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Itchy skin menopause

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Itchy skin menopause 

This is where i am at, itchy menopausal skin, I didn’t know this happens during menopause.

I have had many conversations with friends and customers who are also dealing with menopausal itchy skin as well.

It was driving me bonkers, It felt like my skin was crawling and tingling, from head to toe, constantly.

So What is happening, 

Why is one of the symptoms itchy & dry skin EVERYWHERE ?

Well it’s the decrease in the production of oestrogen which basically feeds collagen in your skin.

So the results are the collagen sucked out of us leaving our skin itchy & dry.

To support and feed your collagen, what estrogen used to do we now need to do ourselves.

It is so important to support yourself on the inside as well as the outside.

I for myself prefer to try a natural remedy rather than medical, of course tho there is definitely a time and place for medical.

I have found great relief in my diet to help feed the skin with Silica, vitamin C and also zinc

Top 6 collagen food

  • Bone broth 
  • Chicken – i have a chicken and bone broth soup every night
  • Eggs – i have poached eggs every morning
  • Citrus – i have lemon water every morning
  • Berries – i have a smoothie with frozen berries and powdered seaweed.
  • Also having fish in your diet

Collagen supplements 

Itchy skin relief cream

I also have a few products to help topically that many customers and myself have found great relief with.
Our hypericum cream and Calendula ointment.

Our Hypericum cream i make a hypericum tincture with apple cider vinegar and than pop it under a hydraulic press to extract the qualities i need to help with the itchy dry skin, i also blend it with local low honey, antibacterial essential oils, high vitamin D oils and a fresh herbal infusion. This is suitable for the scalp, from the neck down.

Calendula ointment is suitable for sensitive areas. 

Hypericum oil for instant relief when out and about to keep in your bag

We are also offering all 3 with a 10% discount 

By Kay Saarinen, Eco skin care made sustainably, Australia NSW

 

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When Pharmacists Look To Herbalists — The Turning Point In All-natural Skincare

Today I received some fantastic feedback from a customer, and it represented a turning point in all-natural skincare.

The feedback was as follows:

My mother, who is 91 with dementia, had swollen legs & cellulitis developed leg ulcers. I visit every day & put on the calendula ointment to the ulcers & legs, it worked fantastically & they are almost gone now. I was a little hesitant at first because she has very sensitive skin. I thought you would be interested. As a pharmacist I had a whole pile of stuff on hand but full marks to your wonderful ointment. Thanks!

With all the products this pharmacist had on hand, developed for specific treatments with complex scientific formulas, our own Calendula Ointment grown on our family eco-farm and manufactured in my on-farm studio worked a treat.

But you can buy Calendula Ointment at any pharmacy, right? 

Yes. And have you noticed what colour it is? White. And do you know what colour the calendula flower is? Beautifully bright yellow! Stunning yellow, in fact, from the marigold family.

So what happens to Calendula Ointment to turn it white? The only way to achieve a crisp white cream is by using clear oils, essential oils, and adding a lot of water to the emulsifying wax to create the white colour. This means that the products aren’t made with herbal infusions, tinctures, or whole oils which are coloured.

Pharmaceutical products tend to offer short term relief, without really getting to the root cause of the ailment. As a result, the problem often comes back ten times worse and is much harder to treat. Now you may think it’s all a conspiracy to keep you buying more, but it’s also about the need for additional synthetic ingredients to reduce the cost of manufacturing and to help stabilise such complex, volatile products for long term shelf life and storage. It also comes down to, as you’ll read below, our expectations as consumers and what we’re conditioned to seeing.

Herbs are potent and powerful plants. They have wonderful healing abilities. Herbs and herb oils are too strong to use directly on your skin and they do need to be used in conjunction with other carrier oils and ingredients. Somehow, those wonderful healing properties of the herb need to make their way into a convenient and absorbent product to use on your skin.

So what’s the most effective method?

Tinctures are concentrated herbal extracts using alcohol as the solvent. Tinctures extract both the water-soluble and alcohol-soluble chemical constituents from the plant. Tinctures are fast-acting on the body, and they also have a much longer shelf life than highly volatile oils.

Infusions are herbs steeped in lipids such as natural oils or liquid waxes where the properties of the herb are transferred to the oil.

Essential oils, on the other hand, are extracted using either steam distillation or solvent extraction. Solvent extraction often uses chemicals such as hexane, acetone, di-methylene-chloride, and more in order to extract the essential oils from the plant. It’s popular because it increases production volume and takes far less time than other methods of extraction. But it opens the flood gates for all sorts of skin sensitivities.

And this is when you realise that learning to read and understand the ingredients list on the back of your skincare products is simply not enough! You must get to know your manufacturer and their methods.

Saarinen Organics spent four days at a health expo in Sydney last year showcasing our wonderful products to the world. I’ll never forget the feedback I had from one customer shocked at the colour of one of my creams.

“But it’s brown!”, she exclaimed!

“Yes!” I said proudly. Because it’s an all-natural tincture. My herbal tinctures are all made from fresh herbs and therefore have that brown tinge. My aloe vera face gel is made from fresh aloe vera and has a green tinge. My herbal infusions have either a brown or a green tinge. Because they’re all-natural.

We’ve been so conditioned as consumers to expect that crisp, white cream that we suspect there’s something wrong with our skincare when it’s in its most natural usable form, untainted with toxic chemicals and not loaded up with water and emulsifying waxes. So much so, that it’s altering the effectiveness of skincare products. But when a pharmacist with a plethora of specialist products on hand takes the time to offer their feedback on our all-natural skincare, bright yellow and all, we know we’re about to reach a turning point. As consumers, we want to know that we’re buying products that actually work, not just products that look nice and clean.

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Calendula Ointment — The Most Versatile Skincare Product You Will Ever Need

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You’ve probably heard or read this sentence from many a marketer or salesperson in your lifetime. Often it’s a cleaning product. Something along the lines of “If you only buy one cleaning product for your home, it needs to be this one, it’s the only cleaning product you will ever need!”. Well I don’t mean to come across like a TV infomercial, but Calendula Ointment actually is the most versatile skincare product you could use. I’ll tell you why, but first, some background.

Calendula Officinalis is actually a genus of around 15-20 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the Asteraceae family.

Calendula has been used traditionally as culinary and medicinal herbs. In fact, the petals are edible. So when I remind you, that if you wouldn’t eat it, then don’t put in on your skin, you know that Calendula safely fits within these parameters!

Pharmacological studies on the benefits of Calendula have shown that the extract has many soothing and antibacterial properties in vitro. In a tincture, topical use of Calendula can treat acne and soothe the skin. There is so much information on Calendula, do Google it for further information.

It’s these properties that make Calendula Ointment a fantastic base for hand cream for tough, hardworking hands, body cream and foot cream to heal dry and cracked feet, for treating dried, cracked lips, an intensive treatment cream for soothing, as well as being powerful and delicate enough for use on babies and children for fast acting, chemical-free organic care, additionally it acts as a soothing barrier ointment to keep babies bottoms protected and moisturised.

Saarinen Organics Calendula Ointment contains certified organic olive oil, Saarinen eco permaculture farm organically grown Calendula flowers, and the best quality, chemical-free, traditionally produced beeswax from a local provider—where the quality and purity of the ingredients is what makes the difference.

It is for all these reasons that you need two jars of such a wonderful, versatile skincare product. One for your handbag (and your nappy bag for those with young ones), and one for your first aid kit.

Click on the link to view our Calendula Ointments available now https://saarinenorganics.com/product/calendula-ointment/