\ˈa-pō\ ter·ra : from the earth
SHARING MY WINTER SOLSTICE RITUAL AND ROLL ON RECIPE

SHARING MY WINTER SOLSTICE RITUAL AND ROLL ON RECIPE

Of all the solstices and equinoxes, winter solstice has always held a special place in my heart.  Something about this time of year always feels so special to me.  Winter solstice is the day that marks the beginning of festivities, renewal, and slowing down.  My favorite roll on for this day smells divine, and really calms my nerves and makes me feel grounded and confident.  I am sharing my recipe with you so you can also enjoy what this lovely blend has to offer!
DIY COFFEE SCRUB

DIY COFFEE SCRUB

Coffee is great for the skin for a few different reasons:  First, the obvious, its caffeine content.  Caffeine helps constrict blood vessels and is a diuretic.  This means it helps reduce bloating, temporarily reduces the appearance of cellulite, and helps fade dark eye circles.

September 05, 2016 by Dominique Caron
EXPERT ADVICE: FACIAL MASSAGE TECHNIQUES

EXPERT ADVICE: FACIAL MASSAGE TECHNIQUES

There’s something about the laying on of hands that gives our mind and body permission to relax, let go and surrender into healing mode. For most of us, we equate this work primarily with our torso and extremities….back, arms, legs, hands and feet. Sadly, we oftentimes make the mistake of ignoring all the real estate above the shoulders.

Below is a list of the ways massage can support your skin.  The best part about facial massage is it is something you can do at home, every day. I highly encourage it!

August 01, 2016 by Melanie Herring
DIY SHAVING OIL: THE PERFECT FATHER'S DAY GIFT

DIY SHAVING OIL: THE PERFECT FATHER'S DAY GIFT

Since father's day is next weekend, I thought I would share my favorite shaving oil recipe.  I make it for my dad every year and he swears by it.

If you aren't familiar with shaving oil or how to use it, I will explain it to you the way my dad did.  I am probably one of the few daughters who has had the opportunity to be taught how to shave her face by her dad.  Imagine me, a woman in her early 30s, standing in front of a mirror next to my dad, with razor in hand and a face covered in shaving cream.  In my quest to understand shaving (and not because I needed a shave!), he offered to show me his favorite method hands on. 

June 13, 2016 by Dominique Caron
DETOXIFYING MIND AND BODY WITH A DRY BRUSH AND A BODY SCRUB

DETOXIFYING MIND AND BODY WITH A DRY BRUSH AND A BODY SCRUB

The human body is a magnificent thing. It has deep wisdom and is always doing all it can to bring us toward optimal health. The body is constantly working to expel toxins that accumulate within it – and it always appreciates a helping hand.

 

Dry brushing is an ancient technique that gently helps to detoxify both internally and externally; both body and mind.

 

Internally, it immediately stimulates blood circulation and aids the lymphatic system in moving along metabolic waste to ultimately be expelled from the body.

DE-STRESS: WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I DID AN HERBAL STEAM

DE-STRESS: WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I DID AN HERBAL STEAM

Busy used to be the measure of success. See also hustling. The pendulum is swinging back in the other direction, as more often we’re hearing about the Holy Grail of the work life balance.

I am trying to deprogram myself from the rise and grind mindset. Waking up and looking at my phone with one eye open, heart racing from the number of emails, or lack thereof, is no way to live.