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Easy Stress Reliever! Try a Salt, Lavender and Argan Oil Healing Bath

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While you can’t be relaxed in every moment, employing stress-releasing rituals to create balance and harmony is a must. It’s important to keep daily stress to a minimum or else it can turn into a more serious illness. One of the easiest and most relaxing ways to release stress is to take a healing salt bath.

Remember how you felt the last time you took a swim in the ocean? Most likely, you felt both refreshed and exhilarated. You can simulate the experience and cleanse yourself at the same time by taking a few baths every week.

A bath is a great transition ritual after coming home from work to relax into your evening. You only need three natural ingredients for a quick stress release and an energetic pick-me up. If you’ve been upset by a person or situation, feel nervous about a present problem or anticipating a future decision, you can take this time in a bath to meditate, listen to spiritual music, do a healing visualization, or read the gratitude prayer below.

Ingredients

Salt. For centuries, sea salt has been used for cleansing and it’s one of the best remedies for clearing unhealthy energy, both physically and emotionally. Different from Epsom salt (which is great for sore muscles), sea salt disintegrates dirty energy. Dirty energy is associated with stress, pain, anger, fear and negative emotions. You can buy bulk sea salt online, get it from a local grocery store, or (when in a pinch) use regular table salt from your pantry.

Lavender essential oil. Lavender is one of the best remedies for clearing emotional upset. The color vibration of lavender lessens the emotional charge and relaxes the nervous system. The aromatherapy benefits of lavender have also been shown to relieve tension. In fact, the University of Maryland Medical Center states “research has confirmed that lavender produces slight calming, soothing, and sedative effects when its scent is inhaled.”

Organic argan oil. 100% pure organic argan oil from Morocco is extremely healing and infuses the skin with loads of anti-oxidants, protecting it from unhealthy free radicals. The skin is the largest organ in your body and when you are relaxing in a warm bath, your skin easily absorbs the vitamins, nutrients and essential fatty acids in the argan oil. It will also soften and moisturize every inch of your body, hair and scalp. You can apply it after the bath for extra hydration as well. (Click here for 10 ways to use Argan oil in your daily beauty routine.)

 

Directions for your healing salt bath:

1. Draw a warm bath and put two to three cups of sea salt in the water.

2. Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil.

3. Add a dropper full of pure, organic argan oil.

4. Relax in the salt bath for at least 20 minutes.

5. Make sure that the majority of your body is covered with the salt water at some point during bathing.

6. Visualize healing white light filling your entire body. Imagine that the light is flushing all physical, emotional, and mental stress out of your hands and feet and being disintegrated immediately.

7. Bonus prayer: To go the extra mile in self-care, you can say a prayer for whole body blessings while you bathe. Print and laminate it. It’s a wonderful way to get in a state of gratitude for your beautiful body and invoke blessings for well-being.

Salt baths are an easy, go-to stress reliever. They’re one of the most enjoyable ways to enhance your quality of life. Soak your stress away.

Alicia Keys: Make-Up Free and Liberated!

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We want to congratulate Alicia Keys for her liberating decision to stop wearing make-up! She wrote about her struggles and stress for having to look a certain way in public in this great article for Lenny. The first time she was make-up free for a photo shoot she said “I swear it is the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful that I have ever felt.” We love her final thought and hope it will begin the shift of consciousness that will emanate out to all women.

“I don’t want to cover up anymore,” Alicia wrote in Lenny. “Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.”

Sounds good to us! Let’s let our natural beauty, love and brilliant ideas shine out for all to see.

Organic Argan Oil for Breast Cancer Radiation

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For women going through radiation due to breast cancer, Zweena’s Pure Argan Oil will work wonders in keeping the delicate skin moist and supple. We recommend gently massaging it into the affected area 2x/day for at least five minutes each time so the oil has a chance to penetrate the deeper layers of skin.

Also, you can take a warm bath and add a dropper full of Argan Oil before your night time oil treatment. The warm water will help your pores open up. Be very gentle and of course, you can also use radiation lotions recommended by your doctors but the Argan Oil will really help to heal the skin from all the redness. It may also stop the skin from peeling and blistering. Use it from the very beginning of treatment through 3-4 weeks after it ends.

You will be amazed at how supple and healthy your skin will be. One more tip… as you are massaging the oil in, speak words of love and caring to your whole body. It’s important to give yourself as much TLC as you can during the treatement and after.

Sending healing energy your way Zweena (beautiful) ones!

Beautiful Body Gratitude Prayer

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A Prayer for Whole Body Blessings 

We love this prayer of self-love by Laura Vesta. We recommend you look in the mirror and say it every day! Feel free make it your own.

Mother Goddess who I love,

Creator, Universal One

(insert your beloved life force name here),

I call upon you in gratitude for this life and

all its beauties. I call on my ancestors,

my guardians and guides in the spirit of blessing,

of joy and remembrance for all that has come before.

I offer my heart in blessings and ask for your blessing in return.

 

Bless my eyes that I may see the wonder of the present.

Bless my lips that I may form words of love and reverence.

Bless my tongue that I may taste variety and be fully fed.

Bless my nose that I may recall the depth of the senses.

Bless my neck and shoulders, that they may carry my chosen weight.

Bless my arms that I may fully embrace the YES with love.

Bless my breasts that I may give and receive nourishment.

Bless my systems within, breath and pulse, miracles all.

Bless my belly that I may realize fulfillment.

Bless my sidewaists that make stretching into joy.

Bless my hips and pelvis, generous gravity, container of the holy womb.

Bless my womb and ovaries, gestation home, creative seeds.

Bless my ass that I may remember when to sit, when to jump.

Bless my vagina, her wisdom and her pleasure.

Bless my legs and feet, the journey is their strength.

Bless my hands, the channel for my art.

Bless my head, my brain, my mind and spirit.

 

Bless all that made way for this body and this life, right now.

May I go forward in beauty, whole and wholly loved.

From The Moon Divas Guidebook by Lara Vesta

 

Anti-Aging Face and Body Massage with Argan Oil

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It’s essential to practice daily self-care rituals to stay healthy, happy and balanced in our lives.

 

Body Massage

Ayurveda, a 5,000 year-old system of natural healing from India, promotes daily self massage called Abhyanga to maintain good health. It connects you to your femininity and offers the healing power of touch. During this type of massage, you anoint and massage your body with warm botanical oils. You can use sesame oil as your base oil and add a dropper full of organic Pure Argan Oil for ultra-nourishing moisture.

Some benefits of Self-Abhyanga:

  • Releases physical stress
  • Nourishes skin with moisture
  • Boosts immune system
  • Circulates lymph
  • Stimulates internal organs
  • Benefits sleep patterns

Here’s a video showing how to give a self-Abhyanga massage. Doing this once a week would be a wonderful gift of self-care.

Face Massage

As you continue your self-care, you can massage your face with Pure Argan Oil or Argan Rose Face Serum to slow the aging process. Pure organic argan oil from Morocco is full of anti-oxidants with over 80% essential fatty acids that nourish, heal and protect the skin. Anti-oxidants fight free radicals which slow down pre-mature aging from the sun.

Here’s a great facial massage video by Lisa Gusto. It’s a perfect nightly anti-aging ritual.