Magic Ingredients

Aloe Vera Juice is in all of our lotions, body wash, Natural Balance facial toner and facial cleansing bar, Meadowfoam Rose moisturizing Serum, Tangerine C Serum, and Lula Blue Tea Tree & Lavender Dog Shampoo. Aloe is great for the skin.  It has a natural astringent quality.  It helps to soothe burns, rashes, and other skin maladies.

Essential Oils are powerful, natural, concentrated, oily liquids extracted or distilled from plants.  They have been used throughout history for their healing and medicinal characteristics.  I have been known to call them the immune system of a plant.  They are the aroma in the word “aromatherapy”.  Only products made with true essential oils can honestly be called aroma-therapeutic. Essential oils, by their very nature, want to disperse into the air and penetrate into the skin to bring their soothing and healing properties to the body.  Each essential oil has unique qualities to produce precise healing effects on the body and mind.  By mixing different essential oils together, powerful synergistic blends may be created to produce specific healing effects.  The essential oils used in Grace’s Green Garden products are listed below.

Angelica Root
Bergamot
Carrot Seed
Frankincense
Geranium
Grapefruit
Jasmine
Lavender
Lemon
Lemongrass
Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
Neroli
Orange
Patchouli
Peppermint
Pine
Rosemary
Sandalwood
Tangerine
Tea Tree (Melaleuca)
Ylang Ylang

Mango Butter, in my opinion, has been underestimated by the skincare industry.  It has been used for centuries by people in the rainforests for moisturizing and protecting the skin.  It helps to soothe, soften, and moisturize the skin and combat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  It is a wonderful total body moisturizer. It has natural UV protection properties. Mango Butter also helps reduce degeneration of skin cells, restores elasticity, soothes rashes, and helps heal dry, cracked skin. We use Mango Butter and Shea Butter together in all of our lotions and balms.

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring sulfur compound that is found in all living things.  It proforms many functions, one of which is to provide the chemical links needed for the body to produce collagen and keratin.  It is sometimes call the “beauty mineral” and helps improve the skins clarity, smoothness, elasticity, and also diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This ingredient is so amazing; I think it might be the fountain of youth.  Some studies indicate that wounds heal faster when MSM is applied topically and used in conjunction with vitamin C.  Based on this information, MSM has been used in products to improve skin wellness, suppleness, and to help improve skin that is acne prone.  MSM is used in the Natural Balance Aloe and Herbal Facial Toner and also in our Meadowfoam Moisturizing Serum.

Neem oil, (Azadirachta indica), is reported to remove toxins,
purify blood and prevent damage caused by free radicals in the body.

The medicinal properties of neem exhibit antibacterial,
antipyretic, antimalarial, antitumor, antiulcer, antidiabetic, and
antifertility effects, as well as positive effects on the central nervous and
cardiovascular systems.

The insecticidal qualities of neem oil are well known. The
main active ingredient in neem is azadirachtin. It is responsible for repelling
as well as limiting the pupation and reproductive abilities of many insects.

Source: Snowdrift Farm, Inc –  snowdriftfarm.com

Shea Butter has natural UV protection and moisturizing qualities.  It is rich in naturally occurring nutrients and melts at skin temperature.  It is non-greasy and is easily absorbed by the skin. It helps to soothe, soften, and moisturize the skin and combat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  It is a wonderful total body moisturizer.  Used on a regular basis, it helps reduce degeneration of skin cells, restores elasticity, soothes rashes, and helps heal dry, cracked skin. We use Shea Butter and Mango Butter together in all of our lotions and balms. Shea Nut oil is also included in the Grace’s Green Garden body wash, Ultra Skin Ease body wash, and Lula Blue Tea Tree and Lavender Dog Shampoo.

Vitamin C is essential for the healing of wounds and also for the production of collagen.  Vitamin C helps your skin fight off the attacks it encounters on a daily basis from free radicals, exposure to everyday pollutants, and damage caused by the sun.  Vitamin C also helps to improve the skin’s tone and clarity, and brightens the complexion.  It may also minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Tamanu Oil, also known as Foraha oil in Africa, is obtained by mechanically crushing the dried nuts of the Tamanu tree. The Tamanu tree is typically found in the Pacific and Asian Tropical regions. The oil is rich and deep green in color, and has an aroma similar to Curry leaf. Tamanu oil has a soothing effect on the skin, and it helps to relieve irritations such as sun burn, inflammation and general rashes. Tamanu oil is also known to help regenerate skin cells and has a hydrating effect on the skin.  Research shows that Tamanu oil is a strong anti-inflammatory, which may make it useful for the treatment eczema and inflammatory skin conditions. The oil has been used for its ability to help heal cuts and wounds while acting as a germicide to help prevent infection.  I do not recommend using Tamanu oil full strength around the eyes as it may cause irritation to the eyes.

Disclaimer: All products statements are made by me, (Grace Vitale), from personal usage of Grace’s Green Garden products and the ingredient used in them.  Our products are not guaranteed to treat, heal, or help any medical conditions.  The claims made on this web site are not guarantees.  Grace’s Green Garden products are not intended as a replacement for professional medical counsel.

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