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April 2008 Ageless herbal newsletter

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Healthy hair - and how to maintain it

Our hair is our crowning glory and we all know that the state of the hair has an incredible effect on how good we look – we all know of the “bad hair day” and how this affects the way we feel about ourselves.

healthy hair

To achieve a rejuvenated and anti-aging look it is essential to take good care of our hair, as nothing destroys a vital look more than weak, thin, lusterless and damaged hair.

Being in tiptop shape and good health will be reflected in the condition of our hair, skin and nails. Following a balanced diet, controlling stress levels and exercising moderately will give our hair the ideal conditions in which to grow.

We are very fortunate to live in an age where the approach to hair styling and care is more natural. Remember the bouffant style of hair in the 1960’s, where the hair was pasted into an unnatural shape! This look can of course still be achieved these days, but at least the gels and mousses available are much more hair, scalp and ozone friendly.

We do still subject our hair to harsh dyes, colorants and treatments, but the research done into most of these procedures has given rise to much gentler treatments. A well trained hairdresser, who keeps his or herself up to date with new technical advancements in hair care and treatments, will have all the necessary knowledge to achieve the best style for your over-all look, without damaging, or limiting damage to the hair and scalp.

To take good care of our hair, it is necessary to understand a little bit about how the hair is formed, grows, what affects the health of the hair and what causes hair loss.

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When we are born, we start out with a full complement of follicles, each having its own blood supply and muscle. Each follicle produces a hair, which grows upward from the papilla in the follicle, where the root and the bulb of the hair are located.

The cycle of hair growth differs in humans from most other mammals, as our hair follicles follow a cycle independent of each other – while some hairs are growing, others are falling out.

The usual lifespan of a hair is around about three years, and the hair is found to follow the following stages:

  • Anagen stage
    • The growing stage, which lasts about three years.
  • Catagen stage
    • The regression period of the hair, this usually lasts about two weeks.
  •  Telogen stage
    • The final stage. The follicle becomes dormant for about 3 months, during which time the hair falls out. In a healthy scalp this is followed by the anagen stage, in a cycle of renewal.

How fast or slow our hair grows is largely affected by our genes, but hair, on average, grows about half an inch a month.

As we age, the above-mentioned cycle degenerates and starts to malfunction, and the progress of this degeneration and malfunction can differ greatly from person to person.

Hair loss hair healthy scalp prevent stop hair loss baldness alopecia falling hair balding thinning hair

Our genes play a major role in how well our hair grows and if premature baldness is pre-programmed into our genetic make up, there is really nothing that we can do about it.

However, some of the major causes of temporary hair loss, also known as temporary alopecia, are the following. Preventing the following can do a lot in retaining the hair and preventing hair loss :

The ponytail

A very tight ponytail, very definitely causes the risk of premature hair loss. The hair follicles are forced into an unnatural position, which causes the hair to press against one side of the opening in the follicle, which stretches the opening, causing wonderful breeding ground for bacteria and germs, which enter the follicle, which may cause unseen infection, and which may lead to the death of the follicle and permanent loss of the hair.

When making a ponytail, it should be very relaxed and rather loose and should feel comfortable.

Traction

Using curlers, or causing the hair to be constantly pulled in any way is unnatural and will cause damage to the health of the hair.

Hair straightening, vigorous continual brushing, too much vitamin A supplementation, bleaching and perming is also damaging to the hair.

Androgen hormone

Certain theories suggest, that as women are becoming more aggressive and are assuming male attitudes, more androgen is being excreted, which may cause premature baldness in women.

This theory does need more investigation.

Stress

It is generally agreed that stress causes an extra output of androgen, which affects the hair follicles and causes a negative change in the hair cycle.

Chemotherapy

Hair loss (alopecia) is one of the most distressing side effects of chemotherapy.

Not all chemotherapy causes hair to fall out or thin and this depends on the type of drug used and the dosage.

Luckily, the hair is usually found to grow back once the chemotherapy ceases.

It is found that the hair may take up to 6 months to grow back and that the color and texture of the hair may change when it grows back – straight hair may become more curly etc.

Various treatments, involving constriction of the scalp with rubber bands and the application of ice packs to the scalp, have been tried during chemotherapy. The idea behind this was that this would prevent the drug from reaching the hair follicles. No positive results have been achieved so far and in most cases, the patients simply complained of a headache!

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The genetic make-up of a person plays a large role in cases of premature baldness and a person must accept the effect that our genes have on hair loss, even if it means that nothing will help. There are however, certain medications on the market that have shown effective results, if you suffer from balding.

A reduction in stress levels and a realistic look at the effect that excessive tension (pulling), curling, bleaching and perming can place on the hair, may have an extremely positive effect on premature baldness. Your hair also reflects the general health of your body, and a diet including the right nutrients and moderate exercise which promotes circulation, will also positively influence hair growth.

A visit to a registered dermatologist, specializing in the hair and scalp may be called for. The term, tricologist, which refers to a person specializing in the hair and scalp, is often used, but this term does not necessarily refer to a specialist registered with a medical board. Be sure that the tricologist you consult is on the up and up.

We find the following studies that have been conducted on certain medications available for the prevention of balding worthy of note:

Please note: we are in no way affiliated with any company that profits from the sale of these medications and have simply included these studies for information purposes only.

Studies

  1. In May 2007, a study was published that compared the safety and efficacy of topical minoxidil (sold as Rogaine™ or Regaine™) and topical alfatradiol, compared as to their influence on hair growth. The conclusion of the study was that minoxidil can induce an increase in hair density and hair thickness, whereas treatment with alfatradiol results in deceleration or stabilization of hair loss. (J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2007 May Blume-Peytavi U, Kunte C, Krisp A, Bartels NG, Ellwanger U, Hoffmann R. Comparison of the efficacy and safety of topical minoxidil and topical alfatradiol in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in women. Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Charite- Medical University, Berlin, Germany.)
  2. Another study reported that minoxidil induces hair growth in male pattern baldness and prolongs the anagen phase. This coupled with All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) is reported to act synergistically with minoxidil in vivo, enhancing denser hair growth. (J Korean Med Sci. 2007 Apr;22 Kwon OS, Pyo HK, Oh YJ, Han JH, Lee SR, Chung JH, Eun HC, Kim KH. Promotive effect of minoxidil combined with all-trans retinoic acid (tretinoin) on human hair growth in vitro. Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Laboratory of Cutaneous Aging and Hair Research, Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Institute of Dermatological Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.)
  3. The department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea, conducted a study which showed that Minoxidil enhances hair growth by prolonging the anagen phase and induces new hair growth in androgenetic alopecia (AGA), whereas retinol (vitamin A derivative) significantly improves scalp skin condition and promotes hair growth. (Biol Pharm Bull. 2007 Jan; Yoo HG, Chang IY, Pyo HK, Kang YJ, Lee SH, Kwon OS, Cho KH, Eun HC, Kim KH. The additive effects of minoxidil and retinol on human hair growth in vitro. Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea.)

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The following herbs are thought to help prevent hair loss and are included in many hair care products. We sell a herbal shampoo and conditioner on our www.Ageless.co.za website, which contains the following, and can be viewed by clicking here.

Chamomile

A powerful anti-inflammatory. It also is active in wound healing, as well as healing ulcers. The vaso-dilating properties promote circulation to the skin. On the scalp it is just as effective and also helps to prevent any itching and rashes.

Green tea

In hair care, green tea is used with great success to improve the gloss and shine of the hair as well as the tensile strength.

Calendula

In hair care it is the remineralizing action of calendula that is of importance, as it helps hair that has been damaged, or breaks easily. It also helps to prevent dry, flyaway hair.

Rosemary

When used in fair concentrations in hair products, it not only has a stimulating effect, but also helps to form an extraordinary hair and scalp-conditioning product.

Sage

Sage is often used in hair care for combating greasy and oily hair, by regulating the sebum production of the scalp.

Horsetail

It is an extraordinary remineralizer of the skin and hair. It has haemostatic properties and provides natural silica to the skin and hair. The flavonoids and saponins in horsetail have great cell rejuvenating and regenerating properties, adding to the structural strength of hair.

Thyme

It is an excellent tonic for the scalp and hair, and in folk medicine it has been used to prevent hair loss as it invigorates and sets off new growth, and it is often used in hair tonics or specialized hair products to promote hair growth and to help treat dandruff and hair loss.

Lavender

Lavender is mainly used for its antiseptic and anti-dandruff properties.

Tea tree oil

The main benefits of tea tree oil are that it has superb antiseptic, antifungal and broad-spectrum anti-microbial activity on the skin. On the scalp it helps to prevent and control dandruff.

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A clinical trail done by Jamieson M and Ormerod AD at the Department of Dermatology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Scotland, using essential oils: Thyme, Rosemary, Lavender and Cedarwood, diffused into a base of Jojoba and Grapeseed oil, found that the participants using the oil in a massage treatment to the scalp, showed a significant improvement in their alopecia areata (hair loss), compared to the participants that only used a plain carrier oil massage blend.

It was concluded that the results showed “aromatherapy to be a safe and effective treatment for alopecia areata. Treatment with these essential oils was significantly more effective than treatment with the carrier oil alone”.

Our essential oil sister website sells a scalp massage blend of essential oils of rosemary, bay, cedarwood, patchouli and cypress and ylang-ylang on a carrier of jojoba oil, called hair and scalp blend

For more information regarding this blend, please click here.

Diet

A diet including a variety of raw fruits and vegetables, as well as protein and carbohydrates is essential for all over good health, which will be reflected in the condition of your hair.

It also should be noted that the quality of the soil in which vegetables and fruits are grown is important, as well as whether pesticides and herbicides are used and what the effect of these have on the quality of the fruit and vegetables.

The following nutrients are available from normal food sources and are considered essential for good hair health:

Vitamin A

The root of the hair originates in the skin, which has to be healthy as a foundation for healthy hair. This vitamin is essential for the development of epithelial cells. The outermost layer of the skin is composed of epithelial cells.

Liver, milk, egg-yolk, carrots, dark green leafy vegetables and yellow fruits are high in vitamin A or beta-carotene.

Vitamin D

There is a link between the lack of a vitamin D receptor in the follicle and alopecia (baldness). This leads to our assumption that vitamin D is required for good hair growth.

REFERENCE:
A study was done regarding the effect of vitamin D and alopecia – and the study particulars as follows: Akar A, Orkunoglu FE, Ozata M, Sengul A, Gur AR., Lack of association between Vitamin D receptor FokI polymorphism and alopecia areata. Eur J Dermatol. 2004 May-Jun;14(3):156-8.

Good sources of vitamin D are fatty fish like kippers, sardines, salmon, tuna and mackerel, liver, egg yolk and butter. Smaller amounts are also present in dark leafy vegetables.

Vitamin E

This nutrient stimulates the circulation and is an extremely effective anti-oxidant, bolstering the immune system. Vitamin E also stimulates oxygen uptake in the blood, which provides the hair follicle with well-oxygenated blood.

Vitamin E is found in nuts, oils, vegetables, sunflower seeds, whole grains, spinach, oils, seeds, wheat oils, asparagus, avocado, beef, seafood, apples, carrots and celery amongst others.

Vitamin B Complex

The group of B vitamins is involved in the improvement of so many body processes, which influence healthy blood circulation and health of the skin, hair and nails. The condition of the hair, skin and nails is a very good indication of the general well-being of a person and reflects the current state of health.

Good sources of various forms of vitamin B include beans, peas, carrots, cauliflower, soybeans, nutritional yeast, bran, nuts and eggs.

A good vitamin B supplement should include vitamin B 1, vitamin B 2, vitamin B 5, vitamin B 6 and vitamin B 12.

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

Vitamin C is required in the synthesis of collagen in connective tissue. Ascorbic acid also promotes healthy cell development, proper calcium absorption and normal tissue growth and repair, strengthening the walls of the capillaries.

Good sources of vitamin C are green leafy vegetables, berries, citrus fruits, guavas, tomatoes, melons, papayas etc.

Iron

Although the jury still seems to be out as to the relationship between iron deficiency and hair loss, the Department of Dermatology at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, seems to believe that treatment for alopecia is improved if an iron deficiency is corrected.

REFERENCE:
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 May;54(5):824-44. and comments in J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 May;54(5):903-6.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Mar;56(3):518-9; The diagnosis and treatment of iron deficiency and its potential relationship to hair loss. Trost LB, Bergfeld WF, Calogeras E. Department of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.)

Kelp

Kelp is used for shinier, healthier hair. It contains many critical trace elements essential for better health.

Kelp is a form of seaweed, which is available as a supplement in health shops and is also used when making sushi.

Magnesium

Magnesium plays an important role in at least 300 fundamental enzymatic reactions and for that reason is of vital importance to our health, which affects the hair.

Magnesium is found in dairy products, fish, meat and seafood, as well as in legumes, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, whole grain cereals, nuts, dark green vegetables, and cocoa, while hard water and mineral water may also supply it in fair quantities.

Manganese glycerophosphate

Manganese improves the absorption of vitamin C, vitamin B, biotin and choline, all of which impact on the health of the hair. It is also indicated in the stimulation of the creation of the connective tissue in the skin.

Manganese is found in nuts, avocados, eggs, brown rice, spices, whole grains, leafy greens as well as tea and coffee.

Zinc

It is necessary for a healthy immune system. It is further needed for cell division, and is needed by the tissue of the hair, nails and skin to be kept in top form.

Great sources are found in muscle meat, poultry, fish and seafood, while grains, nuts, eggs, seeds and brewer's yeast also supply good quality zinc.

Biotin

Biotin, also referred to as vitamin H, is part of the vitamin B complex group. One of the most visible symptoms of shortage of this vitamin is thinning of hair that can lead to total hair loss.

Biotin is present in cheese, beef liver, cauliflower, eggs, mushrooms, chicken breasts, salmon, spinach, brewer's yeast, nuts and can be manufactured in the body should a small shortfall occur.

Inositol

Inositol is needed for health at cellular level.

Men taking extra inositol reported that their hair loss had improved, with less hair falling out - although this has not been tested under clinical situations.

Inositol is available from both plant and animal sources. The plant form in which inositol is available is phytic acid, which can bind with minerals and so affect their absorption negatively.

The body is also able to manufacture this factor. Inositol is available from wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, bananas, liver, brown rice, oat flakes, nuts, unrefined molasses, raisins and vegetables.

Choline

Choline assists in keeping cell membranes healthy and in the health of the liver. It is reported that a symptom of a diseased liver may be hair loss.

Choline is found in egg yolks, beef, wheat germ, oats and nuts

PABA

It has been linked to hair growth as well as reversing the graying of hair, but results are disappointing, as extremely large amounts have to be ingested for this effect.

PABA is found in liver, kidney, brewer's yeast, molasses, whole grains, mushrooms and spinach, and can be made by intestinal bacteria.

Selenium

One of the main activities of this mineral is its anti-aging properties and its ability to help rid the body of free radicals, as well as toxic minerals such as mercury, lead and cadmium.

Brazil nuts are excellent sources of selenium, but it is also found in whole grains and shellfish.

Betaine

Betaine is an amino acid glycine, a substance that improves liver function. Good liver function may promote good hair health.

Food sources of betaine include beets, liver, eggs, fish, legumes, and whole grains.

Rutin

Rutin strengthens the capillary walls and promotes better circulation, which is essential for the correct functioning of the hair follicles.

Rutin is found in buckwheat seed, fruits and fruit rinds, especially citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime).

D L-Methionine

It assists in the breakdown of fats and thereby prevents the build-up of fat in the arteries. It assists with the digestive system and helps the body remove heavy metals from the body since it can be converted to cysteine, which is a precursor to gluthione, which is of prime importance in detoxifying the liver, the correct functioning of which may positively influence hair growth.

Methionine is found in good quantities in meat, fish, beans, eggs, garlic, lentils, onions, yogurt and seeds.

L-Cysteine

Your hair and skin require cysteine. It is found in beta-keratin, the main protein in nails, skin, as well as hair. It not only is important in collagen production but also assists in skin elasticity and texture.

The body can synthesize cysteine from the amino acid methionine, but it is also found in high protein foods such as poultry, wheat, broccoli, eggs as well as garlic, onions and red peppers.

Bioflavonoids

These nutrients act together with vitamin C to help maintain the thin walls of the capillaries, therefore preventing bleeding or bruising. Bioflavonoids have been linked to having an antibacterial effect, stimulating bile production, promoting circulation (essential for hair growth) and even assisting with fighting allergies, asthma etc.

Bioflavonoids are found in the white (pith) material just beneath citrus peel, as well as in peppers, grapes, pine bark, onions, garlic, blue and red berries, green tea as well as buckwheat.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera improves the condition of your skin, hair and nails by boosting your total nutritional status.

Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract is a supplement containing procyanidolic oligomers, which help to protect cells from the damage caused by oxidation and free radicals and also promotes healthy circulation, which is essential for good hair health.

Supplements to take to boost hair growth

Our modern diet may be deficient in all the above-mentioned nutrients, and a well-balanced supplement may be called for.

Summary

Following a healthy diet (including a good balance of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and trace elements obtained from raw fruits and vegetables), exercising properly and avoiding stress is necessary for good hair health. In some cases supplementation can be most beneficial.

A certain percentage of us do have a propensity to baldness and certain preparations and medications are available which seem to correct alopecia (baldness), but we have found that they have to be used permanently, if the make-up of the person simply leads to premature baldness and may not be effective in the long run.

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  • Healing cream
    • To assist in wound healing while soothing skin complaints – such as eczema and psoriasis, acne and piles and moisturizing and protecting the skin. This product has shown its effectiveness over a wide range of problems and judging from sales over more than a decade – it is the trusted healing cream to help with all mishaps, allergic reactions, irritated, burning, itchy and uncomfortable skin conditions.
  • Face wash
    • This face wash will properly clean your face and remove all impurities and environmental pollutants, without drying the skin. It contains eight herbal extracts to help promote a clear, vital and healthy complexion and a younger looking skin.
  • Moisturizing day cream
    • This day cream is formulated to help fight the signs of aging on various fronts. It helps to reduce free radical damage which, if left unchecked, leads to premature aging. The herbal extracts help to promote cell rejuvenation and regeneration and provide moisture and hydration to the skin.
  • Nourishing night cream
    • This nourishing night cream penetrates the skin extremely well and does not make the skin feel oily. It contains a host of herbal extracts to help in the fight against premature aging and has added vitamin E as well. Apart from the moisturizing effect and the anti-aging properties it also softens and smoothes the skin.
  • Eye gel
    • An effective refreshing eye gel to help reduce puffiness and dark rings around the eyes, while fighting wrinkles and lines. This is a very clever combination of herbal extracts and the base formula has its roots in a clinically proven formula.
  • Mud face mask
    • With this skin treatment product we combined a special selection of herbs in a base of thermal mud with oligoelements. This recommended weekly treatment will boost circulation to the skin, help to fight wrinkles and lines, improve firmness while at the same time improving suppleness and elasticity of the skin.

 

Hair care

  • Shampoo with rosemary extract + 7 other herbals
    • Our shampoo is in a class of its own – and granted – it is far more expensive than cheap supermarket shampoos, but no other shampoo has the active ingredients we have in our shampoo. The rosemary will boost the health of the hair and scalp, while the other seven herbal extracts will help strengthen the hair and make it shine, increase the volume and make it manageable.
  • Rosemary hair treatment conditioner
    • We have found that this hair conditioner should really be used as a conditioning treatment. This then removes the need to condition the hair every time you wash – and can be used once a month. It is a superb hair tonic and helps in the control of sebum secretion of the scalp. Although not formulated for dandruff – the ingredients will assist with this as well, while supporting the health of the scalp.

 

Specialized herbal gels and lotions

  • Hand and body lotion
    • When formulating this hand and body lotion we created a rich nourishing, protecting and reviving lotion, which will not leave the skin oily or tacky, but will create a well moisturized, hydrated and supple skin. After applying this lotion it will quickly be absorbed by the skin, leaving it silky soft, smooth and well moisturized.
  • Stretch mark gel
    • Although nothing can remove already formed stretch marks (only surgery can do that) – thousands of satisfied clients confirm that this gel improves the appearance of old stretch marks. The gel will help in PREVENTING stretch marks (a 92% success rate) and is used with great success by expectant mothers and body builders who may form marks when bulking-up. The formula of this gel is based on clinical studies done in France, to which we added other herbal extracts.
  • Cellulite gel
    • Fighting cellulite is easy with this herbal cellulite gel. It contains a patented extract of Bayberry (Myriceline) and nine other plant extracts and essential oils. The gel will help to get rid of cellulite (which has been clinically proven) and will also help to prevent cellulite from forming. So now it is easy to get your soft body contours back again.

 

Herbal supplements

  • Apple cider vinegar (liquid) with Centella asiatica
    • The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are combined with the therapeutic properties of Centella asiatica. This old folk remedy is still used with great effect by thousands of people daily.
  • Digest capsules
    • If your digestive system is under-par and you struggle with constipation or you simply need to boost the health of your digestive system then this capsule is for you. Fenugreek is a general digestive tonic and psyllium is a magical bulking agent that will help proper bowel movements, without using a laxative.
  • Detox capsules
    • Our modern day lifestyle exposes us to many unwanted additive and our diet also places stress on the body. To help the body get rid of toxins and waste materials naturally we combined fennel, basil, celery and parsley to help the body remove these toxins. It peps-up your metabolism and helps the bladder, kidneys and liver to do their work more effectively.
  • Urinary and bladder health capsules
    • Using an all natural approach, our capsules will help the discomfort and burning urine sensation of urinary tract infection and help clear up foul smelling urine. We combined cranberry, dandelion, uva ursi and vitamin C in a single capsule to effectively fight bladder infections and to stop the burning sensation when urinating.
  • Tri- Mushroom blend capsules
    • If you need an immune system boost then have a look at our combination of maitake, reishi and shiitake mushrooms. These mushrooms have showed to be a great help in boosting the immune system – and form a good nutritional supplement support for HIV/Aids patients and people receiving chemotherapy. Any person with even a slightly compromised immune system may benefit from this supplement.
  • Olive leaf extract capsules
    • This natural detoxifier helps with a variety of ailments and people with chronic fatigue syndrome, infections, glandular fever (Epstein Barr), and even candida and herpes have found it of value. Olive leaf extract helps to fight bacteria, viruses, retroviruses, and protozoa and yeast strains. Apart from fighting all of these problems it also helps to improve kidney function and fights free radicals.
  • Sexual supplement (previously known as Vuka Nkuzi)
    • Men normally don’t admit when they have a declining libido although it is a most common problem. We combine in this supplement seven different natural ingredients to boost sexual health – without any side effects often experienced with such medication. After more than a decade, and thousands of regular Vuka Nkuzi clients we still offer this well priced supplement to boost the libido.

 

Other products

  • Jojoba oil
    • This liquid golden ester not only moisturizes and penetrates the skin but also helps to fight wrinkles and lines while promoting a clear and unblemished skin. Jojoba does not clog the pores but helps to restore skin elasticity and smoothness. It will leave the skin supple and velvety soft without any oiliness and can be used neat on the skin.
  • Lavender oil
    • This is the most popular essential oil and with good reason. Lavender oil is a superb product to use on burns, insect bites, sunburn, wounds and other skin complaints and irritations. Lavender oil is one of the few essential oils that can be used neat (not diluted) on the skin, and is great to help with regeneration and rejuvenation of skin cells. Emotionally it has a calming and soothing effect and is an exceptionally pleasant smelling oil.
  • Tea tree oil
    • Once used, you will always have a bottle of tea tree essential oil handy. It deals effectively with bacteria, fungi and viruses. Our oil surpasses the “Australian Standard” by having less than 15% 1,8 cineole and more than 30% of Terpinen-4-ol. This powerful essential oil is effective in various ways to fight infections and skin problems.
  • Almond oil
    • This light and deeply moisturizing oil has a softening effect on the skin and can be used on the face and body. Almond oil has excellent emollient properties and helps to balance water and moisture loss in the skin. It can be used neat on the skin and also makes an excellent massage base.

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