An increasing amount of evidence supports the use of honey as a remedy for many skin conditions.
Calendula is a shining star for the skin and mucus membranes. It has been used for centuries and assists with a wide variety of skin conditions and issues including, itches, wounds, sunburn, diaper rash, etc. It is especially anti-inflammatory and nourishing that it can be the hallmark of your skin care.
Together honey and calendula make a SuperStar for your skin and any skin conditions.
Microbial properties and wound healing
One of the most widely recognized properties of honey is its ability to help fight against skin infections. Several countries, including the United States, have approved honey in medications for healing wounds.
Honey also has anti-inflammatory properties that can aid with skin conditions such as acne or psoriasis. Learn more about using honey for acne here.
Source supports this, finding that most honey varieties have anti-inflammatory properties.
According to an older study, honey can help with improving the skin’s appearance. The authors state that it can help stop wrinkles from forming, keep the skin looking young, and prevent infections on the skin that can accelerate aging.
Treatment of skin cancer
Some evidence suggests that honey can help treat skin cancer and other cancers. The studies mostly focused on honey’s ability to help slow the growth and reproduction of cancerous cells in the body.
The healing herbal base of this honey bee body butter is deeply Calendula infused Apricot Kernel oil. Calendula (Calendula officinalis) moisturizes and reduces inflammation. It’s also vulnerary and helps to regenerate the skin. Calendula is a great herbal oil to use for self-oiling practices. It heals wounds, relieves inflammation, increases benecial immune responses, is mildly antimicrobial,it’s antifungal and protects the skin from radiation damage. Calendula is incredible for any kind of acute or chronic skin inflammation. Calendula oil is a powerful vulnerary and has benefits for cuts, scrapes, scratches, and skin that’s dry, cracked, chapped, or sore. Calendula also helps to increase circulation in congested, stagnant lymph or any part of your body where there is stagnation.
Mango seed butter contains vitamin A, C, and E, all of which have proven antioxidant properties. It's excellent for skin that doesn't need a lot of extra moisture but can benefit from anti-aging properties.
Shea butter is one of the most well-known nut butters. It is rich in nutritious fatty acids, and it also has anti-inflammatory properties, ideal for damaged and irritated skin. It's also rich in vitamin E and can help fight the effects of aging.
Ingredients: Deeply infused Calendula Apricot Kernel Oil, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Local Raw Honey, all organic, all love.
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