I’m sure most people have experienced the sweet smell of honeysuckle. Honeysuckle plants have clustered, tubular flowers with a strong, sweet fragrance. The nectar attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Honeysuckle's fragrance has been described as fruity and warm with hints of honey and ripe citrus. This sweet smelling plant is very hardy and can grow in a lot of areas around the world. It does need a winter chill, because when the plant becomes dormant and rests it can prepare itself for the next season. This hardy plant can handle subfreezing temperatures well. Originally this plant was native to East Asia, China, Japan and Korea.
Honeysuckle has a wide range of benefits and uses. It has been used to treat colds, flus, bacterial infections, digestive disorders, headaches, fever, urinary disorders, diabetes and arthritis. The flower’s petals and leaves have been used for medicinal purposes in Chinese medicine, as well as aromatherapy. The oil extracted from this sweet smelling shrub is great for alleviating mental and physical stress, leaving you feeling very calm and tranquil.
Did you know there is honeysuckle oil?? This oil is made from the seeds, flowers and leaves of the honeysuckle plant. Thanks to its excellent antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, honeysuckle oil works wonders to relieve skin rashes, poison ivy and blemishes.
Honeysuckle is rich in skin-friendly nutrients. Throughout history it has been used on the skin as a moisturizer and rejuvenator. In the East it has been used for centuries for its skin-soothing and calming properties. Honeysuckle has at times been applied to the skin for inflammation, itching and to kill germs. It’s petals and leaves can soothe irritated skin and nourish all kinds of skin types. Interestingly, it has even been an effective way to offer relief from sunburns and minor burns.
It is easy to see that using honeysuckle can be very beneficial. We love to use honeysuckle herb in our After shave tonics base. Why? Because honeysuckle is amazing for your skin! It provides anti-oxidants which help reduce free radicals and can help reduce the effects that aging has on our skin. Honeysuckle extract also contains a form of salicylic acid, which is a chemical exfoliator that helps prevent pores from getting clogged and has anti-inflammatory properties. Another reason why we use honeysuckle is that it helps alleviate itching and swelling. This proves to be very helpful after shaving because our skin can feel that can feel very irritating and uncomfortable. Even if you suffer from sensitive skin, using our after shave tonic can refresh, relieve and heal your skin with the help of honeysuckle extract. Why not give it a try, and experience for yourself the powerhouse of natural ingredients we use to make every shave a success!
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