Botanical Oils

This is a comprehensive list of essential and base oils that are used in our products. We have also listed what benefits they are known to provide.

This is a seed oil which is naturally high in erucic acid, up to 58%, it is similar to Argan Oil, with which it shares excellent properties for the strengthening, gloss and manageability of hair, and the rehydration and protection of dry skin.

The unique combination of antioxidant and moisturizing properties in this oil can help to maintain skin elasticity while preventing moisture loss that can contribute to the aging process.

Argan oil is very high in omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid which can provide anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antioxidant and moisturizing properties for the skin. Stimulates renewal of skin cells and boosts elasticity while smoothing wrinkles and lines.

It also contains omega-9 unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin A which provide high doses of antioxidants. Sun Damage, rich in antioxidants that protect cells from UV light.

This oil also contains 620mg of trocopeherols which have the same activity as vitamin E.

The trocopherol content of argan oil makes it a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect soft tissue by neutralizing the effects of free radicals.

Controls overproduction of acne-causing sebum and soothes the inflammation brought about by acne; also prevents the ugly scars acne can leave behind.

Helps alleviate inflammatory symptoms associated with psoriasis. Also addresses immunity problems and allergies that trigger eczema symptoms.

It possesses a number of fatty acids that are beneficial to the skin’s overall health. 50% of the Babassu Oil’s composition is made up of lauric acid while the remaining 50% is made from a combination of Stearic, Myristic, Palmitic and Oleic acids.

It is also rich in Vitamin E and Phytosterols which act as the oil’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant agents.

It works wonders in treating itchiness and dryness to skin as well as eczema.

It is very rich in antioxidants and gamma-linolenic acid, which makes it a highly effective soothing agent.

This oil is used to increase elasticity in the skin, and can help protect and nourish skin tissues preventing chronic skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema, as well as slowing the look of premature aging.

This oil is the richest known source of gamma-linolenic acid (also known as GLA), an extremely beneficial fatty acid, in addition to significant amounts of stearic acid, eicosenoic acid, palmitic acid, nervonic acid, erucic acid and other antioxidants. As one of the most nutrient-dense oils.

It's an effective natural anti-aging oil that repairs and hydrates your skin.

It helps areas that are affected by acne, it can quickly moisturize that skin, flush out toxins, and return sebum production to normal levels. In addition to inflammation, this can quickly heal and soothe the symptoms of acne, while also reducing the appearance of scars and blemishes from this condition.

Inflammatory conditions of the skin can be difficult to eliminate, particularly if they flare up without warning. Research has proven that regular application of borage oil to eczema, psoriasis and rosacea - affected areas can have a rapid and soothing effect.

Camellia oil is rich in oleic acid and vitamins A, B, D and E as well as nourishing Omega 3, 6 and 9.

It possesses a unique active constituent known as Squalene which is also an important component of the skin’s natural emollient system. A deficiency of squalene can result in dry skin and premature aging, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin.

Camellia oil has more naturally-occurring antioxidants than almost any other botanically derived oil. It helps to restore proper pH balance and has a buffering quality that acts as an effective shield to protect skin from penetration of environmental pollutants.

It smoothes rough and flaky skin, soothes and calms easily irritated skin, and blocks out ultra violet rays.

Used regularly, it will help protect from age–spots and increased pigmentation as well keep the skin conditioned and aids in preventing shaving burns.

Castor oil improves many skin concerns. Using on the skin will reduce itchy dry skin, promote cell turn over, plump and smooth, as well as nourish, hydrate, sooth and fight bacteria.

Castor oil is unique from other oils because it contains ricinoleic acid, and it is rarely found in other plants. This fatty acid makes up 90% of the oil. Research has been ongoing in learning the benefits of this unique oil including anti-inflammatory treatments, accelerated tissue regrowth, and much more.

The ricinoleic acid helps to protect the skin against invading viruses and bacteria. Ricinoleic acids fight the bacteria that contributes to acne breakouts. People who suffer from acne have low essential fatty acids within the skins layers, so supplying the skin with a non-comedogenic oil, rich in fatty acids will help improve breakouts.

Triglycerides found in Castor oil help to fight skin infections.
Castor oil slows the growth of harmful microbes.

Castor oil has the ability to stimulate collagen and elastin, two very important tissues found deep in the skin. When the rate of these cell tissues decline, we develop wrinkles and fine lines. Topically, castor oil will stimulate and hydrate the tissues, improving smoothness and plumpness. Using castor oil as a preventative to wrinkles, will reduce the signs of aging skin.

Having sun burned skin can be painful and damaging. Castor oil will improve the skin by healing the damaged tissues.
It helps increase cell turn over, promoting new skin layers, as well as providing the skin with nourishment for healing. Castor oil will also relieve the pain of a burn with its analgesic relieving properties.

Castor oil can penetrate through tough, hardened skin, promoting cell turnover and new tissue formation to the area. You can soften and fade scar tissue naturally.

Cherry Kernel Oil possesses a remarkable ability to nourish, moisturize and improve skin elasticity, improves skin tone and gives your skin a healthy glow. It also balances pH and after application the skin usually feels soft and smooth.

Cherry Kernel oil is a stable emollient oil, high in oleic acid, also contains natural antioxidants, alpha, delta and gamma tocopherols plus vitamins A & E. It helps many skin conditions: dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, and wrinkles

It also contains a polyunsaturated fatty acid called eleostearic, a conjugated linolenic acid that prevents UV absorption by forming a barrier on the surface of the skin or hair.

Coconut oil is a powerful moisturizer that is beneficial to restoring dry or flaking skin. It helps to strengthen skin tissue more deeply and eliminate dead skin cells while absorbing quickly into your skin.

It also helps to delay the occurrence of wrinkles because it contains antioxidant Vitamin E, known to protect skin cells from damage over time. The Vitamin E found in coconut oil soothes eczema, sunburn and psoriasis, and its antiviral and antifungal benefits even help to treat bug bites.

Coconut oil contains 3 fatty acids: capric acid, lauric acid and caprylic acid. Each of these acids kill candida, a common cause of fungal infection on your skin.

Due to its antioxidant properties, grape seed oil can delay skin aging by minimizing the damage caused by free radicals. Grape seed oil can provide protection against sun damage as well. It has astringent properties and therefore, can tighten the skin.

The linoleic acid found in grape seed oil can be very beneficial in skin conditions like, acne, dermatitis and eczema. Linoleic acid can soothe and nourish the skin, and help it to repair.

Vitamin E on the other hand, keeps the skin firm and smooth. Grape seed oil is easily absorbed by the body, and it can be used for reducing age spots, sun burn, wrinkles and stretch marks as well.

Mango butter is rich on oleic acid and stearic acid. These fatty acids acts as emollients that soften and soothe the skin and hair.

It has a high oxidative ability, wound healing and regenerative activity.

It is high in antioxidants and Vitamins A, C and E.

Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Antioxidant and is known to protect the skin from premature skin aging.

Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light.

Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in olive oil, also prevents free radical damage to the skin.

Pomegranate oil has a number of ingredients which are powerful antioxidants, meaning that they stop free radicals, which are responsible for aging, from taking over, thus protecting the skin from aging.

It has anti microbial, anti inflammatory and healing properties which make it valuable for skin health but one property which for me is very important and I find that few natural oils have it is its tightening and firming potency.

Because it is high in free-radical fighting antioxidants, rosehip oil can be used to reverse skin aging. As a natural source of the antioxidant lycopene, rosehip oil improves the texture of skin and protects against premature aging.

It contains beta-carotene to reduce the appearance of skin aging by eliminating free-radical damage. Rosehip oil is also high in vitamin C, a natural skin anti-aging agent.

Vitamin C is needed to produce collagen, a naturally occurring protein found in the body that supports elasticity and flexibility of the skin. Vitamin C increases the synthesis of collagen by acting at a level other than hydroxylation1, the chemical process that combines an organic compound with a hydroxyl group. Vitamin C is responsible for inducing these reactions. In order words, it’s the fuel needed to start the collagen-synthesis engine.

Rosehip oil also contains vitamin A, which is essential for healthy skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Shea Butter is like food for the skin containing Vitamins A, E and F.

Vitamins A and E help the skin keep itself healthy. These vitamins are especially important when it comes to helping sun damaged skin heal.

Vitamins A, E and F assist in staving off premature wrinkles and facial lines. Vitamin F serves to protect the skin as well as help it heal.

It soothes rough, dry or chapped skin and helps soften dry or damaged hair. Shea Butter also naturally contains cinnamic acid, a natural sun screen. It actually does provide some degree of protection from the sun's harmful rays (still wear a sunblock though).

Shea Butter is a natural anti-inflammatory making it useful in treating things like rheumatism.

Almond Carrier Oil is an excellent emollient and is known for its ability to soften and re-condition the skin.

It is rich in proteins, Olein Glyceride Linoleic Acid, and Vitamin D, and is considered extremely nourishing to the skin through moisturization - particularly when used regularly.

It can be used to soothe dry skin and irritated areas.

Contains a blend of 6 essential oils, below are what traits they are known for.

1. It can be used to treat a number of problems, including acne, bruises, insect bites, cuts and scrapes, minor burns, athlete's foot, psoriasis, impetigo and eczema. Research suggests it can significantly reduce nerve pain that follows shingles. It is also said to treat broken capillaries and cellulite. In addition, it can be used as an astringent to tighten skin, helping to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

2. Is a good remedy for restoring the luster of dull skin. It is an astringent and detoxifying in nature and rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders. It is also recommended for reducing excessive oil on the skin.

3. It is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions. It is commonly used to speed up the healing process of wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns because it improves the formation of scar tissues.

4. As a cytophylactic, it promotes regeneration of healthy cells and also keeps the existing cells and tissues healthy. When you combine this aspect of this oil with its powerful astringent capabilities, you have a potent anti-aging quality. It can help you eliminate sun spots, remove micro-wrinkles around the eyes and cheeks, and generally tone and tighten skin all over your body, while simultaneously replacing old or dying cells with new, healthy ones!

5. Maintaining healthy skin as it slows down the signs of aging and soothes cracked or chapped skin.

6. Primary benefits are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, and cytophylactic properties with help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, or problem skin areas.