essentials - 03 edition
Things I'm exploring and loving this month.
Tip: Add a drop of Eucalyptus essential oil on your shower floor to create a spa like moment, no matter where you are!
Spotlight on ... Rosemary: Rosemary stimulates hair growth by keeping hair follicles active. Add 1 x drop of Rosemary essential oils on eyebrows before bed. Great if you're wanting those Bambi like brows. Add 2 x drops to your shampoo!
Drinking: As we move into the warmer months (who am I kidding I drank it all summer), I'm loving a mug of hot cacao. I use:
1 x cup Cocoquench (or whatever milk you like)
1 x tbs cacao (Loving Earth is my fave)
Heat in a saucepan.
Pour into the blender with 1 x tbs of coconut oil and 1 x drop Peppermint essential oil. Blend, pour and sip guilt free.
Podcast: Dr Gabor Mate interview on The Tim Ferris Show. Do it, do it, do it. I'm going back and re-listening to it, taking notes of all the gold. He is a physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry, and psychology and is well known for studying and treating addiction. Highlights include: looking at the causes of addiction instead of the consequences, to what extent do genetics play a role in addiction, and the right way and the wrong way to experience ayahuasca.
Dancing to: Say Something by JT.
Diffusing: Balance, Geranium & Tangerine to feel grounded, open my heart and lift my mood.
Morning ritual: Palo santo, known for its energetically cleansing and healing properties. Light your stick of palo santo and move about your workspace, home, meditation space or anywhere you would like to clear the energy.
Quote: "True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from" — Brianna Wiest
Reading: I read Baask one Saturday curled up under a doona. It's a biannual print magazine from the team at Smack Bang Designs. "Baskk was created as a way to pause in the doing and sit in the act of being. To forget what hasn’t been done, or what needs to be, and to simply embrace the moment. Whether you’re here to escape, to learn, or to be inspired, we hope you find a little piece of serenity amongst these pages and allow yourself to bask in a brand new ritual".