Balancing Cleanser Ingredient Benefits

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil

When the frankincense tree’s trunk or branches are injured, resin seeps out to seal and heal the wound. The essential oil is steam-distilled from this resin.  Ancient in use, frankincense brings relief to dry and sensitive skin, and is said to bring balance to overactive and oily skin.  At the same time, it is known for remarkable anti-aging, rejuvenating and healing properties. Frankincense essential oil is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing.  It has something for everyone, and you will find it in many of our products because we love it so much.

Motto's frankincense oil is certified organic.

INCI:  boswellia carterii (frankincense) oil

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    Myrrh Essential Oil

    Myrrh Essential Oil

    Myrrh is a tree resin extracted from the species commiphora myrrha, a small, thorny tree native to the Middle East and Northern Africa.  It has been used in aromatheraphy and skincare since the time of the ancient Egyptians.  It is an excellent choice for daily skin care.  It gently nourishes and calms.  It reduces inflammation and redness.  In aromatherapy, it promotes peace and tranquility. 

    INCI:  commiphora myrrha (myrrh) oil

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      Palmarosa Essential Oil

      Palmarosa Essential Oil

      An herb native to India, palmarosa has a light floral aroma with hits of rose, lemon and geranium.  It has a calming and refreshing effect on the skin.  Palmarosa is a daily skincare workhorse.  It is indicated for both dry skin and acne-prone skin and always brings something to the table.  It can reduce redness, irritation and inflammation.  It heals and balances.  It is both astringent and moisturizing.  From an aromatherapy perspective, palmarosa comforts the emotions and aids in the release of physical tension.

      Motto's palmarosa oil is certified organic. 

      INCI:  cymbopogon martini (palmarosa) oil

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        Lavender Essential Oil

        Lavender Essential Oil

        Oh, the virtues of lavender!  Believe it or not, English lavender is native to the Mediterranean, but is grown today in many countries.  The essential oil is distilled from its flowers, which are loved the world over for their beautiful scent. 

        Lavender is a skincare essential.  Perhaps the best way to describe lavender is "gentle, yet strong."  It promotes healing, soothes, calms, balances, regenerates, and is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-bacterial and analgesic.   It helps balance sebum production and even skin tone.  In aromatherapy, it is known to calm, soothe and relax.

        Motto's lavender oil is certiifed organic.

        INCI:  lavandula angustofolia (lavender) oil

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