April 4, 2018

Chamomile German (Matricaria recutita) Research

Latin Name: Matricaria recutita or Chamomilla recutita Family: Asteraceae Chamomile has been used to calm the mind and soothe the skin.  People have used it as a folk remedy for wounds, to reduce itching, and to help with inflammation.  The dried herb is also commonly ingested as a tea to help with […]
April 10, 2018

Calendula Skin Serum Recipe

Studies have shown calendula to be effective in helping with various skin conditions, like wounds, dry skin, and itching.  Below is a simple calendula skin serum recipe.  Research is listed below. Calendula Skin Serum Recipe Ingredients 30 fresh organically grown calendula blossoms (Calendula officinalis) 1 Tbsp (or about 4 emptied capsules) […]
April 20, 2018

Plantain & Lavender Salve Recipe

This Plantain & Lavender Salve is great for bug bites cuts and scrapes, burns, inflammation, and skin irritations. Plantain & Lavender Salve Ingredients ​​16 ounces of dried plantain leaves – not exposed to chemicals 16 ounces of fractionated coconut oil (liquid at room temperature) 2 Tablespoons of bees wax 1 […]
May 4, 2018

Calendula / Marigold (Calendula officinalis) Research

Latin Name: Calendula officinalis Family: Asteraceae Calendula flowers have an unique aroma and brilliant orange and yellow coloration.  It has shown in research to be a promising ingredient in skin recipes. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview […]
May 14, 2018

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) Research

Latin Name: Pelargonium graveolens Family: Geraniaceae The geranium plant has long been used for its insect repelling activities.  Flowers can be planted in the yard, and the essential oil is often seen as an ingredient in at home bug spray recipes. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific […]
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 […]
October 2, 2018

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae) Research

Latin Name: Hippophae ssp. Family: Elaeagnaceae SKIN Topical application of sea buckthorn oil increased cutaneous thickness of human skin.  From:  Yang, B., Bonfigli, A., Pagani, V., Isohanni, T., von-Knorring, A., Jutila, A., & Judin, V. P. (2009). Effects of oral supplementation and topical application of supercritical CO2 extracted sea buckthorn oil […]
October 3, 2018

3 Orange Herbs to Help Your Skin Glow!

Which orange herbs are great for my skin? There are some amazing plants with brilliant orange colors, related to being high in beta carotene.  Sea buckthorn, marigolds, and carrots all contain this glowing orange pigment, plus other amazing nutrients that are great for the skin.  Below, is an overview of […]