Wisdom of the Ancients Cream of Coco Hair & Body Soap - 7.06 oz. (200g)
Wisdom of the Ancients Cream of Coco Hair & Body Soap is often called the “miracle in a bar,” this all-natural, deep-cleansing soap is made from the edible, delicious tasting seeds of the fruit of the Paraguayan Coco Tree. The seeds look and taste like tiny coconuts. With numerous benefits to skin and hair, you can bathe, shampoo and achieve a very close, clean shave with this luxurious body cleanser. It softens and revitalizes skin, leaving both body and hair “squeaky clean,” improving sheen, softness and manageability. It is ideal for hand washing delicate fabrics cleaner, whiter and brighter. There is no other soap quite like this. Many people carry the soap with them to all of their travel destinations. You, too, will love this “miracle in a bar.”
The World's Only Sustainable Soap Cream of Coco Soap is a natural and sustainably produced soap from the heart of the Paraguayan rainforest. It comes from the "Mbocaya," the edible nut of a fruit that grows on the Paraguayan coco tree. This unique tree is of the palm family, but it is not a coconut tree. The Cream of Coco Soap is made from a completely sustainable production process. The outer soft shell of the nut is burned to power the factory, the oil is pressed from the nut and provides the rejuvenating and cleansing properties of the soap and the remaining pulp is fed to the livestock. This soap is restorative for your skin and the planet.
The History of Yerba Mate
Yerba Maté, known scientifically as Ilex Paraguariensis, belongs to the Ilex genus of the holly family and is an evergreen species. It has a fascinating history. It is believed to have been originally discovered and used by the ancient Guarani natives (see The Legend of Yerba Maté) residing in Paraguay and Northern Argentina. They believed it significantly improved their health and wellbeing, giving them increased energy and stamina while keeping them mentally alert. Yerba Maté is now the national drink in Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay and is heavily consumed in Brazil, Peru and Chile. Due to its extraordinary health benefits, it is rapidly becoming a favored beverage in the U.S. and Europe. It is often added to various herbal medications by South Americans, who believe it activates and enhances the benefits of the medicines.
According to scientific research, Yerba Maté leaves contain 250 nutrients, of which 196 have been identified. Mature leaves are generally from 8 to 10 centimeters in length and 3 to 4 centimeters in width. Numerous studies have been published showing that maté is extraordinarily beneficial to humans. According to the Industry Science Journal (2/16/11), this includes 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids and 11 polyphenols. It is also high in antioxidants. A study performed at the University of Montreal in Canada and published in 1995 stated that “Low density liprotein (LDL cholesterol) oxidation is inhibited by extracts of Ilex Paraguariensis.” The study was performed because “considerable interest is given to the approach of protecting LDL from oxidation as a means of inhibiting the atherosclerotic process.” The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois verified this conclusion and reported on the 2004 American Chemical Society’s website that “the aqueous extract of maté can reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in vivo and protect DNA oxidation.”
The Commission E of the German Health Ministry, the official authority for the regulation of German phytopharmaceuticals or phytomedicine, published a monograph about maté suggesting its use to help overcome physical and psychic fatigue, and mentioned that it is also beneficial in helping to treat obesity. Clearly, modern science has proven the ancient Guarani and other natives of South America to have been correct. Yerba Maté is an extraordinarily health generating beverage, to be enjoyed by all.
About Wisdom of the Ancients
Wisdom of the Ancients is one of the most respected niche tea lines in the natural industry. A tea line dedicated to healthy options, Wisdom of the Ancients offers teas and more from around the globe, including Yerba Maté Royale from Paraguay. Wisdom of the Ancients was the original Wisdom brand started over 25 years ago when Founder and CEO Jim May sold teas from the trunk of his car. Quite an amazing amount of growth for one brand dedicated to healthy natural options.