INGREDIENTS
Osalicious products are all natural and locally produced. The ingredients are nature's gifts with a beauty heritage reaching back to Cleopatra and Helen of Troy.

Coconut oil is the world's most effective moisturizer for skin, hair, lip, nail care.  It's anti-microbial, and it's small molecular structure allows easy absorption into the skin.   We like it because it keeps the skin soft without feeling greasy.  In Costa Rica, it's used to  reduce chronic skin inflammation, and soothe and heal wounds, blood blisters and rashes. No wonder it's essential to healing salves and ointments.  

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Beeswax  is a complex mixture of lipids and hydrocarbons. Over 300 individual chemical components have thus far been identified from pure beeswax. It requires about 55 grams of beeswax built into combs to store every kg of ripened and capped honey. But forget the science.  It seals in the beauty of coconut oil.  And bee products products have been used in local, traditional medicine for centuries.

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Essential oils are also very soothing and healing. Some are antiseptic, while others are great bug repellents. We're formulating a  'healing balm' with a special blend of essential oils. Stay tuned.

Vitamin E oil is great for the skin and body and is a natural preservative.
Cocoa butter
Cocoa butter is an excellent choice for those who want a smooth, soft skin as it is intensely hydrating.
Skin Moisturizing: Used in many skin care products, it is a rich emollient that gently and naturally moisturizes.  Easily absorbed by the skin, it protects and leaves you feeling soft allowing the moisturize to pass through the skin, without blocking any air. It has a nice light aroma, like chocolate, and thus is a common ingredient in many body care lotions and moisturizers. The soothing aroma relieves stress and helps to relax when used for massage.
Skin Disorders: As cocoa butter is readily absorbed by skin, and has strong antioxidant properties,it protects the skin from harmful environmental elements. It is also used to treat and prevent stretch marks as it keeps the skin protected and hydrated. It is also helpful for alleviating symptoms of skin disorders like eczema and dermatitis. The strong antioxidants give cocoa butter a long shelf life, thus, it is one of the most stable vegetable fats, and can be stored for two to five years.

Coconut oil
The world's most effective moisturizer for skin, hair, lip and nail care. It's anti-microbial and its small molecular structure allows easy absorption into the skin. We like it because it keeps the skin soft without feeling greasy. In Costa Rica, it's used to reduce chronic skin inflammation and to soothe and heal wounds, blood blisters and rashes. No wonder it's essential to healing salves and ointments.

Beeswax
A complex mixture of lipids and hydrocarbons. Over 300 individual chemical components have thus far been identified from pure beeswax. It requires about 55 grams of beeswax built into combs to store every kg of ripened and capped honey. But forget the science. It seals in the beauty of coconut oil. Bee products have been used in local and traditional medicine for centuries.

Vitamin E oil
Extra therapeutic for the skin and body. Vitamin E oil helps our skin retain its moisture, while its antioxidant properties can assist in protecting our skin cells from potentially damaging ultraviolet light. Vitamin E oil also acts as a natural preservative in the balms.

Essential oils
Soothing and healing, some are antiseptic, while others are great natural bug repellents. These subtle oils are distilled from the plants, trees, flowers, bushes and seeds of the osa peninsula. They are commonly used in aromatherapy and assist in both physical and psychological healing - they also smell good.

La manteca de cacao
Una opción excelente para los que quieran una piel lisa, suave, hidratando intenso. La manteca de cacao es un remedio natural que se ha utilizado extensivamente para disminuir marcas de estiramiento. Es un remedio tradicional empleado en Latinoamérica desde tiempos prehispánicos; se incluye en muchas fórmulas debido a que mantiene la humedad de los labios, ayuda a la cicatrización de heridas e interviene en la formación de colágeno, proteína empleada para dar firmeza a los tejidos de la piel.
 
Aceite de coco

La mejor crema hidratante eficaz para cuidar la piel, pelo, labios y uñas . Es antimicrobial y su pequeña estructura molecular permite la absorción fácil en la piel. Mantiene la piel suave sin la sensación grasienta. En Costa Rica, se usan para reducir la inflamación crónica de la piel y para calmar y curar heridas, las ampollas de sangre y las erupciones. Es esencial para loas cremas curativas.
 
Cera de Abeja
Una mezcla compleja de lípidos y de hidrocarburos. Sobre 300 componentes químicos individuales hasta el momento se han identificado de cera de abejas pura. Requiere cerca de 55 gramos de cera de abejas incorporados a los peines para almacenar cada kilogramo de miel madurada y capsulada. Pero olvide la ciencia. Sella en la belleza del aceite de coco. Los productos de la abeja se han utilizado en la medicina local y tradicional por siglos.
 
Aceite de la vitamina E
Extraordinariamente terapéutico para la piel y el cuerpo. El aceite de la vitamina E ayuda a nuestra piel para conservar su humedad, mientras que sus características antioxidantes pueden asistir a proteger a nuestras células epiteliales contra luz ultravioleta potencialmente perjudicial. El aceite de la vitamina E también actúa como preservativo natural en los bálsamos.
 
Aceites esenciales
Calmante y curativo, algunos son antisépticos, mientras que otros son grandes repulsivos naturales del insecto. Estos aceites sutiles se destilan de las plantas, de los árboles, de las flores, de los arbustos y de las semillas de la península del osa. Son de uso general en aromatherapy y ayuda en la cura física y psicologica - también huelen buenos.

Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum) is among the most antiseptic essential oils with a high antioxidant rating. It has been produced in Sri Lanka for over 2,000 years. Invigorates and rejuvenates mind and body.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) has been used for centuries for skin care. Its strength lies in the ability to revitalize tissue. It is excellent for the skin, and its aromatic influence helps release negative memories. Also used for glandular and reproductive systems, with some benefits to the nervous system. Used by skin care specialists in restoring balance between oily and dry skin and hair.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. Therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly regarded for the skin. The French scientist Rene Gattefosse was the first to discover these properties when he severely burned his hands in a laboratory explosion. Lavender has also been clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. The fragrance is calming, relaxing, and balancing -- physically and emotionally. Makes an excellent rub for sprains, strains, and sore muscles (used in a carrier oil) and goes well mixed with Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca).
Lemon (Citrus limon) has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function, lymphatic, circulatory, and digestive systems. Is antibacterial and may serve as an insect repellent as well as being beneficial for the skin.  Use for removing gum, oil, or grease spots. CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.
Orange (Citrus sinensis) brings peace and happiness to the mind and body. It has been recognized to help a dull, oily complexion.  CAUTION: Citrus oils should NOT be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within 72 hours.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint's ability to improve concentration and mental accuracy. Alan Hirsch, M.D., studied peppermint's ability to directly affect the brain's satiety center, which triggers a sense of fullness after meals. It is beneficial to the sinuses and muscular system, and especially useful for women during monthly cycles or menopause. Diffuse. Apply to bottom of feet to cool off on a hot day. Rub on temples for a calming effect, or place several drops on the tongue as an invigorating pick-me-up. Avoid contact with eyes, mucous membranes, or sensitive skin areas. DO NOT apply neat to a fresh wound or burn.
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) may be extremely effective in calming, balancing (the nervous system) and bringing about a sense of relaxation. This native flower of Madagascar and the Reunion Islands is symbolic of love, and the fragrant, pale yellow petals are often strewn across the marriage bed. Its soft, floral scent is often used in men's fragrances as an alternative to the sweeter and more feminine rose. Ylang Ylang affects the glandular system, great for hair and skin, stimulates adrenal glands, but at the same time can be used for insomnia and pain. Has been known to have good results for impotence and frigidity. For depression, rub a drop or two between your palms and inhale the warm aroma.