Lip Butter

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You wouldn’t eat chemicals, so why are you willing to put them directly on your mouth? Your average lip balm may claim to give you silky smooth lips but it is also filled with ingredients, such as parabens, synthetic dyes, artificial fragrance and petroleum. These ingredients are toxic, can cause hormone imbalances and can even lead to cancer. Ditch the chemical-laden lip balms – au naturale is the way to to go.
 
Our Lip Butter is a 100% organic, chemical-free and handcrafted balm meant to hydrate, protect and maintain healthy lips, while replenishing them with essential vitamins and minerals.
 
Coconut Oil

Add lip balm to the countless uses for the all-powerful coconut oil. Coconut oil’s smooth and buttery consistency doesn’t just feel great on your lips, it is naturally very hydrating. It has the ability to deeply restore your lips.
 
Shea Butter

Shea butter is naturally rich in fatty acids and vitamins A, E and F. It is a superfood for your skin. Shea butter revives cracked, dry and burnt lips. It also offers mild UV protection.
 
Beeswax

Beeswax can help heal any damage that occurred to your lips, while alleviating the corresponding pain and protecting them from further damage. Beeswax is an emulsifier which allows it to really lock in that moisture, creating long lasting softness.
 
Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E oil is loaded with powerful antioxidants that nourish and revitalize your lips. It can also help fight against free radicals that cause premature aging, leaving you with youthful and supple lips.
 
Grapefruit Oil

Grapefruit oil creates an uplighting and invigorating scent that elevates your senses and stimulates the brain. It is known to induce positive feelings and relieve stress and anxiety. It is also packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, promoting healthy lips.
 
Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil nourishes your lips, while relieving them with its cooling properties. It acts as a natural energizer that can help improve focus and concentration. The scent of peppermint oil is also know to reduce hunger cravings – a lip balm that doubles as a weight loss tactic!
 
Moving towards all natural beauty can be a daunting task at first, so start with a small change. Swap out your synthetic and harmful lip balm for our all natural Lip Butter. You won’t be disappointed.

5 Steps to radical self care

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‘Self Care’ has become a new buzz word in the world of health and wellness. It’s not enough to just be eating your veggies, drinking those eight glasses of water, fitting in that cardio and getting enough sleep each night. You need to be taking care of yourself on a deeper level. You need to make sure you are nurturing yourself not only physically, but emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
 
A lot of people think of self care as indulgent trips to the spa and long bubble baths — while yes those definitely count as self care, it is more about creating time, space and energy to give yourself the love and attention you deserve.
 
Here are 5 tips on how to take your self care to the next level and create a renewed sense of balance:
 
1. Do it for yourself

Self care rituals are for you. Yes, it’s true that you need to take care of yourself to be able to care for others, but don’t let that be your reasoning for taking time for yourself. It is okay to practice self care solely to cultivate your own happiness. It’s about choosing you – recognizing your own worth and putting yourself first. You will be amazed by how empowering that can be.
 
2. Make it a daily practice

Self care isn’t just for those times when you are mega stressed out and you need a little extra TLC. It is something you need to practice everyday. Some days you will have the luxury of devoting more time to yourself. Other days you will need to make it a point to prioritize yourself and fit in some form of self care. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. It can be as simple as taking a moment to watch the sunrise or sunset; lighting some candles or using essential oils to awaken your senses and elevate your space into a sanctuary; or connecting with a loved one — anything that helps transform your daily routine into a sacred ritual.
 
3. Do what works for you

There is no set formula for self care- this is not a one size fits all kind of deal. If yoga and meditation aren’t your thing; don’t dedicate your time to downward dogs and mantras. Experiment with a range of activities and discover what resonates with you. It can be reading a great book just for fun, journaling, cooking a delicious meal, painting, dipping into a bubble bath, working out, enjoying a cozy cup of tea, lighting incense, listening to music or going for a walk out in nature – do whatever you heart desires, whatever brings you peace and relaxation and makes you feel renewed.
 
4. Work it into your existing schedule

The most daunting thing about self care can be the thought of having to find time to set aside in your busy schedule. Instead of approaching it that way, take a good look at your current schedule and be honest with yourself about where you can realistically fit in some self care practices. You can start with small acts that don’t take up too much time, but are a quick way to recharge your batteries. The more you start to make these practices a habit, the more mindful you will be with your time. Miraculously, your schedule will begin to open up and more time and space will become available to you.
 
5. Begin right now

That’s right, your self care journey beings now. You just took the time to read this article, so you might as well take at least a few more minutes for yourself and go do something, anything that nourishes your body and soul.

Golden Mylk

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These cold and dry winter months can take a toll on your body, skin and mental health. You need to create nourishing rituals that will soothe and replenish you. This immunity boosting tonic is the perfect night cap to your day.
 
Golden mylk is an Ayurvedic inspired nighttime elixir. It is packed with antioxidants and has antiviral properties to soothe sore throats and ward off colds which is vital this time of year. It is anti-inflammatory, helping to relieve muscle aches and joint pains. It’s also delightfully creamy and delicious, firing off those mood-boosting endorphins, preparing you for a deep and rejuvenating sleep.
 
 
 
 
What you will need:

  • 2 cups almond, coconut or another milk of your choice (we like to use our Mad Mylk, it’s rich, creamy and loaded with superfoods)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon raw local honey or maple syrup

 
Place milk in a small saucepan and heat on medium. Add spices and stir. Remove from heat and add honey or maple syrup to taste. Savor while warm!