Raw, Alive, Organic & Wild

pure ingredients · superior skin care

  • We use medicinal grade, certified organic, ethically wild harvested, fair trade compliant and GMO free ingredients.
  • Leaf People sources the highest quality ingredients possible. At times, for essential oils, we may choose certified herbicide/pesticide free over certified organic for superior quality. We do not use conventionally or commercially grown ingredients at any time.
  • Our products are manufactured in Colorado by Herbalist Julie Levin, using the highest quality standards.
  • All plants and extracts are cold processed in our own private lab.
  • We support communities working to protect plants and trees and provide livable wages to our employees.
  • We do not test or purchase ingredients that have been tested on animals (we have happy human volunteers).
We are committed to superior manufacturing standards that support your health and the health of the planet.

Botanicals, Nutrients, Specialty

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Acai:

Powerful free radical scavenger, rich in phytosterols (supports collagen health and combats reduction in collagen production resulting from age), anthocyanins (inhibit inflammatory response), provides antioxidants & vitamins.

Aloe Vera:

Soothes and cools skin, increases localized circulation, hydrates and nourishes, contains 19 amino acids, anti-inflammatory properties, contains antioxidants.

Amaranth Protein:

Very mild and biodegradable, natural foaming peptide, extracted from organic amaranth (Amaranthus Caudatus), compatible with skin sebum, cleanses without over-drying or stripping skin. Gluten-free and offers a high nutritional value and amino acid profile.

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Helps balance pH in skin, tightens and clears pores, reduces redness, mildly antiseptic and aids recovery from breakouts. Increases mineral absorption by the skin.

Apple Stem Cells:

Extracted from the Uttwiler Spätlauber Swiss Apple, known for its ability to stay fresh for long periods on and off the tree. These stem cells help maintain and repair tissue. Excellent treatment for age-spots, wrinkles and scars. It is found in the Hyaluronic Acid and Apple Stem Cell Hydrating Serum and the Radiance Face Cream.

Arnica:
Arnica Flower Increases localized circulation, contains pain relieving factors, anti-inflammatory, reduces under eye puffiness/darkness. Fresh flowers are wild harvested in the Rocky Mountains and immediately cold processed, making this a very special and potent proprietary extraction. Found in our Arnica Herbal Sports Balm, Peony Green Tea Eye Serum, Green Tea Face Serum and Radiant Mask

Ashwagandha:

Rejuvenates cells stressed by external conditions, repairs and restructures skin barrier function and reinforces skin’s protective systems, contributes to cutaneous homeostasis, antibacterial properties, reduces skin inflammation, provides antioxidants.

Aspen:

Brightens skin tone, contains salicylic acid providing exfoliation properties and aiding new cell formation, reduces inflammation, contains pain relieving properties, antibacterial, stimulates circulation.

Astragalus:

Anti-bacterial properties, encourages blood flow and nutrient dispersement, wound healing, potent source of antioxidants.

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Beeswax:

Provides a protective barrier for the skin without occluding (allows skin to breathe), emollient and humectant properties (helps draw moisture to the skin to soften), mild antibacterial properties, bioactive properties, firming ingredient for creams and balms.

Black Pepper:

Warms and relaxes muscles, promotes circulation, aids nutrient distribution, diuretic properties, aids reducing inflammation, antibacterial. Found in our Arnica Herbal Sports Balm.

Black Walnut Hull:

High in magnesium and potassium, excellent fine exfoliating properties, contains tannins, antiseptic properties, aids skin tone, high in nutrients and essential fatty acids. Found in our Walnut Honey Tea Luminous Face Scrub and Peppermint Body Scrub.

Burdock Root:

Calms and soothes skin tissue, reduces heat, irritation and inflammation, aids regulation of skin oils, balances skin tone, detoxifies and purifies.

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Caffeic Acid:

Potent antioxidant derived from plants that may have some anti-carcinogenic properties.

Calendula:

Contains carotenoids – a precursor to retinol and free radical scavenger, isoquercitrin & rutin, regenerates cells and strengthens blood vessels. It is traditionally used and very effective for a host of skin irritations including sunburn, eczema, hemorrhoids, diaper rash, dermatitis, reducing appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks.

Cardamom:

Astringent, refreshes and tones skin, stimulates cellular activity, enhances and improves state of mind, provides calcium, phosphorous, iron and other vitamins, brightens and evens skin tone, traditionally used in ayurvedic skin care.

Camu Camu:
camucamu Potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger from the Amazon rainforest, very concentrated natural source of easily absorbed vitamin C, nutrients, minerals & amino acids, stimulates tissue regeneration, promotes collagen health, aids pore tightening.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride:

Esterification of caprylic and capric fatty acids from coconut oil. These sophisticated esters aid absorption of botanical and nutritive components in our formulas, promote skin smoothness, improve barrier function and restore moisture content. Excellent for sensitive and oily skin types. Only used in our creams and lotions.

Caprylyl Glycol:

Coconut derived humectant and skin conditioning ingredient, aids formula stabilization and increases effectives of our natural preserving system. Only used in our creams and lotions.

Cetearyl Olivate and Sorbitan Olivate:

Derived from olives, this combination of (non-ethoxylated) fatty acids naturally stabilizes emulsifications and helps maintain the skins barrier function and hydration levels. Only used in our creams and lotions.

Chamomile flowers:

Excellent pore cleanser, soothes sunburn, hemorrhoids, burns, antimicrobial properties, reduces inflammation, aids wound healing and makes an excellent steam treatment to reduce under eye and facial puffiness and redness.

Chickpea flour:

Excellent for exfoliation, stimulates blood circulation, pore tightening properties, reduces surface oil on skin. Found in Walnut Honey Tea Luminous Face Scrub.

Chickweed:

Assists nutrient transport across cell walls, brightens skin tone, very high in nutrients & valuable trace minerals (selenium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus), essential fatty acids, soothes dry, itchy skin, anti-inflammatory properties.

Cinnamic Acid:

Naturally filters UVB radiation. It also promotes cell renewal and increases circulation to help repair sun damage. Found in Shea Butter which is a key ingredient in our Face Creams and Balms.

Chrysanthemum Flower:

Naturally cooling and calming properties makes this flower excellent for skin irritations, redness and rashes. High in vitamins (K, B1, B2, B6, C, beta carotene) and minerals that protect against oxidation and free radical damage.

Comfrey:

Soothing and anti-inflammatory properties from a naturally present concentration of allantoin, promotes cell proliferation, wound healing properties, encourages healing of sprains and bruising.

Cucumber Hydrosol:

Made specifically for skin care, this hydrosol is steam distilled from fresh, organically grown cucumbers in Washington State. It soothes and cools skin, reducing redness, puffiness, fine lines, water retention and contains erepsin, a skin softening enzyme. Found in our Clinical Collection products including the Soothing Toner, Soothing Mist and Hyaluronic Acid and Apple Stem Cell Hydrating Serum.

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Dandelion Root:

Vitamin (A, C, D, B) and mineral (zinc, iron, potassium) rich, detoxifies and clears skin, reduces acidity in blood.

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Echinacea:

Revitalizes dull and tired skin, antibacterial, antimicrobial, excellent for reducing skin inflammations and irritations, moisturizes and supports healing of dry, cracked skin.

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Fennel:

Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant and skin softening properties, balances skin care formulas, brightens and evens skin tone.

French Green Clay:

Absorbs many times it’s own molecular weight in toxins and oils from the skin’s surface, contains trace minerals including selenium and silica, traces of sea kelps and beneficial micro-algaes, stimulates localized circulation for detoxification and nutrient distribution.

Fructooligosaccharides:

Non-GMO beet sourced, D-beta sugar chain prebiotic that promotes the growth of healthy probiotic bacteria to strengthen the skin’s immunity. Found in our Body Lotions.

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Ginkgo Biloba:
ginkgo Potent antioxidant, supports collagen synthesis, activates cell metabolism, enhances oxygen and nutrient uptake and distribution by increasing localized circulation, key ingredient in our anti-aging formulas.

Goji Berry:

Rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, supports capillary strength, health and integrity, provides collagen stimulating activity.

Gotu Kola:

Promotes the repair of damaged skin cells, improves skin’s protective barrier (epidermis), boosts collagen production, stimulates cellular regeneration.

Grapefruit Seed Extract:

Excellent natural and organic preservative for Leaf People skin care, provides wound healing properties in higher doses however we use it to enhance preservation only.

Green Tea – whole leaf:

Contains polyphenolic compounds (antioxidants with antibacterial activity), anti-inflammatory, protects skin’s DNA from effects of UV damage, contains EGCG (antioxidant 20 times more powerful than vitamin C) supports & enhances DNA repair & cell proliferation.

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Hawaiian Ginger:

Naturally occurring anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, provides antioxidants (free radical scavenger), tones and moisturizes skin.

Himalayan Salt:

Concentrated, ancient salts containing 82 trace minerals plus free radical balancing ions. Bathing in these restorative salts renews your sense of well being, improves skin texture and tone and reduces stress.

Horsetail:

Contains silica, increases collagen and elastin synthesis, strengthens connective tissues, anti-inflammatory, tones and astringes skin, inherent botanical intelligence that aids collagen fibril alignment.

Honey:

Nutrient rich (including antioxidants), antibacterial, aids hydration by drawing moisture to the skin. We use raw, unheated local Colorado wildflower honey and Manuka honey.

Honeysuckle Flower:

Reduces inflammation especially for rashes, sunburn and skin eruptions, relaxes and calms tissue, aids skin detoxification, antibacterial properties.

Ho Shu Wu (Fo-Ti):

Nourishes blood, strengthens skin and evens tone, rich in antioxidants and zinc, protects DNA from degradation, aids reducing lipid peroxidation and ionizing radiation damage. Found in the Transform Toner.

Hyaluronic Acid – plant sourced:

A naturally occurring substance manufactured in our bodies to aid hydration. Production of this moisturizing molecule decreases as we age. Our hyaluronic acid is plant sourced and restores skin by aiding transdermal hydration, minimizing wrinkles and promoting a more youthful, fresh appearance.

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Juniper:

Excellent pain relieving properties including neuralgia, stimulates blood flow to aid injury recovery and nutrient distribution, purifies and tones tissues, commonly found in sports and pain relieving creams, wild harvested at Tara Mandala Meditation Center.

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Lavender:

Antimicrobial, antibacterial, cleansing properties, anti-inflammatory, normalizes skin oil production, naturally astringent and tones skin.

Licorice:

Tyrosinase inhibitor reduces pigmentation discolorations,
anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, phytoestrogenic properties supporting dermal hyaluronic acid levels & collagen health, brightens and evens skin tone, commonly used in Ayurvedic skin care.

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Marshmallow Root:

Demulcent and emollient, clinically studied and shown to aid prevention in degradation of hyaluronic acid and improve hydration levels, anti-inflammatory properties, provides antioxidants, tones skin, soothes burns & skin irritations. Found in our Face Creams, Oatmeal Calendula Face Wash Grains, Rejuvenating Balm, Radiant Mask, Radiance Face Cream and Hydrating Hair Mist.

Mullein:

Supports cellular regeneration, high in nutrients, trace minerals and antioxidants, soothes skin conditions, demulcent, emollient, reduces inflammation in skin irritations, hemorrhoids, aids in healing wounds, tones tissue.

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Nutmeg:

Strong anti-inflammatory properties, stimulates cellular activity, reported topical application helps fade acne scars (mix a mask with 1 part nutmeg and 3 parts honey, apply for 30 minutes), brightens and evens skin tone, astringent and antibacterial properties.

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Oats:

Excellent beauty enhancing ingredients, natural moisturizing properties, sooths and evens skin tone, gently exfoliates skin, anti-inflammatory properties.

Oat straw:

Provides nutrients, minerals, antioxidants, skin balancing properties, soothes skin irritations, promotes skin smoothness. Harvested before any gluten develops in the plant so this ingredient is naturally gluten free.

Orange Peel:

Astringent, tones skin, provides antioxidants and vitamin C, reduces inflammation, provides gentle exfoliation, enhances youthful complexion, supports capillary strength, stimulates cellular activity.

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Panax Ginseng:

Stimulates localized circulation aiding nutrient and oxygen distribution, antioxidant properties, reduces inflammation, activates all aspects of cellular activity, rejuvenates cells and enhances cellular reproduction.

Peptides:

Youth reviving amino acid chains. Our specific blend is formulated to firm skin, fade shallow and deep wrinkles and includes: Argireline (Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, fades deep wrinkles), Matrixyl 3000 (Palmitoyl Oligopeptide & Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide – 7, improves skin elasticity) and Snap-8 (Peptide from Argireline family, for skin firmness).

Phenethyl Alcohol:

Part of our natural preserving system, an organic compound found in essential oils with high antimicrobial properties. Used exclusively in our face creams formulas in small quantities.

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Rhassoul Clay:

Used for over 1400 years (by Egyptian and Roman royalty) as skin conditioner, high in trace minerals including silica, calcium and magnesium, astringent properties aid improving skin tone, clinical studies show improvements in skin elasticity, clogged pores, removing dead skin cells and surface oils, enhancing a clear, bright complexion.

Red Clover:
redclover Rich in nutrients, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, traditionally used for eczema & supporting mature skin, phytoestrogens provide clinically studied anti-aging benefits (supporting dermal hyaluronic acid levels & collagen health). Found in these products

Reishi:

Used in traditional Chinese medicine to help reduce inflammation, puffiness and wrinkles, increase cell regeneration, promote longevity and overall health of cells, very high in nutrients including trace elements, restores skin’s immune function. Found in these products

Rose:

Provides cellular and DNA protection from UV damage, supports & hydrates sensitive/mature skin, enhances cellular detoxification, evens skin tone, inhibits free radicals, contains medicinal properties that prevent elastin degradation & maintains skin elasticity.

Rosemary:

Increases blood circulation therefore nutrient distribution and removal of cellular toxins (and congestion) resulting in a clear and bright complexion, tones and stimulates sagging skin, provides antioxidants and nutrients.

Royal Jelly:

Rich in proteins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients, softens, hydrates and brightens skin tone.

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Sea Vegetables:
Brown Seaweed Promotes collagen development and stability, provide vitamins A, B, E, D, K, and C, carotenes, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, silica, iron and zinc. Found in our Transform Toner, Radiant Mask, Rejuvenating Balm, Green Tea Toner, Body Serum Oils and Body Lotions.

Selenium:

L-selenomethione, most easily absorbed form of selenium, clinically studied and shows positive results for fading hyper-pigmentation, aids absorption of other antioxidants like Vitamins E and C.

St. John’s Wort:

Antibacterial, strong anti-inflammatory, tones skin, pain relieving properties, excellent for healing sprains, joint pain, bruising, infections, reportedly used for skin massage after radiation treatment.

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Thermus Thermophillus Ferment:

Deep marine enzyme complex, inhibits free radical activity, protects cells and skin from UVA damage, powerful antioxidant activated by heat and light, therefore perfect for topical application, strengthens stratum corneum.

Turmeric:

Strong antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties, traditionally used in ayurvedic medicine to aid joint mobility, decrease joint pain and swelling, brighten and even skin.

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White Clay:

Very gentle yet effective, suitable for sensitive skin, draws impurities from the skin without drying or disturbing natural skin oils (sebum), high in trace minerals, tones and aids circulation.

White Myrtle:

Effects cell longevity by slowing down cellular senescence (cells that no longer divide to replicate), regenerates cells, minimizes signs of aging, clinically shown to reduce glycation (cross linkage reaction of collagen causing loss of skin elasticity).

White Peony:

Potent anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant, contains proanthocyanidins (very strong antioxidant), used in traditional Chinese medicine and skin care to brighten and clear skin tone & for possibly inhibiting tumor/cancer cells. Found in our Radiance Face Cream, Green Tea Face Serum, Green Tea Peony Eye Serum, Radiant Mask and Rose Nourishing Toner.

Wild Rosehips:

Provide natural fruit acid exfoliation, high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, skin brightening properties, aids cellular regeneration, protect against oxidation from sun exposure.

Willow:

Brightens skin tone, contains salicylic acid providing exfoliation properties and aiding new cell formation, reduces inflammation, aids acne recovery, antibacterial, stimulates circulation.

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Vegetable Glycerin:

Moisturizing properties, promotes skin softness and smoothness, acts as a natural preserving agent, enhances the scent of essential oils.

Vitamin D2:

The most easily absorbed form of Vitamin D and one that current studies show various anti-aging benefits. By applying Vitamin D directly to the skin we can balance the deficiencies caused by our modern day need of wearing sunscreen.

Vitamin E (certified non-GMO):

Strong antioxidant, protects skin from oxidative stress, hydrates and restores skin, anti-inflammatory, used as a preservative in Leaf People formulas. Note: Our vitamin E is primarily D-Alpha, an easily absorbed form combined with mixed tocotrienols. It is stabilized in 25% non-GMO, sunflower seed oil.

Vitamin K1 and K2:

Strengthens capillary walls, aids in reducing redness and fades hyper-pigmentation. Found in our Peony Green Tea Eye Serum, Radiant Mask, Radiance Face Cream, Kalahari Melon Seed and Vitamin K Face Oil.


Oils and Butters

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Baobab Oil:
Baobab Trees produce this wonderful ingredient. A beautiful example of the Doctrine of Signatures in herbal medicine – that herbs resembling various parts of the body can be used by Herbalists to treat that part of the body – as the bark of the Baobab looks like human skin and it holds its own water supply in its trunk. Baobab oil, pressed from the seeds, is high in omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, vitamins A, E, D & F, fights free radical formation, is light, yet deeply nourishing, for skin and hair. Our Baobab oil is cold pressed, fair trade certified and our supplier is directly involved in Baobab reforestation projects in Africa. Found in our Baobab Marula Face & Hair Oil, Green Tea Face Serum, Peony Green Tea Eye Serum, Arnica Sports Balm, Rejuvenating Balm, Radiant Mask and Clinical Radiance Face Cream.

Black Currant Seed:

Provides vitamins (C, E, calcium, potassium, zinc), essential fatty acids including alpha & gamma linolenic which aid skin repair and restoration, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, anti-inflammatory properties, preferred for mature and sun damaged skin.

Borage Seed Oil:

Aids cellular restoration, regeneration and hydration (shown in clinical studies), high in gamma linolenic acid, supports recovery from UV damage, anti-inflammatory properties.

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Evening Primrose:

Rich in gamma linoleic acid, reduces redness, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, dilutes sebum production (sebum is your naturally produced skin oil), aids relief of dry, scaly skin conditions, provides nutrients for rejuvenation.

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Hawaiian Avocado Oil:

Sourced in Hawaii, our oil is rich in vitamins B1, B2, B5, D, E, protein, lecithin, trace minerals and essential fatty acids. Provides excellent hydration benefits, skin restorative properties and enhances your natural glow.

Hazelnut Oil:

Rich in vitamins A, E, D, antioxidants, natural sun filter, tones and firms the skin, small molecule size allows easy and rapid absorption, astringent properties, excellent for all skin types. Italian grown and pressed.

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Jojoba:

Traditionally used in skin care due to it’s similarity in structure to human sebum (naturally occurring wax/oil on skin) allowing easy penetration, provides potent antioxidants and trace minerals (chromium, copper, zinc and silicon), non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores), anti-inflammatory & antimicrobial properties.

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Kalahari Melon Seed Oil:

One of the oldest melon plants growing in the world, this exotic, luxury oil is cold pressed from hand harvested and sun dried seeds and contains a balanced profile of omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, fat soluble vitamins and antioxidants. This therapeutic oil absorbs quickly and easily, rejuvenates skin, balances oils and reduces redness. Your purchase directly supports the Bush People of Namibia. Found in our Melon Seed and Vitamin K Face Oil and Radiance Face Cream.

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Marula:

Contains palmitic acid which promotes skin smoothness and retains hydration, rich in antioxidants, oleic and linoleic acid, vitamins, light consistency with quick absorption. Traditionally used to maintain elasticity of skin. Fairly traded direct from Africa. Found in our Baobab Marula Face & Hair Oil, Arnica Sports Balm, Rejuvenating Balm, Beard Oil, Peony Eye Serum, Green Tea Reishi Face Serum.

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Neem:

Used in ayurvedic medicine, high in vitamin E, broad spectrum healing properties, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties, nourishes and hydrates, safe for variety of skin issues from acne, swelling, rashes to fungal infections.

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Olive Oil:

Contains vitamins A & E plus powerful antioxidants including polyphenols which enhance anti-aging activity, and chlorophyll (enhances youthful glow) which aids cellular repair and regeneration. Olive Squalene: specialized fat molecule found in olive oil that aids regulation of skin oils, provides intense hydration, enhances skin’s natural barrier function.

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Palm:

Provides potent and easily absorbed antioxidants (free radical scavengers) including many forms of vitamin E and vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, aids nutrient absorption, hydrates and nourishes. Ethically harvested.

Pomegranate Seed Oil:

Strong antioxidant, excellent hydration benefits, cell regenerating properties, feeds collagen and improves elasticity, anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have linked pomegranate seed oil to increased keratinocyte production in the epidermis.

Pumpkin Seed:

High concentrations of protein, zinc, vitamins A, E, C, essential fatty acids (omega 3 & 6), pamitic acid (promotes skin smoothness and retains hydration), stearic, oleic, linoleic, linolenic acids. Pure nutrition for the skin.

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Red Raspberry Seed Oil:

Minimizes sun damage, natural sun filter, high in vitamins A (aids healing of damaged skin, psoriasis, acne) and E (potent antioxidant, free radical scavenger), ellagic acid (anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic, anti-viral) and anti-inflammatory properties. Contains up to 83% essential fatty acids.

Rosehip Seed Oil:
Rosehips Consistently used in Australian skin care to combat wrinkles and restore skin from sun damage, astringent properties (tones skin), high in vitamin C, essential fatty acids and is an excellent choice to treat burns and scar tissue. Found in these products

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Seabuckthorn Oil:
seabuckthorn Rich in Vitamin K, P, B1, B2, essential fatty acids, alpha and beta carotenes, lycopene, targets hyperpigmentaion.

Sesame Oil:

Deep penetrating hydration, rich in essential fatty acids, maintains cell integrity, aids nutrient distribution, warming properties, high in vitamins (including E), minerals & antioxidants, commonly used in ayurvedic skin care.

Shea Butter:

Deeply penetrating moisturizer, very emollient, vitamin rich (A, E, F), traditionally used for scaring, eczema, burns, rashes, severely dry and cracked skin, natural sun filtering properties, anti-inflammatory, supports joint health.

Sunflower Oil:

Replenishes and restores dry, damaged and sensitive skin. Provides antioxidants, vitamins A, B, D and E, essential fatty acids and amino acids. Excellent for infant massage formulas.

Sweet Almond Oil:

Quick absorbing, small molecule size to pass through the skin without clogging pores, excellent for body oil, high in nutrients (vitamins A. B1, B2, B6, E, essential fatty acids) and deeply moisturizes without leaving residue.

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Tamanu:

Supports cellular regeneration, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, nourishing and restorative.


Essential Oils and Hydrosols

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African Water Lotus:

Traditionally used to elevate the spirit, bring happiness into the being, opens and clears the mind, promotes serenity and peaceful feelings, balancing body tonic.

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Bergamot – bergapten free:
bergamot Helps regulate skin pigment and fade hyper-pigmentation, scars and stretch marks. Balances oil production. Uplifting, anti-depressant properties, this oil is a winner all the way around. Found in our Hyaluronic Acid and Apple Stem Cell Hydrating Serum and Hydrating Hair Mist.

Black Pepper:

Warms and stimulates blood flow in tissues, analgesic and anti-spasmotic properties, excellent to aid recovery from physical injuries, used in Arnica Herbal Sports Balm.

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Cardamom:

Warming and aphrodisiac properties, brightens and tones skin, gently stimulates blood circulation and reduces water retention, uplifts spirit, antibacterial, antimicrobial, enhances sense of well being and is a general body tonic.

Cinnamon:

Warms and stimulates blood flow in tissues, analgesic and anti-spasmotic properties, excellent in small amounts to aid recovery from physical injuries, used in our Arnica Herbal Sports Balm and Aphrodisiac Massage Oil.

Chamomile:

Reduces inflammation and redness through vasoconstrictor properties, keeps capillaries strong, soothes skin irritations, anti-allergy effects, pain relieving properties, calms nerves, contains azulene which helps reduce puffiness and cleanse pores, alpha-bisabolol promotes tissue regeneration, wound healing properties.

Cilantro:

Energetically cooling, anti-inflammatory, helps reduce redness and contains aldehydes which are known for their calming properties.

Clary Sage:

Balances sebum production for combination & t-zone skin (over-oily and over-dry areas), reduces micro-inflammation, antibacterial, stimulates tired muscles and reduces exhaustion.

Clove:

Potent anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral properties, aids and stimulates recovery from various types of skin infections and irritations, warming pain relieving properties, commonly used for muscles aches, aphrodisiac properties and emotionally uplifting.

Cypress:

Soothes muscle aches, pains and cramps, anti-inflammatory, astringent properties reduce swelling and fluid retention, beneficial for hemorrhoids, antibacterial, deodorizing.

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Eucalyptus Radiata:

Provides analgesic & stimulating properties, traditionally used for muscle aches/pains, opens & clears bronchial pathways, strong antimicrobial & antiviral, aids recovery of cold sores/herpes blisters, encourages clear state of mind and enhances concentration.

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Frankincense:

Anti-inflammatory, stimulates cellular regeneration, tightens and tones through astringent actions, soothes dry and irritated skin, balances oily skin conditions, enhances wound healing and skin’s vitality, calms mind and is great for meditation. Found in our Transform Serum and Rejuvenating Balm.

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Geranium:

Astringent properties, tones and detoxifies skin, cell regenerating properties, anti-inflammatory, calms eye puffiness, aids recovery of dermatitis & broken capillaries, excellent for a wide variety of skin issues and all skin types. *photosensitizing: use under SPF or wait 2 hours before direct sun exposure.

Grapefruit:

Stimulates circulation, combats muscle fatigue, encourages cellular detoxification, purges toxins from cells and reduces water retention, astringent properties, aids symptoms from food and alcohol over-consumption. *photosensitizing: use under SPF or wait 2 hours before direct sun exposure

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Helichrysum:

Also known as immortelle, reduces inflammation while relaxing muscle tissue, pain relieving properties, fades appearance of scars & wrinkles, rejuvenates skin, brightens skin tone, addresses undereye puffiness and dark circles. Excellent for all skin care and skin issues, gentle enough for direct use.

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Jasmine:

Soothes & softens dry, sensitive and irritated skin, strengthens elasticity, anti-depressant properties, reduces inflammation, anti-bacterial, antimicrobial.

Juniper:

Reduces inflammation, detoxifies tissues, aids pain relief from gout and arthritis (helps detox uric acid), balances fluids in skin, eases nervous tension and anxiety. Ours is steam distilled in Colorado.

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Lavender:
lavender We can’t say enough about this essential oil. If it happens, lavender will fix it. Excellent for burns & sunburn, strong antiseptic/antiviral properties, calms inflamed & irritated tissue, aids wound healing, helps balance skin oils & fluids, use for all skin types.

Lavender Hydrosol:

Aids Ph balance, soothes sunburn, antibacterial properties, calming properties.

Lemon – bergapten free:

Emotionally uplifting with strong anti-depressant properties, astringent, stimulates blood flow encouraging cellular detoxification and nutrient distribution, antibacterial/antimicrobial, cleansing and toning properties, clears and brightens skin tone. Ours is bergapten free, reducing the photosensitizing aspect however it is best to use SPF 30 or higher over or wait 2 hours before direct sun exposure.

Lemongrass:

Stimulates cellular detoxification, antibacterial/antiseptic, healing benefits for acne and skin breakouts, anti-fungal, tones and tightens pores and skin tissue, bright, clear fresh scent, balances nerves.

Lemon Tea Tree:

Fairly traded from Africa, close in therapeutic benefits to tea tree but with a bright lemony scent, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, excellent for blemishes, cold/herpes sores, cuts, scrapes, insect bites, rashes, reduces localized micro-inflammation, gentle enough for direct use, found in our Clinical Cucumber Toner, Blemish Spot Treatment and Immunity Aromatherapy Roll-on.

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Marjoram:

Strong antibacterial and analgesic properties, stimulates blood flow enhancing oxygen & nutrient distribution, reduces inflammation, excellent for muscle aches and pain, blemishes, toning and detoxifying skin.

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Neroli:

Enhances cellular regeneration, accurate DNA replication and new cell growth, supports capillary strength and aids repair of broken capillaries, tones skin, excellent for relieving anxious and depressive feelings.

Neroli Hydrosol:

Aids balancing skin oils without drying, tones and firms, aids elasticity, gently stimulates cellular activity, helps fade hyper-pigmentation.

Nutmeg:

Warming and aphrodisiac properties, brightens skin tone, gently stimulates blood circulation, uplifts spirit, antibacterial, antimicrobial, enhances sense of well being and is a general body tonic.

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Oregano:

Strong antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral properties, stimulates blood flow enhancing oxygen and nutrient distribution, excellent for blemishes, cold/herpes sores, cuts, scrapes, insect bites, rashes, reduces localized micro-inflammation.

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Peppermint:

Cooling and stimulating to tired and sore muscles, increases localized circulation, analgesic properties, anti-inflammatory, general body tonic, increases mental alertness, used in Arnica Herbal Sports Balm for muscle pain relief.

Peru Balsam:

Soothes dry & irritated skin, antibacterial, aids cellular regeneration, beautiful vanilla like aroma, contains cinnamaldehyde which slows the multiplication of cells that release inflammation-causing chemicals in the body, eases dull ache of sore muscles.

Petitgraine:

Tones skin, balances skin oil production, clears blemishes and pores, antimicrobial properties, calms stress related skin conditions, excellent for combination skin and t-zone complexions.

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Rose:

Heart opening, cools, calms and soothes skin, excellent for skin prone to redness or flushing, hydrating, stimulates cellular activity, supports capillary strength, perfect for dry, sensitive and mature skin, reduces inflammation, firms and tones.

Rose Hydrosol:

Cools and soothes skin, stimulates localized circulation, balances skin oil production, antibacterial yet gentle, effective for both combination and sensitive skin.

Rosemary:

Aids toxin elimination, antibacterial, excellent for breakouts, acne, cuts, scrapes, astringent and tones skin, aids recovery of bodily injuries, pain relieving properties – specifically headache pain, brightens and clears mind, enhances memory.

Rosewood:

Antimicrobial properties, stimulates cellular activity rejuvenating skin, balances and evens skin tone and oil production, gentle enough for dry/mature skin, reduces localized micro-inflammation, aphrodisiac properties, open and expands state of mind.

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Sandalwood:

Sustainably harvested, recent clinically studies are showing positive effects in retarding precancerous and cancerous cell growth (more studies needed to confirm cause and effect), calms, soothes & hydrates tissues, astringent properties balance skin oils, promotes wisdom, insight and harmony.

Spruce:

Uplifting to the mind and body, pain relieving properties, excellent for sports/fatigue formulas, used in our Arnica Herbal Sports Balm, interesting aromatic notes, gives depth to scent profile.

Star Anise:

Warming and aphrodisiac properties, brightens and tones skin, gently stimulates blood circulation and reduces puffiness, uplifts spirit, antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-depressant, enhances sense of well being and is a general body tonic.

Sweet Orange – bergapten free:

Astringent properties aid reducing water retention, facial swelling and puffiness, encourages detoxification through stimulating lymph flow, antibacterial properties support healing skin breakouts and acne, emotionally uplifting and anti-depressant properties. Ours is bergapten free, reducing the photosensitizing aspect however it is best to use SPF 30 or higher over or wait 2 hours before direct sun exposure.

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Tangerine – bergapten free:

Encourages cellular and skin detoxification, astringent properties aid reducing water retention, facial swelling and puffiness, antibacterial properties support healing skin breakouts and acne, emotionally uplifting and anti-depressant properties. Ours is bergapten free, reducing the photosensitizing aspect however it is best to use SPF 30 or higher over or wait 2 hours before direct sun exposure.

Tea Tree:

Antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, excellent for blemishes, cold/herpes sores, cuts, scrapes, insect bites, rashes, reduces localized micro-inflammation, strengthens skin, soothes muscles, gentle enough for direct use, found in our Blemish Spot Treatment.

Tulsi:

Cools and soothes irritated skin, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, clears skin oils, balances and strengthens emotional/mental states, commonly used in ayurvedic skin care.

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Vanilla:

Warming and aphrodisiac properties, reduces emotional tension, uplifts spirit, antibacterial, antimicrobial, luscious and deep aromatic qualities, gives depth to scent profile, enhances sense of well being and is a general body tonic.

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Wintergreen:

Increases localized circulation to aid injury recovery, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, used in very small quantities to ensure safe levels. Found in our Arnica Herbal Sports Balm only.

Witch Hazel Hydrosol:

Soothes skin, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, tones and astringes, contains antioxidants.

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Ylang Ylang:

Known as the “flower of flowers”, balances sebum production, tones and stimulates skin, anti-inflammatory, calms skin irritations, relaxes central nervous system, useful for low self esteem, nervous tension, anger, calms the heart, aphrodisiac properties.