Our team at Herb Market honours our principles which we have built this company on, and we want to ensure our clients feel educated about all the ingredients we use. This is why we consolidated the “Ingredient Library”, providing a deeper dive into all of our ingredients, giving you a better understanding of which nutrients are in our products.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Derived from the inside pit of the apricot fruit, the apricot kernels are pressed by a cold-press extraction method, which gives forth a gentle and lightweight oil containing high amounts of nutrients. It’s full of essential fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acid which are healthy fats that help provide nourishment, while aiding in the rejuvenation of skin’s elasticity.
Sodium bicarbonate, or more commonly known as baking soda, helps restore our body’s PH levels, which naturally alkalizes our body to help neutralize skin’s acidity. When used in baths, baking soda absorbs toxins like heavy metals and radiation, making it an effective and natural detoxifier.
This organic cold-pressed oil is extracted from the seeds of the (Camellia Sinensis) Tea plant, which grows mainly in Asia. Known to be part of the Geisha’s ancient beauty secretes, Camellia seed oil is naturally rich in antioxidants and provides super anti-aging properties. It contains an array of vitamins which all help protect and restore the skin from external toxins and pollutants while keeping it looking youthful and radiant. This unique oil has a balancing effect, which is great for both dry and oily skin types. The oil is highly penetrating and rapidly absorbed deep within the layers of the skin, providing outstanding moisture-retaining abilities.
Rich in antioxidants, anti-aging, protection, restoration, essential fatty acids, moisturizing.
Vitamins A, B, C, and E, fatty acids, numerous micronutrients.
Extracted from the seeds of the castor bean plant (Ricinus Communis), organic, cold-pressed castor oil is full of fatty acids, which make it an excellent oil for moisturizing the skin. Due to its fatty acid composition, castor oil has been known to help reverse the signs of aging and stretch marks. The use of castor oil goes back thousands of years ago, to ancient times when the Egyptians and Indians used it in natural treatments around the eyes and part of various health and skincare remedies. Castor oil is made up of between 80 and 90% ricinoleic acid, which is an uncommon fatty acid responsible for most of its benefits. As the oil penetrates deep within the layers of the skin, it helps to fight microbials responsible for acne and other bacteria overgrowth, while also softening the skin and restoring hydration.
Moisturizing, anti-aging, prevents stretch marks, helps with breakouts, restores hydration.
Vitamin E, minerals, proteins, Omega 6 and 9 beneficial fatty acids.
Dead Sea Salt
The Dead Sea is one of the planet’s saltiest bodies of water, known to be 10 times saltier than the ocean and contains a very high amount of minerals. For this reason, the salts from the Dead Sea are highly therapeutic for the body. Soaking regularly in water enriched with Dead Sea salt helps to soothe and cleanse the skin for a revitalized feel. The absorption of the minerals helps to improve various skin conditions and imbalances. The salts are also deeply hydrating for the body and help to purify pores. Dead Sea salt also makes a great exfoliator for the skin, sloughing away dead skin cells that can actually contribute to clogged pores, blemishes and dryness.
Hydrating, purifying, cleansing, unclog pores, exfoliating, helps with breakouts.
Magnesium sulphate, more commonly known as Epsom salt, is actually more of a mineral rather than a salt. Its crystalline structure closely resembles salt, however it’s a pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulphate, usually harvested from dry crust formations within rocks and caves, coal mines and dried up lake deposits. Magnesium is one of the most abundant elements found in the Earth’s crust and is an essential mineral used by the body for many different functions, like muscle contraction and relaxation, proper nerve functioning, production of certain proteins and activation of enzymes, as well as helping to maintain appropriate levels of other nutrients in the body, like vitamin D and calcium. Epsom salt can be absorbed through the skin, making it an ideal addition to soaking salts for baths to help relieve muscle aches and pains, tension, and overall inflammation in joints.
Softens skin, hydrating, provides nourishment.
Magnesium and sulphate compound
Evening Primrose Oil
Our certified organic, unrefined and cold-pressed evening primrose oil is derived from the seeds of the flowering evening primrose plant (Oenothera Biennis). This precious oil is naturally rich in gamma linoleic acid, which is a crucial fatty acid for the support of overall hormonal function in the body. The fatty acids in the oil also help stimulate and regenerate skin cells, reduce moisture loss, inflammation and swelling.
Best for dry, irritable or sensitive skin, regenerates, moisturizes, balancing.
Omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids, large amounts of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and linoleic acid.
French Green Clay
Derived from naturally occurring deposits in France, this green clay is rich in an array of minerals and trace elements, as well as decomposed plant matter, which gives it an earthy light green colour. French green clay is highly absorbent and has a natural, negative charge, which allows the clay to attract positively charged toxins and impurities from the body and helps to pull them from the bloodstream, tissues and cells, resulting in a highly beneficial detox experience. Rich mineral baths with French green clay help promote rejuvenated skin with a healthy looking glow, which is suitable for all skin types.
Known as one of the purest salts on Earth, Himalayan salt is harvested from the ancient salt beds of the Himalayan Mountains. Rich in over 80 minerals and trace elements like calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, iron, and potassium just to name a few. Himalayan salt is known for it’s highly beneficial and therapeutic properties, especially when used as soaking salts. Himalayan bath salts allow the body to absorb the many nutrients deep into the cells, which help to re-mineralize the body, leading to an array of health benefits. The salts help to maintain the protective barrier of the skin while improving the skins texture and overall appearance. They also aid in pulling toxins from the body and contain profound antibacterial, antiseptic and circulation-boosting properties.
Calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, iron, and potassium.
Our certified organic Jojoba oil comes cold-pressed from the seeds of the Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) plant, which is a shrub native to the Sonoran desert. Although known as an oil, jojoba oil is actually a liquid plant wax that closely resembles the sebum of our skin. When applied to the skin, jojoba oil forms a thin porous layer that provides exceptional moisturizing and softening properties, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, naturally slowing down the signs of aging, while also enhancing the suppleness of the skin. This organic emollient also has deep cleansing abilities, as jojoba oil can penetrate deep into the skin glands, and help clear blockage caused by bacterial growth, thanks to it’s remarkable antibacterial properties. Overall, a non-greasy, highly absorbing oil, safe for all skin types.
Fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin B complex, silicon, chromium, copper, zinc, high percentage of iodine at 82% (which gives jojoba oil its ability to heal).
Meadowfoam oil is extracted by cold-pressing the seeds of the Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) plant, which is Native to some parts of Canada. Our organic, unrefined meadowfoam oil is extremely rich in antioxidants, providing exceptional anti-aging and skin rejuvenating properties. These antioxidants help resist the natural oxidation processes, giving forth a long shelf life for the oil. This beneficial oil contains over 98% long chain fatty acids which deliver a barrier formation for the skin that helps to lock in moisture to prevent dryness, while also boosting skin softening properties. Meadowfoam oil is readily absorbed by the skin, which further helps deliver nutrients deep into the dermis, resulting in replenished and balanced skin.
Vitamins E, C, very high antioxidant composition, fatty acids.
Pomegranate Seed Oil
The gem-like, ruby red seeds of the highly nutritious pomegranate fruit yield a rich and deeply nourishing oil known for an array of benefits. Our organic, cold-pressed pomegranate oil is of highest quality, retaining the oil’s enzymes, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. These nutrients help boost collagen production, enhance skins elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The high antioxidant profile helps stimulate and regenerate the production of new skin cells, helping to reverse the appearance of scarring, various skin damage and aging.
Collagen boosting, anti-aging, stimulating, helps with scarring, skin and sun damage.
Derived from the seeds of red raspberries, this delicate, cold-pressed oil is a super antioxidant oil, rich in a number of different nutrients that are beneficial for the skin. Known as a super food for the skin, red raspberry seed oil is remarkably high in antioxidants like tocopherols (vitamin E), carotenoids (vitamin A) and rich in essential fatty acids which provide exceptional anti-aging and skin rejuvenating properties. Its high anti-oxidant content helps reduce oxidative damage on the skin, which essentially leads to premature aging and other skin issues. Due to the oil’s high alpha linolenic acid and phytosterol content, red raspberry seed oil is known to possess super anti-inflammatory and moisture-retaining properties, highly beneficial for youthful, radiant skin.
Skin super food, anti-aging, reduces damage, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, radiating.
Very high essential fatty acid profile, tocopherols and tocotrienols (vitamin E) content, high phytosterols, and a 1:1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 essential fatty acids.
Organic, unrefined and cold-pressed, our rosehip oil is extremely nutrient rich and of highest quality. Rosehips are the small spherical fruits, or seed pods, known as the ‘hips’ which remain on the rosebush after the roses have bloomed. Rosehips are extremely nutrient dense and have been used for thousands of years by the Egyptians, Mayans, Native Americans, Indians and other ancient civilizations for various skincare applications. Known as the “Oil of Youth,” mainly due to its rich antioxidant content of vitamins like vitamin C and vitamin E. Rosehip oil is known for its super anti-aging properties, which help to accelerate skin cell regeneration and promote skin-brightening properties which work to reduce the appearance of unwanted dark spots, scars and blemishes. Rich in essential fatty acids, this replenishing oil deeply restores the skins moisture barrier, soothing dry and irritated skin, ideal for mature skin.
Anti-aging, regenerating, moisturizing, reduces blemishes and dark spots.
Vitamins A, C and E,essential fatty acids (linolenic, linoleic, and oleic acid), stearic acid, palmitic acid.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
The sea buckthorn plant (Hippophae Rhamnoides), typically grows in Eastern European regions and in Asia. It’s a shrub-like tree that produces bright yellow-orange, nutrient-rich berries. It’s these berries that are harvested to extract a very high-quality oil from the flesh and pulp of the fruit using a CO2 extraction method. The oil is extremely high in antioxidants like beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E, which help to combat the signs of aging. Rich in fatty acids, tocopherols, carotenoids and plant sterols, sea buckthorn oil is abundantly high in nutrients and has incredible nourishing and restorative properties for the skin. Sea buckthorn oil is known to be highly effective with dehydrated skin and also with inflammatory skin conditions.
Antioxidants like phenols, terpenes, and glucosides; vitamins A, C, and E; beta-carotene; plant sterols; and trace elements such as copper, iron, selenium, and manganese.
Shea butter is extracted from the Shea nuts of the African Shea tree (Vitellaria Paradoxa). Our certified organic shea butter comes completely raw, unrefined and unprocessed, which helps retain its nutritive properties. It is part of the Global Shea Alliance sustainability program, which ensures the protection of eco-systems and also decent working conditions. This pure shea butter is rich in antioxidant vitamins A and E and contains a high content of skin-softening fatty acids which help renew and rebuild skin cells to help improve the look of stretch marks, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles. An extremely hydrating butter that is known to reverse dry skin in just days.
Rich in stearic, oleic acids and benefit-rich vitamin E and vitamin A.
Aromatherapy involves the practice of using pure essential oils for their aromatic properties and therapeutic benefits. Balancing and nourishing for the body, mind and spirit, essential oils are the natural extracts and essences from plants, fruits and seeds. They are made by using mainly steam distillation, without use of any chemicals or synthetics to extract the oil. These pure oils are potent and very aromatic, which allows the aroma to enter the nasal cavity. When inhaled, some oils help relax and de-stress due to their calming or sedative properties, whereas others contain mood and energy enhancing properties. Using essential oils in skincare incorporates nature’s purest essences to help enhance body and mind well-being, while providing naturally lovely fragrances all derived from the oils.
Cold-pressed from the rind of the bergamot orange, which is a citrus fruit grown from the Citrus Bergamia tree, native to Italy. A clean, refreshing scent of citrus with a spicy undertone, which helps bring upon a balancing and toning effect. Used to relax, soothe and balance mental state. Can be both energizing and relaxing, as bergamot is a balancing oil.
Distilled from organic chamomile flowers, a daisy-like herb, and native to northern Europe with many medicinal and therapeutic benefits. There are different varieties of chamomile, as some are grown in other climates, like Germen or Moroccan chamomile, however these are inferior quality oils. Roman chamomile on the other hand is dry, and mildly sweet scent with herbaceous undertones, chamomile is known for its sedative and calming properties. Used in ancient times as a natural remedy and medicinal herb to help with allergies, stomach aches, insomnia, skincare, swelling and inflammation.
calcium, magnesium, potassium, fluoride, folate and vitamin A
Steam-distilled from handpicked organic leaves of the evergreen tree (Eucalyptus Globulus), which is native to Australia. The oil boasts a deeply refreshing, camphoric scent with decongestant properties, helping to clear sinuses when its vapour is inhaled. The oil contains antiseptic properties and promotes mental clarity.
nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium
A popular stress-relieving oil, steam distilled from organic lavender flowers which contains a floral, herbaceous scent with balsamic and woody undertones. Lavender oil has impressive calming and sedative properties, helpful for calming nerves, bringing upon a relaxed mental state and improving sleep quality. Highly regarded for use in baths and skincare.
Used for centuries, lemon is a powerful, aromatic oil with energizing, and detoxifying properties, which help boost the immune system. Contains a number of different uses in aromatherapy. As a natural disinfectant, lemon oil works to eliminate air-born toxins and microbials. When inhaled, its essence works to enhance energy and concentration, while boosting mood.
cleansing, energizing, disinfecting, lemon scent
vitamin C, thiamin, folate, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium and copper
Distilled from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, neroli is a luxurious oil with loads of benefits. It’s a fresh scent with the perfect balance of bitter-sweet and floral notes. The oil contains an array of benefits for skin, including regenerating skin cells, helping to restore stretch marks, scars and wrinkles. These are all wonderful components for helping to keep skin looking youthful and radiant. Helps maintain moisture levels and works as a balancing agent for either dry or oily skin. Deeply supports skin tissues and cells.
Sedative, calming, prevents stretch marks and scars, anti-aging, floral scent
Patchouli is a very fragrant herb, native to Eastern regions of the world and is frequently used in fragrance, due to its strong, sweet, earthy scent. The oil is extracted via distillation of the leaves. This unique oil actually enhances with age and its main component is patchoulol, responsible for the oils grounding effect to help stabilize and balance mood and emotions. In skincare, its properties help contribute to a glowing, smooth complexion.
One of the world’s most popular flowers, the rose is beautiful in both appearance and aroma. It’s rich, deeply nourishing oil has been used for centuries due to its rejuvenating and calming properties, making it very popular in the use of skincare. The scent of rose is known to promote harmony and helps to uplift the heart and emotions. It’s a natural aphrodisiac with soothing and calmative properties, helping to reduce stress and tension. A truly robust floral scent that is known to bring upon a positive mind-set.
anti-inflammatory, cooling, soothing, relieves itchy, dry or hot skin, rose scent
A deeper more powerful scent than actual rosemary, this oil’s aroma has a herbaceous and woody scent with evergreen-like undertones. Alpha-pinene, a natural terpene, is the main component in the oil, which gives it its scent. When inhaled, the aroma is known to have a positive effect on memory and helps to open the conscious mind, allowing us to be more aware. Also helps support healthy respiratory health and reduces tensions.
moisturizing, prevents sun damage, disinfecting, rosemary scent
vitamin A, thiamin and magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron and manganese
Orange essential oil has a sweet, citrus smell like the orange peels from which it is derived, but more intense and concentrated. It contains about 95% of the fragrant terpene d-limonene which helps to give it its citrus scent. The oil is known to calm and uplift while reducing worries and promoting cheerfulness. A great mood-enhancing oil that also contains anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties. Helps to nourish skin cells.