To me, being a minimalist is not only minimizing your household goods but also having clean, healthy skin care products and minimizing the chemicals I put on my body. First off, let me just begin by saying that it doesn’t matter how much organic products you put on your body, it won’t matter unless you’re also eating clean foods. My diet consists of tons of fruits and veggies, and plant-based whole foods. About 90% of the time I don’t eat processed foods in a box, can, or packaged products. The more raw foods you eat, the more invigorating your skin will look because the food is alive. It all starts from within, and the face will reflect what you put in your body.

Many skin care problems including acne problems are due to the hormones and carcinogens in meat and dairy products. Also, the lack of raw fruits and veggies in your diet will be reflected on your skin. When eating processed foods, the nutrients are highly processed out of the food, and chemicals are put back in, which results in dead food. When you put dead food in your body, you’ll see dead results.


Amongst other things, one reason why we get wrinkles is because our skin is dry. When we use a face wash that has harsh chemicals, our skin is not replenished with moisture and the result is, wrinkles. Even when we don’t use harsh chemicals, the water that we use tends to dehydrate our skin. Unless you’re washing your skin with some good creek/mountain water or filtered water, the water that’s in our homes is not the best nutrient for our skin. That’s why moisturizing our face on a daily basis is very important to hydrate our skin.

Handmade products

I’ve had a very difficult time to find clean, organic skin care products. I dislike all products that have ingredients where I can’t pronounce or don’t know what they are. I try my best to stay away from them as much as I can. Please take the time and educate yourself on the ingredients that is in your beauty products. You’ll be surprised that some of your products will include propylene glycol which is also used in cars as part of antifreeze.

Good new is I found a great company by Living Libations that uses clean and organic products. This company is based out of Ontario, Canada and all of their products are handmade.

Light and smooth

I’ve used (and currently use) their RoseGlow Face Crème and I absolutely love it! It is very light and goes on very smooth. A little goes a long way, so this little bottle will last forever! It does exactly what I need it to do – hydrate and replenish my skin with organic nutrients. There are absolutely no chemicals that go into this product and it’s amazing to see live ingredients with an abundance of nutrients that go into this cream.

Wild crafted/organic

All Libations’ botanicals are authentic, pure and distilled only from the named plant matter. They call their essential oils Hi-Fi oils due to the distillers’ faithful and accurate adherence to the master plant. All of their Hi-Fi oils are distilled from either wild crafted or organically grown plants. Their wild crafted plant matter is collected from the plants’ natural habitat in lieu of a farm. Living Libations avoids offering botanicals from rare or threatened species of plants growing in the wild to discourage their disruption and disappearance. The companies’ organic oils originate from plants cultivated without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, or herbicides.


Almost all Living 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.

Organic & vegan ingredients

Nadine, the owner of the company, does an amazing job going into depth of the ingredients she puts in each skin care bottle.

Spring Water pure water is essential to creating our cosmic crèmes.

Rosewater this pure rose hydrosol is made when we distill our organic rose otto and contains micro-soluble elements of essential oils suspended is this hydrating hydrosol. It works as a lovely toner and moisturizer for all skin types, nourishing and hydrating the skin. This lovely tonic of resilient Rose petals is a fountain of dew that awakens and renews the breath of the skin. Rosewater soothes and promotes skin healing while also acting as a gentle astringent that cools and regulates all skin types.

Shea Butter made from the Shea nut tree in Africa, has been used for centuries to protect and nourish the skin. Shea butter stimulates the skin while providing deep moisturizing benefits. It smells delicious, and it is often used as a substitute for cocoa butter. Shea butter is also anti-inflammatory, and will restore a smooth healthy glow to the skin.

Aloe Vera is a rejuvenating succulent plant that grows in warmer climates. It has a sturdy leaf with a clear, gelatinous pulp on the inside. This clear pulp in the leaf is a soothing balm for the skin. Aloe is healing and rehydrating to skin, and has anti-inflammatory properties. It also stimulates new, healthy cell growth and helps repair damaged skin tissue.

Bladderwrack Seaweed Extract is a gorgeous Atlantic seaweed that is naturally mucilaginous, and both stimulating and toning to the skin. People who live in regions that ingest and moisturize with lots of seaweed have the most beautiful skin and hair! Bladderwrack feeds the skin with essential vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, silica and antioxidants, as well. Bladderwrack seaweed promotes luminosity in the skin, and is nourishing to all skin types.

Golden Jojoba Oil is a liquid plant wax with a soft, silky feel with long lasting conditioning effects. It contains the highest amount of tocopherols and phenolic compounds of any plant oil.

Herbal Infusions in Golden Jojoba Oil:

The herbs listed below are individually infused in Organic Golden Jojoba oil. Our lovely herbs are each infused in jojoba for at least a month to synergize their unique healing frequencies with this completely nourishing oil. This process enhances the medicinal properties of both the jojoba and the botanicals, creating a nourishing nectar for your skin.

Green Tea is deeply rejuvenating, filled with skin protecting antioxidants and polyphenols. Green tea is a natural anti-aging botanical that is proven to improve skin tone.

Elderflowers make a gentle astringent that also tone and firm the skin while renewing elasticity.

Rosehips are the berries of wild roses. They are naturally rich in vitamins C, B, and K, and they are filled with antioxidants to protect the skin. Rosehips are anti-inflammatory and soothing to the skin.

Horsetail is a great source of naturally occurring silica that is essential for healthy skin and tissues and is a key component in collagen production.

Comfrey is known for its allantoin content that gives it a slippery feel and helps stimulate the growth of healthy tissue.

Rosebuds are filled with beautiful fragrance and a warm, pink hue. They offer an array of bioflavonoids, antioxidants, and vitamins that feed and soothe the skin.

Nettles is a lovely, potent, botanical that provides the skin with deep cleaning and stimulation. They help to fortify the skin cells and renew growth.

Marshmallow a non-oily emollient for the skin. Its mucilanagenic compounds are filled with proteins and vitamins that hydrate and support resilient tissues.

Seabuckthorn super critical extract gets to the root cause of imbalances in the skin by going deep within the lipid layers and healing it from the inside out. It is a rich, vital oil perfectly balanced in omega 3, 6, 7, and 9 fatty acids. It is a special extract that has captured over 190 bioactive substances from the edible berry. The oil is also potent in carotenoids, such as beta carotene, and anti-inflammatory phytosterols that reduce redness and heal mucous membranes. It regenerates cells, protects against cell water loss and is rich in vitamins C, E, A and B. All of these extraordinary plant properties regenerate and revitalize connective tissue.

Orange Wax is a semi-solid wax extracted from the pressed peels of oranges. This special wax contains beneficial phytosterols and anti-microbial properties. It is a natural emulsifier that enhances the stability of the cream and entwines the ingredients together.

Rose Wax is the solid, aromatic and colorful substance created during Rose distillation. Our rose wax is protective and soothing on the skin.

Lavender essential oil is a liquid love liniment. It is one of the most vital essential oils to use in skin care. It is analgesic and effectively treats burns and acts as a natural antibiotic and antiseptic. Lavender’s anti-inflammatory actions promote healing and prevent scarring while stimulating the cells to regenerate more quickly.

Rose Otto essential oil is pink-quartz-champagne poetry. It takes sixty roses to make one drop of rose otto essential oil! Soothing to the heart and smoothing to wrinkles, it is a key ally in skin rejuvenation, inviting balance and healing to all skin conditions. The most medicinal rose, rose otto adds resiliency and elasticity to the connective tissue in the skin. It is a vulnerary, meaning that it speeds up the healing of tissues with its potent antiseptic properties. It can solidify in colder temperatures due to the content of floral waxes in the oil.

Neroli essential oil is referred to as “a youth hormone” by Kurt Schnaubelt, in his book Medical Aromatherapy. Perhaps this youth hormone is what gives this oil its potency at smoothing stretch marks and scars while stimulating healthy skin cell rejuvenation. Also known as orange flower, neroli is a beloved fragrance that simultaneously uplifting and soothing.

Immortelle essential oil revivifies every fiber of your being. Also known as everlasting and helichrysum, immortelle is a gem for skin care. It promotes healing and cell rejuvenation while reducing inflammation and erasing scars.

Palmarosa essential oil is distilled from a fragrant fruity grass. It is rejuvenating to the skin and promotes healthy skin cells. Palmarosa balances oil production in all skin types making oily skin is less oily and dry skin is less dry.

Carrot Seed essential oil, aka Queen Anne’s lace, lights skin and face. It stimulates healing and skin cell regeneration. Carrot seed brings balance to both oily and dry skin. Its mildly sweet and woodsy aroma is inspiring.

Lemon essential oil refreshes, detoxifies, and protects the skin. Filled with antioxidants and antibacterial compounds, lemon is a potent all around healer. It gently exfoliates dead skin cells.

Schizandra essential oil is our super critical distillate of the schizandra berry, one very medicinal and toning berry. This oil is full of bioactive lignans and lipophilic compounds. It stabilizes cell membranes, inhibits oxidative cell damage, and reduces inflammation.

Geranium essential oil has a familiar floral fragrance that improves the mood as it restores a healthy glow to the skin. Geranium is toning and balancing, aiding healing and minimizing scar tissue. The scent eases tension and lifts the spirit.

Supercritical Extracts of Rosemary and Sage yield a potent and pure nectar that contains hundreds of plant bio-actives and antioxidants. The complete symphonies of rosemary and sage allow us to experience all the gifts that these beautiful plants offer to our skin. Rosemary supercritical extract is an herbaceous revive-alive-verve-tonic with a refreshing, penetrating aroma that is particularly suited to skin care. Researchers at the University of Catania in Italy have shown that rosemary antioxidants preserve a protective protein in the skin called HSP70. The role of this protein is to reduce the damage effects to the skin of stress, free radicals and other toxins. It is known to help strengthen the skin’s capillaries. This complete symphony of rosemary allows us to experience all the gifts that this beautiful plant has to offer our skin. Sage supercritical extract is a clarifying, cleansing botanical. This full fragrant symphony of sage yields powerful medicinal benefits for the skin. Its super potent antioxidant activity protects against the damage of free radicals. Sage is clearing to the mind and skin.




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