CALIFORNIA BODY OIL: Bare Heart
Laurel’s California Body Oil is a body serum and moisturizer packed with nutrients and antioxidants to promote radiant skin health. It contains raw, rich plant oils to regenerate the skin and aromatic essential oils with a special affinity for lymph and circulatory movement. Those attributes mean that this oil helps move waste away from living cells to make room for more vital nourishment. The California Body Oil includes a house made gem essence with rose quartz and Herkimer diamond, which was created to promote self-acceptance and self-love.
The ingredients in this oil capture the essence of California in every way: focused on seed and raw nut oils grown and pressed in California, along with aromatic essential oils including Pacific Northwest grown and distilled douglas fir and black spruce, California orange blossom and rose geranium, and hints of rare white rose, cedarwood and Hawaiian-farmed sandalwood and sweet orange to embody the scents of dense forests, ocean bluffs, vast fruit and floral farmlands.
Containing 20 beneficial active ingredients and 100% whole plant organic, this body oil is a beautiful choice for all skin.
Olive Oil – This Northern California plant is farmer grown and farmer pressed and then sent straight to Laurel. It is raw and unrefined; in Olive speak that is extra extra virgin. It has an abundance of nutrients and antioxidants, and is a beautiful skin softener. It also strengthens our skin’s response to the sun by reducing UV induced oxidation.
White Rose – Laurel Skin’s organic white rose essential oil is gentle and soothing to the skin, while deeply supportive to connective tissue. Rose reduces the appearance of fine lines and is a powerful free radical scavenger.
Vetiver – This earthy essential oil is incredibly grounding and deeply connected to our Earth and root chakra. The scent is unmistakable and creates a sense of calm and peace.
Almond Oil – Laurel Skin’s California almond oil is pressed fresh to order for them. There is a lot of misinformation regarding nut oils circulating the internet, which is focused on refined or rancid nut oils. Since Laurel’s is so incredibly fresh, and contains all of the nut’s viable nutrients, it is actually a lovely anti-inflammatory and a potent antioxidant.
Cedarwood – The scent of this woodsy essential oil is reminiscent of Northern California Redwood-filled hiking trails. It is a mild circulatory and lymphatic stimulant, bringing fresh nutrients and life to skin.
Olive Oil°, Almond Oil°, Sunflower Seed Oil°, Red Raspberry Seed Oil°, Evening Primrose Oil°, Avocado Oil°, Red Grape Seed Oil°, Jojoba Oil°, Rosemary Extract°; Essential Oils of Sweet Orange°, Rose°, Sandalwood°, Orange Blossom Enfleurage°, Silver Fir°, Black Spruce°, Vetiver°, Cedarwood Atlas°, Rose Geranium°, Petitgrain Sur Fleurs°, White Rose°; Gem Essences of Rose Quartz, Herkimer Diamond, and Hematite
˚signifies certified organic ingredient
Apply a small amount of California Body Oil to the skin at any time. For best absorption, apply after bathing or showering.
Use within 6 months of opening and within 18 months of the manufacture date found on the bottom of the bottle.
*This product does contain a higher percentage of essential oils than Laurel’s facial products. Depending on one’s own comfort level with essential oil usage, it’s good to keep in mind that high levels of most essential oils are often not recommended during pregnancy.
“I believe love is the most powerful healing tool available.” -Laurel Shaffer, Laurel Skin founder + skin-specific herbalist
Founded by skin-specific herbalist + plant communicator + engine of love Laurel Shaffer and located in a beautiful renovated barn in Petaluma, California, Laurel Skin is the culmination of Laurel’s winding journey filled with education, research, and extensive study that led to her path as a sommelier, and eventually skin-specific herbalist. Those formal training paths, as well as her experience in farm, spa, and mindful wellness, have made it possible for her to live the life of a slow beauty advocate and creator of farm-based and hyper-localized spa rituals and formulas. She walks a balance beam with one side in wonderment and appreciation of phytochemistry and the other a world of intuitive trust and respect for whole plant wisdom and ancient traditions. That balance allows her to create formulas of long-standing efficacy.
The Laurel Skin line is a ritualistic range of flower and herb-based skincare, formulated with impeccably sourced, highly vibrant whole plants picked at their peak for unmatched transparency, purity, and results. Firmly rooted in the principles and practices of slow beauty, Laurel’s first and most critical relationship is with the land. Her exclusive partnerships with local artisan farmers ensure the highest quality and most stringent transparency. Their mutual commitment to only 100% organic, raw, unrefined plant materials guarantees unparalleled freshness and efficacy. Laurel Skin believes beauty should be a loving self-care practice that begins and ends with mindfulness.
Leading the way with unparalleled sourcing, a commitment to farmers, and a mission built on transparency, the Laurel Skin line captures California’s hearty terrain and natural abundance in each and every bottle, and relies on their own manufacturing and production capabilities to ensure the freshest, most efficacious products are produced.
Every single whole plant they work with is certified organic or certified Biodynamic®, and they make no exceptions. Laurel Skin partners with artisan farms within 100 miles of their Lab to source all of the flowers and herbs that can grow in their California climate. They begin working with their partnering farms in the Winter during seeding and continue through to harvesting season when each plant is picked at their peak of vitality. Once the plants are harvested, they make their way to the Laurel Skin Lab where they are turned into plant medicine for the skin. Of course, each plant is processed as little as possible to maintain the freshness, purity, and vitality of each plant. Laurel extracts are made in-house, without the use of chemicals, to preserve the integrity and efficacy of the whole plant. All oils used in Laurel Skin creations are certified organic or Biodynamic®, raw, cold pressed, unrefined, and pressed fresh for Laurel by the farms that grow them or by artisan pressers. Their oils are richly hued and have an unmistakably fresh smell: indicators that they are pure and unrefined. Laurel uses only certified organic and Biodynamic® essential oils; many of which are distilled in incredibly small batches just for the Laurel line. Every hydrosol they use is certified organic or Biodynamic® and made exclusively for Laurel Skin by their artisan partnering farmers along the west coast.
Laurel Skin is committed to your health, well-being and, as a result, your beauty. Their commitment begins with the quality of the soil that nourishes and optimizes the ingredients they select. This is the foundation of slow beauty. The Laurel team then follows each ingredient from seed to harvest. Through the season it takes to grow their plants, to the months their handmade blends sit steeping, to the hours they spend bottling each batch, the Laurel Skin team practices slow beauty with patience and intention. Their greatest reward is knowing you feel this when you use their products.