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

INTRODUCING OUR FLOWER NECTAR FACE OIL COLLECTION

WE CALLED UPON THE GODDESSES TO INFORM OUR SS16 FACE OIL COLLECTION

VOLUPTAS / PERSEPHONE / PSYCHE / SOLIS

VOLUPTAS, goddess of sensual pleasure - she would adore the rich combination of Old World essential oils and decadent botanicals and vitamins. This is our most decadent blend, formulated for dry or mature skin. Featured Oils: Neroli, Rose Otto, French Lavender, Vetiver, Evening Primrose Oil, Jojoba, Olive Oil & Calendula

PSYCHE, goddess of the soul. She is grounded, balanced and deeply thoughtful. This elixir will balance and revitalize your skin and your mood.  This blend is everything but average for normal to mixed skin types. Featured Oils: Rose Geranium, Neroli, English Lavender, Chamomile, Carrot Seed, Meadowfoam Seed, Evening Primrose & Calendula

PERSEPHONE, goddess of Spring and fertility, she has inspired the blend to cleanse, rejuvenate and balance sensitive, aggravated skin. This oil is formulated for oily or acne-prone skin. It's the oil for people who would never imagine applying an oil to their skin. The dry, absorbent oil is light-weight, simple and cleansing. Featured Oils: Sage, Petitgrain, Frankincense, Chamomile, Pumpkin Seed, Carrot Seed and Rose Hip

SOLIS, the goddess of the sun, she is here to heal, protect and nourish. This elixir harnesses the power of the sun, while protecting and healing the skin. Solis is formulated for all skin types. It's light and absorbent, and combines well with our  face oils created for your skin type, or your everyday moisturizer. Featured Oils: Ylang Ylang, Vetiver, Lavender, Carrot Seed, Red Raspberry Seed, Meadowfoam, Sunflower Seed, Argan Oil & Jojoba.

 The Flower Nectar Face Oil collection is made in small batches with active plant-based ingredients and both exotic and local pure essential oils. No synthetics, no toxins, no fillers, no artificial colours, no artificial fragrances, and no animal cruelty, naturally. 

Shop the collection now

ESSENTIAL OIL PROFILE : FRANKINCENSE

FRANKINCENSE : THE ANCIENT SPIRITUAL HEALER  

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STORY Historically Frankincense is one of those magical, spiritual, medicinal essential oils important in various cultures in various centuries around the world. The Ancient Egyptians burnt it at alters as offerings to the gods, the Chinese used is to heal turburculosis and it’s name was derived from the French- it means ‘true incense’. 

Frankincense was valued more than gold in during ancient times and was a coveted item travelling great distances in the oil trade. Given this contest it is understandable why it was said to have been a gift to baby jesus along with Myrrh and Gold. 

SCENT Haunting and fresh with a hint of citrus

AROMATHERAPY PROPERTIES Slows down breathing, producing a sense of calm. It’s said to be helpful for anxious and obsessive states linked to the past. 

EFFECT ON SKIN Balances oily conditions, rejuvenates aging skin, smooths wrinkles and it’s helpful in healing wounds and inflammation. 

MEDICINE In addition to a long list of medicinal uses, it has recently been said to have powerful Cancer-Fighting properties

SANGRE DE FRUTA USE  Melaleuca & Frank(incense) Botanical Body Cream and Lotion, Persephone & Psyche Face Oils

RESOURCES

 'The Directory of Essential Oils', Wanda Sellar

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

 Henry Clarke for @voguemagazine, 1965

 

THE SIGNATURE BOTANICAL BODY LOTION

Light and  fluid consistency, essential for summer 

Today felt like the first day of summer on the West Coast of Canada. We are proud to present the 200 ml Body Lotion, just in time for Summer. Like our Botanical Body Cream, the Lotion is purely made from oils, butters and essential oils. It's a special water-less formulation that offers a richness to the healing properties, as well as the texture. There are absolutely no fillers or synthetics preservatives - every ingredient is there to feed your skin. This unique formulation offers all the luxury of our signature cream, but in a convenient, fluid consistency. It is wonderful as an elixir to finish off a sun soaked day. 

The Lotion is available in our signature scents : Rose No.1, Neroli Forever, Melaleuca&Frank, Lavender By The Sea and Vetiver& Fleur, Chamomile & Anise.  Shop the Collection.  

THE ISLAND BEHIND THE LAVENDER

 

Sacred Mountain Lavender Farm, salt Spring Island

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Salt Spring Island is a very special Island off the West Coast of British Columbia. Locals know it as the home of the award winning Salt Spring Island Goat Cheese farm, and as the Gulf Island with such a rich artisan community that they have their own local currency to support local artisans and farmers.

A couple months ago I picked up my English Lavender directly from Sacred Mountain Farm, on Salt Spring. Even though the farm was officially closed for the winter, Ben one of the owners welcomed me to drop by and was kind enough to give me a tour of the farm and sell me some of his precious English Lavender essential oil. 

They have a beautiful educational patch with samples of close to a hundred varieties of Lavender. Such a pleasure smelling the different varieties. I never knew lavender could have white flowers rather than violet. So pretty. There’s a small shop with various lavender products and you can tour the surprisingly simple manufacturing sheds and drying room. If you should end up on the island it really is a wonderful experience. Perfect when combined with an afternoon of winery and artisan studio visits. 

Voted one of the “World’s Best Islands” by Condé Nast Traveller and “Canada’s Coolest Island” by the Washington Post, Salt Spring is an artist colony of only 10,000 people situated off the coast of Vancouver, accessible by float plane and ferry.

Their English Lavender can be found in our Lavender by the Sea Botanical body cream. It really is something special. 

Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island, in January! We felt as if we could have been in the Mediterranean.  : )

Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island, in January! We felt as if we could have been in the Mediterranean.  : )

Gulf Island beauty. 

Gulf Island beauty. 

Me in the Sacred Mountain drying room on a previous visit last summer. 

Me in the Sacred Mountain drying room on a previous visit last summer. 

 

Neroli oil - from an Italian Princess to Spanish Prostitutes

Neroli, the orange blossom oil has a long a twisting legacy fitting with its exotic, yet citrusy scent.

The name Neroli comes from Anna Maria de La Trémoill, the 17th century Italian princess of Nerola, who made it her signature scent. She was said to have used it to scent her gloves and bathwater. In Victorian times, the main ingredient in ‘eau de cologne’ was Neroli along with lavender, bergamot, lemon and rosemary. This eau de cologne was considered a general tonic for the nervous system.

Furthermore, Neroli is said to be an euphoric and hypnotic scent. This may explain why it is said to have been warn as a scent for prostitutes in Spain. They wore it so they could be easily distinguished by prospective clients.  

And last but not least, it has wonderful healing properties for the skin as it helps with regeneration of skin cells and improving skin elasticity. So many layer to our ‘Neroli Forever Botanical Body Cream. 

Resources : The Directory of Essential Oils, Wanda Sellar & Aromatherapy, Daniele Ryman. 

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