KM Herbals Blog
Known for its immune-enhancing properties, Echinacea (E. purpurea, angustifolia, pallida), has a rich history of use by Native American and indigenous groups to address external injuries.
Since then, modern science has demonstrated the plant extract's cleansing, purifying, and rejuvenating properties. Chemical constituents of echinacea have been shown to improve hydration and to protect skin from environmental damage.
Our Lavandin Cleansing Milk works wonders on young, oily or congested skin to not only sooth blemishes but heal and improve the look of scars from past breakouts. This cleanser leaves skin refreshed and protected, and its classic calming aroma is a therapy in itself.
Anti-Acne Facial Serum helps purify and balance troubled skin with a gentle, non-sticky, and lightweight formula that can be used as a spot treatment, or as part of an all-over preventative facial regimen.
"Calendula strengthens the heart exceedingly!" ~ Nicholas Culpeper
As a happy member of the daisy and sunflower family, Calendula is striking, from its vibrant color to wide ranging medicinal properties. Once used as a folk remedy to treat most every ailment under the sun, this sweet plant strengthens the human digestive, circulatory, reproductive, lymphatic, respiratory, and immune systems.
Calendula's most distinctive and unsurpassable capacity is to
Don't fight darkness - bring the light, and darkness will disappear.
~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Summer Skin Saver: Lavender
Cooling, calming, and refreshing, Lavender is a must for radiant summer skin! It cleanses and clarifies, soothes irritation and skin congestion, calms sunburns, and improves the look of sun damage. Featured in many KM Herbals formulas, including this month's sensitive skin samples, Lavender works gently to accommodate every skin type.
Hydrosols are created when plant materials - such as roots, barks, flowers, leaves, stems, and seeds - are steam distilled to obtain an essential oil. The distillation process yields another separate water portion of the water soluble compounds of the plant. This water extraction is called a "hydrosol" and these can be used for multiple aromatherapy and skincare applications. They have many of the same healing properties as the plant's essential oil, but are very gentle and easy to apply.
Hydrosols are often used in skin care recipes as bases for lotions, masks, and facial treatments. As toners, hydrosols can be cleansing, hydrating, and help minimize the appearance of large pores. They also help to balance pH and sebum production, making them useful for both dry and oily skin.
-Vitamin A (about 3 times more than carrots)
-Vitamin C (about 15 times more than oranges)
-Vitamin E (the highest natural source among fruits)
-Omega Fatty Acids 3 (Alpha-Linolenic acid), 6 (Linoleic acid), 9 (Oleic acid), and 7 (Palmitoleic acid)
-Carotenoids, Polyphenols, Terpenes, Glucosides, and other antioxidant compounds that fight free radical and inflammatory damage
-Copper, Selenium, Iron, and Manganese (all fundamental trace elements in cellular detoxification)