AloeVera Leaf Extract-known for it's ability to heal and moisturize the skin and hair. Aloe Vera has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties that heals skin ailments and reduces the risk of infection. Aloe Vera leaf extracts can be used internally and externally in humans to treat a variety of skin problems and digestive conditions.
Avocado Oil-perfect for sensitive and dry skin as it is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, protein, pantothenic acid, and fatty acids. This is a highly therapeutic oil. Use for relief of eczema and psoriasis, as well as other skin problems.
Beeswax-has emollient, soothing and softening properties and helps the skin retain moisture. Used as a thickening agent, emulsifier, and humectant. Has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Used as a cleanser and antifungal.
Brown sugar, orange peel, poppy seed, homegrown loofah-all used as exfoliates.
Calendula Oil-anti-aging, antifungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties, as well as a weak antimicrobial; promotes healing. Calendula's healing qualities are beneficial for slow healing wounds, burns, eczema, inflammations on the skin, bruises, strains, skin ulcers, and external bleeding.
Camphor Essential Oil-disinfectant, insecticide and germicide, decongestant, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, stimulates circulation.
Castile Soap-hypoallergenic skin bar with all natural coconut oil. Contains no animal by-products nor synthetic detergents. Makes a rich, creamy lather with no drying residue.
Castor Oil-used for shiny gloss look in lip balms and creaminess in soaps. Anti-inflammatory, antifungal, burn relief, inhibits the growth of many viruses, bacteria, yeast, and molds. Castor oil also has remarkable analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. Soluble in alcohol.
Cider Vinegar-pore minimizer, cleanser, PH balancer.
Cinnamon-anti-inflammatory, antifungal, powerful antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, and anti-infectious properties.
Citronella Essential Oil-powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, astringent, fungicide, insecticide, and relaxant.
Clove-helps treat infected wounds. Analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, a strong antiseptic, and an immune stimulant.
Cocoa Butter-contains vitamins A, B complex, C, and E. Is a great moisturizer and skin softener. This oil acts as a protective layer to hold the moisture to the skin. It has a natural chocolate scent and melts on skin contact. Cocoa Butter is a natural choice for mending skin such as stretch marks and new scar tissue.
Coconut Oil-moisturizer, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, multivitamin, multi-nutrient and anti-oxidant. Makes soap lather beautifully! An extremely moisturizing and cell regenerating oil-great for dry, sun damaged skin. Does not clog pores.
Distilled Water-free of toxins, pollutants and microbes. Used to eliminate impurities and thereby helps my products stay fresh longer.
Elder flower-anti-aging, pore-refiner resulting in fewer acne breakouts.
Emulsifying wax-extracted from fatty acids and ester isolation from plant oils. Used to bind water and oils together for a smooth consistency.
Eucalyptus-anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibacterial, anti-infectious, antiviral, and an expectorant. Also can be used as an insect repellent.
Geranium Essential Oil-antibacterial, antifungal. Helps prevent and reduce scarring, stops bleeding, and improves blood flow. Helps to cleanse oily skin and revitalizes skin cells.
Glycerin-moisturizer made of animal fats and vegetable oil that binds water. Used to make soap or leave-in conditioners. As it is a humectant, it creates an artificial humidity around the hair preventing water loss from the hair. It creates a feeling of softness, prevents breakage of natural hair, and has been reported to offer some thermal protection to hair when using heat.
German Chamomile Essential Oil and Flowers-calms and soothes, reduces swelling and fights bacteria. Powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, relaxant, anesthetic. Promotes digestion.
Grape Seed Oil-full of Vitamin E and antioxidants, non-allergenic. This light, non-greasy, non-fragrant oil is a good choice for oily skin and great for toning and tightening.
Green Tea-anti-aging, cleansing, reduces acne breakouts.
Honey-anti-aging, antimicrobial, antioxidant, cleansing agent. Honey adds lather to soap and moisturizes skin.
Hyssop-decongestant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, and antiparasitic.
Jewelweed-medicinal plant for use on skin irritations. Reduces itchiness.
Jojoba Oil-anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, emollient, and moisturizer. Contains Vitamins E & B complex and Vitamin C. Similar to collagen-it's compostion is similar to human natural skin oils. This makes it penetrate the skin rapidly. Jojoba is nourishing to skin, softens and moisturizes mature and dry skin. Jojoba helps to heal inflamed skin conditions such as psoriases and other forms of dermatitis and can help control acne and oily scalps. Great for use during shaving.
Kaolin Clay-rock forming mineral containing silicon and oxygen. Improves circulation, fights acne and inflammation, tightens skin, detoxifying.
Lavender Essential Oil and Flowers-antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-depressant properties. Can be used as a mosquito and moth repellent, treats insect bites. Helps prevent and reduce scarring/natural wound healing.
Lemon/Orange Essential Oil-antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, antiseptic.
Lemongrass Essential Oil-antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, insecticidal.
Lye-derived from wood ashes to make soap.
Menthol Crystals-naturally produced through mint essential oil extraction. Has a cooling sensation with analgesic properties.
Mint-cleansing, pore-refining, soothing.
Mullein-applied to skin to soften, treat wounds, burns, frostbite, and skin infections-protects skin. Used as a yellow dye. Good source of zinc.
Myrrh-used to treat wounds, cuts, and cracked skin. Is an anti-inflammatory and antifungal.
Nettles-astringent, anti-inflammatory, remedy against oily hair and dandruff.
Oatmeal-works well for any itchy condition. It soothes irritated skin and draws out toxins.
Olive Oil-contains Vitamins A and E, moisturizer, antioxidant, natural emollient. Helps to soothe itching and inflammed skin.
Orange Water-a refreshing pore minimizer.
Oregano-disinfectant, antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, antifungal and full of Vitamin E.
Palm Oil-contains Vitamins A and E and beta carotenes, antibacterial, moisturizer. Adds firmness to soaps. Known as vegetable tallow.
Plantain-medicianl plant. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of plantain leaf make it great for healing wounds and for itching or pain associated with skin problems.
Pigment Powders-iron oxides(composed of iron and oxygen). Used for soap colors.
Rice Bran Oil-full of Vitamin E and antioxidants. Great for shiny hair on humans as well as a rich, shiny look on dog coats. Also helps slow formation of facial wrinkles. Contains Coenzyme Q10 which helps skin look young and healthy. Also acts as a sunscreen.
Rosemary-analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, and an expectorant. Enhances mental clarity/concentration.
Rose Oil (otto)-antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, moisturizes dry skin, treats redness and inflammation, reduces scarring, pore-refiner-great against acne.
Rose Hips-contain high levels of Vitamins A and C. Great moisturizer, inhibits pigmentation and reduces wrinkles.
Rose Water-gentle, deep cleanser with astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. Reduces redness from irritated or over heated skin. Pore reducer, pore refiner, PH balancer.
Shea Butter-beneficial as an anti-inflammatory. Offers protection to the skin against weather, sun and aging. Shea butter is well known to combat dryness, dermatitis, eczema and burns.
Soybean Oil-contains Vitamin E, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, anti-oxidant, UV ray blocker, and conditioner.
Stearine-one of the most common saturated fatty acids found in nature. It is a cleanser used for lubrication, thickening, and an emulsifier. This odorless, colorless, fatty acid is used to form stable creams and can be derived from either vegetable or animal origin. Natural plant sources of Stearine are cotton, coconut, palm kernal, soybean, and sunflower oils. Stearine lends that "pearly" and "waxy" feel to skin and body care products, such as deordorants, lotions, shaving creams, and foundation.
Sunflower Oil-rich in Vitamins A, D, and especially in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids and works as a protective barrier when applied to the skin. It is easily absorbed by the skin, has an excellent ability to help the skin retain moisture, and helps the body manufacture new cells. A great emollient with a light texture. A gentle oil good for sensitive skin types, helpful in relieving skin irritation such as acne.
Sweet Almond Oil-contains A, B, and E vitamins, emollient, has hydrating and anti-wrinkle properties.
Tea Tree Essential Oil-antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties-disinfectant. Helps treat acne. Natural wound healer.
Thieves Oil-contains clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils. Highly antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-infectious.
Thyme-anti-aging, highly antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic.
Vanilla Extract (made with real vanilla beans)-antioxidant, antibacterial.
Witch Hazel-an astringent produced from the leaves and bark of the North American Witch-hazel shrub. Used as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and astringent. Relieves itching, pore minimizer, cleanser, and reduces acne breakouts.