For recuperative sports massage, before or after physical effort, as well as for mornings or evenings of difficult mobility, this formula blends renowned indigenous oils from Africa and Amazonia, such as Kombo, Bacuri, and Mafura together with energizing essential oils, such as Iary, Ginger, Eucalyptus, and Mint. Its potent relaxing power is conferred by the conjugated action of Wintergreen and Chili. This balm can be used during periods of stress and challenges, or occasionally for a special relaxing moment.
With indigenous plants complexes including: Kombo, Bacuri, Tamanu, Mafura, Iary, and Eucalyptus, as well as Chili and Wintergreen.
Bacuri (Platonia insignis):
Native from the Amazonian forest in Brazil where the brown and pungent Bacuri Butter is used as traditional remedy and for its very high absorption rate due to its high levels of Tripalmitin.
Kombo (Pycnanthus angolensis):
Also called African nutmeg, the Kombo plant is found across West Africa and as an example traditionally used by the Igbo people in Nigeria as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. It is a natural source of Cetyl Myristoleate.
Chili (Capsicum annuum):
Capsaicin is an active component in Chili Peppers and used as an analgesic to temporarily relieve muscle and joints pain as it reduces pain signals to the brain. It is, however, a strong irritant and should never be used for long periods of time or with exposure to the sun, even at such a small concentration level.
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens):
An evergreen shrub commonly found in America, it contains Methyl Salicylate, a natural form of Aspirin. The substance diffuses topically into the tissues and in the capillaries and is used as a folk remedy for inflammation and poor circulation, although the concentration in this product has been kept at cosmetic levels. Asthmatic people may be sensitive to Wintergreen, which is also common as a fragrance in products such as toothpaste and chewing gum.
Iary (Psiadia altissima):
This plant is endemic to Madagascar where it grows freely and is wild harvested. Its chemical constituents, rich in Terpenes, offer benefits for blood circulation and it is also traditionally used to deter parasites and to relieve bronchitis symptoms.
Tamanu (Calophyllum inophylum):
Also known as Foraha, this oil is indigenous to tropical Southeast Asia and also found in Madagascar. Thorough research has shown the oil has a great ability to heal damaged skin, small wounds, cracks, blisters.
Cape Mahogany (Trichilia emetica):
The source of Mafura Butter, this beautiful, slow-growing evergreen tree is found across Southern Africa. The high content of Palmitic and Oleic Acids in Mafura Butter has been found to have good antioxidant and skin permeation enhancing properties. Mafura butter has also been shown to contain limonoids, such as Trichilin A.