It’s been so long since I’ve posted a Focus entry. Today is a bit gray and rainy, a nice break from the heat and humidity, so it seemed like an appropriate time. It feels like ages since my mind and body worked together. I suppose the rain feels a bit cleansing.
I’ve always thought snowflake obsidian was lovely. This volcanic stone has been a favorite of mine for ages, but it also is associated with some strong emotional healing properties. Please feel free to post any questions or share an experience in the comments!
Snowflake Obsidian is commonly used to/ balance body, mind, and spirit
provide center and focus in a chaotic environment or situation
remove negativity from a person or space
bring attention to ingrained behaviors and patterns, bring negative emotions to surface
found/ worldwide, easily obtained
astrological sign/ Capricorn, Virgo | chakra/ root
for aromatherapy and meditation, pair with / to clear negative energy in a space: cypress, frankincense, palo santo, sage
release negative emotions: blue tansy, cedarwood, orange, SARA blend from Young Living (contact me for information on wholesale pricing with YL)
Strangely, aside from a ring, I do not have a single piece of snowflake obsidian in my own collection. Nuts, right? I’d like to remedy that as soon as possible. I love the wand shown below.
I still have the two tank tops I bought when Simka Sol was Bark Decor (Astral Teepee and Wolf Totem, which have both been seen briefly on the blog, on my torso). Sara’s business has grown in leaps and bounds in the last few years, and I will forever be in love with her handmade (right here in New England) pieces. You can purchase Simka Sol on etsy or shop the Spring/Summer collection here.
These are some new favorites. I am obsessed with the “Oracle” print. I’m not sure if you can tell.
Read more about Simka Sol here.
commonly used to/ protect
absorb negative energy
aid in decision making
encourage good fortune
provide a resource during times of stress and grief
found/ Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, United States
astrological sign/ Leo, Capricorn | chakra/ root
for aromatherapy and meditation, pair with / cedar, frankincense, jasmine, patchouli, sandalwood
commonly used to/ protect, shield from negative energy
promote emotional well being
found/ Chile, Germany, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
astrological sign/ Leo | chakra/ root, heart, throat, crown
You can buy some easy-to-hold tumbled pyrite (Spain) through Healing Crystals. Thank you for checking out my affiliates; I appreciate your support!
I made the switch back to natural deodorant after finally thankfully running out of the “back up” antiperspirant I was using. I was going to go ahead and grab another jar of Truly’s (reviewed here!), but I ran across a beautiful company called Fat and the Moon. It totally spoke to my heart. In addition to a 2oz jar of deodorant cream, I also purchased a jar of masa and olive oil face paste.
Fat and the Moon deodorant is made with coconut oil, which means it’s ultra-moisturizing. My main problem with many natural stick deodorants is that they dry out my skin worse than their chemical-laden counterparts. I’ve had really great luck with cream products that use coconut oil as a base! In addition to coconut oil, it contains some lovely odor-busting organic essential oils like bergamont, sage and tea tree. The scent is a nice earthy neutral that doesn’t compete with anything else I wear. This product holds up fairly well during my work and school routine, however if I want to re-wear a shirt before laundering, I have to make sure to air it out really well. I haven’t had a chance to try this during a work out. Because winter. And laziness.
The facial scrub was a bit of an impulse buy. I have sensitive skin, and exfoliation usually causes a lot of grief. In addition, if I am not wearing makeup, I tend not to bother washing my face. I learned the hard way that for me, less is best. However, it’s winter and my skin is dry and itchy; this olive-oil based treatment sounded too good. It has an ingredient list three items long: olive oil, lavender oil, and corn flour (all organic). The corn flour is fine enough that it doesn’t irritate my skin, and the olive oil makes my face feel incredible. I use this once every other night or so before bed. The smell of the lavender is soothing. I’ve been following with a bit of coconut oil as moisturizer at night; I’m still using Neutrogena “Naturals” lotion for daytime. I’d actually like to give Fat and the Moon aloe lotion a shot, though.
While I have been dabbling lately in semi-DIY skincare lately, it’s still nice to treat myself. You can tell these products are made with care. I have only good things to say!
* I was not in any way compensated for this post. I’m just happy to share earth and people friendly products with you!
Thanks for stopping by. My name is Naomi, and this space is made of girldust. This blog is a picture of my comfortably scattered life on the coast of Maine. I'm trying to be a slightly better version of myself every day. I like old houses, reading, the ocean, ghost stories, and museums. You can learn a little bit more about me here.