- artificial colors
- artificial fragrances
beeswax - The bee ingredient in some of our products. It is one of the many wonderful products meticulously produced by bees. In our products, beeswax helps the skin retain moisture by acting as a natural barrier. Whenever possible, we source our wax locally from area beekeepers. Interesting fact: A bee has to consume about 8 lbs. of honey to produce 1 lb. of beeswax!
organic shea butter - One of nature's best emollients derived from the vegetable fat of the African Karite tree and highly sought after for its excellent ability to soften dry skin. Think of it like your regular lotion on steroids, but the difference here is that it's all natural. It's that good!
organic coconut oil - An unrefined, cold pressed, virgin moisturizing oil loaded with a powerful anti-oxidants that can soothe dry chapped skin and help reduce itching and irritation after a sunburn. In our home, we use it for everything --- well, maybe not everything!
grapeseed oil - An easily absorbed light oil that like beeswax works as a barrier to prevent loss of moisture. Made from the seeds of grapes (a byproduct of an industry already in place), it is non-greasy oil and in our products works with other ingredients to ease dry skin and improve the condition of your hands and cuticles. No more cracked skin!
organic apricot kernel oil - Another luxuriously beautiful oil with a nutty aroma that leaves no greasy residue and is loaded with naturally occurring fatty acids which help moisturize itchy, angry skin. And we know we don't want our skin to be mad! This is far and away my favorite oil in our line.
organic sunflower seed oil - A deeply moisturizing oil that is expeller pressed and rich in natural tocopherol and vitamins and works wonderfully in our body oil to provide much needed moisture to dry skin.
organic cranberry seed oil - A yummy organic, unrefined fruit seed oil with one of the highest anti-oxidant contents of all veggie/fruit oils. Contains Vitamins A, C, E and K -- that's a lot of vitamins! All this great stuff makes it an excellent skin moisturizer that is easily absorbed with no greasy feel. Featured in our Facial and Body Oil.
meadowfoam seed oil - I like to call this oil "the gatekeeper" because of its excellent barrier qualities. What this means is that meadowfoam is great at sealing moisture in and keeping it there. It lends a beautiful silky quality to our body oil without being greasy.
olive squalane - Closely resembles lipids found in human sebum (fancy description for natural oils produced by our body) and absorbs fully and beautifully leaving no oily residue. It's like a drink of water for your dry skin. Featured in our Facial Oil.
essential oils - We source plant essential oils that are organic or wildcrafted and have created blends that smell great, but are not overpowering. Our aromas are wonderful to enjoy while applying our product, but do not linger and compete with your body fragrance of choice. All of our products contain very low concentrations of essential oils. Also of note, almost all of our citrus essential oils used in our formulations pose no threat of photosensitization when applied to the skin. If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, please check with your physician before using any products with essential oils.
moroccan lava clay – Used in luxurious spas all over the world, this clay comes from ancient deposits unearthed from the fertile Atlas mountains of Morocco. We love this clay for its ability to gently exfoliate and clarify skin without drying it out. You can enjoy this wonderful ingredient in our Body Polish.
white kaolin - The mildest of all clays that is wonderful for people with sensitive skin. It acts as gentle exfoliator in our polish while not stripping the skin of its natural oils! Basically, it knows what to take away and what to leave behind -- what a smart clay!
non-GMO tocopherol - The fancy word for Vitamin E! We add naturally sourced (non-GMO) tocopherol for both their antioxidant and moisturizing benefits. I can see smooth skin in your future...
preservatives - When an all natural product has a high likelihood of getting exposed to water (think wet fingers in your polish jar), bad stuff can grow over time and spoil your product. We use a 100% vegetable derived natural paraben-free preservative in our polish to help keep it fresh and ready for use. Our preservative has the following certifcations: NaTrue, EcoCert and NPA (Natural Products Association). Using up your product in the recommended amount of time (approx. 4 - 6 months) from opening will also help ensure a fresh product. We still strongly encourage you to keep water out of your natural products. Imagine putting water in your bottle of olive oil at home - not a great idea!
natural scent oils (natural and organic flavorings) – The future is bright in the area of natural ways to scent a product! We are excited to occasionally complement our use of essential oils in some of our products with all natural essences that are extracted from plant material. These natural scent oils are vegan, GMO-free, gluten-free and Kosher. They contain absolutely no artificial flavorings and coloring. Pretty awesome, right? The best part is that we can now safely offer a variety of scents that are not always possible with essential oils!