Let the sun shine in!
Everybody Loves the Sunshine saturated with sunbeamed-botanicals is the deep drink your skin is thirsting for.
Harmonize your skin and the sun’s rays with this nourishing serum for sun-soaking and sun-soaked skin. This organic formula fuses the rich, wholesome oils of desert jojoba with tropical coco-crème, hearty seabuckthorn berry, freshly pressed red raspberry seed, and tamanu berry. This sun-soaked elixir is then saturated with the essential oils of schizandra, immortelle, carrot seed, rose otto, cape chamomile, frankincense, ginger, lavender, ginger, turmeric, thyme linalool, sandalwood, geranium, calendula, and palmarosa. Apply it before heading outside and again after a day of play to glean every benefit from these pearls of plant wisdom. Please note that time in the sun ranges for everyone depending on their skin type, base level tan and geographical location.
Apply Everybody Loves the Sunshine and relax in luxurious light, aligning your heavenly body with the glorious rays of the sun’s life force. You will smell like summer fun, too! This melody of tropical coconut, sweet flowers, warm spices, and verdant flora is a sensual invitation to long, languid summer days.
Good Day Sunshine!
Fear not the sun, for it graces all things green bringing energy and warmth to all life on this lush planet. The benevolent sun, with its potent, life giving rays, is a glorious activator of the sun-fluid hormones in our bodies. Time spent under its nourishing rays is your body’s offering, a way of giving and receiving life and enjoying sunny days.
The sun ignites our inner light as it aligns our heavenly bodies with the forces of cosmic pollination. The skin is comprised of an enormous fabric of connected receptors that need to feed on the seeds of the sun’s vital, verdant wavelengths. Like plants that rise up in green under the influence of the sun, our own bodies and health also rise and “green up” from basking in the light.
We have been lobbied into a loss of sunlight.
The sun rises every day, yet it goes in and out of fashion. Sun damage debates make us shun the sun and fear exposure from simple jaunts as walking from the parking lot to the mall….
Imagine this: At an appointment with your doctor, he advises you to spend unblocked time in the sun to preserve the health and beauty of your skin …
“Properly aired and sunlit, skin becomes velvety, supple tissue, absolutely immune from anything of the nature of pimples, acne, and incapable of infection. Sunshine is the finest cosmetic. Skin, well-pigmented in response to sun-bathing, becomes firm and strong, but at the same time delicate and soft. Followed, by a filling out of the exposed skin and a smoothing away of wrinkles results from sunbathing. Increased beauty is the outcome.”
This renegade advice is in the book Sunlight and Health written by an English physician in 1929. Today, most doctors and dermatologists wax weary about ultra-violet hazards, while public health campaigns advocate for avoidance of the sun.
While the sun remains the same, we sure have changed. In pursuit of healthy, beautiful skin, we now avoid the sun and inject fillers into faces, apply chemicals to acne, and spray on fake tans filled with DNA damaging dihydroxyacetone. What goes on and in our bodies as we engage with the sun is vital!
As we court the sun and recognize it as a cosmic catalyst, a bestower of beneficial nutrients, we can begin to understand that our skin is designed to be exposed to the sun’s rays. There is an energy exchange with solar-ethers that only happens in our skin. This relationship, this union between our bodies and the sun offers essential nourishment. When our bodies bind with the seminal strength of the sun, the effect of this union is an energy that animates our vitality, our innate immunity, and the very marrow of our bones.
The sun has been my faithful lover,
for millions of years.
Whenever I offer my body,
brilliant light pours from its heart. ~Hafiz
Sagely Savor the Sun
When our skin greets the sun’s cathodic, cosmic rays, our skin opens receptively to receive light, penetrating through trillions of pores, sparking renewal of our cells. Like a cervix, the skin dilates deeply below the epidermis to receive the sun’s prana, melding with our skin, producing melanin and lubricating us internally with vital hormonal secretions.
It is true that our skin can be vulnerable to sunburn, and repeated sunburns can cause visible damage to the skin. Yet, our interaction with the sun need not be all-or-none! If we are wise, we can enjoy a healthy and happy relationship with our ancient friend, the sun. Here are a few ways to prep your skin to sagely savor the sun:
1. Recover your skin's integrity. The skin’s outer layer is a thin coating of oils that provides natural anti-bacterial, anti-wrinkle, and sun-screen protection. The integrity of this layer is damaged by soaps, scrubs, chemical peels, and synthetic moisturizers. (These things also disrupt vitamin D production.) Washing and moisturizing the skin with essential oil serums and botanical oils, as well as dry brushing, regenerates the skin's top layer, supports the collagen, and feeds the skin’s immunity.
2. Sun yourself wisely. Start slowly but surely, and start in the spring so that you may create a protective tan with phased in exposure. Melanin, the tanned-skin pigment, produced in the spring prevents sunburn in the summer. Melanin is our ancient biological mechanism of photo-protection designed exclusively to support our relationship with the sun. Melanin in the skin transforms 99.9% of absorbed UV radiation into heat that is easily dissipated, allowing us to sidestep radiation damage that contributes to cell damage. Far more effective than sunscreen, melanin lingers in our skin long after the sun’s rays have set.
Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun. ~ Khalil Gibran
The best time of day for sunning is morning to solar-noon. Bare as much skin as you dare. The dosage depends on the condition of your skin and your natural skin pigmentation. Tune in to your innate warning system; if skin starts to feel warm, seek shade. Start with a few minutes a day and build-up. Remember to flip!
3. Cease synthetic sunscreens. There are many, many reasons to avoid synthetic sunscreens, and here are two reasons that may be new to you:
- Sunscreens made from synthetic ingredients create a false sense of security by disabling our skin's early warning system – the sunburn – which keeps us from indulging in too much sun too fast. Most sunscreens only block UVB rays, the rays that cause sunburn, but not UVA rays. Over the long run, people wearing synthetic sunscreens unknowingly overexpose their skin to UV radiation. Unfortunately, sunscreen prevents them from receive any of the benefits of exposure…
- UVB rays blocked by sunscreens are the rays we depend on for vitamin D. The interaction of sun on skin is the human form of photosynthesis; sunlight in the form of UVB rays touching the skin activates our bodies production of vitamin D. Scientists are only just beginning to discover how desperately our bodies need skin-made D. In North American, the rate of vitamin D deficiency is soaring -- over 75% -- and research attributes the host of rising health issues, including heart disease, osteoporosis, juvenile diabetes, MS, and cancer, to the epidemic of D depletion.
4. Preserve the juiciness of your sun exposure with botanical oils. Plants are the masters of absorbing all the energy of the sun and transforming it into life. Flowers capture sunlight from a star eight light years away and swirl these photons together with water and carbon dioxide to transform a pattern of cells into colorful, fragrant blossoms. This is the same star that stirs our skin cells and invites our bones to bloom.
Plants, too, require wise interaction with the sun. Almost all plant oils offer some degree of ultraviolet protection to their own tissue, and they generously offer the same protection and integration to our own skin. The term SPF can only be officially used in reference to synthetic sunscreen ingredients, but plant oils offer a range of protection that can gracefully extend our time in the sun.
Keep your skin on the sunny side with Everybody Loves the Sunshine!
We at Living Libations love play in the sun, and you’ll love the sun again, too, with Everybody Loves the Sunshine. This botanical formula masterfully mixes a bouquet of sun-harmonizing botanicals so you can welcome the sun’s blessing on your skin, extend your outdoor play, and keep your sun-kissed skin smooth and glowing. Apply it before heading outside and again after a day of play to glean every benefit from these pearls of plant wisdom. Please note that time in the sun ranges for everyone depending on their skin type, base level tan and geographical location.
All Organic Ingredients: jojoba, coco-crème, seabuckthorn berry, raspberry seed, tamanu, schizandra, immortelle, carrot, rose otto, cape chamomile, frankincense, sandalwood, ginger geranium, thyme linalool, turmeric, calendula, and palmarosa.
Every Body Loves the Sunshine contains five moisturizing plant oils that are especially adept at harmonizing the sun’s rays with our skin while providing a light, cooling canopy from too much UV. The anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant nature of these oils makes a delightful for everyday – yes, even on the face – serum for any type of skin.
Desert Jojoba is an old friend to the sun. Its oil is extracted from the seed of this healing shrub. This lovely lubricating liquid imbues the skin with deep, lasting moisture.
Our pure, creamy Coco-Crème, cold pressed from tropical coconuts, fights the free radicals that contribute to premature aging. Coco-crème smells like summer and melts into the skin leaving it soft but not slick or greasy.
The fatty acids and antioxidants contained in Seabuckthorn Berry nourish sun-damaged skin, fade dark spots, and reduce inflammation. Seabuckthorn contains hundreds of beneficial bioactive compounds particularly suited to skincare. Omega 7, a rare fatty acid contained in seabuckthorn, is one of the most crucial building blocks for healthy, luminous skin.
Raw raspberry seed oil has potential use as a broad range sun protectant. Under a spectrometer, raspberry seed oil absorbed both UVB and UVC rays while scattering UVA; it may provide an equivalent of SPF-25. Red raspberry seed oil is also packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and beneficial fatty acids that dance together to make skin sing. It reduces inflammation and fights free radicals. The oleic acids found in red raspberries infuse every inch of skin with moisture.
Native to the sun-swept lands of East Africa, southern India, Malesia, and Austrialia, the Tamanu Berry grows on a large, hearty evergreen shrub. Similar to the properties of red raspberry oil, tamanu oil can absorb significant amounts of UV radation. Brimming with linoleic and oleic fatty acids, this benevolent berry also helps to speed wound healing and fade scars. Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, tamanu is also a fantastic treatment for rosacea, acne and eczema.
Everybody Loves the Sunshine artfully combines these moisturizing oils with 14 super, sun and skin loving essentials oils. Essential oils are the distillates of plants that contain the vital essences of their parent plant matter. Rich in antioxidants A, C and E, and anti-inflammatory compounds, they encourage skin renewal and healing. High concentrations of sun-protective flavonoids and carotenoids lend rich colors to some of these robust essences. As mitochondrial-medicine, essential oils assist the cells in translating sunbeams–on-skin into vitamin D and benign heat. And, all of these essential oils are anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory (and thus anti-acne), while remaining gentle enough to smooth all over a youngster’s skin.
Powerfully protective and rejuvenating, bright orange Schizandra Berry oil shields skin from the sun, clears the complexion, and amps up elasticity. The fatty acids in schizandra also help the skin maintain its own moisture levels, assuring you a smooth, silky glow.
Immortelle essential oil is one of nature’s most powerful skin healers. It reverses the effects of damaging free radicals thanks to its high antioxidant levels. It also encourages the skin to renew itself with fresh, healthy cells while preventing infections and reducing swelling.
Clarifying Carrot Seed essential oil detoxifies the skin while stimulating the production of new cells at the deepest level. Carrot seed is a wonderful wrinkle treatment and also alleviates acne.
Rose Otto is fabulous for sun-soaked skin and skin that is sapped of its glow. Rose otto increases skin’s elasticity by increasing collagen levels.
The powerful azulene contained in deep, summer-sky blue Cape Chamomile essential oil makes it an undeniably effective anti-inflammatory. It soothes sunburned and wind burned skin and serves as a gentle soother for sensitive skin. Calming and sedating, cape chamomile is just what sun gods and goddesses desire after a day at the beach.
The ancient elixir of Frankincense has blessed sunned skin for 2000 years. In clinical studies, topical application resulted in improvement in over-exposed skin, including photo-aging, roughness, and fine lines. Research on frankincense has demonstrated that it halts abnormal cell growth and even kills abnormal cells. It dissuades dryness, lightens hyperpigmentation, and improves elasticity in damaged skin.
Sandalwood essential oil is the perfect antidote for sun drenched skin that is itchy and inflamed. Scientific studies revealed that the alpha-santol and beta-santol in sandalwood essential oil are also preventative, reversing the damage of skin lesions. It helps the skin retain more moisture, improves cell turnover so old scars fade and acne clears.
Ginger essential oil is a hero in our healing arsenal. Warm and zingy, it is packed with antioxidants that assist with reversing signs of premature aging, clearing acne, healing wounds, and boosting collagen.
Perfectly suited to treat sunburns, luxurious Lavender is a gentle analgesic that cools and calms post-sunning skin. Lavender is also a fantastic anti-inflammatory agent – a perfect match for acne-prone skin.
Similar to the research results on frankincense and sandalwood, Geranium essential oil has also demonstrated to prevent abnormal cell growth. It also gently fades hyper-pigmentation. Geranium essential oil is thus highly esteemed by people who have a history of overexposure and sunburns.
Thyme Linalool essential oil contains all the antiseptic power of the other types of thyme oils without causing irritation. It is recommended for broad use on the skin – even very tender skin of babies and the elderly.
Many commercial sunscreens include Turmeric in their formulas for its protective power. Golden turmeric essential oil shares the healing arsenal spotlight with ginger. The yellow phytonutrients in this tropical tuber prevent the oxidization of lipids, which in turn may protect skin cells and radiance! It also banishes blemishes, helps to fade age spots, and increases elasticity.
Discover the sunny mirth of marigolds with Calendula essential oil. It is an anti-inflammatory super hero, easing sunburns and playtime scrapes in a single bound. This bold extract harnesses the powerful anti-aging properties of marigold petals that send redness and pain packing. It calms itchy skin, bites, and bruises, too. Traditional uses find that rashes, scars and swelling are all soothed with calendula.
Hydrating Palmarosa essential oil results in pitch-perfect moisture levels in the skin. It stimulates the formation of fresh, young skin cells so that dark spots, rough patches, and scars slough away. Palmarosa also tends to normalize skin imbalances, such as acne and dryness.
We do not want to be burned by the sun. If you long for all day extended play and you require more protection than a gentle botanical canopy, invite zinc to your summer party! Everybody Loves the Sunshine with Zinc is the same delectable sun harmonizing formula with the addition of uncoated zinc oxide, as this is more pure than titanium dioxide and coated zinc oxide. It is designed to offer the maximum physical protection from UVA and UVB rays. Zinc deflects the sun’s rays and is a natural alternative to sunscreen chemicals.
If you ever do burn, aloe added to a squirt of Everybody Loves the Sunshine with an extra drop or two of peppermint, lavender, or seabuckthorn offers cooling relief and quickens healing.
Love the Sun
Rather than being afraid or burnt by the sun, harmonize with it! Allow your skin to breath in the beneficial beauty of sunlight with Everybody Loves the Sunshine.
Allow the sun to move you, turning and spinning the cells of your skin in time with the movements of the galaxy. Like diamonds on a sunlit lake, our cells are dancing particles warmed by this golden orb, reflecting the stars themselves.
See our YouTube clip on about being in the sun:
For extended periods in the sun, a hat, shade and/or cotton clothing may be necessary.