SLIPPERY ELM BARK POWDER: What is it and What are its Beauty and Healt - Koils by Nature

One of the best parts of going natural is discovering all these natural herbs and remedies which we probably wouldn’t have heard of if we kept to the generic cosmetic and pharmaceutical route. Slippery Elm Bark Powder is one of those best kept secrets you only discover once you really dive deep into natural cosmetics and natural remedies. 


If you haven’t heard of Slippery Elm Bark Powder, and are only learning about it for the first time, know this: you are not alone! But you’re also in for a great treat! Slippery elm bark powder is not only a great solution for those of us with heat damaged hair, but it will also soften your curls and coils, it’s great for the skin, and when ingested, has incredible health benefits for the whole body. Let’s explore where Slippery Elm Bark Powder comes from, how to use it and all of its benefits. 


What is Slippery Elm Bark Powder?

Funnily enough, slippery elm bark is yes, in fact slippery, and yes, comes from the bark of a tree. The tree, also known as Ulmus rubra, is native to the eastern regions of North and Central America. The powder of this bark has been used for centuries by Native Americans for its healing properties. Slippery elm bark contains vitamins and minerals like beta-carotene, selenium, calcium, zinc, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, B vitamins, tannins, phosphorus, and vitamin C. With all these vitamins and minerals, it’s not all that difficult to understand why it’s so beneficial for the body. But how does our hair benefit from slippery elm bark powder?


Hair Benefits of Slippery Elm Bark Powder

As you can imagine, all the vitamins and minerals mentioned above are not only beneficial for the whole body, but when applied to the hair, can have powerful healing benefits for the hair as well. 


Strengthens Hair 

The amino acids in slippery elm bark will encourage circulation to the roots of the hair and the hair follicles. It can encourage new and healthy growth, while adding shine and sheen to lackluster hair. The iodine can help prevent excess hair loss and will encourage softer curls and coils. And of course, the presence of zinc and calcium will further strengthen the hair strands so that they’re less prone to breakage and frizz.


Conditions Hair 

Slippery elm bark is a natural conditioner all on its own. Because of all the vitamins and minerals present in slippery elm bark, it can bring damaged hair back to life as it encourages new growth. The mucilage quality of slippery elm bark helps it become a gel-like substance when mixed with water, which is why it's a great natural ingredient to include in natural gels and deep conditioners. This is also why it’s an important ingredient in Koils By Nature’s Fragrance Free Moisturizing Shealoe Leave-In Conditioner. Along with many other natural and essential conditioning ingredients, the slippery elm bark is definitely a key player in this leave-in conditioner. But there’s more. 


Natural Detangler 

We could all use a little extra assistance and care when it comes to the detangling process. Especially when it comes to our children’s hair and their fragile scalps. Slippery elm bark is a natural detangler, as the name itself implies! Slippery elm bark can actually make your hair strands more “slippery'' so that combing and detangling is a less painful and troublesome process. 


Additional Health Benefits of Slippery Elm Bark

Besides working its magic on our curls and coils, slippery elm bark is also a great natural weapon for IBM, or digestive issues. Its fibers and slippery quality can help alleviate constipation, but also works as an anti-inflammatory soothing any discomfort in the intestines. Traditionally it has been used to soothe sore throats, hasten up the wound healing process after burns or damage to the skin, can detoxify the body thereby improving the health of the kidneys, and can soothe and heal gum infections. Makes you wonder why we all haven’t been using Slippery Elm Bark Powder for ages right? 


Well now you know what Slippery Elm Bark powder actually is when you go to your health food store or when you read the backs of the labels of one of Koils By Natures’ Herbal Curl Defining Eucalyptus and Lavender Gel or even the Beard Detox Conditioner with Activated Charcoal


Have you been experimenting with the benefits of Slippery Elm Bark Powder? How so, we’d love to hear about what you’ve been up to and the natural remedies you’ve been using! 






One of the best parts of going natural is discovering all these natural herbs and remedies which we probably wouldn’t have heard of if we kept to the generic cosmetic and pharmaceutical route. Slippery Elm Bark Powder is one of those best kept secrets you only discover once you really dive deep into natural cosmetics and natural remedies. 


If you haven’t heard of Slippery Elm Bark Powder, and are only learning about it for the first time, know this: you are not alone! But you’re also in for a great treat! Slippery elm bark powder is not only a great solution for those of us with heat damaged hair, but it will also soften your curls and coils, it’s great for the skin, and when ingested, has incredible health benefits for the whole body. Let’s explore where Slippery Elm Bark Powder comes from, how to use it and all of its benefits. 


What is Slippery Elm Bark Powder?

Funnily enough, slippery elm bark is yes, in fact slippery, and yes, comes from the bark of a tree. The tree, also known as Ulmus rubra, is native to the eastern regions of North and Central America. The powder of this bark has been used for centuries by Native Americans for its healing properties. Slippery elm bark contains vitamins and minerals like beta-carotene, selenium, calcium, zinc, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, B vitamins, tannins, phosphorus, and vitamin C. With all these vitamins and minerals, it’s not all that difficult to understand why it’s so beneficial for the body. But how does our hair benefit from slippery elm bark powder?


Hair Benefits of Slippery Elm Bark Powder

As you can imagine, all the vitamins and minerals mentioned above are not only beneficial for the whole body, but when applied to the hair, can have powerful healing benefits for the hair as well. 


Strengthens Hair 

The amino acids in slippery elm bark will encourage circulation to the roots of the hair and the hair follicles. It can encourage new and healthy growth, while adding shine and sheen to lackluster hair. The iodine can help prevent excess hair loss and will encourage softer curls and coils. And of course, the presence of zinc and calcium will further strengthen the hair strands so that they’re less prone to breakage and frizz.


Conditions Hair 

Slippery elm bark is a natural conditioner all on its own. Because of all the vitamins and minerals present in slippery elm bark, it can bring damaged hair back to life as it encourages new growth. The mucilage quality of slippery elm bark helps it become a gel-like substance when mixed with water, which is why it's a great natural ingredient to include in natural gels and deep conditioners. This is also why it’s an important ingredient in Koils By Nature’s Fragrance Free Moisturizing Shealoe Leave-In Conditioner. Along with many other natural and essential conditioning ingredients, the slippery elm bark is definitely a key player in this leave-in conditioner. But there’s more. 


Natural Detangler 

We could all use a little extra assistance and care when it comes to the detangling process. Especially when it comes to our children’s hair and their fragile scalps. Slippery elm bark is a natural detangler, as the name itself implies! Slippery elm bark can actually make your hair strands more “slippery'' so that combing and detangling is a less painful and troublesome process. 


Additional Health Benefits of Slippery Elm Bark

Besides working its magic on our curls and coils, slippery elm bark is also a great natural weapon for IBM, or digestive issues. Its fibers and slippery quality can help alleviate constipation, but also works as an anti-inflammatory soothing any discomfort in the intestines. Traditionally it has been used to soothe sore throats, hasten up the wound healing process after burns or damage to the skin, can detoxify the body thereby improving the health of the kidneys, and can soothe and heal gum infections. Makes you wonder why we all haven’t been using Slippery Elm Bark Powder for ages right? 


Well now you know what Slippery Elm Bark powder actually is when you go to your health food store or when you read the backs of the labels of one of Koils By Natures’ Herbal Curl Defining Eucalyptus and Lavender Gel or even the Beard Detox Conditioner with Activated Charcoal


Have you been experimenting with the benefits of Slippery Elm Bark Powder? How so, we’d love to hear about what you’ve been up to and the natural remedies you’ve been using! 






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