Ingredients

Welcome to the world of the ingredients we use to make iKOU!

We are proud to feature organic and wild-harvested Australian grown ingredients that are all vegan.

They are ethically harvested in

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Australian Banksia

This native Australian plant has had to develop astonishing adaptation mechanisms in order to survive in extreme environments. Readily-available amino acids contribute to the body’s natural ability to self-repair, leaving skin restored, nourished and more youthful.

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Australian Jojoba

Moisturises and balances the skin, penetrating to the deeper layers for cell regeneration. Jojoba has a unique compatibility to skin that allows skin to absorb oil where needed and re-disperse excess oil making it suitable for all skin types including oily and dry.

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Baobab

A natural moisturiser and emollient, this native African ingredient helps the skin retain elasticity, reducing the effects of ageing - living up to its name of ‘The Tree of Life’’.

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Bergamot

Originating from Italy, and commonly used in perfumery for its fresh scent, the floral and citrus note of the fruit have both restorative and calming benefits. Encourages the release of pent-up feelings to help us relax, shift stagnant energy, and let go.

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Cedarwood

Fortifies and strengthens during challenging times. The warming, woody notes reduce stress and tension, comfort and ground, increasing focus and a sense of control.

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Davidson Plum

Davidson Plum contains actives that help to neutralise the damage caused by free radicals.
Its anti-inflammatory and regenerative abilities also help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful complexion.

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Desert Lime

Well adapted to the dry desert conditions of the Australian Outback, this super fruit contains more vitamin C than three oranges, making it a powerful antioxidant and defence against premature ageing.

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Eucalyptus

This iconic Australian native tree has over 700 species. iKOU often blends multiple varieties of eucalyptus to layer the unique characteristics of scent and wellness benefits. Our favourites include lemon scented eucalyptus, lemon ironbark and peppermint eucalyptus all which open the breathing, cleanse the air and renew the mind.

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Geranium

Harmonising for the nervous system, geranium is an excellent essential oil to de-stress, lift out of depression and reduce anxiety. The floral notes ease frustration and calm the mind.

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Grapefruit

Extracted from the peel of both pink and white grapefruit varieties, each colour species has its own distinctly unique scent. Emotionally uplifting and reviving, motivates and restores energy.

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Italian Orange

Cold-pressed from the peel of the fruit, orange oil is known as the “no worries oil”. It has been researched to stop mind chatter (the “monkey mind”) and overthinking, reduce self-doubt and fear of the unknown. It has a calming yet cheerful effect on the emotions and inspires happiness.

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Kakadu Plum

Brimming with antioxidants, it supercharges our formulations to protect skin and enhance radiance. It is synonymous with brightening, collagen production and skin resilience.

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Lavender

The essential oil extracted from the familiar purple blooms of this beautiful flower harmonises the nervous system. It has a chameleon ability to be calming and sedative in times of mental stress or agitation, while reviving the spirits when emotionally depleted. Excellent for treating insomnia, and to de-stress.

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Lemon Myrtle

We love the fresh, clean scent of Australian Lemon Myrtle! It also helps with concentration and clearing the mind of stress. Lemon Myrtle is balancing to the emotions to both calm and lift the spirits.

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Lime

Cold pressed from the fruit the fresh aroma brings refreshment and helps eliminate mental fatigue, particularly from anxiety.

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Neroli

Derived from the orange blossom, this divinely scented oil is described as “bringing a lightness of being” to lift a heavy mood. Calming to stressed skin conditions like eczema this is the perfect choice to de-stress.

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Rainforest Lemon

Containing the same amount of vitamin C as six normal lemons, it energises the production of collagen - reducing wrinkles and improving skin texture. It brightens, stimulates exfoliation and protects the skin against free radical damage.

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Rose

Picked by hand in the early morning, it takes over 30 mature roses to produce a single drop of precious pure rose essential oil! Rose is strongly linked to the feelings of the heart.
 It has been researched to calm the nerves, soothe feelings of anger and anxiety and comfort in times of sorrow.

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White Flannel Flower

This beautiful star shaped flower is the hero of our skincare range, and is close to our heart as it is native to the Blue Mountains, the home of iKOU. Broadly translated from Greek as 'shines like the rays of the sun',
 this flower's name marries perfectly with the results of our research. Its extract has also been proven to connect us to feelings of confidence, beauty and inner joy.

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Wild Hibiscus

The resilient 'Rosella' flower is rich in vitamins, nutrients and minerals, helping to restore and invigorate the skin. Packed with collagen stimulating Vitamin C, Rosella oil is also renowned for softening and hydrating, making it the perfect defence against ageing.

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Ylang Ylang

From Naomi - iKOU Founder: “Ylang Ylang is one of my personal favourites in the world of essential oils. The seductive, heady, floral notes will always remind me of Asian spa travel! I love blending it with citrus, particularly orange and tangerine. So divine!"

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