Lavender E.O. is a popular ingredient in many of Melody's Garden all-natuarl products

Lavender is an ingredient found in many of Melody's natural products... and Bees just love it, too!


  • Natural outdoor protection products are a DEET free with an effective and great smelling blend or 5 organic essential oils
  • Check out our mineral make-up line including foundation, blush, eye shadows, mascara and lipsticks
  • Melody's Garden skin cream products are gently preserved using grapefruit seed extract, rosemary extract, vitamin E, potassium sorbate with citric acid or sodium lactate.
  • Stay tuned to our website for new products added to our menu.

Here are some of the ingredients used in Melody's Garden Natural Skin and Hair Care Products


ORGANIC COCONUT OIL: medium chain triglyceride that improves the health of skin & hair through ingestion & topical application, helps reduce protein loss & is able to penetrate the hair shaft; evidence shows it can block out 20% of UV rays.

COCONUT OIL- FRACTIONATED: remains liquid in cool room temperatures, is light & non greasy, may be used on oily skin & will not clog pores.

ORGANIC CAMELLIA SEED OIL: has been used for centuries in the Far East for hair conditioner & skin moisturizing, absorbs immediately & is great for tired, mature and dull looking skin; safe for all skin types.

ORGANIC HEMP SEED OIL: rich in omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids, provides complete protein & high mineral content, is easily absorbed; great for psoriasis, eczema and acne.


ROSEHIP SEED OIL: high in fatty acids & is great for mature, prematurely aged, environmentally damaged skin & is used to heal scars & stretch marks; NOT for use on acneic or oily skin.

ORGANIC MACADAMIA NUT OIL: regenerative, high in mono-unsaturated fats, contains palmitoleic acid which promotes younger looking skin & helps heal scars & sunburn.

 ARGAN OIL: cold pressed from the Argan tree, contains carotenes, antioxidants & essential fatty acids.

NEEM OIL: rich in fatty acids & glycerides, is antiseptic & aids healing of eczema, psoriasis, rashes, burns & acne.

CASTOR OIL: acts as a protective barrier on skin & adds glide to massage lotions & hair care products.

ORGANIC PUMPKIN SEED OIL: rich in vitamins A,B,D & E, minerals & protein, omega 3 & 6 fatty acids.

SHEA BUTTER: deep penetrating, rich in vitamins & fatty acids; has some sun-protection abilities.

ORGANIC COCOA BUTTER: raw, not deodorized, prevents drying of skin; great for after skin care & adds richness to lotions, body butters & lip care, naturally smells like vanilla bean & chocolate.


PAPAYA FRUIT EXTRACT: provides natural lift & rejuvenation; is high in vitamins A which helps repair the skin by increasing rate of new skin cell formation & is also rich in vitamin C, a great antioxidant.

CO-ENZYME Q10: potent antioxidant with effective anti-aging & anti-wrinkle properties that reinforces collagen & elastin production.

HYALURONIC ACID: natural polysaccharide [sugar] found in skin, connective tissue; is the most powerful moisturizer & humectant known; great for wound healing & anti-wrinkling effects.


calendulaHYDROLYZED COLLAGEN PROTEIN: contains 20 amino acids, eight out of nine essential amino acids & may increase the density of fibroblasts which are the main cells of the dermis which produce collagen.

ORGANIC CALENDULA PETALS: a special type of Marigold that is used as a first aid treatment for burns, scalds & is an antiseptic, antiviral & anti-inflammatory; it helps with eczema & psoriasis.

ORGANIC ST. JOHN'S WORT: flower tops are used as an anti-infammatory, antiseptic, & helps heal wounds, mild burns, bruises & relieves discomfort from varicose veins, sciatica, neuralgia & is known to be calming.

TITANIUM DIOXIDE: is naturally occurring from the mineral ilmenite; is very refractive which makes it a good sunblock; is soothing to the skin it also helps with adhesion & coverage.

ZINC OXIDE: contains 28 times skins own natural protection against UVA & UVB rays; is soothing & astringent to skin.

FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL: rejuvenates aging skin & has good antibacterial & anti-fungal properties.

elemiELEMI ESSENTIAL OIL: tropical tree from the Philippines is stimulating to the skin; is antiseptic, smooths the appearance of wrinkles & promotes feelings of inner Peace!

CARROT SEED ESSENTIAL OIL: revitalizing, toning & assist in removing toxins from the skin; great for mature skin.

PETITGRAIN ESSENTIAL OIL: from flowers of the bitter orange tree, safe for all skin types; nourishes dry skin & is safe for pregnant women & babies.

PALMEROSA ESSENTIAL OIL: safe for all skin types; good for skin toning as well as joint & muscle pain; eases mental exhaustion & helps bring inner peace.

ORANGE 5 FOLD ESSENTIAL OIL: is a circulatory stimulant, antidepressant & is known to be uplifting; distilled 5 times, it is safe to use in the sun where other citrus oils are not.

rosemaryROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL: improves dry skin, eases lines & wrinkles, improves circulation, reduces appearance of broken capillaries & varicose veins.

VEGETABLE EMULSIFYING WAX: fatty alcohols producing non waxy emulsions & usually derived from soybeans or coconuts.

GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT: natural extract of seeds & pulp providing broad spectrum preservation from bioflavonoids, it is a by-product of the citrus industry.

Here are the ingredients used in Melody's Garden Makeup Products



Alkanet Root: (Batschia canescens) cultivated in Central & Southern Europe, it is used to tint balms, soaps, fabrics, wines & ports

Candelilla Wax: natural plant wax extracted fro the leaves of the Candelilla plant leaves (Euphorbia antisyphilitica)

Organic Cocoa Butter: unrefined & raw, it adds a richness in texture, makes the lipsticks feel moisturized & lush

Jojoba Oil: from the seed of the Jojoba plant is a liquid wax ester resembling human sebum & can dissolve sebum which is useful for fighting acne; also it replaced sperm whale oil in the cosmetic industry (Simmondsia chinensis)

Castor Oil: extracted from the seed of the Castor plant, gives great shine & color disperment of pigments (Ricinus communica)

Vitamin E: good for skin & naturally preserves the lipsticks (tocopherol)

Zinc Oxide: naturally produced from zinc ore, protects the lips & skin from sun; has anti-fungal properties; calms irritated skin & helps with acne

Titanium Dioxide: naturally occurring from the mineral Ilmenite, it is very refractive even beyond diamonds & is a great sun block

Micas: non toxic naturally occurring from the minerals Muscovite & Silicate; used to add shimmer

Oxides: non toxic naturally occurring from irons such as Hematite & have been refined free of harmful metals such as lead & mercury, they are the base colors which are blended for a range of colors & can be added to micas to produce shimmering color

Carmine: derived from the shell of the Cochineal beetle it is used to produce true reds, was first used by the Aztecs, is reputed to have been in Cleopatra's lipstick & is non toxic, used in the food & beverage industry including the alcohol drink Campari

Here are some ingredients used in off-the-shelf products you should AVOID!

HARMFUL Ingredients Commonly Found In Regular Foundations:

Talc: Also known as hydrous magnesium silicate, talc is used as a cheap filler and to absorb moisture.

Why is it bad? Studies by the National Toxicology Panel demonstrated that cosmetic-grade talc can be toxic and carcinogenic.

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Mineral Oil: Often used in foundations to impart a smooth silky feel. Mineral oil is a mixture of aliphatic, napthalenic and aromatic liquid hydrocarbons derived from petroleum (Crude Oil).

Why is it bad? Mineral oil seals the skin like a plastic wrap, thereby disrupting the skin’s natural ability to breathe and absorb moisture. This can result in premature ageing of the skin and many other skin disorders. There is also strong evidence that mineral oil affects the human immune system and is a respiratory toxicant and allergen.

Preservatives: Look out for DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine, quarternium-15 and sodium hydroxymethylglycinate.

Why are they bad?  All these preservatives slowly and continuously release small amounts of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is classified as a known human carcinogen. Also watch for Thimerosol, a mercury-containing preservative. High levels of mercury can cause allergic reactions, skin irritation and adverse effects on the human nervous system. Studies have also shown that it can affect the reproduction system.

Dioxin: You won't see the word Dioxin on a list of ingredients but it is often found in antibacterial ingredients and emulsifiers.

Why is it bad?  Dioxin causes cancer, suppression of the immune system, nervous system disorders, heart and kidney disease, liver damage, miscarriages and birth deformity.

Bismuth Oxychloride: Used to help with adhesion and to add a slight pearlescent finish.

Why is it bad? Bismuth Oxychloride is not a toxic ingredient but it frequently causes irritation, itching, rashes and inflammation. Very bad for sufferers of acne and rosacea.

Synthetic Fragrances:

Why are they bad?  Synthetic fragrances can have as many as 200 chemical ingredients. On your label it will simply say "fragrance", so there is no way to know which chemicals have been used. Problems caused by chemicals used in synthetic fragrances include headaches, rashes, hyperpigmentation and skin irritation.

Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate:  Used in foundation to prevent it from caking onto the skin, to lessen a greasy shine or to enhance the SPF factor. 

Why is it bad?  Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate is an aluminum salt that can be toxic to the nervous system.

Propylene Glycol:  A petroleum derivative used in foundations to maintain a consistent texture and also as a moisturiser, skin conditioning agent.

Why is it bad?  Propylene Glycol is classified as an irritant and studies have shown concerns regarding cancer, developmental and reproductive toxicity, allergies and immunotoxicity. It can also enhance penetration of other ingredients, chemicals and toxins into the dermis as an absorption enhancer.

Isopropyl Myristate:  A synthetic oil used in foundations as an emollient and thickening agent.

Why is it bad?  Isopropyl Myristate is easily deeply absorbed by the skin, it is so deeply penetrating that it is also an ingredient used in multi-purpose rust remover. It is a fatty compound that can irritate the skin, cause allergic contact dermatitis and blackheads.

Parabens:  Often used in foundations as preservatives. Look out for methylparaben, propylparaben, isoparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben or E216.

Why are they bad?  Parabens are chemical preservatives that have been identified as estrogenic and disruptive to normal hormone function. Recent studies have detected the presence of paraben esters in 99% of breast cancer tissues.





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