Formulating with Amaranth Oil for Health and Beauty
Formulating with Amaranth Oil
for Health and Beauty
Amaranth is an ancient indigenous grain that is gluten free, high in protein and great tasting. It was the main food staple of the Aztecs prior to the Spanish conquest when it was outlawed to grow. It is cloaked in many myths and legends that define the attraction of Amaranth. The Greek fable, Aesop’s Fable compares the brief beauty of a rose to the never-ending beauty of Amaranth. According to Ephesian Artemis, it possessed healing properties and was a symbol of immortality. The Chinese used amaranth for its healing properties. The Japanese called it Warriors Blood. And many authors memorialized the grain from Keats to Shelley to Coleridge to Milton. And one thing remains the same is the immortality of the grain and the healing powers it possesses.
Just knowing a bit about the grain, allows you to now understand why it is valuable to your body and skin. Squalene is one of the major constituents of Amaranth oil along with fatty acids like Omega 6 and Linoleic. Polyunsaturated fats are critical in keeping skin healthy, hydrated, plumper, and younger looking. Essential Fatty Acids fight the signs of aging and minimize the appearance of cellulite. Amaranth also contains the highest percent of Squalene than any other oil used in skin care. Squalene fights wrinkles and aging and improves the quality of your skin and also aids in detoxifying congested skin. As a topical application you could not find a better oil to boost the benefits of skin care.
Po•tion naked essentials reformulated Renew – firming face oil and Hydrate – transforming rose face oil to replace Olive Squalene with Amaranth oil because of the increased percentage of Squalene and thus increase benefits to the body and skin.
When I was diagnosed with Lymphoma, I reflected back on the conversation I had with Waldemar of 5AM Provisions about the cancer healing benefits it provided his mother. With this knowledge I started to research more and discovered he was right. It is well documented that Amaranth oil is an anti-carcinogenic. Studies show that it contains nutrients and minerals like magnesium, iron, phosphorous, potassium and vitamins C & E, to help destroy free radicals that lead to the formation of cancerous cells. It is a source of iron, which assist with the red blood cell creation by the body and keeps oxygen levels high therefore cancer can’t survive. Squalene is a cancer fighting phytochemical. And then I read a study documenting that Squalene can reduce or halt the blood supply to tumors thus inhibiting their growth and spreading.
My formulating juices started to flow and Defend – Immune Support was born. Defend is an organic Amaranth oil carrier base with specific essential oils known to boost the healing benefits. Defend includes essential oils of Turmeric, Ginger, Black Pepper, Frankincense, Acai, Sandalwood, Coriander and others.
Defend propelled Po•tion Naked Essentials to create and bring to market a product that didn’t just deliver a pretty face, but health benefits to boot to create beauty from the outside in and out again. The glow of healthy skin reflects the glow inside.
I use Defend daily on my exposed lymph tumors as well as along my lymphatic track. Studies show its benefits in fighting cancer are reducing tumors, aiding the healing of radiated skin, providing a gentle detox to reduce congested skin and organs, and providing amazing immune building effects. It is a ritual for me. Po•tion, also, markets Defend as a beauty treatment with amazing topical benefits like to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, improve circulation, deeply hydrated skin, effectively moistures free radical damage.
PS On January 29, 2016 my diagnosis was changed to spontaneous remission and Amaranth grain and oil became a staple for me when I received the Lymphoma diagnosis in June 2015. I will continue to have Defend in my toolkit because it was instrumental in the protocol I followed. Besides just the skin benefits alone are a reason not to stop.