Everything You Will Ever Need to Know {about Mists}

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First, a little review: Mineral Mists are hydrosols (water that has been distilled through plant materials bringing the essences of the plants along with it) that we have remineralized (added minerals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium) in specific proportions to benefit specific skin conditions and facilitate transdermal absorption of these vital cellular kick-starters. We love them, we want you to love them and to love them, you must know them.

For more information on the “why?s” check out this post.  To just skip ahead as to how to use ’em, listen up.

  1. The first and formost BEST way to use a Mineral Mist is just to mist it directly onto your skin and around your body.  Not only is this directly benefiting you topically and allowing you to give your parched hydrophilic (water attracting/water loving) cells a drink, but you will get the full aroma-therapeutic (yes, that is really a real word) benefit to the incredible scent of each of the herbs.
    How to do this?  Mist 10 to 15 spritzes around your face after any step of your skin care regimen–especially at the end!  You can also give a random spritz during the day for a cellular energy pick-me-up.  My favorite Mineral Mist for this is the Pore Refining.
  2. YES YES YES!  You can mix them directly into your oil instead of tap water!  In fact, using a mineral mist will improve the absorption of the oil.  Why?  Because the force of the spray is literally “forcing” the oil and the water to become an immediate “emulsion” without an emulsifier or a preservative.  This is important so that both the “oil” portion and the “water” portion are able to reach and be recognized by both the hydrophilic and the Lipophilic (you got it–the oil lovers) cells.
    How to do this?  After cleansing your skin (most likely with Sow Your Wild Oats) count out the appropriate number of drops of Nourish and Replenish Oil.  For most everyone, it is 4 in the morning and 8 at night.  You can do this in a little bowl, but I prefer cupping it into my hand.  Then, SPRITZ 8-20 PUMPS OF YOUR MINERAL MIST DIRECTLY INTO THE N&R OIL.  You will see it immediately emulsify before your very eyes!  Massage. Massage. Massage. Enjoy.
  3. Mineral Mists make a great addition to any masque.  Use it in addition to or completely instead of the water portion of a masque. We love mixing one of the mineral mists into Sow Your Wild Oats or as an addition to a Clay Masque.  You can even mix it up a bit and personalize the masque to your needs.
    How to do this?  Have fun and use your imagination. Here are some starter “recipes”

For sensitive skin with large pores and redness:

1 Tbsp Pore Refining Clay
1 tsp Orange Blossom Special Healing Honey {our next great project – releasing mid-June!}
2 tbsp Sense & Sensitivity Mineral Mist

Mix together taking your time and using intention.  Let sit for a minute or two as you clean your face.  Apply your favorite oil (in this case I would use NO EVIL) and immediately follow with the masque in broad upward strokes.  Enjoy for 10 minutes–hopefully while relaxing with a warm, damp cloth over the whole thing and then remove gently.

For dull, “Lifeless” skin:

1 Tbsp Pore Refining, Sense & Sensitivity or Clear Complexion Clay
1 tsp Orange Blossom Special Healing Honey 
1 tbsp Essential Mineral Mist
1 tbsp Holy Cow Mineral Mist

Mix together taking your time and using intention.  Let sit for a minute or two as you clean your face.  Apply your favorite oil (in this case I would use Nourish and Replenish with no water mixed in) and immediately follow with the masque in broad upward strokes.  Enjoy for 10 minutes–hopefully while relaxing with a warm, damp cloth over the whole thing and then remove gently.

For large areas of breakout and detoxification:

1 Tbsp Clear Complexion Clay
1 tsp Spring Flowers with Geranium Healing Honey {yep, also releasing mid-June!}
1 tbsp Essential Mineral Mist
1 tbsp Sense & Sensitivity Mineral Mist or Clear Complexion Mineral Mist

Mix together taking your time and using intention.  Let sit for a minute or two as you clean your face.  Apply your favorite oil (in this case I would use COW FART JUICE) and immediately follow with the masque in broad upward strokes.  Enjoy for 10 minutes–hopefully while relaxing with a warm, damp cloth over the whole thing and then remove gently.

Here is a listing of the 5 Mineral Mists that we offer and some characteristics.  Which ones are right for you?

  1. Sense & Sensitivity Mineral Mist :  Rose & Orange Blossom with Essential Minerals
    Characteristics: Calming, Cooling, Hydrating
    Traditional Uses: Irritation & Redness, Flushed Skin, Spirituality (Heart-Opening), Uneven Skintone, Distended Capillaries 
  2. Pore Refining Mineral Mist :  Lemon Balm & Lemon Verbena with Essential Minerals
    Characteristics: Gladdening, Brightening, Lifting, Rejuvenating
    Traditional Uses: Enlarged Pores, Dull Skin, Wrinkles, Sags & Bags, Spirituality (Spirit-Lifting)
  3. Clear Complexion Mineral Mist :  Foeniculum & Lavander with Essential Minerals
    Characteristics: Balancing, Drawing, Clarifying
    Traditional Uses: Oil bumps, Papules, Pustules, Peri-oral Dermatitis, Little Red Forehead Bumps, Spirituality (finding internal power)
  4. Holy Cow Mineral Mist :  Holy Basil {Ocimum tenuiflorum} with Essential Minerals
    CharacteristicsHealing, Peaceful, Warming
    Traditional UsesScarred Skin, Wound Healing, Clamminess, Blackheads and Milia, Spirituality (knowing your place in the world)
  5. Essential Mineral Mist :  Pure Distilled Water with Essential Minerals
    CharacteristicsEnergizing & Hydrating
    Traditional UsesStrengthen bones, teeth, hair and nails, Energizes Cells, Brain and Nervous System Function, General Refreshment & Spirituality Uses

Remember, our Mineral Mists are designed for topical use only!  Enjoy in health and wellness.

by Emma Graves

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The Original Mineral Mist at the Ancient Roman Bath in the city of Bath, England. (photo credit)

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