It is June, this month gifts us with cool and dewy mornings that paint the skies grey as the days go by. I work all day and when I come home I enjoy a cup of elixir to start my evenings. I then start my daily evening ritual of self indulgence that make me feel oh so good. Sometimes we forget the little things in life that are simple yet effective in making us feel happy and serene. I work long hours and when I get home I want to indulge in a self care ritual fill with love and of course beautiful potions.
One new thing that I have been testing out is cleansing my body with oil. I do that with my face so why not with my body I thought. I use coconut oil and rub it all over, sometimes I add essential oils such a Vanilla or Neroli. I usually do the cleansing part outside of the shower. I rub and also do a self massage, you can also do dry brushing before hand to exfoliate and stimulate the skin and lymphatic system as well. I also use a spoon that is made out of horn. I massage my skin with even and firm pressure like if I was using a Gua sha tool.
Afterwards I either will use an exfoliation usually made out of salt or sugar with herbs and spices and massage everywhere in my body.
If I am not doing a salt scrub I will do a mud treatment instead. One day I will travel to the Dead Sea but for now I use a mud from a brand call Amazing Mineral Mud Mask by Dead Sea Warehouse.
By then I will hop on the shower and rinse off everything.
I do the same procedure on my face minus the exfoliation. I have yet to make an updated one so that is in the works.
I use coconut oil and massage my face and lightly use my spoon to massage all over. My skin will turn red for a few minutes but in the end my skin will be taut and tone. I then spray a Hydrosol my favorite right now is Orange Blossom by Veriditas Botanicals.
I follow with a blend of essential oils pat on my face and then use an oil follow by a balm to seal in the moisture. I do this on my neck and décolleté as well.
I always give thanks for the amazing opportunity to love and care for my temple, body, mind and spirit.
The important thing is to take time and be mindful in every step of the way. We are cleansing away all of the days grime and renewing our self with beautiful plant oils and Earths gifts. The more we learn to love and appreciate our bodies the more we want to create special rituals that make us feel beautiful.