Wild Herbs in Cosmetics
During spring wild herbs begin to thrive and the beauty of local superfoods are showcased on the earth's surface. Wild herbs are a delight in salads or soups but are also an excellent boost for your immune system. But, did you know that their benefit can be harnessed in cosmetics, too?
Wild herbs flourish in all shapes and sizes and are an excellent source of superfood which is why we have incorporated their properties into our product. Some of our formulas contain stinging nettle leaf powder and dandelion extract, for instance.
Stinging nettle leaf powder has many wonderful properties that unfold on the hair and the skin:
- nourishes oily, blemished skin
- a secret weapon against dandruff
- counteracts oiliness on the scalp
- cleanses the skin
- promotes blood circulation
- strengthens the skin and connective tissues
- anti-inflammatory effects and reduces redness
The powder obtained from dried stinging nettle leaves has deep-cleansing effects and supplies the skin with a host of nutrients that strengthen it. It has anti-inflammatory properties thanks to being rich in vitamin B3 and reduces the appearance of redness.
A secret weapon against dandruff
Stinging nettle contains a variety of acids that stops the spreading of the fungi in its tracks. Stinging nettle promotes blood circulation. We have incorporated this powder into our shampoos to promote hair growth. Its toning and stimulating effects are ideal for balancing excess sebum production on the face and on the scalp.
This wonderful ingredient can be found in our shampoos, shower gels and body lotions.
Dandelion for beautiful skin
All the components found in dandelion are edible and help with impurities. For years, dandelion treatments were used to enhance skin beauty and the floral water was incorporated into shower sessions. In the past, dandelion blossom tea was used as a conditioner to counteract dandruff and dry hair. Furthermore, dandelion boosts elasticity.
Dandelion is used in our Energizing Shower Gel & Body Lotion as well as our products that target sensitive skin: Organic Sensitive 2-in-1 Shower Gel & Shampoo and Organic Sensitive Body Lotion.
Recipe for stinging nettle spinach
- Recipe for 4
- approx. 500 g fresh stinging nettle sprouts
- 1 onion
- ½ glass of vegetable stock
- dash of vegetable oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- optional: 2 tablespoons vegan cream or sour cream
Rinse and chop the stinging nettle leaves. Dice the onion and sweat it in some vegetable oil. Deglaze with vegetable stock and add the leaves. Cover with a lid and allow to simmer for approximately 10 minutes until the leaves have softened.