Our products are created by carefully choosing natural and organic plant-based ingredients with the goal to make self-care as simple, joyful and inclusive as possible.
We're pleased to introduce to you some of our favourite ingredients, and why they make our products so special.
- Created by burning carbonaceous materials at ultra-high temperatures and then “activating” it by either a steam or a chemical process to create tiny pores and thereby substantially increase the surface area of the remaining substance. This porous surface area makes activated charcoal extremely adsorptive, meaning that substances such as contaminants and pollutants easily bind to its surface.
- Works to draw dirt and pollutants from the skin like a magnet, resulting in a clearer, brighter complexion.
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Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)
- Internally, it’s known for its detoxifying and nourishing effects in helping to cleanse the blood and stimulate the lymph system, and serves as an excellent liver tonic.
- Topically, burdock has an anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory action that can help to alleviate skin infections and irritations.
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Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
- Both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, it helps to soothe sensitive skin and aid wound healing with a mildly astringent action.
- It is also rich in antioxidants, which help to protect and replenish the skin.
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Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
- Chamomile is probably best known for its role in calming tea blends, helping to promote a restful sleep, and for treating digestive upsets.
- Soothing and effective in addressing skin complaints, it makes a great choice for treating kids due to its gentleness.
- It’s antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, acts as an emollient to soften and soothe the skin, and is hypoallergenic, meaning it’s unlikely to cause any type of reaction.
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Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera)
- Coconut oil is rich in antioxidant Vitamin E, which helps combat signs of aging.
- It’s also antimicrobial, making it a gentle treatment for troubled skin.
- It’s anti-inflammatory, which helps to minimize skin redness and promote healing.
- It is lightweight and easily absorbed into the skin, making it deeply hydrating.
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Frankincense (Boswelia spp.)
- Anti-inflammatory, used as a wound healer and is said to help regenerate skin cells and reduce the appearance of scars and dark spots.
- From an aromatherapy perspective, the scent of frankincense is deeply calming, helping to facilitate meditation and stimulate memory.
- The essential oil is known for reducing inflammation, boosting circulation and helping to counteract skin discolouration.
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Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis)
- Jojoba has a make-up similar to human sebum, which means it is deeply hydrating without sitting heavy on the skin or leaving behind residue.
- It's gentle and non-irritating and helps restore skin radiance.
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Lavender (Lavandula spp.)
- Commonly known for its calming, floral fragrance and relaxing qualities.
- Lavender has antibacterial properties to aid wound healing (burns in particular), is antiseptic and can help to increase circulation.
- It can also be used as an all-natural insect repellant.
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Meadowfoam Seed Oil (Limnanthes Alba)
- Like jojoba oil, its make-up is similar to human sebum; it absorbs into the skin easily without leaving behind any residue. Its mildness also makes it great for sensitive skin.
- It helps to control water loss, keeping your skin’s moisture balanced by preventing it from secreting too much oil.
- It also contains antioxidant Vitamin E to help counteract signs of aging.
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Neroli (Orange Flower) (Citrus aurantium)
- Neroli’s potent antioxidant properties make it soothing and reparative for the skin, helping to minimize wrinkles, fine lines and even stretch marks.
- It helps to balance sebum production and promote skin elasticity
- Its antimicrobial properties are well-suited to treating skin irritations.
- From an aromatherapy perspective, neroli has been traditionally used to calm anxiety and overcome insomnia, and has even been used as an aphrodisiac.
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Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
- Helps to soothe inflammation and irritations, including chapped or cracked skin.
- It is also said to protect against infection.
- Patchouli helps stimulate circulation and thereby promote cell regeneration.
- In aromatherapy, its exotic scent is celebrated for its antidepressant properties – it helps enhance mood and is used as an aphrodisiac.
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Plantain Leaf (Plantago spp.)
- Plantain is well-loved by herbalists for its skin healing properties – it is naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and helps to speed up wound healing
- It’s said to help prevent scarring, making it ideal for acne-prone skin.
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Pomegranate Seed Oil (Pumica granatum)
- Abundant in antioxidants, this oil works to boost collagen production and promote circulation, and even helps protect against sun damage.
- It also reduces redness and supports skin healing.
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Poplar Bud (Populus spp.)
- Sticky, reddish-coloured poplar bud resin can be found in the closed and dormant buds of cottonwood poplars, and, infused into oil, makes a potently healing medicine.
- Poplar bud is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and contains salicin (the same constituent in aspirin), which works to reduce pain such as muscle soreness, as well as inflamed and irritated skin.
- It also works wonderfully to nourish and heal dry, cracked skin, offering a rich level of hydration.
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Rose Petals and Rosehip (Rosa spp.)
- Rose works wonderfully to balance and moisturize the skin, and is mildly anti-inflammatory, which helps to soothe and refresh.
- Rose petals, and rosehips in particular, contain high concentrations of vitamin C, which protects skin from nasty free radicals and diminishes signs of aging.
- Rose essential oil is astringent and anti-bacterial, helping minimize redness.
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Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil (Hippophae rhamnoides)
- This nutrient-dense oil is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, omegas, and polyphenols, and is acclaimed for helping revitalize the skin, improve cellular strength and elasticity, and stop the formation of wrinkles.
- It is deeply moisturizing and even helps partially shield the skin from damaging UV rays.
- Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce skin redness and speed up the healing of blemishes and acne.
- Antioxidant beta-carotene is what gives this oil its signature orange hue (make sure to rub it in fully!).
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Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
- Potently antibacterial and antifungal, helping to reduce inflammation and soothe skin irritations.
- Its antiseptic properties help to control break-outs.
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Usnea (Dolichousnea longissima)
- Usnea is a lichen that grows commonly here in the Pacific Northwest, and is sustainably gathered from the forest floor after a windstorm to be infused as medicine.
- Usnea is a powerful herb for fighting infections, helping to reduce inflammation and promote wound healing.
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White Willow Bark (Salix alba)
- Willow bark contains salicin, which has gentle anti-inflammatory properties to soothe and heal acne-prone skin.
- The salicin also loosens dead skin skills to rejuvenate and brighten the skin
- As an astringent, it helps to tighten pores and control excess oil.
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Witch Hazel (Hamamelis spp.)
- Witch hazel is anti-inflammatory, making it extremely soothing for inflamed or troubled skin.
- Its antimicrobial properties work to prevent break-outs, while its astringency minimizes the appearance of pores.
- It helps to balance the natural oils in the skin by locking in moisture and preventing water loss.
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Ylang-Ylang (Cananga odorata)
- Ylang-ylang is said to be a potent antioxidant, helping to rejuvenate the skin and counteract signs of aging.
- Helps to balance the skin and control the production of excess oil.
- Its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties work to soothe skin irritations.
- In aromatherapy, it’s known for its ability to battle stress and anxiety, stimulate circulation and overcome feelings of anger and resentment.
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