The world of essential oils and 'essences' have always eluded me. I love the idea of incorporating them into my routine (health and beauty) but I don't know where to start! There are so many - what are they all for!? Much like the 'Harry Potter' subject of Herbology, I needed a Professor Sprout to guide the way - enter Australian Bush Flower Essences.
So, today, we learn a few key essences from a very qualified beauty source, and what they translate to in terms of positive impacts on your well-being. I've chosen the most pertinent conditions that I think we could all do with a little 'healing'. So, time to tap into that inner mindfulness bellas...
This hand cream is designed to soothe and smooth your hands and cuticles. Reviving your dehydrated, chapped skin with its organic hydrating treatment, this cream provides rich moisturisation infused with Australian Bush Flower Essences including...
Crowea Essence (crowea saligna)
"Crowea is a genus of small evergreen shrubs in the family Rutaceae . They are native to Australia, where they occur in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia. The genus is named for James Crowe, an English botanist. Croweas have pink star-shaped flowers with five petals".
How it can help:
Negative Condition: Continual worrying, a sense of being “not quite right”
Positive Outcome: Peace and calm, balances and centres the individual, clarity of one’s feelings.
Perfect for: Those of us who constantly feel 'busy' and trying to balance everything in our lives. Thankfully, rubbing on a little handcream during a busy morning-break is also a calming experience - a quid pro quo of incorporating the essence of Crowea via this beauty treat!
The delicate contours around our eyes can darken and slacken over time. The Australian Bush Flower Intensive Eye Serum aims to rid panda and puffy eyes, and all the symptoms that come with them. Gentle yet potent enough to nourish and rejuvenate, its organic anti-oxidant blend will leave your eye area beaming with silky smooth brilliance. It includes...
Old man Banksia essence (Banksia serrata)
"Banksia serrata, commonly known as old man banksia, is a species of woody shrub or tree of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family. Native the east coast of Australia, it is found from Queensland through to Victoria with outlying populations on Tasmania and Flinders Island. Commonly growing as a gnarled tree up to 15 m in height, it can be much smaller in more exposed areas. The banksia has serrated, dark green leaves and large, yellow or greyish-yellow flower spikes".
Positive Outcome: Enjoyment of life, renews enthusiasm, interest in life.
Perfect for: Those who have had one too many late nights - be they from too much work or stress, to too much partying! Renew that interest in life (and cure that beauty hangover!) with this green serum.
Dry and dehydrated skin? Keep calm and clear-headed with Australian Bush Flower Calm & Clear Moisturiser. Enriched with an extensive skin calming and purifying formula, this organic moisturizer will fundamentally correct skin texture and deeply hydrate your problem skin, thanks to the inclusion of...
Black-eyed Susan essence (Tetratheca ericifolia)
"Rudbeckia hirta, black-eyed Susan, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. In the species, the flowers are up to 10 cm in diameter, with yellow ray-florets circling conspicuous brown or black, dome-shaped disc-florets. Extensive breeding has produced a range of sizes and colours, including oranges, reds and browns".
How it can help:
Negative Condition: Impatience, ‘on the go’, over-committed, constant striving.
Positive Outcome: Ability to turn inward and be still, slowing down, inner peace.
Perfect for: All of us! Who doesn't need a calming influence on their skin and daily routine? Not to mention, the amount that stress can influence the complexion! Keep our calanders and skin clear and calm, whenever possible please!
Have you tried any of these products? Which 'essence' is your favourite to use in your beauty routine? Do let us know! - Lauren