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Foot Cream - New product release

Cracked and very dry heel and feet? Not anymore...

This lovely peppermint-citrus foot cream, with a hint of tee tree and rosemary, is hand-crafted using a cold blend method in order to provide your skin with all natural moisturizing and nourishing benefits of raw and pure organic oils and butters, such as shea butter and sesame oil, and complemented with nature's goodness benefits from botanical plants, such as calendula and plantain. 

Want to know more what happened behind the scene and why this cream is so special? Continue reading ……

We love the nature and appreciate it for providing us with plenty of resources to be used whenever is needed. So in return, we do our best to protect it, use only what we need and help it to flourish year after year. 

The process of preparing the foot cream started in the beginning of spring when the first green leaves of plantain were so happy to show up in our back yard and garden.  We were also happy to see them, especially after the long winter we experienced this year! We even walked around them to not disturb their growing process.

The wild grown plantain leaves were harvested on a sunny day from our organically grown land, and after being cleaned and slightly dried were ready to be infused in oil.

In a second jar, we prepared oil maceration from organic calendula flowers that were out-sourced as harvesting season was to  start later in the summer, but usually calendula is a ray of sunshine in our garden. 

So, for the next 8 weeks both infusion jars enjoyed capturing the energy from the sun and the moon and worked their wonders to extract all goodness from the plants. From time to time we were shaking them a little bit to ensure all plants particles are well covered by the golden oil. 


 

When the maceration was ready, the plantain oil infusion turned into a nice green-yellowish color, and the second one, the calendula infusion, into a golden-orange oil having a slightly viscous consistence.

 

 

 

To create the foot cream we used a cold blend method, in which no heat is used to mix the ingredients. By doing that all the natural properties of the organic and raw ingredients we used making the cream remained un-altered for our skin to benefit from it.

 

So, the next step is for you to apply the foot cream gently and generously to your cleaned heels, elbows, knees and feet at bedtime and in the morning to have a soft, moisturized and well nourished looking skin.

With love for our well-being: 15% OFF new product release discount that ends on August 15th, 2018, 11:59pm. The discount is already applied to the product's price.

Treat your skin with love and enjoy your Foot Cream !

We will be happy for receiving your real feedback on how was your experience using the cream. 

 

Wonder what benefits the cream offers for your skin? Here below we listed the featured key ingredients most known properties. Enjoy reading!  

Shea Butter, a rich creamy butter, is extracted by women by hand from the nut of the African Shea tree, known as karate tree, using an artisanally long process. For the women community this is not only a tradition but also a way of sustainably supporting their families.

Shea butter, known for its luxurious moisturizing and vitamin (A, E, F) rich properties, nourishes and provides moisture to the skin and keeps it supple and healthy, helping it to have a satiny finish. The emollient benefit of the cream helps in softening and smoothing the dry and sensitive skin’s condition as cracked elbow, heel and feet or itchy sensation related with eczema skin issues.

Sesame Seed Oil is an ancient oil-seed crop that was cultivated more than 5000 years ago during the Indus civilization and is believed to be the world’s oldest oil plant.

In the traditional Taiwanese medicine it has been used to relieve the inflammatory pain of joints and wounds [1].

Known to contain vitamin E and fatty acids (linoleic acids, stearic acids and palmitic acids), sesame oil exhibit anti-inflammatory properties and helps the skin to retain its moisture while  promoting skin elasticity and softness. 

Its emollient and conditioning benefits helps the dry knees and elbows and the cracked heels to improve the skin appearance and become soft and supple.

Plantain (Plantago major), also known as greater plantain or broadleaf plantain, is native to most of Europe and northern and central Asia, but now it is widely dispersed throughout the world and is mostly known as a weed.

An article published in the December 2017 [2], reviewed the benefits and chemical constituents of Plantago major that were published in journals from year 1937 to 2015.  As per the studies mentioned in the above paper review, the plant contains a number of effective chemical constituents including flavonoids (luteolin, apigenin), alkaloids, fatty acids, polysaccharides and vitamins (vit.C, carotenoids). Many studies mentioned in the paper review shows the positive activity related with wounds manifested by plant’s chemical compounds. Also, the plant shows activity as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger.

Rich in all these compounds, Plantain make a great botanical to be added to skincare products for dry and sensitive skin, as well as those targeting to relieve itchy sensation related with skin eczema.

Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) known as pot marigold should not be confused with the ornamental marigold (Tagets genus). It is a perennial or annual plant (in the cold climate) of the family Asteraceae, which is probably native to the southern Europe.

Calendula oil which is distillate from the flower top of the plant is viscous and sticky oil, and is used in skincare products to help with skin conditions related with dry skin and eczema.

Showing anti-inflammatory and moisturizing benefits, it helps to soothe the dried, chapped or inflamed skins, while relieving the itchy sensation and pain.

Calendula’s antifungal properties are great in helping to relieve symptoms related with foot fungus or eczema.

 

 

 

Treat your skin with love and enjoy your Foot Cream !

 

 

 

 

Sources, references and further reading:

[1] Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils, PMC, US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health

[2] Chemical constituents and medical benefits of Plantago major, Science Direct

Shea butter , WebMD

Sesame Oil, Wikipedia

Plantago major treatment enhanced innate antioxidant activity in experimental acetaminophen toxicity, Science Direct

Plantago Major, Wikipedia

Discover the Little-Known Uses of Sesame Oil, Mercola.com

Calendula officinalis, Wikipedia

Calendula, WebMD

Here’s Why You Can Count on Calendula Oil, Mercola.com

 


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