New Product: Willow Bark Blemish Control Face Toner

Made with all natural and organic ingredients, white Willow Bark Blemish Control Face Toner can help fight acne. It contains natural salicylic acid that exfoliates skin by sloughing off dead skin cells and making your skin bright and radiant. It also contains tannins that are rich in antioxidants that reduces redness and aids in rejuvenating the skin.

What is White Willow Bark Extract?

Willow bark, the bark of several varieties of willow tree, has been used for centuries as a pain reliever. The active ingredient in the medicine made from willow bark is called salicin.

Some people use willow bark as an alternative to aspirin, particularly those that experience chronic headaches or back pain. Willow bark is also used in some products to aid weight loss.

It comes from the branches of 2- to 3-year-old willow trees. Willow trees and shrubs grow all over the world, except for Australia and Antarctica. The white willow and black willow are two of the most common willows that are used medicinally.

White Willow Bark Skincare Benefits

Exfoliating
Willow bark contains salicylic acid, derived from salicin, which helps to fight acne and is an all natural, gentle exfoliant. White willow bark helps to exfoliate your skin by sloughing off dead skin cells, making way for fresh, bright and radiant skin.

Astringent and Anti-inflammatory
The astringent properties of white willow bark are due to the tannins present. Similar to those found in green tea extract, tannins are rich in anti-oxidants, help to tone and reduce inflammation, making white willow bark also an effective additive for reducing redness in skin.

Balancing & Cleansing
Willow bark is also an effective botanical for cleansing by controlling sebum production and helping to unclog pores.

Who should use White Willow Bark? All skin types can find willow bark extract a useful additive to their skin care routine. Dry skin will benefit from willow barks exfoliating properties, oily skin will benefit from oil control and its astringent properties. All of this, and yet it’s still gentle enough for sensitive skin.

Source:https://www.healthline.com/health/willow-bark-natures-aspirin#research

Willow Bark Blemish Control Face Toner

New Product: Helichrysum Calming Face Toner

Made with all natural and organic ingredients, Helichrysum Calming Face Toner is a gentle and healing toner to calm irritated skin. The active ingredient Helichrysum Hydrosol is known for its wound healing properties and is recommended for cuts, burns and acne scars.

Benefits of Helichrysum Hydrosol

Anti-inflammatory
Helichrysum is a strong anti-inflammatory substance. It reduces skin inflammation related to acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and other inflammatory skin conditions.

Anti-scarring
This healing hydrosol is also very good for fading scars, just like its essential oil. Find an effective anti-scar formulation below.

Analgesic
Helichrysum hydrosol is also an analgesic (pain reliever). It can be sprayed on stinging and itchy wounds to numb down the pain.

Anti-aging
Among the best anti-aging hydrosols is helichrysum. It tightens, tones and firms skin as well as nourishes it, which boosts collagen and keeps it supple.

Wound healing
Helichrysum is not only good for fading scars but also healing wounds. Use it as a wound wash by spraying it on the wound before dressing it to speed up healing.

Emotional healing
Grounding and balancing, helichrysum oil and hydrosol have been used for yoga, meditation and emotional healing. It is said to promote tranquility and helps an individual reflect on their past and overcome emotional pain & mental trauma, enabling them to move on. You can diffuse it with another pleasant-smelling hydrosol.

Source: https://www.themiracleofessentialoils.com/helichrysum-hydrosol-benefits-how-to-use/

Helichrysum Calming Face Toner

 

New Product: Twilight Night Dream Beauty Facial Balm

The ingredients in this special formula balm is full of skin loving plant oils and essential oils that will calm the nerves while giving you as new fabulous glow.

The active ingredient Organic Blue Tansy, also known as Moroccan Blue Chamomile, is a highly curative oil that has real tissue regenerating abilities. The light botanical aroma makes for a lovely scent; however, the real appeal of this deep blue oil is its medicinal effectiveness.

Why use Blue Tansy for the skin? Blue tansy can be applied topically so long as as long as it has been diluted first. It is a popular choice of essential oil for simply moisturizing the skin but can also help treat a variety of skin conditions because of its antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory activities.

It is used by many people to help treat acne, dermatitis and psoriasis as well as helping to soothe dry, itchy or inflamed skin.

Before applying blue tansy essential oil to the skin, it is always sensible to perform a patch test because some people are known to be sensitive to this oil.

Twilight Night Dream Beauty Facial Balm

 

 

New Product: Silk Peptide Face Creme

What are peptides?

Peptides are chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins in the skin. When peptides form a long chain of amino acids, they become proteins. When they are in a short chain of amino acids, they are able to penetrate the top layer of our skin and send signals to our cells to let them know how to function.

One important protein in our skin is collagen. Collagen gives our skin its thickness and suppleness. When collagen breaks down in the skin (from age and environmental factors like the sun and stress), wrinkles form. Peptides applied topically to the skin can send a signal to collagen to prompt the formation of new collagen, and voila, you have the appearance of more youthful, supple skin.

How to use peptides

For the most part, peptides take time to work. Peptides are best applied in serums or creams for a long period of time. You can start to see results in four to 12 weeks. Keep in mind that upkeep is so important with peptides. Once you stop using them, you will notice the difference.

Silk Peptide Face Creme

Source: sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/articles/986483/what-peptides-can-do-for-your-skin

New Product: Cold Process Soap

After a long hiatus, our cold process soaps are back! Introducing 4 new soap bars:

Benefits of cold process soap:

  • Our cold process soaps are made with all-natural ingredients such as essential oils, plant oils and Shea butters that are blended together to create a rich lathering soap that moisturizes the skin. Unlike other soap types, cold process soap penetrate into the skin to nourish and help minimize dry itchy skin.
  • Natural ingredients can be lost through the heating process in hot process soap techniques; the cold process method ensures these natural ingredients are better preserved.
  • Natural essential oils, like lavender and jasmine, or fragrance oils are added to cold process soaps because they take a number of weeks to fully cure and the scent intensifies over time.
  • Cold process soaps are colorful and can be made with a level of artistry with many soaps decorated with swirls, layers of color and all sorts of interesting designs. Some are mixed with natural ingredients for texture while others have a top layer of herbs for an artistic final touch.

New for 2018: Rose Quartz Fragrance & Dead Sea Salt Soak

Our new fragrance Rose Quartz is inspired by the beautiful gem also known as the “love stone.” It is a pink quartz crystal that is commonly found in Brazil and Madagascar. With the color and locale in mind, our Rose Quartz fragrance has a traditional rose scent followed by notes of fresh rose petals, orange zest, grapefruit and light jasmine. Soft sandalwood and musk mellow out this crisp rose scent.

Available Products for Rose Quartz:

Introducing: Dead Sea Salt Soak

Dead Sea salts contain many minerals and nutrients that are beneficial for the skin. Soaking in a tub with Dead Sea salts on a regular basis will result in health promoting benefits.

Sea salts, when combined with warm water, help open up the pores while plumping up the skin just a bit, giving you a healthy and youthful glow. Sea salts also help treat certain skin conditions such as psoriasis. Sea salts can also relieve the pain of arthritis.

Here are some known benefits of Dead Sea salt treatment:

  • Decrease Stress – Soaking a in warm bath with the high concentration of health promoting minerals found in the Dead Sea increases your circulation and supports detoxification in your body by removing toxic byproducts.
  • Improve Insomnia – From a nutritional perspective, magnesium deficiency can play a role in poor sleep. Taking a bath with magnesium-rich Dead Sea salts allows you to absorb magnesium effectively through your skin and helps support a good night’s sleep.
  • Relieve Arthritis Pain – Studies over the last 10 years have demonstrated that treatments with Dead Sea salts dissolved in regular bath water have a positive effect on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.
  • Improve Psoriasis – Multiple studies have shown that people who suffer from psoriasis improve with 3-4 Dead Sea salt baths each week. In as little as one week, many patients treated with a 10% salt concentration in their baths experienced marked improvement, including relief from itching and skin scaling.
  • Heal Eczema – Another study has found that patients with eczema/atopic dermatitis benefited greatly from bathing in a Dead Sea salt solution. Patients with active eczema soaked one arm in a Dead Sea salt solution and their other arm in tap water for 15 minutes a day for 6 weeks. Soaking in the Dead Sea salt solution significantly improved skin barrier function, hydration, and inflammation compared with the tap water-treated side.

Source: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-6878/Why-You-Should-Take-a-Salt-Bath-This-Week.html

The Cloisters Holiday Bazaar

A quick pause in our #bestof2017 countdown to share a few outtakes from the Cloisters Castle Holiday Bazaar we attended on Friday evening and Saturday. We met a lot of wonderful new people as well as creative and talented indie artists/vendors that we hope to meet again at future events.

In addition to sharing our products with potential customers, we introduced our brand new cold process soap bars and mini soap bars to the public for the very first time! The new listings will be up on the website this upcoming week.

Spending more time out in the community has always been a challenge for us due to Tyra’s work schedule but she plans to make it a priority in 2018.

Reformulated/New Name: Mega Natural Hair Growth & Repair Serum

Our new and improved formula of natural hair growth and repair serum.

New Formula! New Label! New Name! Plant Based Mega Natural Hair Growth & Repair Serum is made for slow growth, hair shedding, dry, damaged, frizzy and color treated hair.

Our former product: Excessive Shedding Hair Repair Serum

Yes, it’s possible with this special oil blend to obtain a Rapunzel-like mane. Not exactly like Rapunzel, but fairly close if you have the long hair gene. The good news is that you don’t need to have the long hair gene to achieve healthy beautiful hair. First thing you need to do is to apply this nutrient rich serum right before you shampoo your hair, wait an hour and then wash your hair as normal. It’s just that simple!

As a licensed cosmetologist of 20 years, I know that split ends, vitamin deficiencies and the lack of moisture or natural oil treatment can lead to dry, limp and damaged hair. So keep the following tips in mind: Trim your ends, take multivitamins and moisturize your hair on a regular basis will aid in your journey to healthy hair. In addition, a healthy diet of veggies, fruit, grains, and proteins as well as drinking plenty of water with lemons will contribute to a healthy mane. Beautiful hair starts from within and these tried and true tips are very important along with regular application this hair serum especially formulated to repair dry, damaged hair. Follow my advice and you will reap the long term benefits of having healthy hair and a healthy well being. –Tyra

Mega Natural Hair Growth & Repair Serum

Available to buy on Etsy.

New Product: 24 Carrot Brightening Face Cream

As a natural antiseptic, carrots will help make your skin feeling fresh and healthy. It contains vitamins A which is an antioxidant. It also contains vitamin K and antioxidants that will protect skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells. It can do a lot for the health and appearance of your skin, including reducing the signs of aging.

This product is made with carrot seed oil which is high in antioxidants, it’s a natural for any anti-aging skin formula. These components can help protect your skin from environmental stressors and has the ability to rejuvenate the look and feel of your skin.Carrot seed oil a great anti-aging ingredient that will help firm and tone your look.

If you have dry or oily skin, you don’t have to worry—like many natural oils, carrot seed oil has the ability to balance both! It gives skin just enough moisture without clogging pores, making it perfect for all skin types.

24 Carrot Brightening Face Cream

Available to buy on Etsy.

New Product: Pumpkin Enzyme Face Mask

Pumpkin Enzyme Face Mask is the perfect super food for your skin. Packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids, this Glycolic mask will increase the skin cell turnover rate while giving your skin a smooth and firm appearance. Pumpkin is rich in important essential vitamins and nutrients necessary for healthy and radiant skin.

The benefits of using a pumpkin puree for skincare includes:

  • Rich in Vitamins: Pumpkin is excellent for use on all skin types, but especially if your skin is damaged from overexposure to the sun. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which soothes and softens your skin, and vitamin C, an antioxidant, that can help to remedy damage produced by free radicals. A pumpkin facial mask will nourish your skin and promote the absorption of these nutrients.
  • Dissolves Dry Skin: Skin care products containing pumpkin such as exfoliators and moisturizers can be used on all skin types to help remove old surface skin cells and promote new cell production. Moreover pumpkin contains natural enzymes that help to dissolve dry skin cells.
  • Anti-Acne: Pumpkin contains the acne fighting vitamins E. Pumpkin anti-acne masks promote healthier skin by fighting inflammation, reducing pore size, controlling excess oil and preventing the appearance of pimples, blackheads and blemishes.

Pumpkin Enzyme Face Mask

Available to buy on Etsy.

New Product: Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis Healing Salve

Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis Healing Salve was formulated for eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis sufferers that would benefit from a mix of natural ingredients to instantly soothe irritated skin as a result of itching and scratching.

The skin soothing and healing properties of this salve includes:

  • Shea butter – From the fruit of the karite tree, shea butter works to prevent moisture loss from the skin.
  • Coconut oil – A natural emollient, its natural antioxidant properties make it great for stopping wrinkles and skin irritation.
  • Cacao butter – Extracted from the seed kernels, it is known to reduce dryness of the skin and improve elasticity.
  • Vitamin E – A naturally-derived ingredient with anti-oxidant properties, helping to reduce skin inflammation or irritation.
  • Avocado oil – Pressed from the fleshy portion of the avocado fruit, it is a great emollient with skin soothing properties. Rich in proteins, fatty acids and vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, Vitamin D, E.
  • Jojoba oil – Rich in Vitamin E and has a high fatty acid content, it is easily absorbed & revered for its restorative properties, especially on dry, damaged or mature skin.
  • Helichrysum Italicum oil – Known for its therapeutic properties that are effective on all types of skin blemishes. Use it to reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles, or other skin blemishes on the face or body.

Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis Healing Salve

Available to buy on Etsy.

New Product: Alkanet & Hibiscus Moisturizing Lip Tint

We have created a new lip stain made from alkanet root, beet root and a touch of Hibiscus flower to give a natural pink shade for pale and darker toned lips. We also added Shea butter to add moisture and a mix of natural oils to keep your lips feeling healthy and smooth.

Alkanet & Hibiscus Moisturizing Lip Tint

Available to buy on Etsy.

New Product: Avocado Matcha Green Tea Facial Night Cream

Avocado Matcha Green Tea Facial Night Cream is formulated for extremely dry, cracked, and mature winter skin that loses its moisture balance and elasticity during the winter months.

The active ingredients in this night cream includes matcha green tea butter and avocado oil. With high content of antioxidants matcha applied topically helps care for the skin. It is known to protect against skin blemishes. Helps prevent and repair UV sun damage as well as reduces scarring, acne and redness. Avocado oil is a very effective moisturizer. It’s easily absorbed by the skin and forms a protective barrier which prevents water loss; therefore, it’s a good choice for people who are suffering from dry skin.

Avocado Matcha Green Tea Facial Night Cream

Available to purchase on Etsy.

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