“Monolaurin and More, Oh My…”
For the first time anywhere, we have been able to combine the two tremendous anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal ingredients in mother’s milk. These, of course, are monolaurin and colloidal silver. They are nature’s way of protecting infants from attack!
Monolaurin’s major attribute is the ability to absorb into pathogen (bad) bacteria. There it disrupts the reproductive signals, stopping reproduction. Then, as enough monolaruin absorbs into the outer membrane, it weakens the membrane, causing it rupture, destroying it.
Colloidal silver also attacks bacteria and has been used for centuries to do so. Monolaurin and colloidal silver have over 800 clinical studies supporting them. They are very well researched.
The Combination is Nature’s
Best Tag-Team Combo!
We discuss these natural anti-bacterial nutrientss in much more detail in the “A-Z Index“. They are the backbone of natural infection defense. Even the FDA recognizes the abilities of monolaurin by approving it in the food steralization and preperation process. It have been clinically shown to kill every pathogen bacteria they were tested against – including the tough MRSA staph infection!
Colloidal silver is also an excellent bacterial defender – and also with clinical studies to back it! It forms an excellent partnership with monolaurin for a full spectrum bacterial infection defense. Fewer people are familiar with monolaurin and, if you are not familiar with either one, we encourage you to read about them – also in the Index link above.
More on Essential Oils
Some of our liquid monolaurin products have essential oils in them. The amount in Skin Defense is less to lessen sensitivity to skin lesions.
However, for the product that do, some more comment here may be appropriate for essential oils have long been used against infections. In the Far East, they go back thousands of years. One blend in Europe, that has been around since the Black Plague, is known as “Thieves” oil. The story goes that a small band of 4 thieves were robbing the dead bodies but never caught the plague. When captured, they were “persuaded” to reveal that they rubbed a potion on their bodies that included essential oils. (The modern day “Thieves” formula ingredients are already included in our formula.)
Even the Bible mentions oils 188 times, many in reference to anointing and healing. Essential oils, the aromatic liquids extracted from plants, may have been the first substances used for healing. Long before science discovered the therapeutic properties of essential oils, man knew of the healing benefits of oils. The oils and herbs used had appropriate therapeutic application for the situation.
There is a large difference in the effectiveness (and price) between a “perfume” essential oil and a “therapeutic grade” essential oil (which we use). In fact, in smaller amounts, some of the therapeutic grade oils can go up into the $80-$200 an ounce range! There is also additional information and descriptive research articles available for those interested.
The Active Essential Oils Used Are:
cinnamomum zeylanicum blume
Clove – (from Madagascar)
Eucalyptus – (from Australia)
Geranium – (from Albania)
Lavender – (France, wild-crafted)
Lemon – (Italy)
Orange – (USA)
Oregano – (Turkey)
Peppermint – (USA)
Ravensara – (Madagascar)
Rosemary – (Italy)
Thyme – (France, Germany)
red – thymus vulgaris (thujanol)
white – thymus zygis
The Inactive Lotion Ingredients
This was an effort of considerable length! Most essential oil blends and topical applications use carrier oils to dilute (necessary) and apply the essential oils. Our first versions also used carrier oils. The difficulty is that, even using the “dryest” of oils, the lotion stayed OILY for hours. This made it very difficult for people to fuction or put clothes on.
We wanted a lotion that we could emulsify (hold) the oils, dry enough in about 20 minutes, and still nourish the skin. A tough call! Finally, it all came together and we are now able to offer a (mostly) non-oily and organic lotion that is a vast improvement over other oil blends!
The Inactive ingredients are from 90% organic sources and include:
Polysorbate, Citric acid.
Suggested Usage for Skin Defense:
Warning: Discontinue use if irritation or reactions occur. Not for use in, or around eyes. This is a tamper resistant bottle, do not use if outer seal is missing. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY! KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN!
Skin Defense can be found at the monolaurin pellet site.