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Benefits of Australian Botanicals in Skin Care – Part 1

Beautiful and resilient, the unique flora of Australia has survived the harshest conditions on the planet by evolving highly efficient processes to create and store the vital compounds required to sustain their life force. Ten precious native botanicals, all rich in antioxidants and bioactive phyto-compounds, are the heart of Perfect Potion’s Certified Organic Australian Botanical Skin Care. This reservoir of potent activity has been carefully harnessed to energise, restore, nourish, protect and hydrate your skin.

Over this ten-part blog series, we will explore the ten Australian botanicals that are at the core of our vegan and palm free Australian Botanical Skin Care collection, and discuss the improvements you can expect to see in your skin as a result of introducing Australian botanicals in your daily skin ritual.

Part 1 | Davidson Plum (Davidsonia jerseyana)

Origin: NSW coast rainforests

Key Benefits: Antioxidant | Calming | UV damage reduction

These gorgeous dark blue plums with vibrant red flesh grow in the rainforests of northern New South Wales on the east coast of Australia. Abundant in potent anthocyanin and gallic acid antioxidants, Davidson Plums support and protect the skin against oxidative damage, improve collagen production, and support the repair of damaged tissue with skin feeling firmer, smoother and calmer.

Due to its antioxidant potency, we have included Davidson Plum in our Replenish Cleansing Milk, Replenish Hydrating Solution, Replenish Ultra-rich Moisture Cream, Soothe Cleansing Gel and Sooth Moisture Cream to repair UV damaged skin and improve your skin’s moisture levels, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and rejuvenated.

Davidson Plum’s repairing and calming qualities are also beneficial to oily and combination skin types, making it an essential ingredient of our Purify Cleansing Gel and Balance Moisture Emulsion. Purify Cleansing Gel gently foams away excess oil, impurities, pollution and light-weight make up, leaving your skin feeling clean, fresh and vibrant. Balance Moisture Emulsion then moisturises skin without clogging pores, leaving it feeling soft, balanced and shine free.

We encourage you to call your local Perfect Potion store to book in for your FREE mini facial so that you can fully experience the potent activity of Davidson Plum as well as the nine other Australian botanicals in our new skin care collection.

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day: a day for education, awareness and support around mental health. While mental health is becoming a more frequent, open conversation, there is still work to be done to remove the stigma around mental health, so that people can seek the assistance and support they need. With one in five Australians being affected by mental illness, it’s important for us to start seeing mental health in a positive light and to find ways to promote more self-care in our everyday lives.

Aromatherapy is widely known as a holistic form of treatment for managing feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. Research has shown a strong correlation between the use of aromatherapy and an overall increase in mood, anxiety and depression, making aromatherapy a valuable alternative to psychotropic drugs and muscle relaxants that are commonly used to treat conditions such as anxiety (Edge, 2003).

The powerful practice of aromatherapy gives us the ability to access relaxation, calm and comfort amongst a range of other positive emotions when we are feeling inundated. You can receive the benefits of aromatherapy by using essential oils found in Perfect Potion’s massage oils, balms, aromatic mists, essential oil blends, skin care, and bath and body potions in your daily self-care ritual.

A few of our most loved essential oil blends, balms and mists for maintaining a positive mindset and for bringing yourself back to the present moment are:

  • Relax: lavender, orange, geranium and ylang ylang
  • Chill Out: eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender
  • Happy & Calm: chamomile, frankincense, orange and lavender
  • Sweet Dreams: lavender, orange, chamomile and clary sage

A simple ritual you could incorporate into your day is pouring a nice warm bath with a few drops of your favourite essential oils. Inhale the aromas, and bring quiet to your mind as you create a space for relaxation. By incorporating aromatherapy into our daily lives, we find ways to navigate feelings of stress, anxiety and depression more efficiently, contributing to greater mental health.

We encourage you to check in with yourself and your loved ones today, asking what is needed to bring more calm, balance and positivity into fruition. It is our hope that you discover and explore the benefits of aromatherapy for your mental health and wellbeing.

Taking Action for Climate

Taking Action for Climate

We applaud everyone who is taking ACTION to prevent further global warming and climate change. Our ethos and values have always been connected to living harmoniously with nature and treading gently on the planet.

We know many Perfect Potion customers are taking action too; whether you have reduced your landfill, use of fossil fuels or coal fired power, decreased water usage, or have been planting more trees.  You may even support environmental organisations and certified organic farmers and businesses.

We are taking action too:

•            We compost our food waste, have installed energy efficient lighting and 294 solar panels to completely power our office and feed energy back into the grid;

•            We use sustainable packaging with all our dispatch and shipping;

•            We continue to convert our product packaging to glass and recyclable aluminium;

•            We use certified organic ingredients. Organic agriculture supports and enhances the health of the soil, plants, animals, humans and planet as one.

These actions contribute to change. In two years, we have reduced our energy consumption by 53.2%, we have reduced water consumption by 74.89% and we have reduced waste to landfill by 65.6%.

It takes commitment by all of the team at Perfect Potion to achieve these results. We are proud of their ongoing commitment to change.  

Make sure Australia’s politicians hear YOUR voice. If you haven’t done so already, write to your local member of parliament and let them know how you would like them to take action.

Regards,

Sal

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13 recipes to customise your masks and exfoliants

Natural foods, raw minerals and pure essential oils work together in a multitude of ways, helping to heal and nutritionally support the health of the skin. A wholesome composition of natural antioxidants, essential fatty acids and pure essential oils give your skin all it requires for a healthy, flawless glow.

Perfect Potion’s just add water masks and exfoliants make the perfect to base to create your very own interesting and therapeutic skin care concoctions.

The Fresh Faced Mask and Bare Faced Exfoliant were mindfully created to express an exceptional product range that is as close to its unaltered, natural state as possible. Using an array of incredibly beautifying ingredients; purifying clays, healing herbs and pure essential oils, these two bestselling beauties always reveal fresh, soft and smooth skin by:

  • cleansing the skin
  • absorbing excess oil
  • removing dead skin cells
  • eliminating blackheads
  • healing damaged skin
  • stimulating cell regeneration
  • moisturising, hydrating
  • soothing skin
  • improving skin tone

We have asked our team to share their favourite recipes for enhancing the mask and exfoliant with pure, fresh ingredients and other healing ingredients. We would love to hear how you customise your favourite products to suit your skin’s needs as well!

13 way to customise your products

For all of these recipes, add just enough of each ingredient to create a smooth paste. Apply to your face and neck, avoiding the eyes and mouth, and allow to set for 10-15 minutes. Rinse and follow with your normal moisturising routine. We recommend creating a weekly ritual for glowing results!

Softening facial exfoliant

A deliciously creamy synergy of soothing and calming ingredients that come together to deliver a skin softening, luxurious and nourishing exfoliant. Your face will be smooth and sublimely radiant.


Nourishing mask for depleted skin

Heal, rejuvenate and repair your skin with this beautiful combination of perfect potions. When used together these products will nourish and restore depleted skin, leaving your face feeling healthy, supple and glowing.


Healing exfoliant for dry or damaged skin

This creamy and super rich exfoliating treatment uses the finest essential oils and mineral-rich plant extracts to nourish and heal dry and damaged skin. A recommended facial treatment application to strengthen and restore depleted and fatigued skin.


Exfoliant for dry, sensitive skin

This dynamic skin healing, anti-inflammatory and tonifying combination of bestsellers is nothing short of a miracle. It will alleviate most dry and sensitive skin types.


Fortifying, vitamin rich exfoliant

Enriched with nature’s finest vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, we have a deluxe exfoliating treatment that is fortified with an abundance of cell feeding, skin softening and biologically repairing ingredients. A good treatment for those wishing to even out skin tone and effectively repair dehydrated and damaged skin.


Breakout-prone skin mask

This mask is wonderful for treating and rebalancing oily, congested and breakout-prone skin. Infused with powerful antifungal, antibacterial ingredients, this treatment will leave your face looking and feeling renewed and sparkly clean.


Just add fresh fruit

Adding fruit to your exfoliants and masks will add nutrients and antioxidants to your treatment ritual. Treat overactive sebaceous glands by adding mashed strawberries in your exfoliant for their soothing and toning properties. For added exfoliation, add mashed paw paw to your face mask to help remove dead skin cells!


Just add floral water

Fresh Faced Mask and Bare Faced Exfoliant both mix beautifully with floral waters – replace water with your favourite floral water for added nourishment and luxury.


Mineral-rich antioxidant face mask

A high antioxidant and mineral rich facial mask, perfect for treating inflamed acne, rosacea and deeply congested skin. The healing combination of gotu kola, green clay and pure green tea extract work together to heal and soothe the most problematic skin disorders.


Yoghurt ginger face mask

This gently stimulating, nutritionally abundant mask, is fortified with natural yoghurt for additional protein and skin restorative healthy bacteria, along with ginger powder to effectively stimulate and detoxify. A wonderful mask if you wish to achieve a dewy, fresh-faced look!


Green clay detoxifying bath

Generously apply Fresh Faced Mask to your face, shoulders, and chest. Run a bath while you allow your mask to set for 15 – 20 minutes. Wash off the mask in the bath water. Green clay is wonderfully detoxifying and soothing while gotu kola cleanses the blood. Echinacea adds moisture and hydration and is anti-inflammatory to soothe inflamed, red skin.


Luscious face and lips treatment

Mix Bare Faced Exfoliant with Replenish Fine Tuning Solution and Replenish Cleansing Milk. Gently massage this into your face, neck, décolletage and gently massage onto your lips. Wash / exfoliate off with tepid water. Your skin will be left feeling soft and clean, looking plump, radiant, and soothed.


Silky lavender hands exfoliating treatment

Mix Bare Faced Exfoliant with Calendula Infused Hand Cream and a dash of Lavender Water. Massage this nourishing mixture into your hands. Rinse off, leaving your hands will feeling soothed and clean. You will notice they look hydrated and even-toned. Finish with a little more hand cream.


Foot and leg treatment ritual

Mix together Bare Faced Exfoliant, Soothe Double Cream and Neroli Water. Massage your feet and legs with this luxuriously creamy exfoliating creation. Rinse and follow with a relaxing soak in Sweet Dreams Bath Soak  and finish with a foot massage with the Sweet Dreams Balm and allow yourself to drift off into a relaxing sleep.

Strengthen your resolve with aromatherapy

Make a conscious decision to start your year off with the strongest resolve by opening the door to new opportunities and make that important commitment to stay on the path to continual self-improvement. Use these special blends when your resolve is challenged – just add 5-7 drops into your oil burner or diffuser and enjoy a boost, helping to see you through the transformative commitments you’ve made. Here’s to a happier, more in touch and calmer you!

Purchase theLifestyle Essential Oil Kit here.

I resolve to feel uplifted and energised

‘I want to wake up earlier each day’
‘I want to sit less, and move more’
‘I want to have more energy’

Let your senses come alive with a delicate and revitalising bouquet of lime, lemon, grapefruit and orange essential oils. Add 5 drops to your oil burner or diffuser when feeling weary, sluggish or when you’ve been sitting for too long. Lead a more active lifestyle, gain additional motivation, and replenish dwindling energy levels.

Purpose – To feel more alive, vibrant and energised. 


I resolve to enjoy the Australian outdoors

‘I want to spend more time outdoors’
‘I want to escape the city more often’
‘I want to see more of what’s in my own backyard’

Allow yourself to be transported to the great outdoors from wherever you are with this diverse blend of Australian bush oils including peppermint eucalyptus, tea tree, iron bark, eucalyptus and lemon myrtle. Great Outdoors blend is especially suited to capture the essence of the great Australian bush from within the walls of any home or office.

Purpose – To feel more connected with the outdoors and the natural world.


I resolve to enjoy a happy and calm lifestyle

‘I want to focus more on the positive’
‘I want to worry less and take the pressure off’
‘I want be more grateful for the good in my life’

With an array of soothing chamomile, cheerful orange, and relaxing lavender essential oils, Happy and Calm blend will allow you to stop, refocus, and reposition your frame of mind to a more positive perspective. Make a conscious decision to not stress and to recalibrate your outlook. Begin to appreciate the good in everything around you by letting the pressure fall away, allowing yourself to look at the lighter side.

Purpose – To feel calm, content and less stressed.


I resolve to celebrate everyday

‘I want to find the fun in the everyday’
‘I want to enjoy myself more’
‘I want to treat every day as a special event’

Turn the seemingly routine day-to-day into an occasion in its own right and celebrate each win, no matter how big or small.  Accompany your day with a blend of ylang ylang, palmarosa, rose and lemon myrtle essential oils and get back to feeling festive and fun loving, no matter the day, week or month.

Purpose – To feel celebratory, and to turn the routine into an event in it’s own right.


I resolve to relax and revive each day

‘I want to embrace yoga and other meditation techniques’
‘I want to spend more time on me’
‘I want to stop more often, and just be’

Let the day dissolve and completely unwind with your own relaxing blend of powerful essential oils including lavender, sweet orange, geranium and ylang ylang. Even as the frenetic pace of the outside world continues, Relax blend will remove you from all that’s going on around you, whisking you away to a state of blissful tranquility and allowing you to take a moment just for you.

PurposeTo feel relaxed, tranquil and at peace.


I resolve to sleep better and wake up well rested

‘I want the bedroom to be a device-free zone’
‘I want to develop a consistent sleep cycle routine’
‘I want to train my body to better fall asleep’

A good day starts with the right night, and Sweet Dreams blend will provide the perfect ambiance to create a dreamy paradise, setting the mood for a deep restful slumber. With aromatic chamomile, petitgrain, sage and lavender known for their properties to create a feeling of calm and induce sleep, Sweet Dreams blend allows you make a commitment to a better night’s sleep – and to better days.

Purpose – To create a relaxing environment, to prepare the mind and body for sleep.