Our products are free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens, phthalates, triclosan, talc, mineral oil, phenoxyethanol, synthetic fragrances, TEA & DEA, benzyl benzoate, artificial dyes, cylototrasiloxane, isoeugenol, benzyl salicylate, palm-oil, GMO's, propanediol, petrolatum, hydrogenated oils, dimethicone, potassium alum.
Our ingredients are chosen for their potential of being protective, restorative and healing. Think of Olani's products as being food for your skin. (Would you choose to eat fresh and natural, or would you choose processed with preservatives?) Our products do not need preservatives because we do not add water. The ingredients naturally contain tremendous antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
If stored correctly (under 80 degrees in the dark) our products last 6-12 months. By then you will be asking for more! We use organic ingredients when available.
Here are some articles and studies relating to some of the bioactive ingredients used in our products:
Muscle & joint balm: this formulation was created to help decrease pain and inflammation. Check out these studies on black seed, frankincense and myrrh which are the main active ingredients in our balm:
An article on the benefits of frankincense and myrrh.
Manuka honey salve: Manuka honey is made from bees that pollinate the manuka plant in New Zealand. It contains an ingredient with very high antibacterial properties called Methylglyoxal. Manuka honey has both hydrogen peroxide and Methylglyoxal, which together are believed to work effectively against drug resistant bacteria that cause wound infections. Manuka honey is tested by independent labs and each batch is given a rating for its medicinal quality. We buy ours from the Manuka Doctor.
We combine manuka honey with black cumin seed oil in our salve for an extra kick! Here is an article on the healing properties of black cumin seed oil.
More information on black seed oil: Black seed oil has been used for thousands of years in the Arab world as a miracle cure for many health problems. It is highly nourishing for the skin as it is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It has super anti-oxidant properties to slow aging and fight skin cancer. Black seed oil is high in two powerful phytochemicals, Nigel lone and Thymoquinone which are very effective on arthritis, sun damage, acne, eczema, psoriasis. Here are more studies (in addition to those above):
black seed is an emerging natural drug.
Skin Restore Cream and body butters:
Tamanu oil (calphylium inophyllum oil) is an active ingredient in our skin restore cream and body butters. This study shows the benefits of tamanu oil on infected wounds and acne.
Providing a protective barrier, shea butter has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. See this study on skin barrier effects of some plant oils.
We also added in some essential oils of geranium, lavender, rosemary, chamomile and lemongrass to our products to help aid in a variety of skin conditions. Here is a study on essential oils as a potential treatment for skin diseases.
Anti-aging skin cream:
tamanu oil (cell regeneration, wound healing & collagen production)
Mineral sunscreen coming soon!