Topical Uses for Jiaogulan
Apply Jiaogulan leaves as a compress to give yourself a facial.
Put Jiaogulan leaves in cheese cloth or a stocking. Apply to areas
of dry or rough skin. Try this on an elbow during the dry, cold
months of winter. You’ll be amazed at the results.
Our production workers powder Jiaogulan for use in capsules and
baking. But, Jiaogulan powder can also be used in cosmetics, soaps,
creams and shampoos. After a day working the grinding machine, our
workers get lots of compliments from loved ones. They say that the
powder gets on there forearms and keeps them soft for a couple of
weeks. See how to make Jiaogulan Massage Oils
and Salve below.
for making a Jiaogulan Herbal Massage Oil
Use Jiaogulan in Massage Oil to make your skin smooth and more
radiant. The method for extracting Jiaogulan's active ingredients
into a carrier oil are similar to making a tincture (see below.)
Select an oil by determining your need for use below.
Jiaogulan massage oil: Carrier Oil Listing
- We usually use an organic extra-Virgin olive oil for massage
and dry skin support
- For face creams you may wish to use almond, coconut, sesame
or another good quality oil
- Select other oils based on their own medicinal properties
Cover jiaogulan leaves with oil. Keep the oil slightly warm during
the extraction process. Use a warmer if you would like to speed
up the process. Shake/stir the jiaogulan a couple of times a day.
Leave it in the oil from 3 days to 2 weeks.
Jiaogulan's active ingredients saponins/gypenosides dissolve in
oil (and water). Press the Jiaogulan leaves through several layers
of cheesecloth to extract the oil. Add any scent desired and store
in a dark, glass jar in a cool place.
Use Jiaogulan Oil and Jiaogulan Tea in combination to strengthened
and beautify skin weakened or damaged by smoke, pollution, harsh
weather and stress. Jiaogulan is renowned for enhancing blood circulation
and flow. Increased circulation contributes to your body's tone
by making your skin fuller, fresher, relaxed and elastic.
own Jiaogulan Salve
For making salve you follow the recipe above for oil. After you
have your jiaogulan oil to the scent or strength you desire, warm
it up just enough so it will melt wax. You add about 1 Tbls. of
organic beeswax for every cup of oil. Stir beeswax into the warmed
oil until its dissolved. Pour into dark glass containers and close
with a lid. If you find your salve is not as thick as you wish you
can reheat it and add more beeswax.
Do you have your own ideas for how to use Jiaogulan. If you would
like to share them, please contact us.
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