Aster & Bay

Tulsi Spot Remedy

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Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, is a species native to India where it is revered as a sacred plant. Widely used in Ayurvedic medicine, Tulsi has a purifying and antimicrobial effect on the skin, making it an excellent treatment for blemishes.

Blemishes will heal faster with less scarring if they are not allowed to dry out, which tends to be the opposite of most conventional acne treatments on the market. Cold-pressed Grapeseed and Black Cumin Seed oils form the base of this remedy, which keeps the skin nourished and hydrated without clogging pores. Alongside Tulsi, we have added six more powerhouse essential oils which fight bacteria, inflammation, redness, and swelling. 

Directions: Apply directly to blemish, after cleansing skin. Allow oil to penetrate before applying any additional products such as cremes or lotions. Do not apply to eye area or broken skin. 

Ingredients: Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil, Nigella sativa (Black cumin) seed oil*, Tanacetum annuum (Tansy) flower oil*, Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi) oil, Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) oil**, Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) oil*, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) root oil*, Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) leaf oil*.

About aster & bay: Erin Hammond began aster & bay in 2012 as an experimental project while she was undergoing training in western herbalism. After having lived in both Edinburgh, Scotland and Atlanta, Georgia, she was inspired by the botanical diversity and herbal lore of both places- the Appalachian Mountains and the Scottish Highlands- and sought to incorporate as many of these indigenous ingredients into her formulations as possible.
Now back in Scotland, aster & bay is run by Erin and her husband Glen out of an old biscuit factory in Edinburgh. Whether it's sourcing local herbs from the Highlands or sea salt from the British coastline, aster & bay is still rooted in the spirit of whole plant ingredients, minimalism, and craft.