Where we live is truly a sacred space. It isn’t just a place to eat, sleep, shower and get dressed. It is where we recharge after a long day and is a place where we should be able to relax, rejuvenate, have insights and also create beautiful memories. I believe what makes a home feel good is to come inside and see beauty in the things that you love, as well as a home that is clutter-free and most importantly for myself – my aromatherapy burner is always on!
I think the biggest step in creating a sacred space is to get rid of things that you don’t “light up” with excitement when you see it. When first beginning the minimalist lifestyle, de-clutter any unnecessary furniture which will invariably create more open space and of course open space allows energy to flow through effortlessly creating good chi. And try to incorporate the use of Feng Shui principles to organize the remaining furniture. And most importantly, take the time to release unloved decor, duplicate items, old photos, and anything that you do not use daily or monthly. The key to creating beauty at home is to de-clutter absolutely everything which is not beautiful to your eye. Give it your best shot to be discerning and ruthless with this process.
And, while your in the midst of de-cluttering, have your aroma diffuser simmering – and I suggest “Aphrodite delight” (bergamot, cinnamon, mandarin, and neroli). A sweet synergy that adds a little harmony to the home!
I feel like a kid in a candy store, really. Like the feeling I get when I see new mica colors! I am excited to have this new communication route and there are so many things to address and topics on which one can elaborate, however, I know exactly what I wish to share with you all first.
When I was a young girl, from the age of 7 to 17, I lived on a farm in the valley. My mother was a cosmetician and she would bring home samples from the store which she had received from the cosmetic companies. Upon receiving these small containers of creams in a shade of pink or blue, and creamy eye shadows with sheen, along with other beauty treats, I often pondered what were ‘they really made of’? Where were they made? These questions percolated within. Meanwhile, I noticed the lady next door as she picked stinging nettles and dandelions to create a natural brew or remedy of some sort. I was intrigued.
As I entered my late twenties, I wanted to understand more about what I was putting on my skin (and also, what I was putting down my drain). I began studying the ingredients of skin care products in earnest. This led to some surprising (and many disappointing) discoveries. The ‘natural’ products I had been paying handsomely for were not at all what they claimed to be.
I wanted answers, and continued researching cosmetics ingredients and production of skin and hair care products. I believed there must be a better way. I eventually found suppliers of plant-based, organic cosmetics ingredients and began developing my own concoctions. In my products such as creams, toners, and soaps, I would always include the healing properties of essential oils – and using my personal favourite scents; patchouli, tangerine, lavender, and neroli. I found this passion of mine needed to be shared – and I began teaching natural skincare classes in 1998. Today, I now offer fifteen workshops, including “Mineral Make-up” and I carry over 50 body care items. And so the story goes……
The intention of this blog is to open a channel through which I can share valuable information, accumulated knowledge and obtain feedback. I want you to be part of the continual growth of Scentimental Creations and Me Cosmetics!