Please see below the ingredients used in Aromatic Essentials products. Each product will have it's own product label. Some ingredients listed are not used in the products yet but may be in the future.
Listed In random order. Ingredients will be listed in order of volume on each product description.
This centuries old remedy comes from the bright yellow arnica flower which is found in the alpine meadows of Europe. It decreases inflammation and is an immune system booster. Tropical arnica soothes pain and restores joint function just as well as ibuprofen. It is also ideal for sprains, bruises, strains and in postoperative healing.
Ancient Greeks and Romans are reported to have added oats to their bath water to treat rashes and itching. Oatmeal's use as a scrub or bath additive continued over the centuries. In 1945, a finely milled product called colloidal oatmeal was developed and allowed oatmeal's benefits to be added to fine soap products.
Benefits of using oatmeal soaps include relieving skin irritation and redness from rashes or exposure, reducing itching and moisturizing or softening skin. These benefits make it an effective product for people with eczema, sunburn or allergies, the elderly and young children.
Because Olive oil prevents cell destruction, it fights the signs of aging and gives you a more youthful appearance. When applied topically, olive oil moisturizes and softens dry skin.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/041521_olive_oil_heart_health_skin_and_hair.html#ixzz47OaMjg4e
Oliwax is stable to oxidation and it contains the unsaponifiable fraction of olive oil: one of the noblest part of the original olive oil that is very rich in squalene. Squalene is known to be contained in the human skin lipids too. The complete natural origin is from olive oil.
OLIVE OIL is one of the lipids showing the highest compatibility with our skin, and its chemical composition is very similar to human skin lipids system.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera has many healing properties and is used for burns, rashes, bites, sunburn and after sun care.
The main benefits of Aloe Vera are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and restoration. Aloe soothes and helps support the natural repair of skin that has been damaged. Aloe Vera extracts have antibacterial and antifungal activities, which may help in the treatment of minor skin infections.
It is useful for very sensitive skin, and to help heal the scars of past acne. It is very calming. Said to be useful for burns, eczema, psoriasis, chafing, rashes, dermatitis. Dried marigold infusions make good toners, and good calmers for the itchy eyes of hay fever. A tisane could help PMT. A drop of calendula oil or a tea made from Calendula flowers in a bath is good for psoriasis.
Comfrey Root Powder
Comfrey contains allantoin.
Allantoin is a natural soothing, anti-irritant, and skin protectant that increases the water content of the extracellular matrix which provides structural support to cells and connective tissue. Allantoin has also been reported to increases the smoothness of the skin; promotes cell replication; and promotes the healing of wounds, burns, and scars. Our skin naturally stops producing allantoin around age 20.
For purposes of cellular detoxification and tissue purification, the most effective form of magnesium is magnesium chloride, which has a strong excretory effect on toxins and stagnant energies stuck in the tissues of the body, drawing them out through the pores of the skin. This is a powerful hydrotherapy that draws toxins from the tissues, replenishes the “vital fluid” of the cells, and restores cellular magnesium to optimum levels. Magnesium chloride is environmentally safe, and is used around vegetation and in agriculture. It is not irritating to the skin at lower concentrations, and is less toxic than common table salt.
Magnesium chloride solution was not only harmless for tissues, but it also had a great effect
over leukocytic activity and phagocytosis; so it was perfect for external wound treatments.
Specific for temporary relief from rheumatic, osteoarthritic as well as muscular aches and pains
Also used for temporary relief from symptoms associated with sprains, strains, fibrositis and lumbago.
Peppermint oil can be used externally for providing relief from pain. It is believed that the presence of calcium antagonism in peppermint oil aids in removing pain.
For temporary relief from headaches, arthritis and rheumatism.
Has penetrating action that brings temporary relief from muscular aches and rheumatic aches and pains.
This is an Indian herb and is very effective for both chronic and minor pains. Boswellia acid is the active ingredient in Boswellia and it is more potent and less toxic than many of the standard anti-inflammatory drugs. Boswellia is available both as a supplement and as a topical cream. It has no adverse effects.
Pain reliever, an antiseptic and a wound healer. Muscle pain: If you are experiencing joint and muscle pain, massaging eucalyptus oil on the surface of the skin helps to relieve stress and pain. The volatile eucalyptus oil is analgesic and anti-inflammatory in nature. Therefore it is often recommended to patients suffering from rheumatism, lumbago, sprained ligaments and tendons, stiff muscles, aches, fibrosis and even nerve pain. The oil should be massaged in a circular motion on the affected areas of the body.
Contained in Comfrey Balm
For temporary relief from headaches, arthritis and rheumatism
Rooibos is naturally anti-viral, anti-allergenic and a mild anti-anxiety mediator. Rooibos tea is also high in vitamin C, rich in antioxidants (37 to be exact), several minerals and alpha-hydroxy-acid. Rooibos is also safe for pets.
For muscular warm-ups before sporting or any other activity
May assist with circulation
Provides temporary relief from muscular pain and cramping, rheumatic and arthritis pain
For temporary pain relief associated with headaches, tension and stress.
Green Tea extract
A powerful antioxidant. Water soluble. It can leave a slight bitter taste in products, but evidently it fights cancer and sun damage and it aides in skin cell regeneration.
According to Mountain Rose Herbs, "Citric acid is used for many different reasons, including (but not limited to):
Antioxidant and preservative properties
Prevents rancidity and bacteria growth
Astringency and Acidity
Stabilizes the ingredients, color, taste, and flavor of a product
Readily metabolized and eliminated from the body"
I use less than 1% in creams to lower the PH so its suitable for the skin.
Cloves are another spice that can be found in many recipes. In aromatherapy,
Clove oil contains Eugenol, the main active ingredient of clove. Eugenol is an anti-inflammatory.
And clove oil is a great anti-fungal. It's even recommended by many who treat Candida. The oil is also useful for direct applications to outer skin fungi, such as ringworm and athlete's foot. The clove oil can be used as an antiseptic and pain-reliever. Young children and pregnant or nursing women should avoid clove.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/033579_clove_oil_healing.html#ixzz2DrEQ3dHa
Soothing for painful and stiff muscles and joints.
In skin care, it's useful for treating acne, blocked pores, weeping eczema, psoriasis and inflammations. Don't use during pregnancy.
Hemp Seed Oil
We add Hemp seed oil into the products for its incredible healing properties and positive effects on health. HSO is rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6. In one Tablespoon, you will receive 2.5 grams of Omega-3 fatty acids, 8 grams of Omega-6 fatty acids, and 2 grams of Omega-9 fatty acids - a perfect balance. No other single source oil has this ideal combination of Essential Fatty Acids. In cosmetic and bodycare products, Hemp Seed Oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing, balances dry skin, fights skin inflammations, helps heal skin lesions, has anti-oxidants, and contains moisture balancing properties. The oil is non-greasy, readily absorbs into the pores, is an emollient, and has rejuvenating and moisturizing properties for the skin. Read more...
Aids memory, improves mood. Eases sore throats. Settles the digestive system, effective against nausea, hangovers, jet lag, headache and travel sickness. Relieves cramps, rheumatic pain and muscle spasms. A valuable remedy in cases of impotence. This is a flavorful root that contains enzymes that inhabit the production of inflammatory compounds.
Tea Tree Oil
Pain reliever, an antiseptic and a wound healer.
Balsam of Peru
anti-infective, on chafed skin to soothe, massage of muscles for circulation, inhalant for respiratory and immune systems, effective at relieving itch of scabies, ringworm and eczema, as well as for relieving chapped hands and feet.
To be updated
Vanilla – a proprietary blend of vanilla extracts, specially produced for use in Aromatic Essentials to provide circulatory benefits and to act as the delivery mechanism for the potent pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties of the Tea Tree and Eucalyptus. The Vanilla is “fully bonded” during the maturation process and helps to deliver fast acting pain relief .
Vitamin E oil
Vitamin E is a well-known anti-oxidant skin-care ingredient, A May 2010 study in the "Journal of Drugs in Dermatology" found that vitamin E oil is an effective topical therapy in the management of hypertrophic scars and keloids and may be useful if you have atopic dermatitis.
Regular application of vitamin E oil to the face can help counteract signs of aging by smoothing out existing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as preventing new lines and wrinkles from forming in the future. It also helps to keep your skin tight and firm.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/93336-benefits-using-vitamin-e-oil/#ixzz2DCXsQqQi
WITCH HAZEL Side Effects & Safety Witch hazel is safe for most adults when applied directly to the skin. In some people, it might cause minor skin irritation. Witch hazel also seems to be safe for most adults when small doses are taken by mouth. In some people, witch hazel might cause stomach upset when taken by mouth. Large doses might cause liver problems. Witch hazel contains a cancer-causing chemical (safrole), but in amounts that are too small to be of concern. Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of witch hazel during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Comfrey Balm, Calendula Balm, Nappy Rash Cream, Facial cleansers and moisturisers which contain 100 percent natural ingredients. Sensitive skin responds extremely well to products which are formulated to be mild and all natural.
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