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Pistachio Nut Oil

(Pistacia vera)

Background: The Pistachio Tree originates from southern Europe and Asia. It is now grown in France, Turkey, Italy, Iran and the USA. Pistachio Oil is cold pressed from the pistachio nut; it is emerald green in colour and has an aromatic, assertive but subtly sweet scent and flavour.
Benefits: Pistachio Oil is used mainly in Middle Eastern dishes, as it has a powerful, sweet flavour which

Lemon Seed Oil Refined

(Citrus limon)

Background: The source of the lemon is unclear; however it is thought that the Lemon Tree is native to India, Northern Burma and China. Our Lemon Seed Oil is extracted from the fruits seeds then refined leaving it relatively odourless and colourless. However it does have a slight sharp, fresh smell, and is pale greenish-yellow in colour.
Benefits: Lemon Seed Oil claims to be beneficial to

Borage Oil

(Borago officinalis)

 

Background: The Borage herb originates from the Middle East and is now widely grown around the world. Our Borage Oil is cold pressed from the seed of the Borage plant, it has virtually no odour, but it is pleasant if smelt. Borage is easily distinguished by its hairy greyish-green leaves and pinky-blue star shaped flowers.
Benefits: Borage oil is an

Aloe Vera

(Aloe barbadensis)

Background: Aloe Vera is thought to have originated from Northern Africa, however today there are no natural occurring populations. It is widely cultivated around the world, including Mexico, USA, Japan and China. Our Aloe Vera is expressed from the centre fillet of the Aloe Vera plant producing a colourless and odourless Gel or Juice.

Benefits: Aloe Vera is thought of as an

Pumice Powder

Background: A kind of igneous rock that is formed when a volcano erupts.  The lava solidifies to form this rock.  The pumice rock is then ground down into a powder form to make pumice powder.

Properties/Benefits: Pumice is an abrasive light volcanic rock; this is also true for the powder. When ground down to a powder the pumice particles help removes foreign substances, tarnish and plaque. It also provides a superb exfoliating medium to gently

Monoi Oil

(Gardenia tahitensis)

Background: Monoi Oil is traditionally made by soaking Tahitian gardenia flower in pure Coconut Oil for 15 days. The oil is pale yellow in colour and has a strong sweet floral scent. The Tahitian gardenia flower grows through out the French Polynesia. It was used by the Maori tribe 2,000 years ago for medicinal, cosmetic and religious purposes.

Properties / Benefits: Monoi Oil is rich in active

Mandarin Oil

(Citrus reticulate)

Background: Our Mandarin oil is expressed from the outer peel by cold pressing. Grown world wide it is yellowy-orange in colour with a blue-violet hint.  The oil has a floral intensely sweet citrus scent. Mandarin oil blends well with other citrus and spiced oils.

Properties/Benefits: It has antiseptic, stimulant and sedative properties, giving it great value as a medical herb. Curing ailments such as

Kiwi seed oil (refined)

(L. Actinidia chinensis PLANCHON)

Background: Our Kiwi seed oil is cold pressed and refined leaving it odourless. It is mostly grown in New Zealand. The oil is extracted from the kiwi fruit seed also known as the Chinese Gooseberry through a method of mechanical extraction.

Properties / Benefits: The oil is rich in vitamins and minerals allowing it to provide great moisture retention abilities. This makes it ideal for treating

Jojoba Wax

(Simmondsia sinensis)

Background: Our Jojoba Wax is a light golden, slightly sweet smelling and extremely hard. The Jojoba seed grows naturally in desert regions. The liquid oil is extracted from the seed through mechanical pressing and hydrogenated to a hard wax consistency.

Properties/Benefits: It contains Myristic acid which acts as an anti inflammatory agent. It’s also good for oily, dry and mixed skin types. The has

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Italian)

(Olea europaea)

Background: Our extra virgin olive oil is produced from the cold pressing of olive fruits. It is yellow to green in colour and has a distinct peppery characteristic with a grassy/earthy odour and taste. Just like a fine wine, you can be sure The Kerfoot Group has made no compromise in order to offer you this true Mediterranean gem!

Properties/Benefits: Produced from the first cold pressing of the olive fruit and