Ingredient Directory

AHA (alpha hydroxy fruit acids)

Vaccinium Myrtillus (bilberry) fruit extract, Saccharum Officinarum (sugar cane) extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (sweet orange) fruit extract, Citrus Limon (lemon) fruit extract, Water, Acer Saccharum (sugar maple) sap extract

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are naturally occurring acids that function as chemical exfoliates. What this means is they work to shed off the dead skin cells to make way for new skin regeneration. AHAs are also really good for minimising acne as they can help loosen and remove and dead skin cells, sebum or bacteria that are clogging your pores. Don’t be frighten by the prospect of acids peeling off your skin, the natural AHAs we use in our cleanser, extracted from various fruits and plants, are gentle and mild and will not cause any redness or irritation.

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Almond oil (certified organic)

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis oil*, Spain

Almond oil is packed with vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps nourish your skin’s collagen layer. It is also highly emollient, a property which assists in balancing moisture absorption and water loss and the vitamin A content in almond oil stimulated the fibroblasts – the cells responsible for producing tissue that keeps skin firm.

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Aloe Vera gel (certified organic)

Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice*, Australia

The Aloe Vera succulent is highly soothing and hydrating for your skin, we all know that, but it also contains Vitamins C and E which have the ability to protect your skin from free radical molecules that can cause oxidation as well as promoting collagen production.

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Aloe Vera powder

Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice powder

Aloe Vera in it’s dehydrated powder form has all the same properties as in gel form except that it’s texture is a lot less viscous (when rehydrated with water).

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Arrowroot powder (certified organic)

Maranta Arundinacea root*, India

Arrowroot powder, extracted form the roots of the arrowroot plant, is a very fine powder with high moisture absorbent qualities. When applied topically, it allows active ingredients to penetrate your upper epidermis more easily as well as wicking moisture away from your skin surface.

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Australian Blue Cyprus essential oil

Callitris Intratropica, Australia (Northern Territory plantation)

Blue Cyprus is native to monsoonal areas of Northern Australia and the essential oil is extracted with steam distillation. It is known to have high levels of antibacterial activity and traditionally has been used as a hygienic body wash and to repel pests.

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Boronia absolute

Simmondsia Chinensis seed oil, Boronia Megastigma extract, Australia (plantation)

Boronia, native to south west Western Australia, is incredibly potent which is why we use a 3% absolute dilution in a Jojoba oil base. It contains sabinene for anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects, beta-ionone which your body converts to Vitamin A to encourage healthy tissue production, and Methyl Hydroxy Cinnamate which is an antifungal agent. Boronia has a sweet floral scent as well as woody scents.

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 Buddha Wood essential oil

Eremophila Mitchellii, Australia (Queensland wild harvested)

Buddha Wood is native to the dry inland regions of the eastern half of Australia. It has natural sedative properties and anti-anxiety capabilities and traditionally this plant has been used for its antibacterial qualities to treat cuts and sores. Buddha Wood has a sweet woody aroma that’s similar to Sandalwood only it is milder with faint whisky scents.

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Cajeput essential oil

Melaleuca cajuputi

An Australian native that has powerful warming effect, Cajeput promotes circulation and healthy sweating that can remove toxins from the body. Cajeput promotes pain relief, is an antispasmodic (soothes muscle cramps) and helps to decongest mucus from airways.

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Calendula extract (certified organic)

Calendula Officinalis extract*, Egypt

Calendula flowers are anti-bacterial, antiseptic and known to increase blood flow and stimulate collagen production to the area of application. Additionally, the presence of flavonoids in Calendula are important antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory capabilities. It’s no wonder you will find this plant in so many of our products!

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Camellia oil (certified organic)

Camellia Oleifera seed oil*

Camellia oil has a high concentration of fatty acids that helps to keep the skin firm and elastic. Phytoescualen improves hydration of the skin with its emollient properties and oleic acid promotes skin cell growth and increases its strength. Camellia oil is very light and so is easily absorbed by the skin with no heavy residues remaining.

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Candelilla wax

Euphorbia Cerifera wax, mexico

 Candelilla hails from Central America and is a safe (palm free) plant alternative to beeswax. This wax has a less sticky consistency to beeswax, allowing our formulas to absorb quicker into your skin for faster results. We use Candelilla as a stabiliser and emulsifier in our balms. 

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Citric Acid

Citric Acid

Derived from various citrus fruits, citric acid is a weak organic acid that falls under the umbrella of Alpha Hyrdoxy Acids. This means citric acid can function as a chemical skin exfolient in larger quantities, but we use citric acid only in smaller quantities to adjust the acidity in our formulas so that the pH of our products match the pH of your skin.

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Clove Bud essential oil

Syzygium aromaticum, Sri Lanka

Clove Bud has high eugenol content, giving the oil stimulating and warming properties. The analgesic effects of eugenol provides pain relief and increases blood circulation to help resolve the underlying causes of headaches and sinus congestion.

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Cocoa butter (certified organic)

Theobroma Cacao seed butter*

Cocoa butter, rich in fatty acids that your skin absorbs and remains in your cells for hours, offers intense moisture to the skin. It is also an emollient, which adds a protective later of hydration on the skin.

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Colloidal Oatmeal

Avena Sativa kernel meal

Oatmeal is a super food of the skincare game. Its high concentration of starches and beta-glucin add protective and water retaining functions. It also contains various phenols that have anti-inflammatory activity, and its fiber content helps soften the skin.

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Cetearyl Alcohol (safe synthetic)

Cetearyl Alchocol

Cetearyl Alcohol is a mixture of cetyl and stearyl alcohols. They function as emulsifiers and surfactants so that our oil-in-water moisturisers remain creamy and stable. Although these are synthetic compounds, they are not suspected as toxic or harmful to your body and are classified as not suspected to be bioaccumulative or persistent (i.e. they are easily broken down by and flushed out of your body after application).

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Eucalyptus Gully Gum essential oil

Eucalyptus smithii, South Africa

Eucalyptus Gully Gum provides relief from congestion and sore throats. This oil is a powerful antibacterial and antiviral, which can help to combat the root causes of congestion and irritation produced by colds and flu.

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Finger Lime extract

Citrus Australasica fruit extract, Australia

Finger lime is high in vitamin C to promote collagen production. It is also a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which act as a mild chemical exfolient to remove dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.

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Illawarra Flame Tree extract

Brachychiton Acerifolius flower extract, Australia

Illawarra flame tree is a wonderful skin conditioner and a powerful antioxidant which helps fight skin damage from free radicals. It’s intensifies the function of Vitamin C which is why we pair this plant with our Kakadu plum extract (an incredible source of Vit. C).

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Fragonia essential oil

Agonis Fragrans (fragonia) essential oil, Australia (Western Australia plantation)

Fragonia is native to south west Western Australia. It has significant anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory activity. Fragonia oil contains citrus and cinnamon notes along with balsamic undertones.

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Glycerin (palm free, certified organic)

Glycerin

Glycerin is a naturally occurring alcohol compound that, in our case, is plant derived. It is a humectant that attracts moisture to your skin and we use it in our oil-in-water emulsions to add a silky feel.

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Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (safe synthetic)

Glyceryl Stearate Citrate 

Glyceryl stearate citrate is a synthetic compound (derived from refined vegetable oils) that acts as an emollient and stabilizer. It also acts as a lubricant on the surface of the skin to add a soft and smooth appearance. Although this ingredient is synthetic, it is generally regarded as non-toxic and safe for use, as well as being biodegradable and okay to use in grey water tanks.

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Horsetail Herb extract (certified organic)

Equisetum Arvense extract*, Bulgaria

Horsetail herb has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. What a powerhouse! It works to soothe and reduce redness and irritation from external factors.

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Jojoba oil (certified organic)

Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*

The esters found in jojoba oil are identical to the sebum produced by our skin, making this oil fantastic at penetrating deep into the pores to provide levels of moisture that very few other oils can offer. This oil is also antibacterial and antiviral; a great combo for tackling acne.

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Kakadu Plum extract

Teriminalia Ferdinandiana fruit extract, Australia

Kakadu plum is an incredibly rich source of Vitamin C (the highest known content of any other fruit) which helps form the amino acids that produce collagen. Kakadu plum also contains gallic acid (an antioxidant with antimicrobial and antibacterial properties) and ellagic acid to help reduce inflammation.

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Lemon Myrtle essential oil

Backhousia Citriodora essential oil, Australia

The Lemon Myrtle tree is native to rainforests in Queensland and the essential oil is extracted via steam distillation from the leaves and branchelets. It has strong antifungal and antimicrobial properties thanks to its high citral content. This makes it great in treating skin conditions such as eczema and tinea. Lemon Myrtle’s lemony aroma is wonderful uplifting and relaxing.

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Locust Bean (carob) gum

Ceratonia Siliqua gum

Locust bean gum is extracted from the seeds of the carob tree and is commonly used in the food industry as a thickening agent. We use this natural gum in our creams to improve the viscosity and stability of our formulas, making them super creamy and silky to the touch.

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Magnesium Hydroxide (safe synthetic)

Magnesium Hydroxide

Magnesium hydroxide is a non-hazardous alkali used to reduce the acidity of the skin to create a hostile environment for odour-causing bacteria to survive on, and although studies are limited, scientists are not convinced that Magnesium Hydroxide is absorbed through the skin (which is unlike aluminum found in conventional deodorants that does sink into your pores). Although a synthetic compound, Magnesium Hydroxide is not considered an environmental toxin nor is it expected to be toxic or harmful to animals in the right dosages.

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Marjoram essential oil

Origanum majorana, Spain

The anti-inflammatory Marjoram herb is an analgesic which works by calming inflammation, headaches and muscle aches. Marjoram is an expectorant so it is great at promoting easier breathing by assisting the expulsion of excess mucus.

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Marshmallow Root extract (certified organic)

Althea Officinalis extract*, Croatia

Marshmallow root helps to soothe the nerve system in the skin due to its mucilage content, which can lead to a reduction in skin irritation thanks to the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial processes.

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Menthol crystals

l-menthol

As a topical pain reliever, menthol is very effective in relieving muscle aches and cramps as well as itching sensations. It triggers a cooling sensation on the skin when inhaled, which subdues pain and discomfort.

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Mountain Pepper Berry extract

Tasmannia Lanceolata fruit extract, Australia

Tasmanian Mountain Pepper berries contain rutin which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects by aiding the blood circulation by strengthening and increasing the flexibility of blood vessels. Additionally, the presence of polygodial compounds act as antifungal agents.

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Nerolina essentail oil

Melaleuca Quinquenervia essential oil, Australia

Nerolina trees are native to swamplands in New South Whales, Queensland and the Northern Territory and have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. With an earthy and fruity aroma, Nerolina is sure to relax you.

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Oat Straw extract (certified organic)

Avena Sativa extract*, Australia

The straw of the oat plant has a high contents of vitamins A and C, which both work to strengthen collagen. Oat straw is also a nervine that nourishes strong nerves. Oat straw also contains silicic acid (a silicone derivative) to help tighten the skin.

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Preservative blend 1 (safe sythetic)

Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid

This combination of chemicals results in broad-spectrum preservation. Phenoxyethanol targets bacteria and yeast, Caprylyl Glycol targets bacteria and other microbes, and lastly sorbic acid is a fungal, mould and yeast inhibitor. Only a tiny amount of these ingredients are needed to preserve our skincare products (less than 1%) and in these concentrations none of these ingredients are suspected to be toxic or harmful to your body or to the environment, nor are they bioaccumulative (i.e. they will not build up and cause damage in our animal friends). Free from parabens and formaldehyde, this blend does well to keep our products fresh as well as being gentle on our bodies and on the environment.

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Rice Bran oil (certified organic)

Oryza Sativa bran oil*

Rice bran oil is super rich in vitamins B, E and F as well as an array of fatty acids. The linoleic acid content of this oil isn’t naturally found in the human body but is essential for our health as it strengthens our skins barrier to protect again UV rays and pollutants. With oleic acid as well, this oil has great anti-inflammatory properties that is great for irritation and acne. Rice bran oil also has gamma-oryzanol to promote blood circulation and reduce the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tones.

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Preservative blend 2 (safe synthetic)

Benzyl Alcohol (and) Salicylic Acid (and) Glycerin (and) Sorbic Acid

This combination of chemicals results in broad-spectrum preservation. Benzyl Alcohol is an aromatic alcohol that naturally occurs in a variety of fruits and essential oils (such as jasmine and hyacinth) and it works to inhibit the growth of bacteria. Benzyl Alcohol can be known to irritate the skin in large quantities, but we work hard to make sure the amounts used in our formulations are well below such quantities. Salicylic acid (from the willow tree) and sorbic acid (from the rowan tree) are both organically derived acids that have active antimicrobial activity against molds, yeast and airborne bacteria. In low concentrations both acids are not suspected to be toxic or harmful to your body or to the environment, nor are they bioaccumulative. This preservative blend is paraben and formaldehyde free and works to keep our product fresh and free of harmful bacteria.

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Rose Myrtle essential oil

Leptospermum Petersonii Variety ‘B’ essential oil, Australia (New South Whales plantation)

Rose Myrtle is a relatively rare Australian plant native to northern New South Whales and the essential oil is extracted via steam distillation.

The presence of terpenes alpha-thujene and alpha-pinene have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, respectively, and it’s limonene content has antioxidant and anti-stress effects. Rose Myrtle’s lemony and rosy scent is both uplifting and calming.

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Sandalwood (Australian) essential oil

Santalum Spicatum essential oil, Australia (Western Australia wild harvest)

Australian Sandalwood is a widespread native found naturally in most of Western Australia. Its Farnesol content is a known anti-microbial and it also inhibits the multiplication of bacteria. Australian Sandalwood also contains alpha-bisabolol and santalenes which have anti-inflammatoy properties. The essential oil is extracted through steam distillation and has a smooth earthy and woody aroma that is milder than the Indian Sandalwood.

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Sandalwood (Australian) hydrosol

Santalum Spicatum hydrosol water, Australia

The hydrosol of Australian Sandalwood contains the same properties and scent as the essential oil (as above) only in a milder form.

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Shea Nut butter (certified organic)

Butyrospermum Parkii*, Ghana

Shea butter is fatty acids extracted from the nuts of shea trees. The moisturisers present in shea butter are the same moisturisers that the sebaceous glands in your skin produce. Shea also contains Vitamins A, E, F and K which are all beneficial in healing damaged skin.

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Sunflower oil (certified organic)

Helianthus Annuus seed oil*, Netherlands

Sunflower oil has emollient properties, and this helps skin retain its moisture. It's also very high in vitamin E, which stimulates new skin cell growth and is very light in texture, so whilst giving your skin some serious moisture and enrichment, it doesn't leave a thick and heavy layer on your skin.

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Tea Tree essential oil (certified organic)

Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil*

The Tea Tree plant occurs naturally in the lowland swamps of northern New South Whales and southeast Queensland and the essential oil is extracted via steam distillation from the leaves and branchelets. A powerhouse oil, it possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and antifungal properties. Thanks to this wealth of benefits we find this oil amazing for use on the armpits to control the breeding of odour-causing bacteria. Additionally, the antiseptic properties of Tea Tree oil limit oil production.

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Vitamin E

Tocopherol

Vitamin E is an anti-inflammatory as well as an antioxidant, which helps combat free radicals that damage your skin by stimulating collagen production. Vitamin E can also enhance the penetration and resorption ability of skin lipids, which is important for maintaining the barrier function of skin.

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Wattle absolute

Simmondsia Chinensis seed oil, Acacia Dealbata extract, France (plantation harvest)

Wattles, a distinctly Australian tree, come in many varieties found all over Australia. The variety we use in our balm are occur naturally on the western side of the great dividing range spanning across New South Whales, Victoria and ACT. Traditionally the wattle was used by indigenous Australians for the gum it produces as it is quite flavoursome. This oil assists in strengthening the skin’s natural barrier to keep irritants out thanks to its linoleic content. It’s also packed with oleic acid to moisturize and help strengthen cell membranes. Wattle oil has a beautiful aroma blend of floral, honey and woody notes that can provide a great sense of happiness and uplifting of the spirit.

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White Camphor essential oil

Cinnamomum camphora

Camphor creates numbness (anesthetic) in the sensory nerve endings in your skin, which creates relief from swelling and pain. For this reason, it is great for topical muscle pain relief as well as soothing a sore throat. The concentrated and penetrating aroma of camphor stimulates blood flow (which reduces swelling) and reduces irritations in the throat when the vapour is inhaled.

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Zinc Ricinoleate (safe synthetic)

Zinc Ricinoleate

Zinc Riconoleate (derived from castor oil) absorbs odour-active compounds through chemically bonding them. This process does not affect the bacteria equilibrium of skin flora. Although it is a synthetic compound, zinc riconoleate is not suspected to be an environmental toxin and is not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful to your body.

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