Ingredients Glossary

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B

Beeswax* – Beeswax is purified wax, mainly produced by female bees in the construction of their honeycomb. As a natural moisturizer with healing and soothing properties, beeswax does wonders for the lips.  In addition, beeswax creates a protective layer over the lips, not only locking in moisture but protecting them from the harsh environment – an outdoorsman’s best friend!
Used in: Orange Grove Slippery Elm Lip Balm, Peppermint Stick Slippery Elm Lip Balm, Vanilla Bean Slippery Elm Lip Balm

C

Calcium Gluconate – Calcium gluconate promotes healthy bone structure within the body and mouth.  While we can all benefit from the fortification of our bones, some individuals suffering from illnesses in which dry mouth is a side effect can greatly benefit from the fortifying of their bones.
Used in: Peppermint Dry Mouth Spray, Citrus Dry Mouth Spray

Calcium stearate – Similar to calcium gluconate in our dry mouth sprays, calcium stearate also promotes healthy bone structure.  While we can all benefit from the fortification of our bones, some individuals suffering from illnesses in which dry mouth is a side effect can greatly benefit from the fortifying of their bones.
Used in: Citrus Dry Mouth Lozenge

Calendula Extract – Extract of the calendula flowers. Acts as a skin conditioner and fragrance ingredient.
Used in: Medicated Witch Hazel Irritation Relief, Medicated Witch Hazel Irritation Relief Pads

Camphor 0.1% –  A waxy, scented substance derived from the wood of a camphor tree, an evergreen tree native to Asia.  Acts as a denaturant and external analgesic.
Used in: Medicated Witch Hazel Irritation Relief, Medicated Witch Hazel Irritation Relief Pads

Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract –  Gotu Kola acts as a natural healer due to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.  In addition, this herb may also increase the blood supply where applied, helping raise the antioxidant level, aiding in promoting the growth of new skin to gently close any breaks in the dermis.
Used in: Blemish Stick

Certified Organic Witch Hazel Ext Blend – Our proprietary witch hazel extract blend is created with the following ingredients:
(Hamamelis Virginiana Extract (Witch Hazel*) – Our witch hazel is extracted from the leaves, bark, twigs, and stems of the witch hazel shrub through cold water extraction.  Unlike most other witch hazel products, the witch hazel extract in our formula is not distilled, leaving 195% more beneficial tannins compared to our competitors on the shelves.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Filet of Aloe Vera*)) – Filet of aloe vera is a colorless gel extracted from within the leaves of the aloe vera plant.  Filet of aloe vera is very hydrating, healing, and increases absorption of nutrients in the skin, making it a very effective product to use prior to serums like Vitamin C.
Used in: All Toners, All Astringents, All Body Bars, Blemish Stick, All Towelettes

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract –  Extract of the chamomile (Chamomilla Recutita) flowers.  In addition to being a fantastic anti-inflammatory ingredient, chamomile extract also has anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties, helping to keep skin clean and acne-free.
Used in: Lemon Witch Hazel Astringent

Citric Acid – Citric acid is included within our formula in a small amount to adjust the pH of our products to prevent them from being too alkaline. The pH level of our witch hazel products is 5-5.5, which is the optimal pH level of human skin.  This pH level is fairly acidic (thanks to citric acid), helping to halt the growth of acne-causing bacteria and fungi.
Used in: All Toners, All Astringents, Rose Petal Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Citrus Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Peppermint Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar

Citric Acid – Citric acid is included within our dry mouth products for a different reason than in our witch hazel products.  In this case, citric acid is used due to its tartness, promoting saliva production in the mouth.
Used in: Citrus Dry Mouth Lozenge, Peppermint Dry Mouth Spray, Citrus Dry Mouth Spray, All Towelettes

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract – Orange peel extract is derived from the peel of an orange.  This extract acts as a natural astringent, bolstering the natural astringent effects already present from our witch hazel.  Being derived from a fruit rich in Vitamin C, orange peel extract also contains antioxidant.
Used in: Lemon Witch Hazel Astringent

Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract – Grapefruit seed extract is derived from grapefruit seeds, and included in our formula primarily for its antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial and antifungal properties. As a natural product which contains a good portion of water and a variety of nutrients, our formula has the potential to be a hospitable breeding ground for microorganisms.  Grapefruit seed extract ensures our consumers’ safety by warding off any microorganisms.
Used in: All Toners, All Astringents, Rose Petal Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Citrus Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Peppermint Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar

Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil – A natural source of lemon fragrance.
Used in: Blemish Stick, Lemon Towelettes

Clove Oil – Oil that is steam-distilled from the dried flower buds of clove. Acts as a denaturant and fragrance ingredient.
Used in: Medicated Witch Hazel Irritation Relief, Medicated Witch Hazel Irritation Relief Pads

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water – Coconut water is an aqueous solution derived from the distillate of coconut meat. While coconut water is very hydrating, it also contains lauric acid, a well known anti-microbial agent that fights acne growth at its onset.  In addition, the presence of the protein cytokines within coconut water can improve fine lines and dark spots by encouraging cell growth and activation.
Used in: Coconut Witch Hazel Toner 

Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract – Cucumber fruit extract is an aqueous solution derived from the distillate of fruit of the cucumber.  Cucumber contains the same hydrating properties as aloe vera, and the same moisture-barrier-producing properties of glycerin, making this choice great for those with dehydrated skin.  In addition, as a natural astringent – think cucumber slices over dark eye circles – cucumber extract works in tandem with witch hazel to tighten pores and reduce redness.
Used in: Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner, Cucumber Witch Hazel Facial Mist, Trial Size Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner, Cucumber Towelettes

Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Extract – Lemongrass extract is derived from the lemongrass, and has many uses within our formula.  First and foremost, it acts as a natural astringent, and when paired with the natural astringent properties of witch hazel, helps to control oil production. In addition, lemongrass is an antioxidant and an antimicrobial and fragrance ingredient, too.
Used in: Lemon Witch Hazel Astringent

E

Extra Virgin Olive Oil* – EVOO is an oil derived from mechanically pressed olives.  No chemicals are used to extract the oil. This oil is not only highly moisturizing, but the linoleic acid present within the oil locks moisture into the skin, keeping this moisture from evaporating.
Used in: Orange Grove Slippery Elm Lip Balm, Peppermint Stick Slippery Elm Lip Balm, Vanilla Bean Slippery Elm Lip Balm

Eucalyptol – An organic compound which is the chief component of Eucalyptus Oil.  Acts as a denaturant and fragrance ingredient.
Used in: Medicated Witch Hazel Irritation Relief, Medicated Witch Hazel Irritation Relief Pads

F

Fragrance (Natural Coconut) – Natural coconut fragrance.
Used in: Coconut Witch Hazel Toner 

Fragrance (Natural Lavender) – Natural lavender fragrance.
Used in: Lavender Witch Hazel Toner, Lavender Witch Hazel Facial Mist, Trial Size Lavender Witch Hazel Toner 

Fragrance (Natural Lemon) – Natural lemon fragrance derived from the peel of a lemon.
Used in: Lemon Witch Hazel Astringent

Fragrance (Natural Rose) – Natural rose fragrance.
Used in: Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner, Rose Petal Witch Hazel Facial Mist, Trial Size Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

Fragrance (Natural Witch Hazel) – Natural witch hazel fragrance.
Used in: Original Witch Hazel Toner, Original Witch Hazel Astringent, Original Witch Hazel Astringent Pads

G

Glycerin (vegetable)- A colorless, viscous liquid which maintains water balance and overall, stabilizes our formula.  By nature as a humectant, glycerin is known to improve the overall appearance of skin. Glycerin draws water from the air into our skin’s outer layer and forms a protective barrier, locking in that moisture, leading to supple, hydrated skin.  It is also known to cleanse, tone, and provide anti-acne and anti-wrinkle properties. Our glycerin is derived from palm.
Used in: All Toners, All Astringents, All Towelettes

Glycerin* – Glycerin maintains water balance within a product and overall, stabilizes the formula.  By nature as a humectant, glycerin is known to improve the overall appearance of skin. Glycerin draws water from the air into our skin’s outer layer and forms a protective barrier, locking in that moisture, leading to supple, hydrated skin.  Our glycerin is derived from palm.
Used in: Rose Petal Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Citrus Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Peppermint Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar

H

Helianthus Annuus – More commonly known as sunflower seed oil, helianthus annuus is a moisturizing antioxidant extract derived from sunflower seeds.  Sunflower seed oil contains essential fatty acids, which makes it a fantastic moisturizer, especially in tandem with the aloe vera in the formula as well. In addition, as an antioxidant, sunflower seed oil fights off free radicals from the environment, promoting healthy skin.
Used in: Rose Petal Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Citrus Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Peppermint Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar

Hemp Seed Oil* – Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the cannabis sativa plant.  Being highly emollient, this oil acts as a superior skin conditioning agent. Due to hemp’s regenerative and healing properties, it is also included within this formula to counteract splitting or chafing skin.
Used in: Orange Grove Slippery Elm Lip Balm, Peppermint Stick Slippery Elm Lip Balm, Vanilla Bean Slippery Elm Lip Balm

L

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water – An aqueous solution derived from the distillate of the lavender flower. Acts as a skin conditioner and fragrance ingredient.
Used in: Lavender Witch Hazel Toner, Lavender Witch Hazel Facial Mist, Trial Size Lavender Witch Hazel Toner 

M

Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil – Widely known for its natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, Tea Tree Leaf Oil helps to kill off acne-causing bacteria and reduce the redness and inflammation as a result of acne.
Used in: Blemish Stick

Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil* – Peppermint oil is obtained from the peppermint leaf.  It controls the secretion of excess oil, preventing the clogging of pores.  This factor, and the oil’s antiseptic properties help prevent acne breakouts. Peppermint oil also has a natural, fresh cooling effect on the skin.
Used in: Organic Lavender Mint Witch Hazel Astringent

N

Natural Cherry Flavor – Our natural cherry flavor is derived from the oils of cherries.
Used in: Cherry Slippery Elm Lozenges (42 ct, 100 ct, 150 ct)

Natural Citrus Flavor – The natural citrus flavor in our Dry Mouth Spray is derived from oils of citrus fruits.
Used in: Citrus Dry Mouth Spray

Natural Fragrance (Parfum) – A proprietary natural fragrance of either rose, citrus & peppermint
Used in: Rose Petal Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Citrus Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Peppermint Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar

Natural Lemonade flavor – We include natural lemon flavor in our dry mouth lozenges to not only enhance the citrus flavor, but to stimulate saliva production.
Used in: Citrus Dry Mouth Lozenge

Natural Peppermint Flavor – The peppermint flavor in our Dry Mouth Spray is derived from the oils of peppermint and eucalyptus.
Used in: Peppermint Dry Mouth Spray

Natural Tangerine Flavor – Our natural tangerine flavor is derived from the oils of tangerines.
Used in: Tangerine with Rosehips Slippery Elm Lozenges (42 ct, 150 ct)

O

Orange Oil* – Oil expressed from the fresh peel of the orange fruit.
Used in: Orange Grove Slippery Elm Lip Balm

P

Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil – Similar to Tea Tree Oil, Geranium Flower Oil has antibacterial and soothing, anti-inflammatory properties that plays a helpful part in an acne-fighting routine.
Used in: Blemish Stick

Peppermint Oil* – Oil derived from the plant Mentha piperita.
Used in: Peppermint Stick Slippery Elm Lip Balm

Petroselinum Crispum (Parsley) Leaf Extract – Derived from the parsley leaf which contains antioxidants such as folic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, manganese, calcium, and potassium, this extract helps with helping to balance oil production, and cleansing pores.
Used in: Blemish Stick

Phenoxyethanol –  A nature identical preservative commonly used in natural products to limit bacterial growth.
Used in: All Toners & Astringents, Blemish Stick, All Towelettes

Polysorbate 20 – A surfactant and emulsifier.
Used in: Cucumber Towelettes

Potassium Chloride – Potassium chloride, which occurs purely in nature, matches the salt in human saliva, making our dry mouth spray a true solution for a dry mouth.
Used in: Citrus Dry Mouth Lozenge, Peppermint Dry Mouth Spray, Citrus Dry Mouth Spray

Potassium Sorbate – Acts as a preservative, prolonging the shelf life of the product.
Used in: Peppermint Dry Mouth Spray, Citrus Dry Mouth Spray

Propanediol –  Used as a moisturizer and to reduce the viscosity of a formulation.
Used in: Blemish Stick, All Towelettes

1,3 Propanediol – A natural, skin-friendly, preservative-boosting moisturizer, made from renewable corn sugar fermentation.
Used in: All Towelettes

Purified Water – Water that has been removed of any chemicals or contaminants.
Used in: Toners, Astringents, Peppermint Dry Mouth Spray, Citrus Dry Mouth Spray, Blemish Stick

R

Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Water – An aqueous solution derived from the distillate of rose petals.  Within our formula, rose water acts as a skin conditioner and natural astringent, smoothing skin while acting in tandem with witch hazel to tighten pores and reduce redness.
Used in:  Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner, Rose Petal Witch Hazel Facial Mist, Trial Size Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

Rosehips – Rosehip is an accessory fruit of the rose plant. It is a natural source of Vitamin C, which assists in preventing and treating colds, flu, and vitamin C deficiencies.
Used in: Tangerine with Rosehips Slippery Elm Lozenges (42 ct, 150 ct)

Rosemary Extract* – This extract is produced from the leaves of the rosmarinus officinalis plant – more commonly known as rosemary.  As an antioxidant, this extract protects the skin from free radicals, and also acts as an antimicrobial ingredient, keeping things fresh!
Used in: Orange Grove Slippery Elm Lip Balm, Peppermint Stick Slippery Elm Lip Balm, Vanilla Bean Slippery Elm Lip Balm

Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Leaf Extract – Blackberry leaf extract is derived from the leaves of the blackberry plant.  Similar to the blackberry plant’s popular fruit, the leaf and its extract contains superior antioxidant properties, neutralizing free radicals in the air.  In addition, the extract is known to slow the breakdown of collagen beneath the skin, fighting signs of aging.
Used in: Lemon Witch Hazel Astringent

S

SD Alcohol (Natural Grain) 10% – SD, or specifically denatured ethyl alcohol acts as an astringent within our formula, in addition to the natural astringent properties of witch hazel itself.  The alcohol is denatured for the purpose of rendering it undrinkable. By nature, alcohol is also a preservative, bringing about additional antimicrobial and antibacterial properties into the formula. 190 proof ethanol.
Used in: All Astringents, Lemon Towelettes

Slippery Elm Bark – The dried inner bark of the slippery elm tree, known as nature’s demulcent for hundreds of years and a legacy ingredient of Dr. Henry Thayer, soothes and heals irritated, sore throats. Sourced from North Carolina.
Used in: Tangerine with Rosehips Slippery Elm Lozenges (42 ct, 150 ct), Cherry Slippery Elm Lozenges (42 ct, 100 ct, 150 ct), Original Slippery Elm Lozenges (42 ct, 100 ct, 150 ct), Citrus Dry Mouth Lozenge

Slippery Elm Extract* – Derived from the inner bark of the slippery elm tree, Ulmus fulva.  As nature’s demulcent, it glides on smoothly and soothes cracked or chapped lips. Sourced from North Carolina.
Used in: Orange Grove Slippery Elm Lip Balm, Peppermint Stick Slippery Elm Lip Balm, Vanilla Bean Slippery Elm Lip Balm

Sodium Benzoate – Acts as a preservative, prolonging the shelf life of the product.
Used in: Peppermint Dry Mouth Spray, Citrus Dry Mouth Spray, Rose Petal Towelettes

Sodium Citrate – Sodium citrate acts as a pH adjuster by balancing the acidity of a product, bringing it closer to the desired pH level of skin, between 5-5.5.  In addition, sodium citrate allows the soap to create a nice lather, while also cutting down soap scum buildup in the bath or shower.
Used in: Rose Petal Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Citrus Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Peppermint Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar

Sodium Cocoate – Our sodium cocoate is a combination of organic coconut oil & sodium hydroxide.  Similar to sodium palmate, these two ingredients, a fatty acid (coconut oil) and alkali (sodium hydroxide) react to create soap in a process called saponification. None remains after the process of saponification.
Used in: Rose Petal Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Citrus Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Peppermint Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar

Sodium Palmate – Our sodium palmate is a combination of organic palm oil and sodium hydroxide.  A fatty acid (palm oil), and alkali (sodium hydroxide) react with one another in a process called saponification – essentially, the creation of soap! None remains after the process of saponification.
Used in: Rose Petal Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Citrus Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Peppermint Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar

Sorbitol – Sorbitol is a well-known, sugar-free sweetener, derived from the sugar alcohol naturally found in fruits.
Used in: Tangerine with Rosehips Slippery Elm Lozenges (42 ct, 150 ct), Cherry Slippery Elm Lozenges (42 ct, 100 ct, 150 ct), Original Slippery Elm Lozenges (42 ct, 100 ct, 150 ct), Citrus Dry Mouth Lozenge

Stearic Acid – Stearic acid is a thickening agent which allows our lozenges to go from a powder to a solid lozenge, and keep their shape.
Used in: Citrus Dry Mouth Lozenge

Sunflower Oil* – Sunflower oil is a moisturizing antioxidant extract derived from sunflower seeds.  This oil contains essential fatty acids, which allows it to be extremely moisturizing. In addition, as an antioxidant, sunflower seed oil fights off free radicals from the environment, promoting healthy skin – which is vital for the thin skin of the lips.
Used in: Orange Grove Slippery Elm Lip Balm, Peppermint Stick Slippery Elm Lip Balm, Vanilla Bean Slippery Elm Lip Balm

U

Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract – Extract of the nettle plant has natural astringent properties, which, in addition to the natural astringent properties of witch hazel, act as a powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient within our formula, helps to control oil production, and helps reduce acne without leaving unsightly scars behind.
Used in: Lemon Witch Hazel Astringent

USP Apple Pectin – In addition to slippery elm bark, our dry mouth lozenges include an additional natural demulcent, USP Apple Pectin, which adds moisture to the mouth and throat.
Used in: Citrus Dry Mouth Lozenge

V

Vanilla Extract* – Extracted from the bean of the vanilla plant.
Used in: Vanilla Bean Slippery Elm Lip Balm

Vegetable Glycerin – Vegetable glycerin is a soothing demulcent that also provides instant moisture to the mouth, due to glycerin’s properties as a natural humectant.
Used in: Peppermint Dry Mouth Spray, Citrus Dry Mouth Spray

Vegetable Stearate – Vegetable stearate is a thickening agent which allows our lozenges to go from a powder to a solid lozenge, and keep their shape.
Used in: Tangerine with Rosehips Slippery Elm Lozenges (42 ct, 150 ct), Cherry Slippery Elm Lozenges (42 ct, 100 ct, 150 ct), Original Slippery Elm Lozenges (42 ct, 100 ct, 150 ct)

Vitamin C (15 mg. Ascorbic Acid) – Vitamin C provides antioxidant support to help aid in maintaining a healthy immune system.
Used in: Tangerine with Rosehips Slippery Elm Lozenges (42 ct, 150 ct), Citrus Dry Mouth Lozenge

Vitamin E-  Vitamin E is a naturally occurring antioxidant, and tocopherols are a class of naturally occurring chemical compounds related to Vitamin E.  Vitamin E is an amazing moisturizer, and an equally as effective antioxidant. This ingredient protects the delicate skin of the lips from damage from free radicals.
Used in: Orange Grove Slippery Elm Lip Balm, Peppermint Stick Slippery Elm Lip Balm, Vanilla Bean Slippery Elm Lip Balm

W

Water – Water that has been removed of any chemicals or contaminants.
Used in: Rose Petal Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Citrus Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar, Peppermint Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Body Bar

* Denotes certified organic ingredients.

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