THIS IS NOT A FULL LIST YET MANY OF THE INGREDIENTS USED IN MY PRODUCTS. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO LOOK MORE INTO ANY NOT MENTIONED...NOTE THESE ARE THE USES FOR THE ESSENTIAL OILS/EXTRACTS OF THE PLANTS. PREPARED OTHER WAYS, POWDERED, TINCTURES, ETC.  THEY CAN BE USEFUL FOR EVEN OTHER THINGS...READ ABOUT THE BASE CREAM IN MOST OF MY CREAMS BELOW THESE INDIVIDUAL INGREDIENTS

APRICOT OIL

*moisturizes w/ fatty acids

*helps prevent skin cancer

*reduces age spots

*antioxidant (tones/tightens skin)

*reduces swelling from gout and arthritis

*reduces redness

*soothes eczema

*anti-inflammatory

*antimicrobial

*safe during pregnancy

ARGAN OIL

*has squalene (hydrates/detoxifies)

*protects skin barrier

*moisturizes

*high in essential fatty acids

*treats razor burn

*contains Vitamins A & E

*fights acne/age spots/sun damage

*increases absorption of other ingredients

*safe during pregnancy

ARROWROOT POWDER

*reduces oil production-reducing the need to re-apply makeup/helping clear acne

*softens skin

*heals blemishes

*deodorizes

*eliminates toxins

*lightens skin tone

*makes a dry shampoo

*safe during pregnancy

ATLAS CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL

*reduces scars

*improves muscle/skin tone

*anti-inflammatory alleviating arthritis/rheumatic pain

*antiseborrheic soothing eczema

*antimicrobial (a great sanitizer)

*antifungal

*sedative-aids insomniacs

*anxiolytic-reduces anxiety

*use with caution while pregnant

AVOCADO OIL

*wound-healing

*increases collagen metabolism

*protects from UV damage

*contains Vitamins A, D, & E

*moisturizes

*contains fatty acids

*safe during pregnancy

BAKING SODA

*anti-inflammatory

*antiseptic

*reduces acne

*helps skin absorb essential oils

*softens skin

*exfoliates

*controversial during pregnancy

BALSAM FIR NEEDLE ESSENTIAL OIL

*antiseptic-prevents infection

*relieves pain

*relaxes muscles

*flushes out toxins

*speeds healing

*improves respiratory function

*eliminates body odor

*reduces cellulite

*uplifts mood

*not safe during pregnancy

BLACK PEPPER ESSENTIAL OIL

*analgesic-relieves pain-warming

*antibacterial

*detoxifies

*enhances circulation

*reduces muscle injury, cramps, tendonitis, symptoms of rheumatism/

arthritis

*inhibits tumor cell growth

*suppresses smoking craving

*antiviral

*enhances mental clarity

*safe during pregnancy

CAMELLIA OIL

*anti-aging containing oleic, linoleic acid, squalene, minerals, Vitamins E & A

*moisturizing

*soothing

*restorative

*strengthening

*reduces irritation/redness

*makes skin supple

*minimizes lines/wrinkles

*antitumor

*minimizes pigmentation

*firms/lifts skin

*improves elasticity

*antioxidant

*retains water

*safe during pregnancy

CANDELILLA WAX

*reduces appearance of wrinkles

*reduces dark spots

*anti-aging

*hydrates parched/scaly skin

*vegan substitute for beeswax

*hypoallergenic

*softens skin

*protects skin barrier

*dense, long-lasting

*controversial during pregnancy

CARROT SEED ESSENTIAL

*antioxidant

*antiseptic/disinfectant

*antiviral

*detoxifier

*anticancer

*stimulates new cell/tissue growth

*tones tissue/muscle

*restorative

*avoid if pregnant

CASTOR OIL

*reduces puffiness

*prevents wrinkles

*eases sunburn pain and lessens peeling

*fights acne

*moisturizes

*evens skin tone

*contains fatty acids

*antimicrobial

*cleansing

*safe while pregnant but use caution during labor

CYPRESS ESSENTIAL

OIL

*antimicrobial

*kills bacteria-fights acne

*reduces cellulite

*detoxifies

*reduces muscle pain/cramps

*reduces anxiety/depression

*reduces swelling

*safe in 3rd trimester of pregnancy

EPSOM SALT

*provides magnesium

*relieves muscle pain

*helps fibromyalgia

*helps constipation

*aids in sleep

*relieves cramps

*aids muscle recovery

*reduces stress

*may reduce swelling

*epsom salt baths are safe while pregnant

EUCALYPTUS SMITHII ESSENTIAL OIL

*clears /revives respiratory system

*antiviral

*antibacterial

*anti-inflammatory

*analgesic reducing muscle/joint soreness

*antiseptic

*avoid if epileptic

*avoid while pregnant

FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL

*antiseptic

*antimicrobial

*reduces acne

*disinfectant

*reduces depression/calms

*sedative-aids in sleep

*strengthens skin tone/elasticity

*fades scars/stretch marks

*heals dry/cracked skin

*lifts/tightens skin

*hormone-balancing

*safe during pregnancy

*avoid if using anticoagulant meds

GALBANUM ESSENTIAL OIL

*helps treat arthritis/rheumatism

*wound healing

*increases circulation

*detoxifies

*relaxes muscles/nerves

*eliminates body spasms

*decongestant

*reduces scars

*lifts sagging skin

*avoid during pregnancy

GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL

*hydrates

*helps congested skin / eczema / dermatitis

*increases circulation

*antifungal

*antibacterial

*treats acne

*antiseptic/wound healing

*reduces pain

*tightens skin

*slows aging

*reduces neuroinflammation

*safe during pregnancy

GINGER ESSENTIAL

OIL

*reduces nausea

*anti-inflammatory

*reduces pain

*warming massage oil

*reduces stress

*energizer

*do not use if on coagulants

*controversial during pregnancy

GLYCERIN (COCONUT ORIGIN)

*reduces inflammation

*cleanses

*regenerates skin

*easily absorbed- doesn't clog pores

*locks in moisture creating a protective barrier

*repairs damage

*soothes itchy conditions

*controversial during pregnancy

GREEN TEA EXTRACT

*antioxidant

*reduces appearance of age spots, wrinkles, blemishes

*helps prevent melanoma/ nonmelanoma cancers

*fights acne

*reduces sun damage

*improves skin elasticity

*reduces eye puffiness

*avoid during pregnancy

JUNIPER BERRY ESSENTIAL OIL

*reduces joint/muscle pain

*anti-inflammatory

*antiseptic treating acne

*reduces cellulite

*heals wounds

*antioxidants tone/tighten skin

*safe for 3 weeks then break

*avoid during pregnancy

LAVANDIN ESSENTIAL OIL

*reduces cellulite / acne / pigmentation

*expectorant - aids respiratory issues

*deodorizing

*combats depression

*stimulating sharp aroma

*tonic for nerves / vertigo / shaking hands, etc.

*analgesic (lessens pain)

*anti-inflammatory

*avoid if pregnant, epileptic, with blood disorders

LICORICE EXTRACT

*antiviral

*antibacterial

*skin brightening

*anti-inflammatory

*anti-oxidant

*anti-HSV / anti-HIV

*soothes eczema

*anti-oral squamous cell carcinoma

*increases blood pressure

*avoid if pregnant / breastfeeding

OLIVE OIL

(EXTRA VIRGIN)

*anti-inflammatory

*anti-oxidant

*contains Vitamin A,D,E, & K

*reduces stretch marks

*do not use on dry/eczema-prone skin as it can further damage skin layer

*safe during pregnancy

ORRIS ROOT ESSENTIAL OIL

*purifies the blood

*stimulates glands

*eases muscle / joint pain

*removes skin impurities

*lightens dark spots on face, knees, elbows

*antiseptic

*antibacterial

*antimicrobial

*germicidal

*anti-inflammatory

*avoid during pregnancy

PATCHOULI ESSENTIAL OIL

*antiseptic

*antidepressant

*astringent

*anti-inflammatory

*cicatrisant-wound healing, cell-regenerative

*aphrodisiac

*febrifuge (reduces fever)

*sedative

*deodorant

*boosts blood circulation

*safe during pregnancy

RASBERRY SEED/LEAF OIL

*28-50 SPF UVB protection

*7 SPF UVA protection

*heals skin barrier

*cell-regenerator

*stimulates collagen

*anti-inflammatory

*contains essential fatty acids

*antioxidant

*non-comedogenic

*tightens/firms skin

*safe during pregnancy

ROSE PETAL POWDER

*contains Vitamin C that lightens skin, fades dark spots

*smoothes skin

*tones complexion

*anti-aging

ROSEHIP SEED OIL

*anti-inflammatory

*reduces redness

*treats wrinkles w/ Vitamin A & C with safe amounts of retinoic acid

*brightens skin

*evens skin tone

*restores elasticity

*fades dark spots & scars

*calms acne

*helps prevent stretch marks

*moisturizes 

*safe during pregnancy

SEA BUCKTHORN CO2

*UV ray protection

*heals bedsores & cuts

*helps prevent acne / eczema

*helps prevent skin ulcers

*helps prevent / treat stretch marks

*antioxidant

*regenerates connective tissue

*stimulates collagen / dermal reconstruction

*treats wrinkles

*contains 190 nutrients

*avoid while pregnant

SHEA BUTTER

*soothes eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis

*helps over 18 skin conditions

*relieves itching

*anti-inflammatory

*absorbs easily

*contains fatty acids

*non-oily

*antifungal

*regenerates cells

*blocks collagen destruction

*minimizes stretch marks/scars

*reduces fine lines/wrinkles

*safe during pregnancy

SWEET BASIL ESSENTIAL OIL

*promotes deep sleep

*tonic for the nerves

*reduces pain

*relaxes muscles

*anti-inflammatory

*energizer

*sharpens memory / senses

*blood purifier

*antifungal

*avoid while pregnant

*not safe for kids under 6

*avoid if a smoker

SWEET ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL

*reduces anxiety

*promotes sleep

*lifts mood

*reduces fatigue

*anti-inflammatory

*antioxidant

*tones / tightens skin

*controversial during pregnancy

TAMANU OIL

*anti-inflammatory

*lessens pain

*speeds healing

*fights fungal infections

*anticancer

*prevents age spots, lines, wrinkles

*penetrates 3 layers of skin

*antineuralgic

*fights psoriasis / eczema

*antimicrobial

*avoid if allergic to tree nuts

*safe for babies

*safe while pregnant

USNEA LICHEN EXTRACT

*wound-healing stimulating wound closure

*inhibits cancer cell growth in breast, colon, pancreatic, & human melanoma

*antioxidant

*antimicrobial

*anti-inflammatory

*treats athlete's foot / jock itch

*avoid while pregnant

WITCH HAZEL

*tightens pores

*astringent-cleanses

*anti-inflammatory

*reduces acne/excess oils

*anti-viral

*reduces swelling

*natural skin toner

*may reduce eye puffiness

*avoid with rosacea/dry/ hypersensitivity

*safe during pregnancy

YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL

*regulates sebum production

*treats eczema

*antidepressant

*anti-inflammatory

*aphrodisiac

*lowers blood pressure

*helps repair damaged nerves

*reduces anxiety/stress

*safe during pregnancy in small amounts

STORAGE

ESSENTIAL OILS SHOULD NOT BE EXPOSED TO LIGHT OR HEAT

ALWAYS STORE PRODUCTS CONTAINING THESE INGREDIENTS IN DARK, COOL PLACES

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MANY CREAMS CONTAIN

(EXCEPTION: PREGNANCY COLLECTION) 

BABASSU OIL, CUPUACU BUTTER, HEMP SEED OIL, 

JOJOBA OIL & POMEGRANATE EXTRACT- 

HERE’S WHY :

 

BABASSU OIL: If you suffer from psoriasis, eczema, rosacea or even acne, using moderate amounts of babassu oil is an excellent idea. Unlike coconut oil, babassu oil absorbs into the skin much more rapidly, and leaves behind less of an oily residue, helping to treat these skin conditions faster,

High levels of vitamin E, phytosterols, fatty acids, and antioxidants all make babassu oil the ideal remedy for premature aging. It can eliminate the appearance of lines and wrinkles, minimize scars and blemishes, stimulate the growth of new cells and increase the elasticity of the skin as you age. [9]

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oils/babassu-oil

 

CUPUACU BUTTER: According to research (Advanced Skin Care – A Novel Ingredient), cupuacu butter can absorb up to 440% more water, hence its intense moisturizing action. It is far superior to lanolin,The fats in cupuacu butter responsible for its intensely hydrating (Omega-9 fatty acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, and arachidic acid) and restores skin elasticity. The butter exhibits a mild sun protection factor. Cupuacu butter is a great source of potent antioxidants such as quercetin, kaempferol, catechin, epicatechin, theograndins and other flavonoids (New bioactive polyphenols from Theobroma grandiflorum “cupuaçu”). It also contains antioxidant-vitamins, especially generous amounts of vitamin E. Because of its low melting point, pure, unrefined cupuacu butter is absorbed easily in the skin and doesn’t leave a greasy finish. It’s good for dry and damaged hair, dry skin, eczema and chapped lips.

https://www.natureword.com/properties-and-benefits-of-cupuacu-butter/

 

HEMP SEED OIL: Hemp seed oil is made from the only edible seed that contains gamma-linolenic acid. This substance is needed to regulate hormone levels and it can diminish hormone-related acne outbreaks. It also hydrates the skin and brings more oxygen to it, which makes it a good treatment for eczema and dry, itchy skin. It is also high in antioxidants, which are elements that prevent or slow cell damage. It also adds vitamin D to the skin, allowing the absorption of calcium that is needed for soft, smooth skin.The gamma-linolenic acid in it helps keep pores from clogging. It alleviates the redness and inflammation of acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It is also rich in antioxidants, vitamin E and vitamin A and it promotes healing of the skin.

https://healthyhempoil.com/hemp-seed-oil-benefits-for-skin/

JOJOBA OIL: Jojoba oil is a humectant ingredient. This means that it works to seal your skin with a protective barrier to keep it from losing moisture. This may help prevent bacterial infections, acne, and dandruff from forming. Its’ makeup is so similar to the oil (sebum) your body naturally produces that your skin can’t tell the difference.This makes it less likely to build up on your skin and clog your pores, leading to fewer breakouts and less severe acne. Research shows that jojoba oil encourages your skin cells to bind together after they’ve been separated by a scratch or cut.This may also be the reason for its ability to treat acne and acne scarring. These wound-healing properties could be connected to jojoba oil’s concentration of natural vitamin E. This can help protect your skin from sun damage. Jojoba oil contains both.

Jojoba Oil for Face: 13 Benefits for Acne, Wrinkles, and More (healthline.com)

POMEGRANATE EXTRACT: Zinc regulates the growth of basal cells, the precursor cells that develop into mature skin tissue and assist in wound healing. Zinc activates super-oxide dismutase, an antioxidant that protects the skin from damage. Pomegranate contains a decent amount of copper, a mineral needed to produce melanin.  Melanin also provides natural sun protection to the skin. Pomegranate oil also protects the outer layers of the skin and aids in the regeneration of the cells.It contains ellagic acid, a polyphenol antioxidant, which inhibits the growth of skin cancer. Pomegranate is useful for preventing skin conditions like pigmentation and age spots. It also relieves sunburn and reduces the signs of sun damage. The antioxidants work from the inside and are much more effective than any moisturizer or sunscreen. Pomegranates contain certain compounds, which prevent the breaking down of collagen and keep the skin healthy. It also helps in the growth of fibroblasts, the cells that produce elastin and collagen. This ensures that the skin remains soft and supple. So, pomegranate oil on the skin slows down the formation of wrinkles and other signs related to ageing. Pomegranate contains punicic acid, which keeps the bacteria at bay and ensures that the skin remains moist and healthy throughout the day. Pomegranate treats skin inflammation.

https://www.healthbeckon.com/pomegranates-benefits

REFERENCES

APRICOT OIL   https://www.organicfacts.net/apricot-kernel-oil.

ARGAN OIL   https://draxe.com/beauty/argan-oil-benefits-skin-hair/

ARROWROOT POWDER   https://thegreenparent.co.uk/articles/read/5-surprising-beauty-uses-for-arrowroot

ATLAS CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL   https://healthyfocus.org/the-top-10-cedarwood-essential-oil-uses   

https://www.healthline.com/health/cedarwood-essential-oil

BALSAM FIR NEEDLE ESSENTIAL OIL  

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/fir-needle-essential-oil

https://www.biosourcenaturals.com/pure-essential-oils/pure-essential-oils-descriptions-and-uses/fir-needle-organic-bulgaria/

BLACK PEPPER ESSENTIAL OIL  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25192562/                                   

https://draxe.com/essential-oils/black-pepper-essential-oil/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20839630/

CAMELLIA OIL  https://www.womansworld.com/posts/aging/camellia-oil-169392

https://www.healthline.com/health/squalane

https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/blog/products/camellia-seed-oil-a-beauty-elixir-from-east-asia

CANDELILLA WAX   https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/blog/products/all-about-candelilla-wax.

CARROT SEED ESSENTIAL OIL  https://www.thefusionmodel.com/carrot-seed-essential-oil-benefits-uses-and-side-effects/#:~:text=Carrot%20Seed%20Essential

CASTOR OIL  https://www.healthline.com/health/castor-oil-for-face

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319844#benefits

CYPRESS ESSENTIAL OIL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5435909/                      

www.healthylivinganswers.com/aromatherapy/aromatherapy-in-pregnancy

https://www.healthline.com/health/cypress-oil#bottom-line

EPSOM SALT  https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/epsom-salt-benefits-uses#side-effects

EUCALYPTUS SMITHII ESSENTIAL OIL  https://www.lgbotanicals.com/Eucalyptus-smithii-Essential-Oil-_p_720

FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL  https://draxe.com/essential-oils/what-is-frankincense/  

GALBANUM ESSENTIAL OIL https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-galbanum-essential-oil

GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL  https://draxe.com/essential-oils/10-geranium-oils-benefits-healthy-skin-much/

GINGER ESSENTIAL OIL  https://www.biosourcenaturals.com/pure-essential-oils/pure-essential-oils-descriptions-and-uses/ginger-root-essential-oil/

GLYCERIN (COCONUT ORIGIN)  https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/blog/products/all-about-vegetable-glycerine

GREEN TEA EXTRACT  https://www.organicfacts.net/green-tea-extract.

JUNIPER BERRY ESSENTIAL OIL  https://www.aromaweb.com/books/lawless.asp

https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/databases/food,-herbs-supplement/professional.aspx?productid=724#

LAVANDIN ESSENTIAL OIL  https://www.decleor.com/en/oil-effects/firming/lavandin

LICORICE EXTRACT   https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30117204/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27815461/

OLIVE OIL (EXTRA VIRGIN)   Benefits of Using Olive Oil for Skin - Is Olive Oil Good for Skin? (goodhousekeeping.com)

ORRIS ROOT OIL   http://naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/i/iris-versicolor=blue-flag.php

https://herbpathy.com/Action-of-Alterative-Cid617

https://medicative.net/health-benefits-of-orris-root/#:~:text

PATCHOULI ESSENTIAL OIL   https://healthnbodytips.org/benefits-of-patchouli-essential-oil.

RASBERRY SEED/LEAF OIL   https://www.healthline.com/health/cypress-oil#bottom-line

https://www.healthline.com/health/red-raspberry-seed-oil

ROSEHIP SEED OIL   https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/a20706831/rosehip-oil-benefits/

https://www.prevention.com/beauty/skin-care/a25596857/rosehip-oil-benefits/

ROSE PETAL POWDER   https://www.apothecary7.com/pages/rose-petal-powder-uses

ROSE WATER   https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320216#what-are-the-benefits

SEA BUCKTHORN CO2 EXTRACT  https://draxe.com/nutrition/sea-buckthorn-oil/

https://www.consumerhealthdigest.com/ingredients/health-benefits-of-sea-buckthorn-oil.html

SWEET BASIL ESSENTIAL OIL   https://www.biosourcenaturals.com/pure-essential-oils/pure-essential-oils-descriptions-and-uses/basil-essential-oil/

SWEET ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL   https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/databases/food,-herbs-supplements/professional.aspx?productid=908#

TAMANU OIL   https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oils/tamanu-oil.

https://howtocure.com/tamanu-oil-benefits/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29692805/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27280931/

USNEA LICHEN   Usnea: Benefits, Side Effects, and More (healthline.com)

Biological Activities of Toninia candida and Usnea barbata Together with Their Norstictic Acid and Usnic Acid Constituents (nih.gov)

Cellular mechanisms of the anticancer effects of the lichen compound usnic acid - PubMed (nih.gov)

WITCH HAZEL   https://www.prevention.com/beauty/skin-care/a26450242/witch-hazel-skin-benefits/

YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL   https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-ylang-ylang-essential-oil.