In my house, we refer to the Renaissance Active Oil as 'Magic Oil'.  We have literally used this super elixir on everything! Sunburns, Eczema, dry skin from Chemotherapy, 3rd degree burns, dry skin, acne, and diaper rashes. 

RAO is a blend of 100% pharmaceutical grade essential oils (see our previous post on why that's important). The intrinsic and carefully cultivated formula helps to heal, hydrate and relieve pain using natural essential oils, most that have been time tested for hundreds of years!  The construction of this formula and the careful cold press process it goes through is what makes the RAO stand out from the rest - pure ingredients at the right ratios for healthy skin.

Read on to find out more about the ingredients in RAO then pick up one up for yourself, your friends and your family. 

Castor Oil: this incredible emollient is rich in fatty acids, completely safe and it's also been shown to.... relieve sore muscles, soothe joint pain, promote hair growth, help with skin problems (like acne), AND deeply hydrate the skin.  Whew! This is only the first ingredient in the RAO elixir.

Sesame Seed Oil Extract:  a potent anti-inflammatory extract, Sesame Seed Oil has been studied for it's healing properties that not only help to heal but also protect and nourish. Proven to detoxify the body, Sesame Seed oil works to help prevent oxidation of the cells to eliminate and reduce free-radicals, which cause damage to our bodies.

"Sesame is considered to be the oldest oilseed crop known to humanity. Primarily found in parts of Africa, they are also present in some parts of India. Sesame oil is highly nutritious and lubricating in nature. It is enriched with essential vitamins like E, B complex, D and minerals like calcium, phosphorus and some proteins that helps in the strengthening of hair. Sesame oil is also used as a carrier oil for many cosmetic products. One of the major factors that prevents the usage of sesame oil broadly, is the expensive processes that have to be carried out to extract them from the seed." - Good Health Academy

Orange Oil: Orange extract is a natural astringent with powerful antibacterial and skin toning properties.  The oil is extracted from organically grown Mediterranean Orange peels during a cold press process.  This slow, but methodical, process yields a power-packed oil which is a bountiful source of Vitamin C, Anti-Oxidants, Vitamin A and proteins that help to protect collagen.  Plus, it has a delightful aroma without having to add any fragrances!

Lemon Peel Extract: Adding to the heavenly scent, Lemon Peel Extract includes invigorating essential oils, Limonene, Citral and Coumarin.  These naturally occurring oils in the lemon peel help to purify and disinfect the skin, making it an ideal ingredient for those who suffering with oily/problematic skin and those with stressed/damaged skin. Additionally, it's been found to give more clarity and that beautiful, natural glow to the skin!

Bergamot Essential Oil: Scientifically, the chemical composition of Bergamot Oil includes Alpha Pinene, Alpha Bergaptnen, Alpha Terpineol, Limonene, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Nerol, Neryl Acetate, Beta Bisabolene, Geraniol, Geraniol Acetate and Myrcene. For the rest of us these components equal one of Mother Nature's antibiotics that helps to prevent the growth of bacteria and germs, blocks infections and can help to relieve pain . Another aromatic, this extract also has another common name - Earl Grey!

Vitamin E (Tocopherol): This wildly popular moisturizing ingredient not only hydrates the skin but also provides an occlusive layer to the skin, protecting against environmental pollutants and irritants. Did you know that US labeling requirements prohibit the use of the word “vitamin” on cosmetic labels? Vitamin E has been found to both increase blood flow bringing oxygen to the body and supports a healthy immune function.  

Sunflower Seed Oil:  The Linoleic acid found in the oil of Sunflower Seeds is an inflammatory moderator - which means that it can assist the skin in preventing redness and irritation. This rich, fatty-acid full, oil creates a breathable skin barrier preventing moisture loss and aids in the healing of skin conditions like rashes, Psoriasis, and Dermatitis.   

 Capsaicin (Apsicum Annuum Resin):  Capsaicin extract is a compound that is isolated from hot peppers.  This colorful extract is an anti-microbial barrier, working to prevent infection, bacteria and germs from penetrating the epidermis and allows for other essential oils to penetrate, heal and hydrate the skin.

The use of botanical, natural essential oils allows R.A.O. to be a non-greasy, quick absorbing formula that never leaves skin feeling grimy or oily.

Individuals with severely dry, mature or damaged skin can begin to see a balanced, moisturizing effect on their skin after just the first application. RAO is an entirely unisex product that works to reduce discomfort & redness from sunburn, skin treatments & ailments, and soothes razor burn—even on individuals with sensitive skin.