This is the time of year to get out there and make the most out of the beautiful weather. It’s time to have fun in the sun, jump in the lake, take a hike and enjoy what nature has to offer. Choose your own adventure and keep plant-based blends by your side with this month’s Kate’s Faves: Get Outside.
Why is being out in nature so rewarding?
When you’re outside, something magical happens to your sense of time. It’s like you can slow the world down and be fully present, just by tuning into nature and distancing yourself from daily distractions. Going for a walk outside rewards us with a deeper appreciation for ourselves, our loved ones and our world. It’s so enriching for the soul because it connects us with what’s actually important in life.
Glow for it
How can you tend to skin that’s had too much fun in the sun?
Water and sunlight are two things that all living things need to thrive, and that includes us. In the summertime, we try and take advantage of this combo to the fullest. Being in, next to and around water when the sun is shining is an outdoor staple, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Whether you’re by the lake, the ocean or the pool, you can turn to our natural blends to complement your day and stay well.
Stay hydratedWhen you’re out in the water and most likely in the sun, you might find your skin and hair needing a little extra hydration. I like to keep the dynamic duo of Carrot Hydrating Lotion and Mist in my beach bag because carrot is so rejuvenating. Depending on how deeply you want to moisturize, you can use both blends to renew dry skin on your body and your face. The mist is great for hair because your locks can get really dry when exposed to the elements. Try keeping the mist in the cooler or in the fridge until you leave to make each spritz an exhilarating one.
Keep it fresh
When you’re out and about, how do you keep your mind and your skin fresh?
When you’re outside, there’s a good chance that you’re going to get messy (which is half the fun). Whether it’s walking through the forest, riding your bike or playing outdoor games in a city park, you’re bound to work up a sweat and get your hands a little dirty. Pack Clean Hands Cleansing Hand Lotion in your bag to keep your hands clean. This lotion is packed with a blend of naturally cleansing and soothing essential oils like tea tree, lavender and patchouli. What it isn’t packed with is alcohol, which can strip your skin of the good bacteria that it needs to fight off the bad bacteria.
Refresh Energizing Mist is also a great go-to when you’re on your way outdoors. The blend of lemon and eucalyptus will invigorate your mood while the spearmint will help cool your body down. If you’re feeling a bit hazy from the sun, mist over your head for an instant feeling of freshness and revitalization. Just like all of our mists, you can keep it in your cooler or bring it in your bag when you’re out in the heat.
Enjoy your surroundings
Being outdoors is a great way to enjoy good company. What’s your favourite way to bring people together?
Food always seems to taste better when you’re outside: why not invite some friends over and enjoy your own backyard by having a BBQ or picnic? The Wild Summer Glow Candle is a lovely way to create a welcoming environment on your deck or backyard patio. You can create a mood as lively as your guests with this blend of eucalyptus, lemongrass and peppermint. Each candle lasts up to 45 hours so you can stay out into the night and breathe easy knowing that there’s only the goodness of natural ingredients lighting up the air.
Nurture your well being by surrounding yourself with nature. Get out there to connect with yourself and those around you. Invite essential oil blends along for the adventure so that you feel your best and have nature top of mind.