Ingredients A to Z

Ingredients       *Certified Organic

Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil* : Moisturising, softening and rich in oleic and linoleic acid. Prevents the appearance of ageing and repairs damaged skin, especially after sun exposure.

Arnica montana (Arnica Infused) Oil* : Macerated in Sunflower oil. Suitable for treating bruises, rheumatic pain, muscle and joint pain, inflammation, sprains, contusions and haemorrhages, including bone fractures. Do not apply broken skin.

Calendula officinalis (Calendula infused) oil* : Macerated in Sunflower oil. Anti-inflammatory and effective for healing wounds, sunburn, bruises, varicose veins and for treating dry skin conditions such as eczema.

Cera alba (Bees wax)* : Unrefined beeswax with mild honey aroma. Complies with British Pharmacopoeia.

Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil* : Contains excellent emollient, moisturising, softening and protective properties.

Dead Sea Salt : Helps to relax muscles and to soothe and moisturise skin. Suitable for use in the treatment of skin disorders such as psoriasis. This natural skin-healing ingredient is full of essential minerals of magnesium, potassium, calcium chlorides and bromides.

Epsom Salt : Also known as Magnesium Sulphate. We use a premium grade Epsom Salts that is not contaminated by heavy metals. Essential minerals are absorbed by the body and assist in relaxing the nervous system, detoxing and maintaining a healthy intestinal tract. Good for treating sprains and muscle aches.

Grapefruit seed extract : Natural preservative from grapefruit seeds and pulp. We use an unadulterated extract that doesn’t contain any added synthetic ingredients, parabens or triclosan that have been found in some other Grapefruit Seed extracts.

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Oil* : Moisturising, regenerating, emollient, high in essential fatty acids. High in minerals and Vitamins A and E.

Hippophae rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Berries CO2 extract* : Anti-ageing and cellular regeneration properties. Contains natural tocopherols, carotenoids and essential fatty acids. Improves skin suppleness.

Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender True) infused water : Made by distilling essential oil into water. The essential oil properties’ are carried through to the infused water in a diluted state. Safe to apply directly to the skin. Unlike most mists, which use plain water (aqua), we use Lavender hydrosol as the base for our products except Minty Citrus Mist.

Macadamia integrifolia (Macadamia) Nut Oil* : Emollient, moisturising, soothing, anti-ageing. Similar to the oil naturally produced by human skin. High in palmitoleic acid, a substance that the skin loses as it ages and sebum production is decreased.

Natural Solubiliser : Consists of
– Caprylyl/Capryl glucoside: Sugar based plant derived surfactant. Biodegradable, grey water safe.
– Polyglyceryl-5 oleate: Plant derived oleic acid and glycerin polymer. Also exists in human tissue and urine. PEG-free emulsifier and emollient. Used in many organic skin products.
– Sodium cocoyl glutamate: Surfactants made from coconut and glucose (fermented sugar).
– Glyceryl caprylate: Plant oil based natural thickener.
– Citric acid: Standard citric acid used in food and natural cosmetics.

Potassium cocoate (Made from Coconut oil and Potassium Hydroxide*)
Potassium oleate(Made from Olive oil and Potassium Hydroxide*)
Potassium sunflowerate (Made from Sunflower oil and Potassium Hydroxide*)
Potassium avocadoate (Made from Avocado oil and Potassium Hydroxide*)
*These 4 ingredients work as cleansing and emulsifying agent. At the end of the soap making process the Potassium Hydroxide has been used up.

Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil : Moisturising and softening. Rich in oleic acid, linoleic acid and Vitamins A and E.

Prunus armeniaca (Apricot Kernel) Oil* : Emollient, moisturising, nourishing and high in essential fatty acids. Reduces roughness and cracking.

Purified Australian rainwater : Unlike standard tap water, it doesn’t contain chloride so is gentle on skin. Recommend for those with an allergy to chloride.

Rosa canina (Rosehip) Seed CO2 extract* : Rich in linoleic, alpha-linolenic and oleic fatty acids. Highly moisturising, hydrating and regenerating. Minimises the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars and  helps counter the drying effects of sun exposure.

Rosa centifolia (Rose de Mai) dried petals* : Dried petals of Rose de Mai. Sweet, light notes of honey. The flowers are commonly used in perfumery.

Rosa damascena miller (Rose otto) hydrosol* : Unlike most hydrosols, which are a by-product of the essential oil manufacturing process, our hydrosol is distilled especially for purpose. As a result, our product is of the highest possible quality. This product has a rich natural floral aroma, is anti-inflammatory and works to soothe and soften skin.

Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil* : Really a liquid wax, not an oil, so it is very stable. Emollient, moisturising and vitamin-rich, it is similar to our skin’s sebum and so absorbs quickly. This ingredient protects skin, keeping it supple and restoring its regular pH level. Excellent for soothing inflamed skin.

Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) butter* : Obtained from the cocoa seed. Excellent emollient that offers long lasting skin protection. High in vitamin E.

Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E, Tocopherol and Helianthus annuus Sunflower seed oil) : Protects oils against oxidisation. Cools and soothes the irritation of dry skin and helps to prevent and slow signs of ageing.

Vegetable glycerine* : Organic humectant. Emollient and moisturising. Balances the skin’s natural moisture.

Zeolite: Australian mineral powder and has an excellent detoxifying ability. It absorbs, store and neutralise toxins, also rich in calcium, potassium and iron.


Essential Oils                *Certified Organic

Agonis fragrans (Fragonia TM) : Steam distillation from leaves and twigs. Australian native. Refreshing herbaceous yet sweet floral aroma. Excellent anti-microbial oil. Recommended to treat emotional blockages, chronic fatigue syndrome, acne, muscular and joint pain, respiratory infections and jet lag.

Backhousia citriodora (Lemon myrtle)* : Steam distillation from leaves. Australian native. Pleasant, sweet, lemony aroma. Excellent for treating respiratory and fungal infections, indigestion and herpes simplex.

Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) : Steam distillation from gum resin. Warm, woody, somewhat spicy aroma. Excellent for use in in skin care and for treating grief, depression, stress, respiratory problems, wounds and scars. Suitable for dry, wrinkled and mature skin.

Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang)* : Fractional distillation from flowers. Exotic floral aroma. Suitable for treating hypertension, tachycardia, agitation, anxiety, oily skin and acne. High dose may cause headaches or nausea.

Cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood Atlas)* : Steam distillation from wood. Camphor and woody note. Excellent lymphatonic or pulmonary antiseptic. Suitable for treating oedema, varicose veins, respiratory problems, cellulite, scalp conditions and haemorrhoids.

Chamaemelum nobile (Chamomile Roman)* : Distillation from flowers. Herbaceous, sweet, somewhat apple-like aroma. Excellent antispasmodic and sedative properties. Suitable for treating insomnia, migraine, neuralgia, parasitic infections and teething.

Citrus aurantium var. amara (Neroli) : Steam distillation from flowers. Gentle sweet floral aroma. Sedative, uplifting, antidepressant, relaxes nerves. Has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, digestive, hypotensive and antispasmodic properties. Excellent for use in skin care.

Citrus aurantium var. amara (Petitgrain)* : Steam distillation from leaves. Mild citrus and green note. Works well on the nervous system as it is antidepressant and sedative. Also suitable for treating acne, herpes, colic, chronic hepatitis, eczema and respiratory infections.

Citrus bergamia (Bergamot)* Bergapten free : Cold expression from fruit rind. Suitable for treating acne, anxiety, depression, indigestion, insomnia and constipation. Safe to use for perfume as it is non-phototoxic.

Citrus limon (Lemon) : Cold expression from fruit rind. Fresh lemon aroma. Great antiseptic oil. Used for treating acne, cellulite, broken capillaries, respiratory infections, varicose veins, poor circulation, sluggish digestion and to stimulate the immune system.

Citrus x paradisi (Grapefruit Pink/White) : Cold expression from fruit rind. Fresh, sweet, citrus aroma. Lymphatic stimulant and antidepressant oil. Suitable for treating cellulite, obesity, oedema, varicose veins, acne, oily skin and stress. Can be phototoxic in large doses.

Citrus reticulata (Tangerine) : Cold expression from fruit rind. Fresh, sweet, citrus aroma. Safe oil for pregnancy. Good for treating insomnia, anxiety, depression, digestive problems, oily skin and acne.

Citrus sinensis (Orange sweet)* : Cold expression from fruit rind. Uplifting and refreshing orange aroma. Gentle for children and the elderly. Used for treating anxiety, depression, digestive problems, oedema, acne, aged skin and cellulite.

Cupressus sempervirens (Cypress) : Steam distillation from leaves and twigs. Dry, sweet balsamic aroma. Used to treat lymphatic, prostatic and venous congestion well as varicose veins, excessive sweating, bronchitis, haemorrhoids, menopause.

Cymbopogon flexuosus (Lemongrass)* : Steam distillation from grass. Strong, sweet, lemony aroma.
Excellent for use as an anti-microbial and pain management oil. Also good for treating bruises, sports injuries, dislocations and indigestion.

Cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa)* : Steam distillation from grass. Sweet, rosy, grass-like aroma. Excellent anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial oil. Used to stimulate immune system and to treat infections, acne, wounds and stress.

Cymbopogon nardus (Citronella)* : Steam distillation from leaves. Sweet, fresh, lemony and woody
aroma. A powerful insect repellent essential oil, it can also be used to treat muscular pain. Its anti-microbial properties also make it suitable for use in the treatment of cold and flu.

Daucus carota (Carrot) Seed : Steam distillation from seeds. Earthy, herbal aroma. Excellent detox oil. Used in the treatment of oedema, urine retention, colic, kidney disorders, digestive disorders, flatulence, gout, hypercholesterolaemia, hypotension, acne, eczema and menstrual bloating.

Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamom) : Steam distillation from seeds. Sweet, refreshing, warm and spicy aroma. Excellent for treating digestive problems, catarrh and coughs, bad breath, headaches and gastritis.

Eucalyptus dives (Peppermint Eucalyptus)* : Steam distillation from leaves. Gentle, sweet, minty aroma. Used to treat catarrhal, sinusitis, infections, acne, cellulite and arthritis.

Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus Blue Gum)* : Steam distillation from leaves. Sweet, refreshing aroma. Excellent antiviral and expectorant properties. Good for treating respiratory infections and problems, muscular pains and Rheumatism. Effective for both repelling insects and treating bites.

Eucalyptus radiata (Eucalyptus Australiana)* : Steam distillation from leaves. Fresh and camphoraceous aroma. Its analgesic properties work on muscular pains and aches and help to alleviate the acute pain of shingles. Also useful for treating respiratory problems, burns, cuts and wounds.

Jasmine Sambac (Jasminum sambac) : Also known as Arabian Jasmine. Solvent extraction from flowers. More exotic aroma than standard Jasmine. Used in skin care, as a uterine tonic and for treating depression and PMS. Also used to reduce labour pains, calm the mother and aid in recovery from childbirth.

Juniperus communis (Juniper)* : Steam distillation from berries. Sweet, woody and balsamic note. A detox oil suitable for treating lymphatic congestion, cellulite, urinary stones, congested skin, acne, psoriasis, rheumatism, weeping eczema and fatigue.

Kunzea ambigua (Kunzea) : Steam distillation from leaves. Australian native. Sweet herbaceous note. An excellent anti-inflammatory and analgesic oil, it is good for treating bacterial, respiratory, parasitic or chronic viral infections, muscular and joint pain, IBS and jet lag.

Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender True) : Steam distillation from flowers. Sweet floral aroma. This versatile oil is known as the “Mother” of essential oils. Works on everything from the nervous system to the integumentary system. Suitable for any skin type and is gentle enough for use by children and the elderly.

Lavandula latifolia (Lavender Spike)* : Steam distillation from flowers. Has a more camphoraceous aroma than Lavender True. Excellent for treating pain, infections and respiratory problems. Also works on depression, nervous fatigue and to stimulate the immune system.

Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree)* : Steam distillation from leaves and twigs. Excellent oil to support the immune system. It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral oil properties and is suitable for treating dermal, oral, respiratory, genital and urinary infections, infected wounds, radiotherapy burns, haemorrhoids and oedema.

Melaleuca cajeputi (Cajeput) : Steam distillation from leaves and twigs. Fresh, camphoraceous aroma. Useful for treating muscular aches, arthritis, rheumatism, respiratory problems, viral infections, urinary infections, oily skin and insect bites.

Melaleuca ericifolia (Rosalina) : Steam distillation from aerial parts. Australian native. Sweet, fruity and cineole-rich aroma. This gentle oil is often used for children’s remedies and for treating skin and respiratory infections, acne, agitation, insomnia and stress.

Mentha piperita (Peppermint)* : Steam distillation from flowering herb. Very refreshing, mint aroma. Used for treating respiratory problems, digestive problems, sciatica, fever, headache and sinus congestion. A low dose is cooling and a high dose is warming.

Nardostachys jatamansi (Spikenard) : Steam distillation from roots and rhizomes. Very distinctive earthy aroma. It is known as ‘Jesus Oil’ as it was used to anoint Jesus’ feet at The Last Supper. With its anti-inflammatory and sedative properties, this precious oil is used to treat grief, fear, anger, anxiety, depression, insomnia, muscle spasms and skin conditions.

Ocimum basilicum (Basil sweet CT linalool) : Steam distillation from leaves and flowering tops. Sweet, Basil aroma. An excellent brain and cephalic oil, it is useful for treating digestive disorders, headaches, respiratory infections, nausea and muscular spasms and pain.

Origanum marjorana (Marjoram Sweet) : Steam distillation from herbs. Sweet herbaceous aroma. Excellent sedative as well as an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral oil. Used to treat hypertension, digestive disorders, muscular spasm, respiratory infections, sciatica, rheumatic pain, sprains and strains.

Origanum vulgare (Oregano) : Steam distillation from flowering herb. Similar aroma to culinary oregano leaves. Used to treat hypertension as well as bacterial, fungal, viral, parasitic, skin, urinary and gastro intestinal tract infections.

Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium)* : Steam distillation from leaves. Uplifting, rosy, fresh, green aroma. Used to balance hormones and to treat anxiety, agitation, stress, haemorrhoids, wounds, menopause and infections. An excellent sebum regulator, it is also useful in the treatment of acne.

Piper nigrum (Black pepper) : Steam distillation from dried berries. Dry, woody and spicy aroma. Used to treat digestive complaints, poor circulation, muscular pains and stiffness, sprains, bruises and flatulence.

Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli)* : Steam distillation from leaves. Earthy herbal aroma. Good for use in skin care and for treating scars, skin inflammation, acne, seborrheic eczema, depression and stress.

Rosa damascena (Damask Rose) Absolute : Solvent extraction from flower. Very feminine, sweet, rosy aroma. Excellent for skin as well as the nervous system. Used to treat dry skin, skin inflammation, broken capillaries, anger, grief and insomnia.

Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary CT Camphor) : Steam distillation from herb. This chemotype has a green, camphor note. Used to treat muscular pain, menstrual cramps, poor concentration and headaches. Avoid using camphor chemotype for babies and during pregnancy.

Salvia sclarea (Clary Sage)* : Steam distillation from flowers. Sweet herbaceous aroma. Known as a female oil, it is used to treat menstrual cramps, irregularities, amenorrhea, labour and menopause. Also useful for treating circulatory insufficiency, varicose veins and nervous fatigue.

Santalum spicatum (Sandalwood Australian) : Steam distillation from heartwood and roots. Fresh woody aroma. Chemically similar and a good alternative to endangered Indian Sandalwood. Its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties make it useful for treating bacterial, fungal, respiratory infections. Excellent for use in skin care and for relieving agitation, insomnia and nervous tension.

Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetiver)* : Steam distillation from roots. Earthy, woody and subtle coffee-like aroma. Used to treat depression, fatigued skin, muscular pain, PMS, menopause and hepatic congestion.

Zingiber officinale (Ginger) : Steam distillation from rhizome. Warm spicy ginger aroma. Contains warming, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Excellent for treating digestive complaints, pains, poor circulation and constipation.


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