Ingredient Glossary

Our mantra at Captain Blankenship is ‘beauty wild with nature’. We are a small, women-run company in the Hudson River Valley that makes honest and luxurious products. We formulate our products with organic ingredients that are domestically grown whenever possible. We never use synthetic preservatives, parabens, sulfates or “fragrance.” We use recyclable and reusable glass packaging, making a positive environmental impact. We test on ourselves and friends and never on animals. In fact, we are Leaping Bunny Certified, meaning our ingredients and finished products are never tested on animals. We believe in transparency in every aspect of our line. And so, without any further ado, here is a list of our key ingredients and their Environmental Working Group score.


*Certified Organic Ingredient
EWG = The Environmental Working Group Score
EWG Score Key: 1-2 Low Hazard 
∙ 3-6 Moderate Hazard ∙ 7-10 High Hazard



ARROWROOT POWDER* (Manihot esculenta)  
This light, silky starch absorbs excess oil and moisture. EWG = 1

ALOE VERA* (Aloe barbadensis)
Hydrating and soothing, aloe is a common remedy for healing burns, rashes, and sun damage.  It moisturizes and nourishes skin, hair, and scalp, while providing gentle hold and texture for hair.  EWG = 1 - 2

ARGAN OIL* (Argania spinosa)
Rich in vitamins A and E, high in antioxidants, Omega 6 fatty acids, and linoleic acid. This oil is easily absorbed to help nourish skin and hair.  EWG = 1

AVOCADO OIL* (Persea gratissima)
Avocado oil absorbs easily and deeply penetrates dry skin. This oil improves texture and encourages soft, supple tissue.  EWG = 1


BAKING SODA (Sodium bicarbonate)
Aluminum-free, A natural way to help neutralize odor. 
EWG = 1

This wax is produced by honeybees and has anti-inflammatory properties that calm and soothe skin while sealing in moisture. EWG = 1

BERGAMOT* (Citrus aurantium var. bergamia)
A classic fresh, well-rounded citrusy scent. EWG = 1

BLADDERWRACK* (Fucus vesiculosus)
The Atlantic ocean seaweed, also called Irish Moss, is filled vitamins and minerals that help to nourish and cleanse the skin and hair of toxins. 
EWG = 1

BLUE CHAMOMILE* (Matricaria recutita)
Sweet, mellow, and warm. With a jewel-like blue hue, this oil is anti-inflammatory and calming. EWG = 1



CAMELLIA SEED OIL* (Camellia sinensis)
Prized for centuries in Japan, camellia seed oil is a lightweight oil extracted from green tea that helps reduce scarring and soften lines. EWG = 1

CARROT SEED OIL* (Daucus carota sativa)
High in antioxidants, Vitamin E and Vitamin C, helps rejuvenate and repair skin. EWG = 1

CEDARWOOD* (Cedrus atlantica)
A powerful insect repellant. EWG = 1

CLOVE* (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Rich, warm and spicy. Warming and disinfecting. EWG = 5

This rich vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean, protects and relieves dry lips and skin while sealing in moisture. Cocoa butter is an emollient, providing a protective hydrating layer for skin and has a natural dark chocolate scent. EWG = 1

COCONUT OIL* (Cocos nucifera)
Harvested from the kernel of mature coconuts. Coconut oil is packed with nutrients, is naturally antibacterial, and antifungal. It deeply moisturizes and protects the skin. EWG = 1

CYPRESS* (Sempervirens)
Fresh, woodsy, sweet with a faint smoky undertone. EWG = 1


EPSOM SALT (Magnesium sulfate)
Used therapeutically for hundreds of years to ease aches and pains in muscles and joints, relaxing the body, improving sleep, and boosting the immune system. EWG = 1

EUCALYPTUS* (Eucalyptus globulus)
A powerfully penetrating aroma with a refreshing medicinal scent. Cleanses the air and repels insects. EWG = 1



FIR NEEDLE OIL* (Abies sibirica)
Fresh, rich, sweet, with pinaceous and earthy undertones. Promotes scalp health and hair growth. EWG = 1



Non-GMO, vegetable sourced, a humectant that moisturizes by drawing water to the hair or skin to fight dryness and retain moisture. EWG = 1

GRAPEFRUIT, RUBY RED* (Citrus paradisi)
A luscious, tangy, sweet smelling citrus scent. Helps disinfect and delight the senses. EWG = 1


HOPS EXTRACT* (Humulus lupulus)
An herbal antibacterial. EWG = 1


JOJOBA OIL* (Simmondsia chinensis)
Jojoba oil is the perfect oil to hydrate our hair and scalp as it is the closest oil to our own natural sebum. Jojoba leaves skin and lips soft and moisturized. EWG = 1


KELP EXTRACT* (Macrocystis pyrifera)
ich in minerals that help nourish and cleanse the skin and hair of toxins. EWG = 1

KUKUI NUT OIL* (Aleurites moluccana)
Penetrates the hair follicle with deep moisture and is also great for relieving an itchy scalp. EWG = 1


LAVENDER POWDER AND OIL* (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lavender is naturally antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory and has a relaxing aroma. EWG = 1

LEMON* (Citrus Limon)
Fresh and lemony scent. Lemon is cleansing, clearing, and brightening. EWG = 1

LEMON EUCALYPTUS* (Eucalyptus citriodora)
This oil has a sweet lemony fresh and woody scent. Effective for activating the body to combat colds and flu. It is a natural DEET alternative. EWG = 1

LEMONGRASS* (Cymbopogon citratus)
Fresh, lemony and earthy. Lemongrass helps balance oily skin and fights blemishes. It is an effective insect repellent. EWG = 1

LIME ESSENTIAL OIL* (Citrus aurantifolia)
Offers a beautiful floral citrus scent, both fresh and sweet. 
EWG = 2

Mica is a naturally occurring mineral that has a layered or platy texture and is naturally shimmery. EWG = 2


NETTLE* (Urtica dioica)
 natural astringent and helps fight blemishes. Nettle can help to stimulate the scalp and strengthen the hair follicle. EWG = 1


OLIVE OIL* (Olea europea)
This oil contains potent antioxidants and is loaded with vitamins. It helps hair and skin retain moisture. Olive oil can also help protect hair against pollution and harmful rays from the sun. EWG = 1


POMEGRANATE SEED OIL* (Punica granatum)
Extracted from the “Fruit of the Gods,” pomegranate seed oil is deeply nourishing and high in antioxidants. EWG = 1


Deeply nourishes skin and helps heal scars and stretch marks. This oil is anti-inflammatory and hydrating and aids in reducing fine lines. EWG = 1

ROSE GERANIUM* (Pelargonium roseum)
Excellent for a variety of skin disorders. This oil is anti-inflammatory promotes beautiful skin and a calm mind. One of the most effective oils used to repel ticks. EWG = 1

ROSEMARY* (Rosmarinus officinalis)
This essential oil has a clean, woodsy scent. It is an effective skin and hair tonic. It is stimulating to the hair follicles, helping to stimulate hair growth. EWG = 1


SEA BUCKTHORN OIL* (Hippophae rhamnoides)
An oil rich in fatty acids and nutrients, with high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. EWG = 1

SEA KELP EXTRACT* (Macrocystis pyrifera)
Naturally rich in beneficial minerals and vitamins that nourish both hair and scalp. EWG = 1

SHEA BUTTER* (Butyrospermum parkii)
Naturally rich in vitamins and minerals and intensely moisturizes skin, providing long-lasting nourishment. EWG = 1

SODIUM CHLORIDE (Atlantic sea salt)
Derived from evaporated seawater, salt contains minerals beneficial to the skin. EWG = 1

A natural preservative. EWG = 1

SUNFLOWER OIL* (Hellanthus annuus)
Extracted from the seeds of the sunflower and is rich in oleic oils. It is conditioning. Moisturizing, and nourishing for hair and skin. EWG = 1


Vitamin E is naturally high in antioxidants and is a natural preservative. EWG = 1

WHITE CLAY (Kaolinate) 
Very gentle for absorbing oils and nourishing for dry sensitive skin. EWG = 1

A natural source of salicylic acid that helps clear pores. EWG = 1

WITCH HAZEL EXTRACT* (Hamamelis virginiana)
A light, gentle astringent that helps remove excess oil. EWG = 1