Sea Buckthorn Oil: Ingredient Spotlight

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Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil: Ingredient Spotlight Botanical Name: Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil Part of Plant Used: berry/pulp/seed Aroma: light, earthy, non-distinct Why We Use Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil: Sea Buckthorn is an edible berry native various parts of Europe and Asia. Sea Buckthorn berries are rich in vitamins A, B1, B12, C, E, K, and P; flavonoids, lycopene, carotenoids, and phytosterols. The seeds and their resulting oil contain … Read More →

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, oleic acid and other essential fatty acids. These essential fatty acids and vitamins make olive oil a rejuvenating ingredient for the skin as it helps to improve your skins suppleness and elasticity and helps to reduce dryness. Olive Oil is a mild oil making it a good choice for all … Read More →

Aloe Vera: Ingredient Spotlight

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Botanical Name: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf and 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 … 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 Sénica’s body and hair care products. Botanical Name: Cocos Nucifera Source: Extracted from the kernel or meat of coconuts Why Its Wonderful: Coconut oil is semi-solid at room temperature and it’s fractionated counterpart is liquid. It is rich in vitamin E and helps to moisturize, soften, protect and cleanse the skin … Read More →