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Extra virgin olive oil (Olea europaea)
Extra virgin olive oil (Olea europaea) is extracted from olives and is a moisturizing oil that penetrates deep into the skin. “Virgin” means that the oil is unprocessed. It contains nutrients and antioxidants like vitamins A and E which help repair damaged skin. This oil protects skin, keeping it smooth, and has exceptional disinfecting and wound-healing properties. It is an excellent carrier oil, ideal for spreading botanical ingredients over the body because it is highly absorbable. Topically, it soothes dry skin and eases rheumatic pain.
Expeller-pressed organic coconut oil (Cocos nucifera)
Expeller-pressed organic coconut oil (Cocos nucifera) is high in fatty acids and great for dry, itching, and sensitive skin. The saturated fatty acids keep skin smooth to the touch and eliminate moisture loss through pores. This oil helps keep skin soft and contains antioxidants which prevent premature aging of the skin. It also helps treat various skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, and other skin infections, due to its antimicrobial qualities. The capric, caprylic, and lauric acids are what give it its strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties.
Calendula blossoms (Calendula officinalis)
Calendula, also known as marigold, is a yellow-orange flower from the daisy family. It can be used safely whenever inflammation of the skin is present, whether due to infection or physical damage. It can be applied for any external bleeding, wound, bruising, or strains. Topically it helps heal burns, poor healing wounds, leg ulcers, venous circulatory problems, eczema, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and acne. It also has marked antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal activity and may be used to combat fungal infections. The healing power of this plant appears to be largely due to its terpene content.
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
St. John’s Wort is a plant with small yellow flowers and tiny purple pores which are visible upon close inspection. These pores are where the Latin name “perforatum” comes from. Medicinally its aerial plant parts (parts that are above ground) are used to treat inflammation. It has antimicrobial and antiviral actions and acts quickly to speed the healing of wounds. It is helpful for neuralgic pain, sciatica, fibrosis, and rheumatic pain. It also helps heal bruises, varicose veins, mild burns, and sunburns. Its antiviral actions make it useful for treating and preventing viral infections such as cold sores, herpes genitalis, chickenpox, and shingles.
Lavender flower (Lavandula officinalis)
Lavender is a flower well known for its soothing and calming actions. It has pain relieving, antimicrobial, and antispasmodic actions. The volatile oils of this herb are stimulating and help ease aches and pains associated with rheumatism, as well as muscle strain and sharp stabbing pains. The smell of lavender alone can help with restlessness, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and headaches. It is also an excellent remedy for sunburns.
Chamomile flower (Matricaria recutita)
Chamomile is a flower from the daisy family and is probably the most widely used relaxing nervine herb in the Western world. It is fantastic for calming the nerves. It can be used topically for aches and pains, inflamed skin, eczema, hemorrhoids, migraines, blisters, and ulcers. It is a mild antimicrobial and can be used to gently rid the body of pathogenic microorganisms. As an antispasmodic herb, it works on nerves and muscles, reducing spasms and helping the whole body relax. The mantra behind chamomile is, “When the physical body is at ease, the mind and heart follow”.
Beeswax is the wax secreted by bees to make honeycomb and it has a lovely honey-like scent. It contains natural moisturizers that lock in moisture, helping keep skin firm and plump. It has non-allergenic properties that can make it useful for protecting skin from airborne allergens, as well as anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant actions. It is super healing for the skin and can help heal minor burns and other skin damage, as well as skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. As a protectant for the skin it provides a nourishing film that protects against irritants while still allowing the skin to breathe. It is emollient and humectant, drawing moisture to the skin and sealing it in. Beeswax also contains vitamin A which helps soften and rehydrate dry skin and promotes cellular rejuvenation. On top of all this, beeswax inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungus, making it useful for treating bacterial skin conditions and diaper rash.
Vitamin E is another term for tocopherol, a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant, protecting skin cells from damage caused by free radicals. Since it is fat-soluble, it easily penetrates membranes of skin cells, keeping skin soft and smooth. Vitamin E helps maintain the barrier function of the skin, locking in moisture and preventing dehydration. Research has shown that vitamin E can actually modulate genetic signals in skin cells to help prevent oxidative damage.
Rosemary extract (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Rosemary is a culinary herb with antimicrobial and antispasmodic actions. Applied topically, it helps ease muscular pain, myalgia, sciatica, and neuralgia. It stimulates circulation and blood flow, bringing fresh oxygenated blood into tissues. It promotes wound healing, is a mild antiseptic, and can be used to alleviate symptoms of rheumatic diseases and circulatory problems. It can also be used topically for headaches. The smell can increase mental alertness, concentration, and focus.
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