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Give your hair some serious care. This Nourishing Nettle Hair Oil frees your hair to be buoyant, swing and shine in all its crowning glory and it gently scents the hair like a breeze of spring air.
Tend your scalp like a garden, as healthy hair grows from nourished roots. Our scalp has more than 200 blood vessels, 650 sweat glands, and 1,000 nerve endings and it is, of course, the mother to our hair. Depending on our hair color, we have between 90,000 and 200,000 hair follicles nurtured by the scalp and beautiful hair grows from healthy scalps. You want the pores to not feel ignored or plugged with polymers and stuffed with silicone and surfactants.
|Pumpkin Seed - Cucurbita pepo||Cold-pressed, organic Pumpkin Seed oil has a rich dark green color with a hint of red. It is abundant in omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, and phytosterols. The antioxidant activity from all eight types of vitamin E and diverse carotenoids, including beta-carotene nourishes hair, roots and scalp.|
|Jojoba Oil - Simmondsia chinensis||A dash of wholesome Jojoba is the desert’s answer to dry, brittle hair. Dwelling among sand storms and cacti, jojoba emerges as an ebullient, emollient oasis. As this strong shrub bakes underneath the desert sun, pearls of liquid gold germinate inside jojoba seeds. These seeds burst forth a golden oil that is cold-press extracted to deliver a lipid that is super similar to our skin’s natural sebum. Sinking effortlessly into skin, it transfers phytonutrients to the tissue’s deepest layers. Golden jojoba lubricates like oil, yet it is actually a liquid plant wax so it will not go rancid. Incredibly rich and silky, jojoba provides long-lasting scalp conditioning and hair-shining and smoothing effects.|
|Stinging Nettles - Urtica dioica||Nourishing Nettle herb is a healthy hair tonic that serves as a balancing act for oily hair and skin. This rare distillation of Nettle essential oil, brimming with bioactive botanicals, pacifies dry scalps and adds sheen to hair strands.|
|Rosemary Verbenone - Rosmarinus officinalis verbenone||Rousing Rosemary essential oil is an herbaceous revive-alive-verve-tonic with a refreshing, penetrating aroma. Think of rosemary as the feisty friend that stimulates sluggishness out of its stagnancy, supporting scalp and skin to thrive with renewed freshness.|
|Lemon Petitgrain - Citrus limon petitgrain||Luscious Lemon Petitgrain essential oil is a sunny, leafy-green lemon dream packed with effervescent plant power! This rare petitgrain essence is steam distilled from leaves and twigs of Italian lemon trees. Sweet and succulent with fragrant notes of green, the oil is a staple of skincare and beauty regimens. This oil is optimal for hair and skin care as it smoothes and tones the scalp. The nerol content of lemon petitgrain is abundant (almost as much nerol as is found in neroli essential oil) making it the loveliest aroma of all the petitgrain distillations. This aromatic delicacy brings emotional and spiritual levity, and makes hair smell like a dream.|
|Vetiver - Chrysopogon zizanioides||Vivacious Vetiver essential oil is distilled from the earthy roots of an aromatic tropical grass. The goodness of this oil is grounding and calming for the skin, scalp, and spirit, anointing the roots of hair and each skin layer as the rain anoints the grass. Adaptagenic in nature, vetiver oil soothes hair strands and aromatically graces your crowning glory.|
|Spikenard - Nardostachys jatamansi||Soporific Spikenard essential oil smells of earth and antiquity; it is comprised of thousands of years of healing history, spiritual inspiration, and medicinal potency. This aromatic root is the epitome of natural luxury and has been used as a nourishing and fragrant hair oil for eons. It was spikenard, after all, that was mentioned in the Song of Solomon and used by Mary Magdalene to anoint the feet of Christ, then she wiped his feet with her hair. This deeply reassuring root nourishes your hair roots.|
The Ethics of Unadorned Essentials
If you have enjoyed the sweet aroma of the rose, the invigorating scent of peppermint, or the verdancy of coriander, then you know essential oils.
Essential oils are a liquid concentrate of the unadorned aromatic molecules of a plant. These oils have the distinctive aroma and flavor of the plant of origin. This nourishing liquid enthusiastically absorbs through the membrane of our skin to bless mood, mind, and body. Sincere, generous, and immeasurable plant life!
All Libations' botanicals are authentic and pure and distilled only from the named plant matter. We call our essential oils Hi-Fi oils due to the distillers' faithful and accurate adherence to the master plant. All of our Hi-Fi oils are distilled from either wild crafted or organically grown plants. Our wild crafted plant matter is collected from the plants' natural habitat in lieu of a farm. We avoid offering botanicals from rare or threatened species of plants growing in the wild to discourage their disruption and disappearance. Our organic oils originate from plants cultivated without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, or herbicides.
To amplify the potency of the aromatic essence in the plant being distilled, our harvesters gather the part of the plant needed for the oil at the ideal time of day for each plant. An ancient and artful distillation method further ensures that the maximum amount of compounds and trace elements are captured in every drop. Most of our oils are distilled with nothing more than pure water.
Our ‘absolute’ oils are a unique type of extraction used required by a few plants that that need a solvent to liberate the aromatic molecules from the plant’s cellulose. The solvent is cleanly removed after distillation.
Singles, Carriers and DIY Advice
Some people prefer to blend their own botanicals, and we offer single note essences and carrier oils to empower creative mixing. We are happy to offer good-mixing tips and encourage wise experimentation. Most of our Libation bottles and lids can easily be washed and reused to contain your own creations before they are recycled.
Better than Good: Libations’ Manufacturing Quality Assurance
The FDA maintains a quality assurance recommendations check-list for the food, drug, and cosmetics industries called the Good Manufacturing Practice. The GMP check-list includes guidance on all areas of business: record keeping and controls, manufacturing facility suitability, equipment appropriateness, personnel and training, processing standards, laboratory hygiene, the storage and handling of products and ingredients, and customer service administration. Participation in the GMP is voluntary, and Living Libations adheres to its industry recommendations and our quality control exceeds the recommendations.
Living Libations' Legitimate Labeling
We practice legitimate labeling, and we put the ingredients list right on the front of the bottle as an invitation to be read. We make each formula with care and attention, and we want Libations lovers to easily find and understand what is in each product.
Free from artificial and synthetic colors, preservatives, fragrances, and petrochemicals, every component of a Libation is an active ingredient. We preserve purity, space, and resources by offering full potency products without fillers or diluters. Our essential oils and supercritical extracts are highly concentrated, and with some of our botanicals, a whole plant is required to create a single drop of oil.
As a family and as the creators of Libations, we are totally gluten free. All Libations are gluten-free. Oat straw (Avena sativa) is also known as milky oats. Our certified gluten-free oat straw is an herbal infusion of the green, unripe stem or straw of the oat plant, and the seeds, which are the cereal grain, are not included in the infusion.
Our Libations creations are as raw as possible. All of our fatty oils are cold pressed and completely unheated. There is no such thing as a raw essential oil because they are produced by steam distilling plant matter. Libations’ oils are produced using a long and slow distillation at the lowest temperature possible.
Discern What's Real
All essential oils are not equal. Due diligence is needed if you want only really pure and authentic botanical oils. Many distributers and marketers use terms such as “Grade A,” “therapeutic grade,” and “aroma-therapeutic grade” to describe their oils. Yet, these are words without meaning. No organization, association, or commission monitors the purity or quality of essential oils, and there is no universal essential oil grading system in place. Be aware.
Each essential oil has specific components that make it distinctive and authentic, and there are published standards defining these profiles. Various countries, including the US, have published pharmacopoeias that outline exacting chemical and physical standards for hundreds of botanical oils. There is also a universal standard for most botanicals maintained by the International Standards Organization (ISO).
The ISO and the pharmacopoeias are not regulating bodies or purity-police. No one holds distillers or distributers to the published standards or monitors for quality. It is very important to know your source.
Global Responsibility is a popular marketing trend and for this we are deeply grateful. Living Libations' rigorous standard of purity honors the health and preservation of forests, lakes and rivers, farms, the people who cultivate and distill for us, our families, our neighbors, and our clients.
For over 20 years we have nurtured personal relationships with artisan distillers and family farmers around the globe so that we may secure authentic oils and extracts that are purely and fairly produced. Many of the highest quality plants and flowers used in plant oils are indigenous to the developing world, and the people native to those regions learned from their families the ancient craft of distillation. We can track the source of our oils from the plant growing in the field to the oil arriving on our doorway. It is our pleasure to observe fair trade practices so that our skilled farmers, harvesters, and distillers are safe and earn a fair wage for their labor and goods.
Essential oil yields vary from year to year depending on weather patterns, plant growth and health, and even political stability in some regions. As with wine, some years are just better than others. All of these factors influence the availability and the price of the botanicals we use.
Almost all Libations are vegan. There are a few products that include ethically harvested and produced beeswax: the lip glosses and balms, the perfume balms, Maidenfern Blushing Balm, and Jai Baby Balm. Sundew Transdermal Vitamin D Crème contains vitamin D from lanolin, which occurs naturally on the wool of woolly animals, such as sheep.
Animal Testing is and always has been a non-issue for Libations creations. Botanical oils have blessed and benefited humans for all of recorded history, and this is copious proof of their safety and effectiveness.
Our Living Ethic of Nature, Beauty, and Being
Beauty is everyone’s birthright as a blessing of nature. It is the effervescent insignia of the divinity in our souls. Beauty endures with time. It cannot be pursued, purchased, or put on. Tending to Beauty is simple; step into it and liberate it from vogue inclinations, marketing madness, and artificial facades.
Every Libations creation presents itself to reignite one’s being. Our creations kaleidoscope nature’s essence from a web wider than wonder and invite the cosmic intelligence of botanicals into an outpouring of delight.
Our Libations proclaim, "Let light pour through the door of every parched and perked pore. Engage with the pure plant poetry that sparks your cellular effervescence.
Revivified, our cells dance diamonds on a sunlit lake.
Attentive awareness grew our creations, mixed with a dash of play! Libations is here to enchant: to enhance the ambiance, to flora the aura, and to mist, bathe, infuse, diffuse, amuse, and shower sweet-selves with blessings bestowed from rhythms of nature. Nature knows divine.
Listen to our podcast interview with Nadine Artemis, founder of Living Libations, by clicking on the link here. Nadine is on the cutting edge of holistic beauty, and especially oral care. In this interview she discusses her book Holistic Dental Care.
Massage Crowing Glory Hair Oil into scalp and through the hair to the tips. Apply before shampooing or leave on overnight. For a warm oil treatment, apply enough oil to coat the hair and wrap head with warm, damp towel. The oil may also be combed through hair with natural-bristle brush or wooden comb; they feel so good on the scalp, prevent static and distribute oils evenly throughout your mane. For extra gloss and to smooth frizz and fly-aways, rub a few drops between your palms and smooth through the hair and tips.
Delightfully aromatic and exceptionally effective, this sublime and lightweight oil swiftly absorbs into scalp and hair shaft and performs double duty as it fortifies and moisturizes hair and scalp. Smooth on to scalp and tips of hair to tame frizz and protect hair shafts from heat styling.