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It is cooling to the skin, and is anti- inflmmatory.It too pulls tissue together healing it more readily.Comfrey leaf is a strong stypic, and will actually seal in the wound whether aseptic or not. That is why this salve should be applied to a clean, or fairly clean wound.Calendula flowers are used for their healing of the skin.Yarrow is used for it's anti-bleeding, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties.Both lavender and chamomile essential oils are used. Lavender being anti-bacterial and chamomile being anti-inflammatory.
Blemish Be Gone: This cream is used on blemishes, and acne. Can be used anywhere on the body.Expellor pressed olive oil used as base, beeswax as the thickner,grapefruit seed extract used as a natural preservative.Vitamin E is also a natural preservative and used in all my salves and creams.Plants used are Calendula flower, Dandelion root, Burdock seed, Gotu kola, Chickweed, and Plantain. I added use rose hip seed oil for a high Vitamin C content to help with healing and complexion. Both dandelion and burdock are cooling herbs.They tend to help with hot,inflammed conditions such as acne.Gotu kola is a wonderful India herb that helps build allatoin and collagen in the skin cells.Plantain actually pulls out toxins in the skin thereby bringing the eruption to a head. It is also anti-inflammatory.Most of these herbs are drying too therby drying out the acne.Neroli essential oil is added to help the skin cells grow. This tropical flower essence has proven to heal over skin by helping it to rejuvenate itself.
Anti-Fungal Ointment: This ointment can be used on outer fungal infections such as athlete's foot,scabies, and ringworm.Expellor pressed olive oil, beeswax, grapefruit seed extract, and Vitamin E are here as stated for the above reasons.Black walnut outer green husks are used for the anti-fungal properties as well as anti-bacterial.Common garden thyme is also an anti-fungal as well as anti-bacterial and antiseptic.Tea tree oil has been used extensively as an anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial. Other anti fugal roots include Oregon grape and yellow dock roots.
Problem Skin Ointment: This ointment is used on eczema, psoriasis, and other skin rashes.May be useful for roseacea too.Expeller pressed olive oil is used as the base,with beeswax as a thickener,grapefruit seed extract, and Vitamin E are the preservatives.Red clover blossoms are used as an alterative.They alternate the erupted skin area back to it's original state of being in balance.It also helps to clean the blood. It's isoflavones were recorded in the 1800's as being anticarcinogenic, and it was the one of the ingrediants in the Hoxsey salve used for skin cancers.Jewelweed is a common weed plant found in shady areas that I have used for an anti-itch component in this formula. I will elaborate on this in my next cream.Both burdock and dandelion roots are used to cool the area, and help cleanse the blood via the liver.These do soak into the circulation via the blood vessels of the inner layer of the skin.Gumweed has a resinous nature ,and was used by the Native Americans for topical use .It is a strong anti-inflammatory.I use zinc gluconate as a form for zinc.Zinc is needed to make healthy skin.Evening primrose oil is used for a ultra moisturizer, and is rich in alpha linolenic acid which is a omega 6 fatty acid needed for optimal skin regeneration. It is also an anti-inflammatory.Geranium essential oil is used to bring blood flow to the area.