Herbs, roots, and flowers from the Taoist and TCM tradition, classically used for topical beautification and to promote hair growth in consultation with Ashley Ayres, the collaborator who formulated our much beloved Forgemaster’s Dit Da Jow.
Fumigated during the Empress operation and immersed in 100% pure organic, cold pressed argan oil with vitamin E. Aged for 10 months before being strained, combined with a light touch of skin soothing essential oils, and poured into glass serum bottles with genuine rose gold.
Apply straight to the skin or add a few drops to moisturizer. Same for hair and beards. Massage into the scalp directly for hair growth.
Non-greasy, and safe for all skin tones and hair textures.
Offered in a 1 oz glass serum dropper jar for $77
Note: The pumps on the bottles originally ordered for this offering were not high enough quality/ did not work well, so we rushed to order something better. This photo is a placeholder. A new one will be uploaded as soon as the real bottles arrive later today or tomorrow!
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|Dimensions||2 × 2 × 2 in|
6 oz, 2 oz
Yes — contains NO animal ingredients
Friday, March 27, 2020. Hour of Venus. Chart in image gallery.
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This oil really makes me look and feel like that “girl”. I use this on my face as a once-I -a-blue-moon treatment, and it makes my skin look glowy and supple. It really came through on my hair, though! It makes it so shiny and smooth without weighing it down - and it *grew*! My hairdresser was impressed and a little frustrated that so much of my roots were already coming through in just a few months. I just have to sing this oil’s praises. As always, the magic is without a doubt, real. I loved it so much that I feel inclined to buy just about any series’ hair/skin/beard oil.
Love the smell of this oil, the effects felt confident and calming. Very "I deserve" but not with a sense of stubbornness which i found very informative.
The Empress Skin, Hair and Beard oil is (in my opinion) a quiet powerhouse. It smells beautiful, has lovely packaging and is in general a delight to use. The scent is rich and nutty, but unobtrusive. And it delivers *results*.
I don't use it on my facial skin because my acne is very reactive to argan oil (among others), but it gets used for just about everything else. I mix it in with body lotion, apply it post-shave, mix it with hair masks, use a few drops on damp hair for nourishment, and place a few drops on my hands when I give myself scalp massages. If I was brave enough to use it on my face, I think it would be an excellent supplement to gua sha or facial rolling. However, where this oil has delivered the magic for me is when used as a cuticle oil.
I have thin, weak nails and a latent nail biting habit, that I've only managed to get a handle on in the past few years. Even after nail biting less, my nails would tear easily, and I struggled to grow them particularly long. Acrylics aren't even an option because my nail plate can't withstand the application. Beyond my nails, my hands were just in generally poor shape. I was regularly using good quality cuticle oils and treatments before using the Empress beauty oil, which gives a reference point for a remarkable difference. After honestly sporadic use of this oil for about a year, I now have to file my nails purely because they get too long. Visually, my hands appear healthy and elegant. I get complimented on them now, which I have never experienced before. My nails are shiny, smooth and frequently end up shaped *perfectly* when I file them, even if I'm not paying attention. Along with the visual and physical changes, I feel confident saying that my nail biting has truly been broken. A small Empress miracle
Man, I'm sad this one is gone. I used this every day for a while, and let me just say, the Empress glow-up is REAL. I now put a few drops in another face oil to get the magic by contagion. I have a lot of Empress items and this is probably my favorite.
I use this almost daily, even if I have to mix it with other facial or hair oils to make it last. It smells absolutely divine, though it isn’t anywhere near overpowering. I always feel and look radiant, alluring, confident and grounded after application. I will also never forget my first time using it; I ordered an Uber to a show, and clicked on the wait-and-save option, as I was going out somewhat early. The car that picked me up was a sleek, black Mercedez Benz with neon pink lights on the inside. I had to double check that I didn’t accidentally order UberLux and payed extra. It felt like a nice nod from Venus and a most fitting ride for the Empress I was now a vessel of. When used with intention to seduce (I usually am just grateful for radiance and embodying/reflecting love or sex appeal) I am always successful in attracting and sustaining flirtations by anyone I am currently crushing on. This is fantastic for attention and playful self-assuredness.
I like how subtle the scent of this oil is, I read other reviews and was worried it might be too strong. I've only used it a couple of times so far, but there is something that feels very comforting about it, almost immediately.
Has helped me to feel more confident in a time where my skin hasn't been its best (maskne has been a real issue).
I can not believe how amazing this oil smells. Oe of the top smelling items S+S has created. It’s so buttery and decadent, I could just eat it. A little goes a long way and I am sure this will last me a long time. I haven’t used the oil for my hair, but I love to add a little to my face serums and face oils. At first I was worried it would encourage hair growth on my face but then I let that go and there’s been no unwanted results from using on the face. I do love to concentrate on my eyebrows with it though. It feels like an incredibly nourishing and beautifying treat for my skin. I love every single Empress item I’ve gotten and this one is just so luxurious. Even the bottle is fantastic.
I wore this the day of a friend’s wedding and my hair looked amazing even though I spent the afternoon rushing around in humid Atlanta and didn’t give myself time to shower before the event. It’s the real deal.
Wow, this stuff is the bees knees. I am an actor and decided to dip into this oil, along with the water from this series, for a performance I had to give. “Charm” is not something I’m able to turn on easily, but this oil really assisted me in channeling a character rich and delicious! It smells phenomenal, and I find it picks up on my inner artist/freak in a delicate and easeful way when worn in non-creative environments. Can’t wait to test out at a luscious gathering soon.
I almost feel like I take this for granted because I use it every single day—to the point that I'm now spiking regular hair oil with a drop of this to try and go easy on the stuff. I don't smell the gourmand in this, it's straight up toasty hay + herbs I can't identify + a touch of citrus. Reminds me of the Chinese medical halls of my childhood in the best way. I use it fresh out of the shower on damp hair, and let my hair air dry. This also does a really good job of taming frizz once hair is dry (I have long, wavy hair & I live on the equator. Aka humidity central). Really grateful to be able to experience magic in such a mundane part of life, and I wonder how much this has smoothed my path in ways I don't even know...
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Goldsmith Tony Mack collaborated with Sphere + Sundry during the equivalent election in his location to create a stunning set of talismanic snake bound Rods of Asclepius. They feature high grade carnelian set over viper’s tongue, frankincense, and sage, cast in silver. It just so happened that he made 13, a number he did not previously know was associated with Ophiuchus. Our goldsmith reported two weeks after the Work was done:
[pullquote]I’m starting to notice some effects from the staffs on myself. I’ve been getting up way earlier than usual with a lot of energy. Also some inflammation I’ve had for months started to disappear.[/pullquote]
Wear on your person for healing and to help transmute poison into medicine. These are helpful for preserving health and warding away disease, but can also be used by those who have an ongoing health struggle or are taking medications that produce negative side effects. These are wonderful to wear if you work in a healing profession and want to bring the Divine Physician’s blessing into the realm of your client or patient work.
Each talisman comes with a silver chain in a beautiful box hand decorated by Tony. It includes a bottle of Asclepius anointing oil, recommended times for feeding and empowering your talisman, and a prayer to Asclepius.
Smaller 4ct carnelian pieces for $429 are sold out. Ornate 24ct carnelian with snake backing, herbs and viper's tongue inlaid into the bezel for $729 are also sold out.If you would like an Asclepius talisman in the future, please make your selection and sign up for the Waitlist below. Getting a sense for demand will allow us to cast another run sooner rather than later.
Asclepius, the ancient Greek God of healing, was petitioned to make this oil as medicine by his own hand. White sage, wildcrafted and sourced from a Native American owned small business, cypress, incense cedar, rose of jericho, frankincense, legally and ethically acquired heart of venomous pit viper, and carnelian were combined with organic, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil as the fixed star Ras Alhague rose in the constellation of the Serpent Bearer.
Anoint that which needs healing, with prayers and thanks to the Divine Physician for his curative blessings. Apply to areas of the body where healthfulness need be restored, during illness, or to boost immunity. Can also be applied to photographs or icons of those in need of healing and transmutation.