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Evening Rituals 

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 then wipe off the excess oil with a cotton pad and you be amazed at the dirt that comes off.

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.
With Love
Che

Cacao Flecks

The rich aroma of raw vanilla and cacao mixed with manuka honey, creates one seductive mask. The smell of it is amazing, it includes other potent ingredients and when blended together has healing properties for the skin.

Here is what you will need.

1/4 Teaspoon Raw Vanilla Bean: Gentle exfoliator, scent helps to reduce stress and anxiety, has the following minerals, magnesium, manganese, potassium, iron and zinc.

1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder: Anti- Inflammatory, Anti- Bacterial Properties, Anti-Aging.

1/4 Rose Powder (Rosa Canina) :Vitamins A, C, D, E, flavonoids, lycopene, iron, Rose hips contain anti-inflammatory properties.

1/4 Teaspoon Rose Powder( SSP): Another variety of Rose.

1/4 Teaspoon of Raw Cacao paste or powder: Firm and renew skin cells, Anti-Inflammatory. Has the following minerals iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, selenium and so many others.

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I use the brand Ojio, but you can use any that you like.If it’s organic even better.

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I then blend the ingredients together, the smell of the raw vanilla bean and cacao is so beautiful.

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Then add 1 Teaspoon of Raw Manuka Honey to the mix

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I also add some healing oils. 5 drops of Rose Otto, if you don’t have Rose Otto you can substitute it for Rose Hip Seed Oil, or Rose water. Then I add German Chamomile, again you don’t have to add it, but this definitely calms down inflame skin. And a special treat, La Bella Figuras Barbary Fig Seed Oil.
Add as much as you like. I add about 4 drops of the German Chamomile and 2 pumps of the Barbary Fig Seed Oil.

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Blend all ingredients together and apply to clean face. Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. You can even use it as a cleanser.

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Enjoy Life.

Che

Your Body is a Canvas

We are all born with one body. It is up to us to decide what we should do with it. Do we  choose to take care of it by eating pure, non processed foods, caring for our skin and our minds. Or choose to eat foods that are devoid of nutrition and life. Letting stress overcome us, and not loving ourselves.

Our body is a canvas. We can adjust anything that we please. It will take patience and perserverance but anything is possible.

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Here are some tips to help get to your path to radiance.

1) Eat a diet that is as pure as possible. Foods that you can recongnized at its pure state. For example Quinoa and Spinach. With lemon juice. Pepper to spice it up.

2) Learn to love yourself and accept yourself.  If we always judge ourselves and always focus on things we don’t like about ourselves, then that will be detrimental to our self esteem.  We have to learn to love ourselves in the moment. We are all beautiful in our own way. And we are on a journey, whether it be to have glowing skin, be fit, or finding our purpose in life.

Focus on the things you love about yourself.

3) Relax and meditate. People are so focus on what they are going to do tomorrow or stressing out about things that probably aren’t even going to happen. Take time to focus by being in the moment. Close your eyes, breathe in and out. Open your eyes and things will look brighter. When we are living in the moment, things seem clearer and we become more happier. Meditate daily, even if it’s 5 minutes a day, and relax!!

 

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4) Take care of our skin. The more we love ourselves. The more we want to take care of our skin and our body. Use only the most purest oils and plant ingredients that you can find. Experiment and find ones that you love how they smell and feel. Our skin will glow and be so soft.

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5) New Experiences. Do something new and exciting. If you haven’t practice yoga, try it just once. Or if you into taking photographs but haven’t gotten around give it a go.
You be surprised at how those little new experiences make you grow as a person. And you will enjoy spending your time doing what you love.

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Enjoy life
Che

Photographs by Che Zaragoza