Protects, Moisturizes & Soothes Skin - made by an herbalist in small batches using Lavender Flowers grown by Biggers Farm in Corrales, New Mexico
Lotion is EXTRA EMOLLIENT - protective and moisturizing. Calming scent of fresh lavender flowers with the light sweet smell of the Sweetgrass Lotion (customers often describe the smell as like sugar cookies or snicker doodles) - and very healing after too much sun. Also helps relieve itching and speed healing from bug bites.
I use Sunflower Seed Oil because it is less greasy, more absorbant and better for the skin than Olive Oil (some information and links to studies below) and because it is regionally produced - the sunflowers are grown outside in sunny Colorado! All non-GMO and organically grown - and the mill the oil is pressed in is small scale and local.
Deters mosquitos & ticks - http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33984048
All of the ingredients are non-toxic and edible:
-Bay Laurel Leaf is the same Bay Leaf spice used when making sauces, soups, beans, etc.
-Lavender, Sweetgrass & Palo Santo are brewed as tea and used in herbal remedies
- Non-GMO Sunflower oil
- beeswax is organically produced and can be ingested
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Colorado Grown Non-GMO Sunflower Oil, Organically Grown Lavender Flowers, Organically Grown Sweetgrass, Certified Organic Bay Laurel Leaf, Palo Santo, Organically Produced Colorado Beeswax
PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!
Not for use in eyes. If allergic reaction occurs, discontinue use.
From "Skin Barrier Benefits of Sunflower Seed Oil"
"Sunflowers (Helianthus annus) are native to the southwest and have been used as food, medicine, and for ornamental purposes for generations.
Sunflower seed oil is rich in linoleic acid, and has been used topically in the treatment of essential fatty-acid deficiency, rapidly reversing the disease with its excellent transcutaneous absorption. More locally, these essential fatty acids can help maintain the skin barrier and decrease transepidermal water loss, both important features in thinking about skin problems such as atopic dermatitis. There is some thought that preparations with higher amounts of linoleic acid versus oleic acid may be more beneficial in this role and some clinical data that bears this out.
Several studies have also suggested that sunflower seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties. Linoleic acid is the major lipid that converts to arachidonic acid, which leads to prostaglandin E2, an inflammatory modulator, possibly via peroxisome proliferative-activated receptor-a (PPAR-a) activation. These anti-inflammatory aspects are very compelling for our menagerie of inflammatory dermatoses.
A study of 497 pre-term infants deemed high-risk for sepsis were given three times daily application of sunflower seed oil versus a petroleum-based moisturizer, versus standard of care (no topical agent) to see if improving the skin barrier would prevent systemic infection. Sunflower seed oil reduced sepsis by 41 percent, with a 26 percent reduction in mortality. No adverse events were reported, suggesting that sunflower seed oil is safe, even for vulnerable premature infants.
In another study, 19 adults were randomized to receive olive oil to one arm versus sunflower seed oil to the other for 4 weeks. The olive oil caused a worsening of the barrier function and even erythema in subjects with and without a history of AD. Sunflower seed oil did not cause erythema and preserved skin barrier function while actually improving hydration."
More info on Sunflower Seed Oil benefits: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oils/sunflower-oil.html
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Birthday gift for my daughter who is overjoyed with the scent and silky feeling to this lotion! Love this product and the Sweetgrass lotion!
This lotion has a pleasant scent and replenishes your skin. It’s almost like a cream, not greasy, just lovely and hydrating.
Loved it and would purchase Biggers Farm Lavender Sweetgrass Lotion again.