Have the yarrow and oil infusing now and hopefully will get it finished up early evening. Yarrow has a broad anti-bacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial action. Shea butter is naturally rich in vitamin A and E and has a unique high content fatty acid profile which deeply hydrates the skin, contributes to skins elasticity and acts as an intense moisturiser for rough, dry skin. You can opt out at any time or find out more by reading our cookie policy. Anna Rósa personally hand-picks Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) in the wilderness of Iceland and uses the flower and leaves to make medicine. It’s traditional to use it for colds and flu’s, childhood diseases and as a remedy for the digestion. Folklore says that Achillies used the herb after battle, which is where the Latin name ‘Achillea Millefolium’ comes from. It has an antiseptic effect on burns, rashes, cracked skin, scabs and various infections of the skin, seborrhea and psoriasis. It has long been popular for sensitive and mature skin as it tones the skin and may reduce wrinkles. It’s especially good for old sores that are slow to heal. How? It is considered both soothing and healing for dry skin. It is useful for treating and preventing acne, promoting skin hydration and firmness and decreasing scar tissue. Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol (also named Cetearyl Alcohol) is a vegetable-derived emulsifying wax which helps to bind together oil and water-based herbal infusions. How I Make Medicine with Yarrow Botanical name: Achillea millefolium Parts used: flowers and leaves Action: astringent, diaphoretic, lowers fever, anti-inflammatory, lowers blood pressure, relieves muscle spasms,... Used for: acne, wound healing, bleeding, skin disorders, colds, flu, sore throat… She makes an infused oil with fresh Downy Birch to use in the Bliss Healing Balm. Anna Rósa is a medical herbalist and author of the bestselling book Icelandic Herbs and Their Medicinal Uses. I love to make medicine with freshly-harvested Yarrow. It is easily absorbed into the skin and can help to reduce acute and chronic skin damage caused by UV radiation. Our certified organic Peppermint (Mentha piperita) essential oil is steam-distilled from the flowering plant. Herbal tinctures are used as medicine both internally and externally. Anna Rósa uses less of the preservative mixture than recommended in her creams since various herbs in the creams also act as preservatives. It may also lighten dark spots and reduce blemishes. If you want to read more about Yarrow, I recommend my book: Icelandic herbs and their medicinal uses. Meadows are rich with this plant. This is the reason I use Yarrow in the Bliss Healing Balm which is very effective for wounds and inflamed skin. Mother nature. Chamomile is also used for easing various skin conditions such as blemishes, eczema, psoriasis, ulcers, burns and rashes. It is also rich in anti-oxidants and helps to protect the skin against daily environmental damages. Cetyl stearyl alcohol rates 1 (low hazard) on EWG Skin Deep hazard score, but score from 1 to 10 reflects known and suspected hazards linked to ingredients. Anna Rósa personally handpicks Downy Birch (Betula pubescens) in the wilderness of Iceland and uses the leaves and the tips of the young shoots to make medicine. Our certified organic Lavender (Lavendula officinalis) essential oil is steam-distilled from the flowering plant. Beeswax is naturally hydrating, will increase essential moisture in the skin and give relief from itching, especially in sensitive skin. Anna Rósa uses a mixture of Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium sorbate and Vitamin E as a preservative in some of the products. Anna Rósa has been using it for acne treatment with excellent results for many years.