Glossary

Hawthorn is a plant that is primarily used in medicine for provide protection from heart disease and other circulatory problems.

A clay mineral often used in facial masks due to its ability to absorb oils. Also used as a bulking and viscosity controlling agent.

Derived from the sunflower seed, this oil has an amber colour. Sunflower seed oil is used in skin conditioning and moisturising products as well as hair conditioners and suntan lotions.

An oil that helps to moisturise and heal dry skin due to the presence of essential vitamins and fatty acids that are absorbed by the skin with relative ease.

Vegetable dye extracted from Henna leaves, commonly used to provide a reddish dye for the hair.

A substance that aids with anti-inflammatory responses due to its ability to prevent the blood from clotting.

A Herefordshire based company run by a Botanist, Herbfarmacy creates cosmetic products where the ingredients are all organic and thoroughly researched.

A condition that results in blisters appearing on the skin.

A highlight is where select strands of hair are subtly dyed a certain colour, as opposed to the entire set of hair being dyed that same colour.

The term used to describe the treating of a medical condition with naturally occurring substances. Homeopathy typically includes using the substance that actually caused the disease in the first place as a form of treatment.

Enhances the moisture retaining capabilities of skin and hair. Honey contains a mix of nectar and bee enzymes that contain carbohydrates, Vitamins B, C, D and E, plus minerals.

Small flowering plants that are used to treat health issues affecting the central nervous system, such as stress and anxiety and insomnia. Hops also have antiseptic properties and can be used on the surface of the skin to treat ulcers.