Chéile Skincare

In Rhythm and Ritual

Rituals for Radiance

Introducing…..

Our Rituals for radiance collection. Welcome!

This collection has been 10 years in the making. As we dreamed this collection, we began with a word or feeling we wanted to access in the moment. We worked backwards to formulate, and after many trials and errors we invite you to come away with us in ritual. Allow your senses to guide you towards a radiance that can only come from within….

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Ritual ~ series of actions, in prescribed order.

Skin is the largest organ of our body and it is perfectly apt that in caring for it, you can tend to the sweet soul contained within.

Placing intention, offering presence and remaining committed to our rituals can be one of the simple ways in which we can make our days slower and make the ability to care for ourselves more accessible. 

I began to make skin caring a ritual for self caring when, at the end of a busy mom day, and the door was closed, it was just me. I had time and space to think and tune in my body. I was washing my face, why not take an extra few minutes to intentionally massage and soothe, not just my tired skin but my weary soul? 

There are other moments, in which I feel, and believe this feeling is more easily accessible to us, and that is when we are grounded in nature. As earthlings we are so deeply connected to the earth that disconnection can be a cause of dis-ease.

Taking oils, pressed from plants and seeds, potent essences from flowers and leaves and waters from the steam distillation of plants, we can hydrate and nourish our skin, all the while being in the presence of the powerful aromas of nature. 

Each product in this collection is named with the intention of inspiring that connection to nature and to self. And formulated to balance and nourish skin, supporting it’s health and radiance.

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Begin your own Ceremony with a cleanse oil, experience the Glory of hydrating flower essences in the spritz of a hydrosol. 

Reveal brighter skin and a replenished being after a grounding facial treatment.

Time out to tune in.

Allow skin to Feast on the hydrating droplets of a hyaluronic acid serum, infused with essences of magnolia and helicrysum flowers.

Discover the Ritual of facial massage. Infusing moisturizing and replenishing oils into your skin, inhaling the aromas of two different types of rose. 

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Imagine the Glory of neroli and violet flowers in full bloom, their essences bottled and available to you.

Find your rhythm in ritual and in life.

Jess

xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Blogs for Health and Wellness.

Hello colder, darker evenings. Apart from my regular yoga practice and friend visits, I tend not to do much else in the evenings this time of year. It's the perfect time to create rituals that restore and maintain the health and wellness of mind, body and spirit. There is such a sacredness to Winter, to slowing down, and re calibrating. To digging deep into our selves and planting seeds for the seasons to come. This can be really uncomfortable, I mean, we get settled into one season and bam! it's changed again. This goes for other seasons too, like the season's of our relationship to our self, our mothering/friendships/marriages/careers. It's all constantly ebbing and flowing, some more abruptly than other, but nonetheless when we are in sync with the rhythm of Nature, and do what our human bodies but cosmic souls are supposed to do in Winter, its easier to weather them. And not merely survive the Winter, but thrive. You know, that thing we are supposed to do but sometimes get in our own way of doing. 

Which brings me to sharing a few of my favorite blogs and resources! One, It gives you something to read on those lovely long evenings, and two, they are inspirational, educational and full of resources to help you thrive.

Flopsy Life

Brittney from flopsy life, runs a blog, a "guide to simple, curated living for those who feel they don't quite fit this world" that is somewhat hard to put into words, you just have to go visit her and take a tour. She opens up conversations about anxiety and depression, sharing recipes, things that inspire her, gives tips on wellness and basically shows us what it is to be human. One of my favorite feels from the blog is the way that Britt celebrates others - their creativity and energy. And, it's all captured by Isaac, Brittney's partner who does the photography. I just love it! 

 Image taken from  www.flopsylife.com  by Isaac Peters Photography 

Image taken from www.flopsylife.com by Isaac Peters Photography 

 

 

Kelsey Schaivon

Kelsey and I connected through our love of Natural Beauty, based out of Calgary, she is a Holistic Nutritionist and Mindful Beauty Educator. What's that exactly? She runs workshops and demos, and basically show us how to simplify our beauty routine, in a mindful and holistic way. I love her blog for recipes and diy beauty treatments and for the utterly beautiful and feminine way she shares her beauty.  I've tried a bunch of her recipes, both skin food and food food! She generously shares @kelseyschiavon

 I mean, how beautiful does this look? Find it over on  www.kelseyschiavon.com

I mean, how beautiful does this look? Find it over on www.kelseyschiavon.com

 

Kori Leigh

Kori, who among other kick ass things, is a Holistic Nutritionist and Lifecoach based out of Calgary. She runs workshops, retreats and courses on self care!! This online course runs over nine weeks and is for women only! 

Her words on the course ''We dive into everything {self-care}, from digestion to the effects of stress to weight loss, gut health, liver love, body image, goal setting, stress management, sleep hygiene, overcoming obstacles, immunity, detox and sex-talk. This is more than a "food program" or a "diet" -- this program is a way of life. This program is the beginning of the journey into your heart centre -- the birthplace of your ability to care for self first. ''

Sleep hygiene?? So important, and one I admit to sacrificing for the sake of my yoga practice, or reading, or spending time with my husband. Kori shares the most beautiful recipes and health boosting elixirs and she has inspired me to skip my morning coffee for an adaptogen latte. More than that she bares her soul in the most authentic and real ways, sharing her struggles with depression and darkness but ultimately showing us that there is always light. 

 Image shared from  www.korileigh.com   So good!!

Image shared from www.korileigh.com  So good!!

 

 

Mark Groves @createthelove

I follow Mark on Instagram and he posts genuine, real and balanced advice on relationships. Life gets full, raising families, running businesses and often the first thing to get neglected is the relationship with our significant other, the relationship that is our strongest pillar of support for all of the awesome things we are doing.  Mark says on his website  that great relationships happen by choice, we create them. I couldn't agree more! Just like the relationship to self, they need constant tending to, one of the greatest joys about being in a long term relationship is the growth and evolution that occurs, it just needs weeding and loving along the way. 

 Image and words by  @createthelove

Image and words by @createthelove

 

I've found it really worthwhile to look at who and what (ahem recent news) I follow on Social Media, to question the amount of time i spend on social media, what sort of images and messages am I allowing myself to be the recipient of?  Being more mindful and conscious has allowed me to make some real connections and I love this! Let's keep it balanced though, and enriched, with holistic and meaningful content.

 

Jess

xo

Simple Switches that make a big difference. Part One.

I think it's pretty safe to say we are all aware of the various methods we can be kinder to our planet. You know, reduce, reuse, recycle. Turn off lights, don't run the tap and reduce water waste. There are countless, many other important ways but you know, its common knowledge that we do these things. 

In recent years I have made two other important switches in relation to personal care that I wanted to share, because I believe that simply making smarter choices can have far reaching consequences, not just for our health and well being but for our children and generations to come, and the planet at large.  

Ever think about your beloved toothbrush after its been retired? 

Well, 

EVERY YEAR over 4.7 billion toothbrushes that will never biodegrade end up in landfill or in our oceans. I'm guessing you've seen the haunting images of plastic filled  sea creature carcasses, If not, google machine it. It's not pretty.

 

 image: The ecologist September 2015

image: The ecologist September 2015

 

Or have you heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Its basically a giant pile of garbage floating about our beautiful North Pacific ocean. Find out more from National Geographic here. Basically our toothbrushes and many other personal care items, lids of beer bottles etc end up here! It starts as one giant pile that doesn't degrade, it just breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces and these end up inside whales, birds, plastic ends up trapping and killing our sea life. 

Some positivity - a feasibility study, crowdfunded by a group of over 100 experts in the areas of engineering, oceanography, ecology, maritime law, finance and recycling have come up with a plan, based on an idea by a 19 year old  Dutch man, Boyan Slat.

"Slat’s concept uses the natural ocean currents and winds to passively transport plastic towards a collection platform. Instead of using nets and vessels to remove the plastic from the water, solid floating barriers are used to make entanglement of sea life impossible. By deploying the proposed system for ten years, almost half of the plastic within the Great Pacific Garbage Patch can be removed".                                                                                            (The Ocean Cleanup June 2014).

Back to your beloved toothbrush. Gross, right?? Can you imagine the work we would save Boyan and our landfills if we switched to using a toothbrush that you could put in your compost after you were done? Happily, there is such a thing! I (and my little boys, my biggest doth protest) started using bamboo toothbrushes over 2 years ago with absolutely no change or ill effects  in our tooth brushing experience. I am fortunate enough to be able to buy the brushes at my local health store but you can easily order online here and get all the necessary information. 

 From www.brushwithbamboo.com

From www.brushwithbamboo.com

Just one small choice, Try and imagine it. 4.7 billion toothbrushes a year!