Our ingredients are foundational to the quality and integrity of our recipes. We take great care and consideration into what we put in our products. We seek out local, seasonal, organic, fresh, alive, responsibly wildcrafted, artisanal, and edible botanicals and herbs.
Years of study have gone into our formulations. We aspire to create the most potent, pure, and beneficial healing combinations to care for our bodies.
We value transparency and are proud to share with our customers exactly what goes into our products and where they came from.
Here are some of our main ingredients, how they are sourced, as well as their healing attributes:
Organic Cold Pressed Olive Oil
Our olive oil is sourced from the Douro region of Portugal where some of the best olive oils in the world are pressed.
Extra virgin olive oil is made by crushing olives and extracting the juice. It is simply fresh, healthy olives which contain all the beneficial nutrients that olive oil is famous for.
Extra virgin is the highest quality olive oil classification. It must be produced entirely by mechanical means without the use of any solvents, and under temperatures that will not degrade the oil.
Cold-pressed olive oil is packed with antioxidants which helps minimise environmental skin damage and works as an excellent skin firmer and moisturiser. It is an age old beauty secret due to it's ability to help replenish and restore the skin’s balance, elasticity, and hydration, as well as prevent premature ageing.
Our beeswax is sourced from a local beekeeper who works with the bees to produce the most delicious wild honey in the area.
When applied to the skin, beeswax forms a protective barrier that helps protect it from environmental damage, while also holding in moisture and reducing dryness. Unlike ingredients made from petroleum, however, beeswax doesn’t “suffocate” the skin, and won’t clog pores.
Beeswax is high in vitamin A, which encourages healthy skin cell production and works as a natural humectant, to help your skin stay hydrated over time.
Biodynamic Calendula Flowers (Calendula officinalis)
We source the most bright and beautiful Calendula flowers from a small, local biodynamic herb farm. Calendula can significantly boost the appearance of your skin. It affects blood flow to the skin cells, providing antioxidant protection that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and age spots, and even the visibility of scars.
Due to it's anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties, it is commonly used to help soothe dermatitis and heal wounds.
If you want smooth, even-toned skin that glows with youthful vitality, consider the sweet magic of calendula.
Wild Portuguese Lavender (Lavandula latifolia)
Our lavender is gathered by hand, with the utmost care and appreciation for the plant. Touted for its calming effect on the nervous system, lavender is also used to soothe the skin, improve acne, protect against free radicals, and help heal bacterial and fungal disorders. Lavender can have anti-itch and anti-inflammatory effects, while also helping with wound healing. It helps to brighten and tone the skin, while improving circulation.
Wild Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus)
Our Rosemary is respectfully wildcrafted in a way that helps nourish the plant. Rosmarinic acid, the main component in rosemary leaf extract, is calming for skin conditions like eczema and acne. Rosemary also has antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal benefits. It helps to firm up loose or sagging skin for a more youthful appearance. Rosemary also stimulates cell growth which may reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Organic Açorean Green Tea Leaves (Camelia sinensis)
Green tea can help protect the skin from UV rays because of it's high catechin content, specifically epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which may even help to prevent skin cancer. As the major polyphenolic compound in green tea responsible for its healing and protective powers, EGCG is especially potent with 25 to 100 times the antioxidant power of vitamins A, C and E. EGCG helps the skin’s immune system, delays cellular aging and soothes sensitive, irritated skin.
Green tea works as a sun protector by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation rather than by blocking UV rays.
Our green tea is sourced from Chá Gorreana, located on São Miguel Island in Açores. It is the oldest, and currently the only tea plantation in Europe. Founded in 1883, Chá Gorreana is a family business that has been cultivating tea using original methods from the ancient Orient for five generations.
Ho Family Dit Da Jow Formula
Chronic Injury and Pain Formula (Ho Family Dit Da Jow) is used to manage pain and arthritic stiffness, tissue strains, nerve damage and soreness, sinew injuries and general traumatic injuries. This is a Chinese family recipe that is nearly 200 years old.
- Swelling, redness and pain, inflammation
- Tendon injuries
- Varicose veins
- Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis and joint/muscle pain
- Blood clots
- Nerve damage, numbness
Sourced indigenously, Ho Family Remedy uses geo-authentic herbs that are sulphur-free and lab-tested for potency.