Therapeutic Benefits of Susan Kallal Skin Balm’s Natural Ingredients
Susan Kallal ™ Skin Balm is a multi-purpose body salve designed to moisturize, protect and treat all skin types. The therapeutic benefits also soothe sore muscles and repair skin exposed to the elements. Read about the benefits of some of the main ingredients, and why I chose to add them to my unique Skin Care formula.
The balm base blends oil from the cold-pressed first extraction of certified organic olives, with unrefined expeller-pressed oil from the seed of the jojoba plant. Jojoba contains liquid wax esters that are nearly identical to the natural esters produced by our bodies, thereby making the oil an excellent moisturizer. Due to the purity of extraction, all of the natural tocopherols (Vitamin E) remain in the oil and it provides excellent conditioning to the skin. Organic beeswax is dark and fragrant and contains propolis, a nutrient-rich component of beeswax said to have healing and sun protective benefits. Pure shea butter is also organically grown, and is a remarkable all-purpose moisturizer and skin protector.
Several of the additional specialty oils and butters used in my balm provide more vitamins and skin conditioning benefits. These include sweet almond nut oil, high in protein, minerals, Vitamins A, E, and B vitamins. Foraha oil, (also known as Tamanu oil), is a cold-pressed vegetable oil extracted from a large tree indigenous to Madagascar, and has been used for centuries to treat a variety of skin conditions including rashes, skin irritations, wrinkles and scars. Mango butter, a highly prized exotic butter of exceptional quality, is rich in essential fatty acids to protect and moisturize the skin. This pure mango butter is expeller pressed from the kernels of wild and cultivated mangoes grown in India.
From the leaf of the shrub, Bearberry extract is naturally high in antioxidants to protect the skin against free radicals damage. Traditionally used for its astringent, disinfectant, and bacteriostatic action, one of the secrets of bearberry is its natural lightening effects on freckles, sun spots and age spots. Arnica extract is astringent and stimulating, and also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Yarrow is one of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world, and is a favorite used by Native Americans to treat a wide variety of skin conditions. Seabuckthorn fruit extract, highly prized fatty oil rich in phytosterols, stimulates collagen synthesis and helps protect the skin against environmental stress. Canadian Pacific Silver Fir, cranberry seed oil and tangerine oil, all high in antioxidants, complete this exceptional one of a kind skin balm.
With your fingertips, apply daily to your skin as often as desired. Deeply massage into tired muscles for soothing relief.