To fully understand the purpose of servello products it is
important for one to understand the health benefits that
each ingredient has to offer the body.
Below is a
glossary of natural ingredients that
may be found in
products. This reference will also better help
you decide which product is best formulated for your
individual skin type. Always remember that what you put
on your body should be as healthy and natural as what you put in it.
OILS & ESSENCES:
Essential oils are the essences of plants and fruits that
have been extracted from the leaves, fruits, and roots by distillation and by other means. They are highly concentrated
and have a long tradition of providing therapeutic benefits
for the mind, body, and soul. Essential oils and essences
are readily absorbed through the skin and hair follicles
and carried to all parts of the body via the circulatory
system, lymphatic system, and the limbic system. Essential
oils help the skin and hair detoxify, drain, heal and regenerate.
Many of these traditionally known benefits have been confirmed
through modern scientific research. Each essential oil has
many therapeutic properties and is balancing in its effects,
bringing the body to a balanced state representing health
and well being.
"Oil of Basil is an excellent, indeed perhaps the best
aromatic nerve tonic. It clears the head, relieves intellectual
fatigue, and gives the mind strength and clarity" (Tisserand,
R. The Art of Aromatherapy, p. 183.) It is said that basil
essential oil will stimulate sensuality.
muscular aches and pains, infectious disease, depression,
fatigue, insomnia, and nervous tension.
The bergamot tree was named after the Italian city of Bergamo
in Lombardy, were the oil was first sold. (Lawless, J. The
Illustrated encyclopedia of Essential oils, p. 119). This
citrus fruit resembles a miniature orange in appearance.
help combat acne, eczema, oily complexion, psoriasis, and
spots. May relieve anxiety and depression. Its aroma properties
are refreshing and uplifting.
This essential oil is derived from the leaves of an Australian
tree. It has a strong camphoric odor with woody undertones.
is known to heal cuts, skin infections, and wounds. Also
excellent for muscular aches and pains, poor circulation,
colds, flu’s, and headaches.
A particularly soothing, calming, and anti-inflammatory
oil due to its high chamazulene constituent.
treating acne, allergies, cuts, inflammation, sensitive
skin, wounds, insomnia, and headaches. It is also antiseptic,
bactericidal, and a natural tonic for the skin and body.
Savor this sweet-spicy odor with a fruity-fresh top note.
wounds, minor infections, athlete’s foot, and an anti-oxidant.
Warm and inviting.
Ginger is an ancient medicinal tool and has been used for
thousands of years for healing.
It can be effective for arthritis, fatigue, muscular
aches and pains, poor circulation, and nervous exhaustion.
Its’ actions include antiseptic, anti-oxidant, stimulant
This oil has a Rosy-sweet mint scent.
Stimulates the lymphatic system and helps clear the body
of toxins. Used in anti-cellulite treatments to draw toxins
from adipose tissue. It is an excellent oil to be used in
products made for mature skin as it helps with broken capillaries,
congested skin, poor circulation, and oily complexions.
This citrus essential oil is high in Vitamin C and has anti-oxidant
properties to fight free radicals in the body.
acne, congested and oily skin, tones skin and tissue, combats
water retention, depression, and performance stress.
I like to refer to this oil as the wonder oil. Its properties
are nearly endless. When blended with other oils the many
chemical constituents act together synergistically to give
it a number of healing properties.
acne, athletes foot, bruises, dermatitis, eczema, inflammations,
psoriasis, spots, sunburn, muscular pains and aches, depression,
PMS, sciatica, vertigo, insomnia, nervous tension, bactericidal,
soothing, healing, promotes growth of new skin.
A cure all in European countries.
Naturally high in Vitamin A, B, and C. These oils help strengthen
brittle nails. Fights acne, infections, greasy hair, spots,
and varicose veins.
Acts as a sedative on the central nervous system as shown
in modern research carried out in India.
acne, open pores, a tissue and muscle toner, slack tissue,
poor circulation, headaches, stress related conditions,
The oil was named after a princess of Nerola in Italy, who
wore it as a perfume. Orange flowers were used in bridal
bouquets to calm nervous apprehension before the couple
retired to the marriage bed.
Dull and oily skin, mature and sensitive skin, scars, and
stretch marks, water retention, nervous tension. Tones complexion
and wrinkles. Helps with poor circulation and stress-related
conditions. This oil is naturally high in Vitamin A, B,
muscular aches and pains, increases circulation, mental
fatigue, migraine, stress, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic,
antimicrobial, vasoconstrictor, antiviral.
Sprigs of rosemary were burned at shrines in ancient Greece,
to drive away evil spirits.
Antimicrobial, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, astringent, fungicidal,
circulatory stimulant, nervous tonic, acne, eczema, stimulates
scalp. Helps to combat varicose veins, fluid retention,
poor circulation, infection, exhaustion, and mental fatigue.
Stimulates the lymphatic system and helps clear the body
of toxins. Used in anti-cellulite treatments because it
draws toxins from the adipose tissue.
Greeks used to scent their bath water with this warm, spicy,
minty essential oil
Acne, congested skin, fatigue, astringent, tonic.
Used by aboriginal people of Australia. Scientific research
has resulted in two important facts. 1. This oil is unusual
in that it is active against all three varieties of infectious
organisms: bacteria, fungi, and viruses. 2. It is a very
powerful immune-stimulant, so when the body is threatened
by any of these organisms ti-tree increases its ability
acne, athlete’s foot, oily skin, infection, antiviral,
fungicidal, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antiseptic,
The name comes form the fruit that was a traditional gift
to the Mandarins of China.
Stretch marks, spots, scars, oily, acne, congested skin,
tissue toner, insomnia, nervous tension.
The name means “flower of flowers”. The antidepressant
aroma is heavy and sweet. It has a balancing action on the
secretion of sebum, therefore is suitable for both oily
and dry skin.
acne, general skin care, irritated and oily skin, regulates
sebum flow, aphrodisiac, antidepressant, sedative,
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FIXED OILS AND BUTTERS:
Smooth, lightweight and high in Vitamin A and minerals.
Very nice texture and good for all skin types, but preferred
by many practitioners for prematurely aged skin, delicate
skin, and skin that is dry and irritated.
Pore cleaner, oil remover, softening, high in Vitamin A.
OIL (we use unrefined!)
Technically, the avocado is a fruit; and the oil is mechanically
pressed out of the dehydrated, thinly sliced fruit. Avocado
Oil, if unrefined, is a pale or olive green. Clear Avocado
Oil has been bleached; pale yellow Avocado Oil has been
refined. Unrefined Avocado Oil will have a strong, green
aroma and is rich in Vitamin A and D as well as lecithin,
potassium, and chlorophyll. Avocado Oil is one of the most
penetrating oils. Luxuriously smooth, this oil contains
Vitamins A, D and E, proteins, lecithin, fatty acids and
antioxidants. It's a superb emollient and despite its thickness,
it has the ability to penetrate the upper layers of the
skin, moisturizing and soothing.
Rich in lecithin, vitamin A, D, E, and protein. Tones and
moisturizes dry, parched, aging, and mature skin. Found
to significantly increase the water-soluble collagen content
in the dermis. It is an antioxidant, is nourishing and regenerates
cells. Also softens tissue and heals scaly skin and scalp.
Cocoa butter is the edible vegetable fat from cocoa beans,
extracted from the cocoa beans during the process of making
chocolate and cocoa powder. Cocoa butter has only a mild
chocolate flavor and aroma.
Good for normal to dry skin. Provides skin conditioning
and thickening attributes. Softens skin and moisturizes.
It has long been used as a skin softener and protectant.
Non drying, will not clog pores.
The small yellow wildflower that blooms in the evening is
rich in Gamma Linoleic Acid, an essential fatty acid (EFA)
that your body needs. Gamma Linoleic Acid is important in
processes such as controlling inflammation and clotting
prevent premature ageing.
treat acne and rosacea.
By working to dilute sebum, a thick oily substance that
is over secreted in some people with acne, evening primrose
oil may reduce the risk of pores becoming clogged. The oil's
Essential Fatty Acids help treat rosacea by reducing inflammation,
controlling cells' use of nutrients and by producing prostaglandins,
which stimulate the contraction of blood vessels.
symptoms of eczema.
In some cases, eczema develops when the body has problems
converting dietary fats into Gamma Linoleic Acids. Some
studies indicate that evening primrose oil can relieve eczema-related
inflammation, as well as the itching, oozing, and flaking
associated with this condition.
nails, scalp, and hair.
The high stores of essential fatty acids in evening primrose
oil not only prevent nails from cracking but also help to
keep them generally healthy. In addition, the essential
fatty acids nourish the scalp, making the oil potentially
valuable in treating a variety of hair problems.
Raynaud's disease symptoms.
One study found a benefit in gently rubbing evening primrose
oil directly into fingertips numbed by this circulatory
disorder. The oil's GLA content is thought to be responsible
for the improvement.
Grape seed oil is a non- greasy oil that is rich in vitamins,
minerals, proteins, GLA, and a small amount of vitamin E.
It is also rich in oleic, linolenic, and linoleic acid,
essential fatty acids quite important for the skin and the
cell membranes. Grape seed oil has excellent skin moisturizing
properties and is reported to have regenerative and restructuring
It is good for skin that does not seem to absorb easily;
mature, damaged and stressed skin; notably for use around
the eyes and neck. Will not aggravate acne.
Jojoba oil is not really an oil, but is a wax in a liquid
state. It originates from the beans of a shrub like desert
plant, simmondsia chinensis. Jojoba oil almost exactly resembles
our own skins’ natural oil, sebum. Sebum is the oil
found in the sebaceous glands, which are found through out
the body. Therefore, Jojoba oil is key in regulating the
skins natural sebum flow!
Regenerative for the skin. This oil is ideal for inflamed
skin, psoriasis, eczema, acne, and hair care. Jojoba is
rich in Vitamin E. Jojoba Oil is naturally moisturizing,
healing, and beneficial for all skin types; it is an excellent
Olive oil is known in Mediterranean countries as the "healing
oil," both for internal and external use.
It enhances and promotes skin healing and aids in damaged
It is an excellent moisturizer because it attracts external
moisture, holds the moisture close to the skin, and forms
a breathable film to prevent loss of internal moisture.
YELLOW SHEA BUTTER
This butter is known in Africa as karite butter. It has
clinically proven anti-aging properties. Shea butter provides
the skin with all the essential elements it needs for its
Helps minimize and prevent stretch marks and scarring, psoriasis,
and arthritis. Treats and protects against inflammation,
dry skin, and skin discoloration. Softens and smoothes.
Vitamin A in Shea Butter is important for improving wrinkles,
blemishes, and eczema. Vitamin E in Shea Butter is important
for anti-aging, anti-free radical agent (preventing the
effects of sun and environmental exposure), and increasing
the microcirculation to the skin. In addition, a good relaxer
for stiff muscles and is a natural sunscreen. Moisturizes
and retains the elasticity of the skin.
Almond is the symbol of hope in Greece.
Almond oil is usually used to relieve itching, dryness and
inflammation of the skin. It contains Vitamins A, B1, B2,
B6 and Vitamin E, and is perfect oil for all skin types.
Is non greasy, easily absorbed, and leaves the skin silky
This amber oil has a nutty aroma and is extracted by pressing
or solvent extraction from the wheat "germ." Wheat
germ oil is very rich in lecithin, minerals, proteins, and
vitamins A, D, and E. This oil is especially high in vitamin
E, an antioxidant long used to help skin tissue rejuvenate
Wheat germ oil stimulates tissue regeneration to minimize
wrinkling, scarring, and stretch marks. Good for aging skin,
promotes skin cell formation, improves blood circulation,
softens and rejuvenates the skin, speeds up healing of cuts
and wounds. Also good for psoriasis and eczema.
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HERBS & ECT…
Encourage skin rejuvenation, anti inflammatory, reduce scarring,
It is a resin derived from a tree, which grows in Thailand
and adjacent islands. Benzoin is used as a fixative and
to help heal cuts, chapped skin, inflamed and irritated
soothes and heals cuts, wounds, inflammation, and oily skin.
Powdered rock containing silica, aluminum, iron, calcium,
magnesium, zinc, and potassium. Draws out impurities, toxins,
cellular debris, and dirt.
EFA’s help maintain the suppleness and elasticity
of the skin. These fats have long been known to be necessary
for the body's functioning, their deficiency results in
the skin losing moisture and leading to hardening and drying.
Essential Fatty Acids along with Ceramides, Oxidants, Alpha
Hydroxy Acids and Vitamin A & E work harmoniously to
ensure that the skin is nourished from deep within.
Helps with oily complexions, skin toner, detoxifies, anxiety,
An extract high in vitamin A; protects and strengthens skin.
Draws out toxins and heal skin eruptions; extremely moisturizing.
Toxin releaser, muscle and joint pains, eczema,
Soothing and softening of the skin, relives itchy dry skin.
Cell regenerating action; diminishes fine lines. Softens
skin and helps to maintain smooth skin texture. High in
Vitamin C & E; Anti-oxidant.
Anti-oxidant, free radical agent; a natural preservative
that prevents rancidity in fixed and carrier oils.
Skin balancing, tones, natural source of iodine.
Extremely high mineral content, soothes and heals, draws
out toxins, soothes aching muscles.
Extracted from the Hamamelis plant, is a soothing and mild
astringent that helps shrink pores making it an ideal natural
astringent, especially for oily or blemished skin.
Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, acne, scars,
and tones the skin; sores, rashes, wounds. The Ute Indians'
name for milfoil means wound healer. Improves circulation
and aids in elimination of toxins.
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