Flowers for Beautiful Skin You'll Love
Improve your skin and beauty with proven, natural botanical ingredients ~ Flowers your whole body will love.
Why natural? Because what you put in and on your body totally affects your appearance and long-term health.
Your skin acts as a barrier to environmental toxins, but it isn’t impenetrable. Many ingredients in face/body/bath products are absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream. Questionable chemicals and endocrine-disruptors can accumulate in vital organs, leading to disease, cancers, and premature aging.
Get protected, radiant skin with ingredients that are certified organic or wildcrafted. We make it easy for you to choose safe options for healthy skin and graceful aging. Continue reading for floral skincare ingredients that actually work.
Some of the best flowers for your skin, and how their magic works:
Roses! They’ve been used for centuries as a skin tonic. That’s because rose flowers are intensely hydrating and nourishing. They help relieve irritation and tone your skin, giving you clarity with uniform color and texture.
Roses are potent, and Amanda Chantal Bacon agrees. As she wrote in The Moon Juice Cookbook — Cooking Consciously for Body, Beauty, and Consciousness: Rosewater “can be used as a facial mist with aloe and water to hydrate and soothe, for a dewy glow”. Get your glow mist with Rose Glow Toner, made in small batches using only rose, aloe, and witch hazel.
Speaking of fruit, how about deeply repairing your skin with sea buckthorn berries? These bright orange berry bombs are full of omega-7 fatty acids, vitamins C and E, and beta carotene.
Take your glow to the next level with these magic berries. They’re the star component of Cordial Waters’ nutrient-rich Propolis Serum. Together, bee propolis and sea buckthorn oils reduce inflammation and redness while helping heal and close enlarged pores.
Yarrow flower is another powerful botanical ingredient. When used in a cleansing oil, it gently exfoliates while stimulating blood flow to the skin to improve circulation and healing. And, oil cleansing doesn’t strip your skin of it’s pH or natural oils. That means happy skin you can feel good about.
FOR YOUR BODY
Fight wrinkles, inflammation, and even microbes with geranium. Ylang ylang, also antibacterial, is a seductively fragrant aphrodisiac, and its name means “flower of flowers”. The Lovers is a potently intoxicating body oil made with these powerful flowers for skin. Together with neroli, cedar and coriander, the scent is divine. You’ll love using it after your bath and in bed.
Keep the most delicate skin on your body supple, smooth and plump. Nectar, coming late summer, is a succulent flower oil for your labia. Rose, lavender and cedar create an arousing natural oil and an effective moisturizer you’ll love. It’s hydrating, soothing, and improves skin texture and elasticity. Yay!
Skin Contact soothes irritations and blemishes with calendula, yarrow, and lavender. This carefully crafted salve also includes under-estimated garden weeds that are some of the best ingredients for skin soothing and healing: the leaves and flowers of chickweed, dandelion and plantain. Skin Contact is wildcrafted and will also be released late this summer. To learn more about Nectar and Skin Contact, get on the list for updates.
TAKE A BATH
Stress can make you look and feel old, really fast. To help prevent premature aging, just relax! Easy, right? Bathing helps you ease stress, and using flowers in your bathwater can help soothe and soften skin. Draw a bath for a quick, relaxing and reinvigorating time-out.
Turn to nature to see what’s blooming abundantly, and add a few freshly picked blossoms to your bath water. Flowers like rose, calendula and lavender soothe and tone your skin. They also add that incredible late-spring scent to your bathing ritual. Just be sure to use a strainer in the tub drain, or infuse the blossoms in hot water and strain before adding to the bath.
Herbalist Sophia Rose is totally on point: Roses bring a sense of ease, joy, protection, and compassion. Calendula is rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and promotes healthy cell proliferation. It keeps “your skin feeling and looking fabulous”, she says. She’ll teach you much more in her booklet, The Sacred Art of Bathing.
For added relaxation, add mineral rich salts to your bath. They contain naturally calming magnesium, which means you get nourished while you soak.
And because bathing so deeply inspires joy, your friends Pure Bathing Culture can keep you company during your bath. We made you a playlist to enjoy their beautiful music… Listen to Real Love. Just watch out, you may end up dancing your way out of the bath.
NOURISH YOUR SKIN FROM THE INSIDE
Floral ingredients in tea and salads are an easy way to get vitamins and minerals, while fruit and berries of flowering plants improve your natural beauty. “Glowing skin begins in the stomach” says Maria Ahlgren in her book Beauty Food.
A plant’s energy and nutrients are stored in the roots and leaves as it grows. When it flowers, the highest concentration of energy and nutrients can be found in the flowers. Then when fruit forms, the energy and nutrients are transferred there. Choose flowers or fruit depending on the season and what’s abundant.
Rose, in the form of rosewater, cools your body, soothes your heart and mind, and relieves stress when taken internally. It’s also “an aphrodisiac, and supports metabolism and your digestive tract.” - Amanda Chantal Bacon, Moon Juice Cookbook. And when your digestion is happy, your skin is happy.
Strawberries, raspberries and apples are delicious members of the rose family. Eat them for smooth, glowing skin. According to Maria Ahlgren, apple peel “strengthens the skin’s natural protection against free-radicals” and helps keep wrinkles away, while strawberries and raspberries are anti-inflammatory, and full of antioxidants and collagen-protecting vitamin C. That means fewer wrinkles and more glow, bringing out your natural beauty.
And hey, drink your tea! Flowers like rose and yarrow or chamomile, poppy, and lavender can add beneficial nutrients while helping you relax. Find them in Peace Tea and Sleep Tea, sustainably made in small batches.
Eros, a magical concoction coming late summer, is made with roses, cinnamon, adaptogenic berries and cacao. It’s a luscious, arousing tea that boosts mood and sparks libido, which is great because, let’s be honest, sex and pleasure keep you looking young.
You can quickly improve your skin and beauty with proven botanical ingredients.
Get radiant and protect your skin with ingredients that are certified organic or wildcrafted.
Some of the best flowers for your skin can be found in holistic skincare that packs a punch.
Prevent premature aging by dipping into a flower bath to ease stress and soften skin.
Long-lasting, healthy skin starts on the inside.
Floral ingredients in tea and salads are an easy way to get vitamins and minerals, while fruit and berries of flowering plants improve your skin’s radiance.
Getting a gorgeous glow can be easy AND super-natural! Get beautiful skin now ~
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