Hello! I'm Hayley, a holistic therapist and natural skincare creator, based in Staffordshire. You can find out more about me here. I'm looking for help to start my natural and organic skincare business, by pledging now you will pre-order products from the range. All pledgers will be eligible to join a special Facebook group with exclusive, ongoing pledger offers and discounts for the life of the brand
So, a little more about Luna Rose Botanicals and me...
I've recently left my very stressful, but reasonably well paid nursing job to enable me to build my holistic therapy business and launch my natural, organic skin and bath ritual range.
Yep, I have wondered what I'm doing, but I know that this is where I'm meant to be, I was born to do this!
It's immensely exciting and something that I've wanted to do since I started my holistic training in 2012 and if I'm honest even before that, I have books on healing and essential oils from childhood! I am passionate about supporting my clients and customers with pure, natural and organic skin and bath rituals.
So, why am I here, what brought me to this point?
In 2017 my menstrual cycle disappeared for about 5 months, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries and I'm convinced that this was due to stress and my own disconnection from my cycle, following a decade being on the pill and pushing down my feminine nature to strive in a masculine, corporate world.
I was advised by a holistic therapist I saw for a conscious breath session to re-connect with my cycle by developing a closer relationship with the moon cycles, she assured me my cycle would return this way. I thought this was a little bizarre, but following my own research, I realised that as woman, we are deeply connected to nature and the Luna cycles through our monthly menstrual cycle, which also mirrors the length of the moon cycle of around 28 days. Amazing huh!?
As someone who's made my own skincare products for the last 5 or 6 years, this seemed like a good way for me to connect to the moon, so I started to make bath salts and face creams with essential oils that corresponded to how I was feeling at each stage of my cycle, as well as charting how I felt each day and the current moon phase. I use these skin and bath rituals daily and I've never felt so connected and in tune with myself.
What I found through my own experiences and research is that woman have 4 distinct phases of our cycle which affect our energy, emotions and skincare needs. I have formulated natural skincare products with organic essential oils and botanical extracts to correspond to each of these phases.
Gradually I began to be able to predict how I would feel at each of the 4 phases, for example, during menstruation (day one to six of my cycle) I want to retreat, hide away and rest, during pre-ovulation the week or so after my period, I feel at my most creative, at ovulation, around half way through my cycle I'm my most sociable and expressive and during pre-menstruation, the week before my period I'm my most critical and if I haven't listened to my body throughout the month, my most cranky! Since listening to my body and re-connecting in this way, I find that I now enjoy each phase of my cycle, even my period! As I find this time means I'm at my most intuitive and insightful, it's also a good time to take some time to rest!
Our menstrual cycle is actually a blueprint to our soul and an amazing framework for life. If we tune in to it, we can plan our life so that we live in flow and harmony. Instead of striving and pushing ourselves to be the same all the time, if we accept these four phases and learn to connect to them and the ebbs and flow they bring, life can be pretty amazing! Why would you schedule an important meeting in pre-menstrual when you could arrange it for ovulation at your most expressive and sociable!?
I have created a range of facial creams, body creams, face and body washes, bath bubbles and facial masks with ingredients to support our connection to each phase.
Not only were the essential oils and ingredients chosen to support us energetically and emotionally, but also to support our skin changes throughout the month, due to hormonal fluctuations. Have you ever noticed that at menstruation your skin looks lacklustre and can be dry, whereas the week leading up to your period your skin can be oily and in the middle of your cycle (ish) you have a few days or so where your skin glows? This is all due to hormonal ebbs and flows, Luna Rose Botanicals aims to support your skin need at each phase of your cycle.
My product ranges are as follows:
Facial moisturiser, body cream, facial mask and all over body wash and bath bubbles.
During menstruation, which also relates to the dark and new moon, "Restore" frankincense and rose with organic frankincense, rose de mai and patchouli essential oils. Natural rose geranium essential oil and artic cranberry seed extract. This amazing combination of ingredients helps to support, protect, moisturise and nourish the skin. The relaxing and balancing essential oils support you to rest, retreat and restore.
During pre-ovulation and the waxing crescent moon, "Awaken" organic bergamot and rose geranium essential oils, uplifting the emotions and balancing for the skin. With palmarosa and cypress essential oils and lupine peptides to restore skin elasticity. With calming chamomile extract to soothe the skin and emotions.
During ovulation and the full moon, "Radiance" orange blossom with rejuvenating orange blossom, sweet orange, rosewood and palmarosa essential oils and calendula extract to support, nourish and soothe the skin. Uplifting scents to support us at our most confident and vibrant.
During the pre-menstrual phase and the waning crescent moon, the nerves can be a little frayed, hence the inclusion of calming lavender essential oil, grounding cedar wood and heart opening rose de mai essential oil. Soothing and relaxing, supporting self-care and love through what may be a difficult phase of the cycle. Extracts of hawthorn and horse chestnut help to support and ground us, whilst also having amazing skin care proprieties. Moisturising, antioxidant and suitable for all skin types.
By connecting to our menstrual cycle and honouring the ebbs and flows of our energies and emotions throughout the month, we can begin to feel more in tune, connected to ourselves and to nature.
I've already spent £1000+ on ingredients and initial safety testing and certification. I've spent £1000's including my holistic therapy and skincare training since 2012. Now I'm asking for some support for the last part, to purchase raw ingredients, labelling and packaging so I can begin to create and sell these amazing products!!
Each product is created to order, hand blended in small batches, by me! I hold you in my intention as I create and bless the products with sacred drumming, crystals, Reiki and healing intention prior to sending them off to you. Offering you a truly magical, bespoke skin and bath time ritual. Helping to support you through your menstrual cycle, or if you aren't cyclic through the energetic ebbs and flows of the Luna cycle.
If there's money left over, this will go towards the next phase, amazing body and facial butters, bath salts and body scrub and aura sprays.
The products contain only the finest ingredients, sourced and tested by me, I've researched for around a year to make these products as amazing whilst being as affordable as possible and I can't wait for you to enjoy them! They contain natural ingredients, certified organic ingredients and awesome botanical extracts that really help to nourish your skin. I've consciously created the products and my business to be as ethical and responsible as possible. All packaging will be recyclable and I will accept returns of packaging for refills at reduced cost to the consumer.
I'll also be supporting two projects with a % of my profits, Cool Earth which supports the rainforests and Tree Sisters who support planting of trees around the world. Two amazing causes that support Mother Earth who gifts us so much.
I'd be forever grateful of your support for this exciting project, I truly believe that I feel we each follow our passions we rise and this enables others to rise with us. This project is my passion, my love and my life now, support me with the final step and I'll support you on an amazing journey of living in tune with your cycle and the Luna cycles.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!