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Awaken Clearing Oil
Awaken Clearing Oil

Live Botanical

Awaken Clearing Oil

The Intention

A gentle, single herb infusion of fresh calendula flowers in nutrient-rich oils helps to soothe and clear skin irritations caused by minor breakouts.

Awaken Clearing Oil’s foundation is based upon fresh organic calendula flowers that Live Botanical processes in-house and sources from local farmers who grow medicinal varieties with high resin content for the most potent and vibrant infusions! This incredible flower has been used in traditional cultures for centuries to heal the skin with its powerfully astringent, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties; it works to repair from the inside out to help soften scarring and smooth out the skin.

Grown and cold-pressed in Oregon, the organic pumpkin seed oil in this blend helps to clear the skin with its beautiful balance of anti-inflammatory omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that moisturize and soothe without creating buildup. Zinc and selenium support collagen levels, fight acne, and provide environmental protection, while vitamins A and E help rejuvenate skin by repairing and reducing scarring.

Virgin, organic, and fair-trade black caraway seed oil – used and abundantly grown in cultures throughout Africa, Middle East, West Asia, and Southern Europe for its wound healing abilities – creates a synergistic blend when combined with calendula and pumpkin seed oil to help modulate inflammation and deeply nourish to strengthen, which helps lessen breakouts and improve overall skin texture.

This gentle oil contains no added essential oils and the scent is natural, earthy and slightly medicinal.  

Available in 5ml or 30ml

The Ingredients

89% regionally sourced

cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil*^ (and) calendula officinalis flower *^, nigella sativa (black caraway) seed oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*^ and rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract*

*organic   |   ^regionally sourced

Carbon footprint consideration: regionally sourced percentage refers to ingredients grown within the west coast of the USA and southwest Canada…where the sourcing is concentrated in Oregon, including Live Botanical’s micro-garden.

The Ritual

After cleansing and applying a hydrating serum, elixir or hydrosol; warm a few drops of oil in the palm of your hand massage onto face.

The Live Botanical Story

Founded by deeply-studied and wealth-of-knowledge herbalist Carolyn McRory in 2016, Live Botanical started its journey as a dream that formed over 20 years ago. The heart of Live Botanical is the intense desire to connect more with Mother Nature and share her beauty and wisdom with others; and Carolyn believes the path to a more sustainable society is to encourage ideas of conservation through compassion: we must see ourselves in nature and nature within ourselves to change mindsets. Through herbal-based skincare, Carolyn is able to tell a story to help forge a relationship with the many wonders of the natural world. With vivid botanical imagery and products designed for personal care, she hopes we are reminded every day of the beauty in the world and, more importantly, the beauty that lives within each of us.

Live Botanical’s philosophy is based upon four guiding principles: to live beautiful, to live fresh, to live responsible, and to live simple.

To Live Beautiful - Formulas are rooted in creating balance and harmony, and to enhance what makes each of us unique because they believe that loving who we are at this moment and following our intuition is where beauty begins.

To Live Fresh – Whole plant infusions, botanical extracts, unrefined oils, waxes, and butters are at the core of every product. Infusions and extracts are created in-house in their Portland, Oregon studio. And they start with locally- and regionally-sourced fresh herbs from small farms or their own micro-garden that they dry in house (instead of purchasing pre-dried herbs) as much as possible to ensure the potency and quality meets their high standards. They also source with an idea of using abundant herbs to limit their impact on the earth.

To Live Responsible - Both environmental and social responsibility are value statements they hold dear in every decision made. Sourcing follows strict guidelines, and ingredients not obtained regionally are fair-trade certified (when applicable). They work with farmers and producers who follow organic guidelines or ethical wildharvesting using rules outlined by United Plant Savers. Oils, butters, and waxes must be GMO free and unrefined or minimally refined depending on formulation requirements. Preservatives and lab-based ingredients are researched extensively for environmental impact and personal safety. They also actively give back to organizations who honor environmental stewardship and who work to uplift marginalized communities relating to equality and justice.

To Live Simple - They embrace the art of slow living by taking time to connect more with plants and customers to impart feelings of love, patience, and acceptance. Products are crafted to bridge current knowledge and traditional wisdom into every formula. They consider themselves anti-capitalists. This means they remain purposefully small with extremely low overhead to ensure products are affordable and markups are as low as possible. Their goals are based in the love of nature and helping others connect to the outside world.