Our Ingredients

At Wayward Chickadee, we take pride in our careful selection of ingredients, ensuring they are safe for you, your family, and the nature around you. We meticulously evaluate every aspect of our ingredients, from where they're sourced to how they impact the environment. We place the utmost priority on using sustainably sourced ingredients that don't harm the planet.

edelweiss flower extract

gnaphalium leontopodium

Edelweiss extract is from a flower called Leontopodium Alpinum that grows in the Swiss Alps. It's a naturally derived plant botanical with potent antioxidants. It has twice the free radicals scavenging power of vitamin C. As a result, it is one of the best natural anti aging ingredients.

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activated charcoal activated charcoal carbo activatus - Activated Charcoal is a plant based ingredient produced from sustainably sourced coconut. Activated Charcoal pulls out toxins and other impurities from the skin to leave it extra clean.
aloe vera aloe vera aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) extract -
argan oil argan oil argania spinosa kernel (argan) oil - Argan oil can hydrate and moisturize the skin, and can help with acne, stretch marks, and signs of aging. It can also treat minor skin rashes, bug bites, and skin infections. Argan oil is soothing and anti-inflammatory, and can help with damaged skin, eczema, and dry skin.
avocado oil avocado oil persea gratissima - Avocado oil is a natural ingredient with high content of monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic and palmitoleic acid that makes avocado oil penetrative. Avocado oil is rich in Vitamin E, A, B5, C and K. Collagen starts to break down as we age, over exposure to sun, poor nutrition and other pollutions. Avocado oil is believed to help improve collagen production. Avocado oil is also very useful for sun damaged and dehydrated skin to reduce flaking.
babassu seed oil babassu seed oil orbignya oleifera - Babassu is a natural ingredient, rich in fatty acids like lauric. Babassu oil is one of the best emollients for all skin types. Ours is cold pressed.
beeswax beeswax - Refreshing, restorative, and gentle enough for use on even the most sensitive skin, Beeswax is known to soothe itchiness and irritation, to nourish, and to soften dry, cracked, broken areas.
calendula flower extract calendula flower extract calendula officinalis - Calendula extract is a natural substance derived from the marigold flower. Calendula has antifungal, anti inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that make it useful in healing wounds and soothing eczema.
castor oil castor oil ricinus communis - Castor oil is a natural ingredient. The fatty acids in castor oil promote the growth of healthy skin tissue, making it helpful in restoring uneven skin tones. Ours is cold pressed.
cinnamon powder cinnamon powder cinannomum cassia bark - Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices. Rich in antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds, this natural ingredient is growing in popularity as a skin care ingredient. Proponents claim it can help treat hyperpigmentation and acne, lighten the skin, and decrease signs of aging.
cocoa seed butter cocoa seed butter theobroma cacao - Cocoa butter is a natural ingredient derived from the seeds of the cacao tree. Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids and deeply hydrates the skin. It makes an excellent skin moisturizer. Saturated fats are especially beneficial for healing dry, cracked skin because they are easily absorbed and remain on the skin for hours, which helps in restoring moisture. This is very important for lip balms. Cocoa Butter contains compounds called cocoa mass polyphenols. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that help diminish signs of aging and soothe skin rashes. They help improve skin elasticity and skin tone.
coconut oil coconut oil cocos nucifera - Coconut oil is a plant-based ingredient extracted from the meat of mature coconuts, its a source of saturated fatty acids of medium chain like capric, caprylic, and lauric acid. Coconut oil is great for hair because it heals damaged hair but softening, hydrating and strengthening. Ours are cold processed.
coffee grounds coffee grounds coffea arabica seed powder - Helps exfoliate, smooth, and soften the skin naturally. It's especially good for rough, dry places like elbows, knees, and feet. Caffeine constricts the skin, making it look firmer and tighter.
dulse seaweed dulse seaweed palmaris palmata extract - Dulse Seaweed is a natural resource from the ocean. The extract's high levels of folate, magnesium, calcium, iron, pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5), and amino acids stimulate the skin, promote cell growth, and improve skin appearance. Ours comes from a Maine family-owned company and is naturally sun dried to retain all of its nutrients at the highest possible level.
edelweiss flower extract edelweiss flower extract gnaphalium leontopodium - Edelweiss extract is from a flower called Leontopodium Alpinum that grows in the Swiss Alps. It's a naturally derived plant botanical with potent antioxidants. It has twice the free radicals scavenging power of vitamin C. As a result, it is one of the best natural anti aging ingredients.
fenugreek powder fenugreek powder trigonella foenumgraecum - Fenugreek powder is a natural ingredient made from the seeds of the fenugreek plant. Fenugreek seeds contain flavonoids and saponins, both of which help increase hair growth and strength.
french pink clay french pink clay kaolin (and) illite - French Pink Clay is a combination of red and white clays. A natural ingredient considered to be the mildest of all the clays and works well for normal, sensitive and mature skin.
green clay green clay montmorillonite - Green Clay is a natural (plant based) ingredient and effectively eliminates dirt, product build-up, dandruff, and toxins, while balancing oil production to cleanse excessive oils without stripping the natural oils.
green tea powder green tea powder camellia sinensis leaf powder -
honey honey mel - Honey is a natural humectant and moisturizer. It draws moisture deep into the skin, making it useful for dry skin conditions and anti aging.
hydrolyzed silk protein hydrolyzed silk protein hydrolyzed silk - Hydrolyzed silk is a natural ingredient that is derived from the leftover cocoons made by silkworms. It works especially well to add luster and shine to hair. The majority of hydrolyzed silk protein are preserved with Phenoxyethanol, but ours is preserved with Potassium Sorbate, a natural organic compound found in the berries of the mountain ash and Benzilalcohol, a naturally occuring product most commonly found in plants (cranberries, apricot, ylang ylang).
jojoba seed jojoba seed simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil - Jojoba oil is so similar to sebum and has a high vitamin E content, it's an an excellent skin softener that can smooth dry skin, prevent flakiness, and improve skin elasticity.
nettle powder nettle powder urtica dioica - Nettle leaf powder is a natural ingredient made of ground dehydrated Nettle leaves. Not only does Nettle help in combating hair loss, it also helps in hair re-growth. Nettle leaves are rich in silica and sulphur. This helps in making hair shinier and healthier.
neutral henna powder neutral henna powder lawsonia inermis - Henna is a natural ingredient, derived from the leaves of the henna plant, Lawsonia inermis. It deters scalp issues such as dandruff, detoxifies the follicles, makes hair stronger, and leaves the hair feeling silky.
nutmeg powder nutmeg powder myristica fragrans - Nutmeg powder is a natural ingredient. It helps in balancing oily skin by tightening pores and exfoliating skin. Furthermore, nutmeg powder also helps to reduce inflammation and irritation of the skin, hydrating the skin from deep within, thereby providing a more even complexion and tone.
olive oil olive oil olea europaea - Olive oil is the natural oil extracted from olives, the fruit of the olive tree. Olive oil creates a gentle cleansing lather, suitable for all skin types including sensitive skins.
orange peel powder orange peel powder citrus sinensis - Orange peel powder is a natural ingredient made of dehydrated orange peel. Orange peel powder not only makes skin healthy but also maintains the health of hair.
orris root powder orris root powder iris germanica - Orris root powder is a natural ingredient made from the dried and ground root of the iris plant. It helps in treating skin problems. It is also very effective in maintaining hair health and helps in treating hair loss. It is also a fixative.
rhassoul clay rhassoul clay moroccan lava clay - Rhassoul Clay is exclusively mined from the Atlas Mountains in Eastern Morocco. This magnesium-rich red powder is formed by a natural combination of volcanic activity and geothermal changes. Rhassoul Clay is rich in magnesium and potassium. It is one of the best antifungal, antibacterial, anti acne, and antimicrobial ingredients that help to clean skin.
seaweed powder seaweed powder fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack) - Seaweed is a plant based ingredient from the ocean. It contains the well-known element of collagen and other nutrients that are responsible for hair repair, hydration, mineralization and also its thickness. Ours comes from a Maine family-owned company and is naturally sun dried to retain all of its nutrients.
shea butter shea butter butyrospermum parkii - Shea butter is a plant based ingredient comes from the seeds of the Shea Karite tree. Shea butter hydrates skin and protect hair from extreme conditions. Ours are raw, unrefined, and hand crafted (no chemical or solvent) by women working in small co-operatives in Africa.
shikakai powder shikakai powder acacia concinna fruit powder - Shikakai is a plant based, ayurvedic powder and acts as a natural astringent for hair, enhancing its binding properties.
sunflower seed oil sunflower seed oil helianthus annus - Sunflower Oil is a natural ingredient, produced from the seeds of the most widespread grain sunflower plant, Helianthus Annuus. Sunflower Oil helps maintain the skin barrier and decrease trans-epidermal water loss. Oleic acid helps deeper penetration of sunflower oil into the skin. Sunflower Oil is an excellent source of beta-carotene, precursor of Vitamin A. In the skin beta –carotene converts into retinol - a powerful antioxidants and skin regenerating agent.
sweet almond oil sweet almond oil prunus amygdalus dulcis - Sweet Almond Oil is natural ingredient, rich in constituents like vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids, and magnesium. Sweet Almond Oil is one of the best and most used oils for skin care. It does not clog pores, has good anti-oxidant properties, combats stress and promotes clear, soft, healthy looking skin.
turmeric root extract turmeric root extract curcuma longa - Turmeric is a natural ingredient. Thanks to the high percentage of natural antioxidants, turmeric extract helps to protect against premature skin aging and wrinkles. It is also helpful for skin conditions like eczema.
vitamin e vitamin e tocopherol - Natural antioxidant that can protect skin cells from free radical damage. It also moisturizes and strengthens the skin barrier.
wheat bran wheat bran triticum vulgare (wheat) bran - Softly exfoliates and nourishes. We use wheat bran as a gentle natural exfoliant. In addition to providing a gentle scrub, it nourishes the skin.
white clay white clay kaolin - White kaolin clay is a very fine and light clay that has natural absorbency properties. It is the mildest of all clays and is suitable for people with sensitive skin. It helps stimulate circulation to the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it.