Elixir Collective No. 6

Elixir Collective No. 6 ~ Summer Soak

To keep cool in the midsummer heat, we often seek places to bathe our bodies or even just our feet: the ocean, lake, river or pond become highly desired destinations of the hottest months. Immersing ourselves in water is one of the most universal human rituals, as it frees us of our weight and leaves us feeling pure. When we take the time to soak — not just to cleanse but to relax in water — we can find a meditative space that is both calming and refreshing.

Summer Soak open jar

 

This month's Collective features my first proper bath salt blend, the Summer Soak. A true fusion of East + West, the Summer Soak combines salt of Hawaii with seasonal botanicals of the Northeast. Hawaiian Sea Salt, solar evaporated from the surrounding pristine waters of the Pacific, is a mineral rich detoxifier that pulls impurities out of the skin and reduces inflammation by improving circulation. Salt is known as Pa‘akai in Hawaiian — pa‘a means hardened and kai refers to the ocean — and salt water plays an integral part in their healing traditions that rely on the ocean’s ability to maintain health and relieve illness. The coarse salt is infused with Roses, Lavender flowers, Elderflowers, Honeysuckle flowers and Spearmint sourced family’s sprawling gardens of Massachusetts. This is where I first fell in love with the flora around me and was inspired to choose the path of an herbalist: while my soul is at home in Hawai‘i, a large piece of my heart remains with the land that nurtured my earliest escapades into the realm of plant based beauty and medicines.

Summer Soak bottle

 

The Summer Soak is intended to give you an excuse to draw a bath, and to take your time in it: let the troubles of the day melt off of you and into the pool. The cooling herbal allies infused within help to keep you grounded when the days are hot: Summer Soak will quiet the mind, lighten the body, and rejuvenate the skin — now, it is time to take a bath!

Summer Soak bottles

The July 2018 Elixir Collective Box includes a 2 oz clear glass jar of herbal bath soaking salts, and was wrapped in strands of hemp with a personalized stickey & detailed card printed on 100% recycled banana peel paper. You can read the card here

Summer Soak wrapped bottles

Elixir Collective No. 2 ~ Jade Balm

Elixir Collective No. 2 ~ Jade Balm

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.

Solve All Salve

100% Hawaiian-sourced ingredients. medicine for your skin. use on wounds, burns, rashes, or any other chapped, irritated or itchy condition to soothe & heal. Now for sale online & on Oahu! Purchase here.

made with virgin cold-pressed oils of niu {coconut}, macadamia nut, kukui, kamani & neem infused with aloe vera, burdock, calendula, comfrey, lavender, laukahi {plantain}, olena {turmeric}, rosemary, sage, thyme & yarrow; beeswax.

All Over Oil

For sale on Oahu: 100% Hawaiian-sourced All Over Oil providing nourishment for your entire being ~ hair, face & body. Customizable with your choice of my essential oils.

Made with virgin cold-pressed oils of niu {coconut oil} + macadamic nut infused with aloe vera, calendula, lavender, laukahi {plantain}, olena {turmeric}, roses + sage.


 

Solve All Salve ~ Botanical Infusion

 My new La’au-style Solve All Salve made with 100% Hawaiian-sourced oils and herbs. In the jar above: olena {turmeric}, laukahi {plantain}, comfrey, lavender, yarrow, burdock, calendula, aloe, thyme, rosemary, sage.

Comfrey Slurry

Comfrey slurry for a girl whose knees need some loving. This is a fresh poutice I prepared from aloe, olena, mugwort, thyme, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, honey & propolis.