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Learn more about Akamai's all-natural, organic ingredients. 

We believe in the power of nature in its pure, whole form. You won’t find any toxic chemicals, things you can’t pronounce, or fancy chemistry, just whole, natural ingredients.

Our ingredients are powerfully effective, truly natural and biodegradable……and yes, they are cruelty-free, vegan, paleo, gluten free, non-GMO and sustainably sourced. They are free of pesticides, aren’t chemically processed and many are certified organic. We prefer to use ingredients that are unrefined and minimally processed, so that they retain as much of their naturally occurring vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals as possible.

 

Akamai Ingredients : Plant Oils

ARGAN OIL  |  Argania Spinosa  |  Certified Organic, Unrefined
From the fruit of the Moroccan Argan Tree. Great for any skin type, it regulates sebum and skin PH while soothing inflammation; rich in omega 6, vitamin A and E for deep, nourishing moisture and natural protection from environmental damage, for scalp, hair and skin. Works well as a leave in conditioner for hair and beards since it helps tame frizz and repair split ends without a greasy feel.

AVOCADO OIL  |  Persea Gratissima  | Certified Organic, Unrefined
Avocado oil is pressed from the fleshy pulp surrounding the avocado pit. The pulp produces an oil full of healthy fats (including oleic acid and omega 3 fatty acids) and skin loving vitamins A, D and E.  This non-greasy, nutrient rich oil may help heal dry and irritated skin associated with eczema and psoriasis. 

BEESWAX  |  Cera Alba  |  Certified Organic, Unrefined
Beeswax is secreted from working honeybees. It is known for its conditioning properties and can help protect and repair rough, dry or chapped skin due to its ability to lock in moisture. It has a high concentration of vitamin A, and contains strong antiseptic, healing and anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in the treatment of skin conditions.

BLACK CUMIN SEED OIL  |  Nigella Sativa  |  Certified Organic, Unrefined
Black cumin seed oil, also known as nigella sativa seed oil, comes from nigella sativa -  a small plant that grows in Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and the Middle East. People have used black seed oil for its therapeutic benefits for thousands of years. Black seed oil contains thymoquinone, which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound. It can help with common skin concerns like acne and eczema as well as gingivitis due to  its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

COCONUT OIL  |  Cocos Nucifera  |  Certified Organic
In Akamai Mineral toothpaste we use - 100% Virgin Organic, Unrefined, Cold Processed from Sri Lanka - in Akamai 3 in 1 Bar soap – we use a Refined oil.

From the fruit/seed of a Coconut Palm Tree. A natural powerhouse, rich in vitamins A, C, and E, which all have antioxidant capabilities as well as moisturizing properties. It’s unique combination of fatty acids (lauric, capric, caprylic, myristic and palmitic) allows it to penetrate skin in a way that few other oils can. In toothpaste, it acts as a gentle, natural antibacterial agent while nourishing the mouth. In soap it is moisturizing and cleansing.

Fractionated coconut oil, sometimes called MCT Oil, is rich in medium chain fatty acids and vitamins A, C and E, this oil sinks in quickly without clogging pores, and helps other oils in Akamai Skin Fuel spread and penetrate the skin more effectively without leaving an oily residue on hair. Fractionated oil means the lauric acid has been removed. Our fractionated oil is ONLY from coconuts.

JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL  |  Ricinus Communis  |  Certified Organic
From the bean/seed of the Castor Oil Plant, Ricinus communis, used for centuries as a medicine and skin ointment. Jamaican Black is the best quality available – the beans are roasted and have more of the ash content (creates a higher PH). Rich in Omega 9 and antioxidants, it can promote healthy hair growth and nourish skin. Its antifungal and antibacterial properties can help clear up dandruff and skin infections.

JOJOBA GOLDEN OIL  |  Simmondsia Chinensis  |  Unrefined, Organic
From the seeds of the Jojoba Tree. Called oil but actually a wax, jojoba is easily absorbed in skin giving instant and enduring hydration and moisture. It contains nutrients such as vitamin E and B complex, along with the essential mineral Zinc – a healthy, gentle and powerful oil. It hydrates hair and smooths the hair shaft, adding elasticity, softness and shine.

OLIVE OIL  |  Olea Europaea  |  Extra Virgin, Certified Organic, Unrefined
From the fruit of the Olive Tree. This tried and true oil known as “liquid gold” by the Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans, has been used for centuries to moisturize, heal and protect skin and hair. Naturally rich in vitamin K, A and E, plant sterols and phenolic compounds, it fights free radical damage and soothes the skin.

PALM OIL  |  Elaeis Guineensis   Certified Organic from sustainable sources
From the pressed fruit of an Oil Palm Tree. It contains the hard to find toctrienols, (members of the vitamin E family) which are high-powered antioxidants. In soap, it is known for its ability to remove dirt and oil without stripping hair and skin.

In January 2019 we took the added step (and increased cost) to move to “RSPO Segregated” palm oil. “Segregated” means the palm oil we use is both certified organic and only comes from certified sustainable sources. This is the only palm oil we will use in our products. Read more about our commitment here »

SESAME SEED OIL  |  Sesamum Indicum  |  Certified Organic, Unrefined
Sesame is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum, also called benne. It is rich in mono- and polyunsaturated acids (PUFAs) and is low in saturated fats. Sesame oil contains two unique chemicals, sesamol and sesamin. They are powerful antioxidants and contain anti-inflammatory benefits. Sesame oil is also loaded with many B-complex vitamins.

SHEA BUTTER  |  Butyrospermum Parkii  |  Certified Organic, Unrefined
From the nuts of the Shea Tree in West Africa. Raw shea butter is rich in stearic, oleic acids and vitamin E and A, it works to control inflammation, soften and repair skin while conditioning hair and scalp.

Akamai Ingredients : Essential Oils

ANISE ESSENTIAL OIL  |  llicium Verum  |  Therapeutic Grade
From the fruit of the Anise Plant. A natural antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal, imparts a licorice-like flavor.

BLUE TANSY ESSENTIAL OIL  |  Tanacetum Annum  |  Therapeutic Grade
Comes from the yellow flowered Mediterranean plant. The oil’s blue hue comes from its high concentrations of chamazulene. Blue tansy essential oil, has cooling and calming properties, has high concentrations of antioxidants, and is anti-inflammatory which calms skin conditions like acne and eczema. 

CINNAMON  |  Cinnamomum Zeylanicum  |  Therapeutic Grade
From the bark of the trees that belong to the Cinnamomum species. Cinnamon has significant inhibitory affects against 23 different genera of bacteria. It is the most effective essential oil at killing the microbes that cause tooth decay (cavities).

CLOVE  |  Eugenia Caryophyllata   Therapeutic Grade
From the bud of the Clove Tree. High in eugenol, a principal component, clove was used in ancient times in dental procedures to numb gums. It is astringent and destroys oral bacteria that can cause gingivitis and bad breath. In fact, it is the most effective ingredient against the bacteria that causes periodontal disease. A powerful antioxidant with a spicy flavor. Learn about clove's superpowers in oral health

FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL  |  Boswellia Carterii   Therapeutic Grade
From the genus Boswella and sourced from the resin, is a tree commonly found in Africa, India & the Middle East. Also called olibanum, frankincense has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years. Frankincense offers health benefits from improved arthritis, skin health and digestion to reduced asthma and better oral health. It may even help fight certain types of cancer.

PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL  |  Mentha Piperita   Therapeutic Grade
From the leaves of the Peppermint Plant. Imparts a cool, fresh flavor and is a natural anti-inflammatory and gum stimulant. It is important to note that the peppermint flavoring in commercial toothpaste is artificial menthol and offers no benefit in preventing gingivitis.

ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL  |  Rosmarinus Officinalis  Therapeutic Grade
From the leaves of the Rosemary Plant. Tones and firms skin, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, helps protect from free radical damage, and promotes circulation. 

TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL  |  Melaleuca Alternifolia  |  Therapeutic Grade
From the leaves of the Tea Tree Plant, also called melaleuca oil. Strong anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties. Tea tree is very high in natural anti-inflammatory agents and contains the plant-chemicals cineol and propanol, both kinds of natural chemicals that can decrease gingivitis and reduce plaque

Akamai Ingredients : Natural Substances from the Earth

CALCIUM BENTONITE CLAY  |  Wyoming, Food/Therapeutic Grade

Also known as Green Clay, our therapeutic healing clay is rich in vital minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica and potassium, all beneficial to teeth, gums and overall health. Mildly abrasive to gently polish, clean and whiten teeth. Binds with toxins and harmful bacteria removing them from your mouth. Minerals support the tooth remineralization process.

 

KAOLIN CLAY  |  USP Grade
A white, fine clay rich in naturally occurring silica, and creates a smooth toothpaste that gently cleans teeth, absorbs toxins and supports tooth remineralization.

TRACE MINERALS & FULVIC ACID  |  USA
Our concentrate is a pristine and pure source of ancient plant material that contains over 70 trace minerals and 12 trace amino acids, in a pure cold water extraction of Fulvic Acid. Trace minerals promote optimal cell absorption and utilization of vitamins and other vital nutrients. Fulvic acid is a powerful plant based electrolyte which greatly enhances utilization of the trace minerals. When trace minerals bind with fulvic acid they become much more bio-available than isolated soil or ocean based minerals. Together they allow maximum uptake of nutrients and removal of waste from the body. The concentrate is obtained using a unique cold artesian water extraction technique without use of chemicals or additives. This assures a pure natural mineral and fulvic acid combination. Trace minerals are vital to a host of cellular functions and aide in tooth remineralization. Fulvic acid is a key component in proper cellular metabolism, helping skin and mucosa to more efficiently take in nutrients. Helps heal, repair and regenerate skin.

SEA SALT
Sea Salt is used in our toothpaste to stimulate saliva production to aid in cleansing and purifying the mouth and improve the capillary circulation for healthy teeth and gums. (Mined from waters of Oregon Coast)

Sodium Chloride (salt) - a small amount is added to our natural soap base.

WATER  |  Distilled
Used to hydrate the clays in our toothpaste.

Akamai Ingredients : Plant Oil Extractions

GLYCERIN
A natural byproduct of the soap making process from palm and coconut oil, it acts as a humectant, bringing moisture to the skin. (In our 3 in 1 Bar)

VITAMIN E  |  Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus
A powerful antioxidant derived from non GMO Sunflower oil, acts as a natural preservative for our natural soap.

Akamai Ingredients : Natural Derivatives from Nature

CoQ10 (LIPOSOMAL)
We use Liposomal CoQ10 a highly absorbable form of this antioxidant that penetrates easily into gums to strengthen and protect from gum disease. A deficiency in CoQ10 has been linked to periodontal disease.

SODIUM GLUCONATE 
A naturally derived antioxidant/chelating agent added to the soap oils during the saponification process. It stabilizes and protects our natural soap oils from going rancid.

SORBITAN OLIVATE
A mixture of fatty acids from olive oil plus a dehydrated sugar known as sorbitol. It functions as an emulsifier and mild cleansing agent and is safe to use on skin.

Note: While our ingredients are rich in naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, they will not cure deficiencies, or prevent or cure diseases.