Most of us are familiar with the fragrant herb, lavender. But did you know that lavender possesses many wonderful healing properties? Lavender is one of the safest and most widely used essential oils in aromatherapy and for the skin. When used in aromatherapy, lavender essential oil is excellent for calming the nerves and relieving anxiety. It can also be helpful in treating migraines, headaches, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress. The refreshing aroma helps lessen nervous exhaustion and restlessness while also increasing mental clarity. Lavender essential oil can be used directly on the skin without any carrier oil and is known to have antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Because of these properties, lavender is commonly used to treat acne, wrinkles, eczema, psoriasis, and other inflammatory skin conditions. It also helps to speed up the healing process of wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns. Lavender tones and firms your skin as it boosts circulation, increasing the blood flow to supply needed oxygen and nutrition to the skin cells. This helps to keep the cells healthy and aids their renewal process. Lavender essential oil is known as an excellent remedy for various aches and pains including sore and tense muscles, sprains, joint pain and backache. And if that isn’t enough, lavender essential oil is also an excellent insect repellent and can be used to soothe itchy insect bites and prevent them from leaving scars on your skin. Because of its many benefits, we use lavender essential oil and french lavender buds in many of our Acorn Hill Naturals products including the following soaps: Cedar Spice, Chamomile Lavender, Charcoal Acne Facial Bar, Everyday Fresh, French Lavender, Garden Hands, Lavender Fields, Mint Breeze, Sweet Earth; lotion bar: Simply Lavender; room sprays: Simply Lavender,Lavender Fields, and Natural Nails Kit.
"Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to Elohim." 2 Corinthians 9:10-11
Goat milk soap is wonderful for people with dry or sensitive skin, or conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It helps mature skin look younger and is also perfect for healthy skin that you just want to keep that way. Unprocessed goat milk fresh from the farm offers many benefits, but today we will focus on why it is beneficial for our skin. The cream that is present in goat milk helps boost the moisturizing quality of goat milk soaps. The goats at Acorn Hill produce milk with a very high butter fat content, making it perfect for soap making. Goat milk soap will not dry your skin like some other soaps and leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized.
Goat milk contains precious skin minerals like selenium and is loaded with vitamins, including vitamin A which is necessary to repair damaged skin tissue, and maintain healthy skin.
Goat milk is rich in essential fatty acids and triglycerides. The essential fatty acids have a unique PH similar to humans, so it is less irritating and more easily absorbed by our skin. These fatty acids and triglycerides are super moisturizing.
Goat milk contains lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). It assists to gently slough off dead skin cells which leaves new cells on the surface of your skin and helps to hydrate and brightenthe skin. This leaves your skin feeling smoother and looking younger.
"For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, so YHWH Elohim will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations." Isaiah 61:11
Shavegrass (commonly known as Horsetail) is a healing herb, rich in nutrients and high in *silica. It is considered one of the best herbal remedies for treating brittle nails and hair as well as cracked and tired feet.
Believed to have anti-fungal, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, Shavegrass has been used in the treatment of foot conditions such as athlete's foot. It is also believed to help heal wounds, rashes, burns, and skin lesions. Shavegrass helps to promote strong and healthy nails and heal cracked cuticles.
We have included Shavegrass Infused Olive Oil in our Nourishing Nail Oil here at ACORN HILL NATURALS.
*Silica is known to help form collagen which is important for the development and the maintenance of healthy connective tissues throughout the body.
We are happy to introduce the newest Acorn Hill Naturals product: Natural Nails Kit. The mom on Acorn Hill tends to have very dry cuticles and has always struggled with weak, brittle nails. She developed the nail oil to strengthen her nails and the cuticle cream to keep her cuticles soft. She loves it! It has made a real difference in her nails. We love to share what we have created with others, so we put together this wonderful nail kit just for you. We thought it would be fun to have everything you need for your nails all in one neat little package. So, we sewed the 100% cotton bag, stamped a little bird on the front and filled it to create the Natural Nails Kit. The kit includes:
Cotton Drawstring Bag
Nourishing Nails Oil (.5 oz)
Cuticle Cream (.5 oz)
Buffing Cloth (we use this to catch any oil drips as well as for buffing)
Cuticle Stick (for pushing back cuticles & scooping out cuticle cream)
Frankincense has long been known for its amazing health benefits for the human body both internally as well as externally. There are too many to write about in one article, so we will focus on the benefits of Frankincense on the skin.
Cicatrisant Properties: When Frankincense Oil is applied topically, it can make the scars of boils, acne and pox fade at a much faster rate. This also includes the fading of stretch marks and surgery scars.
Astringent Properties: The astringent properties of Frankincense help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles associated with age.
Cytophylactic Properties: Frankincense Oil promotes regeneration of healthy cells and also keeps the existing cells and tissues healthy. When you combine this aspect of frankincense oil with its powerful astringent capabilities, you have a potent Anti-Aging Property that Frankincense Oil is often used for. It can help you to eliminate sun spots, remove micro-wrinkles around the eyes and cheeks, and generally tone and tighten skin all over your body, while replacing old dying skin cells with new, healthy ones!