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CAMWOOD BENEFITS FOR SKIN
The core of the Camwood tree beneath the bark can be ground into a fibrous powder which has a very gentle exfoliating effect that is perfect for sensitive skin and is traditionally used all over West Africa as an antiseptic treatment for common skin conditions like Acne, Eczema, Wrinkles, blemishes, blackheads and sunburns; as well as in indulgent native spa treatments for new-borns and brides to be. Camwood is rich with cleansing and rejuvenating properties; and it has natural soothing and skin enhancing qualities, which is why it is an important ingredient in a number of our skin care products.
The benefits of camwood powder include the following:
- Evens out skin tone
- Reduces the appearance of pimples
- Visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Revitalizes the skin, giving it a youthful glow
- Eliminates crow’s feet
- Improves the texture of the skin
- Reduces rheumatic pains and stiff joints
- Inhibits the growth of ringworm
- Clears acne, eczema, and minor skin blemishes
- Relieves prickly heat and rashes
- Restores skin elasticity
- Relieves sunburn
- Serves as a natural dye in cosmetics
CAMWOOD is a important ingredient in DUDU-OSUN BLACK SOAP
Commonly known as Osun in Yoruba, Majigi in Hausa, Ekui in Cross Rivers State and Uhie in Igbo, camwood powder is popular in Nigeria where it is traditionally mixed with Shea Butter and applied as an ointment used to treat stiff joints. Yoruba honey hunters were known to use it to ward off bee stings, and in Tiv culture, the powder is used to coat the inside of gourds to create bee hives, while Igbo folk cook and eat the seeds and leaves which are very protein rich. In colonial times, before the advent of chemical dyes, it was heavily exported to Europe for use a dye for wool, cotton and silk.
Camwood powder can also be used to brighten up the skin, and as an anti-aging and detoxifying treatment. It can be used to make a rejuvenating face mask to help recover from blemishes and prevent future breakouts. Results can usually be seen within a couple of weeks.
Camwood (Baphia nitida) is a tree predominantly found in West Africa from Sierra Leone to Cameroon, and is also known as the African Sandalwood in English and Iyerosun in Yoruba.
Source : adunniorganics.com
DUDU OSUN BLACK SOAP TROPICAL NATURALS 150G WITH CAMWOOD
For over twenty years, Tropical Naturals' Dudu Osun black soap has been handmade in Nigeria.
It is 100% natural, soothes, moisturizes, nourishes, heals skin with imperfections, oily or mixed. Cleans, nourishes, protects, refreshes the skin.
Sparkling and refreshing, it acts very effectively on dark spots, scars caused by acne pimples and treats skin problems. Lightly scented, Dudu-Osun soap is made from natural ingredients such as shea butter, vegetable ash, aloe vera, honey, natural glycerine, lemon juice and Camwood. Formulated without artificial colors or preservatives, it is 100% biodegradable. Dudu-Osun black soap is used on the body, face and even hair.
Does not contain artificial colors, synthetic perfumes or preservatives
For all skin types
Shea Butter, Osun (CAM Wood), lime juice, lemon juice, pure honey, Aloe vera.