February 11, 2021
Change is a very powerful and often life altering tool, and sometimes a very scary one. We are creatures of comfort and tend to get settled into our routine to the point where our lives are on auto pilot (a friend of mine used to refer to this as "the velvet rut"). Aside from the fact that this can be less than fulfilling, it isn't prudent for us to waste our limited days away just "going through the motions", burning the clock until the next day of the same routine. Making changes in our routine, our trajectory and our vision inspires growth, awe, and vibrant energy into our lives - it helps us to feel alive. The important thing to remember here is that these changes DO NOT have to be large things. Small adjustments to our daily routine, however minute are exponentially powerful. Even starting with one small routine in the way you start your day changes the whole path ahead . . . you can positively control your outlook, feelings of self-worth and harmonic vibration by instilling one NEW, positive, healthy morning ritual . . . this doesn't have to be as severe as a morning run before breakfast, but maybe something subtle and slightly more visceral such as awakening your skin and your senses with a morning skincare "wake up" call using our transcendent Valentia Cleansing Cream. Personally, this puts a smile on my face first thing every morning and I feel fresh, hydrated, and loved . . . here is a list of our top 5 mood enhancing products (tried and true) to start your very first "feel good" ritual. Today is the best day to start improving on the experience of your daily experience.
1. Valentia Cleansing Milk - This purely natural facial cleanser is utterly sublime!! It offers a hydrating, gentle cleanse . . . perfect for refreshing the skin after waking. Packed with skin loving nutrients including safflower oleosomes, probiotic radish root ferment, botanical Vitamin E, yucca root, willow bark extract and a touch of jasmine oil (I cannot explain how amazing this smells). Massage in, remove with a soothing warm washcloth and apply a light serum or hydrating oil. You will start the day GLOWING inside and out.
2. Soleil Hydrating Butter Cream - As we nestle in the the definite winter, our mood can be as dry as our skin and as thirsty for some vibrant sunshine. This product delivers!! Made with all natural hydrating butters including macadamia nut, shea and avocado, its light scent is reminiscent of a ray of sunshine -- essential oil blend of lemongrass, rose geranium, lavender, jasmine and a touch of coconut. It just FEELS good on the skin and the scent is fresh, light and uplifting! For those of you who took the plunge into the deep read and want to give it a try, enter the code "SUN25" at checkout to receive 25% off this gem through 2/28/2021.
3. Palo Santo - This necessary 'holy wood' lives full time in both our homes and our studio. Its sweet scent of pine, mint, and lemon has, for centuries, been a harbinger of healing and good fortune. Shamans, saints, and those seeking a stronger spiritual connection with the world use palo santo to protect, experience, and heal. For centuries the indigenous people of the Andes have been using palo santo for spiritual purification and energy cleansing. When the wood is burned it’s believed to clear negative energy and restore tranquility and calm. Burn palo santo sticks for ritual smudging that will welcome creativity, love, and good fortune into your space. The wood can help brighten energy and promote feelings of positivity and joy. The scent is also shown to reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance clarity and concentration. Instant mood lifter for anyone in your space, guaranteed.
4. Blume Lavender Latte - okay, who doesn't want to curl up with a warm mug of coconut sugar sweetened warm, healthy goodness?? This beverage is blended with lavender to calm the nerves, relax and body and soothe the senses and well as super detoxifying and mineral rich blue spirulina for a creamy, pale blue cup of cozy. Soothes both inflammation and restlessness and is quite honestly just decadent. Destined to make you and the moment you choose feel special. This also makes a unique gift.
5. Marina Bio Brightening Ampoule - it has a big name because it offers big benefits. This tremendous multi-tasking skincare serum has become a cult favorite among myself and my skincare clients. This is a super lightweight, hydrating, non oily facial serum that address premature aging and brightening of skin tone using all natural ingredients. Just a few drops after cleansing, morning and night will feed and nourish dull, dehydrated skin while working to even and brighten skin tone over time. See our listing for the utterly impressive botanical full ingredients - the icing on the cake is the otherworldly light Jasmine oil scent that is an INSTANT mood reset. If you've tried it you know. I don't think I've ever seen anyone stop at one bottle (this one once bottle should last for 2-3 months of use). Treat yourself - your skin and your inner radiance will love you for it.
Start here. Today. Change is good - change is healing and growth.
Be the change. The magic is already within you.
xo - Stephanie