Natural Product Review: Vineyard Hill Naturals
By Shar Veda
Based on an “understanding of the power of plants to renew and help maintain healthy skin,” the Vineyard Hill Naturals line features recovered Napa Valley grape seed oil and extracts, which would otherwise be discarded during the wine making process, as the key ingredients in their artisanal bath and body collection.
Grape seed oil, one of nature’s most potent antioxidants, is highly concentrated with regenerative omega-6s and healing vitamin E. It naturally bonds to collagen in the skin, delivering greater elasticity and offering a visible plumping effect. Grape seed oil is also anti-inflammatory and great for pre-arthritic conditions. Organic olive oil, calendula, chamomile, lavender, green tea, cucumber, and arnica are also included in this intelligent herbal formulation for antioxidant, soothing, regenerative, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and softening properties.
Don’t let the unassuming packaging fool you: Vineyard Hill Naturals is a high-performance, intelligent, and spa quality line. After applying the butters and creams to my hands, there’s a visible difference—the skin is brighter and feels softer. The body butter is rich, creamy and long-lasting. The hand cream is lighter and soaks into skin easily. I keep the Lemon Verbena Hand Cream in my gym bag for daytime use and the Lavender Rose Body Butter on my nightstand for deep, nighttime nourishment.
I applaud this company for using a by-product of the wine industry and for keeping the line affordable. I like them so much I am sending a hand cream to my Mom!
Shar Veda, Southern Oregon’s Premier Alternative Therapist, offers deep healing through loving touch and compassionate counsel. She is an Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor & Health Educator, yoga therapist and herbalist. Shar has been blessed to study with leading teachers in Ayurveda, Yoga, and herbalism for 20 years. However, it was her adopted grandma, Doe (English-American and Blackfoot Native), who instilled within her profound appreciation for the supreme power of loving touch, healing arts, and world family. Visit her website for a video, full bio, and photos or find her on Facebook!
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