St John's & Wild Weeds Healing / Hand Balm ~ with Calendula, Plantain, Self Heal, Yarrow & St John's Wort.
Infused with Seasonally abundant wild weeds this is a wonderfully nourishing & soothing hand moisturiser, perfect for dry skin & also an amazing heal all balm.
Harnessing the therapeutic properties of Calendula, Plantain, Self Heal, Yarrow & St John's Wort. + the extra moisturising & nourishing qualities of Hempseed Oil & Raw Shea butter this is a rich & luscious balm.
Perfect for gardeners hands either before heading into the garden as protection or after a day outdoors, or for dry, chapped, scratched hands that need extra moisture or protection from the elements.
You can also use this balm anywhere on your body. It's especially useful for dry, itchey, red, inflamed skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis, or insect bites and scratches. Bringing soothing relief and skin healing properties.
The various botanicals also offer wound healing properties, with antiseptic properties & the ability to aid & speed tissue & skin cell regeneration.
It's the botanical ingredients of this balm which are the superstars:
Yarrow aka Soldier’s woundwort, referring to it's use by the Greek Hero Achilles, who would use Yarrow to treat soldiers wounds on the battlefields. You don't need to be that hardcore to love Yarrow, it's one of my favorite foraged first aid ingredients, known to stem the flow of bleeding and speed the healing of wounds. Yarrow contains antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties making this the perfect addition to any skin moisturiser, especially if you're a bare hand gardener prone to cuts, scratches & dry skin!
Self Heal really stands out as a first aid & medicinal herb. It has anti bacterial, anti viral & astringent properties & stems the flow of blood. It’s most commononly been used throughout history to treat wounds and heal the skin.
St Johns Wort boasts Anti-inflammatory, analgesic (relieves pain), deep seated nervine effect, deadening nerve pain, eases arthritis pain, muscle pain & joint discomfort. Used to treat athletic injuries such as torn ligaments & muscles. Speeds the healing process of bruises by stimulating circulation of oxygenated blood to damaged cells.
Plantain's nickname is 'green bandage', referring to it's excellent use as a first aid remedy for cuts and wounds. Given the shape of the leaves it can be wrapped onto the skin like a bandage. Plantain is used topically to soothe irritation & infection, to treat skin problems such as eczema and acne and to relieve itchiness and stinging sensation from bug bites and stinging nettles. Plantain is gentle, toning, soothing & moisturising. Plantain has blood clotting agents and the natural allantoin promotes cell regeneration whilst the natural silica aids tissue healing.
Calendula is almost the European equivalent, as it's been used for centuries to treat a long list of skin conditions. Touted as one of the best herbs for treating skin problems, especially where there is inflammation on the skin (through infection or physical damage), Calendula is used to treat all types of wounds & skin infections. With it’s antispectic properties, & strong vulnerary actions, it heals the body by promoting cell repair. It’s believed to promotes wound healing and skin cell regeneration by stimulating the growth of new blood vessels and skin tissue. Calendula works particularly well for slow healing wounds & has gentle skin soothing & healing properties.
Organic Hempseed Oil is a rich source of omega 3 & 6 known to nourish, pacify, revitalise & moisturise dry skin. Hempseed provides long lasting moisture, over time increasing your skin’s ability to retain moisture.
Organic Shea Butter is deeply moisturising, penetrating deep into the skins layers whilst also forming a protective barrier, keeping moisture in and dryness from the elements out.
Each balm is handcrafted from homegrown organic herbs which have been infused for a month in organic oils. Hand blended in small batches with seasonally available, fresh plant materials. No artificial preservatives are used, please keep your metal tin well sealed in a cool dark place and use within 12 months. The tin can be easily upcycled and reused once you've finished your balm.
Ingredients: Homegrown & Wild Foraged Yarrow Flowers, Plantain leaves, Calendula, St John's Wort, Self Heal, Olive Oil, Hempseed Oil, Raw Shea Butter, Local Organic Beeswax.
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