INGREDIENTS FROM NATURES GARDEN

Natures Garden.

To learn about our ingredients, how they work on the skin, heart, mind and spirit please refer below.

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Argan argania spinosa

Alive with skin-loving nutrients, organic argan oil is light and easily absorbed into the skin, making it a valuable ingredient in moisturising the skin.

Our organic argan oil contains tocopherols and phenols, carotenes, squalene and fatty acids, making it a truly luxurious oil. Our argan oil is not deodorised and does have a pungent aroma.

Origin

Extraction Method: Cold-pressed
Refinement Techniques:
 Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

Avocado persea americana 

Pressed from the soft green flesh around the pit of the avocado. Avocado oil is an emollient, highly permeating oil. The natural content of vitamins A and E work synergistically to improve the skin texture. The impressive nutritional profile makes it an ideal for dry, dehydrated and mature skin.

Avocado oil is a nourishing emollient, which is extracted from the pulp of the avocado. Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E, it softens, conditions and strengthens the epidermis. Extremely beneficial in treating dry and dehydrated skin. The moisturizing and skin softening properties make it a valuable addition to mature skin blends.

Origin

Extraction Method: Cold-pressed oil
Refinement Techniques:
 Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

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Beeswax cera alba 

Beeswax is an exquisite substance that is secreted by worker honeybees. Our pure beeswax comes from Central Otago. This beautiful wax is the finest quality that we’ve found.

As a natural hydrating ingredient that increases essential moisture in the skin, it is commonly found in hand and body creams that help retain natural skin moisture and in the relief of itching from sensitive skin. Beeswax is found only in our Wonder Balm.

Origin

Extraction Method: Cold-pressed oil
Refinement Techniques:
 Unrefined
Precautions: This product

Borage seed oil borago officinalis 

Borage seed oil is known to be beneficial for topical applications, that have inflammation present due to its rich gamma linolenic acid (GLA) content. Suitable for dry, devitalized and sensitive skins. Maybe helpful in reducing transepidermal water loss in the skin.

Origin

Extraction Method: Cold-pressed oil
Refinement Techniques:
 Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

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Calendula  calendula officialis

It is an important healing herb which contains numerous compounds including carotenoids, flavonoids, tannins, saponins and essential oils. This nourishing cheerful flowers healing powers go back in history, and are considered a magic plant and antiseptic healer of the skin for minor cuts, wounds, inflamed skin promoting skin regeneration. We use calendula flowers in our herbal oil infusions and they make a welcome addition to many of our blends.

Astrologically associated with the sun and the fire element, calendula was believed to imbue magical powers of protection. Flowers strung above doorposts were said to keep evil out and to protect one while sleeping if put under the bed. It was said that picking the flowers under the noonday sun will strengthen and comfort the heart.

Calendula was used in ancient times in India as well, and according to Ayurvedic healing principles is energetically cooling and has a bitter and pungent taste. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) calendula is considered energetically neutral and drying and is used to support healthy skin.

Precautions
Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family (such as feverfew, chamomile, or Echinacea species) should exercise caution with calendula, as allergic cross-reactivity to Asteraceae plants is common. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

Origin

Extraction Method: Dried flowers

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

Camiella camellia oleifera

This lightweight and silky oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of the tea plant, and known as the "beauty oil" having  been used for centuries in Japan to maintain smooth and soft skin. The light, highly penetrating oil is rich in natural antioxidants, Omega 3 (oleic acid) and essential fatty acids, Vitamin E and Polyphenols and is used to nourish and moisturize delicate and sensitive skin.

Origin

Extraction Method: Dried flowers

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

Castor seed ricinus communis

A natural source oil from certified organic castor beans, offering a protective layer for the skin. It is soothing and lubricating to the skin and acts as a humectant, thereby attracting moisture to the skin. Wonderful oil for cleansing.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

Chamomile chamomilla recutita

A gentle herb known throughout most of the world which has been used continually for many centuries. The flower of equilibrium and traditionally prized for its skin soothing, softening and antimicrobial properties, which are particularly beneficial for soothing inflamed, dry, irritated and sensitive skin. The scent is wonderfully relaxing for the nervous system, calming anxiety and nervousness.

A member of the Asteraceae family, these aromatic herbaceous plants have white daisy like flowers and scent reminiscent of apples or pineapple.Chamomile was used in ancient Egypt and was given as an offering to their gods.

Chamomile possesses what Rosemary Gladstar describes as "soft power" to assuage occasional stress and tension. She suggests not only sipping chamomile tea while bathing in it, but also tucking a chamomile sachet under the pillow at night to promote restful sleep.

Precautions
Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family should exercise caution with chamomile. The infusion should not be used near the eyes. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

Coconut cocos nucifera

A nourishing, easily absorbed moisturising oil, particularly suitable for dry, chapped skin. It contains antimicrobial properties that make is very useful for all manner of skin conditions, however it may clog pores when used on congested skin on the face.

Our organic unrefined coconut oil is truly spectacular with a deep and mildly intoxicating scent of pure coconut pulp. It is one of the most revered oils for nutritional purposes. This is a great oil for general moisturizing and serves as a protective layer, helping to retain the moisture in your skin. Coconut oil is without a doubt, the number one lather-producing agent used in soaps. And is the first choice for most people in the cosmetics and soap industry. Will melt at 76-79 degrees.

This particular oil is raw and unrefined and has a pleasant, full-bodied coconut aroma. If blended within skin care preparations at a high percentage, it may alter the scent of the final product.

Fresh, whole coconuts that are sound and ripe are shelled and then pared to remove the brown skin. The white meat is then milled to fine shreds and dried at a temperature of not more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit for an average of 2 hours and 30 minutes. This does not create a completely dried and useless meat, but rather helps in the evaporation of excess water, which is prevalent in the meat. After drying, the milled coconut is passed through a customized, cold process oil press where the oil is separated from the coconut at a controlled temperature of less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The oil is collected in a receiving pan and pumped through a series of filter cloths, which results in a 'clear' coconut oil, known commercially as virgin coconut oil. The filtered virgin coconut oil is temporarily stored in a tank and made to pass through a final filter to remove any detritus left over before it is packed into its final drum.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

Comfrey symphytum officinale

Its leaves and roots have been used in traditional medicine for nearly 2000 years for their astringent, soothing and healing benefits. The main ingredient responsible for Comfrey’s powerful anti-irritant and healing qualities is a substance called allantoin.  Allantoin is found in both the leaves and roots of the plant.  It is known to help improve moisture retention, soften and soothe stressed skin.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

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Elderflower Sambucus nigra

 

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is principally used in bath salts to promote relaxation. It can be used as a stand alone salt for soaking, or may be blended with essential oils and botanicals for a truly splendid bathing experience. Our epsom salt is of the highest quality, and its coarse texture makes it easy to incorporate them into baths and soaks.

Epsom salt is mainly made up of magnesium and sulfates. Unlike other salts, epsom salt does not leave the skin feeling dry and instead leaves it with a soft and silky texture. Adding magnesium sulfate epsom salts to your bath water makes for a luxurious and relaxing experience for the mind and body. While soaking, try massaging some of the salts over your skin, as this will help to exfoliate and cleanse the skin. For sore feet, add 1/2 cup of epsom salt to a large pot of water. Essential oils, such as Lavender or Rosemary, may be added to enhance relaxation. To make a compress, dissolve 2 cups of epsom salt in hot water, and use this mixture for your compress.

Stores well under most conditions, but high fluctuations in humidity will cause it to cake. Epsom is a granular salt with an average size of 1-2 mm. Fully dissolves in water and blends well with oil.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

Evening Primrose Oil Oenothera biennis

Organic evening primrose oil is prized for its abundant food, health, and cosmetic benefits. Evening primrose is a common wildflower found in North America, Europe, and parts of Asia. The yellow flowers only open in the evening, hence their common name. Evening primrose has been used throughout in Europe since the seventeenth century.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

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Green Clay

Very versatile, good for all skin types, especially good for blemished and oily skin. It literally “drinks” oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your skin. Its toning action stimulates the skin. French green clay is great for helping to clear occasional skin blemishes. Use weekly as part of a complete facial ritual. .

Green clay owes its coloration to two very important factors: iron oxide and decomposed plant matter. That’s right, the natural green tones found in this luxurious clay are from the very cycles of life that the earth uses to regenerate herself. Unlike other clays where key elements work in symbiosis off of each other, French green clay contains several elements which act as their own “body,” meaning that each element is responsible for working the outer epidermis in its own way and in dispensing their biological constituents as best as possible.

It is pH is neutral and said to have absorbing, astringent, antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating and healing properties. It can help to control excessive oiliness, making the skin more homogeneous and balanced.

Clay has been used for thousands of years to absorb toxic substances in the body and eliminate them, to stimulate, reinvigorate and rejuvenate skin cells and tissues, cleanse and beautify

Our French green clay is quarry mined from naturally occurring deposits in France and is untreated, with a beautiful light green color and soft texture.

Contrary to popular belief, not all French green clay originates in France. At one time, all of the world’s supply was mined in France. As this clay became more popular, similar deposits were found in Wyoming, Montana, China, and other European countries. These varieties are all marketed under the moniker “French green clay.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

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Himalayan Pink Salt

Himalayan pink salt is one of the finest salts available for therapeutic use. This luxurious and delectable salt has beautifully formed crystals which range in color from off-white to a lustrous pink. Himalayan pink salt is a hand-mined salt that is derived from ancient sea salt deposits and it is believed to be the purest form of salt available.

Originally formed from marine fossil deposits over 250 million years ago during the Mesozoic era. Harvested from ancient sea beds, this rare and extraordinary salt has been a valuable commodity for centuries.

Himalayan pink salt is still extracted from mines by hand, according to long-standing tradition, and without the use of any mechanical devices or explosion techniques. After being hand-selected, the salt is then hand-crushed, hand-washed, and dried in the sun. It should be noted that most of the commercial supply on the market today is coming from the mountainous region of Pakistan.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

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Jojoba simmondsia chinensis 

Organic jojoba oil comes from the beans of a desert shrub. It is bright and golden in color with a mild ordor, highly valued in beauty for its moisturising and emollient (skin softening) properties and its composition is very similar to the skin's own sebum.

Jojoba oil may become cloudy and solidify as the temperature drops. This is a normal process that occurs from the hardening of the fats and waxes, and it will become stable at or around room temperature. Since Jojoba is not an oil but rather a wax, it has a favorable shelf life and stability.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

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Lavender flowers  lavandula angustifolia

The mother of all flowers. Considered a balancer to the emotions. The antiseptic nature of lavender make it a calming tonic for the skin.

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Marula Oil sclerocarya birrea 

Fast-absorbing and nutritive, organic marula oil has been traditionally used for centuries for skin and hair care. Lightweight and silky, it hydrates the skin and promotes elasticity and an even, balanced complexion. Welcome a radiant tone and a soft, healthy glow. Suitable for normal to dry skin types and is ideal for occasionally dry skin and uneven skin tone.

The marula tree is indigenous to the South African veldt, the West African Sahel, and Madagascar. This beautiful and leafy tree is drought-resistant and is an important source of food and resources for communities and animals throughout the African continent. A unique characteristic of marula is that it is a dioecious species, which means that each tree has a specific gender. Both male and female trees bloom from September through November which attracts insects who cross-pollinate the flowers. Animals snacking on the fruit also help to propagate the species through the dispersal of seeds.

To create golden marula oil, the fruits are harvested by village collectives and communities, and then the hard, round ‘nuts’ are separated out by hand. The nuts are cracked open to reveal small kernels, which are then slowly cold-pressed to produce the treasured oil.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

Meadowfoam seed limnanthes alba 

A small herbaceous winter-spring annual plant, of which the seeds contain 20-30% oil, and are composed of 98% fatty acids with a very high level of oxidative stability. The silky-feeling oil is highly moisturising, stable, non-greasy and rapidly absorbed.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

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Nettle Leaf Urtica dioica

Nettle has been used worldwide for centuries in a variety of countries and cultures. It has been eaten as a wild food plant, applied topically to the skin, and drunk as an herbal tea.

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Olive olea europaea

Rich in oleic acids, along with squalene and sterols this nutrient emollient helps to condition and nourish the skin. Olive oil is an excellent moisturising and skin repairing ingredient with superior penetrating and antioxidant powers. It has an outstanding ability to form a moisture barrier while allowing skin to breathe.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

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Pink Clay

Our Brazilian clay is from sources committed to the sustainable utilisation of the Amazon rainforest.

Pink clay is perfect for balancing stressed and sensitive skin. It may assist in improving skin softness and is ideal for all skin types. It is very soft and can be used on fragile, dehydrated or sensitive skin. It helps hydrate, firm and brighten, moisturise and improve the overall texture of the skin.

Brazilian clays are said to have the highest mineral potential in the world thanks to the rich environmental conditions they have been formed in, a mixture of ancient mountainous ranges and deep sedimentary basins.


The largest basin, accounting for 40% of the whole South American continent, is drained by the Amazon and its tributaries, with the Parana System, covering 14.5% of Brazil, being another basin of significance. It is from these basins that our Brazilian clay comes from.

Clay has been used for thousands of years to absorb toxic substances in the body and eliminate them, to stimulate, reinvigorate and rejuvenate skin cells and tissues, cleanse and beautify, making them an ideal ingredient for skin care and natural beauty products.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

Pomegranate punica grantum

Organic pomegranate oil cold-pressed from the seeds of pomegranate fruit is a nutrient rich oil containing flavonoids and punicic acid, and is highly nutritious for the skin. Containing high amounts of linoleic acids and anti-oxidants and offers moisturising properties for more mature dry skins, stimulating cell regeneration, increased elasticity and may assist in decreasing fine lines.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 Pumpkin Seed Oil Cucurbita pepo

Also known as "green gold", organic pumpkin seed oil, high in carotenoids, a precursor of Vitamin A, the oil helps reduce redness, and itching acting as an anti-inflammatory. Phytosterols provide moisturise and protective properties to the skin.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

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Red Raspberry seed oil rubus idaeus

Our raspberry seed oil has a light aroma that is feels like summer. It is a dry oil and quickly absorbs into skin, leaving behind softness without oily residue. It is great for all skin types, and especially for sensitive and mature skin. Raspberry seed oil is not known to clog pores.

Raspberry seeds contain fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals for the skin. It has phytosterols and vitamins A, C, and is exceptionally high in Vitamin E. Linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid are the two main fatty acids in this oil. It has similar properties to pomegranate seed oil, and the two can often be interchanged in formulations.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

Rose hydrosol, NZ, organically grown

Rosa damascena distillate
This pure damascena rose hydrosol is from NZ. Unpreserved.

Calming, soothing and nurturing. Strong affinity with the heart. Useful for menopause and related skin issues,

Rose hydrosol has a beautifully fresh, floral scent which makes it a great body, room or pillow spray. Said to be rich in vitamin c, which can boost collagen production and help prevent the early signs of ageing. It’s astringent, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it a great face toner, stimulating, tightening and firming up skin, whilst helping soothe skin irritations such as acne or sunburn.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

Rose Petals

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

Rosehips rubiginosa

Supportive for skin cell rejuvenation and wound healing and may be helpful in reducing skin spots and for those transitioning through the season of menopause that present with dry, dehydrated and mature skins.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

Rosemary rosmarinus officinalis

The rosemary plant has stimulating and antioxidant properties. Acts as a natural oil-soluble antioxidant to prevent rancidity in oils and stabilise ingredients.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

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Sea Buckthorn berry hippophae rhamnoides 

Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, Sea Buckthorn has natural antioxidant properties and has been shown to support healing of the skin from sun damage, reduce inflammation and help with slow wound healing. An exceptionally nourishing plant for the skin.  Helps improve skin elasticity, regenerate skin cells, slow down the aging process, reduce the possible formation of wrinkles and reduce scarring. It may be effective for maturing or damaged skin where the regeneration of new skin cells is needed.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

Shea nut butyrospermum parkii

Shea Butter is derived from the kernels of the African Karite Tree.  Naturally infused with antioxidant Vitamin E, this emollient is renowned for its moisturizing, softening and soothing skin benefits. Forms a water-resistant shield on skin and lips creating a protective moisture barrier against the dry, harsh elements.

Our organic unrefined shea butter is crafted from shea nuts grown in Ghana. Shea butter is a popular in the natural body care and cosmetic industry and has been used for centuries in Africa for its moisturizing properties.

Shea butter contains vitamins A and E as well as essential fatty acids and other vitamins and minerals. Shea butter is an intense moisturizer for rough skin dry skin.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

Sea Salt Sodium Chloride

High grade natural sea salt harvested from our pristine waters.

Our high quality sea salt is great for both food and cosmetic use. Available in both coarse and fine grinds, this all natural, solar evaporated sea salt makes the perfect scrub, bath salt, or addition to your custom formulated bath blends. Our sea salt is gathered from the Pacific Ocean on the West Coast of North America.

Enjoy a truly euphoric bathing experience by combining these all-natural salts with dried herbs, flowers, and essential oils. Salt is vital to good health, and is required by the human body in order to function properly. Sodium functions as an electrolyte, and assists with regulating the electrical charges within our cells. Chloride supports potassium absorption, enhances carbon dioxide transportation, regulates body fluid levels, and is an essential component of digestive acids.

Today salt is universally available, but historically this was not the case. In the past, salt was used as a method of food preservation, flavoring agent, in pottery, religious rituals, and for medicinal and nutritional properties. It has served as money at various times and places, been the objective of major explorations, and it has caused bitter warfare. Salt has been used all around the world by many different cultures. Documents have even been recovered in China from 2700 BC that discuss over 40 types of salt and their extraction methods, which are very similar to the processes still used. Presently, salt comes either from salt mines or the sea. Most of today’s salt is mined from large deposits left by dried salt lakes throughout the world.

There are few things more satisfying as a therapeutic soak with sea salt. At one time, high grade sea salts were only available at spas or in expensive bath care products, but now they are more widely available at affordable prices. Our salt is wonderful for softening and rejuvenating the skin, is a great exfoliant for sloughing away dry skin cells, relaxes muscular aches, pains, sunburns, rashes, and irritated skin. Sea salt is a perfect choice for those who wish to make their own bath salts, salt scrubs, therapeutic treatments, and it’s commonly used to make bath bombs, bath teas, soap making and in deodorant. Our sea salts have a low moisture content which helps them to absorb fragrances and essential oils.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

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Tamanu calophyllum Inophyllum

Natives believed the Tamanu tree was a sacred gift of nature and that gods hid in its branches.  It was their answer to skin protection from hot sun, high humidity and ocean wind. Tamanu oil is a remarkable topical healing agent with skin healing, antimicrobial, antibiotic and antioxidant properties. 

Our tamanu oil has a deep scent with a bold dark color and because of this it may alter the color and aroma of your cosmetic creations.

The tamanu tree is indigenous to tropical Southeast Asia. It grows up to three meters tall, sporting cracked, black bark and elliptical, shiny leaves. The tamanu tree blooms twice annually with fragrant, white flowers, which later yield clusters of yellow-skinned spherical fruit. The fruit's pulp tastes similar to an apple, within which a large nut is embedded. The nut contains an odorless pale kernel, called punnai in some Pacific areas. This kernel is dried in the sun for two months until it becomes sticky with a dark, thick, rich oil; it must be protected from humidity and rain during drying.

Natives believed the tamanu tree was a sacred gift of nature and that gods hid in its branches.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

 

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Vitamin E tocopherol d-alpha

Acts as a free radical scavenger, hinders the oxidizing process in the skin and promotes soft and supple skin. As an antioxidant it defends the skin. Helpful in reducing scaring and promotes healing. A natural emollient.

Origin

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

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White kaolin clay

This white kaolin clay is a fine, very light, soft powder. Gentle and excellent for sensitive skin types as well as normal, dry and mature skin. It has a very mild exfoliating effect.

Clay has been used for thousands of years to absorb toxic substances in the body and eliminate them, to stimulate, reinvigorate and rejuvenate skin cells and tissues, cleanse and beautify, making them an ideal ingredient for skin care and natural beauty products.

It is the mildest of all clays and is suitable for people with sensitive skin. It helps stimulate circulation to the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it. White cosmetic clay is also used in paper making, paint, fiberglass, porcelains and ceramics, china and toothpaste.

Origin USA

Extraction Method: 

Refinement Techniques: Unrefined
Precautions: This product contains tree nuts.

  

Essential Oil Profiles and Magic

Remember: Aromas and plants affect each of us differently, so it’s important to carefully observe your won experience, You’re the expert when it comes to your own individual life.

Benefits of essential oils – receive in 3 ways from absorbing the oils through the skin, from inhaling the aroma and from the soothing supportive self-touch/ massage itself.

The skin is a pathway onto and into the body…. skin, wellbeing , psyche - focus on these for content of ingredients

Bergamot Citrus bergamia

Aroma: Rich, exotic, fresh, sweet, sharp, citrus. Becomes spicier over time.

Therapeutics: Antimicrobial, antiseptic, anxiolytic. Supportive for oily and congested skins. Improving mood and reducing symptoms of stress such as anxiety and depression.

Energetic Gentle relaxing, with distinct uplifting qualities. Ability to harmonise liver Qi, helping to maintain a free and even flow of energy through the body.

Personality Young at heart, fresh, caring and considerate., having a joyful approach to life.

 

Black pepper

Aroma Pungent, peppery, spicy and warming.

Action Antiseptic.

Energetic The warming qualities indicate that it is ideal to dispel any cold qualities

Personality Associated with a stern older person, often dictatorial, self-righteous who tend to take responsibility for everyone in their family. Not easily able to express feelings of love.

Clary sage Salvia sclarea

Aroma Sweet, nutty, floral, earthy.

Action Antifungal, antispasmodic, antidepressant. Ability to balance. Strengthening yet relaxing as a general tonic for mental and nervous energy. One of the most important oil for the nervous system. Reduces excess sebum production, supportive for oily skin. 

Energetic Ability to uplift one’s spirit without disconnecting one from reality. Powerful affinity with the feminine. TCM reputed to strength Qi that is depleted and it relaxes and improves circulation of Qi. Seen both as a tonic and antispasmodic. Its pungent floral aroma inspires creativity, acceptance and joy.

Personality Have the ability to probe deeply into the psyche of others. Gentle, melancholic and thoughtful. Adaptable.

Elemi Canarium luzonicum

Aroma Light fresh, lemony, peppery which becomes balsamic, slightly green-woody, sweet spicy note.

Action Antiseptic properties for wound healing. Drying and cooling for the skin. Suitable for those in their wisdom years.

Energetic Used in emotional healing to encourage soothing, calm, stillness, contentment, compassion and peace. Wrapping us in a cloak of sympathy when our spirit is most in need. Soothing yet strong, supporting our humanity, offering strength and upliftment when we need to reconnect all parts of our being.

Everlasting Helichrysum angustifolium

Aroma Sweet, fruity – tea like aroma with an outstanding tenacity.

Action anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, offering exceptional healing properties for the skin. Recommended in the treatment acne and dermal inflammation.

Energetic Regulates the flow of Qi and clears heat.

Personality Ever young at heart and youthful in appearance, immortelles will have the air of eternal youth about them, even in the last stages of their journey on this earth.

Frankincense Boswellia

Aroma Clean, fresh, earthy, woody.

Action Supportive for wound healing and recommended for treating dry mature skins, scars and wisdom lines.

Energetic Smooths the flow of stagnant Qi when there is stress. Has a strong harmonizing effect on the intellect. Often welcomed to quiet the mind and assist in meditative prayer. Grounding.

Personality Display an air of mystery and secretiveness. Often concerned eccentric and prefer to use their own initiative.

Geranium Pelargonium

Aroma:  A fresh, sweet, rosy and herbaceous aroma.

Action An all-rounder from the very young to the very wise. Balancing and adaptogenic for oily, dry, acneic and sensitive skin. Anti-inflammatory and very cooling, geranium calms sunburn, rash, insect bites and any topical conditions where heat is present.

Energetic often associated with balance and creativity.  Its state is considered cool and moist, clearing heat, able to calm the mind, relax the nerves and reduce feelings of anxiety, moving one into a space of calm strength and security.  Balancing to the emotions and the endocrine system, easing PMS, menopausal conditions and hormone related moodiness. Feel good scent balancing the twins of female and male energy.

Personality – Mothering personality always ready to take care of someone or something. Able to create a sense of security and stability wherever they go, making people feel worthy and wanted.

 

Grapefruit Citrus paradise

Aroma Fresh, citrusy, sweet aroma.

Action Antimicrobial. Astringent oil with cleansing qualities making it useful for oily skin, acne and stretch marks.

Energetic Cooling, cleansing and decongesting. Helps alleviate feelings of frustration, irritability, stress and tension.

Personality Warm happy person who is bursting with energy, loves life and people. Great motivators with lots of get up and go without bearing overbearing. Naturally attuned to their spiritual selves.

 

Jasmine Jasminum officinale

Aroma Rich, floral, fruity, heady and exotic.

Action Traditionally considered an aphrodisiac and relaxant working primarily on the emotional level. Effective for nervous anxiety, restlessness and depression. Antiseptic properties and supportive in treating hot, dry irritated skin especially if redness and itchy occur.

Energetic Softly embraces the spirt and the heart – providing a personal refugee.

Personality

Lavender lavendula angustifolia

Aroma Fresh light herbal scent with floral, woody, sweet undertones.

Action The mother of all flowers. Considered a balancer to the emotions. The antiseptic nature of lavender makes it a calming tonic for the skin offering support in healing wounds. Ideal for most skin types. Cooling and healing therapeutic properties. Regenerative on damaged and fragile skin.

Energetic Oil of tranquility. A comforting oil that uplifts, balances and soothes offering support in regulating the nervous system.  

Personality

 

Lime citrus x aurantifola

Aroma fresh, sharp fruity citrus scent

Action Astringent properties that help counteract overproduction of sebum, especially helpful for oily skin. Antibacterial useful for treatment of acne.

Energetic Cooling and drying. Alleviates mental fogginess and fatigue with poor concentration.

Personality Like a breath of fresh air, positively wonderful to have around. Not bothered much by struggles and strains of life, taking most things quite calmly. They like variety and change.

 

Mandarin

Aroma Intense, sweet green citrus aroma, soft citrus.

 Action acne, congested and oily skin,

 Energetic helpful of spreading liver Qi and harmonizing the Shen.

 Personality: Sweet gentle and kind and loving. Softer personality, uplifting and childlike in that they need love and protection. Delicate aroma breathes a message of happiness. Helps us get in touch with our inner child.

 Neroli

Aroma fresh, heady, intense, rich heavy floral. Subtle, floral, fruity, refreshing, sexy and luscious. Most complex smelling scents.

Action major anti stress and calming agent, wonderful for sudden shock. Supportive. Wonderful for delicate, sensitive and for oily skin. Regarded as non-allergenic, good for reducing redness and irritation. Dry sensitive skin and broken capillaries. Has a rejuvenating effect on the skin, stimulating new cell growth.

Energetic for emotionally intense, unstable, easily alarmed and agitated. Promotes clarity, sensitivity, space enhancing a “lightness of being”. Clears heat, relaxes the nerves and uplifts the spirits. Best oils to calm and stabilize the heart and mind.

Personality described as one of the most spiritual personalities. Built in wisdom at any age that extends far beyond that of worldly knowledge. Found a way to be ageless, forever young in a spring like way.  Purity, bringing us in touch with our higher selves. Good for enhancing creativity

Roman Chamomile anthemis nobilis

Aroma Sweet fruity apple like strong scent.

Action Cooling and soothing influence to the emotions and skin. Particularly beneficial for sensitive, red or dry skin due to its strong antiseptic nature.  

Energetic soothes restlessness, nervous irritability and impatience.

Personality Described as someone full of sunshine and joy with a harmonious disposition and emotionally full life.

 

Rose Rosa damascene 

Aroma Floral, rich, warm, feminine

Action Softening and hydrating, with antiseptic properties to support dry, mature and sensitive skins. Has a tonic astringent effect on the capillaries so helpful for broken capillaries, redness and general inflammation of the skin. Helpful in balancing hormones, alleviating nervous tension, stress and anxiety.

Energetic Cool and moist in nature and helps clear heat and inflammation, promoting the free flow of Qi which is important for relaxing the nerves and reducing nervous tension. Promote harmony and an open heart. 

Personality Epitomises the gentleness of the female spirit. Serene, spiritually aware, emotionally stable and understanding of others.

“ The rose distils a healing balm the beating pulse of pain and calm” Anacreon

Sandalwood Santalum album

Aroma Balsamic, woody, slightly sweet and musky

Action Affinity with the skin offering a soothing, cooling and moisturising elements for dry skin conditions caused by loss of moisture and inflammation. Also supportive for oily skin and acne. Has a relaxing effect on the nerves, may be useful for hot agitated emotional states.

Energetic Cooling aspect, harmonizing for mind and spirit to calm the nervous system and any heat present in the body systems.

Personality Serene, in charge of their emotions and direction of life.

Spearmint mentha spicata

Aroma warm, green herbaceous scent

Action Stimulant and calmative, offering an uplifting effect, reducing mental strain and fatigue, stress and depression. Promotes emotional stability and renewal.

Energetic Cooling, restoring balance to those experience irritability, mood swings and feelings of frustration.

Sweet orange

Aroma refreshing cheerful sensual nature, gives warmth and joy. light, fresh, fruity. Cold presses from the ripe/ almost ripe outer peel of the orange fruit

Action Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic (skin), wellbeing, psyche (stress and anxiety), soothing dry, irritated or acne skin. Has regenerative properties that is supportive for more mature skins.  

Energetics: Imbued with the energy of sunlight and the radiance of the stars. Its scent has the adaptability required of such energy. At times it may be gentle, other times it may give determination needed to enliven the spiritual senses of being.

Personality Refreshing, cheerful, sensual nature, gives warmth and joy to all those they surround.

 

Ylang ylang  Cananga odorata

Aroma Warm, exotic, sweet, heavy sensual

Action Soothing and softening effect in balancing moistures in the skin. Suitable for both dry and oily skin and has a balancing action on sebum production. Has the ability to slow down nervous tension.

Energetic Its name means flower of flowers. Calming supportive action on the heart. Cool and moist, it works to clear heat from the heart when sever nervous tension is present. Simultaneously harmonizing the mind, in cooling down states of restlessness and irritation. Allowing one to inwardly unify and outwardly merge.

Personality Passionate, feminine, charismatic, erotic and sensual.