Our natural ingredients and their benefits:
Almond Oil: is a high quality oil, which is easily but slowly absorbed by the skin.
Olive Oil: has been used on body since ancient times (thank you, Cleopatra). Naturally, olive oil is packed with anti-aging antioxidants and hydrating squalene, making it superb for hair, skin, and nails. Pure olive oil is an excellent moisturizer when added to beeswax.Beeswax:
The most amazing natural ingredient we use! It has a natural SPF, which means you can’t claim sun protection on the label, because it depends on how much you put on and every wax is slightly different. Beeswax is never goes bad and is antibacterial.Comfrey:
We infuse whole root of comfrey because it very healing for the skin. It contains allatoin, a protein that speeds up cell renewal for rough or damaged skin. Don’t be fooled by comfrey extracts used by the big companies. It is not as healing as infusing the whole herb.Calendula:
This herb is part of the marigold family and is has a long history of medicinal and culinary use. We use it to aid in healing rough or problem skin. We infuse the organically grown flower tops into Rub It!Cocoa butter:
is one of the main ingredients in our lip balm. It never goes bad and always smells good! It melts at body temperature and give that smooth silky feel people love when you rub your lips together.Tocopherol:
aka Vitamin E. We only use plant-based vitamin E not the less expensive synthetic varieties. This oil is used primarily as a preservative for the almond oil and olive oil to help it last longer. It also provides the skin with nourishment and aids healing.
Clove: is antibacterial, antiseptic and analgesic and is a good oil for the prevention of disease and infection.
Lavender: is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant and detoxifier. It promotes healing and prevents scaring. It also stimulates the immune system and the cells of a wound to regenerate more quickly.
Tea Tree Oil: is a natural antiseptic. It has impressive antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties. The Australian Aborigines have been using this indigenous tree for centuries to cure common skin problems.
Rosemary: is both a physical and mental stimulant. It has been used for its antiseptic properties, arthritis, muscle pain and much more. We love the way it works synergistically with Lavender.
Lemongrass: This fine herb gives a super lemon scent to our Gardener’s balm. It acts primarily as a bug repellant and offers aromatherapy to citrus lovers.
Citronella: We use this essential oil in our Bug Off Balm and our Bug off candle. It is one of the few natural ingredients the FDA recognizes as effective in repelling mosquitoes and other biting bugs.
Wintergreen: This sweet smelling mint is in our lip balm and has been used for centuries as an antiseptic and analgesic. It is a popular flavoring agent in lip balms and blends well with Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus: Native to Australia and among the tallest trees in the world. The oil is extracted from the green branches, leaves and nuts. It is used in our lip balm for its antiseptic action and to aid in healing chapped lips. It is also helpful for colds, herpes, flu and other viral infections.
Peppermint: Has been used by many ancient cultures, including the Egyptians, Chinese and American Indians for its useful health-promoting properties. It has a snappy mint aroma and aids the healing of skin irritations.