Olea Europaea, more commonly known as olive oil, is derived from mature olives, the fruit of the olive tree, which are native to the Mediterranean region. Olives contain both saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, and a high quantity of vitamin E, making it an ideal skin conditioning agent and a superb moisturizer for dry skin.
Ginger is a flowering plant whose roots are widely used for its culinary and medicinal properties. When applied to the skin, it has shown the ability to reduce edema, proven beneficial in treating inflammation related to acne, and when applied to a cut or scrape, can speed wound healing and collagen production in order to help repair the skin’s structure. Other benefits include promoting circulation in order to soothe sore muscles and prevent hair loss.
Not to be confused with the somewhat controversial Grapefruit Seed Extract, Grapefruit Seed Oil is used as a fragrance ingredient as well as for its vitamin C, a rich antioxidant that protects your skin from damaging free radicals and premature aging.
Cannabis Sativa, or hemp seed oil, is derived from pressing the seeds of the hemp plant. High in fatty acids, including both omega-3 and omega-6, this oil provides skin conditioning and nourishing properties. Unrefined, the oil ranges from dark to clear/light green in colour and maintains its natural vitamins and antioxidant properties. When refined, hemp seed oil loses some of its beneficial properties.
About Honey Honey is made by bees through the collection of nectar, pollen, and resins from flowers. More than just a sweetener, honey is loaded with skin benefiting nutrients, antioxidants and other healing compound, as well as moisturizing, anti-aging and anti-bacterial properties. Common Concerns This ingredient is considered non-toxic and a non-irritant. Quick Facts Binomial Name: Honey
Traditionally used to speed up wounds, heal broken bones and treat ulcers, these days Horsetail, which is rich in minerals including silica, is found in many hair care products. Silica is able to promote stronger, healthier looking hair, and remove excess oil. Horsetail extract’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect further promotes healthy hair and scalp.
A versatile essential oil, lavender oil can be used for much more than potpourri and perfumes. With both anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, it can help improve the health of your skin and scalp, promote hair growth, and has even been found to have sedating effects that can relax sore or tense muscles.
Lemongrass oil comes from the fragrant, herbal plant known as Cymbopogon Schoenanthus. Widely used to flavour and enhance various culinary dishes, it is also commonly used in the manufacturing of various cosmetics and personal care products. With analgesic, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, it not only aids in skin care but can also relieve pain from sore muscles, spasms, sprains, cramps and bruising.
Steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of Thymus Mastichina, this oil has long been used by herbalists. With strong antiseptic, antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, wild marjoram is effective in treating various skin and scalp conditions, and can also relieve sore, tense muscles.
A natural plant extract, Matricaria is also known as chamomile and has been used medicinally for thousands of years. With antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and some antimutagenic properties, as well as moderate antimicrobial, antiviral and antioxidant properties, Matricaria can help speed healing and promote overall skin health.