The moisturizing part you get from your tap. At zero cost, so to speak…
Of course you could also use a hydrosol – in exchange for the tap water.
I also make a couple hydrosols – with my mind-blowing distilling machine.
The ratio between the nourishing and moisturizing part of a lotion is approx 1:3.
So three parts water to one part balm.
You immediately figured: this pot get’s you much further than 45 ml !
Since I can’t really call myself a “spring-chicken” any more, my skin has definately changed and needs lots more attention than it used to.
Especially in winter, I get the feeling that “ProximaCentauri” or even “DornRöschenErwacht” don’t nourish my facial skin sufficiently.
A couple of customers have asked over and over again to fire up my “witch’s cauldron” in order to conjure up another nourishing balm for VERY dry skin.
So – that’s what I did.
The name of this balm is due to my fascination for auroras.
Physically, what happens is this: The sun emits what is called a “solar wind” full of energetic particles, electrons and protons and a little helium. This solar wind takes about 18 hours to reach the earth’s magnetic field. However, the charged particles do not reach the earth’s surface because they are deflected by the earth’s magnetic field lines.
When the energy-charged particles combine with the earth’s own atoms, that’s when the northern lights start to form. And depending on the atomic composition, they glow in a wide variety of colors.
Oxygen produces a beautiful green.
The green of my face balm inspired me – together with my general interest in geophysics – to the name “PolarLicht”.
Green, crunchy hemp seeds pressed into an anti-inflammatory oil.
Combined with other highly caring oils and butters. The result is a facial balm which nourishes highly stressed, very dry skin which longs for moisture.
The icing on the cake is the pine resin which is also part of this recipe. This amber raw material gained from Austrian spruces gives the balm an especially protective quality.
As with all my products: zero preservatives, zero emulsifiers.
After all, the word emulsifier rung rather delightlessly in my ears, as it apparently hinders the transfer of moisture to the deeper parts of our skin.
Dry to very dry, mature and stressed skin
Lichen, which gets a floral breeze in the cold weather
Soothing and refreshing at the same time
Blue glass jar with silver plastic lid
Expert opinion * on the effect of natural oils
Shea butter: nourishing, moisturizing, refatting, film-forming
Colza oil: regenerative and stabilizing
Buckthorn: protective, healing, cell regenerating, anti-inflammatory
Cocoa butter: penetration-enhancing, nourishing, moisturizing, lipid-replenishing, film-forming
Wheat germ oil: stabilizes allergic skin; penetrates deeply; promotes elasticity
Perilla oil: cell stimulating, cell regenerating, healing
Hemp oil: regulates cornification, anti-inflammatory
Almond oil: penetration promoting, nourishing
Oils behave differently at 180°C than shower soap: a well-formulated natural soap becomes increasingly mild, foamy and long-lasting with age.
A natural oil, on the other hand, reacts with oxygen, the bacteria, viruses and fungal spores floating around and becomes rancid and therefore oxidizes over time.
The more unsaturated fatty acids an oil contains, the faster an oil will tilt.
And good oils for the skin (fatally) are made of lots of unsaturated fatty acids…
Even if the temperatures in the bathroom fluctuate relatively unfavorably for a serum or a balm, this balm reaches the stated shelf life of 8 months without any problems. Reason for this are the mixture of essential oils and also the spruce resin.
Close the glass jar tightly after use. Shelf life up to 8 months.
Ideally use before.
* “Praxis Aromatherapie” by Monika Werner and Ruth von Braunschweig