Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)
The gel found in this cactus-like plant’s fat juicy fronds contain active ingredients to help cool, soothe and soften the skin. Aloe vera has been used for more than 6000 years to treat a variety of skin ailments, including sunburn, blisters and burns.
Avocado Oil
(Persea gratissima)
The flesh of the avocado contains nearly 50% plant oil. Highly nutritious, it is a good source of vitamin E, magnesium and linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid and leaves the skin smooth and soft.
Argan Oil (Argania spinosa)
Known as the ‘Gold of Morocco’ this rich, smoothing emollient is extracted from the fruit of the argan tree and has been used for centuries by Moroccan women to help moisturize and revitalize the skin. Argan oil is naturally rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect the skin.
Apricot Oil (Prunus armeniaca)
Apricot kernels are crushed to produce this light oil, which is good for mature, dry, sensitive or inflamed skin. Its wonderfully light texture makes it easily absorbed into the epidermis or uppermost levels of the skin.
Beeswax (Cera alba)
The beeswax we use comes from locally sourced honeycombs in which bees store their pollen. It has skin protecting properties and helps to relieve chapped skin. In candles, it acts as a natural air purifier.
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Black Pepper is best known as a culinary spice. The warming benefits of the essential oil are used in aromatherapy for muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, sprains and stiffness; it is also used for colds and flu.
Borage Oil (Borago officinalis)
Nicknamed the herb of gladness by the Romans because of its use in treating depression. The beautiful star shaped flowers of this plant give way to tiny seeds crammed with a health promoting plant oil. This oil is one of the richest sources of the essential fatty acid GLA (gamma linolenic acid), which helps to lock moisture onto the skin.
Beta-carotene is one of the orange/yellow pigments responsible for the colour of many fruits and vegetables such as carrots, oranges, apricots. It is also widely found in green leafy vegetables but its colour is masked by the green chlorophyll. This is why when the level of chlorophyll in leaves falls during autumn the leaves turn a reddish colour as the beta-carotene becomes visible. Beta-carotene has antioxidant properties.
Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium bergamia)
Bergamot is named after the Italian town of Bergamo where the fruit was originally cultivated. This refreshing essential oil is extracted from the bergamot fruits, and is widely used by aromatherpists to relieve stress, depression and insomnia.
Bitter Orange Oil (Citrus aurantium amara)
Bitter orange has highly fragrant, white flowers which are followed by green fruits that ripen to reddish-orange at maturity. Like other members of the citrus family, trees can have both ripening fruit and flower hanging from their branches at the same time. The flowers, leaves and fruit are all dotted with tiny oil glands from which an array of essential oils is produced. Bitter orange essential oil has a fresh, dry, odour with a lasting, sweet, floral undertone. While notes are reminiscent of bergamot, grapefruit and sweet orange, the dominant scent is unique.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Bergamot is commercially grown almost exclusively in Calabria, Italy, on a narrow coastal strip of land in the southern part of the region. This multifaceted essential oil brings a fresh, bright, zesty, sparkling, complex citrus to our fragrance. Its extremely rich, fresh, sweet-fruity top note is followed by a herbaceous dry-down. Bergamot’s delicate and persistent odour has made it a popular ingredient for perfumery for centuries, and it was a component of the original eau de cologne blend. When used in significant amounts, bergamot has a fixing effect, which distinguishes it from other citrus essential oils.
Benzoin Gum (Styrax benzoin)
The source of Siam benzoin is Styrax benzoin, a tropical tree reaching 20 metres with pale green citrus-like leaves with white undersides and nutmeg-sized, hard-shelled fruit. The trees are wounded to produce ‘teardrops’, or pebbles of resin, which harden on exposure to air. This resin, a pathological product made to protect the tree from disease and pests, is the fragrance ingredient Siam benzoin. Sweet, balsamic, vanilla, tasty, and powdery, benzoin brings powerful and suave accents to fragrance as well as having fixative properties.
Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum Basilicum)
Basil oil has a sweet-spicy, fresh aroma, with faint balsamic woody undertones and a lasting sweetness. Named after the Greek word basileus meaning ‘king’, basil arrived in India over 4000 years ago, spreading itself across Asia and finally arriving in Europe where it’s now a popular culinary herb.
Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera)
Literally meaning ‘little candle’, the erect waxy stems of the candelilla not only look like candles but are also used as a source of wax to make candles. The plants grow in the extreme heat of the Chihuanhuan Desert in Northern Mexico and produce a waxy covering to protect their stems from being dried out by the fiercely hot sun. The wax collected from the stems can be used to help provide a protective barrier on the skin.
Chamomile Essential Oil/Extract (Anthemis nobilis)
This herb takes its name from the Greek kamai (ground) and melon (apple) because of the sweet apple-like fragrance it releases when trodden on. The essential oil is considered a gentle oil by aromatherapists and medical herbalists have used chamomile for soothing the skin for centuries.
Cypress Essential Oil (Cupressus sempervirens)
This large evergreen tree has been regarded as an ancient symbol of comfort and solace. The woody-evergreen odour of cypress essential oil is similar to pine and juniper berry. It is said to have sedative properties and can help relieve convulsive coughing and similar respiratory problems.
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
Clary Sage oil is distilled from the flowering tops and leaves of the plant, which grows best in the Mediterranean region. The oil has a sweet, herbaceous, warm tobacco-like note. It is used in aromatherapy to reduce stress and has an anti-depressant effect. The herb has been used for centuries in many different cultures both as a culinary and medicinal herb. The Egyptians used it to treat infertility, the Romans believed it prolonged life and in the Middle Ages it was said to have a 'miracle' curing power.
Cajuput Essential Oil (Melaleuca cajuputi)
Also called the swamp tea tree, this Indonesian tree has small fragrant white flowers that cluster around a long spike. This invigorating oil is extracted from the leaves and twigs of the tree and has been used by aromatherapists in cases of bronchial and respiratory problems, painful periods and cystitis.
Cedarwood - Virginian Essential Oil (Juniperus virginiana)
This essential oil has a woody odor reminiscent of pencil sharpenings. It is widely used in fine fragrances and aftershave lotions.
Clove Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus)
The clove is well known as a culinary spice. This colourful tree is admired for its beauty as its leaves change gradually throughout the year from yellow to pink to dark metallic green. The essential oil is distilled from the buds and provides a sweet familiar aroma and warming element to essential oil blends.
Camphor Oil (Cinnamomum camphora)
Camphor oil has an uplifting and stimulating effect on both the skin and the mind. Extracted from the evergreen camphor tree, Cinnamomum camphora, Chinese camphor is traditionally considered to be the best quality.
Cranberry Seed Oil (Vaccinium macrocarpon)
This oil is produced by pressing the seeds from cranberries. Rich in omegas 3, 6 and 9, it is an easily absorbed moisturizing oil.
Cedarwood - Texan Essential Oil (Juniperus mexicana)
Texan cedarwood is native to the American southwest, growing in a band from Arkansas and Missouri south and west to Oklahoma, Texas and northern Mexico. The invasive propensity of the tree has caused the US Department of Agriculture to pay landowners to remove it to improve the grassland. Once cut and chipped, the wood is sent to distilleries which produce the essential oil through steam distillation. Texan cedarwood essential oil has a sweet, woody, slightly smoky note reminiscent of wood shavings.
Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao)
This rich, creamy butter which has moisturising effects on the skin is made from the roasted seeds of the cocoa tree, the same seeds that give us chocolate and cocoa.
Calendula Extract (Calendula officinalis)
This cheerful plant more commonly known as marigold has a long history of use in traditional medicine. An extract produced from the plant has a calming, soothing effect on the skin.
Cucumber Extract (Cucumis sativus)
Cucumber contains traces of useful nutrients, including potassium, silicon and sulphur. Traditionally used as a compress this refreshing ingredient is calming and soothing.
Cardamom Essential Oil (Elettaria cardamomum)
The spice cardamom is the seed of Eletteria cardamomum, the cardamom. Closely related to ginger, cardamom has green, sword-shaped leaves and white flowers with pink veining. Considered to be the world’s third most expensive spice, cardamom is most commonly sold in the pod (whole or split) as seeds rapidly lose freshness outside the pod, and ground cardamom loses its flavor quickly. Cardamom essential oil has a warm, spicy, aromatic top note that becomes woody and balsamic, then sweet and almost floral on the dryout.
Coriander Essential Oil (Coriandrum sativum)
Coriander is native to southern Europe and the western Mediterranean region. The essential oil is distilled from the dried fruits (seeds) of the plant and has a sweet, musky, spicy, woody aroma. As the seeds dry they develop an aromatic scent and flavour and this has been used to advantage for thousands of years. The seeds have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs and reference was made to them in ancient Sanscrit writings. The ancient Romans used the spice to preserve their meat.
Carnauba Wax (Copernicia cerifera)
This natural plant wax comes from the leaves of the carnauba tree native to South America. Its leaves are covered by a waxy coating which helps them tolerate drought, the drier the conditions, the more wax is produced. This wax can be used to help provide a protective barrier on the skin.
Cedarwood - Chinese Essential Oil (Cupressus funebris)
The essential oil produced from this evergreen tree has a woody, smoky odor. It has natural fixative properties which mean it can be added to a fragrance to help it last longer.
Clementine Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata 'clementine')
The clementine is a member of the large family of small citrus fruits. Clementine oil is produced by expression of the peel and aromatherapists classify the sweet essential oil as both extremely uplifting and balancing.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil (Daucus carota)
The carrot’s umbrella-shaped clusters of small, white to green-yellow flowers are followed by small, oval, dull brown fruits commonly referred to as seeds. The oil obtained from these seeds has a distinctive sweet-spicy, earthy fragrance and is commonly used in chypre and oriental perfumes.
Coco-caprylate/caprate is a light emollient oil wholly derived from Coconut and Palm oils. It’s lightness and exceptional spreading power makes it an ideal base oil when an almost dry non-greasy finish is desired.
Clove bud oil (Eugenia caryophyllus)
Native to the Maluku islands in Indonesia, Eugenia caryophyllus is a small evergreen tree with large leaves and abundant red flowers held in terminal clusters. It is for these flowers, or more specifically the buds, that these trees are renowned and grown: the spice clove is the dried flower bud of Eugenia. Clove bud essential oil has an unusual fresh, fruity top note with an acetic odor that makes it refreshing and different from clove oils derived from leaf and stem. This top note combines with a powerful sweet-spicy note for which the oil is principally used.
Cinnamon Leaf Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
Cinnamomum zeylanicum is a medium-size tree native to the island of Sri Lanka, which remains the major producer. Cinnamon has been known and prized as a spice and fragrance ingredient for at least four millennia: there is evidence of cinnamon being shipped to Egypt as early as 2000BC. Cinnamon is among the handful of plants mentioned in the Bible several times as a fragrance ingredient and cinnamon leaves are a by-product of the production of the bark quills for spice. Cinnamon leaf essential oil has spicy and warm undertones with a crispy note.
Cypriol Root Oil (Cyperus scariosus)
Cyperus scariosus, a sedge closely related to papyrus, from which the Egyptians made writing material, grows wild in the Madhya Pradesh region of India. The roots of this sedge are prized for the essential oil known as cypriol which is distilled from them. Cypriol brings woody, texturized, humid and mossy undertones to fragrance. It is used for its dry, woody-earthy, slightly spicy odor that is tenacious and consistent once the fresh top note dries down.
Coconut Oil (Coco nucifera (coconut) oil)
The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, is a large palm reaching 30 metres (nearly 100 feet) in height. The coconut oil we use is pressed on the Kenyan coast from a mixture of wild-harvested and plantation-grown coconuts using a sustainable direct micro expelling process to produce a virgin, cold pressed, unrefined oil. Coconut oil is extracted from the flesh of mature coconuts which contains around 33% oil, which helps to moisturize and smooth hair.
Cyperus (Cupressus sempervirens (cyperus) absolute)
Cypress essential oil is distilled from the twigs of cypress, a very narrow, erect evergreen from the Mediterranean. Reminiscent of pine needles, the sweet balsamic, refreshing note of cypress absolute brings a sexy, woody note to the fragrance.
Clove Leaf (Eugenia caryophyllus (clove) leaf oil)
The spice clove is the dried flower bud of an evergreen tree, and is cultivated in Indonesia, as well as Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Madagascar and Zanzibar. Clove leaf essential oil has a slightly sweet, dry, woody note that is sometimes described as having a burnt, bread-like aspect. It is greener and less sticky than clove oils derived from bud and stem.
Damask Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena)
The rosy, warm floral note brought by Damask rose absolute adds a beautiful floral serenity to fragrances. The clear pink blossoms of Damask roses are strongly fragrant, and roses have become associated with this fragrance. The blossoms are collected early in the day before the sun can release the tiny amounts of fragile volatile oils that give the rosewater and oil its fragrance.
Daikon radish seed oil (Raphanus sativus (radish) seed oil)
Daikon or white radish originated in central Asia: the common name Daikon originates from the Japanese for ‘large root’, while the Chinese for white radish translates literally as ‘white carrot’, both accurate descriptions of the shape of the radish. Daikon radish seed oil is a very new ingredient, introduced for its light emollient properties to help give the hair gloss.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus globulus)
Native to Australia, eucalyptus shoots are a favourite food of the koala. The cooling essential oil produced from the leaves and twigs has decongestant properties and is used by aromatherapists to ease muscular aches and pains.
East African Shea Butter (Vitellaria paradoxa nilotica)
This natural moisturiser comes from the kernel of the fruit of the East African shea tree: our kernels are sourced from a women’s collective group working in forests around Lira in northern Uganda. Shea butter enhances the barrier function of the epidermis, reducing the trans-epidermal water loss, retaining moisture and improving the elasticity of the skin.
Echinacea Extract (Echinacea angustifolia/purpurea)
This pretty flower from the same family as sunflowers and daisies has striking purple petals. It is said to be named because the spiky conical seed head in the centre of the petals resembles a hedgehog (echinos is Greek for hedgehog). Native Americans first used this plant and it has been used widely in herbal preparations ever since for anything ranging from colds and flu to skin conditions.
Elemi Gum (Canarium luzonicum)
A tropical tree native to the Philippines, Canarium luzonicum can grow up to 30 meters (98 feet) high and is tapped for its resin. Elemi, as the resin is known, has millennia of use as a fragrance ingredient. Elemi is a resin with a crispy fresh spicy hook, like black pepper prolonged into resin notes, adding delicate facets to woods and balms. It combines a fresh, lemony, pepper top note with a greener, woody, balsamic dry-down that retains a sweet spiciness.


Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia carteri)
Frankincense is an aromatic resin collected as droplets from the trunk of the tree. It is widely used as incense and the essential oil is produced by distillation of the resinous droplets. Frankincense essential oil is used by aromatherapists for anxiety and stress related conditions and to restore a sense of equilibrium.
Foaming agents
Derived from coconut and palm oils our foaming agents are especially mild with a rich luxurious foam to leave the skin gently cleansed and soft.
Galbanum Essential Oil (Ferula galbaniflua)
Galbanum is a resin collected from cuts in the stems of these large plants from the same botanical family as fennel and dill. It can be distilled to produce an essential oil which has a powerful, green-woody aroma that lingers in the air long after the top has been put back on the bottle! Its natural fixative properties help to maintain the fragrance of a blend for a longer period.
Grapefruit Essential Oil (Citrus grandis)
The name grapefruit originated because the fruits grow in clusters that resemble grapes. An uplifting and reviving oil it is used by aromatherapists for detoxifying.
Green Tea Extract (Camellia sinensis)
The leaves of green tea are steamed immediately after picking to prevent any natural degradation of the vitamins and polyphenols (antioxidants), which they contain. Most of the health benefits of green tea are attributed to its antioxidant activity.
Green Clay (Kaolin)
Green clay is a natural clay that contains trace levels of minerals that give it a characteristic green colour. It is used to gently draw impurities out of the skin and absorb excess oil.
Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium graveolens)
This essential oil provides a wonderfully uplifting fragrance. Pelargonium graveolens, known as rose-scented geranium has a powerful rose-like odour. This luxurious oil is most commonly used in aromatherapy for its toning and balancing properties.
The glycerin we use is always vegetable derived. It is a humectant (attracts water), drawing atmospheric water onto the skin to aid hydration.
Green algae (Chlorella vulgaris)
Chlorella is a single-celled, spherical, green algae that has been widely used for scientific studies. It reproduces rapidly asexually, fueled by carbon dioxide, water, sun, and a small amount of minerals. High levels of chlorophyll and vitamins have lead to chlorella being sold as a supplement, marketed as an alternative to spirulina or wheatgrass.
Grapeseed Extract (Vitis vinifera)
Grape seeds are well known for their antioxidant properties which can help protect skin from damaging free radicals.
Guaiacwood oil (Bulnesia sarmientoi )
Bulnesia sarmientoi is a South American tree native to the Gran Chaco region on the borders of Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia. Distilled from woodchip as a secondary product of timber production, the tea rose-like note of guaiacwood essential oil is most often described, but the rosy, woody odour is underpinned with a smoky note. Guaiacwood brings a nervous woody impact with a smoky character, reminiscent of black tea, to fragrances.
Aromatic and spicy, ginger has a multitude of therapeutic properties when ingested, however its essential oil adds an energising and warming flourish to fragrance.
Hazelnut Oil (Corylus avellana)
In folklore the hazel tree is considered to have magical powers. The tree is valued for its wood, twigs and nuts. Hazelnut oil is made from pressed hazelnut kernels. This light oil is used in aromatherapy massage and is said to be easily absorbed by the skin leaving it soft and smooth.
Hibawood Essential Oil
This durable and attractive wood is from the Aomori hiba, a tree in the cypress family that is often planted around temples and used to make furniture and utensils. Its fragrance is reminiscent of cedarwood that is purifying, uplifting, and stimulating and has a wide spectrum of uses including: odor elimination, insect repellent, eczema treatments, and as an overall meditative scent.
Indian Jasmine (Jasminum sambac (jasmine) absolute)
Indian jasmine brings a complex, sensual, romantic note to the fragrance. This exquisitely fragranced floral absolute is less animalic and more petally than the absolute obtained from Egyptian jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum). The buds of the night-blooming evergreen climber are hand harvested in the early morning based on colour: only white buds are selected as green ones may not be fragrant. Buds are picked in preference to open blossoms as more blossoms are required to make the same amount of fragrance material, and they lose their fragrance more rapidly after picking


Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum officinale)
Jasmine is considered to be one of the most important flowers used in perfumery. Its intense floral aroma helps produce feelings of optimism, confidence, euphoria and it can invigorate and help lift depression. A few drops make a luxurious bath oil.
Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil is used for its moisturising properties. A perennial, evergreen shrub native to the Sonoran desert of Mexico, Arizona and California, Simmondsia chinensis is able to withstand harsh, arid environments and live for up to 200 years. Jojoba shrubs are generally dense and can grow up to three metres tall, but growth can be stunted by extreme drought and continuous grazing by animals.
Jasmine (Jasminum)
The buds of this night-blooming evergreen climber are hand harvested in the early morning based on colour: only white buds are selected as green ones may not be fragrant. Buds are picked in preference to open blossoms as more blossoms are required to make the same amount of fragrance material, and they lose their fragrance more rapidly after picking.
Labdanum Absolute (Cistus ladanifer)
Also known as rockrose, this beautiful shrub produces a highly fragranced viscous resin during the hot summer months. Labdanum is considered to be an excellent natural fixative, helping to maintain the fragrance of blends for longer.
Lavandin (Lavandula hybrida)
Lavandin is a hybrid resulting from crossbreeding between lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and Spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia) plants. These hybrids have a more vigorous growth habit and yield more essential oil than lavender. Lavandin oil is used for its fragrance which is similar to lavender but with more of a camphoraceous note.
Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
This comforting, calming oil has been widely used since the late 16th Century. More recently research has shown the benefits of this versatile oil to help induce a restful night’s sleep. We use lavender from the part of the world renowned for growing and distilling some of the most beautiful rose oil in the world. This an exceptionally calming organic Lavender essential oil due to its low camphor content.
Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)
Lemon essential oil is cold pressed from the peel of the fruit. The oil is contained within glands in the outer layer of the peel. The oil is used in aromatherapy and has a refreshing and uplifting effect, and is sometimes referred to as 'the sunshine oil'. Studies have shown that dispersing lemon oil into the atmosphere helps improve concentration; in Japan it is used in this way and is said to reduce typing errors in the workplace.
Mandarin Essential Oil (Citrus nobilis)
Citrus reticulata (syn. C. nobilis), the mandarin orange, is a small to medium sized evergreen tree producing orange fruit with loose, ‘kid glove’ skins. Thorny, with slender twigs, the trees are transformed by fragrant white flowers in the early spring. From bloom to harvest takes between 6 and 10 months depending on where on the tree the fruit is: the closer to the outside of the tree the fruit is, the faster it ripens. Mandarin essential oil has an intensely sweet top note, with a rich, floral undertone reminiscent of neroli.
Melissa Essential Oil (Melissa officinalis)
Also known as lemon balm, melissa oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant. Our Melissa is grown by three generations of farmers on their farm in Essex, the smell during distillation is immense. This precious oil has soothing and toning properties.
May Chang Essential Oil (Litsea cubeba)
May chang is the common name given to the fragrant essential oil from a small tropical tree native to China. The essential oil is produced from the tiny fruits, which resemble peppercorns. It is used as a perfumery ingredient for its sweet citrus odour which is similar to lemongrass but more refined.
Myrtle Essential Oil (Myrtus communis)
Myrtle is part of the same large plant family that includes eucalyptus and tea tree. The clear, fresh smell of this oil is believed to be slightly sedative and to help soothe feelings of anger, fear and despair. Myrtle has been used since the 16th Century for its beneficial skin properties.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil (Limnanthes alba)
Meadowfoam is a wildflower native to the interior valleys of Central California. Identified as a potential crop for plant-based, renewable-source raw materials, meadowfoam is also used for crop rotation to help farmers fallow their fields whilst generating income. When in flower the fields take on the appearance of a mass of white foam. The oil helps to condition and smooth the hair shaft.
Menthol is a crystalline substance with a characteristic odour that is commonly extracted from Mentha arvensis (cornmint) essential oil. Cornmint essential oil has a menthol content of between 70% and 77%: at this level the essential oil actually solidifies at room temperature. Menthol’s characteristic minty odour arises from traces of essential oil trapped within the crystals. Menthol feels cool when applied to our skin because it attaches to nerve receptors causing messages to be sent to our brain that our skin is being cooled.
Madagascan Vanilla
The familiar rich, warm scent of vanilla comes from the seedpods of a plant from the orchid family. Vanilla is believed to be calming and relaxing and to soothe feelings of anger, frustration and irritability. The flowers have to be pollinated by hand. When harvested, the seedpods are carefully cured for around six months to produce the distinctive odour, which makes vanilla extremely expensive and highly sought after.
Neroli Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium v. amara)
Also known as bitter orange oil, this floral scented oil comes from orange blossoms and is widely used in eau de cologne and perfume. Neroli oil has uplifting and restorative properties. For this reason aromatherapists use it to help treat depression, anxiety and insomnia.
Nutmeg Essential Oil (Myristica fragrans)
Myristica fragrans (nutmeg) is an evergreen tree from the Spice Islands or Moluccas of Indonesia, with fragrant bell-shaped flowers on its outermost branches. The yellow nutmeg fruit is the only tropical fruit which produces two spices, nutmeg and mace. When ripe, the fruit splits in two, revealing a dark brown, shiny seed partially covered in a red, net-like structure, the aril, which is the source of mace. Nutmeg essential oil has a light, warm, spicy, fresh odour, with a rich, sweet, warm body note.
Oakmoss Absolute
Oak Moss, as the name suggests, is a kind of moss or lichen that grows on the branches of Oak trees. The health benefits of Oak Moss can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, demulcent, expectorant, and restorative.
Oat Extract(Avena sativa)
Although more commonly found in nutritious breakfast cereals, oats when used on the skin have emollient and soothing properties. An ancient belief that oats could cure rheumatism led to mattresses being filled with oat straw.
Olive Leaf Extract(Olea europaea)
The leaves of the olive tree have antiseptic and calming properties and were used to lower fevers and blood pressure. Olives are also a rich source of Oleuropein, a polyphenol which has been shown to protect the skin from ageing.
Oris Butter
Sourced from France, Orris Butter is a rare oil made by steam distillation of Orris roots that have been aged for three years. Our Orris Butter is a creamy semi-solid material with a delicate, sweet floral and somewhat woody aroma that will, in dilution or drydown, display its full and impressive strength and diffusion. Used in our new unisex face oil and scent.
Patchouli Essential Oil (Pogostemon cablin)
Patchouli has reviving and stimulating properties and is used by aromatherapists to help soothe skin and help calm stress. It is even reported to be a mild aphrodisiac! The sweet, spicy, heady odour of patchouli makes it a very popular fragrance ingredient.
Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha piperita)
Peppermint has been used for centuries for digestive problems and today peppermint tea is commonly drunk after meals, particularly in warm climates. Refreshing and invigorating, it helps to tone and stimulate the skin and makes a cooling, refreshing foot bath.
Petitgrain Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium v. amara)
This essential oil was originally obtained from the small green unripe fruits of the bitter orange tree. The name was retained after the leaves and twigs became the main source of the oil. Petitgrain has balancing and uplifting properties and helps to relieve tension.
Palmarosa Essential Oil (Cymbopogon martinii)
Palmarosa is a flowering grass that is native to India and is in the same family as Citronella and Lemongrass. The essential oil is distilled from the freshly dried leaves of the plant. It has a fresh, floral, sweet rosy scent similar to Rose Geranium and is often mistaken as such. Aromatherapists have used palmarosa oil for stress, nervous tension, grief and anger.
Pine Essential Oil (Pinus sylvestris)
Refreshing, stimulating and invigorating, this oil is taken from the needles of the Scots pine.
Pumice is formed from lava that is full of gas. The lava is ejected and shot through the air during an eruption where the gasses escape leaving the rock full of holes.
Propolis (Propolis wax)
Propolis is a mixture of resins from the bark and buds of trees collected by bees to protect their hives. It has skin protecting properties and leaves the skin feeling soothed.
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
Extensively cultivated for its oil in its native regions as well as in India, China, and South America, Pogostemon cablin is an aromatic shrub. All parts of the plant, from the leaves and stems to the flowers’ stamens are densely furry. The highly-scented oil glands for which it is grown are scattered over its leaves. Patchouli essential oil has an extremely rich, sweet herbaceous, aromatic spiciness with a textured, warm woody note and earthy, slightly smoky undertones. Forming the base notes of fragrances, patchouli provides a delicate earthiness.
Pink Pepper Berry Oil (Schinus terebinthifolius)
Schinus terebinthifolius is a small, sprawling tree native to subtropical and tropical South America. Dense clusters of hundreds of small white flowers are followed by similar numbers of spherical berries, pink to red in colour, which are the source of the common name. Dried berries are sold as pink peppercorns, a spice used to add a peppery note to food. Pink pepper berry essential oil brings spicy, sparkling, rosy and feminine undertones to fragrance. It has a fresh, warm-spicy, woody-peppery note with a smoky-woody undertone that can be sharp or dry.
Rosemary Essential Oil/Extract (Rosmarinus officinalis)
This renowned and once sacred herb has been used for centuries in beauty preparations. Rosemary essential oil has a fresh pungent aroma and is very invigorating and stimulating. The extract has beneficial antioxidant properties.
Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora)
Distilled from the bark of a tall South American tree, this essential oil is prized for its mellow floral aroma. Rosewood has astringent and toning properties and is a renowned pick me up.
Rosehip Oil (Rosa rubiginosa)
This oil is produced from the seeds contained within striking red rosehips. Considered a luxurious oil rosehip seed oil is a good source of essential fatty acids which help lock moisture onto the skin.
Rose Petal Oil Rosa damascene
In a traditional rose oil, 90% of the essential oil comes from the petals and 10% comes from the structural parts of the blossom. By removing the structural parts, and working to capture the most volatile notes in the distillation process, the rose petal essential oil obtained more closely represents the fragrance of the rose flower.


Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium dulcis)
Orange is a member of the large family of citrus fruits and has a characteristic aroma that cheers and uplifts the spirits.
Sodium Hyaluronate
Sodium hyaluronate is a source of hyaluronic acid. Its name is derived from the Greek word hualos, meaning glass because of its transparent, glassy appearance. Hyaluronic acid is a natural skin cell component, found in the deepest levels of the dermis. It is able to hold 200 times its weight in water, which makes it an excellent moisturiser. It is found more in younger skins with levels declining over the years.
Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis)
This light emollient oil produced from almond kernels helps keep the skin soft and smooth.
Sandalwood Essential Oil (Santalum album)
As one of the oldest incense materials, (it was in use at least 4,000 years ago), precious sandalwood oil was often referred to as "Liquid Gold". Its subtle, woody, balsamic odour helps instil a sense of calm and well-being and when used as part of an oil blend, it offers a tension-relieving pick-me-up. It is one of the most calming incenses and therefore one of the most popular for use in meditation for its ability to compose the mind and enhance mental clarity.
St John’s Wort Oil (Hypericum perforatum)
This cheerful yellow flower is not surprisingly known as the ‘sunshine herb’. It has a gentle, soothing effect on the skin.
Sweet Orange Fruit Extract (Citrus aurantium dulcis)
Juice, frozen and fresh, is the primary commercial product made from the fruit of the sweet orange. From honey and marmalade to sweets, all parts of the fruit are used in cuisines around the globe. Sweet orange fruit extract’s inherent acidity helps to flatten the cuticles of the hair shaft leaving hair shiny and smooth.
Sunflower Oil (Helianthus annuus)
This vibrant plants Latin name comes from the Greek ‘helios’ meaning sun and ‘anthos’ meaning flower. It is an incredibly versatile plant recognized worldwide for its ornamental and economic importance. The oil produced from the seeds contains relatively high levels of vitamin E and is a beneficial ingredient in moisturising skin treatments.
Saffron has long been used in traditional medicine therapies, but we have captured its sensual, complex fragrance, derived from the luminous yellow-orange stamens of the precious saffron crocus.


Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii)
This natural moisturiser comes from the fruit of the African karite tree and has remarkable nourishing and smoothing properties. Shea butter is particularly useful in counteracting dryness as it helps to seal moisture onto the skin.
Tree moss extract
Tree moss is the name given to the absolute produced from lichens collected from a variety of trees. It is a dark coloured oil with a woody, earthy odour that is used in fragrance blends. It is also a useful natural fixative in perfumery, this means that it is used to help maintain the fragrance of a blend for a longer period.
Titanium Dioxide
Titanium Dioxide occurs naturally as the mineral 'Rutile' but it is almost always coloured due to contamination with materials such as Iron Oxides. Titanium Dioxide is very effective at reflecting UV light and hence ideal for use as a component in sun protection products.
Tobacco Absolute
Sourced from Bulgaria, renowned for growing the Bugarian rose, our Tobacco absolute has a sweet, slightly smoky, rich aroma reminiscent of fine pipe tobacco. It adds depth and character to our natural perfumes, especially Oriental blends.
Tonka Bean Absolute (Dipteryx odorata)
Tonka bean absolute is produced from the beans of a large tree, native to South America, which grows over 120 feet high. Tonka bean has a soft sweet odour reminiscent of hay and coconut and is often used as a natural fixative in perfumery; this means that it is used to help maintain the fragrance of a blend for a longer period.
Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
This powerful essential oil comes from the leaves and the twigs of the Australian tea tree. Originally used in Aboriginal medicine it is now used widely by aromatherapists and herbalists utilising its antibacterial properties for a variety of skin conditions.
We use organic Turmeric CO2 Extract from India that has a warm, smooth and deep aroma of the cut root without the crisp, higher notes usually present in the essential oil. Turmeric has anti-microbial properties that fight fungal infections, insect bites, and eczema. It is excellent in massage oils or pain-relief formulas due to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and is therefore often recommended for arthritis. In natural perfumes, Turmeric CO2 lends an interesting warm and mildly spicy note. We will be using Turmeric in our upcoming Fall oud.
Vetiver Essential Oil (Vetiveria zizanioides)
Vetiver is a tall perennial grass. An essential oil with a sweet, earthy odour is produced from its roots. This oil is known as the ‘oil of tranquillity’ because of its sedative properties, which help promote relaxation.
Vanilla Absolute (Vanilla planifolia)
The familiar rich, warm scent of vanilla comes from the seedpods of a plant from the orchid family. Vanilla is believed to be calming and relaxing and to soothe feelings of anger, frustration and irritability. The flowers have to be pollinated by hand. When harvested, the seedpods are carefully cured for around six months to produce the distinctive odour, which makes vanilla extremely expensive and for this reason much of the vanilla used today is synthetically produced. We use only natural vanilla.
Vanilla Extract (Vanilla planifolia)
Vanilla planifolia is the source of the flavour and fragrance ingredient vanilla. It is an orchid native to the moist tropical lowland forests of Mexico and Central America. Used in perfumery and flavouring for millennia, vanilla remains among the most expensive of the world’s spices due to the amount of effort involved in hand pollinating, cultivating, harvesting and curing the pods.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
This antioxidant helps protect skin against free radical damage caused by pollution and the sun’s radiation. We only use premium natural source vitamin E which is up to three times more potent than the synthetic variety.
Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare)
This oil comes from the seed or ‘germ’ of the wheat stalk. Wheatgerm makes an excellent addition to massage oil as it contains high levels of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant.
West African Shea (Vitellaria paradoxa)
Shea nuts are wild-harvested in the forested savannah of Africa in an area that extends west-east for approximately 5,000 kilometers between the latitudes of 11 and 14 degrees north of the equator. Our West African shea is from the Tung Teiya Women’s Shea Association in Ghana. Eleven women’s groups, comprising of 450 women, generate income from harvesting shea, valuing and conserving their semi-arid ecosystem. Shea butter improves the elasticity of the skin and enhances the barrier function of the epidermis, helping it to retain moisture.
Witch Hazel Water (Hamamelis virginiana)
Witch hazel is a deciduous shrub or small tree. Its other common names, winterbloom and snapping hazel illustrate its unusually late flowering period and its explosive bursting seeds that can be ejected as far as 20 feet away from the plant. Naturally rich in tannins the distillate produced from witch hazel has a mildly astringent effect, helping to tone the skin.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga odorata)
The name ylang ylang comes from the Malay for 'flower of flowers'. Its nickname 'poor man's jasmine' does not do justice to its powerfully sweet, rich heady fragrance. When added to the bath the fragrant aroma can help to lift the spirits and may even have aphrodisiac properties!
Yarrow Extract (Achillea millefolium)
Traces of this native European herb have been found in Neanderthal burial caves, suggesting its usage goes back 60,000 years. Yarrow was for centuries an indispensable medicinal herb. Native American tribes believed it could cure everything from sore throats and toothache to indigestion and bowel complaints. We use it for its astringent and soothing properties.
Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil)
Both powerfully floral and intensely sweet, ylang ylang fades into a softer, slightly spicy and balsamic sweet, creamy floral note. It pushes the spicy note of the Indian jasmine and reinforces the other flowers. The yellow ylang ylang blossom is so delicate that it is distilled in small stills to avoid the flowers crushing each other and impacting the fragrance.