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A Season for Wellness: 5 Self-Care Ideas for Summer

There is something special about finding ingredients fresh from the garden to use in your skincare regime. Ingredients grown and made with love have a naturally soothing effect on your system AND skin. The pure, unprocessed nature of each ingredient holds a different vibration when you choose to go all-natural with your skincare routine.


And it’s true, nature really does provide. From oily skin to breakouts and blemishes, there are balms for every symptom to help you reach your ideal balance. Nature is our true medicine cabinet and most precious commodity when it comes to restoring equilibrium and vitality in our bodies from the inside out, and from the outside in.


Here’s an inside peek at a few of my personal favourite routines.


1. Dry Brushing

Adding a drop of grapefruit oil to your dry brush energizes your body while detoxing it. Pour a couple of drops of Grapefruit into your hand along with 1 tsp of carrier oils. Rub your brush until the bristles have absorbed the oil and start making your way up from the feet, legs, stomach, and arms towards your heart.


2. Facial Mist with Sweet Orange

Ready to make yourself an amazing facial toner that you can’t ever buy in the store? Lilac is one of my obsessions. Whenever the lilac grows in my garden I can't help myself. I grab some scissors and start creating beautiful things. Fun fact, lilac is good for cooking, but can also be used in skin care. Let’s take advantage of these beautiful blossoms and make a skin toner.


Did you know that lilacs are so beneficial for the skin? They have been used for centuries as tonic for their astringent properties which makes them ideal for facial toner.

  • They are known as well to help reduce fine line & wrinkles, soothe acne, excess.

  • Due to their antioxidant benefits they can help reduce sun damage due to sun exposure, soothe sunburn, rashes and cuts. They are also known for restoring and calming effect on the mind.

Let’s make your own Facial Toner at home!

1) Add fresh lilacs in a bowl and pour boiling water over them and let sit for about 30 minutes.

2) Strain the water.

3) In a 4 oz glass mister fill half the jar with the lilac water, add 2 tbsp witch hazel & 1 tsp aloe vera gel.

Store in a cool place. Mist on your face daily. This will last for about 2 weeks. Shake well before each use.



3. Eucalyptus Humidifier

Look to the power of Eucalyptus to assist with deep breathing and relaxation. Add a few drops in your diffuser or a drop in the palm of your hands. You can add extra awareness and stimulate your sense by tapping. Simply use the tips of your fingers to start on your forehead, move down under your eyes, on your cheeks, below your nose, chin, collarbone, and chest and keep moving down and back up. Repeat kind words to yourself.


4. Fresh Fruit Face Mask

Make a fresh fruit mask from your own garden using grown strawberries and combining 1 tbsp coconut yogurt, 1 tbsp of local raw honey and 2 juicy strawberries with 1 drop of Lavender essential oil.


5. Geranium Bath

Add 5 to 8 drops of Geranium into your favorite bath salt, ¼ cup of baking soda, and let yourself soak in bliss for up to 30 minutes.



 

ESSENTIAL OIL OF THE MONTH

20% OFF GERANIUM


Now let’s put the spotlight for a moment on Geranium essential oil. All through June, I’m offering 20% off to stock up geranium when you use the Promo code selflove20.



What’s so great about Geranium? Originally distilled from the leaves, starch, and flowers of this beautiful floral plant.

  1. Its sharp scent draws us into a space where we connect deeper to powerful vibrations and ultimately our healing.

  2. Its aroma can help us stay present and move through challenges drawing on love and in particular self-love.

  3. Known to relieve stress and decrease anxiety, its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties make it the perfect oil to add to your skincare routine. It can easily be added to cream, oils, cleansers, and facial mist.

  4. The other most common application is to rub into the root follicles of your hair to stimulate and strengthen hair.

However you feel drawn to using it this month, let it pull you in with its alert call to attend to your own self-care needs.



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