Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sarenrae Blonde/Colorless Herbal Hair Color and Conditioner

No, not a new product, just a retitle!  Formerly known as Devas, our Golden Blonde / Colorless (on dark hair) blend is now known as Sarenrae.

Why the change? Back in the day I had this idea that all the hair colors would be named after faeries, and all the powders would be things that could be purchased in a fae market. That worked right up until Fire Genasi came along (Dungeons & Dragons entity with a fire elemental as a parent), and then was followed up by Kitsune (Japanese fox-spirit), Enyo (Greek goddess of war), and Eilistraee (a Drow goddess in Dungeons & Dragons).

Also? Devas just never resonated with me. It sounded kind of like diva, and most divas don't seem into the whole head-full-of-mud thing.

Lastly, I'm a long-time roleplayer, and after creating the Raven Queen's Chosen Oil I wanted to do another Critical Role homage. Sarenrae is the Pathfinder Goddess of Healing and Redemption who teaches temperance and patience in all things. This herbal blend is perfect for putting damaged hair on the mend, and Sarenrae fit thematically.

In Critical Role, before Pike Trickfoot, a Cleric of Sarenrae, was killed, her hair black with a purple streak. After her first death and resurrection her hair turned white. Her player, Ashley Johnson, has blonde hair, too, so it all seemed to fit rather nicely.

This herbal hair conditioner hearkens to the warmth of Sarenrae, imparting warm golden tones to lighter colored hair, and giving amazing natural conditioning properties to darker colored hair. Sarenrae Blonde/Colorless Herbal Hair Color and Conditioner is made entirely from powdered herbs.

Just like before, you can get a 10g sample and a 100g full-sized packet.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Celebrating 10 Years on Etsy!

I had to check, re-check, and triple check when I saw that April 20th will be 10 years of NightBlooming on Etsy! It's insane to think about :)

To thank all my wonderful customers, I'm offering a free 1/2 ounce Foncé Fleur Signature Oil Blend and a bunch of discount codes April 1st through April 30th! This is our longest sale ever because we wanted to make sure that everyone who wanted to participate could!

To Qualify for the Foncé Fleur Signature Oil Blend: Your order must be at least $25 *after discounts have been applied, and not including shipping*.  Then leave a note in the Message to the Seller saying you'd like the oil.

If you are signed up for the Signature Oil Subscription Program, you'll still get your Foncé Fleur shipped at the start of April, but if you put in a qualifying order before April 30th I'll extend your subscription by a month, or you can choose one of our Previous Oil Blends to ship with your order for free.

To use the Discount Codes:  Enter upon checkout. Discounts cannot be applied after checkout without canceling, refunding, and repurchasing your order.

Foncé Fleur Signature Oil Blend for April

You can see all of the past featured oil blends of the month in our blog

Want each new oil delivered right to your door every month? Check out our Signature Oil Subscription Program!

You can get a 1/2oz bottle here, or to purchase the 4oz version, use this listing.***************

Foncé Fleur captures all the aromas of a nighttime garden with essential oils swirled in a soothing, moisturizing blend of natural oils.

Base Oil: Camelina Oil
Secondary Oils: Fractionated Coconut Oil, Avodado Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil
Essential Oils: Petitgrain, Copaiba, Melissa (Lemon Balm), Neroli, Oakmoss, Mugwort, Gingergrass
Aroma: Nighttime garden: green and darkly floral swirled in evening mist.

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

Detailed Ingredients:

• Camelina Oil was known as the "gold of pleasure" to Europeans not long ago. Rich in natural antioxidants, Omega-3 fatty acids, tocopherols, and high in vitamin E content; Camelina oil is truly under appreciated. Camelina oil also has incredibly high in both alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid contents, and proportions this large are more typically found in linseed oil and fish oil. 

• 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.

• 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. 

• 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. 

• Copaiba Essential Oil- Mild, sweet, woody, slightly balsamic oil, it is often used to invigorate the scalp and heal problem areas. It is a powerful anti-fungal and also helps to reduce headaches and migraines. 

• Lemon Balm Essential Oil- A light, fresh, green citrus scent, this oil is calming and uplifting all at once. is famous particularly for its soothing, memory boosting and antidepressant powers, as well as its antibacterial properties.

• 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. 

• 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.

• Gingergrass Essential Oil– A warming oil and anti-inflammatory, it increses circulation to the scalp. It has an array of lively green, citrus, slightly fruity, exotic sensual notes.