We're now featuring Alexis Smart Flower Remedies in our cleansers, moisturizers, and butters.
Greetings Friends, I am so thrilled to announce that I am now using Alexis Smart Flower Remedies (alexissmart.com) in our cleansers, moisturizers, and butters. I was inspired by Alexis’s passion for healing, her deep insights into human nature, and her ability to translate these into remedies that not only balance emotions and restore skin vitality but also bring about balance at a fundamental level of our being. Alexis studied Bach flower remedies for more than a decade, working with mentors in the direct lineage of Dr. Bach. Additionally, she studied homeopathy through the Devon School of Homeopathy in England, the Homeopathic Academy of Southern California, and with world-renowned homeopath Dr. Luc De Schepper. “I have always been interested in the beautifying aspect of flower remedies. I would notice that my clients would return after using flower remedies, not only with more confidence, but that their skin would have a glow and their eyes would sparkle. This fascinated me and soon I began to use the flower remedies topically with great results. "Growing up in Los Angeles and having been a model and actress, I was well aware of the dangers of trying to attain an external beauty that is always just out of reach and perfection based. As a practitioner I wanted to offer women true beauty and confidence that radiates from an inner sense of joy.” ----- Alexis I thoroughly enjoyed working with Alexis on a range of synergies for each of our treatment lines. I believe that you’ll find their influence subtle but profound in creating vibrant, glowing skin. All the best, ~ Evan PS/ Check out Alexis online - alexissmart.com
Evan writes on the important difference between essential oils and aromatic isolates
Essential Oils vs Aromatic Isolates in Natural Skin Care Our newest addition of Body Treatments for your gorgeous skin - our handmade Sweet Blossom Moisturizing Body Lotion - includes precious droplets of certified organic Ylang Ylang essential oil. Our Ylang Ylang comes from Madagascar and the name means 'flower of flowers'. Ylang ylang known for its beauty, and its sweet, deeply relaxing fragrance. We believe in the 'whole' part of 'holistic healing'. An essential oil (the essence of the plant) is created by the plant from the environmental elements that surround it: sunlight, air, soil/ tilth/terrior and water. An essential oil is a combination of as many as hundreds of very unique, very complex aroma molecules and gives each plant its specific therapeutic attributes.... and is the reason AROMATHERAPY is so valued in the first place! When creating our products we opt for this valuable complexity of whole plant wisdom by using the complete essential oil, not just parts of it, as in an isolated aromatic molecule. There's nothing natural or holistic about extracted isolates. It's become very common for skincare companies to opt for the one dimensional isolate: geraniol, limonene, linalool, citronellol...etc. But isolates create a standardized, flat, one dimensional fragrance. The scent will always smell the same, day in and day out, across seasons, year in and year out. It will never have the amazing biodiversity or complexity that exists naturally in the whole essential oil. A fragrance created from isolated aroma molecules will never have the soothing, lovely evolution on the skin inherent in an essential oil....And finally, because the aroma molecule has to be solvent or heat extracted from the whole essential oil, an aromatic isolate will never be able to offer the uplifting emotional effects, an elevating spiritual centering or the therapeutic physical benefits inherent in whole essential oils. So, we think Mother Nature got it right the first time. An aromatic isolate is not aromatherapy.
We love lavender, and so does your skin, your nervous system, your heart...
Our Lavender Facial Tonic Hydrosol is sourced from a few small, organic farms. It is distilled solely for its hydrophilic (water-loving) components, not the essential oil. Distillers of essential oils usually use plant material that has been dried over several days, resulting in a loss of approximately 70% of water volume. We choose to distill for the hydrosol alone and use only fresh plant material. In this way the resulting hydrosol is much richer in the valuable, water-soluble aromatic molecules. Furthermore, these hydrosols are artisan-distilled at low temperatures for over two to three hours. Conventional distillation utilizes high temperatures, and the process lasts for only thirty to forty-five minutes. This more labor-intensive artisan process creates a hydrosol that is vitalizing and healing for all skin conditions. Pure plant hydrosols are some of nature's best antioxidants. They play an important role in protecting the skin from free radicals and pollution. Saturating the skin daily with these precious waters restores pH balance, refreshes and tones skin tissue, maintaining soft and smooth skin while significantly increasing vitality and hydration to all skin conditions.