HORMONAL HARMONY CALMING OIL
Inspired by the cool climates of the French, Celtic, and Oregon coast, this blend draws on feminine elements of Earth and Water to balance warm and inflamed skin. A synergistic blend of 17 botanicals supports skin that is reactive to hormonal and metabolic conditions.
With camellina seed oil to balance skin and protect the lipid barrier, as well as soothe and reduce redness and inflammation; raspberry seed to provide an abundance of carotenoids and antioxidants to support UV damage and calm reactive, sun parched, and inflamed conditions; camellia to help with collagen synthesis, smoothing, and plumping; pumpkin seed oil to firm skin, encourage cell turnover, maintain collagen levels, and prevent breakouts with vitamins A and E, selenium, and zinc; meadowfoam, golden jojoba, and sunflower to create an effective natural barrier to lock in moisture and deliver nutrients deep into skin; locally sourced calendula loaded with a high resin content to offer skin healing antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and stimulant properties; clary sage essential oil to help balance sebum and tone with mild astrigents; 3 different types of chamomile to provide relief for sensitive, red, and dry skin; helichrysum to restore and rejuvenate skin, reduce scarring, and lighten discoloration; rose geranium to cool the skin and support harmony during the moon cycle; rose otto and a whole herb infusion of rose flowers enhances moisture while also being a powerful anti-inflammatory and skin firming agent; and whole herb-infused lavender to deeply clarify and protect the skin.
Available in 5ml or 30ml
75% Regionally Sourced
camelina sativa seed oil*^, rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil^, camellia japonica (green tea) oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*^, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil*^, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil^, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) wax*^, infused herbs of calendula officinalis flower*^, rosa sp. (rose) flower*^, matricaria chamomilla (german chamomile) flower*^, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower*^, essential oils of anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile)*^, salvia sclarea (clary sage)*^, helichrysum italicum (immortelle)*, pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium)*^, rosa damascena (rose) otto* and eriocephalus punctulatus (cape chamomile)*, and rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf 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.
After cleansing and applying water-based serums or elixirs, massage a few drops of oil on wet/damp skin.
Take deep breaths while applying to allow the aromatherapy benefits to calm stress associated with hormonal fluctuations.
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.