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The ritual of bathing – Art of Loves bath potions.

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Bathing and taking precious time to cleanse your mind, body and soul is essential to maintain your personal energy. Soothing warm baths are one of life’s little pleasures with amazing benefits. Every day we are in contact with different energy vibrations which can have a positive and negative impact on our own vibration. Bathing in water has been practiced for hygiene, good health and peace of mind for centuries.

Taking time out to immerse yourself, cleansing your physical and energetic body really can have its advantages. Regular salt bathing will help draw toxins and heavy metals from the body, it will also draw in essential minerals from the salts which we are often lacking, e.g. magnesium. Resting and soaking in a ritual bath can also help ease muscle aches and pains and sore joints.

Ritual baths can be done at any time you feel the need, they can be exceptionally powerful around a new and full moon.

The blends of essential oils, flower and herbs in each of Art of Love salt bath potions all have their own amazing healing properties.

Energise Sun salt potion – An uplifting mix, aimed to stimulate and energise. A mix of healing salts, magnesium and sunflower petals. Scented with ginger, orange, bergamot and patchouli. £6

Harmonise salt potion- Harmonise your mind body and spirit, with this delicate balancing potion. A mix of healing salts, magnesium and frankincense. Also scented with frankincense, lavender and bergamot. £6

Royal Relax salt potion – Fully relax with this potion, the smell instantly create a calming effect, with beautiful jasmine, lavender and orange. With the magic healing properties of mixed salts, magnesium and lavender. £6

Goddess Salt potion – A luscious mix of frankincense and rose for that occasion where you really feel you need to pamper yourself. Mixed salts, magnesium, frankincense and rose petals. £6

Moon magic salt potion – Ideal for when you want to harness the energy of a new or full moon. Packed full of healing salts, magnesium and frankincense. It also contains a moon stone to full charge the potion ready for when it is used. The moon stone can then be added to the bath to be cleansed and charged ready for you to carry and use. £8

All of my bath potions are made with love and care, using only the finest natural ingredients.

It really is time to nurture the divine goddess within you and take care of your vibration.

Individual blends can be made up should you feel you need something a bit different, please get in touch to chat.

Yin and Yang Yoga and Sound Healing Experience

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23rd April – Sky Blue Yoga Stafford 2pm-4pm

Everything contains yin and yang, they are two opposites but complimentary energies. Without the one the other wouldn’t exist. Bringing your feminine and masculine energy inline is vital for a happy healthy life.

We invite you to join us for a workshop dedicated to balancing these two very important energies.

Yang – Come and join us for a more dynamic and active flow of yoga, poses that emphasise strength and power. Increase your flexibility and stamina.
Yin – A deeply relaxing sound journey using the more feminine sacred sound instruments, such as Himalayan singing bowls, Quartz Crystal bowls and chimes.

We hope you can join us on what is set to be a transformational workshop.

Exchange – £20

Please get in touch to book.

Spring Mandala Yoga and Sound Healing immersion.

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We welcome you to join us as we honour the cycles and the seasons that remind us of the ever changing flow of life that we are part of.

Saturday 8th April 2017
A beautiful yurt set in the stunning grounds of the RSPB Coombes valley nature reserve.

From our essence which is Infinite, we are connected in a perfect harmonious Mandala of life’s existence, growth, challenges, changes, perceptions and infinity possibilities that allow our self to be experiencing ” Unity on Diversity” of our beings and the Universe.

Experience the power and transformation of mandala yoga – The practice of Mandala Yoga is a freestyle that unifies the different manifestations of Yoga in a fluid and natural manner. It reveals unity in diversity, inviting us to flow naturally, allowing a constant flux of changes and challenges to take place whatever level our practice may be.

We will end the experience with a deeply relaxing sound journey. Many different sacred instruments will be used including Quartz Crystal and Himalayan singing bowls.

Herbal teas and healthy snacks will be provided.

Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket and pillow.

Exchange – £25

Beginners welcome!

To book your place please use the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spring-mandala-yoga-and-sound-healing-immersion-tickets-32528389288

Wild Garlic Foraging – Pesto Recipe

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Well I can tell that spring is arriving, my normal wild garlic spot is showing signs of new life. What better way to spend a day, walking, foraging and cooking.

Wild garlic is an easy forage for anyone even those with very limited experience, the smell gives it away instantly, there is a similar looking plant called lily of the valley however it doesn’t have the garlicky smell. So this really is a very easy plant to identify.

Wild garlic is found in pretty much every deciduous British woodland or riverbank right up until the end of spring. Once you have found one plant there will be sure to plenty more nearby. Towards the latter end of spring they are also noticeable with their delicate pretty white flower, which is also delicious and edible.

Wild garlic can substitute normal garlic in your usual recipes, I love tossing the leaves into a salad and one of my favorites is making homemade pesto.

This homemade pesto recipe is so delicious its a must at this time of year. I always make a big batch and freeze for use throughout the year.

Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe 

  • A large handful of washed wild garlic
  • A small handful of basil
  • 60g Pine nuts
  • 60g Parmesan
  • 150ml Olive oil
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • Season with salt and pepper

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor except the olive oil. Once blended add the oil and hey pesto its ready!

You can always double/triple the quantities to make larger batches for freezing.

Happy foraging!

Love & Blessings

Carly

 

Why we need Magnesium?

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Why we need magnesium?

Magnesium is a crucial element that our body needs in order to function at even the most basic levels – making it really important to get enough of this essential mineral on a daily basis. After lots of research this week it seems most of us could have a low magnesium level, a normal blood test cannot detect low magnesium levels as only 1% of magnesium in your body is distributed in the blood.

Now a day’s most modern farming has depleted magnesium from the soil which is not being replaced. Over consumption of processed foods, alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fluoride in the water means our bodies are not getting the magnesium it needs.

Magnesium is needed for hundreds of functions within the body, and every organ of the body uses it, especially the heart, kidneys and your muscles. Magnesium deficiency symptoms include sleep problems, headaches, muscle cramps, high blood pressure, constipation, anxiety, depression, back pain, body odour, gut disorders, low energy and thyroid problem. This is not an exhausted list.

From my research, it seems magnesium is absorbed best through the skin and is not well absorbed through the digestive system. There are two ways that you can get more magnesium into your body. This is through applying a spray or taking a high magnesium bath weekly (minimum 40min).

Magnesium spray and magnesium bath salts are going to be available soon here at Art of Love, start making the changes your body needs.

Love & Blessings

Carly x