Anti-Itch

February 6, 2017

Explaining the Ingredients: Skin Moisturizing Herbal Lotion or Oil Recipe

As a massage therapist, in the Winter months, I see many clients come in with super dry skin, even to the point of being cracked and itchy.  Time to whip up some thick and soothing Skin Moisturizing Herbal Lotion! First, I created a tincture of burdock root, yellow dock, plantain, and calendula.  Then, […]
December 7, 2017

Avocado Oil for Very Dry Skin

Can avocado oil help with issues of very dry skin?  The fruit from an avocado tree, Persea americana Mill, belonging to the family Lauraceae, is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, D, and E.  These have the ability to help deeply moisturize the skin (Miller, 2014).    The […]
February 23, 2018
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Herbal Anti-Itch Cream

Herbal Anti-Itch Cream – Recipe and Research By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT This herbal anti-itch cream recipe can come in handy during the dry Winter months.  Research studies have shown these herbs may have potential in treating various skin conditions such as pruritus, […]
April 3, 2018

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Research

Latin Name: Mentha piperita Family Name: Lamiaceae There is a significant amount of research on peppermint (Mentha piperita).  It has shown to be beneficial as a digestive aid, respiratory aid, and to relief inflammation and muscle spasm and tension.  It’s menthol constituent has shown analgesic activity.  It has also shown antimicrobial, […]
April 3, 2018

Anti-itch

Certain herbs taken orally or applied topically have shown to have anti-itch potential.  German chamomile, peppermint, and colloidal oatmeal are examples of herbs that may help show a reduction in symptoms.  In the cases of ongoing or severe itching conditions, consult with a Doctor. Recipes to Help with Itching   […]
April 19, 2018

Oats & Flowers Bath Soak Recipe

This Oats & Flowers Bath Soak Recipe is great for itchy or dry skin.  It gently soothes with a calming floral aroma. Oats & Flowers Bath Soak Ingredients 2 cups of oats – ground 1 cup of dried lavender – ground 1 cup of dried calendula – ground 1 cup […]
May 4, 2018

Burdock (Arctium lappa) Research

Latin Name: Arctium lappa Family: Asteraceae Burdock has been used as a blood cleanser, fever reducer, for itchy skin, and more.  It is revered in Chinese medicine and has been used in blends for its anti-cancer action.  Preliminary scientific studies have demonstrated anti-inflammatory, anti-infection, anti-diabetic, and hypolipidemic potential; more research […]
May 4, 2018
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Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) Research

Latin Name: Tanacetum parthenium Family: Asteraceae Feverfew is a daisy like flower, useful in reducing migraine headaches by easing smooth muscle spasms and the constriction of blood vessels in the brain.  The parthenolide constituent has shown in research to reduce muscle spasms and constrict blood vessels in the brain to […]
May 15, 2018

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolium) Research

Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolium Family: Lamiaceae Lavender has been well researched for its calming action and ability to reduce insomnia.  It can also be applied topically to help with pain, inflammation, and itching, and has antimicrobial and insect repelling action. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of […]
May 18, 2018
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May 21, 2018

Rosemary

May 24, 2018

Rosemary for Skin Irritations

Rosemary has been used for centuries as a folkloric remedy to treat skin irritations. Several in vitro and in vivo studies have shown the skin healing and skin protective actions of rosemary extracts. Further, it has shown antimicrobial and antioxidant activities and maybe a helpful skin antiseptic.  More research is […]