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luminous beauty products that inspire Self Love

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Rose Neroli Serum Rose essential oil is often referred to as the great mother. With the highest frequency of all oils her ability to open our hearts to love while nourishing and softening the skin is truly amazing. Neroli is often considered the essence of compassion. Her scent is relaxing and uplifting. It's also a natural aphrodisiac. A great source of vitamin C Neroli helps to relieve signs of stress and anxiety that have manifested in the skin. Combined these two precious oils create a serum that revitalizes and restores your skins vibrancy while harmonizing your spirit and emotions.

Aphrodites Delight Body Polish / Bath SoakCrushed Rose Petals,Sea Salt and Essential OIls including Geranium, Clary Sage and Frankincense. This luscious blend was formulated to honor the goddess Aphrodite; her innocence, purity, beauty and true feminine nature. The oils in this blend are especially beneficial for women, balancing and harmonizing the ebb and flow of our emotions and hormones.

Body Butter : Raw Shea and Cocoa butters are the foundation for this fabulous formulation. It smells delicious and feels, well like whipped butter. Raw Shea butter is renowned for it's healing properties for irritated skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and other rashes.  Cocoa butter, aside from smelling oh so good, opens the heart center, calms heat in the skin and is traditionally used for healing scars and stretch marks.  

Nettles and Dandelion for Glowing Skin

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Stinging Nettles and Dandelion for Glowing Skin

Stinging Nettles

Stinging Nettles

Nettles are a powerful tonic for skin health due to their superior anti oxidant and anti inflammatory effects. This makes Stinging Nettle ideal both topically and internally to help relieve eczema, acne and other inflamed skin conditions. They are also an amazing herb to stimulate & soothe digestive issues because of their anti inflammatory & analgesic nature (good digestion is essential  for glowing skin). Nettles contain large amounts of trace minerals and Vitamin C which makes them great for boosting the immune system as wells an effective tonic for to relieving seasonal allergy symptoms and hay fever. They're also a powerful herb for women's health when consumed regularly.

Dandelion and Butterfly

Dandelion and Butterfly

Dandelion is high in vitamins K and A and is another great source for anti oxidants. It's often used to treat muscle aches, loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, eczema and bruises. Dandelion can be used to stimulate digestion which makes it good for assisting in the creation of radiant skin. The root is used to stimulate liver & bowl function while the leaf works primarily with the kidneys and has a diuretic action. Dandelion is also high potassium making it a great tonic for helping our bodies to maintain electrolyte balance.

Nettle & Dandelion Tea

  • 1 tsp. Stinging Nettle Leaf (dried)
  • 1/2 tsp. each Dandelion Leaf & Root (dried)
  • Few Slices of Ginger (optional)
  • Fresh Lemon (optional)
  • 10 - 12 oz boiling water

Steep dried herbs and ginger in boiling water for 5-7 minutes. Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon as desired.

I love the simplicity and light herbaceous flavor of just Nettles and Dandelion however, sometimes it is fun to spice it up a bit with some
ginger & lemon.


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Mindfullness: The top portion means NOW, the lower half is the symbol for heart.

Mindfullness: The top portion means NOW, the lower half is the symbol for heart.

I often get overwhelmed by the idea of my own self care. It seems there's always more I need to do or, more accurately, more that I could be doing to keep myself balanced and healthy. 

The last few weeks I've decided it isn't about "doing" more. I do enough. What I'm choosing instead is to focus on being more mindful, more present to the things I am already doing to care for myself.
Self Care CAN be simple.

Look at how much we already do to care for ourselves. Eating for example. I am blessed to be able to feed myself daily. I make a lot of meals for myself and friends. But how mindful am I, really, when I prepare my meals, or sit down and start chewing? When I'm honest with myself I'm can say that I'm mostly present while preparing my meals but when I sit down to eat? I'm maybe  present for a few seconds and then I quickly get lost in thoughts about my day, or caught up in conversation with my dinner companions. Feeding myself is a supreme act of self care and nourishment. But in order to fully receive the benefit I have to be present and acknowledge it. 

This takes no extra time, just a shift of intention and attention.

When I apply this level of mindfulness to other places I already self care - showering, applying moisturizers, daily self massage (abhyanga), brushing my teeth and hair, or even in my daily meditation (yes, sometimes I catch myself not present there too), the benefits of the actions I'm already doing are multiplied thousand fold. Time seems to expand, my breath deepens, and my whole self (body, mind, spirit) becomes much more relaxed. 

AHHH, the Magic of Mindfulness.