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DIY #SelfCareSunday

My Beautiful Light...

I hope this week has been just as beautiful as you are. To get you through the next week, here's a #SelfCareSunday tip that I like to use.

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Baths are one of my favorite free self-care things to do. They can be relaxing and calming, especially after a long day. I have always looked at baths as a way to renew myself and release my problems. I make every bathtime special by having my favorite candles, music, and maybe even a glass of wine. This week I decided to take time and create something to enhance my baths. 

 

Baths are my greatest form of self-care and where my best ideas come to light. It’s also where I lay my burdens down and release my pain. It cleanses my spirit and renews my soul. Every..single...time.

I have an auto-immune skin disease so taking baths is soothing to my skin. I usually add lavender, coconut oil, and Epsom salt. It's always soothing but I felt like there had to be a way to combine these things into a bath melt. I headed to my favorite app, Pinterest, to find out if this was indeed a thing...IT WAS. So I took to being a DIYer again and made my own. 

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I got my ingredients together (most I already had or ordered from Amazon. S/O to Prime)! It was super simple to make and has made bathtime that much easier. Pinterest had a slew of bath melt recipes and I plan on experimenting more.

Do you have any bathtime essentials? If so, comment below! I am always looking for ways to make my routine baths even better. 

It's really a  blessing how something as simple as a hot bath can relax the body,clear the mind, and calm the spirit. 

DIY #SelfCareSunday

My BEAUTIFUL Light...

I hope this week has been just as beautiful as you are. To get you through the next week, here's a #SelfCareSunday tip that I like to use.

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This week I decided to make my own rose water for the first time. I usually stay away from DIY projects because they never come out the "right" way but I took a chance. I saw a video a while ago where Princess Nokia, a rapper from NY, made her own rose water.  I remember watching that video and thinking "damn, that seems therapeutic". This same video appeared on my twitter feed this week and that was all the confirmation I needed. 

It was very easy to make. I will list the directions below. The entire process was beautiful from start to finish. With each Rose I said "thank you for your love, beauty, and compassion" and as I put them into the water I said it again. I wrote a small note, dressed it with Heart Chakra oil, and set the rose water out under the full moon (my own extraness). I also put a rose quartz on top of the container as it brewed naturally overnight. The next morning I bottled it in mason jars with a little Florida water, petals, and some more 'thank yous'. It was such a peaceful experience and might I add, it smells GREAT! 

Here is how I made it:

  1. Picked roses (I got mine from a local nursery)
  2. Boiled Water (I boiled filter water just to be on the safe side)
  3. Ripped them up and put them into a giant glass mason jar (it doubles as a sangria container ;-) )
  4. Poured the boiling water in
  5. Let it sit overnight 
  6. Next day -- strain it, 1/4 Florida Water and 3/4 Rose Water 

*you can store it in the fridge for a few months or so (according to Pinterest)

Let me know if you make it or if you have made your own version. I would love to know! I hope you take the time this week to make something that requires patience, love, and compassion. 

Gratefulness #SelfCareSunday

My BEAUTIFUL Light...

I hope this week has been just as beautiful as you are. To get you through the next week, here's a #SelfCareSunday tip that I like to use.

I am grateful for.... The cool air when I breathe in, Rose Water, my phone.

I am grateful for.... The cool air when I breathe in, Rose Water, my phone.

Being grateful can be difficult when times get hard or when you are just having a bad moment. To bring myself out of my own funk gently, I use a gratefulness journal. In this journal, I write 3 things I am grateful for. They can range from running water, my eyes or flamin' hot cheetos. I do this whenever I feel a little off or just as a reminder. Carry this notebook with you or use the notes section on your phone for convenience. 

Writing down what you're grateful for can bring things into perspective. It can elevate your mood. It can ground you. 
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