Let me preface this entry with the disclaimer that I am not a doctor so my advice should not be interpreted as professional medical opinion. That said, I do get a lot of calls from people seeking advice about various skin ailments and, after more than 15 years working in the skincare business, I feel pretty confident about what works for different skin issues.
If you're unfamiliar with the concept of an herbal infusion, you can start by picturing a steaming cup of tea. Hot water is poured through the contents of a tea bag or strainer and the essence of the herbs are suddenly transformed into a warm beverage that carries the flavors and nutritional benefits that were packed into the dry tea leaves.
Okay, let's talk about vegetable oil. Is it good for you, bad for you? The stuff is often billed as a panacea of sorts. For example, some have been said to aid in weight loss, help prevent cancer and—when used as a mouthwash— can even fight gum disease.
Several years ago, a customer of mine reported successfully using a combination of my skincare products with a popular Chinese Medicine herb, Qing Dai (Indigo Naturalis) to relieve his psoriasis ailment. He emailed me an article on Qing Dai's clinically-demonstrated healing benefits for psoriasis which inspired my formulation of Gaia Essentials' Psoriasis Balm. I incorporated other healing ingredients proven to alleviate skin inflammation and irritation, and settled with a potent base combination of Organic Castor, Organic Hemp and Emu oils.
Since then, more customers have started using it and all are reporting amazing results. One testimony:
Two weeks ago, I bought your psoriasis balm. I wasn’t sure it would work, but the results have been amazing. Several sores are now GONE.” – Roger