"We all have a Super Hero inside us" but sometimes that hero needs a bit of self care.
What exactly is self care? It's taking care of yourself. I find when I'm juggling home, family, job and now the fate of our country that "me" is the daily loser. When I get busy my yoga class and my daily recharge by the ocean dog walk are the first things to go. Next is eating good and good for me food.
I also have a low but constant level of anxiety that's hard to shake. Sh*t just keeps happening and it's hard to unplug. So much has happened in the past months that I forget about events, comments and laws that outraged me. Some new crisis overtakes the news, freaks me out and makes it hard for me to balance myself.
Here are some easy tips to help you take care of yourself so you can care for others and our country.
Sleep- routines can help, unplug electronics, try a few yoga stretches, brew a pot of herbal tea, read a bit of a book. One routine I love at night is massaging our Bring on the Z balm to the bottom of my feet once I'm in bed for good. It helps the essential oils get into your bloodstream and everyone's feet need a bit of love.
Unplug from the news- it's hard I know but try your best. Find a series on Netflix for some bing watching to help get some news relief.
Cook and tidy the house- making good healthy food and clearing away the clutter can help calm your mind and use up some of that nervous energy.
Get outside- this is so important, we need sunshine and nature to stay grounded.
Exercise- getting your body moving helps clear out the mental cobwebs.
Talk to folks and smile and strangers. We all need to feel connected.
We put together a "Self Care in the Age of Anxiety" kit filled with good for you products to help you de-stress and recharge. We have a special price for purchasing two, one for you and one for a fellow sister.
The kit contains-
"Girl Hold My Earrings" sticker
Sample Pack of Shower Shots- aromatherapy right in the shower and a scent for every mood.
#resist creme- #racism, #resist sexism, #resist wrinkles.
Be Kind Lip Treatment- because our words matter.
Too Much Botanical Oils- a bit of calm in our hectic world.
Hot and Healing Balm- after hitting the streets give your feet a treat.
On my bucket list is a trip to Ireland. Sadly Ireland is not on my calendar. The next best thing is to treat myself to a seaweed spa day right at home. It takes a bit of time, planning and bathroom cleaning- but I'm worth it and so are you! Give yourself the gift of you.
The winter solstice is fast approaching, many of us have had our first snowfall and with all the cheerful twinkle lights it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We have lots of sustainable gifts and stocking stuffers for family and friends. Our holiday gift guide has suggestions for all the unique personalities in your life.
The Bearded Guy-a beard is a gift you give your face
Give some beard love this holiday season with our Beard and Scalp Oil.
The Comedian- laugh and the world laughs with you
Give the power of seaweed with a bar of Weed n' Shrooms soap or Seaweed it’s Legal Canva Bag
The Bathing Beauty- happiness is taking a long bath
Make every bath extra special with our Hot Island Bath Tea or Bath Effervescents.
The Stressed Mom- stressed is dessert spelt backwards
When mom has had too much it's our botanical perfumes to the rescue.
The Tattoo Artist- it's always a good day for a tattoo
Keep skin art looking good with our all natural, chemical free soothing Tattoo Butter.
The Vegan- be kind to every kind
Pure and natural vegan butter.
The Gardner- to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow
Give the gift of flowers and soft skin with our gentle Gardeners Scrub.
Sleeping Beauty- prioritizing good sleep is good self love
Bring on the Zzzz's with our balm or roll on.
And finally the stockings were hung by the fire with care
Place our shower shots on the floor of your shower and let the fun begin. Aromatherapy for every mood.
We are skincare chefs at Dulse & Rugosa. We enjoy food- eating and cooking so making handcrafted skincare is a natural transition. For nourishing and hydrating your skin we make both butters and oils. What's the difference?
Butters are whipped and similar to a lovely butter creme frosting on top of a luscious cake.
Body oils are blended and compare to a well crafted salad dressing. Especially if your summers are hot and muggy or while traveling botanical oils are perfect. Why? They don't melt. You can leave them in the car, pop them in a suitcase and keep you summer skin hydrated, moisturized while looking and feeling great.
Body oils are super easy to use. As with most natural skincare products they work best on slightly damp skin. Apply after your shower or bath and give about 5 minutes for the oil to be absorbed. Our Hydrating Body Oil is a careful blend of oils designed to be quickly absorbed into your skin with the added benefits of botanicals indigenous to the coast of Maine.
Our newest product our Face Serum is a fresh bouquet of flowers for your face. Designed for faces that need extra love by way of moisture it's very beneficial when used before bed. If water is one of the first ingredients listed on your current face creme you'll be pleasantly surprised by how little of our Face Serum you need to feel wonderful.
Adding botanical oils to your skincare routine won't just benefit your skin but also your overall well being. Our Hydrating Body Oil is a walk in Acadia National Park, with hand picked botanicals added to each bottle. Rose petals, chamomile and Irish Moss are simply lovely. Take a few extra moments to gently massage oils into your skin and enjoy a few moments of aromatherapy bliss. Sometimes in our busy, stressful lives we forget how beneficial it can be to our overall mental well being to do a small but significant act for ourselves. Make body oils a part of your summer skin care routine and enjoy some happy.