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Living an Organic Lifestyle

To celebrate Australian Organic Awareness Month, Sal Battaglia discusses the importance of organic products in aromatherapy and the significance organic means for Perfect Potion products.


Living an Organic Lifestyle – by Sal Battaglia

Many people turn to organics for their health and wellbeing. Whether it is the food we eat, the products we inhale or the products we put on our skin –  chemically processed products increase and enhance the risk of potentially harmful toxins entering body that increase the risk of creating potentially harmful free radicals that can be carcinogenic or pro-inflammatory.

Using organics is therefore such an important step in maintaining our health and wellbeing.

Just as important is the health and wellbeing of our planet. When we make the decision to use organics we are playing a vital role in supporting those farmers who utilize farming practices that will not pollute or harm the environment or wildlife. Organic farming is often done on a much smaller scale and essential oils produced from organically grown plants are often a little more expensive, however this does represent the true cost of growing high quality, chemical free products. Also what value do you put on your health and that of your family.

As an aromatherapist, I am also asked what is the difference between a conventional commercial essential oil and a organically produced essential oil. Well number one is the fact that most commercial conventional essential oils are chemically adulterated. This is unfortunately something that happens all too often in the essential oil industry and most essential oil traders turn a blind eye to it – providing all sorts of excuses such as improved pharmacology and better aroma by rectifying or adulterating the oil. What a load of goobly dooks!

I decided to have our organic lavender tested in Japan at a laboratory that uses Kirlian photography and GDV (Gas discharge voltage) technology to test the energetic qualities of the oil.

The proof is in the results. Our organic lavender oil not only had a stronger energetic qualities, it also had a much wider and active bandwidth. This clearly goes to show that when we produce an essential oil or be it food organically it has a stronger energetic quality or dare I say “lifeforce”.

Unfortunately contemporary science is not advanced enough to understand such concept of lifeforce, however in traditional healing systems such Ayurveda or Traditional Chinese Medicine, the lifeforce is integral to promoting health and wellbeing.

I firmly believe that not only is the lifeforce of the plant is enhanced when the plant is grown organically, the lifeforce is destroyed when the plant is cultivated by conventional non-organic means.

So by supporting organics, we are securing a better and healthier future for ourselves, our children and our planet!

Rita Balshaw’s Mindfulness Practices

Mindfulness & Aromatherapy

By Rita Balshaw

Anyone can have a mindfulness practice. Any activity done with pure intention and complete presence is meditation. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how fit you are, if you’re religious or not…mindful meditation is available to us all.

Meditation is all about internal self-connection; by cultivating a deeper connection to ourselves we inevitably gain more understanding into the workings of our bodies, minds and human experiences. In a high pressure society we see more and more people suffering with stress related illnesses; adrenal fatigue, skin conditions, onset obesity, high blood pressure and chronic insomnia.

Mindfulness practice teaches us to literally be mindful – mindful of our thoughts, and mindful of the whole interrelated self; mind, body and spirit.

Historically, meditation forms the foundation of the ancient Indian Ayurvedic approach to healing and balancing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body. By maintaining an open and healthy flowing energy through the body we can free ourselves of the physical and emotional disturbances that essentially may cause chronic stress and illness.

 

Meditation + Essential Oils

It is said that smells influence how we feel more than any other sensory experience. Essential oils enhance the energetic vibration of our own unique energy field that almost instantaneously transports you to a place of peace and calm. The tradition of using essential oils and aromatic incense resins which are conducive to meditative practice continues to be embraced in today’s contemporary world, bringing relaxation and awareness to the lives of many.

The essential oils I like to use for meditation are frankincense, rose absolute, petitgrain, jasmine, neroli, juniper berry, rosemary, jatamansi, lavender, sage, basil and lotus. These aromas effectively promote a clear mind and joyful heart, leaving me to feel grounded, balanced and in complete harmony.

 

How do I Meditate?

The best time to start meditation is now! That’s right, right now. Switch off your computer and mobile phone. Just sit. Close your eyes. Breathe. Take deep inhales and slow exhales. Relax your shoulders, softening with each gentle exhale. Notice how your physical body is feeling. Allow your thoughts to come and go. Observe how deep or shallow your breath is. Bring your awareness into your heart and enjoy a few moments to connect with your true self. First thing in the morning is a great time for meditation; it will help keep your body feeling energised and your state of mind positive. You will discover how meditation gently takes you into the present moment and towards self- actualisation.

 

DIY Meditation Mist

This Meditation Mist is an exclusive blend of essential oils that will help to rebalance and harmonise the energy centres within the subtle body. Use this mist any way you please; before meditation, to clean your yoga mat, as an aromatic mist to promote relaxation.

 

50ml glass spray bottle 

Purified water

20 drops essential oil solubiliser 

6 drops sage essential oil

6 drops rose essential oil

6 drops frankincense essential oil 

10 drops lemon essential oil

 

Add all ingredients to a clean glass spray bottle and gently shake to combine. Always label and date your homemade aromatherapy products.

 

Meditation Extras

Allocate a quiet and clean space, decked out with comfortable cushions, an aromatherapy diffuser, candles and anything spiritually symbolic to help you to commit to your daily practice. Listening to tranquil, euphoric or tribal music whilst meditating will help to enhance your level of relaxation, guiding you towards stillness. Sipping on our Perfect Potion Chakra Balancing Tea prior to mediation is a great way to promote serenity and spiritual expansion.

 

By Rita Balshaw

Natural Therapist
Dip. Holistic meditation
Cert. wellness coach, facial therapist,
doula, herbalist & restorative yoga teacher  

 

Tea Tales

 

Tea Tales: Happy Herbal Tea Hour at Perfect Potion

Each week, we’ll be picking one of our herbal teas as our tea of the week. Visit us in store every Monday to try our tea of the week and follow our blog posts to learn more about the world of tea. 

The art of tea is a soothing ritual that has been used for thousands of years to promote health, wisdom and relaxation.

When we imagine tea rituals, we think of the beautiful traditional tea ceremonies in Japan. The hot water pouring over wonderfully scented leaves, watching them steep and smelling the aroma they create when your tea is finally brewed and ready for you to enjoy.

However, not all ‘teas’ have to be tea. While green and black tea have many health benefits, the beauty of fragrant dried herbs and flowers means that you can settle in with a cup of tea without the caffeine.

Herbal teas are completely caffeine free, though that doesn’t mean they won’t put a spring in your step. Perfect Potion’s herbal teas are made from a variety of dried flowers, herbs, seeds, and other plants that offer you a range of mental and physical health benefits.

Experience the healing beauty of our range of 100% natural herbal teas. Our blends will make you feel relaxed, put a spring in your step, help you to breathe easy, or give you sweet dreams.

Each herbal tea blend has been carefully crafted to ensure that with each cup of brewed herbal tea, you experience the beautiful aromas and feel the benefits.

Starting from July 3rd, each week we will feature one of our herbal teas as part of our Happy Herbal Tea Hour. You can shop online or go in store and try each week’s tea. Our beautiful Green Goddesses in store will happily brew you a cup of our feature tea each Monday.

 

This week’s tea…

Life Lifting ‘Ruby Boost’

This blend of gingko biloba, ginseng, hibiscus flowers, lemon verbena and rosemary will be sure to put a spring in your step and give you the blissful energise you need.

Ruby Boost is a blend of herbs and flowers that are uplifting and awakening. When brewed, this fragrant tea becomes a dark shade of pink. The hibiscus flowers naturally colour the tea while sweetening it ever so slightly. The result is a fragrant brew with zesty aromas of lemon verbena and tingling scents of rosemary.

You can enjoy this tea hot or cold. On hot days, cold brew this tea in the fridge overnight for a naturally sweet, refreshing pink ice tea. Serve on ice with raspberries and slices of lemon. On cold days, brew a cup (or teapot) of Ruby Boost for a guilt-free sweet treat.

Enjoy the tang of Ruby Boost and get yourself grooving and boosting!

Essential Oil of the Month: German Chamomile

Uses for German Chamomile

This month’s Essential Oil of the Month is the wonderful German chamomile, with its vivid inky blue colour.

This amazing essential oil makes us think of vivid blue artworks, deep oceans or the sheen of the satin bowerbird.

Sal’s Essential Oil of the Month monograph on German chamomile gives an amazing insight into the depth of scent and the extent of its properties that this amazing blue oil gives. Sal discusses the personality profile of the German chamomile person along with blending tips, subtle aromatherapy, medicinal uses and so much more.

Sal quotes Zeck, whose description of German chamomile is both beautiful and eye opening:

“German chamomile promotes a letting go of the old and stale so that the fresh and new can evolve.”

Many consider the smell of German chamomile overwhelming and unpleasant, yet there are some (a lot of us at the Perfect Potion family) who think the intensely sweet, herbaceous odour with fresh, fruity undertones is pleasant and calming. Just be careful when using this rich essential oil that it doesn’t get on your clothes or skin (unless you’re after a blue tinge).

The best ways to use German chamomile

Skincare


German chamomile is extensively used in cosmetics to take advantage of its healing properties.

The soothing oil helps with inflamed skin as well as bactericidal skin diseases. We use German chamomile blended with lavender and neroli in our classic Soothe range for sensitive skin.

The German chamomile in products like Soothe Fine Tuning Solution, Soothe Moisturiser, Soothe Oil and Soothe Cleanser are gentle on sensitive skin, soothe redness and inflammation and help with hydration. Our Soothe Double Cream also contains German chamomile as a key ingredient and is perfect for people with sensitive skin who need a bit more nourishment in the chilly winter months.

 

Skincare Potions with German Chamomile

The German chamomile in products like Soothe Fine Tuning Solution, Soothe Cream, Soothe Oil and Soothe Cleansing Gel is gentle on sensitive skin, soothes redness and inflammation, and helps with hydration.

Soothe Oil
Soothe Fine Tuning Solution
Soothe Cleansing Gel
Soothe Cream
Pure Plant Hydration Serum
Pure Plant Hydration Mask

Aromatherapy

By itself, many find the scent of German chamomile too overpowering and sweet, but when it is blended, this amazing essential oil takes on a whole new personality.

German chamomile is used for emotional frustration, anger, irritability, agitation, mood swings and anxiety as it calms the mind and promotes relaxation. This amazing inky-blue oil is often used for those who seek spiritual understanding, need to let go or find purpose in their life.

Try creating a blend on your own with German chamomile or perhaps pick up one of our essential oil blends in which this amazing oil is a key ingredient.

Essential Oil Blends with German Chamomile

Expressive Chakra Blend Emgoddess Demeter Blend

 

Sal Battaglia, the vision behind Perfect Potion recommends these German chamomile blends:

To support detoxification:
German chamomile
lemon
everlasting
An antispasmodic blend:
German chamomile
Roman chamomile
lavender
To relax and release nervous tension:
German chamomile
lavender
sandalwood

 

So, the next time you’re in Perfect Potion, either in store or online, try pairing some of these essential oils with German chamomile for a rich and calming experience or pick up something from our Soothe skincare range.

To learn more about German chamomile, make sure you read Sal’s monograph and keep an eye out for Sal’s blog post on blending with German chamomile for our monthly Blend Master competition.

Aromatherapy and Mindfulness

My First Mindfulness Experience

I would like to share with you a story which, to me, perfectly explains mindfulness.

Since coming to Japan I have become friends with a monk from one of the temples in Kyoto. Matsuyama-san always makes some time to speak with me. I love talking to him about life matters. One day I was feeling really upset and angry and I without realizing it, I was projecting my anger at him.

I said to him, “It’s ok for you to be calm all the time. You can mediate all day long, you have a beautiful temple to meditate in, but many people like myself are too busy, we have to go to work, we have families and we have all types of stresses that you don’t experience.” He always pauses after I speak. He took his time before speaking. There was a long, uncomfortable silence which I found disconcerting and frustrating.

On this one particular day, during a period of silence in our conversation, I became totally in tune with the nature around me. I could see the veins in the leaves of the trees, every single grain of sand on the ground; it was an incredible feeling. Then I noticed a small bird flutter by and land on a branch just above us. In that instant this tiny, little bird did a pee.

I was so excited and exclaimed “Matsuyama-san, did you see that! That little bird just did a pee, I have never seen a bird do a pee before.” He quietly turned to me and said, “Sal-san, see what happens when your mind slows down to the same speed of nature, you become aware of everything around you.”

From there he went on to explain that you do not have to spend many hours meditating every day to practice mindfulness. You can practice mindfulness every day in your job, in your relationship, with your food and the things that you do.

In recent years mindfulness has become quite popular as people become more aware of the benefits for mental and physical health.

Mindfulness can be described as deliberately paying full attention to what is happening around you and within you; in your body, heart and mind. Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgment.

From,

Sal


Aromatherapy and mindfulness

Many people have made meditation and mindfulness part of their daily ritual. A growing body of scientific research indicates that mindfulness can reduce stress and improve our mental and physical health.

In this workshop we will explain why we should all practice mindfulness and how aromatherapy can be used to enhance your mindfulness practice.

During this workshop you will:

  • Discover the benefits of mindfulness
  • Learn how aromatherapy and mindfulness can help reduce stress and anxiety
  • Learn how essential oils can enhance your mindfulness practice
  • Examine the most effective essential oils for mindfulness practice
  • Have the opportunity to perform a short mindfulness session
  • Create your own personal meditation blend

 

This wonderful and illuminating workshop will be held across NSW, QLD and VIC.

NSW

Book your spot now for.
28th June 6-8pm Newtown 

QLD

SOLD OUT!

VIC

Book your spot now for…
28th June 6-8pm Brunswick Street


Festival of Tibet

To further your mindfulness and meditation journey with Perfect Potion come visit us at the Festival of Tibet.

Learn how to make a beautiful meditation essential oil blend from Sal Battaglia at this educational workshop. Learn about the chakras and how, when used with aromatherapy, they become one of the most dynamic tools for personal and spiritual growth. 

Perfect Potion does the Festival of Tibet

Date: 28th April
Time: 2 – 4pm
Where: Join us for a workshop at the Park Mez.

Learn how to make a beautiful meditation essential oil blend from Sal Battaglia at this educational workshop. Learn about the chakras and how, when used with aromatherapy, they become one of the most dynamic tools for personal and spiritual growth.

Book Now.

From,

The Perfect Potion family

The Magic of Crystals and Aromatherapy

Guest Blogger Paola Milani gives us advice on combining crystals with aromatherapy

Having worked as an aromatherapist, I have enjoyed seeing and working with the connections between the plant, mineral and animal kingdoms. Crystals have worked their way into aromatherapy and I have loved seeing the connection they give each other as their energetics are very similar.

Using essential oils and crystals is a wonderful way of empowering mind, body and spirit.

How to use crystals and essential oils

For my chosen crystals, I recommend waiting for a full-moon and making a Crystal Elixir. This can be done by soaking a crystal in a bowl of water overnight and combining essential oils in a spray bottle along with a Essential Oil Solubiliser. When soaking crystals be careful not use ones that dissolve in water like Selenite.

There are many other rituals that involve crystals; you can lay them on your body or wear them as jewellery. To involve aromatherapy for these methods you can use an essential oil based spray, mist or perfume and omit the crystal-soaking step.

In this blog I’ve picked my top four crystals (I have so many favourites, so picking four was difficult) and outlined which essential oils are associated with them. These four crystals are not only my favourite go-to’s but are also the ones that I believe are most relevant to the majority of people.

Amber and Sweet Orange

Amber encourages laughter and joy in life; it empowers, transforms and helps in the search for new pathways in life. Sweet Orange is warm and uplifting; it doesn’t take things too seriously. Sweet Orange reduces people’s fears of the unknown and conveys a sense of happiness. Both Amber and Sweet Orange are wonderful to use when you are feeling ‘stuck’ in life.
Perfect Potion blends:
Happy and Calm Harmony Chakra BlendRefresh

Labradorite and Pine

Working with Labradorite helps strengthen freewill and allows space for original thought. It inspires imagination and balances intellectual thought blended with intuitive wisdom. Pine is uncompromising and represents the free spirit.
Perfect Potion blends:
Wood Five Elements Blend

Fluorite and Rosemary

Fluorite is a powerful stone to use in balancing the brain and speaks of the power of thought. It increases focus and cultivates trust in mental ability. Rosemary strengthens the nervous system and provides support in stressful conditions. Both are beneficial to work with when you need a clear mind when studying or working.
Perfect Potion blends:
Focus

Boji and Vetiver

Boji allows one to become more grounded and connected to one’s body. It encourages direct communication between the mind and the physical body. Vetiver is likened to the smell of a damp forest floor and reminiscent of the scent of Mother Earth. Vetiver is nourishing, strengthening and balancing. Both Vetiver and Boji are wonderful to use to help balance and ground the mind, body and spirit.
Perfect Potion blends:
Balance Chakra Blend

Let us know how you use essential oils and crystals via our Facebook or Instagram pages.

Finding new places for aromatherapy in your life

Everyday Aromatherapy

At Perfect Potion, we’ve already integrated aromatherapy into our everyday life. It permeates our home and work. But we would love to involve everyone else. Those who consider themselves avid aromatherapists are experienced in adding aromatherapy into the everyday. But aromatherapy isn’t an elite club where only those who study it can join. Aromatherapy is for everyone! Everyone can enhance their wellness and realise the benefits of using essential oils in their everyday life. So how can you integrate aromatherapy into your everyday?

Laundry

We’d like to talk about laundry. Not many people would think to add essential oils to their laundry ritual (or chore), but adding essential oils can deliver practical and therapeutic benefits. It is best to add these wonderful essential oils to a non-scented or low scented laundry powder or liquid.

Dog/Cat Odour

Does your best friend sleep on your bed? Snuggle time is all well and good but to combat that ‘doggy’ or ‘feline’ smell that lingers you can add essential oils when washing your sheets. When adding your laundry powder or liquid, simply add 2-3 drops of essential oil on top to keep your sheets smelling fresh and to take advantage of the many anti-bacterial properties of many essential oils.

We recommend:
Peppermint
Broad leaved peppermint eucalyptus
Lavender

Undergarments

We recommend:
Geranium

As this month’s essential oil is Geranium, we feel that we should probably tell you how to use it. In-depth details into its properties, therapeutic benefits and psychological benefits can be read in Sal’s Geranium Monograph. But how can you incorporate it into your everyday if you’re just starting out discovering the world of aromatherapy? Or maybe you’re an expert and looking for more ways to introduce it into your household?

Geranium is a sweet scented floral essential oil. When washing your delicates, add 1-2 drops of essential oil on top of your usual laundry liquid or powder for all-day sweet smelling undergarments.

Smelly Socks/Work Out Gear

Working out and keeping busy is great for our bodies, but not so great for the smell of our socks. Often parents of active children or people who exercise regularly wash their socks separately because of the strong odour. The same goes for workout gear, sports clothes and even boxing wraps. To take advantage of the anti-bacterial properties of essential oils and to give your sweaty garments a good clean, try adding 4-5 drops on top of your usual laundry liquid or powder.

We recommend:
Peppermint
Eucalyptus
Lemon myrtle
Broad leaved peppermint eucalyptus 

 

These are just a few ideas to incorporate aromatherapy into your everyday life.

In Defence of Natural Therapies

By Salvatore Battaglia

When I began my training in natural therapies back in 1983 I could not have ever imagined that in 2017 natural therapies would become so popular among the general public and with health professionals of all backgrounds.

However, all too often someone takes a swipe at natural therapies. On Monday the 13 February, Four Corners aired a show called ‘Swallowing It’. The show was critical of the lack of evidence provided by manufacturers of natural remedies to support many of the therapeutic claims made by complementary medicines. I am not here to defend the companies mentioned, especially because they refused to partake in an interview. However, the show did not suggest that the Australian natural therapies industry, which happens to already be one of the most overly regulated in the world was in breach of any health risks to the general public.

I’d like to set the record clear: the Four Corners reporter implied that in Australia it is too easy to register a natural therapy supplement with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). They implied that all a company has to do is fill in an online form to have a product registered with the TGA and this is simply not true!

The show was also an attack on pharmacies that sell complementary medicines. The show suggested that if a product is sold through a pharmacy, it gives the product more credibility. The Four Corners episode was also concerned at the level of celebrity endorsement/advertising given to natural therapies.

The show did fail to mention that there are a very large number of integrative medical practitioners who already successfully use complementary therapies in their practice; it failed to mention that a significant number of clinical trials that have been conducted to research complementary medicine and that these trials do comply with the same framework of pharmaceuticals.

The show tried to imply that there is conflict of interest in some of the research done. To me, and many others, this is obvious; the same thing happens in pharmaceutical industry. Where do the pharmaceutical companies get their funds to do research into drugs? Professor Avni Sali made this point when interviewed, but the reporter ignored the fact that the pharmaceutical industry funds its own research. As far as Australian universities entering into funding deals with Swisse and Blackmores, I think that this is a great thing for the industry.

I am definitely not against research into natural therapies. It is essential to help us better understand how natural remedies work. However, I have always argued that we cannot always blindly accept the pharmaceutical model to understand how natural therapies truly work.

We must ask ourselves; why are people all around the world moving towards natural therapies in the first place? Why is the pharmacological based healthcare system letting us down?

In my book The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy I quote well known and respected Aromatherapist Kurt Schnaubelt who warns us that the scientific validation of aromatherapy may rob aromatherapy of its necessary human element.

Recently, I came across a definition of integrative medicine explained that integrative medicine is about changing the focus of medicine to one of healing rather than disease. The author of this article then said that this involves an understanding of the influences of mind, spirit and community as well as of the body. I have always argued that the rigid scientific model used for validating pharmaceuticals fails to understand nor does it have the mechanisms to understand these influences that affect our health and wellbeing. All too often when there is a healing outcome involving natural remedies that defies scientific validation it is referred to as ‘placebo.’ I consider this arrogant and patronizing!

Many forms of traditional natural therapies have been around for thousands of years. For example – Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine have not only been an important source of health care for much of the world and have been used as a primary health care but also as part of their spiritual and cultural belief systems.

The reason that people are often drawn to natural therapies is the feeling of regaining control of our own health and feeling empowered. Natural remedies often does not attack the illness, they support the body to gently recuperate and heal and therefore their effect may not be so immediate.

Which brings me to aromatherapy, while I have trained in natural therapies, herbal medicine and Chinese medicine, it is aromatherapy that I have come to embrace.

Over the years I have become aware of the incredible potential that aromatherapy has. While it does have limitations I have come to believe that aromatherapy has the potential to be the most effective form of preventative health care available.

However it is so disappointing that it is so poorly understood. Essential oils are so chemically complex. This often makes any pharmacological studies into them so difficult. We also still do not understand the true mechanisms of olfaction and the implications that this has for the effect of aromas on our psyche.

As I stated earlier what is missing in any pharmacological based study is the human element, the emotional element and the spiritual element. Most of you reading this article understand what I mean. I hate to be cynical, but I imagine it would be very difficult for the pharmaceutical industry to come up with a pill to help balance our spirituality.

Now I am not suggesting that aromatherapy or herbal medicine offers any quick fix. Unfortunately there is too much of this going on already. This has become the undoing of aromatherapy as a true  healing profession. In order for us get the true benefits of aromatherapy we need to practice it within a holistic framework that integrates the body, mind and soul.

Why I can’t live without my weekly replenish face mask!

Sunday night 7pm is like the triple white chocolate, raspberry and Nutella éclair of my week – sheer luxury and ultimate decadence!  I like to think of my week as a big beautiful buffet, and 7pm Sunday night as my dedicated dessert section – my time to totally replenish myself!

The clock strikes seven and the outside world slips away. I massage a large tablespoon of Hair and Scalp Elixir through my hair, wrap it up in a warm towel, let my incense burn, smooth on a creamy, indulgent Replenish Face Mask and put my feet up while I tuck into a good book & block of Fairtrade, organic Pico Chocolate (yum!).

I recently decided to schedule face masks in as part of my new commitment to really taking care of myself. And I’m so glad I did! Lathering on a 15 minute mask is simple and infuses mind, body & soul with a bliss I thought was only possible from a week-long Bali goddess spa retreat.

After experiencing first-hand the amazingness of face masks, I did some research to find out how it is they leave your skin feeling so toned and restored…

The skin-loving benefits of masks…

Our skin endures a lot, and sometimes it takes more than a standard cleansing routine to counteract it all. This is where masks come in. By drawing out impurities hidden beneath the top layer of your dermis, they take your cleansing routine to a whole new level. And after clearing out the bad, they deliver a wealth of nourishing goodness.

When using a mask, your complexion is blanketed in a world of healing actives, extracts & phytonutrients for up to 20 minutes! This means your skin has a chance to soak in all the moisture. Furthermore, the natural luscious botanicals and pure essential oils are better able to penetrate the skin and convey their potent healing properties right into the deepest layers of the dermis to provide maximum therapeutic effect.

The result of all this is improved hydration and a noticeably luminous glow and soft radiance that comes from true, natural nourishment.

The icing on this big ol’ nourishment cake is that masks don’t just love your skin. True masks are infused with pure, aromatic essential oils. So while your skin drinks in all the love and nutrition, your spirits are also replenished and uplifted by the beautiully healing qualities of aromatherapy.

Of course there’s a bit more to it then just whipping on any old mask. The mask you use depends on your skin’s particular needs.

 

The right mask for you…

In winter, the weather can be unkind to your skin. So right now, Sal & the team are loving Replenish Face Mask. Rich & totally20160621_104514 decadent, this smooth creamy mask contains jojoba, rosehip & avocado oils, olive leaf extract, calendula, as well as rose otto and lavender essential oils to nourish dry, dehydrated and chapped weather-beaten skin, making it perfect for wintertime!

 Would your skin benefit from a weekly replenish mask? 

Take the quiz below to find out… 

  • When I wake up in the morning my skin feels dry, tight or itchy
  • My skin feels sore or tight especially after showering, bathing or swimming
  • My skin looks or feels rough
  • I am noticing more fine lines and wrinkles than normal

If you answered yes to two or more of the questions above, than a Replenish Face Mask would be perfect for you! The mask itself is wonderful for most skin types, especially in winter. However, oily or acne prone skin would be benefit more from either a Green Tea Purifying or Fresh Faced Mask.

 

How to use…

In the same way you would ice a cupcake, smooth your mask over skin that is freshly cleansed and exfoliated (this will ensure you receive maximum benefits from your mask!). Be sure to avoid the eye and lip area. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes while you put your feet up, meditate, read or whatever you like! When it’s time to remove your mask, simply hold a warm, wet wash cloth over your face for several seconds, repeat a few times to loosen the mask from your skin. Very gently wash the rest of the mask away with your wash cloth & plenty of water. Pat your skin dry with a towel, spritz over Replenish Fine Tuning Solution and follow with a layer of Replenish Serum

…and that’s all there is to it!

 

This simple beauty ritual will replenish your skin’s moisture levels, returning it to a soft supple texture and gifting it with a beautifully dewy glow! We invite you to start your own weekly mask & lavish beauty ritual in which you take time to nurture your body, mind & soul in a truly holistic way! xx

DIY Recipes for Luscious Locks

Treat your hair to the sacred art of alchemy and aromatherapy! Concoct and apply these DIY recipes to feed, nurture and revitalise your locks and drench your hair in natural goodness!

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