Ingredients Glossary

Click on any of the ingredients listed on the right hand side of this page to find out a little bit more about them. This is useful if there is an ingredient in one our recipes that you are unfamiliar with.

You will find a description of the benefits of an ingredient and where possible information about where in the world it originates, its history and its past uses. Particularly with Essential Oils we also attempt to describe the scent, we hope you have a good small-imagination.

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Avocado oil is obtained from the pulp of the avocado pear and is one of the most active and effective ingredients used by the cosmetics industry. It contains protein, amino acids, fatty acids, lecithin and relatively large amounts of vitamins A, D and E, making this oil both very moisturising and healing. These vitamins enable avocado oil to regenerate skin cells, soften body tissue and soothe and heal scaly skin. We use an unrefined, cold-pressed oil to preserve these wonderful elements and add it to our hand creams and Body Butters to make them really rich.