Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Brigitte Tohm
As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, let’s remember to show ourselves some extra gratitude. Life becomes hectic with family members in town, pies to bake, and not to mention Christmas gifts to start purchasing. For me this year, I’m making a conscious effort to slow down and be present this week, and hopefully throughout the remaining year. Below are 25 ideas to say thank-you to yourself. And remember, there are no rules to this list, so spread the thankfulness and share an activity or two with a friend or family member.
We are absolutely thrilled to be teaming up with our friends at Bramble Berry to offer a very special giveaway for YOU! We’ve created a gift pack featuring a variety of DIY wellness gifts you will love. Now through December 9th, you can enter for your chance to win one of five bath and body-inspired bundles!
Give yourself the gift of self-care this season with our Winter 2020 issue! Featuring over 70 unique recipes, uses, and beautiful packaging ideas for homemade bath and body products, we are sure you will love the festive projects in this edition. Nourish your skin with winter woodland body butter, add peppermint sugar scrub to your spa routine, and so much more!
Words: Danielle Williams
Here in Southern California, autumn weather often doesn’t start until closer to the holidays. Those who don’t live in this locale tend to idolize the idyllic image of a never-ending summer, but some of us crave the moment when the weather finally starts to cool. A few of my colleagues— myself included — prefer this time of year when the weather dips in temperature. Regardless of the outside climate, it’s simple to bring coziness indoors with an essential oil diffuser. Our friend Kaetlyn Kennedy shared eight essential oil blends with us in our Autumn 2019 Issue, and below I’m giving you a peek at four of her blends to encourage the season of cozy. To see more, check out the issue or follow along with Kaetlyn on Instagram(@girlincalico).
Words: Militza Maury
This recipe was originally featured in Willow and Sage Winter 2018, contributed by Militza Maury.
This is my go-to recipe any time my skin feels off-balance. Apple cider vinegar has so many benefits, from clearing breakouts to soothing sunburns. It’s a balancer that brings calm and peace to your skin. Sometimes irritants in soaps or shampoo can destroy our skin’s mantle, causing it to go into extremes: too oily, too dry or red and irritated. Vinegar comes in and restores our pH back to its happy, natural state. And it doesn’t just stop there. The natural acids gently exfoliate your skin and unclog pores so your skin is brighter and more refreshed!