As we continue our discussion of essential oils and aromatherapy, it is the fragrance composition of an essential oil that determines its therapeutic nature affecting; the skin/ body systems when applied topically and our moods and emotions when inhaled through the nose.
Essential oils are antiseptic, antiviral and/or antibacterial, the degree depends on the qualities contained in the oil itself.
We’re delighted to introduce you to Judith White, an incredible resource and truly definitive woman in the world of Aromatherapy and certified organic products. Judith will be joining the Spread the Light family to share her knowledge on organic topics. We hope you will join us for her first series, on a topic about one of the defining ingredients in many KORA Organics products, luxurious Essential Oils.
I believe the eyes are the highlight of any face.
To me, the color doesn’t matter so much… it’s what the eyes reveal about one’s state of being that I believe makes them attractive (or sometimes, not so attractive) to others.
Miranda Kerr Everyday Must-Have-In-Your-Purse Items
My friend Miranda has taught me many things. One of those is that beautiful skin isn’t just about the skin on your face… it’s about the skin over your entire body, and keeping it all healthy and moisturised is an all-day task, every day.
This doesn’t make it an arduous task though. In fact, it’s quite the opposite: Taking care of your skin is a beautiful, sensual experience of self-love, and of loving and caring for your body.
I’m often asked how I incorporate my favourite KORA Organics products into my morning beauty routine. I usually have very little time in the mornings, especially with a toddler, so with these simple skin and beauty steps I can get out the door in 15 minutes.
Skincare isn’t just about the products you apply, so I have also shared some other steps that my skin really benefits from, and I recommend you try them too.
When I was in my early twenties I was broke. Like many young people, I had just graduated from college with a lot of debt and taken a job with great opportunity for advancement but not a lot of pay.
I found I didn’t have a lot of spare cash for entertainment and so I needed an inexpensive hobby. This was when I started surfing. I bought a great used surfboard and got up early most mornings for 6 am roll call at the beach, and took off a lot a lunch to surf as well (this was the early 2000’s, I worked in a software development company in Santa Barbara, and taking a “surf lunch” was not unusual. Neither was it weird for me to bring my surfboard into the office! Ah, the good ol’ days).
Becoming a mother changed my life. I would never, ever choose to go back to the time before my daughters were born, or before I was fortunate enough to become a stepmother to my wonderful stepson, as these children are the greatest blessings I have ever experienced. I admit though that even with my little darlings there are challenging moments from time to time, and as a mother I have been called upon to truly develop patience in a way I never had to before.
A key message from Miranda’s new book Empower Yourself is that we each need to recognize and appreciate our uniqueness. In my experience, I have often had reason to recognize the unique contributions of each player on my team, and it’s always more than just their basic skill set that people contribute. People also contribute unique perspectives, humor, and creative ideas. Sometimes this causes tension, but I have learned that under the tension there is usually commitment and caring. The trick is to keep moving the energy back into positive flow.
Work, friends, family, personal time—I have a very full schedule. Children, friends, parents, siblings, neighbors, colleagues and pets—there are so many beings who need my attention at any given time. I have found to my regret at times that I allowed myself to get out of balance by focusing too much on one area and ignoring the others, and that always has negative repercussions.
There are certain tools I have acquired that have helped me on my path to success more than others, and two of those are positive affirmations and prayer. I often look for my inspiration to the Founder and Managing Director of KORA Organics (and one of my dearest friends), who has traveled around the world as a model, commercial spokesperson, author, and advocate for numerous causes involving animals, the environment, and children. Miranda often says that she couldn’t have done any of this without genuine self-worth and personal power, and she has built that through the use of daily affirmations and prayer.