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Skin Repair Balm
Skin Repair Balm

Live Botanical

Skin Repair Balm

The Intention

An all-in-one herbal formula developed to weave together a broad spectrum of constituents that work collectively to soothe a host of concerns from skincare to first-aid. This rich anti-inflammatory, astringent, and antiseptic balm is phenomenal for breakouts, rashes, razor burns, sunburns, cuts, scars, dry patches, bug bites, and so much more.

With highly astringent yarrow to provide general wound care, anti-inflammatory power to heal abrasions, and antiseptic properties to clean the skin and prevent infection and breakouts; ethically wildcrafted usnea (the long-haired looking lichen on trees) to further enhance the inflammatory benefits; calendula to fight infection, protect skin from free radicals, reduce inflammation and breakouts, and increase circulation; supercritical extracts of frankincense, myrrh, and immortelle to reduce inflammation and lessen scarring; lavender essential oil to work in synergy with the other botanicals to further clean and clear the skin; cold-pressed camelina seed oil to balance and protect the lipid barrier, as well as reduce sensitivity and help soothe and reduce the redness, dryness, and inflammation caused by common skin reactions; and unrefined sunflower seed oil and locally sourced raw beeswax to nourish, protect, and moisturize the skin without clogging pores.

Available in 10ml or 50ml

The Ingredients

99% regionally sourced

helianthus annuus seed oil (sunflower)*^, camelina sativa seed oil*^, achillea millefolium (yarrow) flower*^, usnea sp. (lichen)^, calendula officinalis (marigold)* flower^, raw oregon beeswax*^, essential oils of lavendula angustifolia (lavender)^*, boswellia sp. (frankincense)*, commiphora myrrh co2* and helichrysum italicum (immortelle)*

*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.

The Ritual

As an overnight mask: Apply to damp skin as the last step in your routine to lock in moisture and allow calming properties to slowly absorb through the night.

To repair: dab small amount to a clean cut, bite, rash, burn, or breakout.

As a cleanser: massage onto dry skin to dissolve dirt and makeup. Press a warm, wet washcloth onto skin to soften and clean the pores. Gently wipe off excess until no oil residue is left.

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.