Here we will share some of the potent ingredients which are used across our handcrafted product line:
AFRICAN BLACK SOAP
African Black Soap Healing Properties
African Black Soap is known to help cure and treat a wide range of scalp and skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, dandruff, dry and itchy skin, insect bites, bumps, cuts and wounds caused by various skin conditions. The vitamin E in the soap is largely a part of why this soap is so effective at treating and healing such conditions. This soap is enriched Vitamin E, which aids in the healing process and keeping scalp and skin bright, healthy, rejuvenated and clean and it keeps your hair shiny, soft and moisturized.
African Black Soap Moisturizing Properties
Black Soap is great at keeping your hair moisturized because it contains a high amount glycerine. Glycerin absorbs moisture right from the air and applies it right onto your hair and scalp. Glycerine keeps the moisture in your hair, which keeps it soft, malleable, and strong. Moisture keeps our hair from being dry, weak and brittle, which contributes to hair damage and hair loss.
African Black Soap Cleansing Properties
Black soap is a gentle exfoliator that gives our scalp a deep clean, which is essential for keeping our scalp cleansed and stripped of any debris that may be clogging the hair follicles and pores. It removes excess oils from the scalp and hair, without removing essential natural oils in our scalp and on our hair, which keeps the moisture in our hair and reduces dryness and damage.
FACE: The soap may fade skin discoloration and dark spots. The soap cleanses gently, so it’s ideal for people with rosacea, rashes, dryness and other skin conditions. African black soap contains plantain extract, which has antibacterial properties that may help treat acne breakouts.
BODY: Black soap cleanses gently, so it’s ideal for people with rosacea, rashes, dryness and other skin conditions. Some African black soap contain a plantain extract, which has antibacterial properties that may help treat acne breakouts
HAIR: Aloe Vera contains something called proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair
FACE: Aloe Vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Additionally, in Ayurvedic medicine, Aloe is used to effectively heal chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.
BODY: Aloe Vera Soothes Rashes and Skin Irritation, treat burns, heals cold sores and provides antioxidant and reduces inflammation.
HAIR: Unfiltered raw apple cider vinegar (ACV) is an excellent natural hair treatment. It is cleansing, gives the hair more body and luster and can reduce hair-loss. Washing your hair with ACV reduces itchy scalp and dandruff by destroying the bacteria and/or fungi that clog hair follicles. Apple cider vinegar rinse can also add shine to your hair and prevent split ends. It also has the closest ph to our hair ph level. Human hair and scalp oil, sebum, has a pH balance of between 4.5 and 5.5 while apple cider has a pH balance of 3.0. Which is a perfect combination with the hair pH balance.
FACE: Clear up your skin. Apple cider vinegar can do wonders for your skin. For an all-natural astringent, apply a washcloth soaked in diluted apple cider vinegar to your face. … Plus, a dab of diluted apple cider vinegar left overnight on age spots, pimples or acne scars will help reduce their appearance.
BODY: New medical research also suggests that apple cider vinegar ingestion can help acid reflux, lower blood pressure, improve diabetes and support weight loss. The benefits of apple cider vinegar come from its powerful healing compounds, which include acetic acid, potassium, magnesium, probiotics and enzymes.
HAIR: Simply smooth a few drops into your skin using gentle rubbing motions, as you would any face and body lotion. Argan oil is proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. It is the ideal hair conditioner, and it can even help to treat split ends and tame frizzy hair.
FACE: Argan oil exfoliate the skin and help to fight against acne
BODY: Argan oil is most commonly used as a skin moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin. With its high vitamin, E and fatty acid content, argan oil is the ideal product to give skin a natural boost. It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturizer.
HAIR: Castor oil carries ricinoleic acid and omega- 6 essential fatty acids, which accelerate blood circulation to the scalp, hence increasing hair growth. It works on nourishing the scalp and strengthening the roots with the help of essential nutrients. Castor oil is also antibacterial, and antifungal, or that it has been used topically to treat a variety of skin conditions, reduce pain, and stimulate your immune system
FACE: Castor Oil is beneficial for delicate facial skin. It can be an effective emollient for dry skin and can even help to detoxify and cleanse skin.
BODY: Castor oil happens to be one of the most widely used ingredients, owing to the fact that it has plenty of benefits for your skin, hair, and health. The castor oil benefits are not just limited for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it is traditionally being used topically for skin and hair benefits too.
HAIR: Chamomile tea, it has several hair benefits. It helps to cure dandruff problem, promotes hair growth and makes your hair shiny.
FACE: Chamomile lightens the complexion and also gives you that glow you’ve always wanted. Chamomile tea helps fade spots, eliminates acne scars and fight breakouts, if used topically, due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Chamomile tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants and protects the skin from free-radical damage
BODY: Chamomile tea, made from dried chamomile flowers, is used for treating several ailments including anxiety, insomnia, fever and inflammation.
CLOVE BUD ESSENTIAL OIL
HAIR: The clove bud oil reduces hair shedding, strengthens the hair follicles, acts has a hair conditioner and stimulate hair growth
FACE: This essential oil is good for elimination acne, lightens blemishes and also fight against aging.
BODY: The health benefits of clove oil can be attributed to its antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac and stimulating properties. The oil is used for treating a variety of health disorders including toothaches, indigestion, cough, asthma, headache, stress and blood impurities
HAIR: Conditions such as eczema and psoriasis contribute to hair loss. Cocoa butter has inflammatory properties, which help to heal us of these scalp and skin conditions and allow our scalp (and body) to regrow hair in a healthy environment. Since unrefined cocoa butter has no added chemicals, it is ideal for sensitive skin.
FACE: Cocoa Butter aids in Restoring smooth soft skin and keeping it moist.
BODY: Cocoa butter is great for naturally healing dry, sensitive skin. Real cocoa butter is completely edible, plus it’s also used very often in skin lotions, lip glosses, chopsticks and other beauty ointments.
FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL
HAIR: It is also excellent at promoting a healthy scalp and moisturizing existing hair follicles to prevent and treat hair loss.
FACE: Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps to protect skin cells. It can be used to help reduce acne, blemishes, the appearance of large pores, prevent wrinkles and it even helps lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of aging.
BODY: The health benefits of frankincense oil are mostly attributed to its anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, disinfectant, digestive, diuretic and expectorant properties. It also has cicatrisant, carminative, cytophylactic, emmenagogue, uterine and vulnerary effects.
HAIR: Rich in minerals and essential oils, it makes hair more manageable, softer and shinier. Besides, ginger is a useful remedy for dandruff and dry, itchy scalp. It contains natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help keep scalp healthy and clean.
FACE: It contains around 40 antioxidant properties that prevent free radical damage and protect against aging. It also evens skin tone and improves elasticity.
BODY: Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain. The root or underground stem (rhizome) of the ginger plant can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form or as juice.
HAIR: Grapeseed oil is a great choice for hair care because it contains a lot of vitamin E, which is necessary for hair growth, and health. The extensive proteins, minerals, and the linoleic acid it contains also offer lots of benefits for hair.
FACE: Grapeseed oil is the oil that’s extracted from grape seeds. – It’s non-comedogenic which is just a fancy word for “it doesn’t clog pores”. – It is known to treat acne, tighten skin, help diminish dark circles around the eyes, moisturize, reduce scars, restore collagen and fight aging
BODY: Many of grapeseed oil beauty benefits may be due to its vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acid content. Free radicals and environmental factors such as sun, wind, and pollution can do a number on your skin. They may increase the signs of aging and cause dry skin and discoloration.
Vitamin E helps battles free radicals, so it may help improve your skin when consumed in your diet. The same benefits may apply when it’s applied directly to your skin in the form of grapeseed oil.
According to the Linus Pauling Institute, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are crucial to skin function and appearance. And omega-6 fatty acids are necessary for skin barrier functioning. The main omega-6 PUFA in grapeseed oil is linolenic acid. This fatty acid may help reduce inflammation in the skin’s middle and outer layers.
GREEN TEA EXTRACTS
HAIR: Direct application of green tea onto your scalp will help stimulate the growth of healthy hair. Scientists found that green tea contains the antioxidant “EGCG” (or epigallocatechin gallate) that has the ability to stimulate hair growth.
FACE: Green tea has anti-aging and antioxidant benefits that can help delay signs of skin aging, such as sagging skin, sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. The polyphenols in green tea help neutralize harmful free radicals, which can cause significant damage to the skin and accelerate the aging process.
BODY: Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other
HEMP SEED OIL
HAIR: Hemp oil also helps to enhance the growth of hair on the scalp in many ways. Among these is through the Omega3, Omega6, and Omega 9 fatty acids, which are necessary for stimulating growth. Hair is made of keratin, of which up to 90% is a protein.
FACE: Hemp seed oil is also rich in “super” polyunsaturated fatty acids in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), oleic acid and stearidonic acid which help reduce the symptoms of atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions. This is due to the balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. Also, helps to fight against aging.
BODY: These fatty acids must be absorbed from food because the body does not produce them. Nutritional benefits of hemp oil are accompanied by topical benefits when it is used to cleanse and moisturize the skin. It also adds a protective layer to the skin, helps prevent rashes and provides relief for acne.
HAIR: The humectant properties of honey help regulate and retain moisture in hair, plus honey can strengthen hair follicles for healthy growth.
FACE: Honey can lighten skin, and its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds help to decrease the appearances of scars and increase healing and tissue regeneration.
BODY: Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease. 2. Reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders: Recent research shows that honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis.
HAIR: It is the extensive dryness of scalp that leads to dandruff and hair loss at an increased rate. Jojoba oil can moisturize the hair without leaving any residues. It can help hair cells to reproduce themselves at a rapid pace.
FACE: JOJOBA Oil is a noncomedogenic meaning it doesn’t clog your pores. It works has a protectant and cleanser. JOJOBA Oil is rich in iodine, which fights harmful bacteria growth that leads to breakout.
BODY: Moisturizes Skin, On the other hand, too much sebum, which happens during puberty or when hormone levels are high, can result in oily skin and acne. Jojoba oil removes sticky buildup or excess oil, too; it keeps your oil levels balanced.
PEPPERMINT LEAF HERBS
HAIR: Peppermint works as a good stimulator for your scalp and promotes hair growth. Due to its ability to soothe blood vessels and boost blood flow to the hair roots, peppermint stimulates the health of your hair.
FACE: Peppermint fight against acne, because of it’s antioxidant properties it can help to fight against other skin conditions.
BODY: Peppermint tea is a delicious and refreshing way to boost your overall health in a number of ways due to its ability to improve digestion, reduce pain, eliminate inflammation, relax the body and mind, cure bad breath, aid in weight loss and boost the immune system.
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
HAIR: Firstly, this simple essential oil has natural antiseptic properties, it’s is an effective treatment for itchy scalp or dandruff. It also promotes hair growth.
FACE: Lavender is used to treat various skin disorder such has acne, psoriasis, wrinkles and other inflammatory conditions.
BODY: Reduces anxiety and emotional stress, Heals burns and wounds. Improves sleep, restores skin complexion and reduces acne. Slows aging with powerful antioxidants.
LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL
HAIR: This oil helps to cleanse the scalp, ward off dandruffs, it also has antioxidant properties which stimulate hair growth.
FACE: . Lemon essential oil has astringent properties that reduce excess sebum on the skin by shrinking large pores, it is also reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
BODY: Lemon oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties, Lemon is a good cleaner! It is used for cleansing the body.
LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL
HAIR: With its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, many use it for scalp conditions, namely scalp inflammation. Some aromatherapists believe that lemongrass oil can actually strengthen the hair follicles. It is known to fight hair loss and when combined with rosemary and lavender it is a great hair treatment.
FACE: Lemongrass oil is an effective cleanser for all skin types; its antiseptic and astringent properties make lemongrass oil perfect for getting even and glowing skin.
BODY: One major lemongrass essential oil benefit is its skin healing properties. Lemongrass oil benefits are as follows: It helps with menstrual cramp relief, headache relief, reduces inflammation and supports the immune system.
HAIR: The macadamia nut which the oil is extracted from contains palmitoleic acid, which is the main ingredient in sebum. When applied to the hair and scalp, macadamia oil helps to supply the hair with the sebum that our hair is missing from insufficient production or damage. Also helps to tame frizz.
FACE: Macadamia Nut Oil. … It’s high in monounsaturated fatty acids, including Oleic Acid (Omega 9), which are very moisturising, regenerating and softening on the skin. These fatty acids also have anti-inflammatory properties also helps to fight against acne.
BODY: Macadamia nuts contain a high value of fat, but the fat is monounsaturated in form. The monounsaturated fat helps to lower cholesterol, decreasing the risk of heart diseases and stroke. The high fiber content in macadamia nuts maintains a healthy blood lipid profile, protecting the body from coronary artery diseases.
HAIR: The emollient properties of mango butter make it an excellent hair and scalp conditioner. It protects the hair and scalp from sun damage and keeps hair looking healthy by reducing breakage and dryness. Mango butter provides the hair with minerals and vitamins to help keep it strong and healthy. It will help lock in moisture and control frizz. The vitamins in mango butter can help with hair growth and the regenerative properties of this butter can help repair your hair.
FACE: Mango Butter is a Super Antioxidant, not only deeply moisturising like Shea and Cocoa but packed full of natural antioxidants which bring skin alive. It helps to fight against acne, eczema, psoriasis etc. The properties also in the mango butter, help to fight against aging,
BODY: Mango butter is known for its moisturizing essential fatty acids. It’s rich in oleic acid, a monounsaturated omega-9 acid; and stearic acid, a saturated fatty acid. These are ingredients that the skin readily recognizes, takes up, and uses to help add moisture to the skin and tightens and firms.
HAIR: A watery extract, basically a tea made from neem leaves, is used as a rinse to prevent hair loss, and neem leaf pastes are used like conditioning packs. Those neem hair treatments soothe any irritations, prevent dryness and flaking, nourish the scalp and improve its general immunity and health.
FACE: Neem oil has been used in traditional folk medicine and as a home remedy for acne because of the aspirin-like compound that helps rid the skin of bacteria. It also helps reduce redness and inflammation. The high fatty-acid content in neem oils said to prevent and treat scars from acne and is non-comedogenic.
BODY: Great for Anti-Aging. Neem oil is loaded with antioxidants and fatty acids that make it amazing for slowing down the aging process. Helps prevent acne soothe eczema prone skin.
HAIR: The olive oil is very good for hair growth. Olive oil has long been used as a great way to promote skin health. It also helps the skin of your scalp, and that can, in turn, boost the health of your hair.
FACE: Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light
BODY: Olive Oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. … Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light.
POMEGRANATE SEED OIL
HAIR: Stimulates Blood Circulation in Scalp: The high antioxidant and vitamin content in pomegranate seed oil increase blood circulation in the scalp and strengthen blood vessels, increasing hair growth.
FACE: Pomegranate seed oil contains a unique polyunsaturated oil called “punicic acid”, an omega 5 fatty acid, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties. The oil fends off free radicals to keep skin aging at bay. It also provides protection against sun damage
BODY: Fights Against Free Radicals: Pomegranate seed oil contains a unique polyunsaturated oil called “punicic acid”, an omega 5 fatty acid, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties. The oil fends off free radicals to keep skin aging at bay. It also provides protection against sun damage.
RAW SHEA BUTTER
HAIR: It also has inflammatory properties, which help to heal us of these scalp and skin conditions and allow our scalp (and body) to regrow hair in a healthy environment. Since unrefined Shea butter has no added chemicals, it is ideal for sensitive skin.
FACE: Shea Butter aids in numerous conditions such as blemishes, eczema etc. It also contains vitamin-e that fight against aging.
BODY: Shea Butter has a large healing fraction, in addition to moisturizing fraction, regular use of this natural cream can treat many skin problems, including blemishes, wrinkles, itching, sunburns, small skin wounds, eczema, skin allergies, insect bites, frostbite, and other skin conditions.
ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL
HAIR: When applied over the scalp rosemary essential oil helps stimulate hair growth. It can also help to prevent baldness, slows graying, and can be used to treat dandruff and dry scalp. An increase in microcirculation of the scalp, which promotes healing.
FACE: Rose Mary can help lightens dark spots and blemishes on the skin resulting in an improved skin complexion. The anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary extract help to reduce swelling and puffiness of the skin. It also helps to heal burns and soothe the skin.
BODY: Rosemary can improve memory, detox the liver and gallbladder function and lower cortisol.
SWEET ALMOND OIL
Hair: Sweet Almond Oil is rich in vitamins A (for maintaining healthy cell membranes), B1, B6 (shown to promote hair growth) and E (rich in antioxidants that promote blood and hence nutrient circulation to the scalp)
Face: It can be used to gently dislodge debris from deep within skin pores and follicles, and may help prevent future acne because of its vitamin A content.
Body: Almond Oil regulates cholesterol, reduce risk of heart disease, promotes healthy weight and keeps your colon and rectum healthy.
TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
HAIR: This oil has antibacterial, antiseptic, and antioxidant properties which stimulate healthy hair growth and heal many scalp problems such as dryness and flakiness
FACE: TEA TREE OIL is a great alternative for getting rid of pimples. This is a wonderful oil has amazing healing properties, it helps to treat acne and can stop the occurrence in the long run. It is extracted from a tree native to Australia.
BODY: Skin Treatment. Tea tree oil can be used as an effective antiviral and anti-fungal home remedy and can be used to cure athlete’s foot and fungal nail infection. It also has antiseptic properties and is used to treat cuts, wounds, burns, boils and other skin disorders.
VITAMIN E OIL
HAIR: “There have been some studies to show that vitamin E oil may increase circulation to the scalp,” says Dr. Allen. “This temporarily increased blood flow to the area could help to enhance the health and strength of the hair follicles. Vitamin E oil can also work to hydrate and moisturize dry, brittle hair.”
FACE & BODY: Vitamin E Oil works to block free radicals from the body, which play a large part in the aging process. If we can fight off free radicals, then we can reduce wrinkles and keep the skin youthful-looking, “It has basic antioxidant properties that everyone needs.
YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL
HAIR: Ylang- Ylang essential oil can prevent the growth of sepsis or tetanus thats helps prevent hair loss, treat scalp dryness, and even strengthen the hair.
FACE: Help to treats breakouts and fight against aging.
BODY: : Heart Health Booster. Known to improve blood flow and fight inflammation, ylang-ylang supports a healthy circulatory system. It’s considered one of the most helpful essential oils (along with lavender, clary sage and frankincense) for controlling blood pressure and preventing heart arrhythmia.