WOLF & OWL INGREDIENTS
Each Wolf and Owl element has been intuitively chosen and researched for its unique benefits to our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
The starting point was the beautiful Rose, or Rosa, that grows wildly on my property. She is the most generous plant and knowing that rose is such a healing component to our skin and also energetically to our hearts, I decided to use her petals as the key extract in the Sacred Dream Face Oil blend.
To bring in another healing element I choose Calendula (Calendula officinalis) because it is widely and sagely known how beneficial calendula wisdom is is to the skin and our bodies, and we believe that what is benefiicial to us on the inside can also be sacredly used as ritual and for taking care of this very precious and protective organ which is the skin we live in.
On my research adventures I also was told by a master plant whisperer that Calendula is ruled by the sun and the masculine energy (those beautiful sun coloured petals) boldly shining the light on healing the old ways and supporting the feminine. How perfect then that the extraction for the Sacred Dream Face oil includes the yang masculine solar energy from Calendula and the yin feminine heart energy from the Rosa.
It is our intention to use the highest quality, purest and most nourishing ingredients, some with a medicinal and age-proofing history dating back thousands of years, why would we not use the ingredients of the high priests and priestesses, for that is our worth.
Some of the flowers and herbs I use are extracted into organic olive oil and distilled over a minimum three months to create a long slow infusion of their elemental properties, bringing their plant wisdom into one of the most ancient skin beautifying oils of olive.
All the oils and extracts used are either wild sourced or organic to give you the highest quality possible, whilst working in harmony with our earth.
Created in small batches using sun-infusion, moon wisdom and hand blended with love.
Below is the list of the herbal elements from around the world. Each with rich medicinal and cosmetic history, some dating back to rituals and uses of thousands of years.
CALENDULA FLOWERS: Calendula officinalis
Sun-infused flower extract in certified biodynamic Olive oil. Queensland, Australia.
One of the world’s oldest known medicinal plant used in folk medicine dating back to the ancient Greeks, German folk medicine and North American herbalism, Calendula supports the skin’s natural regenerative activities. Known for its golden yellow petals it is ruled by the sun and brings the masculine energy to Wolf and Owl’s signature infusion balanced with the feminine of our wild Rosa. Calendula’s potent inner compounds flavonoids and carotenoids are anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and calming, as well as soothing mucilages. Calendula extracted into oil supports the skin's regenerative activities and boost our largest organs’ natural defence: moisturises dry and cracked skin, soothes irritated, sensitive, inflammation-prone skin, repairs and rebalances unstable skin barriers, improves elasticity, restores vitality after elemental damage such as sun exposure, heals wounds and burns and bestows luminous, healthy glow.
Found in. Sacred Dream Face Oil. Elemental Clay Mask,
ALOE VERA: barbadensis miller
Water extracted. Organic. Northern Rivers Australia
Aloe vera contains over 200 biologically active, naturally occurring constituents, which include polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, minerals and fatty acids that promote nutrient absorption and assist in cell regeneration throughout the skin and body.
The use of Aloe Vera in organic skin care dates back thousands of years. Egyptian queens such as Cleopatra and Nefertiti believed that bathing in 'the plant of immortality' would enhance and prolong their beauty. Alexander The Great used Aloe Vera as a healing solution for wounded soldiers on the battlefield. In early modern medicine, it was used to soothe the skin of patients burned by primitive X-ray machines.
Used regularly, it improves the appearance of aged or damaged skin by promoting new skin-cell growth. As a natural pH balancer, it gives the skin a smoother appearance and removes dead skin to unclog pores.
Once natural Aloe Vera gel has dried on the surface of the skin, it provides a protective barrier that helps keep moisture locked in. It's cooling effects reduce acne inflammation and assist in healing, removing redness and soothing dry or irritated skin.
Found in: Botantical Facial Mist.
CAMELLIA SEED: Camellia oleifera
Cold pressed seed oil. Certified Organic. China.
Camellia oil, also known as tea oil and tea seed oil, is the beauty secret of the geishas of Japan.
This very precious oil has been recognised for centuries in Eastern Asia for its highly restorative and rejuvenating effect on skin.
Camellia oil is used in many skincare formulas and is suited for all skin types including sensitive and allergy-prone skin.
It has outstanding moisture-retaining ability and is rapidly absorbed. It penetrates into the deepest layers of the skin, leaving it smooth and supple. Camellia oil is very rich in monosaturated essential fatty acids.
It is particularly high in oleic acid and exceeds the level of olive oil.
Camellia oil contains vitamins, A, B, and E and various minerals and has an active constituent known as squalene, which is an important component of the skin’s natural emollient system. A deficiency of squalene can result in dry skin and premature ageing, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin.
Camellia oil is an excellent emollient and wonderful skin moisturiser. It protects skin from drying out while replenishing vital nutrients. It smoothes rough and flaky skin, and soothes and calms easily irritated skin.
Used regularly, it will help protect from age spots and increased pigmentation. Used around the eyes and mouth, it softens wrinkles and tiny maturity lines.
Found in: Sacred Dream Face Oil.
HELICHRYSUM: Helichrysum italicum
Steam distilled essential oil. Croatia.
Helichrysum is cosmetically and therapeutically unparalleled in its ability to support cell regeneration and tissue healing. The go-to oil for skin beautifying and restorative serums, helichrysum is potent, safe, and exceptionally effective. This extraordinary distillation, with its rich, herbaceous, honey-like bouquet is harvested from the sunny Mediterranean hillsides and is equally suitable for both therapeutic applications as well as perfume blending.
Traditionally known as "Immortelle," this oil has recently gained global fame for its profound healing effect on aging, wrinkled, and wounded skin, helichrysum oil receives innumerable testimonials to its unsurpassed healing power.
Found in Botantical Facial Mist.
GREEN MATCHA TEA POWDER: Camellia Sinensis
When we think of green tea, we immediately think of health and vitality. The antioxidant benefits of green tea come from a biological compound called polyphenols. A sub-group of polyphenols called catechins effectively destroy free radicals and help slow down the ageing process. The most powerful of these catechins in green tea is the epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).This little power house antioxidant ingredient is there to neutrilize free radicals, lighting your skin up and bringing out its inner radiance.
Found in; Elemental Face Mask
FRENCH GREEN CLAY
Litsea cubeba does wonders for the skin, from removing excess sebum to cleansing pores, to treating conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Her uplifting citrus scent is cleansing and revitalising.
For hundreds of years, Litsea, a plant native to East Asia, has been used by the indigenous people of Taiwan in traditional health practices. It is also known by the name “mountain pepper” in Mandarin. Like Manuka oil, Litsea oil’s source plant is a tree; it bears pale lemon-scented flowers and small fruits that look like little peppers, hence the nickname.
Found in: Elemental Clay Mask
OLIVE OIL: Olea europaea
Cold pressed kernel/fruit oil. Extra Virgin. Unrefined. Organic. NSW Australia
The non-invasive, low temperatures of sun-infusion allow us to use extra virgin, antioxidant-rich and Vitamin E loaded Olive oil without destroying its heat sensitive vital nutrients. Antioxidant Polyphenols, phytosterols and Vitamin E protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation and enhance skin cell regeneration, improving tone and elasticity. Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in olive oil, also prevents free radical damage and prevents premature aging. Moisturises, softens and replenishes dry, mature skin. The ancient Greeks believed the olive tree was a gift from the goddess Athena and used olive oil in their religious ceremonies and beautifying rituals.
Found in: Sacred Dream Face Oil, Elemental Face Mask
GOTU KOLA (powder): Centella asiatica
Certified Organic. Australia
Gotu kola is rich in triternene saponins—a compound that helps keep skin tighter and firmer—and is also a great source of phytonutrients called flavonoids that act as antioxidants and fight off free radical damage. It boosts the formation of collagen and skin tissue, which is crucial in maintaining the skin’s elasticity and youthful glow. Another benefit that gotu kola is most known for is its ability to improve blood circulation. This speeds up the skin’s healing process
Gotu kola—prized since ancient times by Daoist masters, monks and yogis for its cognitive and spiritual benefits
Found in: Elemental Face Mask
ROSE PETALS: Rosa
Sun-infused flower extract in organic Olive oil. Wildcrafted. Northern Rivers Australia.
Rose, the queen of all blooms with the highest vibration of all flowers and complex chemical composition, is a gentle yet powerful harmoniser. It's high concentrations of vitamin C restore and maintain collagen, necessary for the formation of connective tissue in the skin, and protect cells from elemental damage. The natural oils found in roses lock in moisture, keeping even the driest skin feeling smooth, plump and dewy. Rose is especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin and helps calming skin conditions such as roseacea, eczema and psoriasis.
A natural astringent, it tightens pores and restores suppleness and a healthy glow to dull, tired skin. The softly divine aromatics lower the concentration of the stress hormone cortisol in the body and help with good sleep. Rose fragrance balances the mood, radiates joy and serenity and boost vitality in our lymphatic system and blood circulation. Wearing high vibration Rose oil - infused or essential - counteracts the fatiguing effects of cell phones and computers by restoring the integrity of your electromagnetic field. Quint-essentially feminine, the rose has the remarkable ability to strengthen the heart and bring harmony. Named "the queen of flowers" by the ancient Greek poet Sappho, the rose has been a symbol of femininity and purity since ancient times, and played central role beauty rituals.
Found in: Sacred Dream Face Oil, Elemental Face Mask.
ROSEHIP OIL: Rosa Canina Fruit
Natural source of vitamin E – which is an anti-inflammatory anti-oxidant that calms and hydrates dry and sensitive skin. It also helps protect skin cells from sun damage.
Natural source of essential fatty acids omega 3, 6 and 9 – which help repair and regenerate damaged skin tissue.
Natural source of vitamin C – a skin brightening, anti-ageing antioxidant that helps improve the appearance of pigmentation and restore skin's tone. It also helps protect skin from the sun.
Natural source of the powerful antioxidants lycopene, which helps improve skin texture and offer protection against premature ageing, and beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage responsible for skin ageing.
High levels of Trans-Retinoic Acid are delivered directly to the epidermis, which converts to Vitamin A to boost the skin's natural healing process.
Found in: Sacred Dream Face OIl
ROSEMARY: Rosmarinus officinalis
Fresh leaf extracted in organic olive oil. Northen Rivers Australia. Organic.
Rosemary oil has incredible properties that supports problem skin affected by dermatitis, acne, eczema or psoriasis as well, its uplifting aromatics it makes it an ideal cleansing oil. The oil helps stimulate cell renewal, promoting healthy healing all while infusing the skin with moisture and improving skin circulation and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Since it contains powerful naturally present antioxidants, rosemary oil helps to strengthen the capillaries and helps to slow the effects of aging on the skin.
Found in. Elemental Face Mask.
MANUKA: Leptospermum scoparium
Steam distilled essential oil. New Zealand.
Manuka oil is a shout out to my kiwi roots. Manuka honey was an ever present staple in our medicine cabinet, used from soothing throats to rapidly healing burns and skin infections. Whilst manuka honey is incredible for the skin so is the powerhouse of manuka oil. Super hero for antibacterial and reducing inflammation and promoting healing and no bees disturbed in the process, because we also love bees. We believe what is good for the inside is also fabulous for the outside.
Found in: Elemental Face Mask
SCHISANDRA: Schisandra chinensis
Schisandra Berry Extracted in Organic Olive oil. Organic. China.
The Schisandra berry was cherished by Chinese royalty for its beauty and anti-aging qualities. Packed with antioxidants, including key vitamins C and E, Schisandra’s strong astringent qualities enable the skin to hold in moisture for more fullness. Schisandra may also protect against UVB induced skin damage and is still used as an important botanical in many Eastern skin formulas.
Schisandra is excellent for sensitive and inflamed skin. Legend has it that after 100 days of using Schisandra herb the skin is rejuvenated. What do you think of that?
Found in: Elemental Face Mask.
SEABUCKTHORN FRUIT: Hippophae rhamnoides
Cold pressed fruit oil. Organic. China.
The only plant source that contains omega 3, 6, 9, and the rare Omega 7 fatty acid which helps soothe the skin, stimulate cell repair and cell generation and restore youthful glow. Superoxide dismutase-rich, an enzyme, that fights free radical damage and provide superior elemental protection.
The berries appear to be an unsurpassed natural source of vitamin A and several other carotenes, vitamin E and several other tocopherols. Sea buckthorn berries are second only to rosehips and acerola in vitamin C content. They are also rich in several other vitamins, including B1, B2, K and P as well as in numerous flavonoids. The berries have a remarkably high content of essential fatty acids and phytosterols.
Found in. Sacred Dream Face OIl.
SEA BUCKTHORN SEED OIL: Hippophae rhamnoides
Cold Pressed Seed oil. Organic. China.
Because of the high content of nutrients essential for the metabolism of skin cells, sea buckthorn oil is used to combat wrinkles, dryness and other symptoms of malnourished or prematurely ageing skin, bad healing wounds, skin damaging effects of sun and Helps with holding hydration and softening skin tissue. Sea Buckthorn seed oil helps to reduce sun-induced skin damage and heals sun-induced skin injuries.
Found in: Sacred Dream Face Oil.
Steam distilled essential oil.
Fragrant with night flowering yin energy, traditionally used for heat-regulating, cooling, moisturising and renewing, fights free radicals, balances sebum, improves blood flow.
Ylang-ylang is a cooling oil that soothing and calming to the heart and mood. This incredibly luxurious oil has been trusted for centuries for beautifying the skin. Ylang-ylang is renowned as a natural regulator of sebum, and can be applied to equal effect on mature and youthful skin due to its balancing effect on both skin types. Also having an affinity for the hair, it is often used to impart fuller, more luxurious hair and encourage growth. Ylang-ylang is a general tonic to the entire body.
The emotional hallmark of ylang-ylang is a gentle euphoria which can be used during all phases of life to uplift emotions and soothe body and mind. It helps calm over-excited states and can be used to support grounding and stabilization during experiences of fear and upset.
Ylang-ylang beautifully raises the spirit, relaxes mind and body, opens the heart and enhances euphoric sensual moods. It inspires creativity, boosts self esteem and promotes peace, joy and inner trust. It is one of my absolute favourites as it inspires sensuality and playfulness.
Found in: Sacred Dream Face Oil.
CASTOR OIL: Ricinus communis
Used around the world for over 4,000 years, castor oil is native to the Mediterranean Basin, Eastern Africa, and India. In Ayurveda Castor Oil as a remedy for drawing out pain and sickness. We have blended it into our face mask towork in synergy with all the other indredients to draw out what is no longer serving you. Castor oil is also a humectant; i.e., a substance which promotes the retention of moisture so while it draws your daily dirt out, it will leave your face soft like a newborn.
Found in Elemental Face Mask
MYRRH: Commiphora myrrha
Steam Distilled Essential Oil.
Like Frankincense, Myrrh was an extremely popular sacramental incense resin used in many religious and spiritual practices. It is mentioned throughout the Bible (156 times), the Torah, and many other ancient texts, and was an ingredient in the Ketoret incense. It is even said to have been one of the original aromatic herbs that Adam harvested from the Garden of Eden (along with Frankincense).
This beautiful feminine oils speaks deeply of our connection to our mother earth, her protective and nurturing qualities have been used in ancient Alchemical traditions for many different physiological and philosophical medicine preparations aimed at healing the emotions, mind, and soul, as well as for aiding one’s spiritual evolution.
This is the oil of the priestess of which you are that.
Found In Sacred Dream Face Oil
TUMERIC: Curcuma longa
Steam Distilled Essential Oil
We all no that Tumeric is like gold for our bodies, deeply rich and steeped in healing properties the most famous being curcumin. .Deeply cleansing and nourishing helping to remove impurities and brighten your skin. Turmeric is a cornerstone ingredient in beauty rituals and medicinal regimes all the way from Japan and Indonesia to Sri Lanka and India. : this Gold coloured spice is a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antioxidant and detoxifier. It keeps skin soft and smooth, makes it glow, tackles acne and helps reduce hyper-pigmentation. And I promise it won’t turn you yellow.
Found in Elemental Face Mask
ROMAN CHAMOMILE : Chamaemelum nobile
Steam Distilled Essential Oil
This beautiful little daisy like flower is guaranteed to lighten and brighten up your life and your skin. Its therapeutic profile, characterized by both gentleness and effectiveness, makes it useful in treating conditions of excess heat. Gentle and calming, Roman chamomile will shine on you as an agent of general skin health and emotional joy.
Found in Sacred Dream Face Oil & Botanical Face Mist.