The yummy stuff inside us

Only the natural stuff please. We don’t need any of them harsh, nasty additives that other everyday beauty products load us up with. Our natural ingredients are proven and effective and don’t harm our skin, body or the planet.

What we put on our skin goes straight on in. It’s a direct path through our pores and in to our bloodstream for all those toxic chemicals to just slip on through. Not ideal. Here we like to KISS (keep it simple stupid) you all better. We don’t need parabens, PEGS, or phthalates. No sulphates or silicones. No mineral oil, no glycols, no DEA or TEA. Just pure and natural ingredients for you and me, please. Not only are we giving ourselves the TLC we need straight from the Earth we came from, we’re putting back in to the Earth only those natural ingredients that she’s provided us. All that toxic gunk you were putting on before you knew better was going back down the drain and in to the water and land that we depend on. Now that’s a vicious cycle.

We proudly use only natural ingredients – we’re organic, cruelty-free, palm-oil free, free of detergents, free of synthetic fragrances, free of synthetic colours, free of artificial preservatives, free of artificial foam boosters, free of alcohol and petroleum products, free of synthetic additives, free of GMOs, completely biodegradable & super mild and nourishing. Phew.

Please note that as our products are 100% natural – separation does occur and can’t be avoided. Don’t worry about it – shake or stir the ingredients back together and they’ll be right as rain.

Not all honeys were created equal.

This goddess of honeys is produced by bees that feed on the Manuka bush in New Zealand. The antibacterial properties found in this liquid gold are astounding and researchers at Sydney Uni found that it kills nearly every type of bacteria it comes in to contact with. It’s an anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-viral anti-oxidant (phewf!) that shows what a powerful punch nature can give.

It’s cleansing and moisture locking with the added ability to heal wounds. It helps balance the skin’s pH and contains amino acids which slough away dead skin cells, helping to keep pores clear while increasing collagen cross-linking. Need we say more?

Another mighty mouse from Mother nature with too many uses to list.

Coconut oil is a fantastic moisturiser with anti-biotic, anti-fungal, and anti-oxidant properties that is full of multivitamins and multi-nutrients. It has a high moisture retaining capacity that is rich in fatty acids. These fatty acids are great at softening hair and skin, penetrating better than other oils while keeping your PH balanced for minimal irritation.

It’s not the latest trend in beauty products for nothing!

The Jasmine flower blooms only at night, releasing it’s alluring scent which is so intoxicating it works as an aphrodisiac, filling you with love, lust and romance and getting you a little frisky (ooh la la!).

Romantic notions aside, this little flower and the rich oil it produces stimulates the release of certain hormones in the body, including serotonin, which helps you get your full forty winks, as well as bringing relief from anxiety, stress and working as an anti-depressant. It helps with muscle spasms and cramps and helps bring peace to the mind, body and soul. It’s a disinfectant, in pure form being an anti-septic, it helps to fade away scars and is super moisturising while it’s at it.

Think of Rosehip Oil as like a multi-vitamin for your skin. It has been known to speed regeneration of the skin, repair damaged skin tissue, intensely moisturise, reduce scars and wrinkles, correct UV damage from sun, heal stretch marks, and provide relief for dermatitises. But that’s not all! Uneven skin tone, hyper-pigmentation, age spots and other minor skin discolourations are greatly improved by prolonged use of this wonderful oil.

We all know the wonders of green tea for inside the body. But what about on the outside too?

Green tea is an anti-oxidant rich powerhouse which repairs the affect of ageing and pollution on the skin. It’s high in vitamins C and E which are both celebrated in their skincare properties. It helps your skin with redness, inflammation and acne and helps to balance and nurture all skin types. It’s mildly exfoliating and absorbent and leaves you feeling truly cleansed after use.

Cocoa butter has a super high level of concentrated anti-oxidant compounds derived from the fatty acids it contains which are amazing for the skin. They help to neutralise free radicals, reduce stress from oxidation on the skin, reduce signs of ageing in the form of wrinkles and age marks while also helping with any scars. It leaves a protective barrier on the skin that doesn’t let any outside pollution in and also protects you against any internal forces which contribute to skin irritation too! It’s anti-inflammatory and works like a dream on psoriasis, eczema or rashes, not to mention smelling like a dream too.

We’re smitten!

This beautiful flower is not just a pretty face.

Hibiscus is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) which are known to help exfoliate skin, speed up cell turnover, and help control acne breakouts, all of which can encourage fresher, younger, and smoother looking skin. They also increase moisture and improve flexibility and elasticity—the reason why hibiscus called the Botox plant. It’s also full of anti-oxidants which are anti-ageing while helping to tighten pores and soothe skin inflictions such as eczema and psoriasis. All in all with regular use it leaves skin soft, supple and flawless. Nice.

Rosewater is a jack of all trades, working in harmony with all skin types – oily, dry, sensitive, old or young.

It soothes, cools, balances, tones, cleanses and rejuvenates your skin leaving it nourished and moisturised and looking revitalised and glowing. It helps fight acne and blemishes and even eczema, while healing any scars left behind by those too. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant and strengthens skin cells and regenerative tissues.

Popeye had his muscles and what do you think Olive had that kept her man at bay? Luscious locks and silky skin? Check.

Olive oil has been used for centuries for hair and skin health. To list a few, olive oil helps with ageing, stretch marks, moisture retention, dandruff, and dry and itchy skin. High in oleic acid, this oil is great for skin cell regeneration that prevents cracked skin and cuticles, and the squalene present in this oil helps in increasing the elasticity of the skin leaving it firmly toned with youthful glow. It’s rich in vitamin A and E, helping tone, repair and plump up dry, damaged and tired skin.

This golden oil is has a wealth of beneficial nutrients and vitamins to nourish your skin, hair and beards. It’s anti-ageing, soothing and healing, moisturising, easily absorbed and reduces inflammation. It’s high in vits A and E and is packed with anti-oxidents and omega-6 and linoleic acid. Argan oil is nice and gentle and a little goes a long way – it’s got so many nutrients packed in to each tiny drop.

You already know the benefits of having a lovely steaming cup of your favourite coffee in the mornings (something we can’t live without). But coffee is also a godsend for your skin as well.

It’s exfoliating, skin and pore tightening and reduces swelling and inflammation (no more puffy eyes), it’s firming, soothing and smoothing and reduces cellulite when applied topically (hurrah!), it brightens up your skin and is loaded with anti-oxidants to counter-act UV damage and premature skin ageing.

And it smells terrific too.

I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts.

And they’re being put to good use! Coconut flesh has much of the same anti-biotic, anti-fungal, and anti-oxidant properties of coconut oil. It has a high moisture retaining capacity that is rich in fatty acids. These fatty acids are great at softening your skin, while keeping your PH balanced for minimal irritation. The dried coconut flesh works as a mild abrasive that gently buffs away your dead skin leaving you fresh and silky smooth.

You love me, you love me not. Either way, we love you little chamomile bud.

The soothing chamomile flower has been used for years as a remedy to calm, cool and clarify skin. It is a gentle antiseptic and antibiotic which also soothes inflammation while stimulating circulation – helping with sinus issues or headaches that can’t be fought off. It helps with wounds and scars and actively releases pain and spasms in muscles and joints. It works as a relaxant and lowers blood pressure, and has been known to help your mood too, fighting depression and anger and raising your spirits to the happy chappy you really are.

I think it’s safe to say you love us too, chamomile.

Butter me up baby.

Shea butter is another skin super duper food that deserves every bit of buttering up we give it. It comes from the seeds of the Shea (Karite) tree and is naturally loaded with vitamins A,E and F. It naturally protects us from the sun and provides our skin with buckets of moisture, fatty acids and nutrients. It smooths our skin, aiding in collagen production while reducing inflammation and strengthening skin cells while reducing the appearance of wrinkles after prolonged use.

The Egyptians called this the plant of immortality and we can see why.

We all know Aloe vera helps with sunburn but did you know what else it can do for you? It helps treat wounds and burns, minor skin infections and cysts, eczema and more. It’s moisturising without being oily, treats acne and ageing and helps the skins elasticity in the fighting of stretch marks and scars. It reduces inflammation and enhances collagen to perk your skin right up. Immortal glow anyone?

Kaolin clay (also known as China clay) is a naturally occurring soft clay that’s been used for centuries for the skin.

It’s great for exfoliating and cleansing away dead skin while drawing out impurities in a paste or more liquid form. It also purifies and vitalises cell renewal while refining our skin structure for healthier, glowing skin. It enhances blood circulation and is beneficial for all skin types – including containing mild drying elements beneficial for oily skin. It’s full of nutrients and phytonutrients derived straight from the Earth and is detoxifying and absorbent while still being mild enough for those of us who need a bit more of a gentle touch.

This oil is nice and thick and does the same to your hair – makes it nice and thick that is. It’s an oil known for stimulating healthy hair growth, keeping your hair shiny, lustrous and split end free. It’s also an anti-oxidant, is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and the ricinoleic acid it contains balances your skin and hairs PH while undoing the work of some of the harsh chemicals we’ve used on ourselves for far too long.

Those omega-9s that have given olive oil it’s claim to fame are clambering for attention in this green oil too. These omega-9s speed up cell regeneration and wound healing, aid the body in repelling microbial infections and reduce inflammation inside and out. It’s high in vitamin E which is a super vit (da da da daaaaa) for your skin and hair, generating stronger cells and fortifying the cells we already have in place. It’s also loaded with chlorophyll (the stuff that makes plants green) which is immensely good for you – detoxifying you and removing heavy metals.

The tallest mountain range in the world spans 2400 kms across Asia at the joining of the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates. Where these proud peaks stand, there was a primordial sea that existed 250 million (!!!) years ago. Diving down in to that ancient waters was a pristine ecosystem untouched by man (duh). As the tectonic plates shuffled around and pushed the Himalayas up there where they are today, the sea evaporated and all of it’s precious life sustaining minerals crystallised under our sun to become what we now know as this pink salt. This is one of the purest salts on Earth and one of the best sources of natural minerals on the planet.

It’s detoxifying, drawing toxins out of our skin, and relaxing – helping to relieve muscle pressure and working it’s way through our skin to fortify bones, skin and connective tissures. It’s even said to support your libido, reduce the signs of aging and lower your blood pressure.

Double, bubble, toil and trouble.

Long been used and concocted into herbal remedies for skin irritations and tumors, this astringent is derived from the bark and leaves of the witch-hazel shrub (Hamamelis virginiana). It has a high concentration of tannins in it which give it the excellent ability to remove excess oil from skin and to shrink down your pesky pores, reducing blackheads, acne and the risk of a future breakout. Not only does it clean you out, it also blocks the amount of environmental contaminants and pollutants from entering in to your skin – keeping your pores clean and clear, thank you! It’s also an anti-inflammatory which tightens skin, shrinks swollen veins, it fades bruises and blemishes, promotes faster healing of cuts and scrapes and reduces itchy skin from blemishes or stings and bug bites.

Honey’s less known little sister makes her mark.

Beeswax forms a protective layer on your skin from pollution and any atmosphere assaults, while holding in moisture and reducing dryness while keeping your pores clear and clean. It’s antibacterial like honey, helping keep your skin clean and reducing contaminations. It helps heal wounds through it’s anti-inflammatory properties and helps with dry itchy skin such as eczema or dermatitis. It’s a humectant which means it attracts water so will keep you skin hydrated for the whole day and it’s rich in all important Vitamin A for cell turnover and reconstruction.

Thank you bees!

Activated charcoal’s natural adhesive qualities make it bind with toxins and enamel staining culprits like wine, coffee and tea and plaque. It holds hands with them and then takes them with you when you spit it out again leaving you with a whiter, brighter and cleaner smile. It helps with the PH balance in your mouth and is effective in preventing cavities and killing bad bacteria present in tooth decay or gingivitis. The activated charcoal, if ingested, binds with these toxins and passes them through the digestive system until they are out for good. Careful though, it whacks a big stain to anything that isn’t your teeth!

Handy man Z to the rescue.

Zinc’s here for us when our skin needs something fixed.

Our skin is blasted every day by pollution, harmful UV rays, harsh weather – dry, wet, hot, cold, bacteria, viruses and chemicals – phew! Zinc oxide acts as not only a barrier to these (back off bishes!) but also as a natural skin healing agent. Zinc has been used for centuries to treat skin conditions ranging from rosacea to warts to infections and even hyper pigmentation. In fact, certain skin conditions may be your body’s way of telling you you’re not getting enough zinc – either in your diet or in your skincare routine.

We’re going to let you in on a secret, one of Nature’s best kept ones in fact.

Native to South America, Arrowroot is extracted from the roots of the tropical Maranta Arundinaceae plant and it has incredible anti-inflammatory, absorbent and healing properties. It’s got anti-septic properties and is one of the Earth’s great healers, assisting with the drying out and further healing progress of any wounds or irritations. It balances oil levels and keeps the skin even, clear and super soft.

Another soothing and absorbent powder with great healing and soothing properties comes in the form of our organic Cornflour. It’s a fine soft powder which balances oil levels and keeps our skin irritant free, clean and soft. It’s full of phytonutrients and has anti-oxidant properties which are beneficial for all skin types.

Not just a pretty smell.

Orange oil is a little powerhouse of an oil used to help with a host of skin ailments. Not only is it anti-septic and anti-inflammatory, it detoxes, helps with acne and dermatitis and to top it off the scent of it boosts your immune system, works as a mild aphrodisiac (ooh la la), anti-depressive, sedative, helps with digestion, has links to stunting the growth of cancerous cells and is known to help hinder Alzheimers disease! Wowee. Not just a pretty smell indeed.

Impressingly often known as the worlds oldest medicine, peppermint oil’s tried and tested formulas have been used worldwide for a very long time.

It’s an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and calmative oil which has pain relieving properties that are used extensively. It has been known to provide relief from headaches and nausea, stress and mental exhaustion, it increases focus on cognitive tasks and clears the mind so you can face the day head on. It’s cooling when applied to hair or the scalp and can relieve irritation and dryness, stimulate hair growth and increase blood circulation to the area. Tooth-wise, i’m sure you’re familiar with it – it’s an anti-septic which eliminates bad breath and helps strengthen teeth and gums by fighting off germs, leaving your naughty gnashers in the best nick they can be.

This bright yellow staining machine (caution, handle with care – we aren’t kidding this will stain almost everything) wouldn’t be the first thing that would come to mind when you want to whiten your teeth. However this powdered root is abrasive enough to naturally polish up your teeth to perfection, while cleaning out and balancing the health in your mouth. It has been known to have a positive effect on gingival inflammation, receding gums and dental pain.

We’ve made a recipe using oats that any bear would settle for.

Not only a favourite of Goldilocks, oats have been used as early as 2000 BC in skincare for it’s healing properties. They contain polysaccharides which become gelatinous in water, forming a fine protective film across the skin. They are effective in fighting dull, flaky and dry skin, combating itchyness and rashes but also working as a deeply penetrating moisturiser to your skin. The film enhances wound healing and shallow abrasions and improve the texture and tone of your skin. It’s a mild cleanser that removes dirt and oil from your pores without causing any irritation.

We’ve already talked about all the wonders of coconuts and coconut sugar isn’t much different. It’s got all those essential nutrients and fatty acids as before with traces of vit C and B, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and more. It’s also an anti-oxidant and in a scrub, it’s a gentle exfoliant that leaves skin soft, supple and moisturised.