My travel must haves:
I always pack my diffuser in my luggage too. It may seem a little over the top but the few times I didn’t bring it, I missed it big time! If you have Young Living’s dewdrop diffuser you can roll up the plug & tuck it into the base. It’s super sturdy and I just pack it between my clothes.
As the saying goes..."you cannot pour from an empty cup". Join us for a unique retreat that addresses mind, body, & spirit in the fullest way...we will even address the clutter in your home. Let's face it, clutter affects our spirit when we have a cluttered house full of stuff that is not sparking joy. Then that physical clutter pours over into every other aspect of our lives. Including the food choices we pick for our bodies and the chemicals we allow into our home. Learn effective new ways to detox, renew and reset! Join us in the beautiful, newly remodeled Casa De Luz retreat spaces for a wonderful afternoon that will leave you ready to fulfill your ideal lifestyle in 2019!
A half-day women’s holistic wellness retreat designed to help you live your best life from the inside out with 4 workshops:
Optimizing Wellness with Radhika: Regain vibrant health in the new year
Learn how to implement simple tools and wellness strategies that will help you :
Essential Oils and Toxin-Free Living
Lisa will share the benefits and properties of various essential oils and explain how they naturally support your body systems vs. creating toxicity. Learn how to keep toxic chemicals out of your home and body and transform your environment into a relaxing spa-like atmosphere. Then she will lead a simple DIY workshop for a toxin-reducing bath soak you can take home with you to get a head start on your new go-to self-care ritual!
KonMari for a Clutter-Free Home Sanctuary
Erin will teach you how to transform your cluttered space into a spacious home sanctuary filled with joy. By letting go of the physical clutter that's no longer serving us, we process unhealthy attachments to the past, tune into what brings us joy, get to know ourselves more intimately, and anchor more deeply into the present moment.
Intuitive Vision Boards
In this final workshop, attendees will be guided by their intuition to create their own unique vision board to inspire them to pursue their ideal lifestyle in 2019,
About out the presenters:
Radhika M., Holistic Prana Radhika is a former executive turned health and lifestyle coach. She is a certified Health coach, Bulletproof™Coach, Certified Human potential coach and trained yoga teacher. She works with busy professionals to enhance their energy, improve mental performance and upgrade their lives - mind-body-energy. Her unique lifestyle formula empowers her clients to deeply connect with their cravings, desires, and inner truth so that they achieve the whole self-upgrade they’ re after.
Lisa Embree, Common Sense Corner for Vibrant Living Lisa embarked on her wellness journey several years ago after suffering from typical middle age ailments. Shingles was her last straw and she started to dig a little deeper. Although Lisa has always been a bit of a “tree-hugger” she had many more toxins to dump. She is a reformed candle freak and now exclusively uses Young Living Essential oils to cultivate a zen atmosphere in her sacred space! Lisa is passionate about sharing with others how thy can make healthier choices for themselves, their families, pets, and the environment.
Erin Mursch, Organized for Good Erin combines her passion for order with a mission to protect our one and only planet in her work as a professional organizer and one of Marie Kondo's trained home tidying consultants. Since 2014 she has been helping Austinites conquer their chaos by organizing homes and small businesses, and in 2016 Organized for Good was born to help turn "one's trash into another's treasure" through partnerships with local non-profits and a commitment to divert as much junk from landfills as possible.
Last weekend I was at a Women's Wellness Retreat at the beautiful Retreat At Balcones Springs to teach an essential oil workshop to over 30 awesome ladies. This was a mother/daughter version and I knew there might be some younger girls attending so I thought I would make the class a little more interactive and fun so I immediately thought about doing a sugar scrub. My girls and I have made a few scrubs before but it had been awhile and I really wanted to find one I could do a bulk version and then have some individual options so they could add their personal touch because after all isn't that why we do a DIY?! Not to mention you can pick your own quality ingredients and leave out all the chemical yuk!
I'm always excited and honored to get a chance to go out to The Retreat at Balcones Springs because it is such a beautiful setting and experience. The retreat coordinators & staff are always amazing, the ladies who attend the retreats are awesome and there are always dogs & donkeys running around! It's truly a magical place. Be sure to check it out!
In preparation for the event I looked at a ton of recipes and I decided my favorite ones had about a 2:1 ratio of sugar to “fatty oil” base. Then everything else is just a bonus! For our base we used Nutiva Refined Coconut Oil & Costco (Kirkland) Organic sugar. Thank you Costco for the quality products at value prices! Be sure to use refined coconut oil if you don't like the smell of coconut oil. Unrefined has the coconut smell which I actually like but some folks think it is too strong. There are many great choices for the oil base like avocado oil, grapeseed oil, etc but the coconut oil worked great and is typically a little less expensive especially if you are making a huge batch.
💚 1/2 cup sugar to 1/4 cup of coconut oil for two 4 oz jars
💚 3 cups sugar to 1 1/2 cups coconut oil for 12 small jars. We mixed enough for 10-12 jars at a time because we had 3 sessions but you could probably mix enough "base" for about 24 jars. Much more than that might be difficult to mix but use your own judgment based on the size of your bowl and your "cooking"/mixing skills.
Cedar Fever 2017
Cedar is one of Austin's most irritating allergens, and the 2017 cedar season could possibly be the worst we’ve seen in 10 years due to the recent drought and the increased rain over the past two years.
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