Raw Ingredients Information

Green clay
Use this clay on oily skin. It can be applied as a mask on the face or over the entire body

White clay/kaolin
This clay is great for young and sensitive, or mature and delicate skin

Pink clay
This clay has wonderful toning effects on the skin and can be used every day for skin maintenance

Red clay
This clay is best for dry or sensitive skin

Yellow clay
Use this clay on skin that needs some tender-loving care. It revitalises the skin

Shampoo base
Our shampoo base is great all by itself but even better if you add your own blends of essential oils or herbal blends. For best results don't exceed two drops of essential oils per 10ml shampoo base

Essential oil solubiliser
Use this stuff for getting an even mix of essential oils when carrying them in water. It has no scent or colour so is perfect for mixing wonderful floral waters

Moisturiser lotion base
This lotion is a light, non-greasy and unscented lotion. You can use it by itself or add your own essential oil blends to make it perfect for your skin type. For best result add 6-8 drops of essential oil for every 100ml of base. It can be used on the body or face, you can even use it as a hand cream.

Cleansing lotion base
If you've got very sensitive skin you can use this cleanser all by itself. It's made with sesame seed oil, almond oil and apricot kernel oil and can also be mixed with your choice of essential oils to suit your skin. For best result add 6-8 drops of essential oil for every 100ml of base

Talc base
This base can be used as a body talc or a foot powder. It makes the skin soft and smooth and is perfect to dust your body with after a bath or shower. You can 10-15 drops of essential oil per 500g of talc to create a wonderfully scented powder

Cocoa butter
Botanical name: theobroma cacao
Cocoa butter makes a great base for creating lotions and creams. It is solid a room temperature so needs to be blended with other oils. It has a slightly chocolate aroma and can be used on all skin types except oily

Botanical name: simmondsia chinensis
Jojoba is a wonderfully rich and long-lasting additive to all cream and lotion recipes. You only need to use it as 10% of the total blend. It is considered to have anti-inflammatory properties and is great for acne and eczema. It absorbs well into the skin and makes the best carrier oil for facial massage blends. Oily skin types love it as it unclogs the pores and removes dirt. It can also make a great additive to body massages

Lanolin is a very heavy, thick textured wax that is made from sheep's wool. You need only use small amounts to create a moisture barrier in creams and salves

Shea butter
Botanical name: butyrospermun parkii
This off-white butter leaves an waxy feeling on your skin. It's a great mid-weight oil for creams and even works well in soaps. It has a slight nutty smell that doesn't remain in any final products. Shea butter is solid but soft at room temperature

Vitamin E
This oil should only be used as a nutritional additive and therefore in very small amounts (less than 1% of the total blend)

Shower and bath gel base
This base has a gentle cleansing action that can be used in the home instead of soap. You can use it unfragranced or add up to 5ml of essential oils for every 500ml of the base. If you decide to add essential oils you will also need to use a small amount of xanthan gum to emulsify the mixture.

This balm is a combination of vegetable oil and waxes including leatherwood beeswax and cocoa butter. It has a soft consistency similar to petroleum jelly and can be mixed with other oils of your choice

Cetyl stearyl alcohol
This is used as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener and as a carrying agent for other ingredients

Magnesium sulphate
Clear crystals that can be used to make mineral baths

Menthol crystals
Colourless needle-like crystals with a mint odour. Used in lotions, creams and ointments

Sandalwood chips
Can be used in bath mixtures as an antiseptic

Sandalwood powder
Often used for making incense and as a fixative for potpourris

Stearic acid
A waxy, crystalline, fatty acid which is used as an emollient and a base in cosmetics.

Vegelatum jelly
Natural alternative to petroleum jelly

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