Non-GMO Grapeseed Oil
Known for its moisturizing and astringent (contracting) properties, this non-allergenic oil absorbs readily into the skin, making it the perfect vehicle for delivering infused components in a topical application. High in anti-oxidant and anti-aging vitamins C and E, and PUFAʼs (Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids) it alone would nourish the skin even before we worked our magic.
Our Organic Herbs
The brilliant yellow marigold flower has long been the queen of herbal medicine for skin issues. Rich in nitrogen, phosphoric acid, and vitamin A, calendula speeds regeneration of cells in damaged skin. It has been used reliably for wounds, sore nursing nipples, insect bites, chapped lips and sore throats.
Also known as Knitbone, comfrey is known to accelerate healing of both bone and skin tissues by its ability to increase mitosis (cell division). Bruises, viral rashes, age spots, and stubborn sores that refuse to heal been seen to benefit from use of comfrey.
St John's Wort
A mild topical pain reliever, St. John's Wort also has an anti-inflammatory property. It works particularly well for nerve pain and puncture wounds.
Thyme is both soothing and refreshing with anti-bacterial and anti - fungal properties. It has been often used for cuts, scrapes, and sore muscles.
Taken internally, licorice is restorative for the liver and adrenal glands. Soldiers of Alexander the Great carried licorice as a health weapon to allay thirst and maintain robust energy. Topically, licorice is anti-inflammatory and soothing for the skin.
High in fatty acids, B vitamins, and iron, burdock is both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It has historically been used to treat psoriasis, acne and eczema.
Known as a 'cold' herb, chickweed cools and soothes irritated skin. It is emollient and calms itching. An excellent herb to treat boils, painful eruptions, and inflamed gouty joints.
Rich in minerals, plantain is an astringent, anti-bacterial, and anti- inflammatory. plantain has been used for scalds, burns, and wounds that are slow to heal. Skin eruptions with nerve pain, such as we see with shingles, benefit from plantain.
Source: Dr. Tabitha Werblud, ND (tahomaclinicnorthseattle.com)
We infuse this blend of herbs into the oil in large glass jars for a minimum of 6 weeks. We keep the jars in cool dark conditions, much like a wine cellar. Although it would be much easier, we do not use plastic or metal containers for this process, as we want to avoid any toxins leaching into the precious oil. We then strain it with a fine sieve, and use it for all our oil based products. Itʼs quite a process but we find that the result is well worth it, and we think you will find the same is true for you.