What sets us apart is our natural ingredients and herbal oil extracts that form the base of our formulas. For most of history, topical formulas were typically crafted by macerating fresh or dried medicinal herbs in a variety of oils. All knowledge, then, of the healing effects of topical herbal medicine, has been acquired over the centuries of trial and error, is applicable largely to oil extracts.
The reason oils have long been used as a base for topical medicine is because oils are able to extract the majority of the anti-oxidants and volatile compounds that are essential for skin health and healing. Not to mention, oils are vital for optimal function at the cellular level where they are utilized to fortify cell membranes.
We gently heat and macerate our herbs in organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil grown locally in Temecula for long durations of time allowing the oils to fully penetrate the herbs before we strain and separate them. This gives us the most complete, full-spectrum, herbal extracts that create the bulk of our formula and what makes them so noticeably effective and delightful.
In the modern world, herbal extracts, isolated ingredients, and synthetic ingredients will typically be produced with the use of harsh solvents and reagents that alter and strip away most of the beneficial ingredients that were once part of a whole. These toxic ingredients and chemically modified substances leave residues behind and alter the natural activity of organically occurring compounds. This means that there is a trace amount of toxins being rubbed on your body, damaging DNA, and compromising long term skin health.