Nature is bursting with a multitude of ingredients with wonderful health and wellness benefits.
Navigating the long list of natural remedies however, can be daunting. How does one know which ingredients will work best for which aliment, and which ingredients are more effective than others? While an entire book can and has been written on the subject, we’ve highlighted some of the best and most effective natural ingredients, each has been carefully formulated into Nature’s Aid skin gel, creating an all in one must have treatment for most skin needs.
People have used gel from the Aloe Vera barbadensis for over 4000 years for its healing and soothing properties, a trend that continues today. Naturally hydrating, Aloe Vera enhances and nourishes the skin, supporting natural cell renewal, and improving texture and elasticity, so the skin is firmer yet, supple and luminous. Aloe Vera when applied topically is ideal ingredient for everything from soothing sensitive or sunburned skin to helping heal eczema and psoriasis, and so much more.
Witch Hazel’s astringent and anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for many skin aliments, including itching, pain, swelling, varicose veins, bruises, insect bites, minor burns, and other skin irritations. Witch Hazel’s anti-oxidant properties also help tighten pores and remove excess oil. It can also be used as a toner on the face and body to soothe irritated tissue and help for fighting acne.
Rosemary is a fragrant perennial herb that contains a number of biologically active compounds such as antioxidants, carnosic acid, and rosmarinic acid, which give it analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. When used topically rosemary oil is said to increase warmth and stimulates blood circulation, which helps relieve cold feet, tired legs, sore muscles, arthritis and rheumatic pain, and gout.
Tea Tree oil was known among the aboriginals as a ‘cure-all’ for good reason, the health benefits of this essential oil are numerous thanks to its antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, antiseptic and anti-infection properties. These properties help it reduce allergic skin reactions, and have been proven most effective in helping skin conditions such as acne and athlete’s foot. Tea Tree also penetrates the lower skin layers with its anti-inflammatory, disinfectant and analgesic qualities, effectively aiding the healing process and diminishing the severity of scarring, muscle aches and pains.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that aids in slowing down the processes that damage cells, and is vital in protecting skin cells from ultra violet rays, pollution, drugs and other elements that produce cell-damaging free radicals. When used topically, Vitamin E oil can be used as a beauty aid for wrinkles and dry skin, treatment for minor sunburns, and to help heal scars or stretch marks.