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Ranch Life Naturals provides a comprehensive listing of the ingredients in all our skin and hair care products as well as the horse herbs and the dog and horse treats. Our ingredient dictionary is in alphabetical order for your convenience and quick reference.

Allspice

Allspice

Allspice is the dried unripe fruit of the tree Pimenta dioica. Rich in antioxidents, Allspice supports immune health, aids in digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties. In addition it also assists in keeping the hair and skin vibrant and strong, which makes this ingredient a super star in our treats.

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Apple Flavor

Used in our horse treats. Apple flavor means the essential oil, essence or extractive, distillate, or any product of roasting or heating, which contains the flavoring constituents derived from the apple.

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Applesauce

Applesauce is a puree made from apples. Rich in vitamin C and fiber as well as being low fat. In addition applesauce is packed with anti-oxidents which makes for a great ingredient in our low fat horse treat.

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Arnica Montana (Organic)

Arnica Montana is a daisy like European flowering plant that is used to help repair and fade bruising of skin. It also has anti-inflammatroy properties to relieve muscle soreness. Arnica can be applied to the skin for pain and swelling associated with bruises, aches, and sprains. It is also applied to the skin for insect bites, arthritis, muscle pain, chapped lips, and acne.

Barley

Barley Flour

Barley flour is a flour prepared from dried and ground barley. It is low in cholesterol and high in fiber and provides a range of important vitamins and minerals including  fiber, selenium, B vitamins, copper, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, niacin. Compared to many other whole grains, barley is lower in fat and calories, but higher in dietary fiber and certain trace minerals.

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Blue German Chamomile

Blue German Chamomile Oil is known to penetrate deep into the layers of your skin and offer properties that are anti-inflammatory and can restore and soothe irritated skin.  Known to be used in formulations that are designed to improve skin conditions. It is the oil you would turn to if you wanted to help specific conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.

Borage Seed Oil

Borage Seed Oil (Borago Officianalis Seed Oil)

It seems the magic potion in borage seed oil is a fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a strong anti-inflammatory found in certain plant oils. Borage seed oil types as an acting emollient and is best known for its ability to soften, soothe, and re-condition the skin. Borage is a plant. Its flowers and leaves, as well as the oil from its seeds are used as medicine. Borage seed oil is used for skin disorders including eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and neurodermatitis.

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Burdock Root

Burdock root has a high amino acid profile and is high in minerals.It is naturally antiseptic and is known as the ultimate tissue cleanser.  It is a very useful to help promote healing skin and tissue, helping the tissues remove any excess toxins, making it ideal for use in chronic inflammatory or infective disorders. Due to its detoxing nature, it is important that burdock should be used alongside an herb such as nettle that help with the removal of these toxins from the system. Burdock is an excellent digestive aid and has also been used in the treatment of arthritis, blood disorders, liver and kidney function or toxic conditions which result in skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, sores, boils or dry scurfy skin.

Alanine

C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer/Acrylates

Natural salts or esters of acrylic acid used as thickening ingredients and suitable for formulations.

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Camphor

Camphor is beneficial with properties that are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, cooling, and is thought to be slightly stimulating to blood circulation. Derived from a species of tree in the Orient that resembles the Evergreen tree.

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Carrageenan

Carrageenan is a substance that is extracted from red and purple seaweed plants. Used as a natural stabilizer and emulsifier and is water soluable.

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Castor Oil

The Castor Oil plant is a species of perennial flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae. Castor oil is a traditional folk medicine that has stood the test of time and has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties which can protect your skin against infection. Because of this, castor oil is found in many skin care products; it also acts as a carrier making for easier skin absorption of nutrients and is high in Vitamin E, minerals, proteins, and Omega 6 and 9 beneficial fatty acids to moisturize and sooth hair and skin.

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Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation from the wood pieces of the cedar wood tree. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antiseptic. Cedarwood oil can help stimulate the hair follicles by increasing circulation to the scalp to promote hair growth.

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Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl Alcohol is an ingredient made from a mixture of fatty alcohols which are found in plants. Cetearyl Alcohol is mostly found in beauty products and is often misinterpreted as an “alcohol” ingredient, which can be extremely drying to the hair. However, is quite the opposite, as cetyl alcohol is well known to effectively condition and soften the skin and hair. Works as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener and carrying agent for other ingredients contained in a cosmetic solution and leaves hair smooth.

Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetyl Alcohol

A fatty alcohol used as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener, and carrying agent for other ingredients.Our Cetyl alcohol is from palm and coconut oils and is not an irritant and is not related to SD alcohol or ethyl alcohol. The term alcohol here is a real disservice to this ingredient as it is really a fat substance and has moisturizing properties.

Chamomile Flowers

Chamomile Flowers

Chamomile flowers are anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, analgesic and a natural relaxant. The flowers are high in calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium and manganese and help to regulate the parasympathetic nervous system as well as aid in digestion. Chamomile is often used to treat allergic reactions, both externally and internally with its anti-inflammatory properties, and is naturally calming and promotes a healthy digestive tract. (If you show your horse, please be informed if your discipline of choice allows chamomile, as it is used in some calming agents that are not allowed)

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Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar cheese is made from cow's milk and is a reletively hard natural cheese and contains a high concentration of essential nutrients, in particular high quality protein and calcium, which are great for your health.

Chia seeds

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are obtained from a perrenial plant and are considered a superfood. Chia seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, iron, and calcium and they are full of protein. These little seeds ground up offer great benefit for skin and hair from the inside out.

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon is obtained from the inner bark of a tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. It has benefits that include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antidiabetic and anti-microbial.

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Cinnamon Essential Oil 

Cinnamon BarkHigh in antioxidants, supports healthy metabolic function and helps maintain a healthy immune system.  Many of the benefits of cinnamon bark oil have to do with its ability to dilate blood vessels which in turn can increase blood flow and lower levels of inflammation.

 

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Clove

Clove is the dried flower bud of a tropical tree and the health benefits are endless. It is known to aid in digestion, fight agains cancer, protect the liver, boost the immune system, control diabetes, and support bone health. They also contain anti-mutagenic and anti-microbial properties.

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Clove Essential Oil 

Clove Essential Oil is an immune enhancing, powerful antioxidant and known as the ultimate protective herb. The health benefits of clove oil can be attributed to its antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, and antiviral properties.

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Cocamidopropyl betaine

Cocamidopropyl betaine is an organic plant based compound derived from coconut oil that is found in a many “natural” or “organic” skin care and hair care products.  It is a medium strength surfactant and is also used as a foam booster in shampoo. It is also used to help reduce irritation that purely ionic surfactants would cause.

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Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is extracted from the meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. The antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties are superior health benefits. As a bonus, coconut oil improves any  skin and coat and hair, improves digestion, and reduces allergic reactions.

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CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like compound produced naturally by our bodies. Found in nearly every cell in the body. CoQ10 levels decrease as you get older. The lack of CoQ10 results in an impeded ability to produce collagen and elastin. Collagen is important because it makes your skin firm, while elastin gives your skin flexibility. CoQ10 also helps the skin by acting as a strong antioxidant and it helps to neutralize harmful free radicals.

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Cranberry Fragrance Oil

Cranberry Fragrance oil is a naturally derived aromatic isolate, which is a molecule that is isolated or removed from plant based material.

Dandelion Leaf

Dandelion Leaf

Dandelion Leaf is high in vitamins A, B, C, and D, and rich in potassium, sodium, calcium and other minerals, dandelion functions as tonic by stimulating liver function, bile production, and kidney function. It helps the body clear itself of toxins and is believed to purify the blood. It’s a strong botanical ally when used in rehabilitation or conditioning mixes, especially for horses that undergo the stress of competition. The Dandelion leaves are known as a natural electrolyte and aids in flushing the system of toxins that may contribute to inflammation which makes it ideal for allergies.

Decyl Glucoside

Decyl Glucoside

Decyl glucoside is a natural glucose plant-based non-ionic surfactant commonly used in skin care products. It retains moisture in skin and is environmentally friendly.

 

Deionized water

Deionized water

Water that has had most of its mineral ions removed, such as cations like sodium, calcium, iron, and copper, and anions such as chloride and sulfate. Also known as demineralized water, and is extremely purified in the production of cosmetic products and in that sense, slightly better.

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Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is a disodium salt and acts as a cleansing agent and boosts foaming. It is very gentle to skin and is not a sulfate. Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate will cleanse the hair,however,will not strip the moisture from hair the way harsh sulfates do.

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Ethylhexyl Glycerin

This is a natural and gentle preservative derived from glycerin and used in various skin, hair, and body care formulations.

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil 

Eucalyptus radiata opens airways and supports respiratory system and is antibacterial, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and is highly antiviral. It is also beneficial for arthritis and other aches and pains due to its anti-inflammatory properties. 

 

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Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds are very nourishing containing vitanims A, B, C and vitamin E. These seeds function to strengthen the respiratory system, the mucus membranes, and the sinus in cases of upper respiratory infection, sinus issues, or congestion. The seed is anti-inflammatory and promotes conditioning of body, hair coat and hooves.  It is very pallatable and helps with picky eaters. Being that Fenugreek is a uterine stimulant it should not be used on pregnant mares, however, after foaling will help with milk production. (There is a small amount in the dosage of our herb blend and have not had any problem feeding it to our mare with allergies while she's pregnant)

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Flax

Flax is a blue-flowering herbaceous plant that is cultivated for its seed (linseed) for food. Flax is packed with nutrients and full of omega-3 fatty acids that are great for heart as well as benefits for hair growth and skin care. A daily dose of flax can make hair shiny, healthy and vibrant, which is why we use them in our treats.

Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is a flower plant where the root is very beneficial for digestive health assisting in reducing nausea and loss of appetite, and has been known to reduce muscle pain. It's a great addition to our dog treats.

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Glycerin

Glycerin is a humectant, designed to bring moisture in and retain it. In hair products, glycerin works to draw moisture onto your hair and provides a barrier to keep the moisture locked in. It is a clear, odorless liquid produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy, or coconut oil that is non-toxic and beneficial to skin and hair.

Glyceryl Caprylate

Glyceryl Caprylate

Glyceryl Caprylate is an emulsifier that is mainly used to stabilize and is derived from various vegetable oils for a natural preservative. It also restores natural oils of the skin, asists in regulating the skin moisture and acts as a humidifier to the skin.

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Glyceryl Stearate

Glyceryl Stearate is formed through a reaction of glycerin with stearic acid, it is a thickening agent that is composed of fats and oils. Glyceryl Stearate Citrate is a fatty acid used as an emulsifier and thickening agent. It is formed through a reaction of glycerin with stearic acid and is derived from vegetable oil. If acts as a skin conditioning and moisturizing agent as well.

Honey

Honey

Honey is a sweet food substance produced by bees and is considered a superfood. Bees produce honey from the sugary secretions of plants or other insects through regurgitation, enzymatic activity, and water evaporation. Honey can help with allergy relief, healing skin conditions, and boosting energy. It is also rich in nutrients and antioxidant and antibacterial properties.

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Honeysuckle & Japenese Honey Suckle

Honeysuckle is a flowering plant with antibacterial properties and is sometimes applied to the skin for inflammation and itching. It is also know to relieve sunburn or minor burns.

Horsetail

Horsetail (Equisetum Arvense Extract)

Horsetail is a perennial plant and an herbal remedy that dates back to ancient Rome.. It was used traditionally to stop bleeding, heal ulcers and wounds, and treat tuberculosis and kidney problems. The name is derived from the Latin roots equus, meaning "horse," and seta, meaning "bristle.  Horsetail is a strong astringent, making it effective in the treatment for external wounds.

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Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

Hydrolyzed wheat proteins repair damaged dry hair, add shine and manageability, as well as promote thickening of thinning hair. Hydrolyzed wheat protein is an amber colored liquid derived from wheat germ.

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Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose

A plant-derived amino acid that acts as a thickening agent typically used as a binding agent or emulsifier.

Glycerin

Isopropyl Palmitate

Isopropyl palmitate is an emmolient derived from palm oil and coconut oil. It is primarily used as a thickening agent in skincare products like moisturizers, sunscreens, and conditioners.

Kelp

Kelp

The kelp we use is bioavailable and readily utilized and contains trace minerals, micro nutrients, and amino acids as well as many natural vitamins. Kelp assists in boosting the immune system, balance hormones and promotes gastro-intestinal health. It is a natural source of iodine that helps thyroid and metabolic function and promotes shiny coat, supple skin, promotes better reproductive performance, purges heavy metals, and assists in more efficient feed utilization.

 

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Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula Officinalis Flower Oil)

Lavender is one of the most versatile of all essential oils. Most commonly known for its relaxing effects on the body, lavender has also been highly regarded for the skin.  Lavender stimulates hair growth and acts as a healing agent for skin.

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Lecithin

Lecithin is a fat that is essential in the cells of the body. It can be found in many foods, including soybeans and egg yolks and is taken as a medicine and is also used in the manufacturing of medicines. Soy lecithin has many health benefits. It adds creaminess to recipes. Lecithin is an essential nutrient that is required by your body, but not made in adequate amounts.

Lemon

Lemon Essential Oil 

Lemon Oil is a powerful antioxidant, natural solvent and cleanser, supports circulation. Cold-pressed from the peel, lemon oil has antifungal, astringent, and antiseptic properties, making it an exceptionally practical oil for so many uses.

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Menthol

Our Menthol is an organic compound derived from peppermint that offers a cooling sensation.

Meadowfoam

Meadowfoam Seed Oil

Meadowfoam seed oil extracted from the crushed seeds of the Meadowfoam plant and is a long-chain fatty acid that is great for hair-care products because it’s highly moisturizing without that greasy feeling. It adheres to the hair shaft and helps to rejuvenate hair follicles. It adds moisture and luster to dry damaged hair.

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Minced Garlic Flakes

Garlic is a very powerful blood purifier and is antimicrobial, antiseptic, antibiotic, and expectorant. Used for respiratory problems and especially to aid as an expectorant. Supports the natural bacterial flora in the digestive system for gut health and is rich in sulphur which is excreted through the pores of the skin helping to deter insects. Garlic can act as a prophylactic to help guard your horse from coughs, colds and worm infestation. Its blood cleansing action makes it a good preventative measure for horses prone to laminitis, arthritic problems, sweet itch and skin problems. Eating garlic daily has been shown to have a very beneficial effect on the body, especially the blood system and the heart.

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MSM

Methylsulfonylmethane has been present in the oceans, soil, and atmosphere of the Earth for eons. Organic sulfur (MSM) occurs naturally in the human body and is essential for every organ, cell, tissue, hormone, enzyme, antibody, and function found in the body. MSM is a beautifying mineral, and contributes to skin renewal health. MSM must be continually replenished for optimal youthful skin. A wonderful additive for skin care.

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Natural Bacon Flavor

Used in our dog treats. The term natural flavor or natural flavoring means the essential oil, essence or extractive, distillate, or any product of roasting or heating, which contains the flavoring constituents derived from the food.

Nettle leaf

Nettle Leaf

When cut and dried, nettle loses its sting and becomes a valuable herb and is one of nature’s richest sources of iron, which can often be a mineral lacking in an equine diet.  Nettles also contain histamine, serotonin, potassium, silica, vitamins A and C, and a whole host of other minerals.  It’s one of the most widely useful plants that help strengthen and support the whole body.  Nettles support the immune, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems, and can help the body fight allergic responses.  Additionally, nettles will strengthen hoof and coat health promoting dapples in the horse's hair coat.

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Oatmeal

Oatmeal is made from ground oats and is rich in anti-oxidents and fiber. Oatmeal is in our horse treats because oats are known to have and excellent nutritional profile for horses.

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Organic Alcohol

Organic alcohols are emollients and they are known to soften your skin and hair. They also provide slip to our favorite conditioners which allows us to detangle our hair better. Another function this fatty alcohol is to perform in shampoos and conditioners is as thickeners and as nonionic surfactants and emulsion stabilizers.

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Organic Aloe Leaf Juice

The benefits of Aloe Leaf Juice for hair and skin care is simply amazing! Aloe vera known as the "plant of immortality" traces back thousands of years in Egyptian stone carvings. The plant is a succulent species from the genus Aloe and has a gooey, thick liquid that comes from the flesh of the aloe vera plant leaf. Aloe Vera contains an enzyme that repairs skin cells and acts as a great conditioner leaving hair smooth, soft and shiny.Aloe contains enzymes that sooth and restore,  acting as a great moisturizer leaving your skin smooth and healthy. Aloe vera gel containshormones that provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties and in addition, Aloe is used to effectively heal chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema Aloe has been a time tested solution for skin care.

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Organic Argon Oil (Argania Sinosa Kernel Oil)

Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinosa L.) that is endemic to Morocco. Argan oil is commonly used as a skin moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin. With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is the ideal product to give skin a natural boost. It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturizer.

Beeswax

Organic Beeswax

Organic Beeswax is naturally secreted from honeybees and when applied to lips it forms a protective barrier from the environment, while holding in moisture. Beeswax does not suffocate the skin like petroleum based lip balms. Also an excellent source of vitamin A which helps to rejuvenate the skin on your lips. Beeswax is also known to have both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities which is excellent news for anyone with sensitivity that suffers from dry chapped lips.

Calendula

Organic Calendula

The rapid healing properties of Calendula are impressive, so of course, for the best lip balm ever, we needed this extract to complete the recipe. You may not recognize the name Calendula, but perhaps you have heard of marigolds, which is the broad classification of the flowering plant. The extract is rich in a variety of compounds that contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Our Calendula infused blend seals the deal for fast acting relief to chapped lips.

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Organic Cayenne

Organic Cayenne is made from harvested dried red peppers that are finely ground. Rich in vitamin C and E which are both very beneficial to skin. In addition Cayenne pepper stimulates blood flow which helps nutrients drive deep into skin cells.

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Organic Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera Oil)

Coconut Oil is antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, and contains lauric acid which is unique and wonderful for the skin. Lauric Acid is the main fatty acid in coconut oil and it is also found in human milk, cow's milk, and goat's milk. It is used in beauty products and skin care because of its moisturizing abilities. The coconut oil we use is cold-pressed, pure, natural and unrefined. Our Virgin Coconut Oil is extracted from freshly harvested coconuts.  In addition, it is naturally full of antioxidants.

Dandelion

Organic Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale Extract)

Dandelion root extract is a rich source of vitamin A, C, and E as well as B-complex vitamins. It also contains choline, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, biotin and calcium which dramatically promotes healthy hair as well as stimulates hair growth. This root also has potent germicidal, fungicidal and insecticidal properties. So, it can be used to treat itchiness, eczema, warts, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and other similar conditions without any side effects.

Essential Oils

Organic Essential Oil of Flavor

Our lip blams are infused with Essential Oils. The benefits from Essential Oils come from their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and their ability to offer health benefits without side effects.The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels.

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Organic Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica Extract)

It is considered the "herb of enlightenment" and one of the most powerful of the rejuvenating herbs. Many clinical reports document strong wound healing and collagen stimulating properties, as well as scar tissue reduction, anti-inflammatory actions and an ability to increase the level of antioxidants in newly formed tissue.  It increases tensile strength of the skin, repairs damaged tissue and is rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and numerous potent phytochemical

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Organic Green Tea (Green Tea-Camellia Sinensis)

Anti-aging; anti-inflammatory; anti-irritant. A great source of  potent anti-oxidant. Studies have shown that of all the antioxidants known to mankind, the components of green tea are likely the most potent.

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Organic Neem Seed Oil

Organic Neem Seed Oil is a naturally occurring pesticide found in seeds from the neem tree and the oil is pressed from the fruit and seed kernels of the evergreen. It restores damaged hair and is an excellent moisturizer. At the same time it soothes irritated skin, and studies showed it can kill harmful bacteria or skin parasites and repels insects.

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Organic Oat (Avena Sativa Seed Extract )

For centuries, Avena Sativa has been used by the Greeks and Romans for its ability to treat skin conditions and to beautify skin. Over the years a lot of research has been done on the benefits of oatmeal applied topically on the skin and the outcome is stunning. Oatmeal proves to be able to protect the skin and provides relief when the skin is irritated, red and or itchy due to a rash, acne, eczema or insect bites. Its anti-fungal activity is helpful in treating skin inflammation conditions for both people and animals.

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Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract

Rosemary extract offers an increase in micro circulation that promotes healing and hair growth. It infuses new life into thinning hair and the anti-inflammatory properties can help calm the skin.

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Organic Sunflower Seed Oil

Sunflower seed oil acts as a natural moisturizer and is infused with several vitamins and minerals, including high levels of Vitamin E that produces healthy hair growth. Sunflower oil also contains Omega 9 known to be one of the essential acids that are needed to stop breakage of hair and has shown to stimulate healthy hair growth. It also acts as a deep moisturizer to improve hair texture.

White Willow Bark

Organic White Willowbark Extract

White Willow Bark is a gentle cleanser, great for clearing out skin pores of excess oil. It helps to balance oily scalps while maintaining a healthy level of sebum for conditioning and protecting the hair strand. The extract contains salicylic acid which is a powerful exfoliant which can gently eliminate flakes and dandruff and also prevents buildup of dead skin cells.

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Palm Oil

Palm oil is a type of oil derived from the pulp of the fruit of certain palms grown in Africa. High in beta-carotene, vitamin A, D and E  are found in considerable quantities in palm oil, and since the body cannot naturally retain these vitamins, it is necessary to consume them.

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Peanut Butter

Made from ground roasted peanuts and has great health benefits. Rich with protein, fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated), fiber, vitamins A and E, folate, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, and many other nutrients.

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Peanut Flour

Peanut flour is made from crushed peanuts with most of the fat extracted. Peanut flour, depending on the quantity of fat removed, is high in protein and has great health benefits.

Phenoxyethanol

Phenoxyethanol

A common cosmetic preservative that occurs naturally in green tea  and can be derived from flower extracts. It is considered one of the less irritating preservatives to use in formulations. It is an organic chemical compound , a glycol ether often used in skin care products. It is a colorless oily liquid and is mildly soluble in water.  It does not release formaldehyde. It is a weak biocide, most active against Gram-negative bacteria. It is typically used at 0.1%.

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Potassium Sorbate

Potassium Sorbate is a mild and natural preservative used as a paraben alternative in the cosmetic industry. It is developed from Sorbic Acid, which is derived from the berries of the Mountain Ash Tree, and is considered non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing.

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Provitamin B5

Provitamin B5 is classified as a water soluble vitamin and  part of the B group vitamins and derives from grain species. It has been used for years in haircare products to improve elasticiity appearance. Nourishing hair follicles and essential for hair growth this provitamin packs a punch in hair care.

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Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a large fruit that has great health benefits. It's used in our dog treats for digestion health and a great source of fiber.

Red Clover

Red Clover

Red clover is an excellent blood cleanser and it is a wonderful remedy for skin disorders such as sweet itch and dermatitis.  Red Clover is fed to help cleanse the blood when a horse has itchy skin and supports a healthy immune system and also acts as an antispasmodic and expectorant which is useful for treating respiratory allergies. Also beneficial if the horse is weak and rundown and needs to regain strength.

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Rice Bran

Rice Bran is the nutrient rich outer layer that surround the grain of rice. Rich in essential fatty acids and a great source of anti-oxidents as well as a source of fiber and vitamin E and B. Rice bran is a super ingredient for our horse treats.

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Rice Flour

Rice flour is  made from finely milled rice and is high in fiber and may assist in healthy liver function, which is a great ingredient in our low fat horse treats.

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Rolled Oats

Rolled oats have been husked and crushed from a plant grown and widely used for animal feed as well as human consumption. Oats can reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure, can prevent artery clogging, and helps to boost a person, dog or horse's immune system.

Rosemary

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary essential oil is a steam-distilled oil extracted from the flowering plant. It has antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities that make it beneficial for relief from eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne. Rosemary stimulates the skin and is good for circulation.

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Rye Flour

Rye is a member of the wheat family and is a grass grown specifically for it's grain. Rye is rich in fiber and can make a positive impact metabolically speaking and can aid in weight loss. Rye is a great ingredient in our low fat horse treat.

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Safflower

Safflower is an annual plant cultivated for vegetable oil extracted from the seeds.  Promotes the regeneration of skin cells, and can help to soothe certain skin conditions, like psoriasis and eczema. Safflower oil is also high in Vitamin E, a wonderful skin emollient that is great for minimizing the appearance of skin imperfections and keeps wounds soft to allow for better healing.

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Sage Essential Oil (Salvia Lavandulifolia Leaf Oil)

Salvia lavandulifolia leaf oil is a small herbaceous perennial native to Spain and southern France. Sage essential oil is anti-galactagogue, anti-pyretic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, parasiticide and can shrink inflamed tissue and is a powerful antioxidant. It can relieve the irritated reaction one gets in response to insect bites.

Shea butter

Shea Butter

Shea Butter is a fat that is extracted from a nut of the Shea Tree. A moisturizing butter for skin known to have anti-inflammatory benefits as well. Shea butter leaves skin smooth and conditioned.

Amino Acids

Silk Protien Amino Acid Blend (Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate, Sodium Lactate, LArginine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic Acid, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine)

Amino acids are organic compounds and the basis for all living tissue on Earth. The skin is a living, breathing organ and needs an abundant supply of amino acids to function properly. These natural miracles are the very building blocks needed for the creation of important skin proteins like collagen and elastin. Without amino acids the skin simply cannot function properly.
These selected amino acids are essential to healthy skin. These are exactly the same amino acids found in collagen and elastin that ocurrs naturally in our bodies. Each amino acid is made from plant sources and is painstakingly purified. These amino acids are then carefully blended to match the optimum amino acid composition in collagen. By utilizing the unique delivery system in this amino acid blend, the skin now has available the amino acids necessary to beautify and repair itself on a daily basis.

Sodium Olefin Sulfonate

Sodium Benzoate

Found naturally in some fruits and spices, Sodium Benzoate is a salt and used as a natural preservative.

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Sodium Carbomer

Sodium salt carbomers are large molecule agents made from acrylic acid used as thickening and suspending agents and emulsion stabilizers in cosmetics. White, slightly acidic powders, carbomers react with fat particles to form thick, stable emulsions of water and oil.

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Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium salt of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the fluid that bathes joints. Hyaluronic acid keeps collagen synthesis up, as well as retaining skin moisture.

Sodium Hydroxide

Sodium Hydroxide

Also known as lye or caustic soda, it is an alkaline ingredient used in small amounts in cosmetics to modulate the pH of a product. It is also used as a cleansing agent.  Use in the production of handmade soap and in the saponification of oils.

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Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate

This product is derived from coconut and palm oils, and conforms to natural and organic cosmetic standard and is 100% of natural origin. This ingredient is a not a sulfate and is a great alternative to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. It is actually considered a skin and hair friendly cleanser that offers rich lather without the irritation to even very sensitive skin.

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Spearmint Essential Oil

Spearmint Essential Oil is extracted by steam distillation of flowering tops of the spearmint plant. Very beneficial and soothing to skin with potent anti-microbial and antiseptic properties.

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Stearalkonium Chloride

Stearalkonium Chloride is an antimicrobial salt derived from stearic acid and is found naturally in plants and animals. It is used primarily to serve as an anti-static agent, surfactant and preservative. It increases moisture and enhances softness and shine.

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Stearic Acid

Stearic acid is a white, waxy, natural acid found in animal and vegetable fats. Our Stearic acid is derived from vegetable oil. This ingredient is intended to support and help water and oil mix and is used as a thickening agent.

 

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Stearyl Alcohol

Stearyl alcohol is an organic compound and is a natural fatty alcohol derived from stearic acid, coconut oil or vegetable fatty acids. It is used as a conditioning agent as well as an emulsifier and a lubricant to give skin a soft smooth feel. The term alcohol here is a real disservice to this ingredient as it is really a fat substance and has moisturizing properties.

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Sweetgrass Fragrance Oil

Sweetgrass Fragrance oil is a naturally derived aromatic isolate, which is a molecule that is isolated or removed from plant based material.

Tamanu Oil

Tamanu Oil (Laurelwood Oil)

Tamanu oil is a remarkable topical healing agent with skin healing, antineuralgic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic and antioxidant properties. Calophyllum inophyllum seed oil is the oil extracted from the seed of Calophyllum Inophyllum, a tropical tree belonging to Guttiferae family with beautiful flowers.

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Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil)

Tea tree, is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds. Tea tree oil (TTO), the volatile essential oil derived mainly from the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia has been widely used throughout Australia for at least the past 100 years. The properties of Tea Tree Essential Oil makes it analgesic, antibacterial, antibiotic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, and anti-fungal.

Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate

Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate

Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate is a multi-purpose liquid chelating agent and preservative that is derived from plant material, readily biodegradable, with high solubility over a wide pH range.

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Vanilla Fragrance Oil

Vanilla Fragrance oil is a naturally derived aromatic isolate, which is a molecule that is isolated or removed from plant based material.

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Vegetable Glycerin

Glycerin is a humectant, designed to bring moisture in and retain it. In skin products, glycerin works to draw moisture onto your skin and provides a barrier to keep the moisture locked in. It is a clear, odorless liquid produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy, or coconut oil that is non-toxic and beneficial to skin and hair.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate)

Vitamin E is both a nutrient and an antioxidant that helps repair and build tissue and healthy cell growth. When you apply vitamin E to your scalp or the base of the mane or tail, it helps reduce inflammation and repair damage to the follicles, and healthy follicles encourage hair growth.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a vitamin found in many foods. In skin care it is a super star with anti-oxident properties. Vitamin C is necessary for collegen production and promotes youthful healthy skin.

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Wild Geranium (Geranium Maculatum Extract)

The extract from this beautiful flower is an astringent and contains antiseptic and antibacterial properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria, thus making it effective in treating skin problems, such as allergies, irritations, burns, and inflammation.

Witch Hazel

Witch-Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana)

The Witch-Hazel extract has astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, and anesthetic properties, making it indispensable for a variety of different medicinal and cosmetic uses. Medicinally, Witch Hazel extract is used for bedsores, bruises, eczema, insect bites, hemorrhoids, poison ivy or oak, bruises, sore muscles, swelling, psoriasis, cracked or blistered skin, diaper rash, windburn, and sunburn.

Xanthan gum

Xanthum Gum

Despite the interesting name, xanthan gum is a natural substance derived from glucose and produced by bacterial fermentation. It is a natural gluten free thickening agent and a stabilizer for skin care products.

Yarrow

Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium Extract)

Achillea Millefolium Extract , also called Yarrow Extract, is an extract of the whole plant.  It is used in bath, body and hand, hair, and skin cleansing products, as well as deodorants. Yarrow is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, antiseptic,  a natural quinine substitute, is effective against yeast infections, is a powerful virus inhibitor, is soothing and healing to the mucus membranes.