Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. The abundance of fatty acids may make the oil an excellent choice for nourishing the skin and protecting it from inflammation, oxidation, and other causes of damage. By using hemp seed oil, the skin is strengthened and made better able to resist bacterial, viral and fungal infections. This makes it the perfect oil to use on skin conditions such as rashes, chafes, eczema and dry patches of skin. We are proudly using New Zealand grown and made hemp seed oil.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is a pretty little yellow flower that has a myriad of uses both internally and externally. The flowers have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing and calming properties, making it an essential herb to put on any rough and irritated skin.
Shea Butter is a fat that’s extracted from the nuts of the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa formally known as Butyrospermum parkii), which is native to West Africa. It’s solid at warm temperatures and has an off-white or ivory colour. Shea butter has been used as a skin care ingredient for centuries. It has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties and a high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids. This along with its easy-to-spread consistency, make it a great oil to add to our Rash Rub formula for its smoothing, soothing, and conditioning properties.
Mango Butter is a rich natural fat derived from the seeds contained inside the pits of the Mango fruit (Mangifera indica L). High in essential fatty acids, mango butter is an emollient with healing and regenerating properties. Emollients help skin to feel more comfortable and less itchy. They keep the skin moist and flexible, helping to prevent cracks making it a very helpful oil for dry skin conditions.
Beeswax for its protective, soothing and anti-itch properties, as well as for making the ointment thicker.
German chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) , not to be confused with Roman Chamomile oil gets its deep blue hue from its azulene content, which is the main active constituent. This beneficial essential oil penetrates deep into the layers of your skin where its potent anti-inflammatory action can help restore and soothe irritated skin conditions such as eczema, burns, bruises, rashes and other skin conditions.
Neroli essential oil is extracted from the flowers of bitter orange trees (Citrus aurantium amara). Several studies indicate that neroli oil has antimicrobial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties. As a skin treatment, it may reduce inflammation and irritation. . Neroli helps to create a wonderful conditioner for skin prone to dryness or sensitivity, particularly during adolescence and early adulthood. Neroli has longed been used in perfumes for it’s beautiful aroma and is one of the main oils that gives the Rash Rub it’s lovely scent.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. It’s healing, soothing, antiseptic and analgesic properties make it the first choice for minor burns and wounds, itchy bites and dry, aggravated skin conditions
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) is an essential oil derived from the leaves of the patchouli plant, a type of aromatic herb. Patchouli’s earthy scent has a strong oriental flavour. It has hydrating properties that can provide a therapeutic benefit for cracked, dry skin which is why we’ve included in our rash rub ointment. It is said to rejuvenate cells and assist natural healing.