What does Neem Seed oil do?
Nicknamed “Indian Lilac” and thought by many to have divine origins, the Neem tree is said to have been a safe haven for the Sun when (according to Indian mythology) it had to escape from the malicious powers of demons.
The legendary Neem tree has come to symbolize good health and protection. Throughout history, Neem has been used to make herbal beauty and first-aid treatments for numerous skin ailments. The main skin-nourishing nutrients in Neem are Palmitic Acid, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Stearic Acid, Vitamin C, and other carotenoids.
Neem can soothe red, itchy, inflamed skin and works as a natural substitute for anti-aging products. It deeply penetrates skin to moisturize, restore youthfulness, minimize wrinkles, and stimulate collagen synthesis.
In hair, Neem Oil balances pH, helping to prevent dandruff and enhance sheen. It detangles hair and promotes the growth of stronger, more illustrious locks.
Why is Tea Tree Oil a key ingredient?
Long known for its skin benefits (including anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties) Tea Tree is considered to be a natural antimicrobial and reduces histamine release in clinical research.
This legendary remedy was named by Captain James Cook when he observed natives using the leaves to make a tea that smelled like nutmeg. However, this is not the same as the Tea plant (camellia sinensis) used to make black tea.
Tea Tree oil has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, thanks to terpenes like terpinen-4-ol, γ-terpinene, and α-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, α-terpineol, and α-pinene.
Aptly dubbed a ‘medicine cabinet in a bottle’ tea tree oil is one of the most versatile and medicinal oils in existence.
Why is sunflower seed oil a key ingredient?
In the millenia-old practice of Ayurveda, Sunflower Seed oil is considered warming, nourishing, and grounding to ‘vata’ types – or those prone to anxiety and irregularity (whether in appetite, energy, or otherwise). Sunflower Seed oil is rich in vitamins A, C, D, and especially E – alongside essential fatty acids to nourish tired cellular membranes.