Ingredients: 100% organic rosehip oil
Directions for use: Carrier oils are generally cold pressed vegetable oils. In aromatherapy these oils are used as a base into which the highly concentrated essential oils are diluted. Each carrier oil has its own unique properties which have many benefits in aromatherapy. Blended with essential oils, or on their own, these oils can be used for massage, as bath oils or applied directly to skin.
SOiL is a South African company producing certified organic products locally. They supplied SA's first range of certified organic aromatherapy products. Soil is unique in that they farm, process and market their products. By owning most of that supply chain we are able to control and understand what determines the quality of our products. They are also actively involved in establishment and support of various projects which seek to uplift impoverished communities. Their brand provides a route to market for the products made by these communities.
SOiL's range of certified organic body care products combine the therapeutic qualities of organic essential oils with ingredients sourced from community initiatives in Africa which creates a truly eco-ethical product range. A modern take on African shweshwe designs gives the packaging an Afro-chic feel.
• EcoCert organic certification - your guarantee of the products integrity.
• Organic ingredients - that help you without harming the environment.
• Purity - with no petrochemicals, parabens or synthetic fragrances.
• Eco-friendly - from the plant to the shelf, Soil strive to minimise environmental impact.
• People friendly - they support self-sustained community initiatives.
• No animal testing ever.
What SOiL says about some synthetic ingredients which they don’t use in their products:
• Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) – SLS and its ethoxylated version Sodium Laureth Sulphate are detergents commonly used in shampoos, shower gels, soaps and toothpastes. The work by breaking the surface tension of the skin, emulsifying and stripping off the skins oil layer thus taking dirt with it when washed away. This chemical compound started out as an industrial degreaser and garage floor cleaner. It is a known skin irritant and has been shown to cause problems particularly with eye tissue.
• Mineral oils - Mineral oil (liquid paraffin) or liquid petrolatum are by products in the distillation of petroleum to produce gasoline. It is produced in huge volumes and is a low value oil, thus a popular ingredient in moisturising products. It is marketed as baby oil when fragrances and other ingredients are added. It is a synthetic emollient that cannot be synthesised by the skin and causes pore blockage due to the size of its molecules compared to those of natural plant oils.
• Parabens - A group of chemicals widely used as preservatives in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. They can be found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, cleansing gels, personal lubricants, topical pharmaceuticals and toothpaste. They are also used as food preservatives. In recent years parabens has had negative press after researchers found traces of this chemical in tissue taken from women with breast cancer. While there is no evidence to prove that parabens causes cancer, it is thought they may have an estrogenic effect in the body.
• Colourings - Synthetics colourants are used in the production of commercial cosmetics and are skin irritants.
• Parfum - International cosmetic labelling laws just require a product’s fragrance components to be listed to as “parfum”. Many synthetic and potentially harmful ingredients can be hidden behind this word.
• Silicones - These ingredients are increasingly used in toiletries today to create slip and impart a silky feeling of the product on the skin or hair. They work by clinging to the skins surface and creating a coating that can block pores and reduce the skins natural ability to breathe and detox. They are listed as Dimethicone, Dimethicone copolyol etc.