Self Heal Skin Creme by Flower Essence Services
Flower Essence Services - Self-Heal Skin Cream - 8.5 oz. (240 g)
Flower Essence Self Heal Skin Creme is made with flower essences, oils, and herbal extracts. Flower Essence Self Heal Skin Creme is made with natural Totarol preservatives. Flower Essence Self Heal Skin Creme is an all purpose skin balm praised worldwide for its extraordinary health-affirming benefits, with certified organic oils and herbal extracts, including Flower Essence's own Terra Flora Self-Heal (Prunella vulgaris) flower essence and tincture.
Flower Essence Self-Heal Creme is Used as a moisturizer and soothing skin creme, or as a base for topical application of flower essences and essential oils, Flower Essence Self-Heal Creme has a loyal following around the world.
Flower Essence Self-Heal Creme is based on the remarkable properties of the Self-Heal herb (Prunella vulgaris). A truly universal plant which can be found growing wild in many parts of the world, it belongs to the Mint family. Every member of this plant family exhibits medicinal, culinary, or aromatic qualities, and it includes such plants as the mints, basil, rosemary, thyme, and lavender. Prunella has been used for centuries as an external application for skin care, as well as an internal tonic in convalescence. It became so renowned for its healing abilities that it was called "Self-Heal" and "Heal-All" by medieval herbalists, and the "Heart of the Earth" in early American herbals.
First formulated over eighteen years ago, the Self-Heal flower essence has become one of the most basic in flower essence therapy. It awakens the confidence and inner vital forces necessary for healing on all levels: physical, emotional and spiritual. Practitioners report Self-Heal flower essence as supporting many different combinations of essences, helping to positively engage the individual in his or her own recuperative process. Self-Heal essence is also used alone in beginning stages of therapeutic work, for it helps individuals come to terms with inner conflicts about being well, and to become more aware of any attitudes that may be life-denying rather than life-affirming.
Because of Self-Heal's vigorous health-enhancing properties, many have reported using the flower essence topically in a variety of ways with excellent results. Flower Essence therefore formulated a Self-Heal Creme, made in a natural hypoallergenic base, specially potentized with Self-Heal flower essence and the Self-Heal fresh plant tincture. This creme can be used in a wide variety of circumstances - on wounds, cuts, rashes, sprains, and other injuries. Moreover, the Self-Heal Creme has been found highly effective for general skin care use. Flower Essence has received a wide variety of reports from lay persons and practitioners alike who use the creme as a facial skin moistener, as a hand creme, or as a general body creme, and even for infant care. Flower Essence Self-Heal Skin Creme has such basic therapeutic and regenerative qualities that it can be used by young and old, in clinical situations and in home care. The creme has rapidly become one of our most popular items, and is in demand in many countries throughout the world.
Heart of the Earth - The Self-Heal Creme is based on the remarkable properties of the Self-Heal herb (Prunella vulgaris). Prunella has been used for centuries as an external application for skin care, as well as an internal tonic in convalescence. The healing properties of this plant are so universal, that it was called "Self-Heal" or "Heal-All" by medieval herbalists. In early American herbals, it was named "Heart of the Earth."
Self-Heal flower essence is fundamental in flower essence therapy, awakening the confidence and inner vital forces necessary for healing on all levels: physical, emotional and spiritual. A specially potentized formula of Biodynamic Self-Heal flower essence and fresh plant tincture is used for the core part of Self-Heal Creme, along with other natural herbal ingredients.
Self-Heal Creme has such basic therapeutic and regenerative qualities that it can be used by anyone regardless of age, in clinical situations and in home care. The creme has rapidly become one of our most popular items, and is in demand in many countries throughout the world.
Using Self-Heal Creme
- Highly beneficial for general skin care: nourishing and anti-inflammatory
- Excellent moisturizer for facial rejuvenation, after-shave skin care, etc.
- Outstanding first-aid creme; soothes and heals burns, bug bites and abrasion
- Balancing for seasonal skin disorders - such as dry skin and chapped hands in the winter - or rashes and other "hot" inflammatory conditions in the summer
- Can be applied to wounds or post-surgical incisions to speed healing (but not recommended for open or suppurating wounds)
- Light and non-oily in application; can be used for problem skin, infants, or elderly to restore and renew
- A good base for custom combinations of other flower essences or essential oils; easily mixed in the wide-mouth jar
- An outstanding energetic transmitter for topical healing combined with vibrational remedies and healing touch, reiki, acupressure, etc.
Now formulated with Organic Totarol!
Totarol is an excellent all-natural anti-bacterial preservative extracted from recycled Podocarpus totara heartwood using a special extraction process. This native tree of New Zealand is known to live up to 1000 years. After about 200 years of growth, it develops a strong anti-bacterial substance which acts as a defense mechanism to protect the tree. Developers have invented a process to capture these properties for use in cosmetics. Totarol has no taste and very minimal aroma. The substance has been extensively tested at independent laboratories to demonstrate bioactivity, safety and product composition. In addition to Totarol's potent anti-bacterial activity, it also possesses anti-oxidant and therapeutic properties.
Flower Essence Services
For more than three decades, Flower Essence Services has enjoyed a reputation for professional quality and service.
Flower Essence Services' Values & Actions
At Flower Essences they believe we have a responsibility to care for this magnificent planet that sustains us all. Flower Essence Services are dual-certified Organic and Demeter Biodynamic for our land, wild-harvesting and product preparation - these are the highest standards in the world for sustainable land use. They manage a large composting program to regenerate and 'give back' to the life of the soil, water and plants. They use limited packaging that emphasizes natural, recycled, and/or reused materials. They always print on recycled paper.
Flower Essence Services' bottles are always glass and our displays are handmade from ecologically harvested wood with natural finishes. We use plastic or synthetic materials only when there is no other reasonable alternative. They tithe financial support to local, national and international environmental and social organizations. We also supply product donations to social programs throughout the world. They are committed to ecological transportation strategies such as employee carpooling, a 4-day work-week, and consolidation of trips.
Flower Essence Services strives to conserve electricity, water and paper wherever possible; and they actively recycle glass, paper, tin, cardboard and plastic. They provide our staff with preventative, holistic health coverage.
Flower Essence Services uses only earth-friendly, non-chemical cleaners in their office and production spaces, eco-friendly lighting, LCD computer screens, and other sustainable measures. They are a small, locally-owned company and care about the people we encounter and the world we share.
Mixing with Flower Essences
Self-Heal Creme has a universal quality that makes it an excellent matrix for many different flower essence combinations. The wide-mouth glass jar of Self-Heal Creme conveniently supports custom preparations, tailored to your needs.
We suggest no more than three to four essences in an individualized combination. Be sure to label your jar, as you may want to create several different mixtures. We recommend using 24 drops of flower essence stock per 60 g / 2 oz jar of creme (100 drops for the 240 g / 8.5 oz size). It is ideal to stir the mixture with a wooden stick for at least three minutes, alternating clockwise and counter-clockwise motions, and ending with a clockwise motion.
Some suggested combinations
Please note: None of the combinations suggested below are meant to replace qualified treatment of diagnosed medical illness. Flower essences work on a more subtle level, helping to resolve issues within the mental-emotional realm which may also affect the physical body. Although the flower essences are commonly taken internally, they can also be applied topically and absorbed through the skin. Topical application seems to be most effective in those cases where there is a clear mind-body component.
Emergency Situations and All-Purpose Health Care: Add Arnica, Red Clover, and the Healing Herbs Five-Flower Formula to Self-Heal Creme for a highly potent first-aid remedy. Arnica essence summons the forces of the Higher Self, while the Red Clover flower essence dispels the panic and hysteria that often accompanies emergency situations. Supporting these essences is Self-Heal, which works immediately to bring about a strong recuperative response in the etheric body. You may want to make a batch of this creme for your first-aid kit, and a liquid dosage bottle of the same combination, giving you both internal and external emergency aid.
Sore Joints, Muscle Tension and Cramps: In addition to a good massage with an appropriate oil, you can lightly apply Self-Heal Creme to affected areas. Add Dandelion essence to disperse contracted, overly tense muscles, and Cayenne to bring catalytic warmth to such areas, helping to move \stuck\ energy through the body. Add Chamomile essence and Mugwort Flower Oil to this combination for menstrual cramps, and rub over the uterine area.
Using Self-Heal Creme with Essential Oils
Aromatherapists are reporting extraordinary results by mixing the Self-Heal Creme with essential oils. The natural ingredients and neutral aroma of this creme make it an ideal base for creating custom aromatherapeutic applications. The following are a few outstanding uses reported by practitioners. (Amounts given are for the 60 g / 2 oz jar of Self-Heal Creme - please extend or modify for more or less creme.)
Heart Balm: Blend 4-5 drops of pure Rose oil or 12 drops of Rose Oil Blend, and 4 drops of California Wild Rose and Borage flower essences. Apply nightly to the heart area with gentle massage motions. It helps to open the heart, to ease restriction, pain or grief felt within the heart.
Emotional Release: Blend approximately 8 drops of Chamomile essential oil, 6 drops of Yarrow essential oil and several drops of Orange oil, with about 1/3 ounce of St. John's Wort oil. Massage into the stomach and solar plexus areas nightly with \figure eight\ massage strokes. This helps to release excessive emotions stored in the stomach and solar plexus and can be helpful for digestive disturbances also.
The new Self-Heal Creme formula has over 70% organic ingredients (in addition to water).
Biodynamic® and organic Self-Heal flower essence: The FES flower essence of Prunella vulgaris awakens the healing forces of the etheric body.
Biodynamic® and organic Self-Heal whole plant tincture prepared by FES: a well-known herbal remedy for topical and internal use, it is restorative and regenerative. Our Self-Heal plants are grown on our Biodynamic® and organic farm, certified by the Demeter Association.
Organic aloe vera gel: Soothes, moisturizes, tones and protects the skin. It contains amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes.
Olivem (cetearyl olivate & sorbitan olivate): A natural emulsifier derived from olive oil. It helps the skin retain moisture and gives a smooth, silky feeling to the creme.
Organic Jojoba oil: A wax from a desert bush that protects the skin from drying. It soothes, moisturizes, softens, and is easily absorbed into the skin.
Organic Chamomile, Calendula and St. Johns Wort extracts: Herbal extracts which protect and rejuvenate the skin, with a long history of therapeutic uses.
Organic Shea butter: Extracted from the fruit of an African tree, it protects the skin, relieves dryness, and is easily absorbed into the skin.
Organic Safflower oil: A nutritive vegetable oil made from safflower seeds. It is easily absorbed by the skin, and is high in linoleic acid, which contributes to smooth, moist skin.
Organic Avocado oil: A nutritive vegetable oil that smoothes and softens the skin. It is easily and quickly absorbed into the skin, transporting other active ingredients.
Organic Olive leaf extract: An infusion of olive leaf in olive oil, known for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties.
Organic aromatherapy essential oils: Orange (made from the fruit of the orange, warm and uplifting); Lavender (relaxing and antiseptic); Ylang Ylang (a tonic and balancer); Geranium (anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and astringent cleansing properties), Jasmine (relaxing and calming, an enfleurage from organic Jasmine flowers).
Vegetable glycerin: A natural humectant derived from coconut oil. It relieves skin dryness and aids spreadability.
Vegetable Cetyl alcohol: A waxy emollient and emulsifier derived from coconut oil, which is used to thicken and give body to a product.
Glyceryl stearate: An emollient and emulsifier derived from vegetable fatty acids which is used to thicken and give body to a product. It has humectant properties, and feels pleasant on the skin.
Xanthan gum: A natural, fermented carbohydrate used to thicken and stabilize skin care products.
Rosemary extract: A natural herbal extract known for its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties, and for stimulating circulation of the skin.
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol): An antioxidant which protects and moisturizes the skin. It is known to neutralize free radicals.
Vitamin A (Retinyl palmitate): An antioxidant which rejuvenates, conditions, and smoothes the skin.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid): Known for its anti-oxidant and therapeutic properties.
Phenoxyethanol: A broad-range preservative (effective against fungi, bacteria, insects and mold); also used as a fixative in perfumes.
Methylparaben and propylparaben: Safe, broad-range preservatives that are effective against fungi, bacteria and mold.
Purified, deionized water: Water is deionized so that it becomes a standardized medium without the interference of a high pH, bacteria, or minerals. Water provides a vital moisture factor to skin care formulations.
About Flower Essence Services
FROM PRISTINE WILDFLOWER MEADOWS IN CALIFORNIA’S SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS, TO THE WILD PACIFIC COAST, SERENE DESERTS, LUSH FOOTHILL RIVER BANKS, AND THE BIODYNAMIC GARDENS OF TERRA FLORA, FLOWER ESSENCE SERVICS’ HOME IN THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS, THEY GATHER THE FLOWERS FOR THE FES QUINTESSENTIAL FLOWER ESSENCES. FOR OVER A QUARTER-CENTURY, FLOWER ESSENCE SERVICES HAS ENJOYED A REPUTATION FOR PROFESSIONAL QUALITY AND SERVICE. FES HAS PIONEERED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE QUINTESSENTIALS™ NORTH AMERICAN FLOWER ESSENCES, WHOSE QUALITIES ARE CORROBORATED BY EXTENSIVE CLINICAL FEEDBACK FROM HEALTH PRACTITIONERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THEY ALSO REPRESENT THE HEALING HERBS™ ENGLISH FLOWER ESSENCES, PREPARED BY JULIAN BARNARD OF ENGLAND, ACCORDING TO THE ORIGINAL INDICATIONS OF DR. ED
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Been using this in AM to start the day and in PM before sleep, for nearly 2 yrs. Have had excellent results for my 67 yr old complexion and skin. Recommended it to friends who ask how I keep such a youthful complexion. Great for infants' sensitive skin. Great for pets' skin irritations. Helps smooth and diminish scars.