slumber blend : bulgarian zdravetz + ylang ylang + clary sage + lavender + marjoram
Private Reserve, our Antioxidant Treatment Oil, is simple elegance formulated with powerful antioxidants infused into nourishing oils. This simple yet wonderful formula including spin trap, lipochroman-6 and a specialized form of vitamin E along with a blend of oils and absolute—including zdravetz true geranium, ylang ylang, clary sage, and marjoram essential oils and lavender seville absolute—improves all over suppleness, tone and elasticity of skin. Use it on your face as well as other areas of your body like hands, elbows, cuticles, neck and chest. It's great for pre and post shaving as well. Private Reserve can also be used to add lustre, shine and separation to hair and to treat the scalp.
With Restore's reformulation to become a rightening and toning night serum for the face, neck and hands. we wanted to create a companion Private Reserve blend that would promote relaxation and a restful sleep along with enhanced skin benefits. Take a look at some of the unique properties and reasons for what went into the new Slumber Blend Private Reserve:
We’ve always known geranium to be popular for the skin and useful in
blends, but have never really been fans of the aroma. Quite often it has
seemed to be overpowering and over used in skin care. Enter zdravetz, a
beautiful oil for your skin with an interesting and unique story, aroma
and beneficial properties.
Zdravetz, from Bulgaria, is
considered a “true geranium,” and a completely different species than
all other geraniums. Barely used in products because of limited
availability and higher cost. It has phytochemical properties that make
it a star ingredient in skin care. Our zdravetz contains more than 76%
germacrone, a phytochemical with a proven track record in protecting and
benefiting skin and that has been studied for its anti-viral and
anti-tumor effects. It is also reported to be helpful in brightening
skin and addressing hyperpigmentation over time.
The aroma: on
it’s own zdravetz is more subdued and with notes which are not at all
overpowering. It seems well suited to blend with other essential oils.
Zdravetz smells clean like a sleepy and foggy fall morning after an
evening of rain. Even though we use it in high proportions in this new
Private Reserve Oil, it forms a perfect partnership with the other oils
and contributes beautifully to the uniqueness of this blend.
Comoros Ylang Ylang Superior Extra
Most quality ylang ylang is sourced from Madagascar and has been popular
for ages to calm nerves and quiet the mind. It’s also very nourishing
and soothing to skin. Ylang ylang oil is produced using a grading system
based on the duration of the distillation process before the oil is
harvested. Generally the longer the distillation process, the less
potent the oil and the more muddied the aroma becomes (though the aroma
at each stage certainly has a place, purpose and value). The “extra”
grade is considered the most costly and “cleanest floral” option because
it is gathered from the distillation process at 1.5 hours. We have
obtained a special and rare Comoros distillation of ylang ylang called
“superior extra,” which is produced within the first 45 minutes of
distillation and results in the most delicate and clean-smelling ylang
ylang ever encountered. In our Slumber Blend this was a perfect option
and really helps the blend lull and comfort you.
Bulgarian Clary Sage
The clary sage in our slumber blend is also from Bulgaria and
contributes tea-like notes that quiet thoughts and calm irritated skin.
This is a beautiful oil that helps balance and round out the blend’s
Spanish Lavender Seville Absolute
Not all lavenders are the same and there is an entire range of notes and
benefits to be found among the many lavender options we have to work
with. Lavender Seville, from Spain, is a different species than what is
commonly used. This lavender contributes very little true floral notes
but instead imparts a warm, rich and almost spicy tone. It provides the
perfect base note to balance with the shining top notes of our ylang
ylang and marjoram.
Marjoram is a bright and clean-smelling oil that is known well among
aromatherapists to help reduce anxiety, clear the mind and induce a
peaceful sleep and is a great oil for the skin.
Cold weather shipping note
Private Reserve naturally thickens during cold weather shipping. Please allow the product to fully return to room temperature before use.