SKIN SOOTHING BEAUTY BALM
Inspired by the pure wild spirit & raw beauty of the Caribbean Ocean.
I dreamed and foraged the seashore, wading through wild flowers for this extra special facial balm. Manzanilla is the name of a beach in my Island Puerto Rico; Azul mean Blue; and Manzanilla Azul Balm has a beautiful color that does conjure up feelings of the Caribbean Ocean.
A Savior Balm to Soothe & Repair Sunkissed Skin
After getting some healing benefits of sea salty water and sunshine I needed to soothe my skin specially my face. This soft, whipped balm is truly a savior for a Sunkissed skin. Manzanilla Azul Balm can be used on sunburns the following day at night, when the skin no longer feels hot to the touch.
Our Manzanilla Azul Balm is a concentrated overnight nourishing moisturizer that we have developed after many years working with Blue German Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita). One of the most rare and expensive essential oils.
Where does the color of the balm comes from?
The Manzanilla Azul Balm has a natural lovely blue color that imparts a greenish-blue (like a blue-green algae color) hue to the final product thanks to the natural chamazulene that is formed when the plant material is exposed to heat during a steam distillation process. This is involving the plant’s leaves, stems and flowers that pulls out the plant’s naturally high concentration of chamazulene, transforming it from the color of the sun to the glorious, deep blue shade of the ocean.
GOAL: Calm, visibly renew and soothe extremely dry mature skin.
We chose Blue German Chamomile for our Manzanilla Azul Balm because of its well documented anti-inflammatory effects when applied topically.
The active ingredients that make chamomile special are numerous, and both Roman and German chamomile offer them, although German (blue) chamomile offers more therapeutic compounds than its plant cousins.
Some of the most important chemical compounds in blue chamomile include:
A terpene, azulene is what gives this essential oil its deep blue color. It also has the potential to relieve minor aches, such as muscle soreness from working out.
Bisabolol offers the benefits of antioxidants, which protect against free radical damage. This can be beneficial for maintaining healthy skin by encouraging the production of collagen and elastin, which make up the structural layer of skin.
This monoterpene works along with other compounds in chamomile including alpha- and beta-pinene to reduce stress, creating a synergistic effect that makes blue chamomile especially beneficial for stress relief.
Beta-pinene is believed to help reduce stress and promote well-being, but it also acts as an antioxidant.
A flavonoid, quercetin acts as an antioxidant.
Texture: gel-like consistency - solid oil facial concentrate
It is like a gel-like that melts on touch into a hydrating, anti-inflammatory fluid that absorbs rapidly into the skin, helping prepare the skin for repair while you sleep.
Manzanilla Azul Balm is great for your gua sha ritual as it seals, heals and protects. This product is non-comedogenic natural balm so that your gua sha tool glides across the skin without any undue tugging.
Aroma: Comforting, fresh, herbaceous
Manzanilla Azul Balm has a sweet, slightly grassy and herbaceous scent, that remind me the delightful tropical scent of chamomile tea.
German Chamomile essential oil is rich in the sesquiterpene, chamazulene, which as its name suggests, is blue in color (azul is the Spanish word for blue). Interestingly, chamazulene does not exist in the live flower, which is white and yellow. Rather, it is created when heat is applied during the steam distillation process to extract the essential oil from the flowers. Azulene essential oil is a botanical, an essential oil derived through a steam distillation process from flowers like chamomile, tansy or yarrow. It is blue in colour and rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
We start our powerful Manzanilla Azul Balm with a sun ripened, therapeutic fusion of five of nature’s most nutrient dense plants. lovingly hand-picked at the height of their bloom in the early morning hours. These herbs then undergo a solar infusion process in oil. (Sun infusion. It is a traditional method packing the herbs into a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Covering it with the oil, and leaving it in the sunny location for about four-five weeks. Sun gently heats the oil to release herb’s aroma and properties into the oil).
After the oil is fully macerated with the plant materials, it is hand-pressed and stored. When we are ready to prepare the new blend, we gather our botanical oils and the finest therapeutic essential oils, and potentize them with prayer and reverence into the Manzanilla Azul Balm.
Elder Flower, help to stabilize reactive skin, reducing redness and other sensitive skin symptoms.
Blackberry Leaf, Marshmallow Root for skin softening and soothing.
Yarrow; for skin elasticity and firming sagging skin:
Yarrow contains about 123 constituents with known pharmacological activity. These constituents include volatile oils, resin, flavonoids, bitters, coumarins, alkaloids, asparagine, tannins, aconitic and isovalerianic acids, ß-sitosterol, stigmasterol, tricin, selenium, and ß-carotene.
Indigo; This powerfully effective herb is widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to soothe the "heat" when experiencing irritation or inflammation of the skin. Manzanilla Azul Balm may help provide relief from skin redness or irritation.
Fractionated coconut oil, sacha inchi oil, cammellia seed oil, blackberry, & evening primrose are blended as the base of this balm that will condition, smooth, and seal in moisture.
Key Essential Oils:
The synergy blend combines a spectrum of powerful essential oils—to bolster the look of your skin
Chamomile, German (Blue): Anti-inflammatory, Antifungal, Skin & Wound healing, Cooling, great as moisturizing for mature skin.
Blue Tansy; soothing and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Yarrow; encourages the skin’s natural repair and rejuvenation. Yarrow holds astringent properties to help tighten skin & minimize pores.
Geranium Bourbon: is known to be useful for all skin conditions including oily skin as it balances sebum.
Helichrysum: has been used traditionally as a rejuvenating oil, which promotes cell growth, helping to rebuild tissues as well as healing scars, acne, dermatitis, boils, and abscesses.
A true essential that is pure, natural and effective. From The Organic For You to thoroughly indulge and pamper your skin, soothe and calm the spirit.
Ingredients: Sambucus Nigra (Elder Flower), Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Leaf, Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root, Tanacetium Annum (Tansy), Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow), infused Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Indigofera Tinctoria (Indigo) infused Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, Plukenetia Volubilis (Sacha Inchi) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, bayberry wax (Myrica cerifera) Euphorbia Cerafera (Candellia) Wax, Tanacetum Annum (Blue Tansy) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Blue Chamomile) Flower Oil, Geranium (Pelargonium roseum x asperum) Helichrysum italicum Flower Essential Oil, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Flower, Geranium Essential Oil,
Net Wt. 1 oz glass jar with lid
Packed in a wooden pot and a hinged lid to keep your balm out of Ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays can destroy the properties of ingredients specially herbs and essential oils and by blocking out these harmful rays allows to preserve your balm freshness
We highly recommend to put the glass jar back to the wooden pot and close it to extend the life of your balm.
After your balm is done you can reuse the glass jar and wooden pot for storage of powders such as our facial powder masks or grain cleansers, herb, spices, coffee, teas, etc.
To get the most out of Manzanilla Azul Balm, after application use a roller tool or Gua Sha to massage face to allow the product to sink deeper into the skin.
After cleansing, scoop out less than a pea-sized amount of balm between fingers and apply to face, neck and décolleté at night, patting delicately around the eye area.
This balm applies best when kept at room temperature of about 70 degrees. The Manzanilla Azul Balm will melt as you massage into your hand or face. I recommend using a clean beauty spoon, spatula to scoop up little at a time. Massage less than a pea sized amount into skin day and night after your toner of choice. Smooth over elbows, knees, dry cuticles or any areas that need extra TLC. Consult your doctor if nursing or pregnant.
WORD OF CAUTIONS
If you're allergic to chamomile flowers, or any other plants in the daisy family, you could have a reaction to this product. If you're worried, do a skin patch test by testing a small amount of product on your forearm; if no rash appears after two to three days, you can feel free to apply it elsewhere.
Azulene can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Avoid sun exposure immediately after using a product with azulene. That is why we recommend using this product at night before going to bed.
Also worth noting: Manzanilla Azul Balm is "preservative free" and will lose clarity and the color fades, and may be light green or yellow. If you notice your product losing its clarity, it's time to toss it. To preserve the life of the Manzanilla Azul Balm, store it in a cool and dark place.
To maintain Manzanilla Azul Balm purity and silken texture, we've added no stabilizers or emulsifiers to this concentrated formula. The luxurious is when it melts on contact with your warm skin. Unfortunately, this also makes it vulnerable to temperature changes. This in no way affects the quality or efficacy of the product. If your pot arrives melted, or melts in your care, place in the refrigerator overnight. Allow to return to room temperature.
We are always updating our formulations to use the cleanest and natural ingredients on the market - so this list is subject to change! It is the most up-to-date ingredient list and may differ from product packaging.
We recommend consulting a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications. Our products are intended for adult use.
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