Product Ingredients

At Maddi Alexander, we believe in using only the very best ingredients.

As we extend our exclusive range, our focus will always be upon ethically sourced natural ingredients; organically grown, and made by fair trade co-operatives in the developing world wherever possible.

This way our little luxuries are good for you, good for the environment and good for the producers that we work with.

There is not a trace of any of the below in all of the Maddi Alexander collection:
No animal products
No synthetic perfume
Nothing derived from petrochemicals
No parabens
No SLS or SLES
No sulphates
No toxins
No paraffin wax used in our candles
No lead used in our wicks


FRAGRANCES

Eccentric
A delicious mix of fresh, spicy, citrus notes combined with sweet woody undertones. A wonderfully extravagant blend of patchouli, ylang-ylang, vetiver, cedarwood, orange, coriander and ginger. A gorgeous way to indulge the senses. 

PATCHOULI is natural oil with a sensual aroma. It can create the perfect mood for meditation or romance - the choice is up to you! This popular oil is hydrating and purifying, acting as an anti-depressant and stimulating tissue regeneration. 

YLANG-YLANG has an extremely exotic aroma. In Indonesia, the bride’s bed is traditionally strewn with ylang-ylang petals on her wedding night. It can be soothing, sensuous and euphoric. 

VETIVER oil comes from a scented grass, which grows in the tropics. It has a musty smell that blends well with other fragrances. It can help with mental and physical exhaustion, nervous complaints, irritability and hysteria. It can balance the hormonal system, reduce stretch marks and wrinkles, and nourish the skin. It’s been described as oil of tranquillity.

CEDARWOOD is extracted from the bark of the tree. The fragrance has great depth with smoky undertones. The body-balancing aroma is excellent for meditation. It’s warming, uplifting and, dare we say, has aphrodisiac qualities.

ORANGE is useful to aromatherapists in creating feelings of happiness and relaxation. Bath time may never be the same again - it’s refreshing, warming, uplifting and soothing. The fresh tangy smell can calm the nerves and get rid of tension.

CORIANDER assists the digestive system and helps to detoxify the body. It has been found to increase the breakdown of cholesterol. As a facial toner, it can be used to treat acne and blemishes. It has a sweet, fresh and warm aroma.

GINGER has been used in many medical treatments including the relief of nausea caused by motion sickness, morning sickness and chemotherapy. It’s also used for a host of problems ranging from constipation and digestive problems to heart disease and headaches. Its intense spicy fragrance is warming, stimulating and toning. 

 

Evocative
A beautiful blend of Mexican lime, ginger, cinnamon and mandarin oils to warm the heart and de-stress the soul.
A perfect accompaniment for those long winter nights by the fire.

LIME oil has been used in medicine for centuries and may be beneficial in cases of viral infections, flu, fevers, coughs, congestion and sore throats. It can ease inflammation and acts as a muscle tonic. The fragrance is delightfully tangy. 

GINGER has been used in many medical treatments including the relief of nausea caused by motion sickness, morning sickness and chemotherapy. It’s also used for a host of problems ranging from constipation and digestive problems to heart disease and headaches. Its intense spicy fragrance is warming, stimulating and toning.

CINNAMON is high in anti-oxidants. The essential oil has anti-microbial properties. Its warm and spicy aroma quickly freshens the whole room. Cinnamon calms and reduces tiredness, tones the whole body, stimulates the glandular system and can ease period pains. Its regular use is believed to stave off the symptoms of the common cold. 

MANDARIN has an intense, sweet, floral scent of citrus. It can relieve stress and digestive problems, but is mostly used to increase circulation to the skin, reducing fluid retention and to help prevent stretch marks. 

 

Frivolous
An uplifting and refreshing blend of Sicilian lemon, bergamot, sweet orange, ginger and cloves to focus the mind and invigorate the spirit. The perfect feel good fragrance.

LEMON helps with so many things - digestive problems, lack of energy, infections, flu, obesity, rheumatism, depression and stress. The essential oil can work wonders to restore the feelgood factor. The citrus aroma is refreshing and invigorating. 

BERGAMOT is named after the Italian city of Bergamo and is known for its uplifting qualities. It has a refreshing, fruity fragrance, with spicy undertones. Bergamot can help with stress, anxiety, depression, tension, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), skin problems, post-natal depression, colds and flu. 

ORANGE is useful to aromatherapists in creating feelings of happiness and relaxation. Bath time may never be the same again - it’s refreshing, warming, uplifting and soothing. The fresh tangy smell can calm the nerves and get rid of tension. 

GINGER has been used in many medical treatments including the relief of nausea caused by motion sickness, morning sickness and chemotherapy. It’s also used for a host of problems ranging from constipation and digestive problems to heart disease and headaches. Its intense spicy fragrance is warming, stimulating and toning. 

CLOVES are used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine and western dentistry to give relief from pain and stress. It’s also used to alleviate various skin disorders. The fragrance is spicy and rich. 


Serene
A feminine, foxy and flowery blend of geranium and lavender. This beautiful mix with make sure you are left feeling tranquil and relaxed. Renowned for its de-stressing properties this floral fragrance can help encourage relaxation and sweet dreams.

LAVENDER helps to reduce stress and encourage sweet dreams. The oil is distilled from the flowering tops of the lavender shrub. Its wonderful fragrance has long been used in scents and soaps and it’s well-known for its soothing, sedative, calming and relaxing qualities. 

GERANIUM gives us an oil which is exceptionally aromatic, reflecting the fragrance of the flowers used in the distillation process. It can stimulate the lymphatic system, helping to distribute nutrients and cleanse your whole body. Many people believe the fragrance helps balance the body, mind and emotions, assisting meditation and promoting overall healing. 

 

Amorous
A blend of cedarwood, atlas, bergamot, clove. This woody aroma has been blended to calm and soothe the senses. A perfect mix to help re-energise your mind and body.

ATLAS Warming, uplifting, and toning. Atlas cedarwood is calming and a soothing oil that is beneficial for all states of tension and anxiety, instilling feelings of peace and inspiring at the same time. This oil is beneficial for oily skin, acne, cellulite, chronic skin conditions and respiratory problems. 

CEDARWOOD is extracted from the bark of the tree. The fragrance has great depth with smoky undertones. The body-balancing aroma is excellent for meditation. It’s warming, uplifting and, dare we say, has aphrodisiac qualities. 

BERGAMOT is named after the Italian city of Bergamo and is known for its uplifting qualities. It has a refreshing, fruity fragrance, with spicy undertones. Bergamot can help with stress, anxiety, depression, tension, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), skin problems, post-natal depression, colds and flu. 

CLOVES are used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine and western dentistry to give relief from pain and stress. It’s also used to alleviate various skin disorders. The fragrance is spicy and rich. 

 

BODY BUTTER

Key Ingredients
COCONUT OIL a newly certified Fair trade product from India, which is excellent as a skin moisturizer and softener. 

SWEET ALMOND OIL is extracted from almond kernels. It contains nutritious components and a rich source of vitamin E and vitamin D. A light emollient oil with a gentle fragrance, it nourishes the skin, eases skin irritation and inflammation and relieves muscle pain. Additionally, sweet almond oil is an effective massage oil with calming and cleansing effects suitable for all skin types. 

SHEA BUTTER from Bolgatanga - a poverty stricken region of Ghana. Our Fairtrade source is a group of women who are building a better life through their cooperative project. Shea butter has been used to treat many skin conditions, including scar tissue, eczema, burns, rashes, severely dry skin, skin discolorations, chapped lips, stretch marks and wrinkles. It can reduce the effects of UV damage and its hydrating properties can be beneficial to both body and facial skin. 

MURU MURU BUTTER is obtained from the fruit of the Muru Muru palm found in the Amazonian Forests. With a natural earthen scent, it’s rich in vitamin A and in oleic, linoleic acids, which help the skin recover its natural moisture. As an intense moisturiser and highly nourishing emollient with anti-inflammatory properties, it’s ideal for dry skin. 


Evocative Body Butter
Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)
cocos nucifera (virgin coconut oil)
astrocaryum murumuru seed butter (muru muru butter)
persea gratissima (avocado oil)
tocopheryl (vitamin e oil)
citrus nobilis (mandarin peel oil)
citrus aurantifolia (lime peel oil)
cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon oil)
zingiber officinale (ginger root oil)
citrus medica limonum (lemon peel oil)
citrus nobilis* (mandarin peel oil)
cinnamomum zeylanicum* (cinnamon oil)
zingiber officinale* (ginger root oil)
citrus medica limonum* (lemon peel oil)
limonene
eugenol
benzyl benzoate 
cinnamal
cinnamyl
alcohol
citral
geraniol 
linalool
coumarin

 

Serene Body Butter
Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)
cocos nucifera (virgin coconut oil)
astrocaryum murumuru seed butter (muru muru butter)
persea gratissima (avocado oil)
tocopheryl (vitamin e oil)
lavandula hybrid* (lavandin oil)
lavandula angustifolia (lavender)
pelargonium graveolens* (geranium)
linalool
geraniol 
limonene 
citronellol

 

BATH SOAK

Key Ingredients
SHEA BUTTER Our Fair trade body shea butter is from a group of women in Bolgatanga who are building a better life through their cooperative project. Shea butter has been used to treat many skin conditions, including scar tissue, eczema, burns, rashes, severely dry skin, skin discolorations, chapped lips, stretch marks and wrinkles. It can reduce the effects of UV damage and its hydrating properties can be beneficial to both body and facial skin. 

CITRUS PEEL, as the name implies, is the outer layer of fruits like oranges, lemons, and limes. Citrus peel is an effective exfoliating agent with anti-aging properties and a clean fresh fragrance. Orange peel is rich in vitamin C and a strong anti-oxidant that helps to combat skin problems. Lemon peel contains citric and plant acids that cleanse, clear and radiate the skin, dissolve dead cells, and stimulate new growth. The anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties are ideal for treating oily skin and acne. 

CORNFLOUR is sometimes referred to as cornstarch. It’s ground from the white heart of the corn kernel. Cornflour is a natural emulsifying and thickening agent. Gluten is not present in cornstarch and so shouldn’t cause ill effects to sufferers of gluten intolerance. 

EPSOM SALTS originally came from a spring in Epsom, Surrey. The salt is a combination of magnesium and sulphate and has beneficial properties that can soothe the body and mind. It’s a natural emollient, an exfoliator and can soothe and relieve muscle pain. The high magnesium content in the salt detoxifies your body. When soaking with Epsom salts, the body’s magnesium level increases, leaving you with feelings of relaxation and well-being, soothing your nerves and easing stress. 


Frivolous Bath Soak
sodiumchloride (sea salt)
cold processed soap (sodium cocoate, sodium olivate, sodium sunflowerate, sodium sheabutterate)
zea mays (cornflour)
olea europaea (olive oil)
butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)
aqua (water)
calendula officinalis (calendula petals)
citrus aurantium dulcis (dried orange peel)
citrus medicalimonum (lemon peel oil)
eugenia caryophyllus (clove leaf oil)
zingiber officinale (ginger root oil)
citrus aurantium bergamia* (bergamot oil)
eugenia caryophyllus* (clove leaf oil)
citrus aurantium bergamia** (bergamot oil)
limonene
eugenol
linalool
citral

 

Serene Bath Soak
sodiumchloride (sea salt)
cold processed soap (sodium cocoate, sodium olivate, sodium sunflowerate, sodium sheabutterate)
zea mays (cornflour)
olea europaea (olive oil)
butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)
aqua (water)
rosa gallica (ground rose petals)
lavandula hybrid* (lavandin oil)
lavandula angustifolia (lavender oil)
pelargonium graveolens* (geranium oil)
linalool
geraniol
citronellol
limonene

 

SOAKING SALTS

Key Ingredients
EPSOM SALTS originally came from a spring in Epsom, Surrey. The salt is a combination of magnesium and sulphate and has beneficial properties that can soothe the body and mind. It’s a natural emollient, an exfoliator and can soothe and relieve muscle pain. The high magnesium content in the salt detoxifies your body. When soaking with Epsom salts, the body’s magnesium level increases, leaving you with feelings of relaxation and well-being, soothing your nerves and easing stress.

 

Serene Soaking Salts 
sodium chloride (sodium chloride)
magnesium sulphate (epsom salts)
butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)
calendula officinalis (calendula petals)
lavandula hybrid* (lavandin oil)
lavandula angustifolia  (lavender)
pelargonium graveolens* (geranium oil)
linalool
geraniol
citronellol
limonene

 

Frivolous Soaking Salts
sodium chloride (sea salt)
magnesium sulphate (epsom salts)
butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)
calendula officinalis (calendula petals)
citrus aurantium dulcis (orange peel oil)
citrus medica limonum (lemon peel oil)
citrus aurantium bergamia* 
Eugenia caryophyllus (clove leaf oil)
zingiber officinale (ginger root oil)
citrus aurantium bergamia* (bergamot oil)
eugenia carophyllus* (clove leaf oil)
zingiber officinale (ginger root oil)
citrus aurantiumbergamia** (bergamot oil)
limonene
eugenol
linalool
citral

 

BATH & BODY OILS

Key oils
KALAHARI MELON OIL comes from the seeds of melons indigenous to the Namibian Desert. The oil is rich in omega 6 and 9 essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants. Kalahari melon oil’s regenerating properties will help to restructure and moisturise the skin. 

BAOBAB OIL helps fight the effects of aging and treats dry and damaged skin. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the baobab tree, providing a pure product that leaves no greasy residues. It’s rich and nourishing, moisturizing, emollient and soothing, due in part to the Omega 3, 6 and 9 it contains. 

SWEET ALMOND OIL is extracted from almond kernels. It contains nutritious components and a rich source of vitamin E and vitamin D. A light emollient oil with a gentle fragrance, it nourishes the skin, eases skin irritation and inflammation and relieves muscle pain. Additionally, sweet almond oil is an effective massage oil with calming and cleansing effects suitable for all skin types. 

 

Evocative Bath & Body Oil
prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond oil)
citrullus vulgaris (kalahari melon oil) 
adansonia digitata (boabab oil)
tocopheryl (vitamin e oil)
citrus nobilis (mandarin peel oil) 
citrus aurantifolia (lime peel oil),
cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon root oil)
zingiber officinale (ginger root oil)
citrus medica limonum (lemon peel oil) 
citrus nobilis* (mandarin peel oil)
citrus aurantifolia* (lime peel oil)
cinnamomum zeylanicum* (cinnamon root oil)
zingiber officinale* (ginger root oil)
citrus medica limonum* (lemon peel oil),
limonene
eugenol
benzyl benzoate
cinnamal
cinnamyl alcohol 
citral
geraniol
linalool
coumarin

 

Frivolous Bath & Body Oil
prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond oil)
citrullus vulgaris (kalahari melon oil)
adansonia digitata (boabab oil)
tocopheryl (vitamin e oil)
citrus aurantium dulcis (orange peel oil)
citrusmedica limonum (lemon peel oil)
citrus aurantium bergamia* (bergamot oil)
eugenia caryophyllus* (clove leaf oil)
zingiber officinale (ginger root oil)
citrus aurantium bergamia** (bergamot oil)
limonene
linalool
eugenol 
citral
geraniol**

 

Serene Bath & Body Oil
prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond oil)
citrullus vulgaris (kalahari melon oil)
adansonia digitata (boabab oil)
tocopheryl (vitamin e oil)
lavandula hybrid* (lavandin oil)
lavandulaangustifolia (lavender oil)
pelargonium graveolens* (geranium oil)
linalool
geraniol
citronellol 
limonene

 

* = organic
** = community farmed

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