Ingredients glossary

We use only the highest quality ingredients, all ethically sourced to be sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Here is a full list of our unique and all natural botanicals.

Abyssinian ~ Crambe Abyssinica

Abyssinian oil is an oil produced from the Crambe abyssinica crop, which is a multibranched annually-growing oilseed plant in the Brassicaceae family. The seed is coveted for its high levels of erucic acid and is used mainly for cosmetic purposes. The plant originated in eastern Africa in the Ethiopian Highlands known as Abyssinia, which is where it derived its name. However, in more recent years it is also cultivated in the Meditteranean region in southern Europe as a spring crop and is a large crop for South Africa too. It has a short growing cycle of 90 to 100 days and doesn't require as much water to grow as other plants, making it an environmentally-friendly crop to produce. It has a molecular structure that is not found in any other plant oil and is very resistant to oxidation, unlike many plant oils, as it contains a high percentage of Erucic acid (omega 9). It absorbs quickly and easily, with no sticky or greasy residue/feel. High in omega fatty acids, Crambe Abyssinica is high in emollients that condition (moisturise) the skin, promoting skin softness, plumpness, and is naturally anti-ageing, Naturally anti-inflammatory, Crambe Abyssinica is excellent for soothing and calming red, irritated and sensitive skin. It reinforces the skin’s protective barrier – an integral function in preventing dehydration. Adds radiance to a dull complexion – instantly giving the skin a more revitalised, youthful complexion. Found in our After Midnight Body Oil.

Argan oil ~ Argania Spinosa

Argan oil is made from the kernels that grow on the argan trees native to Morocco (. And contains Vitamin E and saponins which soften the skin and helps to reduce wrinkles by restoring the skin's water lipid layer and it also cools and soothes inflammation. Its ant-oxidant properties contribute to the neutralization of free radicals, particularly useful in the polluted Western hemisphere. Argan oil contains a large number of healing properties, its ant-oxidant properties contribute to the neutralization of free radicals. . Both help reduce symptoms for a number of different inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis and rosacea. rgan oil has both antibacterial and fungicidal properties. This gives it the capability to help treat and prevent both bacterial and fungal skin infections. Argan oil has both antibacterial and fungicidal properties. Thanks to argan oil’s sebum-reducing capabilities, it can help decrease total sebum and reduce oiliness of the skin. Argan oil falls in the middle of the spectrum—it’s not too heavy, not too light—making it perfect to use on all skin types. It’s also packed with omega fatty acids, and linoleic acids, all of which work to lightly moisturize your skin, soften dry patches, and even reduce acne.Oftentimes, people skin breaks out not because of they have naturally oily skin, but because their skin barrier is dry, damaged, and inflamed from a regimen of harsh acne products. That damaged skin barrier then overcompensates by producing even more oil, which can clog pores and trigger breakouts. Argan oil, however, can help break the cycle. Not only does the vitamin E in argan oil act as an anti-inflammatory for red, reactive skin, but it also helps control your skin’s oil production by balancing out your sebum levels. Plus, all of the antioxidants naturally found in argan oil are known for helping soothe eczema and fade scars. Found in our Yesterday Super Skin Oil and our After Midnight Body Oil.

Bergamot ~ Citrus Aurantium Bergamia

Bergamot has a bright, sweet, refreshing and balanced blend of citrus and green notes with a freshness and a light floral and bitter undertone. The tree the Citrus aurantium var. bergamia is mostly cultivated in Southern Italy, producing small, somewhat bitter, round, knobby fruits, the peels of which are pressed for their aromatic oil. Bergamot is one of the most commonly used essential oils in perfumery where it adds a rich top note producing a 'fresh fragrance' impression. It is also the legendary flavour and perfume of Earl Grey tea. Bergamot is greatly valued for its calming and balancing properties – its fresh, sweet, citrus aroma is pleasaent and especially uplifting to the spirit Thanks to its antibacterial properties it’s a natural cleanser. It’s particularly good for oily skin, helping to unclog pores and balance sebum levels . Several compounds in bergamot oil have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Found in our After Midnight Body Oil.

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Borage ~ Borago Officinalis

Borage is a wildflower known as the starflower, due to its star-shaped blue flower, and it is found growing wild all over the world. For over 1,500 years it has been used as an herb, as well as for medicinal and culinary purposes. Borage is not harvested for its leaves but for the oil found in its seeds. Borage seed oil is the richest known source of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is a fatty acid that is essential for human health. Borage oil also contains macronutrients, as well as vitamins A and C, niacin, thiamin, vitamin B, and additionally contains proteins, fiber, and minerals. Borage seed oil treats all kinds of skin inflammation including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea. Found in our After Midnight Body Oil.

Calendula ~ Calendula Officinali

Calendula, otherwise known as Calendula officinalis, is a marigold plant that has historically been used for a host of different ailments, mainly those affecting the skin such as in the healing of wounds. The medicinal part of the plant is found in the beautiful, deeply rich coloured orange and yellow flower. The colourful petals are rich in flavonoids—naturally occurring compounds found in vegetables and fruits, that help regulate cellular activity and fight off free radicals that cause oxidative stress on your body, helping to restore skin elasticity. Its calming and soothing properties help relieve skin dryness and its inflammatory and antimicrobial properties can help to banish dark spots, blemishes, acne, and acne scars. Found in our After Midnight Body Oil

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Camellia ~ Camellia Kissi

Camellia is golden-yellow, lightweight, with a velvety feel that sinks beautifully into the skin and boosts radiance without leaving an oily finish. It carries exceptional emollient and antioxidant qualities, being abundant in anti-aging nutrients including Oleic Acids, Linoleic Acids, Squalene, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and beneficial minerals. Found in our After Midnight Body Oil.

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Cedarwood ~ Juniperus virginiana

Has an opening oily woody note with a subtle balsamic undertone which in the dry down disappears to becomes more woody. It has smoky and slightly resinous notes that can be useful in incense and masculine fragrances, it can add a dry woody notes to most fragrances and has an earthy character when added to citrus and floral notes. Evoking precious woods its dry woody notes can balance the creaminess and sweetness of woods like sandalwood, guaiac wood or cedarwood Atlas. It can also balance overly sweeter florals by adding elegance and diffusivity.Cedarwood Often found in masculine blends, aromatic Fougeres, woody Chypres, leather, woody and incense-type perfumes. Found in our Into the Mystic candle and diffuser.


Coriander Seed ~ Coriandrum Sativum

Coriander seed oil has a sweet suave spicy character, with soft woody, peppery nuances. The seeds- in reality the fruits- smell very different from the leaves. The essential oil– distilled from the dried fruits- smells crisp, spicy and floral with undertones of rosewood. The oil is antibacterial and antiviral making it useful for colds, flu, and infections. It aids digestion and helps with nausea, indigestion, and upset stomach, where it blends well with Sweet Fennel, Black Pepper or Spearmint. Its warming nature is helpful in massage oils for muscular aches and arthritis. Found in our After Midnight Body Oil.


Galbanum ~ Ferula Gummosan

This resin is a must-have for ingredient in the chypre family of fragrances (in a marriage with patchouli, bergamot and oakmoss): rich, green, mysterious, woody. A little dry, but with hints of pine in there, too. It evolves over time and is very complex. It works wonderfully in floral accords and blends well with spices, too. The gum itself comes from an umbelliferous (umbrella-like) Persian grass, and can vary from amber to dark green. It’s collected from the stems in small drops. Isn’t it hard to imagine that a plant so green and wafty can produce a scent that’s so deep and resinous. Its use in perfumery goes back millennia: galbanum appears in the Old Testament as an ingredient in holy incense, and was an ingredient of the Egyptian perfume Metopian. Found it our Into the Mystic candle and diffuser.

Jasmine Grandiflora ~Jasminum Grandiflorum

Egyptian Jasmine is renowned for its exquisite bouquet, reinforcing Jasmine’s solid reputation as the King of Flowers. Its aromais intensely floral, sweet, tenacious, with a somewhat musky and tea/honey undertone. The flowers of the Jasminum officinale and Jasminun grandiflorum are gathered at night when they are at their most fragrant . Their scent reaches into the brain to release a neurotransmitter called encephaline which relaxes and opens the emotional centers, giving us a warm and euphoric feeling making Jasmine is considered a wonderful aphrodisiac. The sensual quality of this oil allows one to relax into their heart to find a place of warmth, love, compassion, trust and self-confidence. Excitement and joy of life can be felt when jasmine is present for it brings out the magic of love. For dry skin and eczema, jasmine works wonders, with its ability to calm and center emotions it can positively align the skins natural balance. Found in our After Midnight Body Oil.

Jasmine Sambac ~ Jasminum Sambac

Jasmine Sambac has a somewhat green fruity/floral initial aroma followed by the characteristic rich floral/honey/tea notes that become sweeter in the drydown. Jasmine Sambac has a powerful reputation as an aphrodisiac and is ideal in natural perfumery for a greener, lighter and fresher Jasmine aroma and for perhaps being somewhat more tenacious than Jasminum grandiflorum. The flowers of the Jasminum officinale and Jasminun grandiflorum are gathered at night when they are at their most fragrant . Their scent reaches into the brain to release a neurotransmitter called encephaline which relaxes and opens the emotional centers, giving us a warm and euphoric feeling making Jasmine is considered a wonderful aphrodisiac. Jasmin Sambac is used in perfumery only. Found in our After Midnight Body Oil.


Jojoba ~ Simmondsia chinensis

The jojoba plant is a hearty, perennial plant that grows in North America.Jojoba oil is a humectant ingredient, This means that it works to attract water to the top layer of the skin, helping to keep the skin hydrated, helping to prevent bacterial infections and acne Jojoba oil contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties and contains natural forms of vitamin E. This vitamin works with your skin as an antioxidant. This means that jojoba oil can help your skin fight oxidative stress caused by everyday exposure to pollutants and other toxins. Although jojoba oil is a botanical substance, its makeup is so similar to the oil (sebum) your body naturally produces that your skin can’t tell the difference. This makes it less likely to build up on your skin and clog your pores, leading to fewer breakouts and less severe acne. Found in our After Midnight Body Oil.


Lavender ~ Lavandula

Lavender has a floral, sweet and soft smell. As an ingredient, lavender has anti-inflammatory, relaxing, calmative and cooling. It has a herbaceous note, a green notes and can have fruity undertones, and spiciness. Lavender is smooth and has a freshness with a coumarin-like sweetness that captures the spirit of those iconic mounds of purple Lavender populating the French countryside. Found in our Into the Mystic candle and diffuser.

Neroli ~ Citrus Aurantium Amara

Tunisia Neroli has an uplifting, fresh, sweet, voluptuous white floral fragrance. Derived from the flower of the bitter orange tree, Neroli remains rare among citrus oils and is found in the top notes of some of the most famous classic perfumes. Neroli oil instils both comfort and strength, and can assists in the release of repressed emotions, It works to promote relaxation and alleviate stress. Spiritually Neroli is said to be full of hope and joy. Applied to the skin Nerolis powerful antibacterial properties balance the production of sebum. Rich in antioxidants, it combats free radicals, to soothe inflammation. Found in our After Midnight Body Oil.


Oakmoss ~ Evernia Prunastri

Oakmoss is commercially harvested in countries of South-Central Europe and usually exported to the Grasse region of France where its fragrant compounds are extracted as oakmoss absolutes and extracts. They are also key components of Fougère and Chypre class perfumes. The lichen has a distinct and complex odor and can be described as woody, sharp and slightly sweet. Oakmoss growing on pines have a pronounced turpentine odor that is valued in certain perfume compositions. Oakmoss smells earthy and very much like a damp forest floor - it also has layers of muskiness, bark-like qualities and leathery undertones, it’s a sensual fragrance with hints of amber. The use of oakmoss in perfumery goes back a long way. Coty’s Chypre perfume, in 1917, popularised this type of fragrance. Found in our Into the Mystic candle and diffuser.


Orange blossom absolute ~ Citrus Aurantium amara flower extract

Orange Blossom Absolute has an intense, indole-rich, warm, sweet yet non-cloying citrus floral aroma that deepens in the dry down of a fragrance. It has a warm floral heart note and adds opulence and depth when paired with the lighter Neroli (historical name for distilled Orange Blossom essential oil). Orange Blossom absolute is made from the white blossoms of Citrus aurantium var amara, the Bitter Orange tree, Although these are the same flowers that are used to distil Neroli essential oil, Neroli and solvent extracted Orange Blossom absolute are produced using very different processes, creating fragrance materials with different aromas and textures. Orange blossom absolute is only used in perfumery. Found in our After Midnight Body Oil.

Pink Pepper ~ Schinus Terebenthifolius

In fine perfumery, CO2 extract of pink berries brings elegance, freshness and modernity. Used in floral bouquets but also with woody, violet or rose notes, the pink peppercorns CO2 extract adds spice and freshness to perfumes. Its sparkling top note, its spicy freshness, will complement citrus, fruity but also aromatic notes. Found in our After Midnight Body Oil.


Rosehip seed ~ Rosa Canina

Rosehip seed oil has been prized since ancient times for its valuable healing benefits. Containing phenols that have been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Loaded with skin-nourishing vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants that are integral for tissue and cell regeneration in the skin, Rosehip seed oil helps to prevent the breakdown of cell membranes in the skin, strong, healthy cells act as a barrier to prevent bacteria from invading the skin, skin outbreaks and infections. Rosehip seed contains vitamin E, an antioxidant known for its anti- inflammatory effects. And its high vitamin A or retinol encourages skin cell turn over making it a natural exfoliatiant, to reduce dullness to leave you with glowing, vibrant skin. Rosehip’s synergistic combination of vitamins A, C, and E also help to combat visible sun damage prevent photoaging. Like Sea buckthorn seed oil Rosehip seed oil is considered safe and beneficial for all skin types. Found in our Yesterday Super Skin Face Oil and After Midnight Body Oil.

Sandalwood ~ Santalum Austrocaledonicum

Sandalwood’s fragrance is warm, sweet, smooth with a rich, precious wood aroma, Grown in New Calendonia, it is a sustainable alternative to endangered Indian Sandalwood. Used for centuries for religious rituals and meditation, its dry, woody aroma is grounding and uplifting Sandalwood oil helps nourish the skin, improve the elasticity of skin cells, even out skin tone and can be beneficial in reducing the appearance of scars, it antioxidants fighting free radical formation and maintaining the buoyancy and structure of the skin cells to reduce dryness and replenish the moisture in the skin. Found in our After Midnight Body Oil.

Sea buckthorn ~ Hippophae Rhamnoides L.

Sea buckthorn has its own natural scent like a dry hay and has a rich orange colour, so care must be taken to avoid contact with white clothes and fabrics whist is soaks in, its rich colour does give your skin a warm glow and a sun kissed look when its first applied. Known as liquid gold, Sea buckthorn oil is one of the only seed oils to contain all four types of omega fatty acids — omega-3, omega-6, omega-7, and omega-9 and works for all skin types from oily to dry. it is excellent for reducing acne breakouts, reducing inflammation in the skin, helping to fade scars and promoting an overall more even and smoother skin texture. Containing 190 nutrients and phytonutrients its vitamin C concentration is 12 times higher than that of an orange. Vitamin C is known as the “beauty vitamin” as it reduces inflammation in the skin, brightening the skin. and boosting collagen for plumper, firmer skin. Found in our Yesterday Super Skin Face Oil.

Soya Bean ~ Glycine Max

Soy wax is vegetable wax derived from the oil of soybeans. After they are harvested, the beans are cleaned, cracked, dehulled, and rolled into flakes. The oil is extracted from the flakes to then be hydrogenated. Hydrogenating oil is the process of converting some of its fatty acids from unsaturated to saturated, raising the melting point of the oil to where it is a solid at room temperature. The end result is soy wax. Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax. This means that soy wax burns cooler and will last longer than paraffin candles. Our soya wax comes from sustainable soya and is biodegradable, making our candles the most environmentally friendly option. Found in our Into the Mystic candles.

Ylang Ylang ~ Cananga Odorata

Ylang Ylang Absolute has a powerful, intensely sweet, dense, balsamic floral aroma typically associated with Ylang Ylang essential oil, however the absolute aroma has more depth and tenacity than that of steam distilled Ylang Ylang oils. In general, the odour of the extracted oils is sweeter, warmer and more ‘velvety’ than that of distilled oils making it one of the finest floral materials, blending excellently with jasmine and rose helping to create opulent sweet florals with great tenacity and longevity. Ylang Ylang Absolute is only used in perfumery Found in our After Midnight Body Oil.