Oil (Prunus amygdalus) — Rich in protein, minerals and vitamins,
high in oleic and linoleic and other fatty acids, with a sweet,
pleasant fragrance. Used in the treatment of very dry, chapped
skin, relieves itching, soreness, and inflammation.
Aloe (vera, barbedensis) — Used medicinally for over 3,000
years. A rich emollient known to promote healing for damaged and
burned skin. Used to counteract wrinkles. May be used as a carrying
agent for essential oils. Aloe vera gel penetrates through all
layers of tissue thanks to the lignins in the plant. Aloe vera
contains an abundant amount of vitamins, amino acids and minerals.
Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima) — Very high in oleic fatty
acid and sterolins. Contains vitamins A D & C and is penetrating,
easily absorbed by the skin. Known to accelerate healing, recommended
for chronic eczema as a restorative.
Beeswax (Apis mellifera) — Protects skin from dryness, sun
and wind. Antibacterial.
Camomile (Chamaemelum nobile ROMAN) — Among the few essential
oils that do not irritate the skin but have counter-irritant,
antiinflammatory, antiseptic and pain relieving properties. Used
for sensitive or allergy prone skin. Also used for soothing nerves,
migraine headaches, insomnia and acne.
Cedarwood, Virginian (Juniperus virginiana) — Mild, sweet
and woody aroma. Antiseptic, used for acne, eczema, oily skin
and psoriasis. Harmonizing and calming.
Cucumber (Cucumis sativa) — Cucumber is cooling, healing
and soothing to irritated skin. Good for sunburn or blemishes,
wrinkles, skin whitening and
softening hardened skin.
Emu oil A natural product, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial.
Promotes cellular regeneration, deeply penetrating. Non-comedogenic
(doesn’t block pores), non-allergenic (no side effects),
transdermally conductive (penetrates skin) Our oil comes from
free-range, free choice food and water, Montana emus which are
fed on a healthy diet of natural grain (with no additives or hormones)
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea & angustifolia) — Organically
grown and prepared - Its immune enhancing properties are well
documented. It has an antibiotic and antiviral action, and has
been shown to have antitumor activity (WH).
Evening Primrose Oil (Enothera biennis) — High in essential
fatty acids, shown to ease a wide span of health problems, including
acne, arthritis, eczema.High in Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), necessary
for the synthesis of prostaglandin, important for the skin. Helps
to prevent premature aging of the skin.
Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citrus paradisi) — Extremely potent
and effective broad spectrum bactericide, fungicide, antiviral
and antiparasitic compound. A natural preservative and antioxidant.
Grapeseed Oil (Vitis vinifera) A potent source of proanthocyanidins,
a powerful group of antioxidants. Effective scavengers that work
on harmful radicals.
Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) — Shown to combat skin cancers
and to boost the immune system. Eases bleeding from cuts. Decreases
the direct effects of sunburn, reduces metabolic changes that
lead to skin cancer and aging. Can significantly reduce wrinkles.
Jojoba Oil (Simmondsis chinensis) — Acts as a sunscreen.
Leaves the skin soft, supple and smooth. Contains protein, minerals
and a waxy substance that mimics collagen. Used for eczema, acne.
Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) — The most versatile essential
oil for skin care, lavender has recently become popular for relaxation.
But it’s healing properties are renowned. Reduces inflammations,
soothes burns, disinfectant. Good for all complexions.
Lemon (Citrus limomum) — Antibacterial, astringent, promotes
new cell generation, regulates sebum production, stimulates lymphatic
system. Use for chapped and itching skin, freckles. A tissue toner.
Mandarin (Citrus nobilis) — An intensely sweet, almost floral
citrus scent. Good for acne, congested and oily skin, scars, spots,
stretch marks and as a toner.
Marjoram (Origanum majorana) — Very helpful for muscular
pain, stiff joints. The essence is initially sweet, with a camphorous
Marshmallow Root (althea, march mallow) — Boost dermal structure,
reduces skin aging, high in Vitamin A. Useful for fighting any
skin degeneration as well as cellular oxidation. Good for chapped
skin and minor wounds. Anti-inflammatory properties, boost immunity
at the cellular level.
Olive Oil (Olea europaea) — Obtained from ripe olives,it
is superior to mineral oils in penetrating power. Contains protein,
minerals, vitamins for soothing. Rich in polyphenols, an antioxidant
that blocks inflammation, and oleic acid to penetrate cell membranes.
Orange, Sweet (Citrus sinensis) — Orange oil is antibacterial,
astringent and used in skin toning. Sweet, light and fresh essence.
Palma Rosa (Cymbopogon martini) — helpful for infections
and as a tonic. Antiseptic, antibacterial. Moisturizing and hydrating,
it is valuable for acne, dermatitis and minor skin infections,
scars, sores and wrinkles. Stimulates cellular regeneration, regulates
Rose Hip Seed (Rosa various) — Rich in vitamin C and has
been shown to have remarkable scar reduction properties. High
in linoleic and linolenic acids.
Royal Jelly A thick fluid high in protein, lipids, vitamins,
gelatin and nucleic acids (such as RNA and DNA) that assist in
topical cell regeneration. It contains Vitamins A, B Complex,
biotin, folic acid and inositol, as well as minerals such as calcium,
chromium, magnesium, photphorus, iron, potassium, silicon, sulfur,
zinc and 18 amino acids, collagen
Safflower Oil (Carthamus tinctorius) — Used in creams, lotions
and soaps to soften the skin.Has one of the highest linoleic acid
contents of all known oils, giving it superior skin compatibility
and deep moisturizing capability since the moisture content of
the skin is proportional to the content of essential unsaturated
Sandalwood (Santalum album) An external disinfectant and
antiseptic. Rejuvenating scent.
Seaweed Extract Extracted from brown seaweed, nearly odorless
and tasteless. No known toxicity.
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) — Provides protection
from the sun. Imparts superior softness to the skin, with antimicrobial
and moisturizing properties. Also contains vitamins and allantoin,
naturally healing for wrinkles and capillary circulation. Has
a nourishing effect and seems to induce a state of self-protection
in the cells through its stimulating action on the metabolism.
Protects against the ultraviolet rays that cause sunburn.
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) — Contains vitamins and minerals.
is good for all skin types.
Vitamin E (tocopherol) Essential for maintaining the activities
of enzymes and formation of red blood cells. Inhibits formation
of cancer causing compounds. Prevents formation of free radicals,
a useful weapon against premature aging and combat of wrinkles.
Promotes healing of burned skin. A deep moisturizer that softens
and tones dry lines.
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) — Soothes, reduces broken
capillaries. Relieves the pain and swelling of veins, speeds healing.
Relieves burns, swollen or inflamed skin conditions.
Xanthan Gum A gum produced by a culture with Xanthomonas
campestris on corn sugar. Widely used as a thickener, an emulsifier,
and stabilizer. No known toxicity.
Zinc Oxide Used as an astringent, antiseptic and protective
in skin diseases. A sunscreen.
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Ltd. Rockport, MA 1992
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& Co, NY 1995
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by James Scheer, Primedia, Atlanta, GA June 1998
BETTER NUTRITION “Royal Jelly from the Beehive, Fit for
a Queen” by Tamra Orr, Primedia, Atlanta, GA 7/98
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MD, Warner Books, NY 1996
NATURAL BEAUTY RETAILER “What’s the Buzz” by
Heather Granato, March 2000
CREATING YOUR OWN COSMETICS by Nikolaus Smech, Alliance Publishing
CONSUMER’S DICTIONARY OF COSMETIC INGREDIENTS by Ruth Winter,
Three Rivers Press, 1999
THE COMPLETE MEDICINAL HERBAL by Penelope Ody, Dorling Kindersley,
MENOPAUSAL YEARS, THE WISE WOMAN WAY, Susan Weed, Ash Tree Publishing,
THE HERBAL BODY BOOK by Jeanne Rose, Grosset & Dunlap, NY
AMERICAN SPA, March/April 2000 “Back to Nature”
A MODERN HERBAL by Mrs. M. Grieve, Dover Publications, Inc. NY
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