Aunt Odie’s Therapeutic Rub for Aches and Pains
January 5, 2010

Our Therapeutic Rub contains only a few ingredients.  The simpler, the better, right?  Our formula will ensure natural pain relief when you are aching.

Camphor oil reduces inflammation and promotes tissue healing.  It also stimulates circulation.  It can be used to ease muscle pains and arthritis. 

Peppermint oil aids in removing pain and reducing fever with its cooling properties.  It’s also a stress reliever.

Spearmint oil, like camphor oil, has anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties.  It can also be used as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal treatment.

Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties as well as the ability to help heal the body both inside and out.

By combining these four ingredients with purified water, we have created a therapeutic rub that will ease your mind, body and senses.  Apply it to any joint or muscle pain and it will ease it.  Rub it on your temples when your head is pounding.  Put it on your toes or finger nails to keep them clean and healthy.  It will even help ease nighttime coughing if you rub it on your chest, similar to a vapor rub.

AND, all profits from this product will be donated towards camperships to Camp Riley/Riley Children’s Foundation, a division of Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, and YMCA Camp Tecumseh, for Children With Special Needs, Brookston, Indiana.

Interested?  Click here to order!

Aunt Odie’s Skin Toner Serum’s Most Active Ingredients
December 15, 2009

Aunt Odie’s Skin Toner Serum is the most effective toner on the market and combines a number of ingredients to help your skin stay healthy and rejuvenated.  It will clarify your skin and reduce lines, wrinkles and stretch marks.  Here is a list and description of some of the ingredients we’ve combined to help the toner do its job.

Rosehips are a wonderful astringent, as are rose pedals and rosewater. It can help heal scars and soothe the skin.

Rosehips are the seed pods that remain on the stem after the rose pedals have fallen off.  They have been known to help heal scars, burns and damaged skin.  Rose hips also rehydrate the skin and reduce wrinkles, in a similar fashion as rosewater, which is created when the flower’s petals and the rosehips themselves are steamed and rose oil is extracted.  It’s been used for centuries as an astringent and an anti-inflammatory (not to mention most grandmothers have it stashed in their cabinets as a home remedy). Recent studies have shown that rosewater can reduce wrinkling damage done to the skin by the sun’s harmful rays.  What’s best, rosewater is good for sensitive skin, as it won’t dry it out.  Rosewater is also known to have antibacterial properties, which makes it good for treating and preventing acne.  It can also be used as an aftershave to cool the skin.  If you’d like to make your own rosewater, check out the recipe below, but know that our Skin Toner Serum contains the same ingredients as rosewater.

  • Trim the rose flowers and rose hips to remove any stems and leaves
  • Place trimmed rose flowers and rose hips in a large pot of water
  • Add just enough water to cover
  • Simmer gently for 10 to 20 minutes
  • Strain well, collecting the rose water in a container
  • Cool then store in refrigerator for several days

    Kelp is a type of seaweed and is rich and nutrients. It can help with skin elasticity.

Irish Moss, Nori and Sea Kelp are sea algae, or seaweed.  They grow in nutrient-rich waters and are therefore rich in nutrients, themselves.  The minerals they hold can help detoxify the skin, and their fatty acids help improve skin elasticity.  Kelp also contain vitamins, proteins and amino acids to help generate cell growth and condition the skin.

Watermelon is extremely useful in skincare, although it’s much better known for its tastiness.  It’s rich in vitamins, and keeps your skin fresh, hydrated, healthy.

Wheat germ is extracted from the germ of the wheat seed.  It is best known for helping reduce and prevent the appearance scars and stretch marks.  It contains a multitude of vitamins including vitamin E, B1, B2, B3, B6, and A.  It also contains proteins and minerals to rejuvenate any skin type.

Green tea leaves have anti-inflammatory properties.  They will also inhibit the collagen reducing enzyme in skin, and therefore reduces collagen breakdown. So, green tea leaves will help your skin stay elastic and firm.  Green tea leaves will improve skin tone by improving circulation.

Similar to blueberries, bilberries are rich in antioxidants and will help with varicose veins.

Bilberries are very similar to blueberries, but are smaller.  Like blueberries, bilberries contain lots of anti-oxidants, which help increase blood circulation and strengthen blood capillaries, therefore helping with varicose veins and spider veins, and helping to improve complexion overall.

For more information about the toner serum, go here.

Head to Toe Body Creme’s Most Active Ingredients
December 8, 2009

We boast about how our Head to Toe Body Creme will help all skin types feel softer and look smoother.  But we know the list of ingredients can be somewhat daunting.  So, we’ve pulled out some of the most important ones and outlined what, exactly, they do for your skin.

The gel of the Aloe plant has been used to heal the skin for centuries.

The Aloe Vera plant has been used for centuries as a remedy for a number of skin conditions.  This plant holds within its skin a thin gel that, when applied topically, can help heal wounds and strengthen cells by bringing oxygen to the skin.  In our Head to Toe Body Creme, the Aloe Vera helps keep the skin moist and healthy.

Amino Acids are peptides.  There are four main acids that, when combined, form an effective skincare treatment.  These four are Proline, Glycine, Leucine and Lysine.  Aunt Odie’s Head to Toe Body Creme contains all four of these acids. Together, they will work to build collagen, which is what makes the skin firm.  We lose collagen as we get older, which is why wrinkles appear.  This formula exfoliates, moisturizes and releases toxins, all the while strengthening the skin, and improving the look of wrinkles and age spots.

A Jojoba seed pod. The beans secrete oil, useful for helping with irritated skin conditions.

Jojoba Oil comes from the beans of the jojoba plant.  The beans secrete an oil very similar to the oils produced by the human skin.  Therefore, it is easily absorbed into the skin.  It is known for helping reduce the signs of aging in skin by promoting the growth of new cells.  It’s especially good for people with eczema and other skin conditions, as it will soften and moisturize the skin.  There is also an antibacterial component to the oil, so it’s often used to treat acne.

Lignin is a complex chemical compound found in the walls of plants.  It’s what gives vegetables their crunchiness.  In our Head to Toe Body Creme, lignin helps the skin better absorb ingredients.