Indian Summer Body Nectar
Indian Summer is seductive, warm + mysterious, like finding your new favourite bookstore hidden away from the main path.
peach • raspberry • osmanthus • cinnamon • anise • rose • orange blossom • patchouli • sandalwood • egyptian musk
A luxurious blend of skin-loving oils, infused with dried hibiscus and rose petals make these body nectars great for skin that needs a little bit of love + moisture.
HOW TO USE • Use this body nectar right after your bath or shower, or drop a bit into the running bath water. While your skin is still moist and your pores are open, massage the oil onto your skin, from ankles to neck. Your skin will absorb the oils while leaving your skin soft, smooth, supple and hydrated. Packaged in a 4 ounce glass bottle with an easy-to-use pump. A pump or two is perfect for each part of your body, making it easy to dispense just the right amount that you want. When you're all finished with your body nectar, you can dry the flowers inside and reuse your glass bottle for whatever you'd like!
Ingredients: grapeseed oil (vitis vinifera seed oil), sweet almond oil (prunus amygdalus dulcis) oil, (simmondsia chinensis seed oil), apricot kernel oil (prunus armeniaca kernel oil), hibiscus flowers (hibiscus sabdariffa), rose petals (rosa centifolia), fragrance oil.
Extracted from the seeds of (usually) wine grapes, grape seeds are loaded with powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants help give your skin the goodies it needs to stay healthy, clear and soft and delay the skins natural aging process. Grapeseed oil contains linoleic acid (a type of fatty acid), which helps skin jump back from issues like acne, eczema and dermatitis. It's helpful in reducing the signs of age spots, wrinkles and stretch marks. This oil, along with sweet almond oil, helps restore collagen, which helps your skin to form that "youthful glow" layer.
Apricot Kernel OIl
Obtained from the seeds of apricots, apricot kernel oil is a wonderful light oil, that absorbs quickly into the skin and makes it oh-so-soft. Apricot kernel oil's anti-aging properties are easy to incorporate into your skincare routine because this oil is light and easily accepted by your skin. It helps improve skin tone and fights the signs of the natural aging process. Great for skin that's been stripped of it's natural oils, using this oil right after a shower or bath will help seal moisture into skin.
Sweet Almond Oil
Rich in vitamin e, monounsaturated fatty acids, potassium and zinc, sweet almond oil has been used as a miracle oil since it was first domesticated! Sweet almond oil is produced from edible almonds and is easily absorbed into the skin. Because of the vitamin e that's naturally found in sweet almond oil, regular use of it can protect your skin from stress and UV radiation damage, and even help to repair damage to the collagen layer in your skin (the layer that keeps that youthful glow about you!). Because it's so rich in proteins, it helps provide the amino acids that are required for your skin to form collagen. It can also help with sun damage, dryness/itchiness and other mild skin conditions. Just using this in your skincare routine will help keep your skin hydrated, supple and soft.
Hibiscus is nicknamed the “botox plant” because it's one of the most powerful anti-aging plants. It increases skin elasticity, giving you a youthful glow while lifting and firming your skin. Hibiscus flowers have slight exfoliating properties found in the organic acids, which help speed up cell turnover, resulting in a more even skin tone. Hibiscus is also rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants have been proven to help fight free radicals, which can result in premature aging and also help reduce the appearance of large pores, making your complexion appear smoother. This miracle plant encourages fresher, younger, smoother looking skin, even helping control acne breakouts. Harsh drugstore products contain synthetics that strip your skin of its natural, much-needed oils, yet the organic acids in hibiscus bring back those glorious oils and balance your skin, giving you a naturally gorgeous glowing complexion. Hibiscus also has a high mucilage content (sounds like something you wouldn’t want, but trust me… you do), which is a sticky substance that’s produced by plants to help with the storage of water and food. Mucilage is a wonderful natural skin moisturizer that’s gentle for sensitive skin. Found in hibiscus, it enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture, keeping your skin hydrated, soft, supple and free from dull, dry skin.
Rose petals help rejuvenate and replenish skin. Naturally antibacterial, rose oils can help treat acne-prone skin, help reduce swollen spots or redness and can help soothe rosacea and eczema symptoms. Rose petals also contain high amounts of vitamin C, which help protect skin cells from damage. Also a natural astringent, they help tighten pores and restore suppleness for a glowing complexion (unlike store-bought alcohol-based toners which leave your skin feeling dried out, rose leaves skin feeling smooth). They help control excess oil, unclog pores and also keep your skin looking taut and glowing. As rose petals contain antioxidants and antibacterial compounds, they soothe the skin, providing relief from excessive irritation and itching. Rose petal oils also help lock moisture into the skin, keeping it feeling smooth and soft. (it’s especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin because the sugars in its petals create a soothing feeling). A staple in Ayurvedic medicine, they also detoxify and calm.