Olea Europaea (Olive Extra Virgin) Oil,Beeswax,Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis(Almond Sweet Virgin)Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter Organic), Manuka Honey, Melaleuca Alternifolia(Tea Tree)Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil,Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium)Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E),Rosemary Antioxidant CO2 Extract Organic
Properties and Benefits of:
Australian Olive Oil Extra Virgin
Extra Virgin olive oil contains high levels of natural antioxidants such as vitamin E, which can help prevent cell damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants help protect the body from damage and slow down the internal ageing processes.
Chemical processing used in seed oil production, strips away all the natural antioxidants. As Extra Virgin olive oil is only cold pressed, it maintains its natural goodness. Extra Virgin olive oil is 100% natural – it is not refined or extracted using any chemicals or heat, leaving it high in natural antioxidants and healthy fats. Extra Virgin olive oil contains high levels of antioxidants which keep the oil very stable during the cooking process.
New Zealand Beeswax
Beeswax is the building material of the Honey Bee. It is produced from four pairs of glands situated under the abdomen of the worker bee. The beeswax is produced by the bees when they are gathering nectar and is used to build the honey comb in which the nectar is stored.
Beeswax is a complex substance consisting of Monoesters, Hydrocarbons, Diesters, Free Acids, Hydroxy Polyesters, Unidentified components, Hydroxy Monoesters, Triesters, Acid Polyesters, Acid Esters, Free Alcohols.
Pure beeswax has an almost indefinite shelf life if stored in cool dry conditions. Samples which are thousands of years old have been tested and found to have almost identical properties to freshly produced beeswax.
Pure beeswax is white in colour but most people will be more familiar with yellow to orange coloured beeswax. The colour is due to natural staining from pollen and propolis gathered when the bees are producing the beeswax. The beeswax colour will vary depending on the type of nectar source that the bees are gathering.