Calendula: Ingredient Spotlight

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Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis There are over fifteen species of Calendula and the most commonly used one is Calendula officinalis, also known as pot marigold. It produces flowers that bloom a vibrant orange or golden color. Calendula is an edible flower that is tasty in salads and can be used as a colorant too. Yes, you can eat it like you would dandelion greens. Part of Plant Used: petals Aroma: … Read More →

Cocoa Butter: Ingredient Spotlight

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Botanical Name: Theobroma Cacao Cocoa butter is also known as cacao butter. It a natural vegetable fat obtained from the cocoa bean during the process of separating the powder and liquor from the bean. Senica uses certified organic, food grade cocoa butter. The same quality used in high end chocolate.  Part of Plant Used: bean Aroma: nutty Why It’s Wonderful: Cocoa butter helps to heal and protect and condition the skin. … Read More →

Olive Oil: Ingredient Spotlight

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Botanical name: Olea europaea Part of plant used: Fruit, leaves Why it’s wonderful: Olive oil is rich in vitamin E and oleic acid and other essential fatty acids. It is rejuvenating for the skin as it improves suppleness and elasticity.  It helps reduce dryness. Olive Oil is a mild oil that can be used for all skin types. It adds conditioning properties to our soap bars and. Because olive oil … Read More →

Aloe Vera: Ingredient Spotlight

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Botanical Name: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Part of Plant Used: Leaves of the aloe vera plant Why It’s Wonderful: Aloe vera juice and gel have been used for centuries internally and externally. It is believed to relieve digestive issues, ease skin irritations and improve skin regeneration and elasticity. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals. Actions/Purpose: Anti-inflamatory, digestive tonic, emollient (skin softener), wound healer Scent: Mild, plant-like Senica products … Read More →

Coconut Oil: Ingredient Spotlight

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We are nuts about coconuts! Read on to learn more about coconut oil and why we use it in Senica skincare products. Botanical Name: Cocos Nucifera Source: Extracted from the kernel or meat of coconuts Why Its Wonderful: Oil is semi-solid at room temperature, is rich in vitamin E and helps to moisturize, soften, protect and cleanse the skin and hair. It is also believed to reduce protein loss when … Read More →

BTMS: Ingredient Spotlight

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Scientific Name: Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol Source: derived from Colza, a natural plant oil Why it is used in Senica products: BTMS is a conditioning emulsifier. An emulsifier helps help water and oil formulas mix together so you your product doesn’t separate into a water and oil phase. It is also a good conditioning agent. It improves the detangling properties in conditioner and makes wet combing easier. Actions/Purpose: emulsifier … Read More →

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