Made with Sherwood Nettles, handpicked early in the morning.
Nettle oil is NOT an essential oil, it is an infused nettle. Nettles are collected early in the morning washed and dried off and then infused into Virgin Olive Oil.
When ready the infused oil is decanted, leaving behind the leaves and stalks of the nettles, but taking with it the nutrients from the nettles, making the oil dark in colour and rich with nutrients from the nettles.
People have found it beneficial for localised joint pain and it has also been used as a conditioning hair oil, massaged into dry hair and over the scalp, left for an hour so and then the hair is washed thoroughly.
Suitable for Vegans.
The humble nettle –
Common nettle weeds are frequently overlooked for their therapeutic values, mainly because of their nasty sting. Yet this common weed is said to relieve joint points and improve skin irritations such as acne and eczema.
In medieval Europe Stinging nettles were used as a diuretic (to rid the body of excess water) and to treat joint pain. Stinging nettle has been used for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles, joints, eczema, arthritis, gout and anemia.
According to Nicolas Culpeper in the seventeenth century, the seeds of the nettle were thought to be beneficial in the treatment of bites from ‘mad dogs’ or the stinging of ‘venomous creatures.’ Seeds were also used at that time as an antidote to poisonous herbs such as nightshade and henbane. In early America, medicine, bandages soaked in a leaf and stem infusion were used to stop the bleeding of wounds.