Delightfully scented with Damask roses, this heavy emollient cream nourishes and protects. A traditional cold cream recipe which incorporates the herb, Calendula for its extra soothing properties. A very useful cream for general moisturising, facial care, hand care, dry lips, etc. An excellent cream for dry skin and/or sensitive skin. Not recommended for open wounds.
Use: daily as needed.
50 gm glass jar. Made in the clean Australian environment in small batches or to order.
Full Ingredients: Rosewater, almond Prunus dulcis oil, beeswax Cera alba, Calendula officinalis essential oil, Damask rose Rosa damascena essential oil, boric acid, grapefruit seed extract, rosemary extract.
*Boric acid is used in skin preparations to inhibit fungal growth and improve emulsification in traditional recipes. It occurs naturally in sea water and soil as boron. Normal consumption is between 1-3 mg/day. The richest sources of boron include fruits, leafy vegetables, legumes, and nuts. Wine, cider and beer also contain high levels of boron. The safe range of population mean intakes for adults (1.0-13 mg boron/day) suggested by the WHO.
Topical use – Classified as non-carcinogenic and low toxicity (1). Boric acid is not well absorbed through intact skin. Topical solutions at 3% showed low toxicity (2).
Oral use – Toxic effects are reported from excessive oral consumption. Toxic effects include nausea, vomiting and dermatitis.
Not recommended for diaper rash, other inflammatory skin conditions or in children under three due to increased absorption through inflamed and broken skin.
The product has minimal amounts of boric acid and toxicity is unlikely due to poor skin absorption.
1.American Journal Applied Science. 7(5) 620-627, 2010