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December 15, 2017

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Good Ingredients

a reference guide to goodness

Our commitment to our customers and the planet's well being is our first priority. For your reference, we've compiled from a number of sources a list of ingredients used in many beauty and skin care products. 

Neem Oil

Considered a mild antiseptic and antifungal.  This oil works well for clearing up scalp conditions and dandruff and is also used to promote skin regeneration.

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Oatmeal

Containing natural silicon and other minerals that soothe the skin, oatmeal works to relieve itching and irritation.  It also is known to help the skin repair after sun exposure or other stresses.

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Orange Essential Oil

(Citrus sinensis)

A delicate essential oil difficult to distill, it is useful in skin care to rejuvenate mature skin. With its sweet smell, it is an easy way to calm nerves.

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Palm Oil

(Elaeis guineensis)

Derived from the kernel (seed) of the oil palm. Palm oil is naturally reddish in color because of its high beta-carotene content.  Often applied to wounds for its beneficial effects. Note: considered a good ingredient when produced in a sustainable way, not tied to deforestation.

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Patchoulis Essential Oil

(Pogostemon Cablin)

With its heavy note, it is considered an aphrodisiac that triggers a response in the section of the brain that controls moods and emotions. A less known fact is that a chemical element of this oil is similar to that found in chamomile and presents the same anti-inflammatory properties.

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Peppermint Essential Oil

(Mentha Piperita)

The content and acids in the leaves of this plant give this oil the reputation of being the healer oil, promoting a wide range of medicinal benefits.  Peppermint oil contains numerous minerals and nutrients including manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium, and copper. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.  It can be found in lip balms to calm chapped lips, cough syrup to quiet a cough, and topical medicines to relieve muscle aches.

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Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil

(Citrus Paradisi)

Known for its citrus aroma in scenting crèmes and lotions. Used topically to tone skin and for its antiseptic, disinfectant and detoxification properties.

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Purified Water

Water from any source that has been physically processed to remove impurities.  Distilled and deionized water are the most common forms of purified water.

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Rosemary Essential Oil and Extract

Extracted from the leaves of the Rosemary bush, regular massage with this oil helps in toning your skin and removing dryness.

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Salicylic Acid

When naturally derived, not synthetic, it is extracted from the bark of a white willow tree This beta hydroxy acid acts as an exfoliant that helps clear skin.

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Sandalwood Essential Oil

(Santalum Album)

A volatile oil obtained from the heartwood of the sandalwood tree which has to be over 30 years old before it is ready to produce the essential oil. Its seductive smell is known to induce a relaxing feeling of peace for massages but it also has antiseptic properties that are useful for its healing attributes.

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Sea Salts

The salts are naturally taken from evaporating seawater. The minerals are used for detoxification and to deliver softer, more supple skin while helping users relax and unwind.

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Seaweed Extract

(Fucus Vesiculosus)

High in mineral content including zinc, iron, and potassium, the extract helps improve circulation. Its ability to add moisture gives finished products a way to retain their moisture.

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Shea Butter

(Butyrospermum Parkii)

This fat comes from the fruit of the Shea tree and is part of the nut family. Known for it’s high Vitamin E content which has beneficial properties and it’s high moisturizing properties; relieves dryness from eczema and psoriasis prone skin.

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Soybean Oil

A potent antioxidant, used in personal care and cosmetics as an emollient and surfactant.

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Squalane

Protects your skin from ultraviolet rays and moisturizes to prevent dryness and chapping which results in a finer, more textured skin. Squalane oil is also an excellent carrier of additional nutrients because it penetrates the dermis layer much more deeply than other topical creams.

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Stearic Acid

A naturally occurring fatty acid in many fats and oils such as cocoa and shea butters. Stearic acid is used to produce a pearly effect in shampoos.

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Strawberry Oil

Berries are rich in minerals and antioxidants that help the body eliminate toxins and add a multitude of vitamins.

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Sunflower Oil

It is emollient oil high in the essential Vitamin E and low in saturated fat. Sunflower oil spreads easily over the skin and is commonly used in massage oil blends, most cosmetic products, including soaps, lotions, and skincare as an active principle or as a carrier oil.

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Tangerine Essential Oil

A sweet, fresh and citrusy top-note essential oil thought to promote happiness, and help with nervousness and anxiety.  Used traditionally to help stretch marks and have a positive effect on cellulite.

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