Chamomile is an unassuming white flower, whose magic power has been recognized since antiquity. Apparently, its benefits were even utilised by Neanderthals. In our herbal garden, we only harvest it in June, as due to medieval superstitions that is when its power is the strongest. And there must be something to it – the rate at which our oleum chamomillae heals irritated skin is remarkable.
In medicine, the antiseptic properties of chamomile as most widely acknowledged. Its head contains many healing substances such as chamazulene, bisabolol, flavonoids, coumarins, mucus, vitamin C and mineral salts, as well as azulene, which help ease irritations and inflammations or accelerate the healing of wounds. However, in magical rituals chamomile is used to conjure up love or to increase attractiveness. So maybe a touch of oleum chamomillae instead of night cream?
Sweet almond oil contains oleic acid, linoleic acid and vitamins: A, B1, B2, B6, D i E. It is an especially delicate ingredient, which does not cause allergies, thus it is suitable for nurturing soft infant skin. It is especially recommended for dry or aging skin, while systematic use smoothens the skin. Additionally, it can be used for the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and dry, itchy or irritated skin.
Grape seed oil is the richest source of linoleic acid and natural vitamin E, an ideal antioxidant. Additionally, it contains vitamin B6, lecithin, anti-oxidant flavonoids and resveratrol, as well as various minerals. As a result, it helps suppress skin-aging processes, regenerating and nourishing the skin, while it also has tonic, anti-inflammatory and irritation soothing properties.
After use on the skin, it is fully absorbed without leaving an oily layer. The skin becomes smooth and shiny, its firmness and tension improves, while the lipid structure of the epidermis is strengthened. Shea butter, known also as karité butter (from the French word for LIFE), is an aromatic fat obtained from the nut of the African shea tree.
It acts as a natural UV filter, and it has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-aging properties, as well as helping eliminate stretch marks. It is also an exceptional medicinal compound, as it stimulates the faster scarring of wounds and burns. Additionally, it contains vitamin F, which brings relief to tired, tense and hurting muscles, thus helping them to relax.
Oleic and stearic acid constitutes up to 90% of the butter. The amount of unsaturated fatty acids considerably exceeds that which can be found in cocoa butter and other natural vegetable butters. Unsaturated fatty acids are the key ingredient of skin rejuvenation and moisturization – thanks to its deep penetration, it helps oil and moisturize the skin. Shea butter helps to maintain moisture and decrease water loss by creating a protective barrier on the skin’s surface by binding water (it lowers the TEWL level), thus preventing excessive skin dryness or exfoliation.
Simultaneously, it is ideally absorbed without leaving an oily layer, while remaining in the deeper skin layers for longer. Undeniably, thanks to its origin, it adds a touch of the exotic to the cosmetics.
Natural beeswax creates an occlusive membrane (film) on the skin’s surface, which helps prevent excessive water loss on the surface (this has an indirect moisturizing effect). As a result, it helps nurture, i.e. smooth and soften the skin, bringing about a shine and exhibiting regenerative properties. Honey enthusiasts are also entranced by its marvellous sweet scent.
grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, beeswax, shea butter, chamomile capitula, vitamin E
Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cera Flava, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Fruit Butter, Chamomilla Recutita, Tocopherol Acetate
A very small amount of oleum should be placed onto irritated, atopic or inflamed skin. Delicately rub in and leave to dry. The product is very efficient – it contains only active substances.
Our products contain natural substances derived from plants which in rare cases
may cause reactions in people prone to allergies.