Hemp. Herbs. Health.

The What, The Why, The How.


Herbs

We use only premium grade herbs and essential oils in our products.
With one of our creators being a qualified naturopath and an accredited ACNEM* practitioner we not only have a resource of extensive knowledge in herbals, but also a passion for providing effective therapies using the right ingredients.
*Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine

The main herbs used in our products:

Papaya:
We use an acidophilus cold fermented papaya extract from Australian sources. Papaya, otherwise known as paw paw, contains papain which is known as a proteolytic enzyme. This means it is used to remove old dead skin and cleanse the skin of build up, softening up hard dry skin and plaques.
Paw Paw has been available in ointment form for a long time - unfortunately most of what is available on the market currently is low strength and in petroleum base.
We use 6 % fermented Carica Papaya in "The Ointment" which is much stronger than the main product on the market ( 3.9% ), and combine it with our natural, petroleum free, ointment base.

Colloidal Oatmeal:
This pleasant smelling herbal is an extract of the Avena Sativa plant, a type of oatmeal. It helps to attract and retain water in the skin, providing hydration to dry and damaged skin layers. We use a micronised form of colloidal oatmeal to ensure it gets to where it's needed n the skin. This means that the particles are superfine - below 75 microns - and its super important that it meets this requirement.
Why?
When the particles reach this size they become positively charged ( cationic ) and small enough to penetrate and enter the skin layer. Once there, the positive charge attracts and holds onto water molecules, increasing moisture.
There are also sugars, amino acids, proteins lipids etc that give it anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antipruritic and anti fungal properties.

Allantoin:
This is an extract of the comfrey plant and the main reason why products such as Comfreys Ointment work so well. The comfrey plant contains many compounds, some of which can be toxic or harmful. By using the extract of Allantoin we can get the benefits without the risks. Allantoin contains urea molecules, which you may know from many urea based creams for dry cracked hands and heels. Urea is an excellent moisturiser and also acts as a kerolytic agent, meaning it breaks down and removes old skin while leaving the surface supple. There are many clinical trials on the Allantoin compound showing it improves and speeds skin and wound healing.

Essential Oils:
Our formulas are all scented with naturally sourced pure essential oils. Currently our only product that uses essential oils for a therapeutic benefit is our chest rub, which contains Australian Bluegum Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Clove. The Ointment also contains a small amounts of Geranium essential oil.

We have sourced:

Australian Blue-gum Eucalyptus - which has some of the highest cineole concentrations available on the market at 80-85%. Cineole has been shown to act as a stimulant expectorant and mucolytic, helping to thin phlegm and shift it from the chest. Some studies have shown it to have immune enhancing effects , influencing the bodies ability to effectively deal with bacteria.

Spanish Rosemary - has a high camphor component. Camphor has a long history of use as in coughs as both an expectorant and suppressant as well, being well known for helping to clear congestion due to its strong aromatic effect. Rosemary oil has also shown exhibit antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and decongestant properties.

Clove bud oil - containing 80-90% eugenol. This compound is shown to be antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory in nature, as well as being mildly anaesthetic, helping to ease pain in the chest from repeated coughing.

We know that using these natural sources is preferred by the conscious consumer. We avoid using synthetic menthol and camphor which are found in other products on the market, usually mixed in a petroleum base. Ours is mixed in nothing but Hemp oil and beeswax. That's it - nothing else - just pure sourced natural essential oils in hemp and beeswax.

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