Over the past 15 years of working in agriculture, I’ve gotten a lot of dirt underneath my nails and haven’t been what many people would say “very girly”. But in the process of becoming a yoga teacher, I’ve become more aware of the importance of self-care. Most of my practices are about creating beauty from the inside out. But I’ve also come to realize the importance of skin care and the power a little lipstick has to make me feel good!
Self-care practices are the daily rituals that bring us back to our true Nature.
When I first heard about Beautycounter I was totally uninterested. But I’ve come to learn; sometimes the things we avoid are exactly the areas where we have an opportunity for growth.
Like everyone else in my generation, I grew up on trusted products such as Dove, Pantene, and Johnson & Johnson. When I was a teenager a Noxema facial was a special treat. I thought I was taking care of myself. I trusted the products because my parents had bought them for me.
When I went away to college my best friend educated me. She told me that chemicals were hiding out in the personal care products I was using. So I started shopping at health food stores for my shampoo and made DIY herbal spa products. I took care of myself. I would try and educate my family and everyone I knew. It’s become a joke about me and my soapbox! Seeing another generation of grow up with unsafe products is extremely upsetting for me to witness.
And then recently I went to a “conventional” grocery store. I was shocked by the products made available to people. Nothing has changed. In fact there hasn’t been a major federal law regulating personal care products since 1938. How come this is still ok for children to be exposed to these chemicals!?
What if no one had ever told me that they were bad for my health!? I owe a lot to my best friend in college. She taught me a lot. And now I want to help educate other people.
So when I heard about Beautycounter’s mission to educate consumers and advocate for laws for safer self -care products so that EVERYONE can have access to safe products I got on board.
This is really about a movement to create change in the US’s beauty industry! AND about having a little fun!
Want to learn more?
Schedule a free 15-minute consultation– In Trumansburg, at my Yoga office in Ithaca, or I can send you some products through the mail.
Host a Self-Care Social –Gather friends, family or co-workers for a fun (and FREE!) night of self-care. Perfect for Open Houses, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, the Holiday Season or just any old Friday night! Hosts are eligible for free gifts just for hosting!
There are also opportunities to become a member or a consultant!
Take your beauty and wellness into your own hands while joining a movement to create lasting change in our world.