In our efforts to source as many ingredients as locally as possible, we have decided to make some changes to our formulas. As many of you know, we already source many of the herbs we use in our topical formulas and ALL of our hydrosols are made from plant material harvested within a 50 mile radius. We are now sourcing 100% of our beeswax and olive oil from producers in the Ojai Valley. Many of our updated formulas will feature these two ingredients for a few reasons:
1. Both olive oil and beeswax have incredible skin-loving properties.
2. They are both grown and harvested in an organic or regenerative way.
3. Not only are they available locally, but they are also 2 of the highest quality ingredients I have ever worked with.
The first product we are updating is the Menthol Rub. We’ve added an extra boost of CBD and increased the amount of both arnica and st. john’s wort extracts to dive even deeper into muscle aches and pains. The texture is slightly different from our original formula, softer, creamier, more like a salve than a balm. A little goes a long way and the relief is lasting.
The new base of this formula, olive oil and beeswax, melts immediately upon contact with the skin. Massage area after application for 2-3 minutes for rapid relief. We feature the same uplifting and energizing essential oil blend as the original and we think you’re going to love it!
Hemp CBD (Cannabis sativa)
This herb has powerful effects on both mind and body. We work closely with our cultivators in Colorado and Oregon to ensure 100% organically grown, pesticide-free, full-spectrum hemp oil (FSO). Our FSO is high in cannabidiol (CBD) a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that helps calm inflammation, boost the immune system, and so much more. The results of using CBD on the skin can be immediate and lasting, as it helps to nourish and repair damaged or problematic skin.
Mexican Arnica (Heterotheca inuloides)
We cultivate and also source this flower to be used as a topical remedy for bruises, sprains, rheumatism, varicose veins and arthritis. The active compounds in Mexican arnica have anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and antiseptic properties. The flowers are solar infused for up to six weeks in organic olive oil and in miron violet glass. We add this infused oil to our Herbal Balm and Menthol Rub.
St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
This herb has been used in Europe to treat skin infections, small wounds and bruises. St. John’s Wort also contains antibacterial and antiviral compounds. The flowers are solar infused in olive oil for 6+ weeks before formulation in the Menthol Rub.
Menthol (Mentha arvensis)
Menthol is the solid constituent of the essential oils of mint. Its cooling, tingling properties help melt away tension and muscle fatigue. Menthol’s powerful aroma helps to open airways and clear sinus and chest congestion. We use fair-trade, certified-organic corn mint in our Menthol Rub.
You can read more about our ingredients here.