A TOUCH OF NATURE
By creating natural recipes,
we demonstrate the abundance
of nature that surrounds us.
A TOUCH OF NATURE
The essence of our brand is the sensual experience it provides. Rosafilo products act on the senses. The uniqueness of our cosmetics lies in capturing the form, structure and fragrance of nature. The power contained in Rosafilo products affects the body and spirit. By creating natural recipes, we show richness in the nature that surrounds us.
Himalayan pink salt
Himalayan pink salt is the healthiest and purest type of crystal salt. It comes from the eastern Himalayas and is mined by washing and drying. Contrary to table salt, it is not chemically processed and cleaned, which is why it is the healthiest salt on the planet. It is completely clean, as it was formed and crystallised several tens of millions of years ago, when the air was not as contaminated as it is today. Himalayan pink salt is used in cooking, natural medicine and cosmetics. It contains 84 minerals that ensure the smooth functioning of the human body. These include: hydrogen, phosphorus, sulphur, calcium, carbon, copper, titanium and aluminium.
In Europe, shea butter (also known as karite butter) has been around since the 18th century. The Scottish traveler Mungo Park brought them from Africa. At the beginning of the 19th century, it clearly increased in popularity, and in the next century it was very often used in the cosmetics industry. Shea butter is nothing more than the oil obtained from the seeds of the shea tree – a tree growing in western and central Africa. Małosz lives about 300 years, and its first fruits are harvested after 30–40 years. Shea butter contains vitamins A and E which are responsible for deep skin hydration, and vitamin F, responsible for muscle relaxation. The remaining substances strengthen the cellular cement of the stratum corneum, thus improving elasticity. Shea butter is a natural sunscreen with a low factor (approx. 5 SPF).
Babassu oil is obtained from the nuts of atalia palm trees, which are naturally found in large areas across South America and Africa. It is produced using a cold ressing process followed by a purification procedure. It has a natural form of soft and light butter, which under the influence of low temperatures, turns into a transparent liquid. Babassu oil is characterised by its moisturising and softening properties and its ability to improve skin elasticity. As an emollient, it prevents the loss of moisture from the skin and strengthens its lipid layer. Due to its firming properties, it works to reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. As a natural, hypoallergenic substance, it can be successfully used by pregnant women and people struggling with skin problems such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis. Babassu contains a lot of saturated lauric acid, which is responsible for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It is also rich in unsaturated fatty acids, such as linoleic, oleic and monoenoic acids, which guarantee resistance to oxidation. Thanks to this, the oil can act as an additional natural UV filter in sunscreen products. It also contains phytosterols that has an antioxidant effect and stimulates cell renewal and skin regeneration. The vitamin E contained in it fights free radicals and has anti-ageing properties as well as helping to regulate the skin’s water balance.
Rose oil is produced by the steam distillation of rose petals. Its main ingredient is alcohol compounds. Thanks to its characteristic smell, it has a positive effect on the mind and provides a feeling of well-being. The aromatherapeutic effect of the oil is to relieve stress, improve mood, encourage relaxation, reduce nervous tension and make it easier to fall asleep. Importantly, it is the world’s least allergenic essential oil, which is why it has a beneficial effect on the skin. It also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It soothes sensitive skin, and adds radiance to tired and
grey skin. It also has a beneficial effect on dilated blood vessels, as it strengthens them and reduces redness. It improves the condition of ageing skin by smoothing wrinkles and increasing firmness. Added to eye creams rose oil can reduce swelling and relieve symptoms of fatigue.
Dead Sea salt
Salt from the Dead Sea which is located on the border between Jordan and Israel, is obtained by evaporating water. It contains magnesium, calcium, silicon, iron, bromine, potassium, sodium, aluminium, iodine and fluorine. It has a wide range of beneficial effects including stimulating blood circulation and nourishing the skin. The purely cosmetic properties of salt include smoothing the skin, reducing wrinkles, as well as reducing the visibility of scars and stretch marks. Improving blood circulation also significantly reduces cellulite.
Pine oil is obtained from the needles of a scot pine tree. It has a stimulating and refreshing effect on those suffering from tiredness. It removes the symptoms of fatigue, nervous exhaustion and neuralgia. It can reduce excessive perspiration and stimulate circulation. Thanks to its warming properties, it can soothe the symptoms of rheumatism and arthritis. It has an expectorant, bactericidal and disinfecting effect, which is why it is often used for inhalation. It increases the body’s resistance, widens the respiratory system and facilitates breathing. It also has antiseptic properties, which makes it suitable for infections of the respiratory tract and sinuses.
Olejek pichtowy, tłoczony z pędów jodły syberyjskiej, to naturalny produkt o działaniu antybakteryjnym, przeciwstarzeniowym i regenerującym skórę. Zawiera w sobie tylko i wyłącznie naturalne substancje, głównie lotne fitocydy oraz terpeny, takie jak kamfora. Za sprawą tych i innych naturalnych związków chemicznych znakomicie sprawdza się w leczeniu i pielęgnacji skóry. Zapobiega powstawaniu wyprysków i leczy stany zapalne, dzięki czemu świetnie uzupełni pielęgnację cery tłustej, trądzikowej oraz z zaskórnikami. Tonizuje i regeneruje skórę, przywraca jej elastyczność i niweluje obrzęki. Jest naturalnym antyoksydantem – zapobiega działaniu wolnych rodników, które przyśpieszają proces starzenia się skóry, dlatego może być także wykorzystywany w kuracji anti-ageing i przeciwzmarszczkowej.
Cane sugar is unrefined sugar that is obtained from sugar cane without separating the molasses and
crystals. Its main ingredient is sucrose. The colour of cane sugar crystals can range from golden to
dark brown. The lack of separation in the molasses and crystals during the product process means
that it contains numerous minerals and elements such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and
magnesium, as well as a significant amount of mineral salts. The most important cosmetic benefits of cane sugar for our skin are its smoothing, moisturising and firming effects. It gives the skin an even, healthy colour and glow, unblocks the sebaceous glands and effectively cleans the pores, as well as gently exfoliating dead epidermis.
Coconut oil is perfect for dry and flaky skin as it softens the skins barrier. It prevents wrinkles, sagging skin and discolouration. It absorbs quickly with no sticky residue. In summer, it can be used as a sunscreen (effectively protecting against UV radiation) and as an after-sun lotion, as it soothes parched skin. In turn, during the autumn and winter period, it will protect the skin against the harmful effects of low temperatures and cold wind. Thanks to its resistance to thermal fluctuations, it retains all the valuable ingredients such as natural antioxidants and vitamin E. It easily penetrates deep into the tissues, transporting beneficial compounds inside, softening the skin and restoring its elasticity. With regular use, wrinkles are reduced and the face is visibly smoother.
Coconut oil has effective moisturising and antibacterial properties, which makes it perfect for people with dry and acne-prone skin. In addition, it is a source of many vitamins and nutrients that positively affect the functioning of the entire body: vitamins C, E, B 6 , B 12 , folic acid, potassium, iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iodine and lauric acid (as found in breast milk).
Lime oil has a refreshing citrus scent. It is obtained by steam distillation of the peel of the Citrus aurantifolia fruit . It is rich, among others at 1,8-cineol, 5-methoxypsoralen, alphabergamotene, alpha-pinene and alpha-terpineol. It has stimulating and refreshing properties, improves mood and relieves headaches. It has antibacterial and brightening properties and is commonly used in the perfume industry.
Arabica coffee contains caffeine, theobromine, theophylline, trigonelline, as well as caffeic acid and
chlorogenic acid, activates the lipolysis process, inhibits the lipogenesis process, and improves microcirculation. In addition, it stimulates blood circulation and causes dehydration of cells which tightens and smoothes the skin. Regular care with caffeinated cosmetics will reduce the appearance of cellulite, the skin will be firmer and the colour will become even. Due to the strong effect of caffeine, it should not be used by people with vascular problems or who are prone to spider veins. Regular use of caffeine prevents excessive fat deposition and the formation of cellulite, while its drainage effect on tissues in the body can have a slimming and detoxifying result.
Orange oil has a wonderful fresh orange scent. It is popular in aromatherapy because of its
ability to calm, harmonise and stabilise the nervous system. Its smell stimulates the appetite and
the digestive system. The aromatisation of the air with this oil eases any gastrointestinal
discomfort. Orange oil also works well for skin ailments. It strengthens the connective tissue and
has a regenerating, firming and anti-cellulite effect on the skin. Due to its antiseptic and cleansing
properties, it is also used to treat blemished skin.
Natural cinnamon oil is obtained from the bark of Ceylon cinnamon in the process of steam
distillation. It is one of the strongest natural antiseptics. It has strong warming, anti-inflammatory
and astringent properties. In aromatherapy it is used for massage in the relief of rheumatic pains. It
strongly stimulates blood circulation which has a positive effect on the elimination of cellulite
and an excessive amount of adipose tissue. Due to additional antibacterial and antiviral properties,
it is helpful in the fight against infections of the upper respiratory tract, colds and rhinitis. Its
warming properties fight rheumatic pains.
Clove oil is recommended for skin care, especially for people suffering from acne. It also supports
the treatment of psoriasis, mycosis, small skin cracks and burns. It has antibacterial, anti fungal,
rejuvenating and stimulating properties and can help to stimulate blood circulation, making the
skin healthier. It also reduces inflammation, helps to fight dandruff and mycosis of the scalp, and
prevents hair loss.
Jasmine oil contains chemical compounds that have antiseptic (bactericidal) properties, heal
irritations, acne lesions and inflammation, and also accelerate the regeneration of damaged cells.
They nourish and strengthen them by keeping them moist. Jasmine oil is also a source of flavonoids
– antioxidants that remove water radicals from the body, i.e. chemical compounds that damage DNA
and contribute to cell ageing. Jasmine oil supports the natural renewal of skin cells and stimulates
the formation of new ones. It improves elasticity and restores radiance to tired skin – the skin
becomes smoother, firmer and more radiant. Moreover, it has strong aphrodisiac properties.
Orange blossom has a calming, relaxing and astringent effect on the skin. A decoction of these flowers is a great toning agent as it restores the skin’s acid barrier and regenerates dry skin and damaged capillaries. Orange flowers are suitable for all skin types, especially pale, oily and acneprone skin, while dry skin is gently nourished and moisturised. When applied to the skin, orange blossom has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. It also helps to regulate the work of the sebaceous glands as well as the secretion of sebum. The presence of bioflavonoids with their antioxidant properties greatly benefit vascular skin by reducing redness. They support the prevention of premature wrinkles and protect against collagen breakdown.
The jasmine flower is primarily a fragrance, but not only that, it’s a beneficial plant that has a
relaxing effect on the skin. When added to the bath, it softens and smoothes the epidermis,
effectively heals irritations, moisturises and deeply nourishes – both the epidermis and the dermis. It
is ideal for all skin types, but is especially recommended for sensitive and delicate skin. In
addition, it is anti ageing as it strengthens collagen fibres and seals the skin’s lipid barrier, which
becomes more resistant.
Amber is a fossil resin of conifers. It consists mainly of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and small
amounts of sulphur and iodine. Despite having such an inconspicuous composition, it has long
been believed in for its magical powers. Amber has been known, used and admired for
thousands of years. It not only acts as a great decoration, but it also nurtures and nourishes the
skin. It accelerates cell renewal, regenerates and brightens the skin and is a natural antioxidant. It
also stimulates metabolism and significantly improves the condition of very tired skin. After using
cosmetics containing amber, the skin becomes firm, elastic and taut resulting in a fresh and
youthful appearance. Treatments with the addition of amber work to make the skin smoother.
Laminaria digitata - micronised algae
Micronised algae belong to the brown algae family ( Phaeophyceae ), they are characterised by
brown leaves up to 2 meters long. Of all marine algae, Laminaria digitata has the highest
concentration of iodine, up to 5000 mg in 1 kg of dry weight. They are a source of mineral and
organic ingredients. They also contain B vitamins, beta-carotene and other carotenoids, tocopherols
and ascorbic acid – thanks to this they have anti-inflammatory properties, increase collagen
synthesis and neutralise free radicals.
Mandarin essential oil
Mandarin oil has an overall calming effect that reduces nervous tension and stress. It works well
on skin that has stretch marks and scars or is generally lacking in firmness. It is safe, therefore
it’s a popular ingredient in products for children, e.g. shampoos or creams. Mixed with other
citrus oils, it creates a wonderful aroma.
Vanilla oil has a relaxing and antioxidant effect and generally has a positive influence on well
being. Its antioxidant properties neutralise free radicals and protect the body against various
infections. Additionally, vanilla oil stimulates the secretion of such hormones as testosterone and
estrone, which makes it a completely unique aphrodisiac. It regulates the functioning of the body,
has a positive effect on the respiratory, nervous and circulatory systems, and is also able to calm an
individual down in times of tension and stress.
Cocoa butter has good skin compatibility, which means that its ingredients are well tolerated and
absorbed by the skin. It contains natural antioxidants that neutralise the effects of free radicals
which can cause damage to the skin, as well as vitamins, potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron.
As a result, it moisturises and regenerates the skin, gives it shine and smoothness, and has
antioxidant and anti-ageing properties. The most important properties of cocoa butter are related to
improving the health condition of the skin, significantly strengthening the immune system,
having a positive effect on the appearance and condition of hair, and preventing premature
ageing and all types of skin inflammation.
Almond butter is a natural raw material for body and face care as it’s rich in fatty acids,
antioxidants and vitamins. It perfectly moisturises, nourishes and regenerates dry, damaged and
mature skin. It reduces the feeling of roughness and tightness, protects the skin and improves its
condition by softening it. The skin becomes velvety to the touch, more elastic and resistant to
harmful external factors. Almond butter can be used on the delicate skin of a child and on sensitive
skin affected by AD.
Aloe butter is obtained by the extraction of aloe using the fatty fractions of coconut oil. Above all, aloe vera butter is extremely soothing and moisturising. It has fantastic anti-inflammatory and nourishing properties. It supports the delivery of active ingredients to the skin, is an ideal carrier for essential oils and is suitable for all skin types. It is recommended for a variety of skin problems: such as dry and wind-damaged skin, damage caused by hot and cold temperatures, as well as for the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.
Lemongrass oil is obtained from the blades of lemongrass, also known as lemongrass. Lemongrass
comes from Asia, South Africa and some parts of South America. The oil has anti-inflammatory and
anti-acne properties, improves mood and reduces swelling. It regulates the secretion of sebum,
which is why it is recommended for the care of oily hair. It is also beneficial for the scalp because
it has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, prevents dandruff, strengthens the bulbs and
stimulates hair growth. When added to a steam bath, it helps to cleanse clogged skin pores.
Wheat germ oil
Wheat germ oil has an intense orange colour and a characteristic grain aroma. Its active ingredients
include: unsaturated fatty acids (linolenic, palmitic, alpha-linolenic, stearic), B vitamins (B 1 , B 2 ,
B 3 ), vitamin E (in a very high concentration – the highest among all vegetable oils), vitamins A and
D, minerals (calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, sodium), phospholipids
(mainly lecithin), fiber, phytosterols and octacosanol. Wheat germ oil delays skin ageing, firms the
skin, strengthens the lipid barrier of the skin, soothes the symptoms of skin scrub and soothes
irritations. It is recommended for pregnant women.
Mango butter consists of 40-50% oleic acid (an omega-9 unsaturated fatty acid) and saturated fatty
acids such as stearic acid and palmitic acid. Oleic acid is a classic ingredient used in moisturising
cosmetics – it replenishes the skin’s lipid layer and regenerates it. Stearic acid, has a stabilising
function and extends the durability of the cosmetic. Mango butter contains an array of vitamins
including vitamin A, C, E, K and B and polyphenols. Vitamins A, C and E are the so-called
vitamins of youth, because they have antioxidant properties, support collagen synthesis and
regeneration of the epidermis. Vitamin K has an anti-inflammatory effect, and the B vitamins in this
butter contain small amounts of B 1 , B 2 and B 12 . Mango butter is perfect for moisturising the skin
– it softens it and creates a layer over the skin that retains moisture. In addition, it regenerates
the epidermis, reduces the appearance of stretch marks, soothes irritated and dry skin and
accelerates the healing of any wounds.
May chang oil
An essential oil obtained by steam distillation from may chang berries ( Litsea cubeba ). It is often
used in soaps and lotions because of its anti fungal properties. It is especially recommended for
skin prone to eczema, psoriasis, acne and other diseases. It is used in aromatherapy to improve your
mood. It is beneficial in treating anxiety and fatigue, and can be massaged into the skin in order
to treat conditions such as bronchitis, colds, the flu, asthma and difficulty breathing. It also works
well as an insect repellent.
Rosemary essential oil
Rosemary oil is widely used in aromatherapy and cosmetology. It is used for body massages, baths
and can be inhaled to help respiratory diseases. It has astringent and normalising properties, and
also lightens scars. It reduces skin inflammations, has antibacterial and anti fungal properties,
which is why it is readily used in skin care cosmetics (oily skin, enlarged pores) and hair.
Apricot kernel oil
Apricot kernel oil (also known as apricot oil) is obtained when the seeds of an apricot fruit are
pressed. The apricot tree derives from the rose family in Central and Eastern Asia. Currently,
the common apricot is grown in many places around the world, including Poland. Apricot kernels
consist of approximately 40% fat, which when pressed turn in to oil. Its most important ingredients
include: unsaturated fatty acids such as oleic acid (omega-9) and linoleic acid (omega-6), palmitic
acid (saturated fatty acid), vitamins B (valuable and rarely found B 17 ), E and A and mineral salts.
The main benefits of using apricot oil are deep hydration and nourishment of the skin, anti-ageing
and soothing inflammation. It is especially recommended for people with mature skin lacking in
firmness. It can also be used for baby skin care as it is extremely gentle and non-irritating.
Perilla oil is a 100% natural substance – it does not cause allergies and so it can be used by people
who are highly sensitive. It is a light oil and does not clog pores, which means that it can be used
on acne-prone skin too. It is a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid and belongs to the group of
unsaturated omega-3 fats. Perilla oil is therefore recommended for people with cardiovascular
diseases and for vegetarians whose diet without fish may pose a risk of omega-3 deficiency. In
addition, perilla oil contains a lot of vitamin E, which has a positive effect on the skin, prevents
blood clots and aids proper fertility. It is rich in rosmarinic acid, which has antibacterial, antiviral
and anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains quercetin, which seals blood vessels, delays
ageing and has a strong antiallergenic effect.
Colloidal gold is a suspension of the tiniest, microscopic gold particles in distilled water. It is
completely non-toxic and safe for the body – it rebuilds and balances vital forces. It stimulates
collagen synthesis, contributing to tissue reconstruction, has extremely strong moisturising and
nourishing properties and it even works to take care of very dry skin. It very rarely sensitises, so
it can be used for sensitive and allergic skin. It reduces existing wrinkles and prevents the
formation of new ones while also eliminating any discolouration. It rejuvenates the skin by
stimulating fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin, which are two of the main structures
responsible for firmness and tension in the skin. It also brightens the skin, giving it a healthy and
radiant glow for a longer period of time. In addition, the gold particles create a protective film on
the surface of the upper layers of the skin that protects the skin against the harmful effects of
Colloidal silver is pure metallic silver suspended in water. The size of its particles is 1.5–5 nm, so
they are small enough to be able to penetrate the organisms attacking the human body (bacteria,
viruses and fungi). Silver is a catalyst that impairs the enzymes responsible for “breathing” in
pathogens by effectively destroying them. This unusual, shiny precious metal is used in the care of
all skin types, even the most sensitive. It turns out to be particularly effective in the case of acneprone skin due to its bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties. Silver ions contained in creams or ointments react with proteins contained in the epidermis, creating an impenetrable barrier for viruses and bacteria. A protective coat forms on the skin, through which pathogens are unable to penetrate. Colloidal silver is bioavailable, which means that it penetrates directly into the body’s tissues. It supports the reconstruction of soft tissues and therefore has regenerative properties. Skin treated with colloidal silver cosmetics becomes deeply hydrated and moisturised.
Himalayan black salt
Himalayan black salt comes from the volcanic areas of Pakistan, hence its perceptible smell and
taste of sulphur. This salt provides our body with energy and regenerates the body at all levels. It is
a rich source of minerals and elements from the ancient ocean valuable for health. It contains almost
all the elements in trace amounts, and in an organic form is easily digested by the body. The
proportions of minerals in the crystalline Himalayan salt are almost a mirror image of what is in the
body of a healthy person.
Sandalwood oil effectively eliminates insomnia, helps to get rid of anxiety, fights nervous tension,
is an ingredient of sedatives and acts as quite a strong aphrodisiac. It comes from India and is
obtained from sandalwood. It is extremely soothing and calming. It normalises and reduces
inflammation in eczema and acne. It smoothes dry and ageing skin. It can also stimulate the
immune system. If rubbed directly onto the lymph node it will help to fight infection and sore
throats. Sandal wood oil can regulate the activity of the endocrine system.
Patchouli oil is obtained from the patchouli bush, which is mainly grown in Asia. It strengthens and
stimulates the nervous system, especially in larger amounts. It soothes inflammation, acne and
rashes, and can heal chapped, dry skin, ulcers and wounds. It can be used to firm the skin
especially after losing weight. It is useful in treating depression and all stress related illnesses. It
has antiseptic, anti-infective and antiviral properties which means it is useful in strengthening the
immune system. This oil also helps to reduce excessive water retention in the body and therefore
can be helpful in reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Niaouli oil comes from an evergreen tree found in Australia and New Caledonia. It has an intense
sweet fragrance with a hint of camphor. The leaves falling from this tree have strong disinfecting
properties, which is a great help to the natural environment. For example, the leaves can purify
water. Niaouli oil is mainly used in aromatherapy. It has antiseptic and stimulating properties. It is
commonly used to aid the treatment of bronchitis, runny nose, sinusitis, acne, burns, and ulcers.
Used in the bath, it soothes rheumatic pains, muscle and joint pains, and eliminates swelling. It also
supports the care of oily skin prone to acne.
Thanks to its delicate and pleasant aroma, the rose can be used to soothe our body and mind. It
allows us to relax deeply, thus improving our mood and outlook on life. Rose petals affect the skin
of the face and around the eyes by toning it, soothing irritation and adding radiance. It’s a good idea
to add them to your bath to relieve stress and put you in a good mood.
The estrogenic effect of peony petals helps to keep the skin smooth and supple, making peony
extracts an ideal ingredient in anti-ageing cosmetics. Their great advantage is also the protection of
the DNA of epidermal cells against the damaging effects of the sun, which decreases the skin
photoaging processes. They are also found in dietary supplements.
Peony flowers are used in phytotherapy for the treatment of skin and mucosa diseases,
hemorrhoids, arthritis and rheumatism, respiratory diseases (catarrhs), as well as (in mixtures)
gastritis and nervous and cardiac disorders.
Natural cedar oil is obtained from young twigs and needles of cedar wood. It is a strong antiseptic
used to fight viral infections. It has a diuretic effect so is used to combat cellulite, swelling and
excess fat. It should not be used internally. It treats acne, inflammation, itchy skin and dandruff. It
is good for dry skin, and helps with pimples and ulcers. It also has the ability to soothe depression,
anxiety and fear.
Grapefruit oil has a cleansing, bactericidal and bacteriostatic effect. It regulates the work of the
sebaceous glands, prevents keratinisation disorders of the hair follicles and the formation of
blackheads, and reduces stains. It is the perfect addition to anti-cellulite products. In addition, it
protects against stretch marks, supports the fight against free radicals and slows down the ageing
process of the skin.
The Marigold flower has strong regenerating, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties.
The flavonoids contained in calendula have anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant and antioxidant
properties. Calendula is well known and valued for its regenerating and moisturising properties,
which is why it is ideal for very dry and irritated skin. The flower petals also contain mucilage
compounds, organic and bitter acids, resins, polyacetylenes and polysaccharides, as well as vitamin
C and mineral salts. Marigold flower perfectly regenerates the skin and helps to deal with almost all
of its imperfections such as blackheads, acne and flaking while also preventing stretch marks. It
works to eliminate skin roughness, moisturises and softens, and has a smoothing and protective
effect thanks to its antioxidant properties. Cosmetics with calendula are recommended for
problematic, damaged, dry and sensitive skin.
The health properties of cloves comes from the eugenol it contains. Eugenol is a substance that
reduces the activity of enzymes which can lead to inflammation. Cloves are a source of
magnesium, calcium, vitamins A, C and K, and omega-3 fatty acids. They are also one of the best
antioxidants that attack free radicals and detoxify the body. They have a rejuvenating, antiseptic,
calming and warming effect. It is worth using cloves (whole or oil) when you suffer from
toothache, headache or gums as the eugenol will help to numb the sore area.
Cornflower flower (petals)
Is not only a common weed found in cereal fields, but it’s also a plant valued in herbalism and
cosmetics, and an ornamental plant. The herbal raw material is cornflower petals, which owe their
health-promoting properties to anthocyanidins which are bioactive compounds that give the petals
their characteristic blue colour. Cornflower petals are also rich in flavonoids and contain minerals,
including magnesium, potassium and manganese. Thanks to all of this, they have a positive effect
on the condition of the skin and mucous membranes. An infusion of cornflower petals as a poultice
for the eyes helps to reduce dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. It also soothes tired eyes, and
relieves the symptoms of conjunctivitis and eyelid inflammation. Cornflower flower extract is
highly valued in the cosmetic world due to its softening, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
properties. It is recommended in products for oily and acne-prone skin. It also has decongestants
and strengthens blood vessels, which is why it is a frequent active ingredient in cosmetics for
Lavender contains, among other ingredients a large amount of tannins, coumarin, phytosterols,
mineral salts, organic acids and essential oil, which includes, linalool, linalool acetate, lavendulol,
ß-caryophyllene, terpinen-4-ol, cineol, ocymene, camphor, tannins , coumarins, phytosterols,
flavonoids, phenolic acids. Due to its diverse composition it is widely used in herbal medicine and
cosmetics. It has a soothing effect on irritated skin, while helping to stimulate tired and
exhausted skin. It reduces stretch marks and scars, and effectively smoothes and reduces the
visibility of wrinkles as well as regulating the secretion of sebum. Lavender oil can help you to
fall asleep easier and has a pleasant and relaxing fragrance.
Comfrey was used in Ancient Greek times and is known for its healing properties. It regenerates
and tightens wrinkled skin (it is especially effective for wrinkles around the eyes), rebuilds tissue
and eliminates discolouration. It is a source of vitamin C, which increases the body’s resistance by
stimulating the production of white blood cells. Comfrey extract also has anti-inflammatory and
soothing properties, so it is readily used in many natural cosmetics, including shaving lotions and
toothpastes. The active ingredients contained in it perfectly stimulates the body’s defences,
increasing immunity and faster convalescence. In organic care products, it is recommended to be
used on dry, sensitive and damaged skin as well as for hair.
Dandelion root has a beneficial effect on all skin types. The plant is rich in vitamins A, B 6 , C, E, K,
riboflavin, calcium, iron, manganese, potassium, folic acid, phosphorus and copper. Magnesium and
vitamin C accelerate the healing process of the skin, reduce inflammation and reduce the visibility
of acne scars. Dandelion is also used in anti-ageing products because of its therapeutic effect
which derives from its antioxidant properties (fighting free radicals). Rich in antioxidants, it is
used in cosmetics to smooth and soften the skin. Women use dandelion decoction as a remedy for
freckles and discolouration. Regularly washing the face with dandelion flower tonic improves the
colour of the skin by giving it a delicate honey shade.
Yarrow herb has many health-promoting properties. It contains essential oils (cineole, azulene),
tannins and flavonoids, as well as numerous organic acids, iron, zinc, sulphur and manganese. All
of these substances have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Flavonoids
relieve fever, symptoms of pharyngitis and stomatitis. Creams and ointments containing yarrow are
used for acne, leg ulcers and skin inflammation. Yarrow herb can be used as a regular treatment
of wounds to speed up the healing process.
Chamomile is an ingredient that can improve the skin. It very rarely causes allergic and
photosensitising reactions. It works brilliantly on the skin as it moisturises, soothes irritations,
cleanses and fights any skin changes along with acne. Chamomile compresses help with
problems with tired and swollen eyes by eliminating dark circles. Washing the face with chamomile
infusion several times a week can make the skin healthier and softer to the touch.
Grape seed oil
Grape seed oil contains flavonoids, resveratrol, minerals, lecithin and vitamin B 6 .
Bergamot oil has antiseptic, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, anti-depressant, calming,
analgesic and antispasmodic properties. It also stimulates blood circulation and is an aphrodisiac.
Eucalyptus oil is obtained from the Eucalyptus globulus variety . It is obtained by the distillation of
the leaves and twigs of the tree. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is used in the
treatment of upper respiratory tract infections such as a runny nose, cough or sinusitis, as well as
for rheumatic pains. Eucalyptus oil stimulates the immune mechanisms of the organism. It relaxes
the bronchi, liquefies the residual mucus and clears the paranasal sinuses. It invigorates the mind in
case of a cold or hay fever. It is great for insect bites (soothes itching), burns, wounds and blisters. It
has a calming, antidepressant, anti-infective, antiseptic, fungicidal, anti-inflammatory, toning,
expectorant and disinfecting effect, which is why it is often used for inhalation. It also helps to
reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Ylang Ylang Oil
Ylang-ylang oil is obtained by distilling fresh flowers from the ylang-ylang tree ( Cananga
odorata ), which grows in the rainforests of the Pacific islands, Indonesia, the Philippines and
Polynesia. This extract is used in the medicine and cosmetics industry. It is used in the treatment
of depression and seborrhoea; it is also a famous aphrodisiac. It strengthens the nervous system,
relieves stress and tension, is suitable for relaxation and relieving negative emotions, including
anger and anxiety. It also helps to treat certain nervous disorders. Aromatherapy with the use of
this essential oil can also improve the mood.
Peppermint oil is an essential oil obtained from peppermint. Historically mint leaves have been
commonly used in pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic and food industries. In Poland, they are
known primarily for their healing properties. Peppermint is one of the most popular choices of
herbs. It is a perennial plant native to Europe, known and used for thousands of years, mainly for
digestive problems such as indigestion, colic and nausea. Peppermint oil has a similar effect. Its
main ingredient is menthol. Mint owes its therapeutic properties to volatile oils, tannins, flavonoids
and organic acids. The slightly spicy and refreshing fragrance relaxes the mind, relieves stress,
fatigue, fights depression and soothes the nerves. By protecting against physical and mental fatigue,
it strengthens the immune system and affects the overall health of the body, skin and hair. Menthol
is the key ingredient that relaxes and brightens tired skin.
Thyme contains thymol, cineole, pinene, borneol, linalool and cymol, as well as chlorogenic,
ursulic, coffee, oleic acids and flavones in the form of luteolin, apigenin, bitterness and saponin.
Thanks to its healing properties, it is used to combat many diseases and in health prophylaxis.
This herb is present in products with anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, diaphoretic, antiviral and anti
fungal properties. In aromatherapy, thyme oil stimulates the mind and improves concentration.
Many uses for it have been found in cosmetology, mostly in cleansing and deodorising products.
Carvacrol and thymol inhibit pro-inflammatory enzymes and have an analgesic effect, which is used
in massage oils and compresses in rheumatic pains. Carvacrol and thymol also have antioxidant
properties, which is why thyme oil is a component of photo protective and hair colour protection
cosmetics. In addition, it improves the condition of skin suffering from acne because it has
antibacterial, anti-seborrheic and gently tightening properties. It also supports the treatment of
dandruff and reduces hair loss.
Jojoba oil has a different fatty acid composition and contains specific properties. It mainly
contains: saturated and unsaturated alcohols, fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamins A, E, F, essential
fatty acids (EFAs) and squalene. The structure of jojoba oil is similar to the sebum secreted by the
sebaceous glands, thanks to which it is easily absorbed by the skin and prevents it from drying out.
It is recommended for all skin types and does not cause allergic reactions or irritation. It helps
regulate the sebaceous glands – their disorders are the basis of most skin problems. In the case of
dry skin, jojoba oil replenishes the lipid layer, thanks to which the skin obtains an appropriate level
of hydration and radiance. In the case of oily skin, it inhibits the amount of sebum secreted. Jojoba
oil does not clog pores and helps heal skin inflammations, e.g. acne, eczema, dandruff, symptoms of
psoriasis, firms the skin, has antioxidant properties, regenerates hair ends, nourishes nails and
gently cares for children’s skin. It has strong resistance to high temperatures.
Rice oil contains lycopene, coenzyme Q10 and polyphenols. It improves the tone and blood supply
to the skin and stimulates the production of collagen. It has both anti-inflammatory and soothing
Hemp oil used in cosmetics is derived from hemp. Almost 80% of it consists of essential
unsaturated fatty acids (EFAs), especially linoleic acid from the group of omega-6 fatty acids and
linolenic acid from the omega-3 group which makes it a brilliant ingredient to use in skin care
products. Additinally, the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is 3 : 1 – the perfect ratio for proper lipid
metabolism. There are other acids in hemp oil: oleic, palmitic, gamma-linolenic, as well as proteins,
amino acids, carotene, minerals, vitamins (A, D, E and K), phytosterols and phospholipids. Hemp
oil contains many biologically active substances with anti-inflammatory, regenerating, antiseptic,
antioxidant and sun protection properties, including tocopherol, cannabidiol, or terpenol. It is
quickly absorbed and does not leave greasy residue on the skin. Another benefit is that it can be
used in its pure form and placed directly on to the skin. It is commonly used in emollients for
problem prone skin and for the care of infants and young children.
Sweet almond oil
Almond oil improves blood circulation and has anti-ageing and moisturising properties. The oil
in its pure form can be used by both adults and young children. It first became popular in
aromatherapy because of its sweet and calming fragrance. It has long been used in the production
of cosmetics for baby skin care, because it does not irritate and is suitable for all skin types. The oil
works well with rough, taut skin. Like other vegetable oils, it is valued primarily for its
moisturising properties and is distinguished by its quick absorption. The action of the oil is due
to its mineral salts, proteins, magnesium and vitamins from groups A, B, D and E. It improves
memory, lowers cholesterol and strengthens the condition of the nails. This oil is rarely allergenic,
but people who have an allergic reacti
Sunflower oil works perfectly as a 100% natural cosmetic for the face, body and hair. It nourishes
the skin, protects it against water loss and the influence of environmental pollution, copes with acne
and oily skin. It leaves the skin fresh, radiant and moisturised. It contains natural fatty acids,
including palmitic, stearic, oleic and linoleic, which ensure the maintenance of health, as well as
many other valuable active substances (e.g. vitamin E), which have antioxidant properties and can
prevent the formation of many serious diseases. The significant advantage of polyunsaturated fatty
acids in sunflower oil is also ranked higher than other vegetable oils.
Macadamia oil contains vitamins A and E that have a positive and rejuvenating effect on the skin.
Unsaturated fatty acids are another advantage of this oil. Palmitic acid is a component of
macadamia that occurs naturally in human skin. It also improves the appearance of the skin,
moisturises it, regenerates it and tones it. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are responsible for
regeneration of the epidermis. Macadamia oil is very well absorbed. It penetrates into the dermis –
the deep layer under the epidermis. It also posses antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Citronella oil contains 20-40% geraniol, 5-10% citronellal, 6% citronellol, geranyl acetate,
isoeugenol methyl ether and about 20% monoterpene hydrocarbons. It has a strong antiseptic effect,
helps take care of skin inflammation, ulcers, wounds, dermatoses and eczema. Moreover, it has a
stimulating and cleansing effect. It has anti-acne, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory effects on the
skin. It is recommended for enlarged pores and contaminated, sallow or flabby skin. As an oil added
to massage for cellulite, it soothes rheumatic pains. It helps with headaches and nervous exhaustion.
Olive oil is a rich source of vitamins A, E, D and K, so it acts as an anticoagulant and helps in the
fight against gastritis. What’s more, this natural fat improves the digestive process and allows you to
get rid of toxins from the body faster. It also has a good effect on the bone growth process in
children. Olive oil is a pure fat but used in the right way can be tasty, aromatic and healthy. As
it is a plant product, it contains no cholesterol but it does contain mono and polyunsaturated fatty
acids. These acids have an impact on the inhibition of the development of atherosclerosis, because
they lower the amount of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and increase the level of “good” (HDL). They
also lower blood pressure. The oleic acid contained in the oil protects against asthma and allergic
rhinitis. In turn, antioxidants (especially polyphenols and vitamin E) prevent the formation of free
radicals by strengthening cell membranes and so, counteract the ageing process.
Argan oil is an elixir of youth that has a strong regenerating effect on the skin. It soothes the
symptoms of allergies, eczema, acne and sunburn. It also protects the epidermis from drying out
and smoothes and improves skin elasticity.
Vitamin E is one of the compounds called tocopherols and is also a fat-soluble vitamin. This means
that our body stores it in adipose tissue, and does not excrete it with water (urine or sweat).
Therefore, we are rarely deficient in this vitamin. Vitamin E is responsible for proper skin
hydration – it is therefore essential for dry and very dry skin. By acting on the lipid coat, it protects
the skin against moisture loss. In cosmetology, it is called the vitamin of youth, because its strong
antioxidant effect protects cells against free radicals. It is responsible for the regeneration of skin,
hair and nails, smoothes wrinkles and maintains skin tension, nourishes it and protects it against UV
radiation, and also reduces inflammation and irritation.