We know you care about what is in the products you put on your skin, and we want to be as transparent as possible. This glossary contains the ingredients we use across our product range, along with their safety rating from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. While it is challenging for a small business to afford certification of products through EWG, we hope that providing the hazard ratings for the ingredients and link to that information will help you make an informed choice!
Ashwaganda:also known as Indian ginseng, ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogen and has been used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic healers. Known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it has also been shown to relieve stress and anxiety, aid in fertility, lower blood sugar, and heighten immunity. (Pregnant women should consult their doctors before ingesting ashwagandha.)
Blueberry extract: nutrient dense, blueberry extract is high in vitmanins A, C, and E, promoting cell turnover, which aids the body’s natural production of collagen. We use food grade blueberry extract in our famous Blueberry Lavender soap, making your favorite way to wake up a beneficial one as well!
Cardamom:(powder for Golden Milk, oil for all other uses) -- We use cardamom powder in our Golden Milk, which aids in digestion with its anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. We also use cardamom oil, which helps metabolic, nervous system, and kidney function. It is uplifting, and has been shown to have an overall positive effect on mood.
Carnauba wax: thickener, from the carnaubeira palm ewg = 1
Carrot seed: contains anti-cancerous and antibacterial properties, carrot seed oil is also a natural sunscreen. It is also a powerful antioxidant, fighting free radicals. Carrot seed oil and powder are great for mature or ageing skin.
Coconut, saponified:a main component in the soap-making process, saponified coconut oil provides a safe, nurturing base for our sulfate-free soaps. It is gentle and will not strip your skin of its natural oils.
Patchouli: a natural antidepressant, patchouli has many other benefits. Among them are its antibacterial, astringent, and anti-inflammatory properties, its uses as an aphrodisiac, and its ability to stimulate circulation. It is also an effective alternative to citronella as an insect repellent. Patchouli is toning and calming.
Peppermint: cooling, anesthetic, antibacterial, antifungal. Very effective topical treatment for aches and pains. Controls oil production when applied topically, and it soothes irritated skin when diluted.
Prickly pear seed oil: A powerful antioxidant, prickly pear seed oil can be found in our Spring Goddess eye creme. It is deeply hydrating, yet balancing, and it helps increase the rate of cell turnover, diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Rosemary: Uplifting rosemary imparts joy, while also fighting acne and many skin conditions. It promotes healthy circulation, and is often used in natural hair regrowth treatments. It is also excellent for depuffing and reducing edema.
Shea butter: Is there anything shea butter can’t do? A natural sunscreen, shea butter is also deeply hydrating, working with the skin’s natural moisturizers. It is effective in wound healing and is often used as a very effective treatment for eczema and psoriasis. It is one of the foundations of many of our lotions and cremes.
Tea tree: Antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antifungal, tea tree is a true multitasker. It fights infections, soothes inflammation, and even repels insects. It is the superstar of our ever-popular Tea Tree Rosemary soap, as well as many of our other products.
Turmeric: Turmeric is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties, as well as its very distinctive taste. It is one of the main ingredients in our Golden Milk, a mixture of spices that boosts immunity, calms gastrointestinal upset, and aids the body’s natural functions to promote health and harmony.