The Three Angels of Lavender

White Witch Vegan Skincare Plastic Free

There was once a heavenly white angel of Lavender. He wore robes as pure and as white as the driven snow.

He was a giant of an angel, with arms that could encircle the whole of the Earth in a single embrace.

His breath was the sweetest breath in heaven, and when he spoke, a soft sweet breeze would float through the meadows and towns and past the homes of the people of the Earth; everyone who breathed it would stand still in wonder with eyes closed.

Their hearts would open, and wherever they stood and wherever they were, the truth would come out of their mouths and they would not be able to contain it. So powerful was the white angel of Lavender.

Underneath the flowing robes of the white angel there was hiding the small delicate violet angel of Lavender. He was hiding because he was so innocent and vulnerable that even the lightest negative vibration would cause him to weep uncontrollably.

When the violet angel saw sadness or suffering, he would grieve, and tears would stream from his eyes and form rivers and floods. The tears would saturate the cloaks of the other angels and make their clothing heavy.

He had skin so soft that to the touch it felt as if it was not even there at all.

Every evening, as the sun set, the blue angel of Lavender would begin to sing. Her voice rang out and was heard all around the world. The birds in the trees and the beasts on the land would stop and listen.

Her voice made tears sprout from the eyes of everyone who heard it and lumps come to their throats and they could not understand why. Gradually night would fall and the sky would turn to darkness.

The stars in the heavens would hear the voice of the blue angel of Lavender and come closer to listen. The moon would rise over the mountaintops to get closer to her voice. The night that was once dark would suddenly be a twinkle of lights, and all through the hours, the blue angel of Lavender would hum her songs, lulling the world and all her children to sleep.

Write up in Vegan Living Magazine

This Vegan Society-registered company based in Connemara in the West of Ireland produces skincare in cute cork-topped jars. ‘With many plastic bottles, it may say recyclable on the bottle but the majority may still end up in landfill,’ explains marketing director Caitriona Ni Chonghaile. 'Glass jars that could be reused or recycled appealed to Ruth, our founder, and customers often use them for candleholders or spices in the kitchen. They are sealed with untreated, natural, sustainably harvested cork and our boxes have all been printed on card from sustainably managed forests.’ We love: Regenerating Skin Balm, based on coconut oil and cocoa butter, has a rich formula to sooth dry skin on both your face and lips. €27.50 from www.whitewitch.ie.

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WHAT'S BEST FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN AT ANY AGE...

problem skin

One of the questions we get asked most often is: "what is the best product for my 'problem' skin?".

The most common skin problems  include Acne, Dryness, Redness, Sensitive Skin, Blackheads, Wrinkles, Sagging Skin and Blemishes.

Normally I guess as a skincare business we should try to sell one of our products. However we at White Witch® feel the best approach is to do our best to help people to fix their problems holistically. 

So here iT is: The Truth about how to achieve Healthy, beautiful skin 

First of all, as most of us know, our skin works extremely hard protecting us and eliminating toxins 24 hours a day.  Sometimes putting products ON our skin actually makes it more difficult for our skin to do it's job, especially if it is struggling to cope to begin with. The first thing we need to do is help the skin from the inside out. 

We can do that by taking care of what we eat and by making sure we get enough sleep. Some toxins are difficult to avoid, for example traffic fumes and stress (which is treated like a toxin by the liver). We can start right now by making sure the water we drink is pure and the food we eat fresh, wholesome and healthy, and not laden with chemicals. We can reduce stress through meditation and by getting enough sleep and rest. 

Once we make these first moves,  which, are like a lot of things in life, easier said than done, we are well on our way to having better skin. So what extra action can we take to help?

White Witch have a few secrets to share with you 

There are 3 very important supplements that we can take that will make a dramatic improvement to our skin's health.

The 3 we recommend are 

1. MSM Sulphur 

2. Vitamin C 

3. Kelp 

MSM Sulphur and Vitamin C:  These are the magic duo.  These two nutrients are essential to the building blocks of our cells, which renew themselves on a daily basis. It is important to mention that it is not just the cells in our skin that renew every day. Our vital organs, for example: our liver, heart, kidneys and lungs, get first dibs of our vitamin C and Sulphur stores. Whatever is left over goes to our Skin, Hair and Nails. This is the reason, when our diets are poor and we are stressed, the first thing to suffer is our appearance.

Why we need to supplement: In these modern times a lot of our fruit and vegetables, which is where we get our main supply of Vitamin C and Sulphur, have been sitting on the shelves or in storage for days before we eat them. This means that most of us are eating foods that are greatly lacking in these essential nutrients. By taking Vitamin C and Sulphur supplements every day we are ensuring there is always enough for our Skin, hair and nails. The effects of taking these two together will be noticeable as quickly as 48 hours after starting*.

The other supplement we recommend is Kelp*. Kelp is the richest source of hyaluronic acid on the planet. Now we could say: take hyaluronic acid extract, but at White Witch® we believe that keeping things whole and unprocessed if at all possible, is always the safest way to go. 

What Hyaluronic acid does for our skin: Hyaluronic acid helps the skin to retain moisture and therefore adds plumpness, freshness and a youthful appearance. It helps keep the skin supple, healthy and youthful without the need to apply any product at all. 

So we are not doing a great job promoting our products so far are we? ;) but in all honesty we at White Witch® believe that you are wasting money applying topical products without first improving the overall health of the skin from the inside first. In the long run there will be less need for make-up, moisturiser, concealer and less money spent, not to mention it being better for our planet. 

Coming soon: Masks you can make at home to condition and detoxify your skin and help with skin rejuvenation. Meanwhile please check out the details of the full range of products in our shop and how they can benefit your move towards beautiful healthy skin: Regenerating Skin Balm, Antioxidant Skin Conditioner, Anti Age Moisturiser, Nourishing Face Mask, Deep Cleanse Mask, Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

* Always consult the label.