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Ingredient Glossary

We source the highest quality ingredients and essential oils — as clean, plant-based, and organic as possible. Here, you'll find an overview of some of the most featured — and beloved — ingredients found in our products. If you have a question about an ingredient listed below, one not featured in our glossary, or would like additional information regarding a particular ingredient's benefits, please email products@milkandhoney.com

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Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice

Aloe vera leaf juice is a powerful botanical with moisturizing, soothing, calming and regenerative properties. It is naturally antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and helps to heal wounds. In addition, it is a good source of fatty acids, polysaccharides, salicylic acid, saponins, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. 

Organic Argan Kernel Oil 

With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan kernel oil provides skin with a natural, moisturizing boost. It is hydrating and absorbs quickly without an oily finish — great for sensitive skin. 
 

Arnica Flower Extract & Oil 

Arnica flower extract (and oil) acts as a stimulant to improve cellular respiration and circulation. It contains potent anti-inflammatory properties and helps to calm skin irritation and redness.

Organic Avocado Oil 

Avocado oil is a nourishing emollient, which is extracted from the pulp of the avocado by cold-pressing. Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E, it softens, conditions, and strengthens the skin. 

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Wildcrafted Bay Leaf Oil

Bay leaf oil contains natural antibacterial properties, reduces inflammation, and helps to detoxify the body. 

Blood Orange Peel Oil

While blood orange peel oil may be a natural antiseptic, that's not its only perk. This essential oil reduces inflammation, helps to calm anxiety, and can uplift the senses.

Chia Seed Extract

This powerhouse extract does a little bit of everything: promotes radiant, glowing skin, alleviates joint pain, calms inflammation, and contains Omega-3 fatty acids.

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Organic Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract 

Ginkgo Biloba is one of the oldest surviving tree species on Earth and the extract of Ginkgo is believed to have powerful antioxidant properties. It is used to help prevent free-radical damage as well as balance and revitalize the skin.

Organic Green Tea Leaf Extract

Green tea leaf extract is a rich source of antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E. It helps to repair the effects of aging and environmental damage to the skin, prevents sun damage, and promotes the skin's elasticity. 

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Organic Jojoba Seed Oil

Jojoba seed oil contains protein, minerals, a waxy substance similar to collagen, and a natural anti-inflammatory called myristic acid. This oil helps to lighten and heal scars as well as reduce wrinkles and stretch marks. Because it is highly penetrating and closely resembles the skin’s natural sebum, it's an ideal ingredient for balms, creams, and oils.

Organic Lavender Oil 

Lavender oil is incredibly calming to the nerves, relieves pain, enhances blood circulation, and acts as a natural antimicrobial.

Organic Neroli Oil

Neroli Oil is prized for its soothing, regenerative properties and sweet, floral citrus aroma.

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Organic Pomegranate Seed Extract & Oil

Pomegranate seed extract and oil were used in ancient Egypt and Greece as a treatment for arthritis and circulation disorders. Its high polyphenol content makes it a powerful antioxidant. It reduces swelling, eases muscle aches, and is very nourishing to the skin, making it effective in treating dry skin, maturing skin, eczema, psoriasis, and sunburns.

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Organic Roman Chamomile Flower Oil

Roman chamomile flower oil has the ability to calm the mind and boost the skin's health, and reduce inflammation and redness. Its gentleness and soothing properties make it suitable for even the most sensitive skin.

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Organic Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood oil has the power to ground a busy mind, increase memory function, and to top it all off, it is a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. 

Organic Sea Buckthorn Berry Fruit Extract

Sea buckthorn berry fruit extract is rich in vitamin A, B, E, and K. In addition, it infuses the skin with essential fatty acids and phytosterols, promotes overall skin health, and can reduce future acne activity.

Organic Shea Fruit Butter

Shea fruit butter is rich in vitamins A, E and F. It provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for healthy collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linoleic acids that protect and nourish the skin (great for dry skin!). Additionally, shea fruit butter softens the skin and reduces wrinkles.

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Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin coconut oil is one of nature's richest sources of lauric acid, contains vitamin A and E, and provides a protective antibacterial layer on the skin, which helps to speed up the healing process of bruises and damaged tissue. 

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. It keeps skin soft, supple and healthy. In fact, it's one of the best natural ingredients in maintaining the skin's youth and elasticity.