St. John’s wort is a popular plant used in healthcare in many parts of the world. Not many know however that the extract obtained from it can be used for skincare.
What is St John’s Wort Oil?
St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a perennial plant indigenous to Europe. It is named for its tendency to flower and be harvested around the 24th of June which is St. John’s day. Traditionally the plant was used to ward off evil – it was hung over religious icons round the house on St. John’s day.
Whilst the St. John’s wort plant is seen by many as beautiful and graces many ornamental gardens, it is also viewed as a noxious weed that is toxic in pasture land in many countries where it has been introduced.
How to use St John’s Wort Oil
Directions for use:
Apply sparingly to the affected area.
For external use only. Avoid sunlight after application. Please seek medical advice if pregnant.
Hypericum perforatum and Helianthus annus (Sunflower Oil).