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Alba Botanica is a skincare brand I’ve known about for quite some time but never really got the hang of using their products consistently. If my memory serves me well, I believe I purchased a facial cleanser a few years ago, but can’t recall how I felt about it since it’s been so long and haven’t come around to trying out any new products from Alba Botanica since then.
Based on some of the good reviews I’ve read, Alba Botanica seems to have a complete skincare line along with hair and body products that actually provide good results. I also like that for a drugstore “clean brand”, Alba Botanica is very affordable & accessible.
Sulfur sounds like something a chemist would use in a lab and definitely not an ingredient you’d consider for your skin or health. However, Sulfur is a natural mineral that is essential for the human body to function and it’s by far the most interesting ingredient I’ve added to my skincare routine along with other uses I’ve recently discovered.
So what is Sulfur & how can it be incorporated for health?
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If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (HellNotes) you will frequently see me talking about Rose Water and showing you the many bottles I have stashed as back ups. I use Rose Water daily for many purposes. It’s a must have in my daily skin care routine, I use it for magical rituals and have experimented with it in my water and diet too.
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Legend has it that Roses originated in China, others claim throughout Persia. Regardless of its origination, Roses have been used throughout cultures and mythologies for beauty, ritual and culinary purposes. And yes, I use Rose Water for all those purposes, check out below to learn how.
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If you follow me on Snap Chat (HellNotes) or Instagram, you can most likely tell that I got a thing for facial spritzers. The other day I shared the 10+ bottles of Rose Water I have and a follower told me that I needed help.
I totally agree, the obsession is real. LOL
My fascination with spritzers began a few years ago when I started reading how celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau recommended that your face is damp before applying your serum and moisturizer. I have found that to be the best way for me to get the most out of my daily moisturizer, but with an added boost from spritzers.
I use facial spritzers as a toner right after I wash my face. I have found Rose Water to be my ultimate go to for its extra moisturizing and anti bacterial properties. But, I was feeling a little adventurous and decided to veer away from my beloved floral water and try Alafia’s Coconut Water Face toner at my local natural health store.
Have you ever come across someone who always seems to “glow” from within?
Be it a mysterious radiance in their skin, sparkle in their eyes or effortless sense of being, you can feel the good vibes gleaming from such people. Some may assume that perhaps a clean diet, exercise, skin care regimen will give you that glow from within, but its also due to a balanced spiritual regimen that helps you achieve your natural luminosity.
Mind like water.
One of my favorite tools for magical rituals is water. Water is the universal conduit to many realms and quickly balances and neutralizes any ritual. You can add any ingredient imaginable and can be used for any purpose. I first became fascinated with using water in my rituals when I saw the documentary “The Hidden Messages in Water”, by Japanese researcher Masaru Emoto. This documentary describes how the mind can have an effect on changing the basic chemistry of water.
You can achieve any life outcome with any tool, be it water, a element of nature or inanimate object by simply using your mind.
The purpose of any ritual is to either attract health, peace of mind, wealth, abundance and happiness or to push away illness, misfortunes, depression and negativity. All this is done with your mind.
Your thoughts attracts things. Push and Pull.
So how can we use our minds to get that glow from within and attract light to you?
Bath products are my favorite because they’re products I can indulge in daily especially after long stressful days at work. I have recently been into black owned shops, especially those geared to skincare and beauty because of the intimate customer service I receive and the quality of the products overall.
A lot of handmade, small shop owners also indulge in their products so they know what you expect from their products, making it even more personal to the buyer. I definitely prefer small shops due to the novelty and the exclusive feel to most of the ingredients that you honestly can’t find anywhere else. Below I share with you my current favorite baths products I’ve been using these past few months.