Natural Skin Care | The Ingredients for Natural Effective Holistic Skin Care and Effective Herbal Remedies
The Ingredients of Beauty and Health Products for Face and Body for all the family
Natural Organic Anti-Pollution Skincare are produced in compliance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) by Antique Apothecary BioPharmacy
100% Handmade, 100% Natural, 100% Vegetarian, Organic Skin care products and Herbal Tea Blends
Antique Apothecary BioPharmacy creates all-natural herbal remedies, including loose leaf herbal teas, herbal balms and oils, herbal tinctures (single or in combination) to help you maintain a healthy organism.
At Antique Apothecary’s laboratory every single product is produced with care, commitment and passion. To ensure our products are high-quality, effective and durable we monitor the entire production process, from the choice of top-quality raw materials and packaging through to the finished cosmetic product, according to a defined inspection plan, including microbiological tests.
OUR CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
ANTIQUE APOTHECARY BIOPHARMACY Organic Pure and Natural Skin Care are made with 100% Pure Natural Organic Certified Ingredients, without the use of chemicals, additives, perfumes or other harmful ingredients (such as parabens, SLS, phthalates, lanolin, etc.) making them one of the purest natural skincare available anywhere. Clear labelling and transparent INCI declaration of all the ingredients we use is on each product's leaflet.
Our priority is to purchase premium-quality, plant-based raw materials. Our ingredients are carefully selected and supplied from well-known herbal suppliers, in order to positively contribute to your health and to the health of your skin. We aim at sourcing ingredients only from reputable and well established suppliers, both in Europe and in the UK. Some of our suppliers trade in natural products since 1930 with impeccable reputation and credibility and share our love and dedication in satisfying the customers.
Moreover, we never test our products on animals.
We stock a wide selection of top-quality natural certified organic ingredients, including
- Dry organic medicinal herbs,
- Pure organic carrier oils,
- 100% therapeutic grade essential oils,
- Pure organic floral waters handcrafted in our laboratory,
- Infused oils made by ourselves with organic ingredients and maturated slowly by the sun,
- Herbal tinctures and whole plant extracts, patiently made by ourselves,
- Organic vegetable butters,
- Organic gums,
- Organic waxes
which we use to formulate our products.
More analytically, our Ingredients, with their INCI Name and Properties:
Beeswax (Cera alba): Derived from honeycomb and it is emollient, it nourishes, moisturises and softens the skin. We use the highest quality certified organic and unrefined beeswax for our products. Beeswax keeps the skin healthy and helps prevent early signs of ageing.
Almond wax (Prunus Amydgalus Dulcis): With a melting point of 60oC Almond wax is wonderful substitute for beeswax in our Vegan products, without over-heating the ingredients.
Floral waxes; Divinely scented, these natural floral waxes bring their emollient and protective power to our skin care natural products.
Dried Organic Medicinal Herbs
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa): Anti-cholesterol, anti-haemorrhagic, anti-anaemia, anti-coagulant, anti-diabetic.
Aniseed herb (Pimpinella anisum): Carminative, expectorant, antispasmodic, anti-parasitic, oestrogenic.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Adaptogen, anti-anxiety, anti-cholesterol, tranquilliser.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum): Antispasmodic, carminative, galactagogue, mild sedative, stomachic, antibacterial, vermifuge.
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa): Relaxing nerving, sedative, spasmolytic, vaso-dilater, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory.
Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus): Anti-hypothyroid, anti-obese, anti-rheumatic, blood tonic, adaptogen.
Blue flag root (Iris vescicolor): anti-inflammatory, astrigent, cholagogue, anti-emetic, anti-obesity, diuretic, laxative, stimulant.
Borage (Borago officinalis): Adrenal gland restorative, galactagogue, anti-depressive, refrigerant, assists assimilation of iron.
Catmint herb (Nepeta cataria): Crises of childhood, hyperactivity, colic, convulsions, early stage of fever, ear infection, sinuses.
Celery seeds (Apium graveolens): Anti-rheumatic, muscular pain, cystitis, bad breath.
Chamomile Roman (Anthemis nobilis): Antispasmodic, mild analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-emetic.
Chamomile German (Matricaria recutita): Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, mild anodyne, carminative.
Chickweed (Stellaria media): Alterative, demulcent, anti-itch, anti-rheumatic, cools, soothes and relieves irritation.
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale): Rapic healer of flesh and bones by its property to accelerate mitosis, astrigent, haemostatic.
Dandelion leaves (Taraxacum off.): Powerful diuretic, bitter tonic, pancreatic regulator, bile duct stimulant, detoxifying.
Devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens): Anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, analgesic, liver tonic, detoxifying, lymphatic.
Dill (Anethum graveolens L.): Carminative, stomachic, antispasmodic.
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea and Angustifolia): Antibiotic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, tonic, detoxifying, lymphatic.
Frankincense grains (Boswellia thurifera): Expectorant, carminative, diuretic, antiseptic, stimulant.
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba): Nutritive, circulatory stimulant, increases brain blood flow, peripheral stimulant, energy enhancer.
Ginseng siberian (Eleutherococcus senticosus): Anti-stress, adaptogen, vasodilator, hypoglycaemic, tonic, adrenal hormone stimulant.
Goldenseal root (Hydrastis canadensis): Alterative, choleretic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, detoxifier.
Gotu kola (Hydrocotyle asiatica): Adaptogen, detoxifying, blood tonic, relaxant.
Guaiacum Bark (Guaiacum officinalis): Anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, adaptogen, blood cleanser, diaphoretic.
Hawthorn tops and berries (Crataegus oxycanthoides): Heart restorative, coronary vasodilator, antispasmodic, anti-hypertensive, sedative.
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis): Expectorant, mild analgesic, diuretic, antispasmodic, external antiseptic.
Immortelle (Helichrysum italicum): It helps the body to eliminate toxins.
Ivy herb (Nepeta hederacea): Cathartic, diaphoretic, stimulant, antispasmodic, expectorant, febrifuge, amoebicidal.
Jasmine flowers (Jasminum officinale): Nerve relaxant, astringent, mild analgesic.
Juniper berries (Juniperus communis): Urinary antiseptic, diuretic, digestive, anti-diabetes, parasiticide (externally).
Kelp powder (Ascophyllum nodosum): Source of vitamins, minerals, metabolism regulator, free radicals remover.
Lavender flowers (Lavandula angustifolia): Anti-depressive, antispasmodic, antiseptic, anti-convulsing.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis): Antispasmodic, antidepressant, antihistamine, antiviral, anti-stress, nerve relaxant.
Lime flowers (Tilia officinalis): Antispasmodic, diaphoretic, diuretic, sedative, hypotensive, anti-coagulant, anxiolytic.
Liquorice root (Glycyrrihiza glabra): Anti-inflammatory, adrenal restorative, anti-stress, anti-ulcer, antiviral.
Marigold (Calendula officinalis): Immune stimulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-spasmodic, anti-histamine, antiseptic.
Milk thistle seeds (Silibum marianum): Cholagogue, antioxidant, liver and gall bladder protector, detoxifier, antiviral.
Mint (Mentha piperita): Digestive, carminative, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, enzyme activator, peripheral vasodilator, antiseptic.
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca): Antispasmodic, diaphoretic, laxative, nerve and heart sedative, hypotensive, cardio-tonic.
Myrrh grains (Commiphora molmol): Bacteriostatic, antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic.
Nettle (Urtica diotica): Blood tonic, hypoglycaemic, antiseptic, tonic astringent (external), vasodilator, re-mineraliser, splenic.
Olive leaves (Olea europea L.): Hypoglycaemic, hypotensive, diuretic, astringent, febrifuge, vasodilator, cholagogue.
Oregano wild (Origanum vulgare): Antiseptic, stomachic, antioxidant, antibacterial.
Passiflora (Passiflora incarnata): Hypnotic, vasodilator, antispasmodic, mild sedative and analgesic, strengthens heart's muscle.
Pau D’arco (Tabebuia heptaphylla): Antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, vermifuge.
Prickly ash bark (Zanthoxylum americanum): Circulation stimulant, alterative, tonic, diaphoretic, anti-malarial.
Rose petals (Rosa damascena): Anti-inflammatory, liver protector, anti-depressant, cardio-active, astringent, antiviral.
Rosehip bhds ans shells (Rosa canina): Anti- gall and kidney stone, diuretic, astringent, mild laxative.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): Antibacterial, anti-depressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, circulatory tonic.
Rue (Ruta graveolens): Antispasmodic, anti-tussive, ophthalmic, anti-hysteric, anti-epileptic, carminative.
Sage (Salvia officinalis): Astringent, antiseptic, carminative, circulatory stimulant, bactericidal, antibiotic, diaphoretic, digestive.
Sarsaparilla root (Smilax officinalis): Anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, anti-itch, blood tonic, metabolic stimulant.
Saint John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum): Alterative, astringent, antiviral, relaxing nervine, anti-depressant, cardio-tonic.
Self-Heal (Prunella vulgaris): Antibacterial, liver-restorative, anti-tumour, antioxidant.
Senna leaves (Cassia senna): Stimulant laxative, anti-tumour.
Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva): Soothing demulcent, nutrient, expectorant, emollient (topical).
Thyme wild (Thymus vulgaris): Antibacterial, antiviral, anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, antifungal, tonic, carminative, anti-oxidant.
Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis): Natural relaxant, antibiotic, sedative, hypotensive, spasmolytic.
White willow bark (Salix alba): Anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, mild painkiller, antipyretic.
Wild cherry bark (Prunus serotina): Astringent, mild sedative, digestant, antispasmodic.
Wood Betony (Betonica officinalis): General tonic, bitter, stomachic, mild sedative.
Yellow dock root (Rumex crispus): General alterative tonic, bitter, laxative, lymphatic, cholagogue.
Fresh Organic Medicinal Herbs, Shrubs and Trees growing in our Herbal Garden
Some of our medicinal plants are grown from seed or from cuttings and are free from chemicals in our greenhouses, including Warm Season Herbs (Feb–Sept) and Cool Season Herbs (Oct–Feb). So, some of our fresh herbs are seasonal plants and are not available at certain times of the year. Shrubby perennial herb plants, such as rosemary are normally available throughout the year, although there may be short periods between batches where stocks run out.
Aloe vera (Aloe vera barbadensis)
Basil sweet (Ocimum basilicum)
Basil Camphor (Ocimum kilimandscharicum)
Bay Tree (Laurus nobilis L)
Blue flag (Iris versicolour)
Cherry Tree (Prunus serotina)
Cretan Rock rose (Cistus creticus)
Daphne odora / Winter Daphne (Aureomarginata)
Dill (Anethum graveolens)
Dittany of Crete (Origanum dictamnus)
Echinacea Angustifolia and Purpurea
Geranium (Geranium graveolens)
Golden Seal (Hydrastis canadensis)
Jasmine plant (Jasminum officinale)
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)
Morello Tree (Prunus avium)
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Olive Tree (Olea europea)
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Quince Tree (Cydonia oblonga)
Quinine wild (Parthenium integrifolium)
Rose Geranium (Geranium pelargonium graveolens)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Sour Orange Tree (Citrus Aurantium Amara)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Pure Organic Floral Waters (Hydrosols)
99,9% Organic Aloe Vera Juice (Aloe barbadensis): Aloe Vera derived from the leaf and is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino-acids, enzymes, proteins and humectants. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and stimulates cell growth in damaged skin. Aloe Vera is a stem less plant growing to 60-100 cm tall. The leaves are thick and fleshy green and when cracked open release the natural Aloe Vera Juice. We grow our own Aloe vera plant, which we use in our products.
100% Geranium Pure Organic Floral Water (Pelargonium graveolens): A balancing act on the skin making it ideal for combination and teenage skin. Uses Geranium floral water has a balancing act on the hormones, this makes it ideal for use on skin which is affected by hormonal conditions. It will help to dry oily patches of the skin and encourage dry patches to improve normal oil secretion of the skin. Geranium is ideal for skin of all ages.
100% Organic Cucumber Extract (Cucumis sativus): Anti-inflammatory, refreshing, softening and strengthen the skin. Reduces puffiness.
100% Manuka honey Pure Organic Floral Water (Leptospermun scoperlum): Manuka Honey has traditionally been used for its anti ageing and healing properties for the body.
100 % Melissa officinalis Pure Organic Floral Water (Melissa officinalis): Melissa floral water is for dull sluggish skin which needs a kick start-in to life.
100 % Orange Blossom floral water (Citrus aurantium): Orange Blossom floral water helps to protect dry skin by encouraging the skins circulation Orange Blossom flower water is fresh and rich in fragrance with skin rejuvenating properties.
100% Peppermint Pure Organic Floral Water (Mentha piperita): Peppermint water is cooling, antiseptic and useful on burns and sunburn.
100% Bulgarian Rose Water (Rosa damascena): Bulgarian Rose Water is soothing, stimulates the regeneration of the skin, rehydrating, refreshing and naturally fragrant. Chemical and alcohol free for natural skin care.
100% Tea tree Pure Organic Floral Water (Melaleuca alternifolia): A very useful floral water to help with problem skins, especially useful on teenage boys skin, where the anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties help to regulate the skins tone and help kill any bacteria in the pores without clogging the skin.
100% Witch Hazel Pure Organic Floral Water (Hamamelis virginia): A strong anti-oxidant and astringent useful for skin healing and treatment to help with problems from acne to sunburn.
100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
General Guidelines for Essential Oils Use
Read and follow all label cautions and warnings;
Essential oils are for external use only (keep essential oils out of eyes, ears, nose, mouth) and must be used dilute with a carrier oil first; do not use if redness or irritation occurs;
Keep out of reach of children and pets;
Do not use on babies, children or pets;
Keep away from flame, heat and ignition sources, because essential oils are flammable
If you have sensitive skin, epilepsy, heart or kidney problems or any serious medical condition, do not use essential oils unless advised by a medical professional that it is safe.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Anxiety, depression, nervous tension, clears the mind, migraine, rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, catarrh, sinusitis, whooping cough, flu, emphysema, acne, wasp stings, mosquito bites, nausea, dyspepsia.
Bay (Pimenta racemosa) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Muscular aches and pains, neuralgia, poor circulation, sprains and strains.
Benzoin (Styrax benzion) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Smoothing, moisturising, calming and comforting great for dry. Benzoin is extracted from a large tropical tree up to 20m high when the tree is cut it exudes the balsamic resin, which hardens upon exposure to the air. Excellent for respiratory problems, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, to sooth the nervous systems, cracked and chapped skin, arthritis, gout, rheumatism.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Anxiety, depression and stress, mouth infections, sore throat, tonsillitis, acne, cold sores, spots, boils, eczema, psoriasis, oily skin, loss of appetite.
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Well known for muscle treatments, poor circulation, arthritis and rheumatism, sprains, stiffness. It is used as rubefacient (a substance that causes the skin to become red, especially a cream or ointment used as a counter-irritant, which is a skin cream that produces an irritation to reduce underlying tissue inflammation). Derived from peppercorns, stimulates circulation and it is useful for massage.
Caraway (Carvun carvi) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: It is an effective tissue re-generator and may be used for fighting oily skin,itchy skin, boils, cleaning infected wounds and dispersing bruises, to clear acne and scalp problems.
Carrot Seed (Daucus carrota) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: is used in many skin care formulas for dry, mature, or wrinkled skin. Some believe that it will remove wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin by removing toxins. Mature skin, wrinkles, psoriasis, rashes, skin irritation.
Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Excellent for skin care - allergies, eczema, insect bites, wounds. Muscular pain, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains and burns. Headaches, insomnia, migraine, stress - well known for calming effect on nervous system.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: useful in case of warts, wasp stings, circulation, rheumatism, colic, digestion, spasms, coughs, colds, flu.
Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: flu, hair oil, headaches, insect repellent, migraine, minor infections, neuralgia and oily skin.
Clove (Syzyzium aromaticum) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: is used for acne, arthritis, asthma, athlete’s foot, bronchitis, bruises, burns, chest infections, colds, colic, cuts, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, flu, insect repellent (mosquito), toothache, ulcers.
Cypress(Cypressus sempervirens) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Haemorrhoids, oily skin, excessive perspiration, insect repellent, pyorrhoea (bleeding gums), varicose veins, wounds, muscles and joints, cellulite, muscular cramp, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, spasmodic coughing. Menopause, irregular periods, nervous tension and stress related conditions.
Coriander (Coriandum sativum) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Arthritis, rheumatism, spasm, stiffness, cellulite, gout, oily skin, piles, poor circulation.
Elemi (Canarium commune) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Aged skin, infected cats and wounds, inflammations, wrinkles.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Burns, blisters, cuts, herpes, insect bites, insect repellent, lice, skin infections, wounds. Muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains. Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, throat infections. Powerful antiseptic and healing agent. Can relieve fever and skin irritations. Head-clearing, uplifting, refreshing.
Fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Bruises, dull, oily, mature complexions, pyorrhoea, cellulite, obesity, oedema, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis.
Frankincense (Boswelia carterii) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Blemishes, dry and mature complexions, scars, wounds, wrinkles. Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, laryngitis.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, congested skin, dermatitis, eczema, haemorrhoids, burns, bruises, cellulite, oedema.
Grapefruit Peel (Citrus grandis) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Grapefruit Peel essential oil is used for Acne, cellulite, chills, colds, congested and oily skin, depression, flu, gall bladder, hangovers, headaches, herpes, hot flashes, menopause, menstrual problems, muscle fatigue, nervous exhaustion, obesity, PMS, promotes hair growth, stiffness, tones the skin and tissues, and water retention.
Helichrysum Absolute (Helichrysum angustifolium italicum) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: is used for acne, allergic conditions, asthma, bronchitis, bruising, burns, colds, cough, dermatitis, eczema, fever, liver congestion, muscular aches and pains, nervous exhaustion, rheumatism, spleen congestion, sprains, sunburn, wounds.
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Hyssop essential oil is used for anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, bruises, catarrh, colds, colic, cough, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, stress related conditions and wounds.
Jasmine (Jasminus officinale) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Antidepressant, analgesic and reputed aphrodisiac. Often used to treat problems with the nervous system such as anxiety and stress. Jasmine oil is also regarded as a good skin tonic for dry, greasy, irritated, sensitive skin. Used as a tonic for the female body and particularly the reproductive system.
Juniper (Juniperus communis) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Skin tonic, acne, dermatitis, eczema, haemorrhoids, wounds. Accumulation of toxins, cellulitis, gout, obesity, rheumatism. Colds, flu, infections. Anxiety, nervous tension and stress related conditions.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It is used to treat various skin disorders, such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, dermatitis, allergic conditions, athlete’s foot, boils, sores, spots and other inflammations. It heals wounds, cuts, burns, insect bites and stings and sunburns rapidly, as it aids in the formation of scar tissues. Lavender oil is added to chamomile to treat eczema.
Lemon (Citrus limonum medicum) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, anaemia, brittle nails, boils, chilblains, corns, cuts, greasy skin, herpes, insect bites, mouth ulcers, spots, varicose veins, warts. Arthritis, cellulitis, high blood pressure, nosebleeds, obesity, rheumatism, poor circulation. Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, throat infections. Colds, flu, fever and infections.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, nervous tension, shock, vertigo. Allergies, wasp and bee stings, herpes; believed to enhance the body's nature ability to fight infection.
Litsea (Litsea cubeba) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, dermatitis, excessive perspiration, greasy skin, insect repellent, spots.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, athlete's foot, muscular pain.
Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Acne, congested and oily skin, scars, spots, stretch marks, toner, Fluid retention, obesity, breaks down fat, balances metabolic rate, Digestive problems, dyspepsia, hiccoughs, intestinal problems, Insomnia, anxiety, nervous tension, restlessness.
Mastic gum (Pistacia lentiscus) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, balsamic, expectorant and diuretic. A warming oil, it is used to treat arthritis and bronchitis. It is a wonderful pain reliever.
Myrrh (Commiphora mol mol) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Athletes foot, bedsores, chapped and cracked skin, eczema, gangrene, herpes, ringworm, ulcers, wounds, wrinkles. Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, gum infections, gingivitis, mouth ulcers, sore throat, voice loss. Diarrhoea, dyspepsia, flatulence, haemorrhoids, loss of appetite. Thrush, pruritis. Colds. Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antifungal. Used to treat wounds and for digestive problems.
Neroli (Citrus aurantium) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Named after a 16th century princess in Italy’s Nerola, who wore it as perfume. It helps mature and sensitive skin, wrinkles, stress related conditions.
Niaouli (Malaleuca verdiflora) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, boils, burns, cuts, insect bites, oily skin, spots, ulcers, wounds, Muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism. Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, sore throat, whooping cough. Cystitis, urinary infections, fibroid, Colds, flu, fever.
Nutmeg (Myristica frangrans) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Gout, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism, indigestion, nausea, sluggish digestion, Frigidity, impotence, neuralgia, nervous fatigue.
Palmarossa (Cymbopogon sativum) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, dermatitis, minor skin infections, scars, sores, wrinkles. Bronchitis, rhinitis, sinusitis. Anorexia,enteritis, cystitis, Good for skin tone. Excellent for soothing nervous tension. Aphrodisiac qualities - deeply relaxing and enticing.
Patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Tissue re-generator. Acne, athlete’s foot, chapped and cracked skin, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema (weeping), fungal infections, hair care, impetigo, insect repellent, sores, oily hair and skin, open pores, wounds, wrinkles.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, dermatitis, ringworm, scabies, toothache, Neuralgia, muscular pain, palpitations.
Pine (Pinus sylvestris) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Cuts, lice, excessive perspiration, scabies, sores. Arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism., Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, sore throat. Cystitis, urinary infections, Colds, flu. Fatigue, nervous exhaustion and stress related conditions, neuralgia, Good antiseptic, e.g. minor burns and cracked skin. Calming action. Aphrodisiac.
Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Muscular aches and pains, Bronchitis, colds, fever, flu, glandular fever, whooping cough, Chicken pox, measles, herpes.
Rose Geranium (Pelargonium roseum) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Stress and neuralgia, Sore throat, tonsillitis, Acne, burns, bruises, cuts, eczema, dermatitis, haemorrhoids, lice, ringworm, ulcers, PMT, menopausal problems, cellulitis, breast engorgement, oedema and poor circulation.
Rose Otto (Rosa damascena - Bulgarian) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Broken capillaries, conjunctivitis (rose water), dry skin, eczema, herpes, mature and sensitive complexions, wrinkles. Palpitations, poor circulation. Asthma, coughs, hay fever, liver congestion, nausea, Irregular menstruation, uterine disorders. Depression, impotence, insomnia, frigidity, pmt, headache, nervous tension and stress related conditions.
Rosemary (Rosmarinum officinalis) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Rosemary essential oil is used for acne, arouses memory, asthma, bronchitis, colds, colitis, dandruff, dermatitis, dysmenorrhoea, dyspepsia, eczema, poor circulation, flatulence, flu, gout, greasy hair, hangovers, headache, hypo-tension, jaundice, leucorrhoea, mental fatigue, muscle pain and spasms, neuralgia, palpitations, rheumatism, scabies, varicose veins and whooping cough.
Rosewood (Aniba Rosaeodora) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Rosewood is a small evergreen tree, now endangered, useful in acne, dermatitis, wrinkles, scars, general skin care.
Sandalwood (Australian) 100% Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Essential Oil: Relaxing, soothing and harmonising. It is recommended in acne, dry, cracked and chapped skin, shaving rash.
Tagetes (Tagetes minuta) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Coughs, catarrh, chest infections, Athlete’s foot, bunions, calluses, corns, ear infections, fungal infections.
Tangerine (Citrus reticolata) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, congested and oily skin, scars, skin disorders, stretch marks.
Tea Tree (Melaeuca Alternfolia) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Strong antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, fungicide properties. Used for athlete’s foot, boils, herpes, ulcers, psoriasis, warts, bites, burns, cold sores, spots, sweaty feet, wounds, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, whooping-cough, candida, thrush.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Insomnia, migraine, nervous indigestion, restlessness.
Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Acne, cuts, oily skin, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, stress, tension, depression, insomnia. It is a deeply relaxing oil.
Violet (Violet leaf absolute) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: The scent may comfort and strengthen the heart. Very useful in acne, eczema, wounds, mouth and throat infections.
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, analgesic, disinfectant, anticoagulant, vasodilator and stimulant (bones).
Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata) 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil: The tropical Ylang Ylang tree has beautiful yellow flowers and the perfume is so strong that it is known as the flower of flowers. Anti-depressant. Euphoric qualities. Has a balancing effect on blood pressure and distressed breathing patterns.
Pure Organic Carrier Oils
We use certified organic, cold pressed plant carrier oils as a base of our products. They soften, smooth and help repair damaged skin.
Olive Oil (Olea europaea): Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil is an excellent moisturiser for the skin. Olive oil is a good oil for post sun exposure and it is anti-inflammatory and very good for dry skin. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, proteins and minerals, Moisturising, Softening, Stimulates, Heals, Tone and Firms the skin.
Sweet Almond Carrier Oil (Prunus amygdalus dulcis): Derived from almonds; excellent emollient; smoothes, softens and protects skin and hair; helps the skin to balance water loss and absorption of moisture. Sweet Almond is especially suited to dry, sensitive and irritated skin. It is softening, revitalising and nourishing to the skin. It is also anti-inflammatory, anti-itching and barrier repair support. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Vitamin E (anti-oxidant), Rich in protein, linoleic acid, minerals.
Apricot Carrier Oil (Prunus armeniaca kernel oil): It has softening, moisturising, anti-inflammatory, anti-itching and barrier repair support properties.
Argan Carrier Oil (Argania spinosa): Argan’s anti-ageing properties, due to high levels of Vitamin E and saponins (which soften the skin) are well documented. It helps to reduce wrinkles by restoring the skin’s water lipid layer and it also cools and soothes inflammation. Its ant-oxidant properties contribute to the neutralisation of free radicals, particularly useful in the polluted Western hemisphere. It helps cool skin that has been exposed to wind and the sun and also protects it in cold weather.
Arnica Massage Oil: A rich massage oil which utilises Arnica montana as the active ingredient and is built upon a building block of exceptional quality Cold Pressed oils, High in Omega, Minerals, Vitamin contents as well as Natural Anti-oxidants with enhancing Neroli and Petitgrain to revive the skins surface.
Borage Seed Carrier Oil (Borago officinalis): The beautiful star-shaped purple flower has given rise to the other name by which this product is known: ‘Starflower oil’. The oil is rich in Essential Fatty Acids and in particular it is well-known as being the richest commercial plant source of GLA (which helps with skin barrier repair, faster than linoleic acid), an Omega 6 Fatty Acid which is a key ‘building brick’ in production of the body’s regulatory hormones; it has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of dry/damaged skin tissue, as it increases skin hydration and flexibility. It contains Vitamin A Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B6 Vitamin D Vitamin E, High in GLA and Omega-6 fatty acids. Borage oil reduces redness at 20%, reduces itching and inflammation and may reduce skin ageing, by increasing the regeneration of skin cells and thickening of the skin.
Calendula Carrier Oil (Calendula silvestre): Calendula oil is renowned for its calming and soothing properties on the skin and helps to fight excess oil. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6 Vitamin E (small amount), Salicylic Acid. It is effective at reducing inflammation, it offers anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties and can help speed-wound healing. It is also astringent, so it is a light and dry feeling oil.
Camellia Seed Oil (White tea) (Camellia sinensis): 20 times more powerful than Vitamin E, Camellia seed oil has excellent skin and hair conditioning properties and presents skin restructuring and moisturising virtues. Camellia seed oil contains vitamins A, B and E as well as phosphorus, calcium, iron, manganese and magnesium. It is a super anti-oxidant that prevents DNA damage. It increases the SPF of a sunscreen product and protect against UV damage. It is an astringent, so it is a light and dry feeling oil. It has anti-biotic properties and may help with UV related skin damage. Camellia oil is a very high oleic oil, so it can replace the olive oil for a lighter/drier feeling.
Carrot tissue Carrier Oil (Daucus carota): It is full with anti-oxidants and photo-protective properties and also fights free radicals.
Coconut Carrier Oil (Caprylic / capric triglyceride): Coconut helps the skin naturally controls its oil secretions, without blocking pores. Coconut oil contains anti-oxidants, such as pro-vitamin A, meaning they can be converted into Vitamin A, if the body needs it; it also contains Vitamins B and E as well as phosphorus, calcium, iron, manganese and magnesium. It has great anti-oxidising, softening, moisturising, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-itching properties. It helps with weather and light damaged skin and it is able to penetrate hair strands.
Evening Primrose Carrier Oil (Oenothera biennis): Moisturising and Rejuvenating. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E (small amount), salicylic Acid. It is a light dry oil that helps with skin barrier repair, faster that linoleic acid. It reduces skin redness and increases skin hydration and flexibility and it has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-itching properties (20% more effective for atopic dermatitis).
Grapeseed Carrier Oil (Vitis vinifera): Due to Grapeseed Oils high linoleic acid value (greater than most other carrier oils), the oil is highly moisturising and light. It has anti-oxidants, anti-itching and anti-inflammatory properties.
Hemp seed Oil (Cannabis sativa seed oil): This oil increases skin barrier repair, it is anti-itching, offers moisturising benefits and photo-protective qualities and also soothes UVB damaged skin.
Hazelnut Oil (Corylus avellana seed oil): It is an oil with high levels of Vitamin E and it is a good moisturiser with softening, anti-inflammatory, anti-itching, antioxidant and anti-dry skin properties.
Inca-Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis seed oil): It helps to restore moisture balance, therefore can be used to relieve itchy, irritated, scaly, dry skin.
Jojoba Carrier Oil (Simmondsia chinensis): Nourishes, softens, moisturises and soothes very dry skin; it contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Myristic Acid, Plant Wax (mimics skins collagen). It has astringent and anti-oxidant properties. Jojoba oil is able to penetrate skin through the hair follicles without blocking them, by forming a non-occlusive layer on our skin and hair strands.
Macadamia Nut Oil (Macadamia ternifolia seed oil): It has anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties and helps in scratches, burns and wounds and offers help to chapped or weather damaged skin, by increasing cells regeneration.
Neem pure Carrier Oil (Melia azadiracta): is used for regeneration of dry and sensitive skin and also for dry hair. It is a good choice for treating wounds. It has traditionally been used as an insect repellent. It is useful in antifungal as well as healing nail oil blends. It helps to stop the nails from splitting. Very effective in antiseptic foot care products.
Pomegranate Carrier Oil (Punica granatum seed oil): is extremely nutritious and rich, with regenerative properties.
Rapeseed Carrier Oil (Brassica Campestris): has emollient and potential antioxidant properties for skin and is a rich source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid.
Rosehip Carrier oil (Rosa rubignosa): Rosehip seed oil contains Vitamin A that helps to delay the effects of skin ageing, assists with cell regeneration and promotes collagen and elastine levels to increase. Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E. Vitamin E promotes healthy skin and provides anti-oxidant effects. It is an astringent and non-greasy oil, with anti-oxidant and photo-protective qualities. It can help with UV damaged skin, fine lines, wrinkles and skin barrier repair.
St John’s Wort Oil (Hypericum perforatum): St John’s Wort is suitable for all skin types and has a natural ability to reduce skin tension aiding a smooth and young-looking complexion. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, linoleic acid, minerals.
Sesame Carrier Oil (Sesamum indicum): Sesame oil, suitable for all skin types, contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D and is rich in protein, linoleic acid and minerals. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-itching properties and may help acne as it helps modulate sebum production. It is high in Vitamin E.
Tamanu Carrier Oil (Callophyllum inophyllum): A soft, smooth oil, which gives a shine and glow to the skin. 100kg of tamanu fruit, from which the kernels are removed, produce 5kg of cold pressed tamanu oil.
Walnut Carrier Oil (Juglans Regia): Walnut Carrier Oil is rich in Omega 3 essential fatty acids. Ideal for body massage and to regenerate mature, dry, damaged skin.
Wheatgerm Carrier Oil (Triticum vulgare): It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, proteins and minerals, with excellent emollient properties. It supports weather and UVB damaged skin, as it helps in cell regeneration. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-itching and anti-oxidant properties.
Vitamin A (Retinyl palmitate): Works by normalising skin functions, so it corrects all skin conditions.
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide): Increases production of ceramides and fatty acids, two key components of skin's outer protective barrier and also inhibits the transfer of pigment to skin cells, minimising dark spots.
Vitamin B5 (Pantotenic acid): Vitamin B5 acts as a skin moisturiser, helping to keep skin soft, smooth and healthy. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory by stimulating skin's healing processes. It is deeply hydrating and it even helps to keep skin moist by absorbing moisture from the air.
Vitamin C - 100% Ascorbic Acid Pharmaceutical Grade: Vitamin C, 100% L-Ascorbic Acid, a potent, naturally occurring antioxidant is an important constituent of skin. It plays a pivotal role in the prevention of dry skin and wrinkles, collagen synthesis and skin regeneration. Ascorbate is found in all layers of the skin, but is more concentrated in the epidermis than the dermis. However, it is readily depleted by about two-thirds in cutaneous tissue stores with exposure to UV light. Topical application of Vitamin C has been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Caused by mechanisms supporting collagen production, this leads to improving the appearance of the skin. It has further been proven to reduce the severity of sunburns and age spots.
Vitamin E - D-Tocopheryl Acetate: Vitamin E is an important vitamin required for the proper function of many organs in the body. It is also an antioxidant; this means it helps to slow down processes that damage cells and keeps the skin from ageing.
Organic Vegetable Butters
Kukui Nut Butter (Aleurites moluccans): Kukui nut is an amazing moisturiser which has the effect of leaving the skin super silky smooth and gives immediate relief to really dry skin as it is quickly absorbed into the skin… even really rough skin suddenly feels hydrated and renewed. Kukui nut contains lots of Vitamin A, C and E so is naturally anti-oxidant rich. Kukui nut is especially suitable for sensitive skin as the natural ingredient helps the skin revive without chemicals.
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii): Derived from the karite fruit on the African mangifolia tree. It heals, soothes, protects and adds shine to hair. It contains Vitamins A, E and F. These are particularly helpful for damaged skin either by sun or general pollution. Shea Butter is an excellent emollient, emulsifier, protects against drying, accelerates superficial wounds' and irritations' healing.
Cocoa Butter (Theobroma oil) is a pale-yellow, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean. It is used to make chocolate, as well as some ointments, toiletries and pharmaceuticals. Cocoa butter has a cocoa flavour and aroma. Cocoa butter is one of the most stable fats known, a quality that coupled with natural antioxidants, velvety texture, pleasant fragrance and emollient and moisturising properties have made it a popular ingredient in skin care products.
Herbal Tinctures are hydro-alcoholic extracts, in a concentrated liquid form, made by extracting plant's beneficial properties in a menstrum of water and alcohol, by soaking an herb for several weeks in water and alcohol. Combination tinctures are made using multiple herbs mixed together for synergistic effect.
Herbal tinctures in alcohol solution are very active due to the high concentration of pharmaceutical ingredients. Therefore, it should not be used by children under 12 years of age and during pregnancy and lactation.
The time that the herb remains in the alcohol solution, which acts as a solvent, releases its active ingredients to which its medicinal properties are due. The tinctures retain all the active ingredients of the herb, they are very simple to take and absolutely natural, as they contain no chemicals and preservatives and are efficiently absorbed by the body.
Herbal Tincture is part of the unique Herb Dietary Supplements by Antique Apothecary's Pharmacy that meet our high-quality standards, with Pure and Natural Ingredients that support the body's natural functions. We use alcohol menstrum to extract constituents like alcaloids, glycosides, pigments, bitters. Effective and easy to use herbal remedies to support your natural health and to combat common ailments.
Note: A particular herb is hepatotoxic in amounts greater than 12 grams a day. For example, 5ml of a 1:1 tincture 3 times a day gives 15 grams per day, which may be toxic. For this reason do not exceed the recommended dose.
The pure alcohol 96o we use to create our tinctures is obtained from the distillation of sugar.
Herbal Ingredients for Plant-Based Tinctures by Antique Apothecary's BioPharmacy
Ginkgo leaves (Ginkgo biloba) used to enhance brain health and to prevent age-related macular degeneration, Alzheimer disease, anxiety and insomnia (take it 1 hour before bed), fatigue, high blood pressure, glaucoma, peripheral artery disease, multiple sclerosis, memory problems, promote recovery from stroke. It contributes to the better supply of oxygen to the brain, which is very important as it enhances mental functions, such as memory and concentration. It is often used for memory disorders, including memory loss, headache, ringing in the ears, vertigo, difficulty concentrating, mood disturbances and hearing disorders. It also acts against depression and senile dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Recent studies have suggested that Ginkgo biloba may have a beneficial effect against dementia, if administered at an early stage. It also prevents the development of thrombosis, while lowering blood cholesterol levels.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) leaf extract is traditionally used in treating neurological disorders; it has also been identified as a memory-enhancing herb. Lemon balm Herbal Tincture is an antibacterial (against myco-bacterium phlei and streptococcus haemolytica), antiviral (topical application), anti-stress, antidepressant, febrifuge (feverishness in children), mild tranquilliser herbal food supplement, used to enhance brain health -strengthening the brain in its resistance to shock and stress- and to prevent age-related macular degeneration, Alzheimer disease, anxiety and insomnia (take it 1 hour before bed), fatigue, high blood pressure, shingles, peripheral artery disease, multiple sclerosis, memory problems, promote recovery from stroke.
Wild Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) Herbal Tincture is an herbal food supplement, an excellent anti-bacterial and a natural herbal remedy used for treating chest and respiratory problems, such as colds, coughs and sore throat. It is effective against bacterial, fungal and viral infections. It stimulates the nervous system, eases menstrual cramps, helps improve eyesight, control blood pressure, prevent cardio-vascular disorders. It treats successfully acne, promotes hair growth and keeps bones healthy.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) reduces age-related memory loss. Rosemary Herbal Tincture is an herbal food supplement used for its anti-inflammatory and refreshing properties. It is an anti-oxidant that improves digestion, enhances memory and concentration and prevents brain ageing, as it offers neurological protection and protection against macular degeneration.
Mountain tea (Malotira / Sideritis syriaca) leaf extract a wonderful unique Cretan herb collected from the White Mountains of western Crete, at altitude 1,500 metres or more and there is nowhere else in the world; Maletira stimulate cardiac function, reduce stress, facilitates diuresis and protect against colds; It acts as an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, bacteriostatic, antioxidant, perspirant, tonic, anti-irritant and anti-anaemic.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root extract a nervine tonic with neuro-protective and antioxidant qualities that rejuvenates the cells, boosts energy and increases longevity, by preventing free radicals from damaging brain cells. Avoid the use in pregnancy and lactation. Ashwagandha should be avoided if you have a thyroid condition or take thyroid hormone medications. Avoid using ashwagandha in auto-immune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or other auto-immune conditions. Don't use ashwagandha if you have a stomach ulcer. Ashwagandha should be used cautiously if you have low blood pressure or take medications for your blood pressure. Ashwagandha might lower blood sugar levels and this could interfere with medications used for diabetes and cause blood sugar levels to go to low. So, if you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar closely.
Sage (Salvia officinalis) leaf extract rich in anti-oxidants that protect the brain from oxidative damage.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) gum extract
Anti-inflammatory: for mild inflammations of the mouth and throat due to myrrh’s tannin content. It is also good at healing skin conditions like eczema and wounds, especially chronic wounds, as it has excellent bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effects.
Antimicrobial: Myrrh stimulates the production of white blood cells, making it a possible treatment of conditions where an antimicrobial agent is needed.
Antiseptic: Externally it is healing to the skin and an antiseptic for wounds and abrasions.
Antispasmodic: Myrrh is used as a treatment for abdominal and intestinal pain.
Expectorant: The steam inhalation can reduce excessive mucus, which is suitable for the treatment of chest infections, nose and throat catarrh, chronic bronchitis, colds and sore throats.
Mucosal stimulant: It has long been a treatment for colds.
Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata) flower extract: Dietary supplement that relieves insomnia and anxiety, pain, heart rhythm problems, menopausal symptoms and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. No in pregnancy, liver disease and with anti-depressant drugs.
Yellow dock (Rumex Crispus) root extract: Since the time of Hippocrates it was used to aid digestion, poor absorption of nutrients, liver health and as tonic herb. It has blood cleansing properties and ability to generally invigorate the body. Overconsumption of Yellow dock can cause nausea, diarrhoea and stomach cramps. Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Blue flag (Iris versicolor) root extract: Liver tonic and stimulant, clearing bile ducts and restoring the flow of normal bile. Excellent aid for purifying the blood as it passes through the liver, which in turn can help improve the function of the spleen and the lymphatic glands, helping to clear toxins from the body. Anti-inflammatory, alteratic, cathartic, diuretic, stimulant, vermifuge, promotes movement of sluggish body fluids including saliva, lymph, bile, and digestive secretions. As iridin is potentially irritating to mucous membranes, Iris preparations are usually used in small dosages and often mixed with other plants to prevent oral or digestive irritation. Don't use it if you are pregnant or breast-feeding and with stomach or intestinal problems, such as infections, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
Wild rose (Rosa canina) flower extract: Taking rose hip by mouth can reduce pain and stiffness and improve function in people with osteoarthritis. It might reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. It improves some symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis, boosts the immune system and helpful in common cold and infections. Use rose hip with caution if you have iron-related disorders, such as hemochromatosis, thalassemia or anemia, as the vitamin C in rose hip can increase iron absorption, which could make your condition worse.
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) root extract: Anti-microbial, anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory and astringent. Tonic for the mucous membranes of the body, Goldenseal cleanses and promotes healthy glandular functions by increasing bile flow and digestive enzymes, therefore, regulating healthy liver and spleen functions. It is a great remedy for colds, and flu, taken at the first signs of respiratory problems, Goldenseal can help to prevent further symptoms from developing. It has also been used to help reduce fevers, and relive congestion and excess mucous.
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea and angustifolia) leaf extract works by stimulating the immune system and at the same time, it has an anti-inflammatory effect inside the body. Echinacea is also used to give the immune system an extra boost.
Precautions and Contraindications
Healing Herbal Tinctures are highly effective medicinal products and should be avoided in children under the age of 12 years, during pregnancy and lactation. People taking medications and with epilepsy should not take some herbal tinctures. Ask your doctor before taking any tincture
Shake well before use. Store in cool and dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Whole Plant Extracts
We produce most of the whole plant and flower extracts that we use in our natural skin care products, using vegetable glycerine and structured water.
Our Natural Plant and Flower Extracts transform our powerful and effective skin care products in amazing Beauty Treatments with antioxidant properties, for Facial Rejuvenation, Youthful Suppleness and Total Wellness.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root extract: It has anti-ageing and antioxidant properties and helps moisturise, calm and protect the skin from environmental stress help cleanse dirt and impurities, which can help prevent clogged pores.
Borage (Borago officinalis): Anti-inflammatory, effectively repair severely dry skin, smoothing, softening, healing properties.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) flowers extract: It provides antioxidant protection to the skin, reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, age spots and even the visibility of scars.
Cucumber Extract (Cucumis sativa): Fresh, whole organic cucumbers are extracted. This unique extraction process is qualified by the Soil Association and it results in a sparkling, clear extract, which is not as sticky as purely glycerine extracts. It is sterilised by filtration so no preservative is necessary to keep the extract. The extract has a nice, subtle cucumber smell.
Dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus) extract: Fights signs of ageing, Treats acne, Soothes sunburned skin, Promotes healthy skin, Moisturises dry skin
Ginkgo biloba leaf extract: It is powerful antioxidant that protects skin from the harmful effects of free radicals that accelerate ageing. It helps preserve the healthy, firm and supple condition of the skin.
Goji berry (Lycium barbarum) fruit extract: Rich in vitamin C and vitamin E, it is an excellent antioxidant, which helps rejuvenate skin and mitigate the ageing process and its impact on the skin.
Grapeseed Extract (Vitis vinifera): Grapeseed extract is made from the ground seeds of red wine grapes. For thousands of years, grapes have been cultivated as both a food and a traditional remedy. Grapeseed extract contains antioxidants that protect cells from damage and may help prevent many diseases. Grapeseed extract is considered to be one of the most effective natural skin care ingredients available. It provides a broad spectrum of benefits to human skin and to the internal systems as well. Grapeseed extract has been carefully studied by biochemists and physicians to confirm these assertions and, in fact, the more it is the studied, the more benefits are discovered. Grapeseed extract is now accepted as a compound which protects, heals and beautifies skin.
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) extract: It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal and immune-boosting properties. Thanks to its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, goldenseal may be effective against acne, eczema, dry skin and psoriasis.
Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) leaf extract: Anti-Ageing, soothing, skin restructuring.
Green tea Camellia sinensis) leaf extract: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, astringent.
Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) flower extract: It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial properties and is used in skin irritations, as it is a great anti-inflammatory and antibacterial skin aid.
Hibiscus (Rosa sinensis) flower extract: Antioxidant, astringent, inhibit elastine degradation.
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) leaf extract: Antioxidant, anti-ageing, antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory.
Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) root extract: It is powerful antioxidant with anti-ageing and skin-soothing properties that combats hyperpigmentation and helps diminish the appearance of dark under-eye circles.
Nettles Extract (Urtica diotica) leaf extract: Anti-Allergenic, it contains mineral salts, flavonoids, gallic acid.
Oats (Avena sativa) extract: It has healing, moisturising and anti-oxidant properties and helps protect the skin against environmental pollution, UV rays and chemicals. Oat helps reduce itching and inflammation and can be used to calm eczema and heal psoriasis. It is also effective in soothing sunburn.
Passion fruit (Passiflora incarnata) fruit extract: It is rich in vitamin A (for healthy skin, cell growth and reproduction) vitamin C (powerful antioxidant that provides protection against free radical damage, preventing premature ageing and keeping immune system strong) and other nutrients vital to skin health.
Pomegranate seeds extract (Punica granatum): Nourishes, protects and rejuvenate the skin.
Prune (Prunus domestica) seeds extract: Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory it is rich in selenium, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and other phytonutrients make prunes protect various organs of the body from oxidative stress.
Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum) extract: Rich in antioxidants, such as Vitamins C, B and E, it has age-defying properties, as it can protect skin against sun damage, wrinkles, acne, inflammation and redness, through boosting collagen production and strengthening skin
Royal orchid (Orchis mascula) extract: The Royal Orchid is the flower of the dynamic woman and its richness in antioxidants and nutrients makes it ideal for hydrating and regenerating mature skin.
Saffron (Crocus sativus) flower extract: It is a super powerful antioxidant for all ages and for all types of skin. It protects skin against pollution; it increases skin's brightness, donating glowing skin; it reduces lines and wrinkles, by lifting, firming and hydrating skin's tone and texture; it boosts skin's defences.
Sage (Salvia sclarea) whole plant extract: It helps and purify skin, especially dry and irritated skin.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) whole plant extract: It protects the skin from harmful bacteria and fungal infections; it heals sores, wounds, cuts and scars; it relieves burns and generally it promotes naturally healthy skin.
White willow (Salix alba) bark extract: It has astringent, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties and it helps to fight acne naturally. It also helps to exfoliate the skin, donating fresh, bright and radiant skin.
Wild cherry (Prunus serotina) bark extract: It has astrigent properties and helps soothe skin problems, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and rashes.
Frankincense grains gum can be used to encourage healthy skin and digestion as well as treat arthritis and wounds.
Mastic gum from Chios, Greece: Has soothing properties and is used in toothpaste and lotions.
Myrrh gum grains has been used for centuries to assist physical healing and encourage feelings of happiness, strength and confidence. Myrrh has also been known to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce pain and swelling in those suffering from arthritis.
Xanthan gum (food grade) is a plant-based thickening and stabilizing fermented product. Technically speaking, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide, with a number of powerful properties, such as it works as an emulsifier, encouraging liquids that normally don't like one another to mix together; it works as thickener, increasing the viscosity of liquids and batters and it can create a creamy texture. In the world of gluten-free baking, xanthan gum plays the crucial role of imitating gluten, which gives the dough elasticity and viscosity. Those properties help to hold a cookie together while it bakes on a sheet in the oven and they enable cakes and breads to rise and take shape. Xanthan gum helps replicate these properties in recipes that do not contain gluten. Xanthan gum is used in ice creams as well to prevent the formation of ice crystals and keep the product “smooth”. Xanthan Gum was “discovered” in the1960′s and in 1968 it was approved for use as a food additive in the US and Europe.
Dead Sea Salt (Coarse grade): Contains the highest mineral content (potassium, calcium and magnesium) making it uniquely gentle for bathing purposes and ideal for therapeutic-grade bath salts.
Epsom Salt: Rich in magnesium, Epsom salt makes a wonderful bath salt, as it is known to reduce swelling and remove toxins from the body. It dissolves easily and is perfect for soothing sore muscles, relaxing soaks and calming foot baths. Epsom salt may relieve stress, soothe your muscles, soften your skin and maybe even reduce the look of wrinkles. Some recent studies have even indicated that Epsom salt baths may be soothing for children with autism.
Himalayan Bath Salt: Carefully mined from deep within the Himalayan Mountains, Himalayan Pink bath salt is world-renowned and considered an absolute treasure. Himalayan bath salt is known as a “Jurassic” salt, formed during Prehistoric times from ancient sea beds that were pushed up into the mountain range and perfectly preserved by volcanic ash.
Coarse Sea Salt: Contains natural minerals and trace elements and is perfect for bath salts.
These are active, natural raw materials, which will enhance and add value to skin care products and produce specific effects, such as moisturising, soothing, antioxidant, anti-wrinkle, effective skin rejuvenation, sebum balancing, etc.
Bisabolol: is a natural occurring versatile active ingredient for the cosmetic industry. It is the principle constituent of chamomile (Matricaria chamomile), which has been used in traditional medicine in Europe for hundreds of years. We use only natural Alpha-Bisabolol. The action of Bisabolol in the skin is very well documented. Natural Alpha-Bisabolol is used in cosmetic products because of its compatibility with the skin and soothing properties. This makes it the preferred active ingredient for protection of the skin against all kinds of daily stress. Bisabolol is Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-mycotic, Non-allergic.
Caffeine has antioxidant properties and has been shown to protect skin cells from cancer, caused by the sun's ultraviolet radiation. Minimising blood vessels can help the skin by reducing redness and giving a naturally firm skin.
Citric acid is an antioxidant that can help the regeneration of skin tissue and slowing down the ageing process. In the case of stained skin or freckles, the use of a cream rich in citric acid will have a de-pigmentation effect. Citric acid is a normal component of human cells that is metabolised, degraded and eliminated from the body.
Co-Q10: Co-enzyme Q10 is the most important skin antioxidant. The sebum is particularly rich in this antioxidant to protect the outer skin surface from oxidative attack. However it was also shown that the level of mainly Co-enzyme Q10 declines with age. Topical application of co-enzyme Q10 will help to balance the endogenous antioxidant level.
Gotu kola organic extract (Centella asiatica): Gotu kola contains certain chemicals that seem to decrease inflammation and also decrease blood pressure in veins. Gotu kola also seems to increase collagen production, which is important for wound healing.
Scottish Oats (Avena sativa) (ultra-fine powder): Oats have an important role to play in skincare. They were used as early as 2000 BC by the Egyptians and Arabians to beautify their skins. Oat baths were largely used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for healing skin ailments. They have anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties, they fight dull skin and they have skin lightening effects as well as improving the skin tone and texture.
Zinc oxide: Known since ancient times for its healing and antibacterial properties, zinc oxide is a powerful physical sunscreen, which forms a barrier on the skin's surface that blocks harmful UVA rays.
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