Have you heard of Palo Santo?
To begin with, it is known as Holy Wood, from the species Bursera Graveolens. Palo Santo is a wild native tree which grows in the Yucatan Peninsula, through Venezuala, Peru, Guatemala, Colombia, El Salvador and on the Galapagos Islands.
In traditional medicine, it is used to relieve flu, symptoms of stress, depression and inflammation. Palo Santo can be burned in ceremonial rituals. It is similar to sage and used in aromatherapy as an essential oil. We use it in perfume with purpose collection, including Wisdom and as an anointing oil in our 7 Ritual Kits.
Palo Santo adds positivity to your space whereby sage removes negativity. Palo Santo is great for meditation and can add to your experience. Some people say that it smells strong and not very nice, but that is a matter of opinion, however, pungent, you can think of the smell being the essence or lifeblood that you are smelling, which contains antioxidant-rich phytochemicals known as terpenes.
Palo Santo is commonly used by Shamans in their ceremonial practices, where they believe that the wood can reset energy that was once tainted by negativity, bringing positivity back.
We love Palo Santo, just another example of Mother Nature's beauties.
What is so special about Saffron?
Well, where do we start? It is known as one of the most expensive spices in the world.
Saffron has amazing properties that your skin will love. It soothes skin and is renowned for its anti-inflammatory effects.
Saffron contains crocetin and crocin, which are pigments that are known for their anti-free radical properties. Quercetin is an antioxidant and reduces melanin.
We use saffron in our beard oils for men, precious oils, serum, secure perfume with purpose, dry hand cream, illumination seaweed serum, energessence seaweed hand cream and much more.
If you are looking to enhance your skincare routine, we suggest that you try our precious oils of a night. Precious Oils contains Saffron oil synergistically blended with other amazing oils that work against UV radiation, reduce inflammation, soothes distressed skin, even the complexion & reduces acne/blemishes.
You might ask yourself, what on earth is Bacuri Butter? We will answer that question by explaining how amazing Bacuri Butter is. It is derived from the seeds of the Platonia Insignis fruit. The tribal people eat the fruit and the seeds are soaked for approximately 1 year. The butter is cold-pressed from the seeds. The fruit grows on the wild Bacuri trees in the Amazon rainforest. It is claimed to have miraculous properties by the local tribal medicine people.
Bacuri Butter has quite a few benefits in skincare and body products including great emollient properties and has a high rate of absorption, which is brilliant in skincare. this is because it contains a high rate of tripalmitin, it has anti-ageing properties, stabilising elastin and collagen production. Contains Methionine which is a sulphur-containing amino acid, beneficial for hair, nails and skin.
We use Bacuri Butter in our Ultra- Creams, skincare, Soaps and Shampoos. Check ingredients listings for this miracle ingredient.
We use exclusively Marinova Organic Seaweed, Mekabu (Wakame) and Bladderwrack.
We source only the most pristine raw ingredients. Marinova harvest Bladderwrack (Fucus Vesiculosis) from the East Coast of Tasmania and Coastal Patagonia. The second seaweed is Mekabu, better known as Wakame (Undaria Pinnatifida). Both contain high purity Fucoidan, the compound which is clinically proven to slow the ageing process, protect and soothe skin. All seaweeds are hand-harvested sustainably and are COSMOS organic certified. We use these amazing ingredients in our range of skincare because the scientific evidence is clear and well documented.
Scientists at Marinova have undertaken intensive testing in-vitro and clinical testing on humans. The evidence can be read here: https://www.marinova.com.au/maritech-reverse/ https://www.marinova.com.au/maritech-bright/
Tasmanian Native Pepper. For hundreds of years the aboriginal people used native pepper berry in their food & medicine. Known as Mountain Pepper or Tasmanian Pepper, it is from the species “Tasmannia Lanceolota” prefers a cooler climate and grows in Tasmania, Victoria & New South Wales. What is so amazing about Native Pepper? Well, the aboriginal people would crush the berries, mix them in water to make a paste. This was used to treat toothaches and gum issues, a wonderful remedy for infections. Also, used for skin disorders, stomach issues and colic. The Native Pepper has been found to have 3 times the level of antioxidant activity than blueberries. It contains many beneficial compounds for the skin and good health, hailed as a superfood, it sure packs a punch in the kitchen and in your skincare.
POMEGRANATE Want to know why pomegranate is one of the 1200 ingredients that we use? Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) is a fruit bearing shrub from the Lythraceae family. It may be difficult to pronounce the botanical names, but don’t be fooled into thinking that just because something is difficult to pronounce, it mustn’t be good for you. When producing skincare we must use the species names which are required legally and the common names. We use true to nature botanical extracts from the fruit, because it contains: * Gallic Acid - which is a potent anti-aging active, reducing DNA damage and membrane lipid peroxidation. Potent antioxidant. * Ellagic Acid - anti- wrinkle activity, as it interrupts the wrinkling effect & inflammation associated with with chronic UV exposure which leads on to photo-aging. * Benzoic Acid - assists body to deal with wounds, anti-acne, brightens skin complexion & antioxidant activity. We just love our beautiful extracts & pomegranate supports collagen, hydrates the skin, firms skin & assists with making your complexion have a dewy glow. You can find pomegranate in our Night Serum & Ultra Repair cream.
That is a beautiful flower, but what is it? It is Ylang Ylang Flower (Cananga Odorata). It is native to tropical countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, India & some parts of Australia. Intensely sweet & floral aroma. Widely used in perfume, aromatherapy & complimentary medicine for hundreds of years. It became widely cultivated in the late 1800’s in Madagascar. Many benefits have been documented such as: * Soothe & nourish skin * Mood altering, calming * Helps to repel insects Just another amazing ingredient we use in our products.
Look at this little Australian native beauty. Finger Lime Caviar is one of our beautiful ingredients. Within the cells of these tiny pearls, are a huge range of phyto-active compounds including Ferulic Acid, Tryptophan & Vitamin C. Finger Lime Caviar enhances the properties of other native extracts including; Kakadu Plum, Quandong & Emu Apple. We love Finger Lime Caviar because it’s amazing in skincare and boosts the ability of moisturisers and serums to nourish your skin, acts as an antioxidant, firms the skin and boosts collagen. Scientifically known as “Citrus Australasica” has been used by the Australian Indigenous people for thousands of years. It has always been a valuable source of food and used in bush medicine. It has an unusual texture and the little pearly fruits are bursting with nature’s amazing properties. Nicknamed “Citrus Caviar” we are in awe of mother earth’s amazing biodiversity.
Another amazing ingredient provided by Mother Earth. Sea buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides), promotes collagen (structural protein which keeps the skin looking youthful), formation & increases skin hydration. It repairs oxidative damage & is great in anti-aging products.
We use sea buckthorn in our serums, ultra repair cream, cleansers & moisturisers. A popular Ayurvedic remedy, used for thousands of years for it’s medicinal benefits and in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been known as the ‘Holy Fruit’ in the Himalayas. So many reasons to love Sea buckthorn.
BENEFITS OF KUNZEA and why we use it in our products. There is much research being done by the University of Tasmania into Kunzea’s benefits and history. Not to mention the media coverage on this little beauty, jam packed with compounds that have proven medicinal qualities.
Kunzea was used by the Tasmanian Aboriginal people to relieve pain and alleviate irritated skin.
Evidence supports that Kunzea has anti-microbial activity and has been used on horses with great success for fungal infections. We have been using this amazing ingredient for the past 5 years in our......UTLTA SOOTHE CREAM, BLOCK SOAP & now in our SHAMPOO BARS & HAND & SURFACE SANITISER.
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