News / Portland

Travel: Do the Beard Capital of America Like a Boss

Travel: Do the Beard Capital of America Like a Boss

According to Orbitz, Portland is the beard capital of America. If you're headed to the Portland Beardsmen's Rose City Beard & Mustache competition, here are a few things to keep in mind to keep your beard performance ready!
Read more →

RIDES Souverain

RIDES Souverain

Yesterday was a sad day. I'd just perfected the 7th chakra blend, making an unusually hot mess of myrrh and my husband said, "Price died." The Purple One, taken too soon.

We've been working on the 7th chakra blend for a year now, testing. All of us struggling: me with impatience and formulation, Madison & Kate with design and my impatience. I've been a one woman show for a long time, we're practicing delegation.

This final blend for the crown chakra, our connection to God, spirit, oneness--I call it the cosmos, an elegant whole. Symbolized by the color purple.

The measurements and notes of this essential oil blend are fairly subtle, even more so than RIDES Rêve.  

Madison asked me to describe the fragrance in a sentence. I called it a stargazing camping prayer--this was last weekend before the blend was dialed, a little low on vanilla.

Now I think reverence for stardust.

“It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.” ― Lawrence M. Krauss

PS. Happy Earth Day, star dust babies!!  #blessedbe

 

 

Read more →

Spring 2016 Skin Update What's Happening RIGHT NOW

Today we're talking about last gasps, that bit of product you can't reach in the bottom of the bottle. Use it as a treatment!

For most of April I've been morning masking with wildcrafted bentonite volcanic clay at home adding:

  • The last of my Vanish Serum for a nice, gentle alpha hydroxy kick to combat breakouts. If you've really exhausted the bottle and can't get it out, add a little toner (or water), shake it up, and you can get that last little bit.
  • Softening Spray for moisture and hormone maneuvering support
  • A couple pumps of Antiox Moisture Mask for hydration

Mix the ingredients, apply with a brush, let it dry, rinse with warm water and clean washcloth.  

Bentonite volcanic clay contains kaolin, which is astringent, detoxifying & balances oil.  This clay is pure enough to be taken internally for colon cleansing which I do find intriguing but have not yet tried.  Believe you me, you'll be the first to know.

Morning masking has clarified and tightened things up temporarily, but over time I liken it to taking care of your car.  If you maintain it consistently, it will "age" the most gracefully. 

PRO TIP: When removing sometimes I'll get crazy and go over the dried mask with some Facial Tonic Oil on my hands and massage everything together to increase circulation and get a very light exfoliation from the mask.  Rinse with cool water on this one, my face gets pretty red with the circulation--which is what's doing the detoxifying so this is not a bad thing.  Plus it goes down after about 15 minutes.

Following with antioxidants, Supreme Creme and of course, sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!  

Happy April! xo

 

Read more →

Beard Oil Field Test Yields South African Unicorn

Read more →

Why There Are Three Heart Chakra Blends

Why There Are Three Heart Chakra Blends

The heart wants what it wants! A little more about the three heart chakra balancing essential oil blends: Fairy Godmother, HWY 101 & Softening.  

Fairy Godmother is for emotional protection fostering forgiveness.  Rose distillate based with very gentle rose otto & clary sage.  Made for sensitive skin types, children and kids at heart seem to love Fairy Godmother.

HWY 101 is for strengthening and centering the heart.  Patchouli oil equalizes emotions, if they are too high, brings them down.  Too low? Lifts them up. Also a known aphrodisiac.  Unisex fragrance, one of our best selling fragrances for men.  Want a quick beach getaway?  Shake HWY 101, mist upward 3-5 times, lightly catch the mist on your face. HWY 101 has an algae salt water base designed to bring you immediately to the Oregon Coast.

If you like Fairy Godmother, Softening Spray is her big sister with a similar base of Rose distillate and Clary Sage, now with Lavender, Grapefruit and Geranium. This is an excellent soothing blend for PMS and ladies troubles in general, also good for softening the heart and forgiveness.  Everyone should have a Softening Spray in their desk drawer at work and spray it before tense negotiations!  IDK, see what happens. Alternate name "Relationship Saver". If you spend a lot of time in the dog house, buy this in bulk.

 

Read more →