Almond Oil: Organic Almond Oil possesses exceptional nourishing as well as softening properties. It soaks into the skin easily and is effective in relieving many skin disorders such as eczema. It is often used as a carrier oil for massage.
Apricot Oil: Organic Apricot kernel oil is known for its ability to penetrate the skin without leaving an oily feel. Rich in essential fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acid, apricot kernel oil is high in vitamin A. Since it easily penetrates the skin, it is good oil for prematurely aged, dry or irritated skin. The excellent softening and moisturizing properties are great for face, hands and hair. Vitamins A & C are good for mature dry or sensitive skin. The apricot kernel oil helps skin retain elasticity, clarity, and suppleness. In addition, Apricot Kernel Oil is used as an anti-tussive, anti-asthmatic and to treat tumors in traditional Chinese medicine. It helps to calm the inflammation and irritation of eczema and dermatitis.
Argan Oil: Organic Fair Trade Argan oil is often called “liquid gold”. It comes from the kernels of the argan tree in Morocco. It is extremely rich in beneficial nutrients, including fatty acids and vitamin E. Argan oil is most commonly used as a skin moisturizer, to hydrate and soften skin. It has a high vitamin E and fatty acid content, making it ideal for skin problems. This oil absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, making it a great natural moisturizer, giving skin a youthful glow and reducing wrinkles. Its anti-oxidant effect makes argan oil an ideal anti-aging product. It restores elasticity and leaves skin feeling plumper and softer. The vitamin E and fatty acids in argan oil are excellent for repairing damaged skin and providing nutrients that prevent dryness and irritation. Since argan oil is non-greasy, it helps balance skin by providing natural moisture. The anti-oxidants in argan oil help heal damaged skin cells and reduce inflammation, healing skin that is cracked, damaged, or even burned. It reduces inflammation, soothes pain, and increases the healing rate.
Avocado Oil: Avocado oil contains a high amount of proteins and unsaturated fats, both of which are strong skin agents. Avocado oil actually contains omega-3 fatty acids, the very same fatty acids found in fish oil. Avocado oil is high in a substance called sterolin, which facilitates the softening of the skin and reduces the incidence of age spots. Avocado oil is rich in antioxidants, making it useful for healing sun-damaged skin. Antioxidants like vitamins A, D and E in avocado cause the skin to be suppler, and are thus particularly good for dry or aged skin. It contains lecithin and potassium, which are all highly beneficial for the skin as well as the hair. Applied topically it helps relieve dry and itchy skin. Once applied, avocado oil is deeply absorbed by the skin, thus making it an ideal moisturizer and skin care agent. In addition to helping clear scaly skin, it can also relieve itchy scalp symptoms. Avocado oil, when regularly applied to the scalp, can stimulate hair growth. Avocado oil increases the production of collagen, which helps keep the skin plump and decreases the effects of aging. It is useful in the treatment of a variety of skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis, facilitates the healing of wounds and burns to the skin, and helps to relieve and heal diaper rash.
Castor Oil: Organic Castor oil is very beneficial for skin infections and other skin problems such as sunburn, abrasions, acne, dry skin, boils, warts, stretch marks, liver/age spots, wrinkles, styes, athletes foot and chronic itching and inflamed skin. It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant oil which has been used for centuries for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits.
Coconut Oil: Organic Coconut oil is famous throughout the world for its beneficial uses on the skin. Coconut oil retains the moisture content of the skin. The fatty acids in coconut oil have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. As a result, when applied on the skin, coconut oil protects from microbial infections that can get into open wounds or even enter the body through the pores. It prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin, since it has good antioxidant properties. Like coconuts themselves, coconut oil is rich in many proteins. These proteins keep skin healthy and rejuvenated, both internally and externally. Coconut oil is a great skin softener and helps do away with dry and hard skin conditions. Coconut oil is also good for hardened and cracked feet, and skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema.
Flax Seed Oil: Rich in essential fatty acids, or EFAs, organic raw flaxseed oil is used to relieve a variety of inflammatory diseases and problems. The essential fatty acids (Omega oils) in flaxseed oil are one of its key healing components. EFAs are particularly valuable because the body needs them to function properly, but can't manufacture them on its own. Essential fatty acids work throughout the body to protect cell membranes, keeping them efficient at admitting healthy substances while barring damaging ones.
Flax seed is beneficial for acne, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn and rosacea. The essential fatty acids in flaxseed oil are largely responsible for its skin-healing powers. Red, itchy patches of eczema, psoriasis and rosacea often respond to the EFA's anti-inflammatory actions and overall skin-soothing properties. Sunburned skin may heal faster when treated with the oil as well. In cases of acne, the EFAs encourage thinning of the oily sebum that clogs pores. Flax seed oil minimizes nerve damage that causes numbness and tingling as well as other disorders. The EFAs in flaxseed oil assist in the transmission of nerve impulses, making the oil potentially valuable in treating conditions of numbness and tingling. The oil's nerve-nourishing actions may also help in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, a degenerative disorder of the nervous system, and protect against the nerve damage associated with diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
Flax seed oil reduces cancer risk and guards against the effects of ageing. The lignans in flaxseed appear to play a role in protecting against breast, colon, prostate, and perhaps skin cancer. Although further studies are needed, research undertaken at the University of Toronto indicates that women with breast cancer, regardless of the degree of cancer invasiveness, may benefit from treatment with flaxseed. Interestingly, the lignans may protect against various effects of aging as well.
Hemp Oil: Pure organic Hemp Oil is often used as a moisturizer for the skin, and a powerful healer. Studies have indicated that hemp seed oil can dramatically decrease skin dryness to alleviate itching and irritation. Moreover, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may protect against the aging process while soothing the skin. Hemp seed oil has no THC.
Jojoba Oil: Organic Jojoba oil contains almost all of the vitamins and minerals essential for healthy skin and hair including vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine and chromium. It is gentle on sensitive skin and naturally mimics the activity of your body's natural oils so your skin doesn't get too oily when using it. It replenishes moisture and improves the texture of the hair, is great for dry scalps and will help get rid of dandruff. It naturally softens and manages frizzy hair.
Kokum Butter: Kokum Butter, from India, is prized for its essential fatty acid content. One of the most balanced of all the botanicals, it is the perfect addition to skin care products. Kokum Butter is well known for its emollient and regenerative, properties making it one of the best choices for damaged skin preparations. One of the most useful butters for inflamed skin preparation and enhanced barrier formation. It nurtures damaged skin, soothes inflamed tissue, and provides a supple skin feel.
Macadamia Nut Oil: Organic Macadamia Nut Oil is a very unusual vegetable oil that has a wonderful affinity for the skin. This oil is fabulous for a dry, mature skin, and cellular aging. Macadamia oil reduces wrinkles and dryness. It is a natural moisturizer and emollient. Macadamia oil is light and non-greasy so it is easily absorbed into the hair shaft and skin. It contains proteins and vitamin E. The high count of mono-unsaturated fatty acids makes the oil mimic the sebum (naturally produced oil on scalp and skin which protects it from damage). All of these qualities contribute to its reputation as a superb hair and skin treatment, as well as an elixir for healing scars, sunburn, wounds and irritations.
Mango Butter: Organic Mango Butter is highly emollient, softening and soothing the skin as well as protecting against UV radiation. It helps with skin rashes, eczema, insect bites and poison ivy, sunburn and frostbite. Mangoes not only nourish the body internally, they revitalize the skin with many vitamins including A, C and E.
Olive Oil: Unrefined, organic pure virgin Olive Oil infused with over 120 medicinal herbs and cultured for weeks. Instead of using pomace olive oil, like many soap makers do, we use only pure virgin olive oil, because it contains stronger concentrations of phytonutrients (especially polyphenols) that have well-known powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It supports our blood vessels by providing antioxidants, such as Vitamin E and beta-carotene, and other unique molecules that work at a genetic level to help cellular walls of blood vessels remain strong. It has many anti-cancer properties, supports bone health, cognitive function, circulation, and normal metabolism.
Palm Oil: Organic Palm Oil is high in Vitamin E, and is very beneficial for many skin ailments including wrinkles, free radical damage, is able to penetrate deep into the skin’s layers to enable healing and protection from the base up, removes oil and dirt from tissues, moisturizes, makes skin soft and supple.
Shea Butter: Organic Shea Butter evens skin tone and returns luster to skin and hair. It absorbs quickly without leaving greasy residue, moisturizing and protecting skin and scalp. It doesn’t clog pores, is naturally rich in vitamins A, E, and F, penetrates deep into skin to help restore elasticity and softens and maintains skin moisture.
Sunflower Seed Oil: Organic Sunflower Oil is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, has wonderful moisturizing properties, makes skin supple, removes dead skin cells, is widely used in natural healthcare for its medicinal properties that help heal acne, eczema, inflammation, skin irritations, skin infections, sunburn, aging, scarring, wrinkles, and cellular dehydration. High in vitamins A, C and D, carotenoids, antioxidants and waxes that form protective barriers on the skin. It regenerates damaged tissue, helps neutralize free radicals, pathogens and prevents cancers. It is extremely beneficial for hair as well as skin, moisturizing and softening hair, adding sheen, preventing breakage, thinning, and hair loss.
Vitamin E Oil: Vitamin E oil promotes healing and is an active ingredient in many products available for skin and nails. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that prevents premature aging. Vitamin E oil prevents the formation of wrinkles by blocking free radical damage. It treats wrinkles by boosting collagen production, a connective tissue that keeps skin elastic. Vitamin E oil also treats wrinkles by supporting new skin cell growth and speeding up cell regeneration.
OLIVE OIL INFUSION IN SOAPS AND HERBAL HEALING CREAM:
Our olive oil medicinal infusion contains the following list of medicinal herbs. We personally grow or wild-craft half of these herbs from the forests and meadows of the Rocky Mountains in order to create the highest quality products. Herbs not obtained from our area are purchased from reputable suppliers. We always try to buy organic if at all possible.
The reason we include so many herbs in our oil infusion is to provide a very large medicinal library of healing properties available to the probiotic microorganisms. Herbs are prebiotics. Probiotics and Prebiotics work together to boost immune system responses. Probiotics break the nutrients in prebiotics down to a size small enough to be assimilated into the cell. Most commercial foods today are in macro-nutrient form, not micro-nutrient form and so they fail to feed the inner cell. Just like our gut, our skin needs micro-nutrients to be healthy. Some people who have difficulty with certain herbs, find that once the herbs have been cultured with probiotics and broken down to micro-nutrient form, there is no longer a problem assimilating the plant’s medicinal properties. Cultured foods assimilate more readily into the body.
Alfalfa, Aloe Vera, Anise, Arnica, Arrowroot, Asparagus, Astragalus root, Avocado, Barley, Basil, Bayberry, Bay Laurel, Beets, Bilberry, Blackberry leaves, Bladderwrack, Blessed thistle, Borage, Burdock, Calendula, Catnip, Cascara Sagrada, Cats Claw, Cayenne, Chaga Mushroom, Chamomile, Chaparral, Chervil, Chicory, Chocolate mint, Chokecherry bark, Cilantro, Cinnamon, Cleavers, Cloves, Coltsfoot, Comfrey leaf and root, Coriander, Cramp bark, Cumin, Dandelion leaf and root, Devil’s Claw, Dill, Dulse, Echinacea, Elderflowers, leaves, berries, English Walnut, Fennel, Fenugreek, Feverfew, Flax seed, Ginger, Ginko, Goji (Lycium/Wolfberry), Goldenseal, Grape leaves, Hawthorn, Heal All, Horsetail, Hydrangia, Hyssop, Irish moss, Juniper, Lamb’s Quarters, Lady’s Mantle, Lavender, Lemon balm, Lemon Peel, Lemon grass, Licorice root, Lovage, Maca root, Mallow, Marjoram, Marshmallow, Milk Thistle, Motherwort, Mountain mint, Mullein, Myrrh, Neem, Nettles, Nutmeg, Oat straw, Oregano, Oregon grape root, Pacific Yew, Papaya, Passion Flower, Parsley, Pau d arco, Peppermint, Pineapple mint, Plantain, Poke Root, Poppy Seeds, Purslane, Psyllium Hulls, Red clover, Red raspberry, Reshi mushroom, Rhubarb stalks, Rose blossoms, Rose hips, Rosemary, Sage, Sea buckthorn, Senna, Shatavari root, Shepherd’s Purse, Shilajit rock mineral, Slippery Elm, Spearmint, Spirulina, Stevia leaves, St. John’s Wort, Strawberry leaves, Tansy, Tarragon, Thuja, Thyme, Turmeric, Usnea, Valerian, Willow bark, White oak bark, Wild Cherry bark, Wild Yam, Witch Hazel, Wormwood, Yarrow, Yellow clover (Melilot), Yellow dock.