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About the Ingredients in our Bath and Body Products


Almond Oil: INCI: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
This scentless oil is excellent at softening and revitalizing the skin. It is a very light oil that absorbs quickly into the skin. It relieves itching and soreness by adding moisture. Excellent for all skin types, sweet Almond oil is rich in proteins and contains naturally occurring vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, D and E.

Aloe Vera Gel: INCI: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Aloe vera is a well-known healing and soothing agent for damaged or dry skin. It can be used to soothe and heal burns, skin irritations, and raw open wounds. Liquid aloe vera can be used straight on the skin.

Apricot Kernel Oil: INCI: Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil
High in minerals, carotene and vitamins A, B and E, apricot kernel oil has become a choice ingredient in the skin care industry because of its nourishing, revitalizing, moisturizing and healing properties. It is a very light hydrating oil, readily absorbed by the skin. It is often found in anti-wrinkle formulations and is good for all skin types, and is particularly suited for sensitive, inflamed, and dry skin.

Avocado Oil: INCI Name: Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
Avocado Oil is a highly therapeutic oil rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, panthothenic acid (vitamin B5), protein and lecithin. Avocado oil is said to have healing and regenerating qualities that helps delay the signs of aging skin because it is rich in essential fatty acids. This nourishing oil is great for treating dry, dull, dehydrated skin, eczema and psoriasis. It's a superb emollient that has the ability to penetrate the upper layers of the skin making this oil a wonderful moisturizer best suited for dry skin conditions.


Bentonite Clay:
Bentonite clay is a form of volcanic ash with a medium fine texture. It is primarily found in Benton, Montana. Commonly used in make-up and masks to treat pimples and poison ivy. Good for all skin types.

Borage Oil: INCI: Borago Officinalis
This is wonderful oil is known for its moisture retaining properties. It is an excellent skin rejuvenator. It contains the highest content of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) among commercially available vegetable oils. GLAíS are an important fatty acid that helps maintain healthy skin and repairs damage done by the sun. In clinical trials GLA, when used regularly on the skin, helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles making this an excellent oil for mature skin.


Calendula Oil: INCI: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract
Because it aids in tissue regeneration, calendula is primarily recognized for its ability to treat and soothe wounds, scars, burns, scratches, varicose veins, eczema, inflammation and other skin injuries. Calendula oil is excellent for dry, chapped, cracked skin.

Carrot Seed Oil: INCI: Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil
Carrot seed oil is rich in beta carotene, minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin A. It rejuvenates and nourishes prematurely aging skin, improving its tone. Carrot seed oil is good for skin that is dry and itchy.

Castor Oil: INCI: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
Castor Oil is rich in fatty acids. It is very soothing to the skin. It acts as a humectant, attracting moisture to the skin. When combined with other oils it makes a nice emollient bar of soap with creamy lather. This is a good oil for hair preparations.

Chamomile Extract: INCI: Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract
Chamomile contains a natural hormone similar to thyroxin that helps strengthen the hair and skin. Rich in vitamins A, C, F and B-complex, chamomile is one of the most common traditional medicinal plants. It has proven anti-irritant and healing properties that may aid conditions such as wounds, eczema, allergic reactions and other skin problems. It is also considered anti-itching, extremely soothing to the skin, and hypoallergenic with the ability to neutralize skin irritants.

Cocoa Butter: INCI: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
Cocoa butter is an excellent emollient and moisturizer. Because it stays on the surface of the skin, it acts as a protective barrier that locks in moisture. It is said to be beneficial in the treatment and prevention of stretch marks if applied daily. It is a solid butter that melts at body temperature.

Virgin Coconut Cream Oil: INCI: Cocos Nucifera
A very light, non-greasy, penetrating oil that has anti-fungal properties and is high in vitamin E. A natural emollient, coconut cream oil has moisturizing and antioxidant characteristics that make it superb for delicate skin, and to rejuvenate dry, stressed and aging skin. Lotus Blossom uses coconut cream oil that is extracted using the cold process method, thereby conserving the functional components of the oil without adding solvents.

Cucumber Extract: INCI: Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Extract
A natural source for erepsin and proteolytic enzymes, antioxidants, calcium, potassium, vitamins B1 and C - all of which are wonderful in treating skin eruptions, eczematic freckles, pimples, black heads, wrinkles, and dryness. Cucumber is also known to soften, soothe and tone the skin.


Emu Oil: INCI: Emu Oil
Emu oil is a non-comedogenic, non-irritating ingredient that has an extraordinary ability to penetrate the skin. It aids in the relief of burns, sore joints, and muscle aches. This oil reduces redness and the formation of wrinkles by restoring moisture to dry, irritated skin. It is also used to reduce stretch marks, under-eye puffiness, and age spots. It is good for a variety of skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, scarring, swelling, contact dermatitis, acne inflammation, rheumatism, arthritis, bursitis, callused feet, canker and cold sores, razor burns and other minor cuts and scratches, sunburn (prevents blistering), diaper rash, and bug bites. Emu oil is anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, encourages healing, stimulates skin, hair and nail growth, is a natural sun block, and is an excellent emollient and moisturizer.

Evening Primrose Oil: INCI: Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil
Evening primrose oil is rich in vitamins and minerals. It has a high content of linoleic acid, and more importantly gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). It is easily absorbed, which allows for the transport of these essential fatty acids (vitamin F) into the skin. It moisturizes dry, devitalized skin without being occlusive, and can improve conditions like eczema, psoriasis, scaly skin and dandruff. Because it is ideal for cell regeneration, evening primrose is considered a rejuvenating, regenerating oil that can help prematurely aging skin. Even a small amount is said to result in a healthier, more balanced complexion.


French Green Clay:
French green clay is wonderful for removing impurities from the skin. It is also efficient at drawing oils from the skin, so it is best for those with an oily complexion.

French Pink Clay:
French pink clay, also called rose clay, is wonderful for the skin! It gently exfoliates and softens dry skin. Pink clay is a mild clay that can be used everyday without drying the skin.


Glycerin: INCI: Glycerin
Glycerin is a natural emollient and humectant derived from vegetable oils. It is a valuable skin nourishing ingredient in quality soaps and lotions. Glycerin is a natural product of saponification, often removed by commercial soap makers to be sold as a valuable byproduct. Handmade soaps retain all their glycerin, making them more moisturizing.

Grapeseed Oil: INCI: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
Rich in vitamins, minerals, polyunsaturated fatty acids and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), grapeseed oil is a light penetrating oil that is easily absorbed into the skin, leaving it feeling smooth without being greasy. Mildly astringent, this oil is good for clearing acne and drying oily skin.


Hazelnut Oil: INCI: Corylus Americana (Hazel) Seed Oil
Gentle and non-greasy, this lightweight oil is rich in vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and proteins. It is easily absorbed and slightly astringent, making it a good facial toner effective on acne. It is said to stimulate circulation, and is recommended for all skin types.

Hemp Seed Oil: INCI: Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil has skin softening properties, stimulates hair and nail growth, and over time induces smooth, unblemished, satiny feeling skin. Hemp seed oil is particularly effective against dry, scaled or cracked skin because it penetrates deep into the skin, donating moisture and improving its elasticity and softness. On the skinís surface, it forms a thinner film than other oils, which helps skin retain its moisture more effectively. It also has an excellent equilibrating effect on oily skin due to its high percentage of vitamin E and omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, all of which are very effective in the prevention of skin cell oxidation, thereby slowing the formation of wrinkles and aging of the skin.


Jojoba Oil: INCI: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Jojoba is a liquid wax derived from the jojoba bean. It is very similar to our own body oil secretion known as sebum, making this oil a natural moisturizer and humectant that deep cleanses blocked pores and promotes a healthy, glowing complexion. It is a greaseless lubricant that forms a thin, breathable layer on the skin that controls evaporation while attracting external moisture. This gives stressed cells a chance to repair and rebalance, and to regulate the flow of natural sebum. Rich in vitamin E, jojoba oil is often added to other oils as a natural preservative. Jojoba is great for mature, aging skin, reducing wrinkles, and in hair treatments.


Kaolin Clay: INCI: Kaolin
Kaolin, also called china clay, is recommended for all skin types. It is one of the mildest and purest of all clays, and because it doesnít draw oils from the skin it can be used on sensitive and dry skin.

Kukui Nut Oil: INCI: Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil
This light Hawaiian oil is very high in oleic and linolenic acids, which are essential fatty acids vital for the metabolism of healthy skin. Kukui nut oil is readily absorbed into the skin and leaves it soft, conditioned and very moisturized without a greasy finish. It is very beneficial for treating acne, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, and chapped skin. It is also wonderful for helping mature, aging skin.


Macadamia Nut Oil: INCI: Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil
This silky, highly nourishing oil is rich in palmitoleic acid, which promotes young looking, soft and supple skin. Since the palmitoleic content of the skin decreases with age, regular use of macadamia oil may help in the fight to prevent premature aging of the skin. Macadamia oil is easily absorbed into the skin, and contains 80% monosaturated fatty acids, proteins and vitamin E. This oil is highly emollient, giving cream formulas a luxurious feel. It is suitable for all skin types, and is particularly soothing on dry skin.

Mango Butter: INCI: Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter
Mango butter is a good emollient that can protect skin from the harmful effects of the sun. It is said to prevent drying of the skin and formation of wrinkles by restoring flexibility.

Meadowfoam Oil: INCI: Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil
Meadowfoam oil is extracted from an herbaceous winter annual plant native to the Pacific Northwest area of the United States, developed to replace sperm whale oil in the 70's in an effort to protect the species. Meadowfoam oil is said to moisturize the skin and hair better than most other oils, and helps prevent moisture loss. In lip balms, it helps revitalize dry, cracked lips and keeps them moist longer.


Olive Oil: INCI: Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil
Olive oil is known in Mediterranean countries as the oil that can heal inside and out. Olive oil is the primary ingredient in all of our Body Bars because of its mild, skin nourishing properties. It is rich in minerals, vitamins, proteins, essential fatty acids, and in particular, alpha linolenic acid. Olive oil is a humectant, attracting moisture to the skin while allowing it to breathe. It is very gentle, and can be used on sensitive skin.


Palm Kernel Oil: INCI: Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil
Palm kernel oil is very similar to coconut oil in that it has a high percentage of lauric acid, allowing it to produce a hard soap with a smooth texture that lathers well.


Rice Bran Oil: INCI: Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil
Rice bran oil contains the highest amount of all natural vitamin E in liquid form. It is also rich in phytic and ferulic acids, which promote microfoliation (a gentle form of exfoliation) while helping balance melanin (dark pigmentation) production. It also contains proanthrocyanidins, which protect collagen and elastin to ensure suppleness of the skin. Rice bran oil is particularly high in fatty acids. It is excellent for mature, delicate or sensitive skin.

Rosehip Oil: INCI: Rosa Canina Fruit Oil
Rose hips have been used as a source of nutrition for centuries. They are a highly recognized source of vitamin C, and also contain vitamins E, K, and the B vitamins riboflavin and folate, making rosehip oil excellent for use on stretch marks, scar tissue or problem skin types. Its small molecular structure allows immediate skin penetration and healing, making it ideal to reduce damage caused by burns and the sun. Recent studies have shown this oil to be a powerful skin cell regenerator with antioxidant properties that helps prevent premature skin aging and soften wrinkles. It contains up to 35% linoleic acid and 44% GLA, making it good for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.


Safflower Oil: INCI: Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
Safflower oil has a very high concentration of linoleic acid, which helps to moisturize, nourish and restructure the skin. It is a nice, light oil for use in creams and lip balm.

Shea Butter: INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit
African healers have used shea butter for thousands of years as the ideal treatment for dry, damaged and maturing skin. Its high content of fatty acids gives it the ability to moisturize the skin and help it retain its elasticity. Shea butter also protects the skin against the damaging effects of the sun while repairing cellular degeneration.

Sunflower Oil: INCI: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil is very high in essential fatty acids and helps to moisturize, regenerate and condition the skin without feeling greasy. It is good for mature, sensitive and dry, damaged skin.


Wheat Germ Oil: INCI: Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oilinci
This oil is said to stimulate tissue regeneration. It can help aging skin by reducing wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. It reduces moisture loss and soothes irritated, sunburned, or burned skin. It can also help treat psoriasis and eczema. Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E, and is often added to other oil blends because of its antioxidant properties.



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