Oils and Butters
Rich in vitamins A, D and E, and is noted for its hydrating and regenerating properties.
Said to improve skin elasticity. Contains vitamins A, D, E and F.
The oil, from the seeds contain nutrients beneficial to skin, especially beta carotene, a natural protection against the effects of UV rays. High in omega 3, 6 & 9 as well as vitamin C and D. Baobab is an excellent emollient.
Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis)
Humectant and Emollient.
Natural source of Vitamin E. Helps to protect sensitive skin from external elements by providing a moisture-retaining barrier to the environment.
Coconut Oil (Cocus Nucifera)
Said to have great antioxidant properties as well as being anti-bacterial.
Cranberry Seed oil contains a high percentage of Tocopherols, Tocotrienols (components of Vitamin E), phytosterols and Vitamin A. It can help protect against environmental pollutants.
Hemp Oil (Unrefined)
This oil is cold pressed from the seeds of Cannabis sativa and has a lovely, deep green colour. It absorbs beautifully into the skin and contains possibly nature's most comprehensive and complete combination of fatty acids. High in Omegas 3, 6 & 9 and rich in vitamins A, B1,2 3 & 6, C, D & E. Hemp Oil can assists in preventing moisture loss from the skin and may help alleviate skin complaints. Perfect for dry, damaged, irritated or mature skin.
Kukui Nut Oil
High in Omegas 3 & 6 which help prevent water loss and improve skin elasticity.
Olive Oil (Olea europalea).
Packed with vitamins, minerals and proteins, which help to produce a mild, creamy soap with good emollient properties.
Indentical to one of the components of sebum. Helps to restore suppleness and skin flexibility.
A good substitute for beeswax, olive wax has emollient and restructuring properties.
Helps promote collegen synthesis and improve skin elasticity, strengthening the epidermis.
High in vitamins A & E and antioxidants.
Rice Bran Oil (Oryza Sativa) Bran Oil
A "dry" oil which absorbs readily and does not leave an oily residue. Contains a good level of Vitamin E which is known to be great for the skin.
Strawberry Seed Oil
A gorgeous oil with the faint scent of the fruit. Packed with antioxidents and essential fatty acids, it helps to repair the moisture barrier of the skin and can help protect the outer layer of the skin and to restore suppleness and smoothness. It is also a by product of the food industry.
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii).
This fairly traded shea butter has been used in Africa for hundreds of years to moisturise the skin. It is packed with vitamins and is mildly anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. It does not saponify, so its' moisturising properties remain in the soap.
Watermelon Seed Oil
This light, non-greasy oil contains a high level of linoleic acid (an omega 6 essential fatty acid). It helps to balance the skin and is a wonderful emolient. Great for sensitive skin and skin that is prone to acne.