Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*. Beeswax from Mountain Rose Herbs. Bee Pollen from HiveMind. Fractionated cocos nucifera (coconut) oil**. Activated oxygen (ozone). *Organic. **Wild-crafted. How to use: Apply a thin layer as needed. Store below 80°F/26°C. For long-term storage, keep refrigerated.
Wonders of Jojoba:
This woody shrub covers about 40,000 acres of desert in the southwestern U.S. and has countless beauty benefits. For one, jojoba is replete with all of the vitamins and minerals essential for healthy skin and hair: vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium. And it’s even gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin without causing allergic reactions. Jojoba’s also a miracle worker when it comes to dealing with a shiny, uncooperative T-zone — it mimics the activity of your body’s natural oils, so your skin won’t overdo it.
Jojoba is also wonderful on unsightly scars and can speed up the healing process of wounds. Finally, it’s also beneficial against acne because of it’s anti-microbial properties. Jojoba contains iodine, which may fight harmful bacteria growth that causes pimples, blackheads, and breakouts.
Activated oxygen — also known as ozone — is produced by adding an electrical charge to pure oxygen. Ozone contains three oxygen atoms rather than the two we usually breathe (O2 + O1= O3). Ozone is actually nature’s way of cleansing. It works like this: Since ozone is heavier than oxygen, it “falls” through the air. As it does, it attaches to pollutants and cleans the air we breathe. That third atom is like a scavenger, destroying pollutants, bacteria, viruses, odors, and free radicals. Unfortunately, this powerful third atom lasts only about 20 minutes before it perishes, leaving behind pure oxygen. But while it lasts, ozone’s extra atom is a natural powerhouse of healing. Ozone has a long track record and over 3,000 medical references demonstrating its safety and effectiveness. Seven thousand European doctors use medical ozone with their patients.
O3 is used in operating rooms, swimming pools, and municipal water systems. Some alternative practitioners even fight infection with intravenous ozone — discretely, of course, since the treatment is not FDA-approved. Meanwhile, the process of bubbling ozone through plant and vegetable oils dates back to the beginning of the 19th century. People with lung infections and other respiratory disorders would inhale the fumes from the ozonated oils as part of their treatment.
Anti-Aging Effects of Beeswax
Beeswax has been shown to lower cholesterol, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive ailments. It’s also been proven to protect liver health because of its antioxidant effects.
Beeswax is natural and non-toxic and helps protect skin from environmental assaults, while also holding in moisture and reducing dryness. Unlike yucky, unsustainable petroleum, beeswax doesn’t “suffocate” the skin, and won’t clog pores. Meanwhile, like honey, beeswax has antibacterial properties, helping to keep skin clean and reducing the risks of contamination in the formula itself.
In fact, a 2005 study found that a honey/beeswax mixture inhibited the growth of bacteria and fungus, making it a potential treatment for diaper rash and other bacterial skin conditions. And when you put it on, you attract water molecules, helping to keep skin hydrated over time. Beeswax is also a wonderful sources of Vitamin A and helps with cell turnover and reconstruction. Not to mention it naturally smells divine!
If you suffer from dry skin, beeswax can help. Its anti-inflammatory properties also help encourage the healing of wounds. Studies have even found that beeswax may be effective against hemorrhoids.
Ancient Bee Pollen
Bee pollen is a nutrient-dense superfood from the hive. It is loaded with ‘skin health’ boosting substances like zinc, and silica. It also contains an extremely high amount of antioxidants that prevent free radicals from stress, pollutants, chemicals in your environment and radiation from the sun. Read more about bee pollen here.