Sausage tree lotion is made with an extract of Kigelia africana, a beautiful tree which grows across the continent of Africa and some parts of Australasia. It’s easy to identify by the unusual sausage-like fruits which droop down from its branches. This very special tree has a long history of use in its native habitat, where it is most famous for its ability to help soothe and heal all manner of skin complaints including eczema, psoriasis, and fungal infections such as athlete’s foot.
The traditional healers of Africa have harnessed the medicinal powers of the sausage tree for many hundreds of years. As well as anecdotal evidence from historical use, there now exists a large body of scientific research to support its efficacy.
In tests, extracts from the bark of the tree were shown to contain chemicals which block the growth of harmful bacteria. Studies also showed that extracts from the sausage tree may have the ability to inhibit harmful microorganisms including the following:
- Escherichia coli – known to causes abscesses
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa – involved in skin sepsis and infections
- Staphylococcus aureus – an organism that causes impetigo and skin abscesses
- Candida albicans – the fungal organism that causes thrush and athlete’s foot
This rich, silky lotion is light and absorbable, making it ideal for use on larger areas of skin.
The product is made with natural ingredients, is vegan-friendly, and paraben and fragrance-free. It is also free of salicylic acid which is commonly used as a preservative for cosmetic creams. This means that sausage tree lotion is suitable for people who are sensitive to salicylic acid (this is very common among people with eczema and red skin syndrome.) It does not contain corticosteroids, so unlike some prescription steroid creams, it will not thin the skin.
Sausage tree lotion comes with the HerbMark quality of assurance which provides peace of mind that it has been lovingly crafted by a registered herbalist trained in the manufacture of botanical medicines. To reduce packaging waste, refills of this product are also available.
Ingredients: Purified water, Grapeseed Oil, Vegetable emulsifying wax, Extract of Kigelia Africana, Vegetable glycerine, Vitamin E oil, Rosehip oil, and natural preservative* – nothing else.
*Natural preservative contains: Benzyl alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium sorbate, Aqua (water) Tocopherol (Vitamin E.)
Although sausage tree lotion does not contain any nut products, please be aware that it is manufactured in a kitchen where nuts and other allergens are handled. This product is not suitable if breastfeeding, or for children under the age of 2.
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