Our all natural body blends has a mixture of granulated and turbinado sugar. The first pressing of the sugar cane yields turbinado. It is less processed and looks notably different because it has much larger crystals and is a golden brown color. Our Facial Polish has a much finer grain of sugar called caster for our delicate faces. Did you know Sugar cane produces glycolic acid, one of the natural alpha hydroxy acids that exfoliates the skin. AHAs work by stimulating dead cells on the surface of the skin and inside the pores so they can slough off more easily. By decreasing the thickness of dead cells on the surface, a new layer of skin with a smoother texture and a more uniform color can be revealed. AHA's are also effective in reducing wrinkles and to brighten and improve our overall skin tone.
Almond Oil is an excellent emollient and is known for its ability to soften and re-condition the skin. It is rich in proteins, Olein Glyceride Linoleic Acid and Vitamin D, and is considered extremely nourishing - particularly when used regularly. It can be expected to sooth dry skin and irritated areas.
Camellia Seed Oil protects the skin from free radical damage, refines mature skin, and nourishes the complexion. It is easily absorbed by the skin, leaving it silky smooth without the greasy feeling, making it one of the best kept secrets in the cosmetic industry. This oil is used exclusively in our Petals Facial Polish.
Coconut Oil is excellent as a skin moisturizer and softener and is naturally full of antioxidants. Many consider it to be comparable to the characteristics of the human skin. It can be used on oily skin as it will not clog pores.
Grapeseed Oil is the preferred carrier oils for many massage therapists because of its light, satin like finish. It also has some astringent qualities and is good for oily, acne prone skin.
Is naturally derived from the sugars found in the juices of citrus fruits by fermentation. Citric Acid is an excellent anti-oxidant, exfoliant, and can be used as part of a preservative system by altering PH levels and to adjust acid-alkali balance. It is one of the natural alpha-hydroxy acids. AHA's are not only used to reduce wrinkles but also to brighten and improve overall skin tone.
Coffee is widely used in the comercial cosmetic industry because it helps to fight cellulite and shrink varicose veins. The caffeine in coffee grounds applied topically helps to redistribute fat cells and decrease the formation of cellulite and acts as a vascular restrictor, actually shrinking blood vessels. Also, the caffeine and EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) in coffee helps neutralize free radical damage to the skin and pull toxins from your system.
Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharid found naturally in the human body. It not only helps cushion and lubricate joints, but is also a major component of skin tissue. The skin holds almost fifty percent of your body’s hyaluronic acid.It is also found in joints connective tissues and eye fluids. Its magic lies in its ability to retain moisture, the real-deal behind young-looking skin. As we age and especially as we reach our 40’s, our body produces less Hyaluronic acid and our skin loses much of its moisture. Hyaluronic Acid Serum not only plumps and moisturizes skin, it can also help heal and comfort skin. HA also prevents fine lines and wrinkles. HA is an anti-irritant, anti inflammatory and has hydrating properties. It not only helps skin retain moisture but it creates a cushion to help plump out the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid serum is used exclusively in our Petals Facial Polish.
Papaya Powder Fruit Extract
Papaya fruit extract is an awesome ingredient. It's an enzyme and contains Vitamin A, a property that benefits skin repair through increasing the rate of new cell formation. It also contains Vitamin C which is an anti-oxidant with wonderful proteins for smoother, softer skin. It is excellent in stabilizing oily skin & working as an exfoliant on dry areas. And, it's often used in skin care products for the purpose of a natural lift and rejuvenation of the skin. Papaya powder is used exclusively in our Petals Facial Polish.
We use only organic fair-traded shea butter in our body and facial formulas. Shea butter has been used for generations in Africa to keep skin young and healthy and remove stretch marks. Shea butter is made from the nuts of the Karite tree in Africa. This all-natural product has existed for several centuries. It is believed that some of the early users of shea butter were women like Cleopatra and the Queen of Sheba. Shea butter is known for providing effective skin care and is rich in stearic, oleic acids and natural vitamin E.
Bergamot is used in the treatment of depression, stress, and tension. It is also effective in treating all types of skin infections and irritations such as psoriasis, eczema, and general convalescence.
Cedarwood is reputed to calm nervous tension and states of anxiety. It is a very powerful antiseptic. Consumers will also see it in men's toiletries, in products used to combat acne, and in products designed to relieve muscle and joint pain.
Cinnamon is believed to have the following properties: stimulant, antiseptic, antibiotic, astringent, carminative, and anti-spasmodic (suppresses muscle spasms). It is also considered to have natural insect repellent properties.
Clove is an effective agent for minor pains and aches (particular dental pain), and is helpful when battling flu and colds.
Clary Sage is viewed by aromatherapists as an antidepressant, antispasmodic, and sedative. There is also some documentation of its effectiveness in helping to relax the spasms of asthma.
Cypress has been used to combat excessive perspiration, hemorrhoids, oily skin, rheumatism, and varicose veins. Aromatherapists commonly credit Cypress with being a relaxing, nerve soothing essential oil. It has the properties of an astringent and has been used in skin care applications.
Eucalpytus is fantastic on skin ailments such as burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, and skin infections. It can also be used to combat the effects of colds and the flu. There is also a history of Eucalyptus Essential Oil being applied to sore muscles and joints.
Geranium oil has been used as an astringent, diuretic, antiseptic, anti-depressant, tonic, antibiotic, anti-spasmodic and as an anti-infectious agent. This uplifting oil has a great all-over balancing effect and this extends to the skin, where it helps to create balance between oily and dry skin. It can also be used to relieve feelings of stress and anxiety, promoting a sense of inner peace.
Ginger has warming properties that help to relieve muscular cramps, spasms, aches and ease stiffness in joints. Ginger is also viewed as an aphrodisiac and is believed to ease anxiety, renew vitality and revitalize self-confidence.
Lavender Herbalist regards Lavender as the most useful and versatile essential oil for therapeutic purposes. The scent of Lavender is said to have a calming effect on the body and it can be used to reduce anxiety, stress and promote sleep.
Lemon has been historically recognized as a cleanser. It is reputed as being antiseptic, and as having refreshing and cooling properties. On skin and hair it can be used for its cleansing effect, as well as for treating cuts and boils. Research has also shown Lemon Essential Oil to enhance the ability to concentrate.
LemonGrass is known for its invigorating and anti-septic properties. It can be used in facial toners as its astringent properties help to fight acne and greasy skin. It is also an excellent anti-depressant and can be used for soothing muscular nerves and pain.
Lime has a crisp, refreshing citrus scent that has been used by aromatherapists for its uplifting and revitalizing properties. It can also act as an astringent on skin where it is reputed to help clear oily skin.
Nutmeg can be used as a treatment for the following: arthritis, constipation, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism and slow digestion.
Orange properties are as follows: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant (nervous) and tonic (cardiac, circulatory).
Patchouli is recognized by aromatherapists as being effective for combating nervous disorders, helping with dandruff, sores, skin irritations and acne.
Peppermint Oil is one of the most powerful vasoconstrictors in aromatherapy. Due to the high content of Menthol it is excellent for cooling hot conditions and tired and achy feet and legs. It is helpful in relieving inflammatory conditions. Also, it's a powerful analgesic pain reliever to relieve sore muscles and joints. Scrub your tired feet in a foot bath with peppermint oil to relieve swollen ankles and feet.
Pink Grapefruit is believed by aromatherapists to be a spiritual up-lifter, and to ease muscle fatigue and stiffness. It is also a purifier of congested, oily and acne prone skin and is sometimes added to creams and lotions as a natural toner and cellulite treatment.
Rose oil is one of the most equisite and expensive of all the essential oils. It’s a good emollient and it’s excellent for skin preparation especially focusing on dry, sensitive and mature skin. Aromatherapists credit Rose as having uplifting, aphrodisiac and spirit balancing properties. It takes 50-60,000 rose petals to make 1 ounce of rose oil. Rose oil is used exclusively in our Petals Facial Polish.
Rose Geranium is one of the few oils with the ability to both uplift and sedate, it works profoundly on the emotions. It works wonders in skincare remedies and can be used to help in the treatment of the following: acne, bruises, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, and has traditionally been considered as an astringent. Rose Geranium oil is used exclusively in our Petals Facial Polish.
Rosemary helps to overcome mental fatigue and sluggishness by stimulating and strengthening the entire nervous system. It improves circulation and can reduce the appearance of broken capillaries and varicose veins. It enhances mental clarity while aiding alertness and concentration. It can also help you cope with stressful conditions.
Tangerine like most of the citrus family it can be depended upon for its refreshing and rejuvenating characteristics. Its aroma clears the mind and can help to eliminate emotional confusion. Aromatherapists also consider it to be very comforting, soothing and warming.
Vanilla is considered a premiere sensual aphrodisiac and one of the most popular flavors/aromas. It is comforting and relaxing and is also an ingredient in Oriental type perfumes.
Ylang-ylang can assist with problems such as high blood pressure, rapid breathing and heartbeat, nervous conditions, as well as impotence and frigidity.