Lavender is beloved for its soothing and healing properties. The aroma has both relaxing and stimulating properties. It is also antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which makes it perfect for irritated and damaged skin. Lavender has a long history of use as a healing agent in creams, lotions, and salves and is valued for its aromatic and cell-regenerating properties It is commonly chosen to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, and stretch marks.
True confession? I never liked anything rose-scented until I began studying aromatherapy. I resisted, but rose finally won me over. It has a gently persuasive way with skin, is balancing and moisturizing, works well in acne blends and helps skin regenerate and heal. It is especially helpful for damaged, mature and aging skin which is why I now use rose otto and rose hydrosol in blends for both face and body.Read More
A favorite herb for first aid and skin care. It has astringent properties and is especially helpful to those with oily or combination skin. Sage also makes a great deodorant and is said to help with hair growth as well.
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Rose flowers are exquisite, fragrant, and healing. They gently nourish, rejuvenate, and balance most skin types which makes it a great toner (we're working on one!). They are lightly astringent but not drying and works magic on aged skin. And they're anti-inflammatory as their calming properties can also help sooth rosacea and eczema. You can use rose petals directly on your skin as a mask or boil for rose water or use the rose oil- it's incredibly versatile.
Our witch hazel is a double decoction. First soaked in organic grain alcohol for 6-8 weeks, then simmered in pure water. Unlike the clear drugstore variety, ours is full of color and tannins and goodness! It is used in many cosmetic products for its light astringent and firming properties. It has mild antibacterial properties, making it excellent to treat acne and skin problems.
It is the oil pressed from seeds and nuts that have high concentrations of Vitamin E. It is a powerful antioxidant that is excellent for preventing scarring, healing burns, and revitalizing aged skin. It works wonders with excessive dryness and is also beneficial on skin and nails. And because of this, Vitamin E oil is found in many creams and lotions, especially anti-aging moisturizers and skin brighteners. And safety note- always use diluted Vitamin E Oil on your skin- it's best to just add a few drops to your moisturizer (it's all you need)!
Are you looking for a lightweight and super moisturizing body butter that will leave you radiant and soft all over? Our delicate and beautiful Himalayan Rose Shea Body Butter works two ways, jojoba oil makes it easily absorbed and shea butter creates a protective barrier around your skin to soften and restore your skin's natural elasticity. Shea Butter has a remarkable capacity to protect and soothe and is used for healing damaged or scarred skin as well as dry and rough skin.
Handmade. Local. Cruelty Free. Natural. Because we love YOU!
Ingredients: Organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, chamomile-infused jojoba oil, arrowroot powder, beeswax, vitamin E, and a blend of pure essential oils
Suggested Use: Massage into skin anytime to soften & restore skin's natural elasticity. Especially helpful right after a shower or bath so retain moisture.
This rich butter is used for healing damaged or scarred skin, as well as dry skin and rough skin (knees, elbows, and heels). It is also a protective agent in harsh weather. Shea has natural vitamins and fatty acids which makes it super moisturizing and nourishing. It is anti-inflammatory which makes it beneficial for people with acne. It also reduces wrinkles as it softens and strengthens skin to prevent drying and helps the skin’s natural collagen production. This fantastic butter can be used as a face and body moisturizer, a base for home deodorant (like ours!), lip scrub (like ours), skin care, hair care (especially helpful to people with curly hair), and more!
Himalayan Pink Salt is renowned as the purest salt available. This is because it comes from the peaks of Himalayan Mountains which were under the sea over 200 million years ago. As the plates moved, it caused evaporation and intense conditions that lead to the formation of the salt crystals. And thus they are protected from pollutants (or most of them). Himalayan Pink Salt is helpful to soothe sore muscles, detoxify the body and skin, and balances pH.
On this April Fools' Day, don't be fooled by greenwashing! Greenwashing refers to advertising and marketing claims that make a product or company appear more environmentally friendly than it actually is. When a product has a big leaf or a natural-looking label, how can you tell who's really telling the truth?
Check the ingredients! Be on the lookout for creepy stuff like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, formaldehyde, parabens, PEGs and synthetic fragrances. I know, it's a lot. Make it manageable by starting with one product you use regularly.
Check the rating on http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ where specific concerns for each ingredient are listed, i.e. does it contain skin allergens, potential carcinogens or hormone disrupters? Another good resource is https://greenbeautyteam.com/toxic-ingredient-glossary/ Small, sustainable steps add up to a better, healthier future for you, your family and the earth. Start today!
Leaves skin glowing, smooth, and hydrated. Sugar scrubs are gentler on skin than salt scrubs and the alphahydroxy acid in sugar helps loosen dirt and slough off dead skin cells. Appropriate for all skin types (if you have sensitive skin test out on a small area first).
NO parabens. NO SLS. NO animal testing. NO synthetic fragrances or dyes. NO CREEPY STUFF! Because we love YOU!
Ingredients: Organic fair trade brown sugar, organic granulated sugar, dead sea salts, organic calendula-infused jojoba oil, organic coconut oil, vitamin E oil, essential oils of Citrus bergamia (bergamot), and organic Citrus paradisi (grapefruit).
Suggested Use: For best results, after cleansing and rinsing, apply to damp skin with circular scrubbing motion and then rinse.
It is one of the most sought after carrier oils to be used in beauty/natural skin care products because of it's incredible similarity to human sebum and its ability to quickly be absorbed into the skin. It is non-toxic, non-comedogenic (won't clog pores), and it's non-irritant so it can be used around the eyes. It makes a great eye makeup remover. It works wonders on all skin types and is really popular in creams, massage oils, lip balms, skin salves, and hair care formulas.