Calendula Officinalis extract
Calendula is known among medical herbalists as nature’s miracle skin healer. It is used today among clinical herbalists and naturopathic physicians to treat eczema, boils, skin ulcers and pretty much every skin condition ever suffered.
The dried petals of the Calendula plant contain the active ingredients. They are high in flavonoids, thought to be the cause of Calendula’s excellent soothing action. A recent study found the topical application of Calendula prevented dermatitis in cancer patients during radiotherapy treatment.1 Calendula helps wounds heal faster by soothing itchy skin and easing the minor irritations caused by bug bites or parasites.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a safe and natural oil that has been used for centuries in human and animal wellness. Clinical herbalists use it to strengthen the body’s immune system which is often weakened by stress, illness, or by the use of antibiotics and other prescription drugs.
Along with its soothing qualities tea tree oil is capable of penetrating into the lower skin layers where its active constituents are needed most. Published scientific studies of Tea Tree Oil show it to be anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, analgesic (pain-killing), cicatrizant (wound-healing) and diaphoretic (promotes sweating) which triggers the body’s own natural defense system.
Grapefruit seed extract
Certain citrus fruits are used commercially as bug repellents, but when it comes to natural insecticides, Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) is one of the most popular. A 2001 study found it to be an effective anti-microbial against hundreds of bacterial, viral and fungal strains plus a variety of parasites. Another study in 2008 found that Grapefruit seed extract prevents the growth of yeast-like fungi strains like Candida Albicans (which dogs can suffer from as well as humans).