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Glossary Terms

Allergen |A substance that causes an allergic reaction  

All Natural Existing in or formed by nature  

Antifungal |Active against fungi and used to prevent fungal growth 

Antioxidant | Substances that protect your skin cells against free-radicals and other potential damage  

Anti-inflammatory |Used to reduce inflammation  

Antimicrobial |Destroys and prevents the growth of microorganisms, especially pathogenic microorganisms   

Antiseptic |Prevent the growth of disease-causing microorganisms  

Anti-viral |Effective against viruses  

Certified Organic |In Canada products must be certified by an accredited certification body under the Canadian Organic Standards (Government of Canada, 2018)  

Collagen |Protein found in the body that promotes skin strength, smoothness, elasticity and skin cell regeneration  

Detoxify |To become free of toxic substances or qualities  

Eczema | Common medical condition where patches of skin become red and inflamed, often accompanied by blisters that cause itching and bleeding  

Fair Trade Sourced | Label guiding consumers to support products from certified farms that provide fair wages and safe working conditions (Mother Earth News, 2008)  

Fragrance |Or perfume -  pleasant, sweet smell  

Free-radicals |Uncharged cells that are potentially dangerous to the body. Exposure to UV light, smoke and air pollution produces free radicals that damage collagen.  

Holistic |Treatment approach in medicine geared towards a person as a whole, considering mental and social factors, rather than physical symptoms only  

Linoleic Acid |Otherwise known as omega-6 fatty acid with multiple health benefits that needs to be obtained from a healthy diet often found in plant oils, nuts, flaxseed oil and more (Attard, 2017)  

Linolenic Acid |Otherwise known as omega-3 fatty acid essential for normal growth and development often found in oily fish or seaweed (Attard, 2017)  

Minerals |A solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence  

Non-GMO |Otherwise known as non-genetically modified organisms created in a laboratory using genetic modification/ engineering techniques (The Organic & Non-GMO Report, 2018)   

Oleic Acid |Monounsaturated fatty acid found to improve fasting plasma glucose, insulin sensitivity and blood circulation (Richardson, 2017)  

Omega-3 Fatty Acids |Crucial fatty acid that delivers numerous health benefits within the body, often obtained from food various sources (WebMD, 2018)  

Organic |Grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation (Organic.org, 2018)  

pH levels | The measure of hydrogen on a scale from one to fourteen where a pH less than seven is considered acidic and a solution more than seven is considered basic or alkaline (Felicetti, 2012)  

Psoriasis |Skin condition identified by red, itchy, scaly patches  

Ricinoleic Acid |Omega-9 fatty acid found in castor oil said to increase absorption in the skin and used to treat various skin conditions (Cobb, 2017)  

Serum |Lightweight moisturizers that penetrate deeper to deliver active ingredients to the skin (Huffpost, 2018)  

Socially Conscious |Sense of responsibility, concern and care for the society as a whole  

Sustainable |Conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources  

 

A Closer Look at the Ingredients (as seen in the Training Guide)

Argan Nut Oil |Effective for reducing rashes and itchiness, it can minimize dermatitis flare-ups like eczema. Rich in Vitamin E and other essential fatty acids like oleic acid, linoleic acid, and omega-3 fatty acids to help lock moisture in the skin and protect cell integrity.  

Beeswax |Seals in hydration  

Breath Essential Oil Blend |Clarify the mind and open up essential airways  

Borage Oil |High in omega-6 fatty acid this oil is beneficial for soothing dry, damaged, or irritated skin  

Calendula Flower |Anti-viral and anti-inflammatory, it also boosts production of collagen and minimizes scarring  

Castor Oil |Ricinoleic acid helps minimize stretch marks, promote cell regeneration, plump, smooth and nourish the skin  

Citrus Verbena Essential Oil | Antioxidant rich to reduce signs of aging, cleanses acne prone skin and brightens and tones complexion  

Coconut Oil |Naturally anti-microbial, it is rich in Vitamin E to relieve chapped skin  

Dead Sea Salt |Contains more than 20 elements and composed of a very rich mineral composition it helps to cleanse, soothe, and revitalize the skin  

Evening Primrose Oil |High in essential fatty acids, known to help with the overall appearance of the skin, and beneficial to those affected by eczema and psoriasis  

Frankincense Essential Oil |Antioxidant rich for healthy cell regeneration plus, it evens out scars and blemishes to reduce fine lines. The aroma induces relaxation and lowers stress.  

Himalayan Salt | Comes from a mine near the Himalayas and contains an estimated 84 different minerals and trace elements  

Jojoba Seed Oil |A liquid plant wax often used to soothe acne, psoriasis, sunburn and dry skin and reduces oiliness by regulating the skin’s natural oil production 

Lavender Essential Oil |Contains many antibacterial and antifungal properties. Soothes the nervous system and induces sleep and relaxation.  

Magnesium Flakes |Designed to deliver magnesium through the skin for rapid absorption (Ancient Minerals, 2017)  

Mango Seed Oil | High in fatty acids, conditions and cleanses the skin  

Myrrh Essential Oil |Improves texture and unwanted scars, soothes itchiness and reduces symptoms of eczema and other skin conditions. Promotes alertness, concentration, and boosts energy.  

Peppermint Essential Oil |Immediately cools dry, irritated, itchy, cracked lips leaving them feel calm and refreshed  

Rose Essential Oil |Help fade scars and reduce acne prone skin with antiseptic and astringent properties. Anti-inflammatory properties reduce redness and puffy skin.  

Rose Hip Oil |Naturally contains Vitamin A, which helps to minimize fine lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging  

Safflower Oil | Rich in linoleic acid to unclog pores, reduce blackheads and acne blemishes  

Shea Butter |Skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Karite tree naturally rich in vitamins. Its other benefits include UV protection, fatty acids and necessities essential for collagen production (Wellness Mama, 2018).  

Shea Oil | Supports collagen production to smooth out wrinkled skin and increase elasticity  

Stevia |Sugar substitute extracted from the stevia plant  

Sweet Almond Oil |Boosts antioxidant levels in the skin and helps reduce acne flare-ups, and increases the skins ability to reduce sun damage  

Vitamin A |Fat-soluble vitamin and antioxidant that helps maintain healthy vision, skin, neurological function and reduce inflammation  

Vitamin E | Fat-soluble vitamin and effective antioxidant that hydrates the skin, aids in proper organ function, enzymatic activities, neurological processes and protects from free-radicals (Dr. Axe, 2018)   

 

References

Ancient Minerals. (2017). Ancient minerals magnesium bath flakes. Retrieved from https://www.ancient-minerals.com/product/magnesium-bath-salts/ 

Attard, M. (2017). Why are linoleic acid and linolenic acid important. Retrieved from  

https://www.livestrong.com/article/507598-how-are-linoleic-and-linolenic-acids-important/ 

Cobb, C. (2017). Benefits of castor oil for the face and skin. Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319844.php 

Dr. Axe. (2018). Vitamin A: Benefits, sources and side effects. Retrieved from https://draxe.com/vitamin-a/ 

Dr. Axe. (2018). Vitamin E benefits, food and side effects. Retrieved from https://draxe.com/vitamin-e-benefits/ 

Felicetti, M. (2012). How to balance your pH to heal your body. Retrieved from https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-6243/How-to-Balance-Your-pH-to-Heal-Your-Body.html 

Government of Canada. (2018). Regulating organic products in Canada. Retrieved from http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/organic-products/labelling-and-general-information/regulating-organic-products/eng/1328082717777/1328082783032 

Mother Earth News. (2008). What the heck does fair trade certified mean. Retrieved from https://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/fair-trade-certified-zmaz08jjzmcc 

Oliver, D. (2018). What is face serum, and how does it work. Retrieved from https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/what-is-face-serum_n_6761412 

Richardson, A. (2017). What is oleic acid. Retrieved from  

https://www.livestrong.com/article/438717-what-is-oleic-acid/ 

The Organic & Non-GMO Report. (2018). What is Non-GMO? What are genetically modified foods? Retrieved from http://non-gmoreport.com/what-is-non-gmo-what-are-genetically-modified-foods/ 

WebMd. (2018). The facts on omega-3 fatty acids. Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/omega-3-fatty-acids-fact-sheet#1 

 

 

 

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