Friday, June 24, 2016

Delays in Shipping to Canda

This came along today:


The tl:dr is that because of the Canadian postal strike, orders going to Canada after July 2nd may be very, very delayed.  

So, my lovely customers due North, you might want to put in your orders now if you have them. I'll continue shipping in spite of the strike, but just keep in mind about the delays.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tenderhead Tranquility Scalp Oil Signature Blend for June


June's blend is tingly and soothing, perfect for headaches and scalps that had too long a day with a pulling updo. 

To purchase the 4 ounce version, use this listing:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/250752751

Base Oil: Sweet almond oil, jojoba oil
Secondary Oils: Shea nut oil
Essential Oils: Peppermint, Sweet Marjoram, Lavender, Myrrh, Eucalyptus 

Aroma: Tingling and soothing peppermint and eucalyptus with relaxing herbal undertones

Application: 1-2 drops of oil in the hands and massage into a tired scalp hair. 

Detailed Ingredients:

• Almond Oil- This pale golden oil is extracted from almond kernels. Apart from vitamin E it also contains vitamin D and other nutritious components including essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium and rich, natural fats. This oil is easily absorbed and will not clog pores, making it ideal for the scalp and face as well as hair.


• Jojoba Oil- Jojoba Oil is found to be an ideal moisturizer and conditioner which is derived from a natural plant. Jojoba oil is produced from a desert plant called Simmondsia Chinensis whose oil is highly regarded as an effective conditioner, moisturizer, cleanser and softener for the skin and hair. This deep golden oil is considered to be the closest to the sebum naturally produced by the body, making it a customer favorite. 

• Shea Nut Oil- A beautiful oil with a deep golden color which is made by cold-pressing the nut seed of the Shea (Karite) Tree. Shea oil is a byproduct of Shea butter production where the pressing of the seeds produces a fractionated oil. This oil leaves a smooth and healthy feel to the skin and hair buy helping rough and upraised cells smooth back into place. It offers benefits for numerous skin problems including dermatitis, eczema, burns, cutaneous dryness and other irritations. Highly recommended as a protective agent against harsh weather conditions where a mild barrier against the elements is desired.

• Peppermint Essential Oil- Peppermint and it's name has it's roots in Greek mythology. Pluto - god of the dead - fell in love with Minthe, herself a beautiful nymph. Pluto's goddess wife Persephone became jealous and turned Minthe into a plant, but out of respect for her beauty, she ensured that she would have a wonderful and fragrant aroma. Peppermint stimulates the scalp and aids circulation while soothing irritation. 

• Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil- A warm and spicy aroma, with a hint of nutmeg, this is a scalp-soothing oil. It can also help with headaches and in aiding relaxation.

• Lavender Essential Oil– Enhances hair growth by stimulating the scalp. The name “lavender” is derived from the Latin lavare, meaning, “to wash” and was known as one of the seven polyvalents (effective against many toxins). Greeks and Romans perfumed their bathwater with lavender, burned lavender incense to appease their wrathful gods, and believed the scent of lavender to be soothing to untamed lions and tigers.

• Myrrh Essential Oil- The essential oil of Myrrh is extracted from the resin of Myrrh. Myrrh, in scientific nomenclature system, is called Commiphora Myrrha and is a native to Egypt. While the resin was in use in incenses and perfumes in ancient Egypt, the oil obtained from it was used for healings wounds in ancient Greece. Myrrh is an antimicrobial and astringent oil. It also helps promote circulation and soothes skin diseases such as eczema, ringworm, itches etc. 

• Eucalyptus Essential Oil- One of the oldest native medicines used in Australia. It is known now for its use in inhalants and vapor rubs, but is also soothing to an irritated scalp. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NightBlooming on Vacation Thursday, May 27th until Monday, June 6th


It's about time for NightBlooming's annual summer vacation!  We'll go on break after orders are packed on the evening of Thursday May 27th and will reopen on Monday June 6th.

That means if you have any orders you'd like, put them in now!

When I'm back I'll have some exciting updates about the future of the Rehabilitating Damaged Hair book and the upcoming Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs book.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Witch's Garden Oil Signature Blend for May


May's blend smells like a sun-dappled cottage garden at the edge of a large, magical forest..

To purchase the 4 ounce version, use this listing:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/250752751


Base Oil: Evening Primorose Oil
Secondary Oils: Rosehip Oil, Meadowfoam Oil
Essential Oils: Oakmoss, Basil, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Mugwort, Lavender, Rosemary and Patchouli 
Application: 1-2 drops of oil in the hands and massage into damp hair. 

Detailed Ingredients:

• Evening Primrose plant, Oenothera biennis . The yellow flowers only open in the evening, hence their common name. Evening Primrose Seed Oil is a rich source of gamma linoleic acid, an Omega 6 fatty acid and nourishes the scalp, hair, and even your nails. 

• Rose hip Oil- is extracted from the seeds contained in the intensely red berry-like fruits -or hips- of a wild rose-bush that grows in the cool, lush mountain rainy valleys of the southern Andes, in Chile. It is a superb hydrator with a high absorbing level, penetrating dry skin and hair almost instantly to restore a much needed moisture balance frequently lost by climatic and environmental conditions such as dryness and air toxicity.

• Meadowfoam Oil- Meadowfoam Oil is pressed from the seeds of Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba), a plant which received its name because of its resemblance while in bloom to the white foam blowing on the ocean. Meadowfoam oil contains higher quality triglyceride levels when compared to other vegetable oils It also has amazing moisturizing and rejuvenating capabilities and is very stable, meaning it keeps a long time. When applied to the skin, it forms a moisture barrier and will assist the skin with preventing moisture loss. It is a key ingredient in many different products such as massage oils and lotions, facial creams, sunblock, hair and scalp products, cosmetics, body lotions, and shaving creams. In hair care products, it will add shine and moisture to the hair, and will remedy dry or damaged hair.

• Oakmoss Essential Oil- Earthy-rich notes of moss, with slight undertones of wood and pine with excellent tenacity. Reminiscent of a walk in an old forest. Oakmoss is both an antiseptic and a demulcent meaning that it both fights microbes while soothing irritated tissues. It is excellent at helping maintain the moisture and oil balance of skin, making it fantastic for scalps. 

• Basil Essential Oil- A longtime kitchen herb, basil is also a powerful medicinal plant. Basil essential oil is used topically and massaged into the skin. It enhances the luster of dull-looking skin and hair. As a result, it is extensively used in many skin care supplements that claim to improve the tone of your skin.

• Lemongrass Essential Oil- A heavy, lemony, green scent, this oil is widely used as an addition to bug repellents, and for its lemony aroma. Citral is known for its antimicrobial effects, and can help kill or suppress the growth of bacteria and fungi. It's said that lemongrass oil's quality is generally determined by its citral content. For those that suffer from hair loss, oily hair, and other scalp conditions, lemongrass oil may be beneficial, as it can help strengthen hair follicles. 

• Peppermint Essential Oil- Peppermint and it's name has it's roots in Greek mythology. Pluto - god of the dead - fell in love with Minthe, herself a beautiful nymph. Pluto's goddess wife Persephone became jealous and turned Minthe into a plant, but out of respect for her beauty, she ensured that she would have a wonderful and fragrant aroma. Peppermint stimulates the scalp and aids circulation while soothing irritation. 

• Mugwort Essential Oil- Mugwort can be considered both famous and infamous. In China, its medicinal properties were used to treat various ailments, while in European countries like England and others, it was used in witchcraft and black magic. This oil has a warming effect on the body, which can be used to counter the effects of cold temperatures and moisture in the air. Mugwort should never be used during pregnancy.

• Lavender Essential Oil– Enhances hair growth by stimulating the scalp. The name “lavender” is derived from the Latin lavare, meaning, “to wash” and was known as one of the seven polyvalents (effective against many toxins). Greeks and Romans perfumed their bathwater with lavender, burned lavender incense to appease their wrathful gods, and believed the scent of lavender to be soothing to untamed lions and tigers.

• Rosemary Essential Oil– An antimicrobial/antiseptic scalp stimulant and soother; to the ancient Greeks and Romans the plant was sacred, symbolic of loyalty, death, and remembrance, as well as scholarly learning. At weddings and important occasions, wherever solemn vows were made, garlands and headdresses of rosemary were worn, as an emblem of trust and constancy.

• Patchoili Essential Oil- An oil with a earthy, smoky, spicy, and musky scent, it is an astringent, fungicide, astringent and deodorant, promoting a healthy scalp free of irritations and imperfections. 

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

NightBlooming turns NINE today!


NightBlooming turns NINE today! What an immensely crazy thought that is.  Nine years ago I still hadn't landed a full time job out of college, wasn't married to my amazing husband, did not have our house (with dedicated NightBlooming craft room), garden, or bees. NightBlooming was packed into a corner of an old Victorian house, under a pitched roof. My workspace was an old dining room table and some closet organizer from the hardware store.

It seems so, so long ago!

And yet I'm still here, and so are you!  As a thank you for my amazing customers, please enjoy a special 4-day sale.


Next year is going to be a massive milestone, and I'm already looking forward to what I can do for it.