The Good Stuff

body and hair radiance oil

$160 / 200ml
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This softly shimmering total body elixir will recharge your relationship with your skin and hair. A rich and decadent marriage of warm cacao, rose, lavender, and ylang ylang tantalizes your senses while enveloping your every inch in luxurious hydration.

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remarkably sexy. gently whimsical. liquid sunshine.

An infusion of sheer golden minerals dances warm upon the skin, mingling with potent fresh plant oils for a head-to-toe feast of vibrance and nourishment. Indulge generously each day after bathing to:

  • Release skin from years of dullness and reset your natural vitality for a lit-from-within glow.

  • Protect, soften, and nurture as rich, toasty macadamia, olive, and decadent plum oils feed deep into your complexion.

  • Drink in the bright and juicy bounty of fatty acids and potent vitamins found in our beloved sea buckthorn berry (star of The Youth Dew!).

  • Invite romance and lean into the delight of your own precious care. This moment is for you: make it extraordinarily delicious.

The Result

Hydrated, exquisitely plush, and deeply nourished skin that whispers its sensuality and begs to be touched.

The Ritual

Lock pump and shake bottle, then dispense 4-6 pumps into palms. Glide from toes to hips, then repeat generously over your upper body, massaging into wet skin directly after bathing or showering, skipping a towel entirely. 
To maximize your results and pleasure…

  • Massage into fully wet skin daily to deeply moisturize.

  • Smooth over dry skin to emphasize and highlight, concentrating the subtle shimmer in areas you want to grab focus - infusing life into dull skin on shoulders, clavicle, and legs.

  • Treat thirsty areas on your knees and hips, derriere and back, the length of your arms, and the curves of your breasts. Be generous with yourself.

  • Finish with a drop or two smoothed through the hair to enrich your lush locks while sending you into the world emanating the dreamiest of scents.

Macadamia

One of my favorite Australian exports and nuts in general, macadamia nuts are also referred to as “Queensland nut” and “bush nut,” although I personally prefer the Aboriginal name “boombera”! The evergreen trees take up to 10 years to produce commercial quantities of nuts, but once they start, they can continue sharing their delicious gifts for over 100 years. Today, South Africa is the world’s leading producer of these popular, highly nutritious, and satisfying nuts, while its motherland Australia comes in second.

My favorite way to enjoy this fatty, succulent nut is through its golden, aromatic oil. Not only is it a great choice to nourish your body from within, but its complex nutrient profile also fully satisfies your skin’s hydration cravings when applied topically.

Macadamia has an exceptionally high content of monounsaturated fatty acids, which deeply hydrate and heal the skin. It’s known to be one of the highest sources of palmitoleic fatty acids, which are powerful antioxidants proven to delay skin from premature aging by protecting it from oxidative damage. With its perfect ratio of anti-inflammatory, regenerating omega-3’s and 6’s, it offers relief for dry and sensitive skin, especially inflammatory conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne.

Another significant antioxidant found in macadamia nut oil is squalane. Naturally occurring in our own body, squalane is one of the most common fats produced by our skin cells and makes up part of our skin sebum that creates an amazing protective barrier - essentially like a second layer of skin. It not only offers protection from environmental aggressors but locks in the moisture to ensure skin stays hydrated. Unfortunately, our own production of this skin-wonder slows down as we age. Squalane-rich sources such as macadamia help us to replenish this incredibly supportive antioxidant, protecting the skin from oxidative stress, decreasing and preventing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

Featured in: The Honey Mud, The Pendulum Potion and The Good Stuff

Sunflower

The name Sunflower originates from the Greek word 'helios,' meaning sun, and 'anthos,' meaning Flower. Archeologists estimate that cultivation dates back more than 8,000 years and even began before corn, squash, or beans.

At a young age, Sunflowers exhibit what is known as heliotropism, which means they follow the sun. In the early mornings, these golden flowers of joy and positivity face east, waiting for the rising sun as it travels across the sky. As the sun moves throughout the day, the flowers follow the light westward, their seed-filled heads facing up until eventually catching one final glance of warmth as the sun disappears over the horizon.

Hailing from Spain, our gorgeous, cold-pressed oil deeply nourishes the skin. Rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, specifically linoleic acid, the anti-inflammatory properties of the sunflower protect and support cellular repair and regeneration while calming the skin and significantly improving its health and appearance.

The light texture of sunflower's oil suits our natural sebum perfectly, keeping pores clear yet hydrated, making this an especially beneficial oil for sensitive, maturing, and acne-prone skin.


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Olive Oil

The olive branch has become known as a symbol of peace, deriving from the customs of ancient Greece and found in most cultures of the Mediterranean basin, modern Europe, and the Arab world.

In Greek mythology, Athena competed with Poseidon for possession of Athens. Poseidon claimed dominion by thrusting his trident into the Acropolis, where a well of sea-water gushed out. Athena took occupation by planting the first olive tree beside the well. The court of gods and goddesses ruled that Athena had the better right to the land because she had given it the better gift!

Some fossil findings indicate the olive tree had its origins an unbelievable 40 million years ago in the Mediterranean region.  The common name “oil,” as is used in multiple languages, is derived from the Latin word “olea”, and is the same as the famous fruit and its evergreen tree. This culinary and beauty staple is made from the crushing and subsequent pressing of olives. Like wine, the quality, taste, aromatics, color, and nutrient content of olive oil varies greatly depending on the variety, growing location, the olives’ ripeness, and its processing method.

If you splurge on a special bottle of well-sourced, organic, extra-virgin olive oil and take a moment to marvel at its golden-green color and enjoy it's incredibly rich, complex flavor, you will never want to use any other. Besides the unforgettable culinary experience within each drop, olive oil is proven to be one of the most nutritious and healing oils on the planet. This precious gift has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries and if you look closer at its unique nutrient profile, it’s no surprise that olive oil is embraced by even the most conservative health professionals today.

With the highest level of polyphenols, as well as potent antioxidants Vitamin E and phytosterols, olive oil decreases the exposure of free radicals, which are known to damage the skin’s healthy cells and advance the appearance of aging. Thanks to its powerful antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, ancient Greeks and Egyptians have used olive oil as a cleanser and topical remedy for injuries and wounds for many thousands of years. The specific compound oleocanthal, found in olive oil, is said to stop certain enzymes that cause inflammation, which makes this oil a great remedy for inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea, dermatitis, and eczema. Further, olive oil’s rich content of monounsaturated fatty acids not only deeply moisturize and lubricate skin cells but repair and protect them from future damage, regenerating the skin inside and out.

Featured in: The Youth DewThe Pendulum Potion and The Good Stuff

Plum Kernel

Did you know that plums may have been one of the first domesticated fruits, with seeds found in archeological sites dating all the way back to the stone age? Today these deliciously juicy fruits are widely cultivated around the world and exist in over 2,000 different varieties, offering the most stunning colors and flavor profiles.

Our plum oil is produced by breaking the shells of the pits and cold pressing them until the liquid, pink-gold oil is extracted. Reminiscent in scent to sweet almonds, plum kernel oil offers a rich, marzipan-like fragrance that is simply intoxicating! As a pure oil, it’s one of my absolute favorites of all time.

With an astoundingly high essential fatty acid content, plum kernel oil deeply nourishes, moisturizes, and protects the skin. These beneficial fats provide much-needed relief and nutrition for stressed, irritated, dry skin, especially for those with eczema and psoriasis.  Its high antioxidant content, including skin-healing vitamin E, offers protection from oxidative damage and effectively regenerates skin cells. Plum kernel oil’s emollient properties make it incredibly moisturizing and the soft texture and glorious aromatics bring a truly sensual experience for your skin.

Sourcing note:
One of the finest raw ingredients we’ve ever obtained, plum kernel oil and its numerous healing properties can be appreciated by your skin with our treats, The Youth Dew and The Pendulum Potion. We are happy to share that, despite its limited market availability, we have earned buying rights with the best maker in the world to ensure that our stock of plum kernel oil arrives fresh with each year’s new harvest and production calendar, ensuring maximum efficacy and pleasure.

Featured in: The Youth Dew, The Pendulum Potion, The Happy Galaxy & The Good Stuff

Jojoba

About 30% of our skin’s sebum (the natural substance that coats our skin) is a natural wax ester. It helps kill germs, smother viruses, and creates a protective barrier for locking in moisture. There are many reasons this protective wax ester in our skin diminishes. Loss is normal in mature skin and common after illness, poor nutrition, as a side effect of certain medications, and following aggressive cleansing or treatment protocols. When our natural sebum production has been compromised and the wax ester depleted, skin can be left feeling and looking dry, tired, and dull.

This is where the golden magic of jojoba comes in. Your skin recognizes the liquid wax produced from the seed of the jojoba plant as similar to its own natural wax ester. When applied topically, skin pores remain open, allowing jojoba to penetrate beyond the epidermis layer, carrying other important nutrients with it. It is in these deeper layers that cell regeneration and cell synthesis occur.

Jojoba naturally contains a balance of vitamins A, B, D, and E which are known as skin healing vitamins, as well as minerals like chromium, copper, and zinc, all of which nourish and protect skin from environmental stressors. Essential fatty acids omega 6 and 9 help to regenerate skin cells and repair damaged skin tissue. Jojoba’s wax ester fills the gaps between skin cells, soothes and slows their metabolism and protects skin against accelerated skin aging. Jojoba is naturally antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and hypoallergenic.

Featured in: The Youth Dew and The Good Stuff

Seabuckthorn

In ancient Greece, sea buckthorn was fed to horses to keep their coats healthy and shiny. This fun fact may explain its Latin name. “Hippophae” originates from the Greek words “hippo,” which means “horse” and “phaos”, which translates in “to shine.”  Native to Europe and Asia, these vibrant orange berries have been used as an herbal cure-all by many cultures. Tibetans even declared them as the “holy fruit of the Himalayas.” With its exceptional nutritional profile of over 190 bioactive compounds, it’s no surprise that its reputation is legendary. To this day, the majority of Sea Buckthorn can be found growing in China where the versatile berries are processed and used around the world for skincare products, traditional medicine, and even its culinary goodness.

With sea buckthorn berries being known as the single highest vegetal source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and unsaturated fatty acids, you can imagine the incredible effects it has on your skin. Specifically, the extremely rare Omega 7 provides powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties and effectively supports collagen production to ensure healthy, glowing skin. The deep, rich orange color comes from skin nourishing beta-carotene, which is a well-known and appreciated antioxidant powerhouse that protects the skin by neutralizing free radicals and simultaneously slowing down the aging process.

Tissue regeneration is a critical concern for those recovering from severe burns, deep wounds, extreme acne, inflammatory skin conditions, as well as the effects of cancer and chemotherapy. Scientific research shows that sea buckthorn berry has the chemical makeup necessary to help skin heal from trauma and injury. Body tissues, whether the skin on the outside or the tissues that make up the less visible parts of the body, are made up of dozens of building blocks. If some of those crucial building blocks are missing, tissue either does not heal, or heals slowly and ineffectively. Sea buckthorn contains a host of these vital foundation builders to support healthy skin, including vitamins C, A, several B vitamins, E, K, P, F, as well as omega-7, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and sodium. It’s one of my absolute favorite ingredients of all time.

Featured in: The Youth Dew and  The Good Stuff

Ylang Ylang

Hailing from tropical Asia, today these beautiful yellow flowers are mostly cultivated in Madagascar due to its moist climate and fertile, volcanic soil. The elegant blossoms reach their maturity and their famously intoxicating aroma two to three weeks after opening, when they change color from green to yellow and begin to droop. In fashion with precious jasmine and rose, ylang-ylang flowers are collected in the evening or very early morning when their scent is the strongest. The steam distillation process begins within hours of harvest, making this an incredibly labor intensive and time-sensitive oil to produce. This rich, addictively-sweet flower and its oil have been used as a traditional folk remedy and natural beauty treatment by islanders for many hundreds of years. Ylang-ylang is a studied aphrodisiac, known to increase libido and activate feelings of desire. Its widely appreciated for its potent anti-depressant and uplifting effect on the mood.

Beyond the remarkable beauty and seductive fragrance, this gift of nature also offers a variety of powerful medicinal and therapeutic benefits for the skin. Recent studies have shown ylang-ylang contains a wide variety of beneficial compounds which exhibit antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal activities. These properties help to effectively reduce skin irritations and redness by regulating sebum production and treating the infection itself. Ylang-ylang is said to be especially nourishing for rough and dry skin, while its antioxidant-rich compounds help reduce environmental cell damage.

Sourcing note:
Our ylang-ylang essential oil comes to our kitchen directly from the manufacturer, a family-run company and respected producer of this glorious extract. Their 445-acre ylang-ylang farm, located on a volcanic island on the northwestern coast of Madagascar, produces Certified Organic essential oil. The biodynamic, sustainable, and environmentally-friendly distillery is powered with wood from the fast-growing trees planted throughout the property.  Upon completion, the essential oil is analyzed through their laboratory, guaranteeing its analytical integrity and its compliance with applicable regulations.

Featured in: The Jasmine Garden, The Honey MudThe Pendulum Potion, The Happy Galaxy &  The Good Stuff

Lavender

One of the most studied, recognized, and versatile flowers, lavender’s rich history as a medicinal, culinary, and spiritual plant dates back thousands of years. Native to the Mediterranean region of Europe, Romans were said to have used the holy flower to scent their baths, beds, clothes, and even hair, a fact that is reflected in the Latin root of the herb’s name “lavare” meaning “to wash.” Besides Romans, many ancient cultures and healers around the world have used lavender in medicinal treatments and religious ceremonies.

In the Middle Ages, it was believed that spouses who placed sprigs of lavender between their bedsheets would never argue. Tibetan monks and Ayurvedic healers are said to have used these purple beauties to treat depression and calm the mind, while in European folk medicine, lavender tea was prescribed to relieve insomnia and tension. It’s been proven in modern medicine that the scent of lavender increases alpha waves in the area of the brain responsible for relaxation, helping to soothe common anxieties and allowing for better sleep at night.

Besides its incredible aromatic and sedative properties, lavender boasts of skin healing benefits that make it a time-tested first aid treatment. True lavender essential oil is one of the most beneficial remedies for inflammatory conditions such as acne, dermatitis, and eczema. Its superior anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, as well as regulate the over-excretion of sebum, increasing the healing process of scars at the same time. As a powerful antiseptic and pain reliever, lavender makes an invaluable remedy for burns, wounds, and all types of skin trauma, effectively regenerating scar tissue and the skin overall, leaving it healthy, glowing, and blemish-free.

Featured in: The Blue Cocoon, The Happy GalaxyThe Problem Solver  &  The Good Stuff

Rose

Undeniably the Queen of Flowers and nature’s symbol of love and beauty, the Damask rose’s rich history dates back an astonishing 30 million years! Once famously used by Cleopatra for its unique aphrodisiac powers, today this stunner is cultivated only in a handful of locations that provide just the right growing conditions, including Bulgaria, Turkey, Morocco, and Egypt. Like with wine, the distinctly seductive fragrance varies significantly depending on the country of origin and the elements surrounding where it grows, known as the terroir.

In the “Valley of the Roses” in Bulgaria, where we source both our rose absolute and our rare Bulgarian rose essential oil, as well as our fresh-dried powdered rose, the famed flower’s aroma is exceptionally deep, spiced, and intoxicating, transporting your mind and soul into a different world. While I would love to bathe in a bath laden with roses like Cleopatra every night, extractions of rose are unfortunately one of the most expensive and labor-intensive oils in the world to produce. If you consider it takes over 10,000 roses to fill one thumbnail-sized 5ml bottle, one can understand its high price, superior status, and allure. Just imagine one drop of our Bulgarian rose essential oil on your skin is the equivalent of 60 roses!

With an extraordinary 300 active organic compounds, including skin-nourishing vitamins, minerals, and protective antioxidants, rose is unarguably one of the most powerful natural healers for the skin. Thanks to its countless beneficial properties as an antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent, and cicatrizant, it has an incredibly healing and calming effect on various skin concerns, such as acne, dermatitis, scars, wounds, and even stretch marks! A powerful anti-inflammatory, emollient, and natural moisturizer, rose not only restores and supports the skin’s texture but deeply nourishes and hydrates at the same time, making this one of the most effective and luxurious skin healing treatments nature has to offer.

Sourcing note:
Bulgaria was for many years the capital of rosa damascene oil production. Sadly, the historical ups and downs of the country over the last century caused production to decrease significantly, and by the 1980's it was virtually unheard of. It wasn’t until a decade later that a resurgence in the trend of natural perfumery restored Bulgarian rose's popularity. We’re proud to share that our family-run supplier was an integral part of this renewal from a very early stage, purchasing and planting 250 acres of roses and renovating an old factory at the foot of the Balkan mountain range. This area is rightly known as “the valley of roses.” From the end of May to mid-June, fifteen thousand pickers work the majestic rose fields at the break of dawn. Collection begins at sunrise when the oil yield is at its highest and is completed within hours, before the dew evaporates from the flowers.

Featured in: The Clean Dirt, The Youth Dew, The Jasmine Garden &  The Good Stuff

Cacao

If I have a signature as a formulator, the glory of this bean is certainly a part of it. I believe in cacao as more than just a special sweet treat or even as an ingredient to lend a hunger-inducing aroma to all but one formula in our core facial collection.

Exceptionally high in antioxidants, raw cacao blocks free radicals, protecting skin against damage to collagen and elastin while promoting and renewing skin cell tissue. Cacao contains omega 6 fatty acids and raw enzymes, both of which help in cellular repair and rejuvenation. Topical use increases blood flow to the skin, reducing inflammation and redness, slowing the visible aging process, and supporting healthy moisture content.

Mica

Mica is a naturally-occurring mineral dust that comes from sheet silicate. Also known as ‘muscovite,’ this shimmering compound can be found in a cornucopia of stunning colors. 

 
Additional components: 

Our non-nano mica includes a fractional ratio of the minerals Titanium Dioxide and Iron Oxide as a coating to enhance its soft, sparkling effect on the skin.  

 
Ethical sourcing: 

Our small family of suppliers are carefully researched and chosen. We make every effort to ensure our mica is not sourced from mines that use child labor, nor is our mica tested on animals.


Featured in: The Good Stuff

Titanium Dioxide

Our kaolin clay (also called white halloysite), and all kaolin, naturally contain a certain content of the mineral titanium dioxide. The titanium dioxide is not an added ingredient to the kaolin, but a component of this raw ingredient that is required to be called out separately in our INCI to adhere to European labeling requirements. The naturally-occurring titanium dioxide content is less than 1% of The Honey Mud’s formula.

In The Good Stuff, our non-nano mica includes a fractional ratio of the minerals Titanium Dioxide and Iron Oxide as a coating to enhance its soft, sparkling effect on the skin.

Found in: The Honey Mud and The Clean Dirt, as a component of kaolin (white halloysite) clay and The Good Stuff

IRON OXIDE

Iron Oxide Red is a lab-produced pigment, infusing a deep golden hue into our shimmering natural mica. Ethically-sourced mica makes up less than 1% of The Good Stuff's formula, and iron oxides make up less than 1% of our mica.

Although iron oxides can be found in nature - and this is nearly always our preference - they often contain impurities and heavy metals that fit neither FDA requirements nor our own standards. Synthetically-produced oxides are considered the safest option for enhancing color or shimmer in personal care formulas.


Found in: The Good Stuff

Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol is a fractional component within our Cacao Absolute extract (Theobroma Cacao Extract), serving a dual purpose as both a gentle solvent and preservative for our toasted, aromatic cacao beans.

This non-toxic glycol is also commonly used as a humectant and emollient in skincare, and is generally recognized as safe by the FDA (GRAS) and The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Board. Although absorption through the skin is minimal, and its inclusion via our cacao extract in The Good Stuff’s formula is less than 0.3%, the ingredient also offers hydrating and smoothing properties as it attracts water, restoring suppleness while locking in moisture to ease dryness and improve skin texture. 


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Linalool

* Linalool is not an isolated ingredient we add to our formulas, rather it is a naturally occurring, non-synthetic component within our pure essential oils.

Linalool is most often produced in plants’ floral tissue. The Lauraceae plant family, which includes laurels, cinnamon, and rosewood, is a readily available source. The Rutaceae family, which contains citrus plants, is also a natural source, along with lavender, coriander, palmarosa, ylang-ylang, and sweet orange flowers (neroli). Birch trees and even some fungi produce linalool as well!

Found in: The Youth Dew, The Pendulum Potion, The Honey Mud, 
The Blue Cocoon, The Happy Galaxy & The Good Stuff

Limonene

* Limonene is not an isolated ingredient we add to our formulas, rather it is a naturally occurring, non-synthetic component within our pure essential oils.

Limonene is a compound found in the essential oils of many plants such as lemon, lime, lemongrass, neroli, grapefruit, tangerine, peppermint, rose, sage, fennel, and geranium. Limonene is responsible for the sweet, lemon-like, pungent aroma we associate with citrus fruit.

Besides being a powerful antioxidant, limonene works as a penetration enhancer. When used in association with other natural, skin-friendly ingredients, we are able to enjoy the maximum benefits of each.

Found in: The Youth Dew, The Pendulum Potion, The Honey Mud, The Blue Cocoon, The Happy Galaxy &  The Good Stuff

Citronellol

*Citronellol is not an isolated ingredient we add to our formulas, rather it is a naturally occurring, non-synthetic component within our pure essential oils.

Citronellol exists in both a synthetic form, typically manufactured for use in perfumery, and as a natural component of essential oils. Ours is produced naturally within the floral tissue of rose and geranium rose.

Found in: The Youth DewThe Blue Cocoon, The Happy Galaxy & The Good Stuff

Benzyl Benzoate

*Benzyl Benzoate is not an isolated ingredient we add to our formulas, rather it is a naturally occurring, non-synthetic component within our pure essential oils.

Benzyl benzoate exists in both a synthetic form, typically used in perfumery, or as a natural component of essential oils. Ours is produced naturally within plants’ floral tissue and is typically found in extracts of ylang ylang, jasmine, rosewood, Balsam of Peru, and cinnamon.  

Found in: The Pendulum Potion, The Jasmine Garden, The Honey Mud, The Happy Galaxy & The Good Stuff

Geraniol

* Geraniol is not a singular ingredient we add to our formulas, rather it is a naturally occurring, non-synthetic component within our pure essential oils.

Geraniol is a compound found in within our bulgarian rose oil, rosa centifolia flower extract, and geranium rose. It is a phytonutrient naturally present in lemon, bergamot, carrot, coriander, geranium oil, lavender oil, ylang ylang oil, nutmeg, orange, blueberries, and blackberries.

Geraniol is a concentrated source of natural antioxidants and has been extensively studied for its potential to protect cells against DNA damage. It is known for preventing oxidative stress and bringing free-radical scavenging and anti-inflammatory effects to the skin.

Found in: The Youth DewThe Blue Cocoon, The Happy Galaxy &  The Good Stuff

Benzyl Salicylate

*Benzyl Salicylate is not an isolated ingredient we add to our formulas, rather it is a naturally occurring, non-synthetic component within our pure essential oils.

Benzyl Salicylate exists in both a synthetic form, typically used in perfumery, or as a natural component of essential oils. Ours is produced naturally within plants’ floral tissue and is inherent in the botanical extracts of our precious rose, ylang-ylang, and jasmine. 

Featured in: The Honey MudThe Pendulum Potion, The Happy Galaxy & The Good Stuff

Farnesol

*Farnesol is not an isolated ingredient we add to our formulas, rather it is a naturally occurring, non-synthetic component within our pure essential oils.

Farnesol is produced naturally within plants’ floral tissue and is inherent in the botanical extracts of our precious neroli and rose.


Featured in: The Pendulum PotionThe Youth Dew, The Happy Galaxy &  The Good Stuff

Benzyl Alcohol

*Benzyl Alcohol is not an isolated ingredient we add to our formulas, rather it is a naturally occurring, non-synthetic component within our pure essential oils.

Benzyl Alcohol exists in both a synthetic form, typically used in perfumery, or as a natural component of essential oils. Ours is produced naturally within plants’ floral tissue and is inherent in the botanical extracts of our precious ylang-ylang and jasmine.  

Found in: The Jasmine Garden, The Youth Dew, The Happy Galaxy & The Good Stuff

Isoeugenol

*Isoeugenol is not an isolated ingredient we add to our formulas, rather it is a naturally occurring, non-synthetic component within our pure essential oils. 

Isoeugenol exists in both a synthetic form, typically used in perfumery, or as a natural component of essential oils. Ours is produced naturally within plants’ floral tissue and is inherent in the botanical extracts of our precious rose, ylang-ylang, and jasmine. 

Featured in: The Pendulum PotionThe Happy Galaxy & The Good Stuff

Eugenol

* Eugenal is not an isolated ingredient we add to our formulas, rather it is a naturally occurring, non-synthetic component within our pure essential oils.

Eugenol is a compound found in the essential oils of many plants such as basil, cinnamon, lemon balm, and nutmeg. It is a primary component of clove.

Eugenol belongs to a well-researched class of naturally occurring phenolic monoterpenoids, offering a vast range of pharmacological benefits that include antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, and anticancer activities.

Found in: The Problem SolverThe Clean Dirt, The Happy Galaxy &  The Good Stuff


Macadamia

*Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil

Macadamia

One of my favorite Australian exports and nuts in general, macadamia nuts are also referred to as “Queensland nut” and “bush nut,” although I personally prefer the Aboriginal name “boombera”! The evergreen trees take up to 10 years to produce commercial quantities of nuts, but once they start, they can continue sharing their delicious gifts for over 100 years. Today, South Africa is the world’s leading producer of these popular, highly nutritious, and satisfying nuts, while its motherland Australia comes in second.

My favorite way to enjoy this fatty, succulent nut is through its golden, aromatic oil. Not only is it a great choice to nourish your body from within, but its complex nutrient profile also fully satisfies your skin’s hydration cravings when applied topically.

Macadamia has an exceptionally high content of monounsaturated fatty acids, which deeply hydrate and heal the skin. It’s known to be one of the highest sources of palmitoleic fatty acids, which are powerful antioxidants proven to delay skin from premature aging by protecting it from oxidative damage. With its perfect ratio of anti-inflammatory, regenerating omega-3’s and 6’s, it offers relief for dry and sensitive skin, especially inflammatory conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne.

Another significant antioxidant found in macadamia nut oil is squalane. Naturally occurring in our own body, squalane is one of the most common fats produced by our skin cells and makes up part of our skin sebum that creates an amazing protective barrier - essentially like a second layer of skin. It not only offers protection from environmental aggressors but locks in the moisture to ensure skin stays hydrated. Unfortunately, our own production of this skin-wonder slows down as we age. Squalane-rich sources such as macadamia help us to replenish this incredibly supportive antioxidant, protecting the skin from oxidative stress, decreasing and preventing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

Featured in: The Honey Mud, The Pendulum Potion and The Good Stuff

Plum

Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Oil

Plum Kernel

Did you know that plums may have been one of the first domesticated fruits, with seeds found in archeological sites dating all the way back to the stone age? Today these deliciously juicy fruits are widely cultivated around the world and exist in over 2,000 different varieties, offering the most stunning colors and flavor profiles.

Our plum oil is produced by breaking the shells of the pits and cold pressing them until the liquid, pink-gold oil is extracted. Reminiscent in scent to sweet almonds, plum kernel oil offers a rich, marzipan-like fragrance that is simply intoxicating! As a pure oil, it’s one of my absolute favorites of all time.

With an astoundingly high essential fatty acid content, plum kernel oil deeply nourishes, moisturizes, and protects the skin. These beneficial fats provide much-needed relief and nutrition for stressed, irritated, dry skin, especially for those with eczema and psoriasis.  Its high antioxidant content, including skin-healing vitamin E, offers protection from oxidative damage and effectively regenerates skin cells. Plum kernel oil’s emollient properties make it incredibly moisturizing and the soft texture and glorious aromatics bring a truly sensual experience for your skin.

Sourcing note:
One of the finest raw ingredients we’ve ever obtained, plum kernel oil and its numerous healing properties can be appreciated by your skin with our treats, The Youth Dew and The Pendulum Potion. We are happy to share that, despite its limited market availability, we have earned buying rights with the best maker in the world to ensure that our stock of plum kernel oil arrives fresh with each year’s new harvest and production calendar, ensuring maximum efficacy and pleasure.

Featured in: The Youth Dew, The Pendulum Potion, The Happy Galaxy & The Good Stuff

Sea Buckthorn

*Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Kernel Extract

Seabuckthorn

In ancient Greece, sea buckthorn was fed to horses to keep their coats healthy and shiny. This fun fact may explain its Latin name. “Hippophae” originates from the Greek words “hippo,” which means “horse” and “phaos”, which translates in “to shine.”  Native to Europe and Asia, these vibrant orange berries have been used as an herbal cure-all by many cultures. Tibetans even declared them as the “holy fruit of the Himalayas.” With its exceptional nutritional profile of over 190 bioactive compounds, it’s no surprise that its reputation is legendary. To this day, the majority of Sea Buckthorn can be found growing in China where the versatile berries are processed and used around the world for skincare products, traditional medicine, and even its culinary goodness.

With sea buckthorn berries being known as the single highest vegetal source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and unsaturated fatty acids, you can imagine the incredible effects it has on your skin. Specifically, the extremely rare Omega 7 provides powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties and effectively supports collagen production to ensure healthy, glowing skin. The deep, rich orange color comes from skin nourishing beta-carotene, which is a well-known and appreciated antioxidant powerhouse that protects the skin by neutralizing free radicals and simultaneously slowing down the aging process.

Tissue regeneration is a critical concern for those recovering from severe burns, deep wounds, extreme acne, inflammatory skin conditions, as well as the effects of cancer and chemotherapy. Scientific research shows that sea buckthorn berry has the chemical makeup necessary to help skin heal from trauma and injury. Body tissues, whether the skin on the outside or the tissues that make up the less visible parts of the body, are made up of dozens of building blocks. If some of those crucial building blocks are missing, tissue either does not heal, or heals slowly and ineffectively. Sea buckthorn contains a host of these vital foundation builders to support healthy skin, including vitamins C, A, several B vitamins, E, K, P, F, as well as omega-7, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and sodium. It’s one of my absolute favorite ingredients of all time.

Featured in: The Youth Dew and  The Good Stuff

Cacao

Theobroma Cacao Extract

Cacao

If I have a signature as a formulator, the glory of this bean is certainly a part of it. I believe in cacao as more than just a special sweet treat or even as an ingredient to lend a hunger-inducing aroma to all but one formula in our core facial collection.

Exceptionally high in antioxidants, raw cacao blocks free radicals, protecting skin against damage to collagen and elastin while promoting and renewing skin cell tissue. Cacao contains omega 6 fatty acids and raw enzymes, both of which help in cellular repair and rejuvenation. Topical use increases blood flow to the skin, reducing inflammation and redness, slowing the visible aging process, and supporting healthy moisture content.

Rose

Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) Flower Oil

Rose

Undeniably the Queen of Flowers and nature’s symbol of love and beauty, the Damask rose’s rich history dates back an astonishing 30 million years! Once famously used by Cleopatra for its unique aphrodisiac powers, today this stunner is cultivated only in a handful of locations that provide just the right growing conditions, including Bulgaria, Turkey, Morocco, and Egypt. Like with wine, the distinctly seductive fragrance varies significantly depending on the country of origin and the elements surrounding where it grows, known as the terroir.

In the “Valley of the Roses” in Bulgaria, where we source both our rose absolute and our rare Bulgarian rose essential oil, as well as our fresh-dried powdered rose, the famed flower’s aroma is exceptionally deep, spiced, and intoxicating, transporting your mind and soul into a different world. While I would love to bathe in a bath laden with roses like Cleopatra every night, extractions of rose are unfortunately one of the most expensive and labor-intensive oils in the world to produce. If you consider it takes over 10,000 roses to fill one thumbnail-sized 5ml bottle, one can understand its high price, superior status, and allure. Just imagine one drop of our Bulgarian rose essential oil on your skin is the equivalent of 60 roses!

With an extraordinary 300 active organic compounds, including skin-nourishing vitamins, minerals, and protective antioxidants, rose is unarguably one of the most powerful natural healers for the skin. Thanks to its countless beneficial properties as an antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent, and cicatrizant, it has an incredibly healing and calming effect on various skin concerns, such as acne, dermatitis, scars, wounds, and even stretch marks! A powerful anti-inflammatory, emollient, and natural moisturizer, rose not only restores and supports the skin’s texture but deeply nourishes and hydrates at the same time, making this one of the most effective and luxurious skin healing treatments nature has to offer.

Sourcing note:
Bulgaria was for many years the capital of rosa damascene oil production. Sadly, the historical ups and downs of the country over the last century caused production to decrease significantly, and by the 1980's it was virtually unheard of. It wasn’t until a decade later that a resurgence in the trend of natural perfumery restored Bulgarian rose's popularity. We’re proud to share that our family-run supplier was an integral part of this renewal from a very early stage, purchasing and planting 250 acres of roses and renovating an old factory at the foot of the Balkan mountain range. This area is rightly known as “the valley of roses.” From the end of May to mid-June, fifteen thousand pickers work the majestic rose fields at the break of dawn. Collection begins at sunrise when the oil yield is at its highest and is completed within hours, before the dew evaporates from the flowers.

Featured in: The Clean Dirt, The Youth Dew, The Jasmine Garden &  The Good Stuff

Mica

Mica

Mica is a naturally-occurring mineral dust that comes from sheet silicate. Also known as ‘muscovite,’ this shimmering compound can be found in a cornucopia of stunning colors. 

 
Additional components: 

Our non-nano mica includes a fractional ratio of the minerals Titanium Dioxide and Iron Oxide as a coating to enhance its soft, sparkling effect on the skin.  

 
Ethical sourcing: 

Our small family of suppliers are carefully researched and chosen. We make every effort to ensure our mica is not sourced from mines that use child labor, nor is our mica tested on animals.


Featured in: The Good Stuff

Learn more about each ingredient and why we love it on our ingredients page.

The Good Stuff is ridiculously romantic. It’s a golden, shimmering oil with an aroma that is a warm, rich, and decadent marriage of cacao, rose, ylang-ylang, and lavender dancing in a base of toasted macadamia and sweet plum. 

This was the very first formula I completed for the collection. I first made it a lifetime ago when I was still modeling, and then brought it to set repeatedly (to rave reviews!) when I worked as a makeup artist before I launched our company in 2011. 

The Good Stuff is what I wore when I met and married my husband more than a dozen years ago and through my pregnancies and four full years of nursing. The scent is engrained in my memory and is synonymous with a powerful chapter of my personal history. If there is an aroma that defines me and some of my life's most pivotal moments, this is it. I love it sooooo much. I can’t wait to share with you!



This lush oil's soft, shimmering radiance comes from our responsibly-sourced mica, the same mineral that makes rocks sparkle in the sunshine. Once massaged into the skin, the mica imparts a sheer, subtle glow without too much glitter - a whisper of stardust that can be played up or down. We love The Good Stuff for daily use, just as much as we do for special occasions. 

Massaging The Good Stuff right into the waters on your still-wet skin, immediately following bathing, results in fully hydrated, glowing skin that looks both natural and full of light.

Smooth over clean, dry skin to emphasize the highlight, concentrating the shimmer in areas you want to grab focus - dull skin on shoulders, clavicle, and legs all come to life with The Good Stuff. 

*Prior to enjoyment, lock cap and shake bottle well to distribute the golden, sparkling minerals.



The Good Stuff and The Happy Galaxy are two totally different animals - and both soooo special.

The Good Stuff is ridiculously romantic. It’s a golden, shimmering oil with an aroma that is a warm, rich, and decadent marriage of cacao, rose, ylang-ylang, and lavender dancing in a base of toasted macadamia and sweet plum. 

And The Happy Galaxy? It's this impossibly bright and succulent union of our precious blue tansy, jasmine, ylang-ylang, and zesty citrus oils, delivering mood-boosting pleasure along with potent doses of niacinamide, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. Experientially, it’s JOY - bright, happy, and effervescent.

They are so sensorially and functionally different from each other that we really cannot compare.  You’re going to want them both - it’s just true! 😜



To maximize your results and pleasure: 

  • Massage into fully wet skin daily, immediately following bathing, to deeply moisturize. Skip your towel completely. 
  • Smooth over dry skin as desired to emphasize and highlight, concentrating the subtle shimmer in areas you want to grab focus - infusing life into dull skin on shoulders, clavicle, and legs.


The Good Stuff envelops your thirsty skin in a softly-shimmering, sensorial cocoon of comfort and romance from head to toe. 

While we strongly encourage the prioritization of The Blue Cocoon and The Youth Dew for facial care, as these were specifically formulated for delicate facial skin, The Good Stuff can be a special-occasion addition to delight in as you feel called to it. The subtle golden shimmer adds a beautiful glow to the complexion, and is so very pretty when used to highlight cheek and brow bones, and bring light to the clavicle and shoulders.

This stunningly beautiful formula is rich in fresh, potent oils of the same uncompromising quality as our core facial care collection. We deeply believe that every inch of our body is worthy of the very best care and attention. 

* We always recommend patch-testing sensitive or reactive skin when introducing any new products to your ritual. Connect with us at care@maylindstrom.com for personalized recommendations to optimally support you and every inch of your glorious skin.



Oh, yes! The Good Stuff is incredible for hair. A few drops smoothed through locks conditions, adds luster, and sends you off into the world softly emanating the dreamiest of scents. 

You can apply to dry hair - a tiny bit swept through to control flyaways and add shine and definition on days it's looking dull, frizzy, or holding static - or enjoy a much more generous application, massaging into the scalp and through the ends of hair, focusing on dry spots and areas of damage. Leave this in overnight as a treatment, and shampoo the next morning. You can also blend a bit into your conditioner for an extra boost.

We encourage you to enjoy and explore!



Yes! The Good Stuff, along with the rest of our collection, was formulated for all stages of this magical life, including pre-conception, pregnancy, postpartum, and breastfeeding. 

Its nourishing, aromatic, deeply restorative oils will wrap you in sensorial bliss, infusing skin with light-reflecting golden minerals to celebrate your body's evolution. You will absolutely love The Good Stuff post-bathing on wet skin from head to toe, and massaged into your blossoming belly and breasts daily, before and after baby’s arrival. 

Don't miss our adaptable, step-by-step ritual specific to pregnancy & postpartum - and if there is ever more we can share to welcome you into deeper comfort and care, connect with us anytime at care@maylindstrom.com.



Samples are not currently available for this limited edition release.



Sooo many reasons, and truly, they all feel a little silly now as I reflect back! It wasn’t a moment I was passionately concentrating on care for the body (had I even really met mine yet?), and I was in my practical mind, prioritizing the refining of our inventory for more streamlined management of our small team’s resources.

Bigger, we changed our primary cacao source that year, swapping out our aromatic, toasted cacao extract for a fresh-blended-to-my-specifications raw oleoresin that carried far more direct skin benefit. The new cacao greatly elevated the performance of The Honey Mud and The Jasmine Garden, who share its inclusion, but I just didn’t love the alternative for The Good Stuff’s (very important to me) warm and toasty scent profile - and I got stubborn instead of creative at the time, rather hastily making the decision to simply archive the formula. 

So much was blooming for our small company when I made this call more than five years ago - it was a moment to shake things up. And now… I look back and wonder, what was I thinking to ever stop sharing it?! I am beyond thrilled for this limited release, and for the opportunity to bring her back to you in all her full, original aromatic glory. 🤩



The Good Stuff really is the epitome of what we do here, and is so very, very special. We are ELATED that it's returning in limited release. 

The current plan is to begin sharing this first, long-awaited batch through our presale on January 26th. Shipments will go out between February 7th - 24th, 2023. 

What happens after that? We’re not sure yet! There’s been such immense and overwhelming enthusiasm for The Good Stuff’s return that it’s possible we’ll consider an annual or bi-annual special release, but we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves or overpromise. 

What we know: You won’t want to miss this. Whether this is your first and only bottle, or the beginning or continuation of an epic, lifelong love story between you and The Good Stuff, this is a moment to say YES YES YES and follow the magic! 

We can’t wait to share with you!