We only use certified organic ingredients produced to the highest quality, with the highest nutrient content possible and without the chemical residues intensively grown crops contain.
Almond (Sweet) Oil Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis
Obtained from the ripe seed kernel of the sweet almond tree. It contains Omega-9 (oleic) and Omega-6 fatty (linoleic) acid’s which gives it it’s anti-wrinkle, anti-inflammatory and skin rejuvenation properties. Found in the Soothe and Restore and No Nonsense Restorative Balms
Argan Oil Argania spinosa
A rare and highly sought after oil, endemic to Morocco the oil is expressed from the kernels of the Argania spinosa tree. Argan oil contains tocopherols (vitamin E), phenols, carotenes, squalene and fatty acids making it deeply hydrating and an excellent oil to help improve skins ability to retain moisture retain moisture as well as elasticity. Found in RAH Anti-Aging Serum, Soothe and Restore and No Nonsense Restorative Balms.
Beeswax Cera Alba
A wax in the bee hive of honey bees of the genus Apis. It is converted from nectar into wax, building
honeycomb to store their honey. Beeswax consists of esters of fatty acids and various long-chain alcohols and has been found to contain mild anti-bacterial properties. It provides a protective waterproof barrier over the skin whilst still allowing it breath, unlike petroleum based balms so combined with its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties and natural honey aroma, it is a superior medium over petroleum based balms. Found in Soothe and Restore Balm for Hands, No Nonsense Restorative Balm and Mother and Baby Nourish Balm.
We use two types of beeswax, a naturally refined cosmetic grade for our balms and rawer version for our candle. The raw version gives us a much deeper colour and stronger scent which is why we can create such beautiful organic beeswax candles. Burning beeswax is said to create negative ions, pollutants in the air bond to these ions which neutralizes allergens in the air. As no pesticide strips are used around the hives (to prevent mites) then no chemicals inadvertently get produced within the wax itself so no chemicals are being burnt or created, which is why you will not see black soot marks from the candle.
Calendula Extract Calendula officinalis
It’s anti-inflammatory properties aid very dry, itchy, flaky skin and is soothing for irritated skin, eczema prone skin. Also good for burns, wrinkles, spider veins and stretch marks. Found in Soothe and Restore Balm for Hands and No Nonsense Restorative Balm
Cocoa Butter Theobroma Caca
Formed from the roasted seeds of the Cocoa, giving it a beautiful rich chocolatey smell.
It contains steric acid – human skin contains around 11% steric acid so aids skin elasticity and flexibility. It also contains oleic acid (Omega 9) which is close to the skin own sebum (at around 30%) so softens and penetrates the skin well. Combined with beeswax, it provides a wonderfully soft breathable barrier on the skin, especially helpful for dry flaky and cracked skin. Found in the Soothe and Restore Balm, No Nonsense Restorative Balm and Cocoa Rose Bath Melts.
Frankincense Oil Boswellia carterii
Obtained from the resin of the hardy tree deciduous ‘Boswellia’ tree which originates from Oman and the Middle East. A small incision on the trunk is made and a milky substance coagulates in contact with air forms the resin which is collected by hand.
Considered the gold standard for its anti-aging and healing properties as it is a cytophylactic. This means it protects cells while stimulating new skin cell growth. It is used to tighten and restore skin elasticity and also useful for treating burns. It has a soothing and deeply calming scent. Found in our Soothe and Restore Balm for Hands and RAH Anti-Aging Serum
Geranium Oil Pelargonium Graveolens
Steam distilled from the leaves of the plant Bourbon Geranium, Pelargonium Graveolens.
There are many varieties, ours share some of the chemical constituents as rose oil and thereby gives it is ‘rose’ like scent. Geranium is loved for its uplifting and calming aroma since the 1840’s when it was cultivated for the French perfume industry. Its chemical constituents also mean is an anti-inflammatory and encourages the regeneration of new skin cells, therefore balances skin tone and helps scars to fade. Found in our Cocoa Rose Bath Melts
Hemp Seed Oil Cannabis Sativa
Expressed from the seeds of Cannabis Sativa. The richest source of omega 3 and 6, with a perfect 3:1 ratio. It has a high Linoleic Acid content, is very rich in proteins and boasts a high mineral content, GLA and Vitamin E. Hemp Seed Oil closely matches our own skins lipids so it’s wonderfully rich properties mean it’s a very nourishing, soothing, anti-inflammatory and restorative oil for our skin. It helps to improve the skins barrier function and appearance and is known to offer relief to psoriasis, eczema acne, minor abrasions as well as acne. One of our favourite oils, found in Soothe and Restore Balm for Hands, No Nonsense Restorative Balm, RAH Anti-Aging Facial Serum and Mother and Baby Nourish Balm.
Lavender Lavendula Angustifolia
Obtained by the steam distillation of the flowers of the Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia.
We selected French high altitude organic lavender which is grown and distilled at over 1400 meters. This means it producers more esters and the lower temperature which can be used to distil the oil at high altitude helps to retain the more volatile chemicals from plant to the oil. This results in a superior, delicate, herbaceous well balanced scented oil.
Renowned for its cell regenerative and relaxing properties, the list of benefits of lavender seem endless. We enjoy it for its soothing, calming, relaxing scent and being extremely helpful for inflammatory conditions such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and the care of wounds. Found in Soothe and Restore Balm for Hands
Nettle Extract Urtica Dioica
Urtica dioica extract is an extract of the aerial parts of the Nettle. High in phenols, nettle has powerful antioxidant properties, helps target free radicals and has high anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. The same properties that produce the ‘sting’ is thought to be the reason it helps reduce levels of inflammatory chemicals in the body which causes eczema, along interfering with the way the body transmits pain signals to help with the itch. Found in Soothe and Restore Balm for Hands and No Nonsense Restorative Balm.
Rosehip Oil Rosa Canina
Oil from the hip of the beautiful dog rose.
Rosehip seed oil is rich in vitamin A and C and essential fatty acids which makes it a deeply hydrating oil that helps encourage cell regeneration and promote collagen. This combination makes it specifically useful for delaying the signs of aging, helping fine lines and reducing scarring, it is a key ingredient in our RAH Anti-Aging Serum. Found in Soothe and Restore Balm for Hands, No Nonsense Restorative Balm and RAH Anti-Aging Serum.
Sunflower Oil Helianthus annuus
Expressed from the seeds of the Sunflower
A rich source of Vitamin A, D and E as lecithin, high in Linoleic Fatty acid it can help reduce scaly skins. A truly nourishing oil, readily absorbed, it conditions and softens. Especially beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis, eczema and dry, damaged skin. Found in Soothe and Restore Balm for Hands, No Nonsense Restorative Balm and Mother & Baby Nourish Balm.