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So many amazing products...so many ingredients.
With so many wonderful ingredients packed into these products, it can sometimes be overwhelming when choosing the right product for you. Have no fear! Luckily I have a freakish love for research.
To make your natural journey a little easier, I have created a list of the ingredients found in the products on this website so you can see a) what they are, and b) how they may benefit you.
The information provided here has been carefully sourced from reliable websites and scientific journals (freely accessed where possible), however, it is only intended as a guide. I do not claim to be a medical or cosmetic expert. Always patch test products before use.
Don't forget, any questions, please contact us and we can work it out together.
Beeswax- has been used medicinally since Ancient Egyptian times. More recently, studies continue to support these traditional uses. Tested against nappy rash, beeswax is shown to act as an antimicrobial against bacteria. It creates an effective barrier against moisture, nourishes the skin, reduces inflammation, promotes healing, and relieves joint pain.
Calendula- also known as the marigold plant, is incredibly high in antioxidants. Studies have shown it to be an effective anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial agent. Further studies suggest it may promote the development of new skin by increasing the collagen protein, subsequently, assisting in wound healing, fighting free-radicals and the signs of aging. Additionally, it may reduce the effects of skin-damage due to UV exposure and assist in treating nappy rash.
Carrot oil- from the humble carrot is known to be high in antioxidants and contains antimicrobial, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic, and muscle relaxant properties. Traditional uses are continually supported today by modern research. These include topical applications to promote wound healing, nourish the skin, relax the muscles and reduce inflammation.
Castor oil- is derived from the castor seed and high in anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain reducing) properties. It has been used for thousands of years to assist in soothing muscle and joint pains, and abdominal cramping.
Coconut oil- taken from the flesh and rind of ripe coconuts is proven to be an effective topical moisturiser with anti-inflammatory properties that also assists in healing from UVB radiation. It is shown to be antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and to aid wound healing.
Cocoa butter- extracted from the cocoa tree has been used since Aztec and Mayan times as a cosmaceutical. It is rich in antioxidants and caffeine, making it ideal to improve skin health due to its ability to fight free radicals, slow the signs of aging, and act as an anti-inflammatory. It has uses in treating dermatitis, eczema, as a UV-A and UV-B barrier and anti-carcinogenic. In many cosmetics it is used as a stabiliser for emulsions, to moisturise, and regenerate skin.
Lavender essential oil- is extracted from the lavender plant and well known for an abundance of benefits due to the "anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, antidepressant and antimicrobial properties". Lavender essential oil soothes and hydrates the skin, and is suitable for those with acne, dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis. It also assists with anxiety, stress, and sleeplessness. Lavender oil is even suitable as an insect repellent and to assist in wound healing.
Leatherwood honey- is sourced from the native trees of the lush, ancient forests of Tasmania and the high quality honey is coveted around the world. Studies show that honey is truly nature's wonder. It is high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It has been proven to be anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial. Topically, honey can be used to reduce the inflammation of arthritis and acne, promote growth and strength in hair, and smooth and rejuvenate the skin.
Olive oil- is more than just a delicious and healthy addition to cooking. Studies show that topically applied olive oil has a number of benefits due to the high number of vitamins including A, D, K and E, and also squalene. This means it is high in antioxidants to assist in healing sun damage, and reducing the risk of skin-cancer. Additionally, it is highly moisturizing and antibacterial, which may assist with acne prone skin.
Please be aware that olive oil may not be the best choice if you have sensitive skin or dermatitis.
Sesame oil- extracted from the sesame seed, is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Studies suggest is has analgesic (pain relieving) properties and reduces swelling when used in massage. Additionally, it has anti-inflammatory benefits, protects against UV radiation, and acts as a chemopreventive.
Siam benzoin- is an ancient cosmetic sourced from the resin of the Styrax trees. It contains natural preserving properties, is antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory. It is still used as a natural preservative, as a barrier and adhesive, moisturiser, and to treat dermatitis.
Tangerine essential oil- contains anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. Studies show tangerine oil contains elements that are anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-microbial. Topically, this oil assists in rejuvenating the skin, relieving irritations, and relaxing the muscles.
Vegetable glycerin- is a soluble sugar-alcohol derived from plants. It
Wheat germ oil- wheat germ is a byproduct of milling wheat and classified as a nutraceutical. It contains vitamins and minerals, and is particularly rich in vitamin E and antioxidants. Notably, it contains ceramides, which are suggested to slow the signs of skin-aging, making it useful for topical applications to soothe, moisten, and regenerate the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and reduces congestion to promote healthy hair growth and cell reproduction.