Our spring theme is based on finding beauty in how plants adapt to their different habitats. The ability to transmute and thrive in a range of conditions.
A blend of quintessential trees and plants that speak to the more temperate mountainside of the Pacific Northwest. Reflecting habitats rich in evergreens and rooted in bio-diversity, creating a refuge with abundant nutrients - even in dormant winters - for all those who make the forest their home.
Fragrant distillations of Douglas Fir and colorful Fireweed with soothing Wild Violets ignite the mind with coniferous notes with hints of green leaves, fallen branches, and cool soil. Like a walk in the forest, to ground the spirit and lessen circulating thought patterns, creating more ease.
A lightweight mist disperses vital nutrients from comfrey, fireweed, nettles, horsetail, and wild violet. Collectively providing many of the key vitamins, minerals, and bioflavonoids that fibroblasts (most common cells in our connective tissue) require to make collagen and elastin + balance the acid mantel for a clear complexion.
Comfrey was added using a liposomal extract, a method that encapsulates active compounds into lipid spheres to improve bioavailability and penetration in the skin. Comfrey is a plant that herbalists learn about very early on in their education. An alternative name used is knit-bone to reflect its ability to be a powerful mender. Topically for the skin, it has keratolytic properties which signals shedding of the outermost layer of skin tissue from the inside out. This cellular renewal process fortifies the ability of cells to hold water while increasing new cells to emerge for smooth, soft skin.
Fireweed is a prolific wildflower that can be seen in moderate climates throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It was one of the first blooms to show after the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens where 200 square miles of the forest turned to ash. Within months, fireweed began to sprout. Its flowers give life to pollinators and young shoots act as tasty morsels for animals. Their roots feed nutrients back into the soil so that other plants and trees can grow, an anchor for the forest to regenerate. For the skin, you can see this in its strong inflammatory actions, supporting skin eruptions. Energetically, fireweed can be a guide for when we feel vulnerable, providing tenderness and support to parts of us that feel wounded.
Nettles have been revered in endless cultures and deeply rooted in folk traditions across Europe, with records going back 5000 years ago in Chinese texts. An important source of food, medicine, and textiles. Though this humble plant demands a level of respect, as they have developed stinging cells as an adaptation to deter herbivores from eating them. Asking us to pause in order to proceed with care and reciprocity. A little discomfort is rewarded with one of the most nutritious plant allies - the highest source of protein from wild plants (25% by dry weight) along with iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese zinc, copper, and, vitamins A and B. Energetically, they can give us strength to fight against injustices, develop boundaries and delve into our confidence.
Horsetail is an ancient healer who has adapted to our world for millions of years. One of the oldest plants in existence today. They thrive in wet environments and reproduce via spores rather than seed - like ferns. They’re immune to modern interventions of eradication such as herbicides - showing how well they have persevered under the most severe conditions. Known for their robust mineral profile, in particular silica. Used topically to tone tissues, making it useful for skin care to firm, lessen the appearance of pores, and even wound healing where stretching may have occurred (e.g. childbirth). Energetically, they teach us about persistence, building on all that we have learned and experienced over the years to move past the most difficult of times.
Wild violet adds an important source of soothing polysaccharides, which are humectants needed to help hold water in the skin. Dancing in harmony with Comfrey to maintain hydration and with Fireweed to reduce redness and recover from inflamed conditions.
After cleansing, mist the face generously to saturate the skin. Follow up with a facial oil and/or balm of choice to seal in the hydration.
It can also be used on the hair & scalp to add shine.
wild harvested hydrosols pseudotsuga menziesii (douglas fir)^ & chamaenerion angustifolium (fireweed)^, [oryza sativa (rice) solution* & distilled water & equisetum arvense (horsetail) leaf*^ & urtica dioica (nettle) leaf*^, symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf*^ & viola adunca (wild violet) leaf/flower*^ & viola sempervirens (wild violet) leaf/flower*^ & phospholipids] and lactobacillus ferment
*organic | ^regionally sourced
|To foster higher standards of stewardship among the land & people we practice bioregional sourcing. Most ingredients are grown in Oregon, our own micro-garden, or within the west coast of the USA and SW Canada.|
Use within 1 year of purchase
If you are pregnant or nursing, consult with your doctor before using herbs. Always do a patch test on your skin before applying it to a large surface. For informational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
INTENTION WITH EVERY STEP
At Live Botanical we are devoted to using the most vibrant, regionally grown and ethically sourced ingredients to encourage a deep connection to the natural world that can be felt with every use.
BIOREGIONAL ROOTED FORMULATIONS
Using plant-based skincare is a journey in building relationships and reconnecting with all things. It is about falling in love with how the plants, people and land are cared for each step of the way.