Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New labels arrive!


Our Selkie labels are back from the professional printers! Created on oil and water resistant paper, these will hold up to wet hands and drips. We have all of our materials now, too, so look for an update on Selkie production starting soon!


Our Moondust jars and samples had gotten updated labels awhile ago, but the refill bags were still out of date.  The new labels bring all aspects of this product together!

NB Avatar Labels

Back here we'd talked about our new shipping labels and how one of the things I missed was having the logo on them.  We've had circular labels created that match the NightBlooming avatar.  Look to find them on your packages and pinning together the tissue paper wrappings that many of our products come in!

Samhain Spell Custom Oil Blend for October

You can see all of the past featured oil blends of the month here!


Samhain, the night when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest, and magick strong. It is a celebration of death and of the dead, and it often involves paying respect to ancestors, family members, elders of the faith, friends, pets and other loved ones who have died. The spirits of the departed are invited to attend this festival of darkness and death.

This oil casts a spell unto itself, fitting for this time of year:

As this Samhain passes from us
soon the drawing will embrace us
and the sunset portal close.
Until the turning of the year
we part for just awhile.
Yet I know there is no ending
and the silver thread spins outward
to that place where you are going
until I travel there to meet you,
or your return upon the autumn,
on this sacred night of Spirits
when we shall meet again,
Blessed Be.

Samhain Spell Hair Oil: An oil full of essential fatty oils that help protect and lock moisture into the hair.

Base Oil: Pumpkin Seed Oil
Secondary Oils: Hemp Seed Oil, Walnut Oil
Essential Oils: Patchouli, Clove, Nutmeg, Petitgrain, Balsam Fir, Sweet Orange

Aroma: The scent of autumn- patchouli and dark forests with touches of spice and sweetness. 

Application: Intended for use on the length of hair. Rub a few drops between your palms to warm and smooth over the ends.

Detailed Ingredients:

• Pumpkin Seed Oil- Pumpkin seeds contain fatty oils with linoleic acid and oleic acid, both known to prevent cancer-causing cell production. They are also an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and C. In addition, the seeds contain beneficial nutrients like zinc, magnesium, calcium and iron. Perhaps most important to those suffering from hair loss, the seeds contain cucurbitin, a unique amino that may be responsible for pumpkin seeds' effects on hair growth. There is conjecture that when consumed internally pumpkin seed oil it is a DHT blocker and can aid in treating baldness or hair loss, though no clinical study has been done. 

• Hemp seed Oil- Hemp seed oil is made up of 80% essential fatty acid, the highest amount of any other plant. Hemp seed oil prevents moisture loss on a physiological level; it does just not merely "coat" the skin or hair as do other oils. Hemp so closely matches our own skins lipids it is able to penetrate inside our cells and lubricate the surface between. Not only does Hemp seed oil contribute greatly to the barrier function and appearance it also has other skin benefits such as offering relief to acne, minor abrasions, psoriasis and eczema. Hemp is also the only plant oil containing Vitamin D, which is necessary for Calcium absorption, especially useful to vegans. Using Hemp seed oil is a great way to achieve soft, smooth and hydrated skin.

• Walnut Oil- A pale golden oil, it good moisturizing, anti-aging, regenerative, emollient and toning properties. Walnuts are unique among nuts because the essential fat they contain is primarily polyunsaturated (the source of omega-3 fatty acids.) as well as a host of other important vitamins and minerals. Walnut oil is a clear, grease-less, penetrating oil, that is a rich source of fatty acids.

• Patchoili Essential Oil- An Earthy, smoky, spicy, and musky oil, this is well known for it's role of perfumery, it is also a fungicide and cicatrisant, promoting fresh growth and healing. 

• Clove Essential Oil- This warm and spicy oil aids in circulation and is recommended for skin care, especially to acne patients.

• Nutmeg Essential Oil- has a sweet, warm, spicy scent similar to the spice commonly used in cooking. Comforting and soothing, nutmeg helps boost energy. It also supports nervous and endocrine systems and prostaglandin balance.

• Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium) Essential Oil- Made from the leaves and twigs of this amazing tree, it is antiseptic, antispasmodic, a natural deodorant, and nervine. Use in a hair oil will leave hair and scalp fragrant (petitgrain has woody, citrus and floral notes all in one!), while soothing and preventing bacterial and fungal growth. Blends well with lavender, rose, and sandlawood. 

• Balsam Fir Essential Oil- A balsamic, sweet, fresh aroma that is both grounding and elevating. It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, and stimulating properties. 

• Sweet Orange Essential Oil- A zesty citrus, sweet, strong aroma, Sweet Orange is cheering, refreshing, uplifting, and comforting. Orange, like all citrus fruits, plays an important role in Chinese medicine.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lavaralda Desire of Rest Hair Oil Custom Blend for September

You can see all of the past featured oil blends of the month here!


In Tolkien's Middle Earth, Lavaralda is a tree with long green leaves, golden on the undersides that bears pale flowers, with a yellow flush, which "laid thickly on the branches like a sunlit snow". The tree was brought to Númenor by Eldar from Tol Eressëa. It is said by mariners that the scent could "be felt on the air long ere the land of Eressëa could be seen, and that it brought a desire of rest and great content.". 

Lavaralda Desire of Rest Hair Oil Custom Blend: A medium-thickness oil that protects and revives hair and scalp, healing and stimulating all at once. .

Base Oil: Fractionated Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil
Secondary Oils: Rosehip, Kukui
Essential Oils: Jasmine, Lime peel, Sweet orange, cinnamon

Aroma: Sweet, relaxing, and yet energizing floral. 

Application: Intended for use on either the scalp or length.

Detailed Ingredients:

Coconut oil fractionated- Coconut oil is excellent as a skin moisturizer and softener. A study shows that extra virgin coconut oil is effective and safe when used as a moisturizer, with absence of adverse reactions. A study found that coconut oil helped prevent protein loss from the wet combing of hair when used for fourteen hours as a conditioner before washing the hair.

Avocado Oil- This deep golden oil is an edible oil pressed from the fruit of the Persea americana (avocado). It is used for lubrication and in cosmetics where it is valued for its regenerative and moisturizing properties. Rich in nutrients, amino acids, and essential fatty acids, this nutritional oil is excellent for enhancing hair health. It supplies vitamins A, B, D, and E to nourish both hair follicles and the scalp. Vitamin E also acts as a protective antioxidant. It has natural humectant properties, adding and locking in moisture. The monounsaturated fatty acids will give hair a glossy shine and silky texture. The amino acids will promote the growth of new hair cells.

Kukui Oil- The people of Hawaii would anoint their infants with Kukui Nut Oil, protecting them from the ravages of the salt, the sun, the wind, and other elements. Not coincidentally the word "Kukui" means "Enlightenment" in Hawaiian. This oil is quick-absorbing, luxuriant and versatile for both skin and hair. 

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.

Jasmine Essential Oil- This oil helps to bust stress- which can drain nutrients from the body. Using jasmine oil along with coconut oil has Shown to encourage hair growth. Along with adding to the volume and length, it gives dry hair a radiant lustre.

Lime Peel Essential Oil– A bright scent, lime is antiviral, astringent, and bactericidal. It is at once a cleansing and moisturizing oil, helping with dandruff and scalp buildup. 

Sweet Orange Essential Oil- A zesty citrus, sweet, strong aroma, Sweet Orange is cheering, refreshing, uplifting, and comforting. Orange, like all citrus fruits, plays an important role in Chinese medicine.

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil- An anti-inflamatory that aids in the circulation of blood. Helps remove impurities from the hair and scalp and promotes growth. Good for treating scalp infections because of its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties.