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Know your ingredient: Lavender

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What do England, France and Italy have in common, apart from making great cheese? They all have their own kinds of lavender. This fragrant plant is drought-resistant, beautiful to look at, and the bees love it! The best thing for us is that it has some powerful therapeutic uses when included in skincare formulations.

Origin

We source our lavender from passionate local growers, Mount Darragh Lavender, in the Bega valley, Wyndham, NSW. The team over there have been growing lavender for 20 years and use a chemical-free distillation method – the slow and steady, old-fashioned way using wood-burning stills – to create a top end oil that is pure perfection.

History of cultivation

The first recorded use of lavender was during Roman times, but almost certainly goes back further than that. There are 47 species of lavender that grow wild from Europe, through Africa, and right across to Asia. What most people know as lavender is Lavandula angustifolia, otherwise known as English lavender or true lavender.

Applications

Lavender is know for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and the oil has been used in topical treatments for skin for centuries. It is also an effective mosquito repellant. The leaves can be made into a tea, or used as a culinary herb, much like rosemary. The flowers are also used to flavour cakes and desserts. Because it smells so pleasant, it is commonly used to fragrance bath products but when it comes to Saarinen products, we include it because of its gentle healing power.
LAVENDER ANGUSTIFOLIA
We use Mt Darragh Lavender, Angustifolia essential oil in our face skin care for it is low in campher and gentle to use on your skin, which means it doesn’t burn the pores open.
LAVENDER GROSSO
We also use Mt Darragh Grosso lavender essential oil which is very high in campher and mainly used for the body as the skin can handle the high campher from the neck down.
We use it in the following creams
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Great news

Wonderful news

We have been accepted for a government grant to do a course through the university of wollongong Iaccelerate

I really good course to help exposure of small rural businesses.

Out of over 20 businesses that applied only 7 were accepted, WIN TV news was there to capture this fantastic opportunity.

 

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Free replacement, Night and Day cream

NIGHT CREAM AND HEAT
Hello to our lovely customers, we do all we can to ensure our creams are kept in our cool room and also in cooling systems while traveling and at the markets.

Though with unbearable heat waves across Australia we understand that homes will be incredibly hotter than usual so we would like to offer that if any of our most volatile 2 creams, our night and day which are preservative free, if they just don’t seem right we will happily replace them, as we are well supported we want to support you to xx

Please message me if you have any questions and your address for a replacement.

Kind regards

Kay Saarinen

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HYPERICUM CREAM VARIABLE now available

Due to very popular demand we are happy to announce we are now making our Hypericum cream in 100ml and 200ml.

Most people tell us that the 150ml bottles just aren’t big enough and people also wanted a bottle for the handbag or school bag.

Our Hypericum cream we have had a huge success with people who have extremely dry skin that is so tight that it itches. We make it with a Apple cider vinegar tincture with the Hypericum, so it’s not for the faint hearted with a strong smell of Vinegar and earthy herbs with antibacterial essential oils, honey and of course our permaculture grown herbs infused in ionised water.

Click here to see the new sizes we have on offer for our Hypericum cream

Take a look at our video of what hypericum is used for (even though it is the 150ml bottle)

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The Design files article – Seed to skin eco skin care by Saarinen organics

Self-Sufficient Living + Skincare At Saarinen Organics

REGIONAL

While our regional column has, to date, covered the inspiring tales behind small-scale food, flower and wool producers, this latest trip features something fresh: skincare!

We journey to Wyndham, New South Wales, to meet the family behind Saarinen Organics, the treechangers whose fortuitous shift from food production to skincare finally made their farm a viable business.

14th January, 2019

n the outskirts of the small township of Wyndham, on the far south coast of New South Wales, Kay Saarinen, 47, is harvesting handfuls of fresh herbs from her garden, a wide-brimmed hat protecting her from the afternoon sun. 

The property that Kay shares with her husband Gregg, 54, and young daughter Gemma is an extraordinary example of self-sufficient living in our modern world.  

While the ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘sustainability’ movement in Australia has gone from niche interest to marketplace mainstream in a remarkably short time, for most of us, working on reducing our environmental footprint is a relatively new concept. 

Kay and Gregg, on the other hand, have been living this way long before the terms became popular hashtags. ‘We were into sustainable living back when it was considered weird, and only something that dirty hippies did!’ laughs Kay. 

‘In my grandmother’s day, everyone used to live in a self-sufficient manner. It was common, even in suburbia, to have a veggie garden. But after the industrial revolution and supermarkets became the norm, suddenly it was very uncool to grow your own food.’ 

 That was still the case 16 years ago when the couple made their tree change and abandoned their ‘very not environmentally friendly’ careers to pursue a life of self-sufficiency. ‘We were both working in two incredibly wasteful industries at the time, Gregg as a carpenter, and myself as a Chef. We were both doing great, but we were spending our days working in complete opposition to our values,’ says Kay. 

 They decided to ‘give the dream a go’, and moved from their home in Queensland to the six-acre property in Wyndham. ‘When we first moved here, all we had was an old caravan, a burnt out shed and a heck of a lot of blackberry bushes.’ The couple lived in the caravan for almost five years while they built their straw bale home.  

‘At the time we wanted to do absolutely everything ourselves. We actually dug up all the clay, made the mud, brought all the water and sand up from the creek. We had no power tools because we had no electricity, so it was all done by hand.’ Kay describes their early years on the property as ‘extreme’ and in the end, they burnt out quickly. 

‘We were keeping chickens, milking goats, making our own cheese, growing our own food. We had no running water or electricity. For a few years, we sold our fruit and vegetables locally, but it was so hard to make a decent income from that, and we had loan repayments to make!’ explains Kay. ‘I think we went too alternative too quickly and perhaps should have substituted our income rather than giving everything up all at once.’ 

The birth of the couple’s daughter forced them to rethink their approach. ‘Once Gemma came along we knew we had to work something out – either we had to sell the property or find another way to make an income. It was a really difficult time for us.’  

‘Then when Gemma was six-months-old she got eczema. I’d been studying naturopathy at the time and reading about how to use herbs to treat different skin ailments. So I made an ointment for her and it worked beautifully.’ 

‘I decided to make up a few different herbal creams using what I’d learnt in my studies and take them to my local market. We completely sold out that first day, and after that things just started to fall into place. I continued my studies and it just grew from there.’  

The Saarinen Organics eco skincare range now includes 42 products. The couple grows all the herbs on farm and manufacture all the creams, ointments, herbal infusions and tinctures on site. ‘What we can’t grow here we purchase as locally as possible, and always use certified organic to ensure the quality of our products.’ 

Finally finding their calling meant the couple was able to put money back into the farm. The property now boasts two huge orchards, a large solar system, a solar bore for ample water, composting toilets and is 100% off the grid, self-sufficient in water, electricity, heating, and food. 

They also run farm tours and host local school groups learning about permaculture.  ‘It’s fantastic that being self-sufficient isn’t a dirty word anymore. We can go to the markets and put out our sign that says “Permaculture Farm” and everyone thinks it’s wonderful. We’ve been waiting a long time for that!’ beams Kay. ‘It’s such a beautiful thing that an eco-sustainable business has been able to help fund the kind of sustainable lifestyle we’d always dreamed of having.’

Will Work For Food is a creative partnership between writer Karen Locke photographer Honey Atkinson, who are working to elevate the importance of sustainable, ethically produced food. Find out more on their blog Willworkforfood.com.au.

Self-Sufficient Living + Skincare At Saarinen Organics

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THe heat and our products

NIGHT and DAY CREAM AND HEAT
Hello to our lovely customers, we do all we can to ensure our creams are kept in our cool room and also in cooling systems while traveling and at the markets.

Though with unbearable heat waves across Australia we understand that homes will be incredibly hotter than usual so we would like to offer that if any of our most volatile 2 creams, our night and day which are preservative free, if they just don’t seem right we will happily replace them, as we are well supported we want to support you to xx

Please message me if you have any questions and also your details so i can pop one in the post for you free xx

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Know your ingredient: Non-nano zinc

Did you know that zinc oxide is in a lot of sunscreens? Most people think of the white stuff that cricket players have on their noses and lips when they think about zinc, but zinc oxide is an ‘invisible’ ingredient in a lot of formulations. It’s what gives some sunscreens that opaque sheen. There has been some debate about whether the zinc oxide in sunscreens can be absorbed into the bloodstream which is why we use non-nano zinc in our products. Read on for a brief explanation of the difference between nano and non-nano zinc.

Origin

Zinc oxide is a white powder that is manufactured in a lab. The difference between nano and non-nano zinc is the size of the particles in the powder. The benefit of using a non-nano zinc oxide in skin products is that the particles are too large to absorb through the dermis and into the bloodstream.

History of use

People have been using sunscreens for centuries. Ancient Greeks used olive oil, ancient Egyptians used extracts of rice, jasmine, and lupine plants and the nomadic sea-going Sama-Bajau people of South East Asia used a paste called borak that was made from water weeds, rice and spices.

Zinc oxide paste has also been popular for skin protection for thousands of years. Synthetic sunscreens arrived on the market in 1928, with the first major commercial sunscreen launched in 1936 by the founder of L’Oreal, French chemist Eugène Schueller.

Applications

Zinc oxide particles in a cream base block or scatter UV rays so that they can’t get through to the skin.

It is highly debatable whether nano zinc oxide can get into the bloodstream through the pores but I prefer using non-nano zinc oxide – defined in Australia as having more than 90% of particles above 100nm in size – because non nano zinc works exactly the same way so why take the risk?

Want to try our day cream with sunscreen? Click here to buy.

 

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CHRISSY GIFT VOUCHER with additional free shipping for the recipient.

CHRISSY PRESSIES Last minute!!

Can’t decide what to get someone, why not a Saarinen Organics Gift voucher.

We are doing chrissy gift vouchers as a digital version with a coupon code that the recipient can put into our website to redeem there gift of their choice.

So simple, we will send you through a digital voucher with the coupon code on it, for you to print at your leisure and give your gift easily without waiting for snail mail to deliver a hard copy.

And i will also add to the voucher on top of your designated amount free shipping for the recipient.

All you need to do is send me your email address and i will send out a paypal invoice,

Pop me through an email to kay@saarinenorganics.com

So easy, stress free xx

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New Product

I am so very excited to launch our new product range.

I have been working with a Marine biologist Jo Lane of Tilba.

Jo has incredible knowledge of the right time to harvest seaweed, species identification, and the correct way to process to ensure all the integrity of the plant is kept.

Jo has a business called Sea health where she sells her food grade seaweed in 3 forms, do check her out.

After seeing the test results and research that Jo had done on our local species i new i had to work with her to create a seaweed range.

Seaweed or Sea Kelp benefits include:

Hydration – seaweed is full of humectants that draw in moisture from the environment, and vitamin E.

Youthful-looking skin – the amino acids in seaweed help your skin to plump up, smoothing out fine lines with its anti-aging properties. The same mix of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and antioxidants that can benefit your body when you eat seaweed can also help your skin when you apply seaweed to it. The antioxidants in seaweed can help prevent free radical damage to the skin and protect against skin aging.

SO with no further ado i would like to introduce our
SEAWEED AND COFFEE BODY SCRUB

We make our delicious body scrub with
Local seahealth seaweed
Local roasted Ragino coffee from wyndham
Local Honey and beeswax from Wyndham
Our Permaculture grown fresh herbal infusion in iodised water
Blended with Certified organic
– Rosewater
– Almond oil
– citrus essential oil

Makes this cream smell of  chocolate jaffas.

Removing dead skin cells and soothing the skin with honey, hydrating and rejuvenating with seaweed is so divine for the whole body from the neck down.

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Free shipping from now till chrissy

We would like to thank all our wonderful customers and give back a gift to you.

FREE SHIPPING

from now till Christmas

We know this time of year can be expensive and we are so well supported that we would like to give a little back.

If you are  thinking of giving a Saarinen Organics pressie to Mum, Dad, Nan or Pop or even a teenager, we have something for everyone, with great bundles and save upto 10% with the further discount of free shipping.

Some wonderful Eco, Sustainable Aussie made Chrissy ideas

Mum deserves a little time out after the hectic festive season with our
Revitalising mineral mask bundle.

Dad or any other member who has a terrible time with itchy dry skin, give them some relief with
our Itchy skin treatment bundle.

Nan would love a hand and body cream with relaxing rosalina essential oil.

Pops sore hip would love a Heat rub that actually works.

Teenagers a Pimples pack, to help rid of pimples over the school holidays.

WE ARE SO WELL SUPPORTED AND WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR LOVELY CUSTOMERS VERY MUCH

LOVE TO YOU ALL

XX KAY

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How I transform Comfrey to Creams

comfrey

Once a year the comfrey that I have grown for 2 years is bursting with new sprouts and the transformation from seed to skin begins. The process of growing, harvesting, cleaning, and soaking overnight, chopping the root and making our apple cider vinegar tinctures and oil infusions can take a number of days for each root.

From each plant, I produce around 1 kilo of comfrey once a year. So, while labour intensive the outcome is comforting. From the very first bottle to the last of the season the comfrey root tinctures and oils are carefully prepared into our popular Heat Rub made with 3 apple cider vinegar tinctures including the comfrey root;  Comfrey Ointment made with the root oil infusion and beeswax; and Gardener’s Hand Cream made with apple cider vinegar root tincture.

Made from freshly harvested, permaculture grown comfrey herb on our eco-sustainable farm and are available online through our shop and in carefully selected stockists around the country.

Use as often as needed. As with all topical products, it is advisable to test on a small area of skin first. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes.

Buy our Comfrey Ointment

Buy our Comfrey Heat Rub

Buy our Gardeners Hand Cream

Apply comfrey externally, to treat joint inflammatory disorders, wounds, bone fractures and gout. Commonly comfrey can be found in extracts, ointments, or compress pastes of comfrey leaves and roots.1

Comfrey contains an abundance of mucilage and holds a chemical compound that promotes cell generation, which strengthens the skin.2

Also in the comfrey plant is allantoin, which can have a moisturising & clearing effect, assists with hydrating and exfoliating, smoothes the skin, promotes wound healing, and provides a soothing anti-irritant and skin protectant effect.3

1 https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/comfrey
2 https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/c/comfre92.html
3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allantoin

Benefits and features of Saarinen Comfrey products:

  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • No Animal Testing.
  • FREE from Added Artificial Preservatives, animal by-products.
  • FREE from Synthetically Produced Substances, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and Genetic Engineering (GE)

 

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VITAMIN E – All natural, GMO and Palm oil free

The Vitamin E we use in our products is GMO-free and vegetable obtained.

Vitamin E Oil is a natural antioxidant. It is very moisturising (particularly helpful due to its close relationship with our sebum oil) and has been known to help minimise scars, help improve severe dry skin, and is also noted for its anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing benefits and its success in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Topical application of Vitamin E has been proven beneficial in many clinical trials. It has also been found to absorb the energy from ultraviolet (UV) light. This means its helpful in photo-protection and preventing UV-induced free radical damage to skin*.

The Vitamin E Oil that we use at Saarinen Organics products is a natural, GMO-Free Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50) – the purest form of natural vitamin E available and is obtained strictly from plant sources only.

So the very best things you can do is to apply vitamin E nightly and also eat a wide range of food that contain high vitamin E to help you glow from the inside out, what you eat we can definitely see on the skin.

*http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/skin-health/vitamin-E

*https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583891/

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Nicolina Bridal Trunk Show

We are so excited to be teaming up with the lovely Saarinen Organics for our Nicolina Bridal Trunk Show this Saturday!

Every bride who has an appointment will be receiving a gorgeous gift pack worth $97, just for booking!!

Saarinen Organics has been creating an All Natural Skin Care range using herbs grown on their permaculture farm at Wyndham, Sapphire Coast, since 2008.

Every one of their beautiful products is made by hand using traditional methods, helping your skin to glow naturally.

Stunning wedding gowns + luxurious skin care = the perfect way to spend a Saturday. We can’t wait!

— at Saarinen Organics..

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MACADAMIA NUT OIL- Certified Organic

Macadamia-nuts

Macadamia Oil

When we’re young, we hate when our skin produces excess oil, because it can cause acne. However, this same oil, known as sebum, becomes our friend as we age because it helps us keep the skin moist and gives a youthful appearance.

Sebum is produced in far less quantity as we get older, with a considerable depletion occuring at age 40. This is why our skin dries out and eventually begins to wrinkle. The cosmetics industry encourages us to turn to synthetic moisturisers to help slow the process, but those products are simply not as effective on our skin as sebum oil.

Luckily nature is generous and provides multiple solutions. Recent research has found that palmitoleic acid, the omega 7 fatty found in sebum can be sourced from multiple elements of the natural world. One such of these is particularly abundant, helpful, and native to Australia – Macadamia Oil.

Our Sebum supply declines as we age, however the qualities of Macadamia Oil have been proven to act as a natural anti-ageing tool.

When applied to the skin it is absorbed fully and doesn’t leave a greasy feel. Because it’s so close to your skin’s naturally produced oil, it’s able to help soften fine lines and wrinkles, providing a treatment that is both nourishing and grounding.

This is why we use Certified Organic Macadamia nut oil in our all natural eco skin care range. Handcrafted on our Permaculture farm in the Bega Valley, Wyndham, NSW.

A little about the properties of Macadamia Nuts.

Macadamia nuts contain over 75% of their weight as oil, the remainder is: 9.0% proteins, 9.3% carbohydrates, 1.5% moisture, 1.6% mineral matters and 2.0% fibre. The kernels of macadamia contain vitamin A1, B1, B2, niacin and essential elements such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. The oil is a triglyceride oil and contains primarily monounsaturated fats up to 80–84%. Macadamia oil contains the highest percentage of monounsaturates when compared to both olive and canola oils.[1]

Macadamia nuts are also high in oleic acid (omega 9) and linoleic acid (omega 6) which helps the skin to restore its barrier function and maintain moisture. These fatty acids also boasts anti-inflammatory properties, helping your skin to remain healthy and smooth.

Macadamia nuts contain over 75% of their weight as oil, the remainder is: 9.0% proteins, 9.3% carbohydrates, 1.5% moisture, 1.6% mineral matters and 2.0% fiber. The kernels of macadamia contain vitamin A1, B1, B2, niacin and essential elements such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. The oil is a triglyceride oil and contains primarily monounsaturated fats up to 80–84%.

Akhtar; et al. (2006). “Evaluation of basic properties of macadamia nut oil”. Gomal University Journal of Research, 22: 21–27. Retrieved 2 January 2016.

 

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Night intensive face cream

night-intensive-cream

Our Aloe Vera and Vitamin E Night intensive face cream, i have formulated for us worldly ladies and gents.
I have researched what happens to our skin as we age and found that we stop producing sebum oil at 40. So i have packed this cream full of oils that best represent our sebum oil. Also soothing aloe vera and many other ingredients to help you glow naturally.

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OUR STORY

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Our story of how we grew our Eco sustainable business.
My Husband Gregg and I , together with our daughter Gemma, live on our 5 acre farm in our self-built straw bale home in beautiful Wyndham in the Bega Valley area on the NSW Far South Coast.

A life long dream finally became reality, as a family to live a eco-friendly, sustainable life and produce an income that nourishes our mind, body and spirit and leave only a small footprint behind us.

The land we needed had to be suitable for Mediterranean herbs and also Aussie medicinal herbs as well. Many Mediterranean herbs need many hours of sub zero temperatures to re grow the next year and also harsher environment effectively create an abundance of flowers, which are often the main source of the herb plants used. We also needed a good water source, non contaminated by large surrounding farms though not to isolated for we still needed a strong community to be involved in.

We found our piece of paradise, situated at the foothills of the snowy plains, bordered by national parks and lush with pristine soils and creeks. This provided the perfect foundations for our family-run eco business and new home. Gregg, a qualified carpenter, and I built our straw bale home powered by a large solar system with a solar hot water and solar bore pump, complimented by a slow combustion stove for providing warm meals and hot water, minimizing our family footprint every step of the way.

Following traditional Permaculture and Organic practices, we grow not only organic medicinal herbs for our business, we also farm small-scale sheep, chooks, ducks, have planted over 200 fruit, nut and berry trees, as well as grow enough vegetables for ourselves and friends.

A bore-water irrigation system and solar powered pump works efficiently to keep our plants and animals watered year-round. We are also committed to regenerating our land for the future, with a few acres along our creek frontage under re-vegetation in conjunction with Land Care, doubling as a wildlife corridor.

At first whilst I studied herb culture, we grew organic vegies and herbs, selling locally with the goal to sell dried medicinal herbs to manufactures of skin care and also manufacture an organic food range, for I was a retired chef. When our baby girl arrived Gemma, it quickly became apparent that she suffered from a very dry skin condition from her neck to her scalp. The doctors opinion was cortisone which I refused. I researched and found calendula ointment to be a good starting point to help keep the dry skin moist. So I started studying topical naturopathy which lead me down the path to a mentorship who handed down recipes from 9 generations, and thus Saarinen Organics was born. I loved making and learning about creams and herbs, it was exciting, new and the business just grew naturally.

Now well and truly committed to our health and that of our animals, plants and land, it was time to put our knowledge, skills and philosophies into practice with our all natural skin care range. From the ground up and every step of the way, we ensure purity in ingredients beginning with the most basic of all, capturing all water used in our products in a food grade stainless steel rain water tank.

Lucky for us locavore living is well and truly alive in the Bega Valley with as many ingredients as possible purchased locally if they are not already being grown at our family farm. Honey and bees wax is from Tony Bee, Lavender essential oil from Mt. Darragh Lavender, fresh chillies from Disaster Bay Chilli to name but a few.

Having studied herb culture and a naturopath mentorship, I have taken ancient toxin-free recipes handed down through the generations and perfected over time to bring you the best of what nature has to offer in its purest, simplest form. All products are hand made right on the farm and kept fresh by, you guessed it, a solar passive cool room housing our products and ingredients.

Products full of integrity, hand made with love, and with the health of both you, and the environment at the centre of it all.

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CHEST RUB

CHEST RUB
We are now in the depths of winter.

Our Saarinen Organics Chest rub is a warming and comforting blend of essential oils to help you relax and breath deeply. My daughter says “its like a warm hug” with a uplifting aroma of our Australian bush.

I blend our chest rub with local low heated beeswax, certified organic olive oil and certified organic essential oils of

Eucalyptus, Rosemary, T-tree (cajput), Rosalina, Peppermint and Lavender.

Further more you can put these essential oils into a burner to help with the winter blues.
The following are extracts from research on essential oils.

Happy reading from
Kay Saarinen
Saarinen organics
All natural skin care
Herbs grown on our Permaculture farm and made into our all natural skin care, from seed to skin.

“Eucalyptus works as an expectorant and helps cleanse your body of toxins and harmful microorganisms that can make you feel sick.” from Dr Axe

“Rosemary essential oil is known to relieve respiratory disorders such as whopping cough, asthma, sinus infections, and bronchitis.” from Doctors health press

“Tea tree oil has been found to exhibit protective activity against bacteria, fungi, and yeast, according to a 2000 study from a German research team (3). These microbes can cause inflammation, which depletes the immune system and leads to symptoms including coughs and congestion. Fortunately, tea tree oil contains antimicrobial, antiseptic, and antiviral properties. It’s a great essential oil for sore throats, coughs, and bronchial congestion.” from Doctors health press

“Peppermint is an essential oil best known for its antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, and expectorant properties. Peppermint is a common treatment for sinus infections, respiratory infections, coughs, colds, and sore throats. A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2010 (2) suggests that the antispasmodic activity in peppermint oil helps relieve coughing. The menthol in peppermint oil is thought to calm and soothe sore throats, while also relieving coughs by thinning mucus.” from Doctors health press

“Lavender is one of the most common essential oils available. It’s especially useful for respiratory disorders and symptoms such as colds, influenza, coughs, and sinus congestion; it can ease breathing problems when phlegm is trapped within the sinuses and lungs. Apply a few drops of lavender oil on the back, neck, or chest for relief.” from Doctors health press.

“Rosalina essential oil is an excellent oil for upper respiratory tract congestion and infection, particularly useful with small children. It is a gentle expectorant with anti-infectious properties because of its 1,8 cineole chemical content. This essential oil is extremely gentle on the mucous membranes.as well as the skin.” from still point aromatics

Stacey Asplin reviewed Saarinen Organics. — 5 star
May 12 ·
I’ve been using Saarinen Organics for the past 8 years, all their products are amazing. I love thats it’s all natural local and Kay makes each product herself, I know what’s in it and it’s safe for my kids with no chemicals. Her calendula cream is awesome with her chest rub having an amazing smell and her face creams are so glorious to put on, once you’ve used her products you’ll never use anything else again.

Cheryl Tennant reviewed Saarinen Organics. — 4 star
August 26, 2016 ·
I recently bought a pot of chest rub and love it, more effective than vicks and without the chemicals that I was intolerant to. I already have others lined up to by this product as well

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HEAT RUB

HEAT RUB
SO we are not all about skin care we also have a wide range of products to help those in need. We love love our heat rub and have been making it for 10 years now. Both Gregg and I were the guinea pigs, we just couldn’t find anything on the market that would help our needs. We both work hard and needed something to relax areas, i think that’s why we were able to nail it.(Gregg is so honest with his feed back as hubbies are lol) and also our customers, i like hearing all sorts of feed back so we can improve.
We have been honoured to have many Natropaths and massage therapist use it in their treatments now with some amazing feed back.
So about our heat rub, i make with 3 Tinctures of fresh and dried herbs and Apple cider Vinegar. This is a very old traditional method using a natural base acid to draw the goodness from the herbs without damaging cells, I was tought this method from my mentor who had had it handed down 9 generations. Most tinctures now are made from alcohol or universal solvents which i just found too harsh for my skin.
Using this method some Tinctures can take from 3-6 months to make. Our heat rub has a Comfrey root, Chillie and Hypericum Tinctures mixed with Arnica infused oil and essential oils to help warm areas that need some TLC.
Our Comfrey root is grown here on our Permaculture farm so we use it fresh in the Tincture.
“Comfrey roots and leaves can provide natural healing properties for all different types of ailments because of its high allantoin content which makes cells grow faster. Comfrey contains a special substance called allantoin. This is one of the reasons why comfrey-treated bones knit so fast, wounds mend so quickly and burns heal with such little scarring. Comfrey is often called knitbone or healing herb.” – mother earth news
Our Hypericum Tinctue (st Johns wart), we make using fresh and dried flowers, as this is a noxious weed i cannot grow this on our farm though we often purchase this herb from wildcrafters locally.
extract from organic facts “Anti-Inflammatory Agent: The soothing nature of St. John’s Wort and the rich concentration of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds make it perfect for easing the aching pains of arthritis, in addition to gout, joint discomfort, and muscle aches. Just as it helps ease inflammation on the skin and in the gut, St. John’s Wort also lowers inflammation in the cardiovascular system, thereby helping to lower blood pressure and decrease stress on the heart.
Skin Treatment: If you use St. John’s Wort in topical application in the form of a salve or tincture, it can speed the healing process of burns, bruises, and scrape by stimulating circulation of oxygenated blood to those skin cells so that repairs can begin.”
Our chillie Tincture we make from fresh chillies from local growers and what we can grow our selves.
Chillie is fantastic to warm areas up without damaging the skin.
Arnica infused oil we buy in certified organic and the essential oils too are certified organic which are
Winter green
Peppermint
and
Black pepper
All of which help warm small and large areas and help you relax.
Saarinen Organics
All natural skin care
Helping you glow naturally

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ABC South east Story Box landed at our place

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What a great program with many small rural stories out there, the story box got handed around the community for our chance to have a little chat.
When it was our turn it was 5:45 in the morning and I was thrown a bit on this one, my goodness, Trump was elected the night before and I wasn’t ready for that question!!!! lol
Thank you ABC for this
xx KAY