Not all raw materials are processed
equally! I take care to research the
properties of each raw material. In
addition, I also research the source and
processing of each material to ensure that you
are not only receiving the highest possible
quality in the finished product, but the
maximum healing benefits as well.
Absolutes - Like
an essential oil in that the compounds are
from plants but a solvent is used instead of
water to do the extraction. In most
cases the solvent used is hexane, a highly
toxic substance. I only buy oils
in which the solvent used is grain alcohol.
Aloe Vera Gel
(Whole Leaf) - Organic - Healing
& moisturizing to skin and hair.
Effective in treating burns, bites, and other
skin irritations. Food grade.
Powder - Organic - The dried
root of the arrowroot plant. Used for
thickening. Food Grade.
Beeswax has emollient, soothing and softening
properties and helps the skin retain moisture
(humectant). It has anti-bacterial properties
and also contains vitamin A, which is
essential for human cell development.
- A combination of
montmorillonite and volcanic ash,
it is highly absorbent and
that pulls oils and toxins from
Calendula - Most
recognized for its ability to help heal
wounds, ulcers and abrasions.
Cane Sugar Alcohol - Organic - Also
called "ethyl alcohol" or "neutral spirits."
It's used at a very low concentration as a
preservative in water-based
formulations. No need to worry about dry
skin as all of my products containing this ingredient contain
other moisture supportive ingredients.
This type of alcohol is markedly different
from isopropyl alcohol, which is petroleum
based, very drying and harsh on the
skin. Isopropyl alcohol is commonly
found in commercial toners, acne care and
Floral Water - Mixture of distilled
water and essential oil.
Butter - Organic & Fair Trade -
An aromatic solid butter pressed from the
roasted seeds of the Cacao tree (Theobroma
cacao). It has been used for centuries in
Africa for its moisturizing and healing
properties. Helps reduce skin dryness and
improves skin elasticity. Expeller
Oil (Fractionated) Also know as
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride. This version has
virtually no scent. Its a light,
non-greasy, non-staining oil with an
indefinite shelf life. A very good choice for
use with therapeutic essential oils, as it
helps effectively carry these oils deeper into
the tissue. Often a mixture of coconut and
palm. I took care to find one that is PALM
pressed. Fractionated by steam distillation.
Coconut Oil -
Organic Virgin - Moisturizes and
protects skin & hair, has anti-fungal
& antiseptic properties and has a high
Vitamin E content. In countries where it
is produced, it is a food source and has been
found to be the best source of monolaurin, a
well known antiseptic substance found in
breast milk. Has a lovely coconut
scent. Expeller pressed. Unrefined.
Coffee - Organic
- A great exfoliator. Also a
great wake up as some caffeine goes in through
Salt - Sodium chloride.
Epsom Salt -
Known for its ability to ease pain and
muscular tension. Helps to reduce swelling,
relax the nervous system and eliminate toxins
from the body.
Oils - Usually obtained by steam
distillation of the flowers, bark, roots or
leaves of the chosen plant, essential oils are
full of beneficial nutrients, healing
properties and are used as the basis for
aromatherapy. One of the bonuses of using
these oils is that they leave no toxic residue
behind in the body. So, you reap all the
benefits with none of the side effects common
after using other methods of symptom relief
(pharmaceuticals). Essential oils are
still highly potent substances and should be
used with caution. They can still have
some side effects as with any herb but not to
the same level as herbs that are
ingested. All of the essential oils used
are suitable for therapeutic use,
which means they are high quality and have
high levels of the constituents that are
beneficial to healing. There is no
organized body of experts that does any
certifications that determine the quality of
essential oils by "grade." "Therapeutic
grade," "Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade,"
and any other trademarked phrases that
relate to grade are just marketing
terms. While oils can have a quality
level that makes them "therapeutic grade,"
meaning the constituents in the oil are at
the desired levels for maximum therapeutic
benefit, there is no governing body that is
measuring the quality level of oils. I
have been careful to obtain my oils from a
reputable source, largely from a company
that was owned by one of the industries
leading essential oil chemists.
Testing purity of oils is what he
does. He has assured me that he
personally trained the new chemist in charge
of Quality Control.
Primrose Essential Oil - High in the
essential fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid
(GLA). Has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
properties, which supports anti-aging and
reduces skin redness. Good
for skin irritations including Eczema.
Organic - Humectant (helps skin
retain moisture). From non GMO soy.
Food Grade. Kosher. No trace amounts
of Diethylene Glycol or Ethylene Glycol.
Allergic? Let me know and I can custom
make your product without it.
Jojoba Beads - A
very gentle exfoliant with a round surface
area so as not to damage the thinner and more
delicate skin on the face.
Oil Organic - Pressed and
filtered from the seeds of a desert shrub, it
is actually a liquid wax. It is most similar
to the sebum produced by our own body making
it a useful equalizing tool for overly dry or
oily skin, including the scalp. Good for all
skin types. Expeller
- Kaolinite, the
mildest of all clays. Gently cleans,
increases circulation and removes toxins from
(pink) - Kaolinite, Iron, Illite,
Montmorillonite and Calcite very mild clay. Gently cleans,
increases circulation and removes toxins and
oils from the skin. Helpful for redness
issues and/or broken capillaries.
Oil This herbaceous winter annual
plant is native to the pacific Northwest area
of the United States. It is said to moisturize
the skin and hair better than most oils, and
it helps prevent moisture loss. It has a very
high fatty acid count and is one of the most
stable lipids known giving it an indefinite
shelf life. Expeller pressed.
- Anti-bacterial and highly
beneficial for skin irritations such as
rashes, psoriasis, eczema and acne.
- Anti-oxidant and
anti-inflammatory. Helpful for skin
irritations such as acne, eczema, dermatitis,
shingles and rosacea.
Sea Salt - From
the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Contains minerals
that help to draw toxins from the skin.
Eases muscular tension.
Butter Organic - A semi-solid
wax pressed from the nuts of the Karite tree
in Africa. Its high in Vitamin E and has a
natural sun protection factor of 8. Useful in
healing and protecting the skin. Expeller
pressed. Refined (bleached & deodorized
with steam & clay).
- Organic & Fair Trade - Made
using 100% pure cane sugar, retaining the
natural molasses found in the sugar crystals.
(high oleic) - Organic - Moisturizing.
High Vitamin E content (anti-oxidant).
Highly stable. Expeller pressed.
Non-GMO. Refined (bleached with steam,
deodorized with diatamaceous earth). Food
Alcohol Ethyl alcohol made from
fermented vegetables instead of petroleum
(isopropyl alchol - extremely drying). Better
for the environment and for your body.
Vitamin E (7500 IU) -
A powerful anti-oxidant, it protects cellular
structures against damage from free
radicals. It acts as a free radical
scavenger to prevent the byproducts of
chemical-cell interaction that causes cell
damage. Repairs, heals and protects the
food grade, kosher and certified GMO free
(from soy). Allergic? Let me know and
I can custom make your product without it.
Distilled - In body care, water is
the enemy - a harborer of bacterias, molds and
other contaminants and therefore crucial that
it be as pure as possible.
Made from the bark and leaves of the tree
with the same name. Has astringent properties
and cleans the skin, removing excess dirt
after washing. Also tones the skin.
Great for acne, bug bites, swelling,
inflammation, razor burn and tightening of the
pores. Low grain-alcohol content of 14%
as compared to 40-50% in most off the shelf
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