A soothing, fragrance-free cream…
- Anti-oxidant (neutralizing free radicals), antifungal and antimicrobial pure Aloe Vera
- Anti-oxidant and skin nourishing Avocado Oil,
- Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial (loaded with vitamin A) Beeswax
- Regenerating, skin healing Vitamin E
- And Shea Butter, which is incredibly moisturizing and aids in collagen production.
Treat skin ailments including, eczema, cracked winter skin, dry heals and elbows, even chapped lips. This ultra-nourishing powerhouse is a personal favorite. Miracle Cream does not mask skin dryness like many chemical-filled commercial products. It slowly, over time, regenerates healthy cells, healing the skin.
Using a small spoon or clean fingertip, scoop out a small amount of the cream. You do not need to use too much – a teaspoon will cover a large area of the body. A few teaspoons will cover your whole body. Please be diligent, using it daily, two to three times a day for it to work. After a few weeks you should see improvements.
You do not need to have skin rashes to use it. I use it daily and love it. It does wonders for all skin types.
Speaking of the whole brood… the story behind Miracle Cream.
The desire for Miracle Cream is the reason I began making and experimenting with DIY body care. As a baby, my daughter had extremely sensitive skin that would flare up over everything and nothing. She suffered with rashes, tiny bumps all over her arms and legs, occasional weird blisters, and cradle cap that lasted much longer than any book ever discussed. As a new mom I was in pain for her, knowing I could do very little to help.
Her pediatricians (we went through a couple at the very beginning) didn’t acknowledge the issue and then didn’t find the issue very pressing. Thankfully it usually wasn’t terribly uncomfortable for her, but sometimes it was. She was often without a diaper so her little bum could air out and not be inflamed (and my daughter never sat in a dirty diaper). As she got older, I realized baths were out of the question – sitting in the warm water actually inflamed some of the issues. It was showers only.
Her pediatrician at the time recommended over the counter ointments, and then when the rashes persisted, mentioned steroid creams. She lost me at steroid. I refused to introduce steroids to my baby for a simple rash, so I began researching. I found and started with coconut oil (there was a coconut oil craze going on for a while), but it wasn’t enough. I experimented with recipes I found online, looking for the perfect combinations of oils and butters to soothe, repair, and protect her skin, using only organic ingredients that I knew and companies I trusted. Finally, I mixed up the Miracle Cream recipe. It really is a powerhouse of ingredients. Over time, with daily application (and a lot of running around naked – her, not me!), the rashes went away. I began sharing the cream with family and friends and they too fell in love, touting its “miracle,” which is where the name came from.
On a more personal note, my entire life I suffered from cracked heals and finger tips (absolutely embarrassing and painful). I had maybe a month of relief each year during the summer, but that was it. Miracle Cream provided me an all-natural, seemingly miraculous relief from these issues after a lifetime of struggling, so it’s a keeper.
Even though it’s a “miracle” it will take time to soothe, so please give it a few weeks for the healing process to kick in.
Much love and happiness,
“Try it, try it, you will see.”
Miracle Cream’s Ingredients Explained
Here is a list of the ingredients that go into making Miracle Cream. I’ve explained what they are and why they work. It’s really not a miracle after all.
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Why use it?
Coconut oil is made up of fatty acids, including lauric acid, and is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral, while also incredibly nourishing and hydrating for the skin, protecting it from free radical damage. Traditionally, coconut oil has been praised and well-known for its anti-aging properties.
What is it?
Coconut is actually a seed, not a nut. Mature coconuts are harvested for their oils, which is most often used for cooking and beauty products.
Why use it?
Beeswax is used in skin care products for its conditioning properties. It is also anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antimicrobial and antibacterial. Beeswax creates a protective coating and alone is a safer, healthier alternative to petroleum jelly. Beeswax is high in vitamin A, promoting hydration and softening of the skin, as well as stimulating cell repair.
What is it?
Beeswax is made by honeybees’ secretion of a natural wax from the glands on the sides of their abdominal segments. When the wax hardens the bees chew it off and then apply it to the comb. The hardened wax protects the comb. The color of raw beeswax varies from practically white to brownish, but most often is a shade of yellow, depending on natural impurities, the region from where it comes, and the type of flower pollen collected by the bees.
Why use it?
A.k.a., Nature’s Butter, Cold Pressed Avocado Oil is high in monosaturated fats and vitamin E, which makes it incredibly moisturizing and restorative. It penetrates deep into the skin, hydrating for a longer period of time than most moisturizing options. In cosmetics it is often used as a carrier oil for its regenerative and moisturizing properties. It’s also a wonderful oil to cook with, providing those same benefits inward, out.
What is it?
Avocado oil is pressed from the fruit of the avocado tree.
Organic Shea Butter
Why use it?
Shea butter is full of antioxidants and essential fatty acids, making it incredibly moisturizing and aiding in collagen production. A 2010 study found shea butter contains compounds that have shown anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties.
What is it?
Shea butter comes from the seeds of the fruit of the shea (karite) tree, a small tropical African tree.
Pure Aloe Vera Gel
Why use it?
Aloe Vera was known as “the plant of immortality” to the ancient Egyptians. The hormones Auxin and Gibberellins produced by the aloe pant provide anti-inflammatory and wound-healing functions. Aloe Vera is antifungal and antibacterial while helping to improve circulation, healing wounds faster and taming irritations. It contains vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E, which are antioxidants. It also contains vitamin B12, folic acid, and choline. Antioxidants neutralizes free radicals.
Scientifically proven benefits of aloe barbadensis:
- Soothe sunburn
- Accelerate wound healing
- Fight aging
- Reduce acne and infection
- Lighten blemishes
- Promotes hair growth
- Prevents dandruff
- Nourishes and conditions the skin
What is it?
Aloe Vera is native to northern Africa and Spain, but is popular as a houseplant (my aloe plant, Chubby has been by my side since my freshman year in college). In Ayurvedic medicine, Aloe Vera is known to heal chronic skin diseases like eczema. There are many types of Aloe Vera species, but aloe barbadensis is the Aloe needed for most effective healing properties.
Vitamin E Oil
Why use it?
Vitamin E can block free radicals, having an anti-aging effect on the skin. It also helps the skin retain water and stay hydrated. It speeds up regeneration of skin cells to heal skin faster. It’s recommended for the treatment of scars, stretch marks, dark circles, sunburn and dry skin, although not everyone in the scientific community is convinced of those latter claims. As with any natural remedy, there are always two sides to the argument regarding effectiveness.
What is it?
Concentrations vary (international units or IUs), within those concentrations there are additional carrier oils (coconut, avocado, sweet almond or apricot are very good and bring an added health benefits of their own). Carrier oils help thin out vitamin E for application because natural vitamin E is very thick and sticky. The higher the concentration the thicker your oil will be.
There’s also the difference of synthetic vitamin E versus vitamin E extracted naturally. Natural Vitamin E is labelled as d-alpha-tocopherol. Synthetic is dl-alpha-tocopherol. Natural Vitamin E is derived from vegetable oils, primarily soybean oil, sunflower and the like. Synthetic vitamin E, dl- alpha tocopherol, also known as Tocopheryl Acetate is chemically made using isophytol and methylhydroquinone (can’t even imagine what that means). A study in the Internal Journal of Toxicology found that synthetic vitamin E protected “against ultraviolet radiation-induced skin damage” however the jury is still out on its safety with long-term exposure. Some vitamin E is sold as a combination of natural and synthetic often to make the product more stable for shelf life.
1. Protection Against Sunburn and UVB Damage
Vitamin E is excellent as a protection against sunburn, suntan and skin cancer. It reverses the pigmentation and wrinkles of photo-aging. However, this must be a natural form of Vitamin E. The synthetic versions don’t have the same effect.
Results are better if you add Vitamin C, and if the product has both tocopherols and tocotrienols.
Wrinkles mostly come because of exposure to UVB. Gamma tocotrienol is most effective in preventing this damage.
Studies on damaged skin showed that water loss from skin was reduced by a 20% concentration of p-acetate cream.
4. Skin Lightening, Age Spots, Hyperpigmentation
Studies show that gamma and delta tocotrienols decrease the synthesis of melanin. This leads to lightening of the skin and fading of age spots. Vitamin E oil without these two tocotrienols will have no effect on age spots or hyperpigmentation.
5. Irritated Skin
In studies on rats and mice, Vitamin E reduced swelling and skin irritation from allergic contact dermatitis. Tocotrienolssignificantly reduced scratching, skin thickening and levels of histamine.
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When pregnant or nursing, please check with your doctor before using products, especially anything containing Essential Oils.
If you have a bee allergy, please consult your physician before using Beeswax or Honey.
If you have a nut allergy, please consult your physician before using Sweet Almond Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Shea Butter or Jojoba oil. Additionally, if you are prone to allergies, please consult your physician before using Argan Oil or Coconut Oil as they can be reactive for highly sensitive individuals.