Men's Gift Set - Serum, Moisturiser & Gentleman's Itchy Bollock BalmSoothing & Replenishing After~Shave Serum Oilin an amber glass bottleA blend of nourishing & organic plant oils selected for their soothing and regenerative qualities. Firming and conditioning, this serum will calm and replenish skin, and help protect against further damage.Camellia is a most penetrative oil. It is very high in Oleic acid (almost 82% of its fatty acid compositions), a mono-unsaturated Oemga-3 fatty acid, and rich in other essential fatty acids such as Omega-6 Linoleic acid. Its Oleic acid composition is the highest among all natural oils. Studies of Oleic and other fatty acids have proven that they are an excellent emollient, and a remarkable natural agent for the retention and enhancement of skin moisture. Studies have demonstrated that Oleic acid has unparalleled penetration power, capable of permeating deeply into the lower layers of the stratum corneum to greatly enhance the beneficial effects of collagen and elastin, rejuvenating cell growth to give skin support and flexibility. Oleic acid is known as an excellent transdermal carrier of cell rebuilding nutrients and bioactive compounds (collagen and elastin) into the skin to repair the damage caused by dryness, sun exposure and other factors. The result is restoration of the skin's elasticity and significant improvement in skin texture.Plantain has been used medicinally by Europeans for centuries. Herbals dating from the 1500's and 1600's are full of recipes and uses for plantain. It was considered to be almost a panacea and was so commonly known it is even found referenced in works by both Chaucer and Shakespeare. Plantain is very high in beta carotene (A) and calcium. It also provides ascorbic acid (C), and vitamin K. Allantoin has been proved to promote wound healing, speed up cell regeneration, and have skin-softening effects. Modern medical research is proving to uphold many of the historical uses of plantain - for example as a wound healer. Plantain is approved by the German Commission E (a sort of German "FDA" that studies and regulates herbs and herbal uses) for topical use for skin inflammations.
Hemp seed oil at 80% has the highest percentage of essential fatty acids found in plants. It has the ideal ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 and it's structure closely resembles the skin's own lipids. Hemp so closely matches our own skins oils that it is able to penetrate inside our cells and lubricate the surfaces between them, thus bringing the EFA's within our body. Hemp seed oil also contains GLA, amino acids, potassioum, calcium, vitamin E, and is rich in Omega 9, helping to keep skin supple.
The fresh flowers of St. Johns when infused in oil produce a beautiful and powerful red oil that is anti-inflammatory and analgesic. This therapeutic oil has so many uses that you can sum it up by saying if it hurts, soothe it with St. Johns Oil. Some of the skin care uses for this oil include healing burns and damaged skin. It can be used to calm the pain of sciatica, arthritis, fibromyalgia and muscle aches. Externally, St Johns wort oil is known to ease the pain associated with bruising and can help to heal wounds faster. The oil has antiseptic properties that can help prevent infection in wounds and skin inflammations, an ideal herb for an after shave oil.
Calendula, also known amongst herbalists as “Mother of the Skin”, offers amazing skin therapy as well as many other medicinal qualities. Calendula has many health benefits but is most recognized for its effectiveness for treating skin problems such as wounds, burns, and insect bites as well as eczema, shingles, and skin ulcers. This herb is found in many natural skin care products and is known to promote cell repair, and offers antiseptic, anti inflammatory, and anti fungal properties making it suitable for just about all skin conditions. It is very commonly the primary herb in a skin salve.
Cedarwood oil from the Atlas Mountains is a gorgeous oil with a divine scent regularizing sebum production and treating infection. It can safely be applied externally on wounds as an anti septic. It is even used as an ingredient in herbal antiseptic creams. . It is an excellent sedative. It has a great soothing, sedating and calming effects on mind, cures inflammations and itching of skin. Fungicide: Cedar Wood Oil has good fungicidal properties and may be employed to cure fungal infections, both external and internal. Other Benefits: Cedar Wood oil is equally beneficial in curing acne, dandruff, dermatitis, stress and as a treatment against oily skin.
Wild Cypress Essential Oil has a spicy and masculine fragrance. It induces a calming, relaxing and sedating effect on the mind and the body. It relieves nervous stress and anxiety. This oil imparts a sweet, balsamic persistent deep note that is slightly smoky and works harmonically with the cedarwood and blue chamomile to create a subtle masculine scent. These ingredients not only soothe, condition, hydrate and rejuvenate your skin, they have uplifting aromatherapeutic effects and smell divine!
German Chamomile Benefits: Acne, arthritis, asthma, broken capillaries, burns, colic, cuts, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, dyspepsia, eczema, headache, indigestion, insect bites, insomnia, migraine, muscular pain, muscular spasms, nausea, nervous tension, neuralgia, rashes, rheumatism, sensitive skin, sprains, stress related complaints, wounds. To the Egyptians it was a herb dedicated to the sun, to cure fevers, and to the moon, for its cooling ability.
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wild camellia oil, wild plantain oil, organic hemp seed oil, wild st. john's wort oil, organic calendula oil, organic cedarwood, cypress and chamomile essential oils
Men's Gift Set - After Shave Serum Moisturiser & Gent's Bollock Balm - Vegan
Moisturiser for MenA light textured, easily absorbed bio-active daily moisturiser. A unique skin food containing carefully selected botanicals renowned for their regenerative and nourishing properties.Hemp seed oil at 80% has the highest percentage of essential fatty acids found in plants. It has the ideal ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 and it's structure closely resembles the skin's own lipids. Hemp so closely matches our own skin's oils that it is able to penetrate inside our cells and lubricate the surfaces between them, thus bringing the EFA's within our body. Hemp seed oil also contains GLA, amino acids, potassioum, calcium, vitamin E, and is rich in Omega 9, helping to keep skin supple. Hemp seed oil contains ingredients that gives it unique anti-inflammatory properties that are not often found in other oils. Researchers from ETH Zurich and Bonn University have now established anti-inflammatory constituents in hemp oil. All of these amazing qualities make hemp oil the ideal base for a nourishing moisturiser.
Olive oil was used by the Ancient Egyptian civilization and it is still widely used today for it's amazing properties. There are a variety of antioxidants in olive oil including Vitamin A and E but the most potent compound is hydroxytyrosol. Hydroxytyrosol is a very rare but potent antioxidant found in olive oil that helps to prevent free radical damage to skin cells, and as has potent anti~inflammatory properties.Avocado Oil is a mild, nourishing, semi-fatty Oil, rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, panthothenic acid, potassium, vitamin D, E, protein, lecithin and fatty acids, which have healing and regenerating qualities. Great for more mature skin, the oil is easily absorbed into the deep tissues of the skin. The sterols within the oil have been shown to be effective as an ingredient for sun screen lotion. Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E, all of which help maintain healthy skin.Coconut oil contains mostly Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) or Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA). These extraordinary fat molecules are the main reason why coconut oil is so amazing. MCFAs such as Caprylic acid (C-8), Capric acid (C-10), and Lauric acid (C-12) destroy microorganisms; bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites and yeast. Coconut oil is nature's richest source of MCFAs. Fortifying your skin with anti~microbial MCFAs is one of the most effortless ways to guard against infection.
Jojoba esters are proper waxes; there is no triglyceride component of jojoba esters. Chemically, jojoba esters are a complex mixture of long chain (C36-C46) fatty acids and fatty alcohols joined by an ester bond. Jojoba wax closely resembles sebum, your skin's own oil, making it very readily absorbed. Native Americans have been using jojoba for skin treatment for centuries for its skin~enhancing benefits. These benefits include: softening, a reducer of wrinkles, helpful for healing scars and stretch marks. Jojoba's outstanding moisturizing properties are thanks to its emollient features and resemblance to your skin's own oils. It also suppresses water loss, and helps keep your skin soft and supple.Almond wax is an excellent emollient and moisturizer. As an emollient it nourishes and softens the skin helping to keep it smooth to the touch. Almond wax is similar in composition to the oil baby's excrete to keep their skin and hair healthy. By helping the skin stay healthy it promotes a youthful skin complexion. Almond oil can also be used on the delicate skin under the eye to help prevent "crow's feet".*Western countries are just beginning to recognize the considerable health and beauty benefits of shea butter, something Africans have known for thousands of years. Shea butter has been used to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks. It may also help diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation. Shea butter also contains cinnamic acid, a substance that helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Shea butter is a particularly effective moisturizer because contains so many fatty acids, which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity. Shea butter helps to protect the skin from both environmental and free~radical damage. It contains vitamins A and E, and has demonstrated both antimicrobial and anti~inflammatory properties.Mango butter is truly an anti~age ingredient. It rejuvenates skin due to presence of antioxidants. It helps to neutralize toxins and generate skin cell renewal. Mango butter contains; stearic, oleic (46%), linoleic acids (unsaturated Omega~6 fatty acid). It contains vitamins A, high amount of vitamin E, C, D, group B vitamins, folic acid, calcium, iron and magnesium. It hydrates skin for a long period of time, helps to lighten age and sun damage spots, tighten skin and heal eczema, rashes and irritations, and bringing back a healthy tone to the skin.German Chamomile Benefits: Acne, arthritis, asthma, broken capillaries, burns, colic, cuts, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, dyspepsia, eczema, headache, indigestion, insect bites, insomnia, migraine, muscular pain, muscular spasms, nausea, nervous tension, neuralgia, rashes, rheumatism, sensitive skin, sprains, stress related complaints, wounds. To the Egyptians it was a herb dedicated to the sun, to cure fevers, and to the moon, for its cooling ability. On the skin, it is a miracle worker and calms red, dry and irritated skin, as well as calming allergies. It is high in -(-a)-bisabolol which promotes granulation (healing) and is also a great tissue regenerator.Organic Cedarwood Oil is a gorgeous oil with a divine scent and the following characteristics: Anti Seborrhoeic (regulates sebum production) Cedar Wood oil can be beneficial in treating inflammatory situations and treating infection. Anti Septic: It has helped wounds from becoming septic as well as protect from tetanus germs. Astringent: Being an astringent, Cedar Wood Oil helps to tighten tissue and gives a feeling of firmness, fitness and youth. Sedative: It has a great soothing, sedating and calming effects on mind, soothes inflammations and itching of skin. Fungicide: Cedar Wood Oil has good fungicidal properties and may be employed to cure fungal infections. Other Benefits: Cedar Wood oil is equally beneficial in treating acne, dandruff, dermatitis and stress.
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organic cold-pressed hemp oil, organic cold-pressed olive oil, organic cold-pressed avocado oil, organic cold pressed virgin coconut oil, jojoba wax, almond wax, fair trade raw unrefined shea butter, organic mango butter, organic chamomile essential oil, organic atlas cedar essential oilGentleman's Itchy Bollock Balmwith Stellaria mediaVEGAN FORMULA!NOW AVAILABLE IN 30ML POCKET SIZE!
A soothing balm made with premium botanical ingredients
We all know that often, men are quite difficult to buy for. Here at Herbs of Avalon, we have realised what most men have in common : Itchy nuts!
Many men are relaxed and open about having a good old trouser jiggle in public. However, the constant adjusting and scratching can take its toll, and can lead to chafed crevices!
Our 'Gentleman's Itchy Bollock Balm' can help! Made with organically cultivated chickweed, known for its anti-itching properties, Sir's scrotae will be soothed and strokeably soft!- I N G R E D I E N T S -
organic stellaria media infused in organic cold-pressed helianthus annus oil, euphorbia cerafera