External+ skin care is a combination of therapeutic-grade essential oils that help clean the skin and provide an atmosphere for the body to repair the skin and renew the damaged cells.
Why you use it:
- Reduces inflammation
- Soothes bites and stings
- Cleans wounds
- Stimulates healing
What we use:
- Origanum vulgare (Oregano) oil: Used by humans for approximately 4,000 years and reputedly created by the Goddess Aphrodite as a symbol of happiness. The Greeks used the word Oreganos, meaning “Joy of the Mountains” Anyone who has seen or smelled the Oregano covered hills and mountains of the Mediterranean during spring time can confirm the sweet and herbaceous smell that can be experienced there. It was used widely by the Greeks and later the Roman empire to spice fish meat and even to flavor wine. As a medicine Oregano oil is antiviral, Fights infection, protects against harmful organisms, improves digestion, supports healthy menstrual function, supports immunity to allergies, increases weight loss, and combats cold & flu.
- Azadirachta indica (Neem) oil: The history of the Neem tree is as old as India its self. Neem has been used as a medicine, a nutritional supplement, and a culinary ingredient; it has been used in agriculture as a fertilizer and pesticide and in livestock production as a protein source. It has even found uses in cosmetic products. If the British had known about the many uses of Neem, this plant would have been world-renowned many years ago. Also referred to as India’s secret plant, the many uses of Neem were a closely guarded secret. Medicinally, Neem is antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-diabetic & blood purifying. It has been used successfully as a contraceptive in high doses. It has been used to treat Malaria, Diabetes and more than 100 other common ailments.
- Mentha arvensis (Mint) oil: Used by humans for approximately 2,000 years as a digestive aid, to increase weight loss, to relieve nausea, headaches, depression asthma & memory loss. Mentha arvensis, also known as field mint, corn mint, and wild mint. Packed with vitamins and minerals this herb was traditionally used for everything from swollen gums, to ulcers and arthritis pain.
- Cinnamomum cassia (Cinnamon) oil: First recorded in Egypt around 4,000BC, cinnamon is one of the oldest spices used by humans. Originally part of the embalming process, later used in perfumery and most commonly as a culinary spice, cinnamons rich history in medicine is not to be overlooked. Cinnamon has a rich and colorful history among Arab traders who invented wild tales of its origins to support its exorbitant price. One such tale was recorded in 5th century BC by the Greek historian Herodotus who claimed that the Cinnamon was collected by large birds who used the sticks to build their nests on top of mountains so dangerous that man could not climb them, large pieces of ox meat were left at the base of the cliffs to be collected by the birds. The weight of the meat in the nest would cause it to fall to the ground where the eager spice hunters would wait. Medicinally Cinnamon can be much easier to define as its benefits can be seen within days, the oil that we use decreases inflammation, Increases circulation, fights viruses, fights free radicals, relieves depression, stimulates the immune system, stimulates libido, fights parasites balances blood sugar and gives the body an energy boost that can be felt within the first few days of consumption.
A must have for all medicine cabinets. Our children have their own bottles that they carry on all sleepovers and outings.