Do you know the relevant, historical benefits of these oils & butters?
ALMOND OIL, SWEET - Great for ALL skin types. Especially effective for helping eczema, dry, itchy and inflamed skin. Excellent as a skin conditioner.
APRICOT KERNEL - Is high in Vitamin A content and is very helpful for delicate/sensitive, inflamed, dehydrated and mature skin, rejuvenating and repairing damaged skin cells, maintaining skin health.
AVOCADO OIL - High in Vitamins A, B, D, and E and rich in lecithin. It has regenerative, rejuvenating and moisturizing properties and is GREAT for scalp and skin conditions. Relieves dryness and itching of psoriasis and eczema. Known to reduce age spots, heal sun damage, soften skin and lessen wrinkles.
BABASSU OIL - A superior emollient, beneficial for both dry and oily complexions, healing eczema, itchy, dry and inflamed skin.
CASTOR OIL - Rich in Fatty Acids and having antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties making this oil helpful for skin disorders, diseases, eruptions, lesions and sunburn. It is very moisturizing and lubricating, attracting moisture to the skin!
COCOA BUTTER - Is an antioxidant and is moisturizing, softening, soothing, rejuvenating, improves elasticity and beneficial for eczema and dermatitis.
COCONUT OIL - Is antimicrobial and antioxidant and has tissue healing and rejuvenating properties, along with being an excellent moisturizer and hair conditioner.
EMU OIL - Is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, skin regenerating, skin penetrating, (through several layers), moisturizing and won’t clog pores. Prevents scarring and makes tight skin more supple. This Emu Oil is AEA certified refined, (physically, as opposed to chemically) and is FOOD GRADE.
GRAPE SEED OIL - Easily absorbed, tightens and tones the skin due to its mild astringency. Good for oily/acne-prone skin. Contains natural chlorophyll and antioxidants, rich in vitamins, minerals and linoleic acid and high in Vit E.
HEMP SEED OIL - Is high in protein and essential fatty acids, with vitamins and enzymes necessary for healthy cellular activity. It’s particularly moisturizing for dry/damaged skin, eczema and psoriasis, penetrating the skin quickly.
NEEM OIL - Is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic, and anti-parasitic. Helpful in deterring mosquitoes, fleas, flies, ticks, and mites. Treats acne, athletes foot, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis scabies, ringworm, chicken pox, dandruff, lice, burns, wounds, cough, leprosy, hemorrhoids, boils, ulcers, warts, herpes, arthritis, cancer, cold sores, cuts, parasites, bed sores, rashes, hives, hair loss, shingles, poor circulation, influenza, colds, insomnia, inflammation, wrinkles and yeast infections.
ROSE HIP SEED OIL - Beneficial for ALL skin types, easily absorbed, highly moisturizing for cracked, dry and/or chapped skin. Known to rejuvenate skin cells, preventing the formation of scar tissue. This oil is helpful in healing burns, scars and stretch marks. High in GLA, reducing the signs of aging and the drying affects of the sun.
SHEA BUTTER - Is skin soothing, moisturizing and protecting. Cleans pores, helps to repair skin damage from heat (sun burns, hot oil burns and radiation treatments). It is excellent for dry fragile/brittle hair, and for eczema and dermatitis.
Having cell regenerating properties, it's good for wrinkles and full of Vitamin A.
and now for an extra word about shea butter
Q: "I left my Nice Pits! in the glove box of my car last summer and now the texture's not smooth like before...when it's cold it feels like it has sand in it----did it go bad or something?"
A: Nope :-)
"Graininess" in Shea butter is common. Shea must be heated and cooled in a very controlled process to avoid denser bits from forming. It does not indicate poor quality.
It is actually a sign of quality and purity, evidence a product has not been boiled, and does not contain chemical emulsifiers and stabilizers just to halt a harmless beading reaction to fluctuating temperatures.
Try holding your cream against your skin for a couple seconds before rubbing it around to allow the 'grains' to melt at body temperature.
Do you know about alcohols & minerals?
ALCOHOL -- Ethyl Alcohol, 190-proof, organic
Why High-Octane Alcohol (not vodka, brandy, or wine)?
It lacks flavor, color, and odor and has the least amount of water. A little water is necessary in the making of tincture, as some constituents are water soluble alone; this way you get ALL that the herb has to offer.
Neutral grain spirits like EverClear (a brand many know) come in 151-proof (75.5% alcohol / 24.5% water) and 190-proof (95.6% alcohol / 4.4% water). But EverClear is made from non-organic grain, so I have been using 190-proof Extractohol brand organic spirits since 2016.
MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE (MgCl2) - is an essential mineral needed by every cell (in every body), playing a major role in the production of energy (ATP), pain relief, cardiovascular health, balancing calcium and other minerals, and proper function of cell membranes.
Magnesium deficiencies may be responsible for more dis-ease than any other nutrient. It is poorly absorbed orally.
TransDermal MgCl2 - bypasses the liver and digestive tract, making the magnesium ions more bio-available without uncomfortable side-effects, such as diarrhea.
Magnesium Chloride is more readily used by the body than Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salts), and is is safely absorbed through the body's largest organ, rapidly making a therapeutic level of magnesium available not just to skin but to the entire body as it is metabolized.
You cannot get too much magnesium through the skin--the body self-regulates and will only absorb what it needs.
Some people may experience tingling, itching, or stinging as they get used to using MgCl2 topically--this is normal and short-lived and not harmful.
Now you know :-)
Do you know the traditional properties & uses of these essential oils?
AMYRIS - Antiseptic, restorative, sedative, emollient, soothing, improves circulation aids in meditation. Ethical alternative to sandalwood.
ANISE SEED - Antibacterial, antifungal, bactericidal, disinfectant, insecticide, tonic, antiseptic. Vapor Therapy - Helps ease the symptoms of coughs and bronchitis.
BALSAM PERU - Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, expectorant and stimulant. Healing rashes and other skin conditions. Vapor Therapy - Helps ease nervous tension and stress.
BERGAMOT - Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, treating cold sores, acne, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, boils, wounds, insect bites and relieving dry itchy skin and scalp. Vapor Therapy - Helps to alleviate bronchitis, laryngitis and flu symptoms, strengthens the immune system, has a refreshing, uplifting quality.
CARROT SEED OIL - The healing properties of this essential oil are too numerous to list, but here are a few.
The high quantities of carotenoid (over 600 identified) protect the skin from free-radical damage, sun burn, radiation, and premature aging.
It contains other powerful anti-oxidants, mainly Vitamin E, enhancing the skin’s immunity to fight problems like eczema, dermatitis, edema, psoriasis, weeping sores, ulcers and boils.
It stimulates, tones and rejuvenates the skin, adding elasticity, reducing wrinkles and age spots and inhibits the proliferation of various types of cancer.
Vapor Therapy - Balancing, nourishing, replenishing, restoring and stimulating, relieving stress.
CISTUS - a.k.a. Rock Rose - Antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-tussive, antiviral, astringent, bactericidal, tonic. Used to treat psoriasis, eczema, infected and inflamed skin conditions of all sorts. Very effective at controlling wrinkles.
Vapor Therapy - Insomnia, nerves, coughs and colds.
EUCALYPTUS, BLUE GUM - Analgesic, antiviral, astringent, decongestant, deodorant, expectorant, stimulant, anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, anti-rheumatic. Calms skin eruptions and clears congested skin.
Vapor Therapy - Relieves headaches and the symptoms of sinus, asthma, colds and other respiratory problems.
FRANKINCENSE - Antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, sedative, skin tonic, promotes wound healing, reduces oily skin, rejuvenates mature skin and helps poor circulation.
Vapor Therapy - Good for colds, coughs, bronchitis, rheumatism, exhaustion, respiratory problems and mucus congestion. Calms the mind and reduces anxiety.
GERANIUM - Astringent, deodorant and tonic. Promotes wound healing. Helps in the treatment of acne, burns and scalds, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, head lice, poor circulation, shingles, ringworm and cellulite. Regenerates tissue, balances oil production of the skin, keeping it supple.
Vapor Therapy - Relieves stress, anxiety and tension.
HYSSOP - Anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-asthmatic, anti-infectious, anti-parasitic and decongestant. Heals cuts, eczema, dermatitis, inflammation, and burns. Treats head lice and prevents scarring.
Vapor Therapy - Opens the respiratory system, discharging toxins and mucous, helping ease the congestion of bronchitis and colds, relieves nervous exhaustion and melancholy.
JUNIPER BERRY - Antiseptic, fungicidal, anti-parasitic and sedative. Used to help treat acne, dermatitis and eczema and heal wounds.
Vapor Therapy - Anxiety, nervous tension and stress.
LAVENDER - (Bulgarian), Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, and deodorant. Aids in treating skin conditions like acne, athletes foot, boils, burns, dandruff, lice, rashes, eczema, psoriasis and scabies. Helps the skin heal faster and prevents scarring.
Vapor Therapy -Allergies, sedative, calming, hay fever, anxiety, fear, nightmares and hysteria.
LEMON GRASS - Anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, deodorant, fungicidal, insecticidal, nervine, anti-parasitic, sedative and tonic.
Traditionally used to treat acne and athletes foot and used as an insect repellent. Helps poor circulation, regenerates tissues, tones muscles, clears up oily skin, opens blocked pores and breaks up cellulite.
Vapor therapy relieves headaches, nervous exhaustion, and stress.
MYRRH - Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent and fungicidal. Used for athletes foot, chapped skin, weeping eczema, mature skin, ringworm and wrinkles. Accelerates wound healing for all skin ailments.
Vapor Therapy - Asthma, bronchitis and coughs.
ORANGE, SWEET - Antiseptic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, sedative and tonic. Eliminates toxins from congested skin, boosts immune and lymphatic systems. Helps heal acne and dermatitis, soothes dry skin. Supports collagen formation!
Vapor Therapy - Cold and flu symptoms, eases nervous tension and stress, creating warmth, helping kids fall asleep!
PALMA ROSA - Antiseptic, anti fungal, antiviral, bactericidal, stimulant and hydrating. Traditionally used for acne, athletes foot, dermatitis, eczema and sores. Prevents scaring, rejuvenates and regenerates the skin, balances sebum production keeping skin supple and elastic, fighting wrinkles. Boosts the health of the skin.
Vapor Therapy - Uplifting, relieves fatigue, irritability, nervous exhaustion.
PATCHOULI - Antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, antidepressant, astringent, bactericidal, deodorant, fungicidal, insecticide and tonic. Used for acne, athletes foot, cracked/chapped skin, dandruff and other scalp disorders, dermatitis, eczema, fungal infections, sores and weeping sores and as an insect repellent. Promotes fast wound healing, prevents scarring and aids in wrinkle prevention, tissue regeneration, breaking up cellulite. Relieves the itch from hives.
Vapor Therapy - Nervous exhaustion, stress, depression and anxiety.
PETITGRAIN - Anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antiseptic, antibacterial, deodorant and tissue regeneration. Clears oily hair and skin. Used for acne, boils, fights skin blemishes, and is very toning for the skin.
Vapor Therapy - Eases anxiety, irritability, anger, panic, tension and insomnia.
RAVENSARA - Anti-infectious, antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial and expectorant. Traditionally used for athletes foot, canker and cold sores, cuts, wounds, burns, infections, herpes and shingles.
Vapor Therapy - Helps with respiratory problems, colds and flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, infectious mononucleosis, insomnia and lung infections.
ROSEMARY - Anti-infectious, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, astringent, fungicidal, anti-parasitic and expectorant. Used for acne, dandruff, lice, dermatitis, eczema, insect repellent, scalp stimulant (encouraging hair growth), general hair and scalp health. Helping poor circulation and varicose veins and aids in cellulite reduction.
Vapor therapy - Mucus congestion, coughs, colds, bronchitis, hangover, sinusitis, mental fatigue, nervous exhaustion, insomnia and stress.
ROSEWOOD - Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-parasitic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, deodorant and insecticide. Helps acne, dermatitis, scars, wounds and wrinkles. Creates skin elasticity, and is a tissue regenerator, helping the skin rid itself of irritations and problems like candida.
Vapor therapy - Reduces headaches, colds, coughs, infections and stress
SPANISH SAGE - Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, expectorant, seborrhea regulator, tonic and insecticidal. Traditional uses - oily skin, acne, asthma, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, ulcers and poor circulation and reduces pore size.
Vapor therapy - Calms nerves, helping with grief and depression.
TEA TREE - one of the most powerful immune system stimulants, wards off infections of many kinds - bacterial, fungal and viral! Great for treating abscesses, acne, burns, herpes, oily skin, athletes foot, cold sores, blemishes, diaper rash, warts, sunburns, infected wounds and helps fight dandruff and other scalp disorders. Vapor Therapy - Helps all respiratory ailments.
TEXAS CEDARWOOD - Antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent and diuretic. Tones skin and hair. It is beneficial for acne, arthritis, bronchitis, catarrh, circulation problems, congestion, coughs, cystitis, dandruff, greasy hair, insect repellent, oily skin, psoriasis and eczema.
THYME, WHITE - Antimicrobial, antioxidant, antitoxic, antiseptic, astringent, aphrodisiac, bactericidal, fungicidal and anti-parasitic. Used for acne, cuts dermatitis, eczema, insect bites, infections, scabies, and immune stimulant.
Vapor Therapy - Aids in overcoming emotional fatigue, nervousness, headaches, insomnia and stress. Clears bronchitis and relieves congestion in the lungs.
YLANG YLANG - Aphrodisiac, antidepressant, anti-infectious, antiseptic, nervine and sedative. Traditionally used for acne, general skin care, insect bites. Balances secretion of sebum correcting overly-dry and overly-oily skin. Soothing. Stimulates the scalp, promoting healthy hair growth!
Vapor Therapy - Promotes restful sleep, relieves stress, tension, shock, fear, physical exhaustion, depression, panic and anxiety.