Tallow was used as a staple in most vintage skin care recipes, over the years it has fallen somewhat out of fashion in favour of mass produced artificial cosmetic solutions. Tallow comes from organic, 100% grass-fed cattle. It has a high nutrient content, is extremely moisturising and has been found to be helpful in healing […]
Almond oil was used widely in traditional recipes before science caught up to the benefits of this wonder oil. Rich in vitamin E, vitamins and minerals, sweet almond oil is hypoallergenic meaning it’s perfect for delicate baby skin. It nourishes and moisturises the skin keeping it soft and supple.
One of the main reasons we add calendula flowers to our recipes is due to its handy healing abilities. The flowers promote fast healing and due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, it makes a truly potent remedy for fighting inflammation issues like nappy rash and dermatitis.
This botanical extract boasts powerful skin properties, it is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, and contains essential oils and antioxidants. Additionally, is a hypoallergenic and helps to reduce skin irritants by neutralizing free radicals.
The limonene present in grapefruit and other citrus essential oils, helps to reduce inflammation and helps to regulate the body’s natural immune response. The antiseptic properties of grapefruit essential oil make it perfect for application on skin irritations to protect them from microbial infections.
Wild orange is a natural antibacterial as well as being anti-inflammatory. In fact, among several popular anti-inflammatory oils, including lemon, pine and eucalyptus oils, orange oil has shown the greatest reduction in inflammation. Citrus fruits are known to provide high levels of vitamin C that help protect and heal skin.
Chickweed is a mighty herb when it comes to reducing inflammation. It is similar to an antihistamine in that it has an anti-itch action, helping to relieve irritation.
Frankincense is known to speed up the healing process and protect skin from further infection. It can reduce inflammation on the skin since it has potent anti-inflammatory properties that will cool down acne inflammation, eczema, sun burns, psoriasis and any other skin inflammatory condition.
Geranium oil has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties, making it ideal for treating wounds, cuts and inflammation. The antibacterial properties found in geranium oil help to protect from infection and can stop bacteria from growing on the skin.
Research shows that the menthol content found in spearmint oil inhibits itching. Spearmint oil also has a calming, softening and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.