Safety Data & Contraindications For Skin Repair Salve
This quick healing salve has everyone raving! Check out the post we wrote on it!
Cuts, scrapes and open wounds respond quickly to the healing properties of all the organic ingredients.
From our own personal use, we have experienced that this salve:
Stops the pain of a burn near instantly and prevents the skin from blistering.
Heals up cuts (from paper cuts to deep wounds) and stops the pain quickly.
Wounds heal with little to no scaring.
Use on: cuts, scrapes, wounds, cold sores, acne, abscesses, burns, rashes, chaffing, raw skin.
Apply to clean wounds.
None of the statements above are approved by the FDA, and are not meant to diagnose or cure any condition, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information provided here is for educational purposes, and is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.
As always, we can not recommend the use of any essential oils (orally, inhalation or dermal) for pregnant women or those attempting to conceive; however, we leave it up to each individual to choose what is right for them.
(Apis cerana; Apis mellifera.) organic beeswax (yellow)
Beeswax contains the following benefits: Beeswax is beneficial in lowering cholesterol and for relieving pain. It has been used in cases of swelling (inflammation), ulcers, diarrhea, and hiccups.
Warnings: No known contraindications for dermal use of beeswax. And, although beeswax is non-toxic, it may cause some side effects if consumed in very large doses. If ingested there can be allergic reactions, especially in people who are allergic to honey and other related products.
(calendula officinalis) Note: this ingredient is cold pressed in organic olive oil.
The benefits of calendula are: Calendula has tonic, sudorific (sweat producing), emmenagogic, and antispasmodic properties. Its main use is in skin care and treatment. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and vulnerary action (wound healing properties), this makes it very effective with treating slow healing wounds, acne, ulcers, bed sores, varicose veins, rashes, eczema, and other related skin conditions. It also calms and soothes inflamed, sore, and itchy skin conditions.
Warnings: The dermal application of calendula has no known contraindications, however, some people can be allergic.
(stellaria media) Chickweed is known for: Nutritive, diuretic, vulnerary, tonic and demulcent. Chickweed belongs in every home first aid kit due to the variety of benefits. Read more here: http://www.thepracticalherbalist.com/holistic-medicine-library/chickweed-skin-rejuvenator/
Warnings: Very rarely, will chickweed cause an allergic skin reaction. Allergy sensitive individuals should try a small amount first before using this herb as a medicine or food. Chickweed also contains saponins, which can cause stomach upset in very large quantities. Ingest chickweed (plant) in moderation.
(hypericum perforatum) St. John’s Wort is known for the following:
- There is research that shows that the topical application of St. John’s Wort can be used to treat minor wounds and burns, sunburns, abrasions, bruises, contusions, ulcers, myalgia, and many other conditions.
- The constituents (hypericin and the hyperforin) have antioxidant, anti -inflammatory, antimicrobial properties and St. John’s Wort has been used in wound healing, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and in herpes simplex infections.
- We add it to our Skin-Repair-Salve for these reasons.
Contraindications: a few studies have suggested that ingesting it can interfere with drugs such as oral contraceptives or anti-depressants. The hypericin constituent extract can cause sensitivity to sunlight.
Coconut oil has numerous health benefits, including: skin care, hair care, improving digestion and immunity against many infections and diseases. Read more here: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oils/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html
Warnings: No known contraindications when applied topically.
(lavandula angustifolia) Lavender essential oil has so many benefits it is easier to send you here: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-lavender-essential-oil.html
Warnings: Lavender has no known contraindications. There is only a moderate risk of skin sensitization with lavender. For dermal use, the maximum level is 0.1%.
(cupressus sempervirens) Cypress Essential Oil has the following properties: astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, diuretic, hemostatic, hepatic, styptic, sudorific, vasoconstricting, respiratory tonic and sedative substance. As much as it stimulates perspiration, it also curbs excessive sweating, and reduces heavy menstruation and heavy bleeding. It is anti-rheumatic and anti-arthritic, so it can also be used in the treatment of varicose veins, cellulite, asthma, bronchitis, and diarrhea.
Warnings: No known hazards or contraindications, however, if cypress essential oil has oxidized, it can cause skin sensitivity. Should be avoided during pregnancy.
Vitamin E Oil is known for the following health benefits: In addition to Vitamin E’s health benefits, it is also an all natural preservative, and as such is used in our products to prevent rancidity.
Warnings:No known contraindications when applied topically.
Data gathered during our research and studies, from some of the following sources:
- Tisserand, Robert, and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier, 2014. Web.
- “Aromatherapy School and Courses – Aromahead Institute School of Essential Oil Studies.” Aromatherapy School and Courses. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2016.
- “National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.” NAHA/safety. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2016.
- Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. San Rafael, CA: New World Library, 1991. Print.
- The U.S. National Library of Medicine: PubMed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed