Our Ingredients: Find out more about the contents of our products

Here at Boo Cottage Botanicals we are proud to share our ingredients with you! We create every product from scratch. The best products are those with the best ingredients. It takes Nic a long time to formulate something new. After the initial idea of what we'd like to create, it always starts with our hero ingredients!

We include all ingredients on our packaging as we feel clear labelling is paramount when you are buying skincare products. We also include this information on our product pages so you can make your informed choices before you buy from us. If you'd like to know why we have included a specific ingredients in a product, please contact us and we'll happily explain our reasons.

Below is a selection of our favourite ingredients.

Yellow and orange calendula flowers


Well known for its calming, soothing qualities, calendula (Calendula officinalis) is a fabulous skincare ingredient.

We use dried calendula which we infused into oils to extract the soothing qualities. This oil also gains the sunny yellow colour from the flowers. The calendula is filtered off and this calming oil is used in our products.

Calendula is especially helpful for itchy, irritated skin such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.

Read more about Calendula on our blog.

Our favourite Calendula products:

We really love Calendula!

Blue borage flowers


Pressed from the seeds of the delicate blue star shaped flower, borage (Borago officinalis) oil is a fabulous ingredient for plumping and firming the skin.

It has the highest content of gamma Linolenic acid (GLA) of any oil. This high GLA content helps to regenerate, firm and rejuvenate the skin's barrier function. Helping to prevent water loss and maintain skin elasticity.

If you have ever grown borage in your garden, you will know it's a favourite of the bees. You can even eat the flowers.

Our favourite Borage products:

Orange berries of sea buckthorn bush with beach behind

Sea Buckthorn

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) berries are a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. The oil can be extracted from the fruit pulp and the seeds. Containing high levels of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, the oil is an exceptionally nourishing skincare ingredient.

The botanical name Hippophae comes from the Greek meaning 'shiny horse'. The leaves, fruit and branches were historically fed to horses, making their coats healthy and shiny.

Wonderfully orange colour comes from the high levels of provitamin A carotenes and carotenoids.

Our favourite Sea Buckthorn products:

  • Cream mango butter in glass dish on white counter with mango slices and whole mango in background

    Mango Butter

    Pressed from the seed inside the mango fruit, but sadly doesn't have a mango scent! Soft and creamy butter that has a dry feeling on the skin.

  • Chunks of cocoa butter on wooden table

    Cocoa Butter

    Cocoa butter is a hard, luxurious butter with a rich chocolate scent. The butter is good for adding a creamy feeling and hardness to lotions and soap.

  • Creamy butter in wooden bowl with shea nuts on wooden background

    Shea Butter

    Pressed from the shea nut by co-operatives of African ladies. Full of antioxidants, the butter softens, nourishes and protects skin.

  • Golden oil in glass jar with almonds and spoon in foreground

    Sweet Almond Oil

    Light and nutritious for the skin, rich in vitamin E. Often used as a massage oil base as it's a lightweight oil that soothes the skin.

  • Amber bottle of oil with apricots

    Apricot Oil

    Very similar to sweet almond oil, with nourishing, revitalizing properties. Soothing irritation and inflammation. Good levels of Vitamin E.

  • Hemp oil, powder and leaves on black wooden background

    Hemp Oil

    Known as "nature's most perfectly balanced oil" due to its broad range of fatty acids. Soothing and anti-inflammatory, replenishing and protecting.