CAS Number: 71011-23-9
EINECS Number: 275-123-8
Product Code: PBO6043
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is the last remaining descendant of the giant ferns that covered the earth over 400 million years ago. The plant has an unusual root, shoot, and stem system that enables it to absorb and store silicon and other minerals. Horsetail plant is possibly the most abundant source of silica in the plant kingdom with up to 15% vegetal silica. This venerable plant, thought to have magical properties due to its extraordinary effectiveness, has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments. Our organically crafted Horsetail Butter is a premium quality extract of the aerial parts of the Equisetum arvense plant, cultivated in India, into our proprietary exotic butter base to produces a pale green colored, soft butter with a rich, elegant skin feel.
This bio-available silica in Horsetail Butter, when applied topically, can greatly aid in the healing of wounds and burns, and has a softening and smoothing effect on the skin. Mineral rich Horsetail Butter contains the building blocks needed for collagen and elastin synthesis, thus greatly enhancing the rebuilding of connective tissues in the epidermis. It also contains flavonoids and saponins which help rebuild and regenerate damaged skin cells. Silica also helps to strengthen weak, brittle, damaged hair and improve the elasticity in the hair, making them appear shinier and less frizzy. Horsetail Butter can also help stop dandruff, split ends, and hair loss as well.
Unlike other commercially available butters, our range of organic body butters are all 100% natural and have NOT been blended with cheap fillers like Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat or Mineral Oil and additives like water, alcohol, silicon, colouring agents, synthetic fragrance, parabens and preservatives. For all our exotic infused butters, we use a highly emollient, luxuriously rich butter base made up of natural, organic ingredients including Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter and virgin Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil.
Suggested Use Levels: Creams, Lotions, Balms, Make-up Foundations, Bar Soaps and Hair Conditioners. Use from 3% to 100% pure (as a butter-like balm).
Packaging: Our butters are packaged in airtight plastic containers (jars or pails) and not the retail packaging. We are a wholesale supplier, and most of our customers use our butters in their product formulations. Butters can sometimes melt during transit, and these containers help ensure that the butters don't leak. Also to avoid excessive, and repeated exposure to artificial heat, we avoid heating them to pour them into jars or pails for shipping as it can be damaging to the quality of the butters. All of our butters are scraped, shaved or scooped, as needed to package them into jars or pails, without applying heat. Because of this practice, butters will always be packed into a container that might be a little bigger than the size of the melted butter. We believe that spending a little more for the package is better than jeopardizing the integrity, and quality, of the butter. If the butter is received in a warmed condition, due to transit, the container may appear to be less than full. This is normal, and expected, as they are packaged by weight, not by volume.
Recommended Storage: This butter should be stored in cool temperatures (below 25u00b0C) away from light and moisture in an air-tight container. The butter will become liquid above ambient temperatures (e.g. 36u00b0C), but will re-solidify upon cooling without affecting functionality. This butter has a shelf-life of 24 months when stored properly.
This is a cosmetic raw material and is meant for external use only in cosmetic formulations. As with all of our materials, it should not be taken internally.