Ingredients Glossary

Pimento Dioica
Arthritis, fatigue, muscle cramp, rheumatism, muscle/joint stiffness, chills, congested coughs, bronchitis, stomach cramp, flatulence, indigestion, nausea, depression, nervous exhaustion, neuralgia, tension and stress 

Prunus Amygdalus Var. Dulcus
Moisturizing, nourishing properties and is easily absorbed, leaving the skin soft and smooth without a greasy feel. It is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and E and is said to relieve dry, itchy skin. In hair care, sweet almond oil helps condition, nourish, and soften hair.

Aloe Barbadensis

Amyris Balsamifera
Coughs, chest congestion, restlessness, stress, tension; a generally relaxing tonic, skin care.

Pimpinella Anisum
Coughs, bronchitis, catarrah, digestive-linked migraines and headaches; calms nervous digestive tract condition. Known for its use in fisherman's soap. It is said to remove human scent so fish will be more apt to bite. It has great deodorizing properties and a warm, sweet licorice aroma.
Aromatherapy Properties: emotionally balancing, dispels lethargy and helps the mind to focus. Good as a relaxant, with some beneficial effects on female hormone balance. It is also believed to be an aphrodisiac

Bixa Orellana Seed
Used as a yellow to orange color in soap, very rich in essential minerals: calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper and manganese, and also has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It's Ideal for tightening pores or calming irritated skin, Annatto effectively soothes painful skin problems

Apple cider vinegar benefits hair and scalp in many ways. Like using an ACV toner for your face, an ACV hair rinse helps restore the natural pH level of the scalp and its delicate acid mantle. This helps prevent moisture loss from the scalp and boost its function which in turn helps keep the hair healthy and shiny.

Prunus Armeniaca
Emollient, anti, inflammatory, anti aging, anti bacterial, anti septic antioxidant

Manihot Esculenta
Arrowroot contains a good amount of potassium, iron and B vitamins, which is great for metabolism, circulation and heart health. Studies have even shown that arrowroot can stimulate immune cells and boost the immune system

Persea Americana
Rich in fatty acids and is excellent for moisturizing the skin. In addition to vitamin E, avocado oil contains potassium, lecithin, and many other nutrients that can nourish and moisturize the skin.

Attalea Speciosa
Fights acne - because of its natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, Babassu targets acne. The nourishing oil helps to promote healing of acne-related scarring. Brings relief to dry and itchy skin irritations such as eczema and psoriasis.

Sodium Bicarbonate
Has a laundry list of good uses under it's belt (including being an ingredient for homemade laundry soap!). lend to natural odor control, gentle, non-scrubby exfoliate, and oil absorbing abilities. Great for deodorants, face masks and dry shampoos to name a few. It's alkaline nature produces the "fizz" in bath fizzies when mixed with Citric Acid.

Myroxylon Pereirae
Used in remedies for dry skin minor cuts and wounds. Soothing

Ocimum Basilicum
Considered anti-bacterial/anti-viral, it acts as an expectorant and it also helps keep one alert. Basil Oil is also said to help with headaches, Bronchitis, colds, coughs, exhaustion, flatulence, flu, gout, insect bites, insect repellent, muscle aches, rheumatism, sinusitis.

Pimental Racemose Var Racemosa
Dandruff, hair care, neuralgia, oily skin, poor circulation, sprains, strains.

Cera Alba
Yellow beeswax is purified wax and obtained from the honeycomb of the bees

Removes heavy metals, impurities and toxins, high concentration of minerals including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium iron, potassium

Citrus Bergamia
Acne, abscesses, anxiety, boils, cold sores, cystitis, depression, halitosis, itching, loss of appetite, oily skin, psoriasis, stress

Piper Nigrum
Aching muscles, arthritis, chilblains, constipation, muscle cramps, poor circulation, sluggish digestion.

Tanacetum Annuum
Powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, anti-allergen, anti-fungal, including but not limited to asthma, muscular aches, eczema, sunburn

Arctiumm Lappa
Antioxidants protect cells in the body from damage due to free radicals. They can help treat and prevent a number of different health conditions. The antioxidant action helps reduce inflammation

Melaleuca Leucadendron / Melaleuca Cajuputi
Asthma, bronchitis, coughs, muscle aches, oily skin, rheumatism, sinusitis, sore throat, spots.

Calendula Officinalis
Muscle spasms, aids menstruation, promotes skin/wound healing from cuts, scrape, burns, bruises, insect bites

Cinnamomum Camphora
Muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, cough, bronchitis, colds, acne, rashes, parasitic skin infections, contusions, bruises, insect repellent.

Elettaria Cardamomum
Appetite (loss of), colic, fatigue, halitosis, stress

Daucus Carota
Eczema, gout, mature skin, toxin build-up, water retention.

Contains carotene and vitamin A, it is also very good for healthy skin, hair, gums and teeth and is also associated with good eyesight. Carrot extracts can be found in a number of sun creams and after-sun lotions. May soothe skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

For hair growth, thicker longer hair. Acne and other skin conditions. Hair loss, rashes, and more rich in omega 6 and 9 vit E, minerals

Juniperus Virginiana
Sedative, astringent and antiseptic. Anxiety, nervous tension, concentration, catarrhal conditions, coughs, chronic bronchitis, cystitis, UTIs, oily skin, acne, insect repellent. Acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughs, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, insect repellent, stress

R. Chamomile Essential Oil - Anthemis Nobilis/ Chamaemelum Nobile
Abscesses, allergies, arthritis, boils, colic, cuts, cystitis, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, flatulence, hair, headache, inflamed skin, insect bites, insomnia, nausea, neuralgia, PMS, rheumatism, sores, sprains, strains, stress, wounds

Magnolia Champaca
It is Aphrodisiac, emollient, febrifuge. Used to warm, calm, reduce stress, aid breathing and induce euphoria.

Whitening teeth, cleansing your digestive system and with its amazing anti-ageing abilities, activated charcoal is well worth having in the household. Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so the body doesn't reabsorb them.

Cinnamomum Verum / Cinnamomum Zeylanicum
Constipation, exhaustion, flatulence, lice, low blood pressure, rheumatism, scabies, stress.

Citric Acid is an essential ingredient in making bath fizzies and bath bombs. The reaction between the citric acid and baking soda result in a delightful effervescence when added to water. Citric Acid can also be used to reduce the pH of your handmade soap. In cold process soap it is dissolved and added at trace

Cymbopogon Nardus / Cymbopogon Winterianus
Muscular aches, infectious skin conditions, fevers, heat rash, excessive perspiration, fungal infections, fatigue, insect bites, insect deterrent, arthritic and muscular pain, neuralgia, fatigue, nervous exhaustion, colds/flu, minor infections, insect repellent, excessive perspiration, oily skin

Salvia Sclarea
Acne, boils, skin inflammation, hair loss, dandruff, dry or mature skin, muscular aches and pains, whooping cough, asthma attacks, eases menstrual pain, regulation of menstrual flow, flatulence, intestinal cramping, colic, stress, nerves, high blood pressure

Syzygium Aromaticum
Cognitive support and brain health. Pain relief, bacterial infection, fungal infection, viral skin infection, warts, verrucas, toothache, gum disease, muscle pain, rheumatism, flu, bronchitis, tired limbs, nausea, flatulence, stomach cramp, abdominal spasm, parasitic, infection, scabies, ringworm.

Cloves act as an antiseptic, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and they can also help heal. Their use is recommended to treat coughs, flatulence, inflammation, tooth aches, bronchitis, and also to help lose weight since cloves improve digestion, making weight loss easier

Theobroma Cacao
Leaves a protective barrier on skin. Cocoa Butter is well recognized for its ability to keep the skin supple and to help prevent or reduce stretch marks or scars. It is said that cocoa butter is rich in anti-oxidants. Pure cocoa butter has a distinctive chocolate aroma that will compete with the aroma of any essential oils that you blend with it.

Cocos Nucifera
Coconut Oil is highly emollient and moisturizing for the skin, hair and lips. It helps to protect the skin as it leaves a thin lipid layer on the skin. Its lubricating properties make it a nice choice for use in massage.

Coffea Arabica

Skin Irritation. including sunburn and skin allergies. soaks in all the excess oil and leaves behind a negligible soft film that makes hair dry and silky. It effectively soaks up excess sebum, yet keeping your scalp and hair moisturized. makes a great scalp exfoliator which also stimulates blood circulation.

Cucumis Sativus
Cucumber Seed Natural carrier oil is very light with a fatty acid composition that helps to keep the skin fresh, soft and moisturized. ... Studies indicate that phytosterols help the skin strengthen its lipid barrier. Restoring proper moisture balance, smoothing the skin's surface and improving skin elasticity.

Contains a rich source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help to fight free radicals in the body and prevent diseases. It is also known to be rich in flavonoids which keep the mind and the body alert and rejuvenated

Anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, emu oil is said to promote the healing of wounds and to treat skin conditions as far-ranging as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and rashes. When used for hair care, emu oil is said to increase fullness, add shine, eliminate split ends, and control dandruff. Back pain, chronic pain, diabetes, gum disease, headache, osteo & rheumatoid arthritis

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, the first being calcium. Promotes Sleep and Stress Reduction. Helps With Constipation. Exercise Performance and Recovery. Reduced Pain and Swelling.

Eucalyptus Globulus
Respiratory infection, bronchitis, infectious disease, fever, catarrh, sinusitis, fever, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, arthritis, urinary infection, cystitis, parasitic infection.

Oenothera Biennis
Consisting primarily of the omega-6 essential fatty acids linolenic acid and gamma linolenic acid. Evening Primrose Oil has been used in aromatherapy and natural skin care to aid many skin conditions including eczema.

Foeniculum Vulgare
Digestive disorders, dyspepsia, gastrointestinal spasm, flatulence, nausea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal spasm, menstrual problems, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome, fertility, endometriosis, menopausal symptoms, cellulite, fluid retention, heavy legs, bronchitis, respiratory conditions, parasitic infections.

Myroxylon Balsamum / Myroxylon Pereirae
Bronchitis, chapped skin, colds, coughing, eczema, flu, poor circulation, rashes, sensitive skin, stress

Abies Balsamea
Respiratory support oil. Fir needle helps ease congested breathing associated with seasonal illness and seasonal pollen threats.

Cocos Nucifera
Ideal for dry or troubled skin and provides a soothing topical barrier without clogging pores. Fractionated Coconut Oil should be used when applying strong essential oils topically to help reduce skin sensitivity.

Boswellia Carterii / Boswellia Sacra
Anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, extreme coughing, scars, stress, stretch marks.

Normal to Oily acne prone skin. It's also rejuvenating, healing, and pore tightening in action – great for shrinking large pores and removing impurities

Delivers moisture and energy to tired, dull complexions and lightly exfoliating skin. Rich in Silica, this hydrating clay may help improve skin elasticity and cell renewal, leaving skin soft, smooth, refreshed and supple. Pink Clay can also help to reduce irritation and inflammation from skin concerns such as acne by soothing and balancing skin and promoting healthy cell renewal

Emotionally it eases mood swings, anxiety, PMS and depression. It benefits mental health, reduces anger, wrinkles and signs of aging. Geranium essential oil is diverse in its emotional benefits because it helps restore confidence, release anger, and manage overwhelming emotions

Zingiber Officinale
Aching muscles, arthritis, nausea, poor circulation.

Possible health benefits include relieving nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness, and pain. The root or underground stem (rhizome) of the ginger plant can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form, or as juice. Ginger is part of the Zingiberaceae family, alongside cardamom and turmeric

Vitus Vinifera
Helps with the healing of eczema and acne, as it helps to balance out the dry and oily patches on the skin.

Corylus Avellana
You can use hazelnut oil for pretty much anything and the oil's particularly good for skin and hair. ... Hazelnut oil is also rich in minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium

Helichrysum Italicum
Anti inflammatory Abscesses, acne, boils, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, irritated skin, wounds, wounds.

Sativa Varieties
Benefits for the hair include: Prevents water loss and injects moisture into hair and scalp. Helps enhance the growth of hair on the scalp through the omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids. Strengthens hair to prevent breakage span.

Not only does this help with age spots, this Hibiscus benefit can encourage an all round fresher, younger, smoother looking complexion. The natural acids present in Hibiscus help to purify your skin by breaking down dead skin and increasing cell turnover, they can even help to control acne breakouts.

Main skin-saving properties of honey. Acne: Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it's great for acne treatment and prevention. Aging: Full of antioxidants, it is great for slowing down aging. Complexion boost: It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow

Along with the antioxidant benefits of anti ageing, and the anti inflammatory benefits for acne and irritation, horsetail extract has other skin benefits. Applied to the skin, it can help heal rashes, burns and wounds thanks to its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties

Baphicacanthus Cusia (Nees) Bremek Powder
This stunning blue powder is a natural colorant that's extracted from the leaves and stems of the indigo containing plants. Traditionally used in China as a medical remedy more common applications make use of it as a natural dye. Add this colorant to any of your favorite soap projects for a blue just like that of blue jeans.

helpful in reducing skin burns during shaving. Jojoba oil helps strengthen hair follicles on the scalp causing hair to grow stronger and healthier. The presence of Vitamin E & B conditions the hair shaft making the hair shinier, adding volume and density.

Juniperus Communis
Colds, flu, acne, cellulitis, gout, hemorrhoids, obesity, rheumatism, toxin build-up.

Natural gentle exfoliator. As a gentle cleanser, kaolin removes the impurities and dirt from the skin without drying it or causing any redness or irritation. Reduces oily skin. Heals insect bites, cuts, and injuries. Tones the skin. Kaolin for hair. Healthy white teeth.

Aleurites Moluccana
Penetrates the skin well and is said to be excellent in treating many skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, aging skin, and acne. It's essential fatty acid content makes it especially nourishing to the skin

Lavandula Angustifolia / Lavandula Officinalis
Acne, allergies, anxiety, asthma, athlete's foot, bruises, burns, chicken pox, colic, cuts, cystitis, depression, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, flatulence, headache, hypertension, insect bites, insect repellent, itching, labor pains, migraine, oily skin, rheumatism, scabies, scars, sores, sprains, strains, stress, stretch marks, vertigo, whooping cough


Citrus Limon
Athlete's foot, chilblains, colds, corns, dull skin, flu, oily skin, spots, varicose veins, warts.

Cymbopogon Citratus
Muscular aches and pains, gastrointestinal disorders, indigestion, physical and mental exhaustion, acne, insect repellent

Citrus Aurantifolia
Acne, asthma, chilblains, colds, dull skin, flu, varicose veins

Macadamia Integrifolia
Macadamia Nut Oil is said to act as a natural anti-inflammatory (perhaps due to its oleic acid content). Its possible anti-inflammatory action combined with its viscosity and slip make it a good candidate for massage applications & hair detangle


Citrus Reticulata Blanco
Diminishes Acne, Stretch Marks and Scars. Mandarin oil may be able to help with acne, stretch marks and scars. Reduces Pain, Anxiety and Nausea through Aromatherapy. Mandarin essential oil may be one of the best essential oils for anxiety and nausea

Mango butter is also high in potent antioxidants and contains polyphenols to reduce inflammation and rejuvenate skin. This butter helps to thicken the facial moisturizer, but doesn’t feel greasy on the skin.

Origanum Majorana
can improve digestive function, with its scent alone stimulating salivary glands to help facilitate stomach processes, pain relief, mood booster, cardiovascular health, antispasmodic.

Anti-aging oil: This nutrient-dense oil is famous for its anti-aging properties Natural glow: Fights acne, blackheads and dark spots: Cures cuts, burns and rashes. Moisturizes scalp Stronger hair Fights dandruff and split ends: Vitamin C

Azadirachta Indica
Abscesses, acne, boils, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, irritated skin, wounds, wounds.

Citrus Aurantium
Depression, frigidity, insomnia, mature skin, scars, shock, stress, stretch marks

Urtica Dioica
Acne, anti ageing, dandruff, prevents hair loss, promotes hair growth, reduce inflammation, neutralise, free radical, block DHT

Myristica Fragrans
Gastrointestinal spasm, nausea, upset stomach, rheumatism, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, muscular injury, menstrual cramps, nervousness, tension

Olea Europaea
Antioxidant content. Olive oil may help prevent premature signs of aging on the skin.Vitamin Antibacterial Moisturizer and after-sun treatment Exfoliator Eye-makeup remover Face mask.

Citrus Sinensis
Colds, constipation, dull skin, flatulence, flatulence, flu, gums, mouth, slow digestion, stress

Bursera Graveolens
Joint pain, inflammation, general aches and pains, arthritis, headaches, allergies, migraine, stress, anxiety, panic, dizziness, nervousness, concentration, immune system support, negativity, respiratory infections, circulatory stimulant.

Pogostemon Cablin
Acne, athlete's foot, chapped skin, dermatitis, eczema, fatigue, frigidity, hair care, insect repellent, mature skin, oily skin, stress

Mentha Piperita
Asthma, colic, exhaustion, flu, flatulence, headache, nausea, scabies, sinusitis, vertigo.

Citrus Paradisi
Cellulitis, dull skin, toxin build-up, water retention

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is highly recommended to maintain heart health. Supports bone maintenance and development. Poppy seeds contain both iron and phosphorus, minerals essential for the maintenance of both muscles and bones. Prevents constipation and other digestive problems.

Formed when lava and water mix together. It's a light-yet-abrasive stone used to remove dry, dead skin. A pumice stone can also soften your calluses and corns to reduce pain from friction

Rich in vitamin E, zinc, omega 3- and 6- fatty acids as well as antioxidants, therefore it has tremendous benefits for the skin in terms of retaining moisture, fighting free radicals and maintaining a youthful appearance

Alkanet (Alkanna tinctoria) is a plant of the Borage family and is also known as Batschia Canescens and Dyer's Bugloss. It is a flowering plant and produces blue flowers. However, it is the roots that contains Alkannin, the dye we are interested in.

Ravensara Aromatica
Influenza, Colds, Bronchitis, Other Respiratory Track Infections, Cold Sores, Shingles, Joint and Muscular Pain

Is a rich source of polyunsaturated fats including omega 3, 6 and fatty acid, high in Vitamin E, especially tocotrienols and tocopherols and rich in Vitamin A. Effectively moisturize and improve skin elasticity, reduces wrinkles, dryness and skin lines.

Rosa Damascena Mill
Heartache and grief. For thousands of years, rose oil has been used during times of stress, particularly while experiencing grief. reduce anxiety, combat Depression, regulate hormones

Containing a complex array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, rose essential oil has excellent emollient properties for moisturizing dry skin; it also offers antiseptic and astringent properties to treat acne skin, as well as anti-inflammatory properties that help treat redness and inflammation. Prevent wrinkles penetrates the skin, boosts collagen production, soothes skin and scars, regenerates

Rosmarinus Officinalis
Can help protect skin cells from damage often caused by the sun and free radicals. Since rosemary has natural antiseptic properties, it's a superior disinfectant for our skin and hair. In fact, this essential oil is known to promote a healthy, moisturized scalp and reverse premature graying

Santalum Album Linn
Has calming properties. Smelling the oil can help to create a feeling of relaxation and peace, reducing problems linked to anxiety or depression. These calming effects can even help patients suffering from long-term hypertension, and work to reduce blood pressure levels.

Salvia Lavandulaefolia Or Salvia Lavandulafolia
Nerve tonic, headaches, fatigue, nervous exhaustion, stress, circulation, arthritis, menstrual pain.

It is at the heart of soap making. It is the chemical reaction in which the building blocks of fats and oils (triglycerides) react with lye to form soap. Saponification literally means "turning into soap" from the root word, sapo, which is Latin for soap. The products of the saponification reaction are glycerin and soap. Chemically, soap is a fatty acid salt.

Vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin K, B vitamins, zinc and iron, along with antioxidants that help protect your cells from damage

Butyrospermun Parkii
Moisturizing. Filled with Vitamins A and E along with essential fatty acids, shea butter has both emollient and healing properties for the skin. ... Fatty acids also help increase shine and reduce the frizz of your hair. It may also help protect hair from heat damage caused by flat irons and blow drying.

Sodium Hydroxide
A lye is a metal hydroxide traditionally obtained by leaching ashes (containing largely potassium carbonate or "potash"), or a strong alkali which is highly soluble in water producing caustic basic solutions.

Sea salt helps cleanse the pores on your skin, while balancing oil production and retaining moisture from within. Its anti-bacterial properties discourage the growth of bacteria responsible for breakouts and acne. Sea salt exfoliates the skin naturally, while its minerals nourish the skin.

Mentha Spicata
Asthma, exhaustion, fever, flatulence, headache, nausea, scabies, vertigo.

Melaleuca Alternifolia
Acne, athlete's foot, candida, chicken pox, cold sores, colds, corns, cuts, flu, insect bites, itching, migraine, oily skin, ringworm, sinusitis, sores, spots, urethritis, warts, whooping cough.

Thymus Vulgaris
Arthritis, colds, cuts, dermatitis, flu, insect bites, laryngitis, lice, muscle aches, oily skin, poor circulation, scabies, sore throat

Turmeric and especially its most active compound curcumin have many scientifically-proven health benefits, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer's and cancer. It's a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis

Lippia Javinica
To help ease digestive problems and alleviate skin disorders such as acne, boils and cy Calms & soothes. Helps to gently ease occasional stress & cloudy moods. Helps keep pesky bugs at bay. is said to have insecticidal and antibacterial properties

Vetiveria Zizanoides
Stress-induced conditions, nervous tension, stress-related menstrual problems, muscular spasm, muscular pain, menstrual cramp, pre menstrual, syndrome, restlessness

Vitamin E oil is an ingredient in many skincare products; especially those that claim to have anti-aging benefits. Vitamin E supplements may prevent coronary heart disease , support immune function, prevent inflammation , promote eye health, and lower the risk of cancer.

Wheat germ oil helps in providing you with a healthy skin as it prevents many skin problems like psoriasis, eczema, and dry skin. You can apply it topically – it will soothe and repair your skin. It contains vitamin E oil, which is considered to be very good for the skin

Some people apply witch hazel directly to the skin for itching, pain and swelling (inflammation), eye inflammation, skin injury, mucous membrane inflammation, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, bruises, insect bites, minor burns, acne, sensitive scalp, and other skin irritations.

Cananga Odorata Var Genuina
Anxiety, depression, frigidity, hypertension, palpitations, stress.