The power of the blood moon has been noticeable in all aspects of life, especially in the creativity of herbal craftings. With the intense pull on intuition and emotions, the energetics of this month have been active and inspiring. I began infusing herbs into oils a month ago for a vision I had, unsure of what the finished product would look like. The infusions were created with intention but not foresight. Serendipitously these oils were ready to be crafted into magic on the blood moon. Moving with perception I followed my vision and created a luscious red facial serum.
I’ve been exploring the color red recently. It has always been my least favorite color, one I associated with anger and conflict. This strong color seemed to have no place in my life, and yet it is the color of our beginnings. One of the first colors an infant can recognize and often the favorite color of small children. In a moment of silence and self-reflection I began to acknowledge that this was a color I needed to incorporate into my routine and explore more fully.
Red is associated with the root chakra and our feelings of safety and security. It is the most grounding of all colors, and a color of power. I have been wearing red clothing, embracing red flowers and eating red foods (which is super easy in the summer! Strawberries, tomatoes, peppers anyone?). So, it comes as no surprise to me that this latest facial serum is a brilliant, deep red and was realized during the cycle of the blood moon.
Working with intention I began infusing jojoba oil with wildcrafted herbs. Several weeks into the infusion process I began to get glimmers of what the final product would look like. The immortelle flowers had added a deep yellow tone to the already golden jojoba. Elderflowers added a delicate sweet fragrance to the oil. And of course, for some major cellular regeneration, comfrey wanted to join the party.
Lunar eclipses are seen as a time for change and renewal. They offer a chance to leave behind the emotions and attachments that no longer serve us. A time to let go of what is safe and comfortable in order to grow more fully.
This is where my inspiration for this serum originated from. This is a way to use entirely natural products (something that may be uncomfortable for some) and see change. Change in health, change in appearance, change in thought. This is a chance to embrace the effectiveness of plants. People are often amazed at how well herbal preparations work, usually responding with “wow! I can’t believe how quickly this helped my (insert ailment here).” Herbalists will often just smile and nod knowingly.
It seems to me that as a collective many of us humans have forgotten our deep and intimate connection with the earth. These plants are allies which we have built relationships with for millenniums. I feel deep respect for our home planet and its inhabitants and I’m so thrilled to be able to re-introduce folks to plants through daily ritual and routine. The more people feel connected to this earth, the more they will want to care for it.
Through blind intuition this serum was born, and is it ever magical!! Oh my. I am so in love with color and the deep restorative properties that these plants and rich oils offer. You can check out the listing here and read more in depth about the key ingredients.
To keep a sense of reality here, it’s not all dreamy, magic filled creativity. Sometimes I create things that turn out tragically…I just don’t post about those things. And then sometimes I create things that turn out beautifully, and I’m inspired to share.