Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Focal Point Signature Oil Blend for January


You can see all of the past featured oil blends of the month in our blog:
http://nightbloominggarden.blogspot.com/search/label/Oil%20Blend%20of%20the%20Month

Want each new oil delivered right to your door every month? Check out our Signature Oil Subscription Program!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O73KMHI4bgg

You can get a 1/2oz bottle here, or to purchase the 4oz version, use this listing:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/250752751

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A clean, tingling, invigorating blend to put you in the right mindset to stick to those New Year's resolutions!

Base Oil: Sunflower Oil
Secondary Oils: Tamanu Oil, Camelina Oil
Essential Oils: Wintergreen, Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, Basil and Rosemary
Aroma: Clean and clear with a hint of mint and herbal freshness.

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

Detailed Ingredients:

• Sunflower Oil Organic Cold–Pressed Unrefined– An oil wealthy in Oleic acids with high amounts of Vitamins A, D, and E, also has beneficial amounts of lecithin, and unsaturated fatty acids. Deeply nourishing and conditioning for the skin and hair it is a natural emollient (meaning it corrects scaling and dryness), by helping upraised skin and hair cells lay flat, helping to increase shine and keep in moisture. Cold-pressed oil, also called cold-drawn, or virgin, oil, is purer than oil expressed with the aid of heat and retains more of its natural benefits.

• Foraha (Tamanu) Oil- Contains a unique fatty acid, calophyllic acid, which has antibiotic properties and non steroidal agent the callophyllolide which is anti inflammatory. A good choice for dry skin/scalps, and helps restore smoothness and shine to damaged hair. 

• 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. 

• Wintergreen Essential Oil- A refreshing, cooling, and invigorating essential oil. Research shows that wintergreen oil has the ability to act like a natural analgesic (pain reducer), antiarthritic, antiseptic and astringent. 

• Lavender Essential Oil– Enhances hair growth by stimulating the scalp. The name “lavender” is derived from the Latin lavare, meaning, “to wash” and was known as one of the seven polyvalents (effective against many toxins). Greeks and Romans perfumed their bathwater with lavender, burned lavender incense to appease their wrathful gods, and believed the scent of lavender to be soothing to untamed lions and tigers.

• Peppermint Essential Oil- Peppermint and it's name has it's roots in Greek mythology. Pluto - god of the dead - fell in love with Minthe, herself a beautiful nymph. Pluto's goddess wife Persephone became jealous and turned Minthe into a plant, but out of respect for her beauty, she ensured that she would have a wonderful and fragrant aroma. Peppermint stimulates the scalp and aids circulation while soothing irritation. 

• Frankincense Essential Oil- Frankincense Oil is extracted from gum or resin of Frankincense or Olibanum tree. Apart from being used as a cosmetic and as a fragrance, it has numerous other benefits including being an antiseptic and disinfectant. It is also a cicatrisant, helping reduce scars and easing tight skin. 

• Basil Essential Oil- A fresh, warm, spicy, herbaceous aroma, basil is a sacred plant in India, and used in ayurvedic medicine. Helps to restore luster to dull-looking skin in hair, it also is used to treat acne and other skin infections. 

• Rosemary Essential Oil– An antimicrobial/antiseptic scalp stimulant and soother; to the ancient Greeks and Romans the plant was sacred, symbolic of loyalty, death, and remembrance, as well as scholarly learning. At weddings and important occasions, wherever solemn vows were made, garlands and headdresses of rosemary were worn, as an emblem of trust and constancy.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

New Color Instructions for Herbal Hair Colors


So excited to get these back from the print shop! Now every NightBlooming herbal hair color and conditioner (even the sample packs!) will come with a full-color trifold that details mixing, application, rinsing, troubleshooting, and more!

Also, just a reminder that I'm closing up shop after orders are packed on Thursday, December 22 until the new year. If you're thinking of ordering, do it soon!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday Sale



I am so deeply grateful for my wonderful, intelligent, caring customers. Thank you so much for your support, it makes this crazy dream of mine possible!

Get great deals with NightBlooming's BlackFridaySmallBusinessSaturday, and CyberMonday Sale.




These discounts apply to everything in the store, including our Signature Oil Subscription program, so you get savings on top of savings. 




You can start right away with December's blend, Hot Cocoa!





Need stocking stuffers for the long hair in your life? Our Damaged Hair Healer's Kit, Hair Growth Support Kit, and Scalp Soother Kit are ideal for gifting, swapping, or treating yourself.






To keep your hair looking its best, even through the dryness and hat-abuse of winter, don't forget to pick up either Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally, or Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs. This is the very first time either of these books have been on sale! 



Remember, there's important shipping deadlines coming up. Order soon to make sure all your gifts arrive in time. 


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Hot Cocoa Signature Oil Blend for December



Since there will be a sale this weekend, and since the shop is closing early in December, I wanted to post December's oil a little early so people didn't miss out!

You can see all of the past featured oil blends of the month in our blog:
http://nightbloominggarden.blogspot.com/search/label/Oil%20Blend%20of%20the%20Month

Want each new oil delivered right to your door every month? Check out our Signature Oil Subscription Program!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O73KMHI4bgg

You can get a 1/2oz bottle here, or to purchase the 4oz version, use this listing:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/250752751

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A warm mug of chocolate in mittened hands is perfect for a cold, damp December day!

Base Oil: Fractionated Coconut Oil
Secondary Oils: Argan Oil, Borage Oil
Essential Oils: Cocoa, Peppermint, Vanilla Bourbon C02 extract, Sweet Orange

Aroma: Hot cocoa with marshmallows, stirred with a candy cane.

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

Detailed Ingredients:

• 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.

• Argan oil, dubbed as Miracle oil; extracted from kernels of Argan fruit by crushing, is swiftly taking the place of other natural oils for hair protection and treatment. Argan oil contains tocopherols (vitamin E), phenols, carotenes, squalene, and fatty acids, making it both light and great for brittle hair. 


• Borage Oil- Borage is also sometimes known as starflower, and grows wildly in many parts of the world. The use of borage in various medications dates back at least to Roman times, during which several writers described the mysterious healing properties of borage leaves (steeped in wine, which may also have contributed to said ‘healing properties’.) Borage oil is extracted from the seeds of the borage plant, and its essential ingredient has been found to be gamma linolenic acid, commonly known as GLA, which is an essential fatty acids. One experiment found that skin creams which contained borage oil were markedly more effective in replenishing dry, damaged skin than those creams which contained no borage. These results have been taken as evidence that borage oil proves a replenishing effect on the skin and hair, and is able to restore moisture and elasticity where it had previously been lost.

• Cocoa Essential Oil– A nourishing essential oil that contains beneficial nutrients for your hair such as protein, riboflavin, vitamin A and thiamine. High in antioxidants and magnesium, it's wonderful for skin and the scalp, too.

• Peppermint Essential Oil- Peppermint and it's name has it's roots in Greek mythology. Pluto - god of the dead - fell in love with Minthe, herself a beautiful nymph. Pluto's goddess wife Persephone became jealous and turned Minthe into a plant, but out of respect for her beauty, she ensured that she would have a wonderful and fragrant aroma. Peppermint stimulates the scalp and aids circulation while soothing irritation. 

• Orange (Sweet) Essential Oil- A zesty citrus, sweet, strong aroma, Sweet Orange is cheering, refreshing, uplifting, and comforting. Orange, like all citrus fruits, plays an important role in Chinese medicine.

• Vanilla Burbon CO2 Extract- Vanilla is not produced as pure essential oil. It is well advised to question the authenticity of Vanilla labeled pure essential oil. This soothing scent is perfect for relaxing and meditation. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

USPS Holiday Shipping Reminder & Exciting Renovations!


As the busy holiday season approaches, make sure you're ordering well enough in advance by keeping an eye on these USPS holiday shipping deadlines. 
Need an order delivered by December 24? Here's how and when you should ship.
Domestic
First Class Package Service: Dec 20
Priority Mail: Dec 21
Priority Mail Express: Dec 22

International

First Class International Package Service: Dec 1
Priority Mail International: Dec 1
Priority Mail Express International: Dec 8

This means you can safely wait for our December Signature Oil blend (spoiler, it's hot cocoa themed) to place your pre-holidays order.

End of Year Vacation

Many of my long-term customers know that I often take the end of the year off, and this year is no exception! NightBlooming will be closed for the holidays starting December 23 and will reopen Monday, Jan 5th.

The long break is, in part, due to a serious renovation of my craft room! Right now, I have an old dining room table, a corner closet organizer, a drafting table, and a nightstand making up the surfaces of the room. 




The new layout is all Ikea kitchen cabinets and concrete-gray counter tops. This means that:
  • I will have LOTS more storage space
  • the countner tops are all consistent height, making it more comfortable to work at and also improving workflow
  • the counter tops will be, well, counter tops, making cleanup from things like spilled oils much easier.


You can check out the interactive version here!

Everyting will have to be assembled, given an additional coat or two of poly (because the oils and essential oils I work with can be brutal on surfaces), and I'd like to get the trim stained espresso, too, before all that cabinetry is in place. 

Since the store won't be open you can follow along with the upgrades as they happen by following on Twitter or Instagram!