Surfz Up Organics
BOTANICAL BODY CARE FOR ACTIVE LIFESTYLES
OUR INGREDIENTS

                                           INGREDIENTS      

COUNTRY
OF ORIGIN/
EXTRACTION        METHOD           

          DESCRIPTION              

 Acai Oil         BRAZIL
Cold Pressed
The Acai Palm, also known as the Assai Palm, is a species of palm trees native to Brazil and other regions of South and Central America. The Acai Palm bears small, dark purple grape-sized berries that each contains one large seed.  The pulp of Acai berries have been used for centuries by the natives of Brazil for their unmatched healing and nutritional properties. The Acai berry abounds in essential fatty acids such as Omega 3, Omega 6, and Omega 9. There are also many other vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, E, and C, minerals such as Phosphorus, Calcium, and Potassium, as well as polyphenols, anthocyanins, and phytosterols.

However, these essentials haven't made ACAI the world's "Number one super food" described by Dr. Nick Perricone, it's the ORAC value of the Acai, or its antioxidant power. Acai is a more potent antioxidant than mangosteen, prunes, pomegranates, and cranberries, nothing comes close. The Acai Berry boasts the highest per unit value of antioxidant power (ORAC) of any edible fruit in the world.

Acai (Euterpe oleracea) Oil is highly emollient allowing penetration of the skin quickly, acting as an excellent moisturizing oil.  For this reason, it is a highly-prized and a precious ingredient in our Acai Blossom Collection.  

 Alaea Hawaiian
 Sea Salt
USA

Alaea™ Hawaiian Sea Salt is produced from a mixture of pure Pacific sea salt and healing Hawaiian red clay.  Unlike most salt which is mined, Red Alaea sea salt is created through natural evaporation.  The color of Alaea™ Hawaiian Sea Salt comes from the extremely high amounts of iron oxide in the clay.  The salt is said to contain numerous naturally occurring minerals.  The healing nutrients of  Alaea™ Hawaiian Sea Salt can be absorbed directly through the skin to draw out and eliminate the toxins from the body while promoting smooth and healthy skin.  It is used in traditional Hawaiian ceremonies to cleanse, purify and bless tools and canoes, as well as healing rituals for medicinal purposes.  We use Alaea™ Hawaiian Sea Salt in our Aloha Nights Relaxing Exotic Bath SaltsPomegranate Sunset Salt Scrub,  Lavender Breeze Relaxing Exotic Bath Salts,  Sweet Mango Bliss Body Polish and Mango In Paradise Bar Soap for it high mineral content and therapeutic properties

Almond Oil (Sweet)        

USA
Cold Pressed

Our Almond Oil is cold pressed from the dried kernels of the almond tree produced here in the USA.  It is an excellent emollient (softening & soothing to the skin) rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E.  It is known for its ability to soften and recondition the skin by balancing its loss and absorption of moisture.  It is extremely nourishing to the skin, helping to leave the skin soft and satiny smooth, yet non-greasy.  Almond Oil is suitable for all skin types and can help relieve skin inflammation and itchy conditions, with continued use it will help to create a glowing complexion.  Almond Oil can be found in our Ball BalmAfter Sun Oil, Pomegranate Sunset Salt Scrub,  all of our Body Oils, and Lip Balms, and a significant amount of  Body Butters .

Aloe Vera Oil        

USA
Certified Organic
Macerated-Infusion    

Native to Africa, Aloe Vera is also known as “Lilly of the desert” and is grown in the USA.  Aloe Vera resembles a cactus, but it is actually a member of the lily family.  Our Certified Organic Aloe Vera Oil is produced by macerating organic aloe vera leaves in organic soybean oil creating an infusion.  Plant material is bruised and soaked in the organic soybean oil and then filtered.  The benefits of our aloe vera oil are that the infused oil will contain the therapeutic properties of both the soybean oil and the aloe vera.    Aloe Vera Oil is a moisturizer that is very effective in helping to rejuvenate the skin and is excellent in the treatment of sunburns.  It has been used for centuries for the beneficial effect it has on the skin and can be found in our After Sun Oil.

 Alkanet Root             USA
Wild Harvested

Alkanet Root is a powdered root from the alkanet plant (Batschia canescens) used to produce natural color shades of a lovely, deep mauve in our body care products.  Our Alkanet Root has been wild harvested by environmentally friendly methods and can be found in our  Acai Blossom Whipped Body Butter and Pomegranate Sunset Salt Scrub.

Aloe Vera Butter    

USA
Certified Organic
Effleurage

Aloe Vera Butter has many of the same healing properties of Aloe Vera Oil, but our Aloe Vera Butter is extracted by a method called Effleurage.  Effleurage is the ancient art of extracting oils which is similar to maceration, but it is done slightly different.  The art of enfleurage requires the saturation of layers of fats, in this case, organic coconut oil and the botanical matter, (Organic Aloe Vera) that is being extracted, is spread across and pressed in framed glass trays until the coconut oil is infused with the botanical essence of aloe.  Our Organic Aloe Vera Butter is made in the USA and is used in all of our Body Polishes, Sugar Scrubs and Lip Balms for its rejuvenating qualities.

Ambrette Seed
Essential Oil

ECUADOR
CO2 Extract   

Ambrette Seed Essential Oil, sometimes called “Musk Seed” and “Muskmallow” is indigenous to India.  The kidney-shaped seeds are prized for their aromatic musk oil obtained through steam distillation.  We regard Ambrette Seed Essential Oil as one of our precious essential oils which has been added to our Private Collection,  Hawaiian Clouds and Rock Your World Body Butters for its unique aroma.

Apricot Kernel Oil         

KENYA
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

Our Organic Apricot Kernel Oil is one of the more difficult oils to procure in its organic state.  It is produced in Kenya and cold pressed from the Prunus armeniaca apricot kernel and is high in oleic, linoleic acids and Vitamin A.  Organic Apricot Kernel Oil is an excellent emollient making it an indispensable ingredient and an important part of Surfz Up Organics product line.

Avocado Oil

NEW ZEALAND
Certified Organic
Virgin
Cold Pressed

Organic Virgin Avocado Oil is cold pressed from the fruit of the avocado (Persea gratissima) produced in New Zealand.   The pulp of the fruit contains oil extremely rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.  It is useful for eczema and dry skin; its penetrating abilities make it great for conditioning the hair.  You can find Organic Virgin Avocado Oil in our Ball Balm and lip balms  for its unsurpassed conditioning abilities.

Baobab Oil

SOUTH AFRICA
Organic
Cold Pressed

The Baobab, also known as the “Tree of Life” is native to eastern and southern Africa.  The Baobab tree has a life span of thousands of years, with radio-carbon dating they have measured the age of some Baobab trees at over 2,000 years old.  The tree is capable of storing hundreds of liters of water, which is tapped in dry periods.  Baobab oil is extracted from the seeds and extremely rich in vitamins A, D, E & F and essential fatty acids.  Because of its excellent moisturizing benefits and its ability to absorb easily into the skin, leaving it silky smooth, Baobab is an invaluable ingredient in our Acai Blossom Whipped Body Butter, Rubber Arms Sore Muscle Massage Butter and Private Collection products.

Beeswax, Natural

AFRICA
Certified Organic

Our Certified Organic Beeswax comes from the forests and high plains of Africa where the region is wild and pure enough to produce 100% organic beeswax.  We use organic beeswax to thicken oils in our Ball Balm, and lip balms to their proper consistency.
 

Bergamot FCF
Essential Oil

ITALY
Steam Distilled

Bergamot Essential Oil was named after the Italian city Bergamot in Lombardy, where the oil was first sold.  Bergamot Essential Oil has a fresh, floral citrus scent that is uplifting and is said that the aroma “Brings in the Sunshine”.  Bergamot Essential Oil is a known phototoxic essential oil, as a result of the bergaptene (which is a furocoumarin) found in many citrus essential oils.  Our Bergamot FCF has been rectified to remove the bergaptene and is bergaptene-free.  Bergamot essential oil is known to alleviate fatigue due to stress, relieve skin irritations and can be found in our After Sun Oil and Orange Crush Collection.  

Black Willow Bark

USA

Black Willow Bark is native to the Eastern United States and contains high levels of salicylates and tannins.  These compounds have been used traditionally in skin care for their astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.  Black Willow Bark can be found in our Surfz Up Shampoo and Body Bar Soap.

Calendula CO2 Extract

EGYPT
CO2 Extract

Calendula known for its skin healing benefits, thanks to the discovery of the CO2 Extraction process; our Calendula CO2 Extract contains all the essential oil of the plant plus the plan waxes and heavier phytochemicals making it almost identical to the plant itself.  Calendula CO2 Extract is recognized for its ability to help heal abrasions, wounds, and cracked, dry skin.  Calendula CO2 Extract is a key ingredient in our Ball Balm and Herbalicious Lip Balm.
 

 Cardomon CO2 Extract GUATEMALA
CO2 Extract
Used extensively as a domestic spice in India, Europe and Latin America, Cardomon has been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine for over 3,000 years.  The oil is extracted from the dried, ripe seeds of the Cardomon (Elettaria cardamomum) plant using CO2 extraction methods.  We use Cardomon CO2 Extract in our  Pomegranate Sunset Salt Scrub for its sweet-spicy, aromatic qualities.

Carrot Seed
Essential Oil

FRANCE
Steam Distilled

The Carrot has been known as a medicinal plant since the time of Dioscorides (1st century A.D.).  The essential oil is steam distilled from its seeds and has an earthy and woody aroma.  Carrot Seed essential oil is rich in Vitamins A, C, B1, and B2.  Known for its nourishing effects on the skin, Carrot Seed Oil makes an excellent addition to our Herbalicious Lip Balm

 Castor Oil            USA
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

Castor Seed Oil is obtained from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant.  Castor Oil is soothing, lubricating and rich in essential fatty acids.  Organic Castor Oil gives a rich, creamy lather to all of our bar soaps. 

Cedarwood
Essential Oil

USA
Steam Distilled

Cedarwood Essential Oil is native to the United States.  It has a rich history of medicinal use by Native Americans for its antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, astringent and deodorizing properties.  Our Cedarwood products come from Texas and are responsibly wildcrafted from fallen trees.   Also highly aromatic, we use Cedarwood Essential Oil in our Acai Blossom Whipped Body ButterMango In Paradise & Surfz Up Shampoo & Body Bar bar soaps.

Celtic Sea Salts

FRANCE

Celtic Sea Salt™ is an unprocessed whole salt from one of the most pristine coastal regions of France.  Since 1976 this salt has been hand harvested by the paludiers (salt farmers) of Brittany, true artisans in the craft of salt farming, a method that preserves the purity and balance of ocean minerals.  Each salt harvest is carefully inspected and only the cream of the crop is hand selected to bear the name Celtic Sea Salt™.   This is one of three exquisite sea salts used in our Aloha Nights Relaxing Exotic Bath Salts, and Lavender Breeze Relaxing Exotic Bath Salts.

Cinnamon Leaf

SRI LANKA
Steam Distilled

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves, twigs and dried inner bark of the Cinnamomum zeylanicum tree.  The inner bark of the new shoots are gathered every two years and used in the form of sticks as a domestic spice.  It has been used for thousands of years in the East for its healing properties.  Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil can be found in our Pomegranate Sunset Salt Scrub, Surz Up Shampoo & Body and Mango In Paradise bar soaps for its stimulating and aromatic, uplifting effects.

German Chamomile
Essential Oil

NEPAL
Steam Distilled

German Chamomile Essential Oil is sometimes referred to as “Blue Chamomile” because of its high chamazulene content which gives it a very deep, blue color.  It has a warm herbaceous aroma and is native to Europe and parts of Asia.  The essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering Chamomile heads.  German Chamomile is known for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent addition to our After Sun Oil & Herbalicious Lip Balm.  

Chocolate Peppermint
Essential Oil

CANADA
Certified Organic
Steam Distilled

Our Organic Chocolate Peppermint Essential Oil has that wonderful peppermint aroma with a just a hint of a mouth watering chocolate scent; making it a fun addition to our Raspberry Cacao-Mint Lip Balm.

CAUTION:  Do not use if pregnant.

Clove Bud Essential Oil       MADAGASCAR
Steam Distilled
Known and extensively used as a domestic spice worldwide, Clove Bud essential oil (Eugenia caryophyllata) is a very warm, spicy and aromatic oil and can be found in our Rubber Arms Sore Muscle Massage Butter.

CAUTION:  Do not use if pregnant.

Cocoa Butter

WEST AFRICA
Certified Organic
Pure Prime Pressed

Our Organic Cocoa Butter is a pure, edible vegetable fat that is extracted from the cacao bean, used to make chocolate, as well as cosmetics.   Our Organic Cocoa Butter is pure prime pressed, making it as natural as possible and contains no additives.  It has a sweet chocolate aroma and wonderful emollient properties.  You can find Organic Cocoa Butter in our Raspberry Cacao-Mint Lip Balm and Rubber Arms Sore Muscle Massage Butter

Coconut Oil
(Extra Virgin)    

PHILIPINES
Certified Organic
Cold Expeller Pressed

Our Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is extracted from the coconut milk obtained from fresh coconuts; the process of extraction is not subjected to heat or sunlight.  The end result renders a coconut oil that smells like fresh coconuts and retains the natural vitamin content, anti-oxidants, medium chain fatty acids, minerals and aroma.   Organic Virgin Coconut Oil can be found in our sugar scrubs, Pomegranate Sunset Salt Scrub,  lip balms, body butters.

Cornmint
Essential Oil    

INDIA
Steam Distilled

Cornmint Essential Oil is steam distilled from the flowering herb.  This essential oil can be found in our Surfz Up Shampoo and Body Bar Soap.  

Coriander Seed
Essential Oil        
CROATIA
Steam Distilled    
A herb with a long history of use; the seeds were found in the ancient Egyptian tomb of Rameses II.  The essential oil is steam distilled from the crushed, ripe seeds.  Known for its ability to relieve muscular aches and pains it is an invaluable ingredient in our Rubber Arms Sore Muscle Massage Butter.

Dendritic Salt

N/A

Dendritic Salt is a form of ordinary table salt, sodium chloride, with the crystals branched or star-like (dendritic) instead of the normal cubes.  There are a number of advantages and applications:  lower bulk density, more rapid solution, and an unusually high capacity to absorb moisture before becoming wet.  We use Dendritic Salt in our Aloha Nights Relaxing Exotic Bath Salts and Lavender Breeze Relaxing Exotic Bath Salt to help retain the aroma of our essential oil blend.

Eucalyptus radiata 
Essential Oil

SOUTH AFRICA
Steam Distilled

Eucalyptus is an evergreen and one of the world’s tallest trees.  Eucalyptus originated in Australia and Tasmania, but has been exported to other parts of the world.  It takes approximately 50 lbs of eucalyptus to yield one pound of essential oil.  Known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties we find it an invaluable ingredient in our Ball Balm and Rubber Arms Sore Muscle Massage Butter. 

Evening Primrose Oil    

CHINA
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

Evening Primrose was first used in botany in 1587.  The mature seeds contain exceptionally high amounts (7-10%) of the essential fatty acid, gamma linolenic acid (GLA) an important component to the body.  The body does not produce essential fatty acids such as linoleic and linolenic acids, so it is important to obtain either through diet or topical applications.  We use Evening Primrose Oil in all of our Private Collection Facial Serum for its incredible moisturizing and rejuvenating properties.  

French Green Clay         FRANCE

French Green Clay is the most effective of the mineral “skin” clays.  Green clay consists of curative volcanic ashes which are found near ancient volcanoes.  Rich in magnesium and trace elements, as well as iron oxide (which determines the color); French Green Clay is a wonderful addition to our Lime In The Coconut Bar Soap.

 

Geranium
Essential Oil

MADAGASCAR
*Certified Organic
Steam Distilled

There are over 700 varieties of cultivated geranium; most are grown for ornamental purposes.  The oil producing species are Pelargonium odorantissimum, Pelargonium raden and Pelargonium graveolens.  Native to South Africa, major production today takes place in Madagascar, China, Egypt, Morocco, Russia and the former French Colony – Bourbon now called Reunion, an island in the South West Indian Ocean.  Known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and cell regenerating properties, we find it a must in our   After Sun Oil, and Herbalicious Lip Balm.
  

Grapefruit
Essential Oil

USA
Steam Distilled

If you have ever cut in to a grapefruit the aroma can be uplifting and energizing.  The origins of the grapefruit tree are uncertain.  It is thought to be a hybrid of the sweet orange and the pomelo or shaddock.  You can find the energizing and uplifting aroma of Grapefruit Essential Oil in our Acai Blossom Whipped Body ButterPomegranate Sunset Salt Scrub  & Sweet Mango Bliss Collection.  

Helichrysum
Essential Oil

CORSICA
Steam Distilled

Helichrysum Essential Oil also referred to as “Everlasting” and “Immortelle” is steam distilled from the fresh flowers and flowering tops.  This highly aromatic herb is known for its anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties and can be found in our Rubber Arms Sore Muscle Massage Butter and Luscious Lemon Lip Balm.

Himalayan Pink Salt

SOUTH CENTRAL ASIA

Himalayan Pink™ Salt is pure, hand-mined salt found naturally, deep within the pristine Himalayan Mountains.  The high mineral crystals range in color from sheer white to varying shades of pink and deep reds which indicate a beneficial amount of 84 trace elements & iron.  This 250 million year-old, Jurassic-era salt is believed to be the purest form of salt available and is known for its healing properties.  This wonderful salt can be found in our Aloha Nights Relaxing Exotic Bath Salt, Lavender Breeze Relaxing Exotic Bath Salts  Pomegranate Sunset Salt Scrub, and Sweet Mango Bliss Whipped Body Polish.  

Jojoba    

USA
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

Organic Jojoba Oil (pronounced “hoh-hoh-buh”) is actually a liquid wax which closely resembles the sebum (the fatty secretion of the sebaceous glands) of the skin and is rich in Vitamin E.  Organic Jojoba Oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the evergreen shrub Simmondsia chinensis, which can be found in the Southern Arizona, Southern California, and Northwest Mexico.  Organic Jojoba oil is extremely emollient (softens skin by slowing evaporation of water) and is a key ingredient in many of our products.  You can find the nourishing benefits of Organic Jojoba in our Ball BalmAfter Sun Oil, Rubber Arms Sore Muscle Massage ButterPomegranate Sunset Salt Scrub,  all of our Whipped Body Butters and Lip Balms.

Kaolin Yellow Clay      

Kaolin Yellow Clay is used to cleanse and detoxify your skin, remove dead skin cells and create and overall refreshed appearance.  This wonderful clay can be found in our Orange Crush Bar Soap.
 

Lavender
Essential Oil

BULGARIA
Certified Organic
Steam Distilled

As an herb, lavender has been in documented use for over 2,500 years. The essential oil is steam distilled from the fresh flowering tops and is noted for its analgesic, antimicrobial and cell regenerating properties.  The aroma is calming and used to relieve stress related conditions.  Lavender Essential oil is an important ingredient in our products which include: Ball Balm After Sun Oil, Hawaiian Clouds Collection, Sweet Mango Bliss Collection, Lime in the Coconut Collection, Orange Crush Collection, Tangerine Dreams Collection, Private CollectionRubber Arms Sore Muscle Massage ButterRock Your World Erotic Body Oil, and Rock Your World Body Butter, Aloha Nights Relaxing Exotic Bath Satls  and all of our Lip Balms.

Lavandin
Essential Oil

FRANCE
Steam Distilled

Lavendin Essential Oil is steam distilled from the fresh flowering tops of a hybrid plant developed by crossing true Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) with spike lavender or aspic (Lavendula latifolia).  It possesses many of the same properties of true Lavender, but has sharper scent.  We use Lavendin Essential Oil in our Surfz Up Shampoo & Body Bar Soap for its aroma.

Lemon
Essential Oil

USA
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

Our Lemon Essential Oil is cold expressed from the peel.  The expressed oil is phototoxic.  Phototoxicity is the process in which particular compounds can become toxic when exposed to sunlight and the skin becomes very sensitive to sunlight or other forms of light.  When using any skin care products that include phototoxic essential oils, it is strongly recommended that you avoid exposure to the sun for at least 24 hours, unless it is a “Wash Off” product.  For this reason, we only use Lemon “Cold Expressed” Oil in our  Mango In Paradise Bar Soap.

Lemon (Rectified) 
Essential Oil

USA
Steam Distilled
Rectified

Our Lemon (rectified) Essential Oil has been rectified to significantly reduce the furocoumarins present in the oil.  We use this rectified oil in all of our “Leave On” products to eliminate any phototoxicity issues.  You can find this rectified Lemon Essential Oil in our,  Acai Blossom Whipped Body ButterLavender Breeze Collections, Luscious Lemon Lip Balm and Pomegranate Sunset Salt Scrub

Lime
Essential Oil

MEXICO
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

Lime is one of our favorite citrus essential oils; we call it our “Happy Oil”!   No matter what is going on, once we diffuse some Lime Essential Oil into our atmosphere…all is well with the world.  Lime essential oil is cold expressed and steam distilled from the peel.  The expressed oil is phototoxic.  Phototoxicity is the process in which particular compounds can become toxic when exposed to sunlight and the skin becomes very sensitive to sunlight or other forms of light.  When using any skin care products that include phototoxic essential oils, it is strongly recommended that you avoid exposure to the sun for at least 24 hours, unless it is a “Wash Off” product.  For this reason, we only use Organic Lime “Cold Expressed” Oil in our Lime In The Coconut Bar Soap.

Lime (Rectified)
Essential Oil

MEXICO
Steam Distilled
USA
Rectified

Our steam distilled Lime Essential Oil has been rectified to significantly reduce the furocoumarins present in the oil.  We use this rectified oil in all of our “Leave On” products to eliminate any phototoxicity issues.  You can find rectified Lime Essential Oil in our  Pomegranate Sunset Salt Scrub, and Lime In The Coconut Collection.

Macadamia Nut Oil 

ITALY
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

The Macadamia Nut Tree is native to Australia.  It has been cultivated in Hawaii since 1930 and has since spread into the Pacific region and South America.  Our Organic Macadamia Nut Oil is cold expressed from the nut meat of the Macadamia integrifolia tree.  Macadamia Nut Oil is very nourishing to the skin and rich in palmitoleic acid, omega 3 & omega 6 fatty acids.  It is easily absorbed by all skin types and can be found in our Hawaiian Clouds and Lime In The Coconut Collections.

Mandarin (Green)
Essential Oil

BRAZIL
Certifield Organic
Cold Pressed

Our Organic “Green” Mandarin Essential Oil has a delicate, sweet aroma with floral undertones.  Of all of the citrus oils, Organic Mandarin Essential Oil is the sweetest and the most calming.  The aroma of Mandarin can be found in our Lime In The Coconut, Orange CrushHawaiian Clouds, and Rock Your World Erotic Collections.

Mango Butter

INDIA
Expeller Expressed

Mango Butter is expeller expressed from the de-shelled kernels of the tropical mango fruit.  Native to India, Mango Butter is known for its excellent emollient, hydrating and healing properties.  Rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins; Mango Butter softens dry skin and is wonderful for renewing skin suffering from the effects of overexposure to sun and wind.  We use the therapeutic benefits of Mango Butter in our Private Collection Body Butter, Lime In The Coconut Body Butter, Sweet Mango Bliss Body Butter, Sweet Mango Bliss Body Polish, and Mango In Paradise Bar Soap.

Marjoram (Sweet)
Essential Oil

HUNGARY
Steam Distilled

Sweet Marjoram, a traditional culinary herb and folk remedy was used by the ancient Greeks in their fragrances, cosmetics and medicines.  The essential oil is steam distilled from the dried flowering herb.  Sweet Marjoram is known for its analgesic and sedative properties, and can be found in our Aloha Nights Relaxing Exotic Bath Salts.

CAUTION:  Do not use if pregnant.

Melissa
Essential Oil

SOUTH AFRICA
Certified Organic
Steam Distilled

Melissa, also known as “Lemon Balm” is a very precious essential oil.  The word Melissa comes from the Greek for “honey bee”.  One the earliest known medicinal herbs, Paracelsus called it the “Elixir of Life” in medieval times.  It takes approximately three tons of plant material to yield just 500 mls (16.9 oz) of essential oil.  Organic Melissa is one of our favorite essential oils for its fresh, lemony scent, a very uplifting aroma.  Organic Melissa essential oil can be found in our Luscious Lemon Lip Balm  (for its antiviral properties). 

Neroli
Essential Oil

TUNISIA
Steam Distilled

Of all of the essential oils, Neroli is by far our favorite.  Our Neroli Essential Oil is produced from the white blossoms of the bitter orange tree or Seville orange.  Its name is taken from the 17th century Italian Princess of Neroli, Anna Maria de la Tremoille, who loved the aroma and used it on everything she could.  Neroli is one of the most precious oils used in aromatherapy.  It takes 1,000 pounds of Neroli blossoms to make 1 pound of oil.   Neroli is particularly valuable in skin care for its special properties of stimulating the growth of healthy new cells, and acclaimed for its rejuvenating effects.  The oil has a unique and lovely, floral citrus aroma that is very calming.  This incredible essential oil can be found in our Collections of Acai Blossom Whipped Body ButterRock Your World, Orange CrushHawaiian Clouds and Private Collection.
 

Oats         Certified Organic

Our Organic Oats Avena sativa is a native Texas grass which is soothing and helpful for skin irritations.  Organic Oatmeal is used in our Orange Crush and Surfz Up Shampoo and Body Bar Soaps for its gentle exfoliating and cleansing properties.

Olive Oil (Extra Virgin)

ITALY
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

Olive oil and its use in cosmetics date back to the days of the ancient Egyptians, most notably the reign of Cleopatra VII around 51-37 BC.  Known for its nourishing abilities for both skin and hair, it is rich in antioxidants, including Vitamin E.  Our Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be found in a variety of our products which include our Ball Balm, Sugar Scrubs & Body Polishes, Bars Soaps, Botanical Body Washes and Botanical Foaming Soaps.

Orange (Sweet)
Essential Oil

USA
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

Sweet Orange Essential Oil is an energizing essential oil helpful in relieving stress and anxiety.  The essential oil is obtained by both cold expression and steam distillation of the fresh ripe peel.  The aroma is very fresh and invigorating, but is known for its calming and relaxing properties.  You can find Sweet Orange Essential oil in our  Private CollectionPomegranate Sunset Salt Scrub,  Raspberry Cacao-Mint Lip Balm and Orange Crush Collection.

Palmarosa 

GUATEMALA
Steam Distilled

Palmarosa Essential Oil is steam distilled from the fresh or dried grass, which is native to India.  It has a sweet floral, geranium “like” scent.   We use Palmarosa Essential Oil in our Mango In Paradise Bar Soap.

Passionfruit Oil

USA
Cold Pressed

Passionfruit Oil, also known as Maracuja Oil and Passionflower Oil is native to the Amazon and tropical regions of North and South America.  The Passionflower was discovered in 1569 by Spanish explorers in Peru, who saw the flowers as symbolic of the passion of Christ.  ti-inflammatory and analgesic propertie.  The oil is cold expressed from the Passiflora incanata, which produces breathtaking flowers and a delicious, nourishing fruit.  You can find Passionfruit Oil in our Rubber Arms Sore Muscle Massage Butter.

Patchouli
Essential Oil

INDONESIA
Steam Distilled

Patchouli Essential Oil actually improves with age like a fine wine.  Extremely popular during the 1960 and the Flower Power era, Patchouli’s aroma has a warm, earthy scent.  When used in essential oil blends, Patchouli can round out a scent making it exquisite.  Patchouli Essential Oil has stress relieving properties and is known as an aphrodisiac.  Patchouli Essential Oil can be found in our Collections of Tangerine Dreams and Rock Your World.

Petitgrain
Essential Oil

PARAQUAY
Steam Distilled

Petitgrain Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree native to southern China and northeast India.  Petitgrain Essential Oil has a fresh floral-citrus aroma with wonderful calming and relaxing properties.  You can find Petitgrain Essential Oil in our Aloha Nights Relaxing Exotic Bath Salts and Orange Crush Collection.

Pomegranate Oil     TURKEY
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

Our Pomegranate Oil is a luxurious and deeply penetrating oil, from the cold-pressed organic seeds of the Pomegranate fruit (Punica granatum).  This highly prized oil which is naturally high in flavonoids and punicic acid is remarkable for the skin.  Consider that over 200 pounds of fresh pomegranates are used to produce just 1 lb of pomegranate seed oil.   Deeply nourishing to the outer epidermal layer, Pomegranate seed oil can be found in our

Pomegranate Sunset Salt Scrub.

Red Raspberry
Seed Oil

USA
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

Our Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the Rubus idaeus, rich in alpha and gamma tocopherols (Vitamin E), Vitamin A, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.  With an ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) of 53.67 umoleTE/g.  Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil is a valuable addition to all of our Body Butters and Lip Balms.

Rosemary Extract

USA
Steam Distilled

Rosemary Oil Extract is a natural antioxidant.  Oxidation is a chemical process that occurs when oils or other natural ingredients are exposed to oxygen.  Antioxidants extend the shelf life of oils by reducing the rate of oxidation.  We use Rosemary Oil Extract in all of our Botanical Foaming Soaps and Botanical Body Washes.

Rose Geranium
Essential Oil

REUNION
Steam Distilled

Rose Geranium Pelargonium graveolens roseum, essential oil has a slightly more floral aroma than traditional geranium essential oil. Its aroma is similar to rose and is used in our Mango In Paradise Bar Soap.  

Rosehip Seed C02 Extract

BOSNIA
C02 Extract

Our Rosehip Seed Extract is a very high-quality aromatic oil true to the essence of the plant.  The oil from the seeds of the Rosa canina (Dog Rose) is extracted using supercritical CO2
extraction methods.  You can find CO2 Rosehip Seed Extract in our Ball Balm and Herbalicious Lip Balm.

Rosehip Seed Oil

CHILE
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

Rosehip seed oil is extracted from the seeds of native rose plants Rosa rubignosa  (Sweet Brier) and Rosa canina (Dog Rose), which grows wild in Chile, and has been used by the native people for centuries.  Rosehip seed oil is believed to be the best oil for anti-aging and skin rejuvenation.  Rosehip seed oil is rich in Vitamin C and essential fatty acids (oleic, linoleic and linolenic acids) important skin nutrients.  You can find this wonderful oil in all of our Body Buttersand Botanical Body Oils.

Rose Otto
Essential Oil

BULGARIA
Steam Distilled

The Rose is our national flower.  Since ancient times the rose has been valued for its beauty and has a long history of symbolism.  Roses are ancient symbols of love and beauty and sacred to a number of goddesses (including Isis and Aphrodite).  Rose Otto is a very precious essential oil and is prized for its aroma, as well as, its medicinal properties.  Our Rose Otto Essential Oil is steam distilled from fresh flowers harvested in early morning.  It takes approximately two thousand flowers to produce one gram of essential oil.  There is a saying that roses are good for “the skin and the soul”.  We value this precious oil for its amazing benefits for the skin and its aphrodisiac qualities, and have incorporated it in our Island Rose Collection, Rock Your World Erotic Massage Oil & Rock Your World Erotic Body Butter

Seabuckthorn Berry CO2 Extract

LITHUANIA
CO2  EXTRACT

Seabuckthorn Berry Extract is extracted using supercritical CO2 extraction methods from the pulp.  Seabuckthorn Berry Extract is rich in omega-3, omega-6, omega-9, vitamins E, C and beta-carotene.   Seabuckthorn Berry Extract is an important ingredient in our Ball Balm and Herbalicious Lip Balm.

Sea Clay

USA

Sea Clay is rich in algae and minerals; with a high sulfur content.  This gentle clay has been added to our Mango In Paradise Bar Soap

Sea Kelp

USA

Sea Kelp is classified as seaweed, which is rich in vitamins, minerals and high in iodine.  A marine botanical that helps to relieve irritation caused by the environment.  Sea Kelp nourishes and softens skin and helps it to retain moisture.  For this reason, we have added Sea Kelp to our Mango In Paradise Bar Soap.

Sesame Seed Oil (Virgin)

MEXICO
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

Our Organic Sesame Seed Oil is cold pressed from the Sesamum indicum kernels.  This nourishing oil has strong antioxidant properties and helps to restore moisture and skin elasticity.  Sesame is one of the world’s oldest crops.  You can find Organic Sesame Seed Oil in our After Sunand Herbalicious Lip Balm.

Shea Butter

Burkina Faso
AFRICA
Certified Organic
Expeller Pressed

Organic Shea Butter is expeller pressed from the “shea nut” of the Karité Tree (Butyrospermum parkii) grown in Burkina Faso, Africa.  Shea Butter has a rich history and has been used to moisturize and protect the skin from sun, wind, heat and salt water for thousands of years.  Shea Butter is very rich in Omega-6 and Omega-9 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA).  Organic Shea Butter can be found in all of our Whipped Body Butters.

Soybean Oil

USA
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

The soybean Glycine soja plant is native to East Asia and has been used in China for 5,000 as a source of food and medicinal ingredient.  Our Organic Soy Bean Oil is cold pressed and rich in (EFA) Essential Fatty Acids (specifically linoleic acid and oleic acid), minerals and vitamins A, E and K.  It is used as a base when macerating Aloe Vera leaves to create an infusion for our Organic Aloe Vera Oil which can be found in all of our After Sun Oil.

Spearmint
Essential Oil

INDIA
Certified Organic
Steam Distilled

Spearmint Essential Oil is steam distilled from the fresh or partly dried flowering tops of the Spearmint Mentha spicata  plant.  Spearmint’s history dates back to the ancient Greeks who used it as tonic and scent in their bath water.  Spearmint Essential has similar properties to Peppermint Essential Oil but is less harsh to the skin.  We use Spearmint Essential Oil for its refreshing qualities in our Sweet Bliss Collectionand Raspberry Cacao-Mint Lip Balm.

CAUTION:  Do not use if pregnant.

Sugar, Demerara


MALAWI
Organic

Demerara is a region in South America (Guyana) that began as a Dutch colony in 1611.  It was located about the lower courses of the Demerara River and got its name because it originally came from the sugar cane field in the colony of Demerara.  Our Demerara Sugar is a raw cane sugar with large sparkling golden brown crystals making it ideal for our Sugar Scrubs

Sunflower Oil USA
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

Our Organic Sunflower Oil is cold pressed from the Sunflower, Helianthus annuus seeds.  Sunflower Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and helps to moisturize and condition the skin.  We use Organic Sunflower Seed Oil in our Lime In The Coconut, Orange Crush & Mango In Paradise Bar Soaps. 

Tamanu Oil

NEPAL
Certified Organic
Cold Pressed

Our Organic Tamanu Oil is extracted from the fruit of the Calophyllum inophyllum tree.   The Tamanu Tree is also known as the “Ati Tree”, “Kamani Tree”, “True Kamani” and “Foraha”, throughout its native region.  The Tamanu Tree is indigenous to Southeast Asia and Polynesia, but also flourishes along the Indian coastline, and as far north as Hawaii.  A member of the mangosteen family, twice a year this tree produces beautiful, aromatic white flowers, followed by a large nut with a green outer skin.  When the fruits of the tree are collected and cracked open, the blond nut kernel inside contains no apparent oil. But when the kernel dries on a rack for a month or so, it turns a deep, chocolate brown, and becomes sticky with a rich, pleasant-smelling oil. Using a simple screw press, the oil is squeezed from the dark kernels. The resulting oil of Tamanu is dark green and luxurious. Though oil of Tamanu is thick and rich, once it is applied to skin it is readily and completely absorbed, leaving no oily residue.  Tamanu oil possesses a unique capacity to promote healthy skin.  Tamanu oil's is an incredible attention in our Private Collection Body Butter and Private Collection Facial Serum.  

Tangerine
Essential Oil

USA
Steam Distilled

The best way to describe our Tangerine Essential Oil is “Fresh & Sweet” similar to the aroma of tangerine peels with tangy, floral undertones.  You can find Tangerine Essential Oil in our Tangerine Dreams Collection.

Tea Tree
Essential Oil

AUSTRALIA
Certified Organic
Steam Distilled

Tea Tree Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twig of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree.  Known for its strong antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, Tea Tree Essential Oil is an important component of our Ball Balm formulation and Surfz Up Shampoo & Body Bar Soap.

Vanilla Bourbon
CO2 Extract

REUNION
CO2 From Organic Vanilla Beans

Our Vanilla CO2 Extract contains no solvent residues (found in Vanilla Absolute) and is highly aromatic.  This precious extract is a known aphrodisiac and an ideal oil to unwind and “de-stress” bringing a sense of joy with its exotic sweetness.   We have formulated this wonderful aroma into our Pomegranate Sunset Salt Scrub, Private Collection, Hawaiian Clouds Collection, Lime In The Coconut Collection, Orange Crush Collection, Luscious Lemon Lip Balm, and Raspberry Cacao-Mint Lip Balm.

Vegetable Glycerin

USA

Vegetable glycerin is a humectant that draws moisture to itself and occurs naturally when making soap.  We have added vegetable glycerin to all of our Whipped Body Butters for additional moisturizing.

Vetiver
Essential Oil

HAITI
Steam Distilled

Vetiver Essential Oil is steam distilled from the roots of the perennial Vetiveria zizanioides scented grass.  Vetiver has a deep, earthy aroma with sweet undertones making it an excellent addition to our  Mango In Paradise Bar Soap.

Vitamin E

USA

Most of our formulations are “anhydrous” (made without water), we use Vitamin E in our products to inhibit oxidation.

Ylang Ylang Extra
Essential Oil

COMORES ISLANDS
Steam Distilled

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is steam distilled from the freshly picked flowers.  The first distillation is known as “Extra” and is highly sought after for its sweet, exotic floral scent.  We have formulated Ylang Ylang Extra into our Sweet Mango BlissOrange Crush and  Rock Your World Collections.

Yucca Root

USA

Yucca is a succulent that grows throughout the southern United States; also known as Soaptree, Soapweed, Soap Root and Adam’s Needle.  Native American tribes have a long history of medicinal use of the leaves.  Tribes of the Southwest used the leaves to make soaps and shampoos.  We think with good reason; yucca root can be found in our Surfz Up Shampoo and Body Bar.

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Leung, Albert Y., and Steven Foster. Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Interscience, 2003. Print.

O'Lenick, Anthony J. Oils of Nature. Carol Stream, IL: Allured, 2008. Print.

Wildwood, Christine. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts, 1996. Print.

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