All organic and/or wildcrafted ingredients:
Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis:Rosemary is an herbaceous revive-alive-verve-tonic with a refreshing, penetrating aroma. In this shampoo, a special super-critical extraction is used that boosts rosemary in to super antioxidant classification.This type of extraction yields a potent and pure nectar of Rosemary that contains hundreds of plant bio-actives. Researchers at the University of Catania in Italy have shown that super-critical rosemary extract helps protect the skin cells which may prevent age-related skin damage. The study also showed that Rosemary antioxidant was shown to preserve a protective protein in the skin called HSP70. The role of this protein is to reduce the damage that stress, free radicals, and other toxins can do to skin cells. Rosemary antioxidant is known to help strengthen the skin’s capillaries and strengthens the stability of our shampoo. This complete symphony of Rosemary allows us to experience all the gifts that this beautiful plant has to offer our hair. Rosemary is known for strengthening and nourishing the whole head: hair follicles, shaft, and scalp. It helps keep the hair that you have healthy and happy. Supercritical Rosemary will bring on the shine, volume and vibrancy in your hair.
Grapefruit, Citrus paradisii essential oil: A cheery oil that is uplifting and euphoric. Giddy grapefruit is a wonderful astringent that tightens and tones. It is also invigorating to the scalp, and helps promote lymphatic flow.
Peppermint, Mentha piperita: Perky peppermint clears the mind and brings its cache of cooling anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory compounds to care for dry, flaky scalps. Peppermint inspires circulation and wakes up the scalp to balance sebum production and leave the hair shiny and soft.
Vetiver: Vetivera zizanodes essential oil is a rooted, earthy and grounding essence with a deep, mysterious fragrance. Vetiver oil is distilled from the root of a tropical grass and has a calming effect on the scalp. Vetiver moisturizes and strengthens the hair shaft.
Lime, Citrus aurantifolia: This fresh, citrusy scent supports shiny, happy hair. Lime helps to clean the hair by releasing trapped dirt and oils and renewing luster..
Golden Jojoba Oil, Simmondsia chinensis: This oil is naturally rich in lipids and peptides creating a soft, silky, feel that has long lasting conditioning effects on the skin. Jojoba balances the sebum production in all skin types. It contains all forms of the natural antioxidant Vitamin E. In fact, the highest amount of tocopherols and phenolic compounds can be found in this golden oil. Like seabuckthorn oil, jojoba oil promotes healthy hair and skin because it contains many of the bio-available components that our own natural oils need. Nourishing herbs are infused in jojoba for a month to synergize their unique healing properties with this completely nourishing oil. Jojoba is so easily absorbed by the hair and makes a perfect vehicle for the deep nourishment of the herbs to be delivered to the cells in the hair and scalp.
Calendula, Calendula officinalis: Reveals sunny bright yellow petals packed with positive, potent properties. Theseanti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties offer a wide range of body care applications. In this shampoo, calendula is soothing to the scalp.
Red Clover:Trifolium pretense is quite commonly known for its' sweet pinkish-purple blossoms popping on the hillsides. Botanically red clover offers a rich source of vitamins and minerals that support strong hair, skin, and nails.
Oatstaw, Avena staiva: Rich in nutrients such as Vitamins A, B, and E. Oatstraw gives more body and fullness top tresses.
Horsetail, Equisetum arvense: Horsetail helps nourish hair with nutrients including silica and B vitamins. It is rich in cysteine which helps to condition the hair. Horsetail helps promote healthy hair growth, strengthen hair, add residency, and improve breakage such as split ends.
Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara:One of the first flowers to bloom in spring, Coltsfoot flowers bring their sunny yellow cheer to welcome the new season. The leaves of Coltsfoot are very medicinal. The seeds are crowned with a tuft if silky hairs, which are often used by gold-finches to line their nests. Like nettles and horsetail, coltsfoot is also rich in important nutrients such as silica that support healthy, shiny hair. It also regulates sebum production and improves sheen and elasticity.
Comfrey, Symphtum officinalis: Nourishing, comfy Comfrey comes from the Latin confirma which means “with strength” and symphtum “to unite”. This mucilaginous plant is known for its high allantoin content which gives it a slippery feel and helps stimulate the growth of healthy tissue.
Nettles, Urticaurens: Mineral rich botanical that provides the hair with deep nourishment, oxygenation and stimulation. Nettles help to fortify hair fibers and renew growth.
Chamomile, Anthemis nobilis:A well-loved and soothing herbal that calms itchy scalps and conditions the hair beautifully.
Bladderwrack Seaweed, Fucus vesiculosus: is succulent seaweed that is naturally mucilangenic being both stimulating and tonifying for the hair. People from regions that ingest lots of seaweed have the most thick, beautiful hair! Bladderwrack feeds the roots and shaft of the hair with essential vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, B Vitamins, silica, and antioxidants as well.
Orange Wax, Citrus aurantium dulcis, is a semi-solid wax that is extracted from the pressed peels of oranges. This special wax contains beneficial phytosterols and anti-microbial properties. Furthermore, it creates a natural emulsifier that enhances the stability of our formula and brings the varied ingredients together. Orange wax also lends its sweet citrus scent and beautiful color to the shampoo.
Yucca and Coco-Proteinare the saponifiers that help our Seabuckthorn Shampoo have its purely natural, botanical sudsing action. Coco protein is derived from the sugars, proteins and fatty acids of organic, virgin coconut oil. Coco-protein is a non-ionic saponifer that has been tested to be *free of any recognized side effects. It is not detected in human tissue or urineand is free from ethylene oxide (which can cause nitrosamine contamination) and also free from preservatives. It has excellent dermatological compatibility and also has low environmental impact as it is highly bio-degradable. Coco-protein is not related to any of the sulfates, sulfides, or other surfactants which are best avoided.
Yucca, Yucca elata:Also known as soap tree. A native plant to the America Southwest.The roots of Yucca are very high in saponins and have been traditionally used by Native Americans as a natural body and laundry soap. These yucca rootsaponins are the soap-making ingredient, which causes the lather in our shampoo. This special root also has emollient properties which have a soothing effect on the hair shaft