The healthy and beautiful outward appearance we all want—whether it’s
a fresh, glowing complexion, or silky, soft hair—is ultimately determined by
the inward care we devote to our minds and to our bodies. This is the
holistic approach to beauty.
What are the foods we eat or the personal care products we use? Do
we exercise regularly? Do we balance work and family with enough
time for personal reflection? Holistic beauty takes all these factors into
consideration and reminds us that looking good and living well go
hand-in-hand. The day-to-day choices we each make for ourselves
can—and do—make a difference. Here are 4 simple suggestions to
get you on track:
Know What’s Going in Your Body
The ingredients in the personal care products you use every day can impact your body as much as the food
you eat. Organic, chemical-free skin and hair care products have the same beneficial effect on your system as
organic foods. Take the time to learn about things to avoid, such as parabens or PEGs, and then be sure to
carefully read the label before purchasing any product.
Eat Right, Exercise Better
A balanced diet and drinking 8 glasses of water daily gives your body the proper nutrition and hydration it
needs to support healthy skin. Exercise also tends to promote better sleeping habits, and a good night’s rest
is nature’s best way to revive your skin—9 hours of sleep works better than any concealer!
Soothe Your Heart
Anyone who has ever had a bad day knows well how your emotions can affect the way you look. So remember
to make time for your family and friends—and for yourself. The joy you get when spending time with those your
care about is as important to your health as it is to your smile. How we feel on the inside directly affects how
we see ourselves on the outside—and how others see us as well.
Feed Your Mind
If the words “stuck in a rut” sound all too familiar, than you’re probably also wondering why it is that lately you
look and feel “blah”. Igniting your curiosity with a visit to a new place, a new hobby, or even simply reading a
good book can do wonders to bringing out that inner glow you’ve been missing when you look in the mirror.
We at Desert Essence believe that everyone can make a difference.
We know that everyone making small changes can lead to even
bigger changes that benefit our planet and all living beings on it.
We would like to share with you some of our favorite and simplest
ways to help the environment. And we look forward to you sharing
yours with us.
“We heat our home with wood, not just oil. And of course, I turn off
the lights whenever I go into another room or part of house”
Jessica, Marketing Coordinator
“I avoid using hot water when doing laundry and I use a cool dryer. Also, we use energy efficient bulbs
in our apartment.”
Sandie, VP, Human Resources
“I use reusable shopping bags”
Melissa, Graphic Designer
“I avoid killing spiders and other bugs.”
Michelle, Marketing Manager
“At work, I turn off the lights when I’m not using them in the office.”
Cathy, Director, Customer Service
“I don’t let water run when brushing my teeth.”
Angela, Graphic Designer
“I recycle whenever I can.”
Carol, Regulatory Affairs Assistant
“I carpool to work.”
Mary, Asst. Regulatory Affairs Manager
I use a composter.”
Wendy, VP, Sales and Marketing
“I take quick showers to save water. And for my kids, I have them draw and color on both sides of paper
and limit the amount of paper they can use.”
Parul, Marketing Manager
Have your own easy way to be eco-friendly? Share it in the comments section below.
We at Desert Essence are proud to welcome you to The Blooming
Sage, our new blog committed to bringing you the latest in natural
beauty and living well. Especially for those living in snowy climates,
during these winter months, we could all use a little advice on how
to keep our spirits high when the temperature is low, or how to keep
our bodies in tune when all we hear outside are blizzard winds.
Winter can be a challenge for a number of reasons, physically
Of all the cold weather hazards, the most treacherous can simply
be inactivity and feeling disengaged from everyday life. Even with the
dropping temperatures, a brisk walk outdoors is the easiest way to
invigorate any seasonal slump, and put you back in touch with the
natural world around you. If you are not able to take that walk outside,
no problem. Exercise indoors. Picking up your heart rate with a little
workout will pick up your spirits better than a cup of coffee.
Winter is also a great time to discover the nurturing benefits of natural herbs and botanicals. From
lavender to peppermint, you can find a range of simple, healthful ingredients to offer your mind and body
both soothing therapy and restoring energy. Whether you’re trying out aromatherapy or a relaxing soak, or
even a hot cup of herbal tea, you will find that stimulating your senses can help cure the winter blahs faster
than you can say brrrr.
When you do get stuck inside, spend some quality time with loved ones. Talk, laugh, play. Pull out some
board games. Call someone you haven't spoken with in awhile. Reconnecting can also do wonders for
Share your favorite cure for winter in the comments section below.