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Whipped Balancing Balm
Whipped Balancing Balm

Live Botanical

Whipped Balancing Balm

The Intention

A rich and soft liquid balm that turns into a lightweight oil on contact with your skin, this blend of protective antioxidant-rich oils and clearing botanicals helps balance and support skin. With blue tansy to deeply soothe inflammation with its antihistamine properties; babassu oil to create a breathable, protective barrier that helps keep skin hydrated all day; regionally-sourced cranberry seed oil to help neutralize free radicals with its powerful antioxidant profile; grape seed oil to improve absorption and help heal and prevent scarring; antioxidant-rich passion fruit seed oil to help support breakouts and brighten sunspots; whole lavender flowers to provide their effective anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and cleansing compounds; lemon balm to boost the antioxidant profile and create more opportunities for healing protection against UV and environmental damage; and self-heal to regenerate the skin and pacify skin ailments with its cooling nature.

The scent is slightly sweet with herbal undertones of blue tansy, lavender, and juniper. It’s a treat not only for the skin, but for the senses.

The Ingredients

68% regionally sourced

orbignya oleifera (babassu) seed oil*#, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil^, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*^, vitus vinifera (grape) seed oil*, oryza sativa (rice) bran wax*^, passiflora incarnata (passion fruit) seed oil*, lavandula spp. (lavender) extract*^, melissa officinalis (lemon balm) extract*^ and prunella vulgaris extract*^ and essential oils of tanacetum annuum (blue tansy)*, juniperus communis*^ and lavandula angustifolia (lavender)*^
*organic   |   ^regionally sourced   |   #fair-trade/co-op

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 toning your skin, apply a less than pea size amount of product. Press a thin layer onto the skin focusing on areas that need the most hydration.  It should absorb quickly with an almost matte finish.  A little goes a long way.

For dry skin, apply after your facial oil or moisturizer.

For oily skin, this works as a moisturizing night treatment a couple of times a week. If you’re wanting something with more active breakouts, the Skin Repair Balm may be a better option.

Notes: Keep away from heat and direct light. If the product liquifies, cool in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Once you take it out, it should remain intact but still very soft. Babassu is very reactive to heat.

The color varies from batch to batch, ranging in blue, teal, and mint. 

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.