I have been crazy about the infusing of oils for a few years now. Most of the oils I use for my face creams have been wildcrafted by me from plants I have either grown or foraged. I have developed at great range of infused oils that can be either used on their own in a facial oils OR can be added to a cream base to make a daily moisturizer.
Each plant has its unique characteristics and can be chosen to suit your type of skin.
The plant I am particularly fond of is Borage, its bright blue flower (starflower) is simply magical and contains twice as much GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid - Omega-6 fatty acid) than Evening Primrose Oil. So the oil from Borage is particularly nourishing for your skin and should be your first choice as an addition to your skin care. It has the highest known content of GLA’s of any plant known.
Please see below the range of oils I have available to you.
- O = Organic
- F = Foraged
- G = Grown in my garden
Rose Hip Oil (OF): This oil is loaded with skin-nourishing vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. It also contains phenols that have been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
Rosehip oil is often used as a carrier oil for essential oils which are too intense to put on your skin directly. That’s why I use it as a base for this face oil.
Calendula Oil (OG): Each individual Calendula petal contains five compounds—Oleanic Acid, Lupeol, Quercetin, α Amyrin and β Amyrin. These efficacious compounds have been studied and are known to provide antioxidant protection, soothe skin and reduce discomfort.
Comfrey Oil (OG): an essential anti-aging ingredient containing both allantoin and rosmarinic acid. Allantoin promotes the growth of new skin cells and rosmarinic acid acts as a painkiller and reduces inflammation. Comfrey softens skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Plantain Oil (OG): extremely helpful for any skin irritation, including mosquito bites, eczema, psoriasis, chicken pox, rashes and sores.
Tamanu Oil (O): is an active ingredient used in many skin care products, including anti-aging creams. The oil is rich in fatty acids, which can help keep skin moisturized. It also contains antioxidants, which fight against damage from free radicals.
Kawakawa Oil (OF): Kawakawa leaves contain volatile oil and two key components of this, Myristicin and Elemicin have been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties.
Hemp Oil (O) : may help treat inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, acne scarring, and dry skin.
St John’s Wort Oil (OFG): it calms redness, sensitivity and has anti- inflammatory action. Due to its healing properties it improves skin tone, blurs spots and marks and improves open pores.
Borage Oil (OG): has a high gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) content, it is a nourishing oil that offers soothing benefits to the skin. Fights acne, reduces inflammation (atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea and eczema), and strengthens the skin barrier.
Macadamia Oil (O): contains high levels of palmitoleic acid, an omega 7 fatty acid believed to help skin retain suppleness, and also contains vitamin E and squalene, nutrients that may help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the skin.
Frankinscense Oil (O): strengthens skin and improve its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, and appearance as someone ages. It may help tone and lift skin, reduce the appearance of scars and acne, and heals wounds.