WILDCRAFTED CLEANSING OILS - FRESH EVERGREEN
WILDCRAFTED CLEANSING OILS - FRESH EVERGREEN
I bring the power of wild, fresh skin loving herbs to my cleansing oil creations! In the spring I forage the mountains surrounding my home pinching off the bright green tips of the evergreens - pine, spruce, juniper, and fir trees, and collecting chunks of hard resin exuding from wounds in the tree bark. Conifer trees needles, bark and resin have been shown to have anticancer, antimicrobial and antiinflammatory properties. The resin is said to have properties similiar to Frankincense. The spring needles are a rich source of Vitamin C and are edible.
Available in 2 essential oil enhanced options: CITRUS + PINE and PINYON + ROSE
MADE WITH WILDCRAFTED + ORGANIC INGREDIENTS + PRESERVATIVE FREE
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The needles, bark and resin of the evergreen trees have proven anti anti-microbial & anti-inflammatory properties, helping reduce chronic inflammation and decrease the proliferation of pathogenic bacteria and reducing itchy breakouts. Pine also is astringent, reknown for it's ability to cleanse.
READ ALL ABOUT THE POWER OF THE MAJESTIC EVERGREEN TREE IN MY BLOG POST HERE
MADE WITH 100% ORGANIC OILS
INGREDIENTS: Evergreen & Pinyon infused refined Avocado oil, Grapeseed, Hemp seed, Apricot seed, Safflower, Sunflower, Jojoba, Almond, Aloe, Olive Oil, Neem, Vit.E. Calendula Flowers, Rosemary leaf oil. ENHANCED WITH THERAPEUTIC ESSENTIAL OILS
2 FRESH EVERGREEN INFUSED BLENDS TO CHOOSE FROM
- CITRUS + PINE: This bright, uplifting, woodsy blend is enhanced with Cedarwood, Pink Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Lime, Litsea Fruit, Mandarin, Sweet Orange Peel, Frankincense Carteri. A good choice for morning cleansing to brighten the spirits, and send you off ready to take on the world.
- PINON + ROSE: In the evening the scent of rose mingles with the spicy aromas of the forest calming the senses and relieving the mind of the day's cares. Enhanced with Geranium Rose, Cedarwood, Juniper Berry, Frankincense, Pinion, Scotch Pine, Rose.
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Bringing the power of skin loving herbs to my cleansing oil creations!
The oils themselves do most of the hard work of cleansing your skin, but by infusing them with powerful healing herbs fresh from the local forest they soar to new heights of awesomeness! These infused oils penetrate quickly to dissolve dirt, grease, sunscreen & makeup without the need for soap or cleansers.
HOW I CREATE A CLEANSING OIL BLEND: All variations of my cleansing oil blends combine clarifying “astringent (linoleic acid)” oils and “conditioning (Oleic acid)” oils. Astringent oils are rich in Linoleic acid and are light, easily absorbed, and are a required ingredient in a cleansing oil. An astringent is a substance which stimulates biological tissues to contract and draw together.
Oils rich in Linoleic acid have proven anti-wrinkle properties and benefits skin prone to itchy breakouts. If skin is deficient in Linoleic acid the sebaceous glands of the skin produce a type of sebum which is drier and more firm than healthy sebum. This dry, hard sebum easily becomes stuck, causing blackheads, whiteheads and conmedons to form.
Oils high in Oleic acids are considered to be deeply skin “conditioning” oils, they are emollient, healing, moisturizing, and occlusive. They have a heavier bodied and take longer to be absorbed making them vital to combating dryness in harsh, arid climates. Dry climates can dehydrate skin. Dehydrated skin can be easily damaged, making it vulnerable to bacterial penetration which may lead to itchy outbreaks and acne. Oleic acids nourish the skin and strengthen skin resiliency, this can help reduce breakouts in people with “dry skin” outbreaks by maintaining the skin's structure and function.
A NOTE ON ALLERGIES: There is no such thing as "hypoallergenic" - it is a marketing term and it is also dangerous for anyone to make that claim. Always test any new skin care product on a small patch of skin to determine sensitivities.
The regular use of cleansing oils works will help strengthen the skin's lipid barrier. One of the roles of the lipid barrier is moisture retention. You will find that cleansing with oils, and reducing or eliminating the use of surfactant based cleansers can, over time, help reduce water loss from the skin due to evaporation.
NO CASTOR OIL. Castor oil is commonly included in cleansing oils blends. I do not include it in my blends becuase of it's tendency to be too drying for many people. If you have very oily skin and want to try adding it to my blend, I would suggest starting with just a drop or two and evaluate your results. Please contact me for more information.
These are handmade, small batch, artisanal products. Minor variation from batch to batch can be expected. Handle with care; keep the lid on and avoid contamination with water. If you are unhappy with your product for any reason please contact me directly.
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