Butter for Cracked Heels and Dry Cracked Damaged Skin
Introducing my new Mend Me Butter to mend dry, cracked skin. I packed in as many skin healing, moisturizing, bacteria and fungus fighting ingredients into this mending butter lotion. I created this for those who suffer from cracked heels, hands, fingers and elbows as well as those who simply have very dry skin. This butter stays where you put it, warding off further drying and protecting overly stressed skin from further damage and infection so your skin can begin to mend those painful cracks and dry spots while preventing them from getting worse.
Even better when applied to damp skin!
Ingredients: Aloe Juice, Rice Bran Oil, Lanolin, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, E-Wax, BTMS (an emulsifier and skin conditioner), Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Castor Oil, Sodium Lactate, Frankincense Powder, Magnesium Chloride, Neem Oil,Optiphen Plus (a non-paraffin and formaldehyde free preservative), Sea Buckthorn Powder, Turmeric Powder, Essential Oils of Mhyrr, Palmrosa, Peppermint and Tea Tree Oil and Vit E.
The juice of this ancient plant has been used around the world to treat skin disorders ranging from dry and flaking skin, sunburn and is used to heal skin faster while soothing inflammation.
Rice Bran is high in tocopherols (Vit E) which helps skin healing. It is also a significant source of the antioxidant γ-oryzanol, and squalene which keeps skin soft and supple.
Lanolin is a wax from sheeps wool during the sheering process and is therefore okay for vegetarians. It has marvelous ability to protect skin and seal in moisture from the elements. Perfect to keep skin from drying out so much that it cracks and also great to protect already cracking skin from the elements and further cracking. Lanolin is used to protect the skin of babies and also helps protect and heal nipples during breastfeeding. It is also a popular wax for lips, heels, elbows and to protect athletes from chafing.
Shea butter is collected in western Africa, usually by women who turn it into raw Shea butter, soaps and other products. It has been traded throughout Africa as a skin healer since the 14th century. Shea butter protects skin by stimulating structural protein production. Its high stearic acid content promotes and protects skin while the high level of triterpene alcohols in Shea butter reduce inflammation. Shea also contains ultraviolet absorbing cinnamic acid esters, and lupeol, which helps prevent the effects of skin aging by blocking the degradation of skin proteins.
Scientific evidence suggests that cocoa beans and butter contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components that help skin health and offer skin protection. Cocoa is richer in phenolic and flavonoid contents than most other foods which give it a greater antioxidant capacity. Cocoa contains several botanical agents, including theobromine, which neutralizes reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated in the skin as a consequence of UV exposure. Flavanols may influence healing properties and offer a wide range of health benefits. Cocoa has a long history of being used to treat skin diseases, psoriasis, acne and wound healing. The “International Journal of Cosmetic Science” published a study which found that the polyphenols in cocoa butter improved skin elasticity and tone.
Obviously Coconut oil significantly improves skin hydration but its medium-chain fatty acid constituents (including lauric acid, capric acid, and others) provide an antimicrobial effect by making it difficult for bacterias, fuNguses and viruses to grow.
An extremely stable emulsifier and allows us to bring water into our oil and butter. Oils and butters alone aren’t aCtually able to moisturize, rather they seal moisture in. Using e-wax allows me to provide the moisture cracking skin requires. It is a synthetic group pf chemicals including Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, PEG-150 Stearate & Steareth-20. Keep in mind that the percentage of this to other ingredients is usually no more than 3%)
BTMS (an emulsifier and skin conditioner)
I use BTMS in this formula as it is not only an emulsifier contributor to the E-wax (and allowing me to use less e-wax), but a skin conditioner in its own right. Often used in hair care products.
This well balanced oil is very gentle and provides Vitamin A, C, D, and E. It is high in linoleic acid which helps decrease inflammation found in cracked skin and thereby encouraging healing.
Glycerin is a way to bring water and moisture to the skin.
This saturated fatty acid is one of the most common fatty acids found in nature., it is lubricating and softening.
Topically, it has been used as a wound healer, anti-inflammatory agent, detoxifieR, active component is considered to be ricinoleic acid (RA), which exerts analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. Castor Oil softens cracked skin stopping further cracking from occurring.
An outstanding skin hydrator, this is a non-dairy sourced ingredient
A traditional skin treatment to aid healing.
Also known as Magnesium Oil, this mineral helps keep cracked skin clean and encourage healing.
An excellent and mild antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral, some cracked skin is not only susceptible to these kind of infections, some dry skin and skin issues are caused by funguses and bacterias. Neem Oil will provide a clean environment for your skin.
(a non-paraffin and formaldehyde free preservative)
A small amount of preservative is necessary to make sure the butter is very clean and your skin is not exposed to unwanted microbes.
Sea Buckthorn Powder
Very rich in Vitamin C, the Russians used this powder to heal radiation burns.
Turmeric powder has an ancient history as a wound healer. Turmeric contains a lot of a chemical called curcumin which is being studied for its possible anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Essential Oils of Mhyrr
Myrrh, like Frankincense, is a traditional skin treatment to aid healing.
Floracopeia says that Palmrosa regulates skin moisture and oil production, offers cell renewal benefits, nourishes and restores skin health and is known for its ability to rejuvenate tired, sore feet.
Peppermint essential oil helps cool the skin, making it feel less painful and raw.
Tea Tree seems to have a strong ability to keep infection at bay, reduce itchiness of healing skin and increase skin health.
A natural antioxidant which speeds healing of skin.