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  • Calendula the Healing Herb

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    Here at Koils by Nature, we really care about what you put on your skin and hair.  Most of our water-based products are infused with Calendula; our Moisturizing Shealoe Leave-In Conditioners, Herbal Curl Defining Gel, both Hair & Scalp Cleansers, Beard Wash, beard oil and beard moisturizers......

    Calendula is an herb that invigorates hair by safeguarding it from damaging single-cell radicals. Calendula boots scalp hydration and relieve rashes, sunburns, minor cuts, scrapes, insect bites and other mild skin irritants. Calendula also prevents dandruff.

    • Soothes rashes, sunburns, minor cuts, scrapes, insect bites and other mild skin irritations.
    • Clears bacteria in skin pores
    • Helps prevent dandruff
    • Promotes healthy hair follicles.
    • Promotes scalp hydration
    • Protects hair and scalp against cell-damaging free radicals
    • Promotes hair

    HISTORY AND FOLKLORE

     In medieval Europe, calendula was widely available and was known as “poor man’s saffron” as it was used to color and spice various foods, soup in particular. It was used not only to color foods, but also as a dye to color hair and to make butter look more yellow. Believed to be first cultivated by St. Hildegard of Bingen, an herbalist and nun practicing herbalism in the 11th century in present-day Germany, calendula is a mainstay in a variety of European historical herbal texts. A Niewe Herball, from 1578, by English botanist Henry Lyte states that calendula '… hath pleasant, bright and shining yellow flowers, the which do close at the setting down of the sun, and do spread and open again at the sun rising' referring to the flower's well-known propensity to open in the day and close at night or on overcast days.

    Nicholas Culpepper, a 17th-century botanist, herbalist, and astrologist, mentioned using calendula juice mixed with vinegar as a rinse for the skin and scalp and that a tea of the flowers comforts the heart. Astrologically associated with the sun and the fire element, calendula was believed to imbue magical powers of protection and clairvoyance, and even to assist in legal matters. Flowers strung above doorposts were said to keep evil out and to protect one while sleeping if put under the bed. It was said that picking the flowers under the noonday sun will strengthen and comfort the heart.

    Calendula was used in ancient times in India as well, and according to Ayurvedic healing principles is energetically cooling and has a bitter and pungent taste.

    And, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), calendula (called Jin Zhan Ju) is considered energetically neutral and drying and is used to support healthy skin.

    Traditionally, in North American indigenous cultures, it has been employed to combat the occasional upset stomach. Traditional use mirrors many of our contemporary applications of this plant. site:: mountainroaseherbs.com

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  • Fall Tip! Shea Butter is Your Skin's Best Friend!

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    Fall Tip! Shea Butter is Your Skin's Best Friend!

    Fall is here, 🍁🍂....summer humidity and moisture are GONE! We have to change our hair and skin routine. Skin is the largest organ, it protects us from microbes and the elements helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold. In the winter months, moisture leaves the air and dry bitter cold tends to set in! Drinking water & nourishing your body with Shea Butter will prevent dry, flaky ashy skin. Shea Butter is perfect for rough knees, elbows, and feet! Why is Shea Butter so super-duper AWESOME?!  Shea Butter is rich in essential fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamin E, and D, provitamin A and allantoin. All these are natural and make Shea butter a superfood for your skin (and hair), it also has the following amazing benefits: 

    • Wrinkles, fine lines and scars repairing
    • Antioxidant
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Skin-strengthening
    • Skin protecting
    • UV protecting
    • Skin regenerating
    • Collagen production stimulating (makes the skin stronger, more supple and younger)
    • Minor cuts and burns healing
    • Muscle ache healing

    Make sure you get your Koils by Nature Nourishing Hair & Body Butter

    Your Skin's New BFF!!

     

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