Slow Living: Skin Care + Self-Care Practices

by Erika Osurman
Slow Living: Skin Care + Self-Care Practices

One of the easiest self-care practices to incorporate into your daily routine is a skincare ritual. Letting yourself fully be in the moment while you lovingly take care of your body can take the roughest days to a moment of peace.

We love skin care products that take this into consideration when making their product - created in slow batches with plants and high quality ingredients. Today we’re sharing a few of our favorite brands who masterfully combine the natural world, mindful ritual, and luxury in an effort to help us reconnect to ourselves in a beautiful way. 

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OSHAN ESSENTIALS

“One of our goals is to promote the ritual of self care. We rarely get to escape the demands of modern life, the bath is one of the last places we get to disconnect from it all, and it is where the opportunity to reconnect to ourselves emerges.

Give your body ten minutes of mindful attention, creating a profound and loving relationship with your physical body, calming your mind. We hope our products encourage you to slow down and appreciate the simple moments in life.”

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FIG + YARROW

“Though they may become habitual and patterned, even the simplest and most mundane rituals—when engaged in mindfully and with intention—have the power to bring us back to ourselves and our innermost nature.

By connecting with and nourishing ourselves often—even in small ways—we can then be so much more for the world. When we begin with ourselves, all of the kindness, compassion and love we wish to have for others becomes effortless and, in turn, feels nourishing rather than depleting to give.”

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QUW’UTSUN’ MADE

“Combining Ancestral Knowledge & Northwest Native Plant Extracts.

Connecting our Modern Life with the Natural World...people today will only find true healing by cultivating their sacred relationship with the natural world.”

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COLD SPRING APOTHECARY

“At Cold Spring Apothecary we seek balance between functionality and indulgence throughout our entire product line...We believe that products should be both mindful and luxurious without compromise.”

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MAMALANI BODY CARE

“...The connection that we as Hawaiians have with the heavens and earth. We represent the traditions of our ancestors while also merging the needs of modern day. I have created a line of natural body products that use the best the land has to offer while also valuing our resources.”

What’s your favorite skincare product or part of your self-care ritual? Tell us in the comments below.

If you’re looking to incorporate more mindfulness into your routine, check out our post on creating a skincare ritual or our Guide to Mindfulness below. 

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