Today I want to share one of my favorite natural moisturizers with you: Seven Wonders Miracle Lotion. The formula contains aloe vera, seven oils and 14 herbal extracts. I find this lotion very useful as a treatment for hands and nails.
Let's examine the ingredients. The natural emollients include canola oil, castor oil, olive oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, sweet almond oil and wheat germ oil. You'll find many of the same components present in quality cuticle oils. Mineral oil is also included in a lesser concentration. While not absorbed into the skin, this oil creates a protective barrier.
The herbal extracts are as follows: Alfalfa, Black Walnut, Burdock Root, Chamomile, Comfrey, Ginseng, Goldenseal, Henna, Hyssop, Sage, Sheep Sorrell, Slippery Elm Bark, Wheat Germ and Yarrow. Vitamins A & E are also included.
Seven Wonders Miracle Lotion is formulated for dry skin. Normal to oily skin types could use this to treat problem areas. I find it invaluable for healing and preventing dry skin patches. I notice I really need to be attentive to the health of my skin during seasonal changes. Fluctuating temperatures and shifts in the humidity in the air can affect the natural moisture levels in my skin.
This product does the work of a body butter, but with the convenience of a lotion formula in a pump dispenser. I recommend starting with 50% of the amount of moisturizer you typically would apply. You can adjust from there to find the perfect quantity needed. When too much product is used, the lotion can leave an oily layer on the skin. It will absorb easily when applied with moderation.
Seven Wonders Miracle Lotion does contain fragrance. With the concentration of natural oils and herbal extracts, I could question the necessity of added perfume. However, the lotion smells beautiful! There is a fruity scent with a hint of coconut. My boyfriend has renamed this product that wonderful mango lotion. While to me, the scent is more of a fruit bowl than a single mango, I am glad he enjoys it's aroma as well.
You can ask for Seven Wonders Miracle Lotion at your local health food store. It is also available from the manufacturer's website: 1800thewoman.com.