One of my favorite ingredients is St. John’s Wort but is taking on a new meaning as I am eagerly awaiting June (See previous post!).
A wonderful, and easy to grow herb, named after St. John the Baptist, because John the Baptist’s festival falls on Midsummer’s Day, when the herb is in bloom (and 1 day before my estimated due date!).
This hardy herb can be found in many cosmetic products because of its antibacterial and astringent properties, that give this herb the ability to lubricate the skin, and ease minor aches and pains. For the muscles, it has the ability to relax the muscles, strengthen ligaments and nerves. For your skin, it eases the redness and pain of sunburn, speeding the process of healing and reducing itching. It also is used on the skin in general to soften dry skin. And that just covers the topical healing properties!
What Jackson Sage products contain this healing herb?
Soften Up Salve: Hands down one of my favorite products I make. This versatile product, can be used head to toe! I designed this salve to help my Husband when he recovering from knee surgery. It assisted in healing the swelling and reducing the scar (not that he cared about that part, but it did it anyway!). I also like to use it on my neck to help keep the skin tight and youthful. Because of the versatility of our Soften Up Salve, St. John’s Wort full herbal power shines through.
Want to Learn More? Try these links:Wikipedia Mountain Rose Herbs How Stuff Works