What is Mom's Love Rub?
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond Oil is known to assist in helping skin heal burns, boost collagen, keep skin hydrated, and protect against UV damage. It is also known to reduce lines in the skin and has fatty acids which are beneficial for helping skin retain moisture. Sweet Almond Oil also contains Vitamin E and has an SPF around 5.
Coconut oil is known for reducing inflammation in the skin and moisturizing the skin, which aids in the healing of cuts and scrapes. Coconut oil is also known to have medium-chain fatty acids which have antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties that protect the skin from harmful bacteria and treat acne. The combination of healthy fats and Vitamin E in coconut oil help keep skin smooth. It’s natural SPF is ~ 4-5.
Jojoba oil has many beneficial properties including being an anti-inflammatory which helps reduce chapped, dry skin and reduces the redness caused by overly dry skin. It is also known to ease the effects of eczema and rosacea by keeping the skin calm and comfortable. It also contains Vitamin E and B-Complex which help repair skin and assist in damage control. Jojoba oil is non-comedogenic, which means it does not clog pores and is safe for sensitive skin. It also reduces signs of aging by helping fade fine lines and wrinkles and keeping skin hydrated. Jojoba oil has an SPF of 4.
Shea Butter is commonly used in skin care products as has numerous benefits. To mention a few, Shea Butter moisturizes dry skin, helps treat acne, reduces inflammation, assists in reducing signs of aging, provides relief to itchy or peeling skin, restores elasticity to skin, reduces razor burn, reduces stretch marks, and can tone and smooth skin. Shea Butter has high concentrations of the good fatty acids and vitamins which give it anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Shea Butter is also non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog pores either. It is also used to reduce dark spots and has Vitamin A and E, which soothe and heal chapped lips and dry skin. Shea Butter has a natural SPF ~ 6-10. In combination with other oils it is known to be an effective natural sunscreen.
Aloe Vera is another plant which is famous for it’s ability to assist in healing burned or damaged skin. Aloe Vera contains antioxidants, enzymes, and antibacterial properties which reduces healing time for burned skin. It also contains Vitamin A and C, which is used in treating acne. Aloe Vera is frequently used to reduce pain and soothe burns.
Vitamin E is found in many of the previously listed ingredients already, but we felt it was important to add an additional dose of Vitamin E to Mom's Love Rub. Vitamin E supports the immune system, overall cell function, and skin health. It is an antioxidant that is effective in fighting effects of free radicals produced by the metabolism of food and toxins in the environment. Vitamin E is also known to reduce skin damage caused by UV rays.
Plantain Leaves are the active ingredient in Mom's Love Rub. Plantain leaves can be used to relieve pain from burns, treat insect bites, reduce healing time for wounds, lower the chance of scarring, treat acne and rosacea, and is beneficial for those dealing with eczema.
Beeswax is known to be anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial. It is used in fighting chapped, dry skin and bacterial infections which often come during winter months. Beeswax is able to form a protective wall on the skin which seals in moisture without clogging pores. It is also high in Vitamin A, which supports cell reconstruction and overall health. Beeswax has a natural SPF ~ 3-8 and aids in protecting skin against UV rays with the protective wall it forms.