Wild Roses – Our Roses were hand-harvested in the green hills of the Berkshires of Massachusetts and then double infused to create this Balm. Rose Petals are hydrating, moisturizing, soothing, high in anthocyanin, rich in vitamins B, C, and E. They support a healthy skin barrier and firm connective tissue.
Cranberry – Cape grown MA Cranberries are delicately dried and cold pressed to create one of my favorite seed oils. Cranberry Seed Oil is high in resveratrol and polyphenols, and essential fatty acids 3, 6, and 9. It is a cooling anti-inflammatory, rich in tannins + strengthening minerals.
Tulsi, Balsam + Pine – These regionally distilled and harvested plants are seeded exclusively for Laurel Skin, and help promote circulation and lymph movement below the surface of the skin. They soothe both muscles and the nervous system by way of the pituitary gland.
Nettle – Laurel’s favorite green superfood, Nettle, was grown by a Berkshires herbal CSA. This vibrant leaf contains all vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and building blocks for radiant optimal skin health.
Japanese Knotweed – Knotweed Root is known as one of the highest sources of resveratrol in the world. It grows abundantly in the Berkshires region and has gone through an intensive maceration process at the Laurel Skin apothecary lab. This root is brightening and protective against free radical damage.
Full Ingredient List: Cranberry Fruit + Seed Oil˚, Shea Butter˚, Jojoba Oil˚, Pumpkin Seed Oil˚, Red Grape Seed Oil˚, Beeswax˚, Pomegranate Seed Oil˚; House Made Whole Plant Extracts of Rosemary˚, Wild Rose*, Tulsi˚, Japanese Knotwood*, White Pine*, Nettle Leaf˚, Lemon Balm˚, Calendula Flower˚, Goldenrod*, Yarrow˚, Red Clover Blossoms˚, Comfrey Leaf˚, Bacopa Monnieri˚, Skullcap Flower + Leaf˚, Horsetail˚; Essential Oils of White Rose˚, Balsam Fir˚, Lavender˚, Cedar˚, Vanilla˚
˚organically grown ingredient
*regionally and ethically wildcrafted ingredient
Number of Berkshires regionally grown ingredients: 18
Number of small farms + artisans supported: 9
*Wildcrafting is not a term that you see used often at Laurel Skin. In the commercial beauty and health industries wildcrafting or wild-harvesting can put a strain on the environment, animal habitats, and Indigenous communities. Laurel Skin does not condone wildcrafting plants on Indigenous lands unless it only and directly financially supports the Indigenous folks doing the harvesting. Laurel Skin does not condone any scale of wildcrafting that may bring harm to the micro-ecosystems of a particular area. This is especially seen in the essential oil and supplement industries, and we genuinely wish for that type of wildcrafting to come to an end. That said, some of the herbs (not essential oils) for the collection made exclusively for Miraval were ethically and mindfully wildcrafted in small and limited amounts by herbalists local to their regions. The amount we could harvest actually determined how much product we were able to create, and that is weather and yield dependent. Especially with the desert plants, we wanted to utilize these plants which were native and abundant to the desert region. These medicinal plants are not farmed or cultivated. None of these plants were harvested on Indigenous lands, and all were harvested on privately or publicly owned lands where each plant is abundant or even invasive and not at all at-risk. This responsibility is something Laurel personally takes very seriously, and we do not encourage wildcrafting for those who do not have this level of awareness around this global sourcing concern.