Essential Oils are volatile aromatic essences that give plants their characteristic scents. Although named ‘oils’ they are not composed of lipids. They are concentrated nutrients from a plant that are extracted into liquid form. One drop of the oil can have a thousand times the healing power of the original plant it came from.
We include them in our skincare preparations not only for their scent, but also for their therapeutic and skin healing properties. One of the most challenging things was to come up with scents that not only smell gorgeous, but are also therapeutic and suited to the individual product. It is not as easy as throwing together a few essential oils. They take time to synergise, and are also different when added to different products. Most of our blends are made up of several individual oils.
See below to learn about the essential oils in our products:
A natural cleansing oil which is uplifting and confidence building.
As with all citrus oils can cause photosensitivity, we use one that is bergapenten free that prevents this.
Uplifting, confidence building.
Carrot Seed Oil
High in both vitamins and minerals, considered to be one of the best oils to rejuvenate and regenerate skin tissue.
Beneficial for: stimulating cell growth, helping to remove toxic build-up in the skin, improving the skins complexion and skin tone, soothing burns, blisters and scars, rejuvenating skin, protecting from free radicals, High anti-oxidants. High in beta carotene, vitamins B, C ,D and E
Suitable for all skin types, especially dry and aging skin, it gives skin a fresher, firmer appearance.
Chamomile – German
A superior healing oil, it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antifungal properties.
Beneficial for: encouraging skin cell regeneration, treating radiation burns, eczema, psoriasis, infections and rashes, soothing and calming irritated skin
Also known for alleviating anxiety, stress and insomnia.
From the incense family, it is renowned for its astringent, anti-inflammatory and cell regenerative properties.
Beneficial for: treating and healing of wounds and scars, such as stretch marks, encouraging skin cell growth, balancing oily skin, reducing wrinkles and tightens sagging skin, restores elasticity
Recommended for dry, mature skin types as it acts as a skin tonic, thereby perking up skin. It is said to have a calming effect on mind and be mood uplifting.
Renowned for its anti-inflammatory and cell regenerative properties.
Beneficial for: treating eczema, psoriasis, acne, burns and wounds, balancing the production of sebum, soothing inflammation and irritated skin, stimulating blood circulation just below the surface of the skin, promoting cell health, encouraging regeneration of new cells
Recommended for all skin types. It is a cicatrisant – which helps scars and other spots to fade and vanish. Also said to be soothing for the mind and mood-lifting.
Reduces inflammation and promotes healing of scars and burns.
A member of the mint family, the oil is distilled from the flowers and leaves.
Balancing action on skin. Helps with chronic acne. Powerful anti-inflammatory that allows scar tissue to heal and prevent new acne from forming.
Said to be deeply relaxing, grounding and balancing.
Beneficial for: regulating sebum production, soothing and balancing skin, balancing hormones, promoting healthy skin and hair, promotes hair growth
Said to be uplifting and to induce feelings of joy and hope.
Plant and Seed Oils
Plant oils originate from the nuts and seeds of trees, fruits, vegetables and flowers. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that are vital to well being, health and beauty. They nourish and strengthen the skins own protective barrier.
Seed Oils are the more delicate, light oils expressed from the seeds. Fruit seeds contain some of the most powerful sources of antioxidants found in nature. These oils are gaining popularity due to their pleasantly light textures and notable variety of benefits. With their subtle to strong aromas, they are highly emollient, and are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Particularly anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and beneficial in treating oily, dry or damaged skin.
Extracted from the seeds of the Mustard plant, native to the Mediterranean and Abyssinia (Ethiopia). It contains high levels of Erucic acid which has exceptional skin and hair care benefits. It improves tone and texture, is ultra-light and easily absorbed into the epidermal tissue.
Rich in fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, apple seed oil also contains high amounts of sulphur, an essential nutrient for the formation of collagen. It will restore and balance skin, calm inflammation and strengthen skin and hair. It has a subtle, delicate scent.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Extremely nourishing and easily absorbed, it contains vitamins A and E which help soothe the skin, making it soft, and allowing products to penetrate without leaving an oily feel on the skin. It is also a rich source of anti-oxidants, which target and inhibit the cell damage of free radicals in the body
Botanical Plant Extracts
Our extracts contain:
NO palm oil products
NO GM materials
Extraction methods used:
High osmotic pressure exerted by a vegetable glycerine that not allow micro-organisms to reproduce.
A food grade supercritical CO2 extraction method that uses Carbon Dioxide as a solvent.
Both methods are environmentally friendly and non-toxic. Cooling rather than heating is also used, which means the composition and properties of the extracts are very well preserved. During extraction NO synthetic additives or processes are used.