Oils and Waxes
Apricot Kernel (Prunus Armeniaca)
Is light textured and easily absorbed by the skin perfect for infant massage. It is an excellent oil for mature, dry and inflamed skins it is moisturizing and revitalizing. It contains essential fatty acids and doesn’t leave an oily feel to skin.
Avocado Oil (Persia Americana)
Is actually a fruit and contains vitamins A & D, lecithin and potassium. It is very soothing and moisturising to the skin excellent penetration capabilities, perfect for nappy rash and baby eczema.
Beeswax (Cera Alba)
Used as a base and stiffener in creams, balms and ointments beeswax has emollient, soothing properties and helps skin retain moisture.
Calendula Infused Oil (Calendula Officinalis)
Has a combination of lipophilic extracts (containing flavonoids & saponins) it promotes skin healing and repair. It has anti-inflammatory properties which is excellent for stubborn wounds, chapped, cracked skin, baby eczema and burns.
An emollient that is non greasy and easily absorbed by the skin derived from coconut oil
Produced from various plant oils it is used as an emulsifier and stabilizing wax it has an emollient effect.
Produced from palm oil also found in coconut oil it is used as an emulsifier, thickener and emollient.
Derived from coconut oil salt it is used as a thickener and foaming agent in shampoo and bath wash.
Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera)
Semi solid oil that has softening, moisturising and film forming properties perfect for balms.
Derived from glucose it is used in bath preparations for its mild foaming cleansing action on the skin.
Derived from palm kernel or soy oil it is used as an emulsifier and assists stabilization of a product.
An emulsifier or thickening agent used in cream making to help bind oil and water mixtures.
Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis)
Rich in the fatty acid GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) which aids in healing skin inflammation eg: baby eczema and psoriasis it is very nourishing for dry skin, brittle nails and hair.
Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis)
Very light textured and is the closest to the body’s own natural sebum is very moisturising and stable and is an excellent emollient very good for sensitive skins, baby eczema or oily acne type skin. Is skin balancing and contains Vitamin E.
Olive Oil (Olea Europaea)
Heavy oil it is nourishing and soothing to inflamed skin. It is best suited for bath products and is extremely gentle for baby’s skin. Assists cell rejuvenation.
Oils and Waxes
Safflower Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius)
A light textured oil rich in essential fatty acids and hydrating to the skin
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii)
A rich butter extracted from the african karite tree it has tremendous skin softening properties and cell regeneration activity has undergone medical research into its emollient benefits as an eczema treatment with very positive results. Perfect for baby eczema
Found in vegetable oils it is used as a thickener and emulsifier it is mainly used in soaps
Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annuus)
Rich in vitamins A,B,D and E, lecithin, carotenoids and the essential fatty acid linoleic acid it is light textured and easily absorbed it has skin softening and soothing properties.
Mango Butter (Mangifera Indica)
Beneficial moisturizing properties and a mild lubricant for the skin, rich in essential fatty acids it has wound healing qualities is good for ulcerations, chapped skin and inflammation.
German Chamomile (Matricaria Recutitia)
Has anti-inflammatory properties is an excellent oil for children as it is very safe. Good for teething pain, colic, poor appetite. Used for slow healing wounds, eczema, dry, itchy skin.
Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)
It is antiseptic, analgesic and cytophylactic (encourages growth of new cells). Beneficial for conditions involving inflammation, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and acne, it is very safe for babies and has a calming and sedating effect which is good for irritability and promoting sleep.
Lemon (Citrus Limon)
It is recommended in stimulating the immune system to fight bacteria it soothes and prevents infection.
Mandarin (Citrus Reticulata)
It is recommended for anxiety and insomnia, mandarin is an excellent oil for children and can be used to help with sleep. Beneficial for soothing dry irritated skin considered to have regenerative properties.
Rose (Rosa Damascena)
Emollient, softening, hydrating and antiseptic properties make Rose ideal for all skin types.
Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia)
Antibacterial it is perfect for fungal infections, cuts and wounds it promotes healing.
Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata)
Balancing and softening perfect for all skin types and is reputed to regulate sebum production, also good for relieving stress and tension.
Calendula (Calendula Officinalis)
Has a combination of lipophilic extracts (containing flavonoids & saponins) it promotes skin healing and repair. It has anti-inflammatory properties which is excellent for stubborn wounds, chapped, cracked skin, eczema (baby eczema) and burns.
Chamomile (Matricaria Recutitia)
Has anti-inflammatory properties is an excellent oil for children as is very safe. Good for teething pain, colic, poor appetite. Used for slow healing wounds, eczema, dry, itchy skin.
Chickweed (Stellaria Media)
Soothing and healing used for eczema, psoriasis, inflammation and itchy skin.
Gota Kola (Centella Asiatica)
Used in the treatment of burns, skin ulcers, eczema, scars and dry itchy skin.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol Acetate)
Contains antioxidants to prevent signs of ageing, healing to scar tissue, it promotes cell renewal and skin elasticity and has skin moisturizing properties.
Vitamin B5 (Panthenol)
Hydrating and reputed to have wound healing properties.
Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis)
Containing vitamin B complex, folic acid, vitamin C and carotene, aloe vera is cooling, soothing and moisturising it is excellent for dry and sensitive skin and ideal for sunburn, insect bites and other skin irritations.
Purified Water (Aqua)
Hydrates the skin and is used for oil in water emulsions.
A broad spectrum preservative with fungicidal, bactericidal, insecticidal and germicidal properties.
A solubiliser to enable oil to disperse in water.