Why Tea Tree, Witch Hazel and Peppermint are Soothing for an Anal Itch
We like to use natural products in our analcare cream because we believe that, combined together, they provide one of the best solutions for that embarrassing itching. Three much-used stalwarts of the natural medical world are tea tree oil, witch hazel and the eminently useful peppermint.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is taken from the Narrow Leaved Tea Tree plant found primarily in Queensland, Australia. While it is toxic when ingested, in low concentrations it has become widely used in cosmetics, skin washes, and has been used to treat a number of medical conditions over the years. Tea tree oil wasn’t properly manufactured until the 1920s when it was found to have anti-bacteriological properties. It is used today as a topical treatment for conditions like acne, toenail fungus and athlete’s foot.
Because of its antiseptic qualities, many people also use it for homemade disinfectants but it has also been touted as a cure for dandruff, providing relief from chest congestion when used in a vaporizer, and even as an insect repellent.
The plant that comes under the common name witch hazel is found in North America, Japan and China, and are small trees with distinctive oval leaves. It’s the leaves and bark of the North American version that are often used for medicinal purposes. It was widely administered by American Indians and has natural astringent properties which means it shrinks or constricts body tissues. Witch Hazel has long been used for conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as in toiletry products such as aftershave balm.
Because of its soothing and constricting properties it has been used to treat bruises, sores and swellings and as an over the counter treatment for varicose veins and haemorrhoids.
We use peppermint in our soothing anal cream because it has a great aroma and a cooling quality that people find provides a significant amount of relief. The peppermint plant is found throughout most of the world now but it used to be only indigenous to Europe. Its coolness comes from a high menthol content and has been concocted in everything from tea to medicinal tinctures.
Use of peppermint goes back thousands of years and has been found in nausea, stomach and digestion treatments. Peppermint oil capsules have been shown to reduce irritable bowel syndrome whilst, administered externally, it can act as an antibacterial agent and, of course, has cooling properties.
Mixing together all the best products to produce a soothing anal care cream hasn’t been easy. Getting the right quantities working together and giving the best results isn’t just a matter of throwing all the ingredients in a pot and hoping for the best.
Tea tree oil, witch hazel and peppermint oil all complement each other but bring something slightly different to the table. Combined with all our other natural ingredients they make a soothing cream that can take away that embarrassing anal itching and make life so much better.