MATERIA MEDICA

A compendium of all our ingredients
click to expand each ingredient for information
compiled with clinical herbalist Maria Christadolou


Carrier Oils and Butters

We use a combination of these oils as our base for our formulations of soaps, lotions, salts, balms and salves.


Sweet Almond Oil, Prunus Dulcis

OUR SOURCES: India, Italy, Morocco, Spain
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic
EXTRACTION: Cold-Pressed, Virgin
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Effective emollient for moisturizing skin and hair. Contains vitamins A and E, oleic acid, linoleic acid, and antioxidants that help protect skin against UV radiation damage and keep skin soft and supple.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Emollient, softening, anti-inflammatory, boosts immunity of skin, improves skin tone

PRIMARY USES
Saponifies easily and yields a mild soap with good lather. Easily absorbed and won’t clog pores, promoting healthy-looking skin. Safe for sensitive skin, including baby skin. Can be used to gently remove debris from deep within skin pores and can help prevent future breakouts. Helps relieve inflammation and itchiness of psoriasis and eczema.Its uses in treating dry skin conditions were taught as part of ancient Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Greco-Persian schools of medicine.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
A superb massage oil for any skin type. Almonds are high in healthy fats, which reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Avocado Oil, Persea Americana

OUR SOURCES: Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain
PROCESSING: Refined
EXTRACTION: Expeller-pressed
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


An excellent source of antioxidants, omega-3 and beta-carotene essential fatty acids, iron, magnesium, copper and potassium minerals, and vitamins A, B, C, D, E. This heart-healthy blend of nutrients provides energy and promotes collagen production, keeping the skin full-bodied and plump.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, wound healing, supports immune function of skin, regenerative, softening

PRIMARY USES
Especially helpful for dry, flaky skin and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis..

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Boosts flavor and nutrients in culinary dishes, helping reduce cholesterol, improving eye health, and combating inflammation.

Castor Oil, Ricinus communis

OUR SOURCES: India
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic
EXTRACTION: Expeller Pressed, Filtered
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


It's thickness is prized for cosmetics as a soothing, protective layer. High in Ricinoleic acid, an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial that helps prevent wrinkles and skin bacteria. Rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids that replenish the skin and hair.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Anti-inflammatory, emollient, provides shine, preserves moisture, pain relieving

PRIMARY USES
Superb for problematic skin, including eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis, and keratosis pilaris. Ancient Egyptians used the oil as an immunity-boosting elixir.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Can be used topically as a skin lubricant.

Cocoa Butter, Cocos nucifera

OUR SOURCES: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka
EXTRACTION: Expeller-Pressed, Refined
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Helps skin retain moisture and creates an oily, protective barrier. Moisturized skin prevents scarring from acne. High in lauric acid, which helps kill bacteria that cause acne and serves as an antifungal against cold sores.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Emollient, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin softening, anti-aging, supports immunity

PRIMARY USES
Commonly used in soaps, lotions, scrubs, diaper creams, and other body products. Topically, used to soothe wounds, burns, and fungal infections. In many culinary recipes for added nutrition and flavor.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Heading into the sun? With an SPF of 5, coconut oil contains antioxidants that help protect the skin from solar radiation. Apply liberally and often for day-to-day sun exposure.

Hempseed Oil, Cannabis Sativa

OUR SOURCES: China
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic, Virgin, Golden
EXTRACTION: Cold-Pressed
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Packed with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, terpenes, and proteins that help foster overall health. Features all nine of the essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce on their own.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, supports skin’s barrier function, balances overproduction of sebum.

PRIMARY USES
Improves inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and lichen planus. Helps strengthen skin to be more resistant to viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. Although it comes from the cannabis plant, hemp oil contains only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive component in cannabis.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
In hair care products, increases manageability and shine. Taken regularly, can improve discomfort of PMS and menopausal symptoms.

Mango Butter, Mangifera Indica

OUR SOURCES: USA
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic,
EXTRACTION: Cold-Pressed, Refined
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Contains strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties, including vitamins A and E and essential fatty acids. With a stable, conditioning lather similar to cocoa and shea butters, it has beneficial moisturizing properties for lotions and acts as a mild lubricant for the skin.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
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PRIMARY USES
A soft, creamy texture easily absorbed into the skin and won’t clog pores or aggravate acne-prone skin. Supports healing from inflamed skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
It’s non-greasy texture can be perfect for use as-is or in most body care products. Traditionally used in the rainforest and tropics for its moisturizing and smoothing properties.

Moringa Oil, Moringa oleifera

OUR SOURCES: India
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic
EXTRACTION: Cold-Pressed
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Known as “the tree of life” because of its high levels of antioxidants, bioactive compounds, and complete set of all essential amino acids. Contains oleic acid, which acts as a cleansing agent and moisturizer for skin and hair. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, both when ingested and used topically.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
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PRIMARY USES
Beneficial to prevent acne breakouts and inflamed skin conditions. Used in skin and hair products, including soaps, cleansers, toners, massage oils, shampoos, and conditioners.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
All parts of the moringa tree - seeds, roots, bark, flowers, and leaves - can be used for nutritional and medicinal purposes. In cooking, the oil helps lower cholesterol levels and provides a source of beneficial protein.

Olive Oil Pomace, Olea Europaea

OUR SOURCES: Italy, Spain, Tunisia
EXTRACTION: Solvent extracted, Refined
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


With its full bodied flavor, golden color, and stable nature, no wonder it’s the most universal oil for both cosmetics and cooking. High in numerous anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, it offers rejuvenative health benefits for body, skin, and hair. Contains squalene, which helps prevent the skin's natural oils from oxidizing leading to cell deterioration, and hydroxytyrosol, an antimicrobial that helps heal skin abrasions, rashes, sunburn, and skin diseases, including eczema and psoriasis.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Emollient, wound healing, cleansing, anti-inflammatory, fights free radical damage.

PRIMARY USES
Commonly used in cosmetic recipes as a stable moisturizer, antibacterial, and healing agent.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
A main staple in the diets of some of the world’s healthiest, longest living people due to its high content of heart-healthy oleic fats and secoiridoids antioxidants, which encourage anti-aging. Pour generously on your salads and prepared foods.

Palm Oil, Elaeis guineensis

OUR SOURCES: Malaysia, Indonesia
CERTIFICATIONS: Fair For Life/ RSPO Certified, Palm Done Right, Organic

EXTRACTION: Cold-pressed, Refined
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Improves skin and hair health, decreases cholesterol levels, and boosts brain health. Topically, restores hydration to dry skin and seals in moisture. Its antioxidants help reduce signs of aging and delay the onset of wrinkles. Contains the tocopherol form of vitamin E, along with the rarer form of vitamin E known as tocotrienols, both of which protect the skin from sun damage and reduce scar formation.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
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PRIMARY USES
Suitable for use on sensitive skin, it effectively nourishes areas affected by eczema, psoriasis, and stretch marks.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
When sourced responsibly, can be used in culinary recipes to boost immunity and improve heart health.

Rosehip Oil, Rosa Canina

OUR SOURCES: Bulgaria, Chile, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic

EXTRACTION: Cold-pressed, Virgin
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


One of the richest plant sources of vitamin C, which helps heal and brighten the complexion. Contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an omega fatty acid, excellent for maintaining a healthy skin barrier, and vitamin A carotenoids, which protect against damage from ultraviolet light. Considered a “dry” oil, meaning that it soaks into the skin easily and does not leave a greasy residue. Protects against premature aging and reduces visible signs of aging.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Wound healing, tissue regenerative, softens scar tissue, reduces hyperpigmentation.

PRIMARY USES
One of the best oils for restoring depleted and scarred tissue due to its all-trans retinoic acid, a natural precursor to vitamin A. Good for all skin types, especially dry or rosacea-prone.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Can be used undiluted on the skin or incorporated into creams, lotions, facial oils, or massage oils. Excellent for tips of dry hair and as natural anti-frizz treatment. Rosehips were a remedy used by the ancient Egyptians, Mayans, and Native Americans due to their amazing immune-boosting properties.

Safflower Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius

OUR SOURCES: Mexico
CERTIFICATIONS: High Oleic, Organic

EXTRACTION: Expeller-pressed, Refined
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


An emollient rich in fatty acids, primarily linolenic acid, which helps skin retain water and provide a protective barrier. High in the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant vitamin E, which provides relief from itching, dryness and flaking. Helps kill bacteria, remove trapped dirt and impurities, and soothe the skin for improved cell regeneration.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
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PRIMARY USES
Provides support for inflammatory skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Quickens healing of acne and scars.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Can be used as a carrier oil for an aromatherapy massage and applied to hair to strengthen and nourish. Used by the early Spanish colonies as a substitute for saffron.

Sea Buckthorn Oil, Hippophae rhamnoides

OUR SOURCES: China, Russia
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic, Virgin

EXTRACTION: Supercritical CO2, Filtered
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Contains more omega-7 fatty acids (known as palmitoleic acid) than any other oil, which support the cardiovascular system and reduce problems with diabetes. Also contains carotenes, tocopherols, and phytosterols essential fatty acids and potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus. Its powerful phytonutrients provide anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer support.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Tissue regenerative, emollient, antioxidant, soothes inflamed skin conditions.

PRIMARY USES
Can be applied directly to the skin for prevention and treatment of sunburns and helps heal wounds. Supports healing from and prevents acne, dermatitis, dry skin, eczema, skin ulcers, and stretch marks.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Both the berries and seeds provide benefits to the skin and body. The oil is known as “God sent medicine” or “liquid gold” in Tibet, China, and Mongolia.

Shea Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii 

OUR SOURCES: West Africa
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic, Virgin

EXTRACTION: Traditional raw extraction
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Excellent oil for moisturizing and softening skin that has been used for centuries in Africa to combat dry conditions. Rich in stearic and oleic acids and benefit-rich vitamins A and E that boost collagen production and provide anti-aging and anti-tumor actions.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
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PRIMARY USES
A superb oil for soap-making because of its high fat content (unsaponifiables). Commonly used to improve blemishes and wrinkles, help prevent stretch marks, and fight muscle fatigue.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Can be used as a moisturizer and sun protectant (SPF 6) under makeup to promote radiant skin in extreme conditions.


Herbs

We use a combination of these whole or powdered just before use in our formulations of soaps, lotions, salts, balms and salves.

Arrowroot, Maranta Esculenta

OUR SOURCES: Thailand
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic
PLANT PART: Rhizome
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Made from dried rhizome, it is used as a base for natural body care formulations and it is the main ingredient for most body powders.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
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PRIMARY USES
Prevents scar formation. Use as an alternative to talcum powder. This starchy root was a staple in the diet of the Arawak people. The name for this tropical plant comes from the traditional use of the herb by these tribes to treat wounds inflicted by arrows.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Use a thickener in clear glazes and jellies or as a substitute for flour or cornstarch in recipes.

Calendula, Calendula Officinalis

OUR SOURCES: Egypt
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic
PLANT PART: Flowers
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Has more than thirty active compounds, including triterpene glycosides, carotenoids, essential oils, resin, sterols, and flavonoids, such as quercetin. Considered one of the best topical wound healers that can effectively prevent scar formation..

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, wound healing, skin soothing

PRIMARY USES
With its sunny disposition, its flowering tops have been used for millennia to provide relief from skin ailments, digestive issues, lymphatic congestion, and seasonal depression. Supports healthy detox of the liver to eliminate toxins that cause chronic skin conditions, such as eczema and acne.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Infuse 1-2 tablespoons dried petals in hot water and steep for 15 minutes to enjoy a nourishing and uplifting herbal tea. In medieval times, calendula was hailed to have magical powers of protection and clairvoyance. Wreaths of fresh flowers were strung above doorposts to keep the household safe.

Chaga, Inonotus Obliquus

OUR SOURCES: United States
CERTIFICATIONS: Wildcrafted

PLANT PART: A wild fungus growing on birch, elm, and alder trees as a charcoal-black obtrusion often high up on the trunk.
SAFETY CONCERNS: Due to overharvesting, please source conscientiously.


A source of 200+ phytonutrients, including melanin, which has high antioxidant and genoprotective effects and enhances the appearance of hair, skin and eyes, and restores a more youthful appearance. One of nature's riches sources of the minerals rubidium, potassium, cesium, and germanium, which support an alkaline body..

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
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PRIMARY USES
Superfood and adaptogenic herb that helps the body deal with stress and boosts the immune system, including to fight cancer. Repairs the body from sun damage, improves circulation, and detoxes the body.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Prepare an herbal infusion and drink daily when feeling sick or fatigued.

Chamomile Matricaria recutita

OUR SOURCES: Egypt
CERTIFICATION: Organic
PLANT PART: Flowers
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Used topically, can soothe and soften skin with its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic, and antihistamine actions. Internally, it supports healthy digestion and calms the nervous system in irritating or aggravating conditions..

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Calming, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, wound healing, skin soothing.

PRIMARY USES
Gently sedative in both adults and children, nourishing the gut-mind connection for improved digestion and calm thinking.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Infused in tea during the day helps calm anxiety and stress and at night promotes restful sleep. Need luck with money? Try rinsing your hands with lukewarm chamomile tea, a method that gamblers used to try to magically invoke the plant's generosity.

Comfrey, Symphytum Officianale

OUR SOURCES: Croatia
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic
PLANT PART: Leaves
SAFETY CONCERNS: Due to pyrrolizidine alkaloids, consuming high doses can cause liver damage. Avoid internally if pregnant.


Previously referred to as "knitbone" because of its effectiveness in healing sprains and bruises. Contains allantoin, an antioxidant that promotes cell growth and heals damaged skin.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Wound healing, relaxing, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, astringent

PRIMARY USES
Comfrey oil is commonly used in healing salves and lotions. The whole leaves can also be applied as a poultice for topical relief of arthritis, sprains, burns, and bruises.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Can be added into a blend of tea for healing gut inflammation and for asthmatic conditions.

Cornflower, Centaurea Cyanus

OUR SOURCES: Hungary
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic
PLANT PART: Flowers
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Contains anthocyanins, found in many colorful fruits and vegetables, which have antioxidant properties that support healing of itchy, puffy eyes.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
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PRIMARY USES
Soothing and nourishing to the skin and eyes. Especially good for sensitive or irritated skin.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Tea compresses on the eyes can diminish wrinkles and decrease puffiness. Juice from the blue star-like blossoms have been used in watercolors and dying fabric.

DandelionTaraxacum Officinale

OUR SOURCES: China
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic
PLANT PART: Root
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Roots contain inulin, mucilage, latex resin, and taraxacin, which relieve congestion and help the body eliminate better. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, it clears heat from the liver and uplifts the mood. Supports the liver, the organ responsible for breaking down dead red blood cells, dietary toxins, drugs, and hormones.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
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PRIMARY USES
Used for acne, psoriasis, hepatitis, and other conditions where improved liver function is needed.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Every part of the dandelion is medicinal: a prized edible, a gastrointestinal aid, a cleansing alterative, and a helpful poultice or compress. Eat, drink, be merry.

Elderflower, Sambucus Nigra L.

OUR SOURCES: Croatia
CERTIFICATION: Organic
PLANT PART: Flowers
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


High in flavonoids, polysaccharides, tannins, phenolic acids, volatile oil, triterpenes, and minerals that support natural detox and combat free radicals

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
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PRIMARY USES
Helps skin retain moisture and soothes inflammation. Commonly used to heal respiratory infections and boost the immune system during the winter season.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
The berry is superb for jellies, jams, and pies, and can also be brewed in wine and kombucha.

Hops, Humulus Lupulus

OUR SOURCES: United States
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic

PLANT PART: Flowers
SAFETY CONCERNS: Avoid hops when taking sedatives or anti-depressants, or when pregnant.


Thousands of years before beer was all the rage, hops were used to heal wounds and ease nervous tension. It has sedative, antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory compounds that relieve anxiety and insomnia. Topically, it is soothing to the skin, delays wrinkles, and heals cuts, wounds, and ulcers.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
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PRIMARY USES
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, clears damp heat (aka inflammation), supporting healing from eczema and acne. Helpful as a galactagogue for breast-feeding mothers.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Especially helpful for the stressed and overworked, both the tea and tincture ease intense emotions and relax tension, intestinal cramping, and menstrual cramps.

Horsetail, Equisetum Arvense

OUR SOURCES: Croatia
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic

PLANT PART: Tops and Stems
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Contains the highest amount of silica than any other known plant. Silica builds collagen, which provides muscular tone and elasticity to the skin.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Wound healing, tissue regenerative, softens scar tissue, reduces hyperpigmentation.

PRIMARY USES
Included in skincare products and supplements to strengthen hair and nails, and relieve itchy, inflamed skin conditions, such as eczema.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Brewed as a strong tea and applied as a compress can stop bleeding of wounds and quickly heal them. Herbal tea consumed internally can be helpful with kidney and bladder infections, as well as strengthen hair and nails.

Lavender, Lavandula Angustifolia

OUR SOURCES: France
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic

PLANT PART: Flowers
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


The word comes from the Latin word 'lavāre', “to wash” and was often associated with cleanliness ever since the Romans added it to their bath water. With more than 100 constituents including tannins, volatile oils, coumarins, flavonoids, and essential oils, it is an effective, yet gentle remedy for calming the overactive mind. Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal actions for effective wound healing.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Anti-inflammatory, skin soothing, wound healing, antibacterial, antiseptic, sedative

PRIMARY USES
A versatile, safe, and easy-to-use herb widely used in skincare to stimulate cell growth and regenerate skin for all skin types. Soothes bug bites, rashes, sun burns, and varicose veins. Not only does it fight infections, but it also acts as an aphrodisiac

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Enjoy a hot bath with dried lavender flowers and instantly feel its peaceful effects.

Rosehips, Rosa Canina

OUR SOURCES: Chile
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic

PLANT PART: The fruit of the dog rose (or wild rose)
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


High in antioxidants, including lycopene, which improve skin hydration and have anti-aging effects, particularly for mature skin. High in vitamin C, which supports glowing skin and a healthy immune response. The oil is high in essential fatty acids, including vitamin A (retinoic acid), which smooths wrinkles and slows aging.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
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PRIMARY USES
The oil penetrates the skin very quickly, making it an excellent moisturizer without leaving a greasy residue. Supports the immune system fight off infections, helps facilitate fat metabolism, and protects tissues from free radical damage.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Infuse in a tea blend with chamomile and lemon balm for a relaxing and immune-strengthening refreshment.

Rose Petals, Rosa Centifolia

OUR SOURCES: Egypt
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic
PLANT PART: Flowers
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Topically, used as an astringent to tighten cell membranes and prevent wrinkles. Moisturizing and regenerating for all skin types.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
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PRIMARY USES
The universal flower of love and sensuality offers a plethora of medicinal qualities that expands from their topical functions, including healing from grief and loss, strengthening immunity, relieving respiratory congestion, and supporting pancreatic function.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Infuse in tea, spiritual baths, witch hazel, creams, and culinary desserts.

Slippery Elm, Ulmus Rubra

OUR SOURCES: United States
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic
PLANT PART: Harvested from the inner bark, which has a slippery and mucilaginous consistency.
SAFETY CONCERNS: Due to over-harvesting, please be conscientious when sourcing.


Promotes wound healing and soothes burns. When applied topically, its gel-like consistency rich in anti-inflammatory constituents and antioxidants works as an emollient that soothes the skin and boosts skin health.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
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PRIMARY USES
Prevents scar formation and soothes irritated tissue. It can be used as a powder mixed into water, as a tea or infusion, in capsules, topically as a poultice, and as a liquid extract. It has been used to address digestive disturbances where it acts as a gentle supportive agent to the intestines and promotes healthy mucosal tissue.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Can be enjoyed in tea infusions, topically, and in many natural throat lozenges.

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium

OUR SOURCES: Croatia
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic
PLANT PART: Flowers
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Can be used in a very effective facial steam to improve complexion by increasing circulation and cooling inflamed tissue. These properties also make it useful in cases of hemorrhoids, postpartum care, bruises, and mouth sores, as well as internal bleeding.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
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PRIMARY USES
An old Chinese proverb stated that yarrow has the ability to brighten the eyes and promote intelligence, and it was generally thought to balance yin and yang and facilitate the meeting of heaven and earth. Also considered a “warrior plant” prized for its benefits to wounds or minor bleeding. Its mild antiseptic and anodyne properties coupled with its ability to stop bleeding make it the perfect ally for the skin. It is also protective against sun and wind damage.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
A yarrow tea bath or topical application with the ointment or oil can be useful for rheumatic joints and varicose veins. Its diaphoretic action makes it especially useful at the onset of fever and colds.


Essential Oils and Flower Waters

Coming Soon, please check back :)

Cedarwood, Juniperus Virginiana

OUR SOURCES: United States
PLANT PART: Wood
EXTRACTION: Steam Distillation
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Antifungal, antiseptic, soothes irritation, antimicrobial, wound healing, affinity to breathing and respiratory balance

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
Grounding, centering, strengthening, quiets thoughts

Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum

OUR SOURCES: Sri Lanka
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic
PLANT PART: Leaves
EXTRACTION: Steam Distillation
SAFETY CONCERNS: Skin irritant when used at 100%


Antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, immune boosting, pain relieving, helps circulation.

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
Warming, grounding, centering, focusing, motivating.

Clove, Eugenia Caryophyllata

OUR SOURCES: Indonesia
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic

PLANT PART: Stem
EXTRACTION: Steam Distillation

SAFETY CONCERNS: When used at 100% – Skin irritant. Avoid during pregnancy.


Pain relief (particularly dental), antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, anti-parasitic.

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
Cognitive support, invigorating and mentally stimulating, heightens inner strengths when external and internal environments need to change.

Cornmint, Mentha Arvensis

OUR SOURCES: India
CERTIFICATION: Organic
PLANT PART: Leaves and Flowering Parts
EXTRACTION: Steam Distillation

SAFETY CONCERNS: When used at 100% – Skin irritant and a potential anticoagulant (avoid when taking drugs with the same action.)


Antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, pain reliever, supports digestive health, eases itching due to shingles and bug bites, immune-boosting .

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
Mental clarity, encourages greater self-confidence.

Cypress, Cupressus Sempervirens L.

OUR SOURCES: Spain
PLANT PART: Needles
EXTRACTION: Steam Distillation
SAFETY CONCERNS: None.


Drying, tightens tissues, detoxifying, improves circulation, respiratory support.

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
Uplifting, energizing, supports inner strength and structure, focuses mind and body, helps us point to a goal.

Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia

OUR SOURCES: Bulgaria
PLANT PART: Aerial Parts
EXTRACTION: Steam Distillation
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Antibacterial, antimicrobial, nervine, pain relieving, wound healing, affinity to all body systems

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
Balancing, sedative, soothing emotionally, clearing and opening.

Lemongrass, Cymbopogon Flexuosus

OUR SOURCES: India, Sri Lanka
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic
PLANT PART: Grass Leaves
EXTRACTION: Steam Distillation
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, sedative, cleansing, insect repellant.

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
Clears mind chatter, quiets mind and nervous energy, encourages positive thinking

Palmarosa, Cymbopogon Martinii

OUR SOURCES: India
PLANT PART: Grass
EXTRACTION: Steam Distillation
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Antimicrobial, cleansing, anti-inflammatory, improves circulation, wound healing, affinity to skincare.

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
Heart centering, mind clearing, soothes nerves, balancing

Petitgrain, Petitgrain Bigarde

OUR SOURCES: Italy
PLANT PART: Leaves and Twigs
EXTRACTION: Steam Distillation

SAFETY CONCERNS: None.


Anti-inflammatory, skin soothing, wound healing, cell regenerative, eases muscle tightness, affinity to skincare.

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
Heartwarming and centering, balancing, promotes emotional healing.

Pine, Pinus Sylvestris

OUR SOURCES: Austria
PLANT PART: Needles, Twigs and Buds
EXTRACTION: Steam Distillation

SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, supports immune and respiratory systems, affinity to skincare.

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
Clarifying, uplifting, invigorating, energizing, cleansing, enhances concentration and meditative state, promotes positive outlook.

Sweet Orange, Citrus Sinensis

OUR SOURCES: Mexico
CERTIFICATIONS: Organic

PLANT PART: Peels
EXTRACTION: Cold expression

SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Anti-inflammatory, wound healing, antiseptic, antibacterial, balancing.

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
Uplifting, anti-depressive, promotes positive thinking, helps us let go

Tea Tree, Melaleuca Alternifolia

OUR SOURCES: Australia
PLANT PART: Leaves
EXTRACTION: Steam distillation

SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, drying and tightening, promotes circulation, thins mucus, affinity for skincare and respiratory health

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS
Energizing, promotes movement, uplifting, focusing, strengthens determination.

Neroli (flower water), Citrus Aurantium

CERTIFICATIONS: Organic
PLANT PART: Blossoms
SAFETY CONCERNS: None


Regenerative astringent. Made with our pure Neroli (Orange Blossom) Essential Oil and distilled water, our Orange Blossom Flower Water contains the essence of the plant in every drop, just like the essential oil, but in a milder form. Orange Blossom has an uplifting, light, sweet, floral scent with a hint of citrus.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Supports an emotional heart. Uplifting and balancing yet can be calming and soothing.

Rose (flower water), Rosa Damascena

CERTIFICATIONS: Organic
PLANT PART: Flower Petals
SAFETY CONCERNS: None.


Moisturizing yet toning effects. Appropriate for wide range of skin inflammations. Made with pure Rose Absolute Essential Oil and distilled water, our Rose Flower Water contains the essence of the plant in every drop, just like the essential oil, but in a milder form. Rose Flower Water has a sweet-floral aroma.

THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
Soothes anxiety, grief, and depression. Balancing, calming, sedating and relaxing.


Clays and Salts

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Emulsifiers & Stabilizers

All agents listed are used only in our moisturizers due to high water content.

California Prop 65 Statement: The following statement is made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This product is not known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Butylene Glycol

FORMULARY GUIDELINES: 0.5 - 10%
OUR USAGE: >0.7%
DERIVED FROM: Distilled Corn
EWG SCORE: 1 (good)
SAFETY CONCERNS: Cancer– None / Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity– None / Allergies & Immunotoxicity — None 


Included in formulas for these types of products because it adds moisture and conditions hair and skin. It also works as a solvent.

PRIMARY USES
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review board has evaluated several toxicology tests and other research concerning butylene glycol and has determined it is safe as used in cosmetics products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has even determined that butylene glycol is safe as a food additive*
*References for this information: The Journal of Dermatology, September 2014, pages 815-816 / International Journal of Toxicology, May 2011, Supplement, pages 5S-16S/ www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=172.712&SearchTerm=butylene%20glycol / Journal of the American College of Toxicology, 1985, issue 2, pages 223-248

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Shampoo, Conditioner, Serums, Sheet masks, Cosmetics, Sunscreen.

Cetyl Alcohol

FORMULARY GUIDELINES: 0.5 - 30%
OUR USAGE: >0.7%
DERIVED FROM: Coconut
EWG SCORE: 1 (good)
SAFETY CONCERNS: Cancer– None / Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity– None / Allergies & Immunotoxicity — None 


Works as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener and carrying agent for other ingredients contained in a cosmetic solution. It keeps the oil and water parts of an emulsion from separating, and gives products good spreadability.*

PRIMARY USES
As a thickening agent and surfactant, it is often misinterpreted as an "alcohol". It is not an irritant and is not related to SD alcohol, denatured alcohol, or ethyl alcohol, which can be extremely drying to the skin. The truth, in fact, is quite the opposite, as cetyl alcohol is well known to effectively condition and soften the skin and hair. Cetyl alcohol is considered safe for use in cosmetics.**
* https://www.truthinaging.com/ingredients/cetyl-alcohol
**http://www.cir-safety.org/sites/default/files/115_buff3a_suppl.pdf

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Used in a wide range of other personal care products such as shampoo/conditioner, anti-aging treatment, hair dye, sunscreen, cleanser and lipstick.

Stearic acid

FORMULARY GUIDELINES: 1 - 25%
OUR USAGE: 3%
DERIVED FROM: Palm oil
EWG SCORE: 1 (good)
SAFETY CONCERNS: Cancer– None / Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity– None / Allergies & Immunotoxicity — None 


Vegetable source fatty acid used to thicken and stabilize formulations. Used in creams and lotions.

PRIMARY USES
Stearic Acid may be used to form the base of other ingredients that are intended to be incorporated into formulations as lubricants, emollients, and emulsifiers. In emulsions, Stearic Acid is an effective stabilizer, thickener, and softener.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
It is used as a hardener in soap (although we do not use it in our soaps as it is unnecessary in the case of soapmaking.)

Behentrimonium Methosulfate

FORMULARY GUIDELINES: 1 - 10%
OUR USAGE:
>1.5%
DERIVED FROM: Rapeseed, Brassica napus Linnaeus. It is a mustard crop grown for its seed.
EWG SCORE: 3 (depends on usage)
SAFETY CONCERNS: Cancer– None / Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity– None / Allergies & Immunotoxicity — only if used above formulary guidelines.


Behentrimonium Methosulfate is a non-sulfate (despite it's connector name), quaternary ammonium salt. It is used as a gentle emulsifier. It is non-comedogenic.

PRIMARY USES
Acts as an emulsifying agent, gentle enough to be used in baby products that are left on the skin*. When you have a product that has water and oil, you need an emulsifier to blend the two together, thus making a cream. There are plenty of emulsifiers on the market for cosmetic use but I wanted to ensure that the emulsifier we used was mild and plant based.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Found also in hair products i.e conditioner, detangler, shampoo and styling gels.

Optiphen

FORMULARY GUIDELINES: 0.5 - 1%
OUR USAGE: >0.7%
DERIVED FROM: Coconut (Caprylyl Glycol) and Green tea (Phenoxyethanol), but is produced as a “nature identical” chemical.
EWG SCORE: 1 (good)
SAFETY CONCERNS: Cancer– None / Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity– None / Allergies & Immunotoxicity — only if used above formulary guidelines.


Optiphen is a paraben and formaldehyde-free preservative system which provides optimized protection against microbial growth.

PRIMARY USES
Optiphen is a globally approved liquid preservative system consisting of Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol. Phenoxyethanol is incredibly versatile: It works in a large range of formulas and pH ranges, has broad spectrum activity against many pathogens you don’t want multiplying in your skincare products, is stable, and is compatible with many other preservatives used in cosmetics. Phenoxyethanol being a problem in cosmetics is based on research that suggest it's use as an ingested product, not topically. Caprylyl glycol also acts as a humectant and wetting agent in cosmetic and skin care formulations in addition to providing viscosity modification in some formulations.

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATIONS
Scrubs, Bath oils, Sunscreen, Color Cosmetics.