Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Boxwalla Herbal Magic in the Moonlight Featuring Live Botanical

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Boxwalla's eco-luxe beauty boxes are an extraordinary value, and the products themselves are nothing short of spectacular. Their carefully curated cruelty-free green beauty boxes are a tremendous value, with steep discounts, and they feature truly covet-worthy luxurious, and sustainably crafted beauty products. 

- One-Time Limited Edition Box
- Free U.S. Shipping
- Effective Plant-based Ingredients
- Always Cruelty-Free

The Boxwalla Well-Being Beauty Box is themed: Herb Magic In The Moonlight. This Limited Edition Box, which costs $29.00, features two full sized products from the wonderful Portland-based brand Live Botanical (Total Retail Value: $52.00).

1) Moon Cycle Balm ($32.00 value)
2) Tender Moon Fruit Tisane ($20.00 value)
About Live Botanical,

Live Botanical was created by Carolyn McRory a trained herbalist, who started formally studying Herbalism in 1998. She also has a background in Information Systems & Environmental Literature which adds an interesting facet to her background. In this box, themed ‘Herb Magic in the Moonlight’, we have chosen two products that simply blew us away & that showcase Carolyn’s deep knowledge of herbs & plant magic. Many of the herbs used in the potions below are grown in Carolyn’s own garden or locally sourced.
Live Botanical Tender Moon Fruit Tisane ($20.00 value): This delightful tea, which is soothing and calming, smells and tastes delectable! This tart & sweet blend, which was made exclusively for this Boxwalla box by Carolyn, is formulated, "to uplift the spirit & provide comfort during the ebbs & flows of life." It contains dried blueberries and cranberries from a small third-generation farm in Southern Oregon, and local Hood River grown apples. They regionally sourced Lemon Balm, Rose & Hibiscus, as well as biodynamic, locally grown Raspberry & Motherwort. This tea is very effective at treating PMS, but is also a general health tonic. All the herbs & fruits are sourced from a combination of regional organic farms & from Carolyn’s own microgarden.
Live Botanical Moon Cycle Balm ($32.00 value): This delectable balm, which is made in a base of Pumpkin Seed Oil and raw Oregon Beeswax sourced from local bee keepers, is a potent anti-inflammatory powerhouse that is perfect for sore muscles and joints, menstruation cramps and discomfort associated with menopause. 
It was originally designed to help relieve PMS cramping and as a mood elevator, but it can also be applied to bruises, scars, and is able to relieve tightness in the neck, shoulders and back.

Arnica helps to increase circulation reduce inflammation and heal bruises. Natural Goldenrod, "an inflammation moderator, extends the action of Arnica," Clary Sage soothes cramps related to menstruation & menopause and Frankincense and Immortelle essential oils provide additional antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory healing.

According to Live Botanical,

A blend of soothing herbs to support discomfort from your menstrual cycle in addition to muscle and joint pain.

A topical approach focusing on antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and nervine properties to increase comfort. Where the aromatic experience creates harmony by calming anxiety, removing nervous tension.

Sustainably grown arnica from our own micro-garden added to increase circulation to the inflamed area.  Circulation increases the body’s natural ability to reduce inflammation to lessen pain.

Coupled with our garden grown goldenrod, an inflammation moderator, it extends arnica’s actions to support circulation and cool the injured area.  Known for many internal uses and in addition has shown effectiveness in topical pain treatments with an affinity to uterine cramping.

Directions: During menstruation: massage liberally on the abdomen and lower back.  In circular motions work in the balm until there is a slight layer of product left.  Use pressure that feels comforting; relax and take deep slow breaths. Inhale the scent from your palms after applying to allow the aromatherapy benefits working in conjunction with the herbal infusion.

Before bed: massage a small amount of balm onto your neck and shoulders until mostly absorbed with a thin layer of product left.  While you rest, take deep breaths and allow the scent to drift you off to sleep. Clary Sage is helpful in dream therapy so your dreams may be more vivid.  Keep a journal near your bedside and take note in the morning to reflect on your slumber.

Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:

Clary Sage often referred to as the woman’s herb has been used in aromatherapy to create harmony by calming anxiety, remove nervous tension and lift depression.  Also known to soothe cramps and imbalances related to menstruation and menopause.  

Myrrh (Co2) and Immortelle and Frankincense (Co2) essential oils provide additional antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and nervine properties to increase comfort.

Rose Geranium, rose and lavender essential oils provide hormonal balancing energetics for additional comfort and relaxation.

Unrefined Pumpkin Seed Oil and locally sourced raw beeswax act as the vessel the apply the potent plant properties.

Ingredients: Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*^, Herbal Infusions Of Arnica Chamissonis (Arnica) Flower*^, Solidago Canadensis (Goldenrod)*^, Raw Oregon Beeswax*^, Essential Oils Of Boswellia Sp. (Frankincense)*#, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage)*^, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium)*^, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Co2*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)*^, Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle)*, Rosa Sp. (Rose) Absolute And Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract.* *organic , ^regionally sourced, #fair trade/co-op Notes: Arnica based products should not be applied to broken skin. 99% Regionally Sourced
Overall Assessment: This is a seriously wonderful box that would make a wonderful holiday gift. A+

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  1. It's a terrific box but truthfully I'm glad I'm done with PMS and period pain. I will share this info though with people still in the midst of it all.

    1. It is effective for more than PMS, bad periods and menopause, but it is certainly really good for those!

  2. Such a fascinating special box! And the name Herb Magic in the Moonlight is divine! Though I am no longer dealing with menstrual cramps, I love how they have linked the cycle with the cycles of the moon. It sounds very appealing and soothing!

    1. It really is a special box, and it is effective for more than PMS or cramps. I also really love the way in which they like the cycle with the cycles of the moon as well! The balm is so soothing and comforting, and the tea is delicious and comforting. Both products give me a sense of wellbeing!

  3. I would be so interested in trying the tisane! We drink tea exclusively in my house.

    1. It is a really lovely tea, Anastasia! I think that you would like it!


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