Natural Addictions Hair & Beauty uses all natural, organic plant based ingredients to formulate our hair and skin care products.
Shea Butter Obtained from the nuts of the magnolia tree in Central Africa, also known as karite butter or African butter. A superb emollient, high in fatty acids and other nutrients, it is an ideal ingredient for skin moisturizers and hair conditioners.
Coco Butter The solid fat extracted from the seeds of the cacao plant. A rich emollient used in lipsticks, creams, soaps and sun care products for its moisturizing and soothing properties.
Mango Butter Butter made from the seed of the mango. An excellent moisturizer.
Aloe Vera In the first century A.D., Roman naturalist Pliny wrote extensively about aloe as a healing agent for wounds and abrasions. It is considered one of nature’s most effective remedies for sunburn and skin irritations, and a superb hydrator for dry hair and skin.
Beeswax A natural humectant, also used in cosmetics as an emulsifier and thickening agent.
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil an expressed oil of vegetable origin consisting primarily of triglycerides of fatty acids. The addition of hydrogen atoms to Vegetable Oil results in Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil. It slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin's surface. Hydrogenated Vegetable oil can be used as a hair conditioning agent and to increase the thickness of lipid oil.
Coconut Oil Rich emollient expressed from coconuts. It is naturally converted into soap through a saponification reaction with an alkaline salt. Beware of cosmetics that bill themselves as natural and use a synthetically processed derivative, sodium lauryl sulfate, claiming it comes from coconut oil.
Olive Oil Rich emollient high in oleic acid, very beneficial to the skin. Used in hair and skin care preparations for thousands of years for its softening and smoothing effect.
Sesame Seed Oil Similar to avocado oil, this rich emollient is high in linoleic and oleic fatty acids.
Argan Oil Nutrient-rich oil, high in essential fatty acids and antioxidant vitamin E. Supports the skin’s collagen and improves softness and elasticity. In hair care products, it rehydrates and smoothes the hair cuticle to help reduce frizzing and adds shine.
Hempseed Oil A rich emollient and skin nutrient, high in essential fatty acids (linolenic and linoleic) and antioxidant vitamins A and E. Very soothing and moisturizing to the skin,
Jojoba Oil Waxy oil extracted from the bean, which helps the jojoba desert plant retain water during the long summer drought. When used in cosmetic preparations, it not only acts as a humectant, but actually creates a protective film over the skin and hair shaft that helps seal in moisture. The oil is highly stable and very effective on dry skin, damaged hair and split ends.
Avocado Oil A good source of vitamins A, D and E, amino acids and sterols. Herbalists traditionally have used avocado oil in hair and scalp preparations and in the treatment of chronic dry skin conditions. Easily absorbed by the skin and scalp, it is very soothing and nourishing.
Sweet Almond oil Excellent emollient high in oleic, linoleic and other fatty acids, ideal in the treatment of very dry hair and skin. Soothing and moisturizing. A good absorption base.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil Humectant and skin soother, used to thicken hair and improve hair growth.
Carrot Oil The seeds of carrots yield an essential oil rich in beta carotene, orange or red compounds that are precursors to vitamin A and occur naturally in plants. Also high in vitamin E, carrot oil promotes skin cell regeneration and stimulates the production of sebum in dry scalp and skin. Its high antioxidant content makes it an excellent natural preservative in cosmetic formulations.
Grapeseed Oil Antioxidant-rich oil cold-pressed from grape seeds. A hard-working free radical scavenger, it prevents skin cell damage caused by sun exposure and pollution.
Sunflower Oil The extract from sunflower seeds, a rich emollient high in linoleic and oleic essential fatty acids. A good base for massage oils and lotions.
Coffee Bean Oil Strong, rich aroma of dark roasted coffee. Coffee Bean Oil is antioxidant-rich and a beneficial addition to anti-aging skincare formulations. It also contains a small amount of caffeine, making it desirable for anti-cellulite body care products. It is considered safe, non-toxic and non-irritating oil for use in cosmetics.
Vitamin E TOCOPHERYL ACETATE. A natural antioxidant and scalp conditioner.
Rosemary Beneficial to both hair and skin for its antioxidant, toning and purifying properties. In hair care products, it is said to stimulate hair follicles to grow and encourage circulation to the scalp. Used in hair rinses, particularly in combination with sage, it soothes and conditions the scalp and helps remove buildup and prevent flaking.
Sage A purifier and tonic, its antibacterial & astringent action makes it ideal for sensitive skin or scalp and antidandruff preparations. It is often combined with rosemary in hair and skin care products and, like rosemary, it has antioxidant properties and is very beneficial to the skin and scalp.
Basil Helps promote circulation. It has detoxifying properties and is often used in hair products. Can also be used for acne-prone skin.
Thyme Has healing and antiseptic properties. Contributes an herbal note to the scent of cosmetic products.
Lavender Added to skin and hair care preparations for its soothing and antiseptic properties and pleasant fragrance.
Cedarwood Known for its anti-irritant properties and its soothing effect on the skin and scalp. Sometimes used as a natural fragrance.
Licorice Root Known for its antiseptic, anti inflammitory, and hydrating properties it used in hair care products to hydrate the scalp and can be used to aid in relieving dandruff.
Slippery Elm Bark An emollient that contains carbohydrates with mucilage as being the major constituent which is composed of complex sugars and starches, and tannins, which are plant-based astringents. Slippery elm gives the hair a silky smooth feel.
Marshmallow Root Both the root and the leaf of the marshmallow plant contain a substance known as mucilage, a mucus substance, which soften and add elasticity to hair.
Wild Cherry Bark Contains agents that nourish and condition the hair and leaves it smooth and silky.
Cinnamon Bark Has astringent and antimicrobial properties which aid in improving circulation to the scalp which helps promote healthy hair growth.
Sweet Orange Peel An anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal used for its refreshing properties and pleasant scent. High in vitamin C and pectin acid, it helps smooth the cuticle of the hair to lock in nutrients and enhance shine.
Horsetail Nutrient-rich herbal high in silica, essential to collagen production. A vegan alternative to collagen treatments, it firms and refreshes the skin and promotes healing. It strengthens the hair shaft and adds sheen and elasticity.
Stinging Nettle Excellent tonic and astringent, rich in phosphates and trace minerals. Promotes circulation to the skin and scalp and is said to stimulate hair growth, especially when combined with horsetail. Its high silica and sulfur content make it very nourishing to the hair and scalp, and an excellent addition to products for thinning hair.
Green Tea The benefits of green tea to the skin have been widely documented. This powerful antioxidant (20 times stronger than vitamin E) inhibits the formation of cancer causing free radicals and helps prevent skin cell damage caused by sun exposure and pollution.
Pomegranate Known as the super fruit, contains some of the highest levels of anti-oxidants found in nature) may also aid in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen synthesis. We use freeze dried Pomegranate which are micronized into fine particles.