“Superfoods for skin, hair & whole body health”
We are now stocking 4 NEW superfood powders:
Camu Camu, Mango, Papaya & Passionfruit.
CAMU CAMU POWDER
The best high density nutrient & the richest natural source of vitamin C! With levels as high as 50,000ppm, or approx. 1200% of your daily vitamin C value. Camu Camu is a powerful anti-oxidant, supports the immune system, balances mood, provides nutritional support for the brain and central nervous system. Research shows it assists in supporting serotonin levels in the brain. Camu Camu is rich in bioflavonoids, an important co-factor for vitamin C absorption. It assists energy production, strengthens tendons and ligaments and the aging body and its bones. It is also high in B1, B2, niacin, iron, calcium, protein, potassium, phosphorus and fibre. It greatly strengthens skin and eyes, is anti-inflammatory and its high vitamin c content is beneficial in retarding age related macular degeneration. It fights toxins and slows down the aging process. When we add vitamin c in synthetic powder form to skincare products, it oxidizes rapidly and the product will actually cause more free radical damage to the skin every time you use it. The browning, yellowing of your product signifies oxidation of the synthetic vitamin c – this is very damaging. Camu Camu powder is a natural bio-available source of pure vitamin c and will reduce fine lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin when used in skincare products and/or consumed regularly.
Packed with vitamin A, beta carotene and iron. The powerful antioxidants in this fruit delay the onset of aging and will restore, rejuvenate, strengthen and revitalize all parts of the body and especially the skin. A rich source of natural vitamin E, vitamin C and is especially high in iron. It also contains good levels of vitamin D and B6, calcium and amazingly regulates acidity levels in the body. Very beneficial for those with anemia, it reduces physical weakness and supports the central nervous system, whilst assisting the liver and digestive system – it is extremely helpful in improving the health of the entire body. Mango powder is used in cold drinks, smoothies, yoghurt, desserts, ice blocks and general cooking. It has remarkable benefits in skincare and is effective for reducing clogged pores, acne, skin infections, fungal problems, eczema etc. Mango has reasonable amounts of copper – a co-factor for many essential enzymes. Copper -naturally occurring strengthens and tightens the skin and is most helpful in strengthening blood vessels, varicose veins, broken capillaries etc. Mango is also known to strengthen the gums and benefits gum and tooth health. It contains the best vitamins, minerals and enzymes to dramatically rejuvenate and regenerate healthy skin cells and tissue. Use in almost all skincare products, but especially scrubs, exfoliants, masks and bath products.
Deliciously sweet flavor, the papaya enzyme assists the body in digesting proteins. The same enzyme greatly benefits the skin – papain helps to break down and remove dead skin cells, whilst still keeping your skins cells hydrated. A wonderful ingredient for exfoliants and scrubs, helping to create soft, smooth and supple skin. It helps to even out skin discolouration and greatly reduces skin ageing. Papaya is a very rich natural source of alpha-hyroxy acids. For a fabulous gentle, effective regenerating scrub, try mixing papaya powder with the gentle P.H balancing Goats Milk Powder and Diatomaceous Earth (also available in store). This is an amazingly effective scrub or mask for even the most sensitive skin types. Papaya powder is rich in vitamin C, B vitamins, folate, magnesium, vitamin A, potassium and fibre. It helps to nourish the hair shaft because of its vitamins, minerals and enzymes and assists in removing chemical build up caused by many chemicals found in common hair care products. It acts as a conditioner by adding shine and fullness to lifeless, thin, lanky hair. Its enzymes assist in controlling dandruff and its anti-fungal action reduces the incidence of head lice when used in your shampoo and conditioner. 100% water soluble. It may be added to drinks, smoothies, desserts etc. It helps boost immunity, improve eyesight and mental alertness.
A totally yummy powder with a diverse range of uses. Fully water soluble and rich in vitamins A, C, B, calcium, magnesium, iron, folate, copper, selenium, zinc and potassium. It may be mixed with water for a thirst quenching drink, mixed into smoothies, cakes, desserts or combined with yoghurt or ice cream for its awesome flavour. In skincare passion fruit is anti- aging and it promotes tissue repair because of its very high vitamin A and C content. It has some anti-fungal properties and is an excellent anti-oxidant. Helpful for diabetics and for reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Assists with joint respiratory and digestive health for weight loss. Calms the central nervous system and facilitates sleep. (Take a good teaspoon in a glass of water). Divine in bath salts, bath milks and sugar scrubs.
All of our other great superfood powders:
ACAI BERRY POWDER
Hailed as a super-food, Acai Berries are extremely high in vitamin C, a powerful anti-oxidant for the body and the skin. A study completed by the journal of food chemistry and agriculture found this berry to have the highest oxygen radical scavenging activity of any food measured. This concentrated Acai Berry powder may be added to smoothies, drinks, or placed in a vegetable capsule for its awesome super-food effect. It is considered a natural anti-inflammatory in easing conditions of the skin such as acne and research has also shown it to be useful hyperpigmentation. A wonderful natural product to include in a huge range of skincare products to help ensure a more youthful, supple, wrinkle free skin.
One of the finest foods for the liver and gallbladder. It is blood building and liver cleansing. It is used for all forms of cancer. It is an alkaline for the body.
BLACK SESAME SEEDS
Highly nutrient dense and rich source of Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin E, B Vitamins and many minerals. These essential nutrients help with blood pressure problems, sleep disturbances and a host of chronic health problems. It may be oil infused or tinctured for adding to skincare products. They have a pronounced anti-aging effect on the skin, assists in treating hair loss and richly moisturises dry skin. Very high in essential fatty acids and considered to be a “cure all” for all chronic diseases. May be ground and capsulated or infused into oil or glycerites for use in products.
Broccoli is a powerful antioxidant. It is one of the cruciferous vegetables that are widely considered to be a healthful super food. It naturally contains phytochemical called glucoraphanin, a precursor of sulforaphane that has many health benefits in human bodies. Some known and studied health benefits are: cholesterol reduction, reducing allergy reaction and inflammation, bone health, heart health, detoxification and alkalizing your body.
High in beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, an important nutrient for the skin, mucous membranes and eyes. Rich in vitamins A, E, B6, B12, C, K, Zinc and a host of other nutrients. Offers natural sun protection, it assists with tanning when infused into oil, because it works as a tanning accelerant when used correctly. Carrot is a powerful anti-oxidant, improving blemishes, hyperpigmentation, skin elasticity and overall skin health. It may be infused into oil, tinctured, made into a glycerite, added to soaps, scrubs, exfoliants and other skincare products.
Studies show that chlorella assists you with- the detoxification of heavy metals, pesticides, and other toxins. Prevention of bacteria, fungi, body odours, & constipation. It detoxifies & protects the liver, normalizes hormone levels, alkalizes the body & regulates blood sugar, blood pressure and insulin levels. Chlorella contains 20 different vitamins & minerals, 19 of the 22 amino acids & 60% of the highest quality natural protein needed to maintain normal body weight and muscle mass, to build new healthy tissue and repair damaged cells.
LEMON PEEL POWDER
Very rich in vitamins and minerals B1. B2. B3, Vitamin C and Bioflavonoids, also carotene (Pro vitamin A). Has anti-biotic and anti-viral properties. Lemon powder has anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine properties and can help improve the peripheral circulation. Helps whiten the teeth, so may be used in tooth powder, lemon powder will also strengthen the gums and teeth. May also be used in craft work, like incense and potpourri.
ORANGE PEEL POWDER
Orange is helpful for constipation, for regulation of the lipid level in the blood, for lowering blood sugar in diabetes, for liver and gallbladder disorders. Orange helps anemia and mineral imbalances, assists hair loss and skin problems. Orange powder is also popular for craft work, potpourri and incense and for bead craft work.
PAW PAW POWDER
A source of carotenoids, vitamin C, folate and vitamin A.
Excellent for digestive problems. Research has shown a potential contraceptive and abortifacient capability, so needs to be used with care. Paw paw has a beneficial effect in the treatment of head lice and may be added to products along with Neem for greatest effect.
Paw paw has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, is skin soothing and has wonderful exfoliating effects when used in body scrubs and exfoliants. It removes dead cell accumulation and facilitates skin cell renewal. Use as a tincture, infused oil or tea.
Contains high levels of bromelain which assists in exfoliating dead skin cells when used in masks, scrubs and exfoliating products. Pineapple is high in vitamin C which protects against aging generally, but in skincare it greatly assists with collagen production, reducing lines and wrinkles and creating a more youthful fresh look to skin. A powerful anti-oxidant, the bromelain content is helpful to painful conditions when taken internally. May be used in smoothies, ice cream, cakes etc. May be taken in capsules or made into tincture glycerite, infused oils, plus a host of skincare products.
The most powerful antioxidant of all fruits. Has been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and to increase fertility and to improve immune function. Very high in vitamins and minerals and an amazing plant for skincare improvement where it actively assists cell regeneration, slows skin aging by producing additional collagen and elastin within skin cells. It eliminates free radical damage caused by sun and everyday toxin build up when used daily both internally and externally. Pomegranate improves circulation to the skin and provides skin softening, healing and firming effects. Add to your smoothies or capsulate, tincture, glycerite or oil infuse for use every which way.
A wonderful nutrition packed vegetable in concentrated form. High in chlorophyll, vitamins A, C, E, K, B’s, folate, magnesium, calcium, iron, folic acid, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, plus tons more especially antioxidants. Excellent to add to smoothies, soups and stews and may be added to breads to replace some of the flour (around 25%), add to capsules and is very nourishing when added to face masks to reduce lines, wrinkles, puffiness and to add the high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to products. May be used to colour soaps and bath products or made into tincture, oil or glycerite.
A nutrient dense super food. Considered a whole food that is easy to digest and assimilate. Spirulina is rich in Protein, Chlorophyll and Essential fatty acids. High in vitamin A and all the B vitamins, including B12. High in Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Vitamin C and E. It contains almost all the nutrients required by the body. Very useful in weight control, its nutrients satisfy the hidden hunger the body craves which when it is not getting enough essential nutrition. Spirulina purifies and builds the blood to strengthen and nourish all the cells of the body. Helps teenagers under stress and not eating properly. Spirulina helps the body recover from acute or chronic disease.
Lycopene is the major carotenoid in tomatoes. This organic powder contains high levels of lycopene – a natural antioxidant helpful for age-related diseases, cancers and heart problems. Studies have shown a 31% reduction in pancreatic cancers using lycopene contains niacin B6 and folate. Helps to lower high cholesterol and regulates blood sugar levels. The high carotene content is very useful in skincare products, helpful for eczema, psoriasis, acne and to deter lines and wrinkles. May also be used in soups, sauces, gravy, baby food, smoothies etc for health benefits.
WHEAT GRASS POWDER
A rich nutritional food containing a great variety of vitamins, minerals and trace minerals. Research says 11b of fresh wheat grass is equal in nutritional value to 25lbs of choice vegetables. The molecular structure resembles that of hemoglobin. The oxygen carrying protein of red blood cells and this may be the reason for wheat grass’s effectiveness. Corrects anemia. Quickly helps mental health, cancers and many other conditions.