23rd September – 23rd October Is seed gathering month
The UK Tree Council has been organising a seed Gathering season since 1998, the campaign is to raise awareness of the benefit of trees for the planet and everyone.
The idea is to gather seeds, fruits and nuts and grow the trees of the future particularly with children in mind.
Through the centuries plants and seeds have been used in the production of cosmetics and skin care.
Here is a list of the 9 most used seeds and their benefits:
Mango seed butter: for a skin skin-conditioning agent
Argan oil: it’s packed with omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and linoleic acids, all of which can help to l moisturise your skin, and even reduce acne.
Jojoba oil: moisturises and soothes the skin creating a non-greasy film which protects the skins natural hydration
Castor Oil: is hydrating and is used in cosmetics including lipstick, skin-care and bath soaps.
Hemp seed oil: is rich in properties which makes it an effective moisturiser and a barrier to pollutants and it also helps soothe muscle aches and pains.
Almond Oil: is used as a moisturiser in bath oils, lipstick, skin cleansers and sunscreen products.
Poppy seeds: are used in products as an exfoliating skin product
Murumurua seeds: are used as a moisturiser or as a carrier oil
Sesame seeds: are packed with ant-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties, and especially beneficial for acne-prone skin and acne scars