In a previous blog article, I introduced herbs and how they are helpful for skincare. In this article I will feature an herbal blend I purchased from an apothecary in Prescott, Arizona.
Although my training is in aromatherapy, a year or two ago I learned about the amazing things herbal preparations can do for skincare. In this article we will discover the benefits of green tea, calendula flower, chamomile flower, and comfrey root. We will also learn about infusions, tinctures and decoctions.
I recently became more confident in the benefits of herbs when a certain lady friend of mine applied my aromatherapeutic balm to a part of her hand that was burned recently. She commented that there was no flakiness on the skin on the affected part of her hand.
Pumpkin Seed Oil (Cucurbita Pepo L.) is a highly nutritive carrier oil whose benefits extend far beyond the autumn season. After you’ve read this article, you will learn 5 great things about it, and you’ll come to appreciate what this reddish/greenish colored oil can do. This oil is a precursor ingredient in my aromatherapeutic balm, which I will be putting on the market early next year.
Today we’re going to talk about Jojoba oil (pronounced Ho Ho Ba – makes me want to do a little dance every time I say it), which is actually a liquid wax ester, not a vegetable oil. Being a liquid wax provides a number of advantages over oils.