As we near the end of February, the winter has really started to take its toll on our bodies and our spirits. Lack of moisture in the frigid air and constant exposure to heating systems in our cars and houses has most likely dried our skin to a dull crisp. These long, dark nights also have us craving the feeling of soaking in a little sunshine. Since there is still quite some time before spring is in bloom, and not all of us can escape on a sunny vacation, I want to talk about Sunstone lotion for the skin & soul.
Sunstone has got to be the most unique body lotion formula out there in the skincare world. Everyone knows the benefits of apple cider vinegar for the skin, but this is the first lotion to ever make it one of its healing ingredients! Along with those amazing alpha hydroxyl acids, ACV also keeps your skin mantle healthy. The mantle is key, because it will keep skin protected from harsh winter weather and environmental changes (like the stark contrast between the outdoor freeze and your indoor sanctuary of warmth). My second favorite ingredient in this lotion is the chamomile infusion. Organic chamomile is soothing and moisturizing, erasing chapped skin and dry rashes. Both the chamomile and the lavender hydrosol that make Sunstone lotion so creamy are naturally anti-inflammatory. These ingredients help to calm the inevitable irritations from having dry winter skin. You can see the difference as soon as you put it on –
(arm before Sunstone) (arm after Sunstone)
When it comes to winter, there’s more changes happening than just physically. Some people suffer from extreme mood changes and disorders like SAD (seasonal affective disorder) due to lack of sunshine and other winter factors. Although it’s no cure, there is one natural way to elevate some of these cold weather blues… with sunstone crystals! Sunstones are known for their warmth and radiance, as they carry within them the energy of the sun. Full of joy, strength and optimism, these gemstones can bring you confidence and relieve stress with their powerful golden vibrations. Bright and bold, I swear I can feel these crystals giggling sometimes if I listen close enough…
There are many types of sunstones that come from around the world. We like to use a variety of them when making the gemstone essence for Sunstone lotion (yes, this lotion contains actual gemstone essence, an elixir made with the high vibrational properties of these crystals!)
Here is to making it through the rest of the winter,
with smooth skin and a sunny and cheery outlook ~