SULFATES OR PARABENS
At GARA Skincare, we know that things take time. Utilizing the powers of Miron Violet Glass in conjunction with fresh, organically grown herbs from our farm in Ojai, we take our sweet time!
After the first stage of intentionally sowing the seedlings and taking care of the garden over a number of months, we harvest with great attention each herb in the peak of it's season. If the herbs are not used fresh, we carefully and meticulously dry and store them for future use.
The second stage commences when we combine the powerful, raw herbs with a carrier oil such as jojoba or olive oil for a slow, solar infusion in Miron Violet Glass. This unique glass was developed in Germany
The infusion will sit in a sunny window for up to 8 weeks, depending on it's properties. We then, carefully filter the plant material from the oil and it is ready for use. The oils are never heated which helps to maintain all of the precious enzymes and compounds that have been infused into the oil from the plant.
Oils are special when it comes to extraction and not all oils are perfect candidates for solar infusions. We prefer olive oil as it innately contains plenty of fatty acids, nutrients and essential omegas which in turn help absorb precious compounds from the herbs it is infused with. We also love olive oil because it is so abundant in the Ojai Valley and part of the mission is to create a self-sustaining, as local as possible product!