We're thrilled to announce...

Our signature Botanical Body Cream which Goop describes as 'Exquisitely moisturizing, gorgeous-smelling, beyond-clean-and-non-toxicis being featured in this years Goop Pop-Up shop at Nordstrom! The featured scent, Vetiver & Fleur, is Goops best selling scent in the Sangre de Fruta collection and is described poetically by their beauty editor in a recent feature.

GIFT WITH PURCHASE 
In celebration of the launch we're offering a complementary travel size (30 ml) Vetiver & Fleur cream with all purchases on our website. (Valid May 18 - May 25). Enter code 'VETIVER' at checkout. 

Couldn't have said it better ourselves...

Lola Gusman of the cheeky and chic blog "The Hermes Hippie" captured an element of the Sangre de Fruta brand so eloquently, we just couldn't help but share it... 

Photo by @thehermeshippie

Photo by @thehermeshippie

There is beauty in darkness - any goth will tell you that - and more often than not, a moody exterior conceals a radiant spirit. At first glance, @sangredefruta may seem like the perfect gift for the vampire-loving goth in your life. There's the name, with the word "blood" right in the title (of the fruit, but let's not allow details get in the way of the narrative). Then there's the black and white packaging, the vaguely gothic font and the scarab-like logo. Here's the thing though: what's inside these goth-y bottles and jars is, well, utterly delightful. The waterless body creams are incredibly rich and lush and have beautiful, yet gentle scents that won't compete with your perfume. Chamomile Anis has that perfect, bright anis-y tang in the warm base of chamomile, while Lavender By the Sea is crisp and sharp. Then there's the unscented version - a gift for sensitive noses and us preggos. The Chamomile Nu oil is light and fast-absorbing and its scent is actually more complex than implied by its name: the chamomile mingles with lavender and jasmine and the result is lightly floral and sensual. As for @sangredefruta's Botanical Tonics, they are a simple blend of plant EOs and water and can be used for your face, body and linens. The lavender one lives on my office desk and is a perfect way to wake up my skin (and calm me down after stressful conference calls). The Egyptian Chamomile one I keep by my bed and mist liberally all over myself and my pillows, with the soothing scent of chamomile sending me to gentle slumber. Are you ready to embrace the dark? - The Hermes Hippie

Read more of Lola's words on green skincare here.

TIPS: SENSUAL MASSAGE FOR YOUR SWEETHEART

 
Photography by Iulia Agnew

Photography by Iulia Agnew

 

Body Parts - Don’t forget you can incorporate fists, elbows, and draping your body on your partner.

Touch - Use a combination of more therapeutic strokes, interspersed with light, feather touch using just your finger tips or finger nails to accentuate the sensual element. 

Pressure - Soft to medium pressure. The massage will be more sensual if you keep it lighter. 

Head and scalp -  Often forgotten is the head. Use all of your fingers to massage the entire scalp. Lift the head as needed, supporting it with one hand as you massage with the other. Gather sections of the hair and pull gently. 

Letting go - Encourage your partner to let go and NOT to help you in terms of moving their body into different positions. They are giving you the most help if they remain loose and limp and allow you to manipulate them as you desire.

Connection - Leave one hand or limb resting on your partners body while you move around their body or reach for more oil so the energy flow isn’t disturbed. 

Oil - Warm your massage oil in your hands before application. Sangre de Fruta’s Body Serums are fabulous for massage. Choose 'Jasmin de Nuit' for it’s aphrodisiac qualities, ‘Camomile Nu’ for it’s relaxing properties or ‘Mille Fleurs’ for it’s uplifting, energizing properties. 

Ambience - Add candles, soft fabrics, an eye mask and have a robe on hand for afterwards. 

Enjoy - most importantly enjoy the exploration of your partners body so you both benefit from the experience!

Enter code "FORLOVERS" for 15% off Body Serums and Gift Sets! Valid until 2/17/17

Beauty Essentials for Pregnancy

Founder Allison Audrey Weldon is weeks away from welcoming her baby girl into the world! And good news for moms and moms-to-be, Sangre de Fruta's collection now includes pre and post-natal-friendly products. The Unscented Body Cream was a direct result of her pregnancy (with gorgeous calendula, and the same rich texture as the signature creams). Rose No.1 cream is another product she highly recommends for delicate skin and moods during pregnancy.

A few more of Allison’s non-toxic products for those with child, or those sensitive to scents and synthetics looking for green no-compromise alternatives are: Mascara by W3ll People, nail polish without the dirty 5 toxins Gabriel Cosmetics and RMS Beauty, powdered dry shampoo by Lafes and botanical based liquid foundation by Sappho. With the lifestyle changes in being pregnant the little luxuries are even more precious!

Follow @allison.audrey on Instagram 

Photography by Iulia Agnew

Photography by Iulia Agnew

ESSENTIAL OIL PROFILE : JASMINE

JASMINE THE 'QUEEN OF THE NIGHT' IS PICKED AFTER SUNDOWN TO CAPTURE THE STRENGTH OF ITS ENCHANTING FRAGRANCE

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STORY  The delicate white flowers of this climbing tree are picked when the aroma is the most intense- at night. ‘Queen of the Night’, has long been used in love potions due to it’s powerful reputation as an aphrodisiac. It’s production requires huge quantities of flowers to make the oil and it’s extraction requires a delicate process and great skill making it precious and expensive.  One pound of Jasmine oil requires about 1,000 pounds of jasmine or 3.6 million fresh blossoms. 

SCENT  Rich, warm, heavy and fruity, intensely floral

AROMATHERAPY PROPERTIES Jasmine has an overall warming feeling to the emotions, it’s calming to the nerves and produces positive feelings of confidence. It restores vitality and is generally energizing. 

PERFUME  "Despite all the crisis, all the economic challenges, all the competition from synthetic products, the perfume of the jasmine flower remains one of the essential elements, and sometimes the main pillar in the structure of the greatest perfumes. " - Grasse chemist, Jean Garnero

EFFECT ON SKIN It’s a highly effective balm for dry and sensitive skin, and beneficial for all skin types. When blended with oils such as Lavender and Mandarin, it is used to soften stretch marks and scarring. It is also helpful for wrinkles and eczema. 

MEDICINE The essence is said to be helpful during labour to hasten delivery by strengthening contractions while helping with pain. Also reported to help relieve menstrual cramps and combat stress. 

SANGRE DE FRUTA USE  Jasmin de Nuit Tonic & Jasmin de Nuit Body Serum

RESOURCES

'Essence & Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume', Mandy Aftel

 'The Directory of Essential Oils', Wanda Sellar

 'Essential Oils: Desk Reference', Third Edition, Compiled by the Essential Science Publishing

A treat for yourself or a loved one

We're excited to announce that we'll have more Collection Gift Sets in stock for February including this decadent 'True Rose Collection'. There is nothing as deeply familiar yet erotic as the scent of organic Rose Otto essential oil. This sweet box contains 3 of our best selling products made with the oil.

Learn more about the history and uses of Rose Otto oil in our ingredients section. 

Our Vetiver & Fleur Body Cream on GOOP!

Ask Jean: A Truly Feel-Good Beauty Product 

Dear Jean, I want something lovely and genuinely feel-good to take my mind off the end-of-year craziness. Is there an indulgent product you might suggest? — Carolina H.

Dear Carolina, beauty products that exist chiefly for the pleasure of using them—as opposed to those that treat real or perceived issues—are especially beautiful. The phrase “self-care” has always stopped me, a little: It sounds sad in some way. But like watering a plant, growth is impossible without taking care of yourself. And at the same time, the only real way through difficulty is to stick as much as you can to the present. So beauty—the realm of the senses, from nature, art, and music to touch, smell, taste—is more important than ever. 

The item that sees me through difficulty of ilks is this tub of whipped, exquisitely moisturizing, gorgeous-smelling, beyond-clean-and-nontoxic cream from Sangre de Fruta (was there ever a more evocative name?). The texture is just one of the most gorgeous ever felt—no conventional cream I’ve ever tried matches its delicacy and lightness, yet somehow, it leaves your skin deeply, intensely moisturized. The subtle scent is like nothing I’ve ever smelled. If the idea of “fleur” and floral in general is unappealing to you, try it anyway: It’s more the occasional, actual flower dotted through a hayfield than a big bouquet. I once stood in a Monet-esque hayfield (pictured above) in the Czech Republic, the warm breeze wafting through a stand of fragrant trees, and that’s what this scent reminds me of most.

The goop Clean Beauty Shop is full of purely delightful items that refuse to participate in the toxins-allowed corporate “beauty” industry, but, just as importantly, celebrate nature and celebrate the feminine. Like most clean beauty products, this cream has plenty of side benefits from its many healing essential oils and plant essences, but for me, it’s the moment of beauty and encouragement that has the biggest effect of all.

Shop Vetiver & Fleur

 

 

ESSENTIAL OIL PROFILE: MELALEUCA

Commonly knows as Tea Tree, Melaleuca is a super-healer from the south

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STORY  The legends and practice of using the oil produced from the Melaleuca Alternofolia tree have been passed down for thousands of years by Australian Aborigines. They used it to cure infectious wounds, coughs and colds and skin ailments but the small tree that grows like a weed was only introduced as a healer in Europe in 1927. Since then it’s anti-infectious and anti-fungal properties have been well researched and utilized in aromatherapy and herbal medicine worldwide. 

SCENT Fresh, herbacious, medicinal

AROMATHERAPY PROPERTIES  Strengthens the immune system, sweats out toxins

EFFECT ON SKIN Very cleansing, helpful for clearing spots and blemishes and skin infections

MEDICINE  In world war II itwas included in first aid kits in tropical areas to treat skin injuries. We've heard from our clients that our Melaleuca & Frank Cream (which also includes Frankincense and Sage) has been extremely healing for their eczema. 

HISTORY OF THE NAME The legend told is that when Captain Cook arrived in 'Botany Bay' in Australia, local natives introduced Cook to the healing powers of trees with thick sticky and aromatic leaves and showed him how they used the leaves to treat cuts and wounds.  It is also said that Cook and his crew brewed the leaves to make a tea to prevent scurvy, thus the name, “Tea Tree.”

SANGRE DE FRUTA USE  Melaleuca & Frank Botanical Body Cream (100 ML, 50ML, Healing Botanicals Trio)

RESOURCES

 'The Directory of Essential Oils', Wanda Sellar

 'Essential Oils: Desk Reference', Third Edition, Compiled by the Essential Science Publishing

 

GIFT SET LAUNCH!

If you're having trouble deciding on a scent...

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 Three of our most therapeutic and popular floral scents of our signature body creams are now available in a gift-friendly set of three smaller jars. Perfect for those having a hard time choosing, or for a fool-proof gift. 

 Healing Botanical Trios is a combination of our most therapeutic creams:

 Chamomile & Anise /  Melaleuca & Frank / Lavender By The Sea

 Floral Trio includes our most popular floral scents:

Rose No.1  / Neroli Forever / Lavender By The Sea

Box contents : 3 x 30 ML / net wt. 1.0 OZ -  $84 CAD

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OUR SIGNATURE BODY CREAM NOW AVAILABLE 'UNSCENTED'

Our signature body cream is now available in an unscented version! With the lovely addition of Calendula this cream is deeply healing and formulated for sensitive skin. Founder, Allison Weldon, formulated this cream for her skin during her pregnancy to help with stretch mark prevention and as an overall moisturizer and tonic for the skin.

Its safe for both prenatal and postnatal skin care and a lovely everyday cream for those scent-free days. Also recommended for sensitive skin, and irritated skin. 

A little more about Calendula: 

Commonly known as Marigold, you’ll find Calendula in many organic baby products, and products for irritated or sensitive skin as is is a highly healing, gentle on the skin and completely safe as the golden flower is edible. 

It’s a flower that has been used since ancient times for it’s healing properties- the Romans and Greeks used Calendula in rituals and ceremonies, and in India the flowers are considered sacred and have decorated statues of deities since early times.


Learn more about the wonderful healing properties of the botanicals in our products here.
Shop Botanical Body creams here.

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Flares Localist Picks our new 'Jasmin du Nuit' Body Serum!

We're thrilled our Body Serums have been selected by Cara McLeay, Vancouver's localist editor for Flare Magazine's picks across Canada. Check out a selection of local gems in September's print issue. 

"Beauty insiders have been freaking out over Vancouver native Allison Audrey Weldon’s botanical skincare line, Sangre de Fruta, since it launched earlier this year, and this month she’s given us even more to adore, with a new body serum. The luxe oil is available in three scents, but Jasmin du Nuit is my new nightly ritual—it makes my skin crazy glory."

Shop the Body Serum Collection here

And read about the wonders of Jasmine oil here

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INTRODUCING THE TONICS - MISTS FOR FACE, BODY AND LINENS

Our Botanical Tonics are made with the finest essential oils to bring freshness of well-being to your skin, body and spirit. All essential oils have been chosen for their therapeutic aromatherapy properties, their sensual fragrance, and their beautifying effect on the skin. Whether misting your face, linens, or your lover, Sangre de Fruta Botanical Tonics offer simple, sensual tonics for a kaleidoscope of moments.

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Egyptian Chamomile makes a coveted deep blue essential oil that calms and relaxes the nervous system and mind whilst soothing irritated, dry skin, and balancing the complexion. Its fragrance is a deep, warm, comforting floral. We recommend this tonic as a bedside table sleep-aid or for day-lounging.

Melaleuca & Frank refreshens and cleanses the air, energy and skin. By blending three ancient healing powerhouses - Tea Tree, Frankincense and Sage - we arrive at a slightly astringent blend that gives new life to ageing skin, balances oily skin conditions, clears the pores and revitalises the nervous system. The scent is a cool, green, and earthy. 

Rose No.1 Rose Otto - true rose - opens the heart, calms the nervous system and promotes self-confidence. Its fragrance is of fresh morning dew on a crisp rose that settles into a warm, deep floral. Long a symbol of love and purity, perfumers still adore this exquisite oil for its fragrance, whilst the beauty industry prizes it for its gentle and rejuvenating benefits to the skin. We love it for all these reasons. 

Neroli Forever contains the hypnotic and euphoric orange blossom oil, which has an uplifting effect and is helpful for both stress and anxiety. Excellent for all skin types, it is particularly beneficial for sensitive, dry, mature skin as it aids in restoring the elasticity and regenerate skin cells. Neroli has a scent that occillates between rose and citrus, whilst reaching a light oriental tone.

Mille Fleurs with its lush blend of flower essences stimulates and restores ones energy and provokes the senses. Rose Geranium is beneficial for cleansing and balancing all skin types, whilst the floral blend both lifts and grounds the spirit. Bright, fresh and round florals are delicately blended like a brilliantly arranged bouquet. 

Lavender by the Sea offers its healing and beautifying energy from both a magical plant and the ocean it grows near. Cleansing and soothing to the spirit, this mist soothes the central nervous system and is a tonic for most skin types, as it promotes growth of new cells and helps to balance sebum production. Our English Lavender is from a small organic farm on an island off the West Coast of Canada. Its scent is a combination of floral and herbaceous tones giving it an exotic complexity. Perhaps it is the wild sea air brushing through each sweet strand of the herb.

100 ML IN VIOLET GLASS, $54 SHOP THE COLLECTION

 

SANGRE DE FRUTA X FREE PEOPLE

Our signature Botanical Body Cream is now available at Free Peoples new Beauty and Wellness Department!

Free People, known for their free-spirited bohemian fashion range, launched their new beauty department today featuring organic, natural and cruelty-free products. Headed by Jessica Richards, green beauty expert and founder of Shen Beauty in Brooklyn, it has a beautiful and thoughtfully curated collection of consciously created brands and products. We're so happy to be there, and even more happy to see such an influential international brand making safe, environmentally friendly products accessible. A step towards synthetic and toxic, thoughtless products being a thing of the past. : ) 

Shop Sangre de Fruta and many more beautiful products on their site.

ESSENTIAL OIL PROFILE : VETIVER

VETIVER : THE ANCIENT ROOT THAT BALANCES THE SKIN & THE AURA

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STORY  Vetiver essential oil has been used in perfumery throughout the ages and is known as the "oil of tranquility" for it's calming properties. It is distilled from the roots of a grass native to India. It is also said to be cleanse the aura  - the energy field around the body - and to strengthen the auric shield. The older the root, the better the fragrance, which may explain the reason for its musky scent. 

SCENT Musk, earth, smoke, deep and round

AROMATHERAPY PROPERTIES Grounding and has a balancing effect on the nervous system. 

EFFECT ON SKIN The anti-inflammatory properties can be helpful for preventing acne and and balancing oily skin.

MEDICINE Vetiver is known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties and traditionally used for arthritic symptoms. 

SANGRE DE FRUTA USE  Vetiver & Fleur Botanical Body Cream and Lotion, Voluptas & Soils Face Oils

RESOURCES

 'The Directory of Essential Oils', Wanda Sellar

 'Essential Oils: Desk Reference', Third Edition, Compiled by the Essential Science Publishing