Welcome to the Serum of the Month! Every month, I create an exclusive facial serum available only by pre-order and subscription. These are unique and creative combinations made from plant-based oils, pure essential oils, botanicals, and other natural ingredients which are expertly formulated and handcrafted by Irene (Fawn Lily Botanica's owner + maker). This is a perfect (and fun!) way to try new ingredients, new formulas, and conveniently receive a new serum at your doorstep every month!
May's serum of the month will contain two very special ingredients: organic jojoba oil infused with organic + fair trade vanilla beans and real vanilla absolute PLUS organic olive oil which has been infusing with sustainably collected balsam buds which I collected earlier this spring. It will also contain couple of other skin-loving ingredients. The scent of the serum will be vanilla, but a light and true vanilla scent (not the heavy, sticky-sweet, synthetic scent), plus the balsamy aroma of the cottonwood buds. Since I only have a limited amount of balsam bud infused oil and vanilla infused oil (and I can't harvest more cottonwood buds until next year and vanilla beans and absolute are really, really expensive), there will not be very many bottles available! Read below for the longer description if you'd like to learn more about this unique facial serum!
Pre-orders close on the 10th of each month and orders ship the following week.
Do you know that rich, sweet, balsamy, vanilla-y scent that you sometimes smell when walking by a river or waterway during the early springtime? Usually it's on a sunny day, and you catch the whiff of the most amazing scent, but you're not sure what it could be? That's the scent of balsam buds! The unopened buds exude a thick resin just before unfurling their leaves which has the most incredible scent ever.
This spring, I was fortunate to find a large cottonwood tree (a type of poplar which grows in our area) which had fallen down in an early spring storm. The buds were perfectly sticky and resinous! This is the very best way to harvest balsam buds because you're not damaging a living tree, and I was beyond excited to find such an abundant supply of cottonwood buds that could be sustainably harvested without possibly causing damage to living trees. Those buds have now been infusing in organic olive oil for several months, and I've been trying to think of how to best utilize them because they're amazing for so many things (including various skin conditions and muscular aches and pains) and I can only harvest them during a short window of time during the early springtime...
I decided to try something new with vanilla beans. You may know that most vanilla scented products are made from completely synthetic fragrances since real vanilla is so expensive. So, I began infusing organic + fair trade vaniilla beans in jojoba oil plus I added real vanilla absolute to the mixture for even more vanilla goodness! The result is divine - a rich and real vanilla infused oil!
Then I thought...
What if I combined the poplar bud oil with the double-vanilla bean oil, and my head almost exploded with excitement! I've never seen or heard of anything quite like this, and I'm so excited to offer it to you!
May's serum of the month will contain the double-vanilla infused jojoba oil and the balsam bud infused olive oil, and only a couple of other skin-loving ingredients.
The scent of the serum will be vanilla, but a light and true vanilla scent (not the heavy, sticky-sweet, synthetic scent), plus the balsamy aroma of the cottonwood buds.
Since I only have a limited amount of balsam bud infused oil and vanilla infused oil (and I can't harvest more cottonwood buds until next year and vanilla beans and absolute are really, really expensive), there will not be very many bottles available!
Pre-orders are open now and will close on May 10th, so order soon if you'd like to snag a bottle for yourself!
Suitable for all skin types.
How to use: First, wash and dry your face with water or a gentle facial wash. Mist with 1-3 spritzes of facial toner and allow to air dry or gently pat dry with a soft washcloth. Finish by applying 1-2 pumps of facial serum. Allow to absorb completely into skin before applying makeup or sunscreen. Use twice per day (morning/night) for best results.
If you are interested, but don't want to commit to a pre-order or subscription, please note that if we have any overstocks, they will be available on our website afterwards at a higher price.
To extend the shelf life, store in a dry, cool, and dark area. Direct light and heat will reduce the effectiveness and shelf life of the product.
Note: Some of the oils used in this product are very rich in fatty acids, and will naturally solidify in cold conditions. This is perfectly normal for these oils, and will not impact their quality or usage. If you wish to remove any solidified fats in your oil, the best way to do this is to place the entire bottle in a double boiler over low heat and allow the oil to slowly heat up. Once warm, any solidified particles will remelt.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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I'm really enjoying my Serum of the Month subscription. It's so much fun to get a new surprise every month, and the quality is outstanding. I particularly like to use the March jasmine serum in the daytime and the April serum at night. The April serum is very nourishing, and the scent is exquisite.
I love all these monthly serums. Jasmine + meadowfoam so far is my favorite, followed by rose + rosehip. My all time favorite is pomegranate + helichrysum. Obviously I won't be needing it for a while. Your products are incredible for a great price. I started looking for serums after getting a free sample from a large makeup company. Their product sold for $180 an ounce. I found yours and have been so so happy with your products. They exceeded my hopes and not just the serums!
I splurged on myself when the serum of the month club started and am so glad I did. I just got my fourth serum today and somehow they get better every single month! I love them all but this jasmine one is so luxurious!! I can’t wait for April. Thanks Irene!!!
Absolutely love it. Absorbs into my skin leaving no shine and keeps it moisturized. The scent is very delicate and pleasing