THE WHY BEHIND OUR BOTANICAL SKINCARE FOR ROSACEA
CAROLINE DALIA KALIANI FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION PRACTITIONER, SKIN HERBALIST & FOUNDER JOURNEY TO GLOW
THE MAGICK OF PLANT & FLOWER MEDICINE
It all started with a seed…
A few years ago a friend gave me a bag of Calendula seeds to plant in my garden.
I had no idea how to grow Calendulas or herbal medicine (or vegetables!) but I dug my hands into the dirt and found a new passion.
Soon, the Calendula seeds grew into colorful flowering plants. I learned how to dry them and infuse them in organic carrier oils.
Very quickly I experienced the soothing and healing benefits of Calendula and I wanted to share with everyone!
The magic of plants is that they work on all levels: physical, emotional, spiritual, energetically… So it’s not surprising that one morning I woke up and decided to become... a herbalist!
Plant & Flower Medicine For Skin Health
The more I studied herbal medicine and learned about the benefits of plants to support healing, the more creative I became with my skin concoctions. My plant medicine garden started to grow (bless my partner who’s digging new beds each time I want to plant a new ally!) and so did my apothecary. (You should see my house, plant medicine everywhere!)
As the founder of Journey To Glow, I’m constantly sent organic skincare products to try. It’s been fun to test so many amazing organic green beauty brands, however, as someone healing rosacea, I never found that those products actually helped address symptoms specific to rosacea: dryness, itchiness, redness, inflammation, Demodex, enlarged pores, pustules, granulomas...
So once again, I went down the rabbit hole (something my readers and podcast listeners know I have a tendency to do) researching ingredients that would support the healing of inflamed skin.
I tested ALL-OF-THE-BOTANICALS known to address inflammation in all forms: powders, essential oils, infusions, balms, creams... in search for a solution to my skin's woes and after months of trial and errors, I was able to narrow down a few key formulations that had a huge impact on my skin.
This led me to launch the Calm Skin Calendula collection and the Radiantly Clear Demodex System, formulated to tackle Demodex mites known to wreak havoc on rosacea skin.
By now, I shouldn’t be surprised at how effective botanicals can be to support the healing of skin. But coming up with all-natural solutions for Demodex mites was quite the feat, especially since there was nothing on the market except toxic, chemical-laden skincare known to destroy the acid mantle as it destroyed Demodex mites...something I absolutely wanted to avoid.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THESE BOTANICAL GEMS
Everything you'll find in the shop is lovingly hand-crafted with organic, wildcrafted or certified pure therapeutic grade ingredients. No compromise, ever.
Some of the ingredients are grown in my garden (like Calendula officionalis, Rose and Nepeta cataria flowers!), some are wild harvested with my own hands in pristine environments or sourced from trusted organic farmers and suppliers as local as possible because footprint matters.
I hope you enjoy these concoctions as much as I’ve enjoyed making them, and I hope that the plants communicate what is truly essential: that you are a beautiful, powerful being capable of full and complete healing.
No matter where you are on your journey to glow, never forget that anything is possible, and you are not alone on the journey.
Before I go, an important note...
I could never, in good conscience, tell you that my line of botanical skincare will heal your skin.
Will it transform your inflamed, sensitive skin barrier? Yes. Will it soothe redness and dryness? Yes. Keep Demodex mites in check? Yes.
But to heal rosacea, you need to address chronic inflammation IN the body. (Your skin is a reflection of inner imbalances that need to be addressed, and there’s no way around that.)
Any skincare brands that promise miraculous results are, quite frankly, lying. So please, be discerning and do the inner healing work. Ultimately, that’s how you will gain the most traction on your journey to glow.
I use the Botanical Cleansing & Exfoliating Powder as a mask once a week and my skin feels so soft! I like to gently dab the powder mixed with the Soothing Flower Water on areas of concern, and I leave it on for a good 10 minutes to do its magic. It's a beautiful ritual that not only soothes my skin but also my mind as I know the ingredients are pure and effective.
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As a Functional Nutrition Practitioner, Herbalist and founder of journeytoglow.com (a free educational platform that offers holistic solutions to heal skin "issues"), I know how overwhelming it can be to sift through all-of-the information.
When it comes to healing rosacea, where do you start?
What kind of diet is best? Should you do a liver detox? How do you heal the gut? What kind of supplements should you take? What about skincare? Does light therapy work and if so, which one? Should you invest in functional testing? How do you know if you have SIBO or histamine intolerance?
Visit healrosaceanaturally.com how I can support you on your journey to healing your skin.