Bourbon Geranium, Chamomile, Thyme, Lemon Verbena and Calendula are just a few of the natural ingredients we grow on our small farm at the base of Mount Kenya. These aromatic plants are steam distilled and bring their therapeutic effects directly to our products where they complement a palette of gorgeous pressed oils such as Hibiscus Seed Oil and Shea butter sourced from East African grower groups.

Essential Oils

Many of the essential oils we use are organically grown and distilled on our farm. Our Frankincense oil is carefully sourced from an organic grower group in the arid lands of northern Kenya. Others come from further afield where the growing conditions better suit the plant.

Vegetable Oils

Our approach to sourcing the other ingredients in our products combines a goal to use the best naturally active ingredients available with a desire for practicality and simplicity. We aim to support small-scale grower groups whilst minimising the negative impact our production process may have on our planet. This is a work in progress.

Macadamia OilsMacadamia tetraphylla

An inherent affinity to the skin’s natural oils means that Macadamia oil absorbs very quickly into the skin making it a wonderfully hydrating oil for all skin types especially dry and mature skins.

Shea ButterButyrospermum parkii

Shea butter has been used for centuries because of its highly beneficial properties for both the skin and hair. We source our Shea butter from a Women’s Group in an impoverished area of northern Uganda where the sustainable and profitable use of the seeds protects those trees in an area desperate for wood as an instant source of income.

Hibiscus Seed OilHibiscus sabdariffa

Produced in Uganda by small-scale farmers, Hibiscus seed oil is rich in lineolic and oleic fatty acids and is bursting with vitamin E; a fat soluble anti-oxidant. This means that using products contianing this ingredient helps alleviate dry skin and discolouration. We couldn’t resist this oil.

Avocado OilPersea gratissima

Avocado oil contains a wealth of vitamins and is deeply penetrating, making it ideal for massage. It is known to benefit dry skin as well as ameliorate conditions such as eczema.

CalendulaCalendula officinalis

We use the petals of this naturally healing plant as an oh-so-gentle exfoliant in our soaps.

Hydrolates

A natural bi-product of our distillation process, we incorporate hydrosols into all of our soaps for their skin repairing properties. They also form a perfect natural base for our room sprays where they bring their emotionally uplifting properties into action.

None of our products contain parabens.