The Equinox signals the shift in seasons as Winter Surrenders to Spring. The earth begins to bloom once again, while the sun regains its power. It's a time to take pause and reflect, and from that inwards state of being, consciously decide how to move forward and create boundaries around what comes with us. Clear the clutter — physical and emotional, and sow only seeds of what you want coming to fruition.
Equinox blessings to you all.
New // Sunshine — a seasonal release body blend that calls upon the vibrant citrus of Yuzu, Lemon, Lime, and Bergamot, Everlasting flowers, the resin of Frankincense, and the twigs, leaves + flowering blossoms from the Bitter Orange tree — Petitgrain sur Fleurs. All infused in a nutrient-rich blend of organic pressed plant oils. This is liquid sunshine in a bottle.
Light is another blend for these times we find ourselves in. Deeply grounding, yet with an uplifting aroma for those who prefer that brightness and vibrancy to a blend while still needing an anchor point. We give thanks to Wild Cedarwood, Neroli blossoms, Sweet Orange, the sharp citrus notes of Yuzu + Bergamot, and the powerful breath ally — Frankincense.
Or perhaps something else is calling. Rose, Black Pepper, and Patchouli. Blue Tansy, Rose Geranium, and Bergamot. Vetiver root, Sandalwood, and Vanilla bourbon ... there's no limit to creation here. Let's work together to create something uniquely you, through my Bespoke offerings.
"Maybe you have a specific therapeutic requirement, a skin health concern, or preference towards a particular aromatic profile. Maybe the original formula has a known allergy you want to avoid or perhaps you just like the idea of something being made intentionally with you in mind. Whatever the reason, with a studio filled with over a hundred natural plant oils and extracts, I'll combine my expertise as a Facialist and Aromatologist to create something special to suit your needs."
The sliding scale payment model is still being offered on all Facial Serums (and now including Bespoke), where you choose what feels most in reach for you at this time. You'll also find this payment model on both the Botanical-11 Oil Cleanse and the Bespoke cleansing option.
With much excitement we released dates for our second retreat — a journey back to the self, and already have 9 beautiful beings joining us at Maruia River Retreat in March 2021. We still have one studio villa left which you can share with a friend or book entirely for yourself. Plus we also have someone looking to share a villa, so if pricing is the only factor that's been holding you back please reach out to chat about this as we'd love to have you join us.
A journey back to the Self
Join us on a deeply restorative journey over 4 days and 3 nights at Maruia River Retreat — a luxurious and intimate space nestled alongside the clear flowing waters of the Maruia river and anchored by the grounding energy of the Beechwood forest.
Visualise your mornings opening to birdsong and mindful movement, with days flowing gently and intuitively from there. Nature walks, river swims, and guided meditation. Natural hot springs, relaxing sauna, and restorative massage. Nourishing food, soul connection, and storytelling. Moments of expansiveness weaved through pockets of stillness, taking in as much (or as little) as you want along the way.
Guided by our intention of holding this retreat, we'll explore our inner terrain through the insights that are mirrored back to us through mother nature herself, initiating the move towards a more harmonious state of being. Honouring your own innate awareness of what it is you need in the moment, this is an opportunity to truly relax and reset.
This is a journey back to the Self.
Numbers for this retreat will be kept intimate (a maximum of 12 people) allowing individual attention while embracing the collective energy that occurs when a group gathers. If these words awaken something within, we would love to have you join us.
We'll walk to where the water kisses the land, and like the river, flow.
"Breathe your biome. What does that mean?
Trust your macro ecosystem in the natural world – the woods, the mountains, the waterfalls, the jungles, the oceans – to deliver through your breath, touch, and ingestion of diverse micro-ecosystems, a strengthening of your immune system and overall landscape of your health.
We are not separate from the natural world around us, and sometimes it takes a concerted effort to remind ourselves of this fact." — Dr Zach Bush
I wish you all a calm and clear Spring season ahead, and remember — like the Wildflower, you are powerful beyond words x
... and let me share the magic of plants with you x