Our ingredients are chosen for their potential of being protective, restorative and healing. We buy organic when available. Here are some articles and studies relating to some of the ingredients used in our products:
Black seed oil: Black seed oil has been used for thousands of years in the Arab world as a miracle cure for many health problems. It is highly nourishing for the skin as it is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory.It is has super anti-oxidant properties to slow aging and fight skin cancer. Black seed oil is high in two powerful phytochemicals, Nigel lone and Thymoquinone which are very effective on arthritis, sun damage, acne, eczema, psoriasis. Here is a study on the therapeutic potential of black cumin seed oil. And a study showing black cumin seed oil as being an emerging natural drug. And an article on 9 black seed oil benefits that boost your health.
Manuka honey salve: Manuka honey is made from bees that pollinated the manuka plant in New Zealand. It contains an ingredient with very high antibacterial properties called Methylglyoxal. Manuka honey has both hydrogen peroxide and Methylglyoxal, which together are believed to work effectively against drug resistant bacteria that cause wound infections. Manuka honey is tested by independent labs and each batch is given a rating for its medicinal quality. We buy ours from the Manuka Doctor.
We combine manuka honey with black cumin seed oil for an extra kick! Here is an article on the healing properties of black cumin seed oil.
Muscle & joint balm: this formulation was created to help decrease pain and inflammation. Here is a study on the effect of black cumin oil on osteoarthritis. Frankincense and Myrrh together provide even more benefit for pain and inflammation. Here is a study on frankincense and myrrh with regards to inflammation. And an article from the UK on the benefits of frankincense and myrrh.
Tamanu oil (calphylium inophyllum oil) is an active ingredient in our skin restore cream. This study shows the benefits of tamanu oil on infected wounds and acne.
Providing a protective barrier, shea butter has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. See this study on skin barrier effects of some plant oils.
We also added in some essential oils of geranium, lavender and rosemary and chamomile to help aid in a variety of skin conditions. Here is a study on essential oils as a potential treatment for skin diseases.
Natural sunscreen coming out in the spring!