To me fair friend you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I eyed,
Such seems your beauty still: three winters cold,
Have from the forests shook three summers’ pride,
. . .
Three beauteous springs to yellow autumn turned,
In process of the seasons have I seen,
Three April perfumes in three hot Junes burned,
Since first I saw you fresh which yet are green.
. . .
Ah yet doth beauty like a dial hand,
Steal from his figure, and no pace perceived,
So your sweet hue, which methinks still doth stand
Hath motion, and mine eye may be deceived.
. . .
For fear of which, hear this thou age unbred,
Ere you were born was beauty’s summer dead.
Shakespeare, Sonnet 104
When hot water is added to medicinal herbs, their healing properties are released into the steam and carried to your skin and lungs. Steam opens the skin’s pores, stimulates circulation, helps eliminate toxins, dirt, makeup and other debris & impurities. A relaxing way to nourish, clean and rejuvenate your skin.
This facial steam helps calm, hydrate & replenish sensitive and/or mature skin; all while cleansing your pores and sending you into a deeply relaxed state.
Known for many generations for it’s anti-inflammatory qualities, Calendula is believed to benefit eczema and other skin conditions by reducing inflammation, eliminating bacteria, and helping the skin heal.
Ladies of the Victorian era were fond of Elder flower’s ability to maintain the skin’s youthful appearances by keeping it free from age spots and uneven skin tone. Her anti-inflammatory properties soothes dry, irritated skin while her astringent qualities neutralizes excess oils and clears away impurities from the pores. Ideal for all skin types.
Lavender comes from the Latin word lavare meaning “to wash”. Lavender’s soothing and calming effects are suitable for all skin types, but most effective on oily skin. Lavender soothes acne, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis and is believed to stimulate cellular growth and regeneration in the skin by rejuvenating the dermis & epidermis.
Arguably one of the most popular antioxidants, Raspberry is beneficial at reducing the sign of wrinkles, preventing skin damage, tightening skin and lightening dark spots caused by acne, age & sun exposure creating youthful, healthy skin. Ideal for all skin types, most beneficial for sensitive & acne-prone skin.
Legend has it that the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra, ordered the floors of her palace be covered knee deep in rose petals. Highly valued for her antibacterial, anti-inflammatory & astringent properties, Rose is used to relieve acne, reduce redness, calm rosecea & eczema, protect against cell damage & restore suppleness.
Ingredients: Sambucus nigra (elder)*, Calendula officinalis (calendula)*, Rubus idaeus (raspberry leaf)*, Rosa centifolia (red rose)*, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender)* (* ~ Certified Organic)
To Use: After cleansing your face & neck, bring 4 cups of filtered water to a boil in a large pot. Add in 2 tablespoons of the herbal mixture and stir. Let this simmer for about 5 minutes before removing from heat. Sit comfortably with your face over the steaming water mixture. Drape a towel over your head to form a tent and keep your face about 6-10 inches away from the water. Enjoy this mini-sauna for up to 20 minutes, or as long as tolerated. Follow with a nice splash cool water on your face. Use once or twice a week, as needed. It does wonders for the skin.
Safety: Please do not add or use essential oils in steaming herbs, as they are far too strong for this purpose and has the potential to cause serious damage.
All of our products are handcrafted with loving intention in small batches using certified organic, all-natural, wildcrafted or fair-trade ingredients, sourced from ethical organic suppliers in the USA. Each product is crafted using solar-lunar infused herbal oils that are made right here at Oak Moon Rising and are void of essential oils or synthetic scents, unless specified.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and probably never will be. Oak Moon Rising does not intend to treat, diagnose, prescribe, or cure any disease or condition. Herbs work best when used over time as part of a healthy lifestyle. They are very powerful and must be used carefully. Consult your healthcare practitioner if you have questions about using herbs and empower yourself by doing your own research.