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OMni ingredients

OMni products are 100% natural, including natural colouring agents. They are free from synthetic ingredients including parabens, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances and colours. 

Being natural means there can be sometimes be a variation in colour from one production run to the next, or one pot to another. On the very rare occasion a tiny granule from the natural colour that hasn’t broken down in the mixing process can be found in a pot.

OMni ingredients are sourced from New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, Thailand, China, the USA and France, since its not possible to source all the ingredients from within NZ. Hopefully this will change in the future! However the fabulous formulas and the manufacture of the final delicious products is all done right here in Auckland.

All OMni products have a shelf life of 3 years, and once opened are good to go for 12 months. But I’m sure you’ll love them so much they won’t be last that long! It is recommended OMni products are stored at 25 degrees Celsius or less to maintain their integrity.

When I was developing the OMni range, the nourishing and healing capabilities of the ingredients were critical to the performance of the products.

The smell, texture and taste were all equally important to ensure the experience would be enjoyed by everyone who used them.

Here’s a little about why I featured these key ingredients in the OMni range.

Ylang Ylang essential oil 
Ylang ylang is a beautifully scented essential oil with a delicate floral fragrance. Distilled from the ylang ylang tree, it is well known for its healing qualities.

It soothes inflammation and irritation on the skin, enhances circulation, encourages new growth of skin, contributes to and maintains hydration and condition, and prevents infections with its anti-microbial properties.

Ylang ylang essential oil has an uplifting effect on moods, calming the mind and body and promoting feelings of cheerfulness and optimism. In fact, ylang ylang oil is one of the key ingredients used in the legendary perfume Chanel No.5 !

Sources: 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24601675 
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0080-62342014000300492&script=sci_arttext 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17211115

Peppermint essential oil 
Peppermint essential oil has the reputation of being one of the most versatile oils in the world alongside Lavender.

It is used cosmetically primarily for its anti-microbial properties, and its ability to soothe inflamed skin including cooling relief for sore chapped lips. It has also been clinically proven to be excellent for use against cold sores and even acne.

Peppermint essential oils fresh sharp scent is said to calm the mind, reduce feelings of nervous tension, boost energy, and enhance mental focus.

Sources: 
https://draxe.com/essential-oils/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/13678235 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5435909/


Sweet Orange essential oil 
Sweet orange oil, like other citrus oils, comes from the peel of the fruit. Whilst we are all familiar with oranges as a source of vitamin C, research shows that orange peel contains even higher levels of vitamin C than the fruit itself.

Research also shows that as a result of these levels, sweet orange essential oil is very beneficial for protecting and healing the skin including cracks and sores on the lips, promoting the production of collagen, and fighting the signs of aging. 

The bright scent of sweet orange oil takes you straight to summer with its warming, joyful qualities.

Sources:
https://draxe.com/essential-oils/orange-oil/
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/fsn3.660
https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/skin-health/vitamin-C


Coconut sugar 
Regarded as a better alternative to refined sugar, coconut sugar is the dehydrated and boiled sap of the coconut palm.

Coconut sugar has caught the attention of many of those who are health conscious, in particular because of its slightly lower fructose content and greater traces of some minerals and antioxidants as compared to regular white sugar.

Another factor that gives coconut sugar an edge over the other sweeteners is that it is not refined or chemically altered and contains no artificial ingredients or synthetic substances.

In the case of OMni polish, the consumption of it as a sugar is relatively low, so the inclusion is more about its fine granulated form, caramel-like flavour and a touch of sweetness. And of course because it’s a natural exfoliant.

Sources: 
https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/6-coconut-sugar-benefits-that-will-convince-you-to-switch-from-refined-sugar-1684142 
https://draxe.com/nutrition/fats-and-oils/coconut-sugar/


Zinc Oxide
Zinc Oxide is formed when oxygen and zinc are combined and heated to form a fine white powder that sits on top of the skin providing a protective layer.

It’s commonly known for its UV protection in sunscreens, and is being used more and more frequently in cosmetic applications because of its benefits for your skin.

These include balancing skin tone, reducing enlarged pores, reducing inflammation, its antibacterial properties, use for wounds and burns including diaper rash, improving the synthesis of collagen and forming new connective tissue … even helping with acne, rosacea and warts.

Note: OMni’s Radiant Zinc balms SPF rating is to be confirmed; not recommended as a sunscreen until results have been received. I will definitely let you know. :-)

Sources:
https://draxe.com/health/zinc-oxide-benefits/ 
https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/blog/products/all-about-zinc-oxide.html 
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20354643