Oils from Nature
Like essential oils, carrier oils also come from plants but are generally from their nuts, kernels, or seeds. We carefully select oils with a low comedogenic rating (which means it's unlikely to clog your pores), to quickly penetrate and nourish your skin without a greasy residue.
Fatty acids Linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, naturally occurs in many plants. It's important for the health of your skin to help maintain and strengthen its skin barrier to keep the bad stuff out, like bacteria.
Both linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, are considered essential fatty acids meaning they cannot be produced in the body and are required for human health and healthy, youthful skin. Oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid, is the most common fatty acid found in nature.
Omega-3 | Alpha-linolenic acid: Blackcurrant Seed Oil
Omega-6 | Linoleic acid: Argan Oil, Baobab Seed Oil, Blackcurrant Seed Oil, Peach Kernel Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, and Sunflower Seed Oil
Omega-9 | Oleic acid: Argan Oil, Baobab Seed Oil, Peach Kernel Oil, and Rosehip Seed Oil
ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL*
Argan oil is rich in vitamin E and Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids. It will quickly penetrate and nourish skin, leaving it soft and glowy without a greasy residue.
Argan oil originates from Morocco and comes from the Sapotaceae plant family. It is cold-pressed from the kernels found inside the fruit of the Argan tree.
Blackcurrant Seed Oil contains Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. It hydrates and nourishes dry skin to provide an additional layer of well-being for skin.
Blackcurrant Seed Oil comes from the Grossulariaceae plant family and is cold-pressed from the seeds inside the blackcurrant berries.
Skin, our largest vital organ, stores important nutrients, such as Vitamin D, fat, and water, and excretes, helping to remove waste products and toxins from the body.
Stress can take an emotional toll and wreak havoc on the skin, so take great care, especially at night, to nourish, protect and love.
Peach Kernel Oil, similar to Apricot Oil contains vitamin E and Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids. It protects, nourishes, and moisturizes the skin without feeling greasy.
Peach Kernel Oil omes from the Rosaceae plant familyy, and is cold-pressed from the stone fruit of the Prunus armeniaca tree.
ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL*
Rosehip Seed Oil contains Omegas 6 & 9 fatty acids. It is non-greasy and luxuriously moisturizing.
Rosehip Seed Oil comes from the Rosaceae plant family and is pressed from the seeds of the rosehip bush.
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL*
Sunflower Seed Oil contains vitamin E and Omega 6 fatty acids. It keeps skin balanced and moisturized, as well as soft and conditioned.
Sunflower Seed Oil comes from the Asteraceae plant family and is pressed from the seeds of sunflower.
Baobab seed oil for wellness rituals.
ADANSONIA DIGITATA SEED OIL*
Like essential oils, carrier oils also come from plants but are generally from their nuts, kernels, or seeds. Baobab Seed Oil, pronounced ba-o-bab, is a carrier oil from the Bombacaceae plant family (now included in the Malvaceae family) and originates from Africa. The Baobab tree is known as the "tree of life."
Baobab oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of the fruit of the Baobab tree.
We chose Baobab Seed Oil intentionally as one of six carrier oils found in Evening Body Serum because it produces a luxurious oil that nourishes and softens skin and contains vitamins A and Omegas 6 & 9 fatty acids. Because Baobab Seed Oil has a low comedogenic rating (which means it's unlikely to clog your pores), this silky, luscious oil absorbs quickly and is intensely moisturizing.
The amount of flaxseeds contained in our Aromatic Eye Pillow is perfectly weighted to mold gently to your face (the eye pillow does not contain flaxseed oil).
Also known as Linseed, it is from the Linaceae plant family and has been cultivated for over 30,000 years. It is a herbaceous annual that grows to nearly four feet tall! It possesses many health benefits as well. Flaxseeds are high in Omega-3 fats and a rich source of lignans (plant compounds with antioxidant properties). This seed is a source of soluble and insoluble fiber and it’s great for digestive health.
What the eye sees is not a remedy; when distillation has transformed the plant, then the remedy becomes apparent.