In the midst of the chaos of the Middle Ages and the Inquisitions, rose an astounding woman named Hildegard von Bingen – one of the most visionary and incredibly gifted spiritual women of the 12th Century – and of all time.
Hildegard was the founder of a Benedictine religious community; a teacher and preacher; a composer of music; a poet and artist; and herbalist and pharmacist, and a sensitive recipient of God-sent visions with insights about the Bible and the natural world.
At a very early age, she experienced visions from God and wrote extensively about her visions – and also about botanicals and medicinals.
Sister Hildegard was cutting edge, essentially launching the holistic health craze in Europe, with her world renown book, “Holistic Healing” – an alternative medicine anthology.
She was the female Hippocrates of herbal health care and became best known for her healing powers, involving practical application of tinctures, herbs and plants.
Her philosophy became, “All things put on earth are for the use of humans.”
Hildegard was one tough sister with fabulous skin, yet for 800 years her ministry and the magnificent sweep of her abilities went largely unnoticed.
Today, we introduce you to her skin salvation secrets.
The Story of Sister Hildegard
Sister Hildegard von Bingen of Germany is one of the most extraordinary women in history. Her Benedictine nunnery was the focus on the European world in the 12th Century.
Sister Hildegard possessed amazing powers of divining cures for all diseases using healing herbs and plants found on the spectacular gardens of her nunnery – which is still in full operation to this very day.
This remarkable nun was an advisor to the Pope, who regularly sought her out for the crystal clear predictions she gave him on the dynastic struggles happening in the world during that time in history. Hildegard brought sense to the chaos.
She attributed her intimate relationship to God for the answers to her prayers and resulting revelations. She was also revered for her special healing creams and lotions she used first on the animals of the nunnery, then on her fellow nuns and village worshippers on the Rhine River in Germany.
I stumbled over this very nunnery by accident one weekend while biking through the German countryside with some of my dear friends who taught at Cologne University.
They told me the fascinating story of Sister Hildegard’s creams, known to heal all skin ailments, particularly bed sores, psoriasis, acne and impossible rashes. As a marathon runner and avid biker, I was always plagued with jock itch! Nothing worked.
We decided to bike up to Bingen one weekend and see this storybook village firsthand and see if the nun’s powers still worked in this modern day and age.
The nunnery shop was filled with all her writings, books on revelation the wonderful baroque music she composed playing in the background and her miraculous healing creams. I was tempted to buy the entire store, it was such an awe-inspiring experience.
There were creams for every conceivable skin ailment, her fabled anti-aging creams and moisturizers and incredibly, a cream for itching and insect bites.
Off we rode back to Cologne joking about finding a nun who could cure the world. To this day, with her Tea Tree Ointment faithfully used each day, my jock itch disappeared – never to come back all these years later.
May the same thing happen for you in some small way!
Sister Hildegard’s Skin Salvation Secrets
We are proud to import these restorative skin products directly from a small nunnery in Germany and introduce you to what we consider to be a small miracle – skin care the Sister Hildegard way – full of the healing, herbal benefits carried down through centuries.
Marigold Calendula Herb & Sea Buckthorn Creme – An all-body moisturizing cream for dry, chapped or damaged skin. Apply after bathing or during the day to moisturize dry skin for deeply luxurious moisturized feel!
Marigold Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) extracts possess anti-viral, anti-genotoxic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used topically for reducing inflammation, soothing irritated skin and supporting the repair of damaged skin from radiation or chemical exposure.
Sea Buckthorn is also added for moisturizing and restorative effect.
Suggested Use: Use after bathing in the morning as an all-body moisturizer. Re-apply throughout the day whenever your skin feels dry, particularly to the back of your hands and after repeated hand washing.
Bottle Size: 8.9 oz Jar
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