Almost daily there is news of a new medical miracle. Unfortunately modern medicine is almost wholly focused on the treatment of symptoms and related ailments rather than addressing the cause itself. The foundation at Meli Lips is more than two decades spent in the medical field and extensive research that led to an understanding about the importance of homeopathic methods. There is a personal story associated with this shift from corporate medical treatments to a more traditional approach. The passion for wanting to help people by using these methods resulted when my grandmother derived better results from homeopathic treatments than prescribed medications.

There is a growing body of empirical evidence that chronicle the benefits of homeopathic medicine and treatments. Interestingly much of this evidence confirms traditional beliefs and concepts. As an example consider pine tar soaps.

For centuries pine tar in various recipes for salves and soaps were used to treat skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis, and the itching that results from bug bites. In the years after the America Revolution, pine tar and pine tar products were a major export item. Through WWII, pine tar and pine tar soaps were often used by the U.S. Army as an insect repellent. Recent research has confirmed that pine tar has some antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities, and that it can be used to soothe and treat symptoms of poison ivy and oak. 

A wide array of natural ingredients when incorporated into soaps can provide numerous benefits. As an example. aloe vera can alleviate some of the pain and skin peeling that results from sunburns, speed the healing of wounds, treat acne, and even moisturize thus slowing the signs of aging. Lavender is another popular oil used in natural soaps. Aside from the pleasant smell that can help soothe nervous tension, and alleviate the severity of headaches, depression, and insomnia, the oil has disinfectant properties and there is evidence that it can be beneficial in the treatment of eczema as well as dandruff.

Lemon is another oil that does more than smell pleasant. It also has anti fungal properties, and works as an astringent that helps restore the luster of dry skin. Rosemary is more than an ingredient for adding flavor to stews and soups. As an oil it has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, and has been shown to help alleviate dermatitis and oily skin. There is some evidence that it can also slow hair loss as well as graying.

Almond oil soothes sensitive sensitive skin, and is a natural sun block that protects from UV radiations. Basil oil contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is ideal for treatment of acne and other skin diseases, prevents blackheads and heals some fungal infections. Olive oil is filled with major antioxidants – Vitamin E, polyphenols and phytosterols – that protects skin from premature aging. It is also an exfoliant. Saffron, sandalwood, and rose oils are also excellent for use in soaps as they too have an array of beneficial properties.

If you are looking for a great Christmas, what could be better than the gift of health. Stop by Meli Lips today, talk with our knowledgeable staff, and find some great stocking stuffers fro friends and family.

Written by Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley’s America