We like to keep things simple, and we value high quality, pure ingredients. Most of what we use is also certified organic or wildcrafted.
This is what we use, and why.
Activated bamboo charcoal
Activated charcoal is extremely porous, and has an incredible ability to absorb excess oil. We add it our products for a gentle cleaning boost.
A silky soft starch made from ground arrowroot rootstalks, it’s light feel and ability to absorb excess oil and toxins and reduce odours make it a perfect fit for our dry shampoo and deodorant.
Not just for cooking, this nutrient rich fruit oil is high in Vitamins A, D and E, and can improve skin vitality and reduce the appearance of age spots. It also works to reduce redness of the skin due to dryness. We use avocado oil in our lip balms and eye cream.
Bentonite clay has an excellent ability to draw out impurities from the skin and has a calming effect on the skin.
Brown rice flour
Brown rice flour helps brighten the skin and makes a great natural exfoliant.
Commonly known as pot marigold, calendula extract is a very calming plant oil, with a warm and subtle herbal scent. Calendula moisturizes and soothes dry, chapped skin, and helps to make the skin smoother.
Camellia seed oil
Camellia oil protects the skin against the abuse of external environmental elements, reduces the appearance of mature skin, and gives a nourished look to your complexion. It is easily absorbed by the skin, leaving it silky smooth without the greasy feeling,
A vegan wax derived from the leaves of the candelilla shrub. It makes a balm glide easily onto your skin. We use it in place of beeswax to create vegan products.
Pressed from the seeds of the castor bean plant, castor oil is naturally thick and sticky. It has amazing cleansing properties, as well as improves the appearance of dry skin.
Cocoa butter is good for preventing skin dryness and peeling by forming a protective barrier over skin to hold in moisture. It is also rich in phytochemicals that help slow down signs of aging.
Coconut oil (virgin)
A unique and versatile oil that goes well with (almost) everything. It strengthens the skin, removes dead skin cells, and an excellent moisturizer.
We use these potent plant essences to naturally scent our products, and to bring their unique properties into each product we make. We scent products designed for the face and for children very gently.
Fractionated coconut oil
Also known as MCT (medium chain triglycerides) oil, this ingredient is the result of heating and separating the fatty acids found in coconut oil. It feels featherlight on skin and tends not to clog pores, and has a very shelf life. That’s why it’s our choice of carrier oil for our essential oil roll-on blends.
Garbanzo bean flour
Garbanzo bean flour has a drawing and drying effect for those with more oily skin.
Glycerin draws moisture from the air to your skin, to help it stay hydrated. Ours is sourced from organic, non-GMO soybeans.
Grapeseed oil is a lightweight oil that absorbs quickly into the skin and does not clog pores. It is rich in vitamin E, which has high antioxidant properties, and help slow down skin aging. It also has astringent properties so it can tighten the skin.
Hemp is a great moisturizer for skin and hair. It absorbs readily into the skin and helps prevent skin aging, and also brings relief to acne, minor abrasions, psoriasis and eczema.
Hibiscus is rich in anti-oxidants that help reduce signs of aging, including discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, and loss of firmness.
A liquid plant wax that resembles our skin’s own natural sebum. When used regularly, jojoba oil can control acne as it contains proteins and minerals that mimic collagen and our natural sebum, so it tricks your skin into producing less sebum. We use it in several of facial products.
Kaolin clay soaks up sweat and also draws out impurities from pores and is great for sensitive skin, and we love to use it in our deodorants.
A nourishing butter high in Vitamin A made from mango seeds. It helps to improve skin texture and elasticity.
This herb helps calms dry, chapped skin. We use it in our nipple balm, as it's safe for babies.
Yes, oat flour! Oat flour is extra gentle and very nourishing and softening to the skin.
Olive oil is very gentle on skin and a good moisturizer, and a great choice for people with nut allergies.
Plantain is a herb that promotes revitalization of the skin.
Rosehip oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids and is known to help treat dry, irritated, weathered skin. It is ideal for dry, mature skin.
Not only for cooking! Sage has been skin health benefits, including relieving irritation from dryness.
We use this briny essence of the sea to exfoliate, soften, and purify.
A staple in our skincare kit, this deeply moisturizing butter is made from the nut of the karite tree. It is rich in Vitamins A and E, which help rejuvenate the skin and reduce the signs of aging.
It is deeply nourishing, is a wonderful skin conditioner, and helps soothe the skin from dryness.
Tamanu oil is known as a wonder oil. It can be used to treat a whole host of skin problems. It encourages skin rejuvenation and leaves the skin feeling smoother and softer.
An antioxidant extraordinaire that keeps the oils and butters in our formulas fresh. Our vitamin E is sourced from non-gmo sunflower seeds, which also provide skin loving phytosterols and naturally occurring squalene.
Zinc oxide (non-nano)
Zinc oxide provides a protective barrier from wetness and the elements on the skin. We love it in our summer care products as well as in Happy Baby Balm.
Our products are created in a studio that handles coconut products and other common allergens, and while we try our best, crossover may occur. Please get in touch if you have any specific concerns.