Emperor Shen Nung, who ruled over China 5000 years ago was a stickler for hygiene, and ordered that all water in the palace must be boiled. When his men were boiling water one day, leaves from a nearby bush fell into the water - and the first cup of tea was brewed. Today, tea is the second-most consumed beverage in the world after water, with literally thousands of blends in existence. Did you know many of KORA Organics’ products, including our Foaming Cleanser, Enriched Body Lotion and Purifying Day & Night Cream, all contain Green Tea?
Drinking herbal tea is a great way to stay hydrated, a wonderful additional source of vitamins and minerals with many aromatherapy benefits – from calming the mind to uplifting the spirit, and there’s the social aspect of sharing tea and memorable conversations with friends. Herbs also have a variety of amazing healing powers too, which is why we use many well-sourced, specifically selected and high quality certified organic herbs in KORA Organics.
Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant and are one of the best plant sources of Vitamin C, which is important for the immune system, skin and tissue health and adrenal function. Consider reaching for rosehip tea next time you need a health boost or for our powerful Luxurious Rosehip Oil if you need a beauty boost!
Rose Quartz is often called the “Love Stone,” because it inspires the love of beauty, in self and others as well as nature. Pink Rose Quartz is the most important crystal of the heart and the Heart Chakra, teaching the true essence of love, purifying and opening the heart at all levels. It’s a stone for every type of love; self love, family, platonic, romantic and unconditional love.
In the spiritual realm, Rose Quartz vibrations can penetrate down to the cellular level and reprogram cells for joy and longevity rather than despair and death. It encourages the dissolution of anger and resentment and brings the Light of healing into your life.
Continuing our discussion on essential oil application, so what do they have to do with the demands of modern living; when we continue to expect more of ourselves; others/relationships and our peers/careers than ever before? How can these catalysts of change help us when we continue to feel time poor; as we strive to excel at home, work and play (because we want it all), when we push ourselves to meet deadlines, fulfill even the most unrealistic goals; and … we want to make money, have fun, be successful, be loved, nurtured and on and on our wish list goes.
Well, maybe they can help us make the small and effective changes to our body and mind by simply deploying them in our everyday skin and body care regimes. All it takes is ‘choice’ and ‘action’.
Aromatherapy is one of the most versatile natural therapies of our time. Essential oils, the working tools of Aromatherapy are used in many industries; they are added to foods as flavors, perfumes, medicines, natural therapies, massage to name a few and they are used extensively in natural skin and personal care products as actives. The versatility of essential oil use spans industry and application; there are so many safe and effective methods of use. The most effective way to use essential oils when addressing maladies of the body or skin is via topical application.
What else is in our mists? Lots of fantastic, organic, plant-based actives, many of which have known anti-aging properties. Let’s review the highlights:
Acerola cherry has ten times the amount of Vitamin C that is found in an orange. Ten times. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant, and anti-oxidants as you know reduce the presence of free radicals in your system. Free radicals cause aging of your telomeres (the reproductive part of your DNA strands). Fewer free radicals, less aging of your telomeres, better cell reproduction.
As you can probably guess, in addition to Sandalwood oil, this mist contains a substantial amount of certified organic Rose essential oil.
Rose oil is known as “the healer of the heart.” Our rose is sourced from Bulgaria, where the highest quality rose oil is sourced. According to legend, when Cleopatra went to meet Mark Antony she had Rose oil rubbed into every inch of her skin and hair, and buckets of Rose oil were rubbed into every pore of the wood of the boat she sailed on. The sails of the boat were dipped in rose hydrosol…
This mist is, as our experts put it, about “giving your skin a hug.” It’s about looking after your skin, supporting it, nourishing it. It contains Sandalwood oil, Orange oil (see post #3 in this series to learn about the properties of Sandalwood oil and Orange oil) and naturally, it also contains Lavender oil.
So what are these fabulous essential oils I keep going on about? Here’s a list of the primary essential oils found in our Energising Citrus Mist and their amazing properties.
Sandalwood oil is one of Miranda’s favorite essential oils and it’s used throughout KORA Organics’ entire range. As our formulators put it, “No one other than Miranda would ever put the quality and quantity of sandalwood that Miranda has put into KORA Organics… she’s put it in there beyond what was commercially feasible for the simple reason that she knows how amazing Sandalwood oil is for the skin. You won’t find another range with this amount of certified organic Sandalwood essential oil.”