Our Favorite Herbal Remedy: Cow Fart Juice

Cow Fart Juice is a potent herbal remedy for topical use on skin discomforts. It helps with redness especially when used in conjunction with a Mineral Mist of your choosing.

Our Top Five Answers to the Question, “Why Is It Called Cow Fart Juice?”

One. Because it ain’t bullsh**

Two. Because the herbs of cow fart juice are part of a mixture of weeds that make up the cows natural diet and the grassy smell that is faintly of the French countryside and its dairy air. (derrière!)

Three. Because this mixture of herbs has traditionally been used on livestock to heal the perineum after birth.

Four. It’s an ironic farce based on the idea that conventional products sometimes repackage waste products as healthy.

Five. It reminds us to keep a sense of humor about our work. Skin issues are deeply sensitive topic and much of our sense of well-being is tied to how we feel about our skin or in our skin. Sometimes we get so caught up in the idea of promises and controlling the skin that we forget to stop and smell the cow farts.

How to Use Cow Fart Juice

Use as a Spot Treatment

For individual spots: After applying your Moisture Duo, place ONE DROP of Cow Fart Juice on your finger, and lightly dab the oil directly onto the individual “spots.” A little goes a long way. Do this 2-3x throughout the day. 
For larger areas, be sure to apply after your Moisture Duo and do not apply more than once a day.
At night after cleansing, lightly dab one drop of oil onto individual spots before going to bed.

Indication for Use of Cow Fart Juice as a Spot Treatment

 Bumps that you have played with or picked at and may have a scab or a patchy area.

Use as an Oil Cleanser

Up to 5 times per week, make your evening cleanse an oil cleanse with Cow Fart Juice. Apply 6-10 drops into the palm of your hand and cover your face with the product. Take your time massaging Cow Fart Juice into congested areas or areas that have scabs or scars. Press a steamy washcloth (we prefer our textured ones) over the skin and pause a moment, (yes, stop and smell the cow farts…) For more information on Oil Cleansing see this article.

Indication for Use of Cow Fart Juice as an Oil Cleanser

Large areas of scabs or scars, over-active oil glands, dehydration (looks like blackheads or whiteheads). Useful for “The Ghosts of Pimples Past.”

Use to Soothe Itching Skin

 Apply in the morning to clean skin by mixing 3 drops of oil with 5 sprays of your Mineral Mist of choice in the palm of your hand. This method delivers soothing herbal goodness with essential minerals directly to the area that needs it the most. In cases of eczema, it is helpful to use after bathing in particular and can be used throughout the day.

Indication for Use of Cow Fart Juice for Itching Skin

Large patches of itching, flaking skin that persist even with moisturizing.

Use as a Transitional Oil in Your Moisture Duo

Use Cow Fart Juice as the oil portion of your Moisture Duo*** for tricky issues. Drip 3 drops of Cow Fart Juice in your palm and then pump 5-6 sprays of Mineral Mist directly into the oil to emulsify it. Rub your hands together and then massage the moisturizer into your skin.

After 3-8 weeks move on to Nourish & Replenish Oil

***Using any of our oils with one of our unique Between You & the Moon Mineral Mists emulsifies the oil, allowing it to penetrate below the skin’s surface due to the water content and helps the body “translate” the messages of the properties of herbs we use in order to better understand and utilize them! 

Indication for Use of Cow Fart Juice as Part of the Moisture Duo

Skin that is sensitive and red over a long term.

But What Does It DO?

What makes Cow Fart Juice effective? The unique formation (based upon thousands of years of herbal wisdom, handed down through generations of wise women and crafted by hand with love by the herbal crafters of Brooklyn Herborium) was created to give love to the skin. 

• Herbal
• Potent

• Small-Batch
• Hand-Made

• Apothecary
• Traditional

About the Herbs

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) is a powerful herb native to Southeast Asia with a long history of use in Thai medicine tradition. 

Plantain (Plantago major) is a species of flowering plant that is one of the most abundant medicinal crops in the world. It contains three chemical components: aucubin (an antimicrobial agent), allantoin (which stimulates cellular growth), and mucilage (which reduces pain and discomfort in the skin).

Blue Violet (Viola sororia) is a small, perennial wildflower whose leaves are a natural and non-irritating source of salicylic acid. Blue violet also contains saponins and flavonoids. 

Neem (Azadirachta indica): We use both an infusion of whole leaves, twigs and bark as will as cold-pressed oil from the seeds and fruits of the Neem Tree. Variously known as “Sacred Tree,” “Heal All,” “Nature’s Drugstore,” “Village Pharmacy” and “Panacea,” it is one of the most popular traditional Ayurvedic treatments for skin problems.

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is considered “royalty” in some cultures. This is one of the reasons why our pesto recipe is one of the favorites in our Microbiome: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly workshops!

Organic Sesame Oil  The oil we infuse the above herbs into is just as important as the herbal actions. 

Cow Fart Juice Mimics Key Components of Your Natural Skin Moisture Factor (Oil/Water)

Herbal-Infused Oils  Simply the fact that the entire plant matter of the herbs has been infused into the traditionally prepared oil changes some of the properties of the oil, making an oil like this more comparable with the skin. 

Plant-Derived Squalane Similar to the squalane content in human sebum (the oil portion of skin’s natural protective barrier), it mimics a crucial component of how the skin makes its own moisturizer. The large molecule formation helps to keep the product stable without the use of an artificial preservative. 

Proportion Our method of oil-blending uses proportions that “teach” the skin… Rather than just “doing the job” for it, we use the herbal oils to give the skin what it needs and then allow it to respond. (It’s a method that works well with preschoolers too…)

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