Incorporating organic oils into our topical formulas is foundational to our philosophy for maintaining optimal skin health. By using cold-pressed oils, in contrast to their refined counterparts, they remain in their pristine natural state. Untouched by heat or chemical extraction, cold-pressed oils serve as a powerhouse of essential nutrients and vitamins, providing the skin with unparalleled benefits.
Hydrating the skin with high-quality oils offers multifaceted benefits such as maintaining moisture balance, delivering antioxidants, promoting elasticity, and enhancing the skin's natural barrier function. The oils we source are fresh and minimally processed, allowing a full spectrum of uses from addressing various skin concerns to ensuring the skin remains vibrant, radiant, and rejuvenated..
In addition to their nourishing properties, the unrefined nature of cold-pressed oils makes them superb natural solvents for extracting the delicate medicinal compounds from herbs and flowers. We use only the finest and freshest cold-pressed oils to craft the solar-infused flower oils that grace many of our formulations.
We source our extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) directly from Ojai Olive Oil and collaborate with numerous local suppliers to source a range of oils. While it's essential to acknowledge that some of our oils undergo minimal refinement processes, such as the careful application of heat to eliminate naturally occurring toxins like ricin in castor oil, our unwavering commitment remains in maintaining the organic purity of all our oils. Every oil we use is meticulously selected to be 100% organic, devoid of solvents, and free from any harmful chemicals. Your skin deserves nothing less.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil is a skincare powerhouse, brimming with vitamin E, vitamin A, essential fatty acids, protein, potassium, and zinc. Renowned for its exceptional skin-penetrating properties, this oil excels at preserving moisture and calming dry, irritated patches. What's more, its noncomedogenic nature ensures that it won't obstruct pores. Discover the benefits of sweet almond oil in our Hemp Butter, where it contributes to the nurturing and hydrating qualities that make our product a skin-soothing wonder.
Jojoba oil, often referred to as liquid gold, is not an oil but a liquid plant wax. Its remarkable molecular stability makes it an ideal carrier for various skincare applications. Jojoba's humectant properties work wonders by creating a protective barrier on the skin, effectively trapping in moisture while still allowing the skin to breathe. Packed with the goodness of vitamin E, antioxidants, and potent antimicrobial and antifungal compounds, jojoba oil is a versatile ingredient suitable for most skin types, given its noncomedogenic and hypoallergenic nature. We harness the power of jojoba oil in our processes, using it to extract precious herbs like calendula and chamomile to ensure the utmost purity and efficacy in our formulations. Jojoba oil is a key component in our Hemp Butter, Zen Cream and Flower Oils.
Carrot Seed Oil
Derived from the cold-pressed seeds of the biennial plant, Queen Anne's Lace, carrot seed oil takes center stage as a potent skincare ingredient in our Youth Serum. With nearly 40% of its composition comprised of carotenoids, a highly effective antioxidant that the skin's outermost layer readily absorbs, this rich oil delivers a powerhouse of vitamins A, C, and E. In addition to its antioxidant properties, it showcases potential as a natural sunscreen, offering protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Castor oil boasts ricinoleic acid, an unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, which aids in enhancing lymphatic detoxification, boosting circulation, and supporting skin regeneration. Notably, castor oil showcases a remarkable array of qualities, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties. Acting as a protective shield, it not only fortifies the skin but also facilitates the transportation of essential nutrients and vitamins into the deeper dermal layers. Our Herbal Balm, Menthol Rub, and Hemp Butter all benefit from the inclusion of castor oil, ensuring they provide holistic skincare that nurtures, protects, and rejuvenates the skin.
*This oil must be heated/refined in order to remove ricin, a toxic compound that is naturally occurring in the raw oil.
Chia Seed Oil
Chia seed oil is a remarkable reservoir of essential nutrients, prominently featuring omega-3 fatty acids, particularly alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), alongside omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids. Furthermore, this oil provides a generous supply of antioxidants, fiber, and skin-nourishing protein. With its protective prowess, it shields the skin's elastin and collagen, working to diminish the visibility of blemishes. Chia seed oil takes a pivotal role in our Youth Serum, offering a key element in our formulation to promote youthful, radiant skin.
Celebrated globally for its versatility as an edible oil, hair tonic, and an exceptional skin healer, coconut oil owes its remarkable moisturizing attributes to a potent blend of fatty acids and vitamin E. The presence of capric, caprylic, and lauric acids infuses the oil with robust disinfectant and antimicrobial qualities, serving as a protective shield against bacterial or microbial threats. Simultaneously, vitamin E contributes to the oil's moisturizing capability while playing a vital role in promoting healthy skin growth, repair, and balance. Moreover, coconut oil's rich protein content nourishes the skin from the outside, ensuring a holistic approach to skin care. We employ this incredible ingredient as part of our Hemp Butter, Herbal Balm and Zen Cream.
Enriched with a wealth of fatty acids and antioxidants, grapeseed oil serves as a harmonizing force in controlling oil production and alleviating various skin concerns, such as acne, eczema, and inflammatory conditions. Its regenerative prowess also positions it as a superb option for the repair of scars, stretch marks, and sun damage. Despite its dense consistency, this oil absorbs swiftly, ensuring lasting hydration and protective benefits for your skin.
Olive oil boasts potent antioxidants that combat free-radical damage, effectively repairing harm inflicted by environmental factors. It also harbors squalene, a deeply hydrating and nourishing compound for the skin. Furthermore, olive oil delivers an array of essential nutrients, encompassing vitamins A, D, K, and E, which contribute to overall skin health.
We rely on organically grown, cold-pressed olive oil sourced from Ojai Olive Oil for our solar infusions, primarily due to its stability and remarkable fat content, which enables efficient extraction of nutrients from herbs. This high-quality olive oil is a cornerstone in nearly all our topical formulas, ensuring that our products are imbued with the nurturing benefits of this exceptional oil.
This lightweight oil is a treasure trove of skin benefits, brimming with a high concentration of vitamin E—an antioxidant that diligently shields the skin from harmful UV rays and environmental stressors. Additionally, it packs a punch with an abundance of vitamins A, C, and D, rendering it a superb choice for those with acne-prone skin. Beyond vitamin E, sunflower oil boasts beta-carotene, another potent antioxidant, as well as linoleic acid, known for its redness-reducing and inflammation-soothing properties. With its emollient qualities, this oil excels in enhancing skin's moisture retention while promoting the removal of dead cells and impurities. As the foundation for our Youth Serum, we utilize sunflower oil infused with rose petals, cedarwood, and calendula, thereby harnessing the oil's exceptional properties as the perfect base for our product.