Topical (skin) application of placenta compounds can be very beneficial. Please read below to learn about the different types of salves, see skin beneficial compounds of the placenta, common uses, and more.
Benefits of Placenta Salve:
- Stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid production
- Enables the skin to retain moisture at a cellular level
- Reduces sebaceous (oil) gland size
- Supports tightening of the skin structure, including pores
- Regulates skin thickness
- Reversal of skin dryness
- Invigorates the system that maintains fluid balance
- Invigorates the system that maintains cellular structural integrity1
- Increases the rate of cell rejuvenation
- Increases the rate of cell replacement in the innermost (basal) layer of the skin
- Increase collagen production
- Beneficial when applied to wound healing
- Increases in collagen deposits
- Enables skin elasticity
- Increase speed of skin healing process
- Gives healed areas a more smooth, even appearance2
- Supports skin thickness
- Supports skin’s vascular system
- Allows skin to remain hydrated
- Reduces appearance of wrinkles3
- Strengthens skin collagen
- Slowing collagen breakdown4
- There are further effects from the numerous additional components:
- Trace elements
- Growth factors (Raw Salve Only)
- Stem Cells (Raw Salve Only)
Common Uses of Placenta Salve:
- Cesarean scars (beginning approx. 3+ days after wound is no longer open)
- Perineal tearing
- Reduce the appearance of sunspots
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles
- Reduce the appearance of stretch marks
- Heal sore or cracked nipples from breastfeeding (wipe salve off with soft damp cloth prior to nursing)
- Diaper Rash Cream (cloth diaper safe)
- Burns / Sunburns
- General skin irritations
- General skin moisturizer
There are two different types of placenta salves: Raw Stem Cell Salve and Dehydrated Placenta Salve.
Raw Stem Cell Salve:
More potent option. Needs to be refrigerated immediately and stored for ONLY up to 5 days. Since this option uses raw placenta, effects of the stem cells and growth factors are harnessed in addition to the other therapeutic properties list above. Raw Salve comes in a two ounce container, smaller since needs to be used within the first 5 days after creation. Complete instructions, storage recommendations, and more will come with completed product.
Dehydrate Salve is made by mixing ground/dehydrated placenta powder into the carrier salve. Since this option uses dehydrated placenta, the effects of the stem cells and growth factors are killed during the process. Dehydrated Salve comes in a 4 ounce container, as it has a longer shelf-life and more uses. Complete instructions, storage recommendations, and more will come with completed product.
- Besides the benefits of the placenta compounds listed above, the other ingredients chosen for this salve (such as the essential oils, herbs, etc.) have healing properties, help ward off infection, and have numerous skin benefits.
- A variety of ingredients and essential oils are used in making salves, please let me know if you have any allergies.
- Test on small area of both mother’s and baby’s skin before larger application to check for sensitivities and/or allergies
- Clean hands before using to avoiding introducing bacteria to the jar which could cause mold or other issues.
Resources / References:
1 Sator PG, Schmidt JB, Sator MO, Huber JC, Hönigsmann The Influence of Hormone Replacement Therapy On Skin Ageing: A Pilot Study. H Maturitas. 2001 Jul 25; 39(1):43-55.
2Fathke C, Wilson L, Hutter J et al. Contribution Of Bone Marrow-Derived Cells To Skin: Collagen Deposition and Wound Repair. Stem Cells 22(5),812-822 (2004).
3Verdier-Sévrain, S., Et Al. (2006), Biology of Estrogens in Skin: Implications For Skin Aging. Experimental Dermatology, 15: 83–94.
4Phillips TJ, Demircay Z, Sahu M. Hormonal Effects on Skin Aging. Clin. Geriatr Med. 2001;17:661–72.
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