Ingredients

Play . . . Earthy

Want to try your hand at making your own face and body spa treatments? Come on in and try a little of this and a little of that! In addition to the bulk materials available by the ounce, we carry a wide variety of plastic and glass containers for your final creations. In addition, The Cottage carries a selection of reference and recipe books to spark your creative flow. And remember – we’re always here to help with formulations when we can. Be on the look out for hands on workshops and classes too.

Hey!  Don’t forget to check out our Herbs and Essential Oils pages for more heavenly ingredients!

Natural Clays & Mineral Salts

Clays

Clays are used in detoxifying body wraps, soapmaking, facial masks, mineral based cosmetics and cleansers, scrubs, and face powders. External Use Only. Respiratory irritant – always work in a well ventilated area and wearing a breathing mask is recommended.

  • Australian  Midnight Black
  • Australian Pink
  • Bentonite
  • French Green
  • French Pink
  • French Red
  • French Yellow
  • Fullers Earth
  • Kaolin/China White
  • Rhassoul

Mineral Salts

Naturally occurring, unprocessed salts contain sodium chloride, magnesium, potassium, bromide, and many other essential elements. Slipping into a bath with salts added can soften and restore mineral balance to skin and relieve body tension. Salts are naturally antiseptic, astringent, and drawing, and may be beneficial to those with skin conditions. They may help relieve itching and ease the discomforts of poison ivy, insect bites, and other minor rashes.

  • Celtic Salt
  • Dead Sea Salt
  • Dendritic Salt
  • Himalayan Pink
  • Pacific Solar Sea
  • ‘Cottage Blend’ – contains Sea Dead Sea, Himalayan, and dendritic salts  

Pure Vegetable Oils, Butters, & Waxes

Vegetable Oils

All plant oils are defined as ‘lipids’. They contain essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, proteins, waxes, tocopherols, chlorophyll, carotenes, squalene, and antioxidants. It is the differing combinations and levels of components that give us variety in plant oils and their therapeutic properties.  Oils applied to our skin soften, supply nutrients, are equipped with antibiotic properties, and can protect delicate skin from many environmental elements.

  • Almond, Sweet oil: cold pressed, refined
    Normal to dry skin, emollient, vitamin e
  • Apricot Kernel oil: expeller pressed, refined 
    All skin types, light weight,firming, relieves itchiness
  • Apricot Kernel oil: cold pressed, organic 
    All skin types, light weight,firming, relieves itchiness
  • Avocado oil: cold pressed, refined 
    Dry or sensitive skin, loaded with vitamins
  • Babassu Oil: cold pressed, refined, organic 
    Similar to coconut oil, add to hair preparations
  • Castor oil: expeller pressed & refined, organic 
    All skin types, drawing, protective, use in blends
  • Coconut oil: expeller pressed & refined, organic
    Dry skin, antioxidant, vitamin e, antifungal 
  • Coconut oil: fractionated, no solvents
    Used mainly as carrier for essential oil perfumes
  • Grape seed oil: cold pressed & refined
    Normal to Oily skin, light weight, astringent
  • Hemp seed oil: cold pressed, organic 
    All skin types, essential fatty acids, high mineral content
  • Jojoba oil (Golden): cold pressed, organic 
    Most skin types, relieves itching, hair care, nourishing, stable
  • Pumpkin seed oil: cold pressed, refined, organic 
    All skin types, high vitamin content, essential fatty acids
  • Rosehip seed oil: cold pressed & winterized, organic 
    Mature skin, scars, dermatitis, keep refrigerated
  • Safflower oil: cold pressed, refined, organic 
    All skin, lightweight, essential fatty acids, skincare and massage
  • Seseme oil: expeller pressed, organic 
    Dry skin, massage oil base, vitamins E & B, minerals, emollient
  • Sunflower oil: expeller pressed & refined, organic 
    Dry, damaged skins, vitamins, lecithin, essential fatty acids
  • Moondrop Cottage Massage oil blend (unscented)
    Blend of *safflower, avocado, *jojoba, and vitamin e oils (*organic)

Butters & Waxes

  • Cocoa butter wafers: organic & unrefined
  • Sal seed butter: refined
  • Shea butter: organic raw or organic refined
  • Bees wax: pellets
  • Emulsifying wax: pellets, vegetable based

Miscellaneous Dry Ingredients

Miscellaneous Dry Ingredients

  • Arrow root powder (Maranta arundinacea), organic
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Citric Acid: non gmo-verified from sugar cane
  • Menthol Crystals: organic
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Pumice Stone Grains
  • Stearic Acidpellets
  • Zinc Oxide – non-nano

Organic Henna Powders

Moondrop Herbals is proud to offer organic Henna Powders for hair and skin. Please refer to a trusted reference source for details on how to use.  The Cottage carries reference text on the safe use of these products.

  • *Henna Red powder: Organic Lawsonia inermis from Egypt – Free of Paraphenylenediamine (PPD).
  • *Henna Brown powder: Organic blend of Lawsonia inermis, Indigo tinctoria, and roasted Coffea spp from India – Free of Paraphenylenediamine (PPD).
  • *Henna Black powder: Organic Indigofera tinctoria from India – Free of Paraphenylenediamine (PPD).
  • *Henna Neutral powder: Organic Cassia auriculata from India – Free of Paraphenylenediamine (PPD). **Neutral Henna is usually used as a conditioning treatment for Henna-colored hair. Use as skin coloring is doubtful.

*For external use only. Henna and natural hair and skin colors are not for food use. Use at your own risk.  Not for use on infants or children with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.  Not for use in eye area or on open wounds. Strand/patch test before use. We assume no responsibility for your end results.

Miscellaneous Liquid Ingredients

Miscellaneous Raw Liquid Ingredients

  • Aloe Vera Gel, organic
  • Distillate – Chamomile, organic
  • Distillate – Neroli, organic
  • Distillate – Rose, organic
  • Distillate – Helichrysum, organic
  • Distillate – Blood Orange, organic
  • Distillate – Tulsi (Holy Basil), organic
  • Vegetable Glycerin, organic and non gmo verified
  • Witch Hazel, organic

Cleansers

  • Gentle Soap and Shampoo Base, unscented
  • Soap Nuts, organic

The information contained on this page is provided for educational purposes only and does not indicate a suggested treatment or prescription for any ailment, condition, or desired outcome.


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