Sunset Body Oil Ingredients
ORGANIC SUNFLOWER SEED OIL (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS)
Sunflower oil contains linoleic acid (omega 6) and oleic acid (omega 9). Both of these fatty acids hydrate the skin and support its natural barrier function. Sunflower oil also contains E, an antioxidant that helps inhibit oxidation while healing, soothing, and moisturizing the skin. Sunflower oil is non-greasy, and easily absorbed by the skin, making it the perfect ingredient in our body oil.
ORGANIC GOLDEN JOJOBA SEED OIL (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS)
Jojoba is a perennial and drought resistant desert bush whose seeds produce what we call jojoba oil (it's actually not an oil, but a liquid wax). Because it's a wax it has a very long shelf life and also isn't greasy. The jojoba bush thrives in arid climates and is native to California, Arizona, and Northern Mexico. The name "jojoba" comes from the word "Hohowi," a name given to the seeds by the O'odham, a Native American tribe that discovered the many uses of the plant. Jojoba oil is very similar to our skin's own sebum and therefore provides true nutrients that keeps the skin supple and soft throughout the day. Jojoba has anti-inflammatory properties, is antibacterial, can work to clear up acne by helping to regulate sebaceous gland activity, sooth sunburned skin, and provide healing support for skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
ORGANIC HEMP SEED OIL (CANNABIS SATIVA)
Our hemp seed oil is cold pressed and unrefined and is incredibly supportive for dry skin. Hemp seed oil also has humectant properties - it draws moisture to the skin and locks it in, supporting long lasting hydration. Hemp supports a healthy inflammatory response and helps to heal inflamed, itchy and irritated skin.
We love using the hemp plant because it sequesters carbon dioxide, replenishes the soil, requires very little water and has so many uses.
ORGANIC CASTOR BEAN OIL (RICINIS COMMUNIS)
Our castor oil is extracted from the seeds of the castor plant and has been used for thousands of years (think Ancient Egypt) for its variety of health benefits. We use castor seed oil in our body oil for its lymphatic and skin supportive properties. Castor seed oil stimulates lymphatic circulation and drainage, is anti-inflammatory, may improve immune function, moisturizes and heals skin, soothes sunburn, and may reduce acne. Castor oil is non-comedogenic (won't clog pores).
NON-GMO VITAMIN E (TOCOPHEROL)
We use non-GMO vitamin E derived from sunflowers instead of from genetically modified soy. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant, protecting the skin from free radical damage and environmental stress. Vitamin E has anti- inflammatory properties and delivers nutrients to the skin to help moisturize, soothe and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its antioxidant activity helps prolongs the shelf life of the other oils in our body oil.
ORGANIC CLARY SAGE OIL (SALVIA SCLAREA)
Our clary sage essential oil is steam distilled from the leaf and flower. It has a lovely herbaceous, sweet and earthy aroma. Clary sage helps regenerate the skin and is balancing, soothing and euphoric. It supports hormone balance, muscle cramps and spasms and helps stimulate dreams and dispel anxiety and stress. Clary sage is the bringer of peace, harmony and relaxation.
ORGANIC GERANIUM OIL (PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS)
Geranium is a perennial shrub that grows about 5’ tall and the essential oil is made by through steam distillation using the flower. Geranium, also called ‘rose geranium’ has a sweet, fruity, floral and rose-like scent and is known for its regulating quality. Therapeutically, geranium is astringent, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and supports the lymphatic system by supporting detoxification. Geranium oil promotes skin regeneration, tightens the skin, and helps prevents breakouts due its antibacterial nature. Geranium oil is anti-inflammatory and soothing.
ORGANIC LAVENDER OIL (LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA)
Lavender (also known as True Lavender, and English Lavender) is a true beauty with a rich history growing wild in the Mediterranean. Our lavender oil is extracted from the flower using the steam distillation method. Lavender has a fresh, sweet, herbaceous, floral and slightly fruity scent and is balancing, calming, relaxing, and soothing. Lavender helps to reduce redness and acne scarring and is very supportive for dry skin and eczema.
ORGANIC VETIVER ESSENTIAL OIL (VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES)
Our vetiver essential oil is steam distilled from the vetiver roots. Vetiver is an incredibly hardy and adaptive tall growing grass native to India with a long history of use in perfumery due to its fixative properties. Vetiver has a strong root system (6-13 feet deep) that helps to reduce soil loss, stabilize steep banks, and secure topsoil. Vetiver has a sweet, earthy, herbaceous, warm and woody aroma and is deeply relaxing, grounding, and balancing.
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