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Our Ingredients

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 vegan, paleo, gluten free, non-GMO and sustainably sourced. They are free of pesticides, aren’t chemically processed and many are 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.

 

Plant Oils

 

ARGAN 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 since it helps tame frizz and repair split ends without a greasy feel. (Morocco, Certified Organic, Unrefined)
COCONUT

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. (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)

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

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. (Jamaica, Certified Organic)

JOJOBA GOLDEN

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. (Unrefined, Organic)

OLIVE

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. (Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed, Certified Organic)

PALM

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. (Certified RSPO – Responsibly Sourced Palm Oil)

SHEA BUTTER

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.  (Raw, unrefined, Certified Organic)

 

 

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.

VITAMIN E

A powerful antioxidant derived from non GMO Sunflower oil, acts as a natural preservative for our soap.

 

Essential Oils

 

ANISE

From the fruit of the Anise Plant.  A natural antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal,  imparts a licorice-like flavor.  (Therapeutic Grade Illicium verum Hooker fil., fam. Magnoliaceae (Illiciaceae) )

CINNAMON

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 incredibly effective at killing the microbes that cause tooth decay and gingivitis. (Therapeutic Grade, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Blume (C. verum L. Presl), fam. Laureaceae – Ceylon)

CLOVE

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, cavities and bad breath. A powerful antioxidant with a spicy flavor. (Therapeutic Grade Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb. – Indonesia)

PEPPERMINT

From the leaves of the Peppermint Plant. A potent anti-oxidant that inhibits the bacteria that causes tooth decay. Imparts a cool, fresh flavor and is a natural anti-inflammatory. It is important to note that the peppermint flavoring in commercial toothpaste is artificial menthol and offers no benefit in preventing gingivitis. (Therapeutic Grade, India - Mentha piperita)

ROSEMARY

From the leaves of the Rosemary Plant. Tones and firms skin, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, helps protect from free radical damage, and promotes circulation. (Therapeutic Grade: Rosmarinus officinalis L., fam. Lamiaceae (Labiatae) – Spain)

TEA TREE

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. (Therapeutic Grade  - Melaleuca alternifolia L. (Maiden and Betche) Cheel, fam. Myrtaceae)

 

From the Earth

 

BENTONITE CLAY

Also known as Calcium Bentonite Clay, and 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. (Wyoming, Food/Therapeutic Grade)

KAOLIN CLAY

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

TRACE MINERALS & FULVIC ACID

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. (USA)

SALT

Sea Salt - 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 soap base.

WATER

Used to hydrate the clays in our toothpaste. (Distilled)

 

Natural Derivatives

 

COQ10 (LIPOSMAL)

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. (Liposomal, Nanoemulsified CoQ10, in a base of Phospholipids from sunflower seed lecithin. Other minor components of this supplement: water, glycerin, ethanol, vitamin E, citrus oils)

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.

 

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