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Summer Worship: Slow Beauty Rituals To Help You Relish The Golden Days of Summer

Be mindful to stop and face the sun.
Take a lover that you can dance with arm in arm.
Run to feel the rain on your skin,
let it dissolve like a blissful sin.
Float on the salty sea of calm,
shed winter’s dead skin,
then heal it with nature’s balm.

Summer ceremonies wake up the spirit, and allow it to run free until the sleepiness of autumn. This is your time to bathe in the sea, under the sun, and in the wilderness of the forest – then come home to a soothing self-care ritual. Play with your six senses by incorporating scent therapy, hydrotherapy, dry brushing, and massage into your every day routine. With the right tools in hand, smooth summer skin, and a relaxed mind, is never out of reach.

3rd Ritual SUN Body Gel

SUN is an ironic name for this product, because it makes us feel cool in all the best ways. We made it an essential part of our apothecary tool kit, bringing it with us on road and plane trips. The tingling sensation and invigorating scent makes it a welcomed summer skin partner. Dreamed up by an aromatherapist and meditation teacher, Jenn Tardif, 3rd Ritual products are intentional in all the best ways. SUN is a luxurious gel that uses plant-based ingredients, like aloe vera and mango seed butter, in combination with eucalyptus, mint leaf, and ginger. If you enjoy a tingling sensation, revitalizing scents, get motion sickness, have allergies, or sore muscles, this body gel is for you.

How To Use

Trust us when we tell you that taking deep inhales of this one-of-kind scent is a sensational experience. It is scent therapy in a tube. To revive the senses, fix mid-afternoon fatigue, or soothe your sinuses, apply to your hands, cup them over your nose, and take deep breaths. To comfort sore muscles, sun-kisses skin, or motion sickness, apply to the area that needs it the most. The cool-to-warm sensation increases blood flow, keep you alert and ready for your next summer activity. Keep it close by and apply to an area that needs attention.

Pursoma Tubmarine Seaweed Bath

Bath aficionados only! The dog days of summer require that you stay in, and sweat it out in a bath instead. Our goal is to make everyone into a bath convert, and there is no better way to do that than with the right tools in hand. Pursoma is a well-known at-home spa brand, with a wellness philosophy that aligns closely with our own. When seeking a wellness product, pay attention to how the brand sources their ingredients, treats their employees, and make sure your beliefs match up with theirs. What you bring into your self-care ceremony matters.

How To Use

This is no mere bath experience. The Submarine Deep-Dive Detox Treatment is both invigorating and calming. It strikes the perfect balance with ingredients like eucalyptus, ginger and peppermint, plus minerals and antioxidants like French green clay and organic seaweeds.

Before you run this hot bath, make sure to keep a cool glass of water near by, unplug from technology, and have a comfortable space for an after-bath sweat session and relaxation. Hot water will help soften the pores, and as you sweat it out, breathe in the lively aromas allowing your mind to wander. Continue the detox afterwards by sitting comfortably or laying down under a blanket. Ignore all screens. We often think of our self-care rituals as resets back to our factory setting. The more we practice, the more desirable the outcome. Perspiration and rest are the key here.

Gilded Body Black Flower Marble Body Brush

Gilded Body focuses on bringing us luxury skincare essentials for the whole body. Tapping into ancient restorative practices Gilded Body has managed to create the ultimate dry brushing experience. The brushing of skin can be traced back to many civilizations, but the true art of dry brushing and massage likely came from India. This ritual allows you to tap into the power of touch. Besides dry brushing being good for your skin, it engages the nervous system.

Gilded Body’s marble brushes are made from firm sisal bristles – a sustainable, cruelty-free natural fiber derived from the Agave sisalana plant. The brush is assembled by hand and its quality will allow you to enjoy it for years to come. The brand stands by their quality and purchasing this brush includes an annual complimentary brush refresh to replace any bristles that may have shed during use.

How To Use

The Gilded Body dry brushing experience allows you to relax because it uses an exact grip, easy gliding, and quality you can count on. Dry brushing is best done right before you shower. To use start from your feet and make your way up towards the neck. Use gentle, but energizing, strokes or circular motions in order to increase blood circulation and help promote lymph flow, paying extra attention to particularly dry areas of the skin. Avoid this ritual if you suffer from eczema or psoriasis.

After you shower, follow up with a gentle body gel or body oil to help replenish, and lock in, moisture. Do this as soon as you get out when your skin is still slightly damp. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association: “Applying moisturizer after a bath is absolutely key because it provides an artificial barrier that can help prevent water loss and also keep out agents bacteria, viruses, and irritants that we don’t want to get into the skin.

Omorovicza Firming Body Oil

Bring the Hungarian spa home with Omorovicza. The impressive line from Budapest has plenty to offer for your summer worship, but if your priority is to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and gain smooth skin, try their Firming Body Oil. As we always say, spa skincare is the most effective, and Omorovicza is no different. Body oils are a good way to deeply nourish and hydrate thirsty skin, reduce premature crepiness, and provide a healthy looking glow.

How To Use

Dry brushing is one of the best ways to get your skin in its best summer shape. See above. Omorovicza’s award-winning Firming Body Oil makes a lovely partner to your dry brushing. This oil is a treat to use because it smells like the spa. In order to get the most out of the product, massage it into desired areas, using circular motions, and as soon as you get out of the shower. Honor yourself for a few minutes with a self-massage or have your partner massage the oil in for you. Massage improves circulation, improves organ function, prevents injuries and helps quality of sleep.

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