Earthbound Therapy Mask
*Part of Live Botanical’s Limited Edition Winter Collection*
Earthen powder mask to rebalance, brighten, and restore
A restorative earth-centric powder mask to ground the spirit, this sulfur-rich mask features ancient clay forged from natural hydrothermal alteration to create vital broad-spectrum macro + trace minerals to absorb impurities, deeply clean, and rebalance. From the fertile soil, a generous harvest of vitamin-rich strawberries, black currants, camu camu, and reishi mushroom immediately brighten. Hydrating rose petals, roots, and grains promote revitalization to restore softness.
Essential oil free.
95% regionally sourced
smectite/rectorite clay^, fragaria ananassa (strawberry) fruit*^, rosa sp. (rose) flower*^, althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root*^, arctium lappa (burdock) root*^, ribes nigrum (black currant) fruit*^, hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract*^, ganoderma lucidum (reishi) mushroom extract*^, myrciaria dubia (camu camu) fruit extract* and avena sativa (oat) flour*^
*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.
After cleansing, mix 1 rounded spoonful of powder and sprinkle in water or hydrosol/elixir of choice and stir until you have a thick paste. The color will change from soft sand to a rich rose color, a symbol of energetic transformation from soil to harvest. With your brush, paint a thin layer all over and a thicker application on congested areas of the skin. Wait 15 minutes, a perfect time to set intentions; how are you enriching your soil so that the most vibrant parts of yourself emerge? To remove, splash with tepid water and remove gently with a cloth. Can be used as needed up to 3x a week.
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.