Tips and tricks for natural body care
Whether you are packing for an island adventure, a weekend camping trip or a five star hotel, the general trend for summer is:
Travel more. Sleep less. Keep beauty basic.
COOLA Cucumber Face SPF 30 Matte Finish is no fair weather friend. Lightweight, TSA-approved, and water resistant up to 40 minutes, it comes with me on the most trying adventures! Rose hip seed oil, vitamin C, omega 3 and gamma linolenic acid improve elasticity and make this formula one of my favorite easy-to-wear and -pack, natural facial sunscreens.
Neal’s Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm is equally at home at a five-star hotel as it is in a tent. This shape-shifting, nourishing balm is an all-in-one makeup remover, dry skin mask, gentle exfoliant and cuticle rescue cream. It contains rosa canina fruit oil, shea butter, beeswax, cannabis sativa seed oil, borage and boswellia oil. And its sturdy packaging—a thick, reusable cobalt glass jar—means you can knock it around some without fear of breakage.
Kypris Moonlight Catalyst is like a cooling, hydrating magickal dew. Created with organic, wildcrafted and sustainably-sourced plants, it enhances and refines the complexion while you sleep! Stellar ingredients, such as fermented pumpkin enzymes, gently exfoliate and reduce the effects of an inflammatory-inducing lifestyle (sun, iced mocha lattes, wine). Hawaiian sea algae deeply hydrates, extracts of rose hip and sea buckthorn oil deliver essential fatty acids (EFAs) and phytonutrients.
It comes in a reusable lapis blue dropper bottle with artwork so pretty it reminds me of ancient castles. “Some things are best done under the moon & stars.” Note: This product is only to be used at night.
Shar Veda, Southern Oregon’s Premier Alternative Therapist, offers deep healing through loving touch and compassionate counsel. She is an Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor & Health Educator, yoga therapist and herbalist. Shar has been blessed to study with leading teachers in Ayurveda, Yoga, and herbalism for 20 years. However, it was her adopted grandma, Doe (English-American and Blackfoot Native), who instilled within her profound appreciation for the supreme power of loving touch, healing arts, and world family. Visit her website for a video, full bio, and photos or find her on Facebook and Instagram!