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Organic Chickweed Oil

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Inci: Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Stellaria Media, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract.

A great oil for soothing and calming itchy skin on the face, body and scalp.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A green oil with very little aroma made by hot maceration of organically grown Chickweed herb (GMO free and not irradiated) in High Oleic Sunflower Oil at a dry herb to oil ratio of 1:6. Then 0.1% Rosemary Antioxidant is added to keep the oil stable from oxidation and rancidity.
  • Use 1% to 100%.
  • Oil soluble so cannot be used in water only products. It can be used in small amounts in water based gels that will hold it in suspension.
  • Heat stable so can be used in Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions.
Chickweed Oil works very well with Papaya Seed Oil for itchy skin situations such as when a new hair weave has been put in.
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid max 6%
C18:0 Stearic Acid max 10%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 75% to 90%%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) max 17%
C20:0 Arachidic Acid max 2%
C22:0 Behenic Acid max 3%
 
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 191
 
Cosmetic Functions:
The individual materials that make up Chickweed Oil are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
  • Chickweed Oil is excellent for calming down the itch and irritation often found on people with eczema prone skin and psoriasis prone skin.
  • It is also very soothing to skin inflammations such as seen with acne prone skin
  • The very high Oleic Acid content of Chickweed Oil is excellent for keeping the skin soft, supple and radiant. It reduces the appearance of premature wrinkles and fine lines.
Hair Care
  • Chickweed Oil is excellent to use after a hair weave when the scalp can feel tight and itchy. It soothes the scalp and softens the natural hair without feeling sticky or greasy.
  • The extremely high level of Oleic Acid is known to stimulate the growth of longer hair that is also thicker and stronger and well hydrated.
  • Chickweed Oil conditions and smooths out hair follicles and is excellent for combating dandruff.

RECIPES & BLENDS

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TRADITIONAL USE

Traditional Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists in massage oil blends for clients with itchy skin.
 
Also made into a salve for any itchy skin from any cause.
Historical Information
Chickweed has been found in pre Neolithic sites in the UK and it was eaten as a food as well as used as a medication.
 
It has a long tradition of folklore use, helping groups of people to live in harmony together.