In Greece, olive oil has been used as a topical skincare agent for many centuries. Olive oil is a powerful antioxidant that contains the vitamins A and E, as well as the monounsaturated fatty acids that make it an anti-inflammatory. The emollients in olive oil make it a soothing moisturiser. Olive oil emulsifies and cleanses the buildup of dirt and debris from your skin.
Can be found in conditioners, shampoos, soaps and much more. It's present in soaps because of its capability to remove oil and dirt from skin. Palm oil contains toctrienols, which are in the Vitamin E family. Vitamin E's or also known as tocopherol, is certainly used-to treat many skin. Vitamin E is actually a powerful antioxidant that assists your skin to combat radicals that injury the skin and cause lines and fine lines.
Applying a cream containing Neem oil has been useful for centuries to reduce infection. A compound called sodium nimbinate present in neem leaves has been shown to give comfort that was considerable to irritated tissue. It has been proven that treating psoriasis with neem extracts were as successful as clinical creams. When put on the skin, neem leaf eliminated the inflammation and itching in the targetted areas.
Neem has clinically demonstrated to be anti-inflammatory and a beneficial medication, relieving irritation and pain. These characteristics along with neem's previously discussed qualities is why is neem therefore efficient against severe skin problems like psoriasis and eczema.
Has been studied as a topical application, and it has been found to have several topical health benefits. Coconut oil makes an effective moisturizer when used topically. The September 2004 issue of "Dermatitis" reports a study that shows coconut oil is highly effective at treating xerosis, which is a condition of abnormally dry skin. It hydrates the skin, keeping it soft, and it also has antiseptic properties, which means it fights off micro-organisms on the surface of the skin that may try to pass through the skin barrier.
Coconut oil has also been shown to be anti-fungal when used topically. A fungus is a micro-organism that can live on the skin, as well as other surfaces. In the June 2007 issue of the "Journal of Medicinal Food," there is a report on how the anti-fungal activity of coconut oil was put to the test. Coconut oil was specifically tested against the candida species of fungi, and it was found to be just as effective at treating the fungus as the leading anti-fungal prescription. Researchers suggest that with the emergence of micro-organisms that are becoming resistant to drugs, coconut oil should be used as an effective anti-fungal treatment.
Rubbing the body down with Grahams Natural Soap daily not only moisturizes the skin, as mentioned above, but also helps fight any fungus that may be living on the skin.
Made by bees that pollinate the native manuka bush in New Zealand. Before the development of antibiotics in the 1940s, honey was a staple in both medication cabinet and the kitchen, and it had been utilized to treat everything from a cold to a bee sting. Clinical studies also demonstrate that manuka honey is an all-natural wound healer, treating wounds faster with less pain and less skin scarring.
Manuka honey destroys bacteria by drawing water from the bacteria, impeding cell development. Its high glucose content nourishes damaged tissue and facilitates high-speed tissue regeneration. Due to its high antibacterial potency, manuka honey has been successful in treating wounds infected by methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. It could be applied directly into a wound and is this kind of effective wound healer that wound dressings, with manuka honey as the active ingredient, are now available over the counter.
Glycerin is an excellent ingredient that we use in our soap as it helps to soothe dry and irritated skin. When glycerin is applied to the skin it attracts moisture and keeps the skin hydrated even in dry climates. It almost works like a skin barrier, protecting and covering the skin to retain moisture. Which is why our natural soap is perfect for those who suffer from eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis & rosacea.We would be crazy not to have glycerin in our formula!