descriptionSold by weight. Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)is the last remaining descendant of the giant ferns that covered the earth over 400 million years ago. The plant has an unusual root, shoot and stem system that enables it to absorb and store silicon and other minerals. A typical Horsetail plant can contain up to 15 percent vegetal silica. This bio-available silica, when applied topically, can greatly aid in the healing of wounds and burns and has a softening and smoothing effect on the skin.
Mineral-rich Horsetail contains the building blocks needed for collagen and elastin synthesis and the silicon present will link any collagen produced, thus greatly enhancing the rebuilding of connective tissues in the epidermis. Horsetail also contains flavonoids and saponins which help rebuild and regenerate skin cells.
Horsetail butter was developed for cosmetic use. It is actually an extract of Equisetum arvense using a proprietary butter base which produces a smooth, velvety butter at room temperature. Horsetail Butter may be used for cutaneous dryness to assist in moisturization after exposure to sun and other harsh elements. It is completely oil miscible and contains no preservatives or coloring agents. Completely natural! Suggested uses: Creams, lotions, body and lip balms, bar soaps. Use from 3% to 100%.
Appearance: Soft, green, semi-solid fat. Odor: Herbal, grass like. SAP value: 175-200. Shelf life: 1 yr. when tightly sealed and kept in a cool place away from direct light and heat. INCI = Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Equisetum arvense extract, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil.
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 (9 Reviews)
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Reviewer: FRANCES PLUMERI (MILWAUKEE, WI) 12.22.2012
My grandson gets dried, cracked knuckles in the winter months and we've tried several remedies with so-so results. We put horsetail butter on one of his hands and another butter on the other. We love the results of the use of the horsetail butter. I will purchase it again!
Reviewer: Monica Watkins (Springfield, VA) 10.22.2012
A must for teenage football players!
I have a 17 year old son who hates anything that smells "pretty" and keeps his skin "oily". Well after noticing his hands and feet had started to get pretty rough during football season I began using this (got it on sale). So far it's going great! He loves the scent, there is barely one present and I apply it before he goes to bed and when he wakes up his rough hands and feet are smooth and soft! This is a keeper!!!
Reviewer: SuzAnne Thorp (Pittsburgh, PA) 7.16.2012
Light, creamy and wonderful
I originally bought the Horsetail Butter for a mix for my hair but, after re-reading the info on the site I decided to test it on a few spots on my leg where I have gotten some spider veins. I only used it on one leg--sort of like a "control group: to see if the veins in that leg did better than the one without the butter application. I must say that after a week plus that the leg I am using the butter on seems to be responding with the veins beginning slightly to recede! I plan on continuing use until they are-hopefully- gone. The butter itself is light and creamy----wonderful texture, and, the scent is extremely light and not at all intrusive so that I can add it to other mixes without it overpowering any scent I might add. It mixes quite well with oil and also the honey that I use to cleanse my face. A keeper!!!
Reviewer: Dawn Weatherbee (Longwood, FL) 7.9.2012
Saved My Skin!
I ordered this when I saw that it was good for the skin and for wounds. I have a wound that is slow (ha! never) healing and I wanted to try it. It immediately made a difference~it penetrated and moistened the skin better, but when I added a bit of Manuka and Tamanu, WOW! It's not gone, but the improvement is huge and now my Doctor thinks I'm cheating on him with another Doctor! I will never be without my Horsetail Butter again!
Reviewer: QueenEyeCee (Elizabeth, NJ) 3.15.2012
This butter is "The Best", it's nourishing, moisturizing, inexpensive and most importantly, EFFECTIVE!!! It's the most precious butter within my butter stash, so, I use/treat it sparingly as a precious jewel, a little goes a long way nonetheless though. I don't share this butter with anyone and will always make sure to have some; I implore of you please to continue to carry this item, I adore it immensely!!!
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