Little Botanics Product Ingredients
The Little Botanics range is free of any nasties and suitable for the most sensitive of baby skin.
WARNING: Please consult a physician for advice on using any of these natural ingredients. If irritation occurs discontinue use and consult a physician if necessary.
Apricot Kernel Oil
A wonderful oil to add moisture to the skin, apricot oil has both an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and helps to soothe irritation. The high Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) content helps to maintain and balance moisture, and tone and firm the skin.
Rich in antioxidant vitamins A, E and D and essential fatty acids, avocado oil is deeply hydrating. Avocado oil soothes dry and itchy skin and enhances the skin’s ability to generate collagen. This helps to heal stretch marks and scarring, rashes and dryness.
Bergamot Calabrian Essential Oil
This multi-purpose oil does it all. It’s an anti-depressant, stimulant, disinfectant and relaxant. Bergamot Calabrian essential oil is highly valued for its calming and balancing properties. It soothes nerves and reduces anxiety and stress, and can also stimulate the activity of hormones in the body that induce feelings of relaxation and sedation. Used topically, it can help to support emotional health and wellbeing.
We use dry calendula flowers infused into a certified organic sunflower oil base. Commonly used to disinfect minor wounds and treat skin infections, it is lauded for its antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. They make it extremely useful in treating slow-healing cuts, especially for those with weaker immune systems.
Calendula also promotes collagen production. It soothes sore, inflamed and itchy skin, making it the perfect remedy for conditions such as eczema and irritated skin.
Candelilla wax is a vegetable wax. Its leaves are harvested to extract their waxy coating, making it an ideal vegan alternative to beeswax for our balms.
Chamomile Essential Oil
With strong antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, chamumile is another all-purpose ingredient. It is safe and effective for skincare use, even for the newest of little ones. Its anti-inflammatory property helps to reduce inflammation, eczema and other skin conditions. It is also useful for treating minor abrasions, cuts and scrapes. It even acts as a sedative and sleeps aid.
Coconut oil is widely popular due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antioxidant and hydrating properties, which making it an excellent moisturiser. It contains medium chain fatty acids, which help to repair and hydrate skin.
Native to the Amazon rainforest, Cupuacu butter is a luxurious moisturiser related to the cacao plant. It is full of skin-friendly fatty acids that improve the tone and texture of the skin while harnessing the power of nature to support the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
Cupuacu butter also helps improve skin elasticity by maintaining the skin’s barrier, helping it manage levels of toxins, such as pollution.
Evening Primrose Oil
Incredibly conditioning and nourishing, evening primrose oil is best suited to soothing and treating dry, irritated skin. Evening primrose oil is rich in fatty acids that help inhibit bacterial growth and defend against inflammation and infection.
Grapeseed oil is the byproduct of winemaking, pressed from the seeds and extracting the oils. It is perfect for controlling the moisture of the skin as it glides smoothly without leaving any greasy residue on your skin. It is absorbed easily and is digestible if little ones should suck on their fingers.
Jojoba oil is great for dry skin, psoriasis and other skin ailments. It closely mimics human sebum and is readily absorbed without making skin feel greasy. Jojoba acts as a tonic, emollient and moisturiser which moisturises dry skin, the appearance of wrinkles and stretch mark.
Jojoba oil is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial. Its high percentage of iodine makes it a great healing oil. It can heal cuts, sores, acne and skin fungus, making it an effective skin healer.
Kanuka essential oil can be used to deal with a wide range of problems. Kanuka essential oil is both nourishing and calming. It heals very irritated skin, making it ideal for rashes, sunburns, insect bites and slight burns as it reduces pain, skin redness and alleviates itchiness.
Its anti-inflammatory property efficiently heals skin complications like eczema and psoriasis. It also has nourishing properties that help soothe the skin and encourage quicker healing.
A native of New Zealand, this amazing plant is great for healing all skin ailments, particularly eczema, itching skin, wounds and sore joints or bruises. It strengthens the skin against the sun’s strong UV rays and regulates oily and dry skin, making it an excellent skin moisturiser.
This native New Zealand plant is most commonly used to alleviate respiratory problems, such as asthma and bronchitis. Kumarahou is considered to be a detoxifier and “blood cleansing” plant, as well as an excellent moisturiser for the skin.
Kokum Butter is well known for its emollient and regenerative properties, making it one of the best choices for damaged skin preparations. It is one of the most useful kinds of butter for inflamed skin and enhanced barrier formation.
The benefits of lavender essential oil are numerous. Lavender is well known for its calming and healing properties. It is widely used for calming, soothing and nurturing emotional health. It aides in easing nervous tension, relieving pain, and inducing sleep.
Lavender is also known for its antiseptic, anti-toxic, anti-inflammatory, decongestant and restorative properties. It contains a high percentage of linalool, which makes it excellent for healing.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is a wonderful booster for the immune system, it also helps with cough relief. It can greatly reduce acne, nourish and hydrate damaged skin.
Marjoram Essential Oil
Marjoram essential oil has antibacterial, antibiotic, antiseptic and antiviral properties. It has been shown to be effective at relieving mucous and phlegm in the throat and sinus, as well as any congestion in the respiratory system due to colds and viral infections. It is particularly effective in treating chronic coughs.
Marula Oil is a potent source of nutrition and antioxidant energy for your skin cells. With its fast absorbing, light, and non-greasy texture, it is perfect for those with dry or sensitive skin and sun damaged complexion. The key to Marula oil’s outstanding effectiveness lies in its fine molecular structure that makes it superb at hydrating and protecting the skin. Marula Oil is non-comedogenic and has anti-microbial properties which can help heal and reduce scarring.
Myrrh Essential Oil
Myrhh has its place in ancient history when the ancient Egyptians used it to maintain healthy skin and soothe chapped skin. It is also deeply rooted in religion – it was one of the oils gifted to baby Jesus. With its antimicrobial effect and inflammation relief, myrrh is the ideal wound healer.
Peppermint Essential Oil
This powerhouse is known as one of the seven polyvalent, making it effective against many toxins. Peppermint is a commonly used ingredient in many coughs, cold and digestive remedies, and is also used to treat flu.
Ravensara Essential Oil
Ravensara essential oil is considered a cure-all for good reason. It contains many medicinal properties, some include antibacterial, antifungal and anti-allergenic – the list goes on!
A known remedy against cough, Ravensara essential oil helps treat conditions that produce too much phlegm and mucus in the respiratory tract. It helps to loosen up this excess phlegm and get it out of the body. Its expectorant properties make it effective against pneumonia, bronchitis, colds, flu, and cough.
Roses don’t just look pretty, they’re full of natural oils that help to maintain your skin’s moisture! Rich in Vitamin C and other antioxidants, rose boosts collagen production and strengthen skin cells and tissue. Roses can also relieve skin inflammation and cleanse the skin.
Rosehip Seed Oil
The rosehip seed oil has long been lauded the best oil for anti-ageing and rejuvenating the skin. Rich in vitamin A, it delays the effects of ageing, assists with cell regeneration and promotes increased collagen and elastin levels. The rosehip seed oil also contains high levels of essential fatty acids and vitamin E. It is commonly used to treat stretch marks, scars, burns, acne, eczema, psoriasis, wrinkles and premature ageing and dermatitis.
Naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F, shea butter provides relief to the skin with essential fatty acids and encourages collagen production. It nourishes and hydrates the skin to reduce inflammation. This makes it effective in treating problematic skin, such as dry skin, stretch marks, rashes, itchy skin, eczema, dermatitis, skin allergies, and frostbite.
True to its name, it melts on your skin and glides on with a silky texture to leave skin soft and moisturised. This is why we use it as the base in our balms.
Sunflower oil is full of vitamins and nutrients that protect the skin. Its healthy carotenoids and waxes help form a protective barrier on the skin. As it is naturally emollient, sunflower oil enhances your skin’s ability to retain moisture. Sunflower oil is great for those with dry, dehydrated or sensitive skin.
We love to use sunflower oil in our herbal infusions as it is a light oil with very good absorption. Best of all, it doesn’t leave a greasy feeling on the skin.
Tamanu oil is lauded as one of the most beneficial topical first aid oils due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. It has natural SPF and helps to stimulate new cell growth.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree oil, also known as manuka, is helpful in treating a variety of ailments. This ranges from insect bites, skin rashes, wounds, to colds, coughs and other respiratory issues. Thanks to its antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral and decongestant properties, it helps to prevent and treat infection and reduce inflammation. Tea tree oil is used for many skin diseases, including eczema, and wounds to enhance the body’s ability to heal itself and reduce the risk of infection.
As a natural antioxidant, Vitamin E protects oils against oxidation. It also has the ability to cool and soothe dry, irritated skin. Our Vitamin E comes from natural sources.