Abyssinian oil - a light, rich oil with an amazing affinity for hair, similar to Argan oil but with a superior sustainability profile and hair strengthening properties. Rich in antioxidants, Vitamins A, E and B and Omega 6 fatty acids Abyssinnian oil is easily absorbed by the hair - improving moisture retention, smoothing cuticles and imparting shine. As a renewable non-food, drought-resistant annual crop this beautiful oil is a very special addition to our hair care bars.
Activated charcoal - premium steam activated charcoal powder from coconut shell. A specialised form of carbon that can adsorb (bind) other substances to its surface. This adsorption action makes it an excellent cleansing additive to soap, allowing gentle yet through cleansing of the skin. In our Balance and Volume Shampoo and Conditioner bar Activated Charcoal provides gentle micro-exfoliation to clear and refresh the scalp whilst assisting with sebum regulation.
Almond milk - a creamy plant milk full of antioxidants that is especially suitable to cleanse dry or sensitive skin. A natural moisturiser added to our soap to smooth and nourish the skin.
Aloe leaf powder - aloe barbadensis leaf juice - a concentrated form of natural Aloe that acts as a humectant, drawing moisture to the skin during cleansing. Especially suitable for dry or sensitive skin types.
Amyris oil - Essential oil - amyris balsamifera - steam distilled extraction method. A woody base note this rich oil soothes and softens dry, irritated skin. It is recognised as having a calming, grounding effect on the body and mind.
Babassu seed oil - orbignya oleifera- cold pressed and sustainably harvested. This rich, versatile oil has similar properties for the hair as coconut oil but with a much lighter skin and hair feel, imparting manageability, condition and shine.
Behentrimonium methosulfate - a gentle conditioning and hair softening agent derived from Rapeseed oil. Not one of the stripping sulphates to be avoided in the curly girl method, this is a key ingredient in an effective conditioner or co-wash product. With great anti-static properties, BTMS smoothes the hair without leaving build up.
Behenyl alcohol - a non drying alcohol, present in very small quantities as a component in our Ecocert approved preservation system for our hair care bars. Effective preservation is essential to keep skin and hair care products safe for use.
Bentonite clay - a natural skin calming clay derived from ancient volcanic ash. Once hydrated bentonite clay has the unique ability to attract and absorb toxins, drawing impurities from the skin to be washed away.
Bergamot - Essential oil - citrus aurantium spp bergamia - cold pressed extraction method. A light and refreshing top note of complex citrus. A gentle antiseptic and clarifying oil for the skin and an uplifting and energising oil for the mind. The bergamot oil we use is free from sun-sensitising FCF compounds.
Betaine - a naturally occurring amino acid derived from sugar beet molasses. It acts as a protectant for the keratin structures of the hair during cleansing and as a humectant and softening agent in our shampoo bars, providing lasting moisture and shine.
Brassica alcohol - a natural, plant derived fatty alcohol(not the drying kind) from the brassica family. A palm free, sustainable alternative to hair care ingredients such as cetyl alcohol.
Brazilian yellow clay - a naturally pigmented clay from Brazil with the ability to absorb oils and impurities from the skin without drying.
Castor oil - ricinus communis - this cold pressed oil oil is rich in triglycerides and contributes to a thick, luxurious lather in our soap bars.
Chlorophyllin - a natural, biodegradable colorant derived from chlorophyll.
Cinnamon Leaf - Essential oil - cinnamomum zeylanicum - steam distillation extraction method. A warm and stimulating middle note that promotes a sense of wellbeing and energy.
Cocoa butter - theobroma cacao - fair trade - a rich plant butter obtained from the cacao fruit. In our soap bars cocoa butter helps create a hard, long lasting bar that is gentle on the skin. In our conditioner bars it provides deep conditioning for manageability and curl definition.
Coconut milk - a natural plant milk, a key moisturising ingredient in many of our soap bars.
Coconut oil - a high yield, sustainable oil that is a main ingredient in our soap bars. It creates a hard bar with a high, fast lather.
Copaiba - Essential Oil - copaifera officinalis - steam distillation extraction method. A warm resinous base note with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that soothes skin and is grounding and calming for the mind.
Dehydroacetic acid - a synthetic organic compound present in very small quantities as a component in our Ecocert approved preservation system for our hair care bars. Effective preservation is essential to keep skin and hair care products safe for use.
D-panthenol - Provitamin B5 - a powerful humectant that keeps hair soft and adds moisture, lustre and condition to the hair by sealing the hair cuticle, assisting with detangling and curl definition.
Frankincense - Essential oil - boswellia serrata - steam distillation extraction method. A spicy, woody base note with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic and astringent properties. An ancient oil used in meditation and prayer to slow and deepen the breath.
Geranium oil - Essential oil - pelargonium graveolens - steam distillation extraction method. A subtle floral middle note with wonderful skincare properties, balancing all skin types. It also provides a sense of stability and strength during times of stress.
Ginger oil - Essential oil - zingiber officinale - steam distillation extraction method. A warm, spicy oil that enhances scalp health and new hair growth by stimulating and improving circulation to the scalp. Known as a grounding, invigorating oil that assists with motivation and confidence.
Green tea extract - camellia sinensis - nourishes the scalp and provides antioxidants, assisting in protection from environmental stress on the hair strands.
Hibiscus extract - hibiscus rosa-sinensis - nourishes the hair follicle and pH balance of the scalp, whilst softening the hair and improving manageability.
Hemp oil - cannabis sativa - cold pressed - a versatile oil rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins. Moisturising for the skin, strengthening and softening for the hair.
Heptyl undecylenate - made from castor oil this is a naturally derived, biodegradable emollient that provides a natural alternative to silicones to smooth and add shine to the hair without build up. A key ingredient in our conditioner bars.
Himalayan Cedarwood - Essential oil - cedrus deodara - steam distillation extraction method. A woody base note that tones and balances the skin and has a positive and grounding effect on the mind.
Iron oxide - a natural colorant used in our haircare bars in very small quantities.
Jojoba seed oil - simmondsia chinensis - smoothes and restores the hair condition. A nourishing, golden oil with a molecular profile close to the natural oils of the skin and hair.
Juniper oil - Essential oil - juniperus communis - steam distillation method. A green, woody middle note that has a cleansing and toning effect on the skin and has a strengthening and supporting action for the mind.
Kaolin clay - a super fine natural clay that gives our soap bars beautiful slip and a creamy rich lather. Kaolin clay helps to gently cleanse without drying the skin.
Kawakawa - piper excelsum - A small tree with heart shaped leaves endemic to New Zealand, Kawakawa is known as the pharmacy of the forest due to its many medicinal applications, internal and external. It has powerful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial qualities and soothes the skin. Our Kawakawa is harvested with respect according to Tikanga Maori (customary protocol) of Rongoa Maori (traditional Maori medicine).
Kelp powder - durvillaea antarctica - wild harvested and dried on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island. Kelp powder is rich in minerals and provides gentle natural exfoliation in our soap bars.
Kokum butter - garcinia indica seed - this hard, stable vegetable butter is rich in antioxidants, non-comedogenic and has a light feel on the hair and skin. It nourishes, conditions and strengthens the scalp and hair.
Kukui nut oil - aleurites moluccana - a deeply nourishing Hawaiian oil that is traditionally used to protect babies’ skin from the elements. It is light, full of antioxidants and easily absorbed to soothe the most delicate skin.
Lactic acid - naturally derived from fermented corn and used as a natural pH balancer in our hair care range.
Lavender oil - Essential oil - steam distillation method. A herbaceous, floral top/middle note that is a versatile ‘first aid oil’ for all skin types with mild antiseptic and analgesic properties. Lavender has a calming effect for stress management.
Lemongrass - Essential oil - cymbopogon flexuosus - steam distillation method. A citrus top note that is toning and astringent for the skin and invigorating and reviving for the mind.
Lemon Myrtle - Essential oil - backhousia citriodora - steam distillation method. A strong citrus top note that is cleansing and has antiseptic properties for the skin. Lemon myrtle has an uplifting and clarifying effect on the mind.
Litsea cubeba - Essential oil - Litsea Cubeba(May Chang) - steam distillation method. A citrus top/middle note that has a refreshing, astringent effect for the skin and is energising and uplifting for the mind.
Mandarin oil - Essential oil - citrus reticulata - cold pressed. A sweet, gentle oil that balances natural scalp oils and is calming and uplifting for the mind.
Montmorillonite clay - high in minerals, this natural clay has a negative charge that attracts impurities and allows them to be easily washed away. In our soap bars it gives a silky feel to the lather, giving a thorough cleanse without drying.
Olive oil - olea europaea - cold pressed. Our extra virgin olive oil is locally grown and pressed in the Wairapa region of New Zealand. Moisturising, restoring and high in oleic fatty acids, this olive oil is the heart of our soap bars.
Passionfruit seed oil - passiflora edulis - cold pressed. This light non-comedogenic oil conditions and enhances the hair without weight. Also known as maracuja oil it has powerful anti-inflammatory properties for scalp care.
Pepper (Black) oil - Essential oil - piper nigrum - steam distillation method. A middle note that has a warming and stimulating effect on the skin and energises the mind.
Peppermint oil - Essential oil - mentha piperita - steam distillation method. Acts to stimulate and refresh the scalp and hair follicles, supporting strong new hair growth and volume. A refreshing oil that assists with clear thinking and concentration.
Pink Grapefruit - Essential oil - citrus paradisi - cold pressed. A sweet citrus top note that is gently cleansing and toning for the skin and uplifting and refreshing for the mind.
Pomegranate seed oil - punica granatum - cold pressed. Especially useful for mature skin, this oil offers protective qualities to the skin barrier and enables moisture retention.
Poppy seeds - small, round seeds that provide gentle exfoliation in our Citrus and Poppy seed soap bar.
Pumice - finely ground New Zealand pumice from ancient volcanic eruptions provide gentle exfoliation in our Wild Kelp, Sea Salt and Pumice soap bar.
Quinoa Protein (hydrolyzed) - protects hair colour and condition during cleansing, whilst providing added volume and lustre.
Rice protein - (hydrolyzed) - provides volume and shine whilst nourishing and fortifying the hair to prevent damage.
Rose geranium - Essential oil - pelargonium roseum - steam distillation method. A floral middle note with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties for the skin.
Sandalwood oil - Essential oil - due to the over-exploitation of sandalwood plantations we have chosen to use a natural cosmetic grade sandalwood oil as a more sustainable solution for our products. Blended from natural essential oils and natural isolates, this oil allows us to enjoy the beauty of the sandalwood scent without the environmental impact.
Sea salt - New Zealand Marlborough sea salt is used to harden the soap bars for a longer lasting product. In our Wild Kelp, Sea Salt and Pumice bar the salt contributes to the gentle exfoliating action.
Shea butter - butyrospermum parki - Fair trade - a rich emollient plant butter that makes soap soothing and nourishing for the skin, to cleanse without drying.
Sodium cocoyl apple amino acids - a mild cleaning surfactant derived from apples. Ecocert approved, renewable, biodegradable and sulphate free.
Sodium cocoyl isethionate - a mild cleansing surfactant derived from coconut. Ecocert approved, renewable, biodegradable and sulphate free.
Sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate - a mild cleansing surfactant derived from coconut. Ecocert approved, renewable, biodegradable and sulphate free.
Sodium methyl cocoyl taurate - a mild cleansing surfactant derived from coconut. Renewable, biodegradable and sulphate free.
Sodium Hydroxide(Lye) - This additive creates the chemical reaction that produces the soap molecule. It is completely converted in the saponification process and there is none left in the finished bar.
Stearic acid - palm free emulsifier derived from olive oil. Helps to harden our hair care bars for longer use.
Spearmint oil - Essential oil - mentha spicata - steam distilled extraction method. A soothing oil for the scalp that is recognised as having an uplifting and refreshing effect on the mind.
Spirulina extract - a natural, biodegradable colorant derived from spirulina.
Sweet Almond Oil - prunus amygdalus dulcis - cold pressed extraction. Contributes to a rich and conditioning lather in soap and helps to balance moisture loss from the skin.
Sweet Orange - Essential oil - Citrus sinensis - cold pressed extraction. A fresh citrus top note that soothes dry or irritated skin with a calming and uplifting effect on the mind.
Tocopherol - Vitamin E (natural) - acts as a powerful antioxidant and assists in keeping other ingredients fresh and active for longer.
Vetiver - Essential oil - vetiveria zizanioides - steam distillation method. A woody base note that rejuvenates and cools irritated skin and has a calming and restoring effect on the mind.
Virginian Cedarwood - Essential oil - juniperus virginiana - steam distillation method. A woody base note that tones and balances the skin and has a positive and grounding effect on the mind.
Water, purified - We use distilled water in our products to ensure purity and safety.
White Grapefruit - Essential oil - citrus paradisi - cold pressed extraction. A bright citrus top note that is gently cleansing and toning for the skin and uplifting and refreshing for the mind.
Wild Mint - Essential oil - Mentha Arvensis - steam distillation method. A fresh minty top note that cools and refreshes the skin and clears and calms the mind.
Witch hazel - hamamelis virginiana - a natural astringent that balances the natural oil production of the scalp - assisting a clear, clean scalp and strong new hair growth.