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key ingredients

Aloe Vera, which has been used for centuries, has powerful antioxidant properties (including Vitamins A, B, C and E), and is well know for its beneficial moisturizing, soothing and healing properties.
Find it in: Body Cream, Body Lotion, Oatmeal Soaps

Apricot Kernel Oil
is pressed from apricot seeds. It is high in Vitamin A, essential fatty acids and is extremely nourishing to the skin. It has softening and moisturizing properties so it’s great for dry, irritated or prematurely aged skin.
Find it in: Body Lotion, Lip Balm


Cocoa Butter
is the solid fat expressed from the roasted seed of the cocoa seed aka bean. It softens and lubricates 
the skin and is highly protective, acting as a water repellent. It contains Vitamin E.
Find it in: Soaps, Lip Balm, Body Butter

Evening Primrose Oil is an exceptionally nourishing oil because it contains a high concentration of a fatty acid called GLA that is largely responsible for its remarkable healing properties. EPO is excellent for dry skin problems like eczema and psoriasis, mature skin and especially sensitive skin, to help increase smoothness, elasticity and retain moisture. It boasts amazing regenerative properties and helps skin maintain a soft, smooth and flawless texture.
Find it in: French Lavender Lotion,
Body Butter

Green Tea Extract comes from the leaves of the plants which are dried, cured and extracted. It’s loaded with antioxidants that neutralize free radicals before they can damage the skin. Free radicals come from toxins in the environment, including sunlight, cigarette smoke and air pollution. They have been associated with skin cancer, can damage and prematurely age skin. Green Tea has 20 times the antioxidant properties of Vitamin E. It suppresses inflammation, reduces irritation and redness. It has been used traditionally in Asia and India for centuries.
Find it in: Body Cream, Body Lotion

Goat Milk
has amazing benefits for your skin. It can reduce skin inflammation, and soothes dry and damaged skin. Goat milk has alpha-hydroxy acids that help soften skin and it's loaded with nutrients and vitamins like vitamin C, B1, B6, B12 and E. In fact, Cleopatra, well know for her amazing skin, would take bathes in goat milk.
Find it in: Soaps


Jojoba Oil
is cold pressed from the nuts of the jojoba tree. In actuality, it is a liquid wax. It closely resembles the sebum of the skin and is perfect
 for any skin type, dry or oily. It is rich in vitamin E which will improve skin elasticity and suppleness.
Find it in: Lip Balm


Olive Oil
is obtained by crushing and pressing the fruit of the olive tree. It contains protein,
 minerals and vitamins and has superior penetrating power. Olive oil also has fantastic moisturizing properties, will soften skin and can reduce 
scars.
Find it in: Soaps, Lip Balm

Shea Butter
is an emollient butter from the nut of the African Karite tree and has been used for centuries for its skin protectant properties. It has great skin penetrating and healing properties, and nourishes the skin with Vitamin A, E and F. It is extremely therapeutic, helping 
heal cracked, rough and damaged skin. Shea 
butter penetrates the skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth. It can also help prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines, acts as a skin protector and rejuvenator.
Find it in: Soaps, Body Cream, Body Lotion, Lip Balm, Body Butter


Silk 
come from silk fibers secreted by silk worms, who eventually abandon their cocoons. These cocoons are then treated to create a liquid that contains a potent blend of amino acids, the body’s building blocks used to create proteins. Silk proteins smooth the skin, temporarily filling fine lines and wrinkles and add a silky softeness to lotions, creams and soaps.
Find it in: Soaps, Body Cream, Body Lotion


Sunflower Oil
is rich in essential fatty acids and loaded with Vitamin A, D and E. It’s deeply nourishing and conditioning for the skin, has excellent penetrating qualities that will condition and regenerate skin.
Find it in: Body Cream

Sweet Almond Oil
is pressed from almond kernels. It’s easily absorbed by the skin and great for all skin types as an emollient. It’s best known for its ability to soften, soothe and re-condition the skin.
Find it in: Sugar Scrubs


Vitamin E (Tocopherol) is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals before they can damage the skin (see description of free radicals under Green Tea Extract). Vitamin E is an emollient and helps make the 
skin feel softer and smoother, reduces roughness, cracking and irritation, and may possibly retard the fine
 wrinkles of aging. It is also helpful in reducing scars and promotes healing.
Find it in: Body Cream, Body Lotion, Lip Balm, Body Butter