Earth and Skin Company

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Herbal Extracts

Burdock Root Arctium lappa

Burdock possesses antifungal and antibacterial powers therefore having many beneficial effects on the skin. It is employed to relieve boils, canker sores, eczema, psoriasis, skin cancers, bug bites, sores, poison oak, poison ivy, swellings, burns, wounds, and hemorrhoids. The bur oil in the root is said to help strengthen and beautify hair, stop scalp itching and dandruff, and combat hair loss. In addition, poultices are thought to relieve the swelling and pain caused by arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, lumbago and other backaches. Burdock contains polyacetylenes that are believed to have antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties. Burdock root is used in Earth and Skin Company's shampoo, conditioner, salves and healing lotions. Back to Top

Calendula - Calendula officinalis

This species of marigold is often cultivated in gardens. Calendula helps to soothe inflamed tissues, reduce pain and aids in quick healing of cuts and abrasions, bed sores, broken veins, bruises, inflamed tissues and gums, varicose veins, rashes, dry, chapped or cracked skin by refreshing and regenerating the skin. It is very useful with dry eczema. You can find Calendula in many of Earth and Skin Company's products. Back to Top

Chickweed - Stellaria media

Cooling, antiseptic herb used to treat inflammations, relieve itching, blisters, boils, and abscesses. Fresh plant is edible in salads or as a cooked green. You can find chickweed growing in your lawn, garden, or meadows. Back to Top

Comfrey Root - Symphytum officinale

Prolific plant that is valuable in the treatment of all types of skin, bone, and muscle injuries. Comfrey helps wounds to heal quickly. It is used for burns, blisters, broken bones, and inflammations. Comfrey has a soothing effect on any organ it comes in contact with.Comfrey Root is used in Earth and Skin Company's healing lotions and salves. Back to Top

Cucumber Peel Cucumis sativa

Has anti-inflammatory and skin tightening properties. It revitalizes stressed and tired skin, leaving it calm, cool and radiant. Cucumber Peel is rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes essential for strong cell growth and repair. It is a natural source for a fresh, powerful antioxidant and a natural sunscreen. Earth and Skin Company uses Cucumber in some handmade soaps. Back to Top

Green TeaCamellia sinensis

Rich source of anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E. It is hailed in the natural skin care industry. It is said to help repair the effects of aging and environmental factors. The active constituents in Green Tea are the Catechin - Polyphenols. Green Tea catechins are potent antioxidants. Green Tea is used in Earth and Skin Company's handmade soaps, Sun Protection Cream, and Sun Tanning Bronzer lotion. Back to Top

Honey

Honey Powder is natural honey that has been spray dried into a fine white powder and retains the same constituents as honey itself does. Honey is reputed to have antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Honey is a humectant, having the ability attract and retain moisture, and to rebuild the moisture level in the skin without making it oily and as a skin softener. Honey is used in Earth and Skin Company's Body Lotions. Back to Top

Horsetail – grass Equisetum arvense

Horsetail's high amounts of silica make the extract ideal for stimulating the scalp and treat dandruff naturally. Packed with magnesium and silica, horsetail extract builds collagen in the skin, resulting in a younger, smoother complexion. Its astringent properties also make it a key ingredient for acne-fighting products. Horsetail is used in Earth and Skin Company's shampoo and conditioners. Back to Top

Mango AlphonsoMangifera Indica

Mango is a member of the cashew family and is reputed to be extremely high in Vitamin A, C and Beta Carotene. It is used to prevent and aid in the formation of wrinkles and the drying of skin. By preventing the degeneration of skin cells, flexibility of the skin is restored. Mango is used in Earth and Skin Company's Sun Tanning Bronzer. Back to Top

Marshmallow RootAlthea officinalis (aka; march mallow)

Used externally for localized irritations, boils, abscesses, burns, sores, skin ulcers and minor injuries.It has very beneficial effects on skin problems and diseases and helps in healing wounds, burns and irritation.It not only has good anti-inflammatory properties, but also seem to boost immunity at cellular level. Marshmallow Root is used in Earth and Skin Company's Wound & Skin Disorder Salve. Back to Top

Nettle RootUrtica dioica

Provides deep cleaning to remove excess sebum (fatty deposits) from hair and scalp. It stimulates blood flow to the scalp and fortifies hair fibers. Nettle Root helps oxygenate the hair follicles. The formic acid in nettle promotes hair and scalp health to help grow thicker, fuller hair. Hence, Nettle Root helps stop hair loss naturally because it inhibits the effects of DHT (a common cause of hair loss) Nettles were widely used by Native Americans as a hair tonic and are rich in silica which is essential to maintain nails, hair, skin and cell walls, teeth and eyes. Nettle Root is used in Earth and Skin Company's Shampoo and Conditioner. Back to Top

Plantain - Plantago spp.

Astringent, antiseptic, and emollient. Plantain helps to relieve pain of insect bites and is a wonderful remedy for cuts, and skin infections. For a quick relief, pick a leaf, chew it and apply it to the insect bite or sting. Plantain can be found in lawns, meadows, and open woods. Plantain is abundant and can be harvested from the wild. Back to Top

Seaweed - Ascophyllum nodosum

Seaweed is a powerful detoxifier that draws out toxins and impurities while adding beneficial nutrients. It helps to stimulate the body's metabolism and circulation which gives skin a healthy, revitalized and glowing appearance. It contains fatty acids to combat skin irritation and inflammation; and may assist with skin ailments such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. A rich source of vitamins including vitamins B12 (not found in land plants), vitamin E, amino acids, minerals, trace elements, and other nutrients.Suitable for all skin types.

Caution: Persons with an allergy to iodine should avoid using this product. Back to Top