Sun + Moon - St Johns Wort, Mugwort & Lavender Body Oil

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Invite physical, magical and emotional support.

4 fl oz / 118 ml

St John's Wort has long been held and the herb of the sun. Its radiant energy lifts the spirit while's its affect on pain and inflammation soothes the body. Mugwort, long held as the herb of the moon, opens the realms of connection and intuition while keeping our physical bodies deeply grounded. And Lavender for its soothing, relaxing energy while also bringing an integration of mind and body. 

This body oil is only made only once per year when the St. John's Wort is in bloom. We infuse the fresh flowers, gathered from our gardens and nearby meadows for one moon cycle. The Mugwort and Lavender are gathered fresh shortly thereafter when their leaves and flowers come into their full potential. 

St. Johns Wort is also known for its anti-viral properties and often used in the treatment of shingles, chicken pox and herpes. Combined with Lavender with its antibacterial properties and Mugwort for its affinity to drive herbs deep into the body, this is a wonderful topical treatment viral for skin conditions. 

This is a whole-plant infused oil, no preservatives, no added fragrance, no essential oils. 

 

BOTANICALS

St John's Wort is anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, healing, anti-viral, vulnerary,  nervine, disinfectant, relaxant, digestive, neuroprotective, hepatic, alterative and anodyne. It has a pain reducing and mildly sedative effect which makes it an effective herb for anxiety, tension, irritability and mild depression along with fibrositis, sciatica and rheumatic pains. St.John's Wort is also used to treat the herpes specific virus which includes cold sores, shingles and genital herpes. Often used topically and internally for these conditions. See our St. John's Wort Tincture for internal support. 

Mugwort stimulates movement of blood through the body and supports the nervous system. It has a strong affinity for the moon and is deeply grounding the physical body while increasing intuition, lucid dreaming and spiritual awareness. 

Lavender is analgesic, anti-convulsive, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, hyprotentive, insecticide, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge and vulnery. It is used to bring clarity to intuition and increase integration of mind, spirit and body. 

 *Contains Avocado Oil. Keep out of heat and direct sun. 

 

SELECTED ARTICLES

Study found potent antiviral activity against HSV-1 (herpes) from a methanolic extract of Hypericum mysorense, a methanolic extract of Hypericum hookerianum , and an acetone and chloroform extract of Usnea complanta. Virus yield reduction assays revealed Hypericum mysorense and Hypericum hookerianum as the only plant extracts to offer 100% protection from viral particles.


The antiviral properties of hypericin (SJW) were shown against a large number of viruses including HIV, influenza virus A, herpes simplex, bovine diarrhea virus (BVDV), hepatitis C, duck reovirus, and bronchitis virus. Hypericin (SJW) seems to be particularly effective against enveloped viruses by targeting and modifying viral proteins. This effect is enhanced by light, which not only inactivates the virus, but can also prevent fusion of the virus with the cell membrane of the host.

 

USAGE

Add some to your bath or apply directly to wet or dry skin. Allow some time to massage this beautiful oil in, connecting with yourself, spending time showing yourself love and affection. Wrap yourself in a robe and lay down, revelling in self compassion and ritual.