The sun beamed down on us through lockdown and it’s been a decent summer overall. But now autumn approaches and with it our thoughts turn to the harvest and nature’s bounty. And that’s something that we at Pink&Green make the most of in our products.
From lavender oil to rosehips to frankincense and avocado oil and more – harvest and nature’s bounty is key to Pink&Green.
When so rich a harvest is before us, why do we not gather it? All is in our hands if we will but use it.Elizabeth Ann Seton
Harvest Time or Harvest Home
“Harvest“, a noun, came from the Old English word hærf-est (coined before the Angles moved from Angeln to Great Britain) meaning “autumn” (the season), “harvest-time”, or “August”.
Harvest time is, as this Countryfile blog explains, an important season in the British farming calendar.
It’s the tradition to celebrate harvest festival, or harvest home, on the Sunday nearest the harvest moon. And that is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox – as a rule between the 21-23 September.
Falling near the end of September or early in October, harvest festival is the nearest thing that the UK has to a day of thanksgiving. Nowadays we can plan a fixed day for this celebration. But in the past the harvest festival would move depending on when the crops had been gathered. Back in the day, the whole community, children too, had to help until they’d got everything in. Lives depended on a successful harvest.
At the top of this post about harvest and nature’s bounty we mentioned rose hips – or the fruit of the rose. And anytime from late August to into October or after the first frost is a good time to harvest them. So anytime now in fact.
Find out more about the benefits of rose hip oil for your body and your skin in our blog.
We use rose hip oil in a number of our products. One such is our very gentle facial moisturizer. Another popular product that makes good use of rose hips’ qualities is our frankincense luxury moisturizer.
So why not treat yourself? Or a friend?
While we’re on this theme see also our blog from a couple of years back, An Autumn Song.