Cow. Fart. Juice.

 

By Molly Watman

We got an amazing testimonial from a client the other day. Here goes:

I have been battling cystic hormonal acne for sixteen years, and I have never found anything that heals my skin like Cow Fart Juice. After trying dozens upon dozens of products—myriad prescriptions, drug store lotions and creams, natural remedies, you name it—I had all but given up on the idea of having “good” or even “normal” skin. That changed when I discovered Cow Fart Juice. If my skin breaks out, I just apply it at night, and the problem is practically cured by the morning thanks to its antibacterial magic. I’ve started using it as my nightly moisturizer to ward off breakouts in the first place, and my skin has never looked this beautiful. A little bit goes a very long way, and don’t let the name fool you—it smells heavenly! –Shayne. March 24, 2013

Tis but one of many cases where people have been shocked that an OIL could be helping with their breakouts. We wanted to explain how this is happening.

1. Olive Squalane: Similar to the squalane component in human sebum {our skin hydration source}, it works wonderfully as a source of moisture. Full of antioxidants, immune enhancers, and protection from bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. We really like our Squalane. (Read all about it here.)

2. Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) is a powerful herb native to South East Asia with a long history of use in Thai medicine tradition. Modern studies confirmed the longstanding belief in Gotu Kola as an effective aid in wound healing (1). It is also helpful in skin disorders, scar tissue reduction and treating skin inflammation. Its leaves apparently make a delicious and refreshing natural version of redbull. I need a trip to Thailand.

3. Neem (Azadirachta indica): Oil from the seeds and fruits of the Neem Tree, variously known as “Sacred Tree,” “Heal All,” “Nature’s Drugstore,” “Village Pharmacy” and “Panacea for all diseases”. One of the most popular traditional Ayurvedic treatment for skin diseases including leprosy. Leprosy, people. Neem products are believed to be antiseptic, febrifuge, anthelmintic, antifungal, antibacterial, parasiticide, pediculocid and antiviral (2). It improves liver function, detoxifies the blood, and is considered to have no side effects. Magic from India? I think yes.

These three things in combination: Mimics your natural skin moisture factor. Aids in wound healing. Kills infection and bacteria that make a breakout feel like World War III.

Cow Fart Juice is a potent herbal remedy for topical use on skin discomforts due to fungal, microbial, bacterial and pH imbalances. Softens dry skin in need of deep nourishment. Try it out Cow Fart Juice directly on blemishes. You might find the results to be clarifying.

Oh, and the smell is a combination of the above with the fantastic aroma of Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), called the “elixir of life” and believed to promote longevity.

Our top five answers to the question, “Why is it called cow fart juice?”

• One. Because it ain’t bullsh**
• Two. Because the healing 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 healing 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.

 

 

Smart Sources
(1) http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centella_asiatica#section_4
(2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azadirachta_indica