What ingredients are in your body care products and what do they do?


  • Pure Olive Oil helps reduce bruising, accelerates the healing of calluses, and works in resolving eczema caused by a deficiency of fatty acids.
  • Shea Butter is a moisturizer and emollient. It is also purported to have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Calendula helps to accelerate the healing of bruising, calluses, and corns, and helps in the reduction of inflammation associated with burns, dermatitis, radiodermatitis, and eczema.
  • Yarrow has been anecdotally reported to suppress skin inflammation, cleanse the skin, slough off dead skin cells, and close the pores of the skin.
  • Chamomile is effective in the treatment of dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. It aids in the reduction of itching, dry skin; it also helps smooth out wrinkles and works in accelerating the healing of wounds.
  • Comfrey helps to resolve eczema, psoriasis, and skin ulcers, while also aiding in accelerating the healing of bruises and wounds.
  • Zinc Oxide is a remarkable antimicrobial compound that increases endogenous gene expression of insulin-like growth factor-1 for wound healing.
  • Vitamin E Oil is an effective treatment or preventative against dermatitis, eczema, dry skin, psoriasis, and damaged keratinocytes, the epidermal cells that produce keratin.
  • Basil Oil contains antibiotic substances that destroy viral/bacterial infections and heal minor skin wounds.
  • Clove Oil remarkably suppresses harmful bacteria (due to the eugenol content of cloves), including Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, and Shigella flexneri.
  • Lavender Oil inhibits detrimental bacteria. White (1999) recommends the use of (topically applied) lavender for the treatment of bacteria-induced acne, because lavender possesses antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties that may benefit acne sufferers.
  • Peppermint Oil kills viruses and reduces pain associated with neuralgia.
  • Tea Tree Oil has been shown to reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation and itching. Tea tree Oil is the complete antibiotic that resolves irritations to the skin caused by yeasts, molds, fungus, virus, and bacterial proliferation.



  • Olive Oil applied topically is reported to resolve eczema, bruising, heal calluses, and eliminate scalp dandruff.
  • Almond Oil applied topically is observed to eliminate both dry skin and dandruff.
  • Jojoba Oil is readily absorbed by the skin, imparts temporary velvet softness, and reduces skin flaking.
  • Distilled Water functions to increase fluid content and prevent dry skin. Water with oils penetrates the stratum corneum layer of the skin to increase the amount of water held in this layer of skin.
  • Hops (leaf) produces an anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Spearmint (leaf) is a skin-protective barrier agent with an anti-carcinogenic effect.
  • Comfrey (root & leaf) contains allantoin, which when applied topically, is widely reported to reduce the swelling associated with bruises, insect bites, eczema, psoriasis, and burns.
  • Ginger (root) Extract inhibits an enzyme that destroys skin elastin and stimulates blood circulation to the skin.
  • Mullein (leaf) is a skin antibiotic with remarkable antiviral effects to reduce antimicrobial-induced skin irritations.
  • Carnauba Wax (aka Brazilian Palm Wax) has hypoallergenic, moisturizing, and emollient properties that soften and soothe by reducing dryness and scaling of the skin.
  • Pure Bees Wax is a thickening agent, emulsifier, and humectant (a substance that absorbs or helps another substance retain moisture) that works synergistically with Carnauba Wax in generating emollient skin-soothing/softening effects while retaining moisture.
  • Pure Aloe Concentrate (Gel) improves skin appearance by stimulating regeneration of skin cells, heals dry skin, acts as a moisturizer, and inhibits inflammation and itching of the skin.
  • Squalane Oil is believed to be the most important protective lipid in the skin.
  • Vitamin E Oil helps to resolve wrinkles, acne, and eczema, moisturizes dry skin, and reduces seborrheic dermatitis.
  • Peppermint Oil helps resolve the pain associated with neuralgia and headache, and kills herpes simplex viruses.
  • Clove Oil applied topically is shown to be a remarkable analgesic agent, aiding in reducing pain.
  • Wintergreen Oil used topically is beneficial for muscle and joint discomfort, arthritis, cellulite, edema, poor circulation, headache, rheumatism, tendonitis, cramps, inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, and gout.



  • Arnica (flower) helps inflammatory conditions of the skin and helps to reduce bruising. Topically applied Arnica also accelerates the healing of sprains due to its helenalin and dihydrohelanin content.
  • Ginger Root inhibits the inflammatory eicosanoids that contribute to the pain and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
  • Cayenne Pepper (0.25% Capsaicin) reduces the musculoskeletal pain associated with fibromyalgia, improves the mobility and flexibility of the joints (by inhibiting the activity of Substance P and by preventing the destruction of cartilage), and alleviates the pain associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and tendonitis.
  • Clove Oil's primary active ingredients are known as eugenols (eugenyl acetate, isoeugenol, caryophllene, and isocaryophyllene), which effectively reduce pain. For example, when eugenol is applied topically with a cotton ball to an aching tooth, it resolves the pain.



  • Arrowroot is nourishing and soothes irritation internally as well as externally. It's known to have been cultivated as far back as 5000 B.C. We chose this ingredient instead of cornstarch because many people have corn sensitivities.
  • Baking Soda is a deodorant and moisture absorber. It relieves itching and helps to balance pH. Baking soda is also found in therapeutic mineral springs.
  • French White and French Green Clays are mined from bedrock quarries in France and then sun dried. They absorb excess oils, impurities, and toxins from the skin. They also exfoliate, thereby improving skin circulation. French Clays contain beneficial trace minerals, and improve tone and strength in connective tissue.
  • Peppermint Oil has been used in ancient China, Egypt, and Japan, and is now currently used in Europe and the Americas. It is an antipruritic, meaning it relieves itching. Peppermint oil is also an antiseptic, antimicrobial, antiviral, and astringent.
  • Basil Oil is native to India, and is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. It has prophylactic properties (helps to prevent infection). It is also an antiseptic and soothes itching.
  • Bay Oil is an antiseptic, which destroys or prevents microbes, and is an astringent. It is bactericidal and fungicidal as well.
  • Sage Oil reduces perspiration and is an anti-inflammatory. It also is known for its antibiotic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and astringent qualities.
  • Tea Tree Oil is an antifungal, antiseptic, and antimicrobial. It helps to relieve skin irritations. Tea Tree Oil is an immunostimulant - the more your body is exposed to harmful organisms, the more this substance increases its response.
  • Clove Oil has pronounced antiseptic, anesthetic, and antibiotic properties. Clove is also an antioxidant and an antiviral, which inhibits the growth of viruses.



  • Pink Grapefruit Seed Extract is well known for its broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, killing or supressing numerous forms of detrimental bacteria.
  • Orange Oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Peppermint Oil has been reported to generate antibacterial effects.
  • Clove Oil and Basil Oil exhibit antimicrobial effects on the detrimental bacteria Shigella fexneri. Both Clove Oil and Bay Oil contain the antiviral substance eugenol, which has virucidal (destructive to viruses) effects and has even been shown to be effective in inhibiting herpesvirus replication in vitro.
  • Tea Tree Oil has been shown to inhibit or kill many detrimental microorganisms such as Eschericia coli, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Propionibacterium acnes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus pyogenes, detrimental fungi on the skin, Candida albicans, Pityrosporum ovale, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, detrimental protozoa, Trichomonas vaginalis, and herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2.



  • Apricot Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and aids absorption.
  • Olive Oil helps regenerate skin cells and soften tissue.
  • Beeswax is a thickening agent, emulsifier, and humectant (a substance that absorbs or helps another substance retain moisture) that works synergistically with Carnauba Wax in generating emollient skin-soothing/softening effects while retaining moisture.
  • Castor Bean Oil is used to treat cuts, burns, abrasions, and sunburn. One of its components, Isostearate Succinate, allows it to penetrate deep into the skin, providing an antioxidant effect.
  • Glycerin is a potentemollient, meaning it softens the skin.
  • Aloe Vera Oil acts as a moisturizer, helps to heal dry skin, and stimulates the regeneration of skin cells.
  • Jojoba Oil is readily absorbed by the skin, acts as a moisturizer, imparts temporary velvet softness, and reduces skin flaking.
  • Natural Flavor Oils (varies based on flavor)
  • Vitamin E Oil helps keep lips moisturized.
  • Candelilla Wax is an extremely moisturizing waxderived from the candelilla shrub.
  • Carnauba Wax has moisturizing, and emollient properties that soften and soothe the lips.
  • Zinc Oxide soothes minor skin irritations and helps protect the skin from sun damage.