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Benefits of Nettle Leaf

Updated: Jun 17, 2021

What is nettle? Nettle, or stinging nettle, is a shrub that comes from northern Europe, Asia, and South America. The plant has heart-shaped leaves and yellow or pink flowers, and the stem has tiny, stiff hairs that release stinging chemicals when touched. I saw this plant on one of my trips to Ecuador and touched it with the tip of my finger; it was just a tiny bit that I touched, so the sting was minimal.

The leaves, stem, or root from the nettle plant can be crushed and made into powders, tinctures, creams, teas, and more. Once the plant is completely dry, it can be handled with your hands, and it can no longer sting you. This plant has been used for centuries as herbal medicine, but recent research has discovered its potential health and skin benefits, making it more popular in recent years.

There are tons of health benefits that come from nettle leaf plants, from health to skincare benefits. These are some health and skincare benefits that I have found while researching this plant. *Be sure to talk to your doctor before you try any new herb or supplement. Even all-natural foods and drinks like tea can cause allergic reactions or interact with certain medications. Some herbs and supplements can be harmful to people with certain health conditions.

1. Skin Benefits

Nettle leaf benefits your skin and hair. This plant acts as natural astringent, tightens and firms your skin, regulates natural sebum production, treats acne, promotes flawless skin. Accelerates the healing process of wounds and burns, helps with skin allergies, heals eczema. Our Nettle Leaf Face Soap is handcrafted with organic nettle leaf plant 

At Cleansing Essentials, Nettle Leaf Powder and Nettle Leaves is our all-natural way of adding color and amazing skin benefits to our soaps. We also use Bentonite Clay, and French Green Clay, to add color and for the amazing skin benefits they have.