What’s in Monkey Balm and Why does it work?
The secret lies in the nutrient-rich oils of a tiny orange berry from the Himalayas – Sea Buckthorn.
Traditional Uses of Sea Buckthorn
The first written documentation of sea buckthorn dates as early as 13 centuries ago in a Tibetan book of healing arts called Sibu Yi Dian. 13 chapters in this holy text are devoted to the medicinal, healing uses of the sea buckthorn fruit, leaves, and even its bark. This berry has lots of medical uses, plus overall health and beauty benefits. Even the Russian cosmonauts use sea buckthorn oils internally and topically as protection from the intense solar radiation in outer space.
Sea Buckthorn’s Secret Power – Omega 7
We’ve all heard the important and amazing benefits of Omega fatty acids. Sea Buckthorn contains Omega 3, 6, and 9. But it is also Earth’s most abundant source of the rare Omega 7 (palmitoleic acid). Omega 7 is a key building block to healthy human skin. It works both from the inside out AND the outside in. The naturally occurring Omega 7 in Monkey Balm is the “Ancient Chinese Secret” to healing skin conditions and making your Monkey’s skin baby soft – the way it should be.
The Science of Sea Buckthorn
Sea buckthorn has been well researched in over 350 modern scientific studies. These results have found it to promote healthy skin as well as other benefits; cardiovascular, antioxidant, liver protection, eye health, and joint health… to name a few. Sea buckthorn contains more than 190 biologically active compounds that can nourish the body’s cells, protecting the skin from free radicals. It also can actually heal damage from environmental irritation and numerous skin conditions.
Sea Buckthorns Many Documented Health Benefits Include
- Reducing of inflammation
- Soothing of discomfort from numerous skin conditions
- Helping to heal wounds and burns
- Promoting healing of acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis
- Hydration and moisturizing of the skin
- Improvement of skin tone and texture
Interesting Facts About Seabuckthorn
- Recommended by DR OZ as best natural cure for acne
- Listed as the hottest super-fruit for 2011
- One of the highest antioxidant contents of any fruit on Earth
- Grows wild at 13,000 feet above sea level in the Himalayas
- 10 times more vitamin C than oranges
- 8 times more vitamin E than almonds
- Most abundant source of Omega 7 in the world
What Else is in Monkey Balm
The rest of the ingredients in Monkey Balm are all natural, soothing botanicals and emollients to soften your children’s skin and make them “Happy Monkeys”. See the story behind Monkey Balm here.
- Sea buckthorn seed oil
- Sea buckthorn fruit oil
- Sea buckthorn puree
- Castor seed oil
- Jojoba seed oil
- Cocoa butter
- Vitamin E
- Squalene (plant source)
Full ingredient list:
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Beeswax, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Helanthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Extract, Ψ Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Linoleic Acid, Phospholipids
Ψ – 1% line