shanga Mar 09, 2018

Marshmallow is much more than a squishy, sugary lolly. While todays version of a marshmallow is simply syrup and sugar, the natural form, Marshmallow Root (Althea officinalis), is a herb native to North Africa, Europe and West Asia and boasts some pretty impressive qualities. It is not only anti-inflammatory, it is healing and softening. Recent research has also been able to prove it is able to speed up the rate of cell regeneration.

​This sweet, salty, mucilaginous (aka slippery, gooey), cool, moist herb is an excellent choice for warm, hot and dry skin conditions. It is also used as a dissolver of hardness like lumps and bumps in the skin.

Hot & Dry Skin Conditions

> Rosacea
> Sensitivity
> Dry Skin, including dry psoraisis and dry eczema
> Ageing skin especially duing menopause

Additional Properties

> Marshmallow is plumping and can help smooth out fine lines, even out redness and assist in the healing of small nicks and cuts in the skin
> Inflammation is one of the primary cause of many skin concerns and Marshmallow is the most anti- inflammatory of the common mucilages.
> Due to Marshmallow’s salty nature, and water is naturally drawn to salt, it is an excellent emollient
> Softens and breaks up hard tissue
> Helps bring calm and balance to the skin

​Found in our Calming Range for it’s anti-inflammatory, healing and hydrating properties, when combined with a synergistic blend of other powerful botanicals, it has the power to fight the ageing process, heal, rejuvenate, moisturise and sooth skin conditions that are defined by heat – like rosacea and sensitivity.