Look inside yourself. There is beauty there.
FULL MOON JULY 27th
As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.
Self care isn't vanity. It's sanity. And self care varies from person to person - it can be a bath or going to the gym or vegging out with your friends or partner or getting a manicure or eating something healthy.
There's no wrong way - but just take the time to take care of you!
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
- Henry David Thoreau
Take a walk today and be with nature.
Brown sugar is an amazing skin care secret weapon! It is a fantastic exfoliator for all skin types. It is gentler than a salt scrub yet strong enough to scrub away dead skin cells and make way for radiant skin. The natural glycolic acid in sugar helps condition and moisturize skin. We love it for smoothing arms and elbows!
Sugar moisturizes on its own, but since most sugar scrub recipes include oil, it provides even more moisture and allows your skin to achieve more of its natural balance. We love it so much it's in both our Citrus Bergamot Sugar Scrub and our Awake Coffee Scrub!
I used to think that if only I were some other way than I am - thinner, smarter, rich, etc. only THEN would I be happier, but I am learning (and forgetting then remembering again) that happiness comes from being who I am and feeling what I actually feel without trying to bury it. It's for sure a lifelong practice but it's worth it.
Wise woman Brene Brown has this to say, “Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis....The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It's our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.”
― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection
Self care has quickly moved from a way to get off the hamster-wheel of busyness to a very hot commodity - including green beauty and clean eating. There are many articles on what self-care should look like and feel like, but is this just additional pressure to be perfect and achieve more? Rebecca at Kings Road Apothecary speaks to the difference between what looks like self-care in the media and what actual real-life self care is. What do you think? http://thornandwonder.com/blog/2017/7/soft-soft
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There's so much to love about Calendula! Calendula is a bright cheery plant loved for the medicinal properties of its vibrant orange or yellow flowers. The calendula flower is a skincare powerhouse. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is gentle enough for all skin types but especially for damaged or irritated skin. The oil made from the petals is also a favorite in infant and child skin care products. You can make your own calendula-infused oil by grinding the dried flowers and steeping them in a carrier oil of your choice.
BTW Calendula is also called marigold but this is NOT the same as the ornamental marigolds of the Tagets genus that you buy at the garden store. If you want to grow this great medicinal plant, make sure the genus is Calendula.
Letting go of what we're holding onto (or what's holding onto us) is necessary to be able to take the next breath, to move forward into our future.
What are you letting go of today?
<3 I totally relate. How about you?
Calm and focus the mind with this ally in emotional healing. Frankincense is also a favorite in skin care for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. And, the woody pine-like and citrus scent notes are gender neutral - making it a great gift for any special person in your life.
Suggested Use: roll on temples, wrists or nape of neck to relieve and relax.
Ingredients: organic jojoba oil, organic Boswellia carterii (frankincense) essential oil
This wonderful herb is astringent, antiseptic, cleansing, and normalizing for the skin. It aids circulation, has stimulating properties, and helps bring blood flow to the surface of the skin.
It can help protect skin from damage caused by the sun and free radicals. It’s a natural antimicrobial and antiseptic that helps to eliminate eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne. Rosemary is also widely used for hair care in shampoos, hair oils, and lotions. Regular use of rosemary oil helps stimulate follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger.
From the first time I saw the Island of Misfit Toys I felt like that’s where I belong. https://youtu.be/JIO0a-4hCvA for a little throwback. Can you relate? So grateful for #dearhandmadelife for creating #craftcation a creative entrepreneurs conference where fruit loops like me can connect, learn and grow. BTW you should totally check it out!
True confession? I never liked anything rose-scented until I began studying aromatherapy. I resisted, but rose finally won me over. It has a gently persuasive way with skin, is balancing and moisturizing, works well in acne blends and helps skin regenerate and heal. It is especially helpful for damaged, mature and aging skin which is why I now use rose otto and rose hydrosol in blends for both face and body.Read More