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Benefits of Mullein: Soothing Superpower

September 14, 2020

Benefits of Mullein: Soothing Superpower

As a holistic wellness lifestyle brand, Aldha has always committed to curating clean, natural, and organic skincare, home, and wellness products.

As part of our effort to spread the awareness of the amazing natural ingredients that are found in our range of natural skincare products, we have put together a special series highlighting special flowers and herbs found in your skincare that have incredible skincare benefits:

To kick off the feature, we would like to draw your attention to a little-known herb – the Mullein plant.

Useful Things to Know About the Mullein Plant

Native to Asia and the Mediterranean, Mullein is a herb commonly used for traditional medicinal purposes. For a little-known herb, it has a wide variety of benefits associated with it:

  • Mullein Benefits: Has strong anti-inflammatory properties, ideal for treating skin rashes and sensitive skin
  • Mullein Benefits: The leaf oils are used topically to soften and protect skin – calming effect on the skin
  • Mullein Benefits: Used to treat wounds and relieve pain
  • Mullein Benefits: Can be drunk as a tea – helps to calm the nerves
  • Mullein Benefits: Natural remedy for colds and coughs
  • Mullein Benefits: Anti-fungal properties which are helpful in fighting dandruff
  • Mullein Benefits: Used as a flavouring ingredient in alcoholic beverages
  • Has strong anti-inflammatory properties – ideal for treating skin rashes and sensitive skin
  • The leaf oils are used topically to soften and protect skin – calming effect on the skin
  • Used to treat wounds and relieve pain
  • Can be drunk as a tea – helps to calm the nerves
  • Useful in soothing irritated membranes – hence an effective natural remedy for colds and coughs
  • Anti-fungal properties which are helpful in fighting dandruff
  • Used as a flavouring ingredient in alcoholic beverages
And many more…

 

Now doesn’t that sound like an ingredient you would like to have in your skincare product?

How Is Mullein Used in Skincare?

 

The most commonly used variant of the mullein plant is the common variety - Verbascum Thapsus. Both the flowers and leaves (either fresh or dry) are used in extracting the useful oils of the plant. The two most common ways of extracting the beneficial properties of the mullein oils for commercial use involve either hot or cold processing.

In natural skincare, apart from mullein oil extracts, fresh or dried mullein flowers and leaves are also commonly found in creams and lotions that can be applied topically.

Like many other natural ingredients, some species of mullein may cause a skin reaction. So be sure to do a patch skin test before introducing mullein into your skincare routine.

Mullein Skincare Products You Will Love

Ready to incorporate this super useful herb into your skincare routine? We picked 5 of our favourite skincare products that contain this incredible medicinal herb!

Bema Nature Up Eye Gel Mask

Bema Nature Up Eye Gel Mask
$46.00

If you are not a fan of eye bags like us, you will love Bema Nature Up’s Organic Eye Gel Mask! Take a break for 15 - 20 minutes with the eye mask on, and you will find that it helps to reduce those puffy eye bags and dark eye circles. With the brightening effect of mullein and depigmenting action of arbutin combined, you can immediately feel its firming effect on your eyebags and watch the dark circles under your eyes gradually fade away after prolonged use.

Bema Nature Up Anti-Pollution and Antioxidant Organic Face Cream

Bema Nature Up Anti-Pollution and Antioxidant Organic Face Cream
$48.00

Ready to harness the power of Mullein? Give the Bema Nature Up’s Anti-Pollution and Antioxidant Organic Face Cream a shot. Keep all the pollutants in the city at bay with this gluten-free, vegan moisturizer. The mullein flowers are the perfect solution for protecting your skin from oxidative stress, keeping it radiant and glowing. Combined with the powerful moisturizing effects of hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, your skin will receive the ultimate hydration and nourishment – keeping wrinkles at bay. Now, doesn’t that sound like something that should be a skincare staple?

Bema Nature Up Organic Nourishing Face Mask

Bema Nature Up Nourishing Face Mask
$37.00

Need a quick remedy for stressed skin? Bema Nature Up’s Nourishing Organic Face Mask is the perfect quick fix. Banish redness and irritation with the help of mullein’s anti-inflammatory properties, while getting an extra boost of moisturization and collagen production all at the same time.

Bema Nature Up Organic Moisturising Cleansing Oil Milk

Bema Nature Up Organic Moisturising Cleansing Oil Milk
$34.00

Bema Nature Up’s Organic Moisturising Cleansing Oil Milk is all in one cleansing product you have been looking for. Removes make-up easily? Check. Leaves you with soft radiant skin? Check. Vegan and all-natural? Check. On top of that, thanks to the powerful antioxidant and brightening effects by mullein, you will be able to nourish and brighten your skin all while removing your make-up. How convenient is that?

Bema Nature Up Organic Micellar Water

Bema Nature Up Organic Micellar Water
$35.00

Not a fan of cleansing oils? Not to worry, Bema Nature Up’s Organic Micellar Water also can perform just as effectively as a super moisturizing make-up remover (face, eyes and lips) and cleanser with brightening action – thanks to the special mullein component.

Natural Glow Organic Gift Set

Natural Glow Organic Gift Set
$75.60

Interested in incorporating more mullein goodness into your regular skincare routine? The Natural Glow Organic Gift Set is a perfect starter kit for anyone looking for a natural glow up! It comes with Bema Nature Up all in one Moisturising Cleansing Oil Milk, Nourishing Face Mask as well as an Organic Skin Renewal Peel. The renewal peel is an innovative gentle peel utilizing crushed rice grains to simulate exfoliation and improve your overall complexion.

Introduce Mullein Skincare Products into Your Daily Routine Today!

Did you learn something new about Mullein’s amazing skincare benefits today? Follow us as we continue to talk about more amazing natural ingredients in skincare products.

What other skincare ingredients would you love for us to do a deep dive into in the future? Let us know in the comments below!




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