Sold by weight. Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)is the last remaining descendant of the giant ferns that covered the earth over 400 million years ago. The plant has an unusual root, shoot and stem system that enables it to absorb and store silicon and other minerals. A typical Horsetail plant can contain up to 15 percent vegetal silica. This bio-available silica, when applied topically, can greatly aid in the healing of wounds and burns and has a softening and smoothing effect on the skin.
Mineral-rich Horsetail contains the building blocks needed for collagen and elastin synthesis and the silicon present will link any collagen produced, thus greatly enhancing the rebuilding of connective tissues in the epidermis. Horsetail also contains flavonoids and saponins which help rebuild and regenerate skin cells.
Horsetail butter was developed for cosmetic use. It is actually an extract of Equisetum arvense using a proprietary butter base which produces a smooth, velvety butter at room temperature. Horsetail Butter may be used for cutaneous dryness to assist in moisturization after exposure to sun and other harsh elements. It is completely oil miscible and contains no preservatives or coloring agents. Completely natural! Suggested uses: Creams, lotions, body and lip balms, bar soaps. Use from 3% to 100%.
Appearance: Soft, green, semi-solid fat. Odor: Herbal, grass like. SAP value: 175-200. Shelf life: 1 yr. when tightly sealed and kept in a cool place away from direct light and heat. INCI = Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Equisetum arvense extract, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil.