After a winter rest, the power of springtime surges through nature and through us. Ancient Chinese believed that we should live in harmony with the natural cycles of our environment and recognize the naturally occurring ebb and flow of energy reflected in our bodies. de Mamiel Spring Facial Oil is blended to work in synergy with these changes and put back what nature takes out at a time when it is needed.
Spring is the perfect time to do two things: Release and Express. The expansive energy of the new season is outward moving, so we are primed to move stagnant, useless, sluggish and weary ways out of our bodies and lives and release the heaviness that has been stored all winter. We need to rid the body of toxins and let go to allow new growth to come through. Once we do this, we are freed up to start over, grow freshly, heal, create, and share our new blossoms with the world!
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring represents the element of wood. Wood makes us feel that we need free expression, to find our way, to try new things and meet new people. It is open and energetic and can lead to great enthusiasm and new endeavours. Spring is also represented by the liver and gall bladder. The liver governs the unclogging of ‘qi’ and emotions. The free flow of ‘qi’ in turn will ensure the free flow of blood, digestion and water.
Having come from a place of dryness (Winter), the sudden energy bursts of Spring can cause skin to become oily or show signs of inflammation (acne) or allergens. It is time to be kind to our skin, supporting the detoxification process with gentle nourishment on the inside. de Mamiel Spring Facial Oil contains ingredients that will replace the lost moisture, cleanse and flush out winter congestion, soothe any associated inflammation and encourage new skin growth. This will plump up the skin and bring back colour to the face revealing a clear, refreshed and invigorated complexion.
In preparation for the Equinox on 20 March, I will be releasing my Spring seasonal facial oil on 5 March, which is a cleansing and energising oil designed to clear out the stagnation of the winter months and encourage skin regeneration during the spring season.
- Helps to boost circulation and stimulate the detoxification process to combat congestion and puffiness and bring a healthy glow back to grey, dull-looking skin.
- Cleans and decongests skin with anti-microbial properties, normalising sebum production and soothing and cooling any sensitive areas or blemishes. Especially useful for oily patches or acne-prone skin.
- Supports the skin’s natural renewal cycle with antioxidants and healing oils that help to build immunity, protect and repair the skin.
- Contains a rejuvenating complex of organic ingredients including essential oils, plant extracts and oils, high in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids.
- The refreshing and nurturing aroma gives you the energy and motivation to cleanse the body, release sluggish feelings and welcome in the new experiences brought on by Spring.
- Your skin will look clear, revitalised and well-nourished and feel soft, smooth and replenished with moisture.
How to use:
Smooth 4-5 drops onto cleansed face and neck. Pause for a moment, cup your hands and cover your nose and mouth, breathe deeply for a count of three, then slowly breathe out for a count of five, releasing all tension. Massage gently with small, circular upwards movements from the centre out until absorbed.
Grapefruit – Diuretic, decongesting and cleansing; helps clear lymphatic congestion; skin tonic for oily, congested skin, acne, blemishes and blocked pores. Smoothes away stagnant ‘qi’ physically and emotionally thus ridding us of tension, frustration and moodiness
High Altitude Lavender – Soothing, anti-inflammatory, calming; mildly astringent; skin healing. Brings clarity not only to the skin but the mind and works to create a free and even flow of vital energy; helps let go of emotional baggage
Juniper – Toning and detoxifying; circulatory stimulant, cleans up sluggish skin via the blood and helps with lymph drainage; anti-microbial. Helps restore determination and will. Stimulates yang energy
Geranium – Improves skin circulation and skin tone; helps to clear congested skin, dermatitis and eczema; balances the production of sebum in the skin; invaluable skin healing properties, superb for oxygenating facial skin especially where there are broken capillaries and veins; works particularly well on oily and mature skin. Helps with self expression
Rosemary – Good for cellular rejuvenation and puffiness; circulatory stimulant; regenerating for mature skin, especially if showing signs of solar or other environmental damage. Renews enthusiasm and tonifies ‘qi’
Thyme – Increases circulation
Clary Sage – Tonic promoting cell generation, blood circulation and lymphatic cleansing; regulates sebum production. Emotionally reviving, helps one connect with the dream world; balances extreme emotions, reducing stress and restoring inner tranquility
Spearmint – Diuretic, clears congestion, good for acne-congested skin; soothes itching, cooling; antibacterial.
Spikenard – Nourishes and regenerates, ideal for treating wrinkles; cooling to the skin, soothes rashes, allergy reactions and skin inflammations. Emotionally healing, allows you to let go and move on releasing old fears and deeply held grudges. Promotes awareness and strength of mind
Lemon Myrtle – Very powerful antibacterial oil; strengthens the immune system. Uplifting to the emotions
Lemon – Skin healing and brightening. Spiritually cleansing, heartwarming and helps with mental clarity. Helps to reduce conditions of dampness and move the blood
Rice Bran – Rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential oils and fatty acids, especially Omega 6;
powerful antioxidant; reduces inflammation and soothes discomfort; softening properties on the skin; increases micro circulation and fosters surface skin metabolism, providing protection against premature aging; nourishing, excellent for dry, sensitive and mature skin
Chickweed – This was praised by most medieval herbalists as an excellent anti-inflammatory medicinal herb. Properties of the whole Chickweed plant are that it is anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic astringent (causes contraction of tissue, restraining discharges)m demulcent (soothes irritated, inflamed or injured surfaces)m depurative (eliminates toxins and purifies the system, especially the blood). Contains Vitamin A.
Calendula – High in calendulin, carotene, waxes, tannins, phosphorous and Vitamins A and C, contains flavonoids which soothe and heal; cooling, toning, moisturising and revitalising properties which optimise healthy skin regeneration; good wound healer and works well to treat scarred, damaged and irritated skin
Meadowfoam – Over 98% fatty acid content, rich in protective antioxidants; softens skin and helps it to hold its moisture
Arctic Blackcurrant – Skin rejuvenating, nourishing; the only plant oil containing Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids in an optimal physiological ratio, thereby boosting skin lipid content and preserving moisture levels