Are plants making you sick?
Do you sneeze when smelling perfumes or any other strong-smelling products? Or perhaps struggle to find skincare that won't cause your face to break out, itch or become dry, sensitive and red?
Do you suffer from eczema or hives from an unknown cause? If not, lucky you, but if you or anyone else you know suffer from similar symptoms, perhaps it's because of plants!
We consider plants as the gift of mother nature, so it might come as a surprise to you that plants are not always safe for everyone.
But for some people, plants are bad news, and they can get very sick from consuming fruits and vegetables. They also struggle to find natural skincare that won't cause their skin to flare up. Those people usually suffer from Salicylate sensitivity.
Salicylic acid belongs to a class of drugs known as salicylates. Salicylates are chemicals naturally found in plants (fruits, vegetables and spices), therefore, they are found in most personal care, skincare, medications (such as aspirin), and products containing plants.
This means that most cosmetic products are very high in salicylates, which is bad news for people suffering from salicylate sensitivity.
People sensitive/intolerant to salicylates can have many adverse reactions to even small amounts of salicylic acid. Symptoms of salicylate sensitivity vary, but typically include:
headaches, migraines, eczema, hives, gastro-intestinal irritation, rhinitis, nasal polyps, and asthma exacerbation. Salicylate sensitivity is also associated with behavioural problems in children, sleep disturbance, anxiety and depression.
Salicylate intolerance is often present in people with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome.
When we realised that many people suffer from this condition, we decided to promote awareness about the salicylate sensitivity subject and help people with salicylate sensitivity to improve their health and lifestyle.
After thorough research, we realised that people with this sensitivity usually eliminate plants from their diet and thrive on a ketogenic or zero-carb diet. After eating a plant-free diet, their gut heals, and many of their conditions alleviate. But, there are very few natural yet plant-free options for personal care. Because about 70% of what we apply to our skin will be absorbed into our bloodstream, we started to look for effective, skin-loving ingredients that are not derived from plants, are safe to eat, and (of course) apply to the skin.
So we've explored animal-based skincare options and decided to embrace the ancient wisdom of the indigenous people of Australia who use Emu oil, which is valued for its reparative and anti-inflammatory qualities as a face, body and hair oil.
Emu oil is derived from body fat harvested from a specific subspecies of the Emu, Dromaius Novaehollandiae, a flightless bird indigenous to Australia. Emus are farmed primarily for their meat, leather, feathers and oil.
Emu oil is a natural product with diverse application options and is beneficial for all ages. We call it a combination of a remedy and skincare in one product.
It relieves the aches and pains in joints and muscles and speeds up wound and scar healing. It is also helpful for multiple skin conditions and ailments such as psoriasis, eczema and arthritis.
Because it's rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9, it is incredibly beneficial for dehydrated, dry and rough skin.
Emu oil absorbs quickly into the skin and has a long-lasting anti-inflammatory effect.
It is also anti-ageing as it stimulates the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and rejuvenate ageing or sun-damaged skin. In addition, research has found that applying Emu oil to the skin may help increase the number of healthy skin cells. Read more here.
'It's All Good' Emu oil is an odour-free, non-greasy oil with a rich and creamy consistency. It is 100% natural, pure and organic. Emu oil doesn't contain any fillers, dyes, perfumes or other oil types.
Emu oil is:
- Salicylate and parabens free
- Relieves very dry/sensitive skin
- Promotes faster healing
- Removes redness and swelling from the skin
- It improves the condition of ageing skin and regenerates skin cells
- May reduce pain and scaring on burns, blisters, sunburn and other skin injuries
- Removes the itch and sting of insect bites, allergies, heat rash and fungal infections
- Contains anti-inflammatory properties, which help temporarily relieve muscle pain
What people say about It's All Good Emu oil:
Rachel. M writes: "my skin looks sensational! no more pimples and blotchiness."
Sarah. H writes: "I'm so in love with the Emu oil; I've been using it for my face, body and hair."
John. F writes: "Emu oil is a fantastic aftershave, and my skin never felt and looked so healthy!".
You don't need to suffer from Salicylate sensitivity to enjoy and fall in love with this remarkable, nutrient-rich oil that nourishes and protects your skin, keeping it healthy and glowing.