Q. What’s the difference between the Joint and the Scar Cream?
A. The scar cream is designed to act only on the skin – it does not have any ingredients for painful joints. The joint cream has a number of ingredients specifically for pain and/or swelling and/or inflammation to injured or arthritic joints and also to surrounding tissues of the joint.
Q. Can I put the Joint Cream on a Scar or vice versa?
A. You can do so without causing any harm but to get specific improvements you need to use the correct cream.
Q. Have there been any reported side effects with any of your creams?
A. I have not heard of any adverse reactions to either of my creams. The bases for both are the same and include almond oil, aloe vera, vitamin E oil. These products have been carefully chosen for their safety and gentleness but if you have a known allergy to any of these ingredients you should avoid using my creams. The aromatherapy oils are likewise super gentle and in small enough quantities they are unlikely to elicit an allergic response.
Q. What are the bases of your creams made from?
A. They are in a neutral aqueous base – one that is water soluble. This means that they are easily absorbed by your joints and/or scars. There’s a little soy-based wax to emulsify them i.e. to turn them from a liquid into a delicious cream.
There are no petrochemicals to clog up your pores. There’s no lanolin to cause allergic reactions or unpleasant stickiness. There are no perfumes to cause allergies. There are no toxic ingredients including no parabens or propylene glycol to build up or cause side effects.
Q. How are your creams preserved?
A. We have added a little borax (a naturally occurring salt) to act as a preservative. In addition the container itself is unique – a clever pump dispenser that keeps the air out thereby preserving the freshness of the creams and preventing contamination.
Q. Why do your creams contain aromatherapy oils? I thought they antidoted homeopathy.
A. Some aromatherapy oils (eucalyptus, menthol, camphor and tea tree) are ‘medicinal’ and have a very strong odor. In large doses these can counteract the effect of a homeopathic remedy. Small doses of most aromatherapy oils are just fine. I have chosen an oil that is super gentle, that has a proven track record with healing damaged skin tissue. From personal experience I know this oil also works fine alongside homeopathic medicines without counteracting their healing effects. There are just a few drops in each tube so no need to worry – you can just enjoy its lovely scent and be assured it is adding to the healing qualities of the cream.
Q. Can you tell me some more about the active ingredients in your cream?
A. I have chose ingredients carefully with many years of feedback from patient.
- Calendula and Symphytum tinctures help the skin to heal.
- Homeopathic Thiosinaminum and the cell salt Silicea helps to dissolve scar tissue.
Q. How long should I use the Scars Cream for?
A. As long as you need to – you should use it for a good month. If you see noticeable improvements in that time you should continue until those improvement cease. Some tough, old scars take 2-3 months or more to heal.
Q. I have a lumpy scar that is 20 (or 30 or 40) years old. Is it worth trying the Scars Cream?
A. Absolutely. Even old acne scars and old surgical scars are diminishing with this cream.
Q. Can I put the cream on a wound that is still healing?
A. Once the wound itself has healed over you can apply the Scars Cream. Don’t put it on an open wound as it can irritate it.
Q. Can using the cream help to prevent scarring?
A. No it cannot. You’ll need to consult a homeopathic practitioner for constitutional treatment if your body has a tendency to heal poorly and/or to form keloids after injury or surgery.
Q. Can your Scars Cream help with my teenage daughter’s stretch marks on her legs and hips?
A. Many people have found it to be helpful for stretch marks including pregnant and newly delivered women, teenagers and people of any age who have had sudden weight gains and developed stretch marks as a result.
Q. What about acne scars?
A. If there are lumps from scar tissue then yes it can help.
Q. How many ‘squirts’ are there in each tube?
A. There are approximately 120 full ‘squirts’ in each tube – enough for many months use.
If you have any other questions that are not answered here then please contact us.
eboronkay (verified owner) –
Earlier this year I bought a Castro’s Quartet of creams. I decided to really give the scars cream a major test. After using the scars cream on my 50+ year old acne scars and seeing a difference before I have even finished the first dispenser from the quartet, I bought the ten pack. I have given one to a friend who was developing scar tissue as an injury was healing and it went smooth right away. I am carrying one in my purse to give to the boy in my church who has a scar on his face where he was bitten by a dog this summer. My massage therapist is getting one to use on a client who has significant debilitating scar from an emergency abdominal surgery. I’ve just recommended it to another friend whose knee replacement surgery has such significant scarring the surgeon wants to go in to surgically remove it. I’m praying she has the wonderful results I have seen.
Yay Emily that’s so great to hear of course I am happy happy 😊
Please let us know about the improvements with the kid whose face was bitten by a dog, also your friend’s knee, and your massage therapist’s client.
All best healing wishes