|We Use…the finest
Shea Butter – obtained
from the nuts of the Mangifolia tree in central
Africa. A superb emollient, high in fatty acids
and other nutrients. The base of our crèmes.
Jojoba Oil – from the
jojoba desert plant, the oil creates a protective
film over the skin to seal in moisture. The base
of our lotions.
Natural Preservatives – amla
(Indian Gooseberry), grapefruit seed extract,
and ascorbic acid in liposome form.
Nut and Seed Oils – from
Kukui nuts, Rose Hip seeds, coconuts, apricot
kernels, sweet almonds, sesame seeds, tea tree,
lemon and orange.
Herbal Extracts – from
cucumber, aloe vera, coneflower, calendula, chamomile,
rosebud, orange blossom, algae, kelp, ginkgo
and many more.
Essential Oils – volatile
liquids extracted from plants and containing
the characteristic plant aroma. Essential oils
evaporate at room temperature and do not leave
an oily residue on the skin.
MSM – Methylsulfonylmethane,
rich in biological sulfur ; a collagen builder.
We Don’t Use…any
of these ten ingredients, many of which cause allergic
reactions, found in many so-called natural hair
and skin care products.
1. Sodium Laurel Sulfate – a
cheap, harsh detergent often made from petroleum.
2. Parabens – chemicals
used to inhibit microbial growth and extend shelf
life. May cause skin rashes.
3. Ethanolamines – ammonia
compounds used as emulsifiers. Toxic – can
form carcinogenic nitrosamines.
4. Petrolatum (Petroleum Jelly) – a
cheap mineral oil derivative used as an emollient,
but leading to dryness and chapping.
5. Synthetic Colors – like “FD&C
Red No. 6” – often carcinogenic.
6. Synthetic Fragrances – which
may have up to 200 chemical ingredients!
7. Propylene Glycol – usually
a synthetic petrochemical mix. Known to cause
hives and eczema.
8. Stearalkonium Chloride – an
ammonia compound used in hair conditioners and
9. Diazolidinyl Urea – this
preservative, a cause of contact dermatitis,
10. PVP/VA Copolymer – a
toxic petroleum-derived chemical.