Saturday, April 10, 2010

Apothecary: Seven Wonders Miracle Lotion

Hello ladies,

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:

Below are some wildflowers and plant life I spied in the woods.

Behold your whimsy for the day. This is a skunk cabbage. The unfurled leaf looks a bit jaunty.

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. I bet the moisturiser smells beautiful. I would love this on my hands no doubt! I've never seen or heard of a skunk cabbage before. Does it smell? With a name like that one would think so. Yes, it's very jaunty! :) xx

  2. I'm always looking for new lotions to try - will check out their site!
    We do have a few blades of grass that are green on the south side of the house, but it will be about another month till I can plant anything :(
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Sounds like a great product. I have loads of different moisturizers. Love a fruity scent. I've never seen a skunk cabbage. I imagine it must smell bad.

  4. The Diva's Polish: I bet your man would love the scent of the moisturizer too! As for the skunk cabbage...thankfully, the scent of onions with a dash of skunk does not perfume the air in a way that would alert humans. We would only perceive the smell if the jaunty leaves were crushed. The plant had a way of making me notice it. I don't think I would accidently crush something of that shape and size. ;)

    Audrey: I've heard wonderful things about their body oil as well. I may pick that up next week. I will help get you geared up for planting season with flower pictures. :)

    Lucy: It's a worthy lotion. That was my first encounter with a skunk cabbage! Thankfully, the unpleasant scent is only perceptible to insects. Flies, gnats and bees are purported to be attracted to the smell. I am much more attracted to the scent of the lotion! <3

  5. The flowers are a type of Vinca and are also known as Creeping Myrtle. It spreads like crazy and comes back every year. My parents planted some about 30 years ago and it's already blooming.

  6. auroragyps: Vinca Minor! Thank you! There are several varieties of purple flowers that grow out in the woods and at wildflower preserve from spring into late summer. One year my friend Sarada and I jokingly called every flower of a certain hue 'purple loosestrife'. Whimsy! ;)


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