Marshmallow Root Skin Benefits

Marshmallow Root has been used for centuries, in cough syrups and and throat lozenges, as one of nature's most effective cold treatments and was originally used to make fluffy marshmallow confections. Recorded data shows that as far back as 2,800 years ago the root was used by Ancient Egyptians and Greeks to treat a myriad of health issues. The leaves, flowers and root of the plant were initially eaten raw, boiled or fried as a vegetable type dish and as a candy that was reserved only for royalty. In the early 1800's the marshmallow made its way to France where confectioners whipped the sap from the medicinal plant with water, sugar and egg whites into a spongy bar that took 2 days to dry. Years later, Marshmallow Root was replaced by gelatin and modified corn starch for a more stable candy. 

Marshmallow Root, known by its genus name, Althaea officinalis, is native to the USA, Europe, Africa and Western Asia. The word altho means "cure" in Greek. It grows in marshy areas and along river banks. The roots contains a fluid syrup-like substance called mucilage that is quite beneficial for relieving irritation and inflammation of the skin and joints, the lungs, kidneys, heart and digestive system. In addition to mucilage, Marshmallow Root boasts considerable amounts of flavonoids, polysaccharides, hyaluronic acid, glucosides and potent antibacterial agents.

People with chronically inflamed and ultra-sensitive skin can find relief with Marshmallow Root with anti-aging benefits. For many years, it has effectively treated redness associated with Rosacea, chafing, itching and swelling of the skin. Mucilage softens the skin and is used for insect bites, Eczema, Dermatitis, peeling skin, burns, acne and wounds in the natural medical profession.

The bacteria killing root is now being added to numerous ointments and skin care products. At Sweet Life Spa we love USA grown Certified Organic Marshmallow Root as one of our Apothecary Botanical Solar Oils. You will find it in all of our latest and upcoming products including our Botanical Body Oil, Botanical Face Butter, Marine Moisture Serum Astaxanthin Complex, Pomegranate Punch Organic Body Butter and Rose Hibiscus Marine Spa Soak just in time for holiday gift giving and chapped winter skin.

Pomegranate Punch Organic Body Butter

Rose Hibiscus Marine Spa Soak

It's anti-inflammatory properties reduce puffiness and recent research proves that it speeds up cell regeneration and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Essentially, it acts as an anti-aging emollient, a buffer, moisturizer and protectant for skin sensitivities with Botanical Hyaluronic Acid. Marshmallow Root and Leaf are key components in our Organic "Sweet Relief" Burn Serum and Spray Set. This set was created for my husband as he underwent 33 radiation treatments. He never had deep burns, blackness or scars with this set. 

You will see Marshmallow Root in a myriad of Sweet Life Spa's Organic Spa and Apothecary Botanical Skincare including:

Marine Moisture Serum Astaxanthin Complex - Mature, Dry And UV Damage Formula

Botanical Body Oil

Botanical Face Butter

Petal 5 Minute Facial

Flower Power Facial Gift & Travel Set

BANANA SMOOTHIE Cleansing Grains, Buff & Mask

Petal Body Oil

Flower Power Glow Set

Organic "Sweet Relief" Burn Serum

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