You may know the delicious Hazelnut from your favorite toasty Autumn Latte, in Italian tortes, truffles and Frangelico Liquor. If you are like us you drink Hazelnut flavored coffee year round and occasionally grab an enormous spoon and the jar of the yummy cocoa and hazelnut spread. If that sounds like you too, try adding a teaspoonful of Nutella to a mug of white or dark hot chocolate this winter and relax the night away. Or, you can add this delicious oil to a salad with an Hazelnut Apple Cider Vinegarette scattered with dried cranberries and Bleu Cheese. Because you are now hungry, we included the recipe is at the end of this article.
Hazelnuts, also known as Filberts, are indigenous to the Northern Hemisphere. In the Spring the Hazel Tree blooms with small red or yellow blooms. The nut grows in husks on the branches of the tree and after 8 months of pollination, they fall to the ground for harvesting. The nuts are then cracked from their shells and cold pressed for their antioxidant-rich oil.
USA grown Hazelnut Oil adds a silky feeling to our Organic "Sweet Face" Serum in Damascus Rose Hibiscus. Closely matching the natural sebum of our skin, it cleanses and balances the production oil of our skin without clogging our pores. This lush, feather-weight serum provides a smooth texture with anti-aging and moisturizing benefits for a radiant glow without greasiness. It is particularly high in Vitamin E, Protein, Folate, Tannins and Flavonoids, which all offer protection for combating free radicals and environmental stressors responsible for early aging.
Hazelnut Oil suits any skin type including Acne Prone and Oily due to its mild astringent properties that balance oily skin, unclog pores and reduce the appearance of pore size. It is known to prevent conditions such as Eczema, Dermatitis and acne. It is an oil that is deeply penetrating and stimulating to the circulatory system. Hazelnut Oil is not at all greasy, absorbs quickly and firms and tones the skin. The anti-aging moisturizing benefits combat fine lines and wrinkles with high levels of B & E Vitamins that aid in regenerating the skin and has mild sun-filtering capabilities. Hazelnut Oil also addresses acne scar tissue and therefore you will find it in our Botanical Body Oil as well as our Face Serum. We only utilize Organic Hazelnut Oil grown here in the USA.
Organic Damascus Rose & Hibiscus "Sweet Face" Serum
All of our moisturizing oil-based facial serums penetrate deep into the dermis, or our second layer of skin, and absorb at lightning speed. This layer of our skin is where we want to focus our attention to fix common issues with our skin's appearance. Just 2-3 drops of our Rose Hibiscus Serum focuses on firming and brightening with AHAs while minimizing enlarged pores, scars, flakes, wrinkle depth, hyperpigmentation and redness leaving a youthful glow day or night.
Botanical Body Oil
For silky soft and smooth skin, our Botanical Body Oil soaks deeply into the skin right after bathing. It helps eradicate irritated skin conditions such as Dermatitis or Eczema with Hazelnut Oil and our Apothecary Botanical Oils in Marshmallow Root, Elderflower, Sarsaparilla, Rooibos Tea, Lemon Balm, Papaya Leaf and Calendula. It does not leave your skin feeling oily at all and locks in moisture for 24 hours for the best skin ever. It's light Sweet Orange, Frankincense and Vanilla Bean make it a favorite for men or women. We sell out of this beautiful body elixir at every market we are vendors at throughout the year!
6-8 Cups Fresh Greens (Spinach, Romaine, Red Leaf, Baby Greens)
12 Sliced Button Mushrooms (Fresh Or Saute If You Add Squash)
1/2 Small Red Onion (Thinly Sliced)
1 Cup Cubed Roasted Acorn Or Butternut Squash (Optional)
1/2 Apple Of Choice (Thinly Sliced Skin Left On)
1/3 Cup Bleu Or Feta Cheese
1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries
1/3 Cup Toasted Hazelnuts Or Pecans
If you add the squash, saute the mushrooms and onions for 5 minutes in Hazelnut Oil. Add the apples to the pan for the last 3 minutes to warm through.
Hazelnut Apple Cider Vinegarette:
1/8 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 Cup Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/8 Cup Organic Hazelnut Oil
2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard
1 Teaspoon Raw Local Honey
1 Teaspoon Anchovy Paste (Optional)
1 Small Clove Fresh Garlic (Pressed Or Finely Minced)
2 Pinches Sea Salt & Fresh Cracked Pepper To Taste
Wisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Add the fruits, nuts and vegetables. Drizzle 1/2 of the amount of dressing into the salad just before serving and taste test. Add extra dressing to your taste or use the rest for another dinner salad. Sprinkle with the cheese of choice. Any leftover dressing will stay fresh in the fridge for 3 days.