Benefits of Apricot Kernel Oil for Skin


Particularly suitable for nourishing the skin because of its high content of A, B & E vitamins. Vitamin E is one of the most powerful natural antioxidants and helps to combat free radicals.

Extracted from the soft fleshy centre of the apricot stone, this oil is an excellent moisturiser and base carrier. The high content of oleic acid gives apricot great affinity with the skin which means that it is easily absorbed, making it an excellent moisturiser and carrier oil.

Apricot Kernel Oil is excellent for skin protection, since it is both emollient and nourishing. It is beneficial in relieving the itchiness caused by eczema and is most suitable for sensitive, dry and aging skin.

The apricot tree is the member of the rose family originating from Central and East Asia. The fruit which is rich in vitamins is used to produce the pleasant smelling Apricot Kernel Oil. Apricot Kernel Oil is a very mild, natural oil, often used in baby products because of its fine gentle nature.  (info source – rawgaia)




Shea Butter

We use only unrefined pure Shea Butter in our Hair and Body Cream

Shea butter is a rich source of moisture, vitamins and fat for your skin and hair. In its natural state, shea butter is a thick, yellowish butter that liquefies at body temperature. Natural anti-inflammatory properties make it a nourishing choice for the scalp, helping to improve your hair growth and health.

History  Shea butter is a product of the shea-karite tree. The nuts from this tree are harvested, cracked, grilled and pounded. Once the nuts have been pounded, they are boiled for a long period of time and the fat, or shea butter, rises to the top. This rich unrefined shea butter is scooped out of the water and allowed to cool, according to Treasured Locks.

Types  Pure shea butter should be creamy beige in color, with a thick and spreadable consistency according to the American Shea Butter Institute. Shea butter has a characteristic smell that can help you to identify the pure, unrefined product. Opt for unrefined shea butter to make certain that the product you choose has essential vitamin A, vitamin E, phytonutrients and healing fats to help with the health of your hair and scalp, recommends the American Shea Butter Institute.

Function  Shea butter can be applied to both the hair and scalp. If your scalp is dry, irritated or flaky, shea butter may provide critical moisture and help to heal a variety of skin conditions. A healthy scalp is essential to maximize hair growth. Shea butter can also be applied to the hair to moisturize the individual strands, reducing dryness and breakage. Reduced breakage will result in longer and healthier hair over time.

Use  You can use shea butter on your scalp, your hair or both to improve the length, health and appearance of your hair. Gently warm shea butter to liquefy and work through your hair. Leave the emollient butter in place for 30 minutes or longer, wrapping your head in a hot towel for additional warmth. Wash out with shampoo and follow with conditioner. You can also use shea butter as a styling cream, particularly if you have damaged or curly hair. Rub a very small amount of shea butter between your hands, then apply to the hair. Keep the shea butter away from the roots of the hair to avoid making your hair look greasy or unwashed.

Warning  While shea butter is quite safe and can be beneficial for the skin and hair, you should avoid shea butter or shea butter products if you have tree nut allergies. There are no clinical trials concerning shea butter and allergies. Consult your allergist or health care provider if you have further questions.

(source livestrong)


Rawdah products are Phthalates Free!

How to Avoid Phthalates In 3 Steps

Phthalates mimic hormones and have been linked to numerous health problems, but remain legal.

In the wake of news today linking baby powder, lotion and shampoo to higher levels of phthalates in babies’ bodies, many parents are looking for answers about avoiding products that contain them.

Phthalates are known as “endocrine disruptors” because they mimic the body’s hormones and have, in laboratory animal tests, been shown to cause reproductive and neurological damage. (California has banned the use of phthalates in toys and baby products as of 2009.)

Unfortunately, it’s not particularly easy to avoid phthalates.

You’ll rarely find the word “phthalates” on a label (except for the occasional “phthalate-free,” which is helpful).

Here are three tips for identifying products that have, or are likely to have, phthalates or another compound that has raised similar concerns and is found in similar products, Bisphenol A.

Read the ingredients. According to the organization Pollution in People, you can identify phthalates in some products by their chemical names, or abbreviations:  1. ◦DBP (di-n-butyl phthalate) and DEP (diethyl phthalate) are often found in personal care products, including nail polishes, deodorants, perfumes and cologne, aftershave lotions, shampoos, hair gels and hand lotions. (BzBP, see below, is also in some personal care products.) ◦DEHP (di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate or Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate) is used in PVC plastics, including some medical devices.  (source ◦BzBP (benzylbutyl phthalate) is used in some flooring, car products and personal care products. ◦DMP (dimethyl phthalate) is used in insect repellent and some plastics (as well as rocket propellant).  2.Be wary of the term “fragrance,” which is used to denote a combination of compounds, possibly including phthatates, which are a subject of recent concern because of studies showing they can mimic certain hormones.  3.Choose plastics with the recycling code 1, 2 or 5. Recycling codes 3 and 7 are more likely to contain bisphenol A or phthalates.

(source – the daily green)phthalates-free


Calendula – Calendula (calendula officinalis) flowers have many health benefits but it’s best known as a skin remedy. The plants natural astrigent and antibiotic properties make it great for healing minor wounds, skin ulcers, burns (including sunburn), bruises and even insect bites and stings.
(source – healing-from-home-remedies .com)

Neem Oil

Neem Oil for eczema  You will often find neem oil touted as an effective herbal remedy for eczema.

Now, neem oil sure is effective, but it’s not a cure for eczema.

There is, however, no doubt that neem is the best natural remedy for eczema symptoms available today.

Neem oil, if used in the right way, can relive eczema symptoms, but it can not remove the root causes for eczema.

Herbal Remedies For Eczema: Where Does Neem Oil Come Into It?

The first important thing to do for eczema sufferers is to avoid anything that can trigger a skin reaction. The list of possible triggers is long…

Contact with animals, sudden changes in temperature or humidity, tight or scratchy clothing, wool, cleaning products, detergents, perfume, certain foods, sweating, medication, stress, mold, smog, dust…

But the most important trigger to avoid is dryness. Dryness really is the biggest problem. With eczema the barrier function of the skin is less effective, which causes the skin to lose a lot of water. The resulting dryness causes the intense itch. Itching is the first symptom, before the rash or redness and everything else. But then you scratch, and the rest follows from there…

Neem oil can’t protect you from sweating or dust, but it can prevent your skin from drying out. Everybody who has done just a little bit of reading about neem knows that neem oil is a great emollient, and is especially recommended for dry skin.

Emollients are what dermatologists recommend for eczema. Emollients, emollients, emollients. Substances that fill the gaps and cracks in the skin, prevent moisture loss, and restore the protective barrier.

Daily moisturizing is the basis of any eczema treatment, and even while eczema is under control it’s important to continue the moisturizing regime to prevent future flare ups. Nothing is as important as keeping the skin hydrated. It is the most important step in treating eczema with neem or otherwise.

But neem does more than that, and that’s what sets it apart from other emollients and oils.

Neem is anti-inflammatory, and can reduce the redness and irritation. The two main anti-inflammatory substances in neem are called nimbin and nimbidin, and they have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties comparable to common non-steroids (phenylbutazone) and steroidal drugs (prednisole).

Neem is also a strong analgesic (pain killer). Some people report instant relief from the excruciating discomfort, as soon as they apply neem salve or cream to eczema skin.

And neem is antibacterial, and can clean up any secondary infections, or even better, prevent them from happening in the first place.

In short, on top of moisturizing eczema skin, neem can do many of the things that steroid creams, antibiotics and antihistamines do, but it doesn’t have any of the side effects.

Research suggests that neem may be at least as effective in relieving eczema symptoms as over-the-counter and prescription medication. Indians agree. They have used neem for thousand of years, in Ayurvedic remedies that successfully treat eczema and a range of other inflammatory skin disorders.

A chemical free, neem based lotion can dramatically relieve eczema symptoms and aid skin regeneration. And once eczema is under control, a suitable mild skin care regime based on neem can prevent future flare ups.

Eczema is a condition that most often affects babies and young children, and this makes an effective, safe natural remedy for eczema symptoms especially valuable.

Neem is the safest eczema treatment, and the most effective herbal remedy for eczema available today  (source – discover neem .com)


Black Seed Oil for Hair Growth

Black Seeds   Black Seed Oil for Hair Growth
Many men and women look for ways to encourage hair growth. Those suffering from premature hair loss, damage to hair follicles or recovering from cancer can benefit from therapies that encourage …hair to grow. Many are wary of commercial hair treatments, fearing exposure to dangerous chemicals. Perhaps there are financial concerns about the costs of such treatments. Others may just desire a more holistic method to support their hair growth efforts. Using black seed oil for hair growth is a natural way to take care of hair. There are many products on the internet, but how does one decide on the best one?
What is black seed oil?
Black seed oil is used to keep skin healthy, replenish moisture to hair and help hair to grow. Known as Nigella Sativa, oil from the pressed seeds are used in many natural home remedies. Laboratory tests have shown that black seed oil is a great supportive therapy for cancer treatment and helps boost the immune system, naturally. Containing essential fatty acids, it works to boost skin health and can make hair look and feel more healthy, moisturized and lustrous.
Nigella Sativa, or black seed oil, is a natural hair growth remedy that is currently in vogue. As it is touted as a cure for hair loss, many like to apply it to skin and hair to keep them healthy. Used on skin, it can promote clear youthful skin, and on hair, it can replenish natural moisture. Together with a healthy lifestyle, this is a good step to take to reverse hair loss and promote hair growth.   (article source- nigellaseeds .com)

Welcome to Rawdah!

Always seeking and striving for what is best has lead developers at Sunna Or Later to this exquisite line of  Natural Body Products.

Shea butter, Black seed, and a host of other highly beneficial herbs, and oils have been blended and infused with fragrant scents. These combinations will not only thoroughly moisturize your skin and hair but also nourish them and leave them deliciously clean, fragrant, healthy & lustrous.