I love happy accidents of the “you got peanut butter in my chocolate,” variety! Recently we were contacted by a client who was having trouble getting Cade Oil to dissolve in Jojoba Oil. Initially, we thought she had purchased our Cade Oil, but found out it was from another source, dark & thick, & much harder to work with without warming. (Ours is light yellow-clearish, & thinner, Juniperus oxycedrus, Certified Organic, Hydrodistilled from branches and twigs, France.)
What came out of this before knowing that though, is my experimentation with our Cade Oil in three different carriers: Avocado, Fractionated Coconut, & Jojoba, individually. We did learn that Cade does not readily dissolve or blend with these fixed oils. It dissolved best in the Avocado overall but not completely. Initially you see the separation of the oils. However, after a few days, the two seem to “come together,” for lack of a better term. We think dissolving Cade in alcohol might be a better solution depending on what you are trying to achieve or shaking or rocking the mixture in the bottle before use.
The happy accident came when I combined the three test bottles & began using the mixture on a very stubborn dry flaky spot on my chin that would not get better, even with the big guns like Pomegranate Co2. I remembered Marge saying Rhiannon Harris mentioned the use of Cade Oil in aiding with the management of Psoriasis at a recent conference. As Marge mentions on the website, "She stated that it has been shown to reduce the proliferation of keratinocytes...the overgrowth of which is one of the causes of psoriasis. Recent investigations show that the distilled oil inhibits ceratinocyte proliferation and is also anti-inflammatory." (I don’t have Psoriasis, just a stubborn dry patch, & I realize how complex & frustrating the condition can be for those who suffer from it.)
After just one night I saw amazing results & after a few days, the spot had completely cleared up. I applied the oil at night before going to bed. Now Cade is not the most pleasant smelling oil in my experience, but it is bearable! In the past I’ve used Pom Co2, Cranberry, or Raspberry Seed Oil for these types of dry patches but none seemed to be helpful this time around.
I wouldn’t use Cade continually or over a long period of time, but for particularly stubborn dry patches, it appears to be quite helpful.