Aster & Bay
Dandelion Face Grains
Dandelion Face Grains is a blend of delicate botanical exfoliants chosen for their unique anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties. Made with clays, resins, roots, flowers, and grains.
The star of this exfoliating powder, dandelion root is packed with vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent treatment for drawing toxins, soothing inflammation, eliminating blemishes, and brightening dark spots.
Although designed to be mixed with aster & bay Cleansing Oil, these grains can be added to any liquid to form a mask or a gentle scrub. Simply mix with your chosen liquid (see below for suggestions).
- Water, for a more astringent and detoxifying treatment.
- Whole milk (or cream) for a more nourishing, hydrating treatment.
- Plain yogurt for a cooling, calming treatment.
- Fruit juice (aloe, apple, grape, blueberry, etc.) for a brightening, slightly more exfoliating treatment.
- Warm herbal tea (chamomile works great) for a soothing treatment.
- Add some raw honey to any of the above liquids for extra skin softening and healing action.
Ingredients: Moroccan lava clay, Phaseolus angularis (Adzuki) bean powder, Avena sativa (Oat) kernal flour*, Oryza sativa (Rice) flour*, Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) root*, Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) root*, Hibiscus rosa sinensis linn (Hibiscus) petal, Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) root powder*, Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) seed*, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) root powder*, Botswellia carterii (Frankincense) powder**, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) powder**.
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.