skin care products are formulated using only natural ingredients.
We add no fragrance or synthetic chemicals. Essential oil's can
be added if you request this by contacting
We were adding Essential oil's of Manuka and Lavender to some products
but have since decided it is best to let the customer decide if
they want the oils added as some people can be allergic to them.
Skin Creams & Body Lotions
Neem Oil (5%)
Wildcrafted Neem Leaf Extract (5%)
Grapefruit Seed Extract (Preservative)
Wildcrafted Neem oil
Organic Aloe Vera
Grapefruit Seed Extract (Preservative)
Neem Leaf Capsules
100% Wildcrafted Potent Neem
Neem Leaf constituents:
2% calcium &
contains essential amino acids
(Keher and Nagi, 1949);
The known amino
acid content of
the leaf and the percentages are:
of Neem oil:
a. Myristic Acid
b. Palmitic Acid 13.6% to14.9%
c. Steric Acid 14.4 to 19.1%
d. Oleic Acid 49.1 to 61.9%
e. Linoleic Acid 7.5 to 15.8%
% of glycerides
a. Fully saturated Glycerides 0.6%
b. Tri-Unsaturated Glycerides 22.0%
c. Sterodiolein 34.0%
d. Palmitodiolein 26.0%
e. Oleopalmitostearin 12.0%
f. Oleodipalmein 05.0%
when purchasing personal
or pet care products
by Amy K. McNulty,
A growing number
of people have turned to a natural, gentler way of caring for
both themselves and their animals. A major area of concern for
me is the cosmetic ingredients to which we inadvertently expose
ourselves and our animals. Many people and animals today suffer
from skin problems. Generally, these problems may be considered
the sign of a compromised immune system. While the products used
may not be totally responsible for the skin problem, they may
be a contributing or aggravating factor. I have compiled a list
of ingredients that I would never use on myself or my pets and
a brief explanation as to why I do not like them.
Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). This synthetic detergent is widely used
in low cost shampoos for its high foaming and detergent qualities.
It is the primary detergent used in many shampoos. It may even
be used in pseudo-natural cosmetics with the explanation that
it is derived from coconut. Dont be fooled, however, it
is synthetic. It can cause eye irritation, allergic reactions,
skin rashes, hair loss and a condition similar to dandruff, scalp
scurf. This ingredient strips the skin of its natural oils,
contributing to both drying and flaking.
(TEA). Triethanolamine is often used in cosmetics to adjust pH.
Ethanolamines may cause allergic reactions, eye problems and drying
of hair and skin.
or Monoethanolamine Salts. Ethanolamines are used to convert
fatty acids to salts. On shampoo labels you may see names like
Lauramide DEA (or MEA) or Cocamide DEA (or MEA).
These ingredients are used to stabilize and boost foaming and
for their thickening properties. These detergents may cause allergic
reactions, eye problems and drying of the hair and skin. The results
of a National Toxicology Program Study in 1997 indicated that
repeated applications of diethanolamine (DEA) to mouse skin caused
liver and kidney cancer. While monoethanolamines (MEAs)
have not been studied yet, they are very similar to DEAs,
and many believe that it is only a matter of time before a similar
study on the effects of MEAs are published. The wary consumer
should be discouraged from a product if it contains the word amide
in the ingredient listing.
Chloride. This chemical is found in many low cost hair and
coat conditioners. It is much more cost effective to use than
beneficial proteins and herbs. This ingredient was originally
developed as a fabric softener and is toxic.
These are used as anti-microbials in a wide variety of human and
animal products. Parabens are very cost effective and inhibit
a wide variety of micro-organisms. However, these preservatives
are quite toxic and have been associated with many allergic reactions
and skin rashes in humans.
6. Imidazolidinyl Urea and Diazolidinyl Urea. These
two ingredients are another widely used type of preservative.
They are toxic in nature. On breakdown, they may release formaldehyde.
Both chemicals are known as a primary cause of contact dermatitis
by the American Academy of Dermatology.
Colors. Synthetic colors and dyes are used to make products
look pretty. Colors are called FD&C or D&C followed by
a color and a number on the label. Synthetic colors are believed
to be cancer-causing agents. Avoid these products at all costs.
Repellents. I have left this class of cosmetic ingredients
until the last, because they may be the largest and most often
used group of chemicals that we use to poison our pet friends.
All of the synthetic pest repellents are toxic and can produce
serious health effects in both the short and long term.
( N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) is the active ingredient in most
commercial insect repellents and in some anti-flea shampoos. DEET
is toxic. It is not recommended for use on small children, young
animals or broken skin. Labels on products containing DEET are
required to direct users to avoid over-application and to wash
treated skin after returning indoors. Researchers believe that
DEET may be at least partially responsible for Gulf War Syndrome.
AVOID USING DEET ON YOUR PET.
Permethrins. While these are safer repellents to use than
DEET, they do not work topically. Rather, they are absorbed into
the skin. The flea or biting insect has to bite before these chemicals
work. Therefore, they do not prevent itching in animals sensitive
to flea saliva.
While this is also better than DEET, the internal use of this
product should be avoided. Use of this oil undiluted may cause
contact dermatitis. I would avoid using this product on pregnant
Look for natural ingredients in the products you buy. This is
not always easy because ingredients are not always totally listed.
Sometimes it may be easier to look for products which indicate
that they do not contain the aforementioned products (i.e. DEA
free). Also look at the color. Generally, if it is colored it
contains a synthetic dye which is made from coal tar. If you avoid
the products mentioned in this article, you may find that some
of your and your pets problems either go away or are alleviated.
Babies and children are more at risk
from pesticides than are adults for the following reasons:
Babies have more
fat on their bodies than adults and pesticides are stored in fat.