It is antimicrobial and has great preserving qualities. It is also a great extractor of plant constituents in tinctures. It dilutes and blends essential oils and helps scent molecules disperse. 

Can be drying to the skin. Do not use products made with alcohol with infants or children orally. 


Prunus dulcis

Excellent exfoliator, high vitamin E content reduces dark circles and fights UV ray damage, linoleic acid content prevents dry skin, it is an antioxidant and increases blood flow.  

Do not use if allergic to almonds. 


Aloe barbadensis

It softens the skin and reduces dryness and irritation. It can relieve acne, acne scars, sunburns, dark circles, and wounds. 

Contact dermatitis may occur if an allergy is present. 


Prunus persica 

Moisturizing for face and hands, nourishing addition to creams and body oils. Light and won’t clog pores.

No known toxicity for topical application. Avoid if allergic.


Maranta arundinacea

It is sweat-absorbent and helps support blemishes, rashes, and other wounds. It is a thickener and texture enhancer in cosmetics.

No known toxicity for topical application. Avoid if allergic.


Persea gratissima 

Highly penetrating, good spreadability, high in oleic acid, linoleic acid, lecithin, and vitamin D.

No known toxicity for topical application. Avoid if allergic.


Ocimum basilicum

Reduces acne and skin irritation. It is anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial. It brightens and refreshes dull skin. 

Generally recognized as safe for topical use in low concentrations. Skin patch test before use. 

BEESWAX (unbleached)

Cera alba

Beeswax forms a protective barrier on the skin's surface, protecting your skin from environmental irritants. It is non-pore clogging. It is beneficial for acne-prone and sensitive skin. The protective barrier formed by beeswax not only protects from external threats but also locks in moisture to prevent water loss. It has skin-softening properties and enhances skin elasticity, helping reduce the signs of aging. It is hypoallergenic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and germicidal. It is highly stable and extends the shelf life of products. It is great for sensitive skin as beeswax will unlikely cause skin irritation.

Considered safe when used topically, but some people may be sensitive to it or even experience allergy symptoms.


urantium var. bergamia 

May provide support for abdominal cramping, abscesses, acne, anger, and anxiety, bad breath, boils, sinus and head congestion, cramps, cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), depression, emotional imbalances, fear, frustration, halitosis, herpes (mouth), indigestion, infection, inflammation, insect bites, insect repellent, loss of appetite, mouth infections, oily skin, psoriasis, scabies, shingles, skin infections, slow circulation, sore throat, stings, ulcers (skin), varicose veins, and wounds. It may also be useful for blood pressure regulation, heart rate regulation, promoting hair growth and pain relief. It is vulnerary and also an insecticide. It is known to be one of the best essential oils for mental, emotional, and psychological support. It is also used in addition to vinegar and other cleaners to disinfect. 

It is photosensitizing so it is possible that abnormal skin pigmentation may occur when exposed to sunlight or sunbed and could potentially lead to malignant changes in the skin. Use during pregnancy should be done with caution as to avoid potentially risking fetal health. It is best avoided with children. Perform a skin patch test and/or consult a healthcare provider prior to use if you have any questions or concerns.


It has many anti-inflammatory effects and may help heal damaged, cracked skin. It is a cleanser and exfoliator, so it helps clear pores and acne. The minerals aid in the repair of split ends, reduce dandruff and decrease hair loss. 

If under the care of a dermatologist, seek guidance prior to use. 


*This is a controversial one… if you know, you know.* If you don’t, then please do your research on the history of borax and it’s uses before it was labeled a toxic detergent. Borax is known by some to flush out toxins from the bloodstream by stimulating the lymphatic system and may result in improved immune system function. It can alleviate inflammation, muscle soreness, and joint pain. It contains antifungal, antibacterial, and antiparasitic properties. It can also reduce mucus membrane swelling.  

Only use it if you are comfortable with the controversy. There is a lot of mixed information and misinformation out there about this. This ingredient is only used in the detox bath kits. If you are not comfortable using borax, there is a non-borax version available. If you have any questions or concerns, speak to your healthcare provider. 


Theobroma cacao

Rich in flavonoids and antioxidants that help reduce UV damage and increase blood flow to your skin. 

Do not use it if you have allergies to the cacao plant.


Calendula officinalis

It helps wounds heal faster by increasing blood flow and oxygen to the affected area, which helps the body grow new tissue. It is also used to improve skin hydration and firmness. Prevents dermatitis and skin inflammation.

Never use alone on an infected wound, as it will stimulate tissue growth before the infection has cleared, possibly driving the infection deeper. 


Castor oil contains many antioxidant properties and fights free radicals in the body, which helps decrease the rate of aging. It smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. It is also antibacterial and clears acne. As an anti-inflammatory, it can help reduce puffiness and swelling. It is very moisturizing and is full of fatty acids, which are essential for skin health.

Studies are very limited for topical use. It is suggested to avoid use or patch test if you have dermatitis. 


Matricaria recutita

It soothes the digestive and nervous systems. It is good for flatulence, motion sickness, nasal mucus membrane inflammation, nervous diarrhea, ADHD, restlessness, anxiety, and insomnia. It is effective for GI spasms and inflammation and digestive and mouth ulcers. Topically, it supports the healing of hemorrhoids, leg ulcers, skin/mucus membrane inflammation, and bacterial skin diseases. It can be used as an eyewash for conjunctivitis as well.

It is typically considered safe in herb and essential oil forms. It should be avoided by pregnant women, especially in the first trimester, due to its properties as a uterine stimulant, abortifacient, and emmenagogue. Always perform a skin patch test prior to using topically.


Chamaemelum nobile

May provide support for acne, allergies, anger, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, bites, boils, burns, bronchitis, candida, capillaries (broken), chilblains, cold sores, colic, conjunctivitis, cuts, depression, dermatitis, eczema, gastritis, headache, indigestion, infection, insect bites, insomnia, irritability, menstrual cramps, migraine, nervousness, sores, sprains, stings, stomach cramps, gas, indigestion, stress-induced asthma, teething, tinea, toothache, and wounds. It's analgesic (pain relieving) action makes it invaluable for pain relief from a variety of causes, including arthritis, burns, headaches, insect bites, stings, migraines, sprains, teething, and toothaches. It has anti-inflammatory actions and is also antibacterial and antiseptic. It is vulnerary (promotes healing of fresh wounds). It is an antidepressant oil. It is also an emmenagogue that stimulates blood flow to the pelvic area and uterus to stimulate a missed cycle and relieve painful menstruation. It is also a sedative that lowers anxiety and calms the nerves. 

Caution should be applied if using an essential oil containing alpha-bisabolol at the same time as some antidepressants, anti-nausea, anticoagulant, and anti-asthma drugs, amongst others. It is best avoided during pregnancy as the P450 cytochrome pathway enzymes may naturally reduce during this time. Coupled with the fact that these enzymes also detoxify pesticides during pregnancy and any reduction of them could potentially affect fetal development. For external applications, apply a skin patch test, as it may cause dermatitis in some individuals. 



Vitex agnus-castus

Supports breast pain, premenstrual and menopausal symptoms. Some evidence exists that it could support infertility. 

Not recommended for infants, children, or pregnant and nursing women. Due to its estrogen-like effects, anyone with a history of hormone related conditions or diseases should avoid use. Those on birth control or hormone therapies should avoid use. Those taking medications for Parkinson’s Disease or psychosis should avoid use. Consult with your healthcare provider prior to use.


Salvia sclarea 

May provide support for anxiety, depression, headache, insect repellent, lack of energy, low libido, migraine, PMS, painful periods, sore throat, and throat infections. It is an adrenal gland tonic helping to stimulate, energize, and strengthen the body. It has traditionally been known for its uplifting and euphoric actions. It is an antispasmodic, helping to relieve nervous irritability and reduce or prevent excessive involuntary muscular contractions and spasms. This action can be useful in cases of headaches or migraines. 

It has hypotensive actions, so those with low blood pressure should avoid it. Use with caution during pregnancy, do not use during the first trimester. Perform a skin patch test before using.


Cocos nucifera 

Forms an easily absorbable ointment base, high in saturated fatty acids 

Avoid use with oily and acne-prone skin as it may clog pores.


It works by binding to the skin and locking in moisture. It softens skin and soothes itching. It is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and helps balance natural pH levels.

Although rare, it could potentially trigger a rash. 


Symphytum officinale

It can soothe sprains, strains, and pulls. It is high in mucilage and allantoin, which promotes the formation of new cells and tissues and speeds the regeneration of damaged tissues internally and topically. 

The pyrrolizidine alkaloid content of comfrey has led the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) to classify comfrey as for external (topical) use only and not to be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. They recommend limiting topical application to four to six weeks of daily use. In small medicinal quantities, such as tea, infusion, or cooked, the danger is minimal, as heat inactivates the alkaloid. It is also quite safe to use topically as a poultice or fomentation as the alkaloids are not absorbed through the skin. The AHPA warns against applying directly to broken or abraded skin, but absorption through the skin of pyrrolizidine alkaloids is thought to be low. While comfrey could not be called poisonous, there are reports of liver damage caused by alkaloids found in comfrey. It should not be used orally in large quantities for long periods or in individuals with liver problems. This is a concern for children as well. The alkaloids are not absorbed via the skin, so poultices are quite safe.


Viburnum opulus

Supports premenstrual pain, muscle cramps, insomnia, anxiety, and reverses cellular damage in the body. It is thought to help prevent kidney stones and could potentially have anti-cancer effects.

Consult your provider prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, 


Cupressus sempervirens var. stricta

It may provide support for aphonia, asthma, bronchitis, bruises, cellulitis, circulation (slow), cystitis, dysmenorrhea, fluid retention, hoarseness, infections (bloodstream, surgical sites, wounds),  insect bites, insect repellent, irritability, meningitis, menopause, menorrhagia, nose bleeds, perspiration (excessive), pneumonia, pyorrhea, rheumatism, skin (oily), stress (nervous), swelling, throat (sore), varicose veins, whooping cough, and wounds. It is a phlebotonic, antifungal, and antimicrobial. It is adaptogenic and acts as a dilator or constrictor depending on what the body needs. It is also a natural insecticide.

Do not use while pregnant or breastfeeding. Patch test before use. 


It is deeply hydrating and cleanses and exfoliates the skin. It is loaded with minerals and calcium that boost skin vitality and slow the aging process. The minerals fight free radicals and help heal damaged skin. It is anti-inflammatory and has detoxification properties that aid in joint pain, muscle relaxation, swelling, and soreness. 

Caution should be used if you are pregnant, dehydrated or have open wounds or burns on your skin. Individuals who are suffering from cardiovascular disease should always consult with a natural health physician who is familiar with the health benefits of Dead Sea salt baths before starting


Known to ease pain and relieve inflammation, making it beneficial in the support of nerve repair, sore muscles, and cramps, bronchial asthma, and migraine headaches. In addition, it has been known to heal cuts and reduce soreness from childbirth. It eases stress and relaxes the body. It can prevent the hardening of arteries and prevent blood clots. It increases the effectiveness of insulin. It can relieve constipation and detoxify the body.

People may not experience any side effects after taking an Epsom salt bath. However, people with sensitive skin could develop a skin rash or contact dermatitis. Do not consume if pregnant, have kidney or heart disease, or if you are a child under 10 years old. 


Eucalyptus globulus

Provides support for abscesses, blisters, boils, bronchitis, bruises, burns, Candida, catarrh, chicken pox, chills, colds, cough, cuts, cystitis, fever, flu, headache, infection, influenza, insect bites, laryngitis, measles, migraine, mucus, muscle stiffness, rheumatism, sinus congestion, sinus infection, sinusitis, skin infection, skin ulcers, sore throat, sprain, viral infection, and wounds. It has immediate pain relief and soothing actions. It is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, vulnerary, and antiseptic. It also has many household uses, such as a disinfectant, deodorizer, sanitizer, and cleaner. It is also a wonderful oil for perfumes. 

Contraindicated for individuals with a history of asthma, COPD, high blood pressure, GI inflammation, and liver and bile duct complaints. Do not use it for children under ten years old. Never apply full-strength, undiluted eucalyptus near the face, eyes, or nose. It may be applied topically away from those areas but not for more than two to three days. Do not apply to children's chests or around the face and nose. Do not inhale for more than 30 minutes. Do not use undiluted on wounds or skin inflammation. Always consider the dose and duration when using. Perform a skin patch test prior to use. 



Boswellia carterii

It improves skin tone and reduces wrinkles. It also helps reduce scars and treat infections with its antiseptic properties. 

Keep away from children. Do not use on eyes or mucous membranes. It is safer for use when diluted with carrier oils.


Pelargonium graveolens

May provide support for acne, bloating (menstrual), breast tenderness, bruises, burns, capillaries (broken), cuts, depression, emotions (to stabilize), enlarged veins, fungal infections, hemorrhoids, hormones (to balance), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), infection, insect bites, menopause, mouth ulcers, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), sore throat, tonsillitis, ulcers (skin), and urinary tract infections. It is a topical analgesic, which helps to relieve pain when applied directly. This analgesic action makes geranium useful for relieving sore throat, tonsillitis, bruises, burns, insect bites, mouth ulcers, and skin ulcers. It is an antidepressant, antiseptic, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, astringent, and emmenagogue.   

There are factors that can affect development during pregnancy so it should be avoided. Perform a skin patch test.


Zingiber officinale

May provide support for arthritis, bacterial infection, bruises, chills, colic, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, flatulence, fungal infections, gallstones, hangover, headache, indigestion, insect repellent, insecticide, jet lag, migraine, muscular aches, nausea, sprains, swelling, toothache, throat infection, travel sickness, varicose veins, and vomiting. It is an analgesic, which relieves pain, and is beneficial for arthritis, headaches, migraines, bruises, sprains, and toothaches. It is also antiemetic, which decreases nausea and prevents or relieves vomiting. It is beneficial for several digestive conditions, including indigestion, nausea, travel sickness, and vomiting. It is a carminative, which helps to stimulate peristalsis and relieves gas from the gastrointestinal tract, and is beneficial for several digestive imbalances, including colic, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, indigestion, and nausea. It is also  a cholagogue, which helps to promote the flow and discharge of bile into the duodenum by contracting the bile ducts, and produces purgation of the bowels. Ginger oil’s cholagogue action is useful for constipation and gallstones. It is also antibacterial, which destroys or suppresses the growth or reproduction of bacteria. In addition, ginger is an effective anti-inflammatory, which counteracts or suppresses inflammation.  When used as an antifungal, ginger can help inhibit or suppress the growth of fungi, yeasts, and fungal infections. It has been shown to be effective against several fungal strains that cause infections. It is a febrifuge, which reduces fever. Ginger is an effective insect repellent and insecticide against several mosquito species. It is a tonic, which helps to energize, stimulate, and strengthen the body. This tonic action is beneficial for recovery during fatigue, jet lag, or hangover. 

The use of ginger during pregnancy is controversial. Even though ginger oil helps nausea, it is not recommended for morning sickness, as it is thought to be too concentrated. Ginger tea prepared from the whole root is preferred. The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) states it should not be used during pregnancy and people with gallstones should consult a practitioner before using ginger.  The Physicians Desk Reference for herbal medicine also contraindicates ginger for morning sickness due to its cholagogue effect. As with any medication given during pregnancy, the potential benefit to risk must be weighed. Dosage and duration are particularly important if one chooses to use ginger during pregnancy. Ginger essential oil may cause irritation to sensitive skin, perform a skin patch test. 


It reduces skin inflammation and soothes dry and damaged skin. It’s gentler than synthetic-loaded commercial-grade soaps and detergents. 

Not suitable for those allergic to dairy. 


Citrus paradisi

Is thought to be an appetite suppressant and promote weight loss through topical use with abdominal massages. It is known to support anxiety and depression due to its calming and antianxiety effects. It can lower stress and blood pressure levels. It has potent antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and can potentially prevent stomach ulcers. It is also antifungal. It is great for acne and skin health. 

It should always be used with a carrier oil for topical application. It is photosensitizing so be sure to use sun protection. It is thought to be safe during pregnancy and use with children but check with your healthcare provider before use. 


Hibiscus sabdariffa

Hibiscus tea is refreshing, pleasant tasting, cooling, and mildly sedative. It soothes hot and feverish conditions. It will ease coughs, colds, and chest problems. It is also a demulcent soothes mucous membranes or the digestive and respiratory tracts. It aids digestion and slightly stimulates appetite. It reduces cholesterol levels and lowers blood pressure. It is loaded with antioxidants, it is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. It supports heart and liver health and promotes weight loss. It is a diuretic that can help to flush out toxins.

Do not exceed 2-4 cups per day. Excessive use can lead to liver damage. Do not consume while on blood pressure or cholesterol medications. Use during pregnancy and with children is still being researched. Consult your healthcare provider prior to consuming while pregnant or before giving it to children. 


It deeply moisturizes the skin from deep within. The enzymes enable it to easily seep into the skin while conditioning and softening it. It can be used to cleanse pores and get rid of blackheads. It contains antioxidants, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties that promote wound healing. It is a gentle exfoliant and helps to rid your skin of blackheads by removing dirt from pores. It then hydrates and tightens skin pores for clear complexion.

Avoid use with babies under the age of 1 year. It can cause a rare but serious gastrointestinal condition (infant botulism) caused by exposure to Clostridium botulinum spores. Bacteria from the spores can grow and multiply in a baby's intestines, producing a dangerous toxin. Some people are sensitive or allergic to specific components in honey, particularly bee pollen.


Marrubium vulgare 

Antidiabetic and antibacterial. It supports colds, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, gastritis, loss of appetite, painful menstruation, and persistent coughs. It is very high in vitamin C. It also aids pain reduction and is an anti-inflammatory. It is able to protect the stomach lining and helps the healing of ulcers. 

Some sources say it should be avoided during pregnancy, that it can cause contact dermatitis if applied to skin, and that excessive doses can cause nausea, diarrhea, and arrhythmia. 


Helichrysum italicum

Supports the production and protection of collagen and elastin. It diminishes scars, reduces wrinkles, relieves trauma, and regenerates nerves, and soothes skin. It is anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant and aids in wound healing. 

Avoid during pregnancy.


Simmondsia chinensis

Composition is closely related to sebum, suitable for all skin types, but especially aging skin. It supports acne, psoriasis, sunburn, chapped skin, and hair loss and is a mosquito repellant, as well as other uses. However, its effectiveness for these uses is not proven with research.

No known toxicity for topical application. Avoid if allergic.


Juniperus communis

May provide support for acne, athlete’s foot, cellulite, coughs, cramps, cystitis, damaged tissue (protect), fluid retention, gout, influenza, insect repellent, lymph node congestion, muscular aches, oily skin, sciatica, seborrhea, rheumatism, and wounds. It is an analgesic, and antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, and astringent. It has been shown to be an effective insect repellent. 

Historically juniper essential oil was thought to be unsafe during pregnancy or nursing. This is now in question as there are no studies that would support this belief. Use caution and consult a physician during pregnancy. It should be avoided orally by people with kidney disease.


Kaolin absorbs sebum and prevents pore clogging. It's used to draw out impurities and toxins from the pores. It clears the skin of excess oil, dirt, and pollution without causing any redness or irritation. It has antibacterial properties that may support acne clearing. The minerals in kaolin clay can remove oils, secretions,  and contaminants from the skin. They serve as cleansing and refreshing agents by absorbing moisture and impurities and reducing blemishes.

Topical use is considered safe with no known risks. 


Helps soften and hydrate dry skin. It helps retain moisture, remove toxins from the skin, and reduce blemishes. 

Those with oily and acne-prone skin should use caution since it can clog pores.


Supports dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations. It contains emollients which are substances that soften and moisturize the skin and decrease itching and flaking.

Lanolin is extremely greasy and should be avoided for use other than lips and nipples and with people who have oily skin and are prone to acne. 


Lavendula angustifolia

Support for acne, anxiety, bruises, burns, cough, depression, headaches, herpes ulcers, infections, insomnia, insect bites, and stings, menstrual pain, migraine, muscle spasms, nervous irritability, nervous indigestion, scalds, sores, sore throat, sprains, teething pain, and wounds. It is excellent for household use as well.

May cause skin sensitivity. The potential skin-sensitizing constituents are linalool and linalyl acetate, which are prone to altering on exposure to air. Once oxidized, linalool and linalyl acetate within lavender essential oil may cause allergic skin reactions. A skin patch test is recommended if lavender is to be used on a regular basis or if there is a history of allergic skin reactions. It is possible to be an endocrine disrupter in young boys in a few cases, but not widely observed. Perform a skin patch test before using. 


Citrus limonum 

Support for acne, bad breath, blackheads, brittle nails, conjunctivitis, constipation, coughs, diarrhea, digestion (slow), fungal infections, dull skin, head colds, heartburn, indigestion, infections, inflammation, mouth and dental preventative care, pregnancy (nausea and vomiting), skin (greasy), sinusitis, and stomach acidity. It is used for greasy blackheads and to improve the complexion, and beautify the skin and nails. It is also great for many household uses.

It may cause skin irritation and sensitivity. It is also photosensitizing. Use in moderation and conduct a skin patch test.


Melissa officinalis

Research supports the traditional belief that lemon balm also protects from early senility and is neuroprotective. It is an antioxidant and a diaphoretic. Infustions support colds and flus by encouraging the body to sweat it off. It can soothe sore throats when gargled with honey. Lemon balm extract has been shown to support the healing of herpes cold sores and shortening the healing time, prevent spreading, and reducing recurrence. It reduces acid reflux, stomach pain, cramping, nausea, and vomiting. It supports sleep and insomnia in children. It is a vulnerary and effective as a poultice for skin issues such as boils and infections. It is also known to have analgesic effects. It soothes frayed nerves and supports exhaustion, stress, and headaches.

It is recognized as safe when consumed in moderate amounts.


Cymbopogon citratus

Lemongrass has antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. It aids in pain relief, reduces cholesterol, relieves stress and anxiety, and soothes headaches and migraines. 

It is recommended that individuals with diabetes or that are hypoglycemic refrain from using lemongrass. Always perform skin patch testing if sensitivity is unknown.


It is a natural powdered mineral and has the ability to kill odor-causing bacteria on the skin while causing no damage to the dermis. It strengthens the skin barrier, reduces inflammation, and regulates cellular regeneration. It also has a high pH; acidic conditions can increase body odor. 

No known toxicity for topical application. Avoid if allergic.


Mineral salts are responsible for structural functions involving the skeleton and soft tissues and for regulatory functions including neuromuscular transmission, blood clotting, oxygen transport, and enzymatic activity.

No known safety risks when consumed in healthy amounts.


Verbascum thapsus

It is an anodyne, anthelmintic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, demulcent, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, nutritive, renoprotective, and vulnerary. It is used for asthma, bleeding bowels, bronchitis, catarrhal, cough, cramps, digestive cramps, dysentery, earache, glandular swellings, hay fever, hemorrhoids, hoarseness, insomnia, mastitis, sores, sprains, toothache, ulcers, whooping cough, worms, and wounds. Mullein has a specific affinity with the respiratory system and it is a valuable remedy for all pulmonary complaints. It is one of the few herbs that have narcotic properties without being poisonous, harmful, or addictive. It has a reputation as a great herbal painkiller, and it will calm and soothe inflamed nerves. Mullein tones and strengthens the bowels and renal system, and it is one of the most important herbs for influencing the whole glandular system. The anti-inflammatory properties of mullein were assessed in an animal study. Mullein extract has potential as an effective agent for treating joint-related disorders.

No known safety risks when used appropriately.


Citrus aurantium var. amara

Neroli essential oil may provide support for acne, anger, anxiety, Candida, colic, depression (general), depression (postpartum), libido (low), nail bed infections, pores (enlarged), skin (oily), and tinea. Neroli is a wonderful antidepressant essential oil, renowned for its uplifting aroma, which counteracts an absence of cheerfulness or diminishing functioning activity. This antidepressant action makes Neroli useful for anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, and anger. It is an aphrodisiac, increasing sexual desire. It is also an effective antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and antimicrobial. 

Neroli can act as an irritant on damaged skin or severely sensitive skin, so a skin patch test is recommended. This is particularly the case if the neroli oil is oxidized. Neroli is a wonderful essential oil to use during pregnancy and is safe for children. 


The rawest, purest form of Zinc Oxide. Works as an astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and sun protectant. The body uses this trace mineral to form and repair connective tissue. It is a natural UV-filter and protects against sun burn. Nano Zinc Oxide can be absorbed into the blood stream and is excreted in urine, which then enters the water and causes damage to aquatic life and bleaches coral reefs. Non-Nano Zinc Oxide is a safe alternative as it does not absorb into the skin or harm marine wildlife. The coating used is triethoxycaprylylsilane. It is synthetic and allegedly helps to mix with other ingredients. It allegedly prevents the formation of free radicals created by zinc oxide but there isn’t much evidence to support this claim. Since the Zinc Oxide used by Apotheke DuJardin is non-nano, it is safe for topical use even during pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

Consult your healthcare provider prior to use on infants less than 6 months old. 


Oatmeal moisturizes, protects, exfoliates, and cleanses skin. It is anti-inflammatory, increases collagen production, and clears skin.

Reactions and adverse side effects are uncommon.


Olea europaea (L.) 

Nutritious and soothing, softens hard skin and soothes inflamed surfaces

No known toxicity for topical application. Avoid if allergic.


Mentha ×piperita

Peppermint oil is known as an adaptogenic oil. This means it can sedate or stimulate depending on what is needed. It is used for bruises, cramps, dysmenorrhea, gastritis, headache, heartburn, indigestion, insect bites, irritable bowel syndrome, itching, nausea, neuralgia, rheumatism, sciatica, shingles, seizures, spastic colon, tennis elbow, and vomiting. It is an analgesic and antispasmodic.

May cause contact dermatitis, so a skin patch test is recommended. Do not use it directly on damaged or sensitive skin without a skin patch test. Do not use it with children younger than two years, as it can cause a frightening cold and then hot sensation if the dilution is not low enough. In amounts higher than the recommended daily use, peppermint oil has been known to cause allergic reactions in the mouth, neck, and throat. Anyone with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) should avoid peppermint essential oil orally (and potentially topically), as it may aggravate the condition. Avoid during the first trimester of pregnancy.


Mentha ×piperita 

It is a relaxing nervine and is useful for sinusitis and bronchitis. It relieves coughs and aches from the flu. It is magnesium rich. It is an aromatic herb and is often used to improve the flavor of other herbs. Peppermint improves digestion by reducing acid reflux, stomach pain, cramping, nausea, and vomiting. 

It should not be used with children younger than the age of two. It can lead to diminished libido and reduce breastmilk production. Don’t consume during the first trimester of pregnancy.


Plantago major

It is an alterative, analgesic, anthelmintic, antibiotic (weak), anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antiulcerogenic, antivenomous, astringent (mild), demulcent, depurant, deobstruent, diuretic, expectorant, emollient, immunomodulating, refrigerant, styptic, and vulnerary. It is commonly used for bites (insect), boils, bruises, burns, carbuncles, cuts, cystitis, diarrhea, eczema, hemorrhoids, immune tonic, infection, inflammation, kidney infections, leucorrhoea, lumbago, mastitis, ringworm, scalds, scratches, skin problems, stings, thrush, toothache, uterine infection, water retention, wounds, and worms. It is also a very useful blood cleanser with a specific affinity with the kidneys, liver, bladder, and digestive system. It has been reported to heal infected wounds when used as a poultice and simultaneously taken orally. 

Plantain is classed as able to be safely consumed when used appropriately. The thioglucoside content releases an irritant principle on enzymatic hydrolysis (the catalytic decomposition of a chemical compound by reaction with water). This may be responsible for the reports of contact sensitization to plantain. There are documented reports of in vitro uterotonic activity. Therefore, excessive use should be avoided during pregnancy. Overuse can also have a laxative effect. 


Pinus sylvestris

May provide support for arthritis, bronchitis, Candida, chills, colds, cough, exhaustion, fatigue, fever, gout, influenza, lice, nervous exhaustion, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), ringworm, rheumatism, scabies, sciatica, sinusitis, sprains, and tinea.Pine essential oil is an excellent antibacterial, anti-catarrhal, antimicrobial, and antiseptic. This combination of therapeutic actions makes pine useful for the respiratory system. It is antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and diuretic. It is also a nervous system tonic.

When diffusing, don't exceed 30-minute intervals and diffuse in well-ventilated areas. If oxidization occurs it may cause reactions to sensitive skin so always perform a patch test. Safe for pregnancy. Avoid in cases of asthma and whooping cough.


Propolis is a byproduct of bee production of wax and honey. It is the holy grail of skincare. It fights wrinkles, helps with acne, fights inflammation and so much more! This tetrad of magical ingredients is the perfect combination to support any skin ailment. 

Avoid use if vegan or have sensitivities to bee byproducts. 


Rubus idaeus

It is an alterative, anti-inflammatory, astringent, emmenagogue, stimulant, styptic, and tonic. Raspberry is traditionally used for bronchial congestion, burns, conjunctivitis, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, fevers, hyperglycemia, hypertension (mild), kidney stones, miscarriage, morning sickness, mouth ulcers, peptic ulcers, pregnancy, sores, throat (sore), tonsillitis, uterine hemorrhage, uterine cramps, vomiting, and wounds. It has an affinity with the female reproductive and digestive systems.

It is an effective herb for cleaning catarrhal conditions of the mucous membranes, particularly of the digestive and respiratory tracts. Raspberry is traditionally used to treat renal stones. An infusion is traditionally used throughout pregnancy to help reduce premature pains. It is reputed to help to produce a speedy delivery. Raspberry leaves stimulate, tone, and regulate before and during childbirth. They will regulate muscle contractions of the uterus, preventing hemorrhaging during labor, relieve after-pains, then strengthen, cleanse, and enrich the mother’s milk following the birth. The infusion is also effective as a menstrual tonic and for reducing an excessive menstrual flow. The herb is soothing and toning to the stomach and bowel area. It will help to heal sore mouths, sore throats, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. An infusion of the leaves is recommended for nausea, including morning sickness, although note that some texts now restrict use where there is a history of miscarriage. Raspberry leaves have also been used for hyperglycemia and mild high blood pressure. 

Generally considered safe when consumed appropriately but due to its ability to stimulate uterine contractions it should be avoided by pregnant women with a history of miscarriage.


Rosa damascena 

May provide support for: Abrasions, abscesses, athlete’s foot, bites, boils, burns capillaries (fragile) dermatitis, depression (post-natal), dysmenorrhea, eczema, headaches, insect bites and stings, insomnia, lack of concentration, labor pain, migraines, mouth ulcers, oily skin, rashes, skin infections, sleeplessness, sores, spasms, sprains, and swelling. It is an excellent topical analgesic, which helps to relieve pain, and is also called anodyne, or local or topical anesthetic. It is an antidepressant, helps with insomnia, and is an antifungal and antibacterial. When used as an astringent, rose essential oil makes tissues denser, firmer, and decreases discharges. For oily skin, capillaries (fragile), insect bites and stings, scars, sores, and swelling, use as a compress with floral water or facial water. It is also a vulnerary, which promotes the healing of fresh cuts or wounds. For rashes, dermatitis, eczema, and burns, use in a bath mixed with a safe diluent or as a compress. It tones the female reproductive organs and regulates menstrual flow. It is also antispasmodic.

Avoid during first trimester of pregnancy. 


Rosa canina

Brightens skin, prevents blackheads, and reduces inflammation. It prevents acne and also shrinks pimples. 

While rosehip oil is generally considered safe for most people, it's possible to experience some side effects. These may include skin irritation, redness, or a rash. Do not use it with young children. The constituent 1,8 cineole can be toxic to them if inhaled. Do not exceed 30-minute intervals when diffusing. Diffuse in well-ventilated areas. Avoid excessive amounts with people who have asthma, epilepsy, and hypertension. Skin patch test before using. Avoid during first trimester of pregnancy. 


Rosmarinus officinalis

Provides support for acne, alopecia, arthritis, bronchitis, colds, exhaustion, gout, headache, lack of concentration, liver congestion, localized swelling, menstrual pain, mental fatigue, muscle pain, nausea, neuralgia, physical fatigue, rheumatism, sciatica, slow circulation, sores, sprains, stiffness, tendonitis, and wounds. It is antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, analgesic, antidepressant, antiemetic, expectorant, and stimulant. It also improves environmental aroma and deodorizes the air at home. 

Do not use it with young children. The constituent 1,8 cineole can be toxic to them if inhaled. Do not exceed 30-minute intervals when diffusing. Diffuse in well-ventilated areas. Avoid excessive amounts with people who have asthma, epilepsy, and hypertension. Skin patch test before using. Avoid during first trimester of pregnancy. 


Santalum album 

May provide support for acne, anxiety, bladder infections, cough, cystitis, depression, hemorrhoids, herpes, infected wounds, insomnia, low libido, muscle pain, muscle spasm, neuralgia, oily skin, sore throat, stress, and tension. It is a very effective antibacterial, antidepressant, sedative, astringent, antiviral, chemoprotective, antiviral, anti-neuralgic, and expectorant.

May in rare cases cause dermatitis and allergic reactions, so a skin patch test is recommended.


Vitellaria paradoxa

Relieves dry skin, reduces irritation, prevents cell damage, improves eczema, and provides sun protection. It contains vitamins A and E which are essential for skin rejuvenation, collagen production, and antioxidation. 

It comes from nuts but is entirely made of fat so it doesn't need to be avoided by people with nut allergies. However, raw shea butter contains latex and should be avoided by people with latex allergies. 


This tincture made from the resin of a tree is a natural preservative in infused oil blends. It is also a skin protectant. 

No known contraindications. 


Used to convert fats into soap

Safe when used in soap. Avoid contact with eyes. 


Prunus amygdalus (Batsch) var. Dulcis

Composition is closely related to sebum, a naturally occurring lubricant in the skin. 

Should be avoided by people with tree nut allergies. 


Citrus sinensis

It may provide support for anger, asthma, colds, colitis, cough, cracked skin, depression, enteritis, gas, hypertension, indigestion, insomnia, melancholy, muscular aches, sinus infections, slow circulation, sores, stress, tension, and wounds. It is an antidepressant and counteracts an absence of cheerfulness or diminishing functioning activity. 

Skin patch test before use. 


It is a thickener and texture enhancer for cosmetics. It reduces the greasy and heavy feeling of oils and waxes. In its powdered form, it absorbs oils and removes excess oil from the scalp and refreshes naturally.

No known contraindications other than if allergy is present. 

TALLOW (local grass-finished beef)

Tallow is extremely nourishing to the skin! It is safe for all ages and skin types. It is rich in vitamins, contains antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, won't clog pores, contains antimicrobial properties, is collagen-producing, repairs damaged skin, and reduces the signs of aging. It has a mild but very pleasant aroma.

No known contraindications. This is animal fat rendering. Don’t use it if you avoid animal products.


Melaleuca alternifolia

Used for abscesses, acne, asthma, blisters, boils, bronchitis, burns, Candida, catarrh, colds, cold sores, colitis, cough, cuts, cystitis, dermatitis, eczema, enteritis, fever, fleas, fungal infections (oral and vaginal thrush), gum infections, impetigo, infections, influenza, ingrown toenail, insect bites and stings, intestinal infections, laryngitis, leeches, lice, lung infections, mosquito bites, mouth ulcers, muscular aches, nail infections, psoriasis, rashes, rheumatism, ringworm, sinus infections, skin abrasions, skin cracked, splinters, sores, stings, sunburn, ticks, tinea, tonsillitis, toothache, urinary infections, verrucae, warts, whooping cough, and wounds. It is an analgesic and helps to relieve pain when applied topically. For blisters, burns, insect bites and stings, mosquito bites, laryngitis, mouth ulcers, rheumatism, stings, sunburn, and toothache. It is also antifungal, antiparasitic, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antipruritic. It is also diaphoretic. 

Avoid use during pregnancy. Some research has been published that suggest both lavender and Australian tea tree essential oils have the potential to be endocrine disruptors in children. 


Vanilla planifolia

Promotes healthy skin. It brightens and enhances the texture of the skin. It promotes relaxation and boosts mood. It is a deodorizer and is rich in vitamins to nourish the skin.

No known contraindications. Skin patch test before use. 


Exfoliates skin and removes pore-clogging oils, making it a powerful anti-acne aid. Plus, cornmeal contains vitamin C, the youth antioxidant, which brightens skin, fades dark spots, and improves elasticity.

No known contraindications for topical use.


Cananga odorata var. genuina

May provide support for anger, colds, depression, fungal infections, headache, hypertension, hysteria, insect bites, insomnia, low libido, melancholy, muscular aches, sores, stings, stress, tension, tinea, and wounds. It is a mild analgesic, potentially relieving mild pain when applied topically. It is antibacterial, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory. It is an antispasmodic essential oil that can be used to relieve nervous irritability and reduce or prevent excessive involuntary muscular contractions and spasms. It is also a nervine essential oil that tones and heals the nerves and a sedative essential oil, which calms and tranquilizes the nerves.  

Avoid use during pregnancy.


Juglans nigra 

Useful as a facial oil to reduce wrinkles, hydrate, and protects against pollution and sun damage. It also strengthens hair follicles and cuticles.

It is not recommended for anyone with nut allergies or prone to acne as it is greasy. 


Triticum aestivum

is an effective application for the skin, keeping skin soft and supple. It contains healing qualities and will speed up the healing of cuts and wounds. It is also very effective in preventing and reducing scarring. It provides an antioxidant action when it is added to massage and bath oil blends to preserve their properties. Wheat germ oil is an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin A and E. 

No known contraindications. Skin patch test if you are unsure if allergies exist.


Dioscorea villosa

Supports hormonal regulation, inflammation, muscle spasms, osteoporosis, menopause symptoms, premenstrual symptoms, cramps, and muscle pain. It also has anti-cancer properties and supports healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels. 

Not recommended for infants, children, or pregnant and nursing women. Due to its estrogen-like effects, anyone with a history of hormone related conditions or diseases should avoid use. Those on birth control or hormone therapies should avoid use. Consult with your healthcare provider prior to use.


It has antioxidant properties, which could fight inflammation and slow the effects of free radicals, and its moisturizing properties

No known contraindications. Skin patch test if you are unsure if allergies exist.