May 18, 2023 4 min read 1 Comment

Finally! The sun is out and I have a renewed love for being outdoors.

The winter was long, dark and wet here in the Pacific Northwest. I've lived here for over a decade (transplanted from Texas), but the length of our rainy season always starts to wear on me. I start to really crave the sun about a month before it starts to come around.

This month's box is crafted to celebrate this late spring rebirth as the sun breathes new life into everything around us. The items I made embody this freshness! I used pure Neroli hydrosol in two of the items. Neroli is a sweet, green/floral scent extracted from orange blossoms and is calming, grounding, and believed to heal the heart. 

Let's see what's in the box!

The sun is coming back out and rebirthing the natural world.
Greenery abounds, blossoms are bursting, and new life is all around.
Let’s get outside this month and reconnect with Mother Earth.
Connection with the earth is a step toward connection with others.

Life events can cause us to close ourselves off to others and stay within. This may cause blockages from our root all the way up through our heart. Take some time to meditate in nature and dig in the dirt to reconnect to your roots.

Use this season to activate your heart, heal from the past, and
nourish your connection to the world and the people in it.

I ACTIVATE MY HEART Neroli Micellar Water
Life events can cause our heart to become dormant or closed off to connection with the world around us. Clear away these blockages and activate your heart. This gentle micellar water will cleanse your skin and engulf you in the calming, grounding scent of neroli.

To use, wet a cotton swab or resusable cotton face pad with the micellar water. Wipe all over your face and feel instantly clansed and refreshed. Micellar water is so gentle it does not need to rinsed off; simply wipe and let soak into your skin.

This Micellar Water recipe is so amazing. I made it for a box about a year ago, and I have been getting requests for more for a while. When I made it last year, I accidently made way too much for how many bottles I had available, and ended up bottling a huge 32 oz bottle for myself. It has come to be a staple in my skin care routine, and since I was running low I may have made this same happy mistake this time ;)

Ingredients: Citrus aurantium (Neroli) Distillate, Distilled Water,  Propanediol 1,3, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Sodium Lactate, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol

Sometimes our hearts hurt and it’s hard to get past the blockage. Healing takes time and focused meditation. Use this herbal and clay face mask to set aside a contemplative time where you can nourish your skin and your heart through time for yourself.

To use, mix about a tablespoon of the poweder with a little bit of water in a small bowl until a mud-like consistency is formed. Apply the mixture to your face, avoiding your eyes, and let sit for 10 minutes.

Gotu Kola provides rich antioxidants to brighten and tighten skin. Marshmallow Root provides a creamy, hydrating component. French Green Clay tones and stimulates the skin to clear away blemishes.

Ingredients: French Green Clay, Marshmallow Root, Gotu Kola,  Cocos nucifera fruit (Coconut milk powder), Tapioca maltodextrin (Derived from Yuca Root), Acacia fiber

Rekindling our connection can be hard work. Depending on the intensity, it can take deep nourishment to continue the process. In the practical sense, spending time outside in the sun after months of darkness, our skin can use some nourishment as well. After spending some time outdoors, treat your skin to the healing qualities of aloe vera and neroli hydrosol. This lotion can be used on the face, but is intended for all over use.

I made this one just in time! The past week, I've been out in the garden and have gotten some sun. This lotion is concentrated, so a little goes a long way, and it feels so nice on my warmed skin. The Neroli water and Aloe soothe the burn, while the lightweight cream soaks in and nourishes.

Ingredients: Citrus aurantium (Neroli) Distillate, Distilled Water, Aloe Vera. Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Oil, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol

Kambaba Jasper is said to radiate the frequencies of Mother Earth. Its blend of earthy browns and greens embody the ground and the plants that make up our beautiful planet. Keep this stone nearby to remind you of our connection to the earth and all the people in it. When we are grounded with hearts open, connecting with others is natural and soul nourishing.

The variation in these stones is amazing! Each one captures a different forest or jungle within it's composition. These stones are only available in the full box, of which I still have a couple at the time of this writing.

I hope you enjoy the message of this month's Create Magic Monthly Box! If you feel like you could use the tools in the May Box, be sure to grab yours now!

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1 Response


May 20, 2023

Such a lovely and soul-nourishing box this month. Every time I use one of the products, I read the words on the bottle and remind myself to breathe deeply. A wonderful excuse to take a brief pause. ❤️

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