We live in an age of feeling overwhelmed - it’s a fast-paced consumer-focused world.
Pressing the pause or even stop button tends to cost less than the problem we gain with the constant push and pressure to keep up with the Joneses. This past week I decided to pause for a second and notice what’s around me and then realized it doesn’t cost anything to draw a bath - to soak in herbs - to induce calmness and balance.
Herbal baths and herbally infused skincare do not only have a calming effect they can also aid and serve as nutrients and antioxidants - protecting the skin against free radicals. The antioxidants from our handpicked herbal blend have both nourishing and restorative properties - and are designed to have overall healing effects.
With the line between medicinal and wellness sometimes blurred, I just want to clarify that it’s the external treatment we use at Soley Organics with our herb-infused skincare and hair products. And our skin products have proven to have a healing effect on our skin.
One of our healing products that includes our four leading herbs BIRCH, YARROW, BEARBERRY, and WILLOW is Græðir balm - our ultimate healing and original product. A true household gem that heals small cuts, scrapes, and dry skin.
BIRCH has served as a medicinal herbal frontrunner since early 1830. Icelanders from the era and since have swore by herbs-as-medicine favored the native birch. The reaping benefits from our beloved birch are as anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial aids. The bark of the birch houses its powerhouse betulin - which has proven to heal rheumatoid arthritis, gout, kidney stones, cystitis, and has shown a promise in fighting cancer.
YARROW is one of the oldest known medicinal plants in the world and can be traced to the Trojan War (1260-1240 BC). Yarrow was used on the battlefields as its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties have the capability of slowing bleeding, reducing blood loss and healing wounds. The Icelandic yarrow goes back to the Viking era when it was used to heal wounds. Its healing power and anti-inflammatory abilities have been used to improve arthritis, aid broken capillaries and protect the skin from allergens and other irritations.
BEARBERRY is another beautiful herb we use in our products for its holistic effects - which is packed with antioxidants. The aiding properties of bearberry from this waxy greenery also works to protect the skin against UV rays. Avoiding inflammation and collagen loss due sun damage.
WILLOW’s medical power includes pain relief and fever reduction - the bark contains fiber that tones irritated membranes and reduces bleeding, and aids to relieve heat and swelling associated with injury and arthritis. Sometimes referred to as natural aspirin, willow bark contains salicin which is comparable. Because of its anti-inflammatory assets, willow bark is a star component in skin care offering effective soothing and conditioning properties.