I made an order for a couple of natural skin care and beauty care products from KORA Organics a couple of weeks ago, including for a gentle moisturiser as I had just run out of a moisturiser 🕊 the moisturiser is called the soothing day and night cream, and I had tried it before about a year ago, as a part of the KORA Organics daily ritual kit for sensitive skin. I use the soothing moisturiser both in the morning and at night, just after cleansing and misting my face, and often apply a natural face oil with the moisturiser to help to look after my skin as much as possible. The natural face oil I am currently using is called the very gentle restoring oil from Trilogy Products, a beautiful natural and organic beauty and skin care brand who are based in New Zealand (where I am from).
Here is a post sharing a couple of humanitarian figures, including Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, I know of and look up to a lot, because of how they helped to create positive changes in the world, and shared a lot of kindness, love and bravery with others and with the world 🕊🌸 Audrey Hepburn was so beautiful and kind, was an award winning actress and also became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Princess Diana was loved so much by a lot of people from around the world, and worked a lot for a number of charities, to help to raise awareness of important humanitarian issues. A couple more humanitarian figures I look up to a lot include Mother Teresa, who was so full of kindness and unconditional love and did so much to help and support the poor and the sick, and Ghandi, who was so brave and helped to uplift and support less fortunate people and to create more peace in India and lead India to independence (a second blog post coming soon) 🌸
Here are a couple of favourite nature, environment and mindfulness kind of books I have a copy of at home, or have borrowed to read from the library 🕊🌸 I studied environmental studies at university and have always loved nature, being outside and reading books and notes about nature, the natural world, mindfulness and being kind to yourself and to the environment. A couple of the books noted include the treasure yourself book by Miranda Kerr, the prophet by Kahlil Gibran, mindfulness and the natural world by Claire Thompson, the art of mindful gardening by Ark Redwood and peace is every step by Thich Nhat Hanh 🌸
Here are a couple of open heart tips about how to open your heart chakra as much as possible 🕊🌸 the tips are noted in a post on the KORA Organics Instagram page (@koraorganics) and were originally shared by mind body green (@mindbodygreen). I often do yoga when I can, try to be outside and close to nature and animals as much as possible and often do a meditation too (sometimes holding a rose quartz gemstone just on my heart area) although I am hoping to try more of the tips noted and hope the open heart tips could be helpful. In case you would like to check the open heart tips in more detail, the link to the KORA Organics Instagram page (@koraorganics) and the link to the original post by mind body green are noted in the Sources.
Here is a recipe for cacao and almond energy balls, created by Ella, the founder and creative director of Deliciously Ella 🕊🌸 I often made the cacao and almond energy balls when I was almost finished studying at University, to help to feel energised and keep pepped up when writing essays and before exams. The cacao and almond energy balls by Ella are so delicious and nice to make, and are made with a lot of nourishing and plant based ingredients, including almonds, raw cacao powder and coconut oil. The recipe for the cacao and almond energy balls is from Ella's blog and website, Deliciously Ella and there are also more recipes for energy balls with different flavours in case you enjoy different flavours too 🌸
Here is quite an easy and simple plant based recipe for quinoa, made with fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper and olive oil, with roasted and fresh veggies. I often make the recipe for lunch if I can and the recipe has just a couple of ingredients you could hopefully find in your garden or at your local shop or fruit and veggie market, including quinoa, fresh lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper, veggies to roast, fresh veggies and fresh herbs 🕊🌸 I am also hoping to be as plant based as possible until Christmas, to help to feel as light and healthy as possible, and to be eco friendly and look after the environment. I am hoping to share a plant based diary a couple of times each month, where I could share a couple of plant based recipes I hope you could enjoy too, and helpful notes about how eating more plant based and whole foods can help to support your beauty, health and wellbeing from the inside out 🌸