Category: Ingredients We Love

Flax Seed Oil

An Ancient Crop to Feed Modern Hair: Flax Seed Did you know flax seed is one of the world’s oldest crops? This mighty seed has been harvested since the dawn of civilization; it was first introduced to the United States by colonists to produce fiber for clothing. And while flax seed is wearable, we love…

Shea Butter

Mother Nature’s Emollient Rich Conditioner: Shea Butter In our never ending search for the perfect ingredient, shea butter, also known as “Mother Nature’s conditioner,” is one of our favorites. This solid fatty oil produced from the Shea-Karite tree nut grows in the tropics of East and West Africa, as well as regions of west and…

Aloe

Get Stronger, Shinier Hair with Arizona Aloe   The Egyptians called aloe “The Plant of Immortality.” We call it one of our favorite ingredients. Crack open a leaf and apply the clear gel to soothe sunburn or irritation and you’ll see and feel its natural healing properties. On the hair and scalp, aloe provides the…

Rice Bran Oil

The Rejuvenating Benefits of Rice Bran Oil In our never ending search for the perfect ingredient, rice bran oil offers amazing benefits for the hair scalp and skin. It’s a natural ingredient rich in vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants and  a beauty secret well-kept among Asian and Japanese women who liberally use this oil in their…

Tamanu

The Rich Healing Power of Tamanu Oil Tamanu Oil is a topical healing oil derived from the nuts of the Ati tree in the South Pacific. It has been used for hundreds of years to clear up essentially any skin condition (even leprosy back in the day!). It is a secret that’s been forgotten, but…
Avocado on countertop

Avocado Oil

The Mighty Avocado: Superfood for Your Hair We know avocados are good for our insides, but this yummy fruit delivers amazing benefits to hair, too. Ancient Egyptians used the nutrient dense avocado to prevent hair loss and moisturize the hair. They were right! Avocados serve up a delicious dose of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, biotin,…
Half a coconut, resting on rustic wooden surface

Coconut Oil

Why We Love It: Coconut Oil   Pacific Rim and Asian countries have relied on the coconut palm for thousands of years: Coconut meat was used for food, the flowers for sap, and the leaves for weaving baskets. And of course, the oil extracted from the milk of mature coconuts was used as an elixir…
Honey dripping from wooden spoon

Honey

Why We Love It: Honey Honey is a beautiful, natural fit for organic hair products. A by-product of flower nectar and the digestive tract of the honey bee, this incredible elixir has been used medicinally for over 8,000 years. Honey is chemically complex (it’s made up of some 200 substances!), with a number of amazing…

Lavender

Calm Your Senses with Lavender Did you know there are 47 different species of lavender? In ancient times, this member of the mint family was burned as incense to the deities and used to perfume bath water. Associated with spiritual love, lavender stimulates our emotional centers and reprograms the mind, making it one of the…

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