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Sometimes wellness is just a series of moments in our day — lighting a candle, saying a prayer or affirmation, taking the time to meditate in the morning, or journal through some negative thinking in the evening — a loved one’s touch, a beautiful sunset, a moment of gratitude.
As our communities continue to face challenging times, the last thing we believe wellness should be about is perfection — there is no beauty in perfection. We define wellness as the ability and freedom to honour our own paths, rise above circumstances, and have grace with ourselves throughout even the most difficult of seasons — taking steps to do so, each and every day. And that’s why we believe in rituals.
Today we’re offering a set of rituals inspired by one of our favorite collections of poetry, Rupi Kaur’s The Sun and Her Flowers.
this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
in order to bloom
— RUPI KAUR
Rose & Palo Santo
Part of getting back on one’s feet, is finding one’s footing. Self awareness is key. Check into your heart-centre with our most sensual scent, Rose & Palo Santo. Light, diffuse, or mist — and find comfortable seating on the floor, allowing yourself to feel completely supported. Place a palm over your heart and feel each, slow, intentional breath. Inhale, and exhale. Observe your thoughts, and when ready, write down any concerns you noticed. Where does that thought come from? What is my earliest memory of feeling that way?
Rising above tough circumstances is easier said than done, and often will take consistent effort. Sweetgrass is our go to ritual throughout the day when emotions are heavy. An uplifting blend of crisp sweetgrass, zesty witch hazel, earthy lavender, and fresh juniper can brighten even the darkest of days. Mist into the air each morning or as you enter into any new space and take a moment to invite in positive energy. Affirm, Today I am acknowledging my circumstances, and I am choosing to have faith in myself, in my community, and in a higher power.
Coming into our own is often the result of long-sustained resilience and perseverance. We find the truest versions of ourselves when our strengths have been tried and tested. While humans are capable of incredible growth, we are much better equipped to change and evolve when we create space for rest, recovery, and reflection. Calming lavender, refreshing bergamot, and zesty witch hazel make Flora our favorite scent for evening rituals, but this soothing scent can also be meaningful throughout the day when stresses are high. Light, diffuse or mist — and create space to find appreciation for all you’ve become already. Affirm, I am already all that I can be in this moment, and it’s enough.
We hope these scents will inspire you as they have us. Each of the above scents is offered in our Everyday Mist Collection and right now you can buy one and get one free with the code SKIN&SPIRIT, valid until Thursday at midnight PST.
With love + light,