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Scents Sense & Other Ingredients

Listed below are the ingredients we use in our natural soap, lotion, and creams, as well as the benefits each is said to have. This is not an all-inclusive list as we are continually adding new products.  For additional information, we strongly suggest reading books on the subject written by experienced aroma therapists.

 

The roots of current day aromatherapy are often traced to the French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, who plunged his hand into a bucket of lavender essential oil after accidentally burning himself. He was amazed at the rate of recovery and minimal scarring from the burn. Fascinated by his experience, he began to study the effects of essential oils on the body and used them in hospitals on soldiers during the First World War.

 

 

Amber:  A warm smooth and sweet with an aroma rich with the undercurrents of fruit, spice and exotically sweet floral overtones. My personal favorite :D

 

Argon Oil:  A light oil for dry skin. 

 

Bay: Safety precautions : Possible irritation for sensitive skin. Avoid in pregnancy.  Bay leaf essential oil helps to reduce pain in muscles and joints. It also helps with scalp and hair issues and assists with blood circulation. It is a very powerful oil with strong antiseptic qualities, making it particularly effective at cleansing wounds and purifying the air. Bay leaf is a stimulant to the lymph, sinuses, lungs, and circulatory systems. It is also reputed to improve memory.

 

Cinnamon:  Safety precautions: Avoid during pregnancy. May irritate mucous membranes.  With its warming properties, cinnamon essential oil promotes robust circulation, strengthening the body and sexual organs. It's analgesic properties help to assuage pain from toothaches and sore muscles. It's powerful antioxidant and antiseptic properties disinfect the air when used in a diffuser and wards off insects. Cinnamon essential oil also helps with menstrual cramps, indigestion, colds, and coughs. It is reputed to be an aphrodisiac.

 

Citronella:  Invigorating, Mental Focus.  Great for working in the yard, picnicing, and camping trips.  Helps to keep mosquitos and ticks at bay.

 

Coconut Oil: Hydrating and mild anti-bacterial properties, aids in moisturizing and skin cleansing.

 

Colloidal Oatmeal: Oatmeal ground to a fine powder.  Said to be comforting for many skin issues.

 

Distilled Water: Free of the minerals and additives found in typical bottled and tap water.

 

Eucalyptus:  Safety precautions: Avoid if history of epilepsy or hypertension. Avoid in pregnancy.   Eucalyptus essential oil has traditionally been used by the Australian and Tasmanian natives as a remedy for wound healing, reducing fever, and combating infection, assisting with asthma, colds, flu, chest, throat infection, catarrh, viral infections, herpes, cystitis, arthritis, bursitis, abscesses, boils, cuts, wounds, burns, blisters, ulcers, headache, migraine, neuralgia, muscle stiffness, bruises, sprains, stings, insect bites, fever, air purifier, immune stimulant, and swollen glands.  They say it also helps to relieve congestion and clear the sinuses when added to a steam bath.

 

Frankincense:  Safety precautions: Not to be used during pregnancy.  Made from tree resin.  Exotic wood essence. Said to revive mature lackluster skin.  It has been used for the act of anointing individuals, and is well known biblically as one of the gifts given to Christ at his birth. In ancient times, frankincense was valued above gold because of its use to support health and wellness in a wide range of individuals and circumstances.  Anti-inflammatory and astringent properties help to reduce visible signs of wrinkles and scar damage.  slow and deepen breathing and so is good for meditation. May also be helpful for asthma, bronchitis, coughs, anxiety, & laryngitis.  The essential oil has also been used with much success to support healthy inflammation response and healthy immune system function.

 

Fragrance Oil:  Fragrances are not found in nature., but are created to replicate or expand favorite scents.  We do use some fragrance oils because people love the scents.  All of our fragrance oils are paraben and phthalate free.

 

​French Green Clay:  For oily skin.  Draws oils & toxins away from skin.

 

Goats Milk: the lactic acid in goat milk serves as a very mild and gentle chemical exfoliate to clear away dead skin cells without abrasive contact

 

Jasmine: Safety precautions: Use with caution during pregnancy. Do not overuse.  Warm, exotic, floral scent.  Said to be useful in helping to treat depression, as well as with respiratory problems, including hoarseness and coughs.  The scent of Jasmine stimulates the brain to release "encephaline," a neurotransmitter which acts as an analgesic and induces euphoria. For this reason it is a remarkably effective antidepressant.  It works wonderfully on mature and dry skin to soothe and soften. Replete with antioxidants and anti inflammatory compounds, jasmine essential oil is an excellent remedy for a host of issues related to inflamed areas of the body. It has an affinity for the sexual glands and acts as a powerful aphrodisiac, stimulating the erogenous areas of the body.  

 

Lanolin:  Lanolin comes from the fleeces of sheep. In the spring when sheep are sheared the lanolin is removed from the wool before the wool is processed into yarns. Moisturizing properties of lanolin can't be beat.

 

Lemon Eucalyptus:  Safety precautions: Not to be used during pregnancy.  Lemon Eucalyptus is a sister of Eucalyptus essential oil with lemon undertones.  It is energizing, refreshing, cooling, good for sore muscles, combating viruses, and disinfecting. It is also assists with respiratory ailments. The oil is very strong and awakens all senses, clearing your mind.

 

Lemongrass:   Safety precautions: Avoid in pregnancy. Can cause skin irritations in sensitive skin. Test on a small patch of skin before using.  Lemongrass essential oil works as an antiseptic and is said to help muscle cramps, rheumatism, nerve conditions, headaches, palpitations, deodorant, athlete's foot, skin parasites, enlarged pores, loose skin, fever, recovery from illness, jet lag, excessive perspiration, bruises, sprains, oily skin, cellulite, arthritis, and muscle soreness.  Uplifting, Energizing

 

Lime: Antiseptic, Antiviral, Disinfecting

 

Lavender: Safety precautions: Avoid during pregnancy.  Phototoxic, avoid direct sunlight after exposure.  Well known for its soothing, calming properties, lavender is wonderful for promoting natural healing time for burns, cuts, stings and other wounds. It’s jam-packed with antioxidant power, which is why researchers from Tunisia evaluated its ability to support healthy blood sugar levels and reduce oxidative stress.  Lavender essential oil is analgesic, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, hypotensive, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, decongestant, anticoagulant, deodorant, anti-toxic, diuretic, restorative, sedative, and nervine.  

 

Melaleuca  (Tea Tree Oil)  Well known throughout Australia for its ability to promote natural wound healing, melaleuca also known as tea tree oil has powerful antiseptic properties. Melaleuca has been documented to kill many germs on contact. A study published in the British Medical Journal found that melaleuca is “a powerful disinfectant and is non-poisonous and gentle” to the body.  As a natural antiseptic, melaleuca oil supports healthy skin and reduces blemishes, promotes healthy gums, supports a healthy scalp

 

Olive Oil: contains antioxidants like Vitamin A and Vitamin E which support skin elasticity, moisturizing properties

 

Optiphen: paraben and formaldehyde free preservative used to prevent mold/microbe growth

 

Palm Oil: Rich in beta-carotene (Vitamin A) which helps fight damage from free radicals, moisturizing, builds lather, and increases hardness of soap bar for longer usage. We use only sustainably sourced so it does not interfere with the natural habitats of wildlife.

 

Palmarosa:  Safety precautions: Avoid in pregnancy.  Aroma reminiscent of rose infused with lemongrass.  Palmarosa essential oil works well as a skin toner because of its humectant ability to retain moisture in the skin. The oil is also reputed to stimulate skin cell regeneration, working to provide luster to mature skin. The disinfectant properties ward off bacteria, act as an insect repellent, and help to heal scar tissue.  May help the digestive system and may also help to stimulate the appetite.

 

Patchouli:  Safety precautions: Avoid in pregnancy.  Patchouli works as an astringent, making it useful in treating visible signs of aging, sagging skin, enlarged pores, varicose veins, and wrinkles.  Patchouli oil stimulates the regeneration of skin cells and reduces inflammation from itchy and infected skin, acne, eczema, dermatitis, sores, scar tissue, skin infections, and insect bites. It is also a mild aphrodisiac.

 

Peppermint:  Possible irritation for sensitive skin. Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body that can help relieve sore muscles when used topically. It also has antimicrobial properties so it can help freshen bad breath and support healthy digestion. Research has found peppermint can support healthy digestion and relieve occasional gas and bloating.  Stimulates the sebaceous gland to produce more oil, great for dry skin conditions.  Has anti-depressant, anti-septic, astringent and insect repelling properties.  Peppermint is said to be beneficial for acne, dermatitis, eczema, headaches, insect bites, mental fatigue and migraines.

 

Raspberry Seed Oil:   High in natural tocopherols and essential fatty acids, with 30 Omega 3, 54% Omega 6, and 14% Omega 9 profiles.  

 

Rose: Safety precautions: Avoid during pregnancy.  Sweet floral scent. May be helpful for dry, mature, or sensitive skin. May also be helpful for depression, helping deal with grief, PMS, nausea, & constipation. 

 

Rose Clay:  For dry skin.  Cleanses, exfoliates, improves circulation.

 

Rosemary:  Antidepressant, Decongestant, Mental Clarity

 

Shea Butter:  Deep moisturizing properties, offers slight UV protection-highly recommended in after-sun care

 

Sodium hydroxide (lye): Caustic raw ingredient, lye soaps are perfectly safe to use on skin as long as they have been properly aged. Saponifying agent.

 

Spearmint:  Safety precautions: Avoid during pregnancy.  Spearmint essential oil reduces pain, fights infections, reduces inflammation, cleanses, soothes sore muscles, tightens pores and skin, and alleviates headaches and fever. In 2001, Japanese researchers reported spearmint essential oil displayed significant bactericidal activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Helicobacter pylori.  Stimulates the sebaceous gland to produce more oil making it great for dry skin conditions

 

Sweet Almond Oil: Moisturizing oil which absorbs slowly-perfect for lasting moisturizing effects in lip balm!

 

Sweet Orange:  Light citrus scent.  Stress-Relieving.  May be helpful with constipation, colds/flu, and tension/stress related conditions. May also be useful for depression or bronchitis.  

 

Tamanu Oil:  Said to be comforting for many skin issues.  Has been used for eczema, psoriasis, and dry, cracked & inflamed skin.  

 

Tea Tree:  Safety precautions: Avoid during pregnancy.  Possible irritant to sensitive skin. Tea tree essential oil has strong anti inflammatory and antiseptic properties which easily penetrate the outer skin layers to treat insect bites, cuts, burns, acne, infected wounds, bruises, boils, scabies, lice, hives, poison ivy and oak, and sunburn. Tea tree essential possesses analgesic properties that can be applied for sprains, arthritis, bunions, bursitis, eczema, gout, carpal tunnel syndrome, and hemorrhoids. It also assists cold sores, herpes, nail infections, asthma, bronchitis, acne, and blemishes. It also acts as an immune stimulant, helps with athlete's foot, reduces dandruff, ringworm, upper respiratory infections, varicose veins, and parasites.

 

Wintergreen:  Safety precautions: Avoid during pregnancy. May be a skin irritant.  Wintergreen essential oil works well as a pain reliever, speeds healing for skin disorders, and is an effective antiseptic. It is widely used in preparations for the relief of muscular or joint related pain, derived from sports injuries and/or arthritis.  

 

Ylang Ylang:   A floral scent.  Ylang ylang essential oil is known to reduce stress and induce calmness. The aroma is exotic and rich, penetrating the vicinity and imbuing sensual and aphrodisiac sentiments. It is used to increase the thickness of the hair shaft and stimulates hair growth. May have a balancing effect on sebum production production reduces split ends. Ylang ylang assists with hypertension, palpitations, rapid breathing, acts as a scalp tonic, acne, and fever. Anti-Depressant, Aphrodisiac, Euphoric.  
 

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