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Dry Skin Balm

dry skin balm

Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel oil, blended with the light and sweet aromas of Benzoin and Ylang-Ylang essences. It is a silky-smooth and non-greasy balm to effectively soften and re-hydrate dry, irritated, sore or chapped skin. It can be used on the face and whole body. It leaves the skin feeling velvety soft and smooth and beautifully comforted. It leaves behind floral and captivating scent of Geranium.

Shamama Dry Skin Balm

Ingredients:  Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii)*, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)*, Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)*, Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Benzoin (Styrax benzoin), Beeswax*, Apricot Kernel oil (Prunus armeniaca), Shea butter* (Butyrospermum parkii), Vitamin E Continue Reading…

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Clear Skin Face Scrub

CLEAR SKIN FACE SCRUB

CLEAR SKIN FACE SCRUB
Manuka & Turmeric
with Vitamins & Essential oils
 

Clear Skin Face Scrub with its skin-conditioning  and nourishing coconut oil to smooth, purifying essential oils to detoxify and organic ground loofah powder and lavender flowers to gently exfoliate, it helps to remove everyday impurities while smoothing away dead skin cells that may leave your skin looking dull.  Antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic. Diminishes acne, scars and inflammation.

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Turmeric Mask: Ayurveda’s Skin Exfoliant

Turmeric Mask: Ayurveda’s Skin Exfoliant

Turmeric is an age old remedy for a wide range of skin problems. Ayurveda recommends turmeric to be used regularly for glowing, blemish free complexion. Turmeric does wonders to the skin as an exfoliant. Apart from removing dead skin and impurities, the turmeric mask also maintains the natural pH balance of the skin and imparts a healthy glow to it.
Any pack we put on the skin gets absorbed into the blood stream. So what better option than the `yellow gold’, as Indians refer to turmeric to enhance beauty?

Make Your Own Turmeric Skin Exfoliantturmeric mask

Here is a simple turmeric mask recipe for different skin types. Follow the below instructions.

  • Turmeric 1 tbsp.
  • 2 tbsp. flour: for vata dosha (dry skin type) use oatmeal, for pitta dosha (sensitive skin type) use chickpea and kapha dosha (oily skin type) use barley flour.
  • Make it into a paste by adding a little water and massage into face and neck.  Leave it on for 5 min. Then wash it off with warm water.

Turmeric can leave heavier stains on your skin if you mix it with plain water. Instead, you can try raw honey or milk to cancel out the staining.

How to remove turmeric stains from your skin

Anyway, do not fear of looking like a character out of The Simpsons. Scientists have discovered that curcumin is 2000 times more soluble in vegetable oil than it is in water. So, gently warm a bit of olive or sesame oil and massage it into your face for about a minute, then wipe away with a cotton pad.

TIP! It is important to note that Curcuma aromatica, and not Curcuma longa, must be used in skin care. Curcuma aromatica, also called “Wild Turmeric” has been used as an herbal cosmetic in South Asia and India for centuries. This traditional herb is used as a skin rejuvenative and to enhance skin health. It is less pungent in property than Curcuma Longa (used in cooking) which makes it ideal to use on sensitive skin. Use Curcuma Aromatica to address a variety of skin conditions: acne, scars, pigmentation, cellulite, inflammatory conditions of the skin and stretch marks among many other conditions. However, it is not edible and should only be used externally.

Curcuma aromatica is a medicinal plant with a wide range of biological activities which can be used for the preparation of various formulations for the treatment of inflammation, wound and microbial infections.

Turmeric as scalp saviour

Add 1 tablespoon of turmeric to a cup of jojoba, olive or coconut oil. Massage this mixture into your scalp and leave on for 15 minutes, then shampoo as usual. This is a great deterrent for dandruff and improves the scalp’s overall condition.

Turmeric as a skin brightener

Mix 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder, a pinch of turmeric powder and a few drops of lemon juice. Add enough milk or water to make a paste. Apply this mask on your face and neck; wash off with warm water once dry.

Turmeric Mask: Ayurveda’s Skin Exfoliant

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Essential oils and skin care

essential oils and skin care

The Benefit of Essential Oils in Skin Care

  • have highly antiseptic properties i.e. Tea tree, Lavender, Myrrh
  • reduce inflammation i.e. Chamomile, Yarrow, Lavender, Rose, Everlasting
  • regulate sebum production i.e. Geranium, Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood
  • help eliminate waste i.e. Lemon, Grapefruit
  • improve blood circulation i.e. Geranium, Lemon, Cypress
  • help speed up the removal of old skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells i.e. Frankincense, Palmarosa, Neroli
  • reducing stress i.e. Rose, Ylang Ylang, Geranium

“The greatest interest is the effect of fragrance on the psyche and mental state of the individual. Powers of perception become clearer and more accurate and there is a feeling of having, to a certain extent, outstripped events. They are seen more objectively, and therefore in truer perspective”
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Organic Coffee Face Scrub

organic coffee face scrub

Organic Coffee Face Scrub
Cardamom & Sandalwood
with Vitamins & Essential Oils

Organic Coffee Face Serum has an energizing scent and can be used with all skin types. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties. It works as a soft, natural exfoliating scrub removing dead skin cells, polishing the skin, and leaving it nourished with a natural healthy glow. Uplifting scent of coconut, cardamom and coffee.

Ingredients: Sweet orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)*Cardamom essential oil (Elettaria cardamomum)*Sandalwood essential oil (Amyris balsamifera)*Unrefined Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao)*, Cinnamon powder (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)*,  Loofah powder (Luffa acutangula)*,  Almond oil (Prunus dulcis)*, Unrefined Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera)*, Unrefined Cocoa butter (Theobroma cacao)*, Ground Coffee Beans (Coffea arabica)*, Vit E

*Organic ingredients

60ml

Dry/Oily/Combination/Normal Skin
Relief: Inflammation, Dryness, Eye puffiness,Inflammation, Infection, Scars, Blackheads, Skin infection, Skin ageing, Poor circulation, Eczema.

♥ Cacao butter  Cocoa butter contains compounds called cocoa mass polyphenols, which some studies sweet spicy lotion barhave found can help diminish signs of aging, plus soothe sensitive skin suffering from eczema, dermatitis, skin irritation, inflammation or rashes.

 Sandalwood It is soothing, cooling and moisturising. Used for dry skin conditions caused by lost of moisture and inflammations. Can be used to relieve eczema and psorisis. It has relaxing effect on the nervous system and may be used for hot, agiatated emotional states that lead to headache, insomnia and nervous tension.

♥ Sweet Orange Beneficial for soothing dry, irritated and acne prone skin, aging and rough skin

♥ Cardamom It has been used for thousands of years in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Digestive stimulant. Cephalic and a gentle tonic of the nervous system. Recommended for nervous exhaustion and depression. General tonic ofthe body.Organic Coffee face scrub

 Apricot Kernel oil Highly nutritious, being a good source of trace minerals and rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Excellent emollient, easily absorbed into the skin.

♥ Shea butter Super high in Vitamins and uniquely Vitamin F. Helps treat minor skin irritations. Reduce blemishes and scarring. Helps restore elasticity to skin .

♥ Loofah powder Gently exfoliates dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, leaving the skin with a smoother and brighter appearance, making it the perfect ingredient in our scrub & exfoliating products.

♥ Coffee It’s a rich source of antioxidants: coffee bean extracts can be responsible for skin cell energy coffee face scrubpreservation due to its free-radical properties. It makes skin smooth and bright: Because of its qualities that signal tissue repair, coffee plays a crucial role in regulating cell re-growth, leading to retained hydration (increased collagen) and increased skin elasticity.

♥ Vitamin E Full of antioxidants. Vitamin E can neutralize the effect of free radicals that damage healthy skin cells and lead to dryness.

♥ Beeswax An excellent skin softener that helps maintain a smooth skin texture. Its rich vitamin A content and emollient properties help in the healthy development of skin cells. It is a natural moisturizer that not only treats dry skin, but also helps prevent it.

How To Use: Use once or twice a week. Massage lightly onto your skin using an upward circular motion, taking care around the delicate eye area. Leave it on the skin for few minutes. Rinse off with warm water, then pat dry.

Safety! For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid if you are pregnant. Discontinue use if you have skin reaction.

Wild Rose Face Scrub is Free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservatives. Vegan. Organic.

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Chest Rub Balm

chest rub balm

Chest Rub Balm – a  naturally soothing herbal balm with essential oils. Great as a soothing chest rub, back, neck area and feet, for extra care. Promotes deeper breathing and relaxation. A must-have during winter but works great all year round! Very relaxing when you feel under the weather.

 

Ingredients: Lemon Myrtle (Myrtus communis), Frankincense (Boswelia carterii)*, Manuka ((Leptospermum scoparium)*, Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)*, Unrefined Shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii)*, Apricot Kernel oil (Prunus armeniaca), Beeswax (Cera alba)*, Vit E.

*Organic ingredients

50ml

Relief: Cough, Catarrh, Cold, Bronchitis, Congestion, Infection, Hay fever, Allergy symptoms, Mental fatigue.

Frakincense Serves as an antiseptic, anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-catarrhal and expectorant  and immune stimulant making it a wonderful remedy strengthening immune system. This oil has antiseptic properties. It can protect one from infectious microbes and helps to reduce phlegm deposits in the respiratory tract and inflammation in the nasal and respiratory passages. In addition, the oil is useful for asthma and allergy symptoms such as catarrh and congestion among others.

Lemon Myrtle Greek physician Dioscorides recommended Myrtle oil for his patients to treat bladder and lung infections. This herb has also been in use in many traditions for treating respiratory tract ailments and skin disorders. The decongestant and expectorant properties of Lemon myrtle oil acts effectively in treating chest congestion, flu, cold, bronchitis, asthma and sinus infections. The therapeutic molecules in this oil aids in controlling the increase of infectious particles that worsen cold and cough.

Manuka It is a natural healing agent as well as having antibacterial properties and being an antioxidant. Anti-inflammatory, Antihistaminic, Anti-allergenic. Manuka oil gives a relaxed feeling by fighting depression, anxiety, anger, stress, nervous afflictions, and disturbances. It can be used to cure itches, rashes, skin diseases, sores, chafing and other problems related with the skin, as well as to cure pain in the muscles and joints.

Tea tree Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral. It can help neutralize or diminish the scar marks and after spots left by eruptions, boils, pox, and acne. It provides relief from cough, cold, bronchitis and congestion. It also helps cure viral infections like the common cold, influenza, mumps, measles, and pox.

Shea butter Super high in Vitamins and uniquely Vitamin F. Helps treat minor skin irritations. Reduce blemishes and scarring. Helps restore elasticity to skin .

Vitamin E Full of antioxidants. Vitamin E can neutralize the effect of free radicals that damage healthy skin cells and lead to dryness.

Beeswax An excellent skin softener that helps maintain a smooth skin textureIts rich vitamin A content and emollient properties help in the healthy development of skin cells. It is a natural moisturiser that not only treats dry skin, but also helps prevent it. 

How to use: Massage gently in circular movements to the chest, neck area, back and feet. Breathe deeply and relax!

Safety! For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid if you are pregnant.

Parabens, Sulphates, Preservatives Free. Cruelty Free.

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Dark Spice Lip Balm

dark spice lip balm

Dark Spice Lip Balm
Cardamom & Cacao
with Vitamins & Essential Oils

Dark Spice Lip Balm Restores softness, prevents moisture loss and hydrates your lips.

Ingredients: Sweet orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)*, Cardamom essential oil (Elettaria cardamomum)*, Sandalwood essential oil (Amyris balsamifera), Unrefined Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao)*, Cocoa powder*, Beeswax (Cera alba)*, Apricot Kernel oil (Prunus armeniaca), Vit E

*Organic ingredients

15ml

Dry/Dehydrated/Normal Lips

♥ Cacao butter  Cocoa butter contains compounds called cocoa mass polyphenols, which some studies sweet spicy lotion barhave found can help diminish signs of aging, plus soothe sensitive skin suffering from eczema, dermatitis, skin irritation, inflammation or rashes.

 Sandalwood It is soothing, cooling and moisturising. Used for dry skin conditions caused by lost of moisture and inflammations. Can be used to relieve eczema and psorisis. It has relaxing effect on the nervous system and may be used for hot, agiatated emotional states that lead to headache, insomnia and nervous tension.

♥ Sweet Orange Beneficial for soothing dry, irritated and acne prone skin, aging and rough skin

♥ Cardamom It has been used for thousands of years in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Digestive stimulant. Cephalic and a gentle tonic of the nervous system. Recommended for nervous exhaustion and depression. General tonic ofthe body.

sweet spicy lotion bar Apricot Kernel oil Highly nutritious, being a good source of trace minerals and rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Excellent emollient, easily absorbed into the skin.

♥ Shea butter Super high in Vitamins and uniquely Vitamin F. Helps treat minor skin irritations. Reduce blemishes and scarring. Helps restore elasticity to skin .

♥ Vitamin E Full of antioxidants. Vitamin E can neutralize the effect of free radicals that damage healthy skin cells and lead to dryness.

♥ Beeswax An excellent skin softener that helps maintain a smooth skin texture. Its rich vitamin A content and emollient properties help in the healthy development of skin cells. It is a natural moisturizer that not only treats dry skin, but also helps prevent it.

 

Directions to use: To address dryness apply liberally to your lips.

Dark Spice Lip Balm is free from Parabens, Sulphates, Preservatives and Artificial Colours. Vegan.

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Please contact me on shamamatherapy@gmail.com

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Wild Rose Healing Balm

wild rose healing balm

WILD ROSE HEALING BALM
Rose & Vetiver
with Vitamins & Essential oils

Wild Rose Healing Balm nurtures all skin types for a glowing, radiant complexion. With vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidant-rich oils and essential oils, this is a true multi-purpose beauty balm. It is a silky-smooth and non-greasy balm to effectively soften and re-hydrate dry, irritated, sore or inflammed skin. It leaves the skin feeling velvety soft and smooth and beautifully comforted. It leaves behind floral and captivating scent of Rose.

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