By Lori Bosworth
A few months ago, I was visiting my niece and smelled something wonderful emanating from her skin. “What are you wearing?” I asked. “Oh, this is RoseGlow Creme from Living Libations,” she replied. I quickly googled Living Libations and found out that it is a company run by Nadine Artemis and Ron Obadia in Haliburton, Ontario. Stars such as Alanis Morissette have endorsed their natural skin care products made with essential oils.
You know when you splurge on an organic facial and leave the spa with your face dowsed in essential oil creams and serums? This is what your face will feel like after you apply Living Libation’s RoseGlow Creme. The moisturizer smells like a flower shop and it’s no surprise with ingredients that include rosewater, shea butter, aloe vera, green tea, golden jojoba oil, horsetail, sea buckthorn, confrey, rosebuds, geranium, marshmallow, lavender, carrot seed, lemon, palmarosa and nettles among others. The creme does not disappear into your skin; it leaves a fine layer on your face. After four hours, I could still smell the fragrant essential oils. It’s also soothing to those of us with rosacea. RoseGlow Creme is $25 for 15 ml, $60 for 50 ml and $110 for 100 ml. (The 15 ml jar is pictured below.)
If you’ve stopped using antiperspirants and drugstore deodorants, you’ll be eager to try Living Libations’ Vetiver Poetic Pits – Spendor in the Grass. The earthy scent contains vetiver, douglas fir, sandalwood and patchouli among other ingredients. Don’t be surprised if a stranger walks up to you and asks what you’re wearing; the underarm product smells that great. There are 12 other scents in the Poetic Pits including Lavender Poetic Pits, GingerLily Poetic Pits, RoseGlow Poetic Pits, Petal Poetic Pits and Neroli Poetic Pits to name a few. Vetiver Poetic Pits is $25 for 5 ml and $45 for 10 ml.
Want to keep your gums in good shape? Living Libations’ Healthy Gum Drops can do wonders for your gums. The drops contain organic essences such as cinnamon, clove, peppermint, tea tree, rose otto and seabuckthorn berry, thyme linalool, which are anti-bacterial and regenerate gum tissue, and stimulate the circulation, lymph system and the immune system. Healthy Gum Drops also ease sore throats and cankers. They should call them ‘Wonder Drops.’ You can place one drop on your toothbrush (without toothpaste) and brush as usual, glide a drop over dental floss before flossing or massage Healthy Gum Drops into gums. The drops leave a pleasant taste in your mouth due to the cinnamon, clove and peppermint ingredients.