Photos by Brett Doran
Happy Earth Day!
It’s Beauty and Health Wednesday, an evening in the midst of the week, where we take a break, pamper and nourish ourselves with the Scentsible Life products and inspirations. Come on board and become part of a growing group of people who are taking the time to nurture themselves. If you do not have our products, you are welcome to give us a call at 310.699.7743, or order it on line at www.scentsiblelife.net.
The past few weeks we have posted different recipes, essential oils and meditations for a stress relieving evening. This week we are switching it up a bit to also include the body and the environment into our weekly practice.
When you come home take a moment to wait in front of your door before you enter.
Take a deep breath and imagine entering a sacred space. Feel how good it feels to come home to your own personal sanctuary, where you can let your hair down, relax and unwind from daily activities. Step into your sanctuary and take a moment to be at home, sitting down enjoying a cup of hot water, letting your thoughts about work and the day go.
As your body begins to relax, start your Wednesday evening with the preparation of a good meal, and your beauty products. Enjoy the process of preparing food – food for your body and food for your skin.
Scentsible Life Food for Your Skin Recipes:
Make enough of the cleansing powder so you can massage it all over your body. Here is a recipe that fits most body types. You can make more or less, keeping the proportions 1 part powder to 2 part fluids. Keep in mind, with our products, a little amount goes a long way.
1 Tablespoon Cleansing Powder
2 Tablespoon freshly pressed lemon juice
Facial Mask Recipe:
1/2 teaspoon of warm honey
1 teaspoon of aloe vera juice
1 teaspoon of facial mask
2 drop of Lavender Essential Oil.
Add more facial mask if you like a more creamy consistency.
Light an aroma lamp with 2 drops of Lavender and place it in the area where you will be sitting or laying down while the facial mask dries.
When you are done preparing your beauty products and your space is ready for you, begin the cleansing step.
With circular motion massage the cleanser into your face and body. While you massage your face and body, feel how your skin becomes cleaner, lighter and brighter. Then step into the shower. For a moment stand directly under the stream of water, allowing the water to wash away stresses and mind chatter. Then wash off the remaining cleanser.
Step out of the shower, dry your body with loving thoughts, full of appreciation and gratitude. Be thankful for your body that carries you through the day, through all the experiences, tasks, and ups and downs of life. Remember, your body is always there for you, strong and beautiful.
Keep your body warm, while you go on to the next step.
Apply the prepared facial mask to your face, feet and hands, put on socks for your feet and gloves for your hands. You may want to set a timer for 20 minutes.
While your mask is working on nurturing your face, hands and feet, become conscious of the aroma in the room. Sit or lay down in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and inhale the aroma. Focus only on your breath and on loving thoughts toward yourself, and your loved ones. After a while begin to ponder what is important to you, and how you can make room to pay more attention to it.
After 20 minutes, slowly get up, rinsing off the mask with warm to hot water. While you apply the Scentsible Life Facial Oil and complete the treatment with a spritz of the Hydrotone, smile at yourself in the mirror, acknowledge how beautiful you are and feel what a great life you have.
Enjoy the rest of the evening with the renewed energy that flows in your body, mind and emotions.