Dive into the splendor of Rosemary to boost your memory, mood, and immune health.
Directions: Apply a small into your hand, on a wash cloth, or sponge rub into wet skin.
Ingredients: Natural African Black Soap, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower Oil), d-alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Rosemary and Lemon Essential Oil.
Science Behind the Formula:
This oil is calming, invigorating, mood enhancing, promotes energy & concentration. Lemon also has antiviral and antibacterial properties and can help boost the body's immune system and improve circulation.
Native to the Mediterranean region, rosemary is one of the most commonly found herbs in a spice rack, and for good reason – not only does it have a wonderful taste and aroma, but also a wealth of beneficial health effects if regularly added to our diet. The scientific name of this perennial woody herb is Rosmarinus officinalis, but the world knows it by its common name.
Some of the most interesting and unique health benefits of rosemary include its ability to boost memory, improve mood, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, protect the immune system, stimulate circulation, detoxify the body, protect the body from bacterial infections, prevent premature aging, and heal skin conditions.
Memory Booster: One of the earliest reported or documented uses of rosemary for health reasons was as a cognitive stimulant. It was said to improve memory and help to increase intelligence and focus. While many of those claims are still being researched and studied, its effects on the brain do indicate an increase in memory retention, which is never a bad thing; keeping your mind quick will help to keep it young. In that same vein, rosemary has been linked to stimulating cognitive activity in the elderly, as well as those suffering from more acute cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. This is an exciting alternative or supplement to more modern treatment for these as yet uncured conditions.
Mood and Stress: The aroma of rosemary alone has been linked to improving mood, clearing the mind, and relieving stress in those with chronic anxiety or stress hormone imbalances. When the plant is consumed or applied topically in some sort of salve of the leaves, it can have similar effects. Aromatherapy also uses rosemary essential oil for this purpose, but that concentration of active components isn’t necessary to have positive effects on stress and mood.
Immune System Strength: The active components in rosemary are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic in nature. This represents a three-pronged attack against many different diseases and pathogens that could threaten the immune system or damage the integrity of the body. Antioxidant compounds form a secondary line of defense behind the body’s own immune system, and rosemary contains a significant amount of those powerful compounds, including rosmarinic acid, caffeic acid, betulic acid, and carnosol.
Deficiency of Vitamin D has significant medical and psychological consequences. Every tissue in the body has vitamin D receptors, including the brain, heart, muscles, and immune system, which means vitamin D is needed at every level for the body to function.
Vitamin D is also the only vitamin that is a hormone. After it is consumed in the diet or absorbed (synthesized) in the skin, vitamin D is then transported to the liver and kidneys where it is converted to its activeform. Vitamin D as a hormone assists with the absorption of calcium, helping to build strong bones, teeth and muscles.
In addition to its well-known role in calcium absorption, vitamin D activates brain function and development. Researchers have found vitamin D receptors on a handful of cells located in regions in the brain-the same regions that are linked with depression.that regulate the immune system and release neurotransmitters (e.g., , serotonin) that affect (SAD), a mood disorder featuring depressive symptoms, occurs during the dark times of the year when there is relatively little sunshine, coinciding with the sudden drop in vitamin D levels in the body. Several studies have suggested that the symptoms of SAD may be due to changing levels of vitamin D3, which may affect serotonin levels in the brain.
Shea butter is extracted from the nut of the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) in West Africa. High levels of natural anti-oxidants (A and E) and essential fatty acids (from stearic acid and oleic acid) found within the nut's buttery contents have proven extremely effective for moisturizing and repairing damaged skin. Vitamin A maintains the firmness and elasticity of the skin while Vitamin E is mainly moisturizing. In addition, Shea butter contains cinnamic acid that provides sun protection and heals skin inflammation.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin.
Raw Black Soap
Genuine Organic African Black soap, Ghana Africa, and is a Fair Trade Federation product.
African Raw Black Soap is one of the most beneficial yet unheard of soaps you will ever find. It is a natural source of vitamins A & E, iron and an all-natural cleanser.
It helps relieve rashes, scalp irritations, oily skin, dry skin, acne prone skin, blemishes, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. It is not oily, and can be used for hands, face, body and hair.
African Raw Black Soap gives your face a deep cleansing leaving it fresh, and healthier. African Raw Black Soap works well for all skin types from oily to dry. It can be used by any ethnicity and for men or women and used on every age, from newborn babies to the elderly. It has a delicate texture and a natural, earthy smell.
Remarle ® adds Shea Butter and Coconut Oil for moisture.
The Republic of Ghana, is a country located in West Africa.
The genuine product is made by first burning leaves and barks of a variety of tress and includes banana tree leaves, plantain skins, palm tree leaves and cocoa pods among others in a big vat.
The ash residue is then mixed with water and filtered out. To this mixture, ingredients like coconut, palm and palm kernel oils, shea butter and cocoa butter are added to make the soap.
The soap is traditionally prepared from the ash of locally planted and harvested plants and barks of certain trees. Barks of plantains, Shea trees, palm tree leaves, and coco pods are used in this process. People believe that the organic black soap will be black in color. However, it is not necessary to be in black color and it comes in different colors depending on the region of preparation.
Organic black soap contains the following:
* Bark of the Shea butter tree
* Leaves of palm tree
* Leaves of banana tree
* Pods of coco plant
* Leaves of plantain plant
* Hemp seed
* Shea nuts
There are no added preservatives.
How is it prepared?
A typical organic soap is prepared in the following procedure. The bark and leaves of various plants and plantain are shredded and put in to a kettle or a metal container and heated till it becomes ash. Water has to be added in the process and mix it with ash. The resulting mixture is poured through a filter that will not allow the passage of larger particulate matter. This filtered water is mixed in the right proportion with oil or shea butter to create the organic black soap. There are no machines involved in this entire procedure. Women do this work effectively which would take about a day to complete the entire procedure. After this process, the soap should be left untouched for about 2 weeks without any disturbance.