LAVENDER FLOWER, SWEET
The word “Lavender” is actually derived from the Latin Lavare meaning “to wash” as this herb has such a long tradition in cleansing. Lavender can be used by all skin types and is safe for everyone including children and pregnant women, but is best for blemished, delicate-sensitive, oil-rich, pale-devitalized and traumatized skin. Lavender oil is one of the only essential oils that can be applied undiluted, or “neat,” to the skin. The aroma of Lavender is described as a smooth, sweet floral top-middle note with an herbaceous undertone. Lavender oil is a potent healing agent both mentally and physically. Its properties for mind include: calming, relaxing, clarifying, stimulating, healing and appeasing. Emotional benefits include ease of: anxiety, depression, hysteria, impatience, fatigue, shock, suspicion and tension.
Also called Karite Butter, Shea Butter is the natural fat obtained from the fruit of the Karite tree in West Africa. Shea butter is a plant lipid similar to cocoa butter and is used as an emollient and moisturizer in cosmetics. It is deeply penetrating, melts at body temperature, and acts as a menstrum (a carrier for other medicinals) that releases quickly, which make it a superior moisturizer to others in its class. Its exceptional healing properties are exhibited by promoting and accelerating wound healing, and it is protective against severe weather conditions. Shea Butter is also naturally equipped with a sunscreen (cinnamic acid) giving it an SPF ranging from 2-6 and blocking up to 30% of UV radiation.