Flower extracts are powerful when used on the skin but even more beneficial to your spirit. Take a look at how you can use these five floral wonders to enhance your mood and health.
CALENDULA: We talk a lot about this flower for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory benefits, but it’s also good for encouraging yourself to open up. Calendula, from the marigold family. works well for protection and cultivating receptivity and empathy. You can infuse your skin with calendula by using Hempathy Therapy Cream.
JASMINE: Jasmine is mainly known for it’s romantic scent that promotes love, desire and sensuality. It’s the perfect flower extract to incorporate when your sex drive is particularly low, or when you want to feel more feminine. Try using jasmine essential oil in your own oil blend or dab a few drops on your wrist.
LAVENDER: Lavender is the utltimate soother. It ushers in a spirit of gentleness and helps wash away sadness. In many aromatherapy methods, it’s used to relieve stress, tension and ward off negative feelings. Lavender tea or incense are the best ways to incorporate it.
YLANG YLANG: Ylang Ylang is infused in Hempathy for several good reasons. It’s great for irritated skin, and has an intoxicating scent. Spiritually, the essential oil has a deeply relaxing effect that calms emotional anger and fear.
ROSE: Rose has been used for centuries in beauty preparations for it’s hydrating, anti-aging effects, but it also helps draw compassion, love, beauty and balance into your life. The ingredient is featured in Hempathy but we also love using rose water to spritz the body.
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