Monday, June 8, 2015

- Honeysuckle Breeze - A Healing and Nourishing Body Oil




Our ‘Rite of Spring’ body oils were such a success that we’re at it again! Really though, in my opinion, moisturizing your skin with natural oils is thee best way to go, I mean it’s been practiced literally for centuries. And not only are we making our skin glow and feel super soft but we’re also feeding it vitamins and minerals that will prevent damage in the long run.  When using body oils you may find that you can skip a day or two of use thanks to the nourishing and healing properties in these oils.

Strolling around town in late May you’re bound to spot some honeysuckles blooming and when you do you should stop and smell the flowers to receive its divine aroma. Which is super fun to do in public, a real conversation starter I’ve come to notice, and who knows you might just start a flower huffing party, tehehehe.

Not only did I want to capture this beautiful light floral scent in a body oil but I wanted the oil to be highly nourishing and healing and boy did I out do myself! Organic oils of Jojoba, Sunflower and Apricot Kernel were infused three times at a very low heat with organically homegrown chamomile, calendula and meyer lemon leaves as well as locally foraged honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium). You’ll notice that any current skin irritations will be soothed and gone after using this blend of oils just a few times. 

Now, as the early summer breeze greets me after my morning cleansing I reach for my Honeysuckle Breeze body oil and slather on its divine contents, as I would any lotion or cream for hydration, and not only are my senses whisked away to some magical garden realm filled with golden light and honeysuckle blossoms while putting it on but I'm also feeding my skin some amazing plant medicine. A healing and nourishing powerhouse indeed!


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Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica & Lonicera caprifolium) is cooling to the skin especially if inflamed and is an antibacterial, antiviral and antibiotic. Learn more about its actions by clicking my source links below. It really is a great plant that we should be using more especially since it's such a resilient grower too!

Chamomile is a gentle healer providing antibacterial and antiviral skin protection. Is also an antiseptic, which is said, according to A Modern Herbal, to have 120 times more antiseptic power than that of sea-water.

Calendula is one of thee best healing herbs for the skin. Great for damaged skin yet gentle enough for irritated and sensitive skin too. Also antiviral, antibacterial and soothes inflammation along with the pain accompanied with it.

Meyer lemon leaf adds to the uplifting properties in this body oil and also serves as another antiviral and antibacterial.

And like I mentioned before, the oils used in this blend were triple infused for long periods of time on very low heat with all the ingredients mentioned below.

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Contains: Foraged honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) flowers, buds and leaves, organically homegrown chamomile, calendula and Meyer lemon leaves infused in organic oil of jojoba, apricot kernel and sunflower with wildcrafted honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium) absolute.

2 oz. size available. A little goes a long way with this divine body oil!
Only 16 available as of today.

*Please excuse our label typo, honeysuckle absolute is wildcrafted not organic.

Sources:
1. A Modern Herbal, Mrs. M. Grieve F.R.H.S.
2. https://www.planetherbs.com/michaels-blog/honeysuckle-taking-the-bitter-with-the-sweet.html

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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