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Herbs & Ingredients We Purchase

If you can't grow or obtain it locally, we recommend purchasing all natural, organic, and cruelty-free raw materials in bulk from Mountain Rose Herbs.
 
 
Butcher's Broom Root (Wildharvested)
A mild diuretic, Butcher's Broom was approved by the authoritative German Commission E as a supportive therapy for chronic venous insufficiency, a condition causing pain, swelling, and fatigue in the calves. Chronic venous insufficiency is related to varicose veins. The Commission also recommended butchers broom for treatment of hemorrhoids. At least one clinical trial found that butchers broom may relieve lymphedema (arm swelling) following treatment for breast cancer.
 
Shepherd's Purse (Organic)
Shepherd's Purse contains a protein that acts in the same way in the body as the hormone oxytocin, constricting the smooth muscles that support and surround blood vessels, especially those in the uterus. Other chemicals in the herb may accelerate clotting. Still other compounds in the herb help the uterus contact, explaining the long-time use of the herb to help the womb return to normal size after childbirth. Shepherd's Purse is also a mild diuretic, providing potassium to replace the potassium lost through increased urination. Not recommended if you are pregnant or have severe liver or kidney disease.
 
Uva Ursi (Organic)
Contrary to popular belief, Uva Ursi does not kill the bacteria that cause urinary tract infection. Instead, it releases complex polysaccharides that keep the bacteria "rooting" in the lining of the bladder and urethra, allowing the infectious microorganisms to be flushed away with the flow of urine. Most authorities on herbal medicine not that uva ursi is more effective when the urine is alkaline, that is, when plant foods (especially leafy greens and dried foods) are eaten in greater quantities than animal foods (smoked fish and hard cheese causing the greatest acidity).
 
Witch Hazel Leaf (Wildharvested)
Both the bark and the leaves are used in herbal medicine to treat (among other things) hemorrhoids, skin inflammation, sunburn, bruises, sore throat, vein problems, insect bites, wounds and burns. Witch Hazel is anti-inflammatory, disinfectant and astringent, reducing swelling and arresting bleeding at the application site. A tea made from Witch Hazel Leaves is used to treat diarrhea in children.

100% Cold pressed, unrefined, Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the most universal carrier oil used for hair and skin care, cosmetics and cooking. It has a characteristic deep green olive color and rich, fruity scent.

Natural, unrefined, expeller pressed Certified Organic Sweet Almond Oil, exceptionally rich in omega 3 fatty acids, has a rich scent and is suitable for all skin types.

Expeller pressed, refined Avocado Oil, vitamin and nutrient rich, is highly prized for its effectiveness with sensitive and problematic skin. A real treasure!

Cold pressed, unrefined, Certified Organic Hemp Seed Oil absorbs well and is a fantastic healing skin care base. It is anti-inflammatory, moisture-balancing, and healing. It has the highest percentage of omega 3 fatty acids of any plant in the world.

Cold pressed, unrefined, Certified Organic Jojoba Oil of the highest grade. Jojoba Oil is very similar to our skins own sebum, making it a wonderful addition to skin care products.

100% pure, fresh, cold pressed, Certified Organic Evening Primrose Seed Oil is a virtual treasure trove of therapeutic benefit. High in GLA, an omega 6 fatty acid necessary for good health.

Unrefined, expeller pressed Certified Organic Cocoa Butter is pressed from roasted Cacao tree seeds. Has a wonderful aroma and warm color. Improves skin elasticity and moisturizes beautifully.

Cold pressed Mango Butter is rendered from Mango tree seed kernels and is rich in fatty acids and highly prized as a base ingredient in skin care products.

Double distilled, high quality true Witch Hazel Extract, produced from the leaves and bark of the North American Witch-hazel shrub. Astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal,and has anesthetic properties. 86% Witch Hazel, 14% alcohol.

100% natural, high quality Pacific Ocean Fine Sea Salt from the coast of California is solar evaporated and mineral rich .

Epsom Salt is a truly luxurious product, often overlooked for its therapeutic benefits, and is principally used in bath salts to sooth, relax, and relieve sore muscles. They can be used as a stand alone salt for soaking, or may be blended with essential oils and botanicals for a truly splendid bathing experience. Aside from cosmetic use, Epsom Salt has numerous medicinal benefits and supplies the body with magnesium and sulfates.

Candelilla Wax comes to us from the tree of Euphorbia Antisyphillitica and Pedilanthus Pavonis and is predominant in most parts of Mexico. Because of its safe and continued use in food and cosmetics it is popularly incorporated into numerous applications including balms, lotions, chewing gum, and lipsticks. Because of its high ester, fatty acid and resin properties it is one of the best suited ingredients for increasing the protective coating on cosmetic applications and is a great vegan alternative to traditional beeswax.

When our harvested Beeswax supply runs low, we purchase from Mountain Rose's line of pure, filtered, cosmetic grade bees wax from the Pacific Northwest by beekeepers that they have a wonderful working relationship with. This beautiful wax is the finest we have ever acquired; producing a very fragrant, clean, and perfectly filtered product without the debris and muddy color found in typical waxes. Used for cosmetics, salves, body care products, lotions and can be melted down to make aromatic candles. Pure bees wax with no filler, synthetics, debris, or foreign fragrances.

Pure 100% USP grade Vegetable Glycerine (glycerin) is used in cosmetics and body care products to assist in retaining moisture and is helpful in pulling oxygen into the skin. Vegetable glycerine is a natural emollient that adds a cooling effect on the skin and has become a predominant ingredient in most skin care products and soaps. Vegetable glycerine is also the principal medium for the manufacturing of non-alcohol based herbal extracts, which are called glycerites. This makes for a sweet alcohol free extract that can be easily administered to children, animals and those with alcohol sensitivities. Kosher certified and suitable for food and cosmetic use.

A revolutionary process which does not utilize solvent or alcohol extraction has now awarded us with Certified Organic Liquid Lecithin. A special medium for both dietary and cosmetic purposes, this lecithin acts as an emulsifier and thickening agent for body care products and improves a products shelf life by acting as a mild preservative. Because of its liquid nature, it may be seamlessly blended into cosmetic creations, thus removing blending barriers commonly found in both granules and powder.

Vitamin E Oil (Mixed Tocopherols from GMO free Soy or Sunflower sources)
Method of extraction: Vacuum Distillation/Unrefined
A natural Vitamin E oil obtained by vacuum distillation of vegetable fats. Great for preventing rancidity in cosmetics and it acts as an anti-oxidant in creams, lotions, baby products, cosmetics and more. Recent studies have suggested that Vitamin E oil assists in maintaining a healthy heart and blood vessels. Suitable for food use. Our Vitamin E oil in Kosher certified and is certified GMO free.
 
Essential Oils
While we are not promoters of the use of essential oils due to the massive amounts of plant material required for extraction, there are a few that we occasionally use in our own herbal products because of their health benefits. We never buy plant material or related products that are threatened or endangered and only purchase essential oils extracted from cultivated plant material. 
 
Lavender Essential Oil (Certified Organic)
Botanical Name: Lavendula angustifolia
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowers
Largest Producing Countries: Bulgaria and France
Properties include: Analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antitoxic, deodorant, insecticide, nervine, parasiticide, sedative, stimulant, tonic.
 
Peppermint Essential Oil (Certified Organic)
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowering herb
Largest Producing Countries: USA, Africa, and Egypt
Properties include: Analgesic, anesthetic (mild), antibiotic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent.
 
Tea Tree Essential Oil (Certified Organic)
Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves and twigs
Largest Producing Countries: Australia
Properties include: Analgesic, antibacterial, antibiotic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, decongestant, fungicidal, stimulant (immune).

*Please note: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information we provide is for educational purposes only and not meant to prescribe, diagnose, treat or prevent any disease. It should not substitute the advice or recommendations of your physician or health professional, nor should it replace prescription medications without proper supervision.

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