Tulsi Rose Balm

Miraval Berkshires

$130.00

In stock

Quantity:

– Normal / Dry

– 100% Whole Plant Organic

– 27 Beneficial Active Ingredients

– 30ml

A nourishing, barrier strengthening and lymph flow supportive Balm, rich in potent repairing antioxidants.

The Berkshires’ Tulsi Rose Balm is a dedication to its lush and abundant growing region. Wild native plants such as Rose, Nettle, and Pine grow in abundance. Cultivated Northeast-farmed Cranberries and Concord grapes provide unparalleled levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients. Yarrow, Comfrey, and Tulsi are grown by local Sawmill Herb Farm and Foxtrot Farm, both specializing in growing plant medicine. Parts of the flower-meets-forest aroma of this Balm were distilled by Full Kettle Farm.

The Tulsi Rose Balm is a waterless, rich, concentrated moisturizer; it is especially well suited to the face, neck, chest, and shoulders. This Balm stimulates lymphatic movement and circulation which is essential for the health of our often overlooked décolleté. These potent, raw, unrefined, regionally grown Berkshires botanicals were selected to regenerate and brighten the skin, neutralize free radicals, and strengthen connective tissue. The essential fatty acids, phyto-ceramides, and tannins in the Tulsi Rose Balm were chosen to strengthen our skin’s barrier. The lingering flower and forest fragrance of this Balm works directly on the pituitary gland to calm and soothe the senses.

The Tulsi Rose Balm is the Mindful Ritual Step 4 in this collection.

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.

Apply a very small amount (about 1/4 of a pea size) to face, neck, and chest after applying Elixir and Serum.

Ritual Step 4 – After applying the Wolfberry Chia Serum, spray one more mist of Honeysuckle Sage Elixir. Then apply a 1/4 pea size amount of the Balm to face, neck, and chest. Tulsi and Balsam support lymph and circulation around the neck and chest for healthy flow.

Use within 6 months of opening and within 18 months of the manufacture date found on the bottom of the jar.

Keep contents of jar dry and free of moisture, water, and contaminants. Store product away from light and heat in order to best preserve antioxidant contents. If Balm melts in transit and texture changes, this does not affect the product performance, only texture. If you wish to restore the Balm’s texture post melting please reach out to us for instructions.

Berkshires Sourcing Story

“I distinctly remember being in my rental car and driving through the western side of Massachusetts. It was breathtakingly beautiful – everything was green and bountiful. There were so many farms to choose from, and huge old fashioned red barns were artistically placed throughout the green hillsides. I visited Sawmill Herb Farm and Foxtrot Herb Farm, and both Susan and Abby welcomed me warmly. I instantly loved both of these farmers for their efforts to be of service. Sawmill runs a CSA and internship program which greatly supports the community, and Foxtrot offers special pricing for BIPOC individuals on her medicinal herbs. Working with both of these women inspired me greatly.

Like the other products in The Miraval Collection, this product created itself by allowing the naturally abundant ingredients of each region shine through. Both Balsam and Pine grow throughout the beautiful forests, and I had long been wanting to work with those ingredients for their lymph support. Other native plants that stood out to me were the Wild Roses that painted the roadsides, the anti-inflammatory Goldenrod that filled the fields, and the invasive Japanese Knotweed whose antioxidant content is off the charts. As these ingredients come together, the Tulsi Rose Balm began to take shape.”

– Laurel