At Pure Body Luxe we have meticulously crafted and blended 100% natural oils and extracts for your face, body and hair.  We are committed to sourcing the best quality ingredients we can find that are sustainable.  Here’s the low down on our ingredients.

Alkanet Root Extract

Alkanet Root is a herb in the borage family and is primarily used as a natural dyeing and coloring agent.  It is native to the Mediterranean region.

Alkanna Tinctoria has has a dark red root of blackish appearance externally but blue-red inside, with a whitish core. The root produces a fine red colouring material which has been used as a dye in the Mediterranean region since antiquity.

Aloe Vera Extract

Back in ancient Egyptian times, Aloe Vera was called the “plant of immortality”.  Fast-forward a few thousand years, and the natural skin care market has finally caught on to the benefits of this miraculous cactus.

Recently, its uses have become more targeted and medicinal, and it’s one of the leading therapies for sunburns. Aloe Vera moisturises the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so it is perfect for anyone with an oily skin complexion and for prepping the skin prior to application of make-up.  Aloe Vera oil is also great for men as it can be used as an aftershave treatment due to its healing properties.

For the most part, Aloe Vera is used to treat a range of skin conditions. It contains 200 active compounds, including Vitamins A, B, C and E, Amino acids, Enzymes, Minerals, Beta Carotene, and Polysaccharides, all of which stimulate cell renewal, hydrate the skin, and boost circulation.

Normally found in gels and water-based cosmetics, Pure Body Luxe has developed an exclusive process of extracting the oil from the plant’s leaves so that it can be included in our range of luxury oils.  It is one of our most important ingredients to form a protective layer that soothes, heals and keeps the skin biota ultra healthy.

As well as amino acids Aloe Vera contains two hormones that provide wound healing and reduce skin inflammation, blistering and itchiness stimulating the growth of new cells. This allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring.

All in all, Aloe Vera Extract is a superpower oil full of skin nurturing properties.

Angelica Root Oil

The Angelica Root oil is extracted through steam distillation of its rhizome (root nodules), seeds, and the whole herb.

Angelica is a revered ancient remedy and restorative. Conducive to overall well-being, it is revitalizing and comforting.  Angelica can also assist in the revitalization of dull, congested skin by encouraging healthy microbial balance.

Due to its almost miraculous healing powers, Angelica was known as “holy spirit root” in the Middle Ages. When the Black Plague swept over Europe, the herb was considered an antidote; its seeds and roots were burned to purify the air.  “Angelica Water” was similarly employed when the plague struck London in 1665. We use Angelica Root oil in our Soothe oil blend to lend its calming and balancing properties.

As an interesting side note Angelica is also used in the preparation of Vermouth and Chartreuse.

Annatto Seed Extract

Derived from the seeds of the Achiote tree, it has a vibrant colour that makes it perfect for use as a natural coloring agent and condiment.

Similar to paprika, saffron and turmeric, it can lend foods a bright colour that ranges from yellow to deep orange.  

Chock-full of carotenoids and other beneficial compounds, it has been shown to kill off bacteria, strengthen bones and speed up wound healing.

Apricot Kernel Oil

It is derived from the dried seeds of the apricot fruit which contain 40-50% oil content. Apricot Kernel oil is a popular ingredients in skin and hair care products as it’s very light and gentle, and is absorbed completely into the skin. It has wonderful moisturising properties and can reduce inflammation when applied topically.

Apricot kernel oil is good for people with sensitive skin as it is non-irritant and soothing. It is a perfect moisturiser as it is high in Vitamin E, Oleic and Linoleic fatty acids, both of which enables your skin to maintain its moisture balance. This acid also helps tone and firm your skin. The Vitamin A and Vitamin E in Apricot Kernel oil also help to slow down the signs of ageing.

As an anti-inflammatory it can be used to soothe minor skin conditions, like eczema and it’s good for dry, parched skin.  

One can use it after a shower to seal the moisture into the skin since it is light and absorbs quickly. Once it is absorbed into skin, it provides moisturisation for a long time.

Apricot kernel oil improves the delivery of essential oils and other herbal agents making it a wonderful carrier oil in skin care to carry targeted essential ingredients.

Suitable for all skin types, including combination, oily and sensitive skin.

Argan Oil

For generations, natives of the Argan woodlands in Morocco have pressed the nut to extract this precious oil.

People throughout the world have taken advantage of the many argan oil benefits to help treat skin infections, insect bites and skin rashes. And now it is used by men and women all over the world seeking an effective, all-natural moisturiser for skin and hair.

One of the main reasons that argan oil is so therapeutic is because it’s loaded with antioxidants and essential fatty acids and Vitamin A, but its main claim to fame is its high Vitamin E levels. In fact, in its pure form, this oil is believed to contain three times more Vitamin E than any other natural oil. Vitamin E has incredible hydrating and anti-ageing benefits. It helps to boost cell production while promoting healthy skin and hair. Argan oil absorbs quickly and does not leave an oily residue and  has been proven to reduce sebum levels in individuals with oily skin.

Research shows that when applied to skin, argan oil benefits include easing inflammation while moisturising the skin. Applied topically, it softens skin, reduces wrinkles, and fights free radicals – which is more important than ever, living in polluted Western environments.

Argan’s high Linoleic acid content helps to reduce inflammation caused by acne, (not to mention rashes, infections and bug bites) while helping to soothe damaged skin cells. The Vitamin A and Vitamin E will help to rejuvenate the skin while moisturising, making stretch marks less likely to form and it is an effective treatment to soothe the skin after shaving, for men and women.The sterolins in fatty acids also improve ‘skin metabolism’, meaning it will stay soft yet supple so long as you keep using it.

Argan oil can be used in a myriad of ways. Because it is a non-greasy ‘dry’ oil that absorbs quickly, it is a great face and body moisturiser. It is also used as an intensely hydrating hair treatment, cuticle softener, and bath oil.

And men love this oil because it’s so light and effective.

Avocado Oil

Cold pressed Avocado oil is one of the richest sources of beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids such as Oleic acid. These fats are a great addition to your diet but can also have an immediate effect on the texture and appearance of your skin.

Not only is Avocado oil extremely good at hydrating and softening your skin, is it also often recommended as an effective treatment for acne, eczema and other forms of skin inflammation. It has even been reported to have be beneficial for diminishing age spots and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.

As one of the most deeply penetrating oils, it really absorbs into the layers of the epidermis, making its beauty benefits more intense. It’s rich in Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K, as well as Potassium, Lecithin and Chlorophyll.

Though Avocado oil is heavier than other oils, it absorbs fully and won’t clog pores or leave any residue.  The abundance of antioxidants, flavonoids, and phenolic acids play the main role in fighting against free radical species that are the primary cause of aging.  Avocado oil contains natural steroids and they may be effective in boosting collagen production and in treating age spots.

This ultra-nourishing oil has a low level of UV protection, coupled with the other Pure Body Luxe ingredients, assists in preventing sun damage.  It has also been proven to increase the amount of soluble collagen in the skin, which translates to better skin repair, faster wound healing, and elasticity.

While Avocado oil is mostly used as a moisturiser, it is also a great addition to your cleansing routine. It clears pores and evens skin tone.

All in all – a deeply rich and nourishing skin care oil and a important ingredient in our range.

Bergamot Oil

Essential Bergamot oil comes from compressing the peel of a small, orange-like fruit native to Italy. The components of Bergamot oil, like Alpha-pinene and Limonene, are antidepressant and stimulating in nature. By improving the circulation of the blood, they create a feeling of freshness, joy, and energy in cases of sadness and depression.

Bergamot oil is not only a natural antibiotic and disinfectant, but it also helps to control excess oil production in the skin, making it perfect for those with acne or oily skin.

Like many other natural oils, Bergamot oil is also an antiseptic, meaning it helps the skin heal and regenerate. The cicatrizant in bergamot helps heal scars and other marks on the skin. It also makes the distribution of pigments and melanin uniform, resulting in the fading away of marks and an even, attractive skin tone. This essential oil is commonly used to eliminate the unsightly effects of acne, which can leave noticeable scars on the affected areas for many years.

Bergamot oil is a natural cleanser, so adding it to our oils helps remove dirt and impurities—no need for potentially dangerous, chemical preservatives. In addition, this oil is great for those with oily skin, as it helps to unclog pores and balance.

Camellia (Green tea) Oil

The many health benefits of Camellia oil which are attributed to its high levels of Oleic acid, as well as Linoleic acid, Alpha-linolenic acid, Stearic acid, Vitamin E, Calcium, Potassium, Triterpenes, Saponins and Squalane. Camellia oil comes from Camellia oleifera plant that grows freely in the mountains of South Eastern Asia.  The oil has a light, delicate scent.

Used widely in Japan and known as the “beauty secret of the Geishas” this highly precious oil is an excellent emollient for keeping skin and hair moist and supple. Approximately 82% of its fatty acids are composed of Oleic fatty acid (Omega-9), a remarkable transdermal carrier and very effective in enhancing skin and hair’s ability to retain moisture.

Camellia oil absorbs very quickly. It permeates deep into lower layers of skin, promoting cell growth and giving skin support and flexibility. It is a fast-absorbing moisturiser with a silky, creamy texture and is non-comedogenic (does not block skin pores, and does not contribute to acne).

Among other benefits, it is a transdermal carrier of cell rebuilding nutrients and bioactive compounds (collagen and elastin) into skin, which repair damage caused by dryness, sun exposure and ageing.

Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot Seed oil is a known detoxifier and skin rejuvenator.

Its incredible benefits for the skin stem largely from the presence of Vitamin A and beta-carotene, which are both powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your skin from free-radical damage, preventing signs of premature ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A is also an effective acne treatment.

Carrot seed oil is also an emollient, making it incredibly healing to the skin, keeping it soft and hydrated and is commonly used in products to treat dehydrated skin, eczema and rosacea.

Roman Chamomile Oil

It turns out that the same anti-inflammatory compounds in chamomile responsible for soothing tummy troubles are also great for soothing your skin.

The Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) flower is an age-old remedy with a ton of health and beauty benefits. Similar to ginseng, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-allergenic and sedative properties. The plant’s healing power comes from its daisy-like flowers, which contain good oils, antioxidants, and flavonoids.

Chamomile oil is best known as a mild muscle relaxant. It relieves restlessness and stress, and helps insomniacs to fall asleep more easily. Studies have found that the inflammation-fighting flavonoids in chamomile essential oil are able to penetrate deep into the inner skin layers to calm inflammatory proteins, as well as fight free radicals that cause aging. Chamomile is a wonderfully soothing and calming oil for skin irritation and inflammation.

Chamomile oil can ease eczema, minor burns, and sunburn – and it does so quickly. Because it is infused with healing and moisturising properties, it is useful in fighting acne and the signs of ageing.

TIP: Cooled chamomile tea bags can be used as a compress to soothe tired or puffy eyes. Soak organic tea bags briefly in boiling water, squeeze them out and pop in the fridge or at least 30 minutes or overnight. Place over eyes in the morning with a couple of drops of our Soothe product to refresh and de-puff tired eyes before going out and relax for 10 minutes.

Clary Sage Oil

Clary Sage essential oil originates from France and can be applied to the skin to soothe irritation, boost mindfulness and reduce the symptoms of menstrual discomfort in women. As such, the Relax is a wonderful oil for women to rub gently into the stomach area.

There is an ester present in Clary Sage essential oil called Linalyl Acetate, which reduces skin inflammation and heals rashes. It is extremely calming and soothing. Furthermore, it balances and regulates the production of natural oils in the skin, reducing both oily and dry skin and making your skin look young and beautiful.

Apply topically either all over or on affected areas to soothe and rejuvenate skin that is dry, itchy or painful.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil has amazing rounded qualities and yields well to be included with essential oils and active oil ingredients. It is a superior carrier oil.

The high saturated fat content of coconut oil, being a mixture of short, medium and ling chain fatty acids (mainly Lauric Acid, Capric Acid and Caprylic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Polyphenols and Medium-Chain Triglycerides), all contribute to its amazing health qualities for the skin.

Without clogging pores, Coconut Oil offers excellent emollience to dry, itchy skin and hair, remaining suitable for sensitive, inflamed and irritated skin. In providing hydration, it creates a protective barrier on the skin’s surface, locking in moisture to soften, lubricate, and cool skin and hair while preventing future dryness as well as fungus. (mainly lauric acid, myristoleic acid and palmitoleic acid.has been shown to help improve certain skin conditions by healing wounds, reducing rashes and preventing acne. Its anti-inflammatory effect works wonders for soothing skin ailments.

Coconut oil is unique compared to other products in that it does not block the pores. Instead, coconut oil hydrates and softens the skin as it sinks deep into the cells. Coconut oil helps to naturally clear away dirt and dead skin cells which allows for a healthier complexion.

Coconut oil cleanses, tones and moisturises all in one, so there’s no need for a cabinet full of cosmetics. It is a fantastic makeup remover – and even works on waterproof mascara.  Put a little on a cotton ball and gently wipe over your eyes and the rest of your face to remove makeup. The bonus is that it will leave the skin hydrated and soft.

The fatty acids in coconut oil help it to work as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial natural product. This works in favor of reducing acne breakouts and keeping the pores dirt-free.

Coconut oil helps to soothe inflammation that often accompanies severe acne, and helps to alleviate the red dry skin that acne can cause.  The Vitamin E can help to fight damage to the skin thanks to its powerful antioxidant properties.

We source only the best Coconut oil and it features in all of the Pure Body Luxe products.

Echium Oil

The oil in the seeds of Echium occurs in a near perfect balance of Omega 3, 6 and 9.

Essential fatty acids in the right balance help the Lipid balance in the skin, protect against inflammation, and help retain moisture. Since Echium Seed oil contains the perfect ratio of these acids, skin care and cosmetic brands have quickly begun including it in their products, to huge success.

Echium oil helps prevent the signs of aging, moisturises sun damage, and smooths wrinkles and fine lines.  For those with acne, it can make a tangible difference. Echium oil alleviates inflammation and itchiness seen in skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis and is a soothing application for heat rash.

Fennel Seed oil

Fennel Seed oil is steam distilled from the crushed seeds of the fennel plant. The leafy herb is native to regions of southern Europe and Asia Minor.  It has a sweet, earthy, anise-like aroma that is encouraging, revitalising, balancing and supports feelings of wellbeing for women.

Applied topically, Fennel oil can be calming and soothing to many areas of the body.

In ancient Rome, warriors were said to have eaten Fennel to prepare them for war, and make them strong. Like the Romans, you can easily apply the energizing and confidence-building benefits of Fennel oil in your everyday life. To promote feelings of courage and confidence, put one to two drops of Fennel essential oil in the palm and inhale.  

We use Fennel Seed oil in several of our oils for it’s balancing and empowering effects.

Frangipani Absolute Oil

It is known for its moisturising effects, as it soothes dry and cracked skin, helping keep skin soft. Frangipani oil relaxes nerves and muscles, and has aphrodisiac, astringent and purifying properties.

It helps in revitalizing the skin and hair, and gives optimum moisture. It is easily absorbed by the skin thereby making the skin healthier, smoother and softer.  

Frangipani Oil is a essential ingredient used in our Evolve oil, a natural skin care supplement to help defy the aging process.

The ability of the oil to increase self awareness and inner peace has drawn people to it to ease stress and anxiety and revive their spirits. Due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, Frangipani Oil is known to relieve inflammation, back pain, headache and tinnitus among others.

Frangipani essential oil can be used favorably during and after baths. The rejuvenating experience is effective for all the senses in the body and offers a tranquil and personal atmosphere. It will instantly relieve stress and replenish the mind and body, moisturise the skin whilst contributing to an increase in self confidence and self esteem.

Frankincense Oil

Often called the “king of oils,” Frankincense promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness when used aromatically, while topical uses provide extraordinary benefits.

Extracted from the resin of the Frankincense tree, it’s soothing and beautifying properties are used to rejuvenate skin and help reduce the appearance of imperfections.

Frankincense is known to support healthy cellular function. It is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, prevent wrinkles, and it even helps lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of aging. The astringent properties of Frankincense make it an excellent choice for topical uses. Anti-aging products use the oil for the skin benefits and it also may help speed healing of minor wounds and insect bites.

We use frankincense in our Nourish oil for its scent and for its ability to reduce the appearance of scars and tighten the skin. It promotes cellular health, is calming and soothing to the skin and intensely nourishing.

Gardenia Oil

Gardenia is an evergreen bush that is part of the Botanical family of Rubiacea, with the Botanical name Gardenia jasminoides. Gardenia Oil has a sweet floral scent is one of the  primary ingredients in our Inspire product.

As with Jasmine, the scent of Gardenia is very delicate and would be ruined by steam distillation; therefore the essential oil was traditionally produced by the labour-intensive process of enfleurage and such oils are still considered to be of high quality.

Gardenia oil has many therapeutic properties including antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and sedative. Gardenia is considered useful in wound healing – in addition to being considered antibacterial, it has been reported hemostatic.

Emotionally, Gardenia oil is known to correct the menopausal imbalances that contribute to depression, insomnia, headache and nervous tension. It can also contribute to alleviating anxiety and irritability.

Physically, Gardenia oil works as an efficient hemostatic agent to stop bleeding and soothe injured muscles.

Geranium Oil

Used by the Egyptians for promoting beautiful and radiant skin, Geranium oil is now used to treat acne, reduce inflammation, alleviate anxiety and balance hormones. This sweet-smelling oil can also uplift your mood, lessen fatigue and promote emotional wellness and is a popular natural remedy for promoting shiny hair and brighter, younger looking skin. Some studies suggest Geranium oil may even be powerful enough to get rid of clogged pores, remove excess oil and heal inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis.

Since Geranium oil has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, when applied topically, it may be helpful for preventing the bacteria on your skin from entering your pores and causing breakouts. So it helps to prevent breakouts by regulating your skin’s sebum production. Geranium oil has been used therapeutically to speed up the healing of wounds due to its cicatrisant properties. This may also help heal the skin after a gnarly breakout and prevent scars from forming. The astringent properties of geranium essential oil are said to help tighten the skin, which can help minimize the appearance of wrinkles. It also contains fatty acids, the nutrient needed to help build healthy skin cells. The healthier your skin cells are, the younger your skin will look.

Coupled with Lemon essential oil in our Heal blend we have formulated an amazingly effective oil to cleanse, nourish, repair and protect damaged skin.

Grapefruit Oil

Grapefruit is often referred to as the “fruit of paradise” for its health and beauty benefits. Grapefruits contain high levels of Vitamin A and C, minerals and antioxidants that benefit the skin. It has a citrusy, energising and uplifting scent.

The Vitamin C and the antioxidants in grapefruits protect the skin from damaging free radicals and also stimulate the production of collagen increasing smoothness and elasticity of the skin. The antioxidant retinol softens the skin, renews damage and treats pigmentation resulting in a more even skin tone.

The Potassium in Grapefruit oil also helps to smooth wrinkles and age spots and provides a natural protective shield against UV rays.

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp Seed oil is a nutty flavoured rich green oil, cold pressed from the seeds of the industrial hemp plant, with a magnitude of benefits.  Hemp Seed oil has just begun to re-introduce itself on the radar as one of the world’s best, nutrient dense, plant-based oils with many dermal nutritional benefits.   Hemp seed oil helps to regenerate and energizes the skin’s protective Layer.

Due to its high content of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, hemp oil has a composition similar to skin lipids, which makes it an excellent natural emollient and moisturiser. It is especially useful for dry, tired or dehydrated skin and nails.

​Hemp Seed oil is a highly effective skin care treatment for acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

As an incredibly nourishing oil for skin on many levels, it plumps the look of your skin, firms and tightens and provides powerful antioxidant activity to help promote beautiful skin and create a more youthful glow.

Hemp Seed oil provides-long lasting moisture, it balance oily skin and soothes skin irritation. Hemp Seed oil is naturally calming and the moisture it provides combats temporary discomfort.

Hemp Seed oil can protect against different environmental factors and can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and it is suitable for all skin types.

Jasmine Absolute Oil

Jasmine oil extracted from the flower is used as a luxurious skin application to treat dry, chaffed  skin.

This natural wonder is packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium and citrus flavonoids – all important antioxidants. Potassium helps to smooth wrinkles and age spots and provide a protective shield against the sun’s rays and Vitamin C boosts the immune system, encouraging collagen production.

Vitamin A exfoliates and hydrates the skin, whilst improving the skin’s cellular structure and overall health, and citrus flavonoids help prevent the over production of melanin, giving skin a brighter complexion.

It is a sensual, soothing, calming oil that promotes love and peace and is a key ingredient in our Inspire oil.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba is a plant oil obtained from the crushed fruit of the jojoba shrub. Jojoba oil is especially useful in organic skincare products and organic hair care products for moisture control and protection. It is an effective cleanser, conditioner, moisturiser, and softener.

Containing powerful antioxidants, Jojoba naturally contains a balance of Vitamins A, D and E which are known as skin healing Vitamins and essential fatty acids Omega 6 and 9 help to regenerate skin cells and repair damaged skin tissue.

Jojoba can be applied directly in organic skincare to soften the skin, to reduce wrinkles and stretch marks, to lighten and help heal scars, and to promote healthy scalp and hair. As it mimics human sebum, it can also assist in balancing the skin’s oil production.

Jojoba is naturally antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic, so it is used to soothe a wide range of skin conditions.  

Jojoba has been used by Native Americans for centuries.

Juniper Leaf Oil

The essential oil of Juniper is obtained through steam distillation of the needles, wood and powdered fruits of juniper, bearing the scientific name Juniperus Communis.

Juniper Leaf oils can be used for topical use on athlete’s foot, pimples, eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions can foster quicker healing with its antibacterial properties. Juniper essential oil has been a well-known antiseptic efficiently protecting wounds from becoming septic.

Being an astringent, juniper gives a feeling of firmness, fitness and youth.

Juniper Leaf oil is also a sudorific substance meaning it cleans the skin pores and openings of sweat and sebum glands, which prevents acne and other skin diseases.

Kiwi Seed Oil

Kiwi Seed oil is perfect for skin and a key ingredient in oils as it’s high in antioxidants. Kiwi Seed oil can help improve elasticity as well as reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

The high concentrations of Omega 3 fatty acids in the oil extracted from the seeds of kiwi fruit make kiwi seed oil the perfect ingredient for natural skincare.

This ultra-nourishing oil can dramatically help to maintain moisture in the skin. Kiwi Seed oil contains around 60% of Alpha-linolenic acid, and it is also a rich source of Vitamins C and E.

Lavender Oil

One of the most versatile, therapeutic plant oils available with a sweet, floral aroma that calms, soothes and refreshes the body and mind. Lavender is great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime or in times of stress, whilst it’s antiseptic and analgesic properties help maintain a healthy and calm body.

Lavender oil eliminates nervous tension and provides calming effects, it acts as a disinfectant to the scalp and skin; enhances blood circulation; and stimulates cellular renewal.

Besides soothing acne prone skin, lavender oil is an excellent treatment for eczema as it relieves itching and decongests the irritated patches of skin by adding moisture.

Our Relax oil is perfect to apply at the end of the day to help unwind and clear any residual mental and emotional pressures and prepare you for a peaceful and deep sleep.  Whilst you sleep this luxury oil will repair and nourish your skin, heal imperfections, restore skin complexion, reduce acne and slow ageing with its powerful antioxidants.

Lemon Oil

The cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties of  Lemon oil make it one of the most versatile essential oils.

Lemon oil can help give your complexion a refreshed, healthy looking glow. Lemon oil is a good remedy for restoring the luster of dull skin. It is an astringent and detoxifying in nature and rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin. It has the ability to refresh the mind by creating a positive mindset and eliminating negative emotions. It is also believed that inhaling this oil helps in increasing concentration and alertness, so it’s a great oil to use in the morning to clarify skin and mind.

One of the many uses and benefits of lemon essential oil is the astringent and oil control properties that make it a perfect facial cleanser and toner in one. It tightens and lifts skin, as well as shrinks large pores, thereby controlling excess sebum.  Lemon oil is detoxifying in nature, and its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders.

As as a skin brightener you can add the Heal oil to oatmeal and use as a scrub to help remove dead skin cells and create a fresh clear complexion.

Mandarin Oil

Mandarin oil is very mild and known for many healing properties.  For instance, Mandarin oil is useful in helping to reduce acne, brighten the skin, alleviate insomnia, reduce oily skin, diminish the appearance of scars and age spots and minimize stress and wrinkles. Mandarin oil may be able to help with acne, stretch marks and scars.  Mandarin Oil typically does not irritate your skin as it has gentle moisturising properties.

It has the ability to help prevent infection of irritated skin by preventing bacteria and fungal development. If you’re looking for how to reduce the appearance of scars, you can apply our Nourish oil directly onto the scar. It promotes better blood circulation so is a wonderful body oil to help your body break the cellulite down naturally and flush it out of your system.

Mandarin oil is effective at calming hyperactivity so is a beautiful multi purpose oil for application on excited kids. You can massage this oil into your chest, face and the back of your neck before bedtime stimulating a calm and relaxing state, helping to drop off to sleep more readily making this a powerful and effective luxury oil for night time use.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Meadowfoam Seed oil is cold pressed from the tiny seeds of Limnanthes alba, which produces an oil with superb antioxidant properties and skin softening benefits.  Meadowfoam seed oil contains high quantities of tocopherol, which is the primary component of Vitamin E. As an effective antioxidant this oil works to slow down the degeneration of the skin.

Meadowfoam seed oil is also high in Eicosenoic acid.  This acid, along with other fatty acids, is known for its many properties. It is non-comedogenic (does not block the skin’s pores), it can be readily absorbed by the skin, and it balances the oil in the skin, making it less oily. This component is also present in jojoba oil and hence produces a similar effect.

When used in conjunction with a sun protection lotion, it is also known to protect the skin from ultraviolet rays which can cause skin diseases especially in the case of prolonged exposure.

As it is readily absorbed by the skin, it doesn’t leave a greasy feeling when applied onto the skin.  Meadowfoam Seed oil moisturises the skin as well as protects it from being dehydrated and is extremely mild, so beneficial for those with sensitive or problem skin. Meadowfoam seed oil is a key ingredient in our Soothe oil.

Myrrh Oil

Myrrh is a resin, or sap-like substance, that comes from a tree called Commiphora myrrha, common in Africa and the Middle East.  Myrrh is botanically related to Frankincense, and is one of the most widely used essential oils in the world.

Myrrh is most commonly known as one of the gifts the three wise men brought to Jesus in the New Testament. The other two were gold and Frankincense.  Ancient records show that Myrrh was deemed so valuable that at times it was valued at its weight in gold.

Myrrh essential oil is derived from the gummy resin of the small, thorny Myrrh tree and has been used for centuries for its internal and external health benefits. Myrrh has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense and health aid. It was also employed in embalming and religious ceremonies. Myrrh has powerful cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat. It is also soothing to the skin—promoting a smooth, youthful-looking complexion—and promotes emotional balance and well-being when used aromatically.

Historically, Myrrh was used to treat wounds and prevent infections.  Myrrh can help maintain healthy skin. It can help soothe chapped or cracked skin.  Ancient Egyptians also used it to prevent aging and maintain healthy skin.

Orange Oil

Orange oil comes from the fruit of the Citrus Sinensi orange plant. Sometimes also called “sweet orange oil,” it’s derived from the outer peel of the common orange fruit, which has been highly sought after for centuries because of its immune-boosting effects.

Orange oil promotes a feeling of happiness and warmth when used in aromatherapy. It helps in the elimination of toxins in the body and deals well with digestive problems.

Citrus fruits are known to provide high levels of Vitamin C that help protect and heal skin. Orange essential oil is also very beneficial for fighting signs of ageing like wrinkles and dark spots since it promotes the production of collagen. Because of its antioxidant power, it slows the rate of skin damage experienced from sunlight exposure, pollution and toxicity.

Orange oil is effective at fighting bacteria and inflammation on the skin that can lead to acne. Redness, pain and swelling from acne should also improve making it a wonderfully scented, gentle treatment for a host of skin conditions.

A beautiful and uplifting ingredient in our Awaken oil.

Palmarosa Oil

Palmarosa is a grass whose botanical name is Cymbopogon Martini.

Palmarosa oil regulates skin moisture and oil production and is therefore useful for both dry and oily skin. Offering cell renewal benefits, palmarosa essential oil nourishes and restores skin health and harmony. It is also known for its ability to rejuvenate tired, sore feet, so it makes a great foot soak.

Palmarosa oil is a wonderful remedy for skin conditions like acne because of its natural antiseptic constituents. It can also work wonders for old acne scars, for wrinkles (especially those occurring after long exposure to sun) and broken veins.

Essential oil of Palmarosa simply excels at keeping a healthy complexion. It balances sebum production, stimulates cellular regeneration, encourages elasticity, and moisturises dry or mature skin. It also effectively combats dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.

Due to its calming yet uplifting properties, Palmarosa oil is valuable when treating emotional conditions such as anxiety, nervous exhaustion and stress.

Red Raspberry Seed Oil

Red Raspberry Seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the raspberry fruit through cold pressing and filtration to ensure the natural composition and components of the oils are maintained.

Red Raspberry Seed oil possesses high levels of alpha and gamma tocopherols (Vitamin E), Vitamin A and Omega-6 fatty acids. Some studies have found it to have absorbance in the UV-B and UV-C ranges suggesting that it may be useful in a broad spectrum UV protectant in skincare formulations which is why we have chosen this as a key ingredient on our Protect.  

The oil is also rich in alpha Linolenic acid suggesting anti-inflammatory properties. As such it can help issues such as eczema and rashes. It has a high antioxidant content helping to repair skin (including sun damage), and is highly effective at moisturising skin, improving elasticity and smoothing wrinkles and fine lines.  

Rose Absolute Oil

Rose essential oil the product of one of the most recognisable and culturally significant flowers in the world—has a rich, intoxicating aroma that’s just as beautiful as the bloom itself.  Rose essential oil is distilled to gently release the delicate Rose flower through steam. Because each 5-ml amount requires some 10 kilograms of rose petals to obtain the absolute oil, Rose oil is one of the most valuable essential oils you can acquire.

Rose oil extracted from rose petals is traditionally calming and uplifting, and has anti-inflammatory, cooling and soothing properties. It works well for dry, hot, inflamed, or itchy skin. It can also work well for preventing scarring, treating broken capillaries, and even for relieving stress. Studies have also shown rose oil to have antimicrobial properties.

Used by French perfumery for hundreds of years, it’s a perfect addition to many of our oils.

Rose Geranium Oil

Rose Geranium essential oil is derived by steam distillation from the leaves and the stems of the Pelargonium Gravolens which is an aromatic, evergreen shrub native to South Africa. Rose Geranium oil has a thin consistency and a rich, sweet rose-like fragrance.  This uplifting oil has an overall balancing effect which extends to the skin, helping to stabilize both oily and dry skin and to keep skin supple.

Used by the Egyptians for promoting beautiful and radiant skin, geranium oil is now used to treat acne, reduce inflammation, alleviate anxiety and balance hormones. This sweet-smelling oil can also uplift your mood, lessen fatigue and promote emotional wellness.

Rose Geranium essential oil is known to be able to destroy bacteria and prevent infection from spreading. It can be applied topically to minor cuts and wounds to ensure that the bacteria is stopped at source.

Rose Geranium oil can also be used to treat any number of skin complaints like psoriasis and eczema as well as less severe but common skin conditions like oily and congested skin.

Because it is a rich source of antioxidants, rose geranium essential oil can help the skin to retain a younger and healthier appearance. As a cicatrisant – Rose Geranium essential oil is excellent for treating a variety of skin disorders, it can make scars fade away slowly and restore the skin’s flawlessness and you can use it to tighten sagging skin and loose muscles and basically rejuvenate your skin’s appearance.

Rosemary Oil

When applied over the scalp rosemary essential oil helps stimulate hair growth.  Rosemary oil stimulates new hair growth and makes hair grow more quickly. It creates microcirculation of the scalp, which promotes healing and it helps to stop hair loss after shampooing.  It is also claimed to prevent baldness, slow graying, and can be used to treat dandruff and dry scalp.

Rosemary oil and rosemary teas are widely used for hair care in shampoos and lotions. Regular use of rosemary oil helps stimulate follicles, making your tresses grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that rosemary oil slows down premature hair loss and graying of the hair. Therefore, it is an excellent tonic for bald people or for those who are beginning to show signs of male pattern baldness.

Rosemary Oil is a key ingredient in the Restore Oil – a great all purpose hair oil for men and women.

Rosewood Oil

The rosewood tree, which Brazil is famous for, is a giant evergreen tree bearing the scientific name Aniba Rosaeaodora. The health benefits of Rosewood essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, and antibacterial.

Rosewood oil is one of the best essential oils for spiritual and meditative uses. It is believed to be a very uplifting oil and is sometimes used to relieve the fatigued and lethargic feelings experienced by many who suffer from depression. Rosewood oil is also believed to be useful in relieving stress, anxiety and nervousness and is sometimes used as a mild aphrodisiac.

Rosewood is a wonderful oil for skin care. It has tissue-regenerating properties that help prevent wrinkles and premature aging and works well for preventing a variety of skin conditions.

You can use it to reduce the onset of pimples, acne and blackheads while controlling the amount of sebum secreted by your oil glands. Rosewood oil also has wound-healing actions, making it an ideal first-aid remedy for cuts and insect bites

It rejuvenates the skin and keeps it looking healthy and young.

Sandalwood Oil

Of the plant genus Santalum, Sandalwood is a slow-growing, semi parasitic tree native to South Asia, Oceania, and the islands of the South Pacific. It is highly prized for its long-lasting woody fragrance which is used in perfumes, soaps, flavorings, and incense.

Used for centuries in Hindu, Buddhist, and ancient Egyptian ceremonies, burning sandalwood was thought to relieve depression and restlessness, promoting spirituality and inner peace.

One of the top benefits of Sandalwood essential oil is its ability to promote healthy looking, smooth skin. Applying Sandalwood to the skin will not only promote a smooth complexion, but can also be helpful in reducing the appearance of skin imperfections.

Sandalwood essential oil tones and relieves itching, inflammation and dehydrated skin. As an antiseptic, rashes, scar tissue, eczema, psoriasis, acne and dandruff are just some of the issues it can assist with. It helps protect wounds, sores, boils and pimples from getting infected.  As an emollient — It helps soothe the skin, relieve inflammation and irritation, ease infections and promotes a fresh, cool feeling.

Shea Oil

Extracted from the nut of West Africa Karite tree, Shea oil is one of nature’s best beauty gifts. It is incredibly rich in unsaturated fats, fatty acids, Vitamins A, E and D, and antioxidants, making it an all-round natural skin care product. In Africa, Shea oil is considered sacred because of its power to heal, renew and protect the skin (and hair) against harsh climates.  

Thanks to its Vitamins and minerals, Shea oil acts as a daily moisturiser and protector.  It protects skin from UV sunlight, dehydration, and pollution. It also strengthens skin by stimulating the production of collagen, leaving it more nourished and radiant. Shea Oil contains anti-ageing agents: since it is so hydrating, it reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.

While Shea Oil is best known for its skin care benefits, its a body healer too.  It contains antifungal and antibacterial properties that can soothe irritated skin and treat eczema, psoriasis, rashes, bites, and minor cuts. You can massage your scalp with Shea oil to increase blood circulation, Apply it on your ends to prevent hair breakage and it will give your hair freshness, brilliance and luster.

Tangerine Oil

Tangerine oil is known for its antifungal and antiseptic properties, making it a popular ingredient in skin care formulas and proving it to be extremely beneficial for a healthy scalp.

Tangerine oil is a key ingredient in the Restore oil – a great all purpose hair oil for men and women as it helps treat dandruff, dry scalp and other scalp infections .

A perfect partner with Rosemary for it’s appealing aroma, Tangerine oil uses include a wealth of topical and aromatic applications. Applying Restore oil as a mask and letting it absorb promotes hair growth, scalp health, gives hair a beautiful healthy shine, reduces the appearance of split ends all whilst enhancing your mood and promoting clarity.

Vanilla Oil

Vanilla oil is derived from Vanilla planifolia, a native species of the Orchidaceae family.

Vanilla oil has been documented to have antispasmodic, balsamic, calming, emmenagogue, antioxidant, antidepressant and aphrodisiac properties which enables it to assist in many conditions.

Vanilla has been proven to fight infections and diseases caused by oxidation and inflammation. It promotes skin and hair health, relieves muscle pain and cramps, and balances hormones naturally. For thousands of years, it’s been used by men and women who struggle with loss of libido, anxiety and high blood pressure.

Vanilla oil is usually directed for topical applications to help soothe burns, promote healthy skin and encourage hair growth and as a massage oil to reduce muscle or joint pain. Vanilla oil also has a range of positive effects when used in aromatherapy. Aside from being recognized as a potent mood enhancer, antioxidant and calming agent, Vanilla oil also exhibits strong potential antifungal properties.

Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E oils (Tocopherols) are widely praised for their ability to protect the skin from the adverse effects of oxidative stress, including photoageing (chronic sun exposure).  Vitamin E also boasts anti-inflammatory properties, which do wonders for irritated skin.

Vitamin E oil is both a nutrient and an antioxidant. It helps neutralise free radicals, which damage cells. It is a powerful fat-soluble antioxidant that can rejuvenate your skin and overall health. It encompasses a group of eight compounds that include both tocopherols and tocotrienols.

Vitamin E nourishes the skin, treats stretch marks and lightens scars. Vitamin E oil helps to regenerate new skin cells and can lighten brown spots or scars found on the face.  Vitamin E promotes healthy skin, and can reverse signs of ageing by minimising fine lines and wrinkles.

It works very effectively to restore the lost moisture so it is amazing for dry and damaged skin.

It is a powerhouse of antioxidants that neutralize the effects of free radicals caused by ultraviolet sunlight radiation, hence providing excellent soothing help for sunburns and stimulating skin repair.

Watermelon Seed Oil

Watermelon Seed oil is extracted by pressing sun-dried watermelon seeds (cold-pressed method).

Watermelon Seed oil is high in unsaturated fatty acids, dominated by linoleic (63%) and oleic (15%) acids.  Compared to that of other fruits, Watermelon Seed oil has significant antioxidant activity, with 5% higher levels of Vitamin E (Tocopherols).

Watermelon Seed oil is packed full of essential proteins, Vitamins, and minerals that enrich hair and skin. Its unsaturated fatty acids hydrate the skin, and, unlike some oils, it absorbs quickly into the skin, which means it is perfect for all types: dry, oily, or acne-prone.  

Wheatgerm Oil

Wheatgerm oil is derived from the germ of the wheat berry, which is the nutrient-dense core that feeds the plant as it grows.

Applying Wheatgerm oil to the inflamed or irritated skin has been a popular practice for generations. Due to the high levels of tocopherols (such as vitamin E) in this oil, it is able to nourish the skin and stimulate blood flow to speed healing, which can also eliminate inflammation and any swelling in the affected areas.

This makes the oil an effective remedy for psoriasis, eczema, and various other common skin conditions.  Applying Wheatgerm oil to the skin can help reduce oxidative stress, minimize the appearance of wrinkles and scars, and increase collagen formation between new cells.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps stimulate blood circulation, regulate skin elasticity and promote cell renewal.

Yarrow Oil

Yarrow is a perennial herb that is well known throughout Europe. This herb is believed to be a remedy for a number of ailments and diseases and has other significance in its ability to purify.

This herb has a nice story behind its name. Yarrow’s biological name is Achillea millefolium. The first word Achillea is present because Achilles, the great Greek warrior used this herb during battles to treat soldiers’ battle wounds. Yarrow quickly staunches the flow of blood. Its cicatrisant properties mean it is good for treating wounds.

Tonifying to the entire body when topically applied, yarrow’s astringent (It shrinks the skin and promotes skin healing) and emollient qualities make it useful in promoting smooth skin on the face, body, upper and lower legs, and anywhere the skin had been previously stressed to create imperfections in texture.

Yarrow oil is both a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antimicrobial. It reduces inflammation, prevents infections in wounds and kills many species of pathogens –  bacteria, fungi and viruses. It is an amazing healing herb we have chosen to include in several of our luxury oils.

Ylang Ylang Oil

One of the most popular uses for Ylang Ylang oil is applying to the skin in order to preserve a “youthful glow” and help prevent signs of aging or irritation. Ylang Ylang oil is a natural skin balancer that can correct both dry or oily skin and is beneficial when treating acne.

Ylang Ylang oil can do wonders for your skin’s health and appearance. It can help preserve the youthful look of your face and body and help to rejuvenate areas of the skin that are looking tired and old. This oil is an excellent choice for anyone who has combination skin. It balances sebum (oil) production so regardless if you have dry, oily or combination skin, Ylang Ylang will correct it.

Can be used to clean wounds and prevent infection because of its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Very useful for fighting skin irritations and boils. Ylang Ylang Oil is effective in treating acne and stimulates and tones skin.

On an emotional and spiritual level, Ylang Ylang essential oil is truly the oil of the heart. It can help us connect to our own heart, process things from the heart, and heal emotional traumas. It’s also thought to be the oil of the inner child, helping us connect to our own sense of inner joy and being in the moment, as children so easily do. This allows us to play, release bottled up emotions, and move back into our sense of trust in the process of life. It acts as a mood enhancer and aid to connect with the soul and live in the present moment.

This oil is a good choice to add to your facial toner, or to your facial toner recipes and is a key ingredient in our Nourish and Relax oil blends.

Zinc Oxide

Zinc Oxide is the metal Zinc that has been oxidized. Zinc Oxide does occur in nature as the mineral zincite, but it is quite rare and commercially unavailable. Our Zinc Oxide is manufactured using mined zinc which is then purified into pharmaceutical grade Zinc Oxide. Our Zinc Oxide powder is a ‘nature identical mineral’, in other words, it is the exactly the same substance that you would find in nature but it is processed in a laboratory to the highest, bio-identical standards.

Zinc Oxide is the active ingredient in our Protect sunscreen oil.  Zinc Oxide sits on top of the skin providing a protective, reflective layer from the UVA and UVB spectrum of the sun’s rays provided it is not washed off.

It helps to lower skin inflammation associated with rashes, allergies or irritation.  It provides broad-spectrum sun protection that prevents burns and offers protection from skin cancer/neoplasias (basal cell carcinoma).

Zinc Oxide can also help with wound healing and prevents bacterial infections. It aids in the recovery of burns and damaged tissue, helping to treat acne breakouts whilst keeping moisture locked into dry skin.

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