Clearing your space โ€ฆ

Today I woke up at 5:20 AM as most of you I am restless and canโ€™t seem to sleep ๐Ÿ˜ด in like I used to. Iโ€™m taking time this Labor Day to cook, cozy up to a few magazines and a good book ๐Ÿ“š and to clear my space.

Life has thrown so many curve balls at us and it is getting a bit tiring. Isnโ€™t it? I so miss the good old days.

A few things I like to do in my home and office/ beauty business to purify my space and protect it too.

Playing music ๐ŸŽถ really feeds the body,mind and spirit. I enjoy and have fallen in love โค๏ธ with the music ๐ŸŽต of George Skaroulis. My favorites are his Sanctuary and Sanctuary 2 CDโ€™s I also love David Youngโ€™s Bliss. These both are BEAUTIful music, calming and relaxing. You canโ€™t be in a bad mood anymore if you listen to them in your car or home or business.

Feed yourself with music. ๐ŸŽถ

Detoxify your space and your mind with a little meditation. ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ Affirm with positive mantras. Create your own personal mantra. Repeat over and over.

Stressful job, a toxic relationship and our lives now in general can affect our digestive tract and adrenal glands. I like to start my day with a simple drink.

After I wake up I pour myself a glass of room temperature water ๐Ÿ’ฆ. Not cold or iced. Flush out your body and quench your thirst with water every morning.

I also alternate between these two drinks. Long known as a healthy and most beneficial plant ๐ŸŒฑ I love to sip aloe juice. One small glass in the morning will do. It helps your body detox too. I also surround my space and desk area with a small aloe plant.

Great to drink, great to grow and great for skin issues like burns in the kitchen or bathroom too.

Another drink I do more often is warm water with lemon ๐Ÿ‹ and ginger. Great for the digestive tract and immune boosting too.

Burn some incense a bay leaf or sage. Or all three in a week. They all protect your space and you as well as purify the air of negative energy.

Incense is my state of mind!
Oranges ๐ŸŠ rule!

The Chinese believe that oranges bring you abundance and protection. Iโ€™ll never forget the scents and sights of Hong Kong where the sandalwood incense perfumed the air and smelled so amazing. I also saw oranges everywhere in businesses, at temples and on tables in the home. They believe having bowls of oranges ๐ŸŠ in your home for you, your family and guests to enjoy. And they brighten your kitchen as well as bring you abundance and protection!

Who doesnโ€™t want that?

So I hope you clear the air and clean your space with some of these small rituals I highly recommend.

Hope you have a beautiful end to your day wherever you live.

Yummy!

Yesterday I went grocery ๐Ÿ›’ shopping…we put it off and couldn’t wait any longer.

It it is a battleground out there for food and drink! I couldn’t find so many things and we paid a fortune for paper towels! $22.00 for six rolls ๐Ÿ’ด

I wanted coconut water ๐Ÿ’ฆ but could not find any. So, I decided to make it at home. I was craving all things coconut, like a coconut granola mix, coconut ๐Ÿฅฅ and aรงaรญ bowl and coconut water.

I also love the coconut chips from Trader Joe’s… they are delicious to snack on and remind me of my time spent in Hawaii.

I loved the quaint little stands in the roadside that sold them fresh and twisted from the

2 Teaspoons of Thai lite Coconut ๐Ÿฅฅ Milk

22 oz. of bottled water (Not tap)

A healthy DIY and hydration ritual you’ll so enjoy!

Add ice to a pretty tall glass of it and maybe float a cherry ๐Ÿ’ on top and enjoy!

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When life gives you lots of ๐Ÿ‹ lemons…

My husband bought me not one but two lemon trees ๐ŸŒณ a few months ago. I am enjoying my life with lemons so much! One tree is outside my business door and another is in my backyard.

So, I get creative and make things! 

I usually kill plants cause I work so much in and out of town. But I am on a roll with aloe plants and lemon trees. They are not only surviving they are thriving!!!food healthy nature water

 

 

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One of the things I have made is a Lemon Facial Toner.

If you want to make some for yourself or your clients here is a recipe.

What you will need is:

2 fresh lemons (lemon peels only)

1 cup of  bottled water

Place lemon peels in a pitcher. I prefer using a small glass one.

Add the water.

Cover and leave this mixture alone for at least 10 hours or overnight.

Strain the liquid through a coffee filter and pour into a clean and sterilized bottle. This refreshing toner will last up to two weeks.

 Apply to your face with a flat cotton pad round.

Don’t use on acne or rosacea. Just to be on the age side.

Next up…Sparkling lemon water!

You don’t need to buy the lemon flavored sparkling water. You simply need sparkling water ๐Ÿ’ฆ that you added lemon ๐Ÿ‹ slices too! So delightful and really quenches the thirst.

Serve in a wine goblet or antique shop glassware. Feel like royalty. My clients and family love this! And a fresh mint ๐Ÿƒ leaf for decor.

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Lemons are so detoxifying and great for your health.

Hot Tea with a lemon wedge

Nothing like hot tea ๐Ÿต with ๐Ÿ‹.

Now, traditionally I’m not talking Asian tea. I’m talking. Regular tea. And always served in a pretty cup.

Who doesn’t love ๐Ÿ’• to hear the sound of the saucer and cup clinking? Music ๐ŸŽถ to my ears! And makes people feel so special while sipping away.

I hope you enjoy ๐Ÿ˜Š and add some lemons ๐Ÿ‹ to your day!

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Refresh Yo’self this weekend!

Fri-YAY!  It is the start of the weekend. Time to refresh,renew and chill out. Serve this to your clients and let the smiles begin.

Back from Vegas and we really need this cool treat.

Enjoy making a minty ice cubes  D.I.Y. by filling a tray with small pieces of fresh mint.

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Serve yourself  in sparkling water or make this refreshing drink below.

What you will need:

1 cup of seedless watermelon slices

1/2 cup of Coconut water

A dash of fresh lime juice as icing on the top!

Crushed ice

Mix all of the above together in a blender.Pour in a pretty glass and enjoy!

*Fresh mint or peppermint to go in the blender or as garnish.

Drink umbrella optional!

 

YUM! Don’t you want some?

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QUENCH your client’s thirst with…

As the weather transitions from winter into Spring it is time to switch up your spa water. My clients LOVE the different recipes I make and serve.They also look forward to it. We serve our own private label brand of bottled water ๐Ÿ’ฆ as well! They get to take it the bottle of water home with them. And until they get there… they advertise our H2O wherever they carry and sip that water too.

As you know all you need are a few simple ingredients and distilled or drinking water.

Here are a few recipe combinations to explore!

  • Pineapple and Lemon slices
  • Celery & Thyme
  • Cucumber & Rosemary
  • Apples slices & fresh Mint

Share with me what you make and your spa or salon guests like. I also would love to hear your yummy recipes.

It is all about the little things we do or offer our clients!

 

 

 

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