of Key Ingredients
Expressed from the aloe vera plant, which is found mainly in
sunny climates. Although cactus-like in appearance, it's actually
a member of the lily family. Aloe softens the skin by improving
hydration and is used to relieve skin irritation.
Indica (Neem) Leaf Extract
antiseptic properties and has been used to treat dandruff.
Officinalis Flower Extract
ant-inflammatory and skin soother. Has been used for many skin
conditions, such as rashes, sunburns, and dry cracked skin.
from the flower. Used for its soothing and anti-inflammatory
Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract
from the seeds and pulp, it is used as a natural preservative.
It is thought to have antibiotic, antioxidant, and antiseptic
which makes the skin feel softer and smoother. Reduces cracking
and irritation. Non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-allergenic.
oil, but actually a liquid wax that is very similar to skin's
own sebum. Jojoba has good skin penetration and wonderful moisturizing
properties that make it very nourishing for skin and hair.
Pyriferae (Kelp) Extract
extract nourishes, softens, and helps skin retain moisture.
Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil
primrose is an emollient and skin conditioning agent high in
essential fatty acids.
the water-soluble vitamin-B5 complex. Acts as a penetrating
is derived from the nuts of karite tree, native to the wooded
savanna of West Africa. A natural emollient known for its potent
moisturizing properties. Traditionally used for a variety of
skin problems such as eczema, sunburn, and dermatitis, as well
as aching muscles. It has been said to have anti-aging properties
and help speed the healing of burns and cracked skin.
source of essential fatty acids that has moisturizing effects
on the skin and hair. Contains antioxidants and nutrients.
light oil pressed from the seeds of the sunflower. High in Vitamin
E and moisturizing properties. Lays down a protective layer
that holds moisture to the skin.
Officinale (Comfrey) Extract
soother that contains allantoin (an anti-inflammatory ingredient).
antioxidant derived from citrus fruit. Also acts as a natural
|| An antioxidant
nutrient and emollient. Acts as a free radical scavenger and
helps bring nourishment to cells.
(Grape) Seed Oil
non-greasy oil that is rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty
acid important for the skin and cell membranes. Also contains
vitamins, minerals, protein, and Vitamin E.
and skin conditioner.
skin is the largest organ of the body. It is a semi-permeable
barrier that releases perspiration, oils and toxins from the
body but also absorbs much of what we put on it. Water and
water soluble substances are excluded, as well as most pathogens
(bacteria, molds and fungi). Cell
membranes are made mainly of phospholipids (oils), so oil
based chemicals readily pass through unless the molecular
weight is too large. It is the liver's task to break down
these foreign substances for transport out of the body via
the kidneys. Some molecules cannot be broken down or can only
be partially broken down into a form that can be eliminated.
If the body cannot eliminate
them, these substances are stored away in the fat cells and
accumulate over time. Some of these chemicals
are toxic, some mimic and act as hormones or hormone blockers
(endocrine disruptors), and some can damage DNA and cause
know what hazardous chemicals are in your personal care products?
Read the label of your shampoo and cream rinse, skin/body
creams, cosmetics, deodorant, toothpaste, shaving cream, etc.
You will find a myriad of harmful, and sometimes toxic, chemical-sensitizing,
and cancer causing ingredients.
you are safe by using 'natural' or 'organic' products? Natural
can mean almost anything. Even petrochemicals (derived from
oil), were once plants and trees millions of years ago. Petrochemicals
are among the most allergic, reactive, cancer-causing substances
in our environment. Don't be lulled into complacency
by these common advertising misnomers. Read the label and
and also Ruth Winter, MS, author of A Consumer's Dictionary
of Cosmetic Ingredients. Sodium Laurel Sulfate or Laureth
Sulfate--a detergent, or wetting agent, and emulsifier. FDA
lists it as safe for cosmetic formulations designed for brief
use followed by thorough rinsing off from skin. Ethoxylated
alcohols, polysorbates and laureths are all
commonly contaminated with 1.4 dioxane (agent orange),
a potent carcinogen.
Glycol contains PEG contamination with dioxane and can cause
contact dermatitis. Sorbic acid (sorbate)--was once isolated
from Mountain Ash tree, is now chemically synthesized and
is a toxic preservative. Commonly
used as a coating on fresh fruits and vegetables.
A CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) expert panel recommends
that they should only be used in rinse-off products and that
they should not be used with nitrosating agents, the combination
makes nitrosamines-potent cancer causing agents.
urea (Germall II) pesticide and antiseptic, causes contact
dermatitis and is a sensitizer- may release formaldehyde (embalming
fluid), which is a potent neurotoxin and carcinogen.
Isoparaffin, mineral oil, petrolatum
are all petrochemicals (clogs pores) and interferes
with natural hormone activity. Phenoxyethanol--bactericide,
insect repellent and topical antiseptic. A derivative of phenol
which affects the nerves and blood vessels, causing spasms.
Is My Family Chemically Healthy?
Peaceful Scents uses plant based natural ingredients that
nourish the skin and body. We avoid ingredients that could
be potentially harmful, known toxic or carcinogenic substances
and animal derived products (see our Harmful Ingredients List).
We want you to know what is in our products as well as why
they are in our products.
Scents only uses cold or expeller pressed oils.
is a direct link between what we eat and our level of health.
There is no substitute for a healthy diet. Pure water and
organic foods, supplemented with vitamins and herbs, when
coupled with regular exercise and a balanced lifestyle, has
the greatest potential of maintaining and improving health
and preventing disease. Reducing one's exposure to toxic and
carcinogenic chemicals (which includes many pharmaceutical
drugs), contributes to maintaining health and quality of life.
A person can develop an allergic reaction to anything at any
time, even if you have used a product before and did not have
a reaction. We suggest that you do a patch test on your inner
arm or thigh with any product that you have not used before.
If you experience redness, blistering, or swelling, discontinue
use. If you experience breathing difficulties, seek medical