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Protects, Moisturizes & Soothes Skin - very healing after too much sun - and Naturally Keeps the Mosquitoes Away!
This amazing lotion is extra emollient - protective and moisturizing.
Made with locally grown Sweetgrass from Bigger’s Farm in Corrales, local New Mexico beeswax, and regionally produced non-GMO Sunflower Oil from Colorado - non-GMO and organically grown, pressed in a small scale mill.
Light Sweet Smell - customers say it smells like sugar cookies or snicker doodles - a great, protective lotion for moisturizing - and very healing after too much sun.
Has the added benefit of keeping mosquitoes away - Sweet Grass is touted to work as well as DEET: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33984048
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Colorado Grown Non-GMO Sunflower Oil, Organically Grown New Mexico Sweet Grass,Certified Organic Bay Laurel Leaf, Palo Santo, Organically Produced New Mexico Beeswax
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"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.
There is a rather amazing and somewhat bizarre line of evidence for the skin barrier enhancing properties of sunflower seed oil. 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. Indeed, sunflower seed oil reduced sepsis by 41 percent, with a 26 percent reduction in mortality, significantly better than no treatment and similar to the effect of the petroleum-based moisturizer, but at a fraction of the cost. No adverse events were reported, suggesting that sunflower seed oil is pretty safe, even in these most vulnerable premature infants.
In perhaps a more relevant study, 19 adults were randomized to receive olive oil to one arm versus sunflower seed oil to the other for 4 weeks. Interestingly, 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, on the other hand, did not cause erythema and preserved skin barrier function while actually improving hydration.[i] Although fairly limited, these findings have prompted me to caution patients away from using topical olive oil in favor of sunflower seed oil."
More info on Sunflower Seed Oil benefits: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oils/sunflower-oil.html
I got a sample of this lotion at first but had to buy a big bottle because I loved is so much! The scent is subtle and the lotion goes on smooth and dries quickly.
Sweetgrass Lotion (aka "cookie lotion") is something I will continue to buy for as long as you continue to make it. All the things lotion is supposed to do PLUS bug repellent PLUS an amazing smell that I have frankly been using to self-soothe because that's so necessary. Always. But especially these days. LOVE it.
Love this lotion! It absorbs smoothly - is nice and thick but not at all sticky or greasy. It makes my skin feel sooo soft and smells amazing!!
THis is my absolute favorite lotion on the planet. I appreciate the all natural ingredients and the added benefit that it is a mosquito repellent as well. My skin is so nourished with this product.