How It’s Made

Below, you’ll find a list of ingredients I regularly use as well as their benefits. See individual product for complete ingredient list, then come back here to learn more.

 

The Oils and Gels

olive oil, castor oil, vitamin E, aloe vera gel

Oils are beneficial, inside and out. They prevent wrinkling, sagging, dryness, and flaking. Oil can speed healing and reduce stress. It removes make-up and is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. I use cold pressed, virgin, organic oils in all my products containing them.

  • Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Almond oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Argan Oil
  • Aloe Vera Gel

The Clays and Powders

fuller’s earth, bentonite clay, zinc oxide, activated charcoal

Clays can calm skin, speed healing, detoxify, clarify, and exfoliate. They reduce blemishes and scarring while improving overall complexion. Clays can improve circulation and skin elasticity. Activated charcoal whitens teeth and removes toxins. Zinc oxide is added to all cosmetics as a sunscreen.

  • Bentonite Clay
  • White Clay
  • Fuller’s Earth
  • French Green Clay
  • Zinc Oxide
  • Activated Charcoal

The Butters

mango butter, shea butter, cocoa butter

Butters are luxurious and decadent, but they are beneficial too. Let’s be clear, nothing moisturizes from the outside, you moisturize from the inside, with water. But, butters trap moisture and keeps your skin from drying out. Butter boost immunity and contain anti-aging properties.

  • Shea Butter
  • Mango Butter
  • Cocoa Butter

The Tints

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bronze mica, cinnamon, white mica, cacao powder, amaranth, paprika

To tint, I use mineral micas and spices. Imagine wearing cinnamon on your skin, delish!

 


The Essential Oils

I’ve used oils as long as I can remember, and love incorporating them into my products. Tea tree is one of my staples for its anti-bacterial properties, eucalyptus goes into my laundry soap, dog shampoo, and insect repellant. See which oils are in each product in their complete list of ingredients.

NOTE: I’m happy to custom make a product using the EO of your choice, let me know!

  • Lavender
  • Tea Tree
  • Eucalyptus
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Rose Hip Seed
  • Rosemary
  • Vitamin E
  • Aromatic oils (lilac, lemon, etc)

 

The Rest

All the ingredients I use are tried and true, earth-friendly, and if you wanted to, could eat or drink them. Baking soda cleans and whitens. White vinegar softens, brightens, and deodorizes. Castille Soap is non-toxic, lathers easily, discourages bacterial growth and is concentrated.

  • Baking Soda
  • White Vinegar
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (with the Mother)
  • Washing Soda
  • Castille Soap
  • Borax