La Lune Journal

Ingredient Spotlight: Rose Geranium

by Meghan Hazard | June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

What is it?

A velvety soft shrub with pink and white flowers that grow wild in South Africa, but have been exported to the rest of the world where they are grown extensively for their fragrant leaves that are great importance to the perfume industry.

What are the skin healing benefits?

The beautiful floral aroma of rose geranium hydrosol not only uplifts our senses but also offers an array of skin healing properties.  Stabilizing both oily and dry skin, this versatile plant is anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and a decongestant. Rose geranium has been widely esteemed to treat broken capillaries, rosacea, as well as providing pain relief during women's monthly cycle.

How can I incorporate Rose Geranium in my routine?

The Organic Cellular Revival Serum contains Rose Geranium oil, a high concentration of the anti-aging and redness treating properties.  The Organic Rose Geranium Hydrosol contains the essential oil as well as the other healing components in a gentle spray that can be used through out the day.  

 

 

 

Tagged: hydrosol, ingredient spotlight, rose geranium

La Lune Apothecary + The Heritage Reival

by Meghan Hazard | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago my dear friend Patrick of The Heritage Revival contacted me about doing a time-lapse distillation.  The Heritage Revival is a photographic and video platform that celebrates timeless craftsmanship & individuals who create with their hands.  Patrick lives outside of Los Angeles not too far from where our organic Sagebrush Hydrosol is grown and distilled on the coast.  We met before sunset to soak up the fleeting golden honey lighting as I harvested and prepped the still.  I love how he captured the serenity of our distillations. The breathtaking beachside cliffs and meadow became the altar for the plant's alchemical transition to hydrosol and essential oil. Check out the time-lapse below and enjoy! 

Tagged: harvest, hydrosol, sage, skin care, the heritage revival

New Moon, New Beginnings

by Meghan Hazard | May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every month at the new moon we have an opportunity to integrate new habits and beliefs.  This is a golden time to set goals and intentions at the beginning of the moon's cycle.  

Patchwork Festival Long Beach

by Meghan Hazard | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

When: June 11th 2017 11-5pm
Where: Marine Stadium – Appian Way @ Bayshore in Long Beach, CA
Long Beach Patchwork show is located on the water’s edge at Marine Stadium at the boat slip off Appian Way. This very pet-friendly event is the perfect spot for an afternoon with your four-legged friend and it is also very popular with cyclists. Long Beach Patchwork is Patchwork's largest event featuring 200+ vendors, multiple music stages and bike valet.
Come visit the La Lune Apothecary booth during a day filled with art, music, food, and handcrafted goods as we kick off the summer season!

 

Tagged: festival, lifestyle, patchwork, skin care, skin health, streetfair

Spring Strawberry Distillation

by Meghan Hazard | March 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Organic Strawberry Hydrosol

Spring Harvest

 
When my husband and I are in southern California we work with Stehly Farms, a small organic family farm that grows the organic strawberries used in our Strawberry Hydrosol!  Distillation day for strawberries began with waking up early to pick up 4 crates of strawberries from the Stehly booth at the farmer's market.  From there I quickly head home to process the berries (cutting them in halves to expose their juicy sweet insides to the steam inside the copper still) and get them in the still.  The strawberry distillation in particular is a tricky dance monitoring the heat and water levels.  Since the fruit itself holds so much water the still can quickly overflow with strawberry juice and pollute the hydrosol mixture (oops- this may or may not have happened to me a few times before).  So, after 7 hours of a smooth and successful distillation day I can relax as I bottle the hydrosol and start to clean the still.  

Highlights

  • Sweet floral aroma
  • Tones & firms the skin
  • Reduces redness
  • Rich in vitamin C, K, E, and Magnesium 
  • Brightens complexion 

You will be challenged to not drink this- but rest assured if you are tempted a little taste, all of La Lune Apothecary products are safe due to our natural ingredients.This hydrosol smells of a juicy sweet strawberry picked on a warm summer day.  The strawberry acts as a natural toner for the skin, and is naturally acidic to brighten complexion and spirit!  This farm fresh hydrosol is truly a favorite by many and is a warm sweet welcome to the spring and summer season! Added to the online catalog today, this one sells out fast so order quick! We will have more through out the season as they continue to grow.