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.
Amongst nature’s vast rainbow of botanical delights, the sweet nectars of the tropics are some of the most alluring ambrosias under the sun. Hawaii has become a home to such delectable flora as cacao, vanilla, coffee and sugarcane — each with intoxicating flavors and aromas that are almost universally beloved by the human palette. Through various forms of alchemy we are able to transform these otherwise inconspicuous and inedible fruits into masterpieces of delight; heat, fermentation, pressure and distillation are all involved in their metamorphoses into mediums that we can enjoy....
Jade Balm was inspired by the brilliant aquamarine Jade Vine flowers, a beautiful seasonal botanical here in Hawaii. Paired with locally grown Lavender & Calendula in a Limited Batch formulation, this soothing beauty balm is the featured item of the March Elixir Collective alchemy subscription box.
The Elixir Collective is a new monthly subscription box that offers exclusive or limited batch items inspired by local, seasonal and rare flora.