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Ingredients Glossary


What the terms mean:

Anti-Oxidant - helps prevent deterioration and rancidity in products, also slows the activity of damaging "free radicals"

Antiseptic - inhibits the growth and reproduction of disease-causing organisms.

Antibacterial - inhibits the growth of bacteria.

Antimicrobial - inhibits the growth of bacteria and viruses.

Emollient - softens and soothes skin.

Emulsifier - helps oil and water ingredients blend together without separating.

Hydrating - helps restore or add water

Humectant - helps retain moisture, and helps draw moisture from the environment

Surfactant - helps clean by reducing the surface tension of liquids, and is attracted to both oil and water.

Preservative - used to keeps products safe to use, by preventing deterioration and rancidity, and inhibiting the growth and reproduction of bacteria and viruses.

The Ingredients:

Alcohol SDA 35A - A plant-derived, high-grade cosmetic alcohol that evaporates almost instantly. Used only in Exhilarating Body Mist.

Aloe Vera (Certified Organic) - Known for its effectiveness in speeding healing on sunburned and irritated skin, Aloe Vera is also a wonderful for hydrating and soothing dry skin and hair.

Amino Ascorbic Acid - Vitamin C - a natural anti-oxidant that helps skin build collagen, and a natural preservative that helps keep products fresh.

Beeswax - Naturally obtained from honeycombs, it thickens lotions, salves, and creams, also acts as an emulsifier.

Babassu Oil - a rich emollient oil, extracted from the Babassu palm tree from South America.

Calendula (Wildcrafted) - "Golden Marigold" - has strong natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties, soothes skin and helps minimize fine lines.

Cellulose - plant matter used to as a thickener, also helps suspend oil and water formulations.

Cetearyl Alcohol - a plant-derived emollient and emulsifier.

Cetyl Alcohol - a plant-derived emollient and emulsifier.

Citric Acid - a citrus-fruit derived natural pH adjuster and preservative.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine - an extremely gentle coconut oil-based cleansing agent.

Comfrey Extract (Certified Organic) - plant-derived and traditionally known to help soothe skin and heal skin irritations.

Dead Sea Salts - gathered from the Dead Sea in Israel and contains Potassium, Chlorine, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur and Bromine compounds - revives and tones.

DL Panthenol - long lasting plant-derived moisturizer, that leaves hair and skin feeling silkier.

Epsom Salts - relieves pain and pulls toxins from the body. Traditionally used to release muscle soreness.

Essential Oils - "soul of the plant", the plant’s life force, a gift from Mother Nature, extracted and bottled for our help in healing.

Fragrance Oils - a synthetic fragrance that mimics the scent found in nature.

Glycerin - a plant-derived humectant that promotes moisture retention and softens skin.

Green Tea - an antioxidant, it’s also soothing and moisturizing.

Honey (wild-crafted) - a humectant that attracts and retains moisture, it also acts as an anti-irritant and is suitable for sensitive skin.

Isopropyl Palmitate - a plant-derived lubricant.

Jojoba Oil (Certified Organic) - cold pressed oil grown seeds from the jojoba desert shrub, it is a humectant, and actually creates a protective film over the skin that helps seal in moisture.

Lemon Oil (Certified Organic) - used for its fragrance, and antioxidant and antibacterial properties.

Methylparaben - a naturally-derived preservative, used in the smallest possible quantity to keep products safe to use.

Microcrystalline Cellulose - plant-derived natural stabilizer, and thickener.

Potassium Iodide - a natural salt-derived thickener.

Propylparaben - a naturally-derived preservative, used in the smallest possible quantity to keep products safe to use.

Pumice - light porous igneous rock that is formed during volcanic eruptions and ground to use in scrubs. Our pumice is very evenly ground for gentle, uniform scrubbing.

Rooibos Tea (wild-crafted) - (pronounced Roy-boss) helps relieves skin irritations, and is a natural anti-oxidant.

Rosemary Extract (Certified Organic) - a plant-derived ingredient that helps revive and invigorate skin. It is also being used as a natural preservative.

Safflower Oil (Certified Organic) - natural emollient, penetrates skin very easily.

Sea Salt - more natural trace minerals than standard salts

Sesame Oil (Certified Organic) - rich emollient, high in linoleic and oleic fatty acids

Shea Butter (Wild-crafted) - an extraordinary skin moisturizer made from the nuts of the Mangifolia tree in Central Africa, a superb emollient, high in fatty acids.

Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate - a mild, gentle coconut-oil derived cleanser.

Sodium Sequestricarbonate - a cleanser naturally derived from baking soda.

Sodium Stearate - natural thickener.

Sorbitol - a plant-derived humectant that makes skin feel velvety.

Stearyl Alcohol - emollient and emulsifies, derived from Stearic Acid.

Stearic Acid - a plant-derived emollient emulsifier.

Sunflower Oil (Certified Organic) - a rich emollient.

Vitamin E Tocopheryl Acetate - natural preservative, powerful antioxidant it’s also very soothing to skin.

White Tea - a natural antioxidant, anti-viral, and anti-fungal ingredient.