Our ingredients embody the concept of plant magic. We use high-quality ingredients in all of our products and we source certified organic whenever possible.
Learn more about the special properties and benefits of some of the ingredients we use below.
Activated Charcoal has been used for centuries, as far back as ancient Egypt. It helps remove impurities from the skin including pollutants and dirt, which makes it particularly useful for oily skin. It also acts as a pore cleanser, pore minimizer and it contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Arrowroot Powder is a white, silky powder that has been used in body care c applications, such as natural makeup and body powder, for decades. Arrowroot powder promotes healing as it penetrates the skin, softens skin, and heals blemishes.
Our organic Baobab Oil is sourced from South Africa and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, and vitamin E. Clinical research shows that the omega-3 fatty acids in Baobab oil help moisturize the skin, improve skin elasticity, and reduce inflammation. The Baobab tree, also known as the Tree of Life, is integral to many African remedies, as every part of the tree is valuable. Baobab oil is pressed from the tree’s seeds.
Dead Sea Salt
Dead Sea Salt contains 21 essential minerals that are known to detoxify and cleanse the body. This salt has natural healing properties that benefit the body from the inside out. Dead Sea Salt contains anti-aging properties, is particularly useful for replenishing dry skin, and can improve the appearance of cellulite by helping to break down fat deposits.
Eucalyptus is one of the oldest native medicines used by Aboriginal Australians for wound healing and relief from muscle and joint pain. One of our most treasured essential oils at Sankolo, Eucalyptus essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the eucalyptus plant. This essential oil is a powerful decongestant that has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense has a fresh, rich, woody scent that has been used in perfumery for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians used frankincense resin as incense and it’s also mentioned in the Bible. Frankincense has stress-reducing, anti-inflammatory properties, heals skin, and has anti-aging properties.
Hemp Seed Oil
Our organic Hemp Seed Oil is sourced from Canada. Hemp seeds are rich in polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Hemp seed oil helps relieve dry skin, promotes hair growth, and can revive damaged hair. Hemp seeds contain many important nutrients including chlorophyll (which gives it the green tint), vitamin D, vitamin E, and carotene.
Marshmallow Root Powder
Our organic Marshmallow Root Powder is sourced from the United States. Marshmallow Root is an herb that is prized for its soothing and moisturizing properties in the herbal world. This herb is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and anti-inflammatory properties which makes it amazing for maintaining skin health and healing.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Our organic Pumpkin Seed Oil is sourced from the United States. Pumpkin Seed Oil contains zinc and vitamin C which help firm and tighten skin. It’s also rich in vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant and deeply moisturizing thanks to the fatty acids.
Purple Brazilian Clay
Purple Brazilian Clay is a pretty lavender color due to the high levels of magnesium. Magnesium aids in anti-aging by promoting healthy skin cells. This clay can also help your skin prevent the absorption of pollutants.
Rose Clay is one of the most gentle clays. This clay is mild and non-drying which makes it suitable for all skin types. Rose clay is known for its soothing, balancing, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the rosemary plant and is a must have for healthy hair. This essential oil improves circulation, promotes hair growth, and promotes hair thickness.
Sacha Inchi Oil
Our organic Sacha Inchi Oil is sourced from and native to Peru. Sacha Inchi was originally planted and consumed by pre-Inca civilizations and was considered an ancient Inca superfood. Sacha Inchi Oil is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. This oil effortlessly absorbs into the skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines, protects the skin, and moisturizes the skin.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil has been used for centuries by Aboriginal Australians. Tea tree essential oil has a fresh scent and contains antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties contribute to its ability to improve scalp and hair health. Tea tree can also increase hair growth and help unplug hair follicles.
Yellow Brazilian Clay
Yellow Brazilian Clay promotes increased collagen production due to the high amounts of silicon dioxide, titanium, and potassium. This clay is also known to make skin stronger and healthier.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Our Ylang Ylang Essential oil is sourced from Madagascar and steam distilled from the flowers of the cananga odorata tree. The scent is a sweet, rich, tropical floral. Ylang Ylang stimulates sebum production which can improve hair texture and reduce breakage.