Fall has arrived, which means that our skin is exposed to harsher environmental conditions. The cooler temperatures, wind, and indoor heat all contribute to dry, dull, itchy, and sometimes irritated facial skin. My blend for Libra season is designed to moisturize without any leftover heavy residue, and can be used throughout the day to give the skin an invigorating boost.
Libra is the sign of balance, symbolized by the scales. It seeks to relieve tension by finding harmony between opposites. Rhododendrons, among the first flowers of the spring, seemed to be a good starting point for this blend, to bring the bright blooms of the growing season into the fading light of autumn. Rhododendron essential oil is deeply nourishing for the skin– it’s rich in antioxidants, as well as anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It has a sweet, fresh, herbaceous scent that blends well with other flower oils.
Grace, the Libra Blend is also made with Geranium and Palmarosa essential oils– the signature oils of zodiac sign Libra. Both help to balance the production of sebum (the natural oil our glands make to keep the skin supple and soft), and they also help cell regeneration. Lavender and Ylang Ylang help to soothe and smooth skin irritations, with the added bonus of supporting emotional and mental relaxation.
These 5 certified pure essential oils are mixed with organic jojoba and evening primrose oil, white rose hydrosol, witch hazel, and a touch of Vitamin E (a natural preservative), and come in a 2 oz. mist bottle. $10, plus $3 for S&H in the U.S.
Grace, the Libra Blend
2 oz facial mist spray bottle