Below is our list of chosen supporting
ingredients. As a company, we don’t hide anything. Only two have
ever had any controversy surrounding them, in my opinion, because people just
don't know the science or how to interpret the science that is presented to
them. One is emulsifying wax and one is grapefruit seed extract. I
agree, there are some brands of these substances on the market that are not
what they should be. The ones we use don’t fall into this category. I
can’t make a cream, and I can’t make any product containing water that does not
require two things: a preservation system and an emulsifier. Neither can
anyone else. I’ll always use the original form of organic grapefruit seed
extract in my products. It’s a misrepresented, chemically misunderstood
natural wonder. I've tried to have intelligent debates with other
manufacturers over this substance, only to find that that is what they are,
manufacturers, not scientists. They don't have the background to interpret the
chemistry. Please, be very cautious of the self proclaimed experts out
there. Remember, they have something to sell. As far as vegetable
emulsifying wax goes, it is the one and only substance we use in some of our
products that is not truly natural, yet it is derived from natural raw
materials. The brand we use is the industry gold standard. It is the only
thing I've found that can hold some of our honey based masterpieces together!
If anyone ever comes out with a better emulsifier that is 100% natural
and does a good a job, I’ll be the first to try it.
Founder, Meadowlake Farm
Oil: Expeller pressed
from dried apricots. High in vitamin A. Helps dry, delicate, mature
and sensitive skin.
Borage Oil: 18-20% GLA. The best available.
Cold pressed from the seeds of the borage plant. Contains an abundance of
Gamma Linoleic acid. Effectively combats the aging process, reverses UV
damage, regenerates cells and stimulates new cell activity.
Castor Oil: A soothing emollient with humactant
Oils: 100% pure
undiluted, steam distilled from plants, leaves, fruits and
flowers. All of our oils have been chosen for inclusion based on
their antiseptic, antimicrobial, bactericidal and other complimentary
characteristics as well as for providing benefits to the mind through the
sense of smell.
natural preservative from the seed of the grapefruit. There has been much
debate as to the integrity of this ingredient, justifiably so. Reputable
labs have found synthetic preservatives and toxins in samples of GSE from various manufacturers. The
original, proprietary extract which is manufactured under the trade name
Citricidal has been tested and found to contain no contaminants. Our own
independent laboratory tests have revealed no traces of these substances in
Citricidal brand, which is the only GSE we source and use in our products.
Emulsifying Wax: An emulsifier is required to hold oil and water together. All
creams and lotions must have one and a lot of natural product manufacturers are
not listing this ingredient on their labels. The only truly natural
choice that would work with our ingredients is borax in combination with
beeswax. We won't use borax. It has very concerning
health risks and we can not support the impact the mining of it has on its
native ecosystem. Plus, borax is a lousy emulsifier. We use a
proprietary blend of beeswax with a small amount of vegetable
emulsifying wax derived from olive oil, the fatty acids of which have
been esterified with sorbitol which produces a pure, stable end product
with zero health effects. The manufacturer is Croda, the brand Polawax
we've had the product independently tested and it contains no chemical
contaminants in spite of claims to the contrary.
Extra Virgin Olive
Oil: Cold pressed,
stone ground. Rich in antioxidants, Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids,
chlorophyll and natural peroxides. A superior moisturizer. Provides
a high degree of protection from environmental stressors and the sun as well as
superior healing properties.
Hemp Seed Oil: High in essential fatty acids.
Superior skin mositurizing, balancing and healing properties.
Grape Seed Oil:Superior emolliant, light, easily absorbed with
Jojoba Oil: A plant wax with anti-inflammatory
properities. It's composition closely resembles sebum in human skin and
is readily absorbed.
Mango Butter: Superior skin softening and moisturizing
properties. Taken from the kernel of the tropical fruit.
Well Water: Have you
thought about the water in your products as an added chemical? You
should. All creams and lotions contain an appreciable amount of
water. Ours is as pure as water gets, from the well of Meadowlake Farm.
Rosehip Seed Oil
Virgin: Cold pressed
from the seeds of the rose plant. High in essential fatty acids and
vitamin C (Important note: In spite of all the claims and high costs
associated with products that have 'added' vitamin C,
any added vitamin C is not in a natural form and is unstable in solution and
rapidly degrades. Added vitamin C is not in a form that can be utilized
by skin cells. It acts as a marginally effective, short acting
preservative and nothing more.). Exceptional for treating over
pigmented and mature skin. Diminishes visible capillaries and scarring.
Sweet almond Oil: Obtained from the dried kernel of sweet
almonds. The oil is good for application to the skin as an emollient.
Sunflower Oil: Expeller pressed. High in vitamins
A, C, D and E, minerals, Lecithin and Linoleic acid. Especially good for
dry, delicate skin. Superior healing properties.
Vitamin E Oil: D-Alpha Acetate, the most natural form
available. Superior antioxidant. A natural preservative.
Helps prevent wrinkles and scarring.