Strengthen Ingredients

Essential Oils

Chamomile
Roman Chamomile

Botanical name: Anthemis nobilis

Plant part: The flower

Origin: England

Production: Cultivated organic extraction: Steam distillation of the partially dried flowers

Topical use: In dilution for skin irritation, redness or pain of any kind, including soft tissue injuries, sores and boils; promotes tissue healing and balances oily and sensitive types of skin.

Psychological function: Calming, cooling and soothing, Roman Camomile diffuses especially well when associated with worry, anger, fearfulness or sleeping problems nervous tension and overstimulation. This oil can also reduce oversensitivity and irritability.

Clove
Clove

Botanical name: Syzygium aromaticum

Plant part: The floral bud

Origin: Madagascar

Production: Cultivated and certified organic

Extraction: Steam distillation of the whole dried flower buds

Fragrance profile: A deeply warming, sweet-spicy sensuous fragrance from organic Madagascar cloves, with delicate vanilla floral top notes.

Psychological function: Clove bud oil strengthens and warms, while promoting sensuality. For lethargy and weakness both physical and emotional. Clove bud awakens emotional self-confidence and promotes courage, motivation and grounding.

Frankinsense
Frankincense

Botanical name: Boswellia sacra

Plant part: The oleo-gum-resin

Origin: Somalia, East Africa

Production: Sustainably wild-harvested

Extraction: Steam distillation of the dried resin

Topical use: Balances and tones dry or mature skin types. Frankincense also promotes skin-cell regeneration, thereby helping reduce wrinkles and scar tissue, and promoting tissue repair with wounds, sores and the like. This oil is also a mild topical analgesic.

Psychological function: Frankincense is paradoxical oil with the ability to uplift, calm and ground all at the same time. By promoting mental clarity, focus and composure, Frankincense encourages insight and creativity, and is therefore traditionally used with meditation and other rituals involving sacred space. Additionally, it reduces sensory overstimulation and relieves emotional instability.

Rose Geranium
Rose-Geranium

Botanical name: Pelargonium cv. group Rosat

Plant part: The herb

Origin: Nile Delta, Egypt

Production: Cultivated and certified organic

Extraction: Steam distillation of the fresh herb in flower

Topical use: In dilution, Geranium is supreme skin oil that topically balances combination, dry and mature skin types; it enhances skin regeneration in general as well. Geranium is also important for repairing damaged skin, as in wounds, bruises, scars, and stretch marks.

Psychological function: Relaxing and balancing at the same time, this oil balances and harmonizes mood and feelings, while diffusing worry and restlessness. Rose geranium is also nurturing in states of grief and generally helps promote emotional confidence and self-esteem. In a woman the oil can balance hormones in all phases of her life.

Neroli
Neroli

Botanical name: Citrus aurantium

Plant part: The flower

Origin: Southern Italy

Production: Cultivated select

Extraction: Water distillation of the fresh flowers

Topical use: Neroli oil enhances all skin types

Psychological function: Neroli calms, nurtures and uplifts, relieving overstimulation and emotional distress. Neroli is very helpful for conditions of grief, worry, fearfulness and withdrawal, especially when associated with nervous tension and restlessness.

Palmarosa
Palmarosa

Botanical name: Cymbopogon martini

Plant part: The herb

Origin: North Madagascar

Production: Cultivated organic

Extraction: Steam distillation of the fresh grass

Topical use: Palmarosa is a versatile and ultra-gentle skin soother and regenerator, and works especially well for dry, lifeless, irritated, sensitive or wrinkled skin. Use also for wounds, cuts, sores, and scars.

Psychological function: Palmarosa encourages emotional clarity and balance, and a compassionate outlook in general. It helps with mind-feeling conflicts, mood swings and emotional disorientation, withdrawal or disconnection.

Rose
Rose

Botanical name: Rosa damascena

Plant part: The flower

Origin: Kazanlak valley, Bulgaria, known as the ‘valley of roses’

Production: Cultivated selective

Extraction: Solvent extraction of the fresh flowers

Topical use: Rose oil in dilution is useful for soothing and moisturizing dry, irritated or red skin. This oil is helpful for dry, sensitive and mature types of skin.

Psychological function: Rose oil calms, balances and nurtures in many emotional conditions. Deeply held anger, mood swings, guilt and withdrawal with anxiety can especially be helped with this oil. By engaging true feelings, Rose will also address emotional insecurity and disconnection in general. Rose oil can also help restore balance to women’s hormones as well.

Sage
Sage

Botanical name: Salvia officinalis

Plant part: The herb

Origin: Hungary

Plant Source: Sustainably wild-harvested and certified organic

Extraction: Steam distillation

Fragrance profile: Dry herbaceous and sweet, with fresh camphor top notes

Psychological function: Sage oil imparts strength, mental focus and grounding. For chronic tiredness, low stamina, withdrawal, spacyness and memory loss. Sage is also used as a general balancing oil for women at all phases of reproductive life.

Topical use: In low dilution, Sage oil is helpful for oily skin, scalp and hair.

Ylang-Ylang
Ylang-Ylang

Botanical name: Cananga odorata forma genuina

Plant part: The flower

Origin: Nosy Be in North Madagascar

Production: Cultivated and certified organic

Extraction: Steam distillation of the fresh flowers

Topical use: For oily, congested and dry skin skin and scalp

Psychological function: Ylang Ylang’s basic effects are euphoric and sensualizing. This oil is very useful for withdrawal types of conditions, especially with anxiety present. Ylang Ylang can help with stabilizing acute emotions, including anger and shock. Conditions of emotional and sensual inhibition, along with guilt, low self-esteem, fear around sexual issues, and so on, also come within this oil’s range of indications.


Mushroom Extracts

Inonotus obliquus, commonly known as Chaga Mushroom

This mushroom has multiple benefits to the skin: Chaga has been shown to slow down aging of the skin by increasing the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin, improving the immume function of the skin and protect the skin against harmful UV rays. Chaga helps to detoxify skin on a cellular level by enhancing circulation and blood flow to the skin and increases energy to the epidermis. This helps to remove damaged collagen and elastin from the skin and scar tissue. This mushroom has been historically used in Russia, Europe, Scandinavia and Asia by dermatologists for wrinkles, sagging skin, brown spots, hyperpigmemtation, premature ageing, under-eye circles and puffiness, cellulite, stretch marks, varicose, spider veins, and surface capillaries.

Cordyceps Mycelial, commonly known as Cordyceps Mushroom

One of the most prized herbs in all of Chinese medicine. Modern studies show Cordyceps to be something of a panacea: strongly antioxidant, antiviral and bacterial, anticancer, moderates blood pressure and blood sugar, reduces cholesterol, protects and tonifies the liver, kidney, heart and nervous system. It may also have activity against cancer cells particularly with lung and skin cancers.

Hypsizygus Ulmarius, commonly known as “Elm Oyster”

This mushroom gets attention for its immune-enhancing and cancer-protective properties, as well as for it amazing ability to combat and reduce inflammation when applied to the skin. Many common skin conditions including sensitivity, dehydration, puffiness hyperpigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles are caused by chronic inflammation. Hypsizygus ulmarius has a long history of enhancing health, boosting resistance to stress, and promoting healthy longevity.


Base Oils

Avocado Oil
Avocado Oil

It has been used for centuries in African skin treatments. This highly therapeutic oil is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B5 (Panthothenic acid), Vitamin D, E, minerals, protein, lecithin and fatty acids. It is a useful, penetrating nutrient for dry skin and eczema. Avocado Oil is known to have healing and regenerating qualities.

Sesame Oil
Sesame Seed Oil

It is rich in essential fatty acids and helps to maintain integrity of the skin tissue while restructuring and moisturizing the skin. This organic Sesame Seed Oil is rich in vitamins E and B, and in various minerals including calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.

Jojoba Oil
Jojoba Oil

This oil is actually a liquid wax. It is highly penetrating and closely resembles the natural sebum within our skin. Jojoba is useful for removing excess oils and to help balance the skin’s natural oil. Jojoba has natural anti-inflammatory properties called myristic acid and is useful in formulations for arthritis and rheumatism.

Camelina Oil
Camelina Oil

This organic oil is especially high in the essential fatty acids linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, neither can be manufactured by the body. Camelina Oil is over 10x higher in these acids than many other common oils. It is nourishing and helps to heal and treat skin conditions such as Eczema and psoriasis. The essential fatty acids contained in Camelina Oil help to repair cells. Camelina Oil helps to improve the elasticity of skin and is thus effective for maturing or sensitive skin. Its high content of natural tocopherols gives it a very stable shelf life against oxidation.

Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond Oil

This oil is great for softening and conditioning the skin and hair. It is well suited for eczema, psoriasis and itchy, dry and inflamed skin. Organic Sweet Almond Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E plus it’s light and penetrates easily.

Pumpkin Seed Oil
Pumpkin Seed Oil

This organic oil is highly emollient and extremely nourishing. It is rich in vitamins A, C, E, K and mineral zinc. Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil is high in unsaturated fatty acids (about 60%). Pumpkin Seed Oil has good moisturizing and lubricating properties, and it can be used on all skin types. It is especially good in combating fine lines and moisture loss.

Meadowfoam Oil
Meadowfoam Oil

It is unique oil that contains over 98% fatty acids that have over 20 carbon atoms. Meadowfoam Seed Oil is said to moisturize the skin and hair better than most common oils, and it helps prevent moisture loss. Additionally, Meadowfoam Seed Oil helps revitalize dry, cracked skin and is especially beneficial for its UV protection properties.

Borage Seed Oil
Borage Seed Oil

This oil is one of the richest sources of gamma linolenic acid, and also contains important vitamins and minerals. Borage Seed Oil nourishes and hydrates the skin. This oil is superior for maturing skin or damaged skin when regeneration of new skin cells is needed.

Rosehip Oil
Rosehip Oil

This organic oil is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. It has natural anti-oxidant properties and is slightly astringent. Studies illustrate that Organic Rosehip Oil helps improve skin elasticity, regenerates skin cells, slows down premature aging, reduces the formation of wrinkles, and reduces scarring.