Ingredients

Base Oils & Butters

Natural Olive Oil Skin Care

 

The science of formulating wholesome skin care products lies in the selection of the base oils and butters used to create each recipe.

Skin care products are only as good as the ingredients used to create them and each natural oil and butter lends unique properties to the finished product.

We use unrefined, virgin oils and butters whenever available. Unrefined oils retain their natural scent, color and most importantly their nutritional benefits.

We use only certified organic oils and butters if they are available.  

It does not make sense to create "all natural" products with plant based oils and butters that are grown using toxic pesticides, that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or that use solvents or other toxic chemicals in their processing. How is this "natural?"

Some base oils and butters, such as kokum butter and illipe butter, are not available as certified organic. But since we are a certified organic company, we are required to submit documentation that even our "non-organic ingredients" were produced without the use of toxic pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage sludge, solvents or irradiation.


Organic Sweet Almond Oil
Organic Sweet Almond Oil

Cold pressed from the dried kernels of the almond tree, it has moisturizing, nourishing properties and is easily absorbed, leaving the skin soft and smooth without a greasy feel.

Organic Aloe Vera Butter
Organic Aloe Vera Butter

An extraction of healing aloe in coconut oil so that it can be used like a butter. Aloe Butter melts on contact with the skin and is wonderful for treating dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, sunburn and chapping.

Organic Apricot Kernel Oil
Organic Apricot Kernel Oil

Virgin, organic apricot kernel oil is a great moisturizing and conditioning oil for mature and sensitive skin and skin that is inflamed and dry.

Organic Argan Oil
Organic Argan Oil

Unrefined organic argan oil is rich in vitamin E, natural squalene, phytosterols and essential fatty acids that help reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It contains natural anti-inflammatory agents that help with inflamed skin, sebum-regulating properties to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and acne and a hefty dose of antioxidants to neutralize free radicals.

Organic Avocado Oil
Organic Avocado Oil

Unrefined organic avocado oil imparts valuable nutrients to the skin because it is a penetrating oil rich in vitamins A, B1, B2 pantothenic acid, E and lecithin and fatty acids. Great for sun damaged and mature skin. In hair care, it helps restore luster and hydrate dry and damaged ends.

Organic Babassu Oil
Organic Babassu Oil

A fast penetrating oil, Babassu is one of nature’s richest emollients and is especially good for eczema, itchy, dry and inflamed skin. In hair care, babassu oil nourishes, moisturizes and restores hair strength, giving you shiny, healthy-looking hair.

Organic Beeswax
Organic Beeswax

Unrefined organic beeswax forms a lovely, light barrier on your skin that prevents loss of moisture and helps seal in moisturizing oils and butters, without clogging pores. In hair care, Beeswax adds moisture, hydration, and softness to hair and can add shine and glossiness to dull hair.

Organic Borage Oil
Organic Borage Oil

Unrefined organic borage oil restores moisture and smoothness to dry and damaged skin and provides relief from chronic skin disorders such as eczema and atopic dermatitis.

Organic Canola Oil
Organic Canola Oil

Rich in essential fatty acids, canola oil helps prevent moisture loss, conditions, and softens skin. In hair care, canola oil penetrates the hair shaft and revitalizes and softens hair as it imparts shine. 

Organic Castor Bean Oil
Organic Castor Bean Oil

Castor bean oil adds mildness and richness to soap and provides a conditioning, fluffy lather with thick, large bubbles. In hair care castor oil smooths the cuticle layer, sealing in moisture and leaving hair feeling soft and silky.

Organic Cocoa Butter
Organic Cocoa Butter

Unrefined organic cocoa butter is an excellent moisturizer that soothes and softens skin. In hair care, cocoa butter easily absorbs into the hair and imparts sheen. It locks in moisture and helps protect the hair shaft.

Organic Coconut Oil
Organic Coconut Oil

Coconut oil, a great natural moisturizer, gives soap cleansing properties and makes a rich creamy lather with big, fluffy bubbles. In hair care, it is used as a hair tonic to stimulate the scalp and encourage hair growth.

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Naturally antibacterial and antifungal, organic virgin coconut oil is an excellent skin moisturizer, can penetrate hair better than other oils and it smells delicious.

Organic Evening Primrose Oil
Organic Evening Primrose Oil

Virgin organic evening primrose oil promotes healthy skin by restoring moisture and helping to maintain skin elasticity. This soothing oil has been used to help with conditions like eczema and is an excellent oil for dry, aging or chapped skin, or massage.

Organic Flaxseed Oil
Organic Flaxseed Oil

Virgin organic flaxseed oil helps seal moisture into the skin, reduces inflammation, which may help with psoriasis and eczema, and softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In hair care, flaxseed oil has been use topically to improve hair strength and shine, minimize dandruff and flakiness, moisturize and help prevent hair loss.

Organic Grapeseed Oil
Organic Grapeseed Oil

Virgin organic grapeseed oil, extracted from the seeds of grapes, is a lightweight oil that easily absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling.

Organic Hemp Seed Oil
Organic Hemp Seed Oil

Rich in vitamin E, hemp seed oil is a great oil for all skin types, balances skin oil production, provides long lasting moisture, does not clog pores, soothes irritated skin and may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Folks with sensitive skin will love how gentle it is. In hair care, hemp seed oil imparts luster and manageability to hair, bringing relief from dry scalp or hair damage.

Illipe Butter
Illipe Butter

Illipe butter, similar in nature to cocoa butter, moisturizes and helps restore skin elasticity. Many believe it to be the most nourishing of the healing butters.

Organic Jojoba Oil
Organic Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil penetrates the skin easily, has anti-inflammatory actions and can be used on acne without any problems. It is great for mature, aging skin and is exceptionally mild for sensitive skin. In hair care products, jojoba provides shine, promotes hair growth and improves the health of the scalp and hair.

Kokum Butter
Kokum Butter

It has been used traditionally in India to soften skin and restore elasticity and as a balm for dry, cracked, rough and calloused skin. It is a great ingredient to add to healing creams and body butters because of its ability to soothe and heal chapped dry skin.

Organic Mango Butter
Organic Mango Butter

Mango Butter is a great moisturizer for all skin types, but especially mature, dry or sun-damaged skin. Nourishing mango butter helps provide relief from the dryness of eczema and psoriasis. In hair care, mango butter replaces moisture, adds softness, elasticity and shine to your hair.

Organic Neem Oil
Organic Neem Oil

The neem fruit, with its garlicky odor, has been used in the treatment of acne, psoriasis, and eczema. It is especially gentle and nourishing when used for itchy, sensitive or dry skin conditions. In hair care, it is used to treat itchy, irritated scalps, dandruff, and other scalp problems.

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We use the oil from the first light pressing called extra virgin olive oil.

Olive oil is believed to have healing properties and helps keeps skin soft, supple and younger looking. In hair care, olive, used for centuries in hot oil treatments, helps repair split ends, control dandruff, and makes your hair shiny, silky, and lustrous.

Olive Butter
Olive Butter

Olive Butter contains the moisturizing and antioxidant properties of olive oil with the deep moisturizing and skin nourishing qualities of a thicker butter for healthy, hydrated skin. Olive butter is a rich, thick moisturizer.

Olive Squalane
Olive Squalane

Squalane is believed to help to promote cell growth and help with dry, rough skin, and skin irritations like eczema and psoriasis. Squalane is often found in anti-aging and wrinkle reducing products.

Organic Palm Oil (Sustainable)
Organic Palm Oil (Sustainable)

The palm oil we use is certified sustainable by the Rainforest Alliance.

It is an excellent moisturizer to help make skin soft and supple. It makes a nice hard bar of soap that cleans well and adds a smooth creamy lather. 

Organic Virgin Palm Oil
Organic Virgin Palm Oil

The nutrients in virgin palm oil can help minimize the signs of aging, soothe and heal acne, relieve psoriasis and eczema, and help fight fine lines and wrinkles. In hair care, virgin palm oil conditioner is great for dry hair and may help with hair loss.

Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil
Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil

Pomegranate Seed Oil helps fight free radicals and skin aging; helps heal, protect and moisturize dry, cracked, mature, and irritated skin; revitalizes dull or mature skin, assists with wrinkles; improves skin elasticity; and soothes minor skin irritations, including dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and sunburn

Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil
Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin Seed Oil is rich in essential fatty acids that regulate skin oil (sebum) production, it is great for both oily/acne-prone skin and dry damaged skin. It helps combat fine facial lines and dryness and may be helpful for eczema and psoriasis. In hair care, it helps protect hair follicles and promote shine. It is an emollient that moisturizes and helps smooth frizz. 

Organic Rosehip Oil
Organic Rosehip Oil

When used as an ointment or topical cream, rosehips oil promotes healing of eczema, rosacea, dermatitis and burns, including radiation and sunburn. It has been known to diminish stretch marks and sunspots and work wonders on scars from surgery and acne.

Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil
Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil

Seabuckthorn helps promote wound healing and reduce scarring by encouraging tissue regeneration. When used as an ointment or topical cream, sea buckthorn oil promotes healing of eczema, rosacea, and burns, including radiation and sunburn.

We use virgin, unrefined, organic sea buckthorn oil. Unrefined oils have not been bleached or deodorized and retain their natural scent, color, and nutritional benefits. 

 

Organic Sesame Seed Oil
Organic Sesame Seed Oil

Sesame oil, used for massage and health treatments in ayurvedic medicine, contains a potent antioxidant called sesamol that is beneficial for mature aging skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Organic Virgin Shea Butter
Organic Virgin Shea Butter

Virgin or unrefined shea butter penetrates deep, moisturizes and nourishes. It is excellent for dry, damaged and maturing skin. In hair care, Shea Butter provides deep nourishment for the hair shaft and moisturizes dry, dull hair resulting in improved luster and manageability.

Organic Shea Olein
Organic Shea Olein

Shea olein oil penetrates quickly and is great for dry skin and damaged hair. It is believed to have exceptional nourishing, protective and reparative properties, which may help with aging and/or irritated skin. It also makes an excellent massage oil and leaves hair feeling healthier and more manageable.

Soy Wax
Soy Wax

Soy wax melts at a about 102 degrees, which is only slightly warmer than body temperature, making it a great ingredient for a lotion candle or massage candle. The soy wax is made from 100% pure soybean oil - a natural moisturizer that makes your skin silky smooth!

Organic Sunflower Oil
Organic Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil is easily absorbed and can be used on all skin types. It is especially helpful for delicate or dry skin. It is known to be one of the most moisturizing vegetable oils. In hair care, nutrient-rich sunflower oil moisturizes, nourishes and protects for silky, strong, healthy hair. 

Organic Tamanu Oil
Organic Tamanu Oil

When massaged into the skin, Tamanu has demonstrated relief from neuralgia, rheumatism and sciatica. Tamanu oil has a rich earthy scent and although it is a relatively thick oil, it is non-comedogenic (non-pore clogging). Tamanu is safe for use on oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin.

Organic Walnut Oil
Organic Walnut Oil

Walnut Oil is believed to have anti-aging, regenerative and skin toning properties, which makes it wonderful for damaged or maturing skin. Walnut oil is an excellent hair care oil. It helps condition your hair and to provide flowing, smooth, and manageable hair.

Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat Germ Oil

Wheat Germ is believed to promote skin elasticity, nourish skin cells, and prevent moisture loss resulting in smoother, younger looking skin. In hair care, wheat germ oil improves the scalp’s ability to utilize oxygen, leaving the scalp healthy while softening hair.



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Our ingredients descriptions are about topical (external) use only. For internal use always consult your physician or health care provider.