Wood, fire, earth, metal, water. Ancient Chinese philosophy tells us that everything in life is composed of and influenced by these five different elements. Elemental Herbology is a skin and body care brand based on these five elements, using the seasons and our skin concerns to create bespoke skincare and body care routines to restore ultimate balance.

As we embrace the long, sunny days and short, warm nights, we welcome the fire element- a time for activity and high energy. The element of summer, fire is a time for being alert, ambitious and outgoing.

Those with typical fire personalities are often confident, sociable, and ambitious. They are very quick thinking and often have great leadership skills. Although they are generally great with people, they can often be short-tempered or stubborn. Exhaustion and burn-out can be very common with fire personalities. 

Fire aligns with the Elemental Herbology Oil Control skincare range, which is formulated for oily and congested skins- a typical skin concern as the weather warms up. The Oil Control range uses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory botanicals such as tea tree, green tea and pumpkin to calm breakouts, balance oil production and restore purity.

Here’s how to switch up your skincare and body care to embrace the fire element this summer.

Brilliant Body care

We love using the Fires Zest Bath & Body Oil during the summer months to give body and mind an instant lift and a shot of happiness. The energising blend of sweet orange, rosemary and basil make this oil a great addition to your morning routine or part of your evening ritual ahead of a long summer night.

Begin by polishing the skin with the hydrating Coconut Shell Cream Body Scrub, before adding Fire Zest Bath & Body Oil to a warm bath, or applying it directly to dry skin.

Summer Skincare

Begin with the Cool & Clear Facial Cleanser; a gently foaming cleansing gel with antibacterial tea tree and protective green tea to gently purify the skin, without stripping for clear, calm and naturally refreshed skin.

Summer skin can often be left feeling congested, with more shine than usual. Treat skin 2-3 times a week with the Facial Detox Purifying Mask, enriched with Cornish Clay, Kombuchka™ and Calendula to decongest and minimise breakouts, whilst adding lost moisture.

Follow up with Moisture Milk; a lightweight moisturiser with naturally anti-bacterial botanicals to reduce excess oil and calm breakouts, making it perfect for warmer weather. This antioxidant-rich moisturiser also makes a great base for make-up, replacing your daily primer.

We hope you're 'in your element' this summer!