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Aloe and Rosemary: A Match Made in Heaven

Our Rosemary and Aloe Vera Hand and Body lotion is a wonderfully light hydrating cream that immediately quenches dry skin. It is absorbed quickly and leaves skin feeling refreshed and incredibly soft!

You may be wondering, “Why rosemary?” Rosemary benefits for skin are abundant. But let's start with the basics...

What is Rosemary Oil?

This essential oil is extracted from the rosemary plant and has been used by humans for thousands of years. Rosemary oil is known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, so of course rosemary is good for skin!

Here are the top 7 reasons we love rosemary oil for skin.

1. Rosemary Treats Acne

Rosemary essential oil helps fight acne by both killing existing bacteria from your pores and reducing future breakouts by forming a protective barrier.

2. Rosemary Tightens Skin

Rosemary oil is a natural astringent, shrinking your pores for the appearance of tighter skin. If you have naturally oily skin, rosemary is especially beneficial, as it will keep blemishes at bay. When your pores are smaller, less dirt can find its way in.

3. Rosemary Smooths Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Rosemary oil is a natural antioxidant, protecting skin against harmful free radicals that lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Whether used topically or ingested in something like tea, rosemary helps keep your skin looking as youthful as possible and can even reverse signs of aging.

4. Rosemary Eliminates Bad Smells

Rosemary oil naturally fights odor. Simply put, bacteria in skin and sebum is what causes body odor. Remember, rosemary is antibacterial, so it destroys the bacteria before it can release unpleasant odors.

5. Rosemary Reduces Cellulite

One of the causes of cellulite is the accumulation of toxins in the tissues beneath the dermis. Rosemary essential oil stimulates your lymphatic system, helping to clear away waste that inhibits your skin’s natural ability to regenerate.

6. Rosemary Reduces Inflammation

If you suffer from eczema or rosacea, rosemary oil can help reduce the redness in your skin. By acting as an anti-inflammatory and protecting your skin with antioxidants and antibacterial compounds, rosemary oil reduces skin irritation for calmer, smoother skin that feels wonderful.

7. Rosemary Repels Insects

If all that wasn’t enough to sell you on the wonderful benefits of rosemary, this surely will. Mosquitos and flies despise rosemary. Other lotions can attract these pesky insects, but not rosemary!

Why Aloe Vera?

Aloe Vera skin creams are nothing new. However, when you pair this popular ingredient with rosemary oil, it’s a whole new ballgame! Here’s 6 reasons we love Aloe Vera in our hand and body lotion:

1. Aloe Vera Soothes Sunburns

Aloe contains compounds called aloin and anthraquinones, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that can help alleviate pain and promote healing.

2. Aloe Moisturizes Skin

Aloe vera contains humectants which are substances that attract water from the air or from deeper in the skin. It's especially beneficial for dry skin types because of mucopolysaccharides, which bind moisture into the skin. On top of that, aloe also helps flaking skin cells adhere to each other, resulting in firmer, softer skin.

Unlike other lotions, aloe doesn’t leave a greasy film on the skin. It is absorbed completely, unclogging pores and moisturizing skin deeply.

3. Aloe Vera Fades Dark Spots and Stretch Marks

There are two compounds in aloe that have been identified as a solution for dark spots and stretch marks: aloesin and aloin. In one study, aloesin was applied four times per day for 15 days. The results found that it was effective in treating UV-induced and post-acne hyperpigmentation. Another study found aloin destroyed melanin cells (an overproduction of which causes dark spots to form) in pigmented cells by blocking activity of tyrosinase, an enzyme responsible for melanin production.

4. Aloe Vera Combats Acne

Aloe vera contains naturally occurring salicylic acid, urea nitrogen, cinnamic acid, phenols and sulfur—all of which inhibit the growth of fungi, bacteria and viruses. It also has anti-inflammatory capabilities, which suppresses P. acnes, the bacteria that causes acne.

5. Aloe Vera Soothes Skin Conditions

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, aloe vera treats psoriasis—an inflammatory condition that causes red, itchy and scaly patches.

Similarly, aloe has positive results when used for eczema - a skin condition that causes your skin to become red and itchy and more prone to fungal and bacterial infections. The antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties of Aloe Vera may soothe your eczema by hydrating and protecting it from contaminants

6. Aloe Vera Slows Signs of Aging

Natural Aloe Vera gel is rich in vitamins C, E and beta-carotene which all reduce signs of aging. It also helps to eradicate skin blemishes and diminish age lines. Additionally, it helps to increase the production of collagen in the body and skin elasticity.

Realize all these benefits with our Rosemary and Aloe Hand and Body Lotion

For comfort and convenience, purchase our Hand & Body Duo featuring our Thieves Oil Wash

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