Beauty secrets Green Parent Article – Sept 2020
Extract from Me Time Therapies Beauty Secrets Article
I started out offering Complementary therapies and over the years have branched out into teaching short courses in Indian head massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology. In the past 3 years, I have trained as a Mindfulness teacher and now offering 8-week Mindfulness classes. I have also created a natural skincare range over the past 3 years .
The natural skincare products are
· Vegan Body Butter
· Relaxing Massage Balm
· Invigorating Citrus Massage Balm
· Make your own Body Butter & Lip Balm kit (Vegan)
Even though I have been in business for over 20 years, I only started to focus on my brand three years ago when I was creating my first product; Make your Own Body butter & Lip Balm kit.
By offering Wellness therapies, courses and products, my brand is about helping others and being of benefit to them by sharing my knowledge and skills.
1. An Epsom Salt bath with Neroli & Geranium Aromatherapy oils followed by lying on top of my bed with a cosy blanket and doing a Mindfulness Body Scan.
2. Getting out into nature either into my garden or a walk by the sea helps me calm down when I feel overwhelmed by my ‘To-Do List’.
3. I also use Hand Reflexology when I am feeling anxious by massaging the Diaphragm, Solar Plexus and Head reflexes. I can do this anywhere (travelling or at home) as my hands are easily accessible.
I am about to launch a Muscle Relax Massage Balm which is suitable for Body Massage, Indian head massage or for achy muscles post-exercise.
I teach a Self-Care Wellbeing Day and I am formulating a plan in how to create this as a Self-Care Kit to launch in October to sell as a Christmas gift.
THREE WAYS TO BE MORE SUSTAINABLE
1. Food – buying fresh ingredients, bulk buying nuts, pulses& rice and avoiding processed, over-packaged foods.
2. Organic gardening – having a compost bin and by avoiding pesticides it has encouraged bees & butterflies into my garden.
3. Making as many natural skincare products myself and buying natural skincare products that are free synthetic chemicals & preservatives.