Little Green Tree is an all natural company and believes in using only the purest ingredients from Mother Nature. Our mission is to help families be aware of the dangers of everyday products that contain harmful chemicals.
After having my son Jack, he inspired me to find alternatives to the common products available today. Knowing that young children are more susceptible to the effects of most toxins, I was concerned about the health of my son. I decided we needed to develop recipes to take place of the store bought products that we once used. I put together our own personal collection and have enjoyed how well they work and the peace of mind they have given us.
-From Our Green Family To Yours
What's in our stuff...
Calendula:(also known as marigold plant) Known for its amazing healing and soothing properties. Is cherished for it's mildness for which it can be used by those who have sensitive skin. Calendula has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, which make it an ideal oil to treat a number of skin disorders and infections. More commonly, it is preferred for treating dry and chapped skin, diaper rash, wounds, burns, inflammation and skin irratations. Safe for use on infants and young children do to its mild nature.
Chamomile: (a flower in the daisy family) Can be used to help ease the pain and uncomfortable feelings associated with burns, allergies and other problems. Has anti-inflammatory properties. Helps to heal skin irritations such as bites and stings. Also contains muscle relaxing attributes. Chamomile is very mild and safe for babies. This very gentle skin tonic is ideal to replenish and enrich dry or sensitive skin. Its bactericidal, anti-itching, and antiseptic properties help to refresh the skin and reduce swelling.
Cocoa Butter: Is extracted from cocoa beans. Has been called the ultimate moisturizer. Melts at body temperature so it is readily absorbed into the skin. Often recommended for treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. When applied topically, it creates a barrier between sensitive skin and the enivironment while helping retain moisture. Pregnant women have long used cocoa butter in the battle to prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks by keeping the skin protected and hydrated. Contains a large number of different antioxidants that act to present a massive offensive against the free-radicals that destroy your skin cells and lead to premature aging.
Coconut Oil: Acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skin. Helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. Will aid in removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, making the skin smoother. Also strengthens by holding your skin tissues together and protects the skin from the harmful UV rays. Also the antiseptic compostion of coconut oil kills fungi and yeast.
Essential Oils: Essential oils are miraculous because they have so many benefits. They are known as the "oil of" the plant from which they were extracted. An oil is "essential" in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence, of the plant. It is a liquid that is distilled from the leaves, flowers, roots or other elements of a plant. Essential oils are very different from perfume or fragrance oils, which are derived synthetically in a laboratory generally from petroleum bi products and do not have any therapeutic effects. Known for having anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory properties.
Hemp Seed Oil: Hemp oil has long been recognized as one of the most versatile and beneficial substances known to man. Derived from hemp seeds (a member of the achene family of fruits). Hemp seeds contain many essential amino acids, have high fiber content and are also rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin C and chlorophyll. People with psoriasis, acne, eczema, dandruff and dry skin can benefit from topical application to affected areas or from inclusion of the oil in hair products and lotions. Because of its nutritional content and antioxidant properties, hemp seed oil reduces inflammation, helps improve skin moisture, prevents tissue damage and premature tissue aging, and offers some protection against the risks of UV sun exposure. You can also take the oil internally to experience improved skin texture and suppleness.
Lanolin: A natural oil derived entirely from the fiber of sheep's wool. It is secreted from the skin of sheep and becomes trapped in the sheep's wool, giving protection from rain and moisture. Lanoline is remarkably close to our own natural skin oils. It is perfect for use on very dry, rough or chapped skin. Lanolin is considered a "heavy duty" and powerful moisturizer and emollient that promotes smoothness associated with healthy, youthful skin.
Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender has antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-toxic, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, restorative, and tonic therapeutic effects on the skin. Its balancing action on the skin makes it perfect to be used in cases of abscesses, acne, eczema, minor infections, oily skin, boils, burns, sunburn, wounds, psoriasis and achy muscles and joints. It's rubefacient properties increase blood circulation and relieve congested skin. Lavender is very mild and safe for babies.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Extra Virgin Olive Oil is simply pressed fruit juice without additives. It is the highest quality and most expensive olive oil classification. It should have no defects and a flavor of fresh olives. It must be produced entirely by mechanical means without the use of any solvents. In addition to being a natural, hypoallergenic way to moisturize skin, extra virgin olive oil has the added advantage of providing strong antioxidants, like Vitamins A and E that help repair and renew skin that has been damaged from overexposure to sun, air pollution, and other modern-day environmental hazards – like cigarette smoke and fast food. These antioxidants have the natural ability to stimulate cells and return skin to a firmer, smoother, and healthier state.To provide a slightly more scientific explanation, this damage is related to the destructive activity of oxygen-related free radicals produced by skin cells.
Sunflower Oil: Very high in antioxidants, particularly vitamins A, C and E, which prevent free radicals from damaging your skin and creating wrinkles and the appearance of premature aging. Provides protection for the skin as it can be easily absorbed. It offers a protective coating that can help prevent infection and inflammation, especially in newborns with underdeveloped skin. Sunflower Oil is also effective in treating acne.
Tea Tree Oil: Has been called "first aid in a bottle". Can be used in the treatment of abscesses, acne, athlete's foot, blisters, boils, minor burns, rashes, insect bites, diaper rash, and infected wounds. Contains antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
Unrefined Raw Shea Butter: Soothes, moisturizes and protects the skin. Contains cinnamic acid, a substance that helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays. It is known to help with cell regeneration and capillary circulation which can aid in the healing of small wounds, skin cracks and skin ulcers. Naturally helps dry skin, dermatitis, eczema, sun burn and burns. Has an anti-elastic characteristic which makes it a good active ingredient against stretch marks. Shea Butter protects the skin from both environmental and free radical damage. It contains vitamins A and E, and has demonstrated both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Vegetable Glycerine: Derived from non-GMO palm or vegetable oil. Vegetable glycerin is clear and an odorless liquid. Beneficial for softening the skin, the glycerin is a natural source of moisture and is also useful for helping the skin retain moisture. Glycerin aids the skin cells to mature in a natural way and also helps to preserve healthy skin. Therefore chances of non-melanoma skin cancer and psoriasis are decreased. Vegetable glycerin also assists in healing, aids to decrease bruising, and helps in repairing tissues.
Vegetable glycerin is used as substitute additive to alcohol for herbal tinctures. Vegetable glycerin is used as a chief ingredient to make glycerites that are an alcohol free based herbal extract.
Zinc Oxide: Zinc oxide is a white, powdery mineral. Zinc oxide is widely used to treat a variety of other skin conditions, in products such as baby powder and barrier creams to treat diaper rashes, calamine cream, anti-dandruff shampoos, and antiseptic ointments. It is also a component in tape (called "zinc oxide tape") used by athletes as a bandage to prevent soft tissue damage during workouts. Can be used in ointments, creams, and lotions to protect against sunburn and other damage to the skin caused by ultraviolet light. Zinc oxide provides great protection against UVB and UVA radiation.