Beloved for its vast healing properties, Lavender a wonderful plant ally. It's antiseptic and anti-inflammatory - perfect for burns, rashes, and irritated and damaged skin. Lavender is used as a healing agent in creams, lotions, and salves. It has cell-regenerating properties and is used for reducing wrinkles, scarring, and stretch marks.
Are you looking for a lightweight moisturizing cream that works wonders? Our soothing Aloe Chamomile Moisturizing Cream is perfect for radiant and glowing skin all over! Organic plant oils and butters moisturize skin deeply - quickly-absorbed jojoba oil with cocoa butter and coconut oil keep skin feeling hydrated all day. Aloe vera gel soaks right in and gets to work helping skin heal. But wait, there's more! 😉 Lastly, our favorite anti-inflammatory, skin-loving essential oils like helichrysum, chamomile and rose join in to take great care of you!
Naturally remove your makeup with this toxin-free remover. Jojoba is the ultimate makeup remover because of its many skincare benefits. It's the closest oil to our natural sebum which makes it super absorbent. It doesn't clog pores, non-allergenic, and moisturizing. It is a great source of Vitamin E, which eliminates free radicals nd make it a great cleanser as well.
Lavender is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory- perfect for burns, rashes, and irritated and damaged skin, and it is commonly used as a healing agent in creams, lotions, and salves. It has cell-regenerating properties and is used for reducing wrinkles, scarring, and stretch marks. Making it a perfect companion to jojoba for your skincare routine.
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.
Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory- perfect for burns, rashes, and irritated and damaged skin, and it is commonly used as a healing agent in creams, lotions, and salves. It has cell-regenerating properties and is used for reducing wrinkles, scarring, and stretch marks.
Our Citrus Bergamot Sugar Scrub is a customer favorite because it’s jam packed full of moisture. Our most popular scrub leaves skin glowing, smooth, and hydrated. Sugar scrubs are gentler on the skin than salt scrubs and, sugar's alphahydroxy acid helps loosen dirt and slough off dead skin cells. Did we mention this scrub moisturizes, too?
It may look like a weird lumpy lime, but this is a gorgeous essential oil. If you've ever had Earl Grey tea, you've experienced Bergamot. It provides the distinctive herby, citrusy component to this iconic tea.
It’s also used in perfuming because it blends beautifully with many fragrance notes including those of Lavender, Cedarwood, Neroli, Rose, Clary Sage and Black Pepper (Rhind 2014).
In aromatherapy, bergamot is valued for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It works in massage oils to reduce tension and soothe tight muscles. On an emotional front, it is used for soothing depression and anxiety in a diffuser or in massage blends.
Important to know: It is phototoxic, meaning that it may cause a burning reaction on skin exposed to direct sunlight. How to stay safe? Avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds for up to 18 hours after applying Bergamot to the skin. Always dilute Bergamot before using. It may be used safely (no phototoxic response) on the skin in a blend at no more than 0.4% (approx. 1-2 drops per 1 oz/30 ml of carrier). Or, choose an FCF-free Bergamot oil which has had the phototoxic components removed. For more info on essential oil safety, see Robert Tisserand's encyclopedic text, Essential Oil Safety.
There's so much to love about Calendula! Calendula is a bright cheery plant loved for the medicinal properties of its vibrant orange or yellow flowers. The calendula flower is a skincare powerhouse. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is gentle enough for all skin types but especially for damaged or irritated skin. The oil made from the petals is also a favorite in infant and child skin care products. You can make your own calendula-infused oil by grinding the dried flowers and steeping them in a carrier oil of your choice.
BTW Calendula is also called marigold but this is NOT the same as the ornamental marigolds of the Tagets genus that you buy at the garden store. If you want to grow this great medicinal plant, make sure the genus is Calendula.
Many skincare products are recommended for certain skin types. But how do you know what type of skin you have? One easy way to figure out what type of skin type you have is to try this test at home:
Clean your skin thoroughly, rinse well and pat dry with a towel. Allow it to rest for two hours or overnight and then lightly press a tissue onto the T-zone area of your skin (forehead and bridge of nose) then repeat over the rest of your face. If the tissue comes away with an oily residue, you have oily skin; if there is residue only in the T-zone, you have combination skin. And if the tissue comes away unmarked, wash your face again with facial cleanser and water. If your face feels supple and smooth afterwards, it’s normal (which is the rarest form) and if it feels taut, it’s dry.
Normal Skin: soft, smooth, and springy. Normal skin requires the least specialized care.
Dry Skin: feels taut, dry, and has no shine. Dry skin also tends to be more sensitive so use gentle products to avoid irritation. It requires regular moisturizing, mild cleansers and gentle care. Wash with warm but never hot water. Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air. Protect hands with gloves when cleaning.
Oily skin: has a shine and is supple. The pores are open and are less vulnerable to sun and damage via natural elements. It needs thorough cleansing as the oil acts as a magnet for dirt (leading to acne,etc.) but cleansing needs to be gentle enough to avoid stimulating the sebaceous glands into further oil production. Wash face no more than twice a day. Do not scrub harshly or pop pimples. Look for products marked non-comedogenic, signaling they are not likely to clog pores.
Combination Skin: most common type, as pores on the forehead, nose, and chin are usually larger than those on the rest of the face. The T-zone is oily, while the remainder of the face is dry. It is best treated differently according to the needs of the specific area.
Here are a few basic tips for all skin types:
Wear sunscreen (seriously! one that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.)
Protect skin by wearing a hat and sunglasses or avoid extended time in the sun.
Wash your skin gently but thoroughly every day and never wear makeup to bed.
Essential oils are powerful plant allies that can soothe and calm. However, if applied undiluted to the skin, many essential oils and absolutes can cause irritation, redness or other reactions. This is where carrier oils shine. A carrier oil is usually a vegetable oil (many are made from nuts or seeds) used to dilute essential oils and absolutes before they are applied to the skin. They are named carrier oils because they “carry” essential oils onto the skin in a safe manner.
Each carrier oil offers different benefits. Jojoba oil absorbs easily because it’s the closest to our sebum which makes it great for facial creams, etc. Coconut oil is moisturizing and serves as a protective layer, helping to retain the moisture in your skin. Natural lotions, creams, body oils, bath oils, lip balms and other moisturizing skin care products are also made using vegetable (carrier) oils.
Remember, if you are making products with these oils, note the shelf life of each of the oils used.
Popular examples of vegetable oils that are used as carrier oils:
Almond Oil - rich in Vitamins A & E, one year shelf life
Coconut Oil - barrier moisturizer, two-year shelf life
Grapeseed Oil - light and easily absorbed, one year shelf life
Jojoba - moisturizing and easily absorbed, indefinite shelf life
Olive Oil - rich in Vitamin E, anti-inflammatory, up to 3 year shelf life
Pomegranate Seed Oil - high in Omega-5’s, great for skin care, 1-2 year shelf life
Calm and focus the mind with this ally in emotional healing. Frankincense is also a favorite in skin care for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. And, the woody pine-like and citrus scent notes are gender neutral - making it a great gift for any special person in your life.
Suggested Use: roll on temples, wrists or nape of neck to relieve and relax.
Ingredients: organic jojoba oil, organic Boswellia carterii (frankincense) essential oil
This wonderful herb is astringent, antiseptic, cleansing, and normalizing for the skin. It aids circulation, has stimulating properties, and helps bring blood flow to the surface of the skin.
It can help protect skin from damage caused by the sun and free radicals. It’s a natural antimicrobial and antiseptic that helps to eliminate eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne. Rosemary is also widely used for hair care in shampoos, hair oils, and lotions. Regular use of rosemary oil helps stimulate follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger.
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
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Pick Soaking Salts or a Scrub with your choice of Spray (2oz), Deodorant, or Make Up Remover to go together!
1. Himalayan Rose Soaking Salt: Natural minerals and pure essential oils melt away your tension and restore your soul.
2. Detox Soaking Salts: Green tea is a great antioxidant and detoxifier and epsom salts soothe your sore muscles.
1. Citrus Bergamot Sugar Scrub: A CUSTOMER FAVORITE! Perfect for dry winter skin! Our most popular scrub leaves skin glowing, smooth, and hydrated.
2. Awake Sugar Scrub: Invigorate your morning shower routine with organic fair trade coffee firms and improves skin's appearance.
1. Goddess : A divine spray/ toner with calming blend of essential oils to balance emotions and cool the skin.
2. Protection: Our Protection Spray is a 2-for-1: a lovely smelling body spray that will also sanitize. Its naturally antibacterial essential oils ward off stinky, germy things and leave you smelling great.
3. Renewal: Our Renewal Spray blends relaxing properties of lavender with uplifting peppermint.
Lavender Jojoba Makeup Remover: Naturally remove your makeup with this toxin-free remover. Lavender is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory- perfect for burns, rashes, and irritated and damaged skin.
Chamomile Jojoba Makeup Remover: Naturally remove your makeup with this toxin-free remover. Soothing and healing Chamomile is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory making it a perfect compliment to the jojoba oil.
Goddess Deodorant: Our long-lasting aluminum free deodorant refreshes while it conditions your skin (and keeps you smelling great). Himalayan Rose Deodorant: Our long-lasting aluminum free deodorant refreshes while it conditions your skin (and keeps you smelling great).
I love using Aloe in our products, especially our Aloe Chamomile Moisturizing Cream. This wonderful plant originated in Africa but is found in most tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The juice from the plant is fantastic for first aid for burns, rough or irritated skin, and also wounds. And also a moisturizer that firms and tones the skin. Be sure that when you're buying Aloe Vera Gel to make sure it has no carrageenan, which is sometimes used as a thickener but it's a possible carcinogen and gastrointestinal irritant. Carrageenan is creepy stuff. Watercolor painting by our own Maggie.
Are you looking for a lightweight moisturizing cream that works wonders not only on your body but also your face? Our soothing Aloe Chamomile Moisturizing Cream is perfect for radiant and glowing skin all over! This almost fragrance free cream easily absorbs into skin because of the jojoba which is closest to our natural sebum. Skin soothing and healing Chamomile is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. The essential oil blend in the cream is specifically mixed to benefit skin by their natural healing and moisturizing properties.
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Suggested Use: Massage into skin to soften & restore skin's natural elasticity. Absorbs quickly. May be used on face. Discontinue if irritation occurs. External use only