#MANGO   Prized for its juicy sweet inner flesh, it's considered the apple of the tropical world.  But it is the Mango's seed that when pressed into a "butter", that will melt into skin, uses its unique fatty acids to condition & hydrate.  Find mango butter in #AVEDA's Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser, Bath Bar & Body Creme.

Summer Superfoods: mangoes, blueberries, watermelon, bell peppers, and tomatoes

#SPEARMINT  Used in ancients times to scent bath water, heal sore gums and whiten teeth, this light, minty oil has an uplifting aroma.  Its leaves leaves are often steeped in tea as an herbal remedy for heartburn, nausea and digestive ailments.

Used in ancients times to scent bath water, heal sore gums and whiten teeth, this light, minty oil has an uplifting aroma. Its leaves leaves are often steeped in tea as an herbal remedy for heartburn, nausea and digestive ailments.

#JOJOBA  Because it so closely resembles the skin's own sebum, this oil is an extraordinarily compatible and effective moisturizer in #AVEDA's All Sensitive Body Formula and Blue Oil Balancing Concentrate.  It also helps smooth hair and is used in Damage Remedy Restructuring Conditioner.

This oil mimics skin's own sebum so that the skin receives the full benefits of the product. Found in All Sensitive Body Formula, Essential Oils, Blue Oil Balancing Concentrate, and Damage Remedy Restructuring Conditioner.

#QUINOA  Considered sacred by the Inca Indians for its valuable life supporting nutrients, quinoa has flourished in the Peruvian Andes for over 5000 years.  Known in Quechua, the language of the Incas, as chisiya mama or "mother grain", quinoa is very rich in protein–more than all other grains.  Today, #AVEDA sustainably sources quinoa for the protein in the Damage Remedy line of restructuring hair care.

Quinoa - Considered sacred by the Inca Indians for its valuable life-supporting nutrients, quinoa has flourished in the Peruvian Andes for over 5000 years.

#ACACIA   While Ancient Hebrews considered Acacia wood to be sacred, the Aztecs used the gum as both and food, eating the seedpods as an aphrodisiac.  Acacia gum adds volume to fine hair in #AVEDA Pure Abundance Volumizing #Shampoo, Pure Abundance Volumizing Clay #Conditioner, and Pure Abundance Volumizing Hair Spray.

Acacia - Acacia gum adds volume to fine hair in Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo, Pure Abundance Volumizing Clay Conditioner, and Pure Abundance Volumizing Hair Spray.

#WHEAT PROTEIN  Wheat protein is used to help protect hair from heat damage due to styling with blow dryers, irons, curling rods, and other styling tools.  The wheat protein blend is also used in #AVEDA's Be Curly Shampoo, Conditioner, & Style Prep.  It expands when hair is wet and retracts when hair is dry to enhance curl or wave.

Wheat Protein - Wheat protein is used to help protect hair form heat damage due to styling with blow dryers, irons, curling rods and other hot styling tools.

#ROSEMARY  A natural antiseptic with an invigorating effect on both body and mind, used for centuries to cleanse and condition hair.  Experience the benefits in #AVEDA's Rosemary Mint Shampoo and Conditioner, and Shampure Shampoo and Conditioner.

Rosemary - A natural antiseptic with an invigorating effect on both body and mind, used for centuries to cleanse and condition hair. Experience the benefits in our Rosemary Mind Shampoo and Condition, Shampure Shampoo and Conditioner.

#JASMINE  Esteemed in Asia, where its blossoms symbolize love and respect, this uplifting floral infuses #AVEDA Love Pure-Fume family.  Also the source of an aromatic, smoothing wax, jasmine is used fro #AVEDA's Petal Essence eye & cheek color.

Esteemed in Asia, where its blossoms symbolize love and respect, this uplifting floral infuses Love Pure-Fume family. Also the source of an aromatic, smoothing wax, jasmine is used fro Petal Essence eye & cheek color.

#ANNATTO  This red seed pigment (also known as URUKU), has long been used in ceremonies to connect with the spirit, and in daily life to offer protection from the elements.  Organically grown, to provide color to #Aveda's #Uruku #makeup.  Annatto oil, also drawn from the Brazilian Urukum tree, has been used for centuries to condition hair and skin, and now adds moisture and smoothness to the #Uruku formulas.

Annatto - This red seed pigment (also konwn as uruka) has long been used in ceremonies to connect with the spirit, and in daily life to offer protection from the elements.

#NEROLI  Produced from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, the ancient Egyptians embedded Neroli, (an aphrodisiac), in wax cones worn on the heads of temple dancers.  As the cones melted in the heat of the dance, the air filled with revitalizing aroma.

Produced from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, the ancient Egyptians embedded Neroli, (an aphrodisiac), in wax cones worn on the heads of temple dancers. As the cones melted in the heat of the dance, the air filled with revitalizing aroma.

#YLANG YLANG  This sweetly seductive aroma is renowned as an aphrodisiac—in parts of Asia, for instance, there's a centuries old tradition of spreading the flowers of the ylang ylang tree on the marriage bed of newlyweds. #AVEDA uses in the Shampure Soy Wax Candle.

YLANG This sweetly seductive aroma is renowned as an aphrodisiac—in parts of Asia, for instance, there's a centuries old tradition of spreading the flowers of the ylang ylang tree on the marriage bed of newlyweds. uses in the Shampure Soy Wax Candle.

#MULBERRY ROOT  One of three ingredients in #AVEDA's unique Brightening Blend.  A woody perennial with a high anti-oxidant content, the extract of the Mulberry Root has been known to contain substances that slow the formation of melanin.

Mulberry Root - One of the three ingredients in our unique Brightening Blend. A woody perennial with a high anti-oxidant content, the extract of the mulberry root has been known to contain substances that slow the formation of melanin.

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