6 Types of Spa Botanicals from Maui

Botanicals are plants that are typically used for medicinal purposes and in cosmetics. Since botanicals are natural, they are often perfect for the skin and absolutely safe for use. Furthermore, spa botanicals from Maui represent quite an important ingredient that spas on the island often use.

Whether or not you have sensitive skin, up to 60% of what you apply on your skin is absorbed into your body. This is why using Maui skin care products that include botanicals and organic ingredients is a lot better for the skin and your overall wellbeing. Spa botanicals from Maui are capable of delivering better levels of antioxidants’ benefits as well as reducing the levels of toxic heavy metals. Below are some of the top spa botanicals you can find in Maui:

6 types of Spa Botanicals from Maui

1. Calendula

Calendulas are bright yellow-orange flowers with a proven reputation for the treatment of several skin conditions. These conditions include sunburn, bruises, bee stings, acne, eczema, and cuts. This makes the Calendula plant one of the most effective spa botanicals you can get from Maui and an important ingredient in one of our products: the Royal Ali'i Coconut Body Polish

2. German Chamomile

The German Chamomile is highly valued for its extensive therapeutic benefits. As one of the spa botanicals from Maui, the German Chamomile is effective as an antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory plant. The plant is also effective for muscle relaxation and for calming the nerves. In addition, German Chamomile contains essential oil and antioxidants, is hypoallergenic and helps to reduce skin irritation by eradicating free radicals.  

3. Lavender

For hundreds of years, ancient Egyptians use this beautiful purple-flowered plant as a perfume. Ancient Romans used Lavender for scenting their baths.  Lavender has been valued by royalty in Hawaii since the 1800’s. It is recorded that Queen Liliuokalani had lavender in her gardens at her Washington Place home in Honolulu.  Today, this herbaceous plant is well known for its calming and soothing properties as well as its ability to reduce irritation and relieve depression. You can find it in numerous lavender based products such as hand cleansing sprays, lotions, soaps, oils, mists, candles, and others.

4. Echinacea

This plant is one of the most commonly used botanicals. Echinacea is effective in bolstering the immune system to fight off infections like colds. As a result of its anti-inflammatory properties, Echinacea has proven to be effective in the treatment of several skin conditions such as calming red patches, and soothing eye infections. The plant is also effective in the treatment of eczemas and it contains pore-reducing tannins.

5. Nutmeg

Nutmeg can be very effective in reducing wrinkles. Nutmeg can also regenerate skin cells due to its ability to combat free radicals. Similar to several other botanicals, Nutmeg is anti-inflammatory, calming redness triggered by acne. In addition, Nutmeg is antibacterial, helping to eliminate the cause of acne even before you see any visible sign of it. Nutmeg is one of the most effective spa botanicals you can get from Maui.

6. Rose hip

Rose hip oil contains a high level of vitamins which means just a few drops of this oil added to your daily routine can make your skin glow beautifully. Rose hip also contains antioxidants which can help your skin repair damage. In addition, the plant contains anti-inflammatory properties which means it can reduce fine lines and help you even out your complexion.