Hypericum perforatum L.
Maceration of the flowers of Saint John’s Wort
Composition at a glance: Complex fatty acids, depending on the oil used for the maceration. Traces of Saint John’s Wort essential oil, known as an anti-inflammatory and decongestant. Anti-inflammatory and healing phytosterols: hyperforin and hypericin (photosensitizing).
Color and texture: Brownish or reddish oil. Medium absorption.
Smell: Rather strong, acre or acidic. Reminds some people of smoke.
Note: Do not expose skin where St. John’s Wort has been applied to sunshine for 24 hours after using it.
An Organic Herbal Oil Bandage
Used since the Middle Ages, St. John’s Wort infused oil is a true organic herbal oil bandage! St. John’s Wort supports cutaneous and cellular regeneration, and is suitable for sensitive skin. It nourishes and calms red, irritated skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Although ideal for minor injuries, St. John’s Wort oil is photosensitizing. It is advised to apply it in the evening, before going to bed, and not to expose treated skin to the sun for 24 hours after use.