Skin soothing HEALING Salve Ingredients & their purposes Chamomile is antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. It is also considered to be hypoallergenic with the ability to neutralise skin irritants. It is one of the few herbs that has been included in clinical trials to look into its effectiveness in skincare. In one trial with humans, chamomile was found to have an effect that was 60% as active as 0.25% hydrocortisone when applied topically. Sal butter is rich in Stearic and Oleic fatty acids. Shorea (Sal) Butter is an excellent conditioner for skin, restoring softness and elasticity. It is believed to provide soothing and anti-inflammation properties, as well as boost UV-protection. Tea Tree Oil is a plant extract which has been extensively researched within the last few years as it is believed to have many healing benefits which can treat multiple skin conditions. The essential oil is extracted from the Melaleuca alternifolia, a shrub like plant which has several antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Borage seed oil will treat all kinds of skin inflammation including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea. If you’re just feeling dry, you’ll love its calming, nourishing, redness-erasing prowess. It’s also useful in helping calm acne and eczema. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that can help protect skin from free radicals and from adverse effects of the sun, such as premature aging and wrinkles. Using a skincare product formulated with sunflower oil is a good way to obtain vitamin E’s benefits for skin. Rosehip Oil contains fatty acids and Vitamin A to moisturize the skin, promote skin regeneration, and improve skin flexibility and permeability. This means that rosehip oil products can improve skin texture and even reduce the appearance of acne scars or stretch marks. Coconut oil can effectively reduce the presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. This is significant because people with eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions can be more vulnerable to skin infections. Neem oil is used for a large variety of ailments, but seems to be particularly beneficial for skin problems. Its oil is used for eczema and a number of other skin diseases such as ringworm and scabies. It is a powerful insect repellant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and also strengthens the body’s overall immune responses. Neem oil contains fatty acids which build collagen, promote wound healing and maintain the skin’s elasticity. Clinical studies have also revealed that neem inhibits inflammation as effectively as cortisone acetate, this effect further accelerates wound healing. Safflower Oil is found to be noncomedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores. Its anti-inflammatory effects may also be potentially helpful in treating skin conditions. Avocado oil contains a high percentage of Vitamin E, as well as potassium, lecithin, and many other nutrients which can nourish and moisturize your skin. The oleic acid also promotes collagen production, which helps grow new skin. This accelerates the healing process, helping with issues like sunburn. Beeswax heals and softens skin and is an antibacterial agent. It can help fight conditions like acne, dry skin, eczema, and stretch marks. Tamanu oil is one of the most effective natural ingredients to promote the formation of new tissue. It stimulates microcirculation to accelerate cell turnover, thereby increasing skin healing and the growth of healthy skin. The compounds in tamanu are anti-inflammatory and have been shown to reduce swelling and irritation with topical application. Tamanu has also been documented to have pain relieving effects, a major plus when dealing with an uncomfortable skin condition. These all-natural remedies for psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis get down into the core of the problem and work simultaneously to treat inflammation while healing damaged skin and restoring moisture in the infected area. It is most important to try a test patch on an uninfected area of the skin to ensure you don’t get an allergic reaction first. All products are for external use only. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. LEGAL DISCLAIMER The information on this page has been compiled from published sources and is provided only as a guide. Although every effort has been taken to ensure that information published on this site is correct and up to date, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information presented, and accept no liability in respect of any omission or error. The customer should always satisfy themselves as to the ultimate suitability of a product for an intended application. I accept no liability in the unlikely event of an adverse reaction occurring when using one of these products.