Purity & tradition

​A wise woman once told me to explore the place where my passions intersect and to build a home there. AmosSoma is that home, a return to the place I grew up, bringing experience and knowledge with me. My grandmother was a master gardener who used plants and their essential oils to craft everything from healing tinctures to luxury perfumes. The inspiration to pursue my graduate work in sustainable systems can be credited to her influence.

Each AmosSoma product is designed with elements that work in symbiotic relationship to support physical and emotional wellness while revealing your clearest, most radiant and healthy skin—without any dodgy chemical stuff. ​

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Amos Laurel Staffler, Founder, AmosSoma

Everything authentic, nothing synthetic.

activated charcoal
draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne.

alkanet root, mica & minerals
herbs and minerals used to add pigment to tinted AmosSoma cosmetics

aloe vera gel
soothing and healing

​amyris sandalwood oil 
can improve sleep quality, protect the immune system, lower stress, ease muscle tension, prevent premature aging, stimulate cognition and improve respiratory health, among others. In aromatherapy it has the ability to heighten imagination, creativity, and intuition. balancing the natural cycles and rhythms and calms and nourishes the heart chakra. Amyris essential oil can help with the regeneration of the skin and a remedy for dry skin.

 

argan oil

most commonly used as a skin moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin. With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, it gives skin a natural boost. It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturizer.

apricot seed oil
light, soothing, Gamma linoleic acid & vitamin A & E for anti-aging

 

avocado oil

rich in fatty acids, excellent for moisturizing the skin. In addition to vitamin E, avocado oil contains potassium, lecithin, and many other nutrients that can nourish and moisturize the skin and boost radiance.

 

babassu oil

because of its natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, Babassu targets & fights acne. The nourishing oil helps to promote healing of acne-related scarring. Brings relief to dry and itchy skin irritations such as eczema and psoriasis.

​barbary fig seed oil
(prickly pear) cell renewal, deeply hydrating, brighten skin, reduces dark circles and hyper-pigmentation, plumps skin, adds firmness, tightens pores

​bentonite clay
unclogs & shrinks pores, controls over production of oil, removes dead skin cells, draws toxins from the skin, softens, brightens & evens skin tone

benzoin oil
the health benefits of benzoin essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antidepressant, deodorant, disinfectant, and a relaxant. It also functions as an astringent, anti-inflammatory, and calming substance.

bergamot oil
evens skin tone, improves mood, reduces anxiety, relaxing, healing

blood orange oil
antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, fights free radical damage

 

blue chamomile oil

gentle, and its flavonoids are able to penetrate the surface of the skin to reduce inflammation.

 

cardamom oil

when it comes to getting perfectly radiant skin, very few things are as effective as cardamom oil. This natural cleanser and skin toner has disinfecting antiseptic properties that are helpful in treating a variety of skin issues, removing toxins and keeping skin healthy. Cardamom promotes healthy blood circulation and fights off harmful microbes. It also supports the nervous system ands promotes emotional well-being.

carrot seed oil
SPF UVB 38-40, anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic, skin detoxing. The health benefits of carrot seed essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, disinfectant, and detoxifier with antioxidant properties. Antioxidants in this essential oil repair the damage done to your tissues by oxidants (free radicals) and stop them from doing further harm. Carrot seed essential oil also stimulates brain functions and nerves, making you more alert and active.

cedarwood essential oil

anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. This may make it beneficial for skin conditions like acne: a case study indicated that the addition of cedarwood oil to traditional acne treatments was helpful for alleviating and reducing stubborn breakouts.

clary sage essential oil

anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic and anti-fungal, properties

clove leaf essential oil

an excellent remedy for skin problems. Again, eugenol compound plays a vital role in treating skin problems with its antiseptic and antioxidant properties
 

cocoa butter
prevents skin dryness and peeling & heals chapped lips

coconut oil
deep moisturizer, antibacterial shield, SPF 4 & anti-aging

coffee essential oil

improves the appearance and texture of skin and provides protective properties. Due to the antioxidants, it contains, coffee essential oil has fantastic anti-aging properties.

 

​copaiba balsam essential oil

scar healing, antibacterial, astringent, and emollient (moisturizing) properties.  It has anti-irritant benefits, which support treatment of eczema, wounds and burns. Copaiba  also enhances the properties of other oils it is blended with and works synergistically to magnify  beneficial effects.

 

cucumber seed oil

rich in linoleic acid, Vitamin E, and other nutrients. It’s an excellent anti-ager, keeping the skin's protective barrier strong and improving firmness and elasticity. Both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, this oil diminishes signs of aging while promoting cell regeneration.

frankincense essential oilnatural astringent properties mean it balances oil production while “tightening” the skin. It has tissue remodeling properties including the ability to strengthen skin and improve tone, elasticity, and hyperpigmentation. Cleopatra is said to have used frankincense in her beauty regimen. Used in Ayurvedic medicine, frankincense appears to offer health benefits from improving arthritis symptoms and digestion to reduced asthma and better oral health. Research shows that compounds in frankincense may help kill cancer cells and prevent tumors from spreading. More human research is needed.

geranium oil

has a marked effect as an anti-inflammatory and helps promote healing, particularly of scars and wounds. It promotes healthy skin and has the power to minimize the look of wrinkles because it tightens facial skin and slows down the effects of aging, helps. It uplifts the spirit to reduce stress.

grapefruit essential oil

keeps skin bacteria-free, which may promote the acne healing process with potent antibacterial and antioxidant activity. In Aromatherapy, grapefruit essential oil promotes clarity and uplifts the spirit.

grape seed oil

regulates oil production, packed with anti-aging antioxidants

green tea essential oil

contains powerful antioxidants which protect the skin from damage caused by UV radiation and free radicals from the environment. These help to repair and rejuvenate collagen, thereby reducing wrinkles and fine lines; they also improve skin's resiliency.

 

helichrysum essential oil

also known as Immortelle—revered for its regenerative and protective benefits in skin care as well as its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. In Aromatherapy, Helichrysum essential oil instills deep peace and tranquility and provides support in releasing emotional trauma. It is also a useful tool to open the heart and mind to new experiences and practices.

jasmine essential oil
amazing healing properties, beneficial for the treatment of scars, acne spots, and sunspots. Jasmine essential oil naturally targets scars and reduces their appearance over time.

jojoba beads
gentle exfoliation, biodegradable & environmentally friendly

 

jojoba oil

anti-inflammatory properties which help to tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable. The Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins in the Jojoba oil help in skin repair and damage control.

kalahari oil
(watermelon seed oil) detoxifying, brightening, evens skin tone, reduces puffiness

lavender essential oil
fights Acne, serves as an anti inflammatory and detoxifies skin with  antiseptic properties. Lavender supports faster healing and soothes eczema and dry skin conditions.

listea cubeba essential oil

gentle properties that help cleanse and reduce the appearance of pores. 

 

mango butter

a rich butter that doesn’t clog pores. Mango butter contains essential fatty acids and antioxidants that make it a wonderful choice for mature skin as well. The rich, nourishing nature of this butter can even help benefit those suffering from skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Great for all skin types.

 

meadowfoam seed oil

Moisturizing and antioxidant rich. Like jojoba oil, meadowfoam seed oil is slightly waxy and closely resembles human sebum. It naturally helps your skin to effectively form a barrier to lock in moisture and deliver nutrients deep into your epidermis,  improving the barrier function of skin when it is compromised by essential fatty acid deficiency.

myrrh oil

immune booster, anti-microbial, astringent, anti-fungal

neroli essential oil

great for age spots and scars. Along with its regenerative qualities, neroli oil is also antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving.This makes it useful to treat pimples and acne and reduce the redness associated with breakouts.

 

nutmeg essential oil

good for the treatment of arthritis, bacterial infections, bad circulation, digestive tract conditions, inflammation, menstrual troubles, pain, tension, anxiety, stress and sore muscles. This essential oil has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bactericidal, tonic therapeutic properties.

peru balsam essential oil

soothes senses and revitalizes skin. Balsam of Peru oil helps to relieve dry chapped skin, eczema, rashes, sores and wounds.

petitgrain essential oil

can cure skin problems such as acne and blemishes. The antibacterial properties of the oil clear and tone the skin,  neutralizing overactive sebum glands for oily and combination skin. This essential oil is also used to reduce stress and anxiety. 

pomegranate seed oil

The high OMEGA 5 Fatty Acid levels in Pomegranate Seed Oil have strong anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties that help to fend off free radicals. It also helps unclog pores on the face to help in relieve the symptoms of acne.

rosehip seed oil  

Rich in Vitamin A, rosehip seed is considered anti-going due to its success evening out skin tone and fading dark spots while reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It also helps smooth out a dry, rough complexion.

shea butter
incredibly nourishing and moisturizing

sunflower lecithin
food grade emulsifier, antioxidant

sunflower oil
fights acne, anti-oxidant, prevents free-radical damage & prevents premature aging

thistle oil

rich in beneficial linoleic acid offers many benefits for your skin. It can fight acne, wrinkles, and dry skin. It also helps heal wounds and lighten your tan. And it can.

tuberose

oil

boosts circulation, calming, promotes sense of well being, anti-bacterial

 

vetiver essential oil

promotes the growth of new skin. Its regenerative properties facilitate the healing of wounds as well as the disappearance of scars and acne, among other skin ailments.

witch hazel

fades blemishes, brightens skin, natural cleanser & astringent


ylang ylang essential oil
used to alleviate stress, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, improve mood, and enhance libido. 

What's not happenin'

We're not using fillers and stuff that's prevalent but gross or pointless.

Mineral oil is an odorless oil obtained from the by-product of refining crude oil to make gasoline and other petroleum based
products. Mineral oil is also known as White Oil, Liquid Paraffin, Paraffinum Liquidum (Latin), Liquid Petroleum, and White MineralOil.

 

Mineral oil is widely revered in cosmetic and industrial manufacturing.
 

And then there's water. Water's great, but does it belong in your formulations? Water is often the first ingredient in skincare products, taking up valuable space in small bottles without bringing transformational
benefits.