Research Finds Certain Essential Oils and Carriers Support Hair Growth as Well As, or Better Than Rogaine®…*

We’ve Precisely Formulated These Oils In a Blend Called “Happy Hair” to Stop Hair Loss and Stimulate Hair Growth Whether You’ve Been Losing It, or Just Want to Grow More!

Happy Hair Formula: Essential Oils Scientifically Shown to Stimulate Hair Growth!

(This will ONLY be available as a free gift while we prepare to add this wonderful formula to our ‘regular’ collection!)

Are you a man or woman of any age managing hair loss? New studies show several essential oils and carriers work at least as well as a single pharmaceutical product. How about we put all these oils together? Hope exists! These compounds address the true cause of hair loss (inflammation and lack of circulation at the hair follicles – which is only now being understood as result of an imbalance of hormones such as DHT and Estrogen).

The Science: Essential Oils Compared to Rogaine®

Research has been performed on mice using several single essential oils, using Minoxidil (generic Rogaine®) as a comparison treatment, along with a control using no active ingredient. Every time the essential oil was at least as effective as the Minoxidil.

Each essential oil likely has it’s own mechanisms of action (anit-inflammatory, circulatory stimulant, cellular-regeneration stimulant and others). At Ananda, we’re putting them all together in Happy Hair.

Here’s a summary of the research:

  • Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth Without Toxic Signs”, published in the Journal of Toxicological Research, 20 Dec 2014 by authors Oh JY, Park MA, Kim YC. Their abstract sums up that Peppermint essential oil actually worked better than Minoxidil!

    From their abstract: “This study investigated the effect of peppermint oil on hair growth in C57BL/6 mice. The animals were randomized into 4 groups based on different topical applications: saline (SA), jojoba oil (JO), 3% minoxidil (MXD), and 3% peppermint oil (PEO)...Of the 4 experimental groups, PEO group showed the most prominent hair growth effects; a significant increase in dermal thickness, follicle number, and follicle depth. ALP activity and IGF-1 expression also significantly increased in PEO group. These results suggest that PEO (Peppermint Essential Oil) induces a rapid anagen stage and could be used for a practical agent for hair growth without change of body weight gain and food efficiency.”

    Editor’s Note: Hair follicles go through 3 phases: anagen (beginning or mid-cycle growth), catagen (transition to rest) and telogen. Essentially Peppermint induces follicles into the anagen phase to GROW HAIR!!! And the reason peppermint works (though it’s not elucidated in the study) are it’s circulation-enhancing actions – it helps get more blood, and therefore more nutrients to the hair follicles. Note it was the Peppermint Essential Oil group which showed the greatest results, even better than Minoxidil!*

  • Rosemary oil vs minoxidil 2% for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia: a randoRosemary  Stimulates Hair Growth In Researchmized comparative trial”. published in the journal SKINmed, Jan 2015, by Panahi Y, Taghizadeh M, Marzony ET, Sahebkar A. Their abstract conclusion was not as dramatically stated as the Peppermint study; However, they did find 3% Rosemary Essential Oil to be as effective as the Minoxidil treatment, with fewer side effects. Rosemary, too, is acting as a circulatory stimlulant, though we’ve gone one better and included Rosemary c.t. verbenone. The “verbenone” is a constituent which is widely thought to stimlate cellular regeneration as well – growing your hair even faster.
  • Lavender Oil“Hair Growth-Promoting Effects of Lavender Oil in C57BL/6 Mice.”, published in Toxicology Research, April 2016 by Lee BH, Lee JS, Kim YC.  Again, the essential oil was compared favorably to Minoxidil, with the authors stating: “These results indicated that LO has a marked hair growth-promoting effect.” This result is highly likely to Lavender’s well-known anti-inflammatory action.

  • Helichrysum Oil – While there is little research surrounding Helichrysum and hair growth, we’ve included it in the formula as it is both anti-inflammatory and stimulating of cellular healing.

These four essential oils are based in carrier oils which each have their own hair-growth promoting promoting properties. Most importantly is virgin Organic Olive Oil. Research has shown that the phenolic compound which gives Olive Oil its “spicy” flavor,  ”oleuropein” ALSO had the same results of each of the oils above – it worked by changing gene expression, keeping hair in its anagen (growth phase) longer, stimulating this phase, and the whole oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties all around.

(From “Topical Application of Oleuropein Induces Anagen Hair Growth in Telogen Mouse Skin.” Published in PLoS One. 2015 Jun 10, by Tong T1, Kim N1, Park T1.)

Also included are just a little organic Castor oil and organic virgin Coconut oil. BOTH these carriers are inflammation reducing, as well as being anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, features which have shown to be highly beneficial to those experiencing hair loss from any cause.

TO USE: This formula is to be applied topically to the thinning areas of the scalp, and MASSAGED-IN for 5, 10, or even 20 minutes. Massage further stimulates circulation to the scalp, enhancing the whole process. It actually smells and feels great. Oh, and unlike minoxidil, your new hair won’t fall out all of a sudden if you stop using it!

This formula addresses hair loss through several mechanisms, and will likely be highly supportive in hair regrowth by itself. If you are experiencing male pattern baldness, also consider supplementing with Saw Palmetto Berry extract. For women, have your hormones checked to see that you have a proper balance of estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, etc. FURTHER, ANY changes in diet and lifestyle that promote systemic reduction of inflammation are highly worth while (CBD De-Flame is a great choice!)

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CBD and Breast Cancer: Science You’ll Want to Know

CBD Anit-Cancer Formula

And for it’s introduction, we will be including this, and ALL CBD formulas in our 15% Off Sale (which we’ll get to below). For ALL items in this sale, please use Coupon Code ‘MaySpecial’ to apply these discounts on the checkout page.

CBD is perhaps the most important health supplement of the decade, and it synergizes remarkably with many essential oils. In this formula, you’ll find:

CBD: Cannabidiol — a non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid CO2-extracted from the hemp plant — is gaining traction in medical circles as increasing amounts of scientific literature confirm its medicinal qualities. These include CBD’s ability to stave off inflammation, curb anxiety, depression, PTSD, psychosis, and seizures.

More astonishingly, and perhaps more urgently, CBD is proving to be a powerful anticancer agent (as recently acknowledged by the U.S. government’s National Cancer Institute).

We’ve reformulated our CBDx5 ingestible and topical blend to include, along with CBD, Frankincense CO2, Myrhh CO2, and both Hemp and Sandalwood essential oils. All these act via different mechanisms with research supporting their anti-cancer activity.

Because we don’t have the space here, we’re going to link you directly to the research articles themselves:

This coupon cannot be combined with other discounts, though you are eligible for free shipping. You can use other coupons in the same order, just not for the same product. We’ll always give you the lowest cost for each product you order.

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Our All Organic, Truly Natural Sunscreen & Summer ‘Intensive’ Therapy Formulas

Formulated and tested by the skin-care pros at Ananda, our Sun Radiance ‘Intensive’ can be free with your next order. Please see our Sales & Specials page for the details!

Our very best pre- and post-sun skin care blends. Our 'Intensive' includes not only the phyto-nutrient-rich CO2 extracts of the Sun Radiance

We haven’t used over-the-counter sunscreen in years, as these formulas work so very well! We use Sun Radiance before heading out, and Sun Radiance Intensive after you’re back in the door. Really, either can be used pre- or post Sun exposure, and our customers have raved about the ‘Intensive’ cream (it’s SO smooth, absorbs well and offers truly amazing protection and oxidative-radical-quenching ability).

As for Sun exposure, we’ve used our Sun Radiance blends before heading out to the beach, and only in the spot we didn’t apply it (that little triangle below your neck!) got a little red from the sun. Everywhere else? No burn at all. In fact, friends keep saying how incredible our skin looks.

What’s In Sun Radiance and Sun Radiance Intensive?
How do These Ingredients Work Together for Your Skin’s Health?

Roships from which rosehip seed oil is pressed

Rosehip CO2 is a concentrated form of Rosehip Seed oil, thoroughly researched in the 1980's for its ability to reverse appearance of sun damage.

Sun Radiance serum and Sun Radiance ‘Intensive’ includes:

  • Organic Sea Buckthorn CO2, Carrot Root CO2 and Rosehip CO2. These Supercritical CO2 extracts are all rich in deep-red phyto-nutrients your skin loves. Each of these oils has its own unique nutrient profile, supporting skin protection and repair.*

    Every one of the’s CO2′s alone has been shown to reduce appearance of fine lines and improve skin texture.* Together, they’re an absolute powerhouse. The value of the CO2-extracted oils in these blends cannot be overstated, as the extraction method draws nutrients from the plants at cool temperatures.

    The CO2 distillation method results in a wider-range of the plant’s phyto-nutrients in the oils, making these deeply-colored oils so effective.

  • Organic German Chamomile CO2 is a potent anti-inflammatory extract.* Damage caused by oxidative radicals results in inflammation. Quelling this inflammation is key to an exceptional complexion!
  • Organic Rosemary Antioxidant CO2 is one of the most dynamic anti-oxidants known, capturing each of the 7 classes of oxidative radicals.
  • Wildcrafted Sandalwood essential oil which is positively researched for it’s anti-skin-cancer potential.*
  • These CO2′s and essential oils are based in tropical Tamanu Nut oil (known to stimulate development of new skin cells) and our organic Super Skin Care carrier oils of Evening Primrose (for inflammation), Rosehip Seed, Argan (for hydration), Pomegranate seed and virgin Coconut (Rosehip & Pomegranate also increase skin cell proliferation).*
Helichrysum Flowers

Helichrysum has been long used for its anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties.

Along with all of the above, our ‘Intensive’ adds Helichrysum and Lavender essential oils which are thought to enhance skin cell regeneration and lessen inflammation – which is really the BIG thing with sun exposure…inflammation, inflammation, inflammation. Plus, we’ve added Calendula CO2 extract, which has been used, well, FOREVER, for its skin-healing potential. We thing you’re going to love it!

About UV Sun Damage, Skin Aging & Anti-Oxidants

Ready for a little ‘technical’ info? Do you know WHY UV rays aren’t so good for skin cells? Here’s what happens: A UV light photon ‘knocks’ an electron from its orbit within your skin…this creates an ‘oxidative radical’, which then wants to rob other cells to ‘quench’ this loss of its electron. But we sure don’t want that!!! And oxidative damage doesn’t happen just from the Sun…it happens naturally over time, from foods we eat, and from exposure from other environmental pollutants as well.

Rosemary CO2 is SPECIFICALLY extracted for its unique anti-oxidant action: it is the only known compound to quench EVERY one of the seven classes of oxidative radicals (we’ll skip the chemistry…we’ll just let you know that we actually put this in capsules to take it as as supplement for this purpose…note it is NOT an essential oil, but a CO2 extract meant only to derive the strong anti-oxidant properties from the plant).

The value of the CO2-distilled oils in these blends cannot be overstated. This distillation method results in a wider-range of the plant’s phyto-nutrients in the oils, making these deeply-colored oils so effective.

Calendula Flowers

Pure Calendula extract, an extremely useful therapeutic oil for the skin, is available only through CO2 distillation.

It’s these colored components of the oils which imparts their diverse anti-oxidant and regenerative properties to the skin. These compounds can help stop, or at least slow, the aging process that excessive sun exposure can cause. Sea Buckthorn oil was even studied by the Soviet space agency for use by cosmonauts to protect their skin from UV rays in space! – while Rosehip Seed oil was thoroughly studied in the 1980′s for its ability to actually reverse the signs of sun damage to the skin with continued use.

The CO2 has a MUCH higher concentration of regenerative, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients than Rosehip Seed carrier oil itself.

Sea Buckthorn oil has a long history of use in skin care, and perhaps even more ancient in beauty-blends is Calendula. In addition to Carrot Root, ALL these oils are known for their regenerative properties in skin-healing (as well as their strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well).

Another reason CO2-distilled oils work so well in skin-care is that they are very gentle — your skin won’t mind higher concentrations than it may with traditional steam-distilled oils. Using the CO2′s, it is absolutely OK to make skin blends with concentrations of ‘essential oils’ higher than 3%. We actually put these on ‘neat’ sometimes, though our skin get’s a little crazy-colored for a while :)

Sea Buckthorn Essential Oil

Sea buckthorn berries are rich in antioxidants, and have a long-history of use in skin-care.

The powerful antioxidants in these CO2 oils, as we’ve noted, stop the damaging oxidation process by donating an electron to the oxidative radical.  There are several “classes” of oxidative radicals, and that’s one reason a blend of antioxidant oils can be useful. Depending on where this electron gets ‘bumped’ from, a different ‘class’ of oxidative radical is produced.

Rosemary essential oil

CO2-distilled Rosemary oil has little aroma, but amazing antioxidant properties!

Inflammation is the other aspect of sun-damage we’d like to prevent. German chamomile CO2, and carrier oils such as Virgin Coconut are also known for their anti-inflammatory activity (as are, actually, all the oils included in these blends, yet the Chamomile may be the strongest).

Apply Sun Radiance before, and the ‘Intensive’ after sun exposure, and perhaps again later in the day for best results. You may find your skin turns a little red while the antioxidants absorb, but it won’t take too long!

As always, all first time orders and any order over $99 ships for free. See our Sales and Specials page for all the details. Thank you!!!

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