It’s no secret that most of us want wellness in our lives. Wellness is the active pursuit of health. In our modern day, fast-paced, and unfortunately sometimes toxic environments, people seem to be longing for calmness, serenity, nature, and peace. Yoga is mainstream now and products are becoming “au naturel.” Thank goodness. With knowledge coming out everyday online and in documentaries about food and products we grew up with, actually containing, and sometimes secretly including, harmful chemicals—people are looking for alternatives. Especially concerning, are the products we use daily on our biggest and most absorbent organ, our skin. But what can also be over-whelming is finding the right, healthy, and overall environmentally conscious product for your beautiful and unique face.
What calms most of us is nature and what derives from it- fresh air, the sun, the breeze, plants, flowers and all their healing powers visually and the powerful elements within them. What we’re yearning for is to go back to the basics and using our earth, respectfully.
A product that’s becoming more and more widely used to calm, refresh, repair, and hydrate are facial hydration sprays. Overt Organics’ Bed of Roses Hydration Spray uses organic, plant-derived ingredients to do just this. A combination of phytocannabinoid-rich hemp (CBD), moisturizing aloe vera juice, rose water, and Pro Vitamin b5—ingredients that are all proven to sooth inflammation from UV rays and other toxicities in our air.
Rose Water Wonders
We surround ourselves with flowers, especially roses, because of their wonderful scent and beautifully complex visual aesthetic. Extracted, rose petals contain antioxidants that are beneficial to our skin by way of anti-inflammatory properties. Rose water has been used medicinally and cosmetically since ancient times where public rose gardens were considered just as important as wheat fields for crops. Rose water helps sooth skin irritation for ailments like eczema and rosacea.
There’s something about plants and flowers that connect us back to the earth in which we inhabit. Plants are not only fundamental to our ecosystem by giving life to the planet, but also do the extraordinary work of producing the atmosphere that surrounds us. Lavishing ourselves in plant extract, flowers, their scent, and their life-giving properties is the ultimate decadence of health and wellness.
The CBD in the hydration spray is sometimes referred to as the ‘chill-factor’ of the cannabis plant- a treatment used to reduce pain, stress, and anxiety levels. For numerous reasons, anxiety is rising especially amongst millennials—a detrimental factor that only invites physical ailments and can lower overall happiness. Mitigating stress and anxiety is extremely important for these reasons. We need more chill.
Regarding our skin, CBD has been studied and reported to reduce inflammation. It has a soothing aspect that is great for dry skin and possibly even a remedy for acne irritation and can possibly kill off the acne bacteria that causes blemishes.
When and how to use our Hydration Spray
This facial mist hydrates. So good times to use it is after bathing, after a workout, in the morning as a toner before applying moisturizer and makeup, to induce sleep, when feeling stressed, traveling, at work, or my favorite time—sitting in traffic. If you live in or are traveling to a cold environment the mist can fight against dryness that a colder climate can cause. The facial mist locks in hydration, a key element to a healthier complexion.
Shake before use, spray with your eyes closed and face relaxed on your face and neck. Then check in with yourself. Take a pause and a deep breath and appreciate the wonders that our planet has to offer once they are free to thrive and provide.
What our product don’t contain is: alcohol, parabens, animal by-products, and artificial colors or dyes.
CONTRIBUTED BY FIONA PITT