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Sanctuary Barrier Balm

Live Botanical

Sanctuary Barrier Balm

$14.00

Deeply nourishing and harmonizing, this beautiful essential oil-free balm provides sanctuary for dry, sensitive skin seeking calm and nurturing. A moisture-locking blend filled with nutrient-dense raw butters and oils, plant-based waxes, sterols, and phospholipids, Sanctuary Barrier Balm provides rich yet breathable respite for skin in need. Amazonian butters of mururmuru, tucuma, ucuuba, and bacuri help to soothe irritated skin, maintain elasticity, and soften rough patches, while oils of buriti, graviola, and carrot infuse skin with antioxidants to protect against cellular degradation from UV and other environmental stressors, and ceramide-rich rice bran wax and pomegranate sterols help to provide the final occlusive element: preventing water loss and supporting the other ingredients to improve all-over moisture. And elevating this balm to the next-level? Phospholipids. On a cellular level, these unrefined oil-based phospholipid molecules attract and hold onto water while organizing themselves into a structure similar to our own skin...helping to create an effective skin-identical layer when it's massaged into damp skin. All hail the power of plants. Your skin's greatest sanctuary is here.

Available in 5ml or 30ml

41% regionally sourced

astrocaryum murumuru butter#, astrocaryum tucuma butter#, virola sebifera (ucuuba) butter#, daucus carota stavia (carrot) seed oil (not essential oil)*^, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) wax*^, mauritia flexuosa (buriti) fruit oil#, annona Muricata (soursop - graviola) oil#, corylus avellana (hazelnut) oil*^, oryza sativa (rice) bran wax^, punica granatum (pomegranate) sterols, platonia insignis (bacuri) butter# and helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil* & lecithin* & cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil* & corthellus shiitake (mushroom) extract*

*organic   |   ^regionally sourced  |   #fair-trade/co-op

This balm contains no added essential oils and the scent is natural and earthy.

To foster higher standards of stewardship among the land & people, Live Botanical practices bioregional sourcing. Most ingredients are grown throughout the Pacific West, including their own micro-garden in Oregon.

Apply as the final layer in your skincare routine. For best results, ensure the skin is damp/hydrated to improve moisture function.  It can also be used as a restorative night mask by applying a thicker layer, allowing a slow absorption while you sleep. 

During warmer months or when not as dry, mix in your palm with a hydrating serum to create a day cream for a lighter application.

We find this best paired with the Ambient Moisture Liquid for increased hydration.

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.

The Intention

Deeply nourishing and harmonizing, this beautiful essential oil-free balm provides sanctuary for dry, sensitive skin seeking calm and nurturing. A moisture-locking blend filled with nutrient-dense raw butters and oils, plant-based waxes, sterols, and phospholipids, Sanctuary Barrier Balm provides rich yet breathable respite for skin in need. Amazonian butters of mururmuru, tucuma, ucuuba, and bacuri help to soothe irritated skin, maintain elasticity, and soften rough patches, while oils of buriti, graviola, and carrot infuse skin with antioxidants to protect against cellular degradation from UV and other environmental stressors, and ceramide-rich rice bran wax and pomegranate sterols help to provide the final occlusive element: preventing water loss and supporting the other ingredients to improve all-over moisture. And elevating this balm to the next-level? Phospholipids. On a cellular level, these unrefined oil-based phospholipid molecules attract and hold onto water while organizing themselves into a structure similar to our own skin...helping to create an effective skin-identical layer when it's massaged into damp skin. All hail the power of plants. Your skin's greatest sanctuary is here.

Available in 5ml or 30ml

The Ingredients

41% regionally sourced

astrocaryum murumuru butter#, astrocaryum tucuma butter#, virola sebifera (ucuuba) butter#, daucus carota stavia (carrot) seed oil (not essential oil)*^, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) wax*^, mauritia flexuosa (buriti) fruit oil#, annona Muricata (soursop - graviola) oil#, corylus avellana (hazelnut) oil*^, oryza sativa (rice) bran wax^, punica granatum (pomegranate) sterols, platonia insignis (bacuri) butter# and helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil* & lecithin* & cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil* & corthellus shiitake (mushroom) extract*

*organic   |   ^regionally sourced  |   #fair-trade/co-op

This balm contains no added essential oils and the scent is natural and earthy.

To foster higher standards of stewardship among the land & people, Live Botanical practices bioregional sourcing. Most ingredients are grown throughout the Pacific West, including their own micro-garden in Oregon.

The Ritual

Apply as the final layer in your skincare routine. For best results, ensure the skin is damp/hydrated to improve moisture function.  It can also be used as a restorative night mask by applying a thicker layer, allowing a slow absorption while you sleep. 

During warmer months or when not as dry, mix in your palm with a hydrating serum to create a day cream for a lighter application.

We find this best paired with the Ambient Moisture Liquid for increased hydration.

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.

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