Chickweed (Stellaria media) is a common, annual plant and is considered a weed. The leaves when applied externally have anti-itch and anti-inflammatory properties and have a cooling effect on the skin. If you ever come across any, the young leaves are very nutritious and can be added to salads and eaten.
Stinging nettle (Urtica dioca) although can sting if picked, loses its stinging power once dried. Nettle is excellent for itchy and inflamed skin. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds help to bring down the swelling and redness. Combined with its pain relieving properties, it makes a perfect herb for stings and bites. And as you know, scratched bites can become cracked and open, making them susceptible to infection. Nettle can help here too, as it has been shown to have anti-microbial properties
Organic Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera’s (Aloe barbadensis miller) health benefits have been known for centuries, it was used by the Ancient Egyptians who called it the ‘plant of immortality.’ The gel, which comes from the leaves, has soothing, healing, anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties. If you are sunburnt, or have been stung, find a plant, open the leaves and wipe the gel over the burnt area. Otherwise use it in our Itch Kalm gel.
Distilled Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel is an alcoholic extract from the leaves, flowers and bark of the Hamamelis virginiana tree. It can reduce burn and swelling through its cooling, astringent and soothing sensation.
Peppermint Essential oil
Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) has been used for centuries as both a medicinal and culinary herb. Peppermint essential oil is cooling and can soothe the skin preventing excess irritation. Its cooling effect can help reduce inflammation in the first stage of injury and its pain relieving properties help it relieve muscle and joint pain.
Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia . It contains a number of compounds that have been shown to kill certain bacteria, viruses and fungi. It can increase the activity of your white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting germs and helping the healing process. These germ-fighting properties make tea tree oil a valued natural remedy for treating bacterial and fungal skin conditions, preventing infection and promoting healing.
Natural cream base
Coconut caprylic, plant stearic acid derivative, vegetable cetyl alcohol, vegetable glycerine, provitamin B5 & Vitamin E, citrus seed extract, sorbic acid, rose ether, water