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The bees have always known Lavender is a great source of substance that produces the highest quality of products. Having been used for centuries, Lavender Oil has featured throughout history medicinally, cosmetically and culinarily. We use Lavender for it’s intense moisturising capabilities. This is achieved by stimulation of blood flow, which increases oxygen and nutrient levels in the upper layers of the skin cell. This heals, regenerates and tones the skin, delaying fine lines and reducing age and sunspots. An emotional balancer, it will keep you calm and reduce tension.
A true beholder of beauty, who knew a small sturdy tree in the desert, could contain one of the key ingredients for youthful looking skin. Packed full of antioxidants, Myrrh Oil fights cellular damage and improves skin elasticity, toning and firming tired, sagging skin. Having being used for centuries in Chinese medicine to treat wounds and bruises, and known for it’s antiseptic and anti-inflammatory capabilities, Myrrh Oil promotes healing of the mind, body and soul.
Not only is this fruit good to eat, it’s oil is perfect for skin health. With 60% of vitamin A, and containing vitamin E and high in fatty acids, Apricot oil is full of antioxidants, and also easily absorbed when applied directly to skin. It is nourishment to your skin, moisturising both dry and oily skin and with anti-inflammatory properties it’s a great healer for any skin discomforts.
Another beauty secret, Grape seed oil is perfect for your skincare regime as it is easily absorbed, and being rich in essential fatty acids, and vitamins, it is been clinically proven to be effective for reducing the signs of wrinkles and minimising the appearance of scars. Another oil with antioxidizing qualities, it will help boost collagen levels and balance out skin tones.
Trees really are awesome. Here’s another of natures wonders; Cedarwood is an all in one elixir for healthy skin. With its antibacterial and antifungal qualities it will inhibit bacteria from infecting wounds, anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation in joints and tissues, and it’s a diuretic, which means it excretes unwanted toxins from your body. And that’s not all, it has astringent properties which helps keep the skin firm, and make the skins protein coagulate to form a protective shield, and it’s even got sedative qualities to chill you out and calm your mind, relieving tension and anxiety.
The plant of immortality to the Egyptians, this is a world-renowned healer for many known skin conditions. This solid material contains over 75 different nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid. These nutritional qualities, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, make Aloe Vera the perfect solution for burns, acne, stretchmarks and importantly, fighting the signs of aging. It helps improve the skin’s elasticity and keeps it hydrated, keeping you, looking and feeling, younger.
Commonly known as Green Tea, you probably already know how wonderful this oil can be. What you probably don’t know is that it has been the beauty secret of the Geishas for centuries. It has powerful skin rejuvenation abilities with it’s molecules being similar to human skin, this enables it to rapidly absorb, enriching your skin with minerals and vitamins including A, B and E, along with the nourishing Omegas 3, 6 and 9, Camellia oil is a highly restorive anitoxidizing moisturiser all in one. Being non-drying and non-clogging oil, it’s also perfect for all skin types as it can help restore proper PH levels to your skin, and protect it from environmental pollutants.
This furry wee fruit us kiwis have claimed as our own, sure does pack a punch when it comes to possessing essential vitamins. This oil is full of omegas – in fact it contains about 60% ALA (alpha linoleic acid) so along with the other nutrients it possesses including Vitamin E, and being of The richest source of vitamin C, this fella is a liquid antioxidant ready to go to battle on your sun damaged skin. It will help fight free radicles, boost collagen levels as well as moisturise dry skin but with the help of those essential acids, it’s also effective on oily, acne prone skin. Amazeballs!!
Another one of natures best kept secrets… Borage oil is rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) one of the most effective agent for treating skin discomforts and generally keeping skin healthy. Being part of the Omega 6 family, GLA is essential to our skincare and is especially effective with irritated skin like eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and acne.
Strawberries are not just good for eating. Their seeds do wonders for your skin too. With the alpha-linolenic acid they possess, which protects your skins outer layer and repairs the moister barrier, keeping your skin soft and supple. Strawberry Seed oil also provides anti-oxidant benefits, protecting against harmful UV rays. It’s also rich in vitamins A & C, which help reduce fine lines, wrinkles and signs of aging. Mmmmm….Strawberries……….
Oh! Where do we start? It’s great for your body (inside & out) as it is rich in Omega 6 & Omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential for cell production and skin health. With hemp oils natural moisturising abilities, as well as it’s antioxidant and inflammatory properties, it keeps your skin balanced and prevents premature ageing of your skin, whilst also offering relief from dermatitis problems like eczema.
Just like it’s cousin the Orange, Mandarin has pretty much similar qualities, like it’s antibacterial and inflammation properties, with an added bonus of facilitating circulation, so your lips will not only be, but look healthy & kissable too.
Rejuvenates your skin and keeps it looking healthy and young. It has antiseptic qualities to help heal wounds like spots, cuts and bites. In fact, Rosewood even has insecticidal properties which will deter those pesky biting insects. A slight analgesic, Rosewood can provide mild relief from slight headaches and toothache too. Bliss!
Orange is a happy colour, so it’s only natural that Orange Essential oil can relieve you of any depressive moods, leaving you calm and relaxed, with happy thoughts. Sweet Orange oil has antibacterial properties, an ability to protect wounds and prevent fungal infections from becoming sceptic by inhibiting microbial growth. An essential ingredient for smooth, kissable lips!
This little beauty is rich in vitamins and antioxidants which provide protection from harmful free radicals. Raspberry seed oil is effective in skin repair and conditioning with high levels of Vitamin E. It contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids which reduce oxidative stress in skin, keeping you looking younger. With natural SPF’s and all it’s other qualities, it’s perfect for your daily skin care regime.
We know you’re thinking tea, but this oil actually contains the essential fatty acids, Vitamin E, C & B carotene (a form of Vitamin A) This little beauty is packed full of antioxidants which stimulate collagen production. Rosehip provides moisture to skin cells, improves skin flexibility and promotes skin regeneration, decreasing those fine lines and wrinkles.
Yip, that plant that is typically found in your Gran’s garden is perfect for all skin types, as it soothes dry skin, yet helps clear complexions of oily skin. Geranium oil has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which means it doesn’t let bacteria or microbes develop on wounds, so keeps you safe from infections. Geranium also helps with the healing of scars and other spots on your skin reducing them to fading or near vanishing. It facilitates blood circulation, therefore encourages the recycling and rejuvenation of new skin cells. It’s like magic!
A natural skin conditioner, it’s the only oil that closely resembles sebum – that waxy substance we produce from our skin glands. But, even though it’s a natural conditioner, it also has the amazing ability to reduce oiliness, by adjusting and regulating our bodies sebum production. Along with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents, it soothes irritated skin by penetrating deep into the layers, clearing out any blockages, leaving you with smooth, even tones. Perfect!
An antioxidant that protects and repairs skin damage from free radicals. A nutrient to the skin, it boosts collagen production (a connective tissue that keeps our skin elastic).Vitamin E helps reduce ‘Brown Spots’ on skin caused by ageing, free radical damage and poor liver function. It helps to lighten and smooth the rough skin by lubricating cell membranes and encouraging cell regeneration. It’s also a great healer for dry, cracked cuticles and nails.
Prevents the sagging of skin and loosening of muscle tissue with it’s toning abilities. Patchouli has antiseptic qualities, which protect wounds from infection. It is good for fungal infections and with it’s skin rejuvenation qualities, helps the healing process of cuts and accelerates scar fading. It’ll make you smell good too.
Packed full of proteins and Vitamin E, it’s skin food at it’s best! With the help of the fatty acids it contains, coconut oil conditions dry skin by aiding tissue repair, keeping your skin healthy and smooth, with an even tone & reduces the appearance of pores. It is easily absorbed and carries it’s own disinfectant and antimicrobial properties, keeping away any nasties.
Soothes chapped, dry skin. Protects existing cells and encourages new cell growth. Frankincense has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities and as a natural toner, decreases the appearance of pores and evens out skin tones. Frankincense reduces the appearance of wrinkles, tightens skin and reduces scars. Also great to strengthen weak and brittle nails.
This little gem is a key component to the production of collagen (that protein that aids in the growth of cells and gives skin it’s firmness) Vitamin C improves your skin by creating scar tissue and ligaments, which helps skin repair itself. Packed full of antioxidants, it neutralises free radicals within and can even reverse DNA damaged (caused by those free radicals). EARTHCHILD uses a fat-soluble Vitamin C, (Ascorbyl Palmitate) which, unlike your average Ascorbic Acid, has the ability to be stored in cell membranes, until it is needed. How convenient!
Extracted from the nut of the African Shea Tree, it’s a super food for your skin. Shea Butter is jam packed full of nutrients including vitamin A, which has it’s own healing qualities, and Vitamin E, an antioxidant. A natural rich moisturiser, Shea Butter is on par with the moisturisers your sebaceous glands produce, it just melts into your skin to reduce dryness, wrinkles, and even stretch marks.
Holier than thou, Sandalwood really can preform miracles. You might very well recognize the woody scent, as this oil has been used for centuries amongst many different cultures around the world, and all for different purposes, from religion to medicine. In fact, Sandalwood is still used in a lot in industrial products today, like soaps, deodorants and even mouthwash. EARTHCHILD uses this oil for it’s healing abilities, with it’s antibacterial qualities, it will protect wounds from infection, it’s anti-inflammatory qualities, which offers cooling & relief to itchy bites and circulatory inflammations, and it’s skin tightening abilities to help scars and spots heal faster. Being a relaxant by nature Sandalwood also has the ability to calm your muscles and relieve nerves, which is great for aches, cramps and muscle spasms. This fella sure does pack a punch, so we just use a wee bit.
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