Natural Ingredients Glossary used in Holistic Serums
The best Active Naturals are used in Holistic Serums,
a Premium Line of Anti-aging Serums & Concentrated Cremes with 100% Natural ingredients. .
Animal Origin by-products: Beeswax, Bee Pollen , Honey are eliminated from Vegan Creams
Holistic Serums are 1. Holistic, wholly natural with no synthetic chemicals and
2. high concentrations of actives ingredients for benefits to appearance similar to Serums on the market.
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Benefits of 150+ Ingredients from Natural Flowers, Leaves, Wood, Roots, Clays.
Alfalfa -Medicago Sativa
Very rich in minerals and nutrients including calcium, magnesium, potassium, carotene, eight essential amino acids and phytoestrogens, allows concentrated nutirents and minerals directly into the skin layers. The phytoestrogens have anti-aging effects for a more youthful skin. Used in mature skin wash.
Aloe Extract - Glycine Soja Oil (and) Aloe Barbadensis Leaf
Aloe vera has been used for centuries due to the beneficial effect it has on the skin. Aloe vera encourages skin rejuvenation, healing of wounds and treatment of sunburn. It is also used to help in relieving arthritis pain, improving blood circulation, reducing scarring, and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Apricot Kernel Oil -Prunus armeniaca Kernel Oil
It is high in Vitamins A and B, which helps with healing and rejuvenating skin cells. It is very rich in gamma linoleic acid and produces a small amount of free radical fighting anti-oxidants, as well as Vitamin E. Extremely good in skin care preparations, for all skin types, especially premature aging skin, wrinkles,sensitive, inflamed or dry skin
Arrowroot Powder -Maranta Arundinacea Root
A food starch powder, used in body powders and natural deodorants, it is an ideal alternative for talc
Avocado Oil - Persea gratissima Oil
High in Vitamins A and B, which helps with healing and rejuvenating skin cells, very rich in gamma linoleic acid and produces a small amount of free radical fighting anti-oxidants, as well as Vitamin E. Extremely goodfor premature aging skin, wrinkles,sensitive, inflamed or dry skin
Basil Sweet, Essential oil- Ocimuum basilicum
Antibacterial, anti-stress, anti-fungal, and antibiotic properties.
Bay Essential oil Pimenta racemosa
Reduces body odor. Widely used in perfume and exotic bath essences for its uplifting effect
Bees impart enzymes into the pollen which changes the protein into free amino acids which are directly assimilated by the human body. People with allergies to pollen generally are not allergic to bee pollen.
Bergamot Essential oil -Citrus Bergamia
Bergamot destroys bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and also increases the production of white blood cells, which helps the body heal itself. Relieves achiness and uplifts
Bilberry Fruit Powder -Vaccinium myrtillus
Similar to Blueberry contains Vitamins A and C, providing antioxidant protection which can help prevent free radical damage
Black Pepper Essential Oil Piper nigrum
Stimulates the circulatory system, and can be used in massage blends to help relieve pain caused by arthritis, sprains, joint stiffness and sciatica
Blueberry Seed - Vaccinium corymbosum Seed
This Superfood has many mnay nutrients. Rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants and phytonutrients. In fact, it is one of nature's most potent antioxidants. Research shows significant radical scavanging properties
Caffeine Powder Caffeine
Skin firming, toning, and astringent effects, works to eliminate puffiness and improves circulation
Camellia Seed Oil -Camellia oleifera
known as Tea Oil, is cold pressed from the seeds of same trees used as green, white and black teas. It offers good skin penetration, rich in anti-oxidants including Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and non-essential fatty acids including oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid. Japanese use it for hair care.
Cardamom Essential oil Elettaria cadamomum
Invigorating, warmly romantic, and an aphrodisiac.This is its most popular use, but in case illness threatens to destroy your love life, the essential oil
Also treats digestive problems, such as poor appetite and upset stomach, and it eases coughs and muscle spasms.
Carrot Seed Essential oil -Daucus Carota
Best known for the care of dry or damaged skin and hair, dermatitis, rashes and even pre-cancerous skin conditions. Used to improve skin tone, elasticity, and slow the progression of wrinkles.
Chamomile, Roman Essential Anathemis nobilis
Chamomile promotes healthy skin, immune system and digestive function. Enhances overall feelings of calm and relaxation. It helps calm the mind and body during times of physical and emotional stress.
It is one of the oldest British medicinal and beauty herbs. It has been used most successfully to make blonde hair blonder.
Relax sore, overworked muscles or inflamed joints with a calming massage blend of Chamomile
Coconut Oil, Fractionated- Caprylic/Capric triglycerides of Cocos nucifera
A natural derivative of Coconut oil, the fractions are separated by cooling and pressing. This oil is highly regarded by some Aromatherapists, and sometimes used exclusively to treat certain skin conditions. Included in select products, because of its non-comedogenic , hypoallergenic nature. This ingredient, has the highest recommendations for Sensitive skin and has multiple studies for its benefits to alleviate skin conditions. We find it a superb addition to our serums.
Cocao Absolute - Theobroma cacao
A treat to the senses, the sublime smell of chocolate permeates perfumes, Lip Balms, Foot Scrubs
Centella Oil, Gotu Kala (Brahmi) Centella Asiatica
In Indian Ayurveda, considers Centella Oil, as one of the most important rejuvenating tonics available. lightly aromatic Brahmi is good for grey hair and strengthening it in general.
Cèpes Absolute Boletus edulis
A perfumer's specialty oil from an edible variety of mushroom known as cèpes, porcini, or king bolete, has a fabulously rich, earthy, sweet and enticing aroma reminiscent of fine chocolate
Charcoal, activated - Detoxifying, cleansing, and blemish busting
Cherry Kernel Oil Prunus avium Kernel Oil
Light emollient oil, high in oleic acid, vitamin A and natural tocopherols
are known for their detoxifying and cleansing properties. They are made up of different mineral contents, each having a different effect on the skin.
The minerals rejuvenates the skin, and also exfoliates and stimulates blood circulation to the skin. Regular use of clay facials will remove dead skin cells, improve circulation to the skin, remove debris from the pores and bring about a smooth healthy glow. Our masks use different combinations for optimum benefit to specific skin conditions including
Clay, Bentonite (Bentonite), combination of montmorillonite and volcanic ash
Clay, French Green (Illite ),rich in important minerals and phyto-nutrients and is the most commonly used therapeutic clay
Clay, Moroccan Red (Kaolin ),used for detoxification and exfoliation of the skin.
Clay, Kaolin White & Pink (Kaolin ),mildest of all clays, suitable for sensitive skin
Clay, Fuller's Earth ( Fuller's Earth ) is formed by the decomposition of volcanic ash
Clay, Dead Sea, with the largest amount of minerals and exceptionally beneficient
Clays are used in Trimming Mask, Jasmine Clay Mask & Beauty Secret Masque & MultiClay Mask
Clove Bud Essential oil, Eugenia caryophyllum
One of the most potent antiseptics known. Clove essential oil is a strong analgesic and alleviates muscle and skeletal pain. Clove bud is safer to use than leaf and stem oils and used in low concentrations.
Cranberry Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon Seed Oil
Rich in vitamin E and other antioxidants. It possesses a unique balance of omega 3, 6 and 9 EFAs not found in other oils.
Dead Sea Salts
High in magnesium and potassium and many other minerals, these therapeutic salts aid to detoxify & rejuvenate the body
Dead Sea Mud
High in magnesium and potassium and many other minerals, these therapeutic muds aid to detoxify & rejuvenate the body
Evening Primrose , Oenothera biennis Flower Oil
Contains high gamma linolenic acid (GLA), vitamins and minerals, aids in the prevention of prematurely aging skin in that it helps the regenerative process of cell growth, stimulates the circulation of the skin and revitalizes aging cells.
Frankincense Gum oil, Boswellia Carteri
An important healer, it rejuvenates skin, so it's used on mature and aging complexions and to fade old scars, reduce inflammation, moisturize dry hair, and cure acne.
Geranium, Bourbon (Madagascar) Flower oil, Pelargonium odorantissimum
Hormonal and emotional balancer, Aphrodisiac, lowers blood pressure, relieves stress, PMS and menstrual difficulties, promotes new cell growth, good for all skins.
Geranium, Rose Flower oil- Pelargonium roseum
With undertones of Rose, this oil is useful to control acne. Present in Acne Synergy
Grapefruit, Pink Essential oil, Citrus paradisi
Uplifting, stimulates circulation, helps with acne, cellulite. In Trimming Mask, Acne Control Serum
Ginger essential oil, Zingiber officinale
Helps to relieve soreness and stiffness in muscles and increases circulation.
Illipe Seed Butter, Shorea sclarea
Moisturizing, radical busting and rejuvenating
Jasmine Flower Absolute ,jasminum officinale
Prized for its Aphrodisiac properties, Jasmine is considered the King of oils with its rich long lasting aroma. Intoxicating, playful aphrodisiac; Fragrance reaches out to others. Calming, relaxing, sensual, exotic & romantic.
A very potent oil with a heavy, rich, honey-floral sweetness, relieves inhibitions. Used in solid perfumes
Jasmine Flower Absolute, Night jasmine, jasminum sambac
A cleaner, less-honeyed, greener note. Forms beautiful notes in perfume
Jojoba, Simmondsia chinensis
With composition is similar to that of the skin's natural sebum, this wax is good for dry and mature skin and inflamed conditions. Its highly non-comedogenic and helps to control acne, oily skin and oily scalp.
Kukui Nut Oil, Aleurites Moluccans
Has high penetrability and soothing properties, useful to soothe sunburns and chapped skin. Contains very high levels of linoleic and alpha-linolenic, and provides tissues the essential elements that skin needs.
Lavender, Bulgarian, Lavandula angustifolia, High-altitude
Generally regarded as the most versatile essence therapeutically, the high altitude oil has more therapeutic properties than other lavenders. Among the safest of all essential oils, lavender is also one of the most antiseptic, hastens the healing of skin cells, prevents scarring and stretch marks and slows the development of wrinkles.
Lotus , Nelumbium speciosum
Macerated white Lotus flower Oil. Excellent for skin care, having a cooling, sedative, diuretic, refrigerant properties. in Tummy Tucker Xtra
Macadamia Nut Oil, macadamia integrifolia
Only known plant oil to contain palmitoleic acid, an essential fatty acid found in sebum, providing a natural affinity to the skin. Highly emollient making it especially good for dry, aging skin and wrinkles. In Orchid Serum.
Melissa , Organic Leaf Oil, Melissa officinalis, Lemon-balm
Anti-inflammatory, safe for babies, used to relieve colds and respiratory infections. In Colds Synergy
Myrrh gum oil, ( Commiphera myrrha)
One of the oldest known perfumery materials with a balsamic, warm and spicy aroma that blends well in Oriental, woody and forest-type perfumes. Aa strong antiseptic and fights viral and fungal infections and difficult-to-heal wounds & scars. In Everlast Gold Cream
Myrtle Leaf oil, Green, Myrtus communis
Clarifying, cleansing, Freshening. Gentle enough for babies, potent to deactivate cold virus
In Cold Synergy, Winter Salve Face Cream for Sensitive Skin
Niaouli essential oil, Melaleuca quinquenervia
Strong antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties. It is useful during the cold season to treat head and chest colds. Recommended in Aromatherapy books for babies.
Olive Oil, Extra Virgin, Olea europaea
Olive oil is high in vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids, especially alpha linolenic acid. The first press, Extra-Virgin is the the highest quality with the majority of minerals and proteins.
In Scalp Synergy Serum & Pre-Wash Hair Oil Treatment
Orange essential oil, Citrus Sinensis/ Dulcis
Uplifting, Refreshing, reduces water retention
Orchid Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride and Cymbidium Grandiflorum Flower Extract
With reparative and protective properties, fights free radicals, and reduces the appearance of fine lines.
Read about Orchid Extract
Pistachio Butter , Pistacia Vera Seed Oil & Vegetable oil
Pistachio oil is rich in fatty acids that moisturizes and softens the skin. The seed kernels are green and are prized as much for their ornamental color as for their flavor and aroma. The oil & butter has a mild, nutty odor, has good penetration and spreads well. Moisturizing
An ingredient of Thai Massage. Excellent for joint, rheumatic and bone pains. Along with Vitex, included in Hot Thai Pain Balm
Read Blogpost on Plai
Pomegranate Peel Extract, Punica granatum
Rich in antioxidants, minerals, enzymes, much higher than the seed oil or juice contains.
Pomegranate Seed Oil
Pumpkin seed Butter, Cucurbita pepo seed butter
Rich in vitamins A, C, E and K and zinc.
Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil
Has an exceptionally high proportion of alpha and gamma tocopherols (Vitamin E), vitamin A and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Also offers sun protection from damaging UV-A and UV-B rays.
In Lip Smoothie an exceptional Lip Serum to smoothe, soften and reduce effects of pollution
Rice Bran Oil , Oryza sativa
High in fatty acids and rich in unsaponifiables, moisturizing and reduces alligator skin,
In Hand Cream
Rose Otto, Essential oil, Bulgaria , Rosa damascena,
Good source of vitamins C and E. It removes dead cells from the skin, and provides relief from burns. It slows the aging process and balances the skin's chemistry. Rose oil is used for cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and nourishing of the skin.
In Pure Rose Cream, Eye Wrinkle Eraser, Stretchmarks Cream, Winter Salve for Sensitive Skin, Acne Old Scars Serum
Rose Extract, Organic, Egypt, Rosa damascena
Rosemary Essential oil, Rosemarinus officialis
Called Nature's Jewel - Fresh, strong, minty-herbal, grounding .Overcomes mental and physical fatigue, improves circulation.
In Body Firming Moisturiser
High nutritive value, this golden colored oil has essential nutrients
Sandalwood, Indian, Grade A, Santalam album
This rare, highly prized oil relieves itching and inflammation of the skin, is good for scarring, dry eczema, ageing and dehydrated skin. It is used only in the healing blends of Sinus Relief & Surestop to Eczema itch synergy for its superlative healing properties in these difficult areas.
Sage essential oil, Salvia lavandulaefolia
Helps stimulate hair growth and darken hair.
Seabuckthorn Berry Oil, Hippophae rhamnoides
Used for centuries in Europe for anti-inflammatory properties. It aids stimulation of tissue regeneration, helps reduce the damaging effects of sun radiation, combats symptoms of malnourished or prematurely aging skin.
Shea Butter, butyrospermum parkii
Shea Butter is exceptionally rich and contains fatty acids, which stimulate the skin's natural renewal process, and replenishes lost oils. It encourages the balanced production of lipids, the skins' own self-created lubricants,
In Pre-Wash Treatment Hair Oil, Good Hair Butter, Body Firming Moisturiser, Soap
Spikenard Essential oil, Nardostachys jatamansi
Has excellent rejuvenating qualities for mature skin, and helps with allergies, skin inflammations and pigmentation
Produced from blue-green algae, it has high sulphur content, detoxifies, extremely useful for regulating acne.
In Acne Wash
Rich in Nutrients, a light oil
Tamanu (calophyllum inophyllum)
- rich and thick, with spicy smell. stimulates cell regeneration. antiseptic. helps wounds to heal, soothes inflammation, relieves pain, good for broken capillaries. In Body Firming Moisturiser
Thyme Linalool Essential oil, Thymus vulgaris
This is the only chemotype of Thyme safe even for babies. Its main areas of are prevention and treatment of infection, respiratory problems.
Antibacterial; acts on the bacteria's enzymes. Thyme destroys staphylococcus even after the oil has been diluted 1,000 times.
Tomato Powder, Solanum lycopersicum
Astringent action is helpful for acne and promotes natural sebum control.
In Acne Wash
Tuberose Absolute , Polianthes tuberosa
Used in fine fragrances and perfumery. This sensuous fragrance has a warm, very sweet, "plump" and most intoxicating floral aroma with peach leaf and soft spice-like background notes. Used in complex Floral bouquet & Coffee Floral. See Natural Perfumes
Vitamin E Natural , Tocopherol
Antioxidant, an all natural product , as opposed to Vitamin E Acetate
Walnut Oil Juglans Nigra
Astringent, reduces sebum, relieves irritation, and improves tissue firmness.
Wheat germ (triticum vulgare)
Rich in vitamin b, a and e, good for dry and cracked skin, mature complexions, eczema, psoriasis, scars, stretch marks
If you have gluten intolerance please contact us, and we'll send you a custom blend of product purchased without Wheatgerm oil.
Ylang Ylang Essential oil, Canaga odorata
Aphrodisiac Antidepressant, lowers blood pressure, Anti-stress, Relaxing and Stimulating.
This is not an exhaustive collection of ingredients
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