We take “keeping it real” quite literally. With the aim of minimizing our ecological footprint, Lines of Elan’s prides itself on creating an inventory of products with ingredients that are either locally sourced, responsibly sourced and organic when available.
It’s important to know what’s inside the products you put on your body, and there are no secrets over here. Read all about the benefits of each of our natural ingredients.
Black Pepper Essential Oil: (Piper Nigrum) Black pepper essential oil inhibits bacterial growth, fights premature aging and helps neutralize free radicals that can damage the body.
Camellia Oil: (Camellia oleifera) Camellia oil protects the skin from free radical damage, refines mature skin, and nourishes the complexion. It is easily absorbed by the skin, is high in both antioxidants and the fat-soluble vitamins A, E and D, leaving skin silky smooth without the greasy feeling.
Chamomile (German) Essential Oil: (Matricaria chamomilla L) German Chamomile essential oil calms red, dry and irritated skin, as well as soothes the irritation caused by allergies, eczema, psoriasis and all other flaky skin problems. It is high in -(-a)-bisabolol, which promotes granulation (healing) and is also a great tissue regenerator.
Coconut oil: (Cocos nucifera) When applied topically, Coconut oil can reduce the symptoms associated with psoriasis and eczema, as it gives a natural balance to the skin.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil: (Eucalyptus globulus) The health benefits of eucalyptus oil are well-known and wide ranging, and its properties include anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating, and other medicinal qualities.
Geranium Essential Oil: (Pelargonium x asperum) Geranium oil is traditionally used for healthy skin (repair or rejuvenation), as well as widely known for its emotional stability support. It commonly promotes peace and decreases stress, especially in regards to releasing negativity. It is also great for tension and overall well-being.
Hemp Seed Oil: (Cannabis sativa) Hemp seed oil is often used in skincare products formulated for dry or itchy skin. It has a green colour, which is similar to that of dark olive oil. This oil is highly nutritious and packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fatty acids. It has anti-inflammatory and healing compounds which make it a great addition to any skincare product.
Jojoba Oil: (Simmondsia chinensis) Jojoba is carrier oil. It closely resembles the sebum of the skin, is rich in vitamin E and is non-greasy. It is easily absorbable by the skin and promotes a glowing complexion.
Lavender Essential Oil: (Lavandula angustifolia) Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils available, and has many uses.
In skin-care, it is used to treat abscesses, acne, allergic reactions, athlete’s foot, blisters, boils, bruises, burns, dermatitis, eczema, inflammations and insect bites and stings. It is also used as an insect repellent, a remedy for lice, psoriasis, ringworm, sores of all types, sunburns, cuts and wounds.
It’s good for all skin types, lightens the appearance of age spots, and reduces scarring from burns and wounds if used during healing. Lavender is also a skin cell regenerator which makes it great to use for mature skins and those wishing to have an anti-ageing effect.
Lemon Essential Oil: (Citrus limonum) The astringent and antiseptic properties in Lemon Oil are great for oily skin conditions and may help with acne prone skin. Lemon Oil is also know as an anti-wrinkle oil, that is detoxifying in nature may help rejuvenate dull skin.
Lime Essential Oil: (Citrus sinensis) Lime essential oil has a top note with a medium aroma and has a tart, fresh scent characteristic of the fruit. It is known to protect wounds from becoming septic, protect against viral infection, boost appetite, kill bacteria, fight infections, reduce fever, stop haemorrhaging, and generally boost health.
Orange Essential Oil: (Citrus sinensis) Orange essential oil has middle notes with a medium aroma. It has a sweet citrus smell, like the orange peels from which it is derived, but more intense and concentrated. This oil is traditionally used to soothe inflammation, fight depression and uplift moods.
Patchouli Essential Oil: (Pogostemon Cablin) This is an excellent oil for aging skin. It promotes new cell growth and smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Because it promotes healing and has antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties, it can be helpful when treating skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitus, psoriasis and acne. Patchouli essential oil regulates oily skin, rejuvenates and can also prevent scarring. It is non-irritating and can be used on even the most sensitive of skins.
Tea-Tree Essential Oil: (Melaleuca Alternifolia) Tea Tree Oil delivers natural relief to your skin. Known for its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, Tea Tree Oil has been used for generations as a natural bacteria-fighting topical oil.
Shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii) is known for its rich moisturising properties and also is known to have natural sun protection properties. Shea butter has well documented skin-healing properties, with the ability to tackle scars, psoriasis and even stretchmark prevention. It penetrates deeply into the dermis and leaves a smooth, satiny finish.
Otherwise known as China Clay, Kaolin is the most versatile and easily applied clay commonly found in standard skincare preparations and cosmetics. It is fine in texture, has natural absorbency properties and is the mildest of all clays, making it suitable for people with skin sensitivities. While helping to stimulate circulation to the skin, Kaolin Clay also gently exfoliates and cleanses. The clay does not draw oil, so it can be used on dry skin types without negative results.
ECOSOYA SOY WAX
Also known as EcoSoya CB-Advanced, this blend is made from pure 100% soybeans and carefully selected botanical oils. EcoSoya™ CB-Advanced Soy has extreme resistance to bloom (white frosting) and “wet spots”. It contracts slightly to produce a uniform beautiful appearance, requires only one pour, has good scent throw with both fragrances and essential oils, and a creamy white appearance.
Benefits of EcoSoya:
+ Made with pure, 100% natural soybeans.
+ Longer, cooler and cleaner burning without soot buildup.
+ Made in the USA with domestically grown crops.
+ Renewable sustainable resources requiring plant growth.
+ Biodegradable and free from pesticides and herbicides.
+ Produced containing NO Genetically Modified Material.
+ Easy to clean up with soap and hot water eliminating solvents.
+ Manufactured meeting FDA and Kosher standards.
+ Very stable allowing for long shelf life.
+ Not subject to animal testing.
Beeswax is an exquisite substance that is secreted by worker honeybees. It is a yellowish, hard, sticky wax and smells faintly of honey. Beeswax has been used in cosmetic preparations for centuries; you can find it in hand creams, lip balms and medicinal ointments.