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Organically grown, sustainably wild-harvested, and processed as close to "Mother Nature" as possible; Infinite Possibilities / What Zen a Lotion Bar is committed to using the highest quality therapeutic ingredients from environmentally sensitive ethical producers of botanical materials around the world. We put hours of research and personal evaluation into our beautifully handcrafted emulsions, each sumptuously designed to stimulate all your senses.

Please join me in indulging yourself in the Zen-like pleasure of beautiful, healthy, luxurious skin.

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Free yourself from synthetic substances and experience the pleasure of nature with artisanally handcrafted old-fashion cold process soap, bath bombs, solid lotion bars, hand, foot, and massage crème’s, deodorant, Survivors Blend Salve, Big Josh's Tattoo Protector, and more.

Organically grown, sustainably wild-harvested, and processed as close to "Mother Nature" as possible; Infinite Possibilities / What Zen a Lotion Bar is committed to using the highest quality therapeutic ingredients from environmentally sensitive ethical producers of botanical materials around the world. We put hours of research and personal evaluation into our beautifully handcrafted emulsions, each sumptuously designed to stimulate all your senses.

Please join me in indulging yourself in the Zen-like pleasure of beautiful, healthy, luxurious skin.

The USPS rate increase has been a huge hit to small businesses. The U.S. Postal Service moved forward with its price hikes on Aug. 29, 2021, following a federal court opting not to block the increase from going into effect while a lawsuit plays out. USPS has raised rates for regular, First-Class mail by 6.8% and for package services by 8.8%. Beginning Oct. 1st, a Temporary Rate Adjustments for the 2021 Peak Holiday Season increased rates even more.

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Traveling through southwestern Colorado with its towering ponderosa pines, aspens, and dramatic rock formations I chanced upon a rustic old fashion general store with a long narrow boardwalk and low pitch roof hung with at least 9 hummingbird feeders teaming with swift and graceful brilliantly iridescent aerial aviators not so patiently waiting in line for their turn.

As I stepped through the door I felt as though I was stepping back in time, back to a simpler era, perhaps the turn of the century when the west was wild and stagecoaches carrying weary travelers stopped to refresh themselves, and buckboards loaded with supplies delivered every essential a local homesteader would need to get through winter.

Every nook and cranny was filled to the brim, floor to ceiling with a remarkable collection of treasures. There was something to gaze at in each and every corner, high, low and in between. I was completely wide-eyed and awestruck by the astounding array of delightful surprises from whimsical to practical on display. Finally my eyes settled on some small silver tins sitting atop the lunch counter next to the cash register. The proprietor encouraged me to slip the lid off and try a solid lotion bar. I chose the lavender and was immediately struck by the intoxicating fragrance but much more so by the luxuriant lotion the bar provided. I was sold!

So I’m back California slathering on my lotion bar like the lotion fanatic I am, constantly taking my little 2 oz. bar and liberally applying it everywhere my skin needs a little lubrication; but after 2 months I realize it’s getting pretty thin and I begin to panic, I mean really panic because I realize I’ve become totally addicted but can’t afford another trip to Colorado just to buy a lotion bar.

After a few days of pondering my options of how to obtain a bar long distance, I finally decide to flip the tin over to check out the ingredient list and low and behold I see I actually have every ingredient and some, Bingo!

After extensive research, I have what I believe are the correct measurements so I try my hand at my first bar, perfect. I’m totally impressed with my success.

Since my first lotion bar, I have refined and perfected the process and included specially formulated all Organic/Natural oils and butters beneficial in skin rejuvenation and healing.

As for my company it took me some time to come up with a name, I kept asking myself to describe “what is in a lotion bar”? And “what is a lotion bar”… Well, a lotion bar is natural, creamy, soothing, calming, and fragrant. A lotion bar is zen-like; a state of coolness attained through a totally laid-back type of attitude, inner peace, centered and wholly relaxed. Zen emphasizes the attainment of enlightenment and personal expression. I asked myself over and over, faster and faster “What’s in a lotion bar”?, “What’s in a lotion bar”?, “What’s in a lotion bar”? Then I heard it “What ZEN a Lotion Bar”. And there you have my story of how What Zen a Lotion Bar came into being.

Please join me in indulging yourself in the Zen-like pleasure of beautiful, healthy luxurious skin.

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Our skin soaks up what we put on it. Making luxurious and healthy products with great nourishing ingredients (you can pronounce) is of the utmost importance. We put hours of research and personal testing into our products to ensure they provide you with excellent results. Where possible, the products we sell are organically grown and processed, or as close to what Mother Nature intended as possible.

Preserve and protect your skin with natural Infinite Possibilities / What Zen a Lotion Bar skin-care products rivaling those found at exclusive department stores and salons. Free yourself from synthetic substances and experience the pleasure of Artisanally Handcrafted lotion bars, soaps and bath bombs.

Infinite Possibilities / What Zen a Lotion Bar has the utmost respect for our environment. As such we only purchase from cruelty-free companies that do not test on animals.

Due to the small scale of our business, we are unable to supply samples.

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First Class Mail is provided courtesy of USPS; please allow 10-14 business days from the date of purchase to receive your merchandise. Every effort is made to ensure safe delivery; therefore, comprehensive tracking is included in the current fees which include the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery. Please be aware Infinite Possibilities / What Zen a Lotion Bar is not responsible for lost/undelivered mail, however, we are happy to offer insurance for an additional fee of .80₡ per $100 of coverage.

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International Shipping: Customs, Duty, Import Fees, Taxes or other charges at the receiver's end are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Please be advised we are not responsible for lost, held-up, or stolen packages in customs, therefore when ordering internationally, you will be ordering at your own risk and due to specific import restrictions for your country, if your package is refused or destroyed due to customs rules, Infinite Possibilities / What Zen a Lotion Bar will not be held responsible for a refund or offer a replacement; however, we will provide you with all customs numbers once your order has shipped. **Seller is not responsible for customs duties or import tariffs, taxes, or fees. Buyers, please be aware you *may* be required to pay additional charges when your package reaches your country's border. You may wish to contact your local customs office for estimates of these charges for further information.

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At Infinite Possibilities / What Zen a Lotion Bar we are committed to using only the highest quality therapeutic ingredients from environmentally sensitive ethical producers around the world. We put hours of research and personal testing into our lotion products to ensure they provide you with excellent results. The products we sell are organically grown, harvested, or processed as close to "Mother Nature" as possible.


AFRICAN BLACK SOAP: True African Black Soap, also called Anago Soap, Alata Samina, or Ose Dudu is real soap which can be very dark in color, but it is never actually pure black. Black Soap does not need lye as an additive because it has naturally occurring lye found in the plantain or wood ash; nor does it have the addition of activated charcoal. Black Soap varies from light brown to deep black in color, depending on the ingredients used and the method of preparation. The use of different oils (which also vary by region) can also result in color variations. Black Soap has long been used for healing problem skin and is made from the ash of harvested African plants such as Plantain, Cocoa Pods, Shea Tree Bark and Herbs. These ingredients are sun-dried then roasted in a clay oven to get its deep color; water and oils such as Coconut, and Shea butter are then added. The soap is then left to cure. Black Soap breaks down dead skin by dissolving the sebum layer that holds on dead skin. Not only does this make the skin firmer, fresher and younger looking, but it also evens discoloration due to hyperpigmentation and scarring, killing bacteria which cause blemishes and acne. Black Soap is suited for any skin ethnicity and can be used daily as it is excellent for washing away makeup, lightly exfoliating, giving a healthy glow. Black Soap can be used on your body or hair and works for oily skin, dry skin, rashes, scalp irritations, body odors and is good for sensitive skin. NOTE: For those who are caffeine-sensitive, cacao pods contain caffeine which may be absorbed through the skin, test a small amount on the inside of your arm. Also, if you are extremely latex-sensitive, Shea butter contains small amounts of naturally occurring latex.

ALOE: Aloe Butter has excellent moisturizing properties and aids with the re-hydration of dry chapped skin. Used in formulations to elevate the itch and burn of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and sunburn.

ALOE VERA GEL: This natural protective gel helps to restore skin’s moisture, thus soothing eczema, dandruff, psoriasis, acne, and wounds. Its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make Aloe Vera gel effective in quickly healing burns and minor skin infections. By stimulating the growth of new skin, it improves skin’s firmness and hydration, helping to minimize the appearance of scarring and stretch marks.

ARGAN OIL: offer amazing health benefits for skin including the treatment of mild acne and the healing of acne-related scarring. Is extremely effective for reducing rashes and itchiness which minimizes dermatitis flare-ups like eczema or atopic dermatitis by hydrating the skin. Argan oil contains a high level of fatty acids, in fact, which work wonders to erase signs of premature aging. The oil is considered highly beneficial for arthritic or rheumatic conditions. This miracle oil can also be used to prevent stretch marks from pregnancy, pubescent growth from rapid weight gain by softening and strengthening skin. Prevents drying and environmental damage by coating the hair shaft.

ARNICA: Arnica is used in liniment and ointment preparations used for strains, sprains, and bruises. Helps to relieve pain and provides an overall soothing experience.

APRICOT OIL: Unlike some oils that remain on the surface of the skin, apricot kernel oil is readily absorbed without leaving a greasy residue. If you tend to experience dry, itchy skin after bathing or showering, this is the perfect oil to lightly apply to damp skin before toweling off. The natural antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, help to offset decomposition and extend shelf life. Vitamin B17 antioxidants assist in blocking the activity of enzymatic’s known as free radicals.

ARGAN OIL: rich in vitamin E, carotenes, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, is used for massage, facials and as an ingredient in anti-aging cream and even aftershave lotion for men. Argan Oil can also be used to nourish the hair making it shiny and healthy looking.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: This strengthening tonic has traditionally been used for hair conditioning benefits. With a pH level that is close to that of human hair, it helps balance the natural pH of sebum. This protects the scalp against bacteria and fungus, which are main causes of dandruff. By clearing the scalp of product build-up, it refreshes and detangles hair, reduces frizz, and stimulates healthier and stronger hair growth to reduce the chance of breakage.

APPLE FIBER: apples are high in naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acids, which have the ability to tone and tighten the skin. Adding this natural fruit powder to your facial scrubs, or masques will impart all of the skin firming benefits that apples have to offer.

AVOCADO OIL: Avocado Oil is typically added to other oils in order to enrich protein and vitamin content. This ultra-rich organic oil is a delightful treasure containing high amounts of Vitamin A, B1, B2, D, and E. Also contains amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin, and other essential fatty acids and highly prized to those with skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and other skin ailments. Recommended to those with sensitive skin, problem skin, and other irritations which require vitamin rich oil.

BAKING SODA: This finely powdered salt is known to help detoxify the body and to soften skin to make it smooth. Baking Soda eliminates the bacteria that contributes to body odor and reduces the pH level to offset the acids present in perspiration. Used in hair, Baking Soda helps reduce oiliness and, by balancing the scalp’s pH level, it maintains the cleanliness and health of the scalp.

BAMBOO: with high levels of silica, the extract contains 10 times the amount of silica found in Horsetail, an herb known for its silica content beneficial to skin and hair. Its addition to products softens the skin, smooths the appearance of wrinkles, adds strength and elasticity to the hair, has strong antioxidant elements which enhance the health of the skin in topical applications.

BAMBOO CHARCOAL POWDER: is known for its natural deep cleansing and exfoliating properties, which allow it to gently remove dead cells without dehydrating the skin. A gentle yet effective cleanser for all skin types – especially for skin prone to acne. It is ideal for blackhead removal. Furthermore, it’s anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-viral, and anti-microbial activities along with its intensive moisturizing properties make it especially beneficial for use as a body deodorant and in soap.

BASIL ESSENTIAL OIL: This antibacterial and anti-fungal oil is known to enhance the look and feel of hair and skin by eliminating excess oil and buildup while adding shine. It soothes itching, boosts circulation, and disinfects.

BEESWAX: 100% natural made by industrious honeybees from the nectar of flowers, and has a sweet, natural fragrance all its own. Beeswax is a barrier cream, locking in moisture which helps protects skin from damaging environmental factors and effectively "softens your skin and creates a long-lasting protective coating against the elements.

BENZOIN RESINOID: This uplifting and stimulating oil is known to enhance circulation and have a positive effect on negative moods. It is beneficial for relieving stress, tension, anxiety, and inflammation. Benzoin Resinoid protects wounds from becoming infected and simultaneously tones skin and muscles.

BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL: This energizing oil is known to boost circulation and to reduce nervous tension, stress, and anxiety, which in turn replaces negative mental states with feelings of joy, refreshment, and vigor. The relief of heavy emotional stressors such as sadness may lead to reduced blood pressure, enhanced relaxation, and better regulation of the sleep hormones serotonin and dopamine, which may lead to better sleep.

BIRCH: Analgesic, Anti Spasmodic, Anti Septic & Disinfectant, Anti Rheumatic, Anti Arthritic, Astringent, Detoxifier, Depurative, Germicide & Insecticide, Febrifuge, Diuretic. Historical Uses: Used extensively in massage oils to help muscular aches and pains. It has also been used on pains related to arthritis, rheumatism, cramps, and tendinitis. Birch is also used as an anti-inflammatory.

BLACK PEPPER ESSENTIAL OIL: Rich source of antioxidants. Supports healthy circulation. Aids digestion. Enhances food flavor. Soothes anxious feelings. Relieves Aches and Pains due of its warming, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic properties, black pepper oil works to reduce muscle injuries, tendonitis, and symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism. Black pepper oil may help ease the discomfort of constipation, diarrhea, and gas. A range of studies has shown it exhibits antidiarrheal, gastroprotective, antidiarrheal and antispasmodic activities. When black pepper essential oil is taken internally, it promotes healthy circulation and stimulates mucous and bile flow. It has warming properties when taken internally and applied topically.

BLACK PEPPER WOUND CARE: is naturally antibacterial and it also makes blood coagulate quickly and stop bleeding. First, clean your wound with water, or use water and some gentle soap. Then, apply a generous amount of finely ground black pepper to the cut or scrape, and apply pressure. The bleeding should stop in no time. You can bandage the wound to keep the black pepper actively working. Please seek medical help if bleeding continues or the wound needs stitches.

BLUEBERRY FRUIT FIBERS: gently exfoliate the surface layers, giving your face or body a fresh, glowing appearance.

BURDOCK ROOT EXTRACT: contains vitamins B complex and E and boasts trace minerals of potassium, phosphorous, chromium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, silicon, zinc and sodium. Burdock Root is used to increase circulation to the skin, helping to detoxify the epidermal tissues. It is also used for the treatment of acne, and other scaly skin disorders.

CADE: Native to southern France, this member of the Juniper family is common throughout Europe and North Africa. Cade Essential Oil is often used as an ingredient of liniments and ointments for chronic skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as parasitic disorders and various types of fungal infections. The chemical properties of Cade Oil are also analgesic, antimicrobial, antiseptic and disinfectant.

CALENDULA: Helps to promote the renewal of cells and makes stretch marks less visible. Used topically for acne, reducing inflammation and soothing irritated skin tissue. Calendula has been used traditionally as both a culinary and medicinal herb. The petals are edible and can be used fresh in salads or dried and used to color cheese or as a replacement for saffron.

CAMELLIA OIL: helps improve the tone and texture of skin when dealing with the abuse of environmental elements. It also reduces the appearance of aging and hydrates 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 and hair care industry. For centuries it has been used as a traditional hair conditioner and also as a treatment to strengthen brittle nails.

CAMPHOR: Acts as a preventive to infectious diseases. chest rub for bronchitis and other chest infections. It is often used in steam vaporizers to help control coughs by producing a local anesthetic action to the throat and to loosen congestion due to colds. When cream or ointment containing camphor is rubbed onto the chest, throat, or back, body heat helps release camphor vapors that, when inhaled, help loosen mucus and relieve airway congestion. Camphor is a very useful ingredient in inhalations for coughs, colds, and difficulties in breathing. These actions, along with camphor's anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties make it a very useful and popular remedy for colds, flu, and bronchitis.

CARROT SEED OIL: Is one of the most powerful detoxifiers and skin rejuvenators, helping to repair damage to skin tissue from the sun, abscesses, boils, psoriasis, eczema, and rashes while nourishing tightening, and rejuvenating skin and relieving stress and exhaustion. Aromatic benefits are calming, restorative, spiritual, and supportive. Used as a massage oil or bath oil to ease muscle pain and as a lotion to naturally and effectively tan and moisturize the skin. Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Disinfectant.

CASTOR OIL: is rich in monounsaturated fat which helps to balance out moisture while offering extra conditioning effects which can assist in preventing stretch marks from drying out helping to look less obvious over time. Castor Oil has been used for health and beauty for millennium for age spots. It is massaged into nails and calluses and added to shampoos and conditioners to treat split hairs and add volume.

CASTILE SOAP: Fairtrade pure liquid castile soap has no animal fat and no mysterious chemicals. It’s a true soap, not a chemical detergent, making castile soap completely biodegradable and very earth-friendly. This means it is also skin friendly, unlike traditional soaps which can be extremely drying. Safe for drains and septic systems

CAYENNE: Cayenne pepper has been called "the king of herbs" with good reason, as it’s been prized for thousands of years for its healing powers. When any body part is sick, the blood flow to that area is usually affected. Cayenne helps to remove blockage and stimulates blood flow so vitamins are properly delivered to all areas of the body and waste is removed. As a topical application cayenne pepper causes irritation in the applied area; thus helping to distract the nerves from joint pains due to arthritis, it’s also fantastic for sprains, sore tendons, muscle spasms, etc. as well as being an antiseptic and antibacterial. Cayenne pepper improves the effectiveness of other herbs.

Be careful not to touch your eyes when rubbing the capsaicin ointment or cayenne heat ointment. *Cayenne should never be used around the eyes or on broken skin. NOTE: Always test a small area of skin before applying any herbal product to a large area. Leave on overnight and check for irritation before resuming use. Interactions: If you are taking: The asthma drug theophylline: Cayenne might increase the amount you absorb, possibly leading to toxic levels. With nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: Cayenne might protect your stomach from damage.

CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL: This oil is known to enhance concentration and to promote the retention of information. It tightens and tones the skin, promotes hair growth, and prevents wounds from developing infections. Its anti-inflammatory property soothes skin irritations and relieves muscle and joint pain.

CHAMOMILE: has a long tradition in herbal medicine. The flowers were used in many cures including an herbal tea to cure insomnia, relieve stress and depression. Therapeutic properties include: analgesic, anti-allergic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, cholagogic, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, sedative, splenetic, stomachic, sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, vasoconstrictor.

CHARCOAL: Activated charcoal was created solely for medicinal use is well known as an antidote as it adsorbs most organic toxins, chemicals, and poisons before they can harm the body by removing toxins by binding other substances to its surface absorbing thousands of times its own weight. Acne, rashes, bruises, poison ivy, and other skin problems can all be effectively treated by charcoal poultices. Applying a charcoal poultice will draw the toxin, bacteria or poison up through the skin through the adsorbing action of the charcoal and can even help reduce the instances of acne and other skin impurities.

CHERRY KERNEL OIL: is rich in Vitamin A and E, and is similar to Sweet Almond, however, it has a less 'fatty' feel making it much more useful for skincare. It also contains a polyunsaturated fatty acid called eleostearic, a conjugated linolenic acid preventing absorption of unwanted elements by forming a barrier on the surface of the skin or hair. The high amount of antioxidants, Oleic acid and natural emollient results in improvements to dry skin and refinement in large pores.

CINNAMON: Antibacterial, Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Antiseptic and Astringent. Was used by 15th-century grave robbers as a part of a blend “SHIELD” to help protect them from plague. Repellent – place where bugs and roaches are a problem. Apply topically (dilute) to help with aches and pains.

CLARY SAGE ESSENTIAL OIL: The scent of this sedative oil is known to relieve anxiety, nervousness, and stress. Its anti-bacterial properties help inhibit the spread of infection and prevent new infections from forming. The stimulating properties of Clary Sage Essential Oil make it effective for boosting libido. By toning the skin and strengthening muscles and hair, it prevents hair loss, thereby preserving a youthful appearance.

CLOVE: Analgesic, Anti-Infectious, Disinfectant, Stimulant, and Antiseptic. Historical Uses: Used in the “SHIELD” blend based on the 15th-century story of the grave robbers that used a variety of spices and oils to protect themselves against the plague, it is also good for skin infections, digestive upsets, and toothaches. Clove can be used for acne, bruises, burns, cuts and as a pain reliever Gargle with diluted clove to ease throat pain and irritations. Diffuse to help lift depression.

COCOA BUTTER: is an excellent moisturizer as it readily melts on skin and locks in moisture to keep the skin well hydrated. Rich in natural antioxidants such as polyphenol and flavonoid antioxidants and fatty acids such as Stearic, Palmitic, and Oleic acids, Cocoa Butter offers many benefits to the skin. When applied topically, Cocoa Butter acts as a barrier to protect the skin against the abuse of external environmental elements that damage the skin. Recent studies have proven the effectiveness of Cocoa Butter in reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scars, promoting skin elasticity, and toning the skin to give a rejuvenated look to the skin.

COCONUT MILK: has high levels of Vitamin C which helps maintain elasticity and flexibility of skin. It is also rich in copper, helping to prevent wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots. Because of its excellent moisturizing properties, coconut milk can be used as a scalp tonic for dry, itchy and irritated scalp. Application of coconut milk over sunburned skin aids in rapid healing because of its anti-inflammatory properties by cooling the skin and reducing pain, swelling and redness. Rubbing coconut milk directly on your skin to combat dryness and promote healthy glowing skin has an excellent moisturizing effect in dry skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis as the natural fatty acids in coconut milk help treat dry and irritated skin and removing harmful bacteria.

COCONUT OIL: Organic virgin, unrefined coconut oil is a natural anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory containing essential fatty acids, lipids, and antioxidants, highly moisturizing and easily absorbed into the skin. Coconut oil moisturizes and serves as a protective layer, helping retain moisture and also acts as a mild oil suitable for those with inflamed, irritated skin sensitivities and reduction of protein loss and blemishes. Coconut oil applied to the skin and hair is absorbed quickly and not only adds luster and shine, but helps with dandruff, and other skin ailments such as psoriasis and eczema.

COFFEE BUTTER: is beneficial to your skin when applied topically. Wrinkles and other signs of age come from skin that is worn out and has become loose. Caffeine tightens your skin, making it much firmer and younger looking. You will therefore look and feel significantly younger by using coffee butter products. Coffee contains many beneficial vitamins and nutrients. Coffee is a natural mood lifter, and using this ingredient in your body-care products will lift your mood in a natural way.

COFFEE OIL: energizes, lifts the spirits, stimulates the appetite, reduces fever, heals stings from insects, soothes sore muscles when added to a bath, calms an upset stomach, and combats depression. Antioxidant properties are used as an external solution to combat harmful effects of free radicals. A few studies have indicated that its antioxidants help enhance liver function and lower the risk of liver cirrhosis.

COLLAGEN: is the most abundant protein in your body. It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin and muscles. Collagen has many important functions, including providing your skin with structure and strengthening your bones.

COMFREY HERBAL OIL: is a valuable ally that has a long history of traditional use. This oil is perfect for anyone who wants to provide more tender loving care to their skin to help it be more prolific. Helps promote new skin cell growth, along with other substances that may work in reducing inflammation and maintaining healthy skin. Skin rashes: the oil can help heal the skin so quickly that the new tissue may cover the wound before deep healing inside, resulting in an abscess or skin infection. Poultice: apply directly on the affected area for at least 30 minutes. Bone fractures: applied to fractured bones or torn ligaments in areas of the body where it is not possible to place a cast, such as a rib. It can be applied directly onto your skin or in a poultice, potentially promoting fast healing. It is also said to help reconstruct torn muscles that might have been injured.

CORN STARCH: lends a silky but dry feel and some find it is better at absorbing excess oil without looking cakey than pure talc-based powders.

CUCUMBER PEEL EXTRACT: makes a wonderful addition to skin-care products for its anti-inflammatory and skin-tightening properties! It is greenish brown in color with a faintly woody scent. Cucumber is rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes essential for strong cell growth and repair. In addition, Cucumber Peel offers a natural source for a powerful antioxidant and can be used to keep the facial skin soft, as a skin toner and used in astringents to revitalize stressed and tired skin, leaving it refreshed and radiant.

CYPRESS OIL: helps to improve circulation, strengthen skin, and reduce the appearance of varicose veins and broken capillaries under the skin’s surface

DANDELION ROOT EXTRACT: has been used for centuries, in traditional medicine practices all over the world, as a restorative tonic, edible food, and in herbal wines and beers. The root is a favorite among traditional herbalists as it supports the healthy functioning of the liver, kidneys, spleen, and gallbladder3-7 and is considered to be a reliable detoxifying agent.

DEAD SEA MUD: packed with all the benefits that the dead sea has to offer with its high amounts of naturally occurring sodium chloride, magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride, and bromides.

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH (food safe): is a naturally occurring fossil clay. Not only does regular consumption of diatomaceous earth provide essential silica to the body, but it also can be used as an effective exfoliate, when used topically.

EPSOM SALT: has a long history of diversified use and benefits for health, beauty and as a detoxifying pain reliever in addition to being a natural exfoliant and anti-inflammatory remedy used to treat muscle aches, dry skin and even fight various internal health issues by assisting the body in flushing out heavy metal toxins. Epsom Salt is
a beneficial natural treatment sore muscles, headaches (including migraines) and arthritis pain and unlike other salts, external contact with Epsom Salt does not leave the skin feeling dry. In fact, it actually leaves it feeling soft and silky.

EUCALYPTUS: Eucalyptus Essential Oil has been used on all sorts of skin ailments such as burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice, and skin infections. The Blue Mallee Oil has the highest Cineol content, and Eucalyptol, which is antiseptic, and therefore the strongest antiseptics among the Eucalyptus. It has also been used to combat the effects of colds and flu. The Aboriginals of Australia used the Eucalyptus leaves to clear air and ward off fever. In World War I, the oil was used as medicine during a meningitis outbreak.

FENNEL ESSENTIAL OIL: This relaxing oil is known to speed up the healing of wounds and to tone the skin. Fennel Essential Oil is reputed to reduce the appearance of aging by moisturizing skin to prevent the early onset of wrinkles.

FRANKINCENSE: Has been valued for thousands of years and used to heal the sick and banish evil spirits. Used aromatically to improve voice loss, asthma, mediation, calm the mind, treat coughs and colds and eliminates phlegm in respiratory tracts and lungs. It’s also a useful preventative measure against oral issues, like bad breath, toothaches, cavities, mouth sores and protection from premature losses of teeth and hair. Frankincense Oil is effective as a sedative because it induces a feeling of mental peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and spirituality. It also awakens insight, makes you more introspective and lowers anxiety, anger, and stress.

FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL: This calming oil helps relieve stress, nausea, and tension. Its anti-inflammatory property effectively facilitates the speedy healing of wounds and works as an astringent and an antiseptic on skin. Frankincense Essential Oil is beneficial for aiding in digestion, relieving congestion, and eliminating bodily toxins.

FRENCH GREEN CLAY: Used in the finest spas for facials and herbal body packs, this French Green clay has the ability to draw dirt, oil, and bacteria from your skin & pores. Your skin will be left gently cleansed, soft & vibrant.

FRENCH YELLOW CLAY: has the ability to quickly pull toxins from the surface layers of the skin, leaving it toned and soft. It will gently stimulate blood circulation, cleansing it from within. With continued use of clay masques, you really can see and feel the difference over time.

FULLERS EARTH CLAY: is well known for its ability to "soak up" oils, making this one of the best clays for those who have extra oily skin types. In addition, this clay is often used in facial "bleaching" masks as it holds a natural skin lightening effect that comes from its complex components of minerals. Those who have uneven skin tones, light age spotting and or those prone to acne, might benefit from this wonderful clay.

GARLIC: helps with digestive disorders… lowers blood pressure… promotes sleep…. creates a dilatory effect on blood vessels…. prevents the appearance of certain cardiovascular diseases due to aging…. helps fight diabetes…. lowers cholesterol…. garlic juice is used to calm coughs and relieve asthma.

GERANIUM: can help with many of the symptoms of menopause. It helps improve dry skin, which can be a common problem during menopause. It also may help balance hormone levels. Geranium is an effective anti-inflammatory. It also helps to lighten age spots and even out overall skin tone. Geranium oil also improves circulation under the skin’s surface which aids in cell regeneration, making it useful for fading scars, wrinkles, and other visible imperfections in the skin.

GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL: The sweet, floral scent of this uplifting oil offers relaxation to the body and mind. It is known to improve mental function and to boost the moods of those who suffer from anger, anxiety, and depression.

GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT: known for its great revitalizing, stimulating, and firming qualities. It is a powerful antioxidant that has detoxifying qualities. It is also known for its anti-aging properties that give a healthier, rosy, younger-looking skin.

GINGER: Properties: Antiseptic, Stimulant, Laxative, and Tonic. Historical Uses: Ginger has been grown in Asia since ancient times contains over 40 antioxidant properties preventing free radical damage and protect against aging evening skin tone, improving elasticity. In addition to gingers detoxifying and invigorating qualities, it is also known to reduce cellulite. Ginger has been used in everything from meat preparation to sweets. Together with Black Pepper, Ginger was one of the most commonly traded spices during the 13th & 14th centuries. Rub on stomach and temples to help with motion sickness and is applicable for colds and flu, nausea (motion sickness, morning sickness), rheumatism, coughs and circulation issues. It also 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.

GRAPEFRUIT: Grapefruit Essential Oil is believed by aromatherapists to be a spiritual up-lifter, and to ease muscle fatigue and stiffness and stimulate both physically and mentally, thus boosting immunity, energy levels, and concentration. Its antioxidant properties make Grapefruit Essential Oil beneficial for protecting the body against toxins and against the physical symptoms of aging. 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. Grapefruit Essential Oil is reputed to ease nervous exhaustion and relieve depression.

GRAPESEED: Grapeseed Butter possesses regenerative and restructuring qualities which allow better control of skin moisture. It exhibits good spread-ability on the skin, making it ideal as a massage butter or body balm. The high contents of omega 6 fatty acids can assist with skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis and is rapidly absorbed by the skin.

GREEN TEA/ MATCHA BUTTER: is a natural emollient with antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory, anti-cellulite and anti-irritancies while protecting skin from aging and serious damage from the sun and UVB rays. Xanthines present in Matcha Green Tea inhibit inflammation and curbs damage to your DNA skin cells. Matcha Green Tea soothes the dry itchiness from dandruff and psoriasis and has been found to strengthen and soften hair while preventing split ends and stimulating hair growth.

GREEN TEA BOTANICAL EXTRACT: is a rich source of antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Green Tea Extract is hailed in the natural skin care industry for it skin beneficial properties. It is said to help reduce the signs of aging caused by environmental factors. The active constituents in Green Tea are the Catechin - Polyphenols. Green Tea catechins are known to be potent antioxidants.

GLYCERIN: is invaluable as a natural-source ingredient with emollient properties which assists in softening and soothing the skin, and because it is a humectant, it attracts moisture in the air to the skin. Glycerin is an emollient, making skin not only moist but soft and supple to the touch working to increase moisture and lock it in to curb dryness.

GRIS OSCURO KAOLIN CLAY: Suitable for all skin types but especially those with mature or sensitive skin.

HAZELNUT OIL: Is well known for its astringent qualities. It is deeply penetrating and stimulating to the circulatory system. It helps to tone and tighten skin.

HIBISCUS: has a magical reputation in skin care because of its natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids which are known to exfoliate, control oily skin and clogged pores, encouraging fresher, younger, and smoother looking by increasing moisture to firm your skin's look. Hibiscus is rich in antioxidants which are proven to help fight skin-damaging free radicals which spawn when pollutants such as ultraviolet radiation, possibly resulting in premature skin aging. Hibiscus has a high mucilage content, which makes it a great skin moisturizer. Combine all these properties together and you have a wonderful anti-aging ingredient and with regular use, helps skin to appear more supple and flawless overall.

HEMP SEED OIL: is one of the "driest" natural oils available, being absorbed quickly into the skin. It provides the four essential fatty acids beneficial to the skin: LA, GLA, LNA, and SDA. (One of the highest EFA contents at 76%!) Exceptionally rich oil high in essential omega fatty acids and proteins.

HONEY: Full of enzymes and nutrients, Honey adds shine to dull hair without leaving it feeling heavy. As a humectant, it draws in and allows hair to retain moisture, while also strengthening it and promoting healthier growth.

HORSE CHESTNUT EXTRACT: is reputed to cosmetically improve the appearance of varicose veins, relief of swelling or inflammation of joints, tendons, or muscles.

HYALURONIC ACID: is used as medicine is extracted from rooster combs or made by bacteria in the laboratory, it’s also found in egg white, and membrane. Although the egg white contains hyaluronic acid, it is easier and more efficient to extract hyaluronic acid from egg shells. Collagen firms the skin while hyaluronic acid nourishes and hydrates the collagen.

JOJOBA OIL: Excellent skin care properties, it closely resembles the sebum of the skin and is rich in vitamin E. This promotes a glowing complexion.

KOKUM BUTTER: Naturally nourishes the skin and protects against dryness and the cruel signs of aging which speeds up during exposure to the sun and natural toxins. Kokum butter is especially a great alternative for those with sensitive skin. Its ability to rejuvenate damaged skin cells is a fantastic way to combat wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Kokum butter is quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy feel

KUKUI NUT OIL: For centuries Hawaiians have used Kukui nut oil to protect skin from salt water, harsh sun and drying winds. It is excellent for dry skin, psoriasis, eczema or any severe skin condition. Kukui nut oil is high penetrability and soothing properties and currently, they put it to use in helping sooth sunburns and chapped skin. Kukui nut oil contains very high levels of the essential fatty acids linoleic and alpha-linolenic. This oil is readily absorbed into the skin, providing tissues the essential elements that it needs and is particularly good for dry skin, psoriasis, acne, and eczema.

LAVENDER helps balance your hormones. Lavender is renowned for its calming scent and numerous beneficial skin properties. This well-rounded oil is high in lecithin and Vitamin E. This butter has an amazing lavender scent and a creamy luxurious color and texture, making it ideal for massage butter or body balm. Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and antifungal properties.

LEMON: Zesty refreshing scent and high antiseptic properties keep skin well hydrated and smelling clean, highly antiseptic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and bactericidal.

LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL: This stimulating oil is known to detoxify, disinfect, and induce sleep. Its ability to relieve stress contributes to its ability to boost immunity, which prevents fevers and infections. Lemon Essential Oil is an anti-fungal oil that is known to rejuvenate skin by soothing irritations, increasing skin luster, and reducing excessive oil.

LEUCIDAL LIQUID SF COMPLETE - RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE: is non-irritating and non-sticky and has been shown to provide mild protection against bacteria, mold, and yeasts by utilizing cutting edge antimicrobial peptide biotechnology based on the natural defense mechanisms used by microorganisms to protect themselves. Leucidal Liquid SF Complete is shelf-stable for cosmetics and personal care products, and considered to be safe, all-natural, anti-microbial, and eco-friendly .

LICORICE ROOT: is said to have amazing anti-inflammatory properties used for topical applications in skin care formulations to soothe and relax dry and tired skin.

LIME ESSENTIAL OIL: has an invigorating and stimulating effect. The pleasant citrus aroma can help mental clarity and creativity. Lime also supports healthy skin as it contains a high amount of vitamin C and is full of antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients helping to prevent wounds from getting infected, as well as ease infections of the throat, colon, mouth, intestines, stomach, and urinary system as well as promote healing to relieve skin problems such as sores, rashes, psoriasis. Sailors and explorers never set sail without crates of lime on board, as its vitamin C- loaded juice served as one of the most potent remedies for scurvy and other skin problems. Lime Essential Oil helps relieve stress, exhaustion, and anxiety, and calms your mind.

MACADAMIA OIL: Is fantastic regenerative oil. It is high in mono-unsaturated fatty acids, contains palmitoleic acid (promotes young soft skin), as well as omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. It has been successfully used to help mend scars and sunburns and is considered very safe with uses in facial and baby products.

MANUKA HONEY: Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Manuka honey reduces redness and aids in the healing of congested, inflamed skin and eczema while oxygenating pores to draw out bacteria, drastically improving acne-prone areas. Manuka promotes skin regeneration to aid in the repair of cellular damage lessening scarring by hydrating and absorbing moisture from the air without making skin oily or inhibiting MMP’s a group of enzymes which destroy collagen keeping skin wrinkle-free skin for a dewy, glowing complexion.

MARJORAM ESSENTIAL OIL: This anti-viral oil effectively eliminates harmful bacteria and viruses associated with colds, flu, and other viral illnesses, thus treating infections. The expectorant properties of Marjoram Oil make it effective in clearing congestion.

MATCHA/GREEN TEA BUTTER: Is 20 times more potent in its levels of antioxidants than pomegranates or blueberries. Matcha imparts deep hydration and is particularly good for dry, damaged skin and hair. ORAC tests specific foods and rates them according to their ability to scavenge and absorb free radicals in the blood, which are associated with diseases such as cancer. Additionally, Matcha Butter is rich in minerals, vitamins and amino acids aiding in the blockage of UV rays; inhibiting inflammation and freezes the damage done to your DNA skin cells while soothing dandruff and psoriasis. Matcha Butter helps strengthen and soften hair while preventing split ends and has been found to stimulate hair growth.

MENTHOL: Antiseptic, tonic, antibiotic, anti-spasmodic and an anti-infectious agent. Work on bacteria. Menthol has been studied as anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Antimicrobial.

MILK THISTLE: is a powerful antioxidant. Like any bioflavonoid complex, Milk Thistle exerts a powerful anti-oxidant effect through its active ingredient of silymarin, which is also a free-radical scavenger.

MULLEIN HERBAL OIL: is a popular ingredient in ear care blends, and also makes a great topical oil and can be attributed to its properties as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, relaxant, and tranquilizing substance. The analgesic property of this oil has a numbing effect on the nerves. The analgesic property of this oil has a numbing effect on the nerves. It does not let them sense pain and carry the sensation to the brain, thereby giving relief from pains, such as those of toothache, headache, cold, sinusitis, and others. It does not have adverse side effects on the body as general analgesic pills do. As an anti-inflammatory. The Essential Oil of Mullein is anti-inflammatory in nature. It can effectively cure any type of nasal or respiratory tracts inflammation that may result from the common cold or inflammation in the digestive system caused by overeating of spicy food, alcoholic drinks, inflammation of the circulatory system caused by any toxic substance getting into the bloodstream, or inflammations caused by any other reason such as fever or infection.

MYRRH: Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Astringent, Carminative, Sedative, Digestive, and Pulmonary Stimulant. Historical Uses: Myrrh (mentioned in the bible) has been used for thousands of years in aromatherapy. Arabic people thought it to help rehydrate the skin from cracking or aging. Use in a diffuser to help with bronchitis, colds, and coughs along with meditation and enhancing spiritual mood. The Egyptians used to mummify and embalm their dead bodies with myrrh and cassia (Mexican cinnamon).

NEEM OIL: Rich in fatty acids and glycerides and together with its healing properties. Neem provides an excellent natural moisturizing base for skin care formulation. This oil has been used for centuries in traditional Indian Medicine to aid in the healing of topical skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, burns, and acne and is reputed for its antiseptic, dermatological and dental properties.

NEROLI OIL: is a powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic that is also great for soothing damaged or irritated skin, healing scars, improving circulation, reducing lines and wrinkles, as well as for fading stretch marks.

NIACINAMIDE also known as VITAMIN B3 or NICOTINAMIDE: is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin helping to visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and a weakened surface. Niacinamide is praised for its anti-inflammatory effects including redness or irritation, this nutrient will help eliminate it. ... Niacinamide is also an effective way to treat rosacea, scars and sun damage. Niacinamide is a good skin conditioner, helping soften the texture and even your skin.

NETTLE LEAVES: These anti-inflammatory leaves are known to soothe burns and to reduce the appearance of scarring. It reduces dandruff and promotes the growth of shiny, healthy hair while simultaneously restoring hair’s natural color.

NUTMEG ESSENTIAL OIL: This sedative and anti-inflammatory oil is reputed to relieve pain, stress, and discomfort associated with coughs, joint pain, and indigestion. Nutmeg Essential Oil can also be used to boost circulation.

OAT BUTTER: Is soothing and its creamy texture enables it to be used by those with very dry, itchy and troubled skin reducing inflammation and aiding in the healing of rashes and relieving skin irritations parched from excessive sun exposure. Oatmeal Butter is full of vitamins, minerals, and lipids which add moisture and extra hydration helping to normalize and restore skin’s pH balance and contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties ideal for sensitive skin.

OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT; has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties and has been used to fight colds and flu, yeast, viral infections, and shingles. It contains nearly 100 phytochemicals and essential nutrients and is used in skin care preparations to clear acne, blemishes and soothe dry, stressed skin.

OLIVE OIL: It is a favorite on both dry and irritated skin. Promote a smooth, radiant complexion and helps maintain the elasticity of skin; heals dry, brittle nails and soften cuticles.

OREGANO OIL: is useful both when consumed or applied to the skin. Oregano oil is a powerful Antioxidant
Helping to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Oregano benefits the skin by treating acne with its amazing antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant properties and is widely used in medicated skin care products such as foot creams, skin toner and face wash.

PALM OIL, PHTHALATES, PARABENS AND PARAFFIN: Please scroll to the bottom to read "Why I don’t use Palm Oil, Phthalates, Parabens or Paraffin" in my products.

PAPAYA POWDER FRUIT EXTRACT: is gently refreshing with a sweet, summery fragrance. It is excellent for balancing the oiliness of the skin & working as an exfoliant on dry areas. Papaya also is often used in skin care products to give a rejuvenated look to the skin. Papaya contains Vitamin A, which helps to reveal the next layer of the skin and exposes a radiant complexion. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant with wonderful qualities that helps to smooth and soften the skin.

PARSLEY ESSENTIAL OIL: is high in vitamins A and C and can be attributed to its properties as an antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, anti-arthritic, antiseptic and astringent. Gently massaging your body with 2 drops of Parsley oil blended with coconut oil aids in promoting blood circulation and helps expel the unwanted substances from the body without any side effects. The deodorizing effect of the chlorophyll is known to neutralize body odor.

PATCHOULI ESSENTIAL OIL: It is used to treat skin and hair problems, such as dermatitis, eczema, acne, dry chapped skin, dandruff, and oily scalp. It also has wound healing and scar reducing properties soothing inflammation and helps protect wounds and ulcers from developing.

PEPPERMINT may reduce your discomfort when experiencing hot flashes. Peppermint has been shown to increase alertness and even enhance work performance.

PERILLA OIL: High Omega-3 fatty acid helps the skin and hair retain moisture, and can be used in the treatment of skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis.

PINE ESSENTIAL OIL: This oil is known to boost immunity by clearing mucus and phlegm from nasal passages and protecting the body and the environment from harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses. When used topically, Pine Essential Oil reduces redness and inflammation while soothing skin that is prone to eczema and psoriasis. Its antioxidant properties balance skin, rejuvenating the complexion to leave it looking and feeling healthy.

PLANTAIN OIL: Throughout the centuries the herb has had many medicinal applications and it was used as a remedy for a variety of ailments such as mouth inflammation, throat infections, earache, dropsy, asthma, and epilepsy. is a nourishing emollient your skin will love and appreciate. An excellent choice for gardeners, wild-harvesters, climbers, and other folks who work with their hands frequently.

POKE ROOT OIL: has long been a powerful and revered ally for women’s health. Poke root has many benefits and has been used by Native Americans for a myriad of conditions including as a heart stimulant, for rheumatism, arthritis, dysentery, and cancer. antiviral protein,” (PAP) which may have anti-tumor effects. It is currently being studied for its anti-cancer properties, and some studies have shown that certain formulations of PAP may be useful against some types of cancer cells that depend on hormones to grow such as breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer. This herb has also been used to help with the following conditions: Endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, hemorrhoid pain, headaches.

POLYSORBATE 80: is made from chemical compounds derived from the dehydration of sugar alcohol and oleic acid, a fatty acid found in animal and vegetable fats. Polysorbate 80 is used as an emulsifier or defoamer in foods, vitamins, medicines, and vaccines. Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier that helps the butters disperse more evenly in the bath water rather than pooling on top. It also prevents the mica from clinging to the side of the tub.

POMEGRANATE OIL: is very high concentrations of antioxidants which help to prevent free radical damage and slow the aging process. Punicic and ellagic acids contained in this essential oil help to nourish skin, enhance elasticity, and promote cell regeneration. Pomegranate Seed oil also protects and heals dry, irritated, burned, or damaged skin such as that affected by eczema or psoriasis.

POTASSIUM BITARTRATE (Cream of Tartar): is a byproduct of winemaking. When grapes are fermented the residue is found in the bottom of a wine making jar. Potassium Bitartrate is used to enhance and activate the properties of other ingredients helping to stabilize and hold them together, increasing integrity making bath bombs fizzy.

PUMPKIN SEED BUTTER: possess high levels of natural antioxidants and polyunsaturated fats. We know that antioxidants help reduce skin damage that is caused by free radicals, thus using any sort of pumpkin product on your skin - will assist with fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Pumpkin seed oil contains high amounts of Omega fatty acids, which are easily absorbed through the skin. These acids are key to cellular regrowth. This butter to be an exceptional addition to under eye creams, lotions and, of course, directly upon the skin.

RADISH: This is effective both as underarm and foot deodorant.

RASPBERRY FRUIT FIBERS: gently exfoliate the surface layers, giving your face or body a fresh, glowing appearance.

RASPBERRY SEED OIL: Raspberry Carrier Oil is a rich source of gamma linoleic acid, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids which can be used to nourish the skin. It reduces skin inflammation and aids in curing several skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. Ideally suited for use on prematurely aged skin and for regenerating skin cell activity which aid in the relief of itchy, scaly, irritated skin conditions. Raspberry Seed Oil also contains a significant amount of Vitamin A and absorbs UV-B and UV-C so useful as a broad spectrum sunscreen. Anti-inflammatory due to a high content of alpha-linolenic acid (the highest in any fruit seed oil) and phytosterols therefore helpful for eczema and psoriasis. Anti-aging benefits due to the content of Ellagic acid (an antioxidant) reduces the destruction of collagen and inflammatory response, both major causes of wrinkles. It also protects against ultraviolet damage. Very high in Vitamin E – an antioxidant. Antioxidants in skin care are important to prevent oxidative damage which can lead to premature skin aging and skin cancer. Very high levels of phytosterols helping to reduce trans epidermal water loss thereby helping to keep skin moisturized repair skin damaged by environmental factors including sun damage.

RETINOL also known as VITAMIN A: stimulates the production of new skin cells helping to fade dark spots resulting from photo-aging, hyperpigmentation, hormonal changes, and blemish scars. Prescription-strength retinoids renew the skin and treat acne, reduces appearance of fine lines, and helps with skin discoloration.” Also found in food and used as a dietary supplement.

ROSE ABSOLUTE: The calming and uplifting scent of this absolute offers relief from stress and anxiety. With a cooling effect, it soothes dry, itchy, and inflamed skin. The anti-inflammatory property of Rose Absolute helps prevent scarring and reduces the appearance of broken capillaries.

ROSEHIP OIL: is high in vitamin C as well as 32 other minerals and vitamins such as beta carotene, bioflavonoids, calcium, citrates, citric acid, iron malates, malic acid, niacin, phosphorus and vitamins A, B1, B2, E, K. and used as a remedy for the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, osteoarthritis, and diarrhea. Being rich in Vitamin C it contains natural anti-oxidant properties and improves skin elasticity and an astringent with its anti-inflammatory properties to relieve muscular aches and pain.

ROSEMARY: Most popular for its culinary uses, Rosemary also has the ability to stimulate hair growth, boost mental activity, relieve respiratory problems and reduce pain. Properties: Analgesic, Antidepressant, Anti-Stringent, Carminative, Cephalic, Diuretic, Stimulant, Hypertensive. Historical Uses: Rosemary has been used to clear the mind and nervous system & stimulate memories; the diuretic properties have been useful in reducing water retention during menstruation, obesity, and cellulite. Inhale or use aromatically to aid with congestion, allergies, cold sores, sore throats or flu. Antibacterial properties that fight build-up of bacteria, which causes body odor.

ROSEWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL: The mild, sweet, spicy and floral scent of this uplifting oil is known to reduce not only negative moods and stress but also nausea, coughing, and acne. Rosewood Oil exhibits mild pain-relieving properties and stimulates various body systems, enhancing circulation and digestion to name a few functions. Its rejuvenating abilities leave skin looking clear, smooth, youthful and vibrant.

SACHA INCHI OIL: is used in formulations meant for mature skin, creams, and lotions due to its exceptionally high antioxidant and skin smoothing properties. It soothes dry, irritated skin and damaged hair. It is one of the richest vegetable sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), namely Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3), Linolenic Acid (Omega 6), and Oleic Acid (Omega 9).

SAGE relieves symptoms of PMS, eases menstrual cramps and reduces the intensity and frequency of hot flashes and night sweats. Sage an antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and antibacterial. This oil is capable of inhibiting fungal infections both internally and externally and gives relief from fungal infections like dysentery, skin diseases, Athlete’s Foot, and dermatitis. Perfect for protecting small wounds or cuts from developing, irritating or potentially dangerous infections and is equally useful at countering bacterial infections, since it kills bacteria and inhibits their growth in the body as well as reducing inflammations on the skin, inflammations due to fever, and the entry of poisonous material into the bloodstream. Helps reduce activity in your sweat glands, which is one of the main causes of body odor.

SANDALWOOD: Historically documented, the use of sandalwood dates back several thousand years, is most notable for its smoothing effects on skin and for its mood-enhancing properties and is mainly used in perfumery, cosmetics, and aromatherapy. Sandalwood Essential Oil is considered to have strong anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.

SAPINDUS MUKOROSSI or SOAP NUTS: is a berry-like fruit grows on the Sapindus Mukorossi tree, native to India and the Himalayas. The berries produce a soap called saponin, which operates as a natural surfactant. The soap nut shell absorbs water and releases the saponins which circulate in the wash water, freeing dirt, grime, and oils from clothing. They are completely safe for septic systems, gentle for use on sensitive skin, including baby clothes, and are also antimicrobial. Soap nuts can also be used to clean dishes, as a shampoo to wash your hair, or for surface cleaning. They’re 100% natural and biodegradable and don’t contain any pesticides, as insects are naturally repulsed by saponin so there is no need to use them in cultivation. They are completely safe for septic systems, gentle for use on sensitive skin, including baby clothes, and are also antimicrobial. Upadhyay and Singh have suggested the soap nut can also be used as a natural remedy for many health problems, such as for treating migraine headaches, or for dermatological purposes such as using the seeds to remove skin impurities like blemishes or eczema.

SEA BUCKTHORN: rich with numerous vitamins, pro-vitamins, antioxidants, skin emollients and is a natural bactericide, anti-oxidant, and analgesic and can be used in topical applications to improve cell metabolism and as a free radical scavenger to delay dermal aging

SEAWEED: acts as a powerful detoxifier drawing out toxins and impurities while adding beneficial nutrients. It helps to stimulate the body's metabolism and circulation and contains fatty acids to combat skin irritation and inflammation.

SHEA: Used predominantly for skin care, Shea Butter is known for its moisturizing and emollient properties. Rich in vitamins and fatty acids, Shea Butter penetrates deeply into the epidermis and leaves a smooth, satiny finish. The naturally occurring cinnamic acid helps to provide UV protection for the skin. This oil leaves a smooth and healthy feel and offers benefits for numerous skin problems including dermatitis, eczema, burns, cutaneous dryness and other irritations. Highly recommended as a protective agent against harsh weather conditions where a mild barrier against the elements is desired.

SILK AMINO ACID: contains alanine, glycine, and serine. It is especially good for use in hair care products, as it protects hair from moisture loss and conditions it to provide a silky smoothness. With 18 different amino acids, all coming from the cocoon of the silkworm, and a chemical composition very close to that of human skin and hair making them a wonderful source of nourishment and maintenance.

SOLOMON'S SEAL ROOT: is used to treat lung disorders, reduce swelling as an astringent drawing out inflammation. Solomon's seal root directly applied to the skin for bruises, ulcers, or boils, hemorrhoids, skin redness, and water retention. Appalachian wildcrafted, hand-harvested Solomon's seal root supports the optimal function of the joints, cartilage, and connective tissue within the musculoskeletal system. Aids in restoration of damaged cartilage and connecting tissue. Aids in easing general inflammation of bruises, wounds and skin irritations. Hastens recovery from bone injuries (broken, stressed) and associated connective tissues. Encourages the production of synovial fluid to reduce grinding in joints. Addresses and aids restoration of too tight or too loose tendons, ligaments, joints and attachments associated with repetitive stress, injury & inflammation. Soothes upset stomach. Encourages loosening of mucus in the lungs. Improves women's reproductive health. Anti-rheumatic eases pain, inflammation, and infection in the joints. Connective tissue or joint problems which are not due to excess immune response or disease, but rather to stiffness, coldness, injury, overuse, underuse, excess weight bearing, lack of proper feeding and waste removal in the connective tissue. The adaptogenic helps the body adapt to internal (injuries to bones, connective tissues, joints, etc.) and environmental stresses by strengthening the immune system. The anti-inflammatory may help to reduce or counteract inflammations and infections associated with all types of injuries to the muscular-skeletal systems. It may act to produce cortisone in the body that stimulates the production and regulation of necessary synovial fluid in bursae and joints.

SPEARMINT: can induce relaxation and can cool you off by reducing your body temperature due to menopause as it induces the secretion of the hormone estrogen. Spearmint is an invigorating fragrance, uplifting, calming and energizing. Spearmint can help treat asthma and congestion due to its decongestant properties. Spearmint blends well with Lavender, Rosemary, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus essential oils for diffusion.

SQUALENE: balances oil production, providing just enough moisture to keep the skin clear and healthy. Squalene oil also has powerful anti-aging properties and will help the skin age gracefully as well as anti-inflammatory benefits to help with skin conditions such as acne and eczema.

SUGAR UNBLEACHED ORGANIC FINE-GRAIN: is a natural, gentle exfoliant that safely removes dead skin cells to reveal brighter, fresh skin.

SUNFLOWER OIL EXTRACT: has antioxidant and anti-free radical properties used for skin and hair care as it’s rich in polyphenols and vitamin F clinically proven to protect the hair color providing a photo-protective seal around the hair shaft from splits thus enhancing the health and sheen of the hair.

SWEET ALMOND: Sweet Almond Butter is rich in proteins and vitamin D and can be used to soften and recondition dry skin. It is great for all skin types as an acting emollient and is best known for its ability to soften, soothe, 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 soothe dry and irritated areas. Sweet Almond Oil has been used as an aromatic-bitter for anorexia, as a digestive tonic, to promote menstruation and to reduce fever.

SWEET ORANGE: Uplifting and refreshing, sweet orange essential oil, also simply called orange essential oil, is antiseptic and has been shown to exhibit antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is also a great degreaser. A 2001 study in the Journal of Food Science showed how Valencia orange essential oil (Valencia is a type of sweet orange) inhibited E. Coli and Salmonella during the refrigeration process of beef. Sweet Orange essential oil is definitely good for cleaning cutting boards and countertops where raw meat has been. In aromatherapy, it is often used to help alleviate anxiety, depression, nervousness, and insomnia, so it is particularly potent when combined with lavender essential oil, which has similar properties.

ST. JOHN’S WORT OIL: is solar infused using fresh, wild harvested Hypericum perforatum flowers and used topically for it's cooling and toning effect on the skin; is anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and mildly astringent. It is useful for soothing skin irritations and treating dry, overheated and sun-exposed skin. It can help to heal the nerves under the skin's surface so is useful where there is mild pain associated with old injuries or muscular aches. It is nice on sensitive skin and is often included in baby products. Considered a holy herb, St John's Wort was employed for a number of folkloric uses during the Middle Ages. It was once believed that the herb helped to protect people from curses, demons, and lightning. Avoid while pregnant. Not for internal use.

TEA TREE OIL: Is known as a natural antifungal agent, disinfectant, germicide, and fungicide. Soothing and disinfecting, it is capable of penetrating into the lower skin layers with its anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, analgesic (painkilling) and cicatrizant (wound-healing) qualities and is used as a very effective first aid remedy and against countless skin ailments, infections, cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites, and skin spots.

THYME: Properties: Antiseptic, Anti-Spasmodic, Bactericidal, Carminative, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Insecticide, Stimulant. Historical Uses: In addition to cooking, Thyme has been used anciently during the embalming process to help fight against infectious diseases and illness along with help heal infections, digestive issues, asthma, gas problems, and other respiratory ailments. Use aromatically to help calm nervousness, fight depression, aid in memory and fight off bacteria.

TURMERIC POWDER: This powdered spice is known for its ability to heal wounds and prevent bacterial infections. With its exfoliating property, it stimulates the growth of new skin while enhancing the skin’s natural elasticity and lightening blemishes. Used in hair, Turmeric Powder soothes the scalp and eliminates dandruff, thereby preventing hair loss caused by dryness and fungus.

UREA - CARBAMIDE: is a waste product of many living organisms and is the major organic component of human urine. This is because it is at the end of a chain of reactions which break down the amino acids that make up proteins. Although synthetic versions are used in cosmetics in small amounts, urea has a beneficial water-binding and mild exfoliating properties for skin enhancing the absorption of other cosmetic ingredients. However, Urea can be irritating to skin, eyes, and the respiratory tract.

VITAMIN E OIL: Plays a role in the anti-aging of skin. It helps skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Helps in reducing sun damage.

WHITE WILLOW BARK EXTRACT: has been used for conditions associated with pain, inflammation, and fever. It is also a popular ingredient in skin care formulations where it is used to treat acne, control sebum, as an astringent and as an exfoliate and an effective anti-bacterial agent used in preparations for tinctures, balms, soap, facial cleansers, creams, and lotions.

WITCH HAZEL: Although it is best known for its skin cleansing and toning abilities, the uplifting scent of this liquid is also known to boost moods.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier). Always perform a skin patch test before use.


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Last updated on May 11, 2022

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BIG JOSH’s Tattoo Pigment Protector vs Over the Counter Protectors

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Most over the counter pigment protectors have five ingredients Petrolatum (a byproduct of crude-oil), Panthenol (vitamin B-5) , Glycerin (lubrication), Lanolin Alcohol (acetic acid and lye) and Bisabolol (resin from turpentine).

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