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  • Memory, Mood, and Immue Health - Rosemary Body Wash

    $18.99

    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: Ingredients: Natural African Black Soap, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower Oil), Vitamin E,  Vitamin D3, and Rosemary Oil.

    10 oz

    Science Behind the Formula:

    Rosemary

    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.

    Vitamin D3

    Vitamin D is a beneficial vitamin and antioxidant that is widely known as a key element in supporting a healthy immune system and preventing bone related diseases like osteoporosis and rickets. Vitamin D can be absorbed into the body through several forms, including exposure to the sun, supplement pills and vitamin D creams. The cream form of this vitamin can be useful in treating sin conditions and supporting overall skin health.

    What role does Vitamin D in play in our Health?

    ·         It is required to carry out proper absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the body.

    ·         It promotes calcium absorption and therefor aids it aids in proper growth, development, and strengthening of teeth and bones.

    ·         It enhances the immune system, which consequently helps in reducing the risk of bone related diseases such as osteoporosis and infections such as rickets

     

    ·         It is effective in targeting and improving skin care problems such as itching, flaking, and redness associated with psoriasis

     

    How can we get our daily requirement?

    Vitamin D is commonly referred to as the "sunshine vitamin" because it's the only vitamin that is formed when skin is exposed to the sun's ultraviolet rays. As little as 10-15 minutes under the sun - (without sunscreen), three times a week enables your body to manufacture enough vitamin D, which can be stored in the body for several months.  The Sun’s UV rays form a cholesterol-like compound in the human body which is then converted first to form a precursor of vitamin D and after to vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is activated by enzymes from your liver and kidney.

    The active form of vitamin D is known as vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol. It is a fat-soluble vitamin which is found in two major forms: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. Ergocalciferol or vitamin D2 is mainly derived from plants while cholecalciferol or vitamin D3 derives from exposure to the sun's rays and certain food items.

    Although Sunlight is the best natural source of vitamin D this may not be possible in cold countries, people that work indoors, or protect themselves from the sun. In that case, people can opt for dietary sources in order to fulfill the daily requirement of this vitamin. Very good food sources of vitamin D include include salmon, tuna, eye yolks, sausage, fortified milk, enriched orange juice, cereals and soy products.

    Sources:
    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/foods-high-in-vitamin-d.html

                 http://www.ehow.com/about_6636942_vitamin-cream-skin-problems.html#ixzz2zuI4gfRA

    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.

    Ghana, Africa

    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.

    Main Ingredients:

    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:

    * Water
    * 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
    * Olive
    * Coconut
    * Palm
    * Kernel

    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.

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