On the evening of Thursday July 7th, we teamed up with our specialty cocktail master ladyboss friends at Mint and Mirth, along with our insanely talented friend Annika Bielig-Bussmann to put on a ladies’ night in of self-care by the name of #SipSoakSoul. We also had some delicious, cold-pressed juice provided by Portland Juice Co. Joni of Mint and Mirth whipped up two divine cocktails to serve to guests, Annika helped with all the little things and took the beautiful photos in this post, and we provided our Bath Ritual products and our Complexion Clays for the attendees to pamper themselves. Before applying Complexion Clays, we all went around in a circle and shared our favorite ways to take care of ourselves. Gardening, going out into nature where there’s no cell reception, dancing, yoga nidra … the list goes on and on.
Often times, we think of self-care as something that we do by ourselves away from other people. And while there is no doubt that being in solitude is a vital part of self-care, we also love the concept of “social self-care” - the notion that we can take care of ourselves individually while spending time with others. When we allow ourselves to take time to take care of ourselves, we automatically give others the permission to do the same, so when we’re in the company of other beautiful souls who are taking care of themselves, everyone is holding space for everyone else to do nothing but self-care; what a beautiful gift to give to ourselves and others!
Below are some of the little moments of the evening captured by Annika that we hope will inspire you to have your own self-care night in with friends!
There are numerous skin care products on the market for various skin types, and for every budget. It can be a worthy investment for some but can be a bit pricey for others.
So, what if there was an alternative? Of course there is. The use of natural products or everyday foods you probably already have in your kitchen can be added to your daily skin care routine for better health. For instance, did you know lavender helps soothe occasional skin irritations, and it is also known for its calming and relaxing qualities? Let's look into a few others.