The wise man predicted that a storm was coming. ‘We’d better tell everyone to prepare,’ he said. I was astounded, as there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Like a miracle, forty minutes later the valley was drenched by the heavens.
BARÉ understands the vital quality of water to human life. To the earth, to all animals, to all plant life.
This essential element that carries nutrients invisible to the naked eye is built into our very bodies. We must protect water; we must protect our skin.
The sweet almond tree – highly revered in Mediterranean cultures due to its springtime flowering, the flowers and fruit symbolise the renewal of life. As if Alchemy has spread its wings of gold to display its magical energy.
The Alchemist recites the sweet almond’s valuable qualities:
‘Sweet Almond Oil is known as a lightweight water soluble oil. It is rich in unsaturated fats and essential fatty acids and is recognized for its ability to be easily absorbed into the skin, protecting the epidermis. As you gently rub the surface of your facial skin, the almond oil lubricates and tones while also proving an effective emollient. This ensures the outer layer of your skin becomes more pliable and softer to the touch.’
He continues: ‘To be biochemically precise, the sweet almond oil contains a large amount of monounsaturated oleic acid and polyunsaturated linoleic acid, both nutrients for your skin. It is rich in Vitamin E, as well as group B vitamins. A source of protein, folic acid and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, these essential nutrients are a source of life.’
Is he teasing his lover, parading his scientific knowledge long after he’s noticed her downcast expression?
‘But how long will you have to stay away from me, beside the Mediterranean?’ she asks.
‘Oh, don’t be so sad, my dear one. I don’t need to travel to Europe at all – we source our almonds grown on farms in Australia’s northern Victoria!’ he assures her.
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