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Comments Off on Do not fear to make changes – Let’s go!

written by Raulla S. Mitchell

“Do not fear to make changes.  When it is making headway, a boat may rock.”  Chinese proverb

At today’s yoga class, my instructor’s words focused on breaking through our fears.  Yes, we fear that we may topple over in a pose (or in life), but break through this fear, just try it.  Fears created and sustained by our minds seek to disempower us, while yoga seeks to free our minds of fear, anxiety, worry, and breathe into the present moment of life free from self-imposed limitations.  Her heartfelt spoken word music coupled with her own words inspired me to let go just a little bit more, to trust in the moment.

Do you make changes with ease and joy?  Do you love change?  Or do you fear it?  Do you hear the word “change” and think “Hmmm… Now what?  Just when I was getting used to the status quo, looking forward to the ease of running on automatic pilot, I’m supposed to C-H-A-N-G-E?  Do you and David Schwimmer’s character on Friends, Ross Geller, share a similar “No one likes change” philosophy?

Let’s face it, everything is in a constant state of flux.  Life is all about change, expansion, growth and learning.  Stagnation and constriction aren’t very pretty.  So how do we leap forward with a rational mind, faith and a happy heart?

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written by Raulla S. Mitchell “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘the universe.” Our task must be to widen our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” Albert Einstein

Everyday, even with most of the challenges COVID 19 has presented during this topsy turvy 2020, and for too many, the challenges have been life and death ones, we have the opportunity to celebrate the true gifts of family and friends, in some strange way, now more than ever. This holiday season, while expressing our heartfelt gratitude to our loved ones, seated around our table, or close at heart but somewhere far away, brought closer through a family ZOOM call, let’s remember to extend our genuine gratitude and love to the family of all living beings who occupy our planet, and to nature herself to whom we are inextricably connected. → Read more

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Comments Off on DIY PUMPKIN FACIAL MASQUE

written by Raulla S. Mitchell

Autumn is a wonderful time to talk long walks in the woods, around the lake, at the MN Landscape Arboretum, or the Botanical Gardens in your city, perhaps with a pumpkin latte in hand?  Hey, I get that these seasonal lattes have become cliche, but I must confess that I still get excited about them coming around again.  It’s a little thing that’s part of the seasonal transition, a ritual for me.  As you know, cultural rituals are things we all look forward to in life; they make life fun, beautiful, exciting, heart-warming, all the things that make our hearts happy.

Nature is changing and you can see and feel it all around you.  It feels good when I grab my jacket for the first time before heading out the door.  Now if I could only remember to take it with me and not leave it in the yoga room!

The leaves in my yard and neighborhood change to yellow, burnt orange, crimson before they turn crispy brown on the grass.  It’s a gorgeous sight to behold for just a couple of weeks,  mature trees and canopies painted by Mother Nature.

But when your skin takes a turn for the drier, it can feel a little scary.  Autumn DIY skincare to the rescue!  We have the perfect, non-scary, totally fun, simple, vitamin and antioxidant rich pumpkin face masque with 4 ingredients you’ll find in your kitchen:

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Comments Off on Kick it up a notch this fall with richer moisturizers for dry skin

As everything feels drier this fall, why not kick it up a notch by switching to richer body butters for the driest parts of your body?

Keep your thick lotions within reach for overall body moisturizing, but perhaps your neck, decollete, hands and feet could use some special pampering with heavier nutrient rich natural oils like avocado oil and butters like shea, mango, cocoa and shorea. 

Listen to your skin.  Whatever parts of your skin feel driest, try feeding it a lovely body butter and see what happens . It may be just what your fall skin is craving right now!

If you have any questions about what’s the right product for your skin, please never hesitate to give us a call at 612-964-9303 or send us an email at info@rednotebotanica.  It’s our pleasure to help you to find the perfect products for your skin, the ones we know you’ll love.

Happy fall! Get out there and enjoy the beautiful colors of the changing leaves xo

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments Off on 3 Detox Tips – Hydrotherapy, Yoga and Sleep

written by Raulla S. Mitchell

As you know, when seasons change, it’s the perfect time for a gentle detox.  Dandelion detox (internal cleanse), sugar exfoliation detox (externally removing old dead skin cells for softer smoother skin), and now 3 more detox tips to cleanse mind, body and spirit and maintain a healthier you:

Hydrotherapy Yoga Sleep

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Comments Off on Citrus Coolers

written by Raulla S. Mitchell

When August temperatures soar, break out the juicy citrus scents and celebrate with a citrus fest.

We asked, and you told us.  Your favorite summer fragrances – CITRUS!

Instantly revive and uplift your mind, body and spirit! Three of our most succulent, refreshing CITRUS fragrances to help beat the summer heat.  Tried them yet?

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Comments Off on It’s Mask Day! How about a DIY Mask from your kitchen?

written by Raulla S. Mitchell

Celebrate Mask Day with yummy fruit DIY masks fresh from your kitchen, a delish smoothie for your beautiful face!  Two super fab choices – perfect to apply while soaking in the bath, sipping a cup of hot herbal tea, relaxing with  your own thoughts in dreamland → Read more