100% herbal power from Switzerland
"We want to bring the valuable knowledge around herbs again more among the people and celebrate its comeback!"
NATURALLY GOOD & DIRECTLY FROM NATURE
It is not for nothing that it is said that there is a herb for everything. Plants can, properly used, do us good in the soul, in the body but also on the skin. The herbal world of Switzerland offers a home to a great variety of plants and herbs due to its different altitudes. These Swiss herbs have proven themselves for centuries, also in skin and body care. This is not the only reason why they are known and famous far beyond the country's borders.
The valuable knowledge about herbs has been passed on for many generations in monasteries, drugstores or even by farmers' wives. Especially in today's complex time, these old & natural home remedies from herbs experience again more attention. We also believe in the concentrated power of plants. The herbs used for our SHEA YEAH products are natural, not standardized and can thus vary slightly from harvest to harvest, but this does not affect the quality of the products. For the skin and soul, these original herbs full of character are a true enrichment for beauty and well-being.
We source our herbs from herb growing cooperatives with farmers and producers from different regions of Switzerland. This year the lady's mantle is from the cantons of Bern and Graubünden. The lemon balm as well as the mallow herb are from the region of Solothurn. Depending on the year and the harvest, the origin of the herbs can vary among the different altitudes and regions.
The plants are harvested either from cultivation or from wild growth. Depending on the location and size of the cultivation area, the farmers work by hand or with machines. Cultivation is carried out according to organic criteria. This includes, among other things, the renunciation of artificial fertilizers and chemical means for pest control. During planting, tending and harvesting, care is taken to handle the plants with care.
Lat name: Malva sylvestris
Synonyms: Big cheese poplar, horse mallow, Chäslichruut
Family: Mallow family
Already in former times the peasant women massaged the juice of crushed mallow leaves into their faces. Even today, mallow is highly valued in Swiss folklore. Like an invisible protective cover, the mucilages of the mallow lie on the horny layer and buffer environmental stress, wind and sun. They also moisturize the skin and keep it supple. A beautiful, elegant plant that has been appreciated for many centuries.
Lat name: Alchemilla vulgaris
Synonyms: Alchemist's weed, dew leaf, bartering bowl.
The inconspicuous lady's mantle is part of the noble rose family and has a soothing and nourishing effect on the skin. It helps sagging skin get back into shape. As its name suggests, the plant is considered beneficial for numerous "women's issues". Since lady's mantle pumps up excess water from its leafy shoot and causes it to bead on the leaf's edge, the plant is very exciting for alchemists.
Lat name: Calendula officinalis
Synonyms: Marigold, calendula, solstice flower, wildflower
Since ancient times, European folklore has considered calendula to be one of the most important plants for beauty and well-being. Widely used, it gently nourishes dry and chapped skin in particular. The marigold follows the course of the sun with its flowers: at dawn it opens its flowers and closes them as soon as the sun sets again. Flowers that bloom at the most important points in the sun's course and whose shape resembles the sun have always been considered sacred flowers - even in witchcraft and sorcery. Therefore, the marigold could not be missing from any love spell. If a girl planted or sowed the flower in the footsteps of her lover, he had to stay with her forever, whether he wanted to or not.
Lat name: Melissa officinalis
Synonyms: Lemon balm, heartwort, nervewort
In the Middle Ages, a decree mandated the cultivation of lemon balm in all European monastery gardens. This clearly indicates the many benefits of this valuable plant. Today, we know lemon balm primarily for its refreshing fragrance and as a popular ingredient in tea blends. Melissa is also particularly valuable in natural cosmetic formulations, especially for lip care. The name "lemon balm" traces back to the Greek word "bee" - no wonder, because the plant is very popular with bees.