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Natural Mama Therapy

Holistic Self Care Tips for Natural Mums

As a mother, finding time for you can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Feelings of stress and overwhelm are considered a typical side effect of parenting, possibly because stress and anxiety can result from not having enough time for self-care. We love to pamper our cherished mama customers. Below we share some helpful self-care tips and practical rituals from the author of Hippie Mama, Rita Balshaw. These tips are simple, affordable and don’t even require leaving the house!


Shower Sanctuary

After a long day, nothing beats a warm, cleansing shower. There is something very sacred about pure water running over your skin washing away the stresses of the day. It can often help make everything feel a little better.

You will need:

Place the candles in your bathroom and light. After undressing, turn on the shower and use your selected essential oil to place a few drops on the shower floor (tiled floors only to remain on the safe side). Acknowledge how the warm water feels on your skin and take a few rounds of deep breaths.

Enjoy the steamy, fragrant goodness. After drying, apply an aromatic, plant-based body oil such as Pure Rose Body Oil, Skin Elixir Body Oil or Chakra Balancing Massage Oil.They all contain feel-good essential oils to leave you nourished and blissful.

 

Foot Haven

A detoxifying foot-bath is a great way to release excess toxins from the body. This self-care ritual has been practised for thousands of years in ancient folklore medicine. Make your own detoxifying foot bath with pure green clay, purifying essential oils, and mineral salts. This foot haven can be experienced whilst your little one is napping or whilst you’re watching them play!

Add all ingredients to a bathtub or foot spa with plenty of warm water. Soak your hard-working feet for as long as desired. It is really important to drink an alkalising beverage after any detoxifying therapy. A large glass of warm lemon water with a pinch of turmeric powder is a great option.

 

Herbs for Health

When mums are feeling stressed, some common go-tos are wine, chocolate, and coffee! I would like to add a more nutritious support to the list. Herbs! Both in tea and extract form. Tea drinking is herbal medicine in its simplest form and can do wonders for your health and wellbeing.

The most appropriate herbal teas to take when you are feeling overwhelmed are those that are calming, sedating, and that balance the nervous system. Relax, Sweet Dreams, Vata, Pitta and Bon Appetite blends are my top picks.

 

Legs Up The Wall

Keep a yoga mat in your living room or child’s bedroom. Whenever you get the chance, lay on it! Viparita Karani yoga pose, also known as legs-up-the-wall pose, promotes circulation and a pleasant rebalancing effect. This restorative posture is especially beneficial if you are feeling stressed, fatigued, have lower back pain or are experiencing jet-lag.

 

Digital Detox

Feeling icky and disconnected? Start each day with a purifying beverage. Try a green smoothie, warm lemon water, or grapefruit juice to cleanse and hydrate your body. It is incredible to think that the average person spends about nine hours a day in front of a television or computer screen! Spend at least one hour a day in nature, ensuring you get the right amount of sunlight and fresh air. Boost your wellbeing by eliminating the use of all electronics at least two hours before bed and one hour after waking. You will sleep better and wake feeling clear and refreshed!

 

By Rita Balshaw

Author of Hippie Mamas, a guide to holistic parenting


Want to learn more?

We are very excited to announce certified doula, natural therapist and author of Hippie Mamas Rita Balshaw will be in store at Perfect Potion Warringah hosting a morning of Q&A, book signing and mini workshops on all things aromatherapy for mums and bubs!

If you have an interest in natural therapies and want to learn more about how to adapt these to all aspects of motherhood then this is the event for you.

Meet Rita personally in store and experience aromatherapy first hand through mini workshops and rituals.

All mamas and bubbas welcome!! Click here to find out more.

 

Treating your Tresses

Treating your Tresses

Hair has been an important aspect of beauty for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians scented and treated their hair with essential oils and nourished it with selected vegetable oils.

Thousands of years later, our hair is still an important aspect of how we look and feel. We all want the feel of soft and nourished hair billowing on our shoulders or the feeling of shiny locks as we run our hands through it, but what do we have to do to achieve this?

Beautiful hair doesn’t have to come at the price of using non-natural ingredients. Achieving hair that feels silky smooth and has a beautiful vibrant shine is simple: aromatherapy!

Perfect Potion’s range of haircare products integrate aromatherapy to help you achieve soft and shiny hair and a nourished scalp, naturally!

What’s so good about it?

Our range includes a variety of shampoos and conditioners, as well as an oil elixir, balm and beard oil. But how do they work naturally?

Rosemary essential oil is a key ingredient in our Rosemary Shampoo and Conditioner as well as our Hair and Scalp Elixir. The rosemary in these products helps to avoid dandruff and an itchy scalp. Massaging your scalp with either the Rosemary Shampoo or Hair and Scalp Elixir will stimulate and rejuvenate hair follicles by increasing blood circulation to the scalp. We’ve also added geranium, ylang ylang and lavender to these products as well as to our Hair Balm. Essential oil fragrances are heat activated, therefore the heat from your scalp activates these essential oils so you enjoy the therapeutic scent. Geranium dispels anxiety, ylang ylang is incredibly uplifting and lavender is calming, all to contribute to making you feel as shiny and wonderful as your hair looks.

Similarly, we have added Roman Chamomile essential oil to our Chamomile Shampoo. Roman Chamomile has a wonderful fruity scent; it is uplifting and helps to give us a sense of purpose. Roman Chamomile essential oil combined with German Chamomile herbal extract is what gives our Chamomile Shampoo the chamomile kick you need. German Chamomile herbal extract is used for the relief of symptoms of eczema and dermatitis by soothing rashes and irritated skin, making our Chamomile Shampoo and Marigold Conditioner perfect for those with sensitive scalps still wanting soft and beautiful hair.


Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks for using our products to give your hair an extra boost of radiance naturally.

For dry, brittle and damaged hair… in a bowl mix Rosemary Conditioner and our Certified Organic Coconut Oil. Apply generously to dry hair and let it nourish for 30 minutes or longer. Shampoo and condition as normal. For a dry and itchy scalp… use a dropper to part your hair and coat scalp with our Hair and Scalp Elixir. Let the oil nourish for the scalp for 30 minutes or leave overnight. Shampoo and condition as normal.

Do you have any tips and tricks for using our hair care products? If so, take a photo and tag us with @perfectpotion and #everydayaromatherapy. We always love seeing our products in action!

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

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.

Relaxation Inspiration

It’s time to examine our down time! Perhaps that time we spend on social media drooling over beautiful food and travel destinations could be better spent focusing on what really brings us peace. The Perfect Potion team share their favourite go-to methods to relax and unwind…


Paola,
visual merchandiser at Perfect Potion, diffuses Relax Essential Oil Blend to create her own personal sanctuary amidst the chaos of daily life. She tells us, “there is something about Relax Blend that transports me to a calmer place mentally, giving me a beautiful feeling of calm and clarity.“

Gabriela from Perfect Potion’s Pacific Fair store finds peace in practising mindfulness and relaxing breathing techniques. Her advice is to “relax by connecting with your body, disconnecting from the outside, forgetting momentarily about any problems or issues that may be going on in your life. Breathe deeply, start visualising a relaxing sacred space… Feel your heartbeat slow with each inhalation”. Keep a Relax Aromatic Mist in your handbag and always be ready to make some quiet time for yourself.

 

Deneale, Perfect Potion’s Retail Administrator, tells us “I will either go for a run or do a workout and then, when I finally stop for the day (just before bed), I rub some Relax Aromatherapy Balm on my shoulders and neck. It really relaxes me after sitting in front of the computer all day at work and running around after three kids.”

Joy, manager of Perfect Potion’s Pacific Fair store, creates a relaxation ceremony. She says, “You will need: a Relax Aromatic Mist, a journal, Relax Herbal Tea, and a Relax Aromatherapy Balm. Gently surround yourself with the aromatherapy mist. If you have an intention this is a great time to repeat it (something simple like I intend to relax and unwind). Take a few minutes to sit in stillness (outside is best) focusing on breathing, acknowledging any thoughts that come up and letting them go. When you feel ready, gently open your eyes, this can be a great time to do some journaling – no need to overanalyse – just anything that comes to mind – a great time to work on solutions to challenging issues/decisions. When you’re relaxed and grounded the world will look different. Sip Relax Herbal Tea while writing – this blend of chamomile, hops flowers and lavender works to calm and soothe your body while you pour out your thoughts onto paper. When finished you may like to repeat (or develop) an affirmation/goal statement. Close the ritual with an expression of gratitude and thanks. Follow with another mist and application of Relax Balm. Massage the balm onto your temples, back of your neck and a small amount onto the soles of your feet. This is a fantastic way to start the day calm and balanced, or to wind down and close the day before bed.”

RelaxBathThings_E9A1153_300pxJo, Perfect Potion’s graphic designer, takes time out to apply Relax Massage Oil to her skin after showering. She tells us, “The blend of relaxing oils is one I never tire of. The gentle floral aromas draw me into the moment just long enough to create a sense of calm and gratitude.”

 

For more relaxation inspiration please visit our previous posts on how to relax into your life.

DIY Day Spa

Create your very own daily spa!

1. Clear your space

Day spas usually have a very minimalist aesthetic for a reason. A clutter-free space filled only with items you love is going to feel so much more relaxing and peaceful.

2. Decorate with simple natural items

Keep the bathroom fresh and simple. Fresh clean towels and a beautiful indoor plant could be all it takes to get your bathroom ready for your daily spa treatments.

4. Aromatherapy

Fill your house with the relaxing floral aromas of Geranium, Lavender and Ylang Ylang in Relax Essential Oil Blend or Relax Aromatherapy Mist.

Alternatively, if you are feeling more adventurous see the recipes below to craft your very own calming potions…

 

DIY Inner Calm Diffuser Blend

1 drop Roman Chamomile essential oil
3 drops Neroli essential oil
2 drops Sandalwood essential oil

Add the above essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser and take a few moments to close your eyes and release the tension from your mind and body.

 

 

 

 

DIY Peaceful Home Room Spray

15 drops Bergamot essential oil
6 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Geranium essential oil
40 drops Essential oil solubilser
100ml Purified water

In a glass jug or bowl mix the drops of Essential Oil Solubilser together with the drops of essential oil.
Slowly stir in the water.
Pour into a spray bottle and shake well. You are ready to create a peaceful home.
Simply mist into the air and enjoy the calming aromas of certified organic Bergamot, Lavender and Geranium essential oils.

 

DIY Anti-stress Diffuser Blend

3 drops Bergamot essential oil
2 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Geranium essential oil

Add the above essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser or oil burner to help ward off stress!

3. Music

Calming music layers beautifully with aromatherapy to complete the day spa vibe. If you don’t already have a calming playlist then we recommend the Tide app as a simple and beautiful way to use the sounds of nature to focus and calm.

5. Choose your relaxing treatments…

Relax Bath Soak – for a stress-melting bath or foot soak.

Relax Body Wash – for an uplifting shower or bubble bath.

Relax Body Lotion – a lightweight, easily absorbed cream to lock in moisture and gently fragrance your skin.

Relax Massage Oil – to nourish, soften and gently fragrance your skin.

Relax Aromatherapy Balm – to relieve tension massage into your temples, shoulders and back of neck.

Relax Herbal Tea –  curl up with a cup of tea and take some time to relax with chamomile, hops flowers and lavender.

Can’t decide which relax products are right for you?

Check out the Relax promotions for 2017.

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

Self-Care Quiz

Are you looking after yourself as well as you could be?

As wonderful as it would be if it did, self-care doesn’t just happen on its own. It takes intention and consistency. Sometimes we don’t even realise how much self-care is missing from our lives until we stop and take stock, or become completely run down and exhausted.

Take the quiz below to give yourself a clearer picture of how well (or not) you’re looking after and loving yourself!

Self-Care Quiz

Mind
1. I take time for myself every day even if it’s only 15 minutes Yes No
2. I usually know what I need in life and take actions so that I have it Yes No
3. I let myself take breaks when I need them Yes No
4. I make time for the things/hobbies I am passionate about Yes No
5. I enjoy the work I do Yes No
6. When people compliment me, I accept graciously Yes No
7. I set goals and take actions to move toward achieving them Yes No
Body
8. I drink adequate amounts of water each day Yes No
9. I get between 7-9 hours of sleep each night Yes No
10.I exercise for at least 3-4 times a week Yes No
11. I partake in exercise that makes me feel good Yes No
12. I consume at least 5 serves of fruit and veg a day Yes No
13. I get fresh air and time in nature each day Yes No
Spirit
14. I get together with friends at least once a month Yes No
15. I have friends that are nourishing, supportive and reliable Yes No
16. I have a relaxing evening routine and nourishing morning routine Yes No
17. I laugh daily Yes No
18. I do something I love every day Yes No
19. I include a regular practice in my life that nourishes me spiritually Yes No
20. When I feel exhausted or unwell I give myself time out and allow myself to do less Yes No

What’s your self-care score?

If you answered mostly no…

How can you prioritise yourself a little more? You deserve to be taken care of, plus it’s very hard to give from an empty vessel. Giving to yourself helps you feel more vibrant, fulfilled and energetic – it helps you be the best version of yourself. Check out our ‘Become a Self-Care Master’ for tips on how to make tiny changes to prioritise yourself and your wellbeing daily.

If you answered mostly yes…

Nice work! You are already are (or are on the way to) taking excellent care of yourself! Can you delve even further into self-care, make it consistent and set in stone? You already know how good it feels to take care of yourself, imagine how amazing you would feel if you became even more of ‘A Self-Care Master? There are always ways we can be kinder and more loving toward ourselves!

*Also take note of whether you are struggling or doing well in a particular section. If you answered mostly no in the body section of the quiz, for instance, focus on enhancing that area of your life. Pick one thing, like drinking more water, that you can commit to. Once that becomes part of your routine, try something else, like increasing exercise or getting more sleep. Revisit the quiz every so often to see how things are changing for you!

Simply taking this quiz was an act of self-care in itself! Once we’re aware we can take actions to change.

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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