Polar Breeze Ingredients
ABOUT POLAR BREEZE INGREDIENTS
Peppermint Flower & Peppermint Essential Oil. Peppermint smells great and is part of the Mint family with Spearmint. The most active components of Peppermint essential oil are Menthol and Menthone, which are known to reduce pain and to invigorate, energize, and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, respectively.
Menthol Crystals. Used in aromatherapy, Menthol Crystals might promote easier breathing, temporarily relieving nasal congestion, sore throats, fever symptoms, coughs, headaches, and sinus discomforts. Menthol crystals might also support immunity and stabilize your emotions. Used in products like Polar Breeze, Menthol Crystals contribute a cooling sensation to the skin and might help reduce aches, pain, cramps, sprains, and irritations. Menthol Crystals also might help relax muscles, ease tension headaches, nausea, dizziness, and used as decongestants for their unique ability to promote the feeling of airways opening. Breath deep!
Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus Essential Oil has soothing, stimulating, and anti-bacterial properties that might also be an immune-boosting oil that can also offer healing benefits from its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, and antiseptic qualities. If you have been to a spa now you know why you smell Eucalyptus everywhere. Now if you can only get someone to rub Polar Breeze on you…
Arnica. Arnica is a raved about natural pain manager. You might be able to ditch your pain pills and use arnica-based products. Heavy emphasis on “Might”… Arnica comes from the perennial Arnica montana, a yellow-orangish flower that grows in the mountains. This mountain daisy might be great at treating muscle soreness and aches, bruising, joint pain and swelling and inflammation. Pure arnica herb is toxic to the human liver. Just keep it on your skin. It works great on skin. If anyone does take homeopathic oral doses of arnica, they are highly diluted and reason they are safe… Also, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding chat with your doctor before using any arnica product including Polar Breeze.
Comfrey Root. Comfrey root is used in traditional medicine in a few parts of the world. In Japan for example, the plant has been used as a traditional treatment for osteoarthritis and sprains. It was originally called “knitbone” and people used it to treat: muscle sprains, bruises, burns and joint inflammation. The roots of the comfrey plant contain chemical substances called allantoin and rosmarinic acid. Allantoin boosts the growth of new skin cells, while rosmarinic acid helps relieve pain and inflammation. Some experts also advise against using topical comfrey on open wounds. Good on abrasions and healing cuts, just not deep open wounds. So best to NOT use Polar Breeze Ash on any deep open wound… Got it?
Tea Tree Oil. Tea tree oil can be directly applied to the skin for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail, lice, athlete's foot, and ringworm. It is also used topically as a local antiseptic for cuts and abrasions, for burns, insect bites and stings and more. The compounds in tea tree oil may kill bacteria and fungus and reduce allergic skin reactions. For all of these reasons you will find Tea Tree oil in each of our formulations.
Fractionated Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is naturally composed of both long- and medium-chain fatty acids, which are also called “medium-chain triglycerides” (ie MCT oils). In fractionated coconut oil, the long-chain fatty acids are removed by steam distillation following a process known as “hydrolysis.” For Mind Flight, fractionated coconut oil is used as a carrier oil for our herbal infusion process and adding of essential oils. Key to its use as a carrier oil is that fractioned coconut oil is odorless and colorless, and it is also a good hydrator. Plus, fractionated coconut oil has a longer shelf life than regular coconut oil.
Beeswax. Beeswax is generally available as yellow or white. Yellow beeswax comes directly from the honeycomb, while white comes from yellow beeswax. For Mind Flight products we use white cosmetic grade beeswax pellets to melt down into our base for each product. Of note, beeswax has mild anti-swelling (anti-inflammatory) effects and reason it is a good ingredient in salves meant for treating scrapes, cuts, minor wounds, and burns, among other abrasions.
Shea Butter. Shea butter is a nut butter from the shea tree found in East and West tropical Africa. Shea butter works like an emollient (“Moisturizer”). So shea butter might help soften or smooth dry skin. Shea butter also contains substances that can reduce skin swelling which can help treat conditions associated with skin swelling such as eczema. In various articles you will find that people also use shea butter to help with acne, arthritis, burns, dandruff, inflamed skin, dry skin, insect bites, itch, muscle soreness, scaly and itchy skin (psoriasis), rash, scars, sinus infection, skin breakages, stretch marks, wound healing, and wrinkled skin.