Ingredient Focus

Sometimes it’s good to know a little bit more, which is what we’ll try to give you with our “Ingredient Focus” section.

We won’t pretend that it is all comprehensive – and you may wish to do more research for yourselves – but it is a brief and concise snapshot about the origin of the ingredients and, where appropriate, it’s use in our candles, fragrance & skincare all of which we hope you will find both interesting and useful.

Ingredient Description Used In

Amber

Type of Plant: Tree
Plant part used: Bark resin
Countries of origin: Baltic Sea Region, Dominion Republic

Candles:
Angel, Aubergine, Blush, Hush, Nocturne, Nutmeg & Vetiver, Saddle, Shine, Violet & Black Pepper and White.

Fragrances:
Antonio Alessandro: Noir Obscur
Ruth Mastenbroek: RM
Musgo Real: No 1 Orange Amber
Jean Charles Brosseau: The Brun and Fruit de Bois
Czech & Speake: Dark Rose
Rance: Le Roi Empereur, Eau de la Couronne and Eau Superbe

Ingredient Description Used In

Bergamot

(Citrus Bergamia)

Type of Plant: Tree.
Plant part used: Fruit.
Countries of origin: Italy, France Turkey.

Candles:
Aubergine, Noir, Rich Cream, Shine,

Ingredient Description Used In

Basil

Type of Plant: Herb
Plant part used: Leaves and Flowers
Country of Origin: India

Candles:
Burgundy, Eden

Fragrance:
Ruth Mastenbroek: Oxford
Czech & Speake: Frankincense & Myrrh
Musgo Real: Lime & Basil

 

Ingredient Description Used In

Cedarwood

(Cedarwood/Cedar)

Type of Plant: Tree
Plant part used: Wood/Roots
Countries of origin: California, Taiwan, China, Japan, Australia.

CANDLES:
Aubergine, Hush, Neroli & Rose Geranium, Nutmeg & Vetiver, Saddle, Verbena & Clary Sage, Violet & Black Pepper.

FRAGRANCES:
Antonio Alessandro: Nuit Rouge
John Charles Brosseau: Ombre Rose, Ombre Rubis, Fruit de Bois
Rance: Triomphe, Le Roi Empereur, Francois Charles, Pauline, Eau Duc de Berry, Eau de Noblesse
Czech & Speake: Cuba, Frankincense & Myrrh

 

 

Ingredient Description Used In

Clary Sage

Type of Plant: Herb
Plant part used: Flowering Tops 
Countries of Origin: Spain, USSR, France

Candles:
Verbena & Clary Sage

Fragrance:
Ruth Mastenbroek: Oxford
Jean Charles Brosseau: Fruit de Bois

Ingredient Description Used In

Dewberry

Type of Plant: Plant
Plant part used: Fruit
Countries of origin: Northern temperate areas

Candles:
Angel

Ingredient Description Used In

Eucalyptus

Type of Plant: Tree
Plant part used: Bark resin
Countries of origin: Australia

CANDLES:
Still, Rich Cream, Lavender

Ingredient Description Used In

Frankincense

Type of Plant: Tree
Plant part used: Bark
Countries of Origin: Oman, Yemen, Africa.

Ingredient Description Used In

Geranium

Type of Plant: Plant
Plant part used: Stem & Leaves
Countries of Origin: Eastern Mediterranean.

Candles:
Neroli & Rose Geranium, Still, Saddle,

Ingredient Description Used In

Herbs

Herbs refer to the leafy green parts of a plant (either fresh or dried) and is a general term used for any plants that are used for flavouring,  food, medicine and perfume. For a more comprehensive understanding we have listed each relevant herb under it’s own individual name.

Lavender
Rosemary
Clary Sage
Peppermint
Basil

Candles:
Eden

Ingredient Description Used In

Jasmine

(Jasminum)

Type of Plant: Shrub
Plant part used: Flowers
Continents of origin: India, China, Turkey, Japan, France.

CANDLES:
Angel, Burgundy, Dance, Neroli & Rose Geranium, Nutmeg & Vetiver ,Violet & Black Pepper.

FRAGRANCE:
Rance: Le Vainqueur, Francois Charles, Josephine, Eugenie, Helene and Eau de la Couronne
Ruth Mastenbroek: RM, Amorosa and Oxford
Jean Charles Brosseau: The Brun, Atlas Cedar, Ombre Rubis

SKINCARE:
This Works: ‘No Wrinkles Active Oil’, ‘Really Rich Firming oil’;
Aromas Artesanales de Antigua: ‘White Jasmine’ body products.

Ingredient Description Used In

Karo Karounde

Type of Plant: Plant
Countries or origin: Africa

 

Candles:
Hush

Ingredient Description Used In

Kidney Vetch

(Anthyllis vulneraria)
Type of Plant: Plant
Plant part used: Flower Heads
Countries of origin: Europe (from Iceland to the Mediterranean), Asia Minor up to Iran, North Africa, Ethiopia.

Dr Hauschka’s: Almond Soothing Body Cream, Clarifying Day Oil, Clarifying Toner, Cleansing Cream, Eye Balm, Eye Revive, Facial Toner, Hydrating Hand Cream, Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream, Lip Balm, Lip Care Stick, Melissa Day Cream, Quince Day Cream, Renewing Night Conditioner, Revitalising Day Cream, Revitalising Mask, Rose Day Cream Light, Soothing Cleansing Milk, Soothing Intensive Treatment, Soothing Mask, Tinted Day Cream

Ingredient Description Used In

Lavender

(Lavendula Augustifolia/Lavendula Officinalis)

Type of Plant: Plant
Plant part used: Flowering tops.
Countries of origin: England, France, Yugoslavia, Tasmania

 

Candles:
Lavender, Saddle, Still, Verbena & Clary Sage, White

Skincare:
This Works’ Deep Sleep Range

Ingredient Description Used In

Leather

The roots of leather perfumery reach all the way back to the mid-16th century to the tradition of leather scenting…

Candle: Recherché

Fragrance: Rance’s Eau Superbe, Francois Charles, Le Roi Empereur, Le Vainqueur.  Nobile 1942’s Rudis.  Antonio Alessandro’s Nuit Rouge, Noir Obscur, Nacre Blanche

Ingredient Description Used In

Neroli

(Citrus aurantium)

Type of Plant: Tree.
Plant part used: Flowers.
Countries of origin: France, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia, Morocco.

CANDLES:
Neroli & Rose Geranium.

FRAGRANCE:
Czech & Speake: Neroli
Rance: Triomphe, Francois Charles, Helene, Eau de France and Eau Sublime

SKINCARE:
This Works: Perfect legs Skin Miracle, Perfect Cleavage Skin miracle
Dr Hauschka: Almond Soothing Body Cream
Naturally European: Neroli & Tangerine body products.

Ingredient Description Used In

Nutmeg

Type of Plant: Tree
Plant part used: Seed
Countries of Origin: Java, Sumatra, Indonesia, West Indies.

 

Candles:
Autumn, Christmas, Nutmeg & Vetiver

Ingredient Description Used In

Oud

Type of Plant: Tree
Plant part used: Bark resin
Countries of origin: North Eastern India, Bhutan, Vietnam, Cambodia, The Philippines, Indonesia.

Candles: Dark Wood

Fragrance: Illuminums’ Black Oud, White Oud

Ingredient Description Used In

Peppermint

Type of Plant: Herb
Plant part used: Whole Plant
Countries of origin: America, Europe, China.

Ingredient Description Used In

Rose

(Rosa Damascena, Rosa Centifolia)

Type of Plant: Bush
Plant part used: Flowers, petals.
Countries of origin: Bulgaria, Morroco.

CANDLES:
More, Angel, Aubergine, Burgundy, Joy, Neroli & Rose Geranium, Noir, Saddle, Still.

FRAGRANCE:
Czech & Speake: Cuba, Dark Rose and No.88
Rance: Le Roi Empereur, Josephine, Eugenie, Laetitia, Duc de Berry and Eau Superbe
Ruth Mastenbroek: RM
Jean Charles Brosseau: Ombre Rose
Antonio Alessandro: Noir Obscur
Nobile 1942: Malia and Rudis

SKINCARE:
Dr Haushka: Daily Hydrating Eye Cream,Regenerating Body Cream, Regenerating Day Cream, Regenerating Neck and Décolleté Cream, Renewing Night Conditioner, Rose Day Cream, Rose Day Cream Light, Rose Nurturing Bath Essence, Rose Nurturing Body Cream, Rose Nurturing Body Oil,
Nourish: Protect Range
Steam Cream: All Over Body Moisturiser
This Works: Perfect Skin Range, Deep Skin Dry Leg Oil, Really Rich Firming Lotion, No Wrinkles Active Oil, In Transit First Aid.
Aromas Artesanales de Antigua: Rose body products
Naturally European Rose body products.

Ingredient Description Used In

Rosemary

Type of plant: Herb
Part of plant used: Flowers, Leaves
Countries of origin: Spain, France, Yugoslavia, Japan, Mediterranean region

 

Fragrance:
Czech & Speake’s Oxford & Cambridge.

Ingredient Description Used In

Sandalwood

(Santalum)

Type of Plant: Tree
Plant part used: Wood
Continents of origin: India, Australia, Nepal, Bangladesh,Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

 

CANDLES:
Dance, Forest, Nocturne, Noel, Noir, Nutmeg & Vetiver, Saddle, Violet & Black Pepper.

FRAGRANCE:
Rance: Le Roi Empereur, Triomphe, Josephine, Eugenie, Helene, Eau de France
Czech & Speake: Vetiver, Oxford & Cambridge, Frankincense & Myrrh, No 88, Dark Rose
Ruth Mastenbroek RM & Amorosa
Jean Charles Brosseau: The Brun, Atlas Cedar and Ombre Rose
Antonio Alessandro: Nachre Blanche

SKINCARE:
Dr Hauschka: Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream, Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Wash
This Works: Skin Deep Dry Leg Oil

Ingredient Description Used In

Vanilla

(Vanilla Planifolia)

Type of Plant: Orchid
Plant part used: Fruit pods
Countries of origin: Mexico, Indonesia, Madagascar

Candles:  Angel, Autumn, Blush, Christmas, Forest, Neroli & Rose Geranium, Noel, Noir, White.
Fragrance: Rance’s Eau Sublime, Eau de Noblesse, Laetitia, Eugenie, Josephine; Antonio Alessandria’s Nuit Rouge; Ruth Mastenbroek’s Oxford; Jean Charles Brosseau’s Ombre Rubis, Ombre Rose &  The Brun.

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