FREE SHIPPING ON U.S. ORDERS $50+

Free Shipping on $5 samples

subscribe for a first time 10% off coupon

FREE SHIPPING ON U.S. ORDERS $50+     Free Shipping on $5 samples

subscribe for a first time 10% off coupon    

Ingredient Glossary

Allantoin

This ingredient is derived from the roots of comfrey and black salsify. It both softens skin and heightens its moisture retention. We add it to our Soothing Body Wash and Regenerative Belly Butter to leave your skin feeling like silk, long after your shower.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract

It moisturizes, improves damaged skin, boasts scores of nutrients, acts as a humectant (moisturizing agent) -- consider aloe your cosmetic superhero. It's certainly popular enough: each of our products contains it.

Argania Spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil

Bursting with vitamin E and linolenic acid, argan luxuriates skin and hair, which is why it is the prime ingredient in our Restorative Conditioner. Pregnant ladies should look to argan oil as a way to naturally support a healthy glow.

Behentrimonium Chloride

Rapeseed plants hold this important compound within them. We use BC as an excellent detangler and a buildup-free conditioner. You can expect to find it in our hair care products.

Borago Officinalis Seed Oil

Better known as Syria's starflower, borage's five-petaled blossoms produce an oil perfect for Nine Naturals' Belly Butter. It reduces redness and helps minimize stretch marks; it's also gentle enough for sensitive skin.

Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil

This oil, derived from those dinnertime clumps of green, is our natural replacement for silicone in our products. It gushes with erucic acid -- itself loaded with healthy Omega-9's -- which makes your hair brilliant without a greasy feeling.

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

Nuts from Africa's shea tree hold an ivory fat; its color and texture liken it to butter. In a word: restorative. It heals and soothes skin, while lending shine and moisture to your locks.

Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract

Extracted from the calendula plant, commonly referred to as marigold, this ingredient possesses powerful healing and anti-inflammatory properties. We use it because of its hypoallergenic and emollient properties.

Carnauba Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax

Derived from the leaves of Brazilian palm trees, carnauba wax is used to thicken the oil parts of solid products like our lip balm and body balm. The wax also helps gives form and structure to our lip and body balm products, as well as ensuring a smooth application.

Cetearyl Alcohol

Derived from coconuts, this emulsifier is part of our hair conditioning system, lending your hair a special sheen. Our shampoos and conditioners include it to give you a salon-fresh finish.

Cetearyl Olivate

As you might guess, this ingredient is derived from olives. An emulsifier, it softens both your hair and your skin. We use it in our Belly Butter for its moisturizing capacity.

Citric Acid

This natural acid features calcium, potassium, and sodium. We use it to balance the pH in our hair products, so you can wash your hair while protecting its color. Perfect for pretty moms-to-be to conserve their locks' looks.

Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil

You can identify the presence of this essential oil in our Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner by its perky scent. It also cleanses and conditions skin and hair. Yet it's more than aromatic; its smell can enliven your mood and reduce inflammation in your body.

Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil

Lemon peels harbor more than just zest for garnish. Their classic scent of refreshment may also help ease morning sickness. What's more, the peels' oil clarifies, cleanses, and functions like an antibacterial.

Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin) Fruit Oil

Mandarin orange's unique scent aromatizes many cosmetic products by way of its oil. It can also be considered as a hair conditioner, helping to remove excess grease from your scalp.

Cocos Nuciferi (Coconut) Oil

A natural fragrance and skin-conditioning agent, coconut oil is extracted from the kernels of the seeds of dried coconuts and functions to heal dry, irritated skin.

Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax

This pale yellow vegetable wax is found on the leaves of the candelilla shrub grown in semi-arid climates. It helps to provide gloss and lubricity to our lip balm and body balm and also helps to lock in moisture by acting as a barrier for the skin.

Glycerin

This product comes from coconuts. It's a humectant, or moisturizing substance. It protects your skin and helps conserve its moisture balance -- a requirement to preventing stretch marks and scars during pregnancy.

Glyceryl Stearate

Derived from coconut, this emollient smoothes and softens everything it touches. It also constitutes part of our luxurious natural hair conditioning complex, which imparts the impressive Nine Naturals luster to your hair.

Guar Gum

Processed guar beans produce the eponymous gum; like xantham gum, it moisturizes and conditions. It also contributes to our products' thick richness and texture.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

The oil of these yellow heliotropes contains abundant amounts of vitamin A and vitamin E. We use this sunny liquid to foster strong, shiny hair.

Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil

Indigenous to California and Oregon, meadowfoam is known for its nutritive oil. It protects your hair against UV rays, while rejuvenating your locks without a greasy sensation. This all makes it a natural fit in our Restorative Conditioner.

Linum Usitatissmum (Flax) Seed Oil

Cold pressing flaxseed produces this substance, also known as linseed oil. Flaxseed is extraordinarily high in omega-3 fatty acids, which helps create lustrous skin and hair.

Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract

This extract is derived from the honeysuckle plant, a prolific vine native to Asia. It has natural botanical antimicrobial properties. We employ this ingredient as a natural preservative in our products to keep our products fresh.

Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract

This extract comes from the honeysuckle, a prolific vine native to Asia. It has natural botanical antimicrobial properties. We employ this ingredient as a natural preservative in our products to keep our products fresh.

Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil

Luxurious velvet best describes this nut-derived oil's feel. It contains whopping amounts of vitamin E and palmitoleic acid, important for maintaining your skin's youthfulness. Nine Naturals also appreciates the oil for its antioxidant properties.

Maltooligosyl Glucoside/Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate

This ingredient sports a simple origin: everyday sugar. We use it as a humectant (moisturizing agent) in our shampoos and conditioners; it improves and maintains the moisture balance in your hair.

Mangifera Indica (Mango Butter) Seed Oil

Cold-pressed mango butter, extracted from the mango seed, is a natural emollient with nourishing properties that soothes dry, chaffed skin. That's what makes it a key ingredient in our lip balm and body balm.

Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

Peppermint oil, and the eponymous plant, has been medicinally employed for at least 10,000 years. With good reason: it both moisturizes and features a fresh scent that can ease nausea and fatigue during pregnancy.

Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil

Evening primroses, yellow flowers with X-shaped stamens, contain oil that brims healthy compounds with Vitamin E and gamma linolenic acid, from the omega-6 essential fatty acid, both of these can help prevent stretch marks and maintain beautiful skin. We feature this oil in our Regenerative Belly Butter.

Olea Europa (Olive) Fruit Oil

The storied olive tree produces fruit which, when pressed, release this famously sustaining oil. Rich in vitamin E, it nourishes and moisturizes dry skin and hair. Our shampoos, conditioners, and body washes all contain this.

Panthenol (Vitamin B5)

Shore up on nutrients with cosmetics that contain this. Panthenol converts into pantothenic acid, which passes vitamin B5 through the skin. Our shampoos and conditioners include it to improve hair texture and strength.

Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil

Geranium is highly regarded for its luxurious, intimate, almost royal fragrance that pregnant women adore. Frequently used in aromatherapy, it can harmonize your emotions and help balance your hormones.

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Avocado oil -- found in the fruit's flesh, not the seeds -- is impressive. It's one of the best skin conditioners produced from nature. For that reason, we just had to include it in our Soothing Body Wash to help with dry, itchy skin that often accompanies pregnancy.

Potassium Sorbate

Derived from rowans berries, this important fruit in European mythology is a strong all-natural, food-grade preservative. We love it for its ability to kill harmful microorganisms and maintain our products' freshness.

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil

What you munch on as a healthy snack can produce this silky oil. It softens skin and may help clear it of blemishes. It also contains healthy Omega-6 and -9 fatty acids, which can stimulate hair growth and strength.

Quillaja Saponaria Extract

The evergreen Soap Bark tree of Chile produces this cleansing property. As an antimicrobial skin moisturizer, Quillaja Saponaria lathers when it meets water. Our conditioners contain this to help keep your hair and scalp both clean and moisturized.

Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kerne (Mongongo) Oil

Mongongo oil is a nutrient rich oil from Zambia, Africa that has been used for centuries by the !Kung bushmen of the Kalahari to cleanse and moisturize skin. Mongongo oil is high in Vitamin E and other nutrients perfect for nourishing skin.

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

The Jojoba shrub of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts sources this moisturizing oil. It improves skin's elasticity and suppleness: because it's chemically similar to human skin oil, using it can balance your skin's oil production.

Sodium Chloride

Derived from sea or salt mines, sodium chloride is only science-speak for salt.

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

This ingredient, akin to salt, comes from coconut. SCI rounds out our "green" surfactant blend, our products' soap, which contains absolutely no sulfates or PEGs, ingredientsthat may contain the carcinogen 1,4-dioxane.

Sodium Hyaluronate

We use this ingredient for its benefits to dry skin, which can trouble pregnant women. SH is salt derived from hyaluronic acid, a natural component found in the skin of your face. It boosts skin's suppleness and reduces itchiness, key to preventing stretch marks.

Sodium Lauroamphoacetate

Like sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, this ingredient is derived from coconut. SL is a component of our all-natural cleansing surfactant blend, and also boosts the foaming action in our shampoos and body wash, for a great cleaning effect in the shower.

Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate

This cleansing agent results from processing coconuts. We utilize it as a component of our environmentally conscious surfactant blend, which is the soap we use in our shampoo and body wash products.

Sorbitan Olivate

This ingredient comes from olives; look for it in our Belly Butter, where it functions as a softener. It moisturizes the skin and improves its water retention.

Sorbitan Sesquicaprylate

The creaminess of our shampoo and body wash results from this biodegradable extraction from the coconut plant. The ingredient helps preserve your scalp's moisture balance. An outstanding surfactant, it's also free of harmful sulfates and PEGs.

Starch Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Derived from potatoes, this ingredient’s thirteen syllables describe a simple yet important hair conditioner. SHC acts as an antistatic agent, which helps prevent bothersome flyaways from ruining your hair's style.

Stearalkonium Chloride

This common hair care ingredient is derived from coconut. We use it as an element in our hair conditioning complex, which will leave your hair shinier, softer, and more manageable.

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter

Cocoa Butter is extracted from cacao pods that grow on the cacao tree, a tree native to the Americas. Naturally rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, it is a nourishing emollient that helps moisturize and heal skin.

Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Fruit Extract

Brown-barked Cupuaçu trees of the Amazon basin grow the eponymous fruit. We love its supply of Omega-6 and -9 fatty acids, which nourish hair and support its growth. Cupuaçu butter also contains phytosterols, natural components of plants that stimulate hair growth and can help regulate your skin's health.

Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Isolated from vegetable oil, vitamin E works as an important antioxidant. What's more, it conditions and moisturizes skin -- making it an ideal ingredient for our Regenerative Belly Butter.

Vanillin

Vanillin essentially signifies vanilla, one of the most comforting and serene scents a pregnant woman can request. It connotes the idea of home and family -- which will soon be increasing by at least one.

Vegetable Emulsifying Wax NF

Derived from natural vegetable fatty alcohols, vegetable emulsifying wax is a non-petroleum thickener that helps give body care products a rich and smooth consistency for easy application.

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil

As wine is made, grapes' seeds can be crushed for an oil that protects skin. Nine Naturals’ Belly Butter includes it for its ability to improve skin collagen, which helps keep stretch marks at bay. It's also high naturally in procyanidolic oligomers, the principal antioxidants of grape seed extract, which fill your body's cells with vitamin C.

Xanthan Gum

Derived from fermented corn sugar, we use this common ingredient as a skin conditioner and moisturizer.

Zinc Oxide (Non-Nano)

Zinc Oxide is a naturally occurring mineral. It is known for its effective antibacterial properties that make it a star ingredient in products like Nine Naturals Natural Unscented Deodorant to help fight the bacteria that cause odor. Zinc Oxide also offers safe and natural, broad-spectrum skin protection, which is why it is the active ingredient in Nine Naturals Natural Sunscreen SPF 32.

Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil

The warm, sugary fragrance you love in ginger may also stave off morning sickness. In sickness or in health, ginger is a great aromatic scent for your hair.

To top