It’s what goes in that’s important to us

This week’s blog post features two of our latest products.  All ingredients within our products are from herbs that as naturopaths and herbalists we have studied and used, and are in love with the healing properties. I want to share with you what these are and why we find them so  stunning.  All of our products are made with Bio grow certified organic oils as we won’t skimp on quality or quantity.

Vitalise Nourishing body moisturiserVitalise Nourishing Body Moisturiser

This product is fantastic for those that have dried or sensitive skin, and is especially good for eczema skin.

The main base ingredients in this product is organic calendula oil, and kawakawa hydrolsol. Calendula is used naturopathically as a anti-inflammatory herb, topically it is used to aid in the healing of wounds, especially cuts that are slow to heal, ulcers or skin eczema.

Kawakawa I love as a herb both internally for its digestive aid, and externally for its skin healing properties, this is a herb that has been used traditionally in NZ Maori Rongo, and has traditional spiritual meaning for good luck, to remove tapu and to bless.  Within our body moisturiser the leaves of kawakawa are used for their powerful skin healing and soothing properties especially for conditions of eczema.

The specialist oil used in this product is borage oil, as a plant I love the daintiness of the borage flower, and the thickness and coarseness of its leaves, full of saline mucilage, demulcent, emollient properties which act externally on the skin as an anti-inflammatory.  Traditionally in the Mediterranean borage was used to bring comfort of the heart, for the driving away of sorrow and increasing the joy of the mind.

Vitalise Purifying CleanserVitalise Health Skincare Cleanser

A refreshing cleanser, this product I love for its zestyiness and invigorating proprieties.  We have used the silkiness of Marshmallow together with zesty lemon verbena to bring you a product that leaves your skin feeling soft, clean and fresh.

Lemon verbena is used as the main water base ingredient in the form of a hydrosol, It contains some of the essential oil as well as water soluble plant properties which are anti-inflammatory and non-irritating for sensitive skin and is used in our cleanser for its skin soothing properties.

Have you had the pleasure of touching the beautiful Marshmallow plant?  The leaves are like velvet so soft and silky smooth, which is why this herb is full of demulcent and emollient proprieties.  The Marshmallow plant, especially the leaves and roots, contains polysaccharides that have antitussive, mucilaginous, and antibacterial properties. Because of this, marshmallow has a soothing effect on inflamed membranes and is used both internally and externally; externally it is used to treat inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema and contact dermatitis.

Our cleanser leaves your skin feeling soft, cleansed and refreshed.

Within all of our products the ingredients have been selected for their healing properties.  We are proud to constantly receive feedback on how our product heals and sooths the skin, especially for people with sensitive, inflamed or acne based skin.  We have deliberately priced our products between $20 and $40 as we believe quality skin care should be affordable for all.   We love quality and are passionate about the herbs we have selected for our products and hope you receive the benefit of this on your skin.

Me xx