Beauty and Health Wednesday

Beauty_Health_Wednesday_July_8_15Wednesday evenings at Scentsible Life are dedicated to taking time out of our busy schedule to stop, relax, have a little fun and take care of ourselves. It has quickly become part of our regular lives, and we are seeing the benefits of our weekly rituals. We have noticed that we have more energy throughout the week and we are not as tired when the weekend rolls around. Another benefit is our skin is looking much healthier. We are really enjoying it and we encourage you to participate with us. As we often state, in our busy lives, it is vitally important to dedicate time to relax, nurture and pamper ourselves. Beauty treatments combined with relaxation are a great way to release stress, allow mind chatter to dissipate and boost the immune system.

Today we are excited to introduce a treatment with coconut, rice and brown sugar.

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Here are the ingredients you will need for this week’s Beauty and Health Wednesday.
Scentsible Life Skin Care Kit (cleansing powder, facial oil and hydrotone)
Scentsible Life Facial Mask
Shredded organic coconut
Organic brown sugar
Organic brown rice
Aloe Gel
(You can find these ingredients in health food stores. Maybe you too grow your own Aloe Vera.
Rose Quartz and Aquamarine Gemstones (optional)

Facial Mask Recipe:
1 teaspoon ground coconut flakes
1 teaspoon ground brown rice
1 teaspoon ground brown sugar
1 teaspoon Scentsible Life Facial Mask
2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
1 Tablespoon Rose Quartz and Aquamarine Elixir or just plain water

Rose Quartz and Aquamarine Elixir:
Select 1 Rose Quartz and 1 Aquamarine gemstone
Place the stones into 8 fl oz of pure spring or distilled water
Let the stones sit in the water overnight

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Let’s begin our Wednesday Ritual:

Tonight, when you get home, pause outside of your door and wait until you feel calm before you enter.

Here is a simple breathing technique which may help you:
Sit or stand in front of your home, close your eyes, paying attention to your breath.
Slowly change your breath and count 9 on the inhale, hold your breath to the count of 9 and then exhale on the count of 9.

Do this breathing exercise till you feel calm and you are no longer thinking about your day and all other mind chatter has dissipated.This exercise can sometimes take five minutes or longer.

Be patient, it is worth it! Once you have done this, you have already brought relaxation to your body 🙂

When you are calm, enter your home feeling how great it is to come back to your own sanctuary, where you can be yourself, where there are no demands and no obligations.

Now get your skin care products and a “quiet time” space ready. Maybe you want to eat before you start this regimen tonight. Or you may prepare a meal that you can enjoy during the ritual. Allow yourself to make the ritual your own.

I recommend starting with a shower so the water can act as an additional helper to wash away the stresses of the day. When you are ready, cleanse your face and body with the Scentsible Life Cleansing Powder. Afterward, step out of the shower and apply the facial mask.

Sit quietly in your dedicated area, close your eyes and enjoy the quietness in your home. Appreciate your home and feel how it provides you with safety and nurturing. Relax and let the mask stay on your face for at least 20 minutes before you rinse it off.

Next, apply the Facial Oil with gentle circular movements. Finish up with a spritz of Hydrotone. Pat the moisture into the skin. That’s it! A few simple steps to feel relaxed and refreshed. Enjoy!

 

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Beauty and Health Wednesday

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A little pre summer sun and fun is on the menu today for Beauty and Health Wednesday. Ruby Red Grapefruit, Aloe Vera and Almond Cappuccino are ready to help set the atmosphere to lift our moods, calm our nervous systems and to tone and firm our skin! How great 🙂

Take a break today or in the evening and put up your legs and enjoy an Almond Cappuccino facial, which by the way, you can apply it to your entire body! If your out and about during the day or at work, make a conscious break from the events of the day after you get home. Take a quick shower to wash off all the stimuli that your body received during the day. Then get ready for a relaxing evening.  Set up a quiet space where you can soak your feet and relax comfortably. Put on some of your favorite music if you like.  Then you will be ready to make your cleanser, mask and foot bath!

Prepare your skin care products:

Cleanser: Mix about 2 teaspoons of Scentsible Life Cleansing Powder with enough plain yoghurt to form a creamy consistency (also about 2 teaspoons).  You can experiment with the proportions to get the consistency you like.

Almond Cappuccino Mask: Mix 1 Tablespoon of Scentsible Life Almond Cappuccino with 1 Tablespoon hot water and 2 Tablespoons of fresh Aloe Vera Gel (or store bought if you don’t have fresh) into a blender. Blend well (about a minute). The mixture should have the consistency of milk, watery but not too thin. Add 2 drops of Red Ruby Grapefruit and stir to blend. Viola!

Prepare warm/hot foot bath:  add 2 drops of Red Ruby Grapefruit essential oil to warm to hot water in your foot bath

You are almost ready for the foot bath.

1. First wash your face with the cleansing mixture and then rinse well with warm water.

2. Apply the Almond Cappuccino Mask to your face, arms, hands, legs and feet.

3. Enjoy soaking your feet in your warm foot bath for 15-20 minutes.

While you soak in your foot bath, close your eyes and enjoy the quietness, letting your thoughts wander. Breath evenly and calmly, thinking about the richness and the beauty you have in your life.

I usually leave my Almond Cappuccino Mask on over night, tuck in and watch one of my favorite movies or read a good book and complete my beauty regimen in the morning with a fresh morning rinse.  After you rinse off the mask, apply facial oil and hydrotone to your face, legs and arms. I always find this regimen extremely refreshing!

Enjoy!

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