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VETIVER BALM *Limited Batch*


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This woodsy balm is actually a reprise of an earlier version of Vetiver Balm I made a few years ago. The new rendition was created for the August Elixir Collective, featuring Hawaiian Vetiver with Patchouli and Bay from my Manoa garden. Vetiver Balm is a versatile moisturizer for your entire body as well as your face and even hair. I originally dreamed it up as a ‘Camp Balm,’ which could be used from head to toe while out in the wilderness because this blend also helps to repel bugs! Apply it wherever your skin is dry after bathing, and rub a thin layer on your face as a restorative night cream or post-shave beard balm. Massage onto a dry or flaky scalp and leave in for a few minutes or overnight before washing to treat dandruff and itchiness. Spread a thin layer in your hands and smooth over thicker hair to rid frizz and hydrate the ends. To make the most of its grounding attributes and to ease tired, sore, and cracked feet, rub the balm from your ankles to your toes and feel some relief as it eases your woes.

Vetiver is truly
 one of the most grounding plants on the planet. An inconspicuous grass above ground, it roots itself straight down several feet deep into the earth and holds on ever so tightly to soil loosened by erosion. In addition to its underground strength, Vetiver is also extremely resilient: it not only survives but thrives in harsh environments. With these qualities, Vetiver teaches us to stay grounded by fostering a deep connection with the earth, and imparts the ability to flourish in places where the odds seem to be against us. The plant therefore assists us in energetically planting our feet when we need to feel rooted, and allows us to be more in tune with our bodies. Topically, it increases circulation, decreases inflammation, and restores health to dry and aging skin. 

Patchouli and Bay felt like natural compliments to both lighten and enrich Vetiver's muskiness. Historical reserved for sacred rituals, Bay fights topical infections and 
de-stresses the skin to ease the effects of aging. Patchouli aids those suffering from excessive worry, overthinking and nervous exhaustion; it brings those who are mentally active back in touch with their sensuality. Externally, Patchouli regenerates tissue and works well for chapped, cracked skin and wrinkles as well as irritated conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and dandruff. Along with Vetiver, these three herbs work in unison to create a rich and deep scent reminiscent of a wander through the woods, help to balance and nourish the skin, and allowing you to feel at home in your body.

Each Vetiver Balm contains a ring at its center, carefully formed from a single strand of Hawaiian Vetiver root by yours truly. Please note that while some tins look like the one pictured, others contain rings that are partially submerged (as it was nearly impossible to get them all to float perfectly centered). Remove the ring as you wish, or leave it in the balm and run your fingers over it with each use as you take a few meditative breaths to feel aware of your body and ground your spirit.

The first few people to purchase Vetiver Balm will also receive a mini bundle of Vetiver roots, pictured here. These are a gift from Vetiver Farms Hawaii, and can be used like a sage smudge wand. Light the end, inhale its fragrant smoke and waft through your living space for an ambient atmosphere. All of the Vetiver roots & oils used here were grown and distilled
 on the Big Island by Vetiver Farms Hawaii, a company that specializes in planting installations for erosion as well as distillation.

Born from Botanicals in Mānoa | O'ahu | Hawai'i:
*Maui Macadamia Nut Oil {Macadamia tetraphylla}, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil {Cocos nucifera}, Organic Raw Shea Butter {Vitellaria paradoxa}, *Oahu Beeswax {Cera alba}, *Big Island Vetiver Roots {Chrysopogon zizanioides}, *Oahu Patchouli Leaves {Pogostemon cablin}, *Oahu Bay Leaves {Laurus nobilis}, *Big Island Vetiver Essential Oil {Chrysopogon zizanioides}, Patchouli Essential Oil {Pogostemon cablin}, Bay Essential Oil {Laurus nobilis}. *All starred ingredients are grown in Hawaii

Vetiver Balm is available in a 2 oz tin for a limited time only. 

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