We test all our products on ourselves, our friends, and our families, before we finalize the recipes for larger batches.
We strive to find the best, fair trade, all-natural ingredients that are both effective and gentle. If we cannot find an all-natural ingredient that works the best, we will use the safest and most effective alternative. We strive to never use harmful and synthetic ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, alcohol*, harmful perfumes, dyes, EDTA, SLS, phthalates, or any other harmful ingredients.
*some products may contain natural alcohols, not the drying type!
Some ingredients we use
You may not recognize the name calendula. But you have probably heard of marigolds, which is the broad classification of the flowering plants found within this genus.
Aside from stimulating healing, calendula can significantly boost the appearance of your skin. It can affect blood flow to the skin cells, provide antioxidant protection to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and even the visibility of scars. If you want smooth, even-toned skin that glows with natural, youthful vitality, try our Calendula Soap.
While we may think of roses for their iconic deep red color, rose essential oil is naturally antibacterial and can help treat acne and acne-prone skin. Combined with its cleansing properties, rose makes an ideal ingredient in face washes and cleansers. Rose can also help reduce swollen spots or redness on your skin. Its calming properties can also soothe psoriasis and eczema.
Rose contains high amounts of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that is difficult to find in skincare products naturally. This vital vitamin can help protect skin cells from damage, such as from staying out in the sun for too long. The natural oils found in roses help lock moisture into the skin, keeping skin feeling smooth. Rose is especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin, because the sugars in its petals create a soothing feeling just like they do for your fingertips. When used aromatically, rose calms and soothes the mind.
As a natural astringent, rose helps tighten pores and restore suppleness for a glowing complexion. Unlike conventional alcohol-based toners, rose leaves skin feeling velvety and even, not dry and unrefined. Try our Lavender Rose Body Oil to experience the doubly soothing benefits of lavender and rose.
An excellent tonic for the nervous system, lavender is known treat migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tension, and emotional stress. Its calming aroma can remove nervous exhaustion and restlessness while increasing mental activity and relaxation. It improves the length and quality of sleep, so is a excellent for those who have trouble falling or staying asleep.
Due to its powerful antiseptic properties, lavender can increase cell growth and aid in the formation of scar tissue. It has been used to heal wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns rapidly. Lavender's anti-inflammatory properties can also be used to treat skin disorders such as acne, dry skin, eczema, itchy skin, seborrhea, and general skin inflammation.
Try our Lavender Rose Soap to experience the soothing and healing benefits of lavender and rose.
Meadowsweet is high in salicylic acid, which is well-known for its ability to relieve pain. It penetrates the skin to relieve mild to moderate pain and is especially suited for stagnant pain. A stagnant pain is in a fixed location, possibly with a pounding sensation. and for those with symptoms of heat.
Salicylic acid also exfoliates skin naturally by softening the top layer of skin cells, making it easy to be wiped off. These properties make it excellent for blackheads and whiteheads, but not necessarily acne because it's also antimicrobial. So, don't overdo it!
Our Nappy Rash Salve contains just enough meadowsweet for its salicylic acid to relieve the pain of a baby' rash, but not so much that it dries the baby's skin out. Other nourishing and moisturizing ingredients also support healthy skin for the baby.