Topical Ginseng for the Brain, the Skin, and the Bedroom
Have you ever thought about pouring an energy drink all over your body?
Maybe. Should you? Probably not, but hey it’s your life & your body. We’re writing this today to highlight some reasons we might consider using a popular energy drink ingredient in a more holistic manner and that ingredient is… Ginseng!
While it’s debatable how holistic an energy drink is for your diet, it has been proven since long before canned beverages by traditional chinese medicine that Ginseng has an incredible range of benefits from head to toe including mental clarity, healthier skin, and increased blood flow. The modern botanical term for it is actually Panax Ginseng, where Panax means “all-healing” in Greek.
That said, should you rub ginseng all over your body? Well, we’ve spent a lot of time researching it and decided to put it in our massage candles, but we’ll lay down the facts and let you be the judge. Let’s discuss:
Mental Clarity, Stress Relief, and Cognitive Benefits
There’s no question that the marketplace we live in is constantly pulling at our attention spans in one direction or another. Thankfully, we can use natural herbs to stay on our A game. There are quite a few studies out there conducted by trusted scientists showing that Ginseng has improved task performance and significantly reduced subjective mental fatigue.(1) It’s ability to elevate mood and improve memory has actually landed it in the category of a nootropic. It has even shown to assist with stress and anxiety by interacting with your GABA receptors.(2)
So, should you get a massage with a Ginseng based massage topical?
You can also read more about these facts for yourself by following any of our source links. (:
Healthier Skin and Anti-Aging
Beauty companies, especially in Korea, have been shining light on ginseng since the 60’s! We keep finding this story about Korean women hundreds of years ago taking baths in ginseng before their wedding to shine bright and the ginseng bath houses everyone was using, it just makes sense. Science has now shown time and time again that
Ginseng is capable of:
• Minimizing lines and wrinkles
• Protecting skin from free radical damage
• Combating dark circles
• Reducing puffiness
• Controlling redness and sensitivity
• Increasing amount of collagen in the bloodstream
This all mostly comes from it’s strong anti-inflammatory(3) and antioxidant(4) properties.
Once discovering this, it was a no-brainer for us to combine Ginseng with shea butter, Jojoba oil, coconut oil, and CBD for a powerhouse skin experience.
Blood Flow and Sexual Performance
Now our brains are functioning at the top of their game, our skin is feeling nice, what’s left but to celebrate in the bedroom? That’s right. Ginseng has been often added to the regiment for many people looking to level up their sex life, it’s even been recommended by WebMD for men with erectile dysfunction and for increased sexual stimuli. (5)
Panax Ginseng is at the top of the list of supplements for improving sexual desires in females reporting sexual problems, and improving sexual arousal and satisfaction in postmenopausal adults. Alongside better sex, ginseng has proven to aide in blood circulation overall by inhibiting platelet aggregation and coagulation activity.(6) THANK YOU SCIENCE!
How Can I Use Ginseng Topically?
We’ve conveniently placed 200mg of Ginseng in our 3oz Empowerment Blend, and 30mg in our 0.5oz Empowerment Blend Massage Candles. These are topical balms that can be used either by melting them down and pouring the melted wax directly on the skin, or scooping from them on-the-go without melting them down! The Ginseng is supported by a justice league of other healthy and natural ingredients including; Soy Wax, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, CBD, Vitamin E, and Skin-Safe Essential Oils. The essential oils used for this blend are Lemongrass, Ylang Ylang, Marjoram, and a hint of Vanilla. That’s it!
How to Get Topical Ginseng
Visit our shop and check out our Empowerment Blend. Available in 3oz and 0.5oz sizes.
Be sure to also check out our Vitality Blend with Copper1 and Grounding Blend featuring unique essential oil formulations and powerful healing ingredients!
We appreciate you reading up on Ginseng and we put a lot of work into making sure we are spitting only facts in these blogs. We always recommend that you do your own research and check with your doctor before adding anything new to your regiment. Ginseng has shown beneficial results for diabetics in how it assists with glucose levels, but may cause interactions with insulin and diabetic medications. Our blogs and products are not evaluated by the FDA, and we do not recommend that you use our products as replacements for any medications.
The Bottom Line
Do your research, and be sure to always practice consent when sharing physical touch.