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Baking soda- (sodium bicarbonate) reduces inflammation on the skin, and removes dead skin cells allowing new skin cell production as well as cleaning the coat and skin.
Corn starch- has a soothing quality that makes it an excellent remedy for skin problems. It is moisture-absorbing and a true deodorizer.
Arrowroot Powder- absorbs excess oil and dirt and leaves hair and coat soft. It reduces odors, moisturizes the skin, and helps eliminate toxins.
Bentonite Clay- has been used for thousands of years to remove impurities on the skin such as excess oils and toxins, it also treats rashes and skin irritants, including poison ivy.
Colloidal Oatmeal- is an all natural skin soothing solution for itching, rashes, and other inflamed skin conditions. When used on skin and coat, it performs a protective barrier and absorbs moisture, attracting moisture to the skin helping to treat dry skin conditions and removing dead skin cells. Colloidal oatmeal is a natural cleanser, removing dirt and impurities from the coat and exfoliating the skin.
Activated Charcoal- powder has many benefits when used on coat and skin. A tried-and-true remedy for centuries, activated charcoal powder has incredible absorbing powers when it comes to absorbing odors, and impurities in the skin and coat. It exfoliates, clarifies and has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
Diatomaceous Earth - wonderful for pest control. Mites, Fleas, Ticks, lice etc.. simply cannot survive in it. DE is also wonderful for moisture absorption and deodorization.
Manuka honey- is a type of Honey native to New Zealand. It is a highly effective treatment in wound care. Manuka honey can enhance wound healing and amplifies the regeneration of tissue as well as decreases wound pain. It can even help combat antibiotic-resistant strains of infections such as MRSA. Manuka honey has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant benefits.
Witch Hazel- is a plant with powerful medicinal properties. When applied to the skin it can ease inflammation and soothe sensitive skin. It also contains antioxidants that help prevent widespread inflammation and neutralize free radicals.
Colloidal Silver - has been used as an antimicrobial and antibacterial for thousands of years. Colloidal silver is often used as an alternative disinfectant in applications in which the use of traditional disinfectants may result in toxic by-products. Colloidal silver has been used for centuries as a natural preservative, and helps kill bacteria. It is extremely safe and highly effective in many applications, and provides a number of powerful health benefits.
Coconut Oil- there are many fatty acids in coconut oil, which are very nourishing to the skin and dry chapped lips. It can also reduce inflammation, and help heal wounds as well as keeping the skin moisturized. It also possesses antimicrobial properties that can treat the skin and protect it from harmful bacteria.
Castor Oil - provides great moisturizing benefits. It works as an emollient, smoothing flaky skin and can make coat and skin feel softer. It also provides a protective barrier against moisture loss for the coat and provide smoothness and shine.
Aloe Vera Gel- promotes healthier skin buy penetrating through the 3 epidermal layers of the skin when used topically. It can drive nutrients deeper into the layers of skin which promotes epidermal health. It also provides hydration to the skin and can soothe damaged and burned skin. Aloe Vera contains 75 active constituents including vitamins, enzymes, minerals, salicylic acids and amino acids.
Beeswax- hydrates, conditions, soothes and calms the skin. It exfoliates, repairs damaged, and promotes skin regeneration. It creates a long-lasting protective barrier while hydrating lips and skin.
The benefits of essential oils are so numerous and well-known, that they cannot all be listed here. Most essential oils have antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties.
Listed here are some of the essential oils and their benefits that Apothequine proudly uses in our products.
Sweet orange- the benefits of sweet orange are remarkable. Not only does it smell great, but it can calm anxiety, energize and uplift the mind. Lemon- lemon essential oil is an anti-inflammatory and an antimicrobial oil that can help boost your mood and reduce stress.
Peppermint- touts many benefits too numerous to list, but some of them are, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, insecticidal, and antispasmodic properties. It can cool overworked muscles and help with pain and stress.
Frankincense- the science backed benefits of Frankincense include anti-inflammatory effects that help reduce joint inflammation caused by arthritis, improve shortness of breath, and may fight certain cancers.
Tea Tree Oil- (Melaleuca) contains a number of compounds that have been shown to kill certain bacteria, viruses and fungi. It helps prevent infection and promote healing and treat many bacterial and fungal skin conditions.
Cedarwood- helps to repel insects, prevent the development of mildew, improve cerebral activity, relax the body, reduce harmful stress, protect the body against harmful bacteria, facilitate wound-healing, address the discomforts of muscle aches, joint pain or stiffness
Lavender- this highly calming oil can also treat burns, bug bites, sprains and sores. It demonstrates an anti-fungal activity on a wide spectrum and heals wounds among many other benefits to humans and animals. Lavender is a prohibited substance through United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) it can be added to Dragon Dust upon request.
Thyme- this very powerful oil, is antibacterial and has antimicrobial properties. It has found to be quite effective in mosquito repellent, skin conditions, and respiratory infections.
Cypress- is valued because of its ability to fight infections, aid the respiratory system, and remove toxins from the body. It also works as a stimulate that relieves nervousness and anxiety.
Marjoram- reduces pain and inflammation, and helps with overexertion of muscles and muscle spasms. It also helps in protecting wounds against becoming septic and developing tetanus.
Lemon- health benefits of Lemon can be attributed to its stimulating, calming, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant and anti-fungal properties.
Due to the anti-bacterial nature of our ingredients, and the natural preservative qualities of colloidal silver and some essential oils, the shelf life is quite long on these products. Due to its antiseptic properties, colloidal silver is perfectly suited as a preservative in skin and coat products because it destroys microbes that reproduce in such products. Silver performs a double function: in addition to its preservative effect, it can also be used as an active bactericidal agent in antiseptics.
Our products should be stored in a dry place in temperatures between 50 and 78 degrees.
External use only. Keep out of reach of children.