This moisturizing, lightly floral-scented lotion bar is for humans who want to feel more love and/or who want say "I love you" to other people in their lives via a lotion bar. :-) Limited springtime supply--available January 28, 2022 until they're gone.
Calendula loves human skin deeply. Wild rose buds and petals do too, plus they connect us to a larger, older, deeply grounded love--that of the land here and the animals, woods, and human ancestors who walked here before us. Lilacs hold deep personal memories for me--they remind me of the generous love offered by own Mom, grandmothers, aunts, and sister, and they bring out more love for myself and others from within me. This makes the bar infused with love, whether or not lilacs are personally meaningful for you.
The Love You lotion bar is made with ethically gathered Whidbey wild rose petals, buds, and new leaves, plus our own calendula flowers, and our generous friend Dawna's lilac flowers all infused in organic olive oil for 6 to 12 weeks, plus shea butter, organic coconut oil, and local beeswax. I sprinkle a little of our own dried calendula petals, crushed dried rose petals, and dried lilac flowers over the top, too, which makes them smell even better and look beautiful. Note: In February you can also buy this as a gift set with a Kitchen Garden Rose soap or Pepperment Comfrey Aloe soap and a Whidbey Dandelion Lavender Rose lip balm, while supplies last.
The name of this lotion bar came directly from my Mom. She's lived with Alzheimer's disease for almost 20 years now. She cannot speak anymore, but the words "Love You" light up her eyes, just like always. She communicates plenty still. The light and sparkle in her eyes says, I Love You Too. I'd bet my life on it.
To use: Warm the bar between your palms/hands until the bar begins to melt. Then, rub into your skin like regular body lotion. This will take longer in cold winter months and less time in warm summer months.
Know that somebody loves you. And if you count all the wise souls around you like we do--the land, the trees, the birds in the trees, the pets on the sofa, and the ancestors who walked this land before you, for example--then a whole LOT of beings love you and wish you the best.
Ingredients: Whidbey-grown calendula flowers (ours), lilac flowers (friend Dawna's), and wild rugosa rose petals (ethically gathered on trusted land) infused in organic extra virgin olive oil, plus coconut oil, shea butter, local beeswax (from the peninsula), plus a few drops of Now Rose Absolute essential oil (rose essential oil in jojoba oil). A few dried rose petals, calendula petals, and lilac flowers sit on top of the bar as well.
Size: The bars are at least 2 ounces. Hand poured, so they vary a tiny bit.
Packaging: We're being as environmentally conscious as we can think to be. At the moment, we package lotion bars in a reusable, food-grade gold tin with a slip cover and paper label on top and bottom.
Notice for people who live in warmer climates: These bars were made for locals and formulated for the Pacific Northwest in the U.S. They begin to melt at body temperature. If you live in a place substantially warmer than here (where summer temps are usually around 70-75 degrees F), you may find them too melt-y for your taste. Also, if we ship them to you during warm months, watch for them and get them out of your warm mailbox or out of the box on your warm porch ASAP or you'll have a lotion puddle not a lotion bar.
Medical Disclaimer: The information on this page is for general reference for further exploration and study. It is not intended as a replacement for professional medical advice. I'm an herbalist, trained in the Wise Woman tradition, who leans on ever-deepening relationships with local forests and plants and herbs and flowers and lichen, local wise women, ancestors (my own and others), other herbalists, and learning traditional folk ways from people who love to share them, every chance I get. I intentionally study forests and plants directly, plus community wellness and connectedness and resilience, self-organizing groups, playfulness and deep fun, and life as experienced by those with different ancestors than my own. I am interested in deepening relationships with the plant world and the emotional support offered by the plants and trees around and closest to us. I make these offerings to support human friends in reconnecting with the trees and plants near them and to help them as they deepen relationships with these wise and often leafy community members that so many in my own culture can no longer even see, let alone lean on for support. I believe these things are what we need to learn more about or become better at right now. I don't study illness and disease, I'm not a medical doctor or a scientist (my masters and doctorate degrees are in learning and education), and I've also never been pregnant.
So, please, to make well-informed decisions for yourself, seek the guidance of your qualified health professional, such your medical doctor, nurse practitioner, naturopathic physician, and/or clinical herbalist with questions regarding your medical conditions, dosage information, and possible interactions with prescription drugs. This is especially important if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking prescription drugs, have a chronic disease or any chronic concern, have allergies, or if you are using this product with young children. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.