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Our Ingredients

This page features a listing of some of our natural ingredients from plants, fruits and nuts from as far as Africa. Our ingredients meet ECOCERT certification standards for organic and/or natural products.


Arrowroot has soothing, calming, healing, anti-inflammatory and balancing properties.  Gently dries out blemishes and helps to maintain clear skin without irritation.

Avocado oil

Avocado oil penetrates deep layers of the skin, making it an excellent moisturizer, and promotes collagen production, which keeps the skin younger looking and slows down the effects of aging. Sterolin in avocado oil is reported to prevent the onset of age spots and to improve and maintain softness and elasticity of the skin.   Avocado Oil also contains Lecithin and Potassium, and is rich in Antioxidants, Vitamins A, D, E and Beta carotene, making it useful for healing sun-damaged and aged skin as well as promoting hydration. It has been found to be helpful in relieving dry and itchy skin, eczema and psoriasis, and can alleviate itchy scalp symptoms. 

Baking soda

Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) – A natural cleanser of oil and perspiration, it also neutralizes acids on the skin. Has long being known for soothing irritated skin and has been known to help alleviate problems like eczema and psoriasis. Has recently been found to be great in toxin elimination and drainage of lymphatic system, which is particularly useful at onset of illness to prevent further development of condition. 


Natural Beeswax is a nourishing moisturizer which softens skin and provides a film of protection against environmental factors while still allowing the skin to breathe. Beeswax contains Vitamin A and is naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.Natural Beeswax is a nourishing moisturizer which softens skin and provides a film of protection against environmental factors while still allowing the skin to breathe. Beeswax contains Vitamin A and is naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, soothing, antiseptic, pain relief.

Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Aromatherapy Essential Oils – distilled from precious flowers, herbs, shrubs and trees.  The essential oils have been carefully selected for their known functional properties and heavenly scents to bring about a perfect combination for both physical and emotional benefits.  


Bergamot - citrusy-woodsy scent - uplifting while calming and soothing, helps calm anxiety and sadness.  Purifying and cleansing - contains Polyphenols which are thought to be helpful in slowing down production of blood fats, stimulate the metabolism.  


Buchu (Agathosma betulina) grassy/sweet/fruity scent - arthritis, rheumatism, toxin removal, gout, inflammation, bloating, tones body. 

Cedarwood Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) - Anti-Inflammatory, Antifungal, Astringent, Tonic, Firming/Tightening, Detoxifying, Stimulating, Soothing, Calming, Antioxidant, Restorative.


Chamomile, German (Matricaria chamomilla) - calming allergic/sensitive skin, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-allergic

Chamomile, African, Cape

Cape Chamomile (AFRICAN) (Eriocephalus punctulatus)- benefits of this Chamomile are the same as those of German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile, but in fact they are different plant species.    Fruity/grassy scent - calming, soothing, relaxing, eases anxiety, irritability, insomnia, migraines, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory and soothes aching and tired muscles. 
With super high level of beneficial esters in this oil, Cape Chamomile is among the most therapeutic oils in aromatherapy where it is used for addressing anxiety, irritability, insomnia, migraines, and to promote relaxation and calmness.   In addition it is often used for soothing aching and tired muscles and as an anti-inflammatory.  In skincare it rejuvenates, soothes, balances, calms irritations and helps to ease eczema and psoriasis.  Cape Chamomile is a rare and exquisite wild-harvested plant grown in the ‘‘Fynbos’ region of South Africa, now a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its botanical treasure of unique flora. Cultivated within a small region and distilled in short seasons, this oil is in high demand and often short supply.  The exquisite aroma of this oil is sweet, herbal and fruity and its color is a beautiful translucent blue, sometimes varying depending on crops. 

Clary Sage

Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) - hormonal balance, sweating, depression (menopause), uplifting, calming.


Bentonite Clay - healing detox properties, replenishes loss of minerals in the skin and removes excess oil.


French/Green Clay - great absorption of impurities, gentle, mineral-rich, non-drying. 


Kaolin Clay - Gentle, mild, cleansing, exfoliating and circulating properties.

Cocoa Butter Cocoa butter contains natural antioxidants. Helps soothe dry or itchy skin, promotes healing of stretch marks and scars, provides better skin elasticity, smooths wrinkles, moisturizing.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a protein-rich, fast-absorbing moisturizer containing antioxidant Vitamin E which aids in protecting skin cells from damage and premature aging. Coconut oil helps to strengthen and restore skin tissue and rejuvenate dry, under-nourished skin. In addition, the Vitamin E in coconut oil is also known to improve conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, as well as aid in healing of rashes and sunburn.


Coffee has been shown to have considerable benefits to the skin and in some cases shown to promote the proliferation of hair follicles. Anti-oxidant, topical application decreases the appearance of wrinkles and other photo damage resulting from UV radiation even if the application occurs after the insult occurs. Some data also suggests potential for increasing lipid metabolism making coffee this a great ingredient choice for slimming products. 


Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) - muscular aches and pains, warming, improves circulation, cleansing, uplifting, antiseptic, diuretic, helps flush out toxins, calms anxiety.

Dead Sea Mud Draws toxins, absorbs dirt, dead skin cells and excess oils while offering nourishing benefits, leaving your skin feeling extremely soft & clean. Opens and unclogs pores, and absorbs excess oils (sebum) which causes acne.
It also has antibacterial properties aiding in the prevention of acne. The skin is also stimulated increasing blood circulation to generate healthier skin cells.

Epsom Salts

Epsom Salt - (magnesium sulfate) A natural emollient, best known for soothing sore muscles, eliminating toxins from the body and known to be helpful in reducing swelling. 


Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) - antiseptic, respiratory issues, helps relieve sinus congestioin, invigorating, cleansing. 


Fennel, Sweet (Foeniculum dulce) - Has a very sweet, fresh smell, reminiscent of aniseed. Very useful for treating indigestion and flatulence.


Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) - Has a balancing effect on the skin making it suitable for dry, oily or problem skin. It is also calming to the nervous system, making it useful for treating anxiety, tension and restlessness. 


Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) - helps reduces inflammation, supports joints, warming, stimulating properties, antiseptic, helps strengthen immunity, eases stomach discomfort and nausea, improves digestion, helps expel phlegm. 


Grapefruit (Citrus paradis/grandis) - uplifting, emotional balancer, boosts confidence, cooling, antiseptic, cleansing, aids toxin elimination.

Guava Quava Beauty Oil - is cold pressed from the seeds of the guava fruit. It is ideal for mature aging skin, sun damaged skin and acne prone skin, providing nourishment, repair and exceptional moisturizing. This is considered a 'dry' oil. 
Considered a super fruit for its rich content of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, it is reported that a single guava contains four times more vitamin C than an orange.
Guava seed oil also boasts very high levels of Essential Fatty Acids, (Omega 3 & 6) and Lycopene, currently considered the most powerful antioxidant known to neutralize free radicals, and in addition it has some UV-blocking capabilities.
Vitamins A (Retinol) C and E, antioxidants, fight the free-radical damage process, preventing premature aging, increasing collagen production, help to reduce appearance of brown spots and sun damage, as well as managing acne and eczema. 
Vitamin K has anti-inflammatory properties and in some cases has been reported to reduce dark circles and skin discoloration. 
Contains B-complex vitamins (B5, B3 and B6), which have properties known for healing, balancing uneven skin tone and improving skin texture. 
Minerals in guava fruit include potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese and Selenium, another anti-oxidant. 
High levels of powerful Anti-Oxidants - Vitamins - A,(Retinol) C, D, E, F and K;  B-complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6); Minerals - potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese and Selenium; Essential fatty acids (Omega 3,6 and 9) protecting skin from environmental damage; and Lycopene - combats age-causing free radicals, assists in repair, and has some UV-blocking capabilities
• Hydrates and Moisturises
• Nourishes
• Rejuvenates
• Improves skin elasticity and texture
• Fights wrinkles, aids in slowing down skin aging process
• Minimises appearance of fine lines
• Balances uneven skin tone and discoloration 
• Repairs sun damaged skin, blemishes and acne scars
• Anti-inflammatory
• Soothing
• Relieves and manages acne and eczema
Himalayan Salts Mineral rich salts that contain the same 84 natural minerals and elements found in the human body with numerous health and balancing benefits, nourishing and moisturizing. Commonly used to soothe aching muscles, eliminate toxins as well as maintain and balance of our lymphatic fluids.

Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil - balances/slows down sebum production, soothing, cleansing, antibacterial and hydrating.

Juniper Berry

Juniper/Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis) - anti-inflammatory, arthritis, rheumatism, gout, promotes blood circulation, stimulant, helps in removal of toxins (like uric acid), tonic, diuretic (excess water elimination)

Seaweed Seaweed contains high levels of vitamins including B12, Vitamin E, trace elements, amino acids, natural anti-oxidants, minerals and other nutrients. Calms and promotes healthy skin. Helps to draw out impurities, making it ideal as part of a body toning regimen. Helps  skin retain moisture levels. Has been shown to be helpful in relieving  stiffness of muscles and joints.
Seaweed Detox Bath Soak is infused with essential oils which are known to target stubborn cellulite areas by aiding the elimination of toxins and fluid build up, to promote toned, healthy skin.
As Seaweed has a natural sea-fishy odor, we have infused our salts with crisp Bergamot and fresh Grapefruit, making this a refreshing, cleansing and calming bath soak.


Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) - balancing, calming, soothing, pain relief, hormonal balance, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aids healing of cuts and wounds, insect repellant. 


Lemon (Citrus limonum) - antiseptic, anti-fungal, toning, cleansing, aids elimination of toxins, calming, eases symptoms of insomnia, immune booster.


Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) - toning, energizing, cleansing, deodorizing, antibacterial, uplifting, antidepressant, pain relief, anti-inflammatory, diuretic.

Marula Oil

Marula, Beauty Oil - Exceptionally nutritious, rich in Vitamins C (four times as much as an orange) - High in Vitamin E for healing and protecting skin from elements that cause cell cell damage. Rich in Oleic Acid and pH balanced, promotes healing and restoring of dehydrated, aging, under-nourished, and sun damaged skin.    Marula Oil has been scientifically proven to have high concentrations of nutrients and minerals (has approximately 60% higher levels of powerful antioxidants than Argan or Grapeseed oil. )  Contains high in essential fatty acids (Omega 9 and Omega 6) which assist in protecting the skin from environmental damage while nourishing and repairing at the deepest levels, resulting in a softer, smoother skin.               Absorbs well, will not leave skin oily, leaves velvety feel. 
• intense hydration
• nourishes the skin at deep levels 
• softens and minimizes appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 
• anti-microbial properties promote healing blemishes and scars
• soothes irritated or red skin
• Restores elasticity
• pH balanced
• non-comedogenic (will not clog pores)
• Improves skin tone and firmness
• Helps heal scars and stretchmarks


Neroli (Citrus aurantium) - anti-stress, anti-depression, uplifting, eases insomnia, abalances/eases symptoms of menopause/PMS, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, helps reduce scars and rejuvenates skin.


Oatmeal – gentle, anti-inflammatory, cleansing, moisturizing and soothing. and nourishing. eases many skin conditions. 

Orange, sweet

Orange, sweet (Citrus sinensis) - relaxing, uplifting, anti-stress, anti-depression, reputed aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, tones tired skin, antiseptic, diuretic, aids toxin elimination. 


Passionfruit Beauty Oil (Maracuja Oil) / ( Passiflora Incarnata)
Recommended for oily, Blemish prone, as well as dehydrated, dull, aging, under-nourished, and sun damaged skin.  
Passion fruit seed oil is exceptionally light and fast-absorbing.
Non-greasy texture, ideal for oily and blemish prone skin. 
Absorbs within minutes and leaves your skin feeling super soft, smooth and plump with a satin feel. Passion fruit seed oil is clear and has almost no odour. 
Passion fruit Oil is packed with vitamins and minerals, including calcium, potassium and phosphorus. 
This oil has high concentrations of powerful antioxidants and is very rich in essential fatty acids (Omega 6 and Omega 9), vital for skin cell regeneration and skin repair. Vitamin A and C assists in protecting the skin from environmental damage while nourishing and repairing at the deepest levels, resulting in a softer, smoother skin.
• non-comedogenic
• hydrates
• nourishes 
• softens skin
• soothes irritated, dry and inflamed skin
• minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 
• valued for repairing scars and stretch-marks 
• improves skin tone and firmness
• microbial & soothing properties promote healing of acne blemishes and scars 
• Improves skin tone and firmness
• helps heal scars and stretchmarks


Peppermint (Mentha piperita) - cooling properties, antiseptic, antifungal, head colds, asthma, sinusitis, coughs, flu, respiratory problems, headaches, indigestion, appetite balancer, mental exhaustion, hot flashes.

Raspberry seed oil, red

Red Raspberry Seed Oil - Extraordinarily high in Omega-3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, (83%), Raspberry Seed oil is a superb anti-oxidant. It is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive, dehydrated, dull, aging, under-nourished, and sun damaged skin.     Linoleic, alpha linolenic and oleic acids prevent wrinkles and premature aging of the skin by reducing and neutralizing the damaging effects of free radicals. Raspberry seed oil is also reported to contain high levels of UV-A and UV-B blocking properties, although this is not endorsed by Skin Safari Botanicals. Its exceptionally high level of Vitamin E promotes excellent skin repair and conditioning, providing nourishment while helping improve moisture, elasticity and providing nourishment to the skin. Its high content of Vitamin A provides anti-inflammatory properties and makes it a good choice for acne, eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions.

Ricebran Oil

Ricebran oil is known to improve skin elasticity, hydrates the skin, boost and renew skin surface. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential oils.    Rice Bran Oil has a high percentage of fatty acids and is one of the best sources of tocotrienols, an antioxidant that may be much more powerful and effective than Vitamin E. It helps to even out skin tone and and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.   It is a mild oil perfect for dry/flaky, sensitive, mature and/or delicate skin, where additional moisture is required and is effective for keeping skin smooth.


South African Rooibos - Better known as a calming, de-toxing and soothing tea or drink, Rooibos has long been known for fantastic skincare properties. Super anti-oxidant (higher than green tea), packed with Omega 6 and 9 for hydrating and repairing skin, yet sensitive enough for babies, Rooibos is ideal for all skin types. A gentle powerhouse, Rooibos has similar qualities to chamomile, and has anti-inflammatory, hypoallergenic and soothing properties making it ideal for sensitive or itchy skins. 

Rosehip Oil

Rosehip Beauty Oil (Rosa rubiginosa) - has high concentrations of nutrients, minerals, powerful antioxidants and is very high (over 70%) in essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and Omega 6), vital for skin cell regeneration and skin repair. Vitamin A in Rosehip Oil assists in protecting the skin from environmental damage while rejuvenating, nourishing and repairing at the deepest levels, resulting in a softer, smoother skin.    
• balances out oily/combination skin 
• hydrates, nourishes and softens skin 
• minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 
• valued for repairing scars and stretch-marks while 
• improves skin tone and firmness 
• aids in correcting UV damage from sun and 
• known for calming eczema and psoriasis
Fast-absorbing ‘dry’ oil with a light, non-greasy texture, allowing skin to breathe, and high in nutrients. Harvested from the seeds of rose bushes, is ideal for all skin types, dehydrated, dull, aging, under-nourished, and sun damaged skin and has been known for centuries and the beauty and healing oil. 
Although this oil is light, it is also rich and NOT really recommended for use on acne skin, which may be over stimulated.


Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) - stimulates mental activity, eases mental fatigue, uplifting, antiseptic, pain relief, respiratory symptoms, aids blood circulation, aids detox.

Sea Salts

Sea Salt - contains approximately 84 minerals that are beneficial to the skin and body, providing many functions such as promoting healthy bones, soothing aching muscles, eliminating toxins and maintaining a balancing of our lymphatic fluids. 

Sea Weed/Kelp Sea weed / kelp - deep detox, mineral rich skin-nourishing nutrients, such as Omega-3 essential fatty acids and polyphenols

Shea Butter

Shea Butter is famous for its anti-aging properties, helps to improve skin tone, elasticity, rejuvenate and rebuild collagen and aid in healing of scars and stretch marks. Shea butter contains essential fatty acids, along with vitamins A and E, needed to promote healthy, glowing skin.  The natural anti-inflammatory properties of shea butter are known to improve conditions of psoriasis and eczema, as well as aid in healing of burns, rashes, scraped and sunburn. 

Tea Tree

Tea Tree - well known as a powerful antibacterial essential oil, antimicrobial, speeds up healing.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E-  helps to prevent premature aging of skin by blocking free radical damage and delaying onset of wrinkles associated with aging. 

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) - anti-depressant, relaxing, sedating, calming, uplifts mood, aphrodisiac (loss of libido due to stress), antiseptic.


We support sustainable development as much as possible by sourcing our extracts, butters and oils from the most reputable suppliers, working with projects that empower the lives of men, women and children and communities within developing countries, while regenerating the environment.

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