Burdock Root Extract
Not just a delicious beverage when combined with dandelion root, burdock has detoxifying and cleansing properties and is high in iron and B vitamins. Burdock oil is rich in phytosterols and essential fatty acids, it is also said to improve hair strength, shine, and body by helping maintain a healthy scalp and promote hair growth..
It is an essential oil with a soothing, woody, and spicy aroma and is widely used in aromatherapy. It is effective in reducing or relieving stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression. Cedarwood oil can also help reduce hair loss, dandruff and premature graying of hair.
Has been used for thousands of years, mainly as a deodoriser due to its strong, musky scent. It is still important to the modern perfumery world for its evocative odour.
Ginger Essential Oil
Because of its toning and antioxidant properties, ginger can reduce the appearance of hypopigmented scars (scars that are lighter than the surrounding skin), protects against ageing, evens skin tone and improves elasticity. It is also said to reduce cellulite, promote hair growth by increasing circulation to the scalp and combats dandruff.
Licorice Root Extract (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
Contains many helpful compounds including flavonoids and plant estrogens (phytoestrogens). The herb’s key therapeutic compound, glycyrrhizin (which is 50 times sweeter than sugar) has many beneficial effects on the body, making licorice a valuable herb for treating a host of ailments. It appears to prevent the breakdown of hormones such as cortisol (the body’s primary stress-fighting adrenal hormone), making these hormones more available to the body.
With excellent anti-inflammatory properties, marshmallow root infusion was traditionally used to treat by soothing and reducing the swelling. Used to treat rosacea, sensitive skin, dry skin (including dry psoriasis and dry eczema), and ageing skin. Marshmallow root is plumping and can sooth out fine lines, even redness and heal abrasions, nicks and other small cuts present on the skin.
Willow bark also offers anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve swelling and sensitivity. This makes willow bark ideal for conditions of rosacea as well as sensitive blemishes, cystic acne and even aging skin. Inflammation can lead to premature aging, so it is essential to minimize inflammation of the skin. Willowbark can also minimize age spots and discoloration due to it’s mild exfoliating properties. Contains natural salicylic acid.
Witch hazel is a topical astringent derived from the bark and leaves of Hamamelis virginiana, the common or North American witch-hazel shrub. Tannins are responsible for making witch hazel extract a natural astringent, since they remove excess oil from skin. This is the reason why it is one of the most popular natural acne treatments world-wide.