Tepezcohuite

$8.00
  • Tepezcohuite

This soap has great healing and moisturizing power and is ideal for oily skin or skin prone to conditions such as blemishes, scars or acne and thanks to its high content of antioxidants and amino acids, it prevents aging premature.

What is tepezcohuite?

Tepezcohuite, also known by the name mimosa tenuiflore, is a bark tree native to southern Mexico. It has a long history in traditional medicine in the region, often referred to as the skin tree for its skin healing properties. Traditionally it was ground into a powder and then formed into a paste that was applied to the wound. There is some historical record that suggests that it was used by the Mayans to treat burns and cuts.

In more recent history, tepezcohuite was used by the Red Cross after the San Juanico disaster in Mexico City to treat the burns of 500 survivors of a gas explosion. Its ability to heal the skin was noticed after the 1984 explosion and was later used again to treat the injuries of the Michoacán earthquake survivors in 1986. Tepezcohuite’s properties have not been confirmed in scientific research, mostly due to a lack of funding for research into this ingredient. However, anecdotally, it is claimed that the bark has highly potent skin regenerative abilities and can heal burns by promoting healing and the growth of healthy skin. Tepezcohuite’s skincare properties are suspected of coming from the high content of nutrients in its bark.

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Ingredients: Organic olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic Shea butter, Destilled water, lye, tepezcohuite powder.