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The Power of Nature is Hidden in our Products – PART TWO

November 14th, 2018

 

Shea Butter in Paw Butter and Hand Butter

I’ve never tried shea butter for cooking but I love the nutty smell of unrefined shea butter and the feel of it on my skin. When you first apply shea butter it feels a bit heavy but then it makes a nice silky film on your skin.

Shea butter is a fat that’s been extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. It is usually yellow in colour when raw, with more processed versions being ivory or white in colour.

Due to its cinnamic acid and other natural properties, shea butter is anti-inflammatory. One compound, in particular, lupeol cinnamate, was found to reduce skin inflammation. This anti-inflammatory agent has a healing effect on conditions like scars and stretch marks, rashes, scrapes, small wounds, eczema, ulcered skin etc. Shea butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying.

Shea butter helps cell regeneration and capillary circulation, and therefore it is very good for aging skin. It is humectant (absorbs moisture from the air) so it is also excellent for dry skin. (L. Price; Carrier oils for aromatherapy and massage, 2012). With long-term use of our Hand Butter, many people report skin softening and strengthening.

German Chamomile essential oil in Skin Relief, Hand Butter & Paw Butter

I love the smell of German chamomile and the dark blue colour always fascinated me. I wouldn’t think a natural product would be blue, would you? Green, white, beige, even red… but blue?

The chemical compound chamazulene is responsible for the colour of German chamomile which is also an anti-inflammatory agent. German chamomile has excellent anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and cicatrizant (healing properties, such as when our bodies form scar tissues) and relieves itchy skin.

I use German chamomile in my Skin Relief, Hand Butter and Paw Butter.

Peppermint Hydrosol

Peppermint hydrosol has the aroma of freshly crushed peppermint leaves but less intense compared to peppermint essential oil. When applied on the skin peppermint hydrosol combats itching and burning, and provides fast relief for allergic reactions, bites, and stings. This is why it is the main ingredient in the Skin Relief.

Jitka xx

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