Gotu Kola Skin Benefits

At Sweet Life Spa, we craft 39 Botanical Solar Oils in the same technique apothecaries have used around the world for thousands of years. Organic and Wild Harvested Gotu Kola is one of our most prized Apothecary Infusions. Gotu Kola, also known as Indian Pennywort or Brahmi has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic Medicine both internally and externally. In Chinese Medicine, it is listed among the "Miracle Elixirs of Life". In England it was used in the 1800s to treat Leprosy and is called Pennywort. In Thailand it is consumed as a tonic for the treatment of depression and anxiety and as a memory booster. Extensive research and trials have supported its skin rejuvenating and potent wound healing capabilities.

The herb is making a comeback in the modern science for aiding in the prevention of early skin aging and so much more. Sweet Life Spa only utilizes Certified Organic Gotu Kola for the highest quality Spa & Apothecary Skincare. The following benefits are attributed to Gotu Kola:

  • It is an excellent anti-inflammatory that calms chronic skin conditions including Psoriasis, Eczema and Rosacea
  • Research proves it effective in speeding up wound recovery by inhibiting the growth of bacteria with triterpenoid saponins and antioxidants that increase blood flow to the area and strengthen the skin providing resiliency
  • Its circulating properties are so potent that it can penetrate the skin. It is used as an effective treatment for varicose veins, broken capillaries and to break down cellulite by shrinking the connective tissue that binds fat cells beneath skin
  • Scientists are currently experimenting with it for the treatment of burns, scar tissue and decreasing stretch marks
  • Stimulates collagen, improves elasticity, firms and tones for a youthful appearance
  • Fights free radicals and softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Cleanses the skin making it beneficial for those with Combination, Oily and Acne Prone Skin

Many herbal extractions are made though the use of Butylene Glycol. Research shows that this type of extraction is inferior by significantly decreasing the effectiveness of the plant material. Our skin does not recognize Butylene Glycol, therefore, an extract's ingredients will not be absorbed to its full potential. Organic plant-based oils do not disturb the compounds of each botanical and this is why we only use premium oils to infuse our food-grade ingredients - not Butylene Glycol. Since oils are readily absorbed by our skin, the nutrients of each herb are as well. We firmly stand on our philosophy that if its not found in nature, your body does not need it!

Our Organic Gotu Kola Apothecary Botanical Solar Oil is available in the following Face and Body Care from Sweet Life Spa with much more to come utilizing this gorgeous herb:

Marine Moisture Serum Astaxanthin Complex

Botanical Face Butter

Petal Body Oil

Organic "Sweet Relief" Burn Serum

Each of these deliciously scented products are available as sets at a discount. Please be sure to visit our Gift and Travel Set section at as well. For extremely dry winter skin, we will launch our Botanical Face Serum with the addition of Astaxanthin Micro Algae and Gotu Kola. This silky serum is a must have in any skin care regime!


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