An Apothecary for the Body | Born from Botanicals

Indigo Elixirs is an apothecary for the body, born from botanicals in Manoa Valley of Oahu, Hawaii. Formulated by a licensed herbalist, Deanna Rose Ahigian, L.Ac & Dipl.OM, sources local plants from farmers across the islands and from her own garden to create beauty & medicines that are as fresh as they are potent. Each herbal offering is cultivated consciously, infused with exceptionally clean ingredients and delivered in sustainable packaging. By working with diverse and abundant island flora, every Elixir captures a hint of Hawaii's lush exotic essence.

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Stay Well through Cold & Flu Season

How to Stay Well through Cold Season

There’s a reason the winter is known as ‘cold season’ — changing seasons and harsh temperatures can make us more vulnerable to catching seasonal colds and flus. Once you’re in the throes of illness, your symptoms generally need to run their course before you’ll feel reprieve. That’s why the best way to stay well throughout the winter is to avoid getting sick in the first place! Traditional wisdom offers no shortage of advice on how to support our body’s optimal state of being, and with a few simple life hacks you can keep your immune system at peak performance.
February 20, 2020 by Deanna Rose
Hawaii Grown Citrus via Farm Link

Citrus Bliss

Check out this citrus bliss! The abundance of bumpy limes in the box means that more Citrus Cream is on its way back into the shop. This dreamy lime-scented concoction is a traditional recipe from Thailand, and can replace both your shampoo and conditioner (or one or the other) while leaving your hair super smooth and scalp ultra refreshed as it cleanses and hydrates your mane. In addition to being my new-found all-time favorite hair elixir, possibly the coolest part is that the formula consists entirely of local Makrut Limes from @lokoea, Butterfly Pea Flowers from @petalmetal and water. ⁠ ⁠
January 23, 2020 by Deanna Rose
Hawaii Grown Butterfly Pea Flower

Butterfly Pea in Bloom

Currently in the final stages of brewing Citrus Cream, which means I get to work with this beautiful bloom! Known commonly as Butterfly Pea Flower and scientifically as Clitoria ternatea, those brilliant violet petals impart a deep shade of indigo when infused into water. This blue hue is due to the presence of anthocyanins, a water-soluble antioxidant that lends rich color and healing benefits to blue, purple and red botanicals. ⁠ ⁠
January 19, 2020 by Deanna Rose

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