Taking care of ourselves and having self care is such a priority in today’s ever engaged environment. Tending to ourselves in a nurturing way is the equivalent of telling ourselves
“I see you, I love you, you are worthy and you deserve to be taken care of, let’s reset together”
Self-care can look like any of the following:
Physical-Exercising, Eating Healthy, Hydrating
Relaxation-Meditation, Getting enough sleep, Sitting down after a long day
Environmental- Getting Outside, Making your bed, creating a cosy reading nook
Intellectual- Reading a good book, doing Sudoku puzzles, playing a video game
Creative- Writing, painting, photography, doodling, colouring
Caring for yourself is a daily job. It requires showing up for yourself and honouring yourself with small gestures and actions that show loving-kindness towards all aspects of your personal life. This can be towards your body, mind, intellect, creativity, spiritual self, emotions, and your loved ones (yes this is a form of self care!)
And while there is nothing we love more than a whole day of self care, sometimes finding the time can be a little tricky.
With stay at home restrictions still in place here in Melbourne, it is the perfect time to implement a good DIY self care beauty routine. Our focus is being able to simply and effortlessly use natural alternatives to support and nourish our bodies and minds, instead of drenching ourselves in expensive toxins.
And thanks to our friends at Doterra, we have 3 recipes to create your own self-care beauty sanctuary with spa-like luxury, right in your own home! We have all of your essential oils for purchase in store or online, so all you need to do is head into your kitchen to collect the rest of the ingredients.
Dry, damaged hair? Millions of people can relate. Buying deep hair conditioning products or getting a conditioning treatment at a spa can be expensive, and most treatments contain many additives and alcohols. This homemade deep hair conditioner is easy to make and will help leave your hair soft, smooth and smelling great.
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 8 drops doTERRA essential oils (suitable for topical use)
- Put coconut oil, olive oil, and essential oils in mixing bowl.
- Mix on medium/high speed for five minutes or until ingredients are whipped to a thick and creamy consistency.
- Once whipped, apply to clean, dry hair.
- Comb through with wide tooth comb to evenly distribute.
- Let sit 15–20 minutes. Rinse, shampoo and style as desired.
- Repeat once a week or as often as desired.
If you’re stressing about dry feet or cracked heels, try our foot scrub using Frankincense & Lavender essential oils for nourished and beautiful fragranced feet.
- 2 cups of Epsom salt
- ½ cup bicarbonate of soda
- ¼ cup Almond oil
- Zest of one lemon
- 1 ½ Tbsp Baking soda
- 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 4 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- Combine Epsom salts with bicarbonate of soda and lemon zest in a large bowl.
- Add essential oils.
- Place in fridge until mixture is solid.
- Stir with a wooden spoon to mix thoroughly.
- Pour the mixture into a jar and use within a few week
- After scrubbing your feet with this scrub, nourish your feet with a hand cream? What? Yes, did you know hand creams double as beautifully nourishing foot creams?
Winter skin got you feeling dry and dehydrated? One of the most striking benefits of face serums is their ability to help lock moisture into the skin. Perfect!
- 1 tablespoon cold fresh, frozen aloe, or aloe vera gel
- 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil (softened or melted)
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 drops frankincense essential
- Blend the aloe gel, coconut oil and essential oils in a Magic Bullet or food processor until smooth
- Once well mixed, store in a glass jar or glass salve container in a cool place so the coconut oil remains hardened.
- Store in fridge or cool place, and enjoy at least once per day. Make fresh each week.
- And of course, if you can’t be bothered DIYing, we have some beautiful face serums available.