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It’s a time of new beginnings for us here at Smoke. It’s our first full month occupying our new studio space and we couldn’t be more excited for the growth and opportunity this will allow us. Fittingly, our New Moon Cypress Oil is back in stock this month. 

The new moon is the lunar time of new beginnings and represents growth and potential. For this reason, we blend locally, ethically, and legally foraged cypress leaves with a variety of oils (coconut oil, jojoba oil, clary sage, and lavender just to name a few) all under the new moon. We then allow the oil to infuse for another month, straining it on the following new moon.

The new moon is the perfect time to set intentions, "plant seeds," begin projects, or even let go of what is no longer serving us. We love envisioning the tall and mighty cypress tree, its roots grounding us into the present, providing us a steady foundation while we set our gaze upwards toward our future goals and dreams. A quick and easy way we enjoy our New Moon Cypress Oil is by massaging  two to three drops onto our feet in the bath or shower (careful not to slip! Use this out of the bath if you don't have a skid-free surface or something to hold on to). Working with the feet is grounding and reminds us to stand strong. 

If you’d like to incorporate our Cypress Oil into your very own new moon ritual, we suggest a simple ritual bath. (Check out our previous blog post all about The Joy of Ritual Baths.) On the night of the next new moon, draw yourself a warm bath. Light a few candles, add a little epsom salt to the water, then mix in 6-8 drops of cypress oil. 

As you soak in the bath, focus your mind on a new intention you want to set or a goal you hope to bring into fruition. No matter how you do it, allow yourself this time to rest and relax, immersing yourself in the present moment. 

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For a limited time, we’re offering a summer special. Our Cypress Oils (as well as Rose oil and Rose glycerite) are discounted! Shop here.