We are excited to be sharing with you the NEW Summer Sun Bundle!
As with all natural cycles, this bundle is available for a limited time during the summer season. Our seasonal Sun Kissed Oil is available exclusively as a part of this bundle. This formula is designed to aid your skin in protecting itself from UV radiation and other environmental stressors while providing deep hydration. We selected this trio of products for the Summer Sun Bundle to provide extra support and nourishment to your skin during the hot and dry summer months.
WHY WE LOVE THE SUN KISSED OIL
- Helps the skin protect itself from the sun
- Encourages natural skin regeneration
- Great for reducing appearance of scars
- Hydrates and supports a healthy glow
- Nourishes and restores natural vibrancy
THE SUMMER SUN RITUAL
Mist face and body liberally with a hydrosol of your choice. While skin is still dewy, apply a thin layer of the Sun Kissed Oil. After applying the oil to face and body, follow up with a thin layer of Hemp Butter to lock in moisture and enhance hydration. Our favorite summer hydrosols include Calendula, Rose Geranium, Clary Sage and of course Helichrysum. For best results, use daily after cleansing or anytime your skin needs extra nourishment.
PRO TIP: Apply 1-2 pumps of the Sun Kissed Oil to face and body before and after sun exposure. As this oil contains many antioxidants and carotenoids, it may help protect the skin from UV radiation. It also contains chamomile and calendula which are two of the top skincare herbs for regeneration and repair.
I am always on the lookout for plants that help protect our skin, both from the inside and from the outside. When I stumbled upon a study about beta carotene (β-carotene) and its potential benefits when applied topically, I was inspired to start experimenting. This led me down a rabbit hole I was not anticipating but I must say, it was insightful to say the least.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble nutrient that is essential for all humans. This vitamin is responsible for a myriad of crucial life functions including embryo development, maintenance of the immune system, color vision, and skin health. Vitamin A can be found in two natural sources: retinoids, which come from animal sources (including retinol) and carotenoids, which come from plants (including β-carotene). Specifically for the skin, vitamin A regulates the immune response and homeostasis of the epithelial (outer) tissues and mucosa through its metabolite, retinoic acid (RA). It is one of the first responders when the skin is cut or damaged.
Carrots contain a high amount of β-carotene which is a precursor for vitamin A. The body naturally converts β-carotene into vitamin A. As we now know, vitamin A is essential for skin health as it promotes tissue formation, protects the outer layers of the skin and neutralizes free radicals. Since β-carotene is a precursor to vitamin A, you can see why it has so many benefits for the skin. There are several other carotenoids found in carrots such as lycopene, lutein, and zeaxantuin which all have important functions, including antioxidant and photo-protective activities. These carotenoids are what give carrots their vibrant orange color.
We procured fresh, organic carrots from our local farmers market to make this exquisite seasonal oil. First, we dehydrated the shredded carrots. Then, we infused the dried carrots in a blend of oleic acid rich oils of sunflower and grape seed. Each day the jar is placed in the sun for 1-3 hours and shaken gently. After 4 weeks, we strained the golden orange oil, added a few other all-star ingredients and viola! We are delighted to offer to you this incredible SUN KISSED OIL
In addition to the carrots, we added oils of jojoba and olive that were infused with chamomile, helichrysum, rose and calendula. These four, natural ingredients also have incredible skin-nourishing properties which enhance the overall protective and regenerative benefits from this formula. The Sun Kissed Oil delivers immediate results when used daily before and after sun exposure. It can also be used for dermatitis, eczema, scar healing and reduction (especially after surgery or stitches) rashes, insect bites and extremely dry skin. Our favorite way to use the Sun Kissed Oil is in conjunction with two other summer essentials: the Hemp Butter and a seasonal Hydrosol.