a reference guide to goodness
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.
Tea Tree Essential Oil(Melaleuca alternifolia)
Easily penetrates skin and is known to accelerate the healing of skin disorders. Considered antimicrobial and possibly anti-viral.
Vanilla Essential Oil(Vanilla Planifolia)
A common flavoring agent in foods, the extraction of the pure oil from the plant is a laborious process that makes it an expensive oil. Besides, its pleasing smell, Vanilla has a history of being an antioxidant and antidepressant.
Vetiver Essential Oil(Vetiveria zizanoides)
The oil is distilled from the roots of this grass. Many uses in skin care especially for oily skin and acne. Vetivert is an immunostimulant and is considered deeply relaxing and grounding.
EWG hazard level = 2
Vitamin E(Tocopheryl acetate)
Commonly used as an antioxidant in skin care products, Vitamin E protects skin from UV rays, pollution, and cell damaging free radicals.
Derived from a shrub that blooms in the late fall through early winter, it can last for 100 years. Known for a multitude of uses, topically works as an astringent, soothes sunburns, relieves muscles, and acts as an insect repellent.
Three different fermented corn sugars create this emulsifier. (Although not technically classified as an emulsifier, it is used in the same manner.)
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil(Cananga odorata)
In aromatherapy, Ylang Ylang evokes feelings of deep, relaxed calm that can melt away anxiety, tension, and stress.
A mineral salt used as an astringent; aids in cleansing impurities from the skin.