About our ingredients

Before tabulating our ingredients, it is probably wise to briefly answer 2 questions.....

1 what are ‘essential oils’?


They are plant extracts used in aromatherapy and also used to fragrance the home or freshen the laundry.
They are also used as a natural scent in cosmetics and other natural products.

2 what are ‘surfactants'?


Surfactants [or surface active agents] are compounds that lower the surface tension between a solid and a liquid , or 2 liquids [ie acting as a wetting agent] , and are the main ingredient in modern day laundry detergents , dishwashing liquids, shampoos and the like.
 

Other than our pure NZ water , we list the ingredients that go into our products , and their purpose, as below:


   
Aloe vera powder
with anti-bacterial properties , and is used in skin care products as an anti-irritant and as a moisturiser, and good for hair conditioning.
Aniseed essential oil
with a distinctive liquorice slightly spicy smell , is used as an odour eliminator and with calming and aphrodisiac properties.
Bees wax
a natural wax used in skin care products as a a moisturiser and provides texture.
Bergamot essential oil
a citrus extract with anti-septic and analgesic properties , known to keep the skin youthful and with a distinctive soothing citrusy fragrance.
Cetostearyl alcohol
a mixture of plant based fatty alcohols used as an emulsion stabiliser and foam boosting surfactant.
Cinnamon essential oil
a bark extract and natural health tonic , helps revive the skin and fights infection , with a definitive aroma.
Citric acid
from citrus fruits, it is a pH balancer , and is used for flavouring , preserving, disinfecting or stain removal.
Clary sage essential oil
a herbaceous oil withs a subtle soft scent , known as a relaxant with anti-bacterial properties and known to stimulate libido.
Coco betaine
from coconut oil , a natural surfactant used in soaps and shampoos.
Coco caprylate
an ester from coconut fatty alcohol , is a natural emollient that smooths and softens the skin.
Coco glucoside
of vegetable origin , a non ionic surfactant and foaming agent , that also helps prevent moisture loss when cleansing the skin.
Cocoa butter
a natural stable fat containing antioxidants that melts on skin contact , of light aroma , and used to prevent rancidity and increase shelf life.
Coconut essential oil
contains essential fatty acids that nourish the skin.
D-panthenol
a skin friendly nutrient from the vitamin B family , with moisturising and regenerating properties.
Eucalyptus essential oil
used as a disinfectant and to promote skin heath and also as an insect repellant.
Frankincense essential oil
resin from the Boswellia tree , with a woody spicy smell , is a powerful astringent to rejuvenate the skin.
Geranium essential oil
with a sweet aroma , considered to enhance health and reduce feelings of stress and tension.
Glycerine
a vegetable extract , clear and tasteless , is a good moisturiser that benefits skin health.
Hemp seed essential oil
with high levels of essentials fatty acids and antioxidants , used to nourish and moisturise the skin and encourages hair growth.
Honey
bush honey is a great moisturiser that nourishes the hair and skin.
Honeysuckle essential oil
with a sweet floral and narcotic scent ; has antioxidant and astringent properties and good for skin irritations and hair conditioning.
Hydrolised silk protein
from the cocoon of the silk worm , has excellent moisture binding properties and adds lustre and body to hair.
Hydrolised wheat protein
from wheat gluten , is a hair moisturiser as well as providing better body , control and shine to hair.
Jasmine essential oil
with a fresh romantic fragrance , and with antiseptic and skin care properties.
Jojoba essential oil
used as a moisturiser to smooth and hydrate the skin.
Kawakawa essential oil
from the kawakawa tree [NZ pepper tree] used in traditional maori medicine to treat wounds and skin conditions, and also used as a cleanser and moisturiser.
Lavender essential oil
known for its healing, antiseptic , sedative and soothing properties.
Lemon essential oil
cleans and freshens.
Lemon grass essential oil
a popular fresh scent , astringent , with anti-bacterial and skin toning properties.
Lime essential oil
good for the skin with antioxidant properties.
Mango butter
used in lotions for its skin moisturising and protective properties, with a slightly sweet aroma.
Patchouli essential oil
used in lotions for its skin moisturising and protective properties, with a slightly sweet aroma.
Peppermint essential oil with a clean sharp cool and uplifting aroma.
from herb leaves with a complex intoxicating slightly sweet and musky -earthy and relaxing aroma and helpful for skin conditions.
Peru balsam
aromatic with healing and mild antiseptic properties and also delays evaporation.
Pine essential oil
from the pine needle , with a strong aroma . Helps prevent skin itchiness and fungal infections.
Pink grapefruit essential oil
high in skin care acids , and with cleansing properties , with a refreshing light uplifting fragrance.
Potassium sorbate
is a salt chemical preservative that is odourless and tasteless.
Rosemary essential oil
with distinctive fragrance , and anti-ageing and antioxidant properties ; also helps stimulate hair growth and has preservative properties.
Sandalwood essential oil
its antioxidant properties improves the skin . Also used in aromatherapy and as a natural aphrodisiac.
Shea butter
a natural skin care product , soft and pliant with pleasant aroma , used in soap production.
Sodium bicarbonate
a salt also known as baking soda , used as a cleansing and exfoliating agent and also neutraliser of odours.
Sodium carbonate
a salt also known as washing soda , is a water softener that also used to remove grease and stains when laundry washing.
Sodium cocoyl isethionate
from coconut fatty acids , its a mild surfactant and cleansing agent creating a dense creamy lather, and will impart softness to the hair.
Sweet orange essential oil
a popular familiar scent that promotes cheerfulness and skin radiance , with vitamin C that helps the body’s immunity.
Sweet pea essential oil
safe for the skin and with a light delicate fragrance.
Tangerine essential oil
with a sweet refreshing and uplifting aroma , and known for its cleansing properties.
Tapioca starch
aids in the removal of excess water.
Tea tree essential oil
with natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, helps stimulate the immune system , and helps reduce bad odours.
Tumeric essential oil
a pungent oil used as an antioxidant , antiseptic and insect repellant , that also improves the body’s immunity and is good for the skin.
White vinegar
from acetic acid and water , is a great cleaner dissolving soap scum , hard water and other stains.
Wild flower essential oil
a powerful blend of 100% pure therapeutic essential oils.
Xanthum gum
created from sugar , and used as a thickener or stabiliser.
Ylang ylang essential oil
oil from the flower , with a sweet and relaxing fragrance, used for wound healing and insect repellant , and to enhance libido.