Spotlight on my top 4 ingredients (from Andrea in Product Development)
Posted by Nicola Elliott
When you get to blend, mix, whip and research the best of the best oils, ingredients and natural - goodness. What do you say when you're asked to pick your top 4 natural ingredients?
When the team quizzed me for my absolute favourite ingredients, I had to be strict, because nature really does offer some great ingredients. I have picked these ones for their wellbeing benefits. Here’s why…
I’m all over magnesium – it’s a bit of a wonder mineral which is vital to your health and wellbeing (and actually a mineral that it is thought most of us are deficient in). It’s also absolutely brilliant for helping to calm and catch better zzz’s too.
Find me in: Multi Mineral Bath Salts, Multi Mineral Body Butter
Super moisturising and hydrating, yet it’s not heavy or greasy. Leaves skin with a soft silky feel and healthy glow. It’s rich in beneficial linoleic acid which can help make the skin’s barrier stronger. All round winner!
Find me in: Body Oils, Body Scrubs, Bath & Shower Drops
Sweet Almond Oil
What I call… ‘skin care super power’. Rich in vitamins and minerals including vitamin E. It’s a powerful antioxidant thanks to the vitamin E content and the vitamin A that can help reduce acne (as the oil is easily absorbed by the skin), it cleans out dirt and oil which accumulates in pores.
Find me in: Perfect Night’s Sleep Cleansing Balm, Perfect Night’s Sleep Face Oil
Rich and powerful stuff for three reasons.
1 – Rich in antioxidants which protects skin from free radical damage.
2 – Has a super high vitamin C content (6 times more than an orange) which helps with skin elasticity.
3 – It also contains vitamin A, D, E & F and all three omega fatty acids, omega 3, 6 and 9 making it excellent for softening, healing and regenerating properties.
Find me in: We have a few new products on the way which will contain this super oil – watch this space!
Lavender Essential Oil
Finally, I can’t really leave this one out as it’s the first oil we began with and we still blend up with hundreds of other essential oils today. It’s the one essential oil for everything… blended with the right other essential oils it helps calm, reduce stress and anxiety, eliminates nervous tension, relieves pain, it’s antiseptic, antibacterial, it disinfects, prevents acne, enhances blood circulation, promotes wound healing, induces sleep, treats respiratory problems and on and on and on. It’s the most versatile of all essential oils. Lavender I HEART you.
Find me in: Scent to De-Stress and Scent to Sleep