What is Living Libations?
Beyond the limits of linear business thinking, Libation’s beauty is the deep action and integrity of Nature. Each Libation is an invitation to wonder and wander from finite beauty to an open field of grace. It is about being the connoisseur of your life, living as deliberately as nature and nourishing the discernment of the senses.
The bounty of nature’s beauty endlessly illuminates our entire insides, and the nectar of plants is an ever-offering gift that magnifies Beauty. Libations plays with the possible ways nature may be inhaled, stirred, soothed, and imbued.
Every component of a Libation is an active ingredient. We put the ingredients list on the front of the bottle as an invitation to be read. We make each formula with care and attention, and we want Libations lovers to easily find and understand what is in each product.
Our essential oils and supercritical extracts are highly concentrated; we preserve purity, space, and resources by offering full potency products without fillers, diluters, artificial colors, or petrochemicals.
Global Responsibility is a popular marketing trend and for this we are deeply grateful. Living Libations’ rigorous standard of purity honors the health and preservation of forests, lakes and rivers, farms, the people who cultivate and distill for us, our families, our neighbors, and our clients.
For over 20 years we have nurtured personal relationships with artisan distillers and family farmers around the globe to secure authentic oils and extracts that are purely and fairly produced. Many of the highest quality plants and flowers used in plant oils are indigenous to the developing world, and the people native to those regions learned from their families the ancient craft of distillation. We can trace the source of our oils from the plant growing in the field to the oil arriving on our doorway. It is our pleasure to observe fair trade practices so that our skilled farmers, harvesters, and distillers are safe and earn a fair wage for their labor and goods.
Essential oil yields vary from year to year depending on weather patterns, plant growth and health, and even political stability in some regions. As with wine, some years are just more fine than others. All of these factors influence the availability and the price of the botanicals we use.
All Libations’ botanicals are authentic and pure and distilled only from the named plant matter. We call our essential oils Hi-Fi oils due to the distillers’ faithful and accurate adherence to the master plant. All of our Hi-Fi oils are distilled from either wild crafted or organically grown plants. Our wild crafted plant matter is collected from the plants’ natural habitat in lieu of a farm. We avoid offering botanicals from rare or threatened species of plants growing in the wild to discourage their disruption and disappearance. Our organic oils originate from plants cultivated without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, or herbicides.
All Libations are gluten free. Our oat straw (Avena sativa), also known as milky oats, is certified gluten free; it is an herbal infusion of the green, unripe stem or straw of the oat plant, and the seeds, which are the cereal grain, are not included in the infusion.
Our Libations creations are as raw as possible. There is no such thing as a raw essential oil because they are produced by steam distilling plant matter. Our essential oils are produced via a long and slow distillation at the lowest temperature possible for excellent quality. All of our fatty oils are cold pressed and completely unheated.
Almost all Libations are vegan. There are a few products that include ethically harvested and produced beeswax: the lip glosses and balms, the perfume balms, Maidenfern Blushing Balm, and Jai Baby Balm. Sundew Transdermal Vitamin D Crème contains vitamin D from lanolin, which occurs naturally on the wool of woolly animals, such as sheep.
Animal Testing is and always has been a non-issue for Libations creations. Botanical oils have blessed and benefited humans for all of recorded history, and this is copious proof of their safety and effectiveness.
Attentive awareness grew our creations, mixed with a dash of play! Libations is here to enchant: to enhance the ambiance, to flora the aura, and to mist, bathe, infuse, diffuse, amuse, and shower sweet-selves with blessings bestowed from rhythms of nature. Nature knows divine.