Apis mellifera) INCI Name: BEESWAX - Protects skin from dryness, sun and wind. Anti-bacterial
Benzoin Gum (Styrax benzoin) INCI Name: BENZOIN GUM EXTRACT - Anti-septic in irritable conditions of the skin. An anti-oxidant with preservative properties. In Aromatherapy, comforts anxiety conditions, helps with psychic exhaustion. Promotes Healing.
Bergamot (Citrus aurantium bergamia) INCI Name: CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT EXTRACT -Bergaptene Free. Anti-septic, astringent, deodorizing and healing. Used for acne, cold sores, eczema, oily complexions, psoriasis, varicose veins and herpes. Insect repellent. Sweet-fruity initial odor, it is uplifting, used as an anti-depressant for peace and restful sleep.
Beta-Carotene - Source of vitamin A, anti-oxidant properties. Has the ability to protect the skin from sun damage. Helps even skin tone, deeming it an active “anti-aging” ingredient. Restores suppleness. Has the ability to increase cell turn-over and regeneration in the outer layers of the skin.
Birch (Betula verrucosa) - Used with great success to help with psoriasis and eczema. The astringent effect of Birch also helps to tone the skin and has a positive effect on increasing skin elasticity. Avoid during pregnancy.
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) - Contains isoflavonoids; vasodilatory, astringent, nervine, and anti-inflammatory.
Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus aculeatus) - In combination with Horse Chestnut, helps veins by encouraging blood to move up out of the legs, decreasing inflammation and tightening weak veins. Used in topical applications in hemorrhoid treatment. Has effect on skin tone by assisting circulation.
Cajeput (Melaleuca cajeputi) INCI Name: CAJEPUT ESSENTIAL OIL- Reduces inflammation, good for sore muscles and rheumatic pains; anti-spasmodic. Good for oily skin, spots, and insect bites. Produces a sensation of warmth. Anti-septic, analgesic.
Calendula, Organic (Calendula officinalis) INCI Name: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT - Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, promotes healing of skin tissue, has been reported as effective in treating skin cancer. Often recommended for babies, eczema and varicose veins. Considered one of the most effective wound healers.
California Poppy Herb (Eschscholzia California)- Anti-spasmodic, analgesic, nervine. This herb can be used as a pain killer when applied directly to afflicted area. It’s used in treatments of sores and ulcers on the skin.
Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) - Long standing, traditional preventative of infectious disease. Anti-septic. Stimulates circulatory and nervous systems. Combats inflammation and eases spasms and pain. Has a direct decongestive effect.
Canola (Brassica napus) - Good fatty acid profile, high in monounsaturated fat -exceeding that of olive oil. Soothing to irritated skin.
Capsicum (Capsicum frutescens) - ESSENTIAL OIL - Circulatory stimulant, promotes sweating, anti-septic, anti-bacterial, stimulating nerve tonic. A counter-irritant that increases blood flow to an area. Desensitizes nerve endings.
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) INCI Name: ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM (CARDAMOM) ESSENTIAL OIL - Used for its sweet, aromatic scent. Good for mental fatigue, nervous strain. Anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-spasmodic, and a stimulant.
Carrot Seed Oil (Daucus carota) INCI Name: DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED ESSENTIAL OIL - Highly nutritious, rich in beta carotene, containing substantial amounts of vitamins A, C, B1 and B2. Used for eczema, psoriasis, rashes, revitalizing and toning, mature complexions and wrinkles. Promotes the formation of new cells and stimulates the production of sebum in dry, scaly scalps and skin.
Catnip (Nepeta cataria) - Causes perspiration, useful in colds. Good for restlessness, used as a relaxant for children. Relieves headaches and hysteria. Research shows it to be 10 times more effective that DEET at repelling mosquitoes.
Cedarwood, Virginian (Juniperus virginiana) INCI Name: CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL - Used as an insect repellent. Mild, sweet and woody aroma. Anti-septic, fungicide, anti-spasmodic, astringent. Used for acne, dandruff, eczema, oily skin and psoriasis. Harmonizing and calming. Avoid during pregnancy.
Cellulose Gums - INCI Name: CELLULOSE GUM - Used as an emulsifier.
Chamomile, Organic (Chamaemelum nobile ROMAN) INCI Name: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) ESSENTIAL OIL/EXTRACT/FLOWER - does not irritate the skin and has counter-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-septic and pain relieving properties. Used for sensitive or allergy prone skin. Also used for soothing nerves, migraine headaches, insomnia and acne. Excellent healing properties for damaged skin.
Chaste Tree Berry, Organic (Vitex agnus-castus) INCI Name: VITEX TRIFOLIA (CHASTE TREE) FRUIT EXTRACT - Acts on the pituitary gland to stimulate and normalize hormonal function. Appears to have more progesteronic than estrogenic action and makes a fine remedy for PMS. Has a calming and relaxing effect useful for emotional distress common with PMS and menopause.
Cherry (Prunus) INCI Name: PRUNUS AVIUM (SWEET CHERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT AND KERNAL OIL - Anti-oxidant, emollient oil high in oleic acid, Vitamin A and natural tocopherols.
Cinnamon, Organic (Cinnamomum cassia) INCI Name: CINNAMOMUM CASSIA (CINNAMON) Herb, Powder/ESSENTIAL OIL/EXTRACT - Strong, spicy warm, resinous aroma. To be used as an aromatic. Astringent helps to tighten loose skin. Avoid during pregnancy.
Citric Acid - INCI Name: CITRIC ACID - A natural anti-oxidant that not only stimulates collagen production but also neutralizes the skin damaging activities of free radicals. Often used for its astringent and skin lightening properties. Anti-oxidant and healing properties reduce fine lines and wrinkles and minimize the appearance of scars.
Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus) - Used as an insect repellent, for headaches, fatigue, and migraine. Fresh, powerful lemon scent. Avoid during pregnancy.
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) INCI Name: SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) ESSENTIAL OIL - Contains substances said to have an estrogen-like effect. Deodorizing; has a vitalizing effect on scalp and dandruff control, peels off dead skin. Used for depression, nerves, aches and pains and as a sedative. Used to draw out foreign objects in the skin. Helpful for minor injuries and wounds. Avoid during pregnancy.
Clay- Finely sifted clay is used to absorb toxins from the skin, clean and tighten pores.
Clove Bud (Syzygium aromaticum) INCI Name: EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) ESSENTIAL OIL - Analgesic, anti-septic, anti-microbial known to reduce the pain of arthritis and rheumatism. Good for acne, athlete’s foot, and as an insect repellent. Helpful treating insect bites. Avoid during pregnancy.
Cocoa butter, Organic (Theobroma cacao) INCI Name: THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER - Softens and melts at room temperature, softens and lubricates the skin. May cause allergic reactions, usually known to consumer. Softens pregnant skin and helps to erase stretch marks, aids in the treatment of skin irritations, softens and erases wrinkles on neck, around eyes and corners of the mouth. Contains about 5 IU of vitamin E per ounce; well absorbed by the skin. Can promote acne. Recommended for skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. Creates a barrier between sensitive skin and the environment, also helps to retain moisture.
Coconut Oil, Organic (Cocos nucifera) INCI Name: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL - White, semisolid, highly saturated fat expressed from the kernels of the coconut. Used in baby soaps, shampoos, lotions, massage creams. Lathers readily, a fine cleanser. Absorbs easily into the skin without greasy feeling. Helps soften rough, dry skin and helps to reduce chronic skin inflammation. Soothing to and healing to wounds, rashes, blood blisters.
Coconut oil betaine (Cocos nucifera) INCI Name: COCO-BETAINE - A combination of coconut oil and betaines. Used as emulsifiers, thickeners, skin and hair conditioners. No know toxicity. In scientific language, (cocamidopropyl betaine) definition is zwrittenion (inner salt) fatty acids derived from coconut oil.
Coconut oil hydroxyl (Cocos nucifera) INCI Name: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL - Hydroxylated is the process in which an atom of hydrogen and an atom of oxygen are introduced into a compound to make the compound more soluble, so the oils will mix better with water.
Coconut oil olefin (Cocos nucifera) INCI Name: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL OLEFIN - A natural lathering agent derived from coconut oil with no known allergic reactions or toxic buildup. Used in soap-less shampoos and hairsprays as an emulsifier and wetting ingredient. Sulfonated oils strip color from natural and colored hair and can bring out streaks. Used in hair tonics that remains on the hair as hairdressings.
Coltsfoot,Organic –Leaf Extract.Coltsfoot is very rich in minerals and has high levels of Silica, Silicic Acid, Sulphur and the Amino Acid Cystine. These are all very essential nutrients for scalp health and help to promote hair growth and repair. It builds and coats the hair shaft adding sheen while nourishing the scalp. Coltsfoot promotes blood flow in the scalp which contributes to its anti-seborrheic and general positive effects on the hair. It increases scalp elasticity, stimulates collagen production and reduces scalp build-up, helping dandruff problems.
Comfrey, Organic (Symphytum officinale) INCI Name: SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) Leaf/Herb/Root/Extract- A cell proliferant that regenerates aging tissues with continued use. The source of allantoin. Allantoin is particularly valuable for wound healing. Astringent. Do not take internally.
Corydalis Root (Corydlis Solida) - An astringent herb that helps to stop bleeding, muscle relaxant, analgesic (pain killer).
Costmary (Tanacetum balsamita) - Has astringent and anti-septic properties. Vanilla like scent makes it an addition to potpourris and bath herbs. In an ointment good for bruises, heals old ulcers, sores, dry itches, and burns. Helps shingles and blisters.
Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) INCI Name: VACCINIUM MACROCARPON- Is a powerful anti-oxidant and superb skin conditioner. Cranberry assists in moisture retention and contributes to lipid barrier protection of the skin. It is also high in vitamin A and phospholipids. Anti-bacterial.
Cucumber (Cucumis sativa) INCI Name: CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT- Cooling, healing and soothing to irritated skin, a beautifying agent for the skin. Applied to the skin after exposure to wind and sun is extremely beneficial. Anti-inflammatory properties. Rich in vitamin C.
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) INCI Name: CALLITRIS INTRATROPICA (BLUE CYPRESS) ESSENTIAL OIL & CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS (ITALIAN CYPRESS) OIL- Highly valued as a medicine and incense. Used for menopausal problems, excessive perspiration, nervous tension and varicose veins. An insect repellent. Improves circulation, smoothes cellulite. Do not use during pregnancy.
Distilled Water INCI Name: WATER- Water that has been purified and de-mineralized. Impurities are removed to prevent contamination. Used as a solvent and a spreading agent, it helps to distribute ingredients evenly over the skin.
Echinacea Flower, Organic (Echinacea purpurea & angustifolia) INCI Name: ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) Root EXTRACT- It has an anti-biotic and anti-viral action. Anti-oxidant protection for the skin strengthens and supports healing. Effective for wound treatment, wards off the danger of inflammation and helps to heal wounds, eruptions and pustules.
Elderflower, Organic (Sambucus canadensis) INCI Name: SAMBUCUS NIGRA (ELDER) FLOWER & SAMBUCUS CANADENSIS (AMERICAN ELDER) EXTRACT- Healing and gentle astringent. Used to cleanse skin and clear the complexion of freckles, ease sunburn. Eases irritable skin and nerves. Anti-septic.
Emu Oil - AEA Certified Grade A (Dramius): Our Emu are raised in Montana. Emu oil is a very deep penetrating moisturizer that has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and healing properties. Hydrates the skin and increases elasticity. Emu oil is a trans-dermal carrier oil. Fatty Acids are essential building blocks of cellular membranes. Emu oil is a healthy topical or ingestible oil. It is a complex of fatty acids including Omega 3,5 6, 7, & 9.
Ester C INCI Name: ESTER-C- A form of vitamin C ascorbate. Ester-C ascorbate is a vitamin C complex containing essential C metabolites. Unlike ordinary vitamin C, Ester-C is produced through an exclusive water based manufacturing process, providing a non-acidic form of vitamin C that is gentle on your skin. Ester-C also has added bioflavonoids which play a role in maintaining good health.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) ESSENTIAL OIL- Anti-infectious and wound healing properties. Anti-septic and anti-bacterial. This fragrant oil is used in cleansers, massages formulations and bath oils to reduce inflammations and kill germs. It has a soothing effect on the skin and scalp, is used in respiratory diseases, and is anti-spasmodic. Promotes formation of new cells.
Evening Primrose Oil, Organic (Enothera biennis) INCI Name: OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL- High in essential fatty acids, Eases a wide span of health problems, including acne, arthritis, eczema. High in Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), important for the skin. Helps to prevent premature aging of the skin. Highly moisturizing, helps clear blemishes, soothe irritations and soften wrinkles.
Eyebright, Wild crafted (Euphrasia officinalis) - Natural astringent and anti-bacterial agents in Eyebright are known to be effective in tightening the porous oily skin and healing acne and irritated skin. Soothes and tones the skin.
False Unicorn (Chamaelirium luteum) - Contains estrogenic compounds. Anti-inflammatory.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) INCI Name: FOENICULUM VULGARE (SWEET FENNEL) ESSENTIAL OIL- Contains ingredients that are anti-inflammatory and have a tightening effect on the skin. Used to strengthen muscle tone and increase the elasticity of connecting tissues. Contains some estrogen like substances. Avoid during pregnancy.
Flax Seed (Linum usitatissimum) INCI Name: LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) SEED- Good for ulceration and inflammation, alleviate irritation and pain. Used for removing spots from the face. The oil is rich in essential fatty acids.
Frankincense (Buswellia thurifera) INCI Name: BOSWELLIA SACRA (FRANKINCENSE) ESSENTIAL OIL- Used for sores, wounds, tension, stress and nervous conditions. Helps- blemishes, dry and mature complexions, scars, wounds and wrinkles. Used in ancient Egypt in rejuvenating faces; masks, cosmetics and perfumes.
Free Radicals- A free radical contains an unpaired electron. In this unbalanced state, the free radical is stimulated to combine with other molecules, and in combination is capable of destroying an enzyme, a protein, or a complete cell. This destruction causes chain reactions that result in the release of thousands more free radicals stimulating accumulation of age pigment, damaging protein structures, and impairing fat metabolizing enzymes. Free Radicals are unstable fragments of molecules produced from oxygen and fats in cell membranes. Free radicals result when high energy chemicals oxidation reactions in the body get out of control. Atoms and molecules consist of protons, neutrons and electrons, which normally come in pairs. Election pairs form chemical bonds which hold all molecules together.
Galbanum (Ferula glabaniflua) - Used for swelling, inflammations, tension and nervous conditions. Good for acne, heals scar tissue, tones the skin, for mature skin and wrinkles.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) INCI Name: PELARGONIUM CAPITATUM (GERANIUM) ESSENTIAL OIL- For oily skin because it equalizes sebum production. Strengthens the connective tissues of the skin. Used to treat acne, eczema, inflammations, cellulitis, herpes, fungal problems, and shingles. Good for depression and nervous tension. Renowned for healing burns, wounds and skin ulcers.
Glucose oxidase & lactoperoxidase (natural preservative) - Is a natural preservative and a flavoenzyme.
Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum) INCI Name: LYCIUM BARBARUM (MATRIMONY VINE) FRUIT EXTRACT- Goji berries are rich in anti-oxidants, particularly carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin.
Golden Seal (Hydrastis canadensis) Root/EXTRACT- Possesses powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties, as well as, anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties. So it is good for infections. Native Americans used golden seal to treat skin disorders. Soothes irritated and infected skin.
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) INCI Name: CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT- Good for aging skin. Useful for stressed skin, healing wounds, rashes, inflammations and as a skin tonic. Used in traditional Chinese medicine for psoriasis.
Grain Alcohol, Organic (Zea mays) INCI Name: ETHANOL & ZEA MAYS (CORN) SILK EXTRACT- Used to strengthen extractive properties of a solution and to sterilize.
Grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi) INCI Name: CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) ESSENTIAL OIL- Non phototoxic. Good for acne, congested and oily skin, cellulite. Tones the skin and tissues.
Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citrus paradisi) INCI Name: CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT- A natural preservative and anti-oxidant. Contains anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties.
Grapeseed Oil (Vitis vinifera) INCI Name: VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) - Easily absorbed by the skin. Wonderful emollient. Mild astringent which helps to tighten and tone the skin. Non-comedogenic (does not clog pores) a nutrient for cell membranes. Contains high grade anti-oxidants.
Green Tea, Organic (Camellia sinensis) INCI Name: CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF/EXTRACT- Eases bleeding from cuts. Green tea appears to exert sun damage protection by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation rather than blocking UV rays. Therefore green tea may synergistically enhance sun protection when used with a sun block, like zinc oxide. Topical green tea polyphenols are likely to slow down the development of some signs of aging.
Hops, Organic (Humulus lupulus) INCI Name: HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) Flower/EXTRACT- Used for skin eruptions and wounds. Good for varicose ulcers. Relieves tension in muscles throughout the body. Keeps skin soft and supple and delays wrinkling. Anti-inflammatory, nervine.
Horsetail, Organic Herb/Extract - Horsetail has high levels of Silica, Silicic Acid, Sulphur and the Amino Acid Cystine. These are all very essential nutrients for scalp health and help to promote hair growth and repair. It also contains potassium & manganese, important minerals for hair health. Horsetail promotes blood flow in the scalp which contributes to its anti-seborrheic and general positive effects on the hair. Horsetail helps eliminate excess oil from the hair. It is believed to make individual hair strands stronger, thicker and more resilient.
Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) - Contains escin, used as a sunburn protective, anti-inflammatory ingredient for varicose veins. Saponin, astringent skin tonic. Aids in cellulite reduction. Good for bruises and sprains.
Huckleberry (Vaccinium membrandaceum) INCI Name: VACCINIUM PARVIFOLIUM (Huckleberry) - Montana grown and extracted. The beloved berry is high in anthocyanins and anti-oxidants. Naturally anti-bacterial.
Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus) - Soothing emollient used in food and cosmetics to form a gel. Used for generations in Ireland for chapped skin. Brings soothing relief to inflamed skin.
Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) INCI Name: JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) ESSENTIAL OIL- One of the divine essences, euphoric. Moisturizing, healing, soothing, great for dry, sensitive skin, dermatitis and stress. King of the plant oils. Good in treating and relaxing spasms. Being a cicatrisant it can help fading away of scar marks. Anti-septic, anti-depressant.
Jojoba, Organic Oil (Simmondsis chinensis) INCI Name: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) - Acts as a sunscreen. Leaves the skin soft, supple and smooth. Contains protein, minerals and a waxy substance that mimics collagen. Used for eczema, acne, and hair care. Highly penetrative. Very effective against fighting wrinkles and aging. Also aids in psoriasis and has anti-bacterial properties.
Juniper (Juniper communis) INCI Name: JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS (JUNIPER) - Used for acne, dermatitis, eczema, hair loss, hemorrhoids, oily complexions, as a skin toner and for wounds. Anti-spasmodic.
Kelp (Macrocystis pyriferae) - Helps regulate the texture of the skin. High in iodine and vitamins A, B-complex, C and E. Good for rubbing into sprains or bruises.
Kukui Nut Oil (Aleurites moluccans) - Essential fatty acids linoleic and alpha-linolenic. Kukui nut oil is soothing, readily absorbed into the skin, and is particularly effective for dry skin, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis and eczema.
Lanolin INCI Name: LANOLIN- A natural emulsifier, it absorbs and holds water to the skin. A powerful moisture replenisher. Chemically similar to our skin’s own natural moisturizers. Humanely obtained from the wool of sheep. May cause allergic reactions.
Lavender, (Lavendula angustifolia) INCI Name: LAVENDER & LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) HERB/EXTRACT/ESSENTIAL OIL- Lavender for relaxation. Reduces inflammations, relieves headaches, and normalizes the sebum glands. Stimulates skin and wound healing without scarring. A deodorant, insect repellent and soothes burns. Anti-spasmodic, anti-septic, anti-convulsive, anti-microbial, anti-rheumatic analgesic, anti-inflammatory, parasitic and disinfectant. Good for all complexions and in any preparation! Has a germicidal property. Keep lavender as a remedy against bruises, bites, aches and pains. Calming properties. Used in massage treatments and to promote restful sleep.
Lavender Hydrosol- Fully emulsified essential oil. Acts as an anti-septic, burn and scar treatment, insect repellant, and aromatic ingredient for perfumes, cosmetics, soaps, lotions, and household products. It is also known for its calming properties. It is used in massage treatments, and to promote restful sleep.
Lecithin (Soya max) - Derived from soybeans, sunflower, and grapeseed, lecithin is made up of many phospholipids which are emulsifying agents and one of the principal components of human cell membranes. A superior skin restorative agent with the ability to penetrate the epidermis and carry substances to the cell level. They can form cell-like structures called liposomes.
Lemon, (Citrus limomum) INCI Name: CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) EXTRACT/ ESSENTIAL OIL- Anti-bacterial, & anti-septic properties. Promotes new cell generation, regulates sebum production, and stimulates lymphatic system. A Mild skin astringent beneficial for acne and other skin problems, a tissue toner, good for cellulite, softens skin, also use for chapped and itching skin, fades freckles and age spots. Do not use on skin exposed to direct sunlight. In aromatherapy it's energizing; improves concentration clears mind, relieves depression, reduces negative emotions, refreshing, and strengthening.
Lemon Balm, Organic (Melissa officinalis) Leaf/EXTRACT- calming effect for depression and tension. Cooling, good for insect bites. Extracts are anti-viral and help clean and heal wounds by starving bacteria of oxygen.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) - Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, astringent used as a deodorant and insect repellent. Use for fungal infections and to refine large pores. A tissue toner helpful with acne.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) INCI Name: GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) - Soothing and emollient, opens pores so other herbs can medicate and clean them out. Used as a skin lightener in treatment of dark spots. A sweet emollient.
Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) INCI Name: CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) ESSENTIAL OIL- Used as an astringent. Rejuvenates the skin, keeps it shining. Protects from infections. Contains a large amount of vitamin c. When applied to skin its acids scrub out the dead cells. Good for rashes and bruises.
Lupine (Lupinus perennis & other species) INCI Name: Lupine Protein- Applied to scabby blemishes and added to facial steams and masks to reduce oiliness and invigorate and add fullness to the skin. Contains a high amount of essential amino acids which fight against premature aging.
Mallow (Marsh), Organic (Malva sylvestris) INCI Name: MALVA SYLVESTRIS (COMMON MALLOW) Flower/EXTRACT- A soothing agent that counters irritation and mild inflammation. Useful for mild cases of eczema, chapped skin and minor wounds.
Mandarin (Citrus reticulate) INCI Name: CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN) ESSENTIAL OIL- Recommended for Acne, congested and oily skin, scars, spots, stretch marks and as a toner. Refines the texture of the skin. Has a cell rejuvenating property. Good Anti-septic.
Mango Butter (Mangifera indica) INCI Name: MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED- Melts readily on contact with the skin and disperses evenly. Used for dryness to assist moisturization after exposure to the sun and other harsh elements. Packed full of powerful anti-oxidants. Contains natural preservatives that help preserve your skin, and so preserve youthful looking skin.
Manuka Oil- Anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral. It is 20 to 30 times more effective than tea tree oil against gram positive bacteria (staph) and 5 to 10 times more active for fungi. Good for muscle ache and aching joint. In aromatherapy this oil is used for stress and anxiety.
Marjoram (Origanum majorana) - Very helpful for muscular and rheumatic pain, sprains, strains, stiff joints. The essence is initially sweet, with a camphorous afternote. Analgesic, anti-spasmodic, anti-septic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, nervine, vasodilator.
Meadowsweet (Spirea Ulmaria) INCI Name: SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) FLOWER EXTRACT- Anti-inflammatory chemicals called salicylages Reduces inflammations and fevers and topically for painful arthritic and rheumatic joints. Used as an astringent and acne buster.
MSM, Organic (methylsulfonylmethane)- A naturally occurring organic compound found in every drop of rain and non-processed food. Gently counteracts many irritants that harm and attack the health of skin and mucous membranes. Relieves irritation and discomfort caused by exposure to sun and wind, dryness, abrasion and toxic chemicals.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) INCI Name: COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) ESSENTIAL OIL- Anti-inflammatory, astringent and anti-microbial, for chapped and cracked skin, eczema, mature complexions, wounds and wrinkles. Helps to create a more toned vital healthy looking skin. Helps to balance and hydrated the skin. Helps to remove toxins from the skin tissue, promoting general tissue repair.
Neem (Azadirachta indica) INCI Name: AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM) ESSENTIAL OIL- Aides healing of topical skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, burns and acne. It is a very effective anti-septic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral agent. A natural insect repellant.
Neroli (Citrus bigaradia, aurantium) INCI Name: CITRUS AURANTIUM (BLOOD ORANGE) ESSENTIAL OIL- Extracted by steam distillation from flowers of sweet and bitter orange. Used in aromatherapy for soothing the nerves and helping induce sleep. Anti-septic, anti-bacterial, disinfectant, anti-spasmodic, Deodorant.
Nettles Leaf: Useful for cleansing wounds and ulcers. Astringent helpful with cuts, stings, and burns.
Oatmeal, Scottish, Organic (Avena sativa) INCI Name: AVENA SATIVA (OAT)-Organically grown and prepared. Used to soothe the skin in the bath for dermatitis, chicken pox, and other irritating skin conditions. Good for babies. A gentle exfoliate used in scrubs and masks. It has a slight bleaching effect and is said to help fade or remove age spots and other skin discolorations.
Olive Leaf (Olea Europaea)- Anti-bacterial (dissolves the outer lining of the microbes), anti-viral, and anti-parasitic. This may be used on all skin irritations such as cold sores, rashes, insect bites, sarcoma patches, herpetic sores, psoriasis, and eczema.
Olive Oil, Extra Virgin,Organic (Olea europaea) INCI Name: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL- Contains protein, minerals, vitamins and is used for rheumatic conditions and for soothing. Rich in polyphenols, an anti-oxidant that blocks inflammation, and oleic acid to penetrate cell membranes. May cause acne, so use only on dry and normal skin.
Orange Oil- Mild skin astringent, anti-septic properties, and anti-inflammatory in nature. In aromatherapy it improves concentration, relaxes, and leaves you feeling composed and happy.
Orange, Sweet (Citrus sinensis) INCI Name: CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE) ESSENTIAL OIL & CITRUS AURANTIUM (BLOOD ORANGE) ESSENTIAL OIL- Obtained from the peels of orange by cold compression. Orange oil is anti-bacterial, astringent and used in skin toning, treatment of acne and cellulitis. Avoid exposure to sun after treatment with orange oil. Sweet, light and fresh essence.
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)- Used for inflammations of the mouth and throat; anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-allergenic, anti-microbial. This oil was recognized in Ancient Greece where they used it for treating bacterial infections on skin & wounds.
Palm Oil (Elaesis guineensis) INCI Name: ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (AFRICAN OIL PALM) OIL- The oil is used in baby soaps, ordinary soaps, liniments and ointments. High in tocotrienals (natural vitamin E) A great anti-oxidant that helps treat many skin ailments. Found in many anti-aging products, fights free radicals. Tocotrienals have been proven to be effective in preventing aging and damage from free radicals. Palm oil provides deep moisturizing properties.
Palma Rosa (Cymbopogon martini) INCI Name: CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) EXTRACT, ESSENTIAL OIL- Anti-septic, anti-bacterial. Moisturizing and hydrating, it is valuable for acne, dermatitis, minor skin infections, scars, sores and wrinkles. Stimulates cellular regeneration, regulates sebum production.
Palmitate(A source of Vitamin A)- Acts as an anti-oxidant it protects the skin from environmental pollution, and also damage from free radicals. It also facilitates cellular renewal and thus reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Panthenol (Vitamin B Complex Factor) INCI Name: PANTHENOL- A derivative of vitamin B. Non-irritating, helps skin stay healthy by stabilizing the skins metabolism. Can aid in evening your skin tone by stimulating skin pigment formation. Added to skin creams panthenol lubricates the skin for a smooth soft look. No known toxicity.
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)- Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and supports generation of new cells. Use for acne, aging and chapped skin, and dandruff.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) INCI Name: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINt) ESSENTIAL OIL- An excellent anti-septic and astringent. It soothes and tones blemished, irritated skin. Used for treatment of oily skin, acne, blackheads and pimples. Relieves muscle and joint pains. Vitalizing and uplifting. Helps open up breathing passages and sinuses.
Peru Balsam (Myroxylon balsamum pereirae) INCI Name: MYROXYLON PEREIRAE (PERU BALSAM) ESSENTIAL OIL- With its sweet, rich vanilla-like scent, it is a welcome addition to creams for dry and chapped skin, eczema, rashes, scabies, sores and wounds. Also helps rheumatism. Non-toxic. Controls itching.
Pine (pinus sylvestris)- Often prescribed in treating psoriasis, itching, pimples, eczema, skin diseases, and poor skin. It gives you balanced, smooth, renewed and shiny skin. It is also used in removing lice from hair. Pine essential oil is widely used as massage oil and bath oil.
Pomegranate Oil (Punica granatum) INCI Name: PUNICA GRANATUM- Nourishes and revitalizes your skin and your body, stalls the effects of aging, soothes minor skin irritations as it smoothes away wrinkles. Is rich in anti-oxidants, flavonoids and punicic acid. Nourishing for the outer epidermal layer.
Potassium solution- Emulsifier and alkali in liquid soaps; bonds oil and water together in the manufacture of bar soaps.
Potassium Sorbate INCI Name: POTASSIUM SORBATE-Sorbic Acid Potassium Salt. Used as a mold and yeast inhibitor in food and body care products. Potassium sorbate is non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Derived from natural fatty acid.
Progesterone USP- (from wild yam)- USP (United States Pharmacopoeia) which is the international standard of purity for substances used in the manufacture of drugs and cosmetics. In the case of progesterone, USP simply confirms that the progesterone is the identical molecule as is produced by the human body. The title progesterone USP, identifies the progesterone as natural and differentiates it from the synthetic versions which are often referred to as progestins or progestogens.
Purified Water INCI Name: WATER- Distilled to remove any minerals that could bind the medicinal properties of the herbs and to sterilize.
Purple Loosestife (Lythrum Salicaria)- An astringent and anti-fungal herb, used for wounds, leg ulcers, and eczema. Deters insects and helps with itching.
Red Alder Bark (Alnus Rubra)- Astringent, may be applied externally to cuts, eczema, sores and aches.
Red Clover, Organic (Trifolium praetense) INCI Name: TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (RED CLOVER) Blossom, Extract- Highly nourishing, calming reliever of menopausal distresses. Used as a cleansing herb for skin complaints. Used for skin inflammations such as psoriasis and eczema.
Reverse Osmosis water
Rice Bran Oil- Rich in oryzanol, an anti-oxidant and free radical buster more potent than vitamin E and found only in this oil. Anti-inflammatory properties enhance skin cell growth.
Rice Bran Wax (Oryza sativa) INCI Name: ORYZA SATIVA (BROWN RICE)- An emollient, the basis material for some exfoliation particles. Rice bran smoothes the skin and serves as an anti-oxidant. Helps reduce skin aging.
Rice Flour (Oryza sativa) INCI Name: ORYZA SATIVA (BROWN RICE)- Poultice for burns, scalds, rice is soothing and acts as a binder with other herbs. Good for blemishes, wrinkles, and skin pigmentations. Has soothing and softening properties.
Rose (Rosa damascena, otto, gallica, centifolia, alba) INCI Name: ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL & ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) & ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER WATER- Astringent, toning, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative; promotes new cell growth. Good for aging, dry and sensitive skin and broken capillaries. Excellent emollient with hydrating properties. Also for anxiety, depression, menopausal problems. Essence lifts the spirits!
Rose Absolute Pure-A refined, liquid extraction of fragrant compounds from the fresh blossom. Although absolutes contain essential oil compounds they differ from distilled essential oils. An absolute is a refinement of a concrete, which is a thick fragrant material extracted from the plant using a hydrocarbon solvent. The concrete contains essential oils, fatty acids and waxes. Absolutes are extracted from concretes with pure alcohol. The alcohol dissolves and absorbs the fragrant material from the concrete. Waxes, fats and other non-aromatic contents precipitate out and are removed by filtering. The alcohol is removed through evaporation. What's left behind is the pure, fragrant absolute -- a concentration of aromatic compounds including essential oil constituents.
Rose Hip Seed, Organic (Rosa various) INCI Name: ROSE HIPS SEED OIL- Has scar reduction properties. High in linoleic and linolenic acids. Is high in bio-available vitamin C. Boosts regeneration of the skin and makes it more elastic.
Rose Hydrosol (Rosa damascena, gallica, indica, rugosa, rubiginosa) INCI Name: ROSA CANINA (ROSE) HYDROSOL & SILICA- Astringent, toning, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative and promotes new cell growth. Good for aging, dry and sensitive skin, and broken capillaries. Also for anxiety, depression, menopausal problems. Naturally hydrating, nourishes, soothes & balances the skin.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) INCI Name: ROSEMARY & ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) ESSENTIAL OIL- Prevents hair loss and strengthens hair. Improves circulation, and is invigorating, good for varicose veins. Astringent, anti-septic and cleansing, it is used for burns, rheumatism, muscle pain and eczema. Rosemary’s anti-oxidant properties help fight free radicals. An insect repellent. Avoid during pregnancy.
Royal Jelly INCI Name: ROYAL JELLY- High in protein, hormones, lipids, vitamins, gelatin and nucleic acids (such as RNA and DNA) that assist in topical cell regeneration. It contains Vitamins A, B Complex, biotin, folic acid and inositol, as well as minerals such as calcium, chromium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, silicon, sulfur, zinc and 18 amino acids, collagen. Improves texture and tone of the skin, often tightening fine lines and making wrinkles less noticeable.
Safflower Oil (Carthamus tinctorius) INCI Name: CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL- Used in creams, lotions and soaps to soften the skin and in hair conditioners. Has one of the highest linoleic acid contents of all known oils, giving it superior skin compatibility and deep moisturizing capability helps maintain elasticity in the skin. Especially beneficial for sensitive skin. Helps to dissolve existing blockages in pores, this helps in dealing with the root cause of acne and goes a long way in preventing outbreaks.
Sage, Dalmatian (Salvia officinalis) ESSENTIAL OIL- Extracted by steam distillation. Contains estrogen-like substances. Useful for wrinkles, astringent and can heal eczema. Used in invigorating bath preparations and to soothe rheumatic complaints. Anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic. Helpful in conditions of dermatitis, herpes, psoriasis. Avoid during pregnancy.
Sandalwood (Santalum album) INCI Name: SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD)- An external disinfectant and anti-septic for sores and wounds. Rejuvenating scent, used in acne preparations. Anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic.
Saponification (saponated oils)- A process that occurs when you mix water, sodium Hydroxide, and oil.
Savory, Summer (Satureja hortensis)- Brings instant relief from insect bites, bee and wasp stings. Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, astringent, anti-oxidant.
Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)- A natural sunscreen and astringent. Contains high amounts of carotenoids, including pro-vitamin A which encourages skin cell proliferation. Significant levels of vitamin E and C are also present.
Sea Salt (sodium alginate) INCI Name: SEA SALT- Used for exfoliating and detoxifying.
Seaweed Extract INCI Name: SEAWEED- Extracted from brown seaweed, nearly odorless and tasteless. High levels of anti-oxidants. Helps to reduce secretions from glands in the skin to prevent acne. Improves PH levels of the skin. No known toxicity.
Shea, Organic or Karite Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) INCI Name: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)- Provides protection from the sun. Imparts superior softness to the skin, with anti-microbial, moisturizing, and hydrating properties. Also contains vitamins and allantoin, naturally healing for wrinkles and capillary circulation. Has a nourishing effect and seems to induce a state of self-protection in the cells through its stimulating action on the metabolism. Protects against the ultraviolet rays that cause sunburn.
Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinus edodes) INCI Name: LENTINUS EDODES (SHIITAKE MUSHROOM) EXTRACT- Contains kojic acid which prevents the formation of melanin, or pigment, in skin, resulting in a brighter, more even complexion. Accelerates the skins natural renewal process, bringing younger fresher cells to the surface.
Silica- Is an anti-oxidant, helps reduce pain & inflammation in the joints, improves skin elasticity; stimulates cell formation and metabolism; disinfectant and more.
Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva)- Soothing, strengthening and healing for all parts it comes in contact with, used in ointments, poultices and lozenges, for wounds, sores, inflamed surfaces, ulcers, burns and skin diseases. Especially beneficial for psoriasis.
Sodium Hydroxide INCI Name: SODIUM HYDROXIDE- An alkali and emulsifier in soaps. White or nearly white pellets, flakes or sticks.
Soy Lecithin- An excellent source of choline (is essential to every living cell in the body). It’s one of the main components of cell membranes. Also used as an emulsifier.
Soy oil, Organic (Non-GMO) INCI Name:GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL - Soy Bean Oil has been clinically proven to even skin tone and smooth skin texture. Long known for its health benefits, research into the use of soy for skin care has shown multiple skin care benefits, such as- soften and smooth skin texture- High in natural source lecithin, sterolins, and vitamin E, this oil makes a great base for your products which are being created for outer epidermal healing.
Spearmint (Mentha spicata) INCI Name: MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT)- Better adapted to children and those with sensitive skin than peppermint, it is milder and less powerful. Excellent for acne, dermatitis, congested skin. Helps with fatigue, headache, migraine, nervous strain. Anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, disinfectant. Effective insecticide.
Spirulina (Spirula) INCI Name: SPIRULINA- Easily assimilated by the body. Provides GLA (gamma linoleic acid), essential fatty acids, vitamin B 12, iron, protein, RNA & DNA, chlorophyll. Supplies nutrients needed to cleanse and heal.
Stabilized Liquid Oxygen- Is readily bio-available to the body; oxygen in this state has demonstrated efficacy as an anti-inflammatory; broad-spectrum anti-bacterial, anti-fungal as well as anti-viral agent. Increases cell respiration and regeneration.
Sunflower, Organic (Helianthus annuus) INCI Name: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL- Contains vitamins and minerals, and is good for all skin types. Helps the skin retain moisture. Rich in vitamin E and high in essential fatty acids.
Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum inophyllum)- Topical healing agent with strong anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-biotic and anti-oxidant properties. Tamanu oil has a soothing and regenerative effect on the skin, and helps to relieve eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and other inflammatory skin conditions. From a tree in South East Asia.
Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) INCI Name: CITRUS RETICULATA BLANCO (TANGERINE) ESSENTIAL OIL- Extracted by cold compression. For acne, congested and oily skin, scars, spots, stretch marks and as a toner. Anti-septic, anti-spasmodic. Helps maintain oil and moisture balance in the skin. Intensely sweet, almost floral citrus scent uplifting for spirits and treats cellulite.
Tapioca Flour (Manihot utilissima) INCI Name: TAPIOCA FLOUR- Used as a binding agent.
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) INCI Name: MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) ESSENTIAL OIL- Anti-microbial, anti-septic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties. Used for acne, abscesses, athlete’s foot, herpes, inflamed nail beds, nail fungus, ringworm, dandruff, mites, and scabies. Also pimples, oily skin irritation and rashes. Relieves muscle aches, sprains, and pains. The all-cure name given to this oil by inhabitants of Australia is not a bit exaggerated. An insect repellent.
Thyme, Red (Thymus vulgaris) INCI Name: THYME- A powerful anti-septic, it enhances the immune system. Stimulates the circulation, throws off chills and acts as an exhilarating tonic to the whole system. Excellent for physical and mental exhaustion, relieving tension, anxiety and insomnia and lifts the spirits. Acts as an anesthetic to deaden pain in muscle and rheumatic complaints.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E) INCI Name: TOCOPHEROL-Tocopherol and mixed tocopherols- this is a fat soluble vitamin and a naturally occurring anti-oxidant. Mixed tocopherols are a combination of the Tocopherols: Tocopherol, Tocopherol acetate, Tocopherol linoleate, etc,. Essential for maintaining the activities of enzymes and formation of red blood cells. Inhibits formation of cancer causing compounds. Prevents formation of free radicals, a useful weapon against premature aging and combat of wrinkles. Promotes healing of burned skin. A deep moisturizer that softens and tones dry lines.
Our Vitamin E T-50 Mixed Tocopherol is of a natural source derived from the distillate of a variety of vegetable oils, primary soybean and corn. According to our supplier the Vitamin E oil is distilled, refined and purified to a much greater extent than the oil from which they are derived. These additional steps are sufficient to remove any protein, if present. The Vitamin E is derived from no-GMO materials. It is also FCC (food grade) and certified Kosher grade.
Tocotrienols - An essential nutrient and anti-oxidant, protects cell membranes, prevents neurodegeneration. When applied to the skin surface they are pulled deep into the tissue and absorbed directly into the tissue and absorbed directly into the cells, where they help protect against changes that lead to skin cancer, wrinkles, age spots, and other factors that make your skin appear older than it is.
Tragacanth Gum (Astragalus gummifer) INCI Name: ASTRAGALUS GUMMIFER GUM- Used in making emulsions for the suspension of powders to impart consistence. Has been in used for well over 2000 years it is an exudate from the astragalus genus of plants grown in the middle east.
Usnea Lichen- Anti-biotic, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial. Very effective against gram positive bacteria such as streptococcus, staphylococcus, mycobacterium tuberculosis and other fast growing species. It’s effective against a variety of parasites.
Uva Ursi Leaf (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) INCI Name: ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA-URSI- Used for its astringent, anti-septic, and anti-biotic properties. It can be used on the skin as a wash to help heal cuts and scrapes. It may also be used to help treat rashes, canker sores and arthritis pain. Contains allantoin, which is well known for its soothing and tissue repairing properties. May cause allergic reactions.
Vanilla Extract (Vanilla planifolia) INCI Name: VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT- Rich, sweet, balsamic, vanilla odor. Non toxic, but a common sensitizing agent.
Vegetable Glycerin INCI Name: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN- Naturally extracted from vegetable oils, glycerin has emollient and humectant properties. Draws oxygen into the skin, which is beneficial for anti-aging. Hypoallergenic, people suffering form acne can safely use vegetable glycerin. Anti-bacterial.
Vegetable Quaternary- Derived from cellulose, it gives hair sheen.
Vegetable Wax- Is completely non-toxic raw wax; all natural vegetable waxes are made from 100% vegetable derived ingredients. Used as a thickening agent and protective barrier to skin.
Vitamin A (Retinol) INCI Name: RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)- Helps produce new and healthy cells in skin. Prevents and treats acne. Helps control psoriasis and aged skin, and preventing malignant skin cancer. Suppresses warts.
Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic acid)- Fights wrinkles as well as graying of the hair. Research studies suggest that vitamin B5 may speed wound healing.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) INCI Name: ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)- For protein synthesis- blocks carcinogens; for collagen formation; anti-wrinkle effect. Vitamin C is one of the relatively few topical agents whose effectiveness against wrinkles and fine lines is backed by a fair amount of reliable scientific evidence.
Vitamin E (tocopherol) INCI Name: TOCOPHEROL- Essential for maintaining the activities of enzymes and formation of red blood cells. Inhibits formation of cancer causing compounds. Prevents formation of free radicals, a useful weapon against premature aging and combats wrinkles. Promotes healing of burned skin. A deep moisturizer that softens and tones dry lines.
The Vitamin E we use is D-Alpha and is derived from non GMO materials. It is also FCC (food grade) and certified Kosher grade. Tocopherol and mixed tocopherols- this is a fat soluble vitamin and a naturally occurring anti-oxidant. Mixed tocopherols are a combination of the Tocopherols- Tocopherol, Tocopherol acetate, Tocopherol linoleate, etc, etc. Essential for maintaining the activities of enzymes and formation of red blood cells. Inhibits formation of cancer causing compounds. Prevents formation of free radicals, a useful weapon against premature aging and combat of wrinkles. Promotes healing of burned skin. A deep moisturizer that softens and tones dry lines.
Our Vitamin E T-50 Mixed Tocopherol is of a natural source derived from the distillate of a variety of vegetable oils, primary soybean and corn. According to our supplier the Vitamin E oil is distilled, refined and purified to a much greater extent than the oil from which they are derived. These additional steps are sufficient to remove any protein, if present. The Vitamin E is derived from no-GMO materials. It is also FCC (food grade) and certified Kosher grade.
White Willow (Salix alba)- Astringent, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, contains salicin, making it effective for eczema and pimples. Stimulates skin and cell growth.
Wild Yam, Organic (Discorea villosa) INCI Name: DIOSCOREA VILLOSA (WILD YAM) Herb, Root EXTRACT- Useful for promoting the production of progesterone. Strengthens the liver, soothes the nerves. Traditionally used for any kind of muscular spasm, ovarian and uterine pain. Soothes painful conditions of the urinary tract. Used in herbal medicine for spasmodic pain associated with inflammatory conditions.
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) Essential Oil- Astringent, anti-septic, mild analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, and anti-spasmodic, good for rheumatism because of its warming action on muscles and skin. Excellent in body rubs and bath oils. Intensely strong, sweet and woody. Should not be used for aromatherapy. Used to treat snake bites, dog bites, and stings of poisonous insects.
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) INCI Name: HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) Leaf EXTRACT- Astringent. Relieves the pain and swelling of varicose veins, constricts capillaries, the itching of hemorrhoids and speeds healing of various ulcers. Relieves burns, swollen or inflamed skin conditions, engorged breasts, sprains and strains. Soothes mosquito bites and stings, tightens tissues and reduces broken capillaries.
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)- Used as an insect repellent. A natural anti-septic, used for ulcerations and wounds. Do not use internally.
Xanthan Gum INCI Name: XANTHAN GUM- Derived from sugar. Widely used as a thickener, an emulsifier, and stabilizer. No known toxicity.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)- Anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-biotic, and astringent. Fresh leaves arrest bleeding and are applied as a poultice to wounds and shaving cuts. Flowers treat eczema. Yarrow plants have been used to treat external skin wounds as far back as the ancient Greeks.
Ylang-Ylang (Cananga odorata genuina) INCI Name: CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) Essential Oil- Helpful for acne, irritated and oily skin, and general skin health. Good for hair health and growth. Helpful with seborrheic eczema. Use on any cut, wound or abrasion. Its action on the nervous system is impressive. Treats depression, frigidity, insomnia, anger, nervous tension and stress related disorders. Anti-septic, nervine.
Zinc Oxide- Used as an astringent, anti-septic and protective in skin diseases. Plays an important role in proper skincare as an essential mineral. Zinc is a mineral the body requires for synthesis of collagen. Preliminary studies show zinc can be an effective treatment for contact dermatitis. A sunscreen Size- .2 microns.
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ESSENTIAL OILS by Julia Lawless, Element Books Ltd. Rockport, MA 1992
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF ESSENTIAL OILS by Valerie Ann Worwood, New World Library, San Rafael, CA 1991
AROMATHERAPY WORKBOOK by Marcel Lavabre, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT 1990
THE COMPLETE WOMAN’S HERBAL by Anne McIntyre, Henry Holt & Co, NY 1995
BETTER NUTRITION “Primrose Oil – it’s Essential” by James Scheer, Primedia, Atlanta, GA June 1998
BETTER NUTRITION “Royal Jelly from the Beehive, Fit for a Queen” by Tamra Orr, Primedia, Atlanta, GA 7/98
WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT MENOPAUSE by John Lee MD, Warner Books, NY 1996
NATURAL BEAUTY RETAILER “What’s the Buzz” by Heather Granato, March 2000
CREATING YOUR OWN COSMETICS by Nikolaus Smech, Alliance Publishing 1995
CONSUMER’S DICTIONARY OF COSMETIC INGREDIENTS by Ruth Winter, Three Rivers Press, 1999
THE COMPLETE MEDICINAL HERBAL by Penelope Ody, Dorling Kindersley, 1993
MENOPAUSAL YEARS, THE WISE WOMAN WAY, Susan Weed, Ash Tree Publishing, 1992
THE HERBAL BODY BOOK by Jeanne Rose, Grosset & Dunlap, NY 1976
A MODERN HERBAL by Mrs. M. Grieve, Dover Publications, Inc. NY 1971
Allergy Warnings- Please review our ingredients as each person may have different sensitivities or allergies.
(No perfumes or fragrance oils, no petroleum products.)