from the farm...
In the late spring, we harvest an abundance of rose petals. In the fall, you can find us harvesting these same bushes for their rose hips, as well as plucking the petals and blooms from our calendula, chamomile and viola plants. From each of these harvests, we leave the petals, flowers and rose hips to infuse for several months in small batches in carrier oils. During this process of infusion, an exceptionally enriched oil is created.
- Rose petals have toning and anti-inflammatory properties which help to repair the skin.
- Rose hips are high in vitamin C and the essential fatty acids that promote cell regeneration and tissue healing.
- Chamomile flowers soothe and relieve irritated skin.
- Calendula petals have mild anti-septic properties which help to quickly repair irritated skin.
- Viola flowers help to rejuvenate and revitalize mature skin.
We harvest our 'Super' lavender in the summer and steam distill it on-site in small batches for its strongly scented essential oil. Rich in regenerative, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it is perfect for dry lips!
Our spearmint is harvested by hand and we also extract its essential oil through steam distillation. The delectable aroma of its essential oil makes it almost good enough to taste - at least good enough to flavour our lip balm!
other star ingredients...
- Our neighbours Rick and Helen of Arlo's Honey Farm provide us with beeswax from their hives that we use as our lip balm base! Beeswax also acts as a natural and incredibly long-lasting preservative.
- Organic Coconut oil is moisturizing and nourishing, and its anti-inflammatory properties work wonders on chapped lips!
- Organic Sweet Almond oil is protein and vitamin rich, and works to soothe, soften and recondition the skin.
- Vitamin E oil repairs, moisturizes and protects the skin.
- Grapefruit is an energizing and stimulating essential oil whose antiseptic and astringent properties help to tone and tighten skin.
Apply to lips as often as needed or desired to alleviate irritation and provide creamy hydration.
Ingredients: beeswax, herbal-infused organic coconut and sweet almond oils (may contain nuts), farm-produced rosehip oil, vitamin E oil, pure essential oils of grapefruit, and farm-grown/farm-distilled spearmint and 'Super' lavender