Hello lovelies! Welcome to the Gemstone Organic Blog. We are here to share our insight on skincare, holistic living, and beyond.
Honey is the sweet alchemy of bees collecting pollen and nectar from flowers. Organic honey is collected in a way that minimally disturbs the hive, and ensures that the bees are treated well (no chemical pesticides, no supplementing with cane sugar, always building hives out of natural materials, etc). When an ingredient is harvested using a healthy symbiotic relationship, it holds a high vibration. This healing essence is passed on to us when we use raw, organic honey.
The divinely delicious, nectar of the gods makes an amazing beauty ritual as well. Honey has powerful, natural healing properties when it comes to skin:
Raw organic honey is one of my favorite earth-based ingredients; made by nature, harvested with compassion and conscience, and an easy way to heal skin. I love using the Sun Clean honey cleanser because it has added essential oil to help keep my skin clear of acne, and rose petals that gently scrub and soften skin. It doesn’t hurt that every time I use it on my face, I get to treat myself with a sweet little lick of the spoon.
"Open your hearts, be peace and raise your energy towards love..."
If you’re not familiar with Pantone Color of The Year, it is a symbolic selection of a color that is supposed to represent of the mood, attitude and direction of our collective culture. Since we all know that color can affect our state of mind and that emotions can easily be expressed through color, it’s a pretty cool concept. And when the 2016 colors were announced, they were definitely something I could get excited about:
Rose Quartz - Not only is this one of my favorite stones, crèmes, everything… now this beautiful crystal color is said to represent the movement of our culture for the next year. To the Pantone Color Institute, Rose Quartz “demonstrates a warm embrace…compassion and a sense of composure”. This description fits really closely with what I feel when working with rose quartz gemstones. Warmth, love, forgiveness, and assurance all radiate from this rosy pink color and crystal.
Serenity - Does anyone else see what I see? This cool and airy blue reminds me so much of Moonstone crème! And then there’s the description, “cooler, tranquil blue…reflecting connection and wellness”. This peaceful color resonates to the energy behind Moonstone and feels like looking through the calm of the ever-expansive sky above. Moonstone brings balance and intuition, just like Serenity is bringing in a sense of order, understanding and peace.
Pantone says in 2016 “consumers [are] seek[ing] mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses”. And that would be a wonderful thing. Together these two colors display a beautiful message about us a worldwide society. We are surely moving away from things like gender bias and typecasts within our generation. Instead we are open and inviting everyone to embrace their own unique beauty, and to feel free to express themselves as they see best. This year’s colors speak to healing, spirituality and acceptance.
Universal Love, for the win.
Now you can use all Gemstone Organic products to do an at-home, 5 step facial! We have added a few new products to our line and have your skin covered from start to finish for a
healthy, holistic facial treatment done weekly at home.
As always these are formulas you can trust: raw, organic, fresh and high vibrational ingredients.
[Guest Post by: Rose Heart**]
As we sail passed the holiday season, it is important to allow the breeze of 100% pure essential oils to set the right direction our journey of the season will take. Do we succumb to the stress of shopping and family gatherings? Do we allow our bodies and minds to miss the long days of warmth and sunshine on our skin, bringing on seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? Do we allow our bodies to become susceptible to the allergies and germs caused by colds and flu? Absolutely not! With Organic Infusions 100% pure certified organic essential oils we can protect the body, while uplifting the mind - allowing us to embrace all the light and joy of this season.
When I think of women during this season, I immediately think of Clary Sage. Clary Sage essential oil and Clary Sage Hydrosol are the #1 choice to ease through not only the holiday season, but also through their own monthly season. Clary Sage can support a healthy reproductive system, bringing balance to hormones as well as balance to emotions. Many women love to apply a drop on the wrist just before a union with their partner to remove inhibitions. Clary Sage Hydrosol can be misted on the neck to ease a hot flash.
Erotic and soft
Whispering golden yellow threads
Of calm and ease
Enchanted with erotic musk
A sunset of pink and gold
Alchemy of above with below
By Rose Heart
Now during the holiday season it is imperative that we stay grounded in the earth. During the winter months, we tend to lose touch with the earth due to trying to stay snug and warm most of the time in our homes. Apply 2 drops of Sandalwood essential oil to a tissue and inhale to ground and rebalance the mind and body. Keep this tissue handy and inhale before, during, and after meditation to soothe and uplift the emotions.
One of the best ways to use Sandalwood essential oil during this season to soothe dry chapped skin, is to mix Sandalwood essential oil with Neroli essential oil into a lotion or crème. It’s wonderful that there is a product which is perfectly united in a nourishing crème for the purpose of soothing dry and chapped skin – Organic Ruby Crème by Gemstone Organic. Where Sandalwood is known for balancing the root chakra, Neroli is known for opening up the heart chakra. When these oils are infused together, they create a figure eight, allowing the Kundalini to rise, opening up the heart to its full potential of the moment.
When searching out Sandalwood essential oil, we must always make sure that it is sustainable. Gemstone Organic sources their Sandalwood essential oil from Organic Infusions who sources directly from a sustainable farm in Australia. It takes 100 years for Sandalwood trees to mature. Organic Infusions only sources Sandalwood essential oils from farms that replant these trees for the future.
So deck the halls and your body with 100% pure essential oil infusions and not only will you be feeling light and bright, your friends and family will be embraced by the warmth of your spirit and the warmth of your essence.
**Organic Infusions is the harmony inspired, certified organic aromatherapy oil company. Rose Heart, Organic Infusions’ Founder, CEO, and Certified Master Aromatherapist, hand-selects organics from around the world to offer certified organic, wildcrafted aromatherapy oils with the intent of bringing harmony to individuals, farmers, communities, humanity, and the planet.
It's time for another potion! Everyone loved our transformational perfume so much that we decided to release a second one inspired by this winter season...
Hush is our new holiday elixir made with all organic ingredients and gemstone essence. This potion can be worn very much like a perfume and can transform your energy body with the magic of plant medicine and high vibrational gem essence. Placed directly on your skin (on your wrists, behind the ears and anywhere you feel drawn to dab the potion), Hush brings in that quiet, comforting sense of a calm winter's night. The gemstone essence inside is formulated to keep you grounded, while also connecting you to the higher, spiritual realms. Hush is a rich and deep scented elixir that captures the essence of the silence between falling snowflakes. It's peaceful and spiritual, a great tool to use this winter while we slow down with the darker days and connect to the universe in our own quiet moments.
Adding hydrosols to my beauty routine has been one of my all-time favorite finds. Ditching alcohol based toners and replacing them with high vibrational plant waters has led me to healthier, glowing skin and gives me some much needed aromatherapy throughout the day. Over time, and along with using my favorite Gemstone Organic cremes, I have seen an improvement in my skin's tone and texture, and even less wrinkles! (I now know that the chemical toners were drying my skin beneath the surface and causing premature aging..) And I love how they soothe my soul and boost my mood.
Here is a short video that walks through all 3 of our Gem Juice Hydrosols:
There are so many ways to express our love. Gratitude is a beautiful way of sharing love. I find that gratitude can move me quickly into a space of thankfulness for all I have, be it a healthy body, a loving family or a roof over my head. When I am pushed, pulled or nudged into my grateful space it makes me see our world as beautiful and I want to shout out my love for the beauty around me!
I remember as a child when I had a bad dream my mom would come into my room and sit on the side of my bed. She would help me move my thoughts from the bad dream to places of butterflies and all things magical and sweet. It would so quickly put me back to sleep.
I think of gratitude in the same way - a way to move into all things magical and sweet. When we take the time in our day to be grateful for all we have and those in our lives that we love, we change the way our day moves forward…truly. It is not the easiest to do always, but if we can make the effort to be disciplined for even two weeks changes can show up in a myriad of ways.
Writing your Gratitudes daily is something we have all heard about, most likely done, and will continue to fall in and out of as our lives take on exciting adventures or day to day chores!
Here are few ways to keep yourself on track:
Sharing our gratitude with those we love is a simple, powerful tool for teaching gratitude. Our loving gestures speak loudly and I believe it is a giant step to making big changes to our beautiful world. As the Chinese proverb says: if you want to correct the world, first you must correct the state; if you want to correct the state, you must first correct the family; if you want to correct the family you must first correct yourself.
By changing our attitude thru our acts of gratitude, great changes can happen in others. I am reminded of this when I remember how a smile from a stranger can change my day.
Just taking a deep breathe can remind us of the importance of our daily existence and we can enjoy the moment of gratitude with a quiet silent appreciation that can make our day more peaceful and present.
Enjoy life….be grateful.
Love & Gratitude,
Many of us feel like we don’t have enough time in the day to get things done. The worst part is that we usually end up throwing out the things that we need most in our lives, like time set aside for quietude and self-care, in exchange for our responsibilities and the nitty gritty tasks of life. Now this is where some guru (who surely doesn’t have a long commute, a toddler, or a budding new career) might tell you that you “need to make more time”. I am instead going to tell you that you don’t need more time! I am going to show you some really easy ways to work self-improvement and positivity into your routines, that won’t take away a single productive moment from the tasks at hand. This doesn’t mean I don’t encourage you to find time for self-care, of course I do. But sometimes we willingly make sacrifices for our jobs, families and friends that leave us with less space for our own care. This is a great cheat-sheet for the days we just can’t seem to spare a minute of ourselves, for ourselves.
Here are some of our inevitable daily tasks, and my tips on how to convert those moments into tools for being your best you:
There are really no good short cuts when it comes to health and happiness. This little cheat-sheet still takes a conscious effort and willpower to accomplish. Give these few steps a try, and see what a difference it can make in your day. Once you get used to taking advantage of these routine moments in your life, you’ll see these tips as more of a treat rather than a task. Granted, no one will really ever be excited about sitting in rush-hour traffic, but a little quiet fantasy time is extraordinarily better than listening to that same pop hit for the 18th time on the radio. It’s unicorns and happy endings for me!
Cranberries are in season! Many of us eat cranberries at this time of year during our feasting activities – I love to juice them. Getting them fresh is a treat and I look forward to seeing them show up on the shelves at the coop. The juice is a beautiful red color and the tartness is ooh la la!!
Cranberries have a wide-range of health benefits that have been recognized for centuries. Today we know they prevent urinary tract infections, promote heart health, and inhibit the growth of cancer cells. But did you know they are chockfull of skin benefits?
Now is a great time to nourish your skin with the phytonutrients and antioxidants of this power packed berry. Just one cup of this juice possess 8,983 antioxidant capacity – great for flushing out harmful toxins that can suppress the immune system. This little berry also contains flavonoids and polyphenols that prevent the damage of cells - nature at her best in the fall!
Here are ways the juice of this berry will benefit your skin:
If you love juicing go and grab some of these red juicy berry’s to add to your morning or evening juice (remember to buy organic or non-gmo cranberries). I love to mix them with cucumbers, lemon and celery for a morning glow inside and out!
And don’t forget your Gem Juice! Combining this juice with our Organic Ruby Creme is a great way to keep your skin soft and moisturized. The gem elixir of raw rubies raises your skin temperature to promote healthy blood circulation and removes toxins from the blood – so give your skin a double dose of cleansing – it will sing!
Inspired by Venus and the goddess in us all, this is a brand new elixir for you to wear that will transform your mood and your energy body. Made of course with organic ingredients and gemstone essence, this potion can be worn very much like a perfume. Placed directly on your skin (on your wrists, behind the ears and anywhere you feel drawn to dab the potion), Enchant will give you a fresh and sweet aromatherapy to uplift your spirit and give you an enticing auric energy. The gemstone essence inside is designed to work on your upper chakras. Clearing your heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras Enchant is full of an alluring and charming vibration. We made this new elixir using mother nature's best technology so that you can feel fabulous, smell sweet and sexy, and have a balanced energy body.
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