Live Bare Amber Feature: Alfalfa
Where It Comes From
Alfalfa oil is distilled from one of the world’s oldest forage crops. Alfalfa is a well traveled botanical with historic roots in southwestern Asia, Iran, Mexico, and Peru. Alfalfa is a staple in every diet.
Alfalfa oil’s aroma can be described as full, rich, slightly tangy, and earthy. To some it evokes the scent of fresh cut hay on a hot summer’s day.
With an extensive root system that derives it’s nutrients from the soil, the Alfalfa plant earns it’s title as “father of all foods.” It has a high fiber content and is effectively used as a laxative to ease issues with the GI (bloating, excess gas, nausea, etc.)
What does this mean for your skin? The abundance of nutrients found in alfalfa include: Vitamins A, D, E, K, as well as the entire spectrum of B Vitamins. Minerals found in alfalfa include: potassium, iron, phosphorus, biotin, niacin, magnesium, folic acid, and calcium.
- Vitamins E & K work to soften scarring / marks caused by stretching.
- Chlorophyll & Vitamin A work with your skin to cleanse and moisturize, making in great for dry skin.