Linnet Ingredients

Our Primary Active Ingredients

The products you choose to nourish your whole body with are a sum of their ingredient listings and their journey. Every ingredient in our product line is carefully and thoughtfully chosen, not only for its ethical path and purity, but for the natural benefits it offers too. Our primary active ingredients consist of organic, raw extra virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, organic raw African shea & cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, Jojoba oil, organic essential oils and pure botanical herbs. Our products are packed full of plant power from nature’s apothecary! It’s important not to overlook the integrity of secondary ingredients too. You can be assured that our collection of whole body products is clean, pure and plant based, with no hidden toxic chemicals or synthetics. Learning about the ingredients you expose your body to is paramount. It allows you to take agency over what your body is absorbing and how that serves your unique body care goals. Learn more about our integrity and standards.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil benefits:

Coconut oil’s unique molecular structure consisting of medium-chain-triglycerides, lauric acid and fatty acids make it so much more than just a natural moisturizing agent! It is packed with holistic healing properties that can treat a multitude of skin conditions by offering antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and even anti-inflammatory qualities. Capric acid, another fatty acid found in coconut oil, also has antimicrobial properties. In addition, coconut oil’s unique makeup can penetrate multiple layers of the skin, encourage skin elasticity, promote cell regeneration and even encourage collagen production.

Coconut Oil

Our coconut oil standards:

It is important to explain that not all coconut oil is created equal. The grade of coconut oil you choose directly dictates how well that oil will absorb into the skin, how many natural benefits are left in the oil, and even the nutritional value and taste of the oil. We choose the highest grade of coconut oil from which to infuse our products with. Here are our coconut oil standards, so as a consumer you can make a more informed and empowered choice.

Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil:

Our Organic coconut oil is cold-pressed which means that no heat was used in the extraction process. Cold-pressing is the beneficial processing method used to extract oil from the copra (coconut meat) without losing any of the natural benefits, keeping the highest quantity of nutrients. If coconut oil is not cold-pressed, you can assume it has been mechanically refined with high heat or even chemicals.

Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil:

Our Organic coconut oil is extra-virgin. This means that not only is it the first press of the copra, but it is also free of bleaching, deodorizing and refining. This offers you the most concentrated natural benefits from the coconut oil without dilution.

Unrefined Coconut Oil:

Our Organic coconut oil is unrefined. This means that it has been pressed from coconut meat and undergone no further processing. It will become solid at temperatures below 76F/24C. Unrefined coconut oil has not been mixed with a degumming agent, neutralized with sodium hydroxide, heat-processed, bleached, or deodorized like refined coconut oil has. It stays in its valuable natural form, retaining its holistic benefits, delicious taste, and providing a gentler option for skin and hair.

Raw Coconut Oil:

For it’s naturally healing benefits, hydrating properties, bountiful offerings and cherished place in South Pacific history, we are proud to infuse this premium coconut oil into all of our clean body products.

Oilve Oil

Olive oil benefits:

It’s rich in vitamins

Olive oil does have some reported benefits to the skin. According to the International Olive Council, olive oil has many vitamins, including A, D, and K, as well as vitamin E.

It has antioxidant properties

Olive oil is also an antioxidant, so it might help prevent or reverse damage from cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation. It has a very high concentration of an ingredient called squalene as compared to the other types of fats and oils that humans normally eat. The squalene is what gives olive oil the extra antioxidant boost.

It moisturizes and fights bacteria

If you’re prone to acne, using a soap made with olive oil may helpTrusted Source decrease your acne by killing off the bacteria that causes the acne. Olive oil is also known to moisturize and hydrate your skin.

Cocoa Butter

Cooca Butter benefits:

You may be familiar with the word “cocoa,” but what is “cocoa butter?”. Cocoa butter is an extract from roasted cacao beans. It is also known as Theobroma oil and has a shelf life of 2 to 5 years. Cocoa Butter consists of natural antioxidants, saturated fats along with vitamins K and E, which help skin softening and healing.

Cocoa butter has a distinct smell that is similar to chocolate and is also firm texture-wise. It contains CMP (cocoa mass polyphenol), which helps to ease rashes and dermatitis. It is particularly beneficial for cancer survivors as it obstructs the growth of tumors and cancerous cells. As it is a natural collagen booster, it also aids in improving skin elasticity.

Cocoa butter is used in numerous skincare products and soap bars. It serves various purposes for the skin.

1.Cocoa Butter is non-greasy and is highly absorbent to the skin.
2.It diminishes scars and stretch marks on the skin.
3.Help prevent skin dryness and flakiness.
4.It provides anti-aging benefits.
5.It also helps lessen skin irritations.
6.Moisturizes and deeply nourishes the skin.
7.Acts as a natural remedy for rashes and burns.
8.It can be used as a makeup remover too.
9.It soothes sensitive skin.

Shea Butter

Shea Butter benefits:

Shea Butter is a fantastic moisturizer for dry skin and is obtained from nuts of the African Shea tree or Karite tree. It is a natural product that is rich in vitamins and fatty acids. Shea butter has a very mild and nutty natural scent of its own. It provides low sun protection to the skin and anti-inflammatory quality and antioxidants.

It’s safe for all skin types

Shea butter is technically a tree nut product. But unlike most tree nut products, it’s very low in the proteins that can trigger allergies. In fact, there’s no medical literature documenting an allergy to topical shea butter. Shea butter doesn’t contain chemical irritants known to dry out skin, and it doesn’t clog pores. It’s appropriate for nearly any skin type.

It’s moisturizing

Shea butter is typically used for its moisturizing effects. These benefits are tied to shea’s fatty acid content, including linoleic, oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids. When you apply shea topically, these oils are rapidly absorbed into your skin. They act as a “refatting” agent, restoring lipids and rapidly creating moisture. This restores the barrier between your skin and the outside environment, holding moisture in and reducing your risk of dryness.

It won’t make your skin oily

Shea butter contains high levels of linoleic acid and oleic acid. These two acids balance each other out. That means shea butter is easy for your skin to fully absorb and won’t make your skin look oily after application.

It’s anti-inflammatory

The plant esters of shea butter have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. When applied to the skin, shea triggers cytokines and other inflammatory cells to slow their production. This may help minimize irritation caused by environmental factors, such as dry weather, as well as inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema.

It’s antioxidant

Shea butter has significant levels of vitamins A and E, which means it promotes strong antioxidant activity. Antioxidants are important anti-aging agents. They protect your skin cells from free radicals that can lead to premature aging and dull-looking skin.

It’s antibacterial

A 2012 study suggests that oral doses of shea bark extract can lead to decreased antimicrobial activity in animals. Although more research is needed, this could indicate possible antibacterial benefits in humans. Because of this, some speculate that topical application may decrease the amount of acne-causing bacteria on the skin.

It’s antifungal

Shea tree products have been established as powerful ingredients to fight skin infections caused by fungi. While shea butter may not be able to treat every kind of fungal infection, we know that it kills spores of the fungi that causes ringworm and athlete’s foot.

It may help prevent acne

Shea butter is rich in different kinds of fatty acids. This unique composition helps clear your skin of excess oil (sebum). At the same time, shea butter restores moisture to your skin and locks it in to your epidermis, so your skin doesn’t dry out or feel “stripped” of oil. The result is a restoration of the natural balance of oils in your skin — which may help stop acne before it starts.

Shea Butter

It helps boost collagen production

Shea butter contains triterpenes. These naturally occurring chemical compounds are thought to deactivate collagen fiber destruction. This may minimize the appearance of fine lines and result in plumper skin.

It helps promote cell regeneration

Shea’s moisturizing and antioxidant properties work together to help your skin generate healthy new cells. Your body is constantly making new skin cells and getting rid of dead skin cells. You actually get rid of anywhere between 30,000 to 40,000 old skin cells each day. Dead skin cells sit on the top. New skin cells form at the bottom of the upper layer of skin (epidermis). With the right moisture balance on the surface of your skin, you’ll have fewer dead skin cells in the way of fresh cell regeneration in the epidermis.

It may help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scarring

It’s thought that shea butter stops keloid fibroblasts — scar tissue — from reproducing, while encouraging healthy cell growth to take their place. This may help your skin heal, minimizing the appearance of stretch marks and scarring.

It may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles By boosting collagen production and promoting new cell generation, shea butter may help reduce what researchers call photoaging — the wrinkles and fine lines that environmental stress and aging can create on skin.

It offers added sun protection

Shea butter can’t be used by itself as an effective sunscreen. But using shea butter on your skin does give you some added sun protection, so layer it over your favorite sunscreen on days you’ll be spending outside. Shea butter contains an estimated SPF of 3 to 4.

It may help soothe conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis

Shea’s anti-inflammatory properties help soothe skin and relieve itching. This may prove especially helpful for inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. Shea also absorbs rapidly, which could mean quick relief for flare-ups. ResearchTrusted Source even suggests that shea butter could work just as well as medicated creams in treating eczema. It may help soothe sunburn and other skin burns ResearchTrusted Source suggests that oils may be beneficial for superficial (first-degree) skin burns, such as sunburn. Shea’s anti-inflammatory components may reduce redness and swelling. Its fatty acid components may also soothe the skin by retaining moisture during the healing process. Although the researchers in this study established that the use of shea butter, aloe vera, and other natural products is common, more research is needed to assess their efficacy.

It may help relieve arthritis pain

Arthritis is caused by underlying inflammation in the joints. A 2016 animal studyTrusted Source on shea oil concentrate suggests that it can help reduce inflammation while also protecting joints from further damage. Although this study focused on knee joints, these potential benefits could extend to other areas of the body.

It may help soothe muscle soreness

Muscles that have been overextended can be affected by inflammation and stiffness as your body repairs muscle tissue. Shea butter may help sore muscles in the same way it may help joint pain — by reducing inflammation.

It may help relieve congestion

A 1979 studyTrusted Source suggests that shea butter may help alleviate nasal congestion. When used in nasal drops, shea butter may reduce inflammation in the nasal passages. It could also help reduce mucosal damage, which often leads to nasal congestion. These effects could be beneficial when dealing with allergies, sinusitis, or the common cold.

Where do all of these benefits come from shea butter?

The benefits of shea butter come from its chemical makeup. Shea butter contains:
                •	linoleic, palmitic, stearic, and oleic fatty acids, ingredients that balance oils on your skin
                •	vitamins A, E, and F, antioxidant vitamins that promote circulation and healthy skin cell growth
                •	triglycerides, the fatty part of the shea nut that nourishes and conditions your skin
                •	cetyl esters, the waxy part of the shea nut butter that conditions skin and locks in moisture
Keep in mind that the exact makeup varies according to where the shea nuts are harvested from. You may also find shea butter mixed with added ingredients, such as tea tree oil or lavender oil.

Castor Oil

Castor oil benefits:

Ricinus communis
Carrier + Skin Softener

Castor oil is a multipurpose vegetable oil that people have used for thousands of years. It’s made by extracting oil from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. Preventing wrinkles. Castor oil contains antioxidants that fight free radicals in your body. Fighting acne. Castor oil has antibacterial properties. Reducing puffiness. Moisturizing. Soothing sunburn, Fighting dry lips, Promoting overall skin health.

Almon Oil

Almond oil benefits:

Prunus dulcis
Carrier + Skin Softener

According to some clinical studies and anecdotal evidence, applying almond oil to the skin may have the following benefits: Reduces puffiness and under-eye circles.Improves complexion and skin tone.Treats dry skin.Improves acne. Helps reverse sun damage.Reduces the appearance of scars.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil benefits:

Simmondsia chinensis
Carrier + Skin Softener

The benefits of jojoba oil for face and body-
It moisturizes dry skin.It softens rough cuticles.It nourishes and heals dry lips.It can relieve sunburns.It has antibacterial properties.It boosts skin's glow.It fades fine lines and wrinkles.It can soothe eczema-prone skin.



Sodium Chloride

Sea salt absorbs dirt, grime, and toxins to help cleanse the skin's pores deeply. It helps to harden our soap bars during the curing process.


Cleanser + Skin Softener

Kaolin clay acts as a gentle cleanser that absorbs excess oils produced from the skin's sebaceous glands, leaving behind smoother skin. It is also used to improve the texture of our soap bars



Arthrospira Platens
Colorant + Wellness ingredient

Spirulina is an algae that has large concentrations of vitamins and trace minerals that can be great for overall skin health. It helps to give our soap bar a light green color.


Sodium Hydroxide or Potassium Hydroxide

Lye is a critical ingredient in the soap-making process; It reacts with oils during the saponification process to create soap and glycerin, changing the liquid oils into a solid soap bar. We add extra oils to our product in a process called 'super fatting' to make sure no lye remains in the final product of both our bar soap and Hand Soaps.


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