Khaokho's Favourite Natural Ingredients

Khaokho's Favourite Natural Ingredients
We are fortunate to have inherited decades of work from our founder, who devoted himself to incorporating Thai herbal ingredients into a wide range of products for the benefit of his customers. Today, we continue that tradition, both with our in-house team, university research centers, and ingredient suppliers. Extraction technologies have evolved greatly, and there are increasingly effective, stable and powerful natural ingredients incorporated into Khaokho's formulas. Here are five of our favourites:
1. Leech Lime (Kaffir Lime)
Leech Lime is is native to Thailand and is popularly called 'Makrut' in our country. They are green and have a uniquely bumpy exterior. Beyond their amazing fragrance Leech Lime has excellent medicinal properties. Being high in Citronellic Acid, it helps to strengthen hair roots and so helps to prevent hair loss in a healthy way.
2. Butterfly Pea

Butterfly Pea is native to South East Asia and has been used as a folk medicine for centuries. Its' flowers are rich in antioxidants, which are great for overall health, and keep your skin glowing and your hair healthy. Butterfly Pea is also renowned throughout Asia for promoting dark, healthy, thick hair. Butterfly Pea extract boosts hair growth as it contains a potent bioflavonoid, anthocyanin, which increases blood flow in the scalp, strengthening hair follicles. It is considered one of nature’s most effective ingredients for promoting hair growth and darkening hair naturally.

3. Aloe Vera

The aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years, since as early as 1750 BC. There are more than 450 species of aloe vera. It’s a succulent plant that grows in hot and dry climates around the world. It’s beneficial for many skin problems like wounds, acne, and burns. Aloe vera has many active ingredients and minerals that can help nourish the hair and skin. It has fatty acids and amino acids and is rich in Vitamins A, B12, C, and E. These play a part in nourishing hair follicles. Aloe vera gel absorbs easily, making it ideal for oily skin. However, it can help treat dry skin, too. Consider swapping out your regular moisturizer for aloe after bathing to help seal moisture into your skin.

4. Tamarind

Tamarind is a hardwood tree known scientifically as Tamarindus indica. It’s native to Africa but also grows in tropical regions such as Thailand. The tree produces bean-like pods filled with seeds surrounded by a fibrous pulp. Once heated, the pulp becomes easier to remove and blend into products. Tamarind is a great ingredient to be used in homemade face packs that can be used to cure a number of skin problems. It is rich in AHAs, which are naturally-occurring acids that help by removing dead cells, revealing clearer, brighter skin.

5. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a fatty oil that’s made from raw or dried coconuts. It looks like solid, white butter at room temperature and melts when heated. This natural oil is traditionally used as food, for cooking, and as a hair and beauty treatment. Coconut oil is predominantly made up of a medium-chain fatty acid called lauric acid. This gives coconut oil a long, straight structure, which is more easily absorbed deep into the hair shaft. This helps to deliver a nourished and healthy look, in addition to providing some protection from heat treatments.