I have been a practising medical herbalist for over 30 years since qualifying as a Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists after an in depth four year training. As well as being a consultant herbalist I have run short courses on herbal medicine in colleges, given many hundreds of talks to any organisation who is interested, given radio interviews and written numerous articles some of which you can read on this website.
I was previously a lecturer at Lincoln University on the BSc (Hons) course in Herbal Medicine. I regularly open my practice for ‘herb days’ for anyone who wants to know more about herbs, identify them and how to use them for everyday ailments.
Calendula cream base is a multi-purpose cream for cuts, grazes and cracked skin. It may form the base of a healing cream for wounds, ulcers and applying to scar tissue, or for treating fungal infections such as ringworm or thrush.
The addition of Borage seed oil makes it a saviour at soothing dry skin and boosting the skin’s natural moisture barrier leaving it more smooth, plump, supple and radiant.
Dry skin types will benefit the most from Borage seed oil as it’ll nourish skin with that all-important oil it’s lacking. But Borage oil can also be useful in skin types with acne. It is lighter than many other oils so won’t leave your face feeling greasy.
Jojoba oil has a variety of healing properties that may make it effective in treating skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Almond oil makes an excellent moisturiser for both the skin, and may even help prevent stretch marks and protect your skin from sun damage.
The curcumin found in turmeric can help wounds heal by decreasing inflammation and oxidation. It also lowers the response of your body to cutaneous wounds. This results in your wounds healing more quickly. Studies have found that turmeric can positively affect tissue and collagen as well.
Calendula Cream base, which is made from Calendula water & oil infusions, Calendula 3:1 concentrate and Jojoba and Borage Seed oils. Almond oil, glycerine, colourless Turmeric extract.
Skin conditions needing a higher level of anti-inflammatory or anti-oxidant action.
I ensure that the creams and lotions I use are made from sustainable, vegan, natural ingredients. They are, in my estimation, the best available. All the essential oils used are organic and minimum of preservatives are used; 0.3% rather than the 1% permitted by law. These creams and lotions include no parabens or other harmful ingredients.
To best identify the kind of condition and the suitability to your type of skin I have written a simple guide. Email me for a PDF copy.